About B&O American Brasserie - Hotel Monaco
Baltimore, MD 21201
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, 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.email@example.com
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
I was disappointed with the food and loo ...
I was disappointed with the food and look of the restaurant. The decor of the restaurant did not look as good as the online photos. Fish was good, rice was hard, tasted old. Food was not hot when it arrived to our table. Will not return.
After hearing so much about B & O, I dec ...
After hearing so much about B & O, I decided to make a reservation for my husband's birthday. The space is gorgeous and I can see why people host private events here. Unfortunately, the food overall was unimpressive, which is especially disappointing considering the potential for this space to be gorgeous AND have great food. Hubby ordered from the restaurant week menu and I ordered from regular. Highlights included the toasted bread and honey ricotta (not the eggplant that was supposed to be the star of the dish-- oddly spiced and lacking in salt), hubby's vegetable pappardelle was good, and the potato flatbread could've been great had the potato been fully cooked. Dessert was unfortunately unimpressive as well. I wouldn't go again unless someone was hosting an event and I wasn't footing the bill. So much potential but the food left much to be desired. Service was decent as the eggplant dish was taken off our check and the dessert was switched out once we told our server that the dessert she recommended to us tasted like fruit cake screaming of candied orange peels (not the pear cake it's advertised to be). Unfortunately the flourless chocolate cake we got instead was reminiscent of a block of refrigerated fudge. To top it off, I'd mentioned when I was confirming the reservation that it was my husband's birthday and they said they'd add a candle to the dessert. No candle was on the dessert.
Nothing was bad, but that's about it. Ev ...
Nothing was bad, but that's about it. Everything at brunch was just underwhelming and not consistent. We went in for their hangover brunch and our server was very uninformed about the specials menu as well as the regular cocktail menu. Our first course of the oxtail disco fries and monkey bread was really good, but the second course was only ehh. Two people at our table got the double patty melt and one persons only had 1 patty. Another person ordered an over easy egg to go with the chicken and waffle and it came out over hard, no big deal except it took over almost 10 minutes for the new one to come back out. We also got one of the cocktails for 2 people which is a cool idea, but the mason jar it came out in was rusty and there's no good way to pour it. Plus it is served with a large cube in each glass but comes out on the rocks which just doesn't make sense, all you get in your glass is ice (that's a bit nit picky but it was just another thing that left us unimpressed). I would love to come back for dinner to see if the menu is better and service is more attentive.
Let me start by saying we had the prefix ...
Let me start by saying we had the prefix 5 course New Year's Eve dinner for $100 each. A restaurant in a hotel always has to work for approval. My boyfriend and I unexpectedly ended up in Baltimore for NYE, and wanted to find a romantic spot for a quality dinner. This wasn't quite it, the ambiance was way too bright. I'd say the food was much better than the place looked like it would be, which isn't typically the case. The service was great, beautiful presentation. Some of the dishes reached a bit too far (foie gras) but you definitely got your bang for your buck with the main courses. The pheasant dish I had was perfectly cooked and very sizable. The signature cocktails were one if the best parts of the meal. I also really enjoyed the oysters with caviar! I noticed a few couples came in hoping to order a la carte and couldn't which turned them off and inevitably away. I think they reached too high to appeal to the small fraction willing to pay a premium on the fly on NYE. The chocolate mouse was devine, if only I'd been hungry enough to eat it at that point in the meal.
My wife and I had not been to the B&O si ...
My wife and I had not been to the B&O since our daughter got married at the Hotel Monaco several years ago. We went for e a pre-show New Year’s Eve dinner and we not disappointed. Our options were a 5 course meal of a 3 course meal. So glad we both chose the 3 course meal. We never could have finished 5 courses. The food was superb and cooked to perfection. The beef we both had for the main course melted in our mouths. It was a wonderful experience. I heartily recommend the B&O to all.
Service at the bar was the best! Thank y ...
Service at the bar was the best! Thank you, Brendan! Fried catfish sandwich was out of this world, according to my dining companion. The flatbread of the day was rather boring. The cauliflower did not add anything - just boiled without seasoning. Grilled chicken was good and the crust was crispy just overall not memorable. I've had so many other dishes at B&O that are far better! All in all still a great lunch and we will be back!
My friend and I went before seeing a sho ...
My friend and I went before seeing a show. The happy hour and mussles special were delicious! The service was great and fast with very friendly servers. We will definitely be going back to try some of the other dishes!
My girlfriend and I enjoyed our stay at ...
My girlfriend and I enjoyed our stay at the Monaco and had a great dinner experience at B&O. One entree was leaps and bounds better than the other but what really shined were the cocktails. I don't care if you are a strictly beer or wine drinker - get as many of the cocktails as your stomach/wallet can handle.
The flatbreads were so spicy we could no ...
The flatbreads were so spicy we could not eat them. Server never asked why we did not eat them & when I told her they were spicy she did nothing. Onion rings heavy batter not cooked! Main courses of pappardelle & ragu sauce not great. Crab cake was good.
Hostess was very pleasant but had a hard ...
Hostess was very pleasant but had a hard time finding a table that was available even though we had a reservation. Really the only problem was the waitress, the table next to us even admitted only leaving her a 2 dollar tip. She was not rude but communication and service was just very slow. It seemed the bar was also very slow or trying to multitask too much. Happen to see the bartender all over the place and always doing something. We ordered a second round of drinks and it took over 30 minutes. We did see our waitress checking to see if our drinks were ready more than three times and they were not.
