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The Black Olive

814 S Bond St, Baltimore, MD 21231-3346
+1 410-276-7141
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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“fresh fish” (38 reviews)
“black olives” (111 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Gluten Free Options
814 S Bond St, Baltimore, MD 21231-3346
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Most amazing meal with beautiful weather! Everyone loved their meals (crab cakes, rockfish, and salmon) and cannot wait to go back. I think these might have been the best crab cakes I've ever had. Will go back to try them again!! ;) Our children (ages...More

Thank skk7715
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been going to the Black Olive since it opened, and a decade or so later it had remained one of my favorite fine dining restaurants, so I can't help but be disappointed at the ways in which it has declined. I arrived last...More

Thank ProHistorian
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Excellent food, great service and a friendly atmosphere. Servers are very attentive. Large groups are most welcome.

Thank rdgcans
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

We are really confused with the recent negative reviews. The service was friendly and efficient, the food was outstanding and came out hot. The stuffed calamari was delicious, and my wife loved her grilled bronzini. If moma is happy, I am happy. We will definitely...More

Thank popiX9
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We went with friends who had always wanted to try this spot. We had not been in several years. It was a disappointment. The space looks old and tired. The wait staff was adequate at best. We did enjoy some nice cocktails and a decent...More

2  Thank BmoreFun
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

We started with a rarity--reasonably priced parking in Fells Point! Our server took us on a fresh fish tour--no prices mentioned. The grilled octopus salad was delicious. Our friends had a standard Greek salad. We each split a good sized branzini, which was reasonably priced....More

1  Thank RonFG
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

We went there for a date night a few weeks ago. The restaurant wasn't busy yet service was extremely slow. Their baked fresh fish was really good. The appetizers were just OK.

1  Thank WorldTravelerDC1
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

We were excited to try this week established Greek restaurant. Was very disappointed. Service was terrible. Everything took forever and it was not crowded. $25 appetizer plate of humus, tatziki etc was served with 5 little pieces of olive bread. Olive bread was very good...More

2  Thank Chrissy E
Reviewed 7 March 2017

nice birthday dinner with good friends. wonderful selection of fresh seafood, well prepared foods. service somewhat erratic, one initial server followed by a variety of others some of whom were accessible others not so much. Meals very tasty but not as classic greek as expected....More

1  Thank daderdoc
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

We had 7:15 reservations last Friday night. We were seated and the water was poured. No one came again for 10 minutes. We were about to leave but a waitress came over and asked if we had been helped. We said no and she apologized....More

1  Thank Sue R
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Response from twinetime | Reviewed this property |
still time to switch to a more fun spot.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
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12:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 814 S Bond St, Baltimore, MD 21231-3346
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore>  > Fells Point
  • Neighbourhood: 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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