Monarque

4.7
191 reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Atlas Restaurant Group presents Monarque, a French steakhouse in Baltimore's Harbor East neighborhood. Chef Marc Hennessy's menu features dry-aged steaks, fresh seafood & modern takes on French classics. To complement the menu, Monarque's beverage program is highlighted by over 500 French wine labels.

Striking a balance between transporting guests to another time and place while being rooted in the present, Monarque hosts an exciting rotation of acts on stage every weekend including dancers, singers, musicians, contortionists, sword swallowers, poets and more.

The restaurant promotes a mature environment with artwork and entertainment that is only appropriate for adults. Only guests 18 years of age and older will be permitted to enter at all times.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 191 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.8
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4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PhillipM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great french restaurant, will come back. great ambiance, was at brunch will come back to see the show.

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jessicas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Pricey but good food. Beef tartare appetizer was delicious. Could skip sides.

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Lexie
Mobile
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service, great food and drinks!

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CarolS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Service was very slow for our table, but I don't think other parties experienced this, given that those sat after us left well before us. We also came for the entertainment, which featured a tableside magician. The magician made his way around the room, stopping at some tables twice, but never ours. The food was amazing, but the overall experience was a little disappointing.

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vipskle382
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience5

I think the big draw is the entertainment. We went on a Wednesday night and it wasn't anything special but sounds like weekends are more exciting. Food was pretty good but again nothing special at that price point. I'm willing to give it another shot on a weekend night but I definitely left feeling like it was extremely overpriced for what it was.

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mattb
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun environment with great steaks and specialty cocktails.

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RaquelA
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Food was great. Really great entertainment.

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LyleR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Food was good but way overpriced. The ambiance was amazing, that's what you're really paying for. Biggest complaint was slow drink service... not sure if it was the bar or our waiter, but our first drinks came out when we were almost done our food... we had to ask 3 times.

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Michael
London
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience overall. Highly recommend starting with the tableside beef tartare app!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service and entertainment were great! We had a great experience and can’t wait to return.

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CharlesM
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we went for variety and every single dish was a WOW! My wife and I consider ourselves foodies and the sea beans meal was maybe the best of my life.

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Rachael
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on a weekday for special event ( birthday) Food was amazing- stake tartare, rib cap and duck. Would recommend all. Service was attentive. Nice to have an option of live music on a weekday. Would recommend if looking for something unique to experience

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vipDonnaD
84 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a memorable evening... we chose to visit on Monday, knowing that the restaurant would be quiet with a caberet singer. The performer was lovely, playing old time classics on piano with a beautiful voice.

When Emily, our server came over to introduce herself, I told my husband, "We are blessed, this lady here has a bunch of 5-star reviews on Open Table and she is amazing!" Well, here is another 5-star rating for Emily. She knows the menu exceptionally well and helped us plan the most amazing dinner with cocktails, appetizers and tremendously good entrees and sides. We are so glad that we selected this restaurant over the others on our "short list" for the last night of our trip. You will not be disappointed in the food or atmosphere of this Baltimore gem!

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Sagit1978
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly and great ambience. Now let's cut to the chase...THE FOOD WAS ABSOLUTELY EXQUISITE!!!!!!!!! We ordered the Dry aged ribe eye and the duck fries. It was amazing and our waitress, Emily was perfect and very personable. I highly recommend a visit for the french cuisine and the atmosphere.

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vipDoorman
Baltimore
57 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our wedding anniversary at this fabulous restaurant.

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JackieJ
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

A little to dark when trying to order. Even the table next to me used light from their phones. I was disappointed there wasn't a show. Gotta go back on a weekend d

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JeanM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our Server was amazing - I'm sorry I didn't get his name.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Wonderful atmosphere

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TiaraB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was so nice food was good. I didn't love the Dj no variety and we were irritated with all that thumping techno. But the waiter was a sweetie. The food was amazing. It was cold in the restaurant but I will be back!! Amazing dining experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere and it was so fun to have a show with dinner! Well definitely be going back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was EXCELLENT!!! We’ll definitely be back!

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TaraGriz
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite dinners ever.
Wonderful experience all around.

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viprodhop
Baltimore
78 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining at Monarque. Excellent service, food, drinks and entertainment. Highly recommend visiting.

