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The Owl Bar
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Duck Fat Fries
Fried rosemary, truffle salt, shaved pecorino, truffle aioli
All beef burger, lettuce, tomato, onion, potato roll. Choice of: American, Cheddar, Swiss, Pepper Jack
We love coming here over the years. The food is always good.
Crust on pizza wasn’t fully cooked through, and the crab cake sandwich was somewhat underdone in the center.
Great ambiance, tasty food selections, and awesome service!
Took a friend for his birthday.
The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Kimberly was very attentive.
We had the Duck Fat Fries, Baked Brie, Pizza and the Belvedere Burger.
Ambiance was perfect! I got a pisco cocktail and my friend got two glasses of chardonnay. So fun and relaxing.
Love it there!
Food was great, drinks were good, service was nice, good ambience
Food quality and service are not up to par since they have reopened post-COVID closures. There was only one server for the entire restaurant and the menu was limited as to be expected but the food was not great.
Amazing aesthetic, great drinks, got the duck tacos, good but some bones left in. Boyfriend got a Cuban panini without pickles, it was to die for. First time at the Owl Bar for a birthday date. Great time!
Great atmosphere and food. Perfect for a casual night out.
One waiter, slow service , gave us 2 different checks was confusing on price . Not our regular hang out we remembered
Friendly staff, good atmosphere, and amazing food!
I always go for the duck fat fries and they never disappoint. However because of a delivery issue several items on the menu were not available which was disappointing.
First we got there the manager said they have reached their capacity and I told him we had a reservation at 9:45pm he proceeds to “look” at his tablet and says we don’t have your reservation. I pull up mine from the email then he says “oh I see it here, it just popped up.” Secondly once we’re seated we see it was in fact NOT at capacity. We were seated waited 20 minutes as we were getting up to go some one finally said they’d take our order. Not she where she went but then we had the waiter David take our order and by far he was the BEST waiter ever. Bad enough leading up to that point we hated it but David was such a great waiter we ended up enjoying ourselves he had a great personality and he took care of us. The restaurant I’ll give a 2.5 maybe 3 stars but David saved the day I’d give him all the credit.
On behalf of the Owl Bar team we are disappointed that your dining experience was not enjoyable. We look forward to the time when we are not so restricted in our restaurant. It is a challenge for sure. We will continue to take our guests' feedback and work to earn your patronage with our warm hospitality. Thank you for the kind words regarding your server David.
Another great experience at the Owl Bar. SO SORRY it will be temporarily closing due to COVID---hope it reopens very soon!!
As always, service by, and conversation with, Will was excellent. Such a nice guy, and so good at what he does. He allowed me to sample a new cocktail he invented, and we had a lot of fun talking about possible signature names for it.
I really look forward to visiting the next time in Baltimore.
I sat at the bar and was fortunate enough to have Will as my bartender/server. He was wonderful...pleasant, interesting conversationalist, got everything right. I was so happy to be back after so many months. I live in Philly and whenever I visit Baltimore, I will come back!
The charming Owl Bar has reopened with very few customers so far. Service was attentive, food was delicious just like before the pandemic closure (although the menu has been reduced somewhat). It still looks cool, but it's unusual to see it so quiet. No real risk of contact with other tables. I hope locals will get out and support the Owl Bar!
Once a month my friends and I meet for lunch or brunch. The Owl Bar has a great atmosphere! The bartenders and servers were extremely patient (I spilled my glass of water at the bar). Not just patient but friendly and excited to share their favorites on the menu. We ordered: The Belvedere Burger, medium done, Maple Honey BBQ Wings, Thai Chili Wings, Duck Fat Fries and the BBQ Salmon Cobb. Unfortunately the burger came out well done and it was hard to taste the flavor because of the char. Both flavors of wings were tasty and you cannot, cannot go wrong with the fries. The dressing for the Salmon Cobb is great the amount of BBQ sauce on the salmon was a bit generous but still good. It’s a neighborhood gem great for lunch or happy hour! Follow me for more food reviews on Instagram @foodieatinbed
Great atmosphere with high energy. Delicious food and drink menus. Down side is the noise factor- super loud.
great place. We had a big group come in late and the service was great and everything was delicious
Joe was awesome !
You can opt to sit in a quiet section, and it was very nice. Cool place!
Absolutely awful food. Sausage gravy was broken and cold. Densest waffle ever with the smallest chicken breast I’ve ever seen on chicken and waffles. The hummus plate was clearly refrigerated overnight. I’m not sure how a brick oven pizza can be such a greasy mess. Awful service to boot.
Very cool ambiance for date night. Cream of crab soup was delicious! Our service was conscientious without being pushy. We really enjoyed our evening there.
The main room was so loud we couldn't hear each other across the table. And he got a headache from it.
Amazing food and service, great ambience. Will definitely come back here!
The food was great - we enjoyed the poutine immensely; however the service was extremely disappointing. I even ended up contacting the Owl Bar about the poor service and have yet to hear back from them. Despite not being too busy for Valentine’s Day, the waiter spent most of his time socializing with friends seated at another table instead of refilling our drinks, or asking if we wanted another round of cocktails (which we did, but ended up not getting them). We were going to stay for dessert but ended up changing our minds due to the poor service. I’m honestly debating not returning to the Owl Bar, despite going there previously for special occasion dinners and casual dinners and drinks.
Valentines Menu sounded great, but the food wasn’t good. We should have ordered the pizzas. Great ambiance though.
One of the best restaurants and bars in Baltimore! The drinks are incredible and the food is always wonderful. Highly recommend the duck fat fries or one of their brick oven pizzas, such as the crab dip one. I love their Say it Ain’t So cocktail but they also make a great old fashioned. This place is one of my favorites!
John is a great bartender. The Maryland Crab soup was delicious. Good mix of spice, vegetables, and crab meat.
Really neat atmosphere, very underground Baltimore.
Usually a favorite place, the food was really off tonite, with everything being overcooked (and did not follow instructions for burger). The waitstaff was great but became overwhelmed with too many tables as the evening went on.
Probably will give it a rest for a while before returning, but will go back at some point.
The menu looks very inviting online but in person it was very different. The restaurant week promotion was not appealing to all of our party so we opted to order from the full brunch menu, big mistake. We received promotion sized meal portions at full menu prices, for example my $15 chicken and waffles dish consisted of half a thin jalapeno waffle and a single, very dry, fried chicken tender. Also the brunch burger cooked medium came out like a hockey puck. I hate to complain to wait staff as they did not personally prepare the food so we opted to leave with complaining to management. Lesson learned, $98 brunch for 3 ladies at the Owl Bar, too loud to hear each other, not worth the trip to Mt. Vernon.
Restaurant Week - The menu was different from the one on the Restaurant Week menu This is the reason I wanted to come When I asked about it I was told it was the menu from the prior year So why was it on the website? That menu had many options and the one at the restaurant had very few It was more like 3-4 choices The waiter did not have a problem informing me that the dishes left off were available on the regular brunch menu and of course at a higher price. This was false advertising and just an inducement to get one to the restaurant I refused to be duped so my friend and I left and went to Johnny’s which was a much better atmosphere, good food and excellent service I will not go back to The Owl Bar and will definitely tell my friends not to patronize them either Its dishonest to lure guests this way
Brunch here was a mess. No one seemed to know what was going on and they were understaffed. I booked a reservation for 6 people for 11:45 on a Saturday morning. There was no hostess at the stand so we wandered into the bar area and tried to get a bartender's attention. Eventually the GM pointed us to an empty table and dropped off menus. We sat for 20 minutes before anyone came to take our drink orders. When we finally put in our food orders, it took a full hour for the appetizers to come out and another 30 minutes for our entrees. The food was just ok and really not worth the wait. Our waitress showed up at around 12:20 and did such a great job of refilling our bottomless mimosas that we were all pretty buzzed by the time our food showed up and so full of orange juice that it didn't bother us that the portions were a little small. We probably won't be coming back.
Restaurant was very busy but severely understaffed. We were seated for 30 minutes before anyone came to take our order then we were asked to move tables to accommodate a larger party. After an hour and change our food arrived (appetizer and entrees all at once) and the food was cold/not tasty. I’ve been to Owl Bar many times for brunch and have always had great food and service so was very disappointed in our experience. Thankfully, the manager comped our bill but I do not know if I’ll return for food service again.
*We did order off of the restaurant week menu*
Food was excellent. Service was hit or miss. Very loud.
One of the best bars in Baltimore! Server asked if we were seeing a show after (we were) and was very attentive to the schedule.
My family and I had a very enjoyable lunch at the Owl Bar. The food was tasty, the service was friendly and attentive, and the ambience was fun.
You can order delivery directly from The Owl Bar using the Order Online button. The Owl Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 347-0888.
The Owl Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 330 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.