About Regi's American Bistro

We feature roof-top & farm to fork. Our multiple award winning Crab Cakes & Brunch are the best in town. Enjoy our cuisine by the fireplace in our cozy dining room in the winter, or on our patio terrace in the warmer months. Join us for Brunch on both Saturday and Sunday.

1002 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast/Brunch: 9:30am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
E. Hamburg

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 539-7344

Website:
http://www.regisamericanbistro.com/

Parking Details:
Valet Parking Friday & Saturday Evenings

Private Party Facilities:
For no fee we offer a 25 seat dining area for private parties and events. If requested we can provide a set menu which will sample some of our best dishes from the menu.

Private Party Contact:
Alan Morstein: (410) 539-7344

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Open Every Day For You Dining Needs.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Three Course Holiday Dinner 30 p.p. & * 35p.p.
Featuring Turkey Breast, Smoked Turkey Drumstick, Bourbon Glazed Ham, Bone-In New York Strip*, Crab Cake*, Chilean Sea Bass*
Our Md. Crab Soup, Buffalo Oysters, Caesar Salad, Favorite Sides, Apple - Pumpkin Pie, Glass Of Sparking Rose Or House Wine

Regi's American Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.1

ambience

4.0

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (14)
Casual (13)
Good for a Date (10)
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Bar Seating (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Great for Brunch (9)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Fun (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
People Watching (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Authentic (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Business Meals (4)
Cozy (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Great Beer (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Romantic (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Healthy (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Live Sports (2)
Seasonal (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Very nice, quaint and excellent food. Service was awesome and friendly . Menu was seasonally creative with a terrific Turkey sandwich. My client said she is definitely coming back--because she had never been to Regis.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Great Beer, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Four of us got together at Regi's for Sunday brunch. When we want to go out for brunch, Regi's is our "go to" pick in the neighborhood. The menu choices are predictably good and this visit was no exception - fine egg and sandwich choices were made by all. Service was welcoming and friendly. For some reason on this visit, the restaurant was usually noisy making conversation difficult.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Food was just okay. French fries were warm, but not hot. My shrimp salad was also good , but not great.. I would probably not recommend Regi’s to anyone. Service was very good, but if you cannot back it up with food, it is a lost cause.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

My favorite Baltimore restaurant.
Hamburgers made of steak and brisket- the best

Tags: Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Live Sports, Casual, Happy Hour, Great Beer, Late-night Find, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Hot Spot, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Fun, Healthy
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 (Naples)·Dined on October 20, 2017

long time customer but menu has changed-less choices and not as good. no children's menu, wait staff used to be regulars, now new one for our last 3 times and not well trained. (had to ask twice for water and bread) . Rolls were overcooked. convenient neighborhood restaurant but now hesitant to bring guests there and looking for a new go- to.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I was disappointed with Regi's this time. First, there was a bit of a "bait and switch." Its website proclaims: " GO BOTTOMLESS FOR BRUNCH, Saturday & Sunday,9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., $10.00 Mimosa – Bloodies – Bellini – Sparkling Rose." What is DOESN'T say is "Except on dates of Ravens home games." I understand WHY they might not offer "bottomless drinks" on dates of Ravens home games but they should say so on the website because other restaurants do offer bottomless drinks on these dates and people make decisions based on website information. Then Regi's ran out of any and all Rose wines! The restaurant was crowded (as they expected when they cancel bottomless drinks) but it must understaffed or poorly staffed because our waitress disappeared for long stretches. But the food was good. So I'll return and continue to recommended it for the food but management, please correct your website.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Quick Bite, Bar Seating
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on October 7, 2017

There was a large party there when we arrived and it was obvious they had way too much to drink.. about 10-15 minutes later they left and the experience was 100% better!!!! Ate a delicious meal and shared laughter!!!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We had brunch this past weekend. I ordered the french toast - nothing special and came with only a tiny sliver of watermelon. It was very overpriced for what you get. Service was so-so, not particularly friendly. Go to the LIGHT STREET CAFE instead! We went there the next day and the portions were huge, way less expensive and awesome service.

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on October 5, 2017

We visited with a large group of 13 in town for a conference. The restaurant was very accommodating with the reservation. The owner was very nice and did confirm availability of items that were listed on the online menu. Our server was very short and clearly not happy with dealing with a large group. He grumbled about being allowed to order stuff not on the menu, the size of the kitchen, and amount of food ordered. We had to have the bill corrected because we didn’t get our half priced bottles of wine. Food was good but it was unfortunate that the server was so abrupt.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The food is great and the owner and staff are extremely friendly.

Tags: Authentic, Seasonal, Fun, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Wow, this used to be one of our favorite go-to places in Baltimore but how it has gone downhill. Even their famous "award-winning" tater-tots with bacon and brie has deteriorated. The cheese sauce seems thinned down and lacking much flavor; the tater-tots seem to come from a frozen bag tossed into the microwave. The waitperson could not answer the most basic questions, such as the rail vodka or the difference between the crab cake dinner and the sandwich (two with dinner, one on the sandwich). And speaking of the crab cake, we used to bring out-of-town guests here for the Maryland crab cake--it actually had crabmeat in it back then. The service used to be fast, efficient, and friendly. Now it is just average. There are so many great places to eat in Baltimore, unfortunately, this is no longer one of them.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 10, 2017

The food here is always delicious and the atmosphere is always upbeat. Great location for before/after ball game or brunch after a race. The staff is always friendly and on top of things.

