Wit & Wisdom
200 International Drive
Baltimore, MD 21202Neighborhood:
Contemporary AmericanPrice: $31 to $50
Wit & Wisdom
- Dining Style: Casual Elegant
- Website: http://www.witandwisdombaltimore.com/
- Phone: 4102231456x
- Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: 7:00am - 10:30am (Mon-Fri), 7:00am - 1:00pm (Sat-Sun)
Lunch: 11:30am - 2:30pm (Mon-Fri)
Brunch Buffet: 9:00am - 1:00pm (Sat-Sun)
Dinner: 5:30pm - 10:00pm (Sun-Thurs), 5:30pm-10:30pm (Fri-Sat)
Bar open daily from 11:30am-12:00 midnight
- Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
- Executive Chef: Clayton Miller
- Dress Code: Smart Casual
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
- Catering: Please contact the restaurant's Events & Sales Manager, Shannon Toback, for any catering assistance. Shannon can be reached by email at email@example.com or by phone at 410.223.1464.
- Special Events: 1/2 Price Wine Night: Every Sunday in the dining room from 5:30 PM - 10 PM all full bottle purchases are half price! Explore our list of American wines with European accents.
- Cross Street: President Street
- Public Transit: The Charm City Circulator has a stop directly outside of the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore. The bus is complimentary and has stops throughout the Inner Harbor and beyond.
- Parking: Valet
- Parking Details: Validated valet parking is available through the hotel, self parking is also available in the parking garage below the hotel. There is also limited open air parking around the entire Harbor East and Little Italy neighborhoods.
A word from Wit & Wisdom
Wit & Wisdom, by Michael Mina offers a modern American tavern menu of comfort food classics with Eastern seaboard influences. In addition to a spectacular view of the waterfront, guests at Wit & Wisdom will dine in full view of the kitchen's live-fire grill and rotisserie while enjoying classic handcrafted cocktails.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
- Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
- Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
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Wit & Wisdom reviews from OpenTable diners
170 reviews since May 26, 2014
- Ambiance4.3Noise LevelModerate
scenic view (117)special occasion (85)fit for foodies (82)vibrant bar scene (63)great for outdoor dining (62)romantic (52)notable wine list (50)hot spot (44)good for groups (30)neighborhood gem (27)great for lunch (22)great for brunch (22)late-night find (15)kid-friendly (6)Show More
- Bad Timing?IrisVIPDined on 9/20/2014Not sure if it was because there was a wedding happening at the same time but the staff and restaurant were not equipped to do both at the same time. No one asked if we ever wanted drinks or checked to see if we were doing okay. It took an 1 hour and 15 min to get our main course after appetizers and the food came out cold. I watched my dad's burger sit in the kitchen for 20 minutes before it was served to us. All in all it was a bad experience.Special Features:
- Group dining at W and WOpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 9/18/2014I took a group of 8 food business execs there. We are all very involved with food and appreciate quality and innovation. We were well pleased with the menu and the dishes, but a pall was cast over our evening due to poor planning by the restaurant. We had ressies for 8 PM and at 9 we still had no table but were drinking at the bar. A few of the people wanted to leave so we started to order from the bar waitress. The food came promptly and everyone enjoyed their meal, but some of us ate standing up since there were not enough stools at our bar table. My impression was that the management was clearly at fault for not organizing their reservations properly. Michael Mina would not be happy with the way we were treated.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Mediocre.OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 9/17/2014This restaurant was mediocre at best. The food and ambiance was good but they are way overpriced. Especially their wine list. The service was fine for a pub but not even close for an attempted upscale restaurant. I will not return and will not recommend.Special Features:
- Good food Good serviceMikeDined on 9/14/2014We enjoyed our dinner and breakfast at this restaurant; although on our next visit we may try a restaurant outside of the hotel.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Wit and WisdomJeffWDined on 9/14/2014Great atmosphere -- right on the water of Baltimore's Inner Harbor. Liked how they had a blind down to cover windows to keep the sun out and then put it up after sun went down behind a building. Food was mostly great but disappointed in $39 rib-eye steak which was half fat and cooked rare instead of medium rare as requested. Service was great. Wine was overpriced ($69 cheapest) --four times the price on line. Luckily we were there Sunday for half price wine night which was a much more reasonable price. Great overall experience on a special occasion evening for us. They gave my wife a nice chocolate mousse dessert with a candle in it for her birthday. Also, gave her a card signed by the entire staff working that evening--nice touch!