Olive Room Rooftop Restaurant
Olive Room Rooftop Restaurant

Olive Room Rooftop Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.theblackolive.com/Inn/Olive_Room.html
  • Phone: (443) 681-6316
  • Hours of Operation:
    Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
    Sunday 10am-3pm Brunch
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, Seafood, Greek
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Catering: We offer a variety of catering options. We offer the choice between the special food of the Black Olive and the more casual cuisine of the Agora Market. contact us at 44368163
  • Special Events: The Olive Room on the Inn's rooftop offers the perfect location for your special event. Featuring the full range of Black Olive cuisine and one of the most spectacular views of the harbor, the Olive Room brings any gathering of people to the next level. Weddings, parties, and meetings can be custom designed, assuring that your event is one not to be forgotten. The kitchen and bar at the Olive Room are designed to give your gathering all of the luxuries of the Black Olive restaurant, with all of the privacy and exclusivity that the rooftop affords

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Aliceanna
  • Public Transit: Located a block away from the MTA Circulator and two blocks from the water taxi's maritime park station.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is an adjacent public garage with parking after 4pm with at flat rate of 3$
A word from Olive Room Rooftop Restaurant
The Olive Room on the Inn's rooftop offers the perfect location for your special event. Featuring the full range of Black Olive cuisine and one of the most spectacular views of the harbor, the Olive Room brings any gathering of people to the next level. Weddings, parties, and meetings can be custom designed, assuring that your event is one not to be forgotten. The kitchen and bar at the Olive Room are designed to give your gathering all of the luxuries of the Black Olive restaurant, with all of the privacy and exclusivity that the rooftop affords.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Olive Room Rooftop Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
23 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelQuiet
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (14)scenic view (13)romantic (11)special occasion (10)fit for foodies (9)neighborhood gem (7)good for groups (5)hot spot (2)notable wine list (2)late-night find (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Perfectly Prepared Seafood
    J4444VIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    I've been eating out in Baltimore for the last 6 months and have been unimpressed until I found the Olive Room Rooftop Restaurant. Went on a Tues night and it was very quiet, but I can't understand why the people of B'more would be missing out on this gem! I ordered the Seafood Souvlakia which consisted of shrimp (the largest shrimp I've had in years), scallops (quite possibly the best scallops I've EVER eaten - thoroughly cooked, yet still moist) and salmon (again, thuroughly cooked, moist on the inside and with just the right amount of singe to the outside to give it a little bit of crust). The flavors/spices were out of this world! I think the establisment's issue may be that they are on top of a hotel - but don't let that stop you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Time
    musicfan
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The Olive Room must cater to many a large group. Of the five or six tables (inside), at least three were set up for six to eight diners. By the time we left three large tables had been occupied by one couple each. Even though the restaurant is located atop the Black Olive Hotel, the view from inside is obscured by the wall/railing surrounding the roof. Having read reviews prior to going we knew what some of the favorite dishes on the menu were and did try a couple of them. We were not disappointed. The grilled octopus was wonderful as was the grilled mushroom appetizer. My dry aged rib eye although delicious, was not cooked to order. My wife's shrimp scampi was spicier then indicated with fresh pasta not overcooked. Service was ok.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious, but disappointing
    MrsK
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We selected the Olive Room Rooftop Restaurant based on its association with the Black Olive Restaurant. On the positive side, the welcome bread was soft and fresh, served with a lovely olive tapenade and olive oil. Our server, Kevin, called us by name all night. The Mediterranean Sea Bass was delicious. The scallops were also delicious, but the portion size would have been better with two more scallops. Our deserts were unimpressive - "warm apple tart" & bread pudding - neither of which were actually warm! The layout doesn't take advantage of the available scenery. Our table was nestled next to a wall, but there was an adjacent glass wall with no table. The roof wall is so high, when seated that we could not see the water views.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Good Greek Restaurant
    MikeHikeEatVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We enjoyed the rooftop terrace, despite the construction across the street. The server brought an Deviled Egg treat & fresh bread with EVO bowl before we ordered; both were very good. Grilled Octopus & deep fried zucchini appetizers were very good, though I would have liked a little more char on my octopus. The entrees of Grilled Shrimp and Shrimp/Scallop/Salmon Skewers were perfectly done. Our waitress seemed unfamiliar with the menu and seem inexperienced, but our bus-man/server made up for it; he even brought me a glass of wine about 30-60 seconds after I ordered it when he delivered dinner, rather than just telling our waitress we needed something else, which was very helpful since he had just delivered my entree. We would go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent for an anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I took my girlfriend here for our first anniversary and it was exactly what I wanted from the experience. We got a good view, the food was excellent, as was the drink. Not cheap by any stretch, but it's good for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Olive Room experience was the pits
    AnnieGNYCVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I sincerely hate writing a bad review. But, we had such a bad experience at the Olive Room that I'm hoping it will only help to improve the future experience for others. The short-version of a long story…the restaurant was understaffed, the first four bottles we tried to order off of the wine list were out of stock, we waited :45 min. for our appetizers that were truly unappetizing (so bad that we decided to go to another restaurant for our actual dinner). And, nobody really seemed to care. Here's hoping that things change for the better very soon. It's a great location that deserves an equally great restaurant.
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  • The Harbor in front of you
    TheDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Interesting, quirky but excellent restaurant. The story of the place is worth reading. An excellent choice for locals and tourists alike.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved the place
    Septweekend
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My wife and I made a reservation here for our anniversary. We had the most deleicous Octopus app, and then we had Lamb. It was all great. Our server brought us out dessert on the house because it was our anniversary, and it was such a surprise, we loved it and him. Great place...
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Food was delicious along with a beautiful view of the Harbor. Each dish was well prepared. Grilled octopus was probably the best I have ever tasted. Could have been back in Greece if we closed our eyes.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TravelingDiner
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    View of Construction site is not a pleasant site for a high end dining experience. Service tried very hard but lacking. Tried the recommended Bordeaux but was not as near as good as promoted. Experience was ok and would consider visiting again but prices do not equate to the experience offered. Have eaten at the Black Olive as well as other resteraunts in the area and would recommend them first.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very special
    AriMVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Great location, great view, great menu and great service. Fantastic.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hidden Treasure
    FireChief3419
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    If you are looking for a top-notch experience this is where you should go. This place is the epitome of excellance.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great romantic spot
    ArturioVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Service was great, the food was delicious. But the view is what sells the place!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I really like the space but it needs to be cozied up a bit. The menu looked good but the brunch wasn't as good as I had hoped. THe service was good...very friendly. I may have jsut been there on an off day?
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 255 reviews are from the Olive Room Rooftop Restaurant reviews archive.
  • first time
    LadymcquaidVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    service was great! however, out of our group of 5, nobody was happy with the food, and we all left unsatisfied and feeling like the food was very bland and underwhelming. good view, but won't likely return.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The song remains the same!
    kso3713
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Our second time at the Olive Room Rooftop was as good as our first, 5-star, experience. They really have all the elements of a great thing going on here: great food (octopus salad was again phenomenal - really, the best in the city, maybe best ever; moussaka was an awesome (and updated) take on a classic; seafood souvlakia was superb; and the homemade baklava ice cream is both a new and complete obsession and a can't miss!); great people; and a great location with a spectacular view. It could be the best spot for outdoor dining in Baltimore; it's already our favorite. I can't really say enough about this place. If you haven't gone yet, you should get there as soon as possible!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Worst service ever, left after 45 minutes. Didn't even get to put in a drink order never mind a food order. This was the second time it happened. I put one star for food but I really wouldn't know...
