Ouzo Bay
Ouzo Bay

Ouzo Bay

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.ouzobay.com/
  • Phone: 4437085818x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - Midnight,
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Greek
  • Executive Chef: Micheal Everd
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: The private dining room seats up to 30 guests, and is equipped with the newest projection equipment and screen, as well as a large indoor fireplace. The space has a view of the neighborhood and a quaint garden.
  • Private Party Contact: Julie Satisky 4437085818x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Central Ave.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Ouzo Bay offers valet parking to all guests for 8 dollars with validation, however, there are several garages in the neighborhood, as well as limited street parking.
A word from Ouzo Bay
Located in Harbor East, Ouzo Bay focuses on authentic Greek cuisine, emphasizing the freshest seafood and responsible cuisine. The opulent space offers a full service bar and lounge, as well as an extensive patio during the Spring, and Summer months. The dining room has beautiful views of the water, and cityscape.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Ouzo Bay reviews from OpenTable diners
243 reviews since May 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (157)special occasion (154)fit for foodies (138)hot spot (109)vibrant bar scene (109)scenic view (103)romantic (92)good for groups (70)notable wine list (68)neighborhood gem (59)late-night find (34)great for lunch (13)great for brunch (11)kid-friendly (7)Show More
  • ArtyVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Loved the food and birthday treat, but it was very noisy inside and too humid that night to eat outside. Everything else was superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The only reason I didn't vote overall 5 stars is due to price. Food is really amazing but I think you pay for location there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service and okay food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Service was terrible. The food was fine, nothing great, but definitely not worth the price.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worth the wait.
    Broncoeats
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The rain came and pushed our reservation a few minutes. The Owner and Managment went above and beyond to make sure our party was happy and compensated for the wait. The service, food and atmosph really can't be beat in Baltimore City.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Andersonmetropolis
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Noisy, crowded restaurant! Food was decent, but service was mediocre and unpolished. Chose this restaurant to celebrate a special anniversary with friends. I noted the occasion in my reservation, called to remind the restaurant of the reason for our celebration, commented to the hostess when we entered. No mention was made--they forgot! The next evening we went to the movies in Columbia, MD and had a full dinner at Clyde's afterwards. It was perfectly delicious and beautifully served, and the four of us could actually conduct a conversation. Ouzo Bay is a lot of hype.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great spot
    AA1400VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I couldn't pick a better restaurant to enjoy a beautiful night in Baltimore. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service
    LynnVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We have been to Ouzo Bay several times. We find that if you are sitting near a large group the service for a table if 2-4 is lacking. Although the food is fabulous, who wants to wait until the main course is more than half done before the sides come out and the wait for anything other than water is ridiculous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    fusionqueen
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Our favorite resturant. We celebrated my husbands bday.outstanding service . Sommelier outstanding. The head waiter outstanding . Everyone there is just amazing . Food is outstanding . We have a great experience every time thanks
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Foodtastic
    Enzo4re
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great spot excellent bread dipping oil food prepared properly so far have had halibut Maine lobster (frozen lobster tails only average) was good lamb chops are a stand out mussels a little large but were fine over all it's a winner our 3rd time in 2 months
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food
    COBaltimoreVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food here is very good. The service is also very good but the ambience can be a challenge. Because of the open nature of the restaurant other patrons were talking so loud that the people I was sitting with couldn't hear what I was saying. Even when we mentioned to our server that the person at the other table was too loud they didn't send management to ask them to speak so others int eh restaurant could enjoy their experience as well.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Better than expected
    BonvivantbelairVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    When I think of local Greek restaurants, I think of Ikaros or any restaurant located in Baltimore's Greektown neighborhood. However, Ouzo Bay well exceeded our expectations. The main entree of Alaskan Halibut topped with Maine lobster was absolutely delectable. Flaky, firm and sweet tasting Halibut coverd with a wonderful sweet sauce was the star of the evening. The lamb meatballs appetizer and baked feta and tomato appetizer served as commensurate complimentary dishes. Our service was spot on with great attentiveness by our waitress. She was very knowledgeable with the wine list. The baklava was classic and tasty. The vanilla ice cream seemed to be straight from the cow. Thank you Ouzo Bay for a most enjoyable first time dining experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional basics
    museumguy
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    In short, this is quality food simply prepared and well served. I had the spanikopita (really well done) and the red snapper, and my wife had the salad and lobster. It was an elegantly presented meal without much frufru. Server was attentive without being intrusive. Definitely one of the top five restaurants in Baltimore.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • More than just "Cosmo"
