The Brewer's Art

4.6
1515 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Innovative cuisine in an historic mansion set in Baltimore's scenic Mt. Vernon neighborhood. Award-winning ales brewed on the premises, with carefully selected wines and spirits also available.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Brewery, European
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:30pm
Dinner: Sunday- Wednesday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Thursday-Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(410) 547-6925
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Andrew Weinzirl
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Private party facilities
The Brewer's Art is a restaurant and microbrewery located in a nineteenth century townhouse in historic Mount Vernon in Baltimore. After many customer requests, we began offering limited in-house catering services a few years ago. Our elegant space, freshly prepared contemporary continental cuisine, award-winning house-made ales and excellent wine list, combined with very reasonable prices, have made us a popular spot for everything from rehearsal dinners to business meetings and holiday parties. Due to certain physical limitations of our unique space, we are unable to offer private rooms for parties, although our back dining room will seat a maximum of 40 for a sit down dinner. Fees vary according to the season, but are based on average sales for that day of the week and time of the year.
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Private party contact
Amanda Virkus: (410) 547-6925
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Chase and Biddle
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Parking details
Street parking free after 6 PM.
Un-attended garage at Belvedere Hotel, 1/2 block south of us.
1017 N. Charles Street
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Public transit
Light Rail: Cultural Center, 3 blocks west of us.
Amtrak/MARC train: Penn Station, 5 blocks north of us.
Bus stop(#3,11,61), Chase and Charles, 1/4 block south of us .
Circulator Purple Line, Charles and Biddle, 1/2 block north of us.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 1515 People Are Saying
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P
Washington DC
52 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I went to the Brewer's Art for early dinner. I got the lamb rack, which was OK but included too much fat.
The dessert, an apple and Cranberry crisp, was excellent. The home-made beers are quite nice, especially the one named Breazly.

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SD
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The menu changes seasonally and there are always interesting new things available. This visit there were pierogies as an appetizer and a beet-pasta main course that were both excellent. The Resurrection Ale is also a standby. Can't comment on the desserts as we were too full to try one.

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OT
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The second time I have been to this restaurant was as great as the first. We started w the crab/leek dip - yummy. Then had chicken biscuit and chicken schnitzel sandwich. The choice of draft beers was lovely and enabled us to taste new beers.

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BS
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Bartender waitress Roseanne was great. Food, drinks and dessert all awesome.

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GS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Waitstaff could not have appeared less interested in us or more bored with their jobs. Food was yummy as was the beer.

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C
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm a frequent patron of Brewer's Art, it's a neighborhood spot that's usually at the top of my go-to for happy hours because their house beers are incredible, the bar food is hearty, and everything is well priced. Last week was only my second time in the dining room but it was an incredible meal so I will be back again sometime soon!

I was celebrating an anniversary with my boyfriend and we decided to go the fancy route. We ordered drinks- he had a delicious sour beer to start off with and my autumn sangria was light and fun. We shared an order of the crab and leek dip, a delicious creamy offering. I'm accustomed to overly cheddar-cheesy crab dips here in Baltimore but this was a nice alternative. We were a little light on the crostini and an additional serving was brought to us immediately, no charge. Our entrees were fantastic- I had the autumn salad, which may have been a nice appetizer on it's own but served with the Beazly beer-brined chicken breast it became a perfect light entree. The chicken was an add-on option and while I initially balked at the price (9 dollars) I was pleased to see that it was a full breast, not a meager portion. My boyfriend had the steak frites and his was generously portioned and cooked precisely to his specification (medium, with plenty of pink and juice!). We originally planned on getting dessert but skipped it after our generous meal. The offerings looked great though- a chocolate torte, bread pudding, and a cheese plate were the items that stuck in my memory the most.

Service in the dining room, as in the bar areas, was friendly and prompt and the ambiance was nice and cozy, perfect for the fall and settling in to the cold months. Can't wait until they light up the fire place! All in all, 5/5 from me.

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f
Baltimore
50 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really wonderful, inventive menu. Everyone on the service staff is great. Not just the person who waited on our table, but everyone we encountered was friendly and helpful. Our meals were delicious. Creative but not over the top in terms of wacky ingredients. I like that the menu changes seasonally but keeps a few mainstays on the menu.

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P
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I went to the Brewer's Art for Lunch on Sunday. I enjoyed it although I would have preferred the full menu to be available instead of just the brunch menu and a few more items, mostly salads and sandwiches. But the home beers are excellent and the dessert list is also very nice.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic eats, great atmosphere, excellent beverages. Always a good time. Highly recommend.

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e
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

It was difficult to find the restaurant because of the lack of signage. The menu was not very impressive and the prices were high for what was being offered. We ordered drinks, split an underwhelming flatbread pizza, in which it was difficult to find either the Pancetta, the Fontina, or the flavor, and left to dine elsewhere.

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A
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and staff. Malbec wine was good. Only one soup on the menu was disappointing.

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VH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The food was very disappointing. My meal was based on fresh tomato-- the tomatoes were NOT fresh. They were yellow and mushy! I mentioned it to the waiter, who explained that it's past tomato season and they're just about to take this item off the menu. I think it should have been taken off the menu sooner, since the quality of the food was poor. Of the two other meals at our table, one was outstanding and one was average. Overall, we were a bit disappointed.

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T
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite restaurants. It is ideal as a place to go before performances or speakers at the Myerhoff / Baltimore Symphony winch is 3 blocks or 10 minutes away by foot. The dishes are quite varied. The menu changes frequently so check out the website. Garlic French fries with or without gravy are a favorite. For appetizers three of us we had the Pouline (from France and Canada), Fig Toast and Steamped Mussels. There is a caution because the excellent brewery downstairs could fill you up before you order food. Service is outstanding. The restaurant just celebrated its 22nd anniversary.

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TK
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food, good service and very pleasant evening,

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WW
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our meal! Everything was thoughtfully developed, plated, and was so delicious!

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SG
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brewer's Art performed at a high level once again. Their super fresh, draft beers are worth the trip all by themselves, but the food was also first rate. The trout I had was outstanding and my friends enjoyed their Rosetta Beef Steak with frites and Tagliatelle. This place is great for a night out with friends a really good restaurant.

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AB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This was our first time eating at Brewers Art. It was a little hard to find at first. The informal seating area to the front had a relaxed feel for casual dining with friends. The more formal intimate dining was nice. The architecture was beautiful. We were only one of a couple of tables when we arrived so it was an intimate, quiet setting. Unfortunately because we were seated at a small table for 2 it was located in a corner that snuggled you into the table. There was no room to move my chair away from the table.
The food was very good. But there is a limited menu. The waitstaff was excellent. My husband tried one of the local brews and said that it was very good.
We would definitely Brewers Art to try something new and different.

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LR
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the Brewer's Art. The entree selection is limited so everything is very fresh and beautifully prepared. Definitely one of the better restaurants in Baltimore. If you love steak, try it here!

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IF
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We loved Brewer’s Art! It was our first time having the food there and we really enjoyed it! So many unique dishes with unexpected flavor combinations that really worked. We will definitely be back!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here on a friend’s recommendation and it did not disappoint! My BF loved his burger and I loved my eggs benny and Zwizzle beer. The decor was beautiful too. Wish there was a spot like this further Northeast!

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k
Baltimore
106 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went out for lunch for my mom's birthday and had a perfect time. Our server was great, and my mom's Caesar salad with steak was nice. My sausage sandwich (with chimichurri, beer mustard, peach/green tomato chutney, and fried shallots on a pretzel roll) was mindblowingly delicious! We have started making Brewer's our go-to dining spot. Even if you don't try the awesome beer selection, it's worth it just on the food, ambiance, and service alone.

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CE
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great stuff. Awesome beer! ❤ If I come back to Baltimore, definitely go there!

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DO
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Fresh ingredients and creative presentation.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal. The food and beer were fantastic.

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R
Baltimore
34 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good in all ways, but the food was simply outstanding

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AC
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time sitting upstairs for a meal and it was fantastic. We went for restaurant week and didn't have a complaint. The standouts of the meal were by far the gochujang cheese sauce served with the soft pretzel as well as the chocolate tort with duck fat caramel. YUM.

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M
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Wonderful food, as always. Service has become less than professional, not rude but perfunctory and uninterested. When we reserved a table we indicated it was a special occasion, a birthday, but the staff never acknowledged this. We were just another couple of customers. I tried a specialty cocktail from the menu, but found it unpleasantly sweet, and traded it it for something else. We were charged for both drinks in spite of my not drinking the first. And we had to pursue the waiteperson’s attention to order wine. It wasn’t crowded, plenty of staff, so I’m left with the impression that front of the house training is just missing.

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KB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We were visiting from out of town and had the opportunity to eat at Brewers Art during restaurant week. All food and service were outstanding!!

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great! I loved the market fish! Good restaurant week deals!

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s
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The steak frites was magnificent! Best frites I think I’ve ever had and the steak was perfectly cooked! I’ll definitely dine here again!

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M
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kudos to the current chef! We went to The Brewer's Art a couple of times during a period between good chefs and were very disappointed. This time my friends and I had a wonderful dinner during Baltimore Restaurant Week and are encouraged to return for more delightful evenings. The food, drinks and service were all commendable. Keep this chef!

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G
Baltimore
30 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Smaller portion size on the entree but I assume that was a result of the restaurant week menu. Quality of the food was great as was the service.

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k
Baltimore
106 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Came in for restaurant week, and the value was insane! The food was delicious, the staff was friendly, and we had a great time. Excited to return soon!

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D
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I hadn't been to this restaurant in about 10 years, but it was as good as I remembered it. Their signature dish is the steak frites and it didn't disappoint. The lovely piece of filet over a bed of shoestring rosemary garlic fries is just delicious. Accompanied by some greens helps to balance things out so you don't feel overly unhealthy! Had an interesting and tasty starter with a ricotta toast and the cheesecake for dessert was the right balance of sweet and tart. The ambiance is cool as you are in an old Baltimore building filled with books and high ceilings. It feels formal yet hip at the same time. Good service and, of course, delicious home brewed beers. Great place!

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L
Baltimore
37 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Service was really bad, food was good, but not worth the completely indifferent service.

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KC
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

SUCH a cool building. the ambiance and the architecture is amazing. it really shows old baltimore. the food fits the venue. delicious and creative.

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Been a few years. Staff was friendly. Service was prompt.

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a
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The fava bean dumplings were to die for!

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T
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Exceptional service, amazing food and presentation, hand-crafted cocktails and premium beer, and overall great find in the city! Good for causal outing and special occasions. Noise level tolerable, but it is definitely quieter and cozier during the afternoon and early evening. Highly recommended.

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PI
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable, professional and courteous service, delicious food, beer & cocktail.

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