Of Love & Regret Pub & Provisions
Taps: 23 / Bottles:
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 20 | Reviews: 10 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by DRBiser:
4.39/5 rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
Had dinner last night with a good friend who just moved back to Baltimore -- sat at the bar and was extremely pleased with the entire experience. This is a top-notch establishment and a solid addition to the Baltimore restaurant scene as well as the beer scene. If you like Jack’s Bistro, this place is for you. And obviously if you like any Stillwater products, this place is also for you. The vibe on Thursday at 7pm was nice with a mix of locals, beer geeks, and a bit of the smartly-dressed happy hour crowd. They have a few longer tables that either can be shared or can serve larger parties. Last night they had both going on.
Staff: Can’t get much better. Even dining at the buzzing bar, service was class and professional. Many familiar faces from Jack’s which I enjoyed. All staff very knowledgeable about all products, not surprisingly. All members of bar-staff eager to chat about Brian’s recent endeavors as well as any questions about the menu. To the points made by the previous reviewer, Ryan and Leigh are indeed pleasant to chat with and knowledgeable. I don’t have the Maine connection, but what a great duo to run an establishment. Good people they are.
Food: pig ears - crunchy, light, delicious. Don’t be intimidated! Really good. shrimp and corn fritters – wow. Then we each got burgers and were very pleased. All burgers on croissants. Not sure if this is the right medium for croissants given the juicy burgers, but man they are still tasty.
Beer selection/pricing: After all, this is why many of us venture to this establishment...there was a fantastic selection of Stillwater beers and the choices of brewers to compliment the Stillwater draughts were excellent (can always see what’s on tap online). Bottle selection was heavy on Evil Twin (understandably so given the excellent relationship between the brewers), so just being hyper-critical I would say a touch more diversity would be nice? But that’s being picky! Stillwater beers are not cheap and without a doubt that's the main reason I don’t drink them more regularly, so $7-8/pour is expected...but perhaps too much. However, they offer half-pours for all draughts which is great.
I live in Fells Point so if I was going out solely to ‘taste’, naturally the spot for me is Max’s. However, I will gladly make the easy trip anytime they have something new/interesting on tap, for dates, with friends, etc. Highly recommend and I will be back.
EDIT: Brian and Ted have parted ways. I respect each of these guys separately and loved the duality of creative forces, but this is still a bit of a loss
06-15-2012 14:38:30 | More by DRBiser
More User Reviews:
2.48/5 rDev -39.7%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 1 | food: 3 | $$$$
I feel like the points I gave this place are misleading - it is much worse. The parts are far superior to the sum of the whole. The food is good but was expensive. It is also small (but with some of these Baltimore places that is to be expected) so can not fault them for that. The issue I have is with the beer and wine. This is supposed to be the home of Stillwater yet the prices are higher than the other area bars and the pours are less. If you look at the menu you can stomach the cost but once you see the oz no way. I also feel like the beers are just the normal beers. Again, other bars, get better selection of his collaborations. We also had a glass of red wine, which is also on tap. The section was non existent (basically red or white) and the cost was high. In addition, the red was cold (not cellar temp but cold) it is stored in the same place as the beer.
This place is a complete waste of time and money - can't say there was much love but certainly a lot of regret.
07-10-2014 17:54:35 | More by Jono0284
4.41/5 rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5 | $$$
I came here for my Birthday for Brunch on 6/29/14.
The place is easy to find up on Brewer's hill across from the Natty Boh tower. The sign is visible on the corner and the parking is available on the street.
We walked in to a mostly empty place a little before noon. We were greeted in a frienly manner and seated in a sunny spot by the window. The menu for brunch is nicely varied and my wife and I both enjoyed breakfast items -I had the Bavarian benedict and she had the frittata with sausage and cheddar. The atmosphere is nice- sort of trendy and open with a modern/rustic theme with some farm type items deorating the windowsill.
The beers were all great and the selection is nice incorporating a good amount of house made beer and some imports/hard to find stuff too. The have the upstairs bar/bottle shop which carries a lot of great lambics and stillwater bottles. I would recommend this place since the food, service and beer are all top notch I had a great time sampling beers and cocktails.
06-30-2014 13:47:44 | More by Slatetank
Of Love & Regret Pub & Provisions in Baltimore, MD
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