Monarque

4.7
370 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

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What 370 People Are Saying
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4.7
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.3
Value
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Abbi
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a great birthday celebration. It was quiet on a Wednesday evening, but our food and service were phenomenal! Can’t beat live music too. Highly recommend Monarque and the Atlas group restaurants for special occasions as they do it right. Thanks for a great meal to remember!

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jale1975
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great experience here. The food was awesome! The staff was ver attentive to all our needs! Everyone was super nice! Can’t wait to go back!!!

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ArianaC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Filet mignon was amazing and those side of mushrooms were beautifully cooked! Highly recommend this restaurant for not only its food but also for the dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my 1st time here, I was immediately blown away by how helpful and friendly everyone that worked that nice was. People were going out of their way to make sure the evening went well. Then the show…outstanding performances from all acts. Entertaining and interactive, we really enjoyed it. The food was incredible, probably the best steak I’ve ever eaten. The drinks and bar staff also top notch, and the setting was perfect. I will recommend this experience to everyone.

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vipBridgetteP
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing in every way! Excellent food, superb service, outstanding ambiance. 5 stars.

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Hayes
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, service, food, drinks and entertainment.

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JordanS
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great, show was fun! Definitely will be going back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Found the skate to be chewy. French onion soup was good. Asparagus was excellent. Piano player was nice. Serve was very good.

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ManuelaS
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delightful, I ate the duck and it was nice and tender; husband had a ribeye, said it was just okay, not better than his fav restaurant 😆; dessert was superb (crepe and sundae); been french myself, I enjoyed speaking French with coco, one of the coordinator there and overall, the french cabaret atmosphere and the DJ after the show was such a nice touch; will go back;

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent, the entertainment was great as well
Amazing service, overall a great experience for our anniversary celebration.

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MichelleH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

It is very loud- which I get to a degree but turning the music down a bit would help

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Seated promptly for dinner around 6. Food comes out quick, and was good. Drinks were also good. Server was attentive. Place was loud and the performances were ok. It seems they are having trouble managing the tables and want to rush people out between performances. The trouble here is communication. Don’t come over after we are nearly done and order one last round of drinks and say hey can we relocate you to the bar area, where there is no where to sit, and we will cover the drinks. It’s rude and inhospitable. If you know that your goal is to move guests along set a time limit upfront or let them know upon arrival or early in the meal that you would really like to accommodate other guests reservations blah blah. I just don’t see how this is my business..don’t imposition your guests because you have poor planning and communication.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Absolutely loved Monarque..food, atmosphere, entertainment, everything. The only negative thing I can say is we arrived early for our reservation. Hostess told us we could wait at bar and they would get us when our table was ready. 15-20 minutes after actual reservation time I had to go to hostess, our table had been ready but for some reason they forgot to tell us. Other than that minor issue we had a wonderful time!

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mommie4them
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The restaurant is fabulous. I can’t say enough good things about it. Food-Devine. Service-Wonderful. Entertainment- Enchanting. Do yourself a favor and Please go here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fun and fascinating ! Don’t recommend if you are trying to visit and catch-up .. but then go someplace else If that is what you are linking to do! An evening of great food, laughs and entertainment !

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RussellB
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Steaks were fantastic, server (Emily) was superb, and the live entertainment was so much fun! Definitely will visit again!

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Acovi006
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Although my steak was burnt it was good and we saw a great show.

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Maryland
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

The atmosphere was cool and the food was excellent. Over-priced but you're also not paying a separate cost for the entertainment, so it's understandable. Drink list was good and the service was excellent. The show was average, not what was expected based on the description and the 2nd set of dances seem to be college students... not burlesque dancers, which is what I was told was being performed but was not the case. I'd go again, but I want the entertainment to be what is expected, otherwise, I'll go elsewhere, and probably not as costly.

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AntionetteB
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything about my dining experience was absolutely top notch! Highly recommended.

