Bas Rouge

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Contemporary European
Bas Rouge is a modern European restaurant offering an impeccable integration of fine dining, a world class wine list, and elegant service. The high style and gorgeous interior offer inspiration in one of the Eastern Seaboard's cultural and historic gems, Easton, Talbot County, Maryland. The dining experience is refined, and the dishes are characterized by their polished adaptation of traditional Viennese and European classics, with ingredients from the finest local purveyors and farms.
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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal with superb service.

MA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch on a rainy day in Easton. Bas Rouge is part of a street of upscale dining options. Stepping inside was like entering a French Bistro. Fun, colorful floor tiles set the scene for a lovely escape from the dreary weather. Menu had a lovely cauliflower soup that was a perfect antidote to the cold day. Delicious bread was served with individual butters sprinkled with sea salt. An extra offering of bread would have been nice. I was surprised the sea salt flakes weren't offered instead of the salt shaker on the table for the rest of the meal. Excellent burger, perfectly prepared was a great lunch option. Hand cut fries were served with it. Ketchup and burger sauce were both provided. Service was top notch.

BR
Washington DC
153 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines lunch was superb. Great starters, main courses, assistance in selecting a wine all made for a wonderful experience. Chance is a highly professional and friendly server. Five stars!

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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RC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Has the charm, service and quality of a hidden gem somewhere in Europe. The level of professional service is so very high and the kitchen so very good.

EH
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch at Bas Rouge. I'd been there previously, but the others in our party had not and they gave it high marks. Service and food were impeccable. Wonderful place.

T
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience2

It pains me to write this review. As usual the food was sublime. Wait staff impeccable. And then modern humanity intruded and the situation was poorly handled.

Parking is very tight on Federal St. In front of the restaurant is a medium sized parking space. Along comes an XL size SUV that after hitting the pick up behind it at least 8 times while trying to wedge itself into the space comes to rest ON THE BUMPER of the pick up. Front of the house staff watched the spectacle and then greeted the guests warmly

Time passes, pickup truck owner returns and sees his situation. Into the restaurant he comes looking for the responsible party. Staff did nothing to diffuse the situation. Nor did they act when the SUV passenger yelled obscenities at another dinner who was simply bemused by the drama.

Very disappointing experience.

l
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quite honestly, among the best restaurants in the world. Paolo and I have dined at top restaurants in many countries. I have not had better food, presentation, service...anywhere: NYC, Milan, Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, Venice, San Francisco, DC etc
Bravissimi Thank You
We will be back soon

C
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best in Easton? By a country mile

Best on Eastern Shore? Show me better

Best in State? Might well be

NM
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service with a warm and inviting atmosphere. Had higher expectations of the food. While my Dover sole was delicious, the heavy/buttery cream that surrounded it on the plate was too much. Turnips as the side dish were impossible to maneuver to cut without flying off the plate.
A simple garnish and/or simple veggie would have been better. We will try again.

JF
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite, Elegant, Delicious
just a few of the words that come to mind
We celebrated my Mother's 86 - she was mightily impressed
We are very fortunate to have this NYC level restaurant in our little town

L
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant! My guests were glowing at the overall experience. Food is divine!

B
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal. We didn’t know it was formal and were underdressed, but we were shown gracious and warm hospitality all the same. The food was exquisite, the service flawless, and the dining room gorgeous. Great wine list, too. What a find!

BR
Washington DC
154 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We continue to love Bas Rouge. On this day, the starters were the show. The oyster vol au vent and the agnolotti were absolutely fantastic. The coq au vin was very good, especially with the table side service by the chef. My scallops were slightly underdone and I was disappointed. All in all, a very good experience. Thank you.

FM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Expensive. But worth it. By far the best in 200 miles. Go for a special occasion like a 25th anniversary

S
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time visiting Bas Rouge. Always a wonderful experience! The food is spectacular as is the service and attention to detail. Love this establishment!!

CB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bas Rouge deserves a Michelin star. Superb food and incredible service. A very special dining experience.

EW
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic dining experience. Just like dining at the best restaurant in Vienna, Austria, and worth the comparatively high price. Go and celebrate.

LC
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Overall, we enjoyed the experience. Our main complaint was the coffee.
It was definitely not to our liking, and was not very warm when served.

To us the food ranged from excellent to good depending on the course.
We were not at all impressed with the food that was given to the ladies as
a parting gift. It might have been better to omit this gift, although
we appreciate the thought.

The staff were extremely hospitable. We liked the room.

Overall, we could think of other local restaurants where the food is, at times, just as good, and the
prices somewhat lower, but the real bummer was the coffee! Does anyone on the staff
drink coffee? Cost is not a big deal to us, but it did make us think that everything would
have been to our liking, and this was not the case.

We will return sometime to see how things are progressing. We do think that Bas Rouge is
a positive addition to Easton.

Overall, we felt that some other local restaurants offered

MW
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Intimate, elegant, and attentive without being stuffy. Service and meal were more than expected. Great place to visit.

S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautifully designed restaurant where you can sit and hear one another. Great for conversation and dining. Food was good not great. We had higher expectations.

The wine list was extensive but really very overpriced. No real selection for a reasonable bottle of wine for lunch. 80 dollars was the cheapest bottle we could find. I’m originally from NYC and am a foodie so I know good restaurants and even in NYC I can find bottles with wider range from 50-70 dollars. There were only 3 tables occupied in the 2 + hours we were there.

