liv2eat
liv2eat

liv2eat

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.liv2eat.com/
  • Phone: 4434497129x
  • 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: 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 WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
liv2eat reviews from OpenTable diners
55 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (43)great for outdoor dining (36)fit for foodies (31)romantic (25)special occasion (16)great for brunch (13)good for groups (8)kid-friendly (6)notable wine list (3)late-night find (3)hot spot (3)great for lunch (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Less is More
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The small venue with its equally small menu is reminiscent of the treasured locally owned restaurants in Europe. The selections are imaginative and carefully prepared. Mussels appetizer was aromatic and flavorful, the Chitarra pasta a bevvy of fresh tomatoes and basil...a testament to the end of summer bounty. As delightful as the food was The proprietress herself. She smiles a greeting, makes you feel welcome and seems to love her work. This welcoming neighborhood eatery is well worth discovering.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    2good
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    My favorite place in Baltimore. All the big fancy restaurants can wrap up. Liv2eat has everything, great food, excellent service, nice in and outdoor setting. Thumbs up !!! Love this place
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This is a very nice restaurant in an area of Baltimore (southern part of Federal Hill) that doesn't have many dining choices. The food was good; the service attentive. However, they offer a very limited menu - maybe 10-12 total choices (this is both appetizers and entrees although it is not always clear how to characterize each dish); there were, the night we were there, no specials and we were informed the menu doesn't change frequently. All to say for the first visit or two, enjoyable, well prepared food. By the third or later visit I would think you would pretty well have exhausted your interest in what's being served. Would certainly encourage a broader menu which would certainly get me back on a regular basis.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Expectations
    lov2eatVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I wanted to love liv2eat. And I should. Both food and service were very good, and we had no complaints about either. Yet, I only gave 3 stars because the menu was very, very limited (although well executed) and not very interesting: beef, chicken, fish, burger. It has so much potential for so much more - but it settles for overly simplistic. No entree salads. No healthier, seasonal options.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super quaint
    dangerlach
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Super quaint. Great food. Far from chain restaurant experience yet not too cool for school. Nice balance all around. Small, so might not suggest bringing a huge party. Good for a couple or quartet. Very sweet and accommodating server and the chefs even made effort to say goodbye/thanks for coming.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious food and cozy atmosphere
    SallyAnnVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    One of my favorite neighborhood restaurants. The food is fresh and delicious. I had home-made pasta which I saw being made. Very warm and personal atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great restaurant! Fabulous meal!!!
    3foodies
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We have eaten at many restaurants in Balto and this was one of the best meals we have had! Dined there during restaurant week for the first time. What a great place; excellent service and the food was fabulous! Three of us each had a different meal and everything on our plates was delicious. We couldn't stop talking about our meal-can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very classy place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food was fabulous and the service was great. My tenderloin was cooked perfectly and my husband's salmon was excellent. It is so nice to have a restaurant serving upscale cuisine in Federal Hill.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Chris
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Small selection of good wines and a lovely little back patio. A handful of people on the line were cranking out great food in this cozy little place with a weird name. Will come back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trash in alley too close to tables
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    It was hard to enjoy the food when the most prominent aroma was the trash coming from the cans in the alley. Recommend sitting inside.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Ran out of savingnon blanc, salmon entree on menu not available. Plus there was no soap in the lady's bathroom - went for anniversary - not great experience.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Michelle
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Great little patio behind the restaurant. Delicious food and a hidden gem in the city!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always good
    PhillyexpatsVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We eat here frequently and it is always good. This night we ate outside in the backyard for the first time and it was very nice. Reasonably priced interesting food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • No title
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    I had the PEI mussels, along with a side order of (off the menu, but available when asked) french fries. Perfection. The broth in the mussels was so good I wanted to pick up the bowl and drink it. Thanks for a great dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • chrisVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    My aunt said they had the best mussels around . Definitely try the zucchini flowers. They are brilliant with the goat cheese and olive spread!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Outdoor Dining
    mikerVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Great outdoor dining surrounded by landscaped gardens, unique for Federal Hill. Small menu but nice selection and excellent salads. Service was friendly but very slow.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Always consistently good, and the night I dinned they were unexpectedly short-staffed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place!
    Lorick
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Rude service!
    SNBmd2013VIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    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!
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  • Amazing
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent patio
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Highly recommend
    T13S
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Fantastic. One of the best in Baltimore. I have been here multiple times and every dish thus far has been superb!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • T13S
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chef in stride
    Mike28aVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • El fresco dining
    DatenightVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday get-together
    leen718
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never go wrong at Liv
    Mike28aVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better and better
    Mike28aVIP
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 27 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 205 reviews are from the liv2eat reviews archive.
  • Love this place
    Carolm
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappointed
    Diane
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Spot!
    BaltimoreGirl
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Took my sometimes picky mother here for Mother's Day-she loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect
    foodguy
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch
    Becclus
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good simple food
    Beth
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mother's Day Brunch
    Kat9876
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Neighborhood Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great outdoor dining!
    Liv2dine
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Have now been for brunch and dinner and loved both! Liv2eat has great food and fabulous atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    PhillyexpatsVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AWESOME Easter brunch
    2worldtravelersVIP
    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...
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet