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 perfet for that private business meeting or a dream weddig.
Please contact our Director of Catering Randie Haber for details at
Guests can enjoy $5 valet parking
Metered street parking available
Charm City Circulator, Purple route: Fayette Street stop
Michael Ransom, Executive Chef
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
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
The menu had fewer selections than I exp ...
The menu had fewer selections than I expected. The food combinations were unusual. It almost felt like the kitchen was doing their own version of CHOPPED with mixing bizarre ingredients. Nothing was "bad" just very weird. Pricey too
Good for breakfast
They said they were overbooked but I had a reservation. So they sat us down it never really filled up?? Breakfast was good we were satisfied. Not over the top decent good breakfast, service was fine.
Fun place. Great food. In the beautiful ...
Fun place. Great food. In the beautiful Hotel Monaco. Great experience every time.
The food was good and if you sit upstair ...
The food was good and if you sit upstairs it's not quiet but the noise from the bar is not bad. Crab cakes were good and the calamari was very good although somewhat spicy.
Took us immediately, server was attentiv ...
Took us immediately, server was attentive without being obtrusive, not rushed although it was fairly crowded. The food was excellent, portions large and a very good value.
A modern gem in an historic crown
Within the magnificent B&O headquarters building on Charles Street is the Hotel Monaco. Accompanying the re-purposed landmark is The B&O Brasserie. I've eaten there now 3 times, and plan on going back as often as I possibly can. The food is superbly prepared and presented, and the menu changes as often as possible to utilize changes in locally resourced foods. The wait staff are well trained and attentive without being intrusive. The setting is traditional yet modern. Baltimore has been developing into a first class restaurant city, and right in the lead is The Brasserie.
With all the pub about the location/reno ...
With all the pub about the location/renovation/food, I thought hoped this place would be MUCH better. We ordered a charcuterie plate to share as an appetizer; that was good (wonder where they source the meats?) and the mostarda was decent as were the "pickled things" (as described on the menu). The plate could have used more of both. Things went downhill fast after that. We ordered the fish of the day and a vegetarian entree. The server was careful to explain to us that the chef elected to leave the skin on the locally sourced rockfish. S/he did that. Unfortunately it was also finished in the oven after searing, so the result was a soggy, rubbery skin that had to be discarded. It was served over a take on German potato salad -- warm roasted red potatoes with some vinegar and celery. meh. The roasted squash, wild rice and smoked mushroom entree also had problems, not least of which that it was neither fully cooked nor served with a spoon to 'scoop' since the skin was left on. It ended up being very hard to eat, and we left most of it.
We chose this restaurant for a birthday ...
We chose this restaurant for a birthday dinner before going to see a show at the Hippodrome theater. The food was really delicious and there was a variety to choose from. Ambience was very nice - perfect for a special occasion dinner but definitely casual enough to keep us feeling comfortable. We were a little disappointed that the wine list did not include any sweeter wines - it would be nice if there were at least some options available. We noted in our reservation that a member of our party was allergic to shellfish, and we really appreciated the fact that the staff confirmed this with us at our arrival to make sure that that member of our party did not have any problems. Thank you for a great dinner!
The cocktails at B&O are always amazing. ...
The cocktails at B&O are always amazing. This visit I was pleased to see they offer non-alcoholic "cocktails" that allow everybody to feel fancy and special toasting, even if they aren't planning to partake in booze.
Service was a little lacking
Walked into the restaurant and no one was the hostess stand for over 5 minutes. There was a private event going on downstairs and I had to ask one of the attendees there if they had rented out the whole restaurant because I did not see any servers or hostesses. Once I was seated though it was a pleasant experience
B&O has great modern American dishes and ...
B&O has great modern American dishes and cocktails. The menu can be a bit on the pricey side but it's not outrageous. My favorite part is the scene and the vibe inside the restaurant, a nice blend of classic and trendy. I'll definitely go back.
It took about 45 minutes to get our drinks and then we waited 30 more minutes to be able to put our food order in. After a total of an hour of waiting we asked the waitress if we could order and she told us she was busy and proceeded to go to the table next to us and take their order. I was not happy with the wait time or the waitress' attitude towards us. The food was good, but dinner took a lot longer than anticipated due to our waitress.
