BRIO Tuscan Grille - Baltimore - Inner Harbor

4.1
558 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Special Occasion
  • Business Meals
  • Casual

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About

BRIO (meaning "lively" or "full of life") is a "polished casual" restaurant serving authentic, northern Italian cuisine. The subtitle, "Tuscan Grille" is descriptive for a menu that features oven-roasted steaks, chops, and seafood; similar to what one would find in an authentic ristorante in Tuscany. BRIO's philosophy of "to eat well, is to live well" is why they only use the finest and freshest ingredients. BRIO brings the pleasure of a Tuscan country villa to the American city. To learn more, go to www.BrioItalian.com.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Contemporary Italian, Steak
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Hours of Operation
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(410) 637-3440
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Private Party Facilities
No matter what the occasion, BRIO's private and large dining rooms provide the perfect backdrop for all of your special events. Our packages offer a variety of high quality, made-to-order Italian specialties sure to please! Our staff will provide a memorable experience for you and your guests!
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Private Party Contact
Manager: (410) 637-3440
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Catering
Bring your Brio favorites to your next event. Our catering menu offers large pans that you can bring to any occasion.
To plan your next event, view our menu:
http://www.brioitalian.com/menus.html
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Parking Details
Parking is available in the LAZ parking garage with entrances on Calvert Street and Light Street.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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GJ
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great experience, sorry they’re closing.

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j
Baltimore
46 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Thought we found a gem, close to our hotel only to find out this location is closing, tomorrow. They were out of certain things and short staffed, now we know why.
Sierra our server made the evening tolerable as did the warm chocolate cake for dessert.

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ED
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Sorry to see it will be permanently closing on November 4, 2018!

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d
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Our server was what made a regular restaurant experience exceptional. Sad to hear this location will be closing soon.

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EC
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always good. Too bad they are closing the Baltimore location.

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l
Las Vegas
63 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and service. The home made crackers are a great surprise. We LOVED our very personable waiter, Sidney. Too bad that they have now closed - lost the lease.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Philnominal food! Great atmosphere and perfect wine pairings to go with our meals. I would 110% come back to BRIO.

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MS
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great time celebrating my 16 year old daughters birthday. There was something on the menu for everyone. the server was a delight.

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BZ
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Had reservations but arrived to find they were overbooked and extended due to local race. Was told it would be 40 minutes wait at least. Ended up just getting a seat at the bar after 25 minutes. Bartender was great and overall experience was good outside of the lack of readiness for reservation

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RP
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We had a large party and the service was great. Really loved the appetizers (margherita pizza and bruschetta sampler). I would definitely try it again.

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DT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The restaurant was pretty noisy but great food / location / setting.

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NW
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 1Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

My party gathered for a surprise dinner party for my mom. I was excited because the menu fit very well with the type of food my mom loves. We had a party of 10 of our closest friends and family. Our server completely ruined the experience for us. She was extremely rude and she made a very rude comment to my mother and my godmother on two separate occasions. The server also made a very threatening comment to my godmother and my aunt in the restroom. Not only is that inappropriate, it is unacceptable. My best friend and one of our family friends did not receive side orders they had placed. We did not see our server after the food came out. She NEVER returned to our table. Our experience was very disappointing because it was my mothers birthday and she has been through a lot over the past couple of weeks so we were really looking forward to having a good time.
I did express my concerns to management and both Cesar and Forrest were extremely welcoming and friendly. I really felt like Forrest cared that we were upset and he went above and beyond to accommodate my party. I am grateful for Forrest and his attempt to fix the situation, but the damage was already done. Our server single handedly ruined our night. We had other plans that night but we all just decided to go home because our dinner was that upsetting, which was disappointing because my mother deserved a nice, stressless, drama-free evening and she was not given that.
It is unfortunate because the food was great but I personally value service more. The service we received was very unacceptable.

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W
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Birthday lunch

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CL
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I and my friends all loved our meal there. All the staff were professional, friendly, and accomodating. My gluten-free husband was happy to have so many great choices. Lovely decor and close to our theater!