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    "Cosmopolitan" is more than the name of a drink at Ouzo Bay, it is the feel of the place and the people who give you a great experience. Obvious that many people have found this restaurant and more than just "like" it. But it doesn't just rest on its success. Ouzo Bay makes the newcomer and occasional feel just as much a part of the scene and a real find. And with this great "feel" comes very good food, nice wine great service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Would not survive in most cities
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I was very disappointed at this recommendation from what should have been a respected source. I travel frequently and in doing so make a point of hitting the highly recommended spots. Seats inside are so noisy and overcrowded by the bar scene after 8pm. And the bar scene is filled with tshirts and backwards hats that could care less about what you are expecting or paying for a meal. The fresh fish priced by the pound was grossly overrated, and even the simple request of leaving the heads in the kitchen vs served on the plate was not met. My prediction is this place would die in a better foodie driven market. If you want an alternative, Charleston (the name of the resturant) around the corner is an option.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great spot
    Predictable
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The service was great, but the food was a bit dispapointing. My mousaka was not that great (maybe the recipe - that dish can vary enromously). My wife's lamb shank was very good. Our guests had halibut, which was excellent and crabcakes, which were good. My first time there, I had the Chilean Sea Bass, which was terrific. The zuccini chips are amazing, but I thought the sauce wa little s too stiff for dipping. All in all it was fine.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Looking forward to a return visit!
    StellarRedHead
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I heard good things about Ouzo Bay prior to my dining there last week. But their reviews did not quite do them justice, the food was by far FANTASTIC! I had the grilled octopus, which was so delectable I will go back just to partake in that again. I had a fresh fish entree of Dorade that had a lovely preparation of EVOO, salt, pepper and capers. It was my first time having Dorade and I would order it again. The ambiance is gorgeous, the lighting and the retractable doors that allow you to be inside but get that fresh air was a nice touch to our dining experience. I have already told several friends that the next time we are looking to dine out in the city we will be going to Ouzo Bay.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Food
    Jackson
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    The food here was awesome. Try the octopus... seriously just do it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • sweaty servers not attractive
    bigeatsravenfan
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    the dining room had to be 85+ degrees. lamb shank delicious, grape leaves ok, my black cod a lot of scales and bones for the price, tzatziki bland, meatballs ok, grilled octopus was perfectly cooked, lemon potatos were hard as bricks and not tasty. its hard to mess up grilled veggies they were tasty. desserts were awesome.
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  • Nice Greek Food
    KennyVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This place is great if you are looking for a vibrant bar scene on a weekend night. The food and service are okay, but nothing extraordinary.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Best Fish in B'more!
    Dannymom
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food was outstanding. The grilled calamari was possibly the best I ever had and my bronzini melted in my mouth. The waiter was professional and curtious with a full knowledge of the menu and recommended some fun cocktails and a fabulous dessert. This retaurant is a must for anyone looking for a fantastic meal in an elegant yet relaxed environment. We can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing, esp. for the price
    DCDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I had heard that this restaurant recently passed Charleston as the best restaurant in Baltimore. I beg to differ. The seafood was fresh but bland, salt being the primarily recognizable seasoning and the waitress was nice, but not familiar with the menu. You've never heard of Veuve Cliquot? Really??? For the prices, it was very disappointing. Even the dessert, a nice touch for my birthday, was uninspiring. It was a profiterole, drowning in chocolate sauce, with none of the flakiness you expect from the crust, which surrounded a thick, bland cream filling. The appetizer specials were good, tuna toro, but the grilled octopus could have used the red wine vinaigrette it was supposed to be dressed with and the broccolini was overcooked.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food with Corresponding price
    Drew
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Waiter was very good, grilled octopus was excellent and I consider myself a grilled octopus afficienado. Be prepared to spend 50-60+ a person if you drink. Recommend for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed - overall.
    sharogirl
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I wasn't that impressed with Ouzo Bay. Food was good but...totally disappointed in the host/hostess. I had spoken to Alice - who seemed wonderful - about getting a great romantic table for 2. She wasn't there when we were going to be there. There really aren't any tables for this. Maybe outside if it's not 1000 degrees. Was completely let down by the table chosen for us - too small for two. Then moved into the bar. Don't want that if want a romantic type of table. Then moved into the back room where - again - if it's just 2 of you - it's not enough room and just not the place for a romantic type of dinner. I wouldn't go back - just because it also seemed like the host/hostess don't care. This place seems more made for 4+ tables.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Standard
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The food was pretty good. The service about average for the price point of the restaurant. When we sat down around 5 pm on a Friday there was plenty of seats however by 7-7:30 it became crowded. It 's a good scene for groups and where it's located in Harbor East is a vibrant scene and walkable to other night life attractions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a favorite for special times
    yummzes
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    only for the $$ would i not go there more often. It is always a perfect meal time
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Greek Feast!
    SolefudVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Some of the best contemporary Greek food I've had, and I've had a lot. Will be back whenever I'm in Baltimore.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Baltimore14
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Terrific in all aspects. Food was outstanding. Eating outside was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Meal... Poor experience.
    Adp329
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We made a reservation for 7 at 7:30 and arrived around 7:15. We were told that guests were paying and that our table would be available shortly. We sat at the bar for a cocktail and had prompt and friendly service. At 8:00 we still hadn't been sat. The manager said they were still waiting for the table to open up but had a plan b for us. At 8:15 we were finally seated at their backup table. Our server had excellent insight on the menu however once we ordered, apps came at 9:00 and our entrees didn't arrive until 10:15. No explanation was offered by our server. Our meal was fantastic however Ouzo Bay did not make any apologies for the hour delay as well as the long ticket time. Not sure we will be back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delectable Fish
    SheDinesAroundVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Surpasses the other "fine dining fish houses" of Baltimore (Kali's Court, Black Olive), hands down! Service was a little lacking for such a high-end place, but overall, thoroughly enjoyable and highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great spot in Harbour East
    Gabe
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Cant say enough about our dining experience at Ouzo Bay. The grilled octopus and calimari was a fantastic starter. We then shared a whole fish and the lamb chops. The wine recommendation was spot on... after dinning the bar was so lively we stayed and hung out for a bit. We will definitely be back....2 thumbs up!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hot spot
    ScottVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Food and atmosphere second to none in Baltimore. Lamb chops best I have had in a long time . In for a convention make sure you make a reservation and enjoy the night. Ouzo Bay = Excellence
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • mixed
    Newby
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    we were pleasantly with our first visit; lots of people enjoying their meals. Loud and fun atmosphere in the bar area. Delicious cocktails and grilled calamari. Not enough crab/avocado puree in the salad, for the money.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful experience.
    greekfam
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Wonderful experience. We are looking forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OuzoBay
    duffyandrews
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I went to OuzoBay with two friends for a get together. The food was great and the service friendly and quick. Because of price and noise-level, I wouldn't go here for any event that demands personal conversation. It's a hip little place though, and I truly enjoyed the food. The server was personable and helpful, and the manager stopped by to check on us--not obtrusive at all. All in all--worth the time to go there, just bring your full wallet!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Noise level ruined the evening
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    This restaurant had great food and our server was wonderful but it is, without a doubt, the noisiest restaurant my husband and I have ever been to. We took out a friend for a belated birthday and we ourselves celebrated an anniversary but our conversation the whole evening had to be yelled across the table. We went on a Wednesday at 6:30p thinking that is typically not a busy night for dining. The restaurant was not completely full but it sounded like we were in a stadium. It's ashame because we did enjoy the food and the restaurant kindly sent celebratory desserts to our table. The sound of silence once we left was golden! Unfortunately, we won't be back as we simply cannot endure the noise.
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  • Not worth it, at all
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Over-priced mediocre food with inattentive service to top it off. There are far better places to dine in Baltimore.
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  • Special Dinner
    broadeningtastes
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    I came here for a birthday dinner. We chose to dine inside but there were plenty of people taken advantage of the outside dining. It's a Greek restaurant with a speciality in fish. I had the Alaskan halibut which was delicious and my boyfriend had the lamb chops which were cooked perfectly. Ouzo Bay has an intimate feel about it even with its openness.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent in every way
    Enzo4re
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Great lamb chops and halibut mussels and everything else we tried our waiter Steve was great as well
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pretty good
    dave
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Food was pretty good. Their mussels for appetizer were pretty amazing. Service was pretty impressive. I would definitely go back for another special occasion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EatOutTooMuch
    SomeoneElseCookVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    This was the 8th time we have visited Ouzo Bay. Still a great place but same menu (which is not bad) just looking for something new. I highly recommend it but go early. It is the loudest restaurant in Baltimore. Very energetic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic