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“Wants to be posh - fails to be posh”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Red Maple

Red Maple
Ranked #1,080 of 2,007 Restaurants in Baltimore
Price range: $20 - $40
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: Since opening in December 2001, red maple has become the place in Baltimore to experience the modern lounge vibe. Exotic cocktails, Asian inspired tapas and mod-lounge sounds echoing off of a unique retro-modern architecture are the products of our passion for creating this vibe. Located in the historic and cultural district of Mt. Vernon, red maple offers a critically acclaimed fare, resident and guest djs and an atmosphere that will lounge you deep into the night.
Baltimore, Maryland
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207 reviews
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“Wants to be posh - fails to be posh”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2012

The Red Maple is one of those places that tries real hard to be exclusive and posh, but unfortunately falls far short of this. The prices might be posh (aka overpriced), but their door policy is far below par (rude) and their staff is at times incompetent. It is normal for an exclusive, high end bar/club to have a dress code, but where Red Maple slips up is in the way it communicates this at the door. I personally did not have a problem getting in, even though I am not American, but the door man was rude to some people before my group. The real exclusive, posh clubs make sure their staff is polite yet strict at all times. Once you are in it is decently nice for a club/bar in Baltimore, but definitely falls short in comparison to establishments in NY/DC/LA/London.

In short: a disappointment if you are used to the level of 'posh' clubs in London/New York/Los Angeles/Washington that Red Maple is desperately aspiring to belong to.

  • Visited February 2011
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“You have to dress up a little but tapas are really good. There are lots of different seating options as well and they...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2008

You have to dress up a little but tapas are really good. There are lots of different seating options as well and they have a decent happy hour.

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“Ugh! Pretentious & clubby. No jeans allowed if you're into dungarees.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2008

Ugh! Pretentious & clubby. No jeans allowed if you're into dungarees.

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“fun but uncomfortable seating”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2008

fun but uncomfortable seating

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“Super cool space.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2008

Super cool space.

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