When deprived of flavorful sustenance, the mouth will often retaliate by shouting your bank-account number at sporting events or turning every sentence into a high-pitched jingle. Tame an unruly tongue with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of gastropub fare and drinks at The Reserve.
The Reserve's eclectic menu arrays out chic entrees, sandwiches, and salads that promenade across red carpet tongues on the arms of microbrews, craft beers, and wines. Patrons can observe the limits of their friends' selflessness as they politely race to grab shared bites such as crab sliders, two lump crustacean cakes in a dijon old bay aioli ($8). The knowledgeable staff can suggest a selection from a robust medley of wines to pair with entrees, such as the spicy basil veggie stir-fry, served over cilantro lime rice in a thai peanut sauce as spicy as a commencement speech given by Hugh Hefner ($13). Bites of the Angus-sourced barbecue beef burgers ($12), along with other bread-hugged sandwiches, test cheeks' elasticity or slide down throat waterslides with gulps of one of The Reserve's 16 beers on tap.
The Reserve’s exquisite cuisine and modern décor provide a first-class eating experience while the numerous flat-screen TVs let diners keep tabs on their favorite sports teams. Friday and Saturday nights are often spruced up with live music performances, DJ-mixed tunes, or steak-chewing head bobbing motions.
The new owners of The Reserve have made a ton of improvements to the building at 1542 Light St. -- inside and out.Erik Maza, Baltimore Sun, 7/31/09
I'm happy to report that… the Reserve can easily chew what it has bitten off.Mary K. Zajac, Baltimore City Paper, 12/2/09
SBIC/ West Federal Hill
1542 Light St.
Baltimore, Maryland 21230