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Wit and WisdomFoodiesnob66Dined on 9/11/2014Celebratrd a birthday dinner here. The view of the inner harbor was wonderful and the atmosphere is intimate. The service was good and so was the food. It was not the best food I have ever had however. I do recommended the lobster pot pie. My only complaint is the dessert menu. It was confusing because you didn't understand what you were ordering just by reading it. We had to have our server explain each dish. Not your usual or familiar desserts. All in all it was a lovely dining experience , I definately recommend this restaurant and I will be returning soon.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Wish it was betterNsb66VIPDined on 9/6/2014While we were waiting 45 minutes at the bar for our reservation, we couldn't help but notice the skimpy drinks that the bartender poured. When charging 12-17 dollars a drink (which should have been comped because of our wait) you expect to get a healthy size drink. It is such an insignificant cost to a bar to pour with a heavier hand. You can't help but feel ripped off right from the bar at the beginning of the night. When we finally sat for our reservation, the waiter was kind and knowledgable. Food was fine, nothing great. The view and bar scene are good enough that I may go back at some point. Had the bartender took better care, I would have definitely gone back.Special Features:
- OverpricedOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 9/6/2014The prices were almost that of Charleston restaurant but without the details to service of quality of food. The atmosphere was too bright, the wait staff was good but not excellent. The wines were far too overpriced. Overall good food, fair atmosphere, and far overpriced.
- food a disappointmentNyceats1Dined on 9/6/2014We went here for our daughter's birthday dinner. The ambiance is wonderful, we sat right next to the open kitchen and there was an amazing lightening storm going on outside which was fully visible from every table in the restaurant. Our waitress was okay -- considering the price of the food, we expected a bit more professionalism. The food arrived and looked good, but none of us were thrilled with our dishes. The chef seems to under season, leaving the food a bit tasteless. My husband had to send back his soup as it wasn't hot. My daughter had the tuna tartare to start and that was the best dish of the evening. Her lobster potpie was $51 -- so make sure you ask the market price. Pork duo dish looked grossly undercooked. Fish bland.Special Features:
- Don't bother...OpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 9/6/2014unless you're on an expense account or an unsophisticated glam-seeker! Drinks and food are ridiculously overpriced because of the location in the Four Seasons, and bang for the buck was sorely lacking. Cold and indifferent atmosphere and service only added to the sense of being ripped-off. There are much better restaurants very close by that for the same or less $$ provide a far more enjoyable experience!Special Features:
- Date night dinnergreekfamDined on 9/6/2014What a wonderful meal! We completely enjoyed the eclectic menu and our server was attentive without being annoying. Loved the appetizer Tuna Tartar. We enjoyed our meal during an amazing thunder and lightening show. Hopefully next visit we will be able to sit outside.Special Features:
- Memorable!kathrynDined on 9/6/2014We met friends at Wit & Wisdom for a special dinner. The atmosphere was amazing -- we watched a thunderstorm roll in and out over the harbor over dinner and wine. Just beautiful. Was very impressed with the bar service and the attentive wine suggestions from the sommelier. The food was beautiful, and very tasty -- especially loved the bison and the truffle mac & cheese. And, the grilled bread for the table and the ricotta marscapone honey spread was a wonderful touch -- we usually skip the bread basket. Not this time. Also, the drink for the bar, the House Cup, was perfect for the steaming hot weather. We felt welcome to linger over dessert and coffee, and enjoyed people-watching. A real treat, we'll be back!Special Features:
- Great food, great serviceluvgoodfoodDined on 9/5/2014The hostess shared info that my friend show was meeting me was running a few minutes late due to traffic with the waiter. In less than a minute he was over to see what I needed while I waited. He was knowledgeable about the wine list and the food. The food was fantastic and beautifully presented. The view of the sunset out the window we were seated by was spectacular. Everyone was friendly and accommodating. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. It is a bit pricey but worth a splurge.
