Information for Regi's American Bistro
Historically Hip Federal Hill
1002 Light Street
Fully Stocked Bar with 100 Bottles of Wine
$30 & under
AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Yes - from our website through Open Table
Brunch Sat & Sun: 9:30-3PM. Indoor & Outdoor Dining, Pet Friendly
Lunch Weekdays from 11:00AM-10PM. Fri & Sat 10AM-11PM. Sun 10AM-10PM.
Dinner Weekdays 5PM-10PM. Fri & Sat 5PM-11PM (Valet Parking). Sun 5PM-10PM.
Ride the free Charm City Circulator bus, purple route to stop 333 Cross St.
Market stop. Regi's is a short walk back up Light St. Or stop 332 Montgomery St. Regi's
is a approximately a 4 block walk south on Light St.
OR Walk the Baltimore Waterfront Promenade to Light St. Walk south on Light St. into
Historically Hip Federal Hill. Regi's is on the right.
Street Parking - Regi's is located in the heart of Federal Hill at 1002 Light Street
between E. Hamburg St. and E. Cross St. There is street parking on Light St. & on nearby
side streets, some free, some pay-to-park. Regi's offers valet parking on Fri & Sat after 5.
You can also pay to park in the West St. Garage at 40 E. West St. (1st hour is free.)
Lunch, Dinner & Happy Hour, Saturday & Sunday Brunch, Dinner Specials,
Year-Round Outdoor Patio Dining with Fan Mister & Heaters, Pet Friendly, Fireplace,
Full Bar - Cocktails, Wine & Beer, 3 HD Flat Screens with all Sports Packages, Takeout.
Highly Rated by Zagat 6 Years in a Row, Zagat Best Brunch 2013, Award Winning Jumbo
Lump Crab Cakes, Best Side Dish - A.J.'s Tater Tots (Baltimore Magazine), Open Table
Diner's Choice Award 2015, Trip Advisor 2015 Winner. Multiple Award Winning Brunch
with Full Bar & $5 Stoli Orange Crush.
Regi’s American Bistro was quite busy on a weeknight in January, and our server was friendly, calm and quick. Her efficiency and personality made for excellent service and a wonderful evening. She poured my companion’s Manhattan up right at the table, and it was superb. She brought us a basket of bread, soft on the inside with a delicious chewy crust and the most delicious fresh creamy butter. We also availed ourselves of the Thursday night special – half price bottles of wine from Regi’s large and varied wine list. Our Querceto Chianti Classico proved to be an excellent choice. As we settled in with our wine, we took in our surroundings – nice white paneling and brown ceiling fans, windows through to the bar and the outside patio dining area, and beautiful, interesting and original Baltimore art by talented local Federal Hill artist Crystal Moll.
We decided to try both the traditional Maryland crab soup and the cream of crab soup, and each had unique and delicious qualities. The Maryland crab soup had a spicy tomato broth and plenty of delicious crab and fresh vegetables. The Cream of Crab soup was rich and creamy with the gentle taste of sherry and plenty of crab. Both soups were topped with a generous garnish of lump crab meat, and both were superbly done and excellent! We also ordered AJ’s award winning tater tots – hot and crispy outside with tasty potato inside, topped with bacon and a creamy cheese sauce – flavorful and fun to share.
For our entrees, we had to try Regi’s award-winning jumbo lump crab cakes which definitely lived up to their reputation. My companion is a retired Maryland waterman, and he said Regi’s crab cakes were authentic Maryland crab cakes, every bit as delicious and authentic as his Dad used to make – loaded with delicious lump crabmeat, with parsley and butter, perfectly seasoned, moist and broiled to perfection! Besides exceptional flavor, there were zero shells. This is hard to do and shows the attention to detail of the preparers. In a town famous for its crab cakes, Regi’s crab cakes definitely compete for the best in town!
We also tried one of Regi’s Specials – the hearty short ribs of beef with delicious mashed potatoes and green beans, which was true homemade comfort food with its large portion of tasty and tender lean beef and sensational, flavorful gravy. On a cold January night, this was the perfect choice to warm you up.
We had a wonderful time at Regi’s American Bistro. If you want a real Baltimore neighborhood tavern/bistro experience with the added bonus of excellent and authentic Baltimore seafood dishes and other great choices, Regi’s is a must-try for visitors and locals alike. The crab cakes and crab soup are worth the visit alone.
What Makes Regi's American Bistro A Baltimore Harbor Guide Favorite, by BHG Staff