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Artful Gourmet Bistro
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Ranked #1 of 134 Restaurants in Owings Mills
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Lakeside Blvd.
Description: Enjoy a contemporary, upscale eatery in the heart of Owings Mills. Join us to experience the best in Bistro Dining- sophisticated cuisine, artful ambience, personal service and a full array of wine and cocktails to complement the market fresh fare. Serving lunch and dinner from an eclectic gourmet menu, there is a dish to satisfy every palate. Join us in our dining room or patio, or call ahead for a great carryout meal.
Reisterstown, Maryland
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Must Try!”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

We ate outside and enjoyed the late summer evening with delicious food and fantastic service. It could not have been any better!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Denise R
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“the best food EVER!!! hands down!!!!”
Reviewed August 14, 2013

I loved everything about this place, the food was like art and it taste like heaven! the waiter was awesome and he kept a smile and he was so nice. We had a large party but he never broke a sweat! I'm actually thinking about coming back to MD on my personal time just to eat here and I'm 2 hours away! loved it!

Visited August 2013
Thank tiffany b
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Westminster, Maryland, United States
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“E X C E L L E N T !”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

We had been to the Artful Gourmet Bistro on one other occassion and were pleasantly surprised at how good the food was! We decided to give it another try and the food was as good if not better than our first visit. The place is very colorful and inviting and the staff is very helpful and pleasant. If you can, ask for Paul.....he was our waiter and was so pleasant and helpful. Great Personality!
The food was delicious and HOT! So good! Everything we had was wonderful including the desserts! OH YEAH! Don't leave without trying the desserts. The Pimlico Cake is amazing!
Overall, our experience was E X C E L L E N T! I guess You get the picture! We will definetely be back!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank JBL1150
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Annapolis, Maryland
1 review
“Amazing Surprise”
Reviewed July 20, 2013

I had read the reviews but was still wondering if the high rating was compared to other restaurants in the area. To my surprise the dinner I had, as well as my 3 guests, was amazing. Our rating is not in comparison to area restaurants, since our party included people party from LA and NYC, but based on our diverse experiences with fine restaurants. We each selected different entrees and equally ranked them as oustanding. Highly recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank MRP6424
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Level 6 Contributor
359 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
“Not the same”
Reviewed July 18, 2013

Not from the area but I had lunch here once about a year ago. I remembered it being a great place and decided to go back with a friend while in the area for business. I had high expectations and was looking forward to a nice relaxing lunch. Unfortunately...it was far from relaxing! In fact, right from the start it was rather confusing. No one in the front to greet guests and explain the lay of the land. The couple in front of us told us you order at the counter and pointed to the back of the restaurant. I preferred to be waited on so this was a huge negative for me. So... I kinda felt rushed to order rather than hold up the line. So far this was not the relaxing lunch as I visioned. I ordered the special salad of the day which was with coconut shrimp ($15). My friend ordered a salad also. Both meals came with a soda. I don't drink soft drinks and asked for coffee...but no...coffee was extra. The one girl offered me the coffee anyway which would have been nice if she remembered to bring it to me like she promised. We took our number for our table (that is how they find you when your order is ready). You are given a cup for beverage and a crowded little area is where you fill it. Once we sat down we realized we did not have napkins or silverware. Had to get up to get those...but the bins were empty...had to find someone to refill the silverware. Sat down again and forgot to get a straw for my water....up again. By this point I just gave up on reminding the girl about my coffee. My salad was okay. The 3 scallops were very good. Overall I thought a $15 salad should have wow'd me. Our bill was over $30 and I did not think the value, nor dining experience was worth it. I guess I have to find a new place when in the area.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Shersei
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Julie R, Owner at Artful Gourmet Bistro, responded to this review, July 26, 2013
Hello Shersei,

Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback on your recent experience dining with us for lunch. We regret that we did not meet your expectations for service. We will review your feedback with our staff to ensure that stocking and service are maintained during peak dining hours. Our lunch service format in the main dining room is a more casual, counter service arrangement to accommodate a faster lunch option for those on a lunch break or seeking a causal meal. We do offer full table service during lunch on the bar side of the restaurant. I apologize if the sign in the front was not clear regarding the options for lunch dining. The entire restaurant is also full service during dinner hours as well. We hope that you will return and give us the opportunity to serve you again and exceed your expectations for your meal. Thank you again for your feedback.
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