food and service was excellent
food and service was excellent but the menu was pretty limited for vegetarian options - not a big menu in general but very unique and tasty. I would definitely go back. It had a really cute charm about it too.
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Once again a splendid dinner and service at liv2eat. We will be back!
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food-Wine List Just OK
Beware of making your reservation through Open Table. It first showed availability, and then everything after 5:30PM disappeared. I had to log-off and log back in again to complete the reservation. Liv2Eat has a farm to table concept with an upscale but comfortable vibe. The menu is limited, but decent variety & price points. We shared the tomato soup w/ piquillo peppers w/ mini grilled cheese on the side – yummy! The 8oz flank steak was prepared well with a nice flavor. The fresh baked cookies and milk were soft and tasty. The beer list is really good and diverse; the wine list not so much. As expected, the wine list was overpriced. In addition, there were very few options that paired with the menu. The wine list needs improvement.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Definitely hitting its stride
Liv2Eat has been open a good while now. The early learning experiences are in their past and now every meal can be depended on to be excellent. The Chef clearly understands his ingredients and his Italian leanings are delivered to the food on the plate. It's great that the menu isn't too big, but it changes enough to be your regular go-to neighborhood place as well as that special "take visitors out to impress them" place. Bravo.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have been twice. The food is excellent! Service is still lacking; our waitress was very nice and knowlegable, but took a long time to get the bill to us. The menu is not extensive by any means and could fool you into thinking negatively, but the meal portions are large and each time we have eaten there the food has been great!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a very pleasant mother's
We had a very pleasant mother's day experience - even with a 5 year old and a 2 year old, they even had kid friendly drink cups, and the dessert section was a smashing success.
There was a wire in my salad -which was off-putting - but they immediate addressed this and apologized.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cute place, the back patio is really charming. Menu is very small but we enjoyed what we ordered. The risotto fritter app was Delish, My boyfriend loved his burger, and I ordered the pasta dish that was featured. Very buttery, added shrimp to it (without the shrimp it was just noodles and asparagus). I probably wouldn't get that again, and would def check out what is on the menu for the night before I go next time.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Federal Hill's Best Kept Secret
Beautiful little restaurant with a homely feel. The garden out back was gorgeous. Too bad it was raining the day we went. The brunch was fantastic. I'll have to try their happy hour next. Its an all around great place to be.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Kept Secret
Great restaurant with neighborhood feel and attentive staff. Works well to have the "owners"rolling up their sleeves. You will not be disappointed.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
great restaurant. The Amish
great restaurant. The Amish chicken was truly outstanding!!! I highly recommend this restuarant.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Up and coming
This is a fine restaurant. It reminds me of Troia's in the early days in Towson. It is friendly, has a small but basic menu and seems serious about doing it right. If they could expand the bar area and get a full liquor license, they could be extremely popular. However, small and friendly "ain't all bad"!
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Accolades from freinds are true
My friend and I decided to stay in Federal Hill for dinner prior going to the symphony. Thus we ate early which meant that there was no crowd. The atmosphere was relaxing and the food was excellent. Had the salmon nice crispy outside and moist inside. Highly recommend it worth the experiences.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely Brunch at Liv2Eat
We absolutely loved brunch at Liv2Eat! My recommendation is definitely to make a reservation so that you can request to sit on their outdoor patio. They had relaxing music playing and the tables are arranged in a garden setting. We got the Crab Benedict, Green Eggs and Ham, and Steak & Eggs, which were all excellent. Loved the sea salt on the home fries. Our server was quick and helpful on the mimosas. Only complaint was the food took awhile, probably over 30 minutes, however everything is so fresh I can see why. We'll definitely be back!
6/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We ate outside with friends on a Sunday evening. Ambiance was lovely, service was attentive and helpful, food
very good, and we were actually able to talk to each other without screaming.
We will definitely return to this cozy, neighborhood restaurant.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Crab Benedict
My wife and I eat this stuff all over town. This one is distinguished by an excellent hollandaise, lemony and slightly sweet. Crab was good and [surprise!] no Canadian bacon. Instead there was a tomato slice that complimented everything else. This made our side order of real bacon seem less indulgent. Fried potatoes were mundane. Oh, the Bloody Marys were very tasty. It's a nice room and service was just right.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dependable neighborhood place
Small, managable menu which I like. Food is well prepared in an attractive presentation. Friendly service in a pleasant atmosphere.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Meal and Ambience!
We've been to Liv2Eat several times and always enjoye it. Very good this time! We were going to sit on the back patio, but it was one of those 100 degree days and instead we chose to be seated by the big window looking onto the garden - absolutely lovely. Our apps were great, always love the wings and risotto balls. I had crab ravioli as my meal and it was beautiful chunks of white crab with a light lemon butter sauce. Others in our group had the amish chicken and the homemade pasta. All very good. Our group shared one of each dessert and the chocolate cake and lemon bars were standouts. It's always very pleasant here and I would highly recommend the patio on slightly cooler days. It's like an oasis in the city!
