This restaurant is very small
This restaurant is very small with a view of the tiny kitchen from the dining area. On the wall are menus from well known defunct Baltimore restaurants which we found interesting. Our server was very friendly and attentive without being intrusive. The menu had some unique offerings including their signature smoked crab cake. We ordered crispy fried oysters and duck spring rolls as appetizers, and the crab cakes and Moroccan lamb chopswhich were cooked perfectly to order as entrees. Overall, we were very happy with our experience at Pierpoint and look forward to returning.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic service. you really
Fantastic service. you really feel they are preparing a great meal just for your party.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Incredible food and great
Incredible food and great service. Wait staff offered excellent suggestions for both food and wine.
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
A great Baltimore evening.
A great Baltimore evening. Once seated we were charmed and well informed by our server. The food is quite a mix of tasty seafood and other dishes that were served with panache. Appetizers served in a box, desserts with chocolate forks and spoons and the famous smoked crab cakes did not disappoint. O's game on in the bar, funky decor and a friendly vibe all around. Our group would go again!
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
True "locals" place that welcomes
True "locals" place that welcomes all. Regulars are very welcoming. Sit at the bar and eat if you want to be part of the conversation. There is also free parking which is a big plus for the area.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, but don't look
Great food, but don't look for an elegant dining experience. This is more like a diner with very good food prepared from fresh local ingredients, and very friendly service.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
The crab cakes were expected
The crab cakes were expected to be out of this world and absolutely were. Service was so-so provided by typical Baltimore waitresses hon. I wondered why the smoke coming from kitchen didn't set off the smoke detectors. It just hung in the air....but I was forewarned about that issue. Food was excellent.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Pierpoint has really good
The Pierpoint has really good food but they need to work on their appearance. The entrance is out of square like the bottom of the wall is tilting our or the top of the wall is tilting in. It is a little dark on the interior and the décor needs a little sprucing up.
I was impressed with the food so do not let the appearance discourage you.
8/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food; unfortunately
Great food; unfortunately I was given coffee with caffeine instead of decaf which I knew
Since I was still wide awake at 3am .....
8/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
my husband went to college in Maryland, so he had high expectations for their crab cakes, which were the featured item. we made our reservations but got there a bit early. we were seated right away, and the staff was friendly and attentive. we tried both of the soups, which were excellent. we also shared a crab cake platter and tried both the regular and smoked variety. amazing!! the restaurant is known for their smoked crab cake, with good reason! you can get a good crab cake a lot of places in Maryland, but the smoked one at pierpoint is off the charts! not to say that their regular one doesn't stack up--it's also very delicious. we ended with the macadamia caramel torte-homemade in house. it was the perfect ending to and excellent meal.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chef Nancy Does it Again
Trying a new dish each time we dine there. This time, I had Moroccan Lamb Chops. What an excellent choice! The Lobster Bisque, was the best I have ever had, and I am a Maine gal! The Bread Pudding was delicious! Keep up the excellent cooking Chef Nancy!
The waitress was very friendly and helpful with recommendations. Very good service!
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went here early on a Saturday night for pre-theater dinner (place is nowhere near the theater and was thus all but empty), and all 4 of us were quite pleased with our dinners. Crabcakes were smoked, which is their unusual specialty, and our expert proclaimed them excellent. The sea bass I had was perfectly cooked, not overcooked like most restaurants. The chocolate dessert sampler had more winners than losers. The ambience here is a bit dingy and the kitchen is open, which means it will not be quiet even when empty. The temperature control was also tough with the open kitchen, and it was warm or cold depending on whether the front door was open.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
My girlfriend's boss told her about Pierpont and how much she liked it. I was looking for a different dining experience to celebrate my girlfriend's birthday anyway, so we thought we'd take a chance. Don't blink or you'll miss it. It's located in a refurbished house in Fells Point and the sign wasn't particularly distinctive. They have a parking lot a block away and you also have to look hard to find it. These problems notwithstanding, the food was delicious. Their specialty, as it should be, are their smoked crab cakes. Normally I would say, don't fool around with Maryland Crab Cakes, because they're about as good as you can get no matter where you purchase them. These crab cakes were extra special. Try it.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was just one of those nights
We were recently diners at Pierpoint Restaurant, which was our third time there. We have always enjoyed the outstanding menu, prepared perfectly. This time was no exception with the level of excellence of the food; however there were issues with service and timing. The staff had just completed a long weekend of off site catering , so understandably, the only server was exhausted and a bit off her game. The restaurant was not well stocked during Chef Nancy's absence, but she was very apologetic. My husband and I have both been in food service and know the toll it can take.
We do not consider this a major hiccup and hope to return soon. By far, my favorite restaurant in B'more.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chef Nancy Rocks
Great food and a community treasure. I frequently travel to Baltimore for business and always include Pierpoint in my plans.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM