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“Excellent seafood” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Black Olive

The Black Olive
814 S Bond St, Baltimore, MD 21231-3346 (Fells Point)
410 276 7141
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Ranked #145 of 1,817 Restaurants in Baltimore
Price range: $31 - $50
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Fells Point
Cross street: Shakespeare
Description: A classic Greek Psarotaverna (fish tavern) set in the charming Fell's Point historic district since 1997. Serving world class seafood and Greek specialties using the finest organic ingredients. Specializing in whole fish filleted table side. Extensive wine list selections and private wine cellar dining to complement the bold flavors of Executive chef Pauline Spiliadis who bakes the best bread daily. You will be transformed from the cobblestone streets of one of America's first seaports to a a Greek island. The tender octopus and the grilled stuffed calamari have developed a cult like following. It is clear that the special relationships with the world of winemakers brings selections that are not found many places in the world. The first to introduce farm to table and organic ingredients to Baltimore. Serving lunch and dinner daily.
New York City, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Excellent seafood”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A consistently excellent experience. Greek/mediterranean appetizers are a wonderful complement to fresh fish. One of the highlights of the experience is the viewing of the available dinner options--you get to see the whole fish on ice and choose which type you want. The fish are simply cooked with mild seasonings and, of course, olive oil. The wait staff is attentive and friendly. Ideal for a romantic evening, business dinner, or group dining.

Visited December 2013
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Annapolis, Maryland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Delicious food on a cold winter day...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Enjoyed lunch on New Year's eve in this charming, small restaurant. Whole Fish was fantastic, as were appetizers. Highly recommended if in the area.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Shanghai, China
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44 reviews 44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“A wonderful dinner!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful meal at the Black Olive. I would encourage you to visit them if you find yourself in Baltimore. The atmosphere and staff are outstanding you won't be disappointed. I reccomend the lamb.

Visited January 2014
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Massachusetts
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Fresh whole fish”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

If you like fresh, whole fish, this is the place to be. They have nice wine. Only house liquor - not name brand like Jack Daniels. Nice salads and appetizers also. Very good lump crabcake.

Visited December 2013
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Philadelphia, PA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

I wasn't quite sure about this restaurant because, although it gets great ratings, the website didn't do much for me. But it was great! Great cocktail menu (although the beer menu was lacking), great appetizers (we got the appetizer sampler, with four spreads which were delicious), and great fish (we got the fresh whole fish, served with a delicious lemon-herb-oil sauce and surprisingly good roasted potatoes and veggies).

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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