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
My boyfriend and I had found this restaurant on living social, and decided to give it a try and have a night out! We had a great time! The food was outstanding and the servers were nice; always had a smiling face! It was also great to see that the owner was there and preparing the food, it made the restaurant feel more welcoming. We both enjoyed how the food was fresh, and we like the idea of the seasonal menu! We will defiantly return to the restaurant, but more likely in a different season; to see how the menu would change from the summers menu.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Green eggs and ham were delicious!
Green eggs and ham were delicious! Service was pretty good.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
A chef coming into his own
Liv2eat has become one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants. The chef has developed quite nicely from his early days and puts out nicely designed plates with excellent tastes and textures. The outdoor garden, open in summer, is a pleasure.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great menu, fresh fresh fresh ingredients, love the local fare. Must get the cinnamon bun!
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went here for Baltimore Restaurant
Went here for Baltimore Restaurant week so the menu was limited. Still, many great choices. The menu posted on line had a pasta that happened to be vegetarian (my girlfriend is vegetarian) and when we got to the restaurant we saw they had handed shrimp to the pasta. They were extremely accommodating and made sure everything was perfect. The restaurant is small and that means the small wait staff is small and attentive. Pretty good wine and beer selection. Roseda beef and compressed watermelon salad were just two of many standouts
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good first impression
We had a Living Social coupon for Liv2Eat and were pleased with our experience. The watermelon salad was lite and flavorful. The crab cake and bbq salmon were also very nice. We had the peaches and cream for dessert. However it was made with nectarines rather than peaches, which was a bit disappointing.
There was a nice selection of microbrews on tap and wines by the glass.
The outdoor seating area was very nice.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is the second time I dined there. Always am there early 5 PM like eating there before going to a show. Wait staff is attentive. I like that you are able to carry on a conversation. Highly recommend the restaurant.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great outdoor patio and a solid menu. Surprised it wasn't more crowded.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best of Federal Hill
Live2Eat is my favorite neighborhood restaurant. The menu is limited (which I like) with fresh, flavorful dishes that are fit for foodies but not affected. The service is friendly and low key with the owners always happy to see you. This is a restaurant - not a sports bar. You can be seated inside or out - the courtyard space is lovely. This place is a real gem.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cute place, great Food
The service was excellent and the food was very good.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Local, Sustainable, Tasty
New restaurant, small menu of well made, locally sourced dishes. All our food was yummy, and the risotto fritters were the highlight. Uncrowned on the weekday night we were there, though the happy hour specials we missed looked good. Worth a visit.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Federal Hill South Gem
Ever changing menu with farm to table options which changes monthly. Everything was delicious and portions were large. Well worth the visit.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is my husband and my favorite restaurant in the Federal Hill area. Food is amazing and you can taste how fresh everything is. The wait staff is extremely friendly, and give great recommendations. It is a great date night spot or a place to meet up with a group. Everything is fresh and perfectly prepared. I highly recommend Liv2Eat!
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Looking forward to returning!
We decided to go there on a Wednesday night for a date-night and I realized that i had a living social deal to use as well. There were 2 people at the bar and another table in the dining room. We were greeted by the friendly, Joanna, who gave us our choice of tables - high top or low. When we weren't sure which wine we'd like she offered to bring us a taste - how nice!
Everything on the menu looked good to me, but nothing was jumping out at my husband, so we decided to split a few things. We started with the stuffed clams and then had the tuna nicoise salad and pork dish, ending the meal with coffee and a pineapple pastry dessert. Everything was fantastic :) We look forward to coming back SOON!! :)
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I brunch here every other Sunday. We live it here. Best steak and eggs ever!
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our food was great. I had
Our food was great. I had the pork and my friend, the steak- it was delicious. We also started with the friend opysters and rissotto balls. We also each had a peach champagne drink and then did a red wind flight. We had cookies and milk for dessert. Oberall, the meal was excellent and the service very good. I'm happy there is finally a great restaurant in that location!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food, ambiance, service was all fantastic. As fall approaches, I recommend snagging a seat in the back, its very peaceful. Main courses are about $20-30 and change regularly based on local vendors supply. We went at 6:45 on a Wed night and were about the only ones there until 7:30 after which it quickly began to fill up.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Date Night!
Wonderful food and Great Ambience...we really enjoyed ourselves and will be back.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great birthday dinner!
