The Brewer's Art

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$31 to $50
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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.
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k
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great beer selection...loved the Revelation. Food was excellent and the service was excellent. Overall we had a great evening.

LK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Disappointed to see that Brewers Art has dropped it restaurant stance to become a bar with food. Missed their full menu in the restaurant, which now offers the bar’s pub food selection. Still, good beer and good burgers, but not what I was expecting.

DK
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The usually reliable Brewer's Art let us down Friday night. Young server was polite and earnest, but seemed so new to the business had didn't grasp the fundamentals yet. Cocktail was weak and insipid. The kitchen would not substitute polenta (server pronounced it "polento") for pasta at the request of my wife, who must avoid gluten because "polento" was only for the nightly special and they didn't have any extra. (Short on polenta? That's like being short on rice or bread. Please.) Entrees were pedestrian. Dessert was unbearably sweet and rich.

The menu seems to have been revamped and dumbed down, turning what had been a creative restaurant into a glorified burger joint. The place was packed, so that may have been a good business decision, but they may have lost our symphony night business. Too bad.

D
Baltimore
54 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Burger and Salad with steak were fine. Special of airline chicken with polenta, green beans and rapini took up exactly half the plate, divided down the middle. The 4 green beans were uncooked. The polenta was just enough to moisten the bites of chicken, no more. It wasn't that the dish lacked flavor, it just seemed very poorly plated and poorly done, as if they were running out of ingredients but still wanted to put out an another serving or two. Perhaps better to just be 'out' of it or substitute sides that the kitchen had enough of.

L
Baltimore
35 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The setting is beautiful. We admired the gorgeous highly polished walls. The menu is much simpler and less ambitious...not a bad thing...since we were there last. The food was delicious, if a bit salty. The spiced fig ice cream was to die for, very rich and creamy. It felt like I was eating spiced fig creamy butter. And, of course, my favorite ale, Resurrection, was on tap! No complaints there!

s
Baltimore
31 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite Mt Vernon spot before a concert.
Love that Resurrection Ale.
Minor complaint is not keeping menu current on Open Table.
Saw Pumpkin Tagliatelle online and was looking forward to it.
Menu was different once on site.

A
Caribbean
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed this location very much! It’s beautiful and the food is quite good!

c
Washington DC
96 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service started great. As the night got busier our waitress was not as attentive. We asked got the dessert menu and never got it, which we were surprised because she alerted is in advance that if we were going to a show (which we were) things get busy and that kitchen gets slower. I didn't expect the wait staff would be as well.
I had the lamb special. Very tasty, well prepared. The rapini served with it was average.

ES
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Too noisy! Way to expensive for quality of our culinary experience at Brewers Art. Mussels undercooked and raw...on the ones you could even get open...I left disappointed and unsatisfied with the whole experience there.

SG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our dining experience at Brewer's Art. The atmosphere is fantastic, we love their beer (resurrection - highly recommend). Their steak and frits are to die for. Our only complaint is that we don't get there as often as we would like!

JS
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was great and I felt like it was worth what we paid. My husband enjoyed the beer. The service was very good. The ambiance was great, but it was very loud so I wouldn't recommend it if you wanted to have a conversation with your dinner partner. I was very happy though and we'll be back in the future.

BS
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

So noisy we could barely hear one another at our table. Food is overpriced.

N
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our third visit to Brewer's Art. Had relatives from Arizona with us. They were very impressed with the facility and the food. Thank you for a wonderful time.

C
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had an excellent server for our dinner at Brewer's Art. She welcomed us for our first time to the location, We purchased a Flight of Beers and enjoyed them all. The Restaurant was lined with dark wood and books. When we asked our Server the history of the building she immediately handed us a paper outlining the history of the beautiful building. My husband is a history buff, so this added touch was extraordinary.

S
Baltimore
84 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Way too noisy to hear my companion speak. Very limited menu. Would have appreciated more food choices. Perhaps this is more of a beer place. The hamburger was good. The apple and squash soup was delicious, but luke warm. The veggie burger was fine; the tomato jam made it a cut above normal.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Make reservations. The bar area is noisy. Ask to be in a quiet section if noise bothers you.

The Caesar Salad with white Anchovy was prepared to order, the light dressing made it remarkable.

Mussels were very good and worth a repeat.

Our service was very, very good.

A limited but diverse menu.

BL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic beer, lovely setting.

W
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with great food and Beer. Good service , too. The last time I was there it was a holiday weekend so the noise was less than typical. In the past it has been much noisier.

b
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed everything. Two things to remember, write down the address. ( they dont really have a sign you can see from the street- you may walk right by it. ) and make a reservation. If you dont have a reservation , you may not be seated in the dining area. The food, beer and service were great.

SB
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome ambiance and decor. Very low-key vibe. Our server Ken was the bomb. Also, the bar downstairs is even cooler. Makes you feel like you’re in Harry Potter or something.

BP
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place to hang out or take a date. Upstairs is formal dining room and bar, downstairs is another bar. Usually busy during Friday night and weekends but not so busy during weekdays. Great food to choose from. Recommended for any special occasions.

OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner celebrating my boyfriend’s birthday! He love this place and it never fails to disappoint. We love coming here.

D
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Rockfish came out raw. Waiter acted like it's no big deal. Steak overcooked and too salty. Cocktail watery. Thus 2 points.

OM
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were impeccable. Volker brews his own delicious Belgian-style beers on site; those are fantastic, too. Fabulous dining experience.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service & meal!

L
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Had to send my appetizer back which was a pretzel because it was so burnt it that it was obvious upon arrival at table. Not impressed with Sangria option and switch to a mule which was good. The waiter was amazing and entree was good but dessert was nasty (Lemon bar).

CB
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful hidden gem! Food was excellent! Garlic rosemary fries a must!

BM
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were excellent. Service was attentive and cordial. Will return and recommend.

M
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food was disappointing. Rockfish on corn polenta was a mushy piece of fish on cold creamed corn: completely unpalatable. One party member had steak which, while requested medium, came raw in middle. Service was hurried. Not a great experience.

DS
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to stop by for dinner and drinks

PS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just fantastic food. Next time might just get a bunch of appetizers to try more things.

SE
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall2food3service5ambience5

They had a very limited menu due to Artscape. Would have been nice if that was advertised ahead of time.

DG
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, four of us each got something different and everyone was very pleased. The server was very pleasant and very professional. The entire experience was great.

JC
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Great location but the menu is over priced for the quality of the food. The wait staff was very good, very attentive and I appreciated that.

TC
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time and I would definitely go again! Great beer, great food and a knowledgeable and super friendly staff! 5⭐

AJ
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our server was super busy but worked hard to get us out before the show.

KL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pleasant dinner pre-concert. Easy walk to the Myerhoff. Simple menu, attentive staff, easy to have a conversation.

i
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonder time. The service was exceptional and especially helpful for one of our party that eats vegan.

KM
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Always a favorite. Brewer's Art has great beer and food utilizing fresh ingredients in imaginative ways. I am never bored with the menu.

MG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall4food4service1ambience2

8:45pm reservation. Website reads kitchen hours until 11pm. We were told to place our entree orders within 5 minutes because kitchen was closing in 5 minutes. We were so rushed to decide what to choose from the menu that we didn’t order exactly what we’d wanted. Pretty bad experience.

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