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The Black Olive

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814 S Bond St, Baltimore, MD 21231-3346
+1 410-276-7141
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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“fresh fish” (40 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
814 S Bond St, Baltimore, MD 21231-3346
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant during attending a conference in Baltimore. The octopus salad and the grilled calamari with stuffed cheeses were great appetizers. Then we both ordered Branzino which is very similar to the Turkish Levrek. We finished our dinner with sharing Loukmades. Our Persian...More

Thank Bora E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch at the Black Olive in late March. The food was excellent, the service cordial and professional and the restaurant itself quite lovely. Our three course prix fixe meal was very well prepared and quite tasty. I started with the feta and tomato...More

Thank sjf09
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

First off -you can smell the fresh baked bread before you even enter the restaurant. It was very tasty crunchy crust bread. The bread alone would get me to return. We had the appetizer for four of assorted Greek dips. It was wonderful. They have...More

Thank Lyndsi A
Reviewed February 28, 2018

I have always LOVED the Black Olive, but with some new menu items it has blown me away! They have always been very attentive to picking local and organic ingredients for their veggies and I even saw the owner recently buying ingredients at the Sunday...More

Thank Zoe S
Reviewed January 3, 2018

The food was delicious at the Black Onion. We had dinner there and loved everything about the restaurant. It was small, quiet, cozy, and had great ambience. The service was excellent with our waiter taking us to the kitchen window to look at all of...More

Thank Arch68
Reviewed January 3, 2018

Black Olive used to be my favorite and "go-to" restaurant in Baltimore. I have been there a dozen times. This last visit, however, was most disappointing. The fish selection was limited - and the service was very, very slow. Almost inattentive. My friend's salmon was...More

Thank RightField
Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

The service here is slow and fairly attentive. Situated in a converted residence on a cobblestone street. The food more than makes up for it,down to the homemade bread. Mainly fish,boned at tableside,greek dishes galore. Worth a visit when in Baltimore. Short ride from harbor...More

1  Thank maven75
Reviewed October 6, 2017 via mobile

It’s been a favorite of mine for years, but tonight the food wasn’t good (tasted fishy) and the service was terrible. The Boss wasn’t there. Was that why? So maybe if I go back, I’ll be sure to confirm that he’s on patrol.

Thank Hal013
Reviewed September 20, 2017

One of the top dining places in Baltimore-Food excellently prepared-delicious-presented beautifully- The lamb shank was mouth watering- The visit was well worth the price-A must stop when visiting Baltimore.

Thank 849lawrences
Reviewed September 18, 2017 via mobile

This was one of our favs with one/two visits per year. The last visit was a disappointment. The menu seems to be the same but the way everything we had was prepared in different way and the change was not for the better (except for...More

1  Thank Rufus P
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still time to switch to a more fun spot.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
$31 - $50
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 814 S Bond St, Baltimore, MD 21231-3346
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore>  > Fells Point
  • Neighborhood: Fells Point
  • Phone Number: +1 410-276-7141
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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.
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