BAROAK

3.9
141 reviews
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$30 and under
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BAROAK is a casual neighborhood cookhouse handcrafting locally-sourced burgers & frites and Maryland-inspired fare. With an inspired selection of local craft brews and a distinct energy pouring from inside onto the outdoor patio, at BAROAK, comfort is always on tap.
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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food! Great service, wonderful food presentation and pleasant outside seating area. The restaurant was not very busy. Best meal I have had in Annapolis. We had Maryland crab soup - perfectly flavored with a bit of spice and chunks of lump crab. The main entree salmon was perched on top of a sweet potato half with spinach and cauliflower and red pepper garnish. Everything was cooked just right and the flavors were a perfect combination. I look forward to returning next time I am in Annapolis.

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TL
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I Love Baroak I Hope they’re around forever it’s a great place and the staff is amazing The Servers Name Guy and Terrick are phenomenal the Cooks were Amazing Rob and Mike and also Troy who worked the buffet station..

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CW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Mother’s Day brunch had a lot of choices and the food was good. Our reservation was for 10:45, but they were not ready until 11.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

They weren’t ready for brunch and we had to wait 20 minutes for them to finish setting up. Service was okay but then the credit card machine broke and we had to wait for a long time while they tried to fix it. It never was fixed and we had to leave our credit card number on a piece of paper. Not good.

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J
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

Came on Mother’s Day and was not advertised that it was a a Mother’s Day Brunch at a cost of $45/person. Our reservation was set for 10:30 am but no one could get seated til 11:00 am. The food prepared was cold although it was under a heat lamp. No servers came to the table when we were seated and when they did they did not advise of the layout for the buffet. Staff was not organized and handled too many tables and could not focus on each table. Food was ok but not worth $45/person. After bill came the credit card machine was down and they could not process payments. Would not come back here on a holiday.

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AS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Went here for a dinner with friends. The burgers were delicious and spectacularly inexpensive given the happy hour deal. This place is definitely a great value

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M
Washington DC
79 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 5Ambience 3

No mussels early on a Friday night
And very stale very salty greasy potato chips

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LA
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I went to brunch with my boyfriend, and we loved the restaurant. The restaurant is so open and modern. It is comforting and decorated well. It is a very large open space and it creates a very nice ambience. The resturant is well-lit and fairly quiet, and it was a nice place for a brunch date. We both would highly recommend it. I got the three-egg omelette , which I enjoyed and my boyfriend had the breakfast burger which he said was delicious. The restaurant also has really good, fresh coffee. I would love to come here again.

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KC
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

The food was delicious, but the service was lacking. We had been there before for brunch and it was terrific. Not sure if the service was different because it was for brunch and not regular dining.

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G
Adelaide
16 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good fixed menu for Easter. Give them a try for your next holiday experience

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MD
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good food - a little pricey for what we got, but great service and VERY dog friendly!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place. Excellent beer list.

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CE
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Baroak's food is great and I would recommend it with the caveat that service is truly hit or miss.

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VZ
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We went to enjoy the happy hour, offered every day (including weekends) from 4-7. It's a great deal - 1/2 price burgers and 1/2 price craft beer drafts. (There's also a 1/2 price deal on wine, but I'm not sure what's covered.) The burgers were excellent, and the beer selection is strong.

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Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We enjoyed the professional and efficient service.

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LJ
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I appreciated the fact that they held Brunch for our party even though our reservation for for 1:30! Chef Maria was fantastic and gave us the option to have pancakes or French toast, which was superb! The gentleman at the podium was very nice and engaging when we arrived! 1 person in our group wasn't feeling well and the staff was very attentive to that! We have decided to go back again for brunch just earlier!

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SG
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The house made chips and dip are excellent. Both of our meals were very good. There was a large party in the dining room the day we were there and it took a big longer than normal for our food to be delivered, but our server unexpectedly brought us a glass of wine on the house. Very nice touch!

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F
Baltimore
40 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

So much better than what we’ve come to expect from a hotel restaurant in terms of quality of food and service, and ambience. We’ll be back for the veggie burger!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

I ordered the Caesar salad— it tasted great, but the presentation was weird with the big hunk of lettuce falling off both sides of the plate. And there was a little too heavy hand on the Parmesan. Salad dressing very nicely done .. not too heavy. The flatbread was a great size to share after the big salad, but the sauce was a tad sweet to my taste. Lovely service.

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CW
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

They tried...HARD. However, I haven’t waited tables in 30 years and think I could have done way better. There was a band, which was really good, which was a saving grace. However, they delivered our food to another table, brought food at different times, and the totally wrong dish was ordered. The hotel and beer list are lovely, though.

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LE
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Everything was nice but our food took forever to receive. In fact a group setting next to us were seated well after we were. They finished & paid before we revived our meal. They waitress avoided us. We had to flag her down to see what the hold up was. Otherwise everything else was nice.

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ST
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Food was good, but service could have been a lot better.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 4

Christmas Day dinner.

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LF
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Went in on Christmas day. Luck they were open! The menu is upscale bar food. I had a BBQ burger, which was pretty good, but a bit pricey at $16. I didn't care for the crab soup much but others at my table liked it.

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f
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

They were “out” of gluten free buns which made the kids have to alter their dinner choices. A few of us got steak and cheese sandwiches and they were decent except the rolls were not fresh. They were also $18 and there was not much meat. So way overpriced. Poor value. Service was spotty

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

2nd time dining here. Really enjoy it. Small menu but no complaints. Mussells fromage bleu was fantastic. Drinks were a bit pricey but overall very good experience.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Thanksgiving.
It was a last minute reservation for my mother, sister and I. The meal was a buffet. Appetizers consisted of crudités, baked Brie with cranberries and oysters Rockefeller. All were very good. Granted we were the last seating but several of the steam trays were empty and we had to notify the staff. They were responsive and apologetic. The food was very good but not exceptional. The poor guy at the carving struggled because of a dull carving knife but managed to give me adequate cuts of turkey and roast beef. Desert was a flourless chocolate cake which was very good as was the apple pie.

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BH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a birthday celebration during the middle of the day. Very quiet

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KJ
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Sat outside since a nice night so fairly quiet. There was live music in the main dining room so louder but nice atmosphere. Service was great and the burger was really good.

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SB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great local option located in the Lowe’s hotel lobby. Tasty eats. We enjoyed a yummy burger, salmon entree, crabmeat dip, marguerita pizza along with tasty beer and an Italian blend red wine by the glass. Everything was yummy. Service very attentive. A hidden treasure. Cheers!

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G
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

We went for brunch. We were sat and asked what we would like to order as we were sitting down. We had not even seen the menu yet. The menus we got were not brunch menus. We asked if they were doing brunch and were told by the server “yes of course”.

Well can we get the brunch menus?

“Ummm ok”

We saw quite a few people having brunch foods that were not on the brunch menu. When we asked if we could get that we were told “yeah sure”. Why it wasn’t on the menu I have no idea.

The food was very good but the experience was just so odd. Not the best relaxing brunch we were hoping for.

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DW
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We went to BAROAK for dinner on Mother's Day. We had to wait a little longer than we would have liked for our drinks, but, overall, it was a very nice experience. I would recommend BAROAK.

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MN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

Extraordinarily slow service! The flatbread margarita pizza was soggy and had no flavor. The potato chips on the table with the dip were very salty and greasy. It might be a good place for happy hour daily from 4 to 7.

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LH
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great evening. Crab dip was phenomenal, and lobster roll was authentic New England😋

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C
Baltimore
63 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 4Ambience 1

Dined on a recent Saturday afternoon prior to a local concert. We had made advanced reservations through Open Table for booth seating but the unfriendly host said upon our arrival that our request could not be accommodated without further explanation, even though we were dining at 4:30 and the place was barely populated. We ended up seating on barstools (alert- that's the only way you can get the happy hour prices). Baroak seems to have an identity crisis - it doesn't know whether it wants to be a restaurant or sports bar. It was pretty much the latter - noisy open kitchen, NBA games on the TV's and zero background music to drown out the noises and lend some atmosphere. The food is standard bar food style - burger was good but unspectacular, salad so so. Our server, Daniel, was friendly but his grasp of the menu was a bit lacking. Likely won't be racing back anytime soon.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Lamar the server was great! We should have just had one of their specialty burgers that looked great. We went for a crab cake and steak dinner. They just weren’t that good.

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LB
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really enjoyed dining at BarOak; ended up eating there twice actually. The staff is so nice and accommodating; had part of our party running late, and they were great about pushing out reservation a few minutes.

Big beer selection, custom cocktails - also enjoyed the food options. Would recommend this to anyone staying in Annapolis for a more upscale bar/restaurant.

Space in the restaurant was also great, didn't feel like we were on top of others while dining.

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BM
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our first visit was for Annapolis Restaurant week. Food was delicious, service was great. It was quiet on a Sunday night.

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IL
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Very good restaurant for hotel. Consistent food quality and good choices overall. Dinner and Breakfast had very good options. The wait staff was very attentive at dinner, less so at breakfast.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Sunday night before MLK day and the place was dead.

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