About Le Garage Beer Bar & Frites
Le Garage Beer Bar and Frites, a hardworking little neighborhood bar & restaurant in Hampden serving approachable French cuisine including savory frites with a multitude of creative dipping sauces, and an eclectic list of 14 draft beers. Parking available.
Hours of Operation:
Thursday to Sunday 5pm - 11pm (kitchen until 10:45)
Friday and Saturday 5pm - 1am (kitchen until midnight)
Sunday Brunch 11am - 3pm
$30 and under
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Guests may access our FREE parking lot by taking Roland Avenue just past 36th and left into the alley where our lot is located.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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Le Garage Beer Bar & Frites Ratings and Reviews
Mostly enjoyed our dining experience. Co ...
Mostly enjoyed our dining experience. Cool atmosphere and good wait staff. Menu was interesting but the food was under seasoned. The sauce that came with the fries had no flavor at all - was supposed to be garlic, rosemary and parmesan. Seriously, no flavor. The shrimp dumplings came with a nice tomato sauce that was in dire need of salt. I don't like food particularly salty but I do like a bit of salt to bring out flavors, especially with tomatoes. Would be willing to go back to see if we were just there on an off night because the food has a lot of potential.
Le Garage is a wonderful restaurant with ...
Le Garage is a wonderful restaurant with great food and, and a professional, friendly, staff. The Le Garage is located in the eclectic neighborhood of Hampden in north Baltimore. Parking is conveniently located in the rear of the building. I highly recommend Le Garage!
Food was great was service was disappoin ...
Food was great was service was disappointing--Great waitress but very slow service--maybe too many tables for her? Host was not very friendly. We made a reservation and were a few minutes late and was told they had given our table away despite obvious room. Fries are unbelievable , brussel sprouts a bit too much stuff on them.
This place has terrific food, in both fl ...
This place has terrific food, in both flavor and options. The only disappointment was the slow and unattentive service from the bartender and busy waitstaff. They seem too far outnumbered by the patrons. Otherwise, definitely worth a visit! Just don't arrive starving.
The red Bordeaux and red Cotes du Rhone ...
The red Bordeaux and red Cotes du Rhone wine were excellent. The seared scallops and farro and eggplant caponata were very good. The Camembert was very good. I did not care for the sweet sauce on the walnuts. The frites were excellent with the curry sauce. The mussels and fennel were good. I love the ambiance and the waiters were fantastic.
Would have liked to have seen the table ...
Would have liked to have seen the table cleared a little more when we arrived to sit down - waited ~5+ min before anyone touched the table we requested, and then took at least another ~5+ min. to get a waiter to our table for drinks once we had sat down. Cocktails were excellent Feu de Fleur especially.
Le Garage is awesome! We did not know wh ...
Le Garage is awesome! We did not know what to expect but whatever they had been, our expectations were exceeded. We loved the service, the ambiance, the drinks, the bread... and then came the fries... Wow! Definitely best of Baltimore! Our entrees were really good, too. Definitely recommend.
This was my third time dining at Le Gara ...
This was my third time dining at Le Garage. In the past, I have not been disappointed. However, I was less than thrilled with my choice this time- the Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad. It was not at all what I thought. It was a regular salad with red/green lettuce, with a few pieces of fennel, and no "summer veggies" as described. Then, there were pieces (halves) of raw brussels sprouts that were just inedible. Luckily I was able to enjoy some of my mom's mussels and frites which were, of course, delicious. I will be back but don't plan on ordering a salad next time!
Really wish this place had the same spar ...
Really wish this place had the same sparkle as it did when it first opened. This trip was disappointing. The service was good, but the food just wasn't very good or inspired, and because of that, seemed very overpriced. It's a bummer because there are many new places opening up on the street, and it looks like Le Garage just won't be around much longer if they keep this up. The frites are still good though, so maybe the little frites shop will stick around.
I was eager to try out this new Hamden s ...
I was eager to try out this new Hamden spot, and it didn't disappoint. The ambiance was nice, with low lighting (maybe a little too low, but I got what they were going for) and very cosmopolitan vibe. The staff was incredibly attentive, at times maybe a little too much, but I'd rather that. We had both cocktails and wine, all of which was delicious. The delivery of our appetizers and main courses to the table was well timed - we didn't feel rushed, and courses were cleared before more food was put down. The mains were great - steak filet, a lamb special, and tartine.
Perhaps it was the influence of Restaura ...
Perhaps it was the influence of Restaurant Week but our food was very disappointing. I had asked about the smoked fish and how strongly it flavored the mussels and was told it did not overwhelm the dish. I couldn't eat the dish and the response was "I'm sorry." My daughters shrimp and grits had lovely shrimp but tasteless grits and her salad was average at best. We will not be in a hurry to return.
Our reserved table was being leaked on f ...
Our reserved table was being leaked on from the ceiling or vent. The only option was to go to the bar area. This could be excused except for the lack of service. It took 1/2 hour for the waitress to come to take our drink order (at my reminder) and even though she and the ?manager? would come to ask if everything was alright, we had to keep giving reminders... an appetizer was forgotten, take the empty plates away, more water please, etc.