Very pleasant staff who are super attentive without being suffocating. Food was great and so were the mixed drinks! Would definitely return for a special occasion!
Birthday dinner out!
A little pricey, but food was outstanding! Lovely ambiance and service was perfect.
Exceptional attention to food and schedule needs.
My colleague and I had need for good food and fast service in order to get to BWI for our flight. The host and attending staff accommodated us with great food and rapid service that actually didn't seem rushed. This was amazing since the entire restaurant was packed. We will definitely be back.
Service was very slow. Food was average. ...
Service was very slow. Food was average.i would not recommend this restaurant
Excellent customer service!
Excellent customer service!
Pork chop and scallops were delicious. S ...
Pork chop and scallops were delicious. Service was attentive without being pushy. The restaurant was empty at 515 on a Tuesday but quickly filled up. Once full it was fairly noisy.
Excellent food, fun atmosphere
The food was excellent and the atmosphere is relaxing. The restaurant has a nice energy level. I loved the contemporary decor. We went for brunch. The mimosas were outstanding and the crab cake sandwich was fantastic with minimal shell. I must recommend the banana pudding for dessert. It was heavenly and topped with melted marshmallow. I will definitely be back.
B&O Brasserie is consistently good. Although the menu is small there is something for everyone from chicken to lamb shanks to crab cakes to salads. Beautifully plated and tastefully prepared. Great unique drink menu and nice selection of beers and wines. Relaxed atmosphere.
Our family had Easter Brunch at this loc ...
Our family had Easter Brunch at this locations and left stuffed! The food was well prepared and the staff kept everything hot and fresh.
Great Easter brunch
Went here with friends for Easter brunch. It was a great value for the buffet, our waitress was very adept and considerate, and the food was good.
The food was excellent, from perfectly c ...
The food was excellent, from perfectly cooked Ribeye steak to the fish special, topped off by delicious banana pudding. The server was pleasant and attentive. Highly recommended for a romantic days or a family dinner.
It was Great!
Had lunch and dinner there this past weekend due to the bad weather that I hadn't planned for. No regrets on either. The burger was huge and one of the best I've had. Chicken entree at dinner was flavorful and filling. Great wine, great service. Whether in the dining room or at the bar, everything worked perfectly.
B&O has been on my list to go to for a while now, and I was not disappointed! Brendan Dorr, the bartender made me a scrumptious rye drink and the pit beef was to die for; I was with a group for a conference and they all thoroughly enjoyed their experience as well. I would mention that upon our arrival, the hostess was disgruntled that I asked to change my reservation from 4 to 6. He did not like that and let us know his displeasure. I don't ever want to go to a restaurant where I am made to feel I inconvenienced the staff. We should have just left, despite the restaurant not being busy. We were happy to have the two add-ons sit at a different spot, but instead we stood around for 10 minutes feeling out of place before we were seated. The ambience and service we received from Brendan was spectacular, so that made up for the original dislike of how we were treated.
They were out of a few menu items. It wa ...
They were out of a few menu items. It was fine, but I'd probably try other places in the neighborhood before I would return. It was convenient to the hotel Monaco.
A mixed review
The bar and restaurant offer a chic atmosphere for the lower Charles St. Region. Our server was fantastic, friendly and not at all impatient or snobby. The menu prices are higher than I believe this neighborhood can command. The fondue appetizer was more of a cheese dip than an actual fondue, and not worth the $11 price. But overall, the atmosphere is relaxed, and offers a good spot to meet with friends for a few drinks.
Outstanding service - above and beyond
Outstanding service by our very attentive and charming waiter Jaymo.
It's your basic bland hotel restaurant
It looked cute from the curb, so I had a Sunday brunch there. This is the exact same experience you would get eating at any restaurant in any hotel. Food so mild it won't upset anyone. Staff who don't enjoy their work. A menu of generic intranational foodstuffs with nothing above average or out of the ordinary. This is the definition of mediocrity.
