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liv2eat Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.liv2eat.com
  • Phone: (443) 449-7129
  • Hours of Operation: Sun-Thurs 5-9pm
    Fri & Sat 5-10pm
    Sunday Brunch 10-2pm
    Monday Closed

    Happy Hour: Tues, Wed, Thurs 5-7pm
    $5 House wines, $3 Beers, $10 Roseda Burgers

    Well-mannered dogs welcome on patio.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Kevin Perry
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We welcome any budget and group setting. Our events coordinator will be happy to work with you. For more information, please email events@liv2eat.com
  • Special Events & Promotions: Our Best New Restaurant (City Paper) Chef Kevin Perry is working on a Mother's Day Brunch Menu. Please check our website for postings.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Fort Ave.
  • Public Transit: Free Circulator - Purple Line
    Charles St. & Fort Ave stop (1 block away)
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Street, Parking garage on West St (3 blocks), Valet (Fri. & Sat.; all private events)
A word from liv2eat
We feature seasonal entrees and salads as well as house pastas and bread.

We care about where our food comes from and understand the importance of sustainability.

The offerings change several times a year and are complimented by a varied wine and craft beer list.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "We arrived early (5:30 PM) for a 7:00 PM reservation. We were seated right away but waiter said he wanted to wait a bit before taking our order because chef gets upset if he places orders before he's ready for them. Kind of odd but really didn't matter to us. We had the porky belly and stuffies for starters. They were outstanding. For main meals we had, burger, Amish Chicken and Shrimp Pasta. They were all excellent! We were visiting from out of town. There's no parking so we parked a few blocks away. They did start valet parking after arrived. Only Beer & Wine bar. Great restaurant overall!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The waitress kept rushing us ... There were only 3 other tables that were taken so thaey were NOT busy. She tried to remove our plates while we were still eating!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Can't say enough great things about this restaurant, their food and the staff. We had an amazing late night meal on the patio with an attentive and personable server. Highly recommend checking this restaurant out!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The setting on the patio makes you feel like you are not in Baltimore. This coupled with the great food and drink list make for a wonderful evening. We brought our dog as well. The staff was very attentive to seating us with room for our dog to lay down and relax. We will be back - perfect evening!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Incredible! One of my favorite restaurants! The patio seating is beautiful and quiet. The food is all right it. Everything tasted incredible. This has become one of my favorite restaurants in Baltimore!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I'm writing a ton of reviews because I keep coming back. In a neighborhood with so many good restaurant choices, that speaks volumes. Highly recommended. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Chef Kevin Perry continues to hone his techniques and expand the range of choices at Liv2Eat. As we walked in, we saw him stretching and rolling the house-made mozzarella balls, which we, of course, had to have. Delicious! I had an outstanding and well-presented duck leg confit. The happy hour burgers were flying out of the kitchen and do not disappoint. I'm a big fan of Liv2Eat and expect to see its continual appreciation as a South Baltimore destination restaurant (The outside dining area is great). Highly recommended. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "We had a lovely night at Liv2Eat. We sat out back, it was a perfect night. We really enjoyed our meal and the waitress was personable."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "We were greeted at the door by a delightful young woman who promptly showed us to our table, which was outside in the rear of the venue. We took one of friends here for her 80th birthday. I choose "liv2eat" because I had dined there a couple of times and loved the food. They loved it! The grapefruit Mimosas were so refreshing and each of our entrees were prepared to perfection. Definitely will be my "go to" spot since I now live in the area. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Chef Kevin continues to expand his repertoire and his growing confidence is reflected in the beautiful and delicious plates of food at Liv2eat. I had a stuffed chicken dish that he was experimenting with (off menu) that was delicious. Everyone in our party was pleased. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "We've been here a few times. The food never disappoints. Great care is taken with each component of every dish. The chef is quite talented. Outdoor dining area is not very large. The tables are nicely spaced and it's very pleasant with the flowers and garden. Servers are quite personable and attentive. We made it for happy hour this time and enjoyed half priced mussels and risotto fritters. My husband took advantage of the burger special. We were told the beef is locally raised and naturally fed. It was delicious! We look forward to going back."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "This is the first time I got to dine on the patio out back. It is a lovely setting and nice way to enjoy the evening. I find the food is always good with nice portions. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Went there for the Mother's Day Brunch Buffet. Everything was spot-on, the buffet food was made in small batches so it was always fresh, freshly squeezed orange juice, excellent eggs benedict. 5 out of 5. Staff was friendly, set-up is very unique (converted row home), the owner was helping her staff, and everyone was very gracious and welcoming. Probably the best brunch I've ever had. They did not have a huge variety of food, but quality way more than made up for it. They had everything to make it a very well-rounded menu."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "it was mother's day brunch so the service was buffet so hard to rate. but the food was wonderful. simple preparations of well selected, fresh, high quality ingredients. very positive experience. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I was bad; I waited till the Monday before Mother's Day to make reservations for brunch and nothing was available except Liv2Eat which made me a bit wary but there was no need. I looked at reviews and they had great ratings, so I set the reservation. We were greeted warmly, the facilities were pristine, the food was delicious, and the service was impeccable! Mom really enjoyed herself (as did the others in our party). Thank you Liv2Eat for a great Mother's Day Brunch!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We went for brunch on Mother's Day and were skeptical about a buffet and the quality of food. But we were pleasantly surprised! It was delicious."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Liv2Eat is an intimate neighborhood restaurant with great food, attentive service, and warm atmosphere. Be sure to take advantage of the garden seating in the summer. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We eat here frequently and are never disappointed. My only suggestion would be to offer a few "standard" name brand beers. All of their beers are micro-brews and you never can be sure of what you are getting. From the name of the one I ordered I thought it would be smooth tasting, instead it was quite bitter. Sometimes I like to experiment with unusual beers, but sometimes I want a familiar taste."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Have now been for brunch and dinner and loved both! Liv2eat has great food and fabulous atmosphere. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "I had walked past this restaurant many times but hadnt been in before. I needed a place in Federal Hill to take my parents for dinner and the menu - while not large - had a few solid choices. We were seated promptly at our reservation time at a high top table in the front room. It was small but quaint. The risotto ball appetizer was delicious and my dad enjoyed the cheese plate. Mom and b/f had amish chicken which they both loved; dad had crab cakes - also a winner. I had the steak - cooked perfectly. We were all very pleased with our meals and had a great evening. I think next time we'll try brunch!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We had dinner at Liv2Eat for my friends birthday and had an awesome time. The food was amazing, half price wine bottles and homemade ice cream to top off our evening. I will be coming back soon. Thanks "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "I also ordered a side of bacon and instead of getting the usual 3 measly looking strips, I got a small plate piled with delicious bacon. Overall, it was a very pleasant experience; our server was friendly, and the food was great and reasonably priced. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We were blown away by the food we had at our recent Easter brunch here. The risotto fritters were amazing (as always), the biscuits were light and airy w/ delicious homemade sour cherry jam and kumquat jam. My friend had the pea salad - shaved peas in the pod with hazelnuts and tiny bits of pork - really different and the flavors were excellent. The brunch entrees were all literally some of the best we've had. The french toast was so custardy, really thick slices of toast that just melted in your mouth. The shrimp and grits were the best I've ever had - the sauce had so much flavor, not a broth but more like a reduction, yet didn't feel heavy. Alas, we didn't have room for dessert and I wish we had tried the lamb..."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The food is not great. You can get a much better tasting meal and a better atmosphere at Donna's, Gertrudes (at the BMA), etc. for the same price. The presentation of the food doesn't work. It feels like they are mimicking food presentation, as oppose to really understanding it. My salmon was dry and my wife's shrimp and grits was too salty."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Great service, great food, great time. Very much recommended."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I found this restaurant as it was listed in my hotel magazine as one of the top 50 restaurants in Baltimore. The appetizer was very good but the clam/pasta entree was very salty. Service to ask if we wanted a second drink was slow but the worst part was hearing the chef yell at the help. They have an open kitchen set up and we were in a separate room. We could clearly hear the chef screaming at the help which totally distracted us from our meal and the conversation we were trying to have."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Great restaurant downtown. Everything is taken care of: the provide parking valet , have nice service and great food."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Delicious delicious delicious My 6th time eating here. Every time I have someone visit the city, I bring them here."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The food was great, but it is not the local organic spot I thought it was. The food was great, but i was surprised they had Atlantic Salmon on the menu which has unsustainable seafood farming practices. I thought it was a drop in replacement for Bicycle, and although the food was great, seasonal, and well priced it does not have the sustainable values I thought it did."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "We eat here frequently because of the great food and quiet ambience (which is rare in Federal Hill). On this visit the food was up to its high standards, however, the restaurant was not quiet. For some reason there was a magician going from table to table doing card tricks and yelling as he went along. I can't tell you how off-putting this was as my wife and I tried to have a conversation at the end of a tough week. Please, I beg you, do not allow that magician back in your establishment. If we want noise and entertainment there are plenty of other venues for that in Federal Hill. What we like about your place is the food and serenity."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Great experience, service was pleasant knowledgeable but not intrusive. Food was decadent. Wines was tasty at a great price point. Highly recommend it!! Did not disappoint!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I came in for restaurant week and my good was delicious! I would definitley come back especially for the risotto fritters!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Food always tastes good and the menu reflects the seasonal ingredients in the kitchen that week/night. Service is great, attentive but not overbearing in anyway. Federal Hill does not have many options for a nice place to get dinner."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Tried this for Restaurant Week and it was a great choice. The brussel sprout salad was fantastic and while the risotto balls were good, they were pretty rich and filling, so beware and choose the salad instead. The baked cod was wonderful and so was the pork, all with lots of tasty spinach. The panacotta was also great and the cookies were incredibly rich. Only drawback to this restaurant is the parking -- we circled the streets for a while and finally found a tiny space. The valet parking is not obvious."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Fixed Price menu during Restaurant Week offered diverse selections. Brussel sprout salad was tasty, flank steak had amazing taste. Happy to see local foods on menu. Service was friendly, able to make recommendations . Loved wine tasting~ 3 oz each of 3 wines. Music and ambiance was festive yet not overpower- ing."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We went on Feb 15 and they only had a prefix Valentines day menu - though they said they we could order ala carte from that menu. Problem was that menu was very limiting and when I made reservations the website did not state they were going to have a limited menu or the prefix menu from the night before (Valentine's Day). So that was disappointing as the menu the website looked interesting. The prefix menu was not very exciting. The food was done well just not overwhelming where I left thinking I wanted to tell people about the place. Definitely a cute place, a nice neighborhood restaurant. Service was a bit slow as there seemed to be only one server. Overall good based on what I had..."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Perhaps because it was restaurant week menu. We'll try again."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We live in the neighborhood and have been to Liv2eat on two prior occasions. We really enjoyed our first dinner there, and again for brunch. We decided to come there for this past Valentine's Day, and I was disappointed to see there was a "pre-fixe" menu. I looked all over the website ahead of time but saw nothing regarding a special V-Day menu so we thought we would get their regular menu which is great. Our 1st, 2nd, and 4th courses were good - Oyster soup, Fettuccine, and Cookies/Cream dessert. My only complaint was the main course choices, cod or greek lamb. The greek lamb was very salty and a very random choice compared to the rest of the courses. Not a fan. However, the service and ambience was cute and helpful as usual."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "From the time you walk in the door, you are welcomed. This is the kitchen that will not disappoint only matched by a knowledgeable wait staff who add to the dining experience without becoming the dining experience. Short seasonal menu allowing the chefs to focus on each individual dish. Oyster stew was creamy without being heavy filled with large gently simmered oysters. My fish was moist, firm and delicately seasoned. Desserts are worth the trip itself. How can cookies be so outstanding, try them and find out yourself. My thoughts are that if table cloths and dimmer lights were in place, this would be the most well rounded romantic dining spot in the city, without snobbery. Oh and don't miss brunch, Yummy!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Our Valentines day started out with a screaming child carrying balloons hitting my head as she shrieked across the room. Then they only had a set menu (not listed on website when I made reservation). The soup was as close to canned as it could possibly be, followed by a shrimp pasta........or rather pasta with one shrimp. ONE. SHRIMP. The next course was a "romantically shared entree" ....read one entree, but this way we can charge more and not have to give each person their own meal. The saltiest, worst crock pot lamb I have ever eaten. Did I mention we had no water? Had to ask 3 times to get a glass of water. To as insult to injury it was SO hot in the dining room that people were sweating and complaining. NEVER GO HERE."
    Dined on 2/14/2014