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“Fantastic pre cruise dinner!”
Review of Maisy's

Maisy's
Ranked #46 of 2,039 Restaurants in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Betw. E. Pleasant St. & E. Saratoga St.
Transit: A short walk from most downtown hotels, use Baltimore City’s FREE Purple Line Circulator buses (going North-exit 305 Pleasant Street & N. Charles Street or Going South-exit 317 St Paul and Saratoga Street)
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“Fantastic pre cruise dinner!”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

This is a hidden gem not far from the inner harbor. We had the Buffalo Wing pizza and also a Pepperoni Pizza. They were the best wood fired pizza we've ever had! Very decent size and reasonably priced. Ambiance is wonderful. Nice place for a romantic dinner but also kid friendly (though no kid menu). They had great drink specials when we were there. Highly recommend Maisy's!

  • Visited March 2013
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Northampton, Massachusetts
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“Maisy's puts the 'charm' in Charm City”
Reviewed March 27, 2013

My family and I are in Baltimore for my mother's brain surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Needless to say, it is a very stressful and challenging time for my family and me. After a very late night at the hospital, we returned to our hotel (The Monaco, a Kimpton property), hoping to go to the hotel restaurant B&O Brasserie. Unfortunately, because of the late hour, Edward (the host) explained that they had stopped serving food and immediately suggested Maisy's a few blocks up. "The owner is a good friend", he said, and "It's where we go after work..." Emotionally drained, tired, and hungry, we walked like zombies up the street... and...we are thanking Edward and our lucky stars that we did! Maisy's charming twinkle lights that adorned the red awning beckoned to us--a welcoming beacon amidst the surrounding dark storefronts. From the moment we walked through the door, we were embraced by Maisy's comforting 'neighborhood bar' atmosphere (we later discovered Maisy's has many regulars!). The long glass lamps above the bar and the brick oven were aglow--a warmth that was matched by our server, Leslie's smile as she greeted us. Let me emphasize: Leslie's service alone is worth a trip to Maisy's. She truly understands what it is to provide quality customer care. She is attentive (without hovering), makes great menu recommendations, and added cheer at the end of our very trying day. She told us that Maisy's prides itself on making patrons feel like family. She was successful. On our first trip, we hospital zombies sought comfort food. We ordered two brick over pizzas--a Margherita (with the house Pomodoro sauce, house mozzarella, and basil leaves) and the Olive Tapenade (with tapenade, red onion, feta and goat cheese crumble, and arugula) and two salads (the House and the Greek). This meal hit the spot. We pride ourselves on being pretty savvy foodies and we all agreed that Maisy's got all three essential pizza components spot-on. Crust was a nice combo of being crisp on the outside with a nice chew on the inside (a perk of being baked in a brick oven). The pomodoro sauce was delicious and the amount of sauce on the pie was just right. The cheese was also well applied without going overboard. The specialty pies run around $14 and are well worth it with 8 perfectly sized slices each. The salads are well dressed with a variety of mesclun greens, olives, tomato, cucumber, and feta cheese so that no bite is the same. Not wanting to leave out a nod to the bartender, my Dad thoroughly enjoyed his gin martini (up straight with a twist). We left Maisy's with our bellies filled and our hearts warmed--telling Leslie we would see her again. After another long day at the hospital, we returned the following evening. (When we turned to each other to ask: "Where should we go for dinner?", the decision was unanimous--"Maisy's!") Leslie greeted us again like old friends--remembering to ask about our loved on in the hospital and our drink orders from the night before. We ordered the crab fondu as an appetizer. (In Baltimore, you have to have crab at least once, right?) The warm bread and the large piece of crabmeat in melted gouda hit the spot. Again, we felt comforted from the inside out by Maisy's food and staff. The owner, Matt Helme, has a lot to be proud of and came to clear our table himself. Leslie then came to tell us that Matt wanted to offer us a desert on the house as a 'thank you' for being return customers two nights in a row (and now, members of Maisy's extended family)! We were so touched by this kind gesture. We selected the brick-oven baked apple crisp with caramel drizzle and vanilla ice cream. One taste, and we melted faster than the ice cream. Maisy's has been in business for 4 years and is named for Matt's daughter (who has a hand drawn "Reserved for Maisy" sign on the wall). Matt, we are big believers that good things happen for good people. We know you will be in business for a long time. My mother is due to be released from the hospital in a day or two and we will be bummed not to have Maisy's down the street anymore but, you can bet we will be taking her to meet Leslie and the crew on our next trip to Baltimore. Thank you for showing us the 'charm' of Charm City.

  • Visited March 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A New Favorite on N Charles st”
Reviewed February 28, 2013

As a regular visitor to this area on business I have tried several local restaurants. Maisy's is definitely on my list of favorites. It has a nice 'neighborhood bar' atmosphere, friendly staff, and food prices and menu are reasonable. Food ratings are mixed - the appetizer salad was great, but the main course only average (salmon and spinach). On the plus side any restaurant playing Led Zep and Dire Straits has to be OK!

  • Visited February 2013
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Annapolis, Maryland
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A Hidden Gem in Downtown Baltimore”
Reviewed February 27, 2013

This is an all around great place. The comfort of a neighborhood pub + so much more.

I have been here several times and have never had a bad lunch or dinner. The wait staff and bartenders are friendly and actually care that everything is good.

Food: If you have ever been to Rome and had pizza rustica, Maisy's brick oven pizza is about as close as you get.

The NY strip is also good, and

The meatloaf is unbelieveable.

In a nut shell, I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a great atmosphere and consistently good food, drinks, and service.

  • Visited February 2013
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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
153 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Good vibe, food, and beer selection”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

We had dinner and drinks here, and really liked the atmosphere. The food was really good, and there are enough options for older kids that worked well for us as a family. Great beer selection, they know how to offer a varied listing that appeals to us beer snobs. Crab Fondue is not to be missed, and the wait staff is great. I think our server's name was Leslie, she was fantastic.

Visited February 2013
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