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About The Harp
The Harp Restaurant & Catering has been awarded "One of Baltimore's Best Restaurants" as well as "One of Baltimore's Best Bars." We offer a wide range of menu selections from our award winning crab cakes, incredible seafood entrees, delicious steaks and pot roasts, as well as chicken, pasta, burgers and our customers' favorite fish n' chips. Everything is made fresh and prepared daily. So, find out for yourself why we are rated #1.
Nottingham, MD 21236
American, Irish, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday - Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 am.
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 am.
Sunday 11:00 am - 12:00 am.
Belair Rd & Silver Spring Rd
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live Music, Dj, Karaoke, Sports TV, Trivia
Fine Irish and American Cuisine.
An Abundance of Parking
Chef Jeremy Rosario
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Harp Ratings and Reviews
Had a dinner party for my friend David that turned 60 with 10 of our closest friends. At least 6 of the friends had never been to the Harp; I've been there a handful of times but ALWAYS sat on the barside. The waitress was okay she forgot alot of the things we asked for, 4 our us drink Margarita's so I ordered 4 Margaritta's WITH Patron and no salt; she brought us Margarittas' but it was NOT Patron and there was salt on all four glasses. She forgot some of the food, the food itself was not HOT it was warm and the air condioning was freezing us out .... If I do come back to the Harp (because I have reservations on 7/7) for another group of friends we will be sitting on the barside NOT THE resturant side. I truly believe this waitress was NEW and she didn't know anything about the food or drinks. We asked for an Irish Coffee and she had no idea what that was so I think you should TRAIN your waitress before cutting them loose on a table of 10 .... Not sure if I am going to return to this establishment or not ... was a horrible experience.
This was not the greatest experience. The food was not good at all. I had the chicken caesar salad; the lettuce was soggy, chicken was overcooked, and it was terrible presentation. The cream of crab soup was tasty, but everything else was unacceptable. The server was very slow and not very involved with our table. We actually watched a table of 2 leave after sitting and waiting for ten minutes to get water.
Flat drinks and AWFUL. Food! I would say the food they are producing now is a ghost of the original recipe. It is poorly run. Bar was out of Jack Daniels . When I told our very nice waiter that my vodka and sofa was flat, the response from the bartender was , get something else because I'm wouldn't be happy w next soda.... it was my fault.
Great burger, however the sweet potato fries come with cinnamon sugar on them. Very casual, half the place is a bar (and it smells like a bar when you walk in the front door.) Big TV's around with games on. Would be appropriate for families on the dinning side.
There were six in our party and we all were very pleased with our food. The waitress did bring out the wrong soup to one, but immediately took it back and brought the correct soup. She was very pleasant and did a great job. I would like to see more of an effort made to make a more attractive table setting.....placemats at least on the tables would be nice.
I made a reservation on Open Table but there was confusion and OT had to step in. It was resolved. Three of us had hamburgers and they were good. Another person ordered the
Ruben and said it tasted burnt. We have dined at The Harp a few times and the visit before this one, the service was terrible and so was the Shepherds Pie. The manager actually took the S.P.
off our bill, which was very nice. The service on this visit was very good. We will likely return because we have gifts cards to use.
My husband and I ordered the Salmon sandwich. Both of our sandwiches were raw! UGH! So we returned the sandwiches to have them cooked and waited a long time. The service was fair - we had to ask for our beverages twice. In fact, it was restaurant week and our guests had to ask for their desert which was to be included in their selection. In the past, we ate at a table in the bar area and the service was MUCH better.
We had a party of 19 people (this includes 4 children between the ages of 1 and 13). We celebrated my wife's birthday here, and the folks at The Harp were MORE than accommodating! Our waitress was a young pregnant girl, and might we say, she ran laps around all of us, providing us with top notch service the entire time! We will be back, for sure!
Though the menu has everything from soup to nuts, we really enjoyed the authentic Irish Fare. The meatloaf was especially delicious and all four entrees were large portions. We thoroughly enjoyed our meals since the service was impeccable! The Harp is a great neighborhood restaurant!
Been to the Harp many times and love the food. Unfortunately, wasn't impressed with the Mother's Day Brunch - when we arrived many items were empty or cool. Took long time to get things refilled so some of our party ordered off the menu instead. Management was full of apologies though.
We went to The Harp for dinner prior to us attending Paint Nite. We sat in the bar area and the service was horrible. We waited approximately 15 minutes for a waiter/bartender and since he never came, we had to go to the bar to order drinks and ask for menus. They were obviously understaffed which is ridiculous since there was an event taking place that evening.
We ordered the French onion soup which had a good flavor but they put 2 pieces of crostini on top which was completely soggy and about 1 tsp of cheese on each piece (I prefer the cheese completely baked around the crock). I ordered The Harp salad....what a joke for $7.99 - wilted lettuce, 3 pieces of tomato, 1 tsp. of bacon and cheese, stale croutons and the "homemade" dressing was runny. The fried pickles came out cold and soggy.
I have been to The Harp approximately 6 times over the past 5 months and the last time and this time I experienced the same poor service and food quality. I was hoping the previous time was just a fluke, but obviously there are more systemic issues.
Needless to say, I will not be going back to The Harp.
We had 11 people in our party and our server was very attentive. However, the food took over 40 minutes to come out of the kitchen. It was very tasty, and we especially enjoyed the waffle chips and French onion dip to snack on while we were waiting. Our server also provided separate checks which helped out tremendously when settling the bill.
Our waitress was very nice and incredibly attentive however our food was not good. The Ahi-Tuna was over cooked, the chicken marsala was not marsals, and the hamburger was over cooked. Also, I ordered the Harp beer on draft and I am pretty sure they gave me a Bud Light instead.
So, I decided to take my wife to The Harp for a Valentine's meal due to some good reviews. I really enjoyed the very nice Irish Bar feel with nice woodwork. The bar area was separate from the dining room and looked very inviting. The dining area was booth seating on the two sides and square tables for 4 in the center. Booth seating was lumpy and somewhat uncomfortable (could have been my seat only). Tables in the center were very nice laquered wood where as the booths had longer tables but were covered with 1/4" glass that creaked with crumb crunching sounds whenever you leaned on it. Shame because the wood underneath looked awesome. As for the food, taste was good but not great. Crabcake had some large pieces of crab but for $20+ ... single crab cake and two sides seems high. An additional crabcake was available for an additional $8 or $9. Glad I didn't splurge. Garlic mashed was very good and my wife seemed to like the stuffed Rockfish. Wine list was short and $30 for Robert Mondavi Cab (store cost $11). Final little ding was the 'Molten Lava Cake' dessert (note - a la mode is extra) was barely warm let alone hot. We mentioned this to the waitress but since we had already dug into it and didn't want to wait for her to go 'nuke' it, we just ate it. I expected some sort of discount for poorly prepared dessert but everything was full price.
I may return to try the bar side and their impressive selection of Irish beers but I think I'm done with any dinners here.
Very disappointed. I had reserved our table for 8 a week ahead of time (we were celebrating a birthday) and we had to wait 20 minutes for them to get a table "ready" for our group. We ended up seated where that band would normally be set up, on a raised platform with no access for our waitress to take our orders or serve us easily. Half of our party was served our meals (some were barley warm) and the rest of the food came about 20 minutes later - supposedly an issue with broccoli in the kitchen! Sadly, the food was nothing to comment about and They ran out of the multiple dessert choices and we were only left with Vanilla ice cream or a brownie to pick from. The whole evening was an absolute FAIL.
A friend and I lunched at The Harp during Restaurant Week. I opted for the onion soup, chicken quesadilla, and cinnamon ice-cream. The soup was tepid; the waitress returned it for warming, but it was still less hot than it should be. The quesadilla was good, but I had to ask for the condiments; and the ice cream was delicious, but our server brought the check having forgotten to serve our desserts. Admittedly, this was a few days after the big snow, so perhaps they were short-staffed, but only a few tables were occupied, so I find no excuse for the poor service. The server was very nice but needed to brush up on her skills.
This is my 3rd time eating at the Harp in the dining area and it was not the best. There were 5 of us which the table was so wobbly that our drinks were sliding around and we had to take turns cutting our food. The rockfish bites were very fishy tasting and not too appetizing. The broccoli came out cold. So.cold that the butter would not melt. I would not recommend dinner at the Harp but a place to meet for drinks.
My wife, daughter and myself decided to venture out and try a restaurant we have never eaten at. The atmosphere was good, food was good. The problem is we wanted to eat and enjoy happy hour drinks in the restraint, but that was not allowed unless you were sitting on the bar/pub side, in which has limited seating, and for our time there was no seating. Since the pub area has limited seating, I believe that the they could cater to the dinning side as well with the happy hour drinks.
This was my first visit, and I was a little disappointed. Our server was not attentive at all. One person waited over 30 mins for a drink. One person was served the wrong meal (chicken instead of fish). Our whole table wasn't quite ready to order, so half the table ordered, our server walked away to give us a min, and we didn't see her again for a good 20 mins. The place was less than busy, so there really wasn't an excuse. She didn't give us a hard time about splitting a check between 6 people, so that was a plus.
The food was good overall. The fish in the fish and chips was overcooked, but it was well seasoned. The fries were amazing. The menu looked great, so there's a lot more that I'd like to try.
Overall a decent experience. I'll give it another try.
Our first time at Harp with friends who had been there once before. We were seated quickly in a nice booth in a nice, quiet area of the dining room.
The waitress arrived shortly for our drink orders. The wine list was not clear (had no prices at all), so she left to inquire whether we could order wine by the bottle AND to see about shutting off one of the lights or the ceiling fan which was flashing over our booth and the adjacent table like a strobe light.
She returned to tell us we could order wine by the bottle (and told us the price forone we picked) but forgot the light and fan. We ordered wine; she left for the wine.
She returned a bit later (having turned off the light) with our wine and glasses.
Since we were ready, she took our orders, then left-didn't serve the wine!
Waitress returns after a bit with our entrees, but forgot my wife's soup order, and dropped part of our friends burger entree.
Bus boy brings out replacement for burger order.
One of the managers stops at our table twice during dinner to basically just chat!
We split two desserts and coffee, then pay the bill in cash, leaving the bill and cash sitting on the table while we finished our coffee and talked a bit longer.
Waitress stops back, picks up the check and asks if we want any change! I'm sorry, waitressing 101 - you just say, " I'll be back with your change."
Overall, the food was very good, the wine was good, the desserts were very good.
The manager visits were unnecessary (especially twice), and the wait staff needs more training.
We'll definitely return, but if the service remains the same, there might not be a third time.