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
Good food, reasonably priced. Can't judg ...
Good food, reasonably priced. Can't judge noise level since it was not busy. Would return.
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.
I had an important meeting planned that ...
I had an important meeting planned that ended abruptly because the fire
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.
Amazing food! Innovative drinks! Phenome ...
Amazing food! Innovative drinks! Phenomenal service! Caroline was our server and she was spectacular!
Food was good. Resturant was very dead w ...
Food was good. Resturant was very dead when we went for dinner, and the host then walked us upstairs and sat us in a terrible location next to the kitchen. We declined that table and sat towards the balcony overlook. 10 minutes later still with us as the only diners upstairs, the host again tries to seat a couple at this terrible table, and they refuse also!
Nice change for lunch.
If you're from Baltimore and you haven't been here you're missing out compared to the host of garbage spots around the Harbor. I work downtown and when I need a good lunch at quiet place B&O is my destination. The staff is very friendly with a West Baltimore flavor which may not be understood by out-of-towners but I assure you, the chef is on point as well as the staff.
The B&O continues to serve excellent food. Service in the dining room has outstanding. However our server in the bar seemed quite overwhelmed.
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.
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