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b, A Bolton Hill Bistro
b, A Bolton Hill Bistro

b, A Bolton Hill Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.b-bistro.com
  • Phone: (410) 383-8600
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, American, Contemporary European
  • Executive Chef: George Allen aka Big George
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: The best of b bistro offerings is available for your guests. Call and ask about catering and party platters. You'll get the personal attention of our house manager and chef. b bistro knows you deserve nothing less.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mosher
  • Public Transit: 3 blocks from the Mt Royal Light Rail stop
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Ample parking on the beautiful tree lined streets of historic Bolton Hill
A word from b, A Bolton Hill Bistro
Sample fresh, local and imaginative b bistro cuisine with a range of daily specials and an eclectic, non-fussy, and reasonably-priced wine list. Enjoy dining in Bolton Hill, one of Baltimore's most stately and historic neighborhoods.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "Great spot to forget you are in a US city. It feels very Parisian to sit outside, watch all the residents walk their dogs, and enjoy a wonderful wine list and small plate meal. There are many choices for full meals too."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We are frequent patrons of B Bistro. The food is always marvelous. The restaurant changes the menu throughout the year to "keep it fresh". No matter what, the meal and service are consistently excellent. One of us had the soft shell crab tempura and thought it was great. The garden salad with berries and feta was also a hit."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Our dinner was superb. I wasn't expecting soft-shelled crabs. They were the biggest and best I have ever had. We, of course, had to have some dessert. The pistachio ice-cream sundae with figs and honey is mind-blowing. It is the most amazing combination. Our server was so attentive and yet, not intrusive. b's, the bistro, is a restaurant we will return to over and over again. It never lets us down."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I can't find a thing to criticize about b. It's been a Baltimore mainstay for years and is truly a culinary gem. Never a bad meal, never anything but impeccable service. I don't live in the DMV anymore, but I make it a point to visit b every time I come home."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "First...make a reservation. Second...be ready for the freshest ingredients, a varied menu and truly excellent service. I do have a shellfish allergy so I was limited in what I could order, but my companions were very pleased. In fact, so was I."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "I invited a French friend on Sunday 7/13 to an early celebration of France day, and even though the menu was not really up to the occasion (not really a French menu) and the restaurant didn't have any mention of the special day, we did have a good time and enjoyed the food; simple brunch items, well prepared and nicely served. The bread pudding was outstanding. Maybe the Bistro part of the name is just a name and does not mean French restaurant..."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Delicious meal!! One thing was better than the next. The tuna tartar was amazing as were the mussels. The cheeseburger melted on your mouth!! Cannot wait to go back!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "food is always very very good.blt scallops are my favorite. very relaxed atmosphere."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Was looking for someplace new and different near the Lyric Theatre and fell upon B by just doing a restaurant search in Google near the theatre. The reviews and the menu seemed great and we were not disappointed. Some of the best soft shell crabs and rockfish ever. Very pleasant and attentive wait staff. And when it wasn't 95 degrees with chance of bad storms should be walking distance to the Lyric but easy enough to park near the restaurant and then park again. We'll definitely be back."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We've eaten Dinner at b but never brunch. For brunch we ate outside (great) and the food was fabulous (good menu and the food is delish). What always disappoints me is the service. It is very lackadaisical and too laid back. They seem to not care if we are there or not. An improvement in service will put this great place over the top. Unfortunately our experience is b, A Bolton Hill Bistro doesn't seem to want to improve. I recommend with reservations."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "A good selection of drinks, as well as the great food, of course. Enough fancy food for my foodie girlfriend, but plenty of staple options for my slightly picky self. A little on the pricey side for us, but reasonable for the occasional brunch or nice dinner out. Always worth the 6 minute walk from our house."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "good choice for Bolton hill residents for entertaining friends and guests. parking difficult for non-residents. very good food with an ever-changing menu. interesting "takes" on standard fare (e.g. French toast with brioche, honey, mascarpone, fig & pistachio nuts) as well as inventive entrees. can be noisy when crowded - inside or outside dining - expensive (brunch for three was $100 with only one person having a glass of wine). all waiters seem to service all tables."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "A really nice find for three of us. The location in Bolton Hill is quiet on a beautiful classic Bolton Hill street. Wait staff was prompt, patient and helpful as we made selections. We loved the spinach ravioli and the fried tomato appetizers. The steamed mussels were a bit larger than we had hoped but the fried scallops were up to par."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • " great! Honored our reservation; food choices were great, great ambiance."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Made recommendation after reading reviews on Yelp and am so happy we did. We had small plates, entrees and dessert and everything we had we would order again. Service was great and found the size of the restaurant to be very quaint. Would definitely recommend to others."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "MY choice of food was a poor one,the TERRINE was very disappointingoo much bacon wrapped around it,and very fatty."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Whenever I come to Baltimore, B Bistro is a must. Everything about this place is fantastic."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "A great place to eat near the Meyerhoff and in a lovely neighborhood. The food was wonderful and the service attentive but not annoying. It's a great place to bring young children if you can eat outdoors. A lovely evening in all aspects."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "B has a good menu, nicely prepared dishes and good wine selection. tuesday has 1/2 price bottles on wine"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "The eggs benedict with salmon & tomatoes was especially delicious! The staff was very accomodating, too. And although I wouldn't call "b" a kid-friendly restaurant (no plastic cups or booster seats, tight fit for quick-moving toddlers), the paper covering the tables provided hours of entertainment!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We had a delicious meal and a short and pleasant walk to the Meyerhoff. My daughter loved the leftover. She asked when I was taking her. We will return."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We love B's especially in the summer when we able to sit outside. The outdoor tables look onto the lovely town houses of Bolton Hill and there is very little traffic or car fumes to take away from the outdoor experience. This time, however, there was a threat of rain so we opted for the indoor table. The restaurant is always pleasant and the food very good. However, we wish that there more salad - entree options. Also the swordfish, while tender and perfectly cooked was under seasoned. We will, however, return as B is definitely a neighborhood gem."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I wanted to give this favorite place of mine an excellent rating because all the past experiences have been wonderful, but not this time. The food was just as excellent - mussels in coconut broth and truffled dipping sauce fries night, with microbrew from NY was divine - however they failed to deliver on being family friendly. This is my first time bringing my children here, 4 and 2, and they unfortunately weren't as accommodating when it comes to food. No small cups for kids, very small menu options (no orange, apple or any other juice but cranberry). It felt like asking for too much when I was inquiring on options for them. But the server was quick to notice that my son likes to draw and gave us crayons to draw on the paper on the table."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Bottles of wine are half price on Tuesdays and there is a great selection. The food was excellent and the service was great with the waitress going above and beyond for our friend's special meal requests."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "It was the perfect evening for outdoor seating--delightful with impeccable service. Two people in our party ordered the duck which was very disappointing. One ordered it medium rare and it came medium and the other ordered it medium and it was served well done. It looked dry and tasted charred and tough like it was cooked, sliced and then shoved back under the broiler to cook it some more. The sauce was a bit overwhelming for our taste. Had we not been on a schedule to the theater, at least one of the duck orderers would have surely sent it back to the kitchen. Oh well probably an aberration for a nice restaurant!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The food never disappoints - it is fresh, inventive, and well-prepared in this small and intimate bistro in the lovely Bolton Hill neighborhood. Servers are friendly and attentive. It's a pleasant spot for brunch or dinner and convenient for BSO patrons. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "To feel immersed in Baltimore , stop by b Bolton Hill Bistro. Sit outside and feel part of the neighborhood. We arrived and were seated promptly . The wait staff was friendly, attentive and there was no rush to move patrons in and out despite the small size of this bistro. The menu was varied, food was fresh, ample and well presented. I would highly recommend their cheese tray! We had this as an appetizer and really could have made this a meal. The selection of cheeses was outstanding. As we were attending a function, I cannot comment on their dessert selection, but they did look quite enticing as they passed by. This is a wonderful place to dine before attending the symphony or a play as it is well located. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "My wife and I went there after a Tuesday night meeting. Tuesday is half-price wine night, but at 9p there were only 3 - 4 tables occupied. We had a nice bottle of French chardonnay for half price and an excellent corn and crab chowder with a cold smoked gravlox plate and an interesting dessert, sitting at a sidewalk table. We were the last to leave, but did not feel rushed. Attentive service. Very pleasant."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "We find some new treat every time we eat at b's.. FEELS LIKE WE ARE GUESTS IN A FARMHOUSE KITCHEN."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I do not usually go out of my way to review a restaurant, but b, A Bolton Hill Bistro is one of my favorites! The food,service and general ambiance transport me to an idyllic place where everything is the way you expect it to be. We went for the first time 3 months ago and I could not wait to go back. Each time was a very satisfying experience."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Lovely meal on weeknight. Not too crowded so it felt very comfortable. Food was excellent, served very hot and nicely displayed. Entrees are a bit pricey but generally worth it. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "b is a favorite spot because of the outdoor dining ad it usually isn't too, too crowded. The service was slow and waiter seemed a bit depressed; the soft shelled crabs were not great. The rest of the meal was fine--the flourless chocolate cake was excellent."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We truly enjoyed all the dishes we ordered here. The lobster mac and cheese was the best I have ever tasted. The ravioli appetizer was delish as well as the cheese selections. The main course and dessert was also very good!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "b's is the perfect place for outdoor dining when the weather co-operates, and the food's excellent. The outdoor tables were popular when we arrived, and so our waitress was busy, but that should never be a reason for "surliness", especially at a high price restaurant. The "surliness" reduced as the number of diners reduced. Hence only a "good" for service. We did have a lovely evening with our friends despite this."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "What a lovely neighborhood, and what a charming place. Food was outstanding, and the entire evening was beyond pleasant."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "made it possible to eat outdoors at a sidewalk table, under a flowering tree, while neighbors and their dogs wandered by and stopped to chat. The food was wonderful, the young woman who served us was charming and it was Tuesday, so wine was half-priced. What more could one want?"
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "I liked their brunch better than dinner. Crab omelet and huevos rancheros were so delicious. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Wish this was in my neighborhood. My new favorite Baltimore restaurant."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "delicious food beautifully presented in a charming, neighborhood. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "never had a meal here that wasn't very good/great. Service is always friendly, and they surely give the feeling of a classy neighborhood bistro. Brunch is a favorite of ours. Great for a nice glass of wine and an app, or a full dinner with friends (or neighbors who will become them). Ingredients are always fresh and often very local"
    Dined on 4/27/2014