Artful Gourmet Bistro

4.3
1283 Reviews
$30 and under
Bistro
Artful Gourmet Bistro is a casual eating spot serving imaginative and excellent cuisine.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1283 people are saying
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vipMaye
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food was pretty good, unfortunately shrimp was not jumbo so we were a bit disappointed about that.

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Dave
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We have been to the Artful Gourmet on many occasions and have never been disappointed. We enjoyed cocktails in the outside space and the meal was exceptional, as always. There is a fine line between "good service" and "feeling rushed" and we felt more the latter. The food came quickly, hot with a nice presentation, but we felt we should not have ordered our main dish when the cocktails came, as we were in more of a mood to linger.

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vipAllan
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Guests with us said that their turkey burgers were very dry and inedible. My salmon sandwich was ok.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent early October warm evening dinner with friends at a neighborhood favorite.

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ClaudetteC
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

A very excellent experience. The service was slow due to not all servicers were available.
Seating was outside only and it was very cool.
The food was outstanding. Space heaters would have been helpful.
The portions of food was outstanding and well presented. Even it they were short on help. those who were working did an outstanding job of helping each other.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The Paella was amazing!

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Garricks
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great (crabcakes, spinach and garlic mashed potatoes) Waitress was very nice- Julia. Sat outside and it was very nice. All in all a very good dining experience.

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vipPMH01
Baltimore
37 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Please bring back the original pasta offerings.

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PaulO
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Large portions of we'll seasoned food. They specialize in pasta.

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FrankM
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

They were short on help but our waiter did the best he could. The 8 oz. filet was cooked perfectly. The lamb chops were prepared and cooked to perfection. For anyone who enjoys lamb I would definitely recommend these.

Artful Gourmet Bistro
Responded on August 30, 2021

Thank you so much for understanding that we were short staffed. We appreciate this so much and we look forward to seeing you back again soon. Cheers!

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SandyB
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

A little more casual than expected, but great martinis! Our server Jessica was wonderful!

Artful Gourmet Bistro
Responded on August 30, 2021

Thanks for the great review and dining out with us. We look forward to seeing you back again soon.

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jnap
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience4

Our lunch was very good and the service was excellent. I ordered 2 sandwiches and a dinner platter to go. The chicken salad sandwich—which was excellent 3-4 weeks ago —was barely chewable!!

Artful Gourmet Bistro
Responded on August 26, 2021

Thank you so much for joining us and sharing this great review. We are so happy to hear everything was great, and we hope you will be back to dine with us again soon.

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vipWolfForemanFan
Baltimore
64 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. Our server Evan was extremely friendly and efficient. We will definitely be back!

Artful Gourmet Bistro
Responded on August 26, 2021

This is so great to hear. Thank you for taking the time to share this with us and we hope to see you back soon.

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SnapB
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful change in dining, some inventive menu items, cooked and served to perfection. The Veronese Shrimp Gorgonzola was exceptional, I enjoyed perfectly cooked Degas (grilled salmon & Yukon Gold mashed potatoes), my partner had the Messina (Chicken Breast with mushrooms, spinach and sun dried tomatoes) he had a side of sautéed spinach instead of potatoes to keep on his diet. Every item was delicious and our server Ethan was very attentive and fun. Highly recommend, we will be back soon.

Artful Gourmet Bistro
Responded on August 26, 2021

So great to see your 5-star review. We look forward to your return and another great experience.

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vipmonchou
Baltimore
98 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Four of had a Sunday evening meal here and everyone liked their food. The service was excellent, friendly and helpful.

I really wish they'd stop serving one use plastic straws, cups and lids. This is upscale enough that actual glasses can be used for drinks.

Artful Gourmet Bistro
Responded on August 11, 2021

Thank you for joining us and sharing your feedback with us. Your feedback continues to assist us with making our guest experience more positive all around. We look forward to having you dine with us again and hope you will have a 5-star experience on your next visit.

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Oellaguy
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food was above average. Service was poor: waitress was clueless. Washrooms were very messy; this was early (630) on a Saturday night

Artful Gourmet Bistro
Responded on August 11, 2021

We are so sorry to hear this and we are sorry we let you down. Please in the future if you notice that something is off make one of our managers aware. We strive to provide our customers with an outstanding experience and we are sad that we missed the mark with your visit. We hope that you will be back to give us another chance in the future.

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10gamma
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

As usual, I enjoyed my meal at The Artful Gourmet, although my salmon (Dejas) was a tad undercooked (I tend to prefer it on the well done side). The service staff was great, and it was fairly quiet because many patrons have not returned from COVID (although there were a number of outdoor dining guests). Also, I kinda miss the huge "Picasso"-inspired mural that I felt really captured the artistic essence of the place. Without the mural, the dining room loses a little charm. Finally, as I have often stated to the staff, the restaurant would do itself a favor in offering "N.Y. Strip Steak" as a regular menu choice (which, in my opinion, is a much better and more flavorful cut than the filet mignon), instead of only occasionally offering it as a "Special"! All things considered, this is a great neighborhood establishment, and I am so glad that they survived the downturn of the pandemic!

Artful Gourmet Bistro
Responded on August 11, 2021

Hey there 10 gamma, thanks for the kind words! We're thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your experience with us and we will be sure to share your suggestions with our team. We hope to see you again at Artful Gourmet Bistro.

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vipShelshel
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent waitress and food was
Delicious

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vipseanh
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent bistro with attentive staff and safe COVID-19 protocols.

Artful Gourmet Bistro
Responded on August 11, 2021

We appreciate your kind feedback of Artful Gourmet Bistro and thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Please do not hesitate to visit us again soon! Have a great day and thanks again.

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michy
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience

Artful Gourmet Bistro
Responded on August 26, 2021

Thanks for the great feedback!

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DebraB
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The restaurant was short staffed so only a small dining room was open. That said, the service was excellent as was the food. The staff was very attentive and apologetic for the situation. They did their best in an unfortunate situation.

Artful Gourmet Bistro
Responded on August 11, 2021

We appreciate your kind feedback of Artful Gourmet Bistro and thank you for understanding about our staff. We hope you will join us again soon, and that we will be fully staffed to provide you with a 5-star experience.

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ShawnL
Key West
8 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience! I had my 4 year old granddaughter with me and the waitress was very attentive.

Artful Gourmet Bistro
Responded on August 26, 2021

thanks for the 5-stars Shawn. We are happy to hear you had a great time with your granddaughter and we look forward to your return.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

After being seated, I asked one of the servers (not the manager) To switch out the table with the one next to me because our table was wobbling, but I wanted to stay in the same spot. However he insisted upon wanting me to explain why I couldn’t just move to the other table, which annoyed me. But as soon as my husband arrived to the table, he move the table. At that point I was ready to leave, but I stayed For my husband’s birthday lunch.

The food quality has declined significantly.
I ordered double crab cakes mashed potatoes and Asparagus.

The crab cakes were full of filler and did not taste good. The asparagus was rubbery And dry and the mashed potatoes were not as good as they used to be.

My husband ordered grilled shrimp on a Caesar salad. The shrimp were miniature and the salad was overly covered with Parmesan cheese, he could only eat the shrimp & a bit of the salad.

In the end, the manager removed the The crab cake meal from our bill and explained something to the effect of the Inventory being low which impacted the quality of the food, having to be stretched.

And to top it all off, there was a female server with an exposed bloody looking arm... very disgusting to see. When I mentioned it to the manager he seemed surprised but then came back and said that he had told her to put A bandage on it. However when we saw her again she had a blue mask halfway covering it.

We are longtime customers for approx over 15 years and recall when the restaurant food was excellent. But Something has changed.

We hope This note helps Management make the appropriate changes to bring the restaurant back up to excellence again, so that we may return.

Best wishes!

Artful Gourmet Bistro
Responded on August 11, 2021

Thank you for joining us and for your continued support. We are sorry that your visit was not memorable. We will be sure to go over all your feedback with our staff and we hope on your next visit you will have noticed an improvement. We hope you can accept our sincere apologies.

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DixieDoDaa
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going here, whether in the bar or restaurant. The service is more than consistent and the food is always perfect.

Artful Gourmet Bistro
Responded on August 4, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We truly appreciate any comments we receive, as it's a great way to see how we're doing. It's fantastic to know that you had a positive experience, and we hope to see you again soon.

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vipNone
Baltimore
157 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Their regular menu had been shortened. There were fewer selections and at the same time, their prices had gone up substantialy.
This was not our favorite visit to this local restaurant. Also, they have a wonderful outside eating area we always enjoy but did not have enough staff to allow us to eat outdoors.
We are hopeful that over time, they will return to their former popularity.
As for the question below, NOT AT THIS TIME!

Artful Gourmet Bistro
Responded on August 4, 2021

Thanks for the feedback. We appreciate you taking the time to share this with us and we hope you will give us another chance in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We went on a Monday and there weren’t that many people there. The waiter was not quite attentive, and had to go look for him to pay the bill.

Artful Gourmet Bistro
Responded on August 4, 2021

We are sorry to hear about your disappointing service, and we hope on your next visit you will have 5 star experience. Thank you for sharing this with us.