This was our third time to Liv2Eat and as always the food was delicious. Loved the rissoto fritters and "stuffies." Not far from the mega bars of federal hill but definitely a hidden gem. The menu has a good mixture of choices while not being super lengthy. We did not get to try the patio as there was a private party, but it looked really neat all lit up with string lights. Our server Rich was outstanding. We will definitely be back.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went to Liv2Eat with my husband for a date night, and we loved the whole evening. We sat outside, which is adorable and way more romantic/appealing than the indoor space, which seemed a bit stale comparatively. The servers were all attentive and knowledgeable. All of the food was good but the risotto balls were especially delicious. They were creamy and cheesy inside and crisp on the outside. Would definitely take friends and family there to sit outside- hard to find such a good space in Federal Hill.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a party of 5 and everyone enjoyed their dinner. The service was attentive and friendly. Recommendations were well advised. We all agreed to return. The only complaint was not liv2eat, it was the traffic getting to the restaurant. We were lucky to find a parking place but would recommend the valet parking to avoid a lot of frustration driving through the narrow streets!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and excellent service
We had a great time celebrating my wife's birthday at Liv2Eat. We ordered a bunch of First Course items and basically snacked our way through dinner. Everything was delicious, and the only reason I didn't rate "outstanding" is because we haven't tried any of the second courses yet! But we will definitely go back to try, and I'm sure they will be outstanding. Our server was incredibly friendly and helpful, and we thought the playlist that night was very cool. The only drawback is that we went a bit late on a Wednesday night, so there weren't very many other people in the restaurant, so it was hard to gauge what the ambiance would be like at a more normal dining hour. Best New Restaurant of 2013 award from City Paper is right!
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall the restaurant was
Overall the restaurant was very good. Everyone was very friendly. Food was cooked exactly as we requested. Service was excellent. we really liked walking past the kitchen to see the chefs in action.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Interesting and refreshing menu. First time dining at Liv2Eat but will go back. Nice size portions, good presentation and different twist than the standard menus that all added up to a good meal.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and wonderful atmosphere
We went to Liv2Eat on a Wednesday night. It was busy with a party in the front room. The staff was gracious and accomodating. Our meals were all excellent and when we left both the hostess and I believe the owner thanked us for coming. Those are the kinds of things that make me want to come back again.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
I've been to Liv2Eat a few times before, and this time did not disappoint. I was with diners that have never been and raved about the experience and food for days afterwards. I highly recommend the scallops or crab cakes when they are on the menu. The mussels have the most phenomenal sauce, you will want to lick the bowl when you are done. Also - the freshly baked cookies are a must have. Our server was friendly, maybe a little pushy, but very attentive.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were delighted with our first dining experience at Liv2Eat. To celebrate their first anniversary, we started with complimentary glasses of champagne. We then enjoyed butternut squash soup, Peking duck confit, and scallops with brussel sprouts. All the dishes were delicious! We look forward to returning.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was great and the
The food was great and the portions were so large. Our waitress was by far the best I've seen in Baltimore.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Needs an extra waiter/waitress
Very nice restaurant. One of my favorites. Needs an extra waiter/waitress or two. Service was good once it arrived. Very nice waitress and yes the place was busy. Food was very good. Needs to have the limited menu options available. I will go back. One more thing...just go with the valet parking. It's nonsense trying to find a parking space in S. Balto.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was really a great place--it was a hoppin' Saturday night, and our waiter was a little overburdened, but still paid as much attention as he could. The food was excellent. My mushroom soup was very flavorful, though a little thick. The pasta dish with squid ink pasta and PEI mussels was fabulous. My mother-in-law had the Amich chicken, which was also great, with a really good parsnip puree. She and I intend to return, which means it appeals to a broad range of ages.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great spot to have a romantic dinner or grab just a quick bite to eat. Very relaxed atmosphere
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing restaurant in FedHill!
We started off with appetizers of PEI Mussels, Risotto Fritters and the House Fries. The mussels and fried were great but the surprise were the risotto fritters in a light creme fraiche with shaved parmigiano sprinkled on it! Delicious! I then had the Brussel Sprout salad which was shaved sprouts, bacon, cashews in a vinaigrette piled high but light. Yummy! My friend had the mushroom soup which was very light on the cream and mainly mushrooms but extraordinary! Finally I had the sea scallops, pan seared with brussel sprouts and a squash puree which was so full of flavor I wanted to lick the plate! We shared the "cooked to order" cookies & milk for dessert which really hit the spot! Liv2Eat is a great little gem!
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
My boyfriend and I thoroughly
My boyfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at Liv2Eat. All the staff we encountered were friendly and helpful. When booking ahead of time I sent a note through OpenTable and all my requests were accommodated. The food was delicious. We loved that the menu was small and focused. It was easy to make a decision on what to order. (especially for me being an indecisive person) My boyfriend ironically went to the same culinary school as the chef and it was easy to see the skill gained in college. The ambiance was great, minimal and not overpowering. I loved the window into the garden. Very peaceful.
We will absolutely return to your establishment and bring friends. Thanks for having us and making us feel welcome!
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM