Rye Street Tavern

4.6
751 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Rye Street Tavern is Chef Andrew Carmellini and NoHo Hospitality Group’s newest American restaurant located in Baltimore’s Port Covington neighborhood, adjacent to the Sagamore Spirit Distillery. Rye Street Tavern is a tribute to Baltimore’s mid-Atlantic roots, and the city’s industrial era that was fueled by neighborhood taverns and Chesapeake comfort cuisine. Chef Carmellini’s menu features locally-grown ingredients, farm-raised meats including his famous fried chicken, sustainable seafood and raw bar, and plenty of Maryland crab. Rye Street Tavern proudly specializes in serving American spirits, craft beers and wines, with an emphasis on rye whiskey and Maryland’s distilling heritage.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a disappointing moment every time we go there.

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vipalan9054
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Menu is fairly limited. The drink menu is very well done.

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BeauregardUlysses
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu with something for everyone. The wood grilled rockfish and gumbo were our favorites. Service was fantastic. Social distancing was observed and we felt safe dining inside or outside. The outdoor tent was spacious, heated and comfortable.

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vipBmoreFood
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent date night experience and service. It was our second time there and we were glad that we returned. The bar area seating was gorgeous and comfy. The music playlist was great. Awesome vibe overall and our server was very attentive and kind. I enjoyed the 3oz wine option, allowed us to taste without committing to a full pour. The rockfish and fried chicken dishes were outstanding, nice portions with plenty for leftovers the next day. Will have to save room for dessert next time. We also visited the Sagamore Rye shop after dinner and learned about the tasting sessions available, so we’ll have to return for that as well. This place is definitely a hidden gem in the city. Thanks again for a great Saturday night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good was good but a bit over priced

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vipWoot1
22 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Safety protocols are really good. Very impressed with how the restaurant is addressing these issues. Service and food were always very good!

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vipmwagner
Baltimore
52 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Wouldn't rush back. Loved the Patrick Sutton designed decor. The "special" swordfish arrived cold; the fried chicken was underdone. The gumbo was pretty good. The Moscow Mule was way too lime-ey.. couldn't drink it. All of these mis-steps were lost on our waiter, who was friendly enough, but just didn't seem to care much about our experience. Too bad. Really great spot.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
35 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner after a tasting at Sagamore next door. Food and service were exceptional!

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PatriciaS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

as always the food was delicious, our waitress was a delight and she made sure we were enjoying our meals.

Been there quite a few times. I'm sure there aren't many restaurants that can top Rye Street Tavern.

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vipPhillyexpats
Philadelphia
138 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat here a few times a year and always have a good experience. On this evening, during the Corona virus outbreak, we needed to get out of the house so we picked Rye St. We enjoyed the trout and catfish entrees very much and the cocktails were just how we like them. Great service and a pleasant night out.

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viptravelady17
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely decor, excellent service, creative menu

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vipcalypso
Washington DC
100 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fried chicken...yum!
Great service...fun atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was great! The seafood bake is large and delicious. The kale, greens and butter lettuce salad were so good.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best burger I’ve ever had.

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Tony
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was excellent, from the valet parking to the hosts to the server. All top notch. We loved the blue crab cocktail, and the drinks were perfect. My fiancee asked for a sangria, and because they didn't have one on the drink menu, our server was nice enough to have the bar mix something up. We had the lake trout and the red drum. Both delicious. We can't wait to return to try the rest of the menu.

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ESPE
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall1food3service5ambience5

We had a table of eight on a slower Friday night. We had to wait twenty minutes for the server to come address the table and take a drink order. After the drinks came the server left the table before we could order appetizers so we had to wait another fifteen minutes to put that order in. The terrible service was partially offset by the good food and cocktails but still no excuse for that.

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AbbyT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great drinks, great atmosphere! Petite desserts that prove to be "just enough".

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Except for the crab appetizer, no one enjoyed their food. Each main entree was disappointing.

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vipKMLee
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

This place is beautiful and the scenery is nice. The food was just ok and not really worth the price. Being from the south I was excited when I looked at the menu. Unfortunately, the food just didn’t make the cut. The fried fish felt mushy and the biscuits lacked flavor and the flakiness I’m used to as a southerner.

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vipcrystal
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Food was greasy. No kid friendly choices. Service was terrible. Will not be going back, ever.

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vipMatthewB
Vancouver
63 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great spot with excellent food. Innovative dishes that I would call comfort meets seafood. Service was a little slow but all in all a place I would recommend without question.

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JasonL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience3

No recommendation for a pre fix menu. This Valentine's Pre Fix menu lacked any luster. I have been here for brunch and it was great. However, for $75 per person, it was definitely not worth the drive, gas, time and money. It's a shame because Valentine's Day is supposed to be special. Not in my case.

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vipBarryW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch menu

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MeaghanG
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic brunch!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Out of main entree at 6:15 on a Sat nite. 🤔

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
26 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Beautiful setting and atmosphere. Unfortunately, the service and food experience was far from pleasant. While dining, one of the managers took it upon herself to train and literally berate one of the newer staff members on how to set up tables and serve, this went on for some time right next to our table. There goes the pleasant atmosphere. I also ordered a glass of wine with my entree and after I was almost finished, and asked several staff members if I could order a glass of wine, I decided to go to the bar and just order one myself. We could barley finish our meals as the seafood was way overcooked. The restaurant was not busy at all, so not sure what was going on. Lots of staff and many huddled in groups chatting, oblivious of taking care of customers. Such a shame, as this is a really beautiful and unique setting.....only wish a real management team would make the right adjustments, as whoever is running the show now has much to learn.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We started our night with the distillery tour which was excellent and had dinner afterwards. Wonderful night!

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ToddC
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner in the bar area...food was excellent. Drinks were perfect. Waitstaff was just the right amount of attention. We closed the place down, didn't want to leave.

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vipVegasuncle
Baltimore
88 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome looking place. Awesome service. Cornbread was amazing

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SharonA
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a brunch get together to celebrate a birthday. The menu was a bit limited but selections were good and everyone found their meals to be well prepared and delicious.

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Pinkie
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Good times as usual. Ceviche was amazing! Fish entree was a little bland but everything else: drinks, bread, appetizers, seafood bowl was excellent. A little noisy sitting on the bar side, but one of my fav restaurants for sure.

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diner08132018
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This restaurant is situated directly beside the Sagamore Distillery welcome center. The handcrafted cocktails are excellent; the bartenders treat cocktail-making as an art. Every dish we ordered was flavorful. My favorite dish was the fried chicken; it was juicy and hot, crunchy and not greasy. I only rated the food with 4 stars because the biscuits served along side the fried chicken were cold, and the "warm apple pie" didn't seem warmed but rather ambient temperature.

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BaltAZ
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fav place to eat and drink cocktails in Baltimore!

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JenniferS
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant!

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vipPamelaM
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently an exceptional experience. Been here many times.

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NicholasG
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate at the bar. Had the brunch menu. Great burger. Really nice environment. Great service.

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Locals
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First of all We appreciated the valet service. Very professional and courteous young people. We ate at the bar and also received top rate service. Dinner was fantastic and we will definitely return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Seated at bar areA... very drafty and service was friendly but a little slow

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Ricks
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Dood is wonderful and service is great!! I would highly recommend.

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vipBurgerhappy1
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The food was just ok for the price. We waited over 30mins for our main meal to arrive. Considering that this was a pre-fixed menu they fell short of our expectations. The saving grace was the service which was great.

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Rye Street Tavern is rated 4.6 stars by 751 OpenTable diners.

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