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KarenB
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great. Love the location, plenty of parking gear ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

From the time we walked in and after we left to include the ride home. We had a memorable time.

Artful Gourmet Bistro
Responded on July 21, 2021

Thank you for joining us and sharing your 4-star rating. We hope you will be back to dine with us again soon.

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Hilanne
Baltimore
29 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is just as good as it’s always been. The service was very nice. Servers wore masks. Dining can be done inside or outside.

Artful Gourmet Bistro
Responded on July 21, 2021

We appreciate your kind words and cannot wait to see you back for another great meal with us soon! Thank you so much!

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vipaniea
Baltimore
53 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We always love coming to Artful Bistro. It's a welcoming place with great service and really good food from an innovative interesting menu.

Artful Gourmet Bistro
Responded on July 14, 2021

We appreciate your kind words and cannot wait to see you back for another wonderful meal with us soon!

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vipMema
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

I go they are often and the food and service is usually consistent. However, I think they need to do a good refurbishing.

Artful Gourmet Bistro
Responded on July 7, 2021

Thanks for joining us and for sharing your feedback. We look forward to seeing you back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Salad was delicious but special sirloin tips were overdone when we asked for medium rare. Also pricey.

Artful Gourmet Bistro
Responded on July 7, 2021

Thank you for sharing your recent experience with us. Please accept our sincere apologies for the overdone Sirloin Tips. Please know that we want all of our guests to have an amazing experience, and if you ever feel there is something wrong with what you ordered, we ask that you let your server or one of our managers know so we can amend this at the time of your visit. We hope that you may give us another chance in the future to show you a 5-star experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dinner out with friends for the first time in a 15 months

Artful Gourmet Bistro
Responded on July 7, 2021

Thank you so much for choosing Artful Gourmet as your first restaurant. We appreciate your kind words and cannot wait to see you back for another meal with us soon!

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SyreetaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food great portion size great service. Overpriced but worth it honestly. Ask for Evan he’s the best.

Artful Gourmet Bistro
Responded on June 28, 2021

Thank you so much for your review of Artful Gourmet Bistro! We truly appreciate the feedback and hope to see you dining with us again soon.

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vipmykitchenisclosed
Baltimore
26 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Becca is a great server! Very friendly and attentive.

Artful Gourmet Bistro
Responded on June 28, 2021

So great to hear Becca was amazing. Thank you for sharing this with us, and we hope we will see you back soon. Have a great week!

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JohnS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Staff is newer and inexperienced compared to pre covid-19.

Artful Gourmet Bistro
Responded on June 24, 2021

Thanks for the feedback, John and your patience with our servers. Covid really threw the restaurant industry off and we are slowly coming back. We hope on your next visit you will notice an improvement in our service, as it does take some time for our newer staff to get into the swing of things. We look forward to your next visit and hope you will have a 5-star experience.

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SamM
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Generally a good experience. Only problem was I had to ask for more rolls three times before getting them. We had a couple of their specialty salads with salmon added which were very good.

Artful Gourmet Bistro
Responded on June 24, 2021

Thanks for the feedback, Sam. We will take note of this and will discuss this with our team. I'm so sorry that this happened and I do apologize. I look forward to seeing you dine with us again soon.

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adarnellb
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The food was okay but not great. Price was high for the quality. The interior needs an upgrade. Outside is better. Service was so so. We waited awhile to get seated with reservations and it took some time to get to place our order. I will say it was very busy for outdoor seating so that I'm sure contributed to the slow service.

Artful Gourmet Bistro
Responded on July 7, 2021

Thank you for joining us and sharing your feedback with us. Your feedback continues to assist us with making our guest experience more positive all around. We look forward to having you dine with us again and hope you will have a 5-star experience on your next visit.

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JanC
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience2

The food is really good here. I ordered a beautifully prepared flatbread and my husband ordered a perfectly cooked steak. It's great to be back to in-person dining where the food arrives as it's meant to be eaten.

Artful Gourmet Bistro
Responded on June 24, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. We are so happy to hear your meals were great, and we appreciate your feedback. We look forward to seeing you back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Low on staff. Waited in bar for table and it was so loud it actually hurt my ears. We got drinks and went to the back area by restrooms to be able to talk.

Food and service were excellent

Artful Gourmet Bistro
Responded on June 21, 2021

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and 4-stars. We are sorry that you had a long wait, and it was too noisy. We hope on your next visit you will notice a difference and will have a 5-star experience.

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You can order delivery directly from Artful Gourmet Bistro using the Order Online button. Artful Gourmet Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 356-2606.

Artful Gourmet Bistro is rated 4.3 stars by 1283 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.