- Superb lunchcamkingVIPDined on 9/4/2014W&W must be a totally different place in the evening compared to lunch time when I dined there, going by other reviews. I had the gunpowder bison carpaccio, BBQ brisket, and brownie ice cream sandwich - all of which were beautifully presented, and very tasty. The portions were right-sized, in a fine dining style but the total cost was only $41+tip+drinks - which I thought excellent value. The service was professional, friendly and well-timed. N.B. 1: the dress code: it says "smart casual" - maybe for evenings, but for lunch, it definitely seemed more like "smart business" and I felt way under-dressed. N.B. 2: dessert menu was a restricted menu at lunch time (3 choices, but all tempting)Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- BrunchtasticCptSkyeDined on 8/31/2014Lovely buffet with a nice view of the Inner Harbor. Our server was charming and did a nice job. Most of the food was very good though there was a strange Middle Eastern station with mysterious stews that were a miss.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Awesome place for special occasionBmoreloveDined on 8/29/2014Has great food and service. The truffle mac and cheese is amazing. Like the main dishes but not my favorite part of the meal. The dessert was to die for! Had the ice cream, beignets, and Baltimore Bar. All were unbelievable! The Baltimore bar is a delicious new dessert to try and the beignets were better than ones I had in New Orleans! Awesome atmosphere in a beautiful scene. Pretty expensive for anything other than a special occasion though.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- WOW! Great Food, HIGH PricesBailey3296Dined on 8/28/2014I figured the prices would be high,but OMG. The wine markup was dble if not trpl. 2 mxd drnks (8oz) totaled $26 & an Irish coffee was $11. The food was very good but pricey. The Chesapeake oysters were fresh& salty,very good. The tuna tartare is finished "table side",which was nice.Our entrees were very good Lobster pot pie $51 and the Crab sampler $45 Dessert was also very good, we split the "Lemon Dessert". We went on a Thurs even'g, good time to go. Didn't feel rushed and we didn't wait long. Our server was attentive, friendly & knowledgable. We had a nice table for 2 by the window, looking at the harbor,not bad for Baltimore. Bottom Line, without wine; 2 people.$270 bucks, without tip. Just keep that in mind when you goSpecial Features:
- Good service food priceyOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 8/27/2014Go here for a special occasion, if your date likes harbor views or if you are a sea foodie.Special Features:
- Great Food & barJvaughn1221Dined on 8/24/2014I spent 4th of July at With & Wisdom and not only was the food amazing, but the view for the fireworks were unbelievable!!!! After this visit, my husband drove back to Baltimore over 6 weeks later and made brunch reservations and it did not disappoint!!!! If you aren't a fan of breakfast, who cares, they have everything from veggie to fruit salads, cold soups, mac-and-cheese, pulled pork, bacon, sausage, pork loin, omelet bar, desert bar and the list goes on and on!!!! I would rate this a 12 out of 10!!!! Definitely make add it to your brunch lunch when in Baltimore!!!!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Michael Mina doesn't disappoint!MagglesVIPDined on 8/23/2014This is a fabulous restaurant - they make wonderful non-alcoholic beverages for those who need that, have a fabulous staff, and delicious food. A great experience!Special Features:
- Couldn't have asked for more!ChristinaDined on 8/23/2014Let me begin by saying the service was more than we could've imagined. Wit & Wisdom made our ten year anniversary one to remember. We started with drinks at the bar,( btw Aaron Joseph is an art in his craft!) Fresh, signature cocktails to a T, just like you'd find in DC. Excellent dining room service. My fiancées bison filet was cooked perfectly as was my rockfish. The black trifle Mac n' cheese was to die for. We will definitely be returning soon; impeccable service and I cannot wait to try the test of Mina has to offer! On an end note, try the forbidden mule!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Big plates, tiny foodAlwaysExpectMoreDined on 8/23/2014High prices and small portions mark this place. The food was fine, my fiancé liked it more than I did, but nothing was substantial. If you enjoy taking pictures of your plates more than feeling satiated when you're done, this is the place for you. If you like taste and feeling like you've eaten a meal (not just"had an experience"), you may want to look elsewhere to a place where both live together. The service, however, was great. Don't mean to knock the place so much, just three bites should not constitute a main course.Special Features:
- Terribly OverpricedChaseVIPDined on 8/23/2014This is an average restaurant with average food in a beautiful setting with severely overpricing of their food service. It was regrettable unfortunately.
- Great experienceCathyVIPDined on 8/22/2014We had a perfect experience on Friday night. The food was excellent and the service could not have been better. The calamari special appetizer was wonderful!Special Features:
- Come for the view and serviceJodyDined on 8/21/2014Spectacular restaurant and service was very attentive. Food was mixed. The bread was irresistible. Appetizer of tuna tatar also very nicely prepared and presented. My friend's lunch entree was disappointing. Turkey burger just so-so and the accompanying salad was limp and wilted. My brisket on a fried green tomato was pretty good - but I asked for very little BBQ sauce and they seemed to use the usual amount of sauce (which was too much for me). We asked them to split the glasses wine, which they did. That was a nice touch, but we wonder why they had to get "management approval" to do soSpecial Features:
- Fantastic lunchtheKingfishDined on 8/19/2014The crab stew and the crab cake sandwich: I'm a native Marylander and both were the best versions I'd ever had anywhere--including the Eastern Shore. Both were made with fresh Maryland crab meat. The service was warm and gracious, as well. A fantastic experience.I would recommend this to a friend.
- A definites miss.....21152VIPDined on 8/17/2014In the past we have looked forward to our dinners at Wit & Wisdom. This past Sunday was a complete miss. Our meal across the board was inferior to past experiences. I might chalk it up to a quiet Sunday evening but at these prices no excuse not to have a performing kitchen. Soup terrible...tuna tartar was a soy bomb...chicken dry....lobster pot pie tasteless...rockfish less than fresh. Worked out to a hundred per diner with wine at half price. Still a special dining room with mediocre food. Will wait for a reenergized kitchen to reserve again.Special Features:
- Great lunchJohnartDined on 8/15/2014It was the perfect lunch choice for my dining partner. An enjoyable surprise since she expected a sandwich joint. Though we ate inside, it was a beauty of a day and fun to watch all the outside action.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A Michael Mina Breakfast!VictoireVIPDined on 8/15/2014We were staying at a hotel nearby and when saw this was a Michael Mina restaurant we had to walk over for breakfast. We read the menu on the opentable site, but upon arrival, learned the menu had changed. We trusted our server to help select our breakfast. I'm glad she talked me into the Cornflake/Nutella french toast. We enjoyed our breakfast with a great view of the inner harbor.Special Features:
- Deeply DisappointingJackVIPDined on 8/13/2014We have been to this Michael Mina hotspot many times and found the food and service first rate. Not this time. The food was borderline terrible and the service was as if it were short-staffed, lackadaisical, or simply non-caring. The crab dinner was neither tasty nor eye-catching. The swordfish was dry and tasteless. The steak was good and properly prepared, but nothing else was even satisfactory. A straight-up martini came as if it were just poured from the bottle into the glass: warm and disgusting. Mina ought to get a hand on what's happening at what was once a very fine dining experience.Special Features:
- Good but way over pricedMichaelVIPDined on 8/13/2014I decided to give Wit and Wisdom another chance. The food was good but it is WAY over priced. We arrived 15 minutes for our 6pm reservation and the snooty girl at the desk told us they don't start serving until 6pm. We tried to get a drink at the bar but couldn't get a bartender to pay attention to us. So we went to sit outside and wait. We say at an empty table to maybe get some bar service but were told we couldn't sit there. My question was: if they don't start serving good until 6pm, why couldn't we sit there and wait?? There are other great dining options in Baltimore. Save your wallet a world of hurt and go somewhere else.Special Features:
