Artful Gourmet Bistro

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$30 and under
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Fusion / Eclectic
Artful Gourmet Bistro is a casual eating spot serving imaginative and excellent cuisine.
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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is beautiful and our server was Awesome!! Thank you Liz!!

h
Baltimore
30 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious, gracious service, fresh creative food. We ate in the bar for the first time...great friendly helpful service!

b
Baltimore
50 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious. Great variety on the menu. Wonderful staff!

OT
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and an even better server. Sorry I can’t remember her name but she was a real professional. Love going out to dinner during the week!

DC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the Crab fra diavlo- it was amazing. It should be on the everyday menu.

OT
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Wife’s Birthday

SF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service could have been a little better. We were without a drink during the meal. Overall, a really nice experience

KH
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were from out of town and very impressed! Will be back on next business trip! Great food!

P
Washington DC
215 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My in-laws had dined here several times and liked it a lot, so this tonight they wanted to treat us. Overall, this was a very good experience: the food was good, with generous portions; the service was great; the ambiance was wonderful; prices are reasonable. Apparently, Artful Gourmet Bistro has a completely different approach to lunch, so I want to emphasize that this is a review of a Saturday evening dinner. My in-laws are in their 80s and a lot of fun. We dined from 6:30 to 9:00 PM, at which point the restaurant was nearly deserted. The clientele definitely skews older, but these folks are out for a party. The restaurant was buzzing throughout our time there. Drinks were very generous pours. My wife and I each had the penne pasta with chicken, spicy chorizo sausage and tomato sauce. It was delicious! I did think this dish was somewhat overseasoned (and my wife and I were feeling pretty parched in the middle of the night). My mother-in-law enjoyed her dish ("Renaissance"), which was chicken breast topped with spinach, mozzarella and a mushroom-Madeira sauce, served with a side of smashed potatoes. My father-in-law enjoyed his paella. Since we were celebrating my wife's and mother-in-law's birthdays the restaurant brought them a big slice of yellow cake with a chocolate-fudge icing. They all devoured it. We would definitely make a future visit for dinner. If I could recommend Artful Gourmet Bistro for one unique thing it would be this: this is a wonderful place for dining with your parents--assuming you enjoy their company. I would make this recommendation generally for all ages, but you will feel most at home if you're comfortable with an energetic, older crowd.

MC
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had wonderful servers

Really enjoyed the private room

BM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent, and the portions were big. The waitress was one of the best we’ve had: didn’t hurry us while we figured out the menu and took good care of us without being intrusive.

PO
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was hot with well-balanced seasoning. The service was outstanding! The wine list could be better.

OT
Baltimore
33 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

One of our favorite neighborhood restaurants. It is consistently great every time we go!

RR
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice evening....food as good, but not on par with previous visits. Sever was awesome!! Very attentive!

P
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This restaurant is a hidden gem. The restaurant is tucked away at the end of an office building. The food was outstanding and a bit unusual. The core was warm. The wait staff was very helpful. We will definitely return to this restaurant.

GS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience3

the place is one of our favorites. This time my husbands dinner was excellent. However, my dinner was not good. I picked out a special and did not like it. As an appetizer I had the wontons which were perfect. This is the first time we were disappointed. The dish I had was chicken and pumpkin pasta. Terrible.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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DS
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice quiet restaurant with well prepared food. Good wait staff and pleasant atmosphere

AJ
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I used to love this restaurant my entrée salad was a nice size, but very minimal taste; our water glasses were not refilled unless we asked, although we had a very nice waiter;

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about it. The owner was extremely gracious and every staff member I encountered was very friendly.

OT
Baltimore
153 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We keep coming back. The food and the services always very good. This is a great neighborhood restaurant and we keep coming back!

K
Baltimore
32 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neighborhood gem! Consistent and delicious.

EJ
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed my food. The portion size was perfect and the service was great. I would definitely go again and would recommend that others go as well.

PL
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a reservation. Seated right away. Service and food are always great.

t
Miami
45 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat here several times a year. We always enjoy coming here for dinner. The food and service is very good. We like the menu.

SW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was tasty and plentiful. Ambiance was comfortable and homey. Service was attentive, however needs some more education on wines and appropriate food pairings.

r
Baltimore
33 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This is a great restaurant. The food is always good. There is a nice variety on the menu. The "art" gimmick is a good one. I love all the art connections. So many people we know were there. Feels like a neighborhood restaurant. I loved all the drink concoctions. Prices were reasonable.

My suggestions:
1. How about a little more art on the walls. Seemed strange there wasn't more. Famous reproductions or local artists would be great
2. I wish the maitre d or chef would visit the tables. The neighborhood feel makes this the right type of restaurant for that personal touch.
3. Feed your servers. Our server wasn't super familiar with the different entrees.
4. More dessert choices. Couldn't come up with one that we liked. That is unusual.

OT
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Not bad but nothing to write home about.

H
Baltimore
27 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Artful Gourmet is always a lovely experience. The staff is welcoming and helpful, no matter who you talk to. We both had lamb chops, 2 different recipes. Both were delish and cooked med rare as requested. It was a perfect evening so we sat outside. The noise was coming from the place next door, but it was not really a problem. It was our anniversary so they presented us with a slice of cake decorated with jimmies and whipped cream. All in all a great evening.

RT
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This visit was a return trip. The food is always good. My wife usually gets the same thing each time. My experiment this time was a dish I had not had before. It turned out to be perfectly done and exceeded my expectations. The chosen appetizer was a new experience for both of us at Artful Gourmet and definitely better than comparable appetizers at other restaurants that prepare the same dish. Overall, the experience was just what we needed for the day. Although the final bill rivaled some reputedly 3-$-sign places we’ve been, the food quality and service was well worth it.

1
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I ALWAYS enjoy my dining experience at Artful Gourmet! I particularly enjoy the Raphael (grilled salmon entree with Yukon whipped potatoes and sauteed spinach)! The environment is wonderful (whether you elect to eat inside or at an outside table), the waiters are friendly and attentive, and the portions are plentiful. GREAT neighborhood spot for all of your dining needs!

h
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and great service. The waitress was very attentive

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

One of the most appealing restaurants along the 795 corridor. The name speaks for itself in that the food is creative and the dining room exudes a casually, sophisticated atmosphere. There’s a variety of selections that will please most diners. I think the standouts are the dinner salads but there are pasta dishes, full entrees and lighter fare. Prices are reasonable.

G
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, delicious meal, great service and delightful staff. Many interesting menu choices.

m
Baltimore
97 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a go-to restaurant for us because when meeting friends who live north of Baltimore (we're on the west side). The menu has something for everyone, and the food and service are good. Everyone seems very attentive. Plus it's an attractive restaurant and has easy parking.

J
Baltimore
165 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We are not often in the area and were pleased when we recognized we had dined there years ago and enjoyed our experience. The food and service were very good and the atmosphere pleasant with a classical art theme, including creative artsy names for each selection on the menu.

There were five of us and everyone enjoyed their meal. The crab cake was very good with lump crab held together with very little filler. The cocktail sauce was rather unusual with crab but had better flavor than most. The chicken dish was tender and moist. The salmon and chicken and crab dishes were reported to be very good.

Desserts looked wonderful, lots of different cakes with buttercream frosting and creative fillings besides other selections; but, we refrained because we were all too full. Perhaps another time we will save some room and try them!

We all would recommend Artful Gourmet Bistro to friends and will return again.

AR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We had a lovely dinner for my mother’s birthday. Our server Jasmin was attentive and thorough. We have been to the restaurant previously and both times the food and service was very much enjoyed.

AG
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and both tried the restaurant week menu which features dishes not normally on the regular menu. Both of our dinners were excellent!

b
Baltimore
51 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Consistently delicious ! Menu has so many choices! Staff is wonderful. Love Artful every time we go.

OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Artful Gourmet is great! Our server, Liz, was EXCELLENT, the food delicious, and the atmosphere lovely, we will definitely be back.