I eat here fairly often for lunch since I work in the building. I love the food and it is so convenient. The service has really improved in recent months. Food comes up faster and one can now get in and out within a lunch hour. Happy hours are popular, although I don't get to attend often. I am pleasantly surprised with recent upgrades, and recommend it even more often than before.
Very nice place for a quiet meal.
The wait staff was very friendly and attentive. The dinner choices were good and the food was good, if not spectacular. There were several items of interest on the menu that might have been better, but my selection - a whole grains salad and flatbread pizza - was just average.
Pre-Concert Dinner was a Winner
Picked from reviews in Baltimore newspapers, and because it was in walking distance of the Hippodrome (concert venue). The staff was friendly, helpful, and very polished (timing, describing special dishes, checking on whether they carried a particular drink we asked about, etc.) and yet not obtrusive. The food was excellent. The charred octopus/green chorizo tacos were amazing, and I had a lamb shank with a bbq sauce reduction glaze that was excellent. Desserts were good, but not amazing. Since we said we were heading to a concert, they made sure we had bill before we needed to rush. The upper floor dining area is much quieter than the bar, which is nice--plenty of soft surfaces (carpet, upholstered chairs, drapes, etc.) help keep it quiet. We'd definitely go back again.
Went here while we were staying at the hotel Monaco - very convenient & great for romantic intimate settings
My wife were in town for one night and stayed at the Hotel Monaco next door. We decided to dine here, because we couldn't get a reservation at other places, and the location was convenient. It turned out to be an enjoyable experience. My wife really enjoyed the tomato soup. The pumpkin cheesecake for dessert was delicious.
hit or miss
i go here twice during my annual trip to Baltimore. Great bar. adult drinks, not too sweet which is my preference. my first trip was fine. not super crowded. service fine food good. 2nd trip not so much. Lovely, but not good server. took a very long time to get food. desserts took so long that we asked someone else to bring them to table. We saw them sitting and ready for at least 10 minutes. Server also screwed up payment and my debit card was charged twice. honest mistake, but a nuisance. would go once more and hope for improvement. interesting menu. order some kind of appetizer because for your $20-$30 entree you get nothing else.
We went here for a birthday celebration. My friend had been there before but only had drinks and appetizers. We had a full dinner. The Brussels sprouts appetizer was incredible, then again, we love Brussels sprouts. My friend had the pork chop and loved it. I had the lamb shank and, it too, was delicious and perfectly cooked. Our cocktails were wonderful but hey do measure so they seemed a little small compared to places that "eye" it. However, they were wonderful so we didn't mind too much. Finally, we finished with the banana pudding and a chocolate dessert that were both wonderful. I really don't have anything negative to say. The entire experience was wonderful and really did feel like a celebration. While not inexpensive, everything was well worth the pricing. It was high quality, fine food that was priced accordingly though not excessively. It was well worth the price. The service was also excellent without being intrusive. I will be going back.
Convenient if staying in the Hotel Monaco.
A good place for dinner after traipsing around Baltimore all day. A visit to the aquarium and Visionary Arts Museum was enough walking for us. We were staying at the Monaco, so this was a perfect place for dinner. Apparently a waitress failed to show so our waitress was harried and not a happy camper. The manager stepped in and was very helpful. Food was okay, but we would only return if we were overnighting at the hotel.
The octopus tacos were amazing ! Overall ...
The octopus tacos were amazing ! Overall had a nice dinner but the service was slow.
Valentine's Day 2016
Great restaurant! Loved the food and bar scene/cocktail selection. Our server was nice but not very attentive. We waited a while once seated for her to greet us and she rarely came by to check on us during the meal. I even had to get up a pour myself a water refill. Other than that it was an overall great dining experience.
Better than imagined!
Visited on Valentines Day outing to hotel. Very convenient to hotel. Food was excellent - my compliments to the chef! Presentation was beautiful; my girlfriend was over the moon. Her lamb shank was outstanding; tender, flavorful and presented like something from Bon Appétit. Drink selection was unique, with many cocktail combinations we've never heard or thought of. Price was moderate but reasonable given the high quality of the menu. Will visit again!
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