I think we found our local
I think we found our local Fed Hill Pizza joint! Great service, our server knew so much about the wine and gave me great suggestions. Order the mussels and save the butter sauce to dip your crust into later...Delicious!!
2/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I are from Queens,
My wife and I are from Queens, NY and since moving to Maryland many years ago, we are always on a "pizza quest".
I must say that the pizza at Hersh's was the best by far we have had since living in the Baltimore area.
The crust was thin and crisp, the sauce perfectly seasoned and the cheese was wonderful.
We will be back often.
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Extraordinary pizza and the
Extraordinary pizza and the drinks are a work of art.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food never disappoints. When
Food never disappoints. When your meal is finished you want to start all over
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
We really like the atmosphere,
We really like the atmosphere, friendly servers, and food - especially the pizza.
Parking is still a problem. Hope they are able to get valet parking.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Had a great meal. will definitely
Had a great meal. will definitely go back. a bit noisy upstairs ..lots of little toddlers/kids ...guess its family friendly.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Everything was outstanding
Everything was outstanding as usual! Will be back again many times!
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
I wish I knew about this place a year ago when we moved to Baltimore. The best pizza and cocktail s I've had in a long time
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
A gem of a restaurant
This place is a real gem. Excellent food, good beer and cocktail menu and a very hip, happening decor. The small plates were great. Fiddle-head ferns in a butter vinaigrette were lovely and cooked perfectly. The chickpeas came in a bubbling ramekin of rosemary scented oil and goat cheese. The waitress recommended we save some of the leftover oil to dip our pizza crust. A great idea. The pizzas are delicious. Paper thin with a nicely chewy and slightly salty crust. Perfectly cooked. This is a great place for two people on a date since or a group looking for a fun spot to start the night. Definitely going back to Hersh's when I'm in Baltimore again!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
The only disapointment was
The only disapointment was sitting upstairs. It lacked any ambiance and was waaaay too loud. My husband and I had to shout so the other could hear us. They need to do something to soften then noise. On another note, the food was great. I got the chopped salad which was delicious and not heavy. I got the funghi pizza and my husband got the sausage with roast tomatoes. Both were great!! Also, the wine delicious and the service couldn't be better.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our server did a great job
Our server did a great job espeially since we had 3 kids in our group. Food was good and we didnt have to wait much for drinks or food.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent pizza, appetizers
Excellent pizza, appetizers and a great beer and cocktail menu.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best pizza in baltimore and its very humble about it. Great food and service. Menu changes frequently. Prices are extremely reasonable. Amazing drinks. My boyfriend and I live about equidistant from the restaurant and go here all the time when we just want to meet up for some great food and drinks. It's sort of Federal Hill's best kept secret.
4/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner on a Monday night
My hubby & I met our son & his girlfriend for dinner at 6 pm. We thought we had missed the place at first because it's all the way at the end of Light Street. Nice neighborhood & found on street parking right away. It's good not to be in the thick of Fed Hill. Waitress was friendly & attentive. Happy hour is 2 beers mix & match or a nicely priced glass of wine. Pizza had fresh ingredients & tasty. One app & 1 pie was enough for 2 people. Excellent house made tart for dessert along with ice cream. Yum. We will be back.
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a great time. The calamari we had was the most delicate I've ever tasted. Cheese and pasta was also prepared masterfully. I wasn't impressed with the pizza though, but I can be a tough customer when it comes to that being a native New Yorker. Overall, we will definitely be back.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Go to Hersh's immediately
I recently went to Hersh's for a group birthday dinner and was not disappointed! The stuffed artichokes, lima bean crostini, rockfish small plate and Abruzzo pizza (with housemade sausage) were all so wonderful that we ordered some of them twice! We also had an excellent cheese plate, a pasta course, several cocktails - we couldn't stop ordering and will definitely be going back. Delicious food & drinks + friendly service + extremely reasonable prices (especially for the quality) = get yourself to the south end of Light St and eat some Hersh's immediately.
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great pizza and inventive menu
I would be happy if all Hersh's served was their terrific pizza and beer--but their menu goes far beyond that. Great creativity in appetizers, salads, and entrees. Quiet setting and attentive service. We loved it!
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Many Many great experiences
I will just put this out front I love Hersch's. It is the best restaurant in it's price range. No one can go wrong here!
5/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Seated in the upstairs dining room, which was rather quiet and not very interesting. Prefer seating in the downstairs room.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Doesn't Get Better Than Hersh's
Every time I'm in Baltimore, I go to Hersh's. No matter who I'm with, they can always find something on the menu they'll love. From wood-fired veggies and apps (the asparagus was amazing) to salads and inventive pizzas (fried eggplant was divine), everything is always well-cooked, and flavorful. Service was fantastic despite the busy crowd enjoying the beautiful night on the outdoor patio. And the Rear Admiral special punch packed a punch, and tasted great doing so. We'll be back!
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Favorite go-to neighborhood spot
This quickly becoming our favorite go-to neighborhood restaurant.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love Hersh's WAY more than Rub!
What a welcome change to the neighborhood! I met some girlfriends from my yoga class there because one of the girls said it was so great and she was correct! The food was delicious, the service was great and Jamal, the bartender, was really nice and helpful. I will definitely be back with my husband to show him Fed Hill has good places too! We live in Canton so don't make it over much but hopefully will in the future!
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pizza plus plus plus
Wood fired pizzas top the menu but the appetizers and salads made it possible to go "small plates/tapas" or do a 12" pie. Grilled fennel salad was a winner as we're the pasta choices. Anything that can be made in house' is. Tasty Pimm's Cup cocktail was properly mixed as was a mint julep artfully served in a copper mug. Wednesdays are 1/2 price wine by the bottle. A bit loud for sure but sit outside instead. In any case, Hersh's puts up a flavor profile in their food that s outstanding. Table tending was professional and competent.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great "after the ballgame" spot !!
Have been here before so I knew the food would be good. Last night our group of four sampled three of the small plates, and they were all interesting and delicious. One of us thought that the green and yellow beans were "the best beans he had ever had in his life!" We all agreed. The charred fennel was another treat with so many delicious flavors. The asparagus with hot chile oil was a nice finish. For pizza, we had a margherita...a delicious sweet marinara on a super thin crust! And finally, for the adventuresome, a kale and pistachio white pizza...all of us thought it was outstanding..Who knew? Kale is our new favorite!
The ambience was great, and our waitress could not have been more charming and helpful.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went and met family who were in town for a visit. Friends recommended this place for us, great choice! we had a great time, service was very attentive and pleasant. Great neighborhood gem.
We will be going back!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brick oven Federal Hill pizza haven
Very good pizza and good selection of drafts/ cocktails. Urban hipster vibe but also family/ neighborhood friendly. Also tried a pasta dish that was very good.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
We ate outside on a Sunday night, so it was quiet. Food is always outstanding.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this neighborhood gem!
Hersh's is a standout Baltimore restaurant--great to have it in the neighborhood and I highly recommend it to others outside of the neighborhood. The food is delicious--the pistachio and kale pizza is the best--and the service is great! From the wine, to the appetizers, to the main course--everything was fantastic! Check out Hersh's soon!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great all around experience
Great food service ambience and drinks! Outdoor seating is the best. It's our neighborhood favorite
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Absolutely horrible parking
Unless you live in this neighborhood, you will only find a place to park with extreme luck. Street parking is very limited, and much of it is permit only after 6pm. I used to live in fells point, so I am used to driving around for 15 minutes to park. I circled the area for 45 minutes with no luck. My wife had been waiting inside, and told the waitress I couldn't find a parking place, so we wouldn't be able to stay. They were very nice, and offered to have one of the cooks move their car forward slightly so I could park behind him.
The food was great, and they have a good selection of beer and wine. However, when we return, we will be taking a cab.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Favorite local spot
We eat here all the time. Their pizzas are spectacular and affordable for how special they are. Drinks are out of this world.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hersh's consistently rewards
The great thing about Hersh's is that is has been,is,and I think will continue to be a great place for craft pizza,drinks, et al.Though busy,it's not expanding,i.e. overreaching,so the quality stays top notch.Plus,a byhands-on chef/owner doesn't hurt.One note:if you're driving,schedule an extra 5 minutes or so to search for parking,especially on Friday and Saturday nights.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great as always
Food was spot on as always -- for our group -- beer list, crostini di fungi, lamb crostini, tomatoes/prosciutto tapa, papparadelle, pizzas... and then a great chile spiced molten lava cake with sea salt caramel over ice cream... as always, the negative is the parking issue but the benefit there is it means the place usually has a table, or little wait, even on most weekend nights.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Can't wait to go back
Nice gem in the neighborhood, imaginative Chef! Menu changes & specials are always "to try"! Great staff!
Our place to meet family &. Friends.
Pizza, and apps more than enough!
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beauty in Simplicity
Our experience at Hersh's last Friday was excellent. It is a very unassuming restaurant tucked away at the very end of Light St in Federal Hill. The atmosphere was very energetic and the waitstaff were warm and welcoming. The food far exceeded our expectations. The cocktails and small plates were excellent. The pizza was exceptional and the Mt. Vesuvius chocolate cake was amazing. It was an wonderful evening.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Allie's recommendations & welcoming hospitality are always right on. Abby's cocktails are inventive & service efficient. Food consistently creative, fresh & delicious. We will return again & again.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
I walked into Hersch's for
I walked into Hersch's for my birthday dinner knowing I would order kale and pistachio pizza. It did not disappoint..even for dinner the next night. I was surprised to also have a couple great small plates to share that were fantastic. The brisket, polenta and mustard greens and the roasted squash were excellent. The dessert was disappointing. They ran out of Mt Vasuvio which I had been looking forward to, yet we watched as 2 other tables received theirs after our order, one that had definitely ordered it after us. The server was not happy. The apple fritter was quite bland and the Mousse dessert was only ok. I will certainly return to Hersch's but may order dessert first. I went home and made chocolate cupcakes from a box for my birthday.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went on a Friday night, Wish we could have sat downstairs. Drink service was a little slow. Cutting your own pizza is annoying. Very good food though.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Not our best visit
We've been about 3 or 4 times. Always love the kale and pistachio pizza, but this time it was a bit burnt, so not the best. The apple fritters for dessert, though, were amazing. We'll go back, but not running back.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fabulous, As Always
Thank you for another fantastic date night, our server was cheerful, informative, and present in just the right amount, and as we were relatively late night diners, as the restaurant closed we felt welcome and accepted by the bartender; a beautifully smooth transition from one server to another without us ever leaving the table. Recommend chocolate ice cream with rum chata. Killer.
The food was well described, well executed, and delicious. Was unsure about the at-the-table slicing, after having it explained, genius.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was my second visit to Hersh's and well worth the return trip. Hersh's is located on Light St. in "Federal Hill," but it is quite a hike from the vibrant bar scene that surrounds the Cross Street Market. It is easy to overlook this restaurant based on its location but it is a mistake to do so. The cocktails are excellent; the pizza is fantastic; and the anitpasti offerings are creative and well-executed. Hersh's is a very affordable way to eat well.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Absolutely delicious food.
We loved every single bite, and we'll come back again and again. What a great menu and fantastic food!
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM