About B&O American Brasserie - Hotel Monaco
Housed in the historic B&O Building and named after the Baltimore & Ohio railroad, B&O American Brasserie features an approachable menu of brasserie fare. Guests can sip on hand crafted classic cocktails while enjoying top notch service. The eclectic menu features hand cut steaks, sustainable fish and many vegetarian options. The experience includes a bustling bar, an inviting lounge; an open kitchen all housed a beautiful dining room that evokes modern sophistication.
American, Contemporary American, Organic
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday, 7:00am - 10:30am
Lunch: Monday - Friday, 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am - 2:30pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
The B&O chef team caters all Hotel Monaco - Baltimore events. The Hotel Monaco has space that can accomodate groups 10-250 ppl. The Hotel Monaco is perfect for that private business meeting or a dream wedding.
Please contact our Director of Catering Randie Haber for details at
Guests can enjoy $7 valet parking
Metered street parking available
Charm City Circulator, Purple route: Fayette Street stop
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
For private dining inquiries inside B&O American Brasserie please contact Events Coordinator Marissa Gossage at Marissa.firstname.lastname@example.org
Perfect for business events or social gatherings, B&O American Brasserie features an intimate lounge area downstairs for more of a relaxed experience along with a mezzanine level dining room for semi-private events.
B&O American Brasserie - Hotel Monaco Ratings and Reviews
Little in the way of ambience, especiall ...
Little in the way of ambience, especially if you expect something special in a historic spot. Hard surfaces, lots of clackety noise, and the "energetic" sound level and selection of music is not conducive to a nice date night for mature clients who are paying $100+ for two, and that with just a couple of draft beers.
This was the spot my and husband and I c ...
This was the spot my and husband and I chose to celebrated our 22nd Anniversary. Hotel accommodations, food (dinner/breakfast), customer service, and atmosphere was a 5-star rating. We had a celebratory wonderful time!
The crab cake at dinner was amazing and ...
The crab cake at dinner was amazing and other menu choices were intriguing. The cocktails were fun and tasty and the service was very good. Overall a very fun night.
Ate breakfast there the next day and that was a bit of a different feel. The wait staff seemed flustered, the food was good but not as warm as it should have been.
We had a wonderful waiter--a young man w ...
We had a wonderful waiter--a young man working on his doctorate at Peabody--who was intelligent, articulate, attentive and didn't try to upsell. My husband and I each had the swordfish entree, which was perfectly cooked and absolutely delicious, over smashed potatoes with peas and corn shoots.
My only complaint was the uncomfortable chairs, which had no lower back support. However, I understand that the restaurant would be getting new furniture this week, so hopefully that will mean more comfortable chairs.
Great potential and a cool space but sta ...
Great potential and a cool space but staffing was not adequate. One server for our table of 9 + 2 other tables. Food took a long time to come out and by the time it was time to go the table still was not cleared. During another visit, I put in a to go order which were sliders and cheese plate ... It took 30 minutes
The restaurant lacks any decorative touc ...
The restaurant lacks any decorative touch and was very loud. The food was good and the menu had lots of options for brunch. I was disappointed that they not have more drink options-e.g., chai tea. The service was slow and not very attentive. The maitre d, however, was excellent.
when I go to a restaurant for dinner, th ...
when I go to a restaurant for dinner, the portions must be enough so that I do not leave hungry. That is the cardinal rule. B&O failed here. The flavor was very good, the menu had lots of enticing choices. The portions were unacceptably small. Even after dessert (usually no more than a mouthful) I was not satisfied.
Food was very good. Service was fast. ...
Food was very good. Service was fast. I ordered breakfast. My order was on the table within 5 minutes. A little pricey but okay. One thing this restaurant has going for it is parking across the street. Street parking is Baltimore is like trying to find snail's teeth. Luckily, right across the street, there is metered parking.
Had a nice dinner here last evening. Sea ...
Had a nice dinner here last evening. Seated right away. Host was very nice and the server super attentive. Menu, though brief, was very good. Mushroom Flatbread was an excellent choice for an appetizer - portion was perfect for four people and it was absolutely delicious. Food was consistent with a good american brasserie. The decor was nice and somewhat unique - definitely added to the experience. Would visit again.
I happened upon this place while I was s ...
I happened upon this place while I was serving jury duty downtown. It's nice inside, and the staff are friendly and helpful. I had the brandade and the pappardelle, both of which were very good. I probably could have been full with just the entree also.
The boss was efficient and warm without ...
The boss was efficient and warm without being intrusive, helped a lot the quality of service, congratulations. Standard service. Good american food. Come-and-go ambiance, which is understandable since we are in an hotel.
The house made Jerky should not be misse ...
The house made Jerky should not be missed. It was so amazing that we ordered a "to go" order. The crafted cocktails were amazing. Other favorites were the French fries and the Scallop entree. Service was amazing as well!!!!
We went for lunch and had the chicken ca ...
We went for lunch and had the chicken caprese sandwich and the pear and arugula salad.
The chicken caprese is something I recommend to my friends to have here. In addition to the anticipated chicken and mozzarella, it comes with a tomato jam that is tasty, but what pushes it over the top is the balsamic syrup. This comes w/French fries that are fairly mundane, until you request a spicy aioli to dip them in.
The pear arugula salad was pretty, but a scant portion. The pears wear 4 small, thin, under-ripe slices. The greens were nice, but I would have preferred it dressed with their lemon dressing rather than the amaretto vinaigrette, which I couldn't distinguish as having any almond flavor. I didn't get any goat cheese, but didn't realize this until just now when I was referencing the menu to write the review. The praline prosciutto was outstanding, but a simple accent, not enough to qualify as a protein. The portion size was somewhere between a dinner meal size and a side salad, definitely not worth the $13 price tag.
Luckily, my friend and I halved the sandwich and salad so we could have some of each.
Ben was a great server, very friendly.
Went for Sunday brunch. The drinks are p ...
Went for Sunday brunch. The drinks are pretty pricey but the food was good. Although they were out of turkey bacon and the waiter told us they are pretty much out of everything by Sunday. So if you want a chance to experience all they have to offer, don't go for Sunday brunch.
Visited this restaurant at the recommend ...
Visited this restaurant at the recommendation of a friend for an anniversary dinner. We had an outstanding evening! Drinks were great, food was fabulous (I have a new favorite dish - Basted Scallops), service was excellent - all in all, a truly wonderful experience! We're already looking for opportunities to return to Baltimore to eat here again!
Interesting menu using somewhat unusual, ...
Interesting menu using somewhat unusual, if not popular, ingredients and garnishes. Although banquettes and some of the other furnishings are really nice and expensive, the tables themselves, the lighting is pedestrian.....these are easy fixes, it's a shame they don't pay attention to them.
We had a great brunch for two here while ...
We had a great brunch for two here while visiting Baltimore from out of town. The food was delicious and the portion sizes were very large. They seemed understaffed or possibly experiencing some staffing issues while we were there, but our waitress was still attentive and very kind and the manager was also available and checking on tables consistently. Overall we really enjoyed our visit and would come back again.
While service was good, the food was ho- ...
While service was good, the food was ho-hum. Another "farm to table" gastro pub menu that reads well but fails to deliver. Nothing at our table stood out, per se, except maybe the French fries. Son had the grilled cheese and tomato soup which sounded good on the menu, but pork belly confit was disgusting and the soup was maybe a step up from Campbell's. I had the arugula salad with a weird bacon brittle thing on top and the fish which had a warm new potato salad, new peas and corn shoot - the fish was overdone, and the surrounding items without much flavor. Husband had the scallops and said they were salty, and also over done but that the dish itself didn't work over all. None of us finished our food . Seemed to have a very happening bar scene though downstairs. Here's the thing - too many really good places in Baltimore to choose from and if you're gonna write a hip menu, then deliver. And, with the word 'brasserie" in the name and the restaurant being in Hotel Monaco - maybe, just maybe..a little bit of classic French food or even a French steak house theme would be a thought. Don't try to compete with surrounding gastro pubs.
The food was a 6 out of 10. The brussel ...
The food was a 6 out of 10. The brussel sprouts side dish were the star of the meal. I tried a piece of my companion's flatbread and it was ordinary at best. I got the strip steak dinner and it was drenched in sauce and the steak itself was full of bristle. Overall, the steak dinner was mediocre at best. I would not return to this restaurant.
My appetizer -- grilled octopus - arrive ...
My appetizer -- grilled octopus - arrived cold and oversalted. With my entree, rockfish, at least the fish was pretty warm, but the bed of fingerling potatoes was just barely above room temperature. Fish seemed fresh. No one is trying very hard in this kitchen.
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