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MoragP
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening ! The food came fast and was so delicious ! The decor is beautiful and interesting. The service was friendly and welcoming. It was so much fun, the dancers were so cool, and very talented. I can't wait to come back for an occasion. I've been talking about it to so many friends ! 😁

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WandaD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 33rd wedding anniversary before our trip next week, and it was a great evening.
The food was excellent and Emily was a stellar server. We will be back.

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sugarbear
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were excited to try this place out because it reminded us about our Moulin Rouge experience in Paris. The food was delicious (escargot and foie gras - yummmmmmm) and the cocktails were fun and good. The music was super loud - I wish they could turn it down a little so you could conversate with others. The dancers and gymnast were energetic and kept our interest. They are very talented and their costumes are beutiful.
Would highly recommend for a unique date night. Things they could improve - the strawberry shortcake dessert was disappointing and I wish they had more shows, e.g. a singer on the lovely stage and maybe a variety act.

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vipwit2wit
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Monarque is everything a restaurant should be. I can only hope they see a return on what is obviously a huge investment. If I remember correctly, they opened right after the pandemic was building up steam and I wondered then if they would be able to weather the ~storm~. Meticulous décor, wonderful food, comfortable seating, pleasing staff and a nearby parking garage were all pluses. This was my second time... first for dinner this time for brunch. My only disappointment was a scheduled show got shifted to the evening rather than during brunch hours as posted on their website. Our server was very apologetic and said it was a last minute issue. I will definitely go back and highly recommend. *Also, you must see the bar. It goes on for miles...

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the BEST in Baltimore!!! 🙌❤️🙌

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fun night out with girlfriends! We were not disappointed and will definitely go back again.

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LarsS
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We were excited about the chance to eat at Monarque (or anywhere after over a year in COVID lockdown). In that context, we certainly enjoyed our experience. But...while the food was very good, I can't say my steak was at the level of the price ($60). No wine list was offered, wine by the glass was served with no explanation of which was which, and our server was somewhat inattentive (did not check back to see if our entrees were satisfactory, etc.). The noise level made conversation almost impossible (even in-between acts). Speaking of acts, the entertainment was mainly two women and a guy dancing around to taped music. Not terrible, but more reminiscent of a cruise ship than a high-end nightclub. One other performer that used rings in a sort of acrobatic act was very good, much more what I was expecting. Rather than the dancers and taped music, I would have preferred listening to Nina Simone or similar. Our table was directly in front of the stage and about one foot away, so while we had a great view, it was almost too close. All in all, we could see what was being tried for (Parisian cabaret) and it was/is a nice idea. But Monarque fails the ultimate test which is, given everything (food, ambiance, price, service, and their case entertainment), would we return? “Malheureusement, non…”

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HeidiC
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun nite! My date had the filet with crab Oscar and it was a bit salty but overall the food was very good. I had the duck entree and it was superb. The butternut tart appetizer was very yummy and unique (haven’t had a tart appetizer like this before). My date had a salad which was crisp and fresh. Surprisingly the portions were quite sizable, I guess that’s what distinguishes a French steakhouse from your typical French restaurant. The cocktails were to die for! Both were potent and tasty I had “le vie on rose’, a wonderful vodka cocktail and my date had the “coup de grace” which he said was good. The true coup de grace was the entertainment, tasteful French burlesque. A variety of adult acts that included dancing, acrobatics, stilt walking and lively music. A perfect place to take friends visiting from out of town. Can’t wait to go back to try other dishes and cocktails!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience3

9th year wedding anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great customer service was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall2food5service4ambience3

I decided to take my mom for Mother’s Day. I made a reservation two days ahead of time and when I made the reservation nothing was said about entertainment and performances not going on that night. The food was delicious but needless to say we were absolutely disappointed with the lack of entertainment which is the highlight of the restaurant in the first place. It was said nowhere that the entertainment would only be during brunch hours that morning and nothing at night.

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Lovedit23
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The service (including knowledgeable staff) was exceptional - from the bartender to the waiter, Steve and the chef (who was very concerned about my gluten issues). It won’t be something we do frequently, but I highly recommend Monarque for an amazing meal!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal atmosphere, food, and service Will definitely be back!

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KarenG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely beautiful and our food was delicious.... definitely coming back....

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RobertS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed Mother’s Day brunch. Great food, interesting beverage menu, excellent live jazz trio, exceptional service!

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PhilD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a really nice time and my girlfriend really enjoyed the atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST dinning‘experience’ in Baltimore from exquisite food, beautiful ambience and entertainment!

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Monarque is rated 4.7 stars by 191 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.