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Explorers Lounge

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Contemporary, Pub
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550 Light St, Harbor Court Hotel, Baltimore, MD 21202-6099 (Lee Street)
+1 410-234-0550
11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
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San Antonio, Texas
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

One suggestion: Have the chicken burger! It is delicious and savory! You'll be glad you did. Service was friendly and helpful.

Thank Friartuc
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2015

Simple breakfast, pancakes and coffee. Seemed to have a decent buffet if that's your thing. Service was quick, our waitress friendly, and food was good. Kind of pricey, but food quality was good and to be expected as it is in a quality hotel.

Thank Marc D
Pennsylvania, USA
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015

The food was good but the service was not good. We actually had to go ask for our slip to pay so we could leave, no one was coming to our table. We also had a wait for service as soon as we sat down as well.

Thank kbrumbaugh2
Chapin, South Carolina
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136 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2015

While staying at the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court we ate on numerous occasions in the Lounge. Two mornings we ate off the buffet. One morning I chose to eat off menu while my husband ate buffet. The chef was very accommodating since I asked for egg whites for my omelet and add lump crab, mozzarella and mushroom. Wow good! The... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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189 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2015

The Explorers Lounge at the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court boasts some of the best harbor views in the city. It's a classic, classy lounge. There was live piano music the night that we visited, and at one point one of the patrons broke into song performing a beautiful opera number. We tasted the crab cakes with a wonderful lite and... More 

Thank WAOM
Circleville, Ohio
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102 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2015

My family visited Baltimore and we were pleasantly surprised by the great oysters. I do not have high expectations for the food in restaurant hotels, but the food was very good and the service was excellent.

Thank Cara R
Hampstead, North Carolina
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151 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2015

Explorers Lounge is located inside the Royal Sonesta hotel where we stayed, and due to its location we found it convenient, but a touch pricey. While the location is the Inner Harbor of Baltimore (downtown in a major city), ultimately you can leave the premises and find more affordable eating nearby. Still, the lounge has a nice atmosphere and the... More 

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New Jersey
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2015

Very convenient because we stayed here. The food was really good and they had a big variety. The bar at night was a nice place to unwind and relax.

Thank deemcintyre
Greenbelt, Maryland
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2015

I was impressed. Hotel restaurants don't always pass the muster. This one does. The "Explorer" theme is very intriguing. We actually had the private little room and enjoyed the intimacy. Hubby liked his meal, I had the salmon - but did not pay attention to how it was prepared, was swimming in some type of salty sauce and it was... More 

Thank Ava S
Lexington Park, Maryland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2015

We were a party of five, four of us had the buffet and my Dad ordered from the menu! The Buffet was great, the service highly attentive, and my Dad enjoyed his ordered meal.The view of the inner harbor was terrific, a delightful place to eat!!

Thank Marylou P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$50 - $75
American, Bar, Contemporary, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 550 Light St, Harbor Court Hotel, Baltimore, MD 21202-6099
    (Lee Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore
  • Phone Number: +1 410-234-0550

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?