LH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

"Bas Rouge" had old world service, an extensive wine cellar, and excellent cuisine. We were greeted with a glass of champagne to celebrate our Anniversary, then we both had oysters roasted in a brioche shell for our appetizer; it practically melted. I had Dover Sole with warm radishes, parsnips and meniere sauce; Rob had Prime Rib with whipped potatoes, and we had several glasses of a Red Bordeaux blend. They had the best bread basket and it's a good thing the pieces were small, because I sampled 3 kinds.
We lingered over coffee and dessert (warm truffle cake) with no pressure to leave. As we left, they gave us a pretty embossed bag with a menu of our dinner and a small bag of warm madeleines. It was a very special evening and a real treat.

NOTE: our server was a young, beautiful woman, whose very charming accent we could not place; we thought it might be French. The Sommelier was attentive without being overwhelming, and seemed to appear at just the right time. It has been a long while since anyone other than my husband or son held a chair for me, but every time I got up, I came back to find someone waiting to extend me that courtesy. Everything is done right.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What an outstanding dinner. We went for our anniversary- and were enjoyably surprised from amuse bouche through dessert. We will definitely return!

j
Washington DC
89 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The door was opened for us and we were greeted warmly. There were only two or three other tables occupied when we arrived. But, they have a LOT of employees. While it is awesome to basically have your every need met, when they weren’t busy, they stood in a line behind and in front of the “bar”. I felt like an animal on display because they all kept looking at us. I realize it was probably mostly to be sure your drinks were filled, etc. But, it was disconcerting to me, as I hate to be the center of attention. My husband switched seats with me so I’d be facing the sidewalk instead of the kitchen area. This made me feel a LOT better. The food was all very good. I’ve definitely eaten a better tasting filet mignon, and my husband thought his wiener schnitzel was breaded a little heavily, and I wish there were at least one more choice for dessert, thus the four star review. The highlight might have been the warm and tender madeleines given at the end of the meal. To. Die. For. We left with two small pound cakes as a gift that we enjoyed the next day as a snack. I look forward to trying it again when we are in Easton.

DJ
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful dining experience. Food and wine spectacular and quite frankly a good value for the price.
Easton is lucky to have a restaurant of this caliber in its town.

RH
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most creative and innovative dining places on the Eastern Shore... with service that’s unmatched anywhere. This a great splurge place.

BB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salmon was superb, paired with lobster, and the tuna tartar topped with caviar was magnificent. We had a table for two on the window at the front and had no problem with noise or other conversations. Our anniversary dinner was all we hoped it would be.

OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner here for our 25th wedding anniversary!
We were greeted with complimentary glasses of champagne which was such a nice touch! Our meal from beginning to end was superb! We ended the evening at The Stewart for champagne and ice cream! By far the best dining experience I have had in a long time! I can not wait to go back! Kudos to Chef Harley Peet and staff! Absolutely wonderful experience!

r
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. The service and atmosphere were outstanding. We savored every bite on every course.
Great place

k
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just when you think it can't get any better.....Absolutely the best restaurant for multiple miles around. Always exceptional but dinner last night was a notch even above that. I had a wagyu beef thin sliced appetizer that was to die for. Husband had wonderful goat cheese ravioli. For mains, I had risotto with duck confit and he had lamb. Both were creative, outstanding and perfectly prepared. (oh and dessert was the cheese course and a chocolate tort with this amazing burnt marshmallow sauce. You have to taste it to get that this was something you now want to eat every week on every dessert. The service is, as ever, professional in every way but never stuffy "you are so lucky to be here tonight" in that classic annoying NYC way (we live half the time in NYC). It reminds me of the best places like Blue Hill and Via Carota and Little Owl. Great food. Great atmosphere. Great staff. Bravo and so glad they are here.

MW
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food; just extraordinary. Chestnut risotto to die for.

K
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

While my husbands salmon appetizer as well as his salmon entree was outstanding my Wagyu burger while requested medium was served well done. All in all we love this restaurant and have only been there for lunch but we do have an upcoming dinner reservation.

LG
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bas Rouge is a restaurant that is sophisticated without being snobby. The staff is friendly, and polite without being intrusive. I love that the portions of food are not huge, so that you don't feel stuffed at the end of the meal. All the dishes are presented in a creative way, too, and everything I have had has been absolutely delicious! All this in a beautiful setting! I love it! I wish it were open more often than just two days a week.

PN
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and ambiance! We will be back soon.

SF
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at Bas Rouge is always a beautiful experience!

F
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience as always!

c
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bas Rouge works hard a making your meal perfect. Excellent service, beautiful surroundings touched off with nicely presented perfectly prepared courses.

LG
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

In your reservation process you ask if there is a special occasion and I said it's my wife's birthday. Since there was no acknowledgment I'm wondering why you ask.

MM
Baltimore
122 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection from the selections on three course menu to the china, silver, glassware and linens to the impeccable service by the servers, maitre d, and manager. Bas Rouge is a place where you DINE. Starters of tuna tartare and lobster ravioli are what others try to do but Bas Rouge EXCELS at raising the bar on these delightful dishes. If the Dover sole is the special, treat yourself. Plating is just beautiful and portions are perfectly sized. A complimentary glass of port to celebrate my dad's birthday was lovely and appreciated. AND, if you arrive early for your reservation, head to The Stewart, just a few doors down, where they only serve single malt scotch and champagne. A treasure. Both experiences (they are owned by the same folks) were well worth the 1.5 hour drive from Baltimore. Looking forward to our return visit.

SR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bas Rouge had come highly recommended by friend and we were not disappointed. We agreed that it was one of the best meals we've ever had. Delicious and beautifully presented. We can't wait to go back!