Monarque

4.7
420 reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Atlas Restaurant Group presents Monarque, a French steakhouse in Baltimore's Harbor East neighborhood. Chef Marc Hennessy's menu features dry-aged steaks, fresh seafood & modern takes on French classics. To complement the menu, Monarque's beverage program is highlighted by over 500 French wine labels.

Striking a balance between transporting guests to another time and place while being rooted in the present, Monarque hosts an exciting rotation of acts on stage every weekend including dancers, singers, musicians, contortionists, sword swallowers, poets and more.

The restaurant promotes a mature environment with artwork and entertainment that is only appropriate for adults. Only guests 18 years of age and older will be permitted to enter at all times.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 420 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.7
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was amazing! I loved everything about it

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DavidW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An amazing experience - will repeat shortly.

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Swanyramblings
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a fantastic night. Food was incredible. Drinks were delicious. Performers were fun to watch. Everyone was dressier than expected. Was seated on time. Very loud and a bit difficult to hear each other but doesn’t impact experience.

DL
DameanL
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2022
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Overall good. Atmosphere was great. Food was delishous. Rather expensive. Our seating wasnt the best to view the performances. But we still enjoyed the experience

MW
vipMichelleW
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

AMAZING dinner experience. The food was outstanding, our waiter was accommodating and attentive and at the atmosphere was amazing! We ordered quite a few things on the menu and enjoyed every single thing! There was a jazz band playing, which was a fun touch. Definitely come here if you're in town for a weekend!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great time and ambiance was perfect

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CandiseC
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I celebrated my 35th birthday, the ambiance was great. The food was AMAZING! The entertainment was great. Would definitely go back!

NT
NikT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great location, excellent service, overpriced food, and extremely noisy.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We received a gift card from a friend and went with another couple who had a gift card, so we spared no expense! The service was impeccable and the show was quite entertaining. Definitely an experience. We slipped into the Elk Room for a drink before dinner and would highly recommend that as well.

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vipArturio
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Jacob and Keith are the best bartend

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience5

My family and I have trying to come here for over a year. We wanted to come on a Friday where we could see the show. We have been here before where the service and food was excellent. We understand that people stay to see the show but we waited over an hour in the bar area. We didn’t enjoy the apps we ordered there because there is literally no room to eat and there are people hovering/reaching over you to take photos of the dancers (all relatively understandable for what this place is known for, but made us uncomfortable due to covid). We were then finally sat in a corner where we really couldn’t view the show.

Our server was wonderful and the food is so great. Just wish reservations we had to make over a month in advance were honored.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was an amazing experience. Performances were on point and top notch. Food was great but It was a little salty but I like salt so it wasn’t a problem for me. Overall I highly recommend this place. I went on a Friday night.

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Dria
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Monarque was great and will certainly return. ISSAVIBE!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s great for special occasions and friends get together.

SB
StellaB
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My only issue was that I ate WAY too much. The corn pudding was delish as well as the passion fruit crepe soufflé.
My main dish was short rib and it was fork tender with a delish wine reduction.

TL
TomL
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience3

The food is good, not great, and way overpriced for what you get. The atmosphere is nice but extremely loud. I’ve been to concerts that weren’t this loud. It’s not pleasing to have to yell at your date. Our server was very good though.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Amazing food and exciting atmosphere! Truly enjoyed the evening.

LS
vipLizS
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Go when there is a show, food was delicious!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Was nice for my boyfriend’s birthday but the music was a bit too loud to have a conversation

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5Food3Service4Ambience3

9:15 reservation. Not seated until 10:30. Apparently managers have been overbooking reservations purposely

JH
JamieH
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We started off with oysters and shrimp cocktail, both were fresh and delicious. For entrees we each had the duck frites cooked medium rare. It was perfectly cooked and tasted wonderful. The specialty cocktails are a little expensive but they are interesting and taste good. We had very good service with multiple people making sure everything at our table was going well. One critique, the tables for two are a little too small, the menus take up the entire table. Make sure you stay for the burlesque performances which are after 9:30 on Friday and Saturday! Oh and dress up! This is a nice place, show off your best dress, leave the jeans and t-shirts at home people.

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PSmo
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

When I say...Magnificent time! I absolutely loved the Performance, Atmosphere, and Service.

MC
MoreCheesePleese
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The ambiance was perfect for my birthday dinner. The service was impeccable. I had the Rib Cap on special, the tuna tartare for an appetizer, and the corn pudding as a side. The corn pudding was out of this world. The fluffy crepe with passion fruit meringue was so interesting and delicious. My boyfriend had the truffle chicken which was also very tasty. The cocktails also impresssed!

JM
JamesM
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Fun - but expensive night out. Overall


We enjoyed the entire dining and entertainment experience . Our waiter was lovely and knowledgeable with the description of how the various dishes were prepared . The entertainment was absolutely over-the-top and the talented group of musicians made the evening joyful and uplifting !!! The appetizers were delectable. Our only criticism is that some of the dishes were too salty. The crab was extremely salty and The rack of lamb dish was too salty as well. The sauce prepared for the lamb was too salty (not the lamb). If Monarque offered dancing for patrons it would be fantastic !!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The BEST hands down!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Keith was wonderful and great company at the bar! Great Christmas Eve dinner! Food and staff were amazing!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

My son‘s girlfriend had the Dover sole but it was really over cooked. The potatoes Dauphinois were excellent, Along with the French onion soup. Our bone in ribeyes were good but to be truthful, not as good as what I had a few weeks prior. I think it was overpriced in general.

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vippickydiner
Baltimore
37 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful special occasion restaurant. Will definitely return. Food was well prepared and delicious. Enjoyed the live music which wasn’t too loud to interfere with conversations. A bit expensive for food but not unexpected but drinks could be a bit more reasonable AND considering the total amount spent, valet parking could be provided at no additional cost!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our experience went above and beyond expectations! A special thanks to our gracious waitress Emily along with the host and chef for making our night extremely memorable!!!
We’ll be back!

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vipRicks
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great time with excellent food and entertainment. Would definitely go again!

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KathyS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful ambiance and delicious food! The potato dauphinois and the pot de creme were particularly delightful. The entertainment was fun and it was lovely to have dinner punctuated with acts.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I celebrated my 40th birthday at Monarque Baltimore, we had a great time!

LG
LeeG
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

It was an interesting experience, although the noise level discouraged intimate conversation. The food was good but not spectacular, the entertainment was amazing. Ask for a table near the stage.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Their steaks are ALWAYS perfect… temperature, seasoning, and quality wise! It never disappoints!

JK
JoeK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Monarque is a perfect evening. Can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything about this place is awesome…it is a little loud so I would sit next to your date if possible to make chatting easier. Will definitely go again!!!!

MZ
MikeZ
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great night. The food, service and entertainment were amazing.

RG
vipRobertG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The food was very good and the entertainment was quite exciting.

JK
vipJamesK
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every aspect was perfect. Great menu, drink list, wine list. Food cooked to perfection. The wine we ordered was not available but our very knowledgeable sommelier suggested a beautiful substitute. I absolutely loved Monarque. My new favorite steakhouse in Baltimore.

FAQs

Monarque is rated 4.7 stars by 420 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.