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  • Great food and atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We started with a bottle of wine and the stuffed calamari, and were pleased with both. We ordered the main course and had to wait a long time. I refilled our water glasses myself at one point. Quite frankly, we were there to relax and have a nice time so it wasn't a big deal. We were outside on a rooftop overlooking the harbor on a beautiful June evening in Baltimore. We later learned that two of four servers had unexpectedly called out. Dinner was great. Scallops were amazing. The apple tart dessert was good. I will likely return, just never in a hurry.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great spot hidden in fells!
    aak9
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    the service was great, food was amazing. our dessert was vanilla ice cream mixed with baklava and i didn't want it to end. the views are incredible and it's a great romantic spot. i didnt know it is an all organic restaurant but ended up enjoying every minute of it. must try in the fells/harbor east area!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • After a Storm
    4MandJ
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Though a rainstorm had cooled the city, it was still quite humid, but still the restaurant chose to open all the sliders. There was no air conditioned space. Thankfully there was a small breeze, so it became a lovely evening, with only two other tables occupied on a Thursday evening. For the number of patrons, we were over served, but, our every need was met promptly and without request from us. Very attentive staff, with doors held, and chairs pushed in. Glasses never empty, warm bread, delicious oil, appetizers prompt, and entres hot; it was a surprising treat, and one we hope to return to again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • they let me down
    MAS23VIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    so for 2 weeks they knew they had a party of 15 coming. our reservation was at 8 and our food didn't come out until almost 10, some of it was cold and/or undercooked and had to be sent back. the bartender didn't really know how to make drinks so that was disappointing. the place wasn't even that full but it sure felt like they forgot about our table quite a few times. the view was nice and I'm sure food would be out faster and cooked right if it was just a dinner for 2.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • RestaurantLoverVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The Olive Room is a good restaurant that could be terrific with more finesse and attention to details. When we arrived (on the night of a large private party) the restaurant seemed unprepared for us. Fortunately the weather was terrific and we were able to sit on the rooftop patio with stunning views of the entire harbor. However, the patio is not ready for prime time. Many small potted plants were shoved to one side and looked like a work area. A simple white tablecloth would have really dressed up the table. The industrial light fixtures are good-looking but produce harsh light that needs to be toned down. Good food and a wonderful waiter combined with the great view made a very pleasant evening. A few details would make it stunning.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Too bad!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Food was delicious but....Lovely summer evening and there were only two other tables filled. We had a waiter who really did not know what he was doing and there was no energy to the place.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Do yourself a favor...
    kso3713
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    ..while the weather's still nice, eat here! An overall great dining experience. Our waiter, Nigel, was really top-notch; attentive and engaging (but not intrusive), informative and candid, charming, accommodating, and happy to help. A perfect style of service for this casual and modern restaurant. Food was outstanding with several highlights worthy of mention: the fried oysters were light, crispy, juicy, and plentiful; the grilled octopus salad was perfectly done, probably the best we've ever had and best in the city by far; and the house-made baklava and vanilla bean ice cream was out of this world (it's truly worth a stop just for a taste!). And, the spectacular (!) view of the harbor may make this the best outdoor dining in Baltimore.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rooftop view
    SNBmd2013VIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    View of the water from the rooftop in fells point - lovely for an outdoor dining experience. The quality of the food is similar to their sister restaurant the Black Olive but considerably cheaper!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A wonderful experience
    RJLOMMD
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We were a party of 5 celebrating a wedding anniversary. The staff was pleasant, helpful and warm. We decided to sit outside and this was easily arranged. The servers were knowledgeable, professional yet friendly and informal. No intimidation or stuffiness here. Our menu selections were served in a very timely manner. And the food was excellent. The view from almost any place in the restaurant is a panorama of the Baltimore Harbor and, especially in the summer months, transforms itself as the sun sets. I'd certainly suggest bringing a camera. We will certainly return to the Olive Room again; it was a very enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly Surprised
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I took a chance on this restaurant because I needed to have a group of 12 accommodated. The staff was extremely friendly, the food was good, and the view was terrific. Service seemed a little slow but our group was fine to spend the time catching up.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Atmosphere, fair food