Bottomless mimosas and bloody mary with Sunday brunch is a great way to brace yourself for the work week ahead.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 23, 2017

This is a nice, but not spectacular restaurant. The food is fine and ambience is good. Our first table wobbled and the wait staff never figured out how to steady it. They eventually reseated us. The noise level was low and we were able to converse easily.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Tha manager/ owner was very attentive and hands on. Nice to see! Perfect night for outdoor dining.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Regii's 0f Federal Hill has become one of our favorite restaurants. The service is outstanding and the food is consistently fresh & delicious and varied. We have introduced many of our friends to this gem of a restaurant and everyone leaves vowing to return. The setting and displayed art work contributes to the ambiance.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Great Beer, Business Meals, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Casual, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Organic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Nice local bar. Good comfort food. Get the tater tots.

Tags: Bar Seating, Quick Bite
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Terrific service, friendly staff and patrons, delicious crab dip and crab cakes, fun cocktail selections.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 6, 2017

This place is amazing! They are always careful about my allergies and the food is fresh and flavorful. I dine here often and think they are one of the best spots in baltimore.

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·Dined on July 30, 2017

I had viewed the lunch menu on line and was disappointed that was not available on Sunday.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Went for the soft shell crabs advertised on social media and on signs in front of restaurant but not even on the menu. Had to request and get approval from kitchen to order. 55 minutes later we had received a glass of water and nothing else. Others in dining room had been there longer and had no food yet either. We opted to leave only to find tables out front that had been vacant earlier filled and customers all served food. This restaurant is one of the best in federal hill and had this been my first time I would never return again. Not sure what went wrong yesterday but hope the issues are resolved quickly

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 4, 2017

5 or 6 of us go there every year for 4th of July dinner.
I also enjoy Regi's throughout the year.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 2, 2017

If this was first visit it would have been my last. My server looked like he just got up. Didn't seem happy about being there and his service reflected that.

Tags: Casual, Cozy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Post race meal

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Husband and I shared the WHALE SIZE soft shells and the grilled Caesar with rare tuna on top for dinner...Yummmmy!! We were with friends so of course we started with the tater tots! Regi's is our "go to" restaurant. Always new menu items, always so fresh, always great drinks!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Noisy and kind of slow service (yet the waiter was very professional and friendly) with quite good food. My Crab Cake Club, with bacon and shrimp salad, was terrific and my wife loved her soft crab sandwich.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 16, 2017

I have never had a disappointing meal or overall eating experience at Regi's - they go above and beyond to make their patrons' time there special. I would highly recommend!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Excellent brunch with a really creative menu. Delicious and varied items from French Toast to Soft Shell Crab Omlet

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 10, 2017

We took my stepmother to brunch for late Mother's Day. The food was superb, the service fun and delightful. It was a great outing and we will visir again and again!

Tags: Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Afternoon Tea, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Fun, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Afternoon Coffee, Cozy, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 4, 2017

I recommend going to Regi's. I met up with two of my cousins there for Regi's Sunday brunch. It was all of our first time being there. The food was good. I had the steak and eggs. We sat outside on a sunny afternoon. The service was a little slow. But we were taking things easy and were slow to decide what we wanted to order. So that wasn't a problem. Their prices are reasonable. I would eat there again.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Stuffed cabbage or not, Regi's has been a go-to for friends and out of town guests for years. Never disappointed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Healthy, Casual, Scenic View, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Regi's is fabulous! Will return whenever we are in Baltimore.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2017

In the beginning the the host & manager were semi rude & not very accommodating . But Sam who was our server was amazing & very attentive. If you go ask for San as your server.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Inexcusable!! Be prepared to wait if you make a large party reservation!! I made reservations for 12 on Open Table for a Mothers Day/Graduation celebration with family and friends. We waited (standing outside) for a whopping 1 ½ hours to be seated! We were lucky to have beautiful weather and a relaxed and tolerant group, in spite of our sore backs and ferocious hunger!
45 min into our wait, they took a drink order. When we were finally seated, they apologized with 2 orders of delicious Tator Tots. The manager/owner (? ) never came to the table with a formal apologize to the group. The Tatot Tots were delicious but a feeble apology. They should have comped our drinks too.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We went for mother's day brunch and food and service for perfect.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Enjoyed Regi's as always but did not enjoy seeing on the website that there was weekend valet parking and getting there to find that there was none. Parking in Fed is difficult during the week much less on the weekend.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Regi's appeared on the Top 100 Brunches in the US, being the reason why we went for lunch on Saturday. We arrived on time 2:30PM. Street parking is very difficult there. The first half of the restaurant is a large bar, which is where the entrance is. It was busy, while the dining areas were almost completely empty. The bartender looked at us, did not greet us. We stood by the hostess stand for a couple minutes, no other staff was present. We continued to wait, the bartender looked at us again, but did not acknowledge. After waiting a few minutes we walked into the restaurant looking for staff. If we hadn't spent so much time parking we would've gone somewhere else. Finally, we peeked into the kitchen and found someone. He then seated us at one of the many empty tables. It's a good thing the menu was creative and the food was good, since our initial impression of the restaurant was unfriendly. We would go back for the satisfying food, but may hesitate to return because of the poor parking situation and the lack of warm greeting. Nonetheless, we did enjoy the food.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 7, 2017

We ate outside and loved it. Food always good and nice variety. Our neighborhood go to restaurant.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Recommended bottle of Malbec was fabulous. Crab cake was okay but the lumps were broken up and the spicing was unusual. Salmon dinner was very good and soft shell crab was outstanding

Tags: Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Been to regi's several time and the food is always yum yum yummy. I will return

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 23, 2017

My family from out of town loved it! Interesting menu ...familiar brunch items with a twist.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation
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