- Awesome PlaceGoodFindsDined on 8/12/2014Great Food and wine list. Awesome location overlooking the inner harbor. Staff was greatSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Outstanding Food - Great ExperienceKerriVIPDined on 8/10/2014We went to Wit & Wisdom for a special occasion and it was definitely a special treat. The cold seafood tray appetizer was a little too large for 2 of us to share, but it was really fresh and delicious. Our entrees from their wood burning stove (scallops and pork duo) were both amazing...they definitely take the extra time and thought into making even the most simple entrees (like scallops) special. I would highly recommend this restaurant. It has amazing views of the harbor as a special treat, but the restaurant would be just as wonderful without them.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Excellent Bunch! But…ACawleyVIPDined on 8/10/2014Made a reservation for Sunday brunch to celebrate a birthday, along with a friend visiting from D.C. We were seated outside and had an awesome view of the harbor. The brunch selection was excellent — omelets, baked mac & cheese, oysters and more. Our server was very friendly and attentive. Only thing was, when I made the reservation, the weekend brunch buffet was definitely listed at $32 a person on their website and from what I can recall, there was also an option to dine a la carte. Upon arrival, we were informed that they would ONLY be serving brunch and the price was now $49 per person. We were fine paying the $49 each, but it was a little embarrassing considering I had just invited my friend last minute, who now had to pay extra.Special Features:
- Finally...an omelette stationOpenTable Diner Since 2013VIPDined on 8/10/2014I was so happy to see that Wit & Wisdom has now added an omelette and carving station to their Sunday buffet. I'm not a huge buffet fan though so it would be nice if they would allow you to order from the a la carte menu the whole brunch time.
- Good, but Must Take CareSasippyDined on 8/9/2014Did get served a food that I mentioned that I was allergic to and had an allergic reaction. Management apologized profusely, which was nice, but did not comp any dish. Hopefully they'll take more care next time as for some people this could be life-threatening.Special Features:
- A big let downOpenTable Diner Since 2008VIPDined on 8/9/2014After an amazing afternoon at the spa for my husband's birthday, we went to W&W mainly out of convenience (being in the same hotel) and I mistakenly thought the Four Seasons would have a good restaurant. Of the entire meal, 1 glass of wine was enjoyable. The appetizer, entrees, and other drinks were all VERY disappointing. The food wasn't cooked properly, flavorless, and presented rather plainly. I expect A LOT more out of a Four Seasons, I can't believe this place has stayed in business, must be tasteless tourists.
- No thanks!CAM6195Dined on 8/9/2014Food was bad and service was even worse! Don't ware your time. If you want fine dining in Baltimore go to Ruth's Chris or Tio Pepe's.
- Trendy Harbor Spotcarolinaqt2gVIPDined on 8/6/2014I hadn't been to the area in a while and plan to go to a neighborhood restaurant that I knew but was pleasantly surprised by this new dinner spot. Our server was wonderful I loved the wine selections as well as the ability to sit outside and enjoy the inner Harbor view. While it was on the pricier side for the menu options everything we ate was delicious.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Upscale riff indeedEddieVIPDined on 8/5/2014Although I don't want summer to end, I found a beautiful fall cocktail at Wit & Wisdom that is absolutely amazing. If you're anywhere near the bar at Wit & Wisdom you have to try their Farragut. It's an awesome mix of bourbon and walnut liquor. I paired a few of those cocktails with their Bourbon Steak Burger and was very impressed. The burger is light yet delicious and filling. I will definitely return for another round!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.