The food was amazing and the brunch style drinks were amazing. I had an "eye opener". And we also had the breakfast pizza. All was amazing, with the exception of the waitress and slow bar. I would certainly go back again. If I happen to get a different waitress
Food was shockingly bad! If this is one ...
Food was shockingly bad! If this is one of Baltimore's best resteraunts then we are poorly served. Fatty meat sandwich with meager sauce and tasteless over-priced crab salad. YucK. Sooooo ashamed to have treated visitor from San Francisco to such a substandard lunch.
Yym and would go back!The pork cheeks wa ...
Yym and would go back!The pork cheeks was fabulous although would have been great to have slightly larger portions. Acorn squash had a surprising kick. We ordered the chicken sausage flatbread, which was filling but also tried the potato flatbread, which had subtle but potent spicy chilies. A nice treat including the Queen bee drink and the smooth hibiscus tea & lemonade
Had been wanting to go here for a while ...
Had been wanting to go here for a while and decided to give it a try. The place was very easy to reach via Charm City Circulator stop being right across the street. The restaurant itself was nice and airy with multi floors. It seemed to have plenty of room and space between tables so you didn't feel on top of each other (very much appreciated). The upper floor seemed to be the more happening area, but that could have been due to the party going on upstairs. Everyone seemed professional for the most part, but the dress of the staff was very casual. Sometimes this did come through in their work ethic as well. They were incredibly friendly, patient, and helpful.
The food was good to even great, but not super. The prices were a tad bit high, especially for some of the cocktails if you ask me, but I feel that way almost all the time now-a-days. You could easily see where they were preparing the food, which is sometimes appreciated and sometimes not. On the other hand it might have also only been a final prepping stage area instead.
Would we go back there? I would like to think yes, if only to give it one more try. I must say that while I enjoyed it, it wasn't as great as I thought it would be and expected just a little bit more out of this. Good effort though and good food. You will not be disappointed by taste. Seems like a good place to have happy hour with friends
The service was excellent and enjoyable. ...
The service was excellent and enjoyable. Very personable young lady. The food was good, the meatloaf, pork and scallops were enjoyed and when different sides were requested, they happily offered substitutes. The only complaint was the onion rings. They were overly tough and doughy. Very disappointing for $8. We will return. Have dined there in the past and think Sunday is not their best day. Would recommend to others.
My brother and I came in for Thanksgivin ...
My brother and I came in for Thanksgiving dinner and had an amazing time.
We both ordered the pre fix menu and were not disappointed. Each course was well thought out and packed with flavor.
Our server was wonderful, and we even had the manager and Chef visit our table!
It was a beautiful evening filled with attentive staff and service. The ambiance was perfect and welcoming. The food and cocktails were flavorful, well balanced and beautifully executed.
I look forward to our next visit!!
Thanks for a great holiday!
We took a friend to B&O American Brasser ...
We took a friend to B&O American Brasserie for Thanksgiving dinner. We had dined there three or four time in the past and had enjoyed the experience.
Our server was great and the cocktails ( The Queen Bee ) and dessert were terrific.
However, the dinner itself was really disappointing, dry, tasteless and very uninspired.
We were rather embarrassed that we brought our guest to such a mediocre meal for a holiday celebration. I doubt if we will return.
Truly a fantastic restaurant! I am a tra ...
Truly a fantastic restaurant! I am a travel blogger and we visited over Thanksgiving. While staying at the Hotel Monaco, we ended up eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the B&O Brasserie and loved everything. The service was terrific and the food was delicious. Everything was fresh and beautifully presented. We really enjoyed their special Thanksgiving holiday meal. We'd definitely go back again and highly recommend it.
I stayed at the Kimpton Monaco Hotel Nov ...
I stayed at the Kimpton Monaco Hotel Nov. 21-22, 2016 and had dinner at the restaurant two nights in a row. The first night I ordered soup and pizza that were good and roasted beets salad that I took to go and did not try until the following day. That salad had literally a pound of salt in it and was absolutely inedible. The next night I ate there again (ordered something different this time) and mentioned about too salty salad from the night before to my waitress, and her reaction was "oh yes we know, and the kitchen has been informed". No " I am sorry or we should offer a refund, or can I offer you a free appetizer or a free drink to compensate for a bad experience" - nothing. I did not escalate it to the manager, but I hope that she/he is reading it now and would train your employees to react better to a legitimate complaint. I don't think I am coming back to your restaurant.
Maybe they were just having an off night ...
Maybe they were just having an off night. Some of the dishes were delicious, some were just so-so. Our table was not served at the same time, one of our party had to wait almost 20 minutes after the rest of us were served and they forgot about the sides we ordered. Her dinner and the sides eventually came. They were very accommodating and apologetic for the mistakes and offered everyone free dessert, so that was very nice. The service was very good, I do not think the problems with the food had anything to do with the wait staff.
My boss is very sensitive to noise and w ...
My boss is very sensitive to noise and we had a very loud table next to us talking about inappropriate things while we were conducting a business meeting.
The waitress tried her best, it was just unfortunate they didn't have another table that was more quiet, since we were spending quite a bit. Also the food was average.
The nine dollar very small bowl of butte ...
The nine dollar very small bowl of butternut squash soup had whole cloves in it. It was not nice to bite into that. My friend's cobb salad was very small, not much to it at all. I do not like the new table and chairs, either. This is usually a very nice restaurant, but I feel as if it has gone down in the last month when I went there last. I can't even remember what I ordered.
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.
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