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: 4436816316x
  • 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
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Olive Room Rooftop Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
26 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.7
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelQuiet
68% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (20)scenic view (18)romantic (11)neighborhood gem (9)special occasion (6)fit for foodies (5)good for groups (5)great for brunch (3)notable wine list (2)kid-friendly (1)late-night find (1)hot spot (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • 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
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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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
    • Food
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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
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 6 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 239 reviews are from the Olive Room Rooftop Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Organic brunch done with a view!
    Nicky
    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.
    Special Features:
    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.
    Special Features:
    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.
    Special Features:
    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.
  • Charming place, wonderful food
    Tixi
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Had a great experience at The Black Olive! We had reservations for three during a pretty severe snowstorm, and when we arrived at the restaurant we were warmly greeted and our wet coats whisked away quickly. While waiting for one of our party to arrive, our server made some excellent recommendations for appetizers - the grilled squid was a knock out. The "fish walk" is especially fun, and while we were questioning the origin of the name of one of the fish, the owner came out and was utterly charming. They were able to accomodate me in grilling the octopus and serving it warm as an entree instead of as a cold salad, and my companions both raved about the Sole they ordered. A wonderful experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappointed. Once again,
    Valentines
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    Never Disappointed. Once again, an outstanding dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very tasty
    AriMVIP
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    They were pushing the fresh fish very hard. It looked second to none, but we did a sampling of appetizers instead. Everything is very fresh.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced
    Sara
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    We were expecting an experience more on par with The Black Olive. Had it been warmer, the outdoor seating looked lovely. It has a great, sunset-facing, view of the harbor. The interior is not nearly as impressive. Food was good but overpriced for what it is. If you follow any sort of gluten free or paleo diet, there are many appropriate choices. We were disappointed however, that there was a list of half a dozen things that they were out of on the menu (early on a Friday night). Service was nice, but slow. There was only 1 server/bartender and an assistanet for the entire restaurant. If we had time for a leisurely dinner, it wouldn't have been as problematic. I don't think we intend to return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Service was very slow, food came out cooked incorrectly, several items on the limited menu were unavailable and we were not told until we asked for them. This is a huge disappointment based on my previous experiences with The Black Olive Restaurant. I will wait for a reservation for Black Olive in the future as opposed to settling for the Olive Room.
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  • excellent spreads appetizer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    excellent spreads appetizer platter and amazing homemade vanilla ice cream
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was fresh and good.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    The food was fresh and good. The service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great night
    happycat
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    This was a great find. Nancy was awesome! Thanks for a great night and accomodating my food allergies. Everything was outstanding!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Didn't taste the food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    I'm a big fan of the original Black Olive restaurant, so I thought the Olive Room would be nice on Christmas Day since the original restaurant was closed. Our waitress was a little slow coming by our table (~ 15 minutes), but she took our drink orders and choices from the prix fixe menu. We got our drinks 5 minutes later, and then were totally ignored for the next 45 minutes while the tables around us got their food (although there was a lot of grumbling from the other tables about how long it was taking to come out.) When they brought out our third course (we didn't get the first 2), we decided to bail on the miserable service and went to Max's instead. TL/DR: horrible service, we left before we even tasted the food.
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  • Christmas Dinner
    AnniversaryNight
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Not thinking too much about it being Christmas except that we were excited to be out in Baltimore for Christmas ... But once at the restaurant it was clear that they had the rookie staff working which was very disappointing. We waited 20 minutes for our wine!Half my appetizer fell on the floor by the waitress which she never cleaned up nor replaced! Twice they brought the wrong food to our table! Their organic vodka martini was awful, undrinkable and no one seemed to care. When we made the reservation we did not know about the "fix prix" limited menu which was way too expensive for what we received!!! We love The Black Olive but The Olive Room was a strike out!
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    • Noise LevelModerate