B&O American Brasserie
Bar open late, light fare and entreés available
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B&O American Brasserie Restaurant Review: Named for the legendary Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) railway line, and located in said railway’s landmark Beaux-Arts headquarters, the B&O American Brasserie looks just as it should: masculine and understatedly sophisticated. Think faux-crocodile walls, rich burgundy accents, and design elements based on vintage dining cars and Golden Age railway terminals. You may even luck into a train-oriented film showing on the big-screen TV. There’s more than atmosphere and nostalgia on tap, though; the upscale comfort menu utilizes eco-friendly ingredients sourced from local produce markets and boutique-scale farms. Chef Thomas Dunklin’s dishes are both hearty and elegant; signature choices include crab mac ‘n’ cheese, Pennsylvania chicken breast with cheddar-bacon grits, and grilled strip loin with smoked sweet potato purée. Sharable small plates and flatbread pizzas are also part of the mix, and potables are a big deal here; bartender Brendan Dorr is a top Baltimore mixologist.