With a new season and executive chef comes new menus for Hotel Revival’s Topside, a rooftop restaurant and garden bar overlooking Baltimore’s cityscape, and Square Meal, a farm-inspired neighborhood market and restaurant serving breakfast and lunch. Executive Chef Scott Hines joined Hotel Revival in March with new recipes in mind and a fresh vision for the hotel’s food and beverage program.
“The new spring menu at Topside is inspired by local and seasonal ingredients that are fresh, light and flavorful while the new menus at Square Meal feature a wide array of selections, including vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options” said Chef Hines. “I am excited to be launching my journey and first menus at Hotel Revival.”
With years of experience under his apron, Chef Hines brings culinary expertise to the year-old hotel. The new dinner menu at Topside features a variety of small plates, including several fresh seafood options such as, Lobster Chowder ($10), Mussels ($15), Clams ($15), Oysters ($16), and the colorful, Crispy Octopus ($14), topped with chorizo, baby scallops and candy cane beets. Other small plates include Lamb Ribs ($14), Confit Duck Wings ($13), Chicken and Foie Gras Corndogs ($12) and the Grilled Piggy ($12), a brown sugar pork belly with fermented coconut, mango and pickled mustard seeds.
Entrees on the new menu include a Crab Cake ($32) accompanied by lemon potatoes, asparagus and avocado-celery slaw; Gemelli Pasta ($14/$24) with morrel mushrooms, English peas, rocotta salata and sorrel pesto; Rockfish ($29) dressed with wild mushrooms, ramp soubise, baby corn and brandade; and a 34oz. Tomahawk Steak ($95; feeds 2-3 people) with lemon potatoes and grilled asparagus. Menu items are available as vegan, vegetarian or gluten-free.
Square Meal, opened daily for breakfast and lunch, launched new menus in March. The new breakfast menu features local ingredients and vegan and vegetarian options. Square Meal’s new lunch menu presents two salad options, a soup of the day, and several sandwiches, including a Chicken Salad Sandwich ($13), Fried Catfish Sandwich ($13), Crab Cake Club ($18) and a Short Rib Pastrami ($14).
Topside opens at 4:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. On Sundays, the restaurant serves brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Square Meal is open for breakfast and lunch on Monday through Sunday starting at 7:00 a.m.
About Hotel Revival
Hotel Revival is located at 101 West Monument Street, in the heart of Baltimore’s historic Mount Vernon neighborhood. The 107-room, 14-story boutique hotel is contributing to the renewal of the area through a vibrant guest experience, thoughtful design, and new restaurants and signature bars. The property embraces Mount Vernon’s notable history of art and culture by featuring an extensive array of local artists and artisans. It also embodies Baltimore by showcasing local products, the city’s history, and native cuisine. Square Meal, the hotel’s signature restaurant and market, and Topside, its year-round rooftop restaurant and bar, each showcase the distinct flavors of Baltimore and the Chesapeake Bay. Revival offers four event spaces, totaling 4,000 square feet, accommodating a range of guests, from 10 to 200. The hotel was developed by Denver-based real estate company NuovoRE and is the first Baltimore property under Two Roads Hospitality’s Joie de Vivre brand. For more information, please visit www.jdvhotels.com/revival.
About Joie de Vivre Hotels
Since its founding in San Francisco in 1987, Joie de Vivre Hotels, a Hyatt brand, has made curating authentically local and eclectic experiences its signature. Each one of Joie de Vivre’s hotels is an original concept designed to reflect its location and engage the five senses. The brand has a collection of boutique hotels and resorts in California as well as properties in Chicago, IL, Washington, DC, Baltimore, MD, and New York. Joie de Vivre Hotels is establishing its foothold on the East Coast with two new properties in New York City — Hotel 50 Bowery and Park South Hotel — and the now-open Revival at Mount Vernon Place in Baltimore, MD. Follow @JDVHotels on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for news and updates. For more information, please visit www.jdvhotels.com.