Baroak's food is great and I would recommend it with the caveat that service is truly hit or miss.
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.
We enjoyed the professional and efficient service.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Food was good, but service could have been a lot better.
Christmas Day dinner.
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.
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
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.
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.
It was a birthday celebration during the middle of the day. Very quiet
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.
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!
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?
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.
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.
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.
Great evening. Crab dip was phenomenal, and lobster roll was authentic New England😋
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.
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.
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.
Our first visit was for Annapolis Restaurant week. Food was delicious, service was great. It was quiet on a Sunday night.
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.
Sunday night before MLK day and the place was dead.
The menu is somewhat limited but the food is always great. Fantastic brunch, great burgers and flat bread pizzas, and good mixed drinks.
We were looking for a place on Christmas Day. I waited too late to book our 1st choice, so was happy to find them open with reservations available. I was hoping for their regular menu, but they had a buffet. The food was good, service very good. This was our 1st visit - planning on going back for the regular menu to try their mussels and frites. They validate parking so that was a bonus.
Second year for the Thanksgiving dinner. If we're around next year, we will be back.
Great for mussels. Frites not up to Belgian standards
We would not visit again. We were served expensive, poorly prepared dishes and bland burgers. When we raised concerns with one of the dishes, we were offered a free round of drinks, but still paid for the (expensive) offending dish. Pricing is just too high for mediocre quality food, especially considering the number of other available options nearby.
The service was impeccable and would be my reason for a return visit. All servers passing the table, lent a hand in keeping the table cleared, as it was very small for 4 people with drinks & food. My soup had condensed down & was very salty and unable to eat but the manager was quick to come over to rectify the situation. They were out of the seasonal beer that one of us ordered. Again, service was great!
Delicious short rib poutine. Wonderful frites.
We've been to Baroak several times, and we're always rather underwhelmed. It's ok--just not great. We waited to be seated for a while--one server finally said "I'll get someone for you." A man who appeared to be the restaurant manager (or hotel manager?) seated us--he was very friendly and professional. The prices are high for what you get. Our server's timing was off. We waited for a long time for drinks--in fact, we received our appetizer (mussels) before our drinks. When our server brought the mussels, I think she realized that we still didn't have drinks, as she brought them shortly after. They seemed to have been sitting at the bar. She opened my husband's beer and poured it too quickly into the glass, causing foam to go everywhere, spilling down the side of the glass. He had to wait to drink it because of the excessive foam on top. We received our entrees when we were only halfway through the mussels (and we weren't eating slowly). There was barely room on the table for the plate of mussels, pot, side plates, water glasses, cocktails, and entree plates...and the entrees started getting cold as we rushed to finish the mussels. The mussels were good. The entrees were ok--nothing to write home about. Wine is marked up 300% from the prices at nearby stores.
Food good, service bad
Great spot for brunch! I've been there a few different times now for lazy Sunday brunch, and they have excellent food options and a relaxed atmosphere.
We went to Baroak to celebrate my husband's birthday. He is a craft beer guy and was looking forward to trying Baroak. Our first disappointment was the beer selection. They were our of every beer my husband chose! This was extremely upsetting. Bud Light was available which is hardly a craft brew. I politely mentioned my disappointment to our server and was immediately informed that it isn't her fault. They were between releases and had run out of a lot of beers. The second disappointment has to do with the menu. I had chosen three possible options for my meal that evening from menus illustrated on the website. I was upset to find the menu was less than half what was shown online! I was able to order the third choice but found the menu limiting for everyone in our party. A manager did come by and was concerned about our experience. She offered another selection at no charge and comped the two beers my husbanded previously ordered. Although the manager came by to address the issues, which was appreciated, it was not enough to salvage the evening.
Poor service - the restaurant was nearly empty and there were at least 4 waiters, but no one was ever around when we needed a mimosa refill or needed to ask for the check. The brunch menu on the website was not what was available in the restaurant. They had a brunch buffet (not mentioned on the website) that was little more than a continental breakfast at a standard hotel. The buffet included boxed cereal. Not what I expected and not what the website advertises.