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Diners' Choice: Great for brunch restaurants in Baltimore

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are great for brunch in Baltimore? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Water for Chocolate restaurant
4.8
4.8 (291)
$30 and under
American
Upper Fells Point
About the restaurant
Water for Chocolate provides an intimate and savory experience with a nod to personal space and service.
Chef Sean Guy and his team prepares creative dishes using seasonal ingredients with the best of intentions.
The result is a fresh, eclectic take on comfort food that elevates the familiar to wow!!
Pairings with "holistic cocktails" such as the house brewed ginger beer and a selected wine portfolio allows for guests to create real dining memories.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 3 days ago
Every moment — and bite — was nothing short of spectacular. We enjoyed the prix fixe menu with five courses, including mostly seafood as our protein. Cooked to perfection, well spiced, and satiating. Both chef and DiAnte (waiter - sorry if I misspelled) made us feel welcome as if at their home, while cooking as if we were top food critics. Bravo to both. Make a reservation ASAP (that’s the only way you'll get in!)
A photo of Watershed restaurant
4.7
4.7 (251)
$30 and under
Seafood
Federal Hill
About the restaurant
Now open in the newly remodeled Cross Street Market, Watershed is a classic Maryland seafood house serving some of the region’s signature dishes, including steamed hard-shell crabs. An expansive rooftop deck provides an intimate outdoor experience in the heart of Federal Hill, complete with a covered bar, gaming area and an abundance of televisions for sports viewing.
Top review
StephanieF
Dined on Jun 26, 2024
The service was outstanding. The happy hour menu made the drinks and food so affordable
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4.6
4.6 (1650)
$30 and under
Seafood
Fells Point
About the restaurant
A Baltimore landmark since 1978, Captain James Landing Restaurant has earned the name "most unique eatery" in Baltimore City. For starters we are the only restaurant shaped like a merchant vessel. Five brothers created a restaurant in the 70"s with the goal of providing quality service to the citizens of Baltimore, Maryland as well as the thousands of tourist that visit our Monumental City. Our Waterfront Crab House (located adjacent of our restaurant) was awarded in 2012 "#1 Best Crabs in Baltimore" by Baltimore Magazine. Our Crab House is the one spot in the city where you can eat steamed crabs with a true waterfront seating. Water Taxi Stop #14 brings you right to our waterfront location.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Service was absolutely outstanding. Appreciated they put the Orioles game on when the server saw we were watching on my phone. Food was excellent other than the crab cake being somewhat overdone.
A photo of Barcocina - Baltimore restaurant
4.6
4.6 (858)
$30 and under
Contemporary Mexican
Fells Point
About the restaurant

Barcocina features Mexican inspired cuisine with fresh ingredients and original twists meant to share among friends. Barcocina's cocktail list emphasizes fresh squeezed juices for next level freshness and taste. With amazing open air spaces and uninhibited views of the harbor, Barcocina is the premier place to eat, drink and socialize. The glass and aluminum garage door walls open to a panoramic view of the harbor. Each seat, indoor and outdoor, makes the harbor view a part of the Barcocina experience. Open for Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner daily, as well as late night with live DJs on Friday & Saturday nights makes Barcocina the go to place for all your dining and entertainment needs.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Our server was so nice and always on top of it. This place has a great atmosphere and overlooks the water. Great value brunch spot!
A photo of The Garden Rooftop restaurant
4.6
4.6 (99)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Downtown
About the restaurant
Welcome to the Garden Rooftop, a hidden gem located in the heart of Mt. Vernon! Immerse yourself in an unforgettable experience where elegance meets excitement. On the first floor, indulge in a classy dinner savoring delectable cuisine and crafted cocktails.

DRESS CODE
“Upscale Chic”

NOT ALLOWED:
Offensive, vulgar, or Inappropriate attire
Athletic attire (sweat pants, sweat suits)
Tank tops (men)
Slides & flip flops
Exposed undergarments
Full face mask
Skull caps
Man bags
Backpacks

NO SPLIT CHECKS all parties can pay using up to 3 forms of payment!!



Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 6, 2024
I really enjoyed my time. I had a lot of fun and yes, I will be coming back and bringing friends and family with me from, Diana Green
A photo of Gertrude's - Baltimore restaurant
4.5
4.5 (7071)
$30 and under
American
Charles Village
About the restaurant
IMPORTANT: If you want to reserve an OUTDOOR table, you MUST select the "Outdoor" seating option in Open Table. If Open Table does not offer that option, then that means they are all reserved. ("Standard" means an indoor table.)

To our Indoor Diners: we are fortunate to have a very sophisticated small particle air filtration system in our dining room, thanks to the museum.

If you encounter any problems with booking online, please do not hesitate call us at 410-889-3399 so we can personally assist you. Thank you!

Top review
Court73vip
Dined 2 days ago
Gertrude’s is a fabulous summer restaurant in which to sit outside. Our service was excellent because Katie Rhodes was our server and she was outstanding! Our food was very tasty, particularly the cucumber vichyssoise.
A photo of Ambassador Dining Room restaurant
4.5
4.5 (215)
$31 to $50
Indian
Tuscany-Canterbury
About the restaurant
Discover fine Indian fare at the Ambassador Dining Room. This upscale eatery, located in a stylish Roland Park apartment tower, features a beautiful outdoor patio, overlooking a verdant urban oasis. Ambassador Dining Room is a Baltimore favorite, beloved for its luxurious ambiance and white-glove service. The menu features a wealth of northern and southern Indian dishes, with a popular daily lunch buffet and a special Sunday brunch, featuring special combination plates and mimosas made with fresh-squeezed orange juice. The menu includes classic fare, from freshly-made samosas, chicken and fish Tikka Masala to vegetarian staples like Channa Masala and Palak Paneer. Food at Ambassador Dining Room is incredibly fresh and flavorful, paired with homemade breads and basmati rice for the ultimate authentic taste. The restaurant has a full bar, offering classic cocktails, spirits and imported and domestic beers and wines.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 28, 2024
One of my favorites!!!! Food is always outstanding - it’s a beautiful restaurant and the staff is attentive!!!
A photo of Unity Bar & Restaurant restaurant
4.3
4.3 (184)
$31 to $50
American
Bolton Hill
About the restaurant
Friends new and old get together here. We are centrally located—literally on Centre Street—in the heart of Baltimore’s lively cultural district, Mt. Vernon. Our diverse, vibrant clientele creates our atmosphere—and we create a memorable experience for each visitor, in each visit!

From our creatively crafted food and cocktail menus to our casually elegant décor, our aim is to welcome YOU. And here you will encounter a “little of everybody.”

Here, we dine, drink, and meet in Unity!

Top review
sweetchuck
Dined 7 days ago
Always a pleasure! Food is delicious!!!! Service is A++!!!!!
A photo of The Yard restaurant
3.9
3.9 (237)
$31 to $50
American
Downtown
About the restaurant
Welcome to The Yard, located steps from Camden Yards in the Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards hotel. With intimate seating for two, or communal tables for 10, the Yard offers the prefect space to gather for any occasion.

Celebrating the community, The Yard offers special menus on Broadway Series nights serving Hippodrome Theater patrons, partners with local charities and supports the local teams and their fans with game-day specials!


Top review
sara
Dined on Jun 26, 2024
Always great service and food. Extremely friendly staff and management.
A photo of Docks on the Harbor restaurant
3.7
3.7 (420)
$31 to $50
American
Inner Harbor
About the restaurant
VIBE DINING RESTAURANT ‘DOCKS ON THE HARBOR’ NOW OPEN IN
BALTIMORE’S ICONIC POWER PLANT BUILDING

Docks offers an unforgettable energetic high-end restaurant with wow-factor dishes and drinks. Docks serves a can’t-miss brunch & dinner experience and creates a new go-to spot for celebrations, special occasions, and private events.

Docks’ impressive décor includes a magnificent 17-foot tree with a 20-foot spawn of greenery that is a focal point in the dining room surrounded by plush velvet banquettes, chandeliers, & plenty of social media-worthy photo opportunities. The outdoor patio creates a new waterfront dining oasis in the heart of the Inner Harbor.

Adjacent to Baltimore’s world-famous National Aquarium, Docks will quickly become a steadfast part of our community, bringing a new-to-market, first-class dining and hospitality experience downtown, and creating a new gathering spot for both locals and visitors to Baltimore. The Inner Harb

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
I had a great time for my birthday brunch. Food was great. Drink was great. Service was great. We had a great time 💙💙💙💙 Will be coming back
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