    tcatim6243VIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Dined here on a Thursday night. The outdoor dining experience was great! Beautiful rooftop restaurant. Staff was attentive, although there was only one other table dining with us. Food was marginal at best. My mixed grill of lamb, steak and chicken was way over cooked. Baklava was great. Wine list is passable. Way too much Greek wine on it for an American Palate. The lamb shank my partner has looked good, and he said it was very nice. They only had one available, so I got shut out of that entrée. I'll go back to sit at the bar and drink with a view, but will eat elsewhere.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Scenic View
    Luv2Eat
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This was my first time dining at this restaurant for Brunch. the service was impeccable, the view of the harbor was even better. I didn't get the maitre'd's name but he was fantastic. Very attentive! My only issue was that it was not noted on Opentable that Mother's day brunch was at a fixed price of $40 per person. That is a bit expense to pay for a child. The food was ok, I just have issues with buffet style food anywhere I go. I would return here for a regular brunch though.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We made a 10:00 reservation for Brunch on Sunday, Mother's Day. We arrived and were told the buffet wasn't ready due to a wedding the night before. The brunch was ready at 10:40! We sat and waited. Not even offered a mimosa for having to wait. Brunch was $40.00 per person and the food was fair. They put out plates the size of a large saucer. Pretty bad experience and a rip off! Maybe lunch or dinner is better. Servers were nice.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Organic brunch done with a view!
    NickyVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Unlike many of the restaurants in Fells Point and Inner Harbor, this place is for locals who want great tasting, healthy food at a reasonable cost. Set atop Black Olive Inn it offers great views of the water and Harbor East. My friend and I enjoyed a great brunch here where the waitstaff was not only attentive, but joined in great conversation (yet they knew when we wanted to talk alone). I might suggest a few changes to the overall setting, but this place is young and the manager Dimitris is definitely hard at work always optimizing the experience. Will definitely be back for not only brunch but dinner as well!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    DinerOne
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Scallops. Avocado Greek Salad. Leg of Lamb. Baklava. All excellent. And the waiter-recommended Riesling was a delight. We were the only table seated. Pace was relaxed, yet timely. Perplexed that this restaurant does not appear to have the patronage it deserves. Be better, Baltimore.
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    Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Greek Heaven
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    The food was very good. I love Mediterranean food and this place did n I t disappoint.
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    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved the Olive Room
    J1243
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    I took my daughter, age 27 out for a special celebratory meal. She eats only organic food and we happened to find the Olive Room. Our dinner was delicious, the service was excellent and we had a great time. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys good food and wine in a lovely setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice spot
    birthdayparty
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Small restaurant that's undergoing a makeover while still open. The staff did a great job taking care of my wife and I.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely service, looks out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Lovely service, looks out on Baltimore harbor from a height. Lovely food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • well prepared-slow service
    onlythebest
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    The wait staff was very pleasant but inefficient. Our before dinner drinks were very slowly delivered. I would not recommend the martini. We had to ask for a wine list. The food was very tastey and well prepared. After the sun went down the view was lovely. We ordered after dinner coffee but it was so slow in being served we cancelled it. Two of the party had dined at the Black Olive several years ago and this time it was a totally different experience. It must be under new ownership/management since that time.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food
    Emmydrew
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    The food was good. I was surprised that not more people were in the restaurant as we had it all to ourselves. I can imagine in the summer with the roof top balcony and the view of the harbor that it would be awesome sitting outside with the sampler platter and a glass of wine.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The owners are charming, and
    sutmig
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    The owners are charming, and the service is decent. The Black Olive was recently awarded Gold Status in Baltimore Magazine's Top 50. That rating is highly inflated. To be completely fair the fish selection is top notch, and the wine list is impressive; However, I can run off 20 area restaurants which I would prefer to dine. My first visit was a casual dining experience, which I am unlikely to repeat, but do see appeal for business dinners.
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    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Culinary Kama Sutra
    Rachael
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    I can't begin to tell you just how extraordinary our dinner was last week. The chef is superb and our greek food was like nothing I have ever experienced either in the US or in Greece. Well done Black Olive. We will be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.