Very rarely do I write a negative review ...
Very rarely do I write a negative review. It's always my preference to write about a positive experience but this experience necessitates feedback. We arrived on time for our reservation and were waiting at the desk to be greeted by the person there. We waited to be acknowledged and eventually he looked up and responded with a comment about finishing writing something. I think, perhaps, looking at us and acknowledging our presence by saying 'hello, I'll be right with you' would have been a good choice but apparently not. We were seated and eventually gave drink orders. We were greeted by our server. Orders were taken and out first course didn't arrive until 45 minutes later when we enquired. The bottle of wine we ordered wasn't available and so we ordered a difference bottle. When the bottle arrived it was poured into both glasses, I guess tasting the wine isn't their policy. Our second course arrived while we were still working on our first course. Rather than taking the meals back, the young man stood at our table holding our meals until we realized he wanted us to make room on the table for the plates. We obliged. My mussels were fine, my husbands meal was cool. After waiting 20 minutes for dessert it arrived without silverware and my husband attempted to ask for silverware while our server made a hasty retreat. At that point my husband approaches the person we were told was the owner and asked for part of the meal to be comped. To his credit he did but... Not one single apology. Shame on you guys. There are far too many lovely places to dine for you to be so cavalier about your guests.
I was pleasantly surprised by this place ...
I was pleasantly surprised by this place. We hadn't been before.... really cool ambiance; sort of that "industrial chic" look and laid back. The food was excellent! We've been to all of the best restaurants in Baltimore, and this was right up there. Fries with dipping sauces = fun! I might order the Coq a vin dumplings as my final meal ; seriously great. We both had fish and it was cooked to perfection. If I had any constructive criticism, it would be that the dessert menu needs some refining. Overall, I'd go back!
I really wanted to like this place as t ...
I really wanted to like this place as the menu looked GREAT and had hoped great things. We arrived to a pretty empty place ( 2 tables seated 3 people at the bar) and we stood there. Watched a employee walk past us without a word and stood there. Someone finally seated us. A little awkward, but ok. My husband and I ordered drinks and the each ordered some frites and he ordered a short rib appetizer and I ordered the French Onion Soup.
Then we waited.
Still empty, and we waited.
After a time, someone came along and dropped everything we ordered off on the table and removed the bread plates off the table ( I guess bread wasn't a option, just the plates)
The frites........... well they were less than impressive for a place that advertises itself as a frites place. Mine were under cooked and COLD. The sauce... flavorless.
Huge let down.
My soup? Again a place advertising it's " french cuisine" should understand a basic thing like French Onion Soup.
Lukewarm bowl of overly sweet carmelized onion with very little broth, with a not edible very stale piece of bread as a crouton with some cheese melted on it?
My husband's "short ribs"?
It was a piece of pot roast.
The service was perfunctory and uncaring.
Great ambiance, but the food and service aren't worth a second trip.
Won't be returning.
With tip for 2 orders of frites and 2 appetizers, a ice tea and one vodka, this cost us 60 bucks. Not worth it at all.
It was honestly one of the best restaura ...
It was honestly one of the best restaurants I have been to in a while. Went there for date night and had nothing to complain about. The food and service killed it. I can't believe I hadn't found this gem sooner. Will be coming a lot more often
Awesome specialty cocktails and flawless ...
Awesome specialty cocktails and flawless , attentive service. The steak frites had superior beef to what one usually gets in this dish, and was a bargain at $25. And don't miss those delicious chicken dumplings. Plan to return often.
While Le Garage was pleasant and the ser ...
While Le Garage was pleasant and the service was excellent, I found the menu to be lacking in options. What I had (sea scallops) was good, but I would have liked some additional choices. The people I was with all liked their food.
This was my first visit... The mussels were plump and flavorful, with enough in the bucket to satisfy a hunger. The frites and dip [rosemary and garlic] yummy! Add a nice cold beer to round out a perfect meal! Our servers were lovely and efficient. Definitely worthy of a return visit!
Fries were Hot; Cocktails were cool
The neighborhood seems a little hipster. There are several restaurants on 36th St I would like to try on return visits. We (3 of us) shared frites (with 2 sauces); they were crispy and delicious. I could have eaten more, but we applied ourselves to dinner. I had the catfish -- delicious. I particularly liked the vegetables. One person had a burger and spoke highly of it. The third person had pasta with veg -- including fiddleheads (which she was kind enough to let me dive into -- I love them). The wine was decent. I had 2 different cocktails; the waitress had warned me away from one, but I tried it anyway and liked it (Whiskey Sauvage) It was smoky but not over much so. I do like a savory cocktail and requested even more bitters. That was my dessert; my companions opted for creme brulee and licked the container clean.
We had two servers, and they were both great. Solicitous but not over-present. Very knowledgeable about the menu and willing to give recommendations.
Cute place when we wanted to get good food but not spend a ton or be too formal.
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