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Jasmine
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience4

Skip this place unless you’re interested in poor service, long wait times, and communicating with rude managers. The ambiance is cool abs the dancers are entertaining but nothing else is worth the hassle. Additionally, you apparently cannot reserve a table unless you plan to eat an enteee even though this policy is not outlined anywhere on their website or open table. My party and I went to Monarque for drinks, small plates, and desserts since the only time available me was 9:30 and were told that we were “taking away a space from customers who might be eating” even though we had a reservation. It was an odd experience since most restaurants require a reservation to even set foot in the establishment due to us being in a global pandemic. I found the manager who explained this policy to our party to be extremely condescending and although she ultimately let us remain seated she was planning to make us give up our table. Additionally, once our server learned that we were not planning on eating entrees, he rarely appeared at our table. We didn’t receive drinks until an hour into the reservation and had to flag down other food runners to get our check. Skip this one!

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JenniferS
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was beyond compare. Attentive and professional. Excellent preparation and presentation of food. Fish was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience5

Food tasted really good, server did an awesome job with drink recommendations. Downside is that we had a reservation but still had to wait standing for over 45 min for a table, it was so crowded and loud we barely could talk to each other.

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GraydonR
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience1

It was way too loud. If I’m spending that kind of money I want to be able to have a conversation in between performances. Nobody at the table could even hear the waiter. We got our appetizers before we got our drinks, it took forever. The crap was amazing but the lobster was over cooked and I didn’t like the butter sauce. It had way too much lemon flavor. Not worth the money at all.

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Disappointed
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

This is not a date night restaurant. Overpriced and way too loud for a romantic evening.

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vipRickR
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience2

Loved the vibe but the music is just too loud. You should have to scream to have a conversation at your table and you can’t even hear the wait staff.
You can crank it down a notch and still be trendy.

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BobK
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience3

The food was good, but the entertainment wasn’t impressive.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Place was nice. Environment makes you forget you’re in Baltimore. Cocktail French 75 was great!! Food…was so so. Burger was over cooked & not what I anticipated at all! I may try it again for something else.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Veterans Day!

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AmyL
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ambiance, live music on a Wednesday night, delicious!!

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Selina
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My boyfriend and I went here for our anniversary and everyone went above and beyond to make sure we had a wonderful night. Our server CJ was amazing and attentive, and the food was out of this world! I would definitely recommend Monarque place for date night or girls night out.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my wife birthday and she really enjoyed the food, drinks and live shows.

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DerrickW
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just simply amazing all the way around!! We will be back soon!!

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Sreller2
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Very loud. The entertainment was cheesy. The food was fair. Definitely not worth the price.

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AnnaB
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect classy dinner experience for my best friend's birthday. Food was excellent, staff was friendly and the performers were entertaining. The passion fruit crepe dessert almost brought us to tears.

The experience is not cheap, but we knew that well beforehand.

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vipAHJDVM
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A truly unique experience. the food was fantastic. The cocktails were great!. The stage show was so fun and great. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a great time. It is more expensive, but it is truly worth the time and quality of service and fun

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing Baltimore find . Could not believe this was right in our town! From the time we walked in it felt like it was going to be an experience.. live dancers & up close .. it was like I was in a movie. Our drinks were amazing & made perfectly. I had the short rib. Words cannot explain how good the food was. We will definitely be going back!!

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TrevorM
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Emily was a very thorough and knowledgeable server that guided us through our meal nicely and recommended great wines to pair with both our seafood centric appetizers and another great wine for our steak forward entrees. The crepe soufflé was absolutely amazing, a must have!! A bit pricey for us to make as a regular occurrence, bill was almost $600 for 2 with tip, but will certainly be back for a burlesque show soon! The pianist was good and not loud which made the ambience very nice and enjoyable.

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True
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I enjoyed the food as well as the entire experience, live music set the mood!

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MichaelS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent restaurant. Show was fantastic and the environment was very cool.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary and we had a wonderful time ! Kudos for the onion soup and the caramel chocolate pudding.. simply delicious! Waitress very attentive and awesome show!

FAQs

Monarque is rated 4.7 stars by 370 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.