Rec Pier Chop House

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$31 to $50
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Italian
Rec Pier Chop House is a prime Italian chophouse devoted to time-honored Italian cooking. Presented by NoHo Hospitality Group’s award-winning chef Andrew Carmellini with a focus on the bold flavors of a classic rosticceria Italiano and a modern-day steakhouse. The restaurant’s menu features prized, seasonal ingredients and the country’s best purebred beef, sustainable seafood and farm-raised poultry alongside housemade pastas, antipasti and homespun desserts.

Holiday Menus
Please visit our website for our Pre-fixe menus that will served on holidays.

Special Offers

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Rec Pier Chop House is doing a prix fixe menu. There will be a $50 hold for all reservations. If the reservation is canceled, the guest will be given a $50 gift card towards a future Rec Pier Chop House reservation. If the reservation is kept, the amount will be credited for dinner.

Thursday, 28 November, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Rec Pier Chop House is doing a prix fixe menu. There will be a $50 hold for all reservations. If the reservation is canceled, the guest will be given a $50 gift card towards a future Rec Pier Chop House reservation. If the reservation is kept, the amount will be credited for dinner.

Wednesday, 25 December, 2019

What 980 People Are Saying
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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 11 hours ago
Overall2food4service2ambience3

We sat down at 8:20 but didn’t get served our meals until 9:50. The server was obviously swamped and wasn’t attentive. We tried to flag her down multiple times for a water refill, and would’ve ordered more wine but she never dropped off the menu as requested. Food was good, but we expected so much more.

E
Baltimore
49 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service and food was good. Only complaint is the limited menu. Not too many choices

C
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is AMAZING. The atmosphere was perfect and my goodness the food was great. Can't get enough of this spot!

PK
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Said to say, but I don’t see myself come back here anytime soon. The meat used to be spectacular, but last few times it was merely good. The potato dish and mushroom were both overly salty, though tuna crude was very good. Despite the good service, I just can’t rationalize spending $280 for an ok meal for two, so will have to find another “go-to” spot for great steaks in Baltimore. :(

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Ambiance was very nice. Service was a bit slow and it was not busy at all. Overall 4 to of 5

M
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

My husband and I went here to celebrate his birthday. I'm a vegan, and they were able to accommodate me, and my pasta dish was delicious. However, my husband's steak was undercooked and had to be taken back to the kitchen. You expect better at a place like this. Also, I told the restaurant in advance that we were coming to celebrate my husband's birthday. This was confirmed by the hostess at the restaurant before we were seated. The couple on both sides of us had a candle in their dessert, but not so in ours! Why acknowledge that it's someone's birthday before being seated, and then do absolutely nothing special for their birthday! It could have been a much more memorable evening....

JD
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Excellent service but food was a disappointment. Ceasar salad was excellent but that was the highlight for the food. My wife had the veal bolognese which was good but my rib eye steak was subpar. It was cooked properly but i felt there was too much fat/grizzle on the steak to be paying $57. I have been to many steakhouses, especially in NYC, and i would have to say Rec Pier is well below their quality.

I would go there for the cocktails (neat bar atmosphere) but i would not return for the food.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite dining experience. The food was beautifully presented and the service was exceptional!

B
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will definitely be back, the atmosphere was relaxed and welcoming, our server was outstanding. The sheep milk ricotta appetizer was delicious, as were the goodies in the pastry misti basket. We had a variety of dishes from the menu; pancakes (please update the menu to reflect you no longer have ricotta pancakes, it was a bit disappointing to find that out when they were served), french toast, egg white omelette and burger. all of our meals were flavorful, beautifully presented and a perfect portion size. A definite must try whether you are in the Fell's Point area, or not, well worth the trip!

T
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience when dining here- it’s our favorite restaurant by far !

LG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The food was just fair and not worth the quite high prices. We needed to ask for a 2nd plate, even though we told our waiter we were SHARING the Caesar salad. We had to ask for fresh pepper, which was actually brought over much later than the salad. Our entree, ( a veal with white sauce and pasta dish), which we also shared, was barely warm. All in all, for quite a pricey dinner on a Saturday night, we were quite disappointed.

LS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We need the flashlights on our phones in order to read the menu. Very low, diffused lighting. Most of the food was well prepared. We ordered the additional brocollini for the table, but it was very acidic, and difficult to digest. Two in our party were ill following the dinner that night. We did not order the brussels sprouts, but when they were served, we politely reminded the servers that we place the order and we were not charged.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Took a while for food

MI
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was absolutely delicious, the service was as phenomenal and the space is gorgeous. I highly recommend.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

All 3 steaks were very dry

SO
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience5

The food looked amazing and the restaurant itself was beautiful to look at. Great wine selection. We just sat there for a long while without service so we chose to leave and go somewhere else. We did appreciate their calls to rectify the situation but we’d already sat somewhere else. Maybe we will try this place one day but we were disappointed this visit.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My friend and I were in town for a conference and saw The Pendry when out for a walk. We did a little research about the restaurant inside and decided to make a reservation. I am a vegetarian and she plays along when we go out to dinner😉 We ended up getting the pumpkin soup, charcuterie board and all of the vegetable sides. The Brussel sprouts were the most delicious Brussel sprouts I have ever eaten. Our cocktails were made with care and panache. The ambiance is top notch. Lighting is exquisite and they have just done everything right in terms of design choices. I highly recommend this restaurant. Come early and have a cocktail in the courtyard.

C
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service with very professional and attentive staff and the meal was pricey but awesome.

j
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tyree was a great server recommending just the right food

a
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Great pastas and good wine list. The service was adequate but not good. The time between the pasta course and main was too long. My duck was okay and overpriced (and the server was unable to accurately describe the dish to me). My husband enjoyed his steak. TVs in the bar which are in view from the dining room muddle the ambiance.

OT
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very impressive customer service from valet to the dining experience. Top notch service.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is exceptional and the good incredible.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was great. The steaks were amazing. But, we had to wait an hour after our reservation time to be seated.

h
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We went to the Rec Pier Chop House for a special meal at the end of a holiday weekend. The Pendry hotel in which it is located is a spectacular luxury hotel akin to Marriott's Edition. The walkways are filled with beautiful art a lush greenery. The food at the Chop House was very good. We had the Pumpkin soup, a seasonal special, that was just delicious. Also had a big Caesar salad, halibut and brussel sprouts - each of which was very nice. While the food was very good - the service was only ok. The soup and salad came out at the same time. I suppose we're supposed to eat the soup while it's hot? The waitress knew her stuff and could recite the specials etc.... but had little happiness. Meh. The cocktail didn't come out until after we had the appetizer. None of those things are great sins.... but the prices at the Chop House are surely luxury prices - with the steaks in the $150 range. The hotel room was also at a luxury price. At that price range, I expect luxury service and luxury ambiance. Good or perhaps very good - but not awesome.

M
Baltimore
74 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The room was so loud, you couldn’t hold a conversation with the people at the table. 4 people came to the table when we sat down asking if there was anything they could get us. After that, it was hard to get our water glass filled. Food was ok but way overpriced.

GW
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great food, great space. As with most American restaurants I don't understand this incessant need to clear plates and bowls away while people are still eating. Leave everything until the last person finishes eating. Makes you feel that you're being rushed.

k
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great meal, great service. A perfect choice for a date night or special occasion. The pumpkin soup was a stand out.

RK
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Toto, we are not in Kansas anymore!
Oh my what a wonderful experience.
As a proud Baltimorean, I couldn't stop smiling.
Exquisite interior.
Wonderful, friendly but efficient and warm service. Go Danny!
Food so good I wanted to get a room and come back the next day.
Thank God for Under Armour and Kevin Plank - Great Baltimore citizens.
Way to go!

T
Baltimore
57 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

While there was drama outside of the control of the restaurant (patron collapsed at their table requiring an ambulance) This had an impact on the quality of the food (steak was cold) and the service. I would generally have expected more from a restaurant that charges these prices. In addition, when I sent my medium-rare steak back because it was cold (having sat while the drama noted above ensued) it came back heated up however was no longer medium rare and was a little tough. Generally for these prices we would be more inclined to go to the Prime Rib in the future for our Anniversary dinner.

S
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Wayyyyy too salty!!! Told our waitress but got no response from her or the kitchen. Could never go back

OT
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The service was not very good and the food just above average for the cost.

OT
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Atmosphere is always incredible. The hostess was beyond exceptional, remembered my name from the reservation and even said goodbye using my last name with formal politeness. Made a great impression. The food always comes a bit short of the atmosphere but it’s a trade off that I’m willing to accept on occasion. The service makes up for the over cooked eggs on the benedict and cold hollandaise. Overall, I continually recommend this spot to the average diner.

OT
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food4service2ambience5

Requested two glasses of champagne to be waiting at table when we arrived. Followed up twice prior and it didn’t happen. We had to ask for them when we arrived. Extremely frustrating! Also had to ask waitress to switch out my white wine glass for a red wine glass based on the wine I ordered.

a
New England
98 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The Rec Pier Chop House is a beautiful restaurant in the gorgeous Sagamore Pendry Baltimore boutique hotel. The service is spot on but the food is just so so. The cheese board and the ricotta appetizer were delicious but the dinners were over cooked and lacked flavor. The signature crab pasta dish was overdone with the jalapenos!

M
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak I ever had! Service was spot on, atmosphere was wonderful.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go-to spot for a special occasion. You cannot beat the food, service, ambiance or location.

LK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect regarding our dining experience on 9/21/2019. The service was impeccable as was the ambiance and our meals. I hope to go back very soon!!

JM
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Food was bad. No Gluten free options. Restrooms were dirty

OT
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is outstanding. They helped to make my wife’s birthday dinner the ultimate experience. They’re very helpful and accommodating as the party grew larger the closer it got to dinner time. This is a place you’ll never forget. We loved it. Thank you!! Thank you!!

JC
New England
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I travel to Baltimore on a regular basis. When I am in town I always make a point to have dinner at the Rec Pier Chop House. The staff are wonderful, atmosphere is beautiful and the food is always outstanding.