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B&O American Brasserie

2 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201-3754
+1 443-692-6172
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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (13 reviews)
“rockfish” (13 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
2 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201-3754
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Reviewed yesterday

We ate there very early (5:15) and there was almost nobody there, but the hostess would not seat us where we wanted to be comfortable. (No one came the entire time we were there to sit anywhere else in the restaurant!) The music was so...More

Thank historybuff851
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited B&O for dinner after our son's Hopkins graduation ceremony. It turned out to be a great choice. When we arrived at 5:30 (with a reservation) our table was ready. Our waitress was excellent and provided helpful information about the menu items. I had...More

Thank Chuck B
JFWilliamsGM, General Manager at B&O American Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Chuck B- On behalf of the team at B&O, thank you so much for taking the time to write such kind words about our Brasserie! I'm so pleased to read that you enjoyed your time with us, especially since you were celebrating such a memorable...More

Reviewed 16 May 2017

Everyone enjoyed the hospitality and service provided by the staff at this very picturesque eatery. The drink special "Queen Bee" was tasty. The Crab and Asparagus salad was delicious and all four of us had a sample of it. I had the Brick Chicken with...More

Thank Nikiya W
JFWilliamsGM, General Manager at B&O American Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Nikiya W- I'm so glad you enjoyed your dinner with us! The Queen Bee has been our number one selling cocktail for eight years in a row, you made an excellent selection. Our head bartender, Brendan Dorr, creates new seasonal cocktail menus every few months...More

Reviewed 8 May 2017

Had a late dinner after an O's game... Very nice and relaxing... Wasn't impressed with the steak or the Martini, but still enjoyed my wine and overall experience. Very relaxing and comfortable atmosphere, with a great staff... Cheers!More

Thank MattCheeks
JFWilliamsGM, General Manager at B&O American Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

MattCheeks- Thank you for the candid feedback, I'm glad to read you enjoyed your time at our Brasserie. We recently updated our dinner menu and now offer a butter-poached rib-eye that is fantastic, I hope you'll visit us again soon to give it a try!...More

Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Had brunch here not bad but pretty pricey for an unremarkable brunch. So I'd probably skip it, rather spend the money elsewhere.More

Thank Jackalcall
JFWilliamsGM, General Manager at B&O American Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Jackalcall- I'm sorry to read that your brunch with us left you feeling this way. We try to always offer meals and service that feel right for our prices and this feedback is, though disappointing, very helpful for us as we move our business forward....More

Reviewed 27 April 2017

I enjoyed lunch while I was waiting for check in at the hotel. I had an amazingly good crabcake sandwich along with a cocktail & a pleasant chat with the couple seated at the table next to me. Nice spot, I will be back!!More

Thank Duccy
JFWilliamsGM, General Manager at B&O American Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Duccy- This is exactly the kind of experience we hope for our guests, I'm so glad! Thank you for the kind words about the crab cake sandwich, we Baltimoreans are pretty competitive about that dish so that's a compliment we truly relish. I sincerely hope...More

Reviewed 27 April 2017

We had a Birthday Dinner for 10 people Donald the manager went out of his way to assure we were happy and well served. Brenda Bar Manager assisted us in explaining and describing new drinks and bar menuMore

1  Thank pbaccash26
JFWilliamsGM, General Manager at B&O American Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

pbaccash26- Donal requested that I pass on his sincerest thanks to you for taking the time to mention him by name in this lovely review. We're all extremely grateful that you took the time to post such kind words and we would love to have...More

Reviewed 24 April 2017

We throughly enjoyed our visit to this place. We had great wine and food. My husband ordered the Wagyu Burger which he thought was fantastic. I had the crab cake which is the best I have ever eaten.More

1  Thank Karen W
JFWilliamsGM, General Manager at B&O American Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Karen W- Chef and I high-fived each other when we read this, thank you so much!! That's a huge compliment on the crab cake and it makes us so happy to read that you and your husband enjoyed your evening with us. We would absolutely...More

Reviewed 22 April 2017

I recommend that you arrive during happy hour the atmosphere is oh so vibrant. If you can imaging being on the tarmac at BWI airport behind a jet taking off, this will give you an idea of the noise level of the various conversation taking...More

1  Thank dawwggboy10
JFWilliamsGM, General Manager at B&O American Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2017

dawwggboy10- I'm very happy to read you so enjoyed your visit during Happy Hour! It can definitely get pretty lively in the bar and lounge but we wouldn't have it any other way. I hope you'll be back for more good times and great cocktails...More

Reviewed 11 April 2017

The atmosphere is great--a little noisy during happy hour, but festive over all. I didn't have a reservation but was staying at a hotel close by and was seated immediately. The crab cake is my favorite with roasted Brussels Sprouts and a butternut squash sauce....More

Thank HarmonyHouseGirl
JFWilliamsGM, General Manager at B&O American Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2017

HarmonyHouseGirl- This is absolutely wonderful feedback to read, thank you so much for taking the time to post these kind words! Chef just updated the Crab Cake for his Spring menu and we'd love to have you back to try it! Respectfully, James Williams General...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$100
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 14:30
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 14:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 14:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 14:30
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 14:30
Friday
07:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 11:00
Saturday
08:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201-3754
    (West Baltimore)
  • Public Transportation: Charm City Circulator, Purple route: Fayette Street stop
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 443-692-6172
  • E-mail
Description
When you inherit a space as magical as the historic former Baltimore & Ohio Railroad headquarters, you've got to do it justice. We kept our building's most stunning architectural features intact while updating the space with contemporary design elements and nostalgic touches, like chairs and table lamps from original B&O dining cars. Our practices are distinctly 21st century, though, from selecting the best local produce at the farmer's market to serving cutting-edge craft cocktails to maintaining a steadfast commitment to sustainable business practices. If only train passengers from the early 1900s had it so good!
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