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RG
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

My girlfriend and I had a wonderful time. The service was great and the food was delicious!

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S
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was amazing! Could not have been more pleased, definitely going again!

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MN
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Good, hearty, Italian food, good location... very good with daughter in wheelchair, good portion size, well presented food

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MC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Brio accommodated our large group with efficiency, accuracy, and wonderful humor. Thank you--we'll definitely be back!

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KW
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

it was ok. not bad not amazing. walking distance to a lot of stuff

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MF
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My friends took me here for my bachelorette weekend brunch and it was amazing and the server Sidney was OUTSTANDING I loved everything about this place and the decor was to die for!!! I will definitely be returning!!!

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MK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Sidney was our server for our table of 12 for my son's birthday. He was fantastic. The food (appetizers, salads, entrees, desserts) all came out at a very even pace. The meal did not feel rushed but everything kept moving. We came over to the restaurant from the aquarium so we were all hungry and thirsty. I would recommend requesting Sidney as your server for a large party.

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B
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Everything was excellent other than the alcoholic beverage, that bar tender did not know how to make a single drink. Foood was delicious, waitress was very friendly

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DO
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

Meal was ok could use a little more spice
My local Tisa Grill has nicer decor

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BD
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our server, Sydney, was fabulous. Great follow up without feeling like it was too much.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It was wonderful

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k
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good casual dining can get little dressed up but don't have to good food good prices not waterfront but just across the street from inner harbor. Friendly staff.

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s
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was delicious. Menu has the perfect amount of options. Can’t wait to come back. Service was good although I did order an itialian wedding soup and when I got home realize I never got it. Not sure if it was on the bill because my brother in law was kind enough to pick up the check.. the rest of the experience was so great not getting that soup will not discourage a return visit. My husband is a picky eater our waitress allowed him to taste certain things before it was served to him which was great!

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NS
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time eating here, it was fantastic. Food was amazing, our server, Sydnee, was great and he was very accommodating and brightened our experience. Would highly recommend. A bit pricey but for the food and service, definitely worth it.

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OT
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

FINALLY a restaurant in BLT that understands good service! Dinner was very prompt, food very good and we never felt rushed. This was such a find after a week of terrible service in other restaurants.

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L
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Surprisingly enough this was a great choose for our dinner last night. Tasty food at a reasonable price. Waitress for very attentive and did a great job. Would definitely recommend

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F
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

I think our waiter was new ......slow service. No bread. No offer of dessert, just gave us our bill. Food was decent. Wouldn’t rush back.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Good food, large portions

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R
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

We have visited BRIO during each of our visits to Baltimore. It has always been a favorite for our kids. This time, was another story. Our waiter, while pleasant, was not up to par. Our drink orders took so long to arrive that we were wondering if he had forgotten them like the bread. Our kids love the pizza. Unfortunately, the pizza dough was frozen and would not be workable for 45 minutes. The food took unreasonably long to arrive and we never did receive our refill for our daughter’s milk. It was a disappointing experience. We will not return.

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K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Six of us got together before the ⚾️ game and had a wonderful time, great food and good wine. This is the second time we have been here and will be back on our next trip to Baltimore!

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Waiters seemed hurried but gracious. Food was very well prepared

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NW
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

The food overall was good, not outstanding, but we all enjoyed our meals - there were 8 of us. The lobster bisque was really good. The pesto was okay, but really didn't have the traditional pesto sauce flavoring.
The creme brulee' is not good. Too eggy and did not have the hardened caramelized sugar as one would expect. Again, a decent choice when you need a table and you are in the harbor which is always packed. Call for a table as open table said they could not fit us in, but the restaurant said no problem.

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SR
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

very busy lunchtime crowd - waitress was lacking in service, no bread basket brought to table, we had to get up and get our own straws for drinks, food took 40 minutes to deliver

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FR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Manny, the sous chef is phenomenal. I have dietary limitations and he makes sure that I am accommodated and the food and experience are perfect. We come here often because of him.

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RW
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Food was ok. Pricing wasn’t bad.

Overall, it was just ok. Wouldn’t go again.

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SK
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic service, beautiful place

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