Fork & Wrench
Fork & Wrench

Fork & Wrench

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.theforkandwrench.com/
  • Phone: (443) 759-9360
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Thursday Dinner: 5:00pm -10:00pm
    Friday-Saturday Dinner 5:00pm-11:00pm
    Saturday Dinner 5pm-11pm
    Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 3:00pm
    Sunday Dinner: 5pm-10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Gastro Pub, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: Outside catering considered, Lunch catering available

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Wagner
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Valet parking on Friday and Saturday right in front of The Fork & Wrench, $7
A word from Fork & Wrench
The Fork & Wrench bar and dining room in Fell’s Prospect, Baltimore offers glocaly sourced, craft made fare and libations. The owners worked for two years to design and hand build the interior space themselves with the goal of evoking the 20’s, 30,s and 40’s working class. There are hints of a workshop, a linen factory line, a pharmacy, a college science lab, and a savings and loan office scattered thru out the rooms, balconies and courtyards of the space. It is their intent to combine the dive bar and 4-star attitudes into one space for the benefit of the “modern day” working class. The kitchen offers craft made fare using all local produce and meats when available. They use old recipes and new techniques (and vice-versa) with global influences to arm their ever-changing menu. We hope you enjoy!
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Fork & Wrench reviews from OpenTable diners
175 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (146)neighborhood gem (122)special occasion (83)romantic (62)hot spot (42)good for groups (34)notable wine list (27)vibrant bar scene (25)great for brunch (19)late-night find (13)great for lunch (7)great for outdoor dining (5)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Love this place
    AGKind
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    We came for a special event with several friends and fork & a Wrench did not disappoint. One of our favorite local spots, with great food, and a wonderful atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique Spot
    Gina
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Decided to try with some friends--the restaurant was smaller than expected. Went on a Sunday evening so it was pretty quiet downstairs where we sat. The atmosphere was unique, with interesting decorations. The drinks were great and fairly reasonable. I thought the prices for food was a bit high--food was good, but not very plentiful. Overall, it was a great place to hang out, but wouldn't expect much if you are really hungry.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic drinks, good food
    Melanie
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The bartenders make fantastic cocktails - making a great start to the evening. My friend and I elected to get appetizers to share, rather than entrees. The pork belly was yummy, but the octopus left a bit to be desired.The fried oysters were AMAZING. The cheese plate was eh. We left thinking we'd had a good dinner, but not an exceptional meal. Our server was lovely, but the service was a bit slow. (It was a Saturday night, so this isn't a huge deal, but I do want to note it.) The place has great ambiance. And a shout-out to the host, who let us plug in a dying iPhone at the host stand. He was slammed, and still accommodated us. Thank you! (Oh - and a celebrity sighting! The main cast of Veep ate dinner next to us. Heyyy, Julia Louis-Dreyfuss.)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I've dined here many times and the experience is always perfection. From the talented chefs and bartenders to the personable waitstaff and hosts, The Fork & Wrench is the total package. The braised pork cheeks I ordered as an entree made for one of the best meals I've had in a very long time. For dessert, we ordered the donuts and the butter ice cream. I simply cannot do those dishes any justice by attempting to describe how delicious they were. This is my absolute favorite spot in the city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No muss, no fuss
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    It was a no muss, no fuss. Service was standard. The food was good. We live in the area so we walked there for dinner. It was a Tuesday and some of the wines were 50% off. We got a bottle of red. It's a good neighborhood spot. I'd go again. I'd also recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • expected a lot more...
    aak9
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I am disappointed by my first visit to Fork and Wrench. My boyfriend and I wanted a late date night on Sunday night. We made a reservation and got seated right away. The place was mostly empty so we figured we'd get good service. Our waitress was spacey and wasn't as present as we needed. We were halfway finished our dinner when we finally got the bottle of wine we ordered to eat with our dinner. My entree, the pork cheeks, was really underwhelming considering all the great things I've heard about the restaurant. My boyfriend got veal for dinner and it was much better than mine. Overall, not sure I'm in a hurry to come back. The desserts were excellent, however the timing and missteps of our waitress made the experience an overall miss.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always Outstanding
    CorporateDiner
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    This was the fourth time we have been to F&W with a group of co-workers. The food continues to be great, but the service from the server/bartender is always great. She gives great advice and stirs up specialty cocktails which are outstanding. The food is always great and the environment is eclectic and fun. This time special kudos to the pastry chef. The specialty donuts were great and the chef was very engaging, friendly. Fantastic experience as always.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great time!
    CakesVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Four of us had dinner at F&W for my wife's birthday on a Tuesday night. The cocktail I had (Oaxaca something) was delicious . It was half price wine night so we got two bottles of a nice pinot noir. The service was excellent - I think there was an event upstairs so the bartender served us downstairs. The food was great, especially the octopus and pork belly starter. Wowsers! Overall we had a great time and will be going back again.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great spot
    CCarter
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Every time we've gone here it has been fabulous. Start with drinks at the bar, then move on to a wonderful table in one of three great locations in the restaurant. Good for a group or a romantic evening for two.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cozy Sunday Night at F&W
    Dandy
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    From our arrival through our departure, our experience was ideal. There were four of us dining together, and we all ordered very different appetizers and main courses. Each dish was yummy.... and beautifully presented. The beet salad was excellent; the escargot in pastry was superb; the vegetarian offering was a mushroom stew that was earthy and rich; and the veal dish was the best ever. The wine prices are very fair, and the selection ideally suited for the menu. We enjoyed every minute.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gourmet Food in Canton
    Bigred
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    With a new chef and menu, the Fork and Wrench offers excellent food, terrific service and an interesting dining atmosphere
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A favorite spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    I'm a big fan of Fork & Wrench, and the food and service were excellent, as always!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New tastes!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Very fun, imaginative food! Wait staff is very well informed on all the menu options and offer good suggestions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • charming and delicious
    katherineinbutchershill
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    A big congrats to fork and wrench always the best food and coolest french fusion place in town!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JackNjill
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Amazing! Celebrating a birthday and they took amazing care of us! Food is excellent! Best meal in the city!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great overall experience!
    Familyfoodies
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We booked through open table, requesting a "fun "table and were happily accommodated! Our server offered numerous suggestions, the food was outstanding- all very interesting, tasty, price appropriate. Will definitely return and recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Neighborhood Find
    PeggyVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Had to rush to Baltimore to relocate my daughter. Had no time to really check out restaurants. Heard of Fork and Wrench, so I booked us a table after a long day of apartment hunting. Fork and Wrench didn't disappoint. Great drinks, friendly staff, and my daughter said the veggie tacos were great. I had the shrimp dish which was good, not spectacular, but if I went back again, I think I would have gone with the waiter's suggestion of pork or short ribs. Will return to try those dishes out. Parking is very, very difficult, so spend the 7 dollars and use their valet. Or take a taxi. Not worth going round and round trying to find a space on the street.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • F&W_Fan
    4SeasonaFanVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Our meal was FABULOUS! The decor was a pleasant surprise. Very hip. The drink selection is unique & lovely. My guests and I would definitely return to sample some of the other culinary treasures on the menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinerclub85
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Mediocre and overpriced. Wasn't bad, but nothing special. The shrimp entree had 4 shrimp.
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  • Consistently Excellent
    YummyVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    The food and service at Fork & Wrench has been consistently excellent every time I visit. I'm vegetarian and the menu might look not-so-veggie friendly but in addition to their vegetarian entree they frequently run vegetarian/vegan specials. The appetizers are so good... kale salad, yum. And the vegetarian tacos are unlike any others I have eaten. I always look forward to my nights out at Fork & Wrench and have yet to be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    I know that this is a favorite of celebrities that are in town for filming so I was really looking forward to my first visit. I was disappointed by the service and the food. The waiter did not know what was on tap and couldn't remember after going to ask the bartender. In his defense, he did recommend the bartender's specialty cocktail and that was delicious. My mussels were very small and cold with not enough sauce.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • one happy girl
    michele1
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    went for dinner at 5:30 so the resturant was on the quiet side but not empty. Enough tables filled so we didn't feel lonely, actually felt romantic. Great decor, learned one of the owners was a set director so that explains it. Waitress was young but very sweet and knew the answer to any questions concerning the menu. Apps were great, sald and hummus. 5 stars for the salad, greens with candied walnuts ( not too sweet or chewy) pomegranate seeds and a warm ball of fried goat cheese, even my date loved it. I had fish, he had scallops and we both cleaned our plates. yes I would go back. Oh and the best part it was 1/2 price on certain bottles of wine and we found an excellent cab.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fork and Wrench
    TempoVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Enjoyed the meal and the restaurant. Very good service. Kale salad was great and so was the dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quirky and delicious
    DiningExecVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Who knew that a pickle platter and hot wings could be so creative, tasty, and abundant. We 50-ish adults had dinner with our mid-20s son and all enjoyed every item in the meal. Ask the servers for recommendations: they know the menu and will give wise advice. The octopus was complex, the short ribs abundant and delicious, and the soft shell crab was very well prepared, albeit a bit small compared to the other items. The butter cake will not "change your life" as told to us by another patron, but it was pretty darn tasty...worth the calories.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better Each Visit
    ColinVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    This is the third time We've been to F&W, and each experience has been different. Our first visit was fun and the menu featured many different types of meat: pork, strip, veal, venison. Our next trip, last year, was just OK; the bone marrow let us down. Friday's most recent visit was definitely our best. We sat near the courtyard inside; imagine a farm house. Really laid back atmosphere. Antique store motif. Friendly server, too. The escargot bun was quite rich and the texture of each snail was a wow factor. My ribs were tender and spicy. I didn't even need my knife. My wife's octopus was cooked sous vide; we couldn't have asked for a more perfect texture or flavor: milky and sweet. Well done, F&W.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, pricey
    Sadiesmom1993
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Good cocktails, entrees were good but tiny portions. Dessert and coffee good. Service was outstanding. It just wasn't one of those "wow" meals.
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  • Cool...
    JenniferVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Very interesting and rich "dive bar" fare. We'd go back if we lived in Baltimore! The poutine pork gravy was fabulous though the fries themselves lacked any crisp.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BigE
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Great appetizers- entrees only fair- should have sides choices with entrée- doubt if we return, even though we are close by
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  • Bday dinner
    DizzyD
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Had a great time the food was good but the customers behind us was very loud and annoying . Besides that everything was great!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, outrageous prices
    KarenVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We're happy to finally have made it here after hearing so many good things. Everything we tried was really delicious! However, there were a couple things that didn't meet our expectations. Two of the burgers we ordered were cooked longer than we requested, yet were still pretty tasty. Also, we all agreed that the prices and portions of some of the meals seemed off. We spent $36 on the soft crab meal and it was much smaller than we expected and came with no sides. Spending $36 on a meal and still feeling hungry afterwards was not fun. That being said, there were a lot of better priced items on the menu that sounded delicious, so we'll likely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Brunch
    ErinVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The brunch menu may not be available online, but do not let that stop you from going to F&W for brunch. We went on a Sunday at 11am and it was very quiet, with lots of tables available. I think that word has not yet spread about just how good this brunch is, so this is a good time to give it a try. The menu is just as creative and tasty as the dinner menu, with many different dishes, both app and entree type plates. We started with the (excellent) cheese plate and then got the omelet and the whiskey honey hash. I literally do not have a single criticism other than I would have liked one or two more meat-free options, but probably most people would not agree. DO NOT SKIP DESSERT- you will regret it!!! Overall, enjoyable in every way.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My new fave neighborhood spot
    susanmkVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I had heard of Fork & Wrench but really had no idea what the food would be like. Friends just said-- go try it. They were right. Everything was fantastic! The food is a lot like their ambiance- Old School (in a good way) American food favorites (with a Southern influence) with some nice twists. And the servers-- really knowledgable about the menu and gave great recommendations. (shout out to Michael). I hate going to a restaurant and I ask about an item-- and the server has NEVER tried it and has no opinion except-- "I dunno, I guess it's good." It was our anniversary and they could not have been nicer. I am definitely becoming a regular here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Menu was unique (e.g. beer syrup). Entrees were balanced (shrimp with nduja and soft shell).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sold on the service, rad feel
    AdiEm
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Yeah, it's fine dining, but in a really cool way. When we got there we found that open table had some kind of glitch and didn't post our reservation. Rather than being treated like fibbers or "lesser thans" we were completely welcomed even though they were pretty booked. Sweetest host ever. Our waiter was amazing. The ambiance is one of the main reasons we would go back. Baltimore is getting cooler by the year, I see. None of that cheesy "bro" crap or plastic "mod" decor suited for suits and their "neutral toned-play-it-safe-stick-with-basics" ladies they cart around. The food is FANTASTIC. Some of the best, really. Sweet people, sweet scene, unbelievable food, great time. Much love. We will so be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely Delicious!
    ehgeek
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Every year we head to Baltimore for the cyclocross race. Every year we try a new, nice restaurant. I'm so glad I found Fork & Wrench. This will be a repeat restaurant going forward. The drink list was creative and delicious (hooray for Bluecoat Gin being served). The apps were incredible (Scotch Egg and Steak Tartare). But the entrees were out of this world. We had the scallops and pork. My husband really enjoyed the scallops, but thought I'd won the night with the pork dish. It was amazing, and unlike anything I've ever had. The desserts sounded amazing, but we ended with a post-dinner drink. Wonderful service as well!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My local gem
    Elisia
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Love this place. They have local & sustainable food that is seasonal and delicious. I took some work associates that are big foodies here and they were very excited & pleased. Escargot appetizer was amazing and the octopus a la plancha entre was delicious as well. I keep coming back :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A new fabulous Baltimore Find
    MarciGVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I was unable to get reservations at the restaurant we wanted to go to and found this one on Yelp. It sounded different and a group of friends decided to give it a try. We were seated upstairs which is kitchy and quaint. The server was remarkable. The rest of my party was over a 1/2 hour late and she did everything to ease my discomfort and let me know it was no problem. The food was interesting, and as I said to our server-"If I was home, i would have licked the plate clean!" Two of us had the mussels, i had them without the sausage-scrumptious, succlent and the sauce was to die for. Main courses: 1 Artic Char, 1 Shrimp, 2 Scallops. Everyone loved theirs-I had the scallops which were seared to perfection. I highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great meal
    jemasson
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food was great, the service was impeccable and the drinks were sublime. I enjoyed being able to send "Kitchen Love" to the chefs that made everything so great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Plate-Licking Good!
    jkhcharmcity
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I took my boyfriend and another couple to F&W because I wanted them to experience this restaurant GEM! They were not disappointed. Our waiter Chuck was absolutely excellent. He enthusiastically made recommendations and each was delicious. The non-adventurous would probably look at the menu and say, "hmmmm," but oh do the flavors come together! We had the kale salad, escargot and the poutine as appetizers. For dinner we had the ribs, the scallops and the veggie tacos. Two words: HEH-VUN!!! We walked out with smiles on our faces knowing that we had just experienced the best of Baltimore's dining scene.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Burt
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    On a busy Saturday evening, with a packed house and related noise, our server Kay made the dining experience better. The decor is interesting and service is prompt. Valet parking helps tremendously as its difficult to find a space nearby. After ordering from the comprehensive cocktail menu, we shared varying orders of ribs, escargot, octopus, shrimp gnocchi and scallops. Both first and main plates were developed with unusual flavors which we all loved. Prices are reasonable and we had a wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.