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Ozra Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ozra.us
  • Phone: (410) 528-2710
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch (**New Hours**):

    Friday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm


    Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm

    Closed Mondays
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Persian, Mediterranean
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Slemmers Alley
  • Public Transit: Use Baltimore's FREE Charm City Circulator buses - Orange line stop #225 President St & Eastern Avenue or use the Green line stop #109 Reginald F Lewis Museum -145 President Street.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking, or there is a parking garage next door.
A word from Ozra
The inspiration for Ozra comes from three unique vantage points. First, we have tried to create an elegant, yet simple, dining environment which we believe will captivate any selective patron. Second, our love of authentic Persian and Mediterranean cuisines comes together in a carefully crafted menu and wine list, which offers something to please all. And finally, a family owned and operated establishment ensures you get a personal welcome and friendly service when you dine with us. We hope to live up to your expectations on all three fronts!Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "Definitely a neighborhood gem. The food was delicious and I loved the decor. Highly recommend to check it out!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Would not have found Ozra if not for Restaurant week...can't wait to go again!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "It has all the fundamentals: great food, well-priced, terrific ambiance and attentive service. These owners and staff want you to come and return often!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "My husband and I wanted to try something different for restaurant week in Baltimore. Ozra was it and we were not disappointed. The food was delicious! However, my favorite of the evening was the Baklava and I ordered two. That's how good it was. Also the Baklava martini complimented the dessert perfectly. The restaurant was beautiful as well. Great atmosphere for all ages."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Great find in Little Italy. The food was excellent and the service was just as good. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "My husband and I went to Ozra to celebrate our anniversary during restaurant week and can't stop raving about the experience. The weather was just right to allow us to dine on the patio, which had a beautiful water fountain. It was so romantic! Our waiter, Sam, was very attentive. We highly recommend the lamb shank, beet salad and Persian ice cream. Their house wine Pinot noir and Malbec was great, as well as their cocktail drink with ginger beer. We can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "The restaurant has a comfortable interior and a simple, pleasing layout. The first problem we encountered was not being told that the normal menu was not available, even though we were given it to see beers and wines. The Restaurant Week menu had a choice of either two or three courses prix fixe, but as we started to order, we were told for the first time that only the three course menu was available. When we ordered from that, we were told that we had to select our choice of the three desserts at that time instead of after the first two courses. The food was unremarkable, with the meats and seafood overcooked. We were surprised, given the reviews we read online."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Small, modern, delicious! Lot of diners on a Tuesday evening; food great! good downtown location! Would definitely return often."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Ozra is a real find! Right there in Little Italy, you'll find a luxurious vibe and delicious, beautiful food. The service is caring and generous. They'll even validate for the literally next door parking. We loved the appetizers, kabobs, and desserts. DO NOT miss Persian baklavah with a glass of tea after your lovely meal. Full bar with creative drinks, too. GO! Enjoy! I love that they are on Open Table!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "If you are looking for very flavorful food at a great price, this is a good place for you. Our group of 4 had salmon kabobs, lamb shank, lamb chops, beef, salad, soups, and several apps and desserts. Main food and apps were all top notch - could not ask for more. I was personally most impressed with the first 3. We concluded the Persian sorbet (with thin noodles) was odd, and that their baklava was average. But perhaps that was due to our already full stomachs. Persian ice cream did not disappoint. Wine was normal price-wise, though cocktails seems a touch pricey at 10$. I would definitely go again for the main dishes, and likely take dessert elsewhere or go out after for cocktails."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Another Persian restaurant. This one is in Little Italy and is wonderful."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We had an excellent meal at Ozra. The server was very nice and efficient and made many good suggestions about the menu as we were unfamiliar with many of the dishes. Everything was very fresh and well presented. We had four different entrees and two appetizers and we enjoyed every dish. I would definitely recommend Ozra if you like Mediterranean food."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We were delighted to dine at Ozra and will come back often. The food was great and well-priced and the service was very friendly and attentive. The restaurant atmosphere is very inviting -- tables are well-spaced out and it is quiet, pleasant space. Hard to imagine you are at such a busy location! Hats off to the staff for a terrific dining experience."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We really enjoyed this place! The food was good, interesting and well prepared. Made it fun to go out and the service was just right."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We were extremely impressed. Since we are vegetarians, the several meat-free options pleased us. Both of our orders were exceptionally tasty and filling. The physical setting of the restaurant is impressive. We have already recommended this gem to several friends."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "My favorite place to dine! Delicious food and beautiful restaurant ambiance!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Food was excellent but the atmosphere of the restaurant seemed too restrained and serious to relax much. Esp. as it is situated in the vibrant Little Italy community. The waiters were lined up seriously watching their tables near the bar, and there lacked relaxing ambiance and good music. I could hear most of the conversation that was going on at the next table and that was odd, too. Just wish it was little more lively and fun, like the Helmand."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Really enjoyed it; great food. All the dishes were great. Ample quantities, ate the leftovers the next night."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We had wonderful food and service at Ozra. The interior design of the restaurant is quite lovely with interesting ceiling fans and decor. The atmosphere was warm and inviting. The entrees were delicious and quite plentiful. As far as the appetizers go, we had the Hummus--which was excellent--and the eggplant trio. I am not sure that I would get the eggplant trio again, but all of the entrees we ordered were outstanding."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Most people think Italian when they hear about Little Italy, but Ozra is a little Perisan heaven nestled into this historic Baltimore neighborhood. This was my second time dining there with a friend and I do love their food. They bring out a complementary playe of hummus, fresh flat bread and a sort of fresh tomato "salsa" (for the lack of a bettet term). I had one of their eggplant starters and it had a great smoky flavor to it. Both my friend and I ordered the white fish special, that came with your choice of either rice selection or vegetables. The fish is lightly battered and has a lovely cream sauce with capers. I loved the ambience and the level of service (our server remembered us from our last visit). Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Tried Ozra last week on a lark; we all loved it. Brought another friend this week and we all loved it again. Haven't tried the vegetarian dishes yet, but the stews and kebabs are wonderful; well cooked and great flavors."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Persian food, translated but not dumbed down. Everything was superb, from the eggplant trio to the saffron-marinade grilled chicken to the rosewater ice cream. Do not miss the yogurt appetizer, featuring three different preparations (and the yogurt itself is made in house). Prices are moderate, quality of ingredients is first rate. A real treasure!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "... food, service, atmosphere, decor. Wonderful food in a peaceful beautiful space with impeccable service yet a casual air. No hurry, simply enjoy the food and environment, soaking it all in with your companions. All delightful. Perfection without stuffiness."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "My father, who was raised in Tehran, loved it. 'Nuff said. That, and good vegetarian options."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Love Ozra Restaurant! I hope they never go out of business because ill be really sad! Delicious food! Great ambiance, and wonderful service! Need more signs to attract people to the place or more ads in the paper or something!..cant lose this place"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Excellent food; good service; interesting menu. Nice alternative to the usual Little Italy fare."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "A great addition to the Baltimore food scene. After eating at Ozra twice, I can definitely say that their food is authentic and delicious, and the place has a great ambience as well. Whether for a special occasion or if I have a hankering for Persian food, I would eat there again and again."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The food choices were amazing! The hummus appetizer and the beet salad will have me coming back!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Absolutely phenomenal food. Will definitely go there again."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "This was our first venture into Persian food. None of the four of us had any experience with the names or tastes. Our waiter was extremely helpful. We tried the eggplant trio sampler. It was terrific. The tomato based one was our favorite. Grill combo was also excellent. All food was crisp on the outside and moist inside. Perfectly cooked. Though this was our first time it won't be our last. We loved the entire experience."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We enjoyed our lunch. Friday at noon and the place was not busy. The food was good - some dishes better than others. The eggplant baba was fabulous, rich, and complex. The main courses, especially the stew with filet mignon, were a bit small and not worth the price. The wine list was compact but interesting, and our wine ($26 zin) was terrific. The service was a bit too attentive, but everyone clearly means well. The space is lovely. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "I love Persian food and this place is probably the best Iranian restaurant in Baltimore. Our server was excellent, the music was beautiful, and the food was delicious. Authentic flavors, but unlike other Iranian restaurants the ambiants here make it feel modern. I wish I had known about this Little Italy jewel before!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "The lamb sausage was unlike any other I have had before. Tender and melt in your mouth. Everything was very good but that lamb saugage was the best I ever had."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Ozra is tucked away in harbor east and for that reason probably doesn't get the foot traffic other restaurants in the area get. It is quite a gem. I've eaten there for lunch and dinner several times and the food is really good. It is obvious the chef puts a lot of thought into the dishes, uses fresh ingredients and the results are great. The ambience is very pleasant and the service was attentive and good. I had made a reservation for lunch during the week and they decided shortly thereafter to only open on the weekends. They called me not to cancel but to say they would honor the reservation and stay open for me. Who does that? Just an indication of the dedication and attention to the customer on every level starting with great food! "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Dinner with a friend I had not seen in many years. We were not rushed, the food was excellent and we were able to visit and enjoy a great meal."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Out waiter was terrible but other than that everything was great."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Cleared our plates! Amazing Persian and Mediterranean mix. Will be back! Server was a bit slow, but he was still nice. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "We loved our dinner, particularly the chicken wings, salmon, and eggplant dishes. Service was amazing, and we were very impressed with what we had. Go!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "the food is excellent, the service friendly and efficient, the atmosphere sophisticated but subdued"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "At a conference this week and had too much Italian. Decided to try this place for dinner. Absolutely wonderful. Food was delectable - fragrant and full of flavor - how Persian should be. Even got a few in our group who had never had Persian food before to learn to appreciate it. They were very tolerant of my kids who weren't behaving well this evening. Thankfully we were sitting upstairs (because we had a larger group and last minute reservations) and the other guests were downstairs which worked out very well. I highly recommend this restaurant to everyone. If I was local I would be coming here often."
    Dined on 4/3/2014