Artful Gourmet Bistro

4.2
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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vipWarren
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made a reservation. The restaurant was closed!!!!

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TerriM
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall3food2service1ambience2

We found once at the restaurant it was the last day the restaurant would be open. With that said it was a full house and only 2 wait staff. I feel they tried but just couldn’t keep up demand

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BruceS
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My husband and I had not been there for a few years or so. Our friends recommended it to us. We loved everything; however, we did not think the waitress was too swift. The lamb chops were delicious. I look forward to coming back again for lamb chops! Our one friend did not like his pasta because there is was so much Parmesan cheese on top. He recommended to the waitress that the waiters/waitresses bring the cheese grinder to the table to put on however much the customer wants.

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NancyG
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Came from out-of-town for an event the following day. Just needed a restaurant for New Years Eve

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vipXinlu
Dallas
34 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious Caesar salad was a large portion. The daily special was Seafood Fra Diavalo with delightful arrabiatta sauce, fresh mussels and tender shrimp over al sentences linguine. Great food and service

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GayleB
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

We've been eating here for years (prior to covid) and the food is always consistent and delicious, as it was tonight. However, we found that we were one of only 4 tables. Very odd.
I give them HIGH kudos for accommodating my food sensitivities.
The place could use a little make-over to bring it back to a more desirable spot.

Artful Gourmet Bistro
Responded on December 24, 2021

Thanks for joining us, Gayle. We look forward to your return.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Artful Gourmet is always our number one choice when we are celebrating. We love the atmosphere and the food. The wait staff are always wonderful!

Artful Gourmet Bistro
Responded on December 24, 2021

This is so great to hear! Thanks for the 5-stars and your excellent review.

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PhyllisL
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed a quiet dinner with friends. Food was very good and service excellent.

Artful Gourmet Bistro
Responded on December 11, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and share your feedback. We are so happy to hear what a wonderful time you had and we hope to see you back soon.

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vipBrownfoodgroupie
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

First seated in back near kitchen when open tables in restaurant
Pasta with large shrimp was advertised but shrimp was bite size
Server never mentioned anniversary celebration, which was listed on OpennTable
Bread not replenished, had to ask several times for spoons, forks for mussels, & straws

Artful Gourmet Bistro
Responded on December 11, 2021

We appreciate your feedback from your recent visit and we apologize that you didn't have that 5-star visit we strive for. We would have appreciated it if you would've made one of our managers aware so we could've stepped in and turned your negative experience into a positive. We are sorry we missed the marked this visit, but we hope you will give us another chance in the future. We look forward to your return.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant. They did not get a five on food only because the menu on the website is different than in person. My salad lettuce was a little too brown from me which I’m use to green and vibrant! Service was excellent and the drinks were good!

Artful Gourmet Bistro
Responded on December 11, 2021

Thank you for your great feedback and for joining us. We look forward to seeing you back again soon. Happy Holidays!

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Natalie
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great - large portions and they even serve complimentary bread. Nice, quiet place to grab dinner

Artful Gourmet Bistro
Responded on November 19, 2021

Thank you for joining us, Natalie. We hope to see you back in soon.

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vipkeithc
Baltimore
87 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Wife ordered medium well steak and received a medium rare steak. We waited a good bit for our server, who didn't pay attention. We did get another server, who was quick to have the steak refired and corrected. Otherwise the lamb chops with mint sauce were excellent.

Artful Gourmet Bistro
Responded on November 19, 2021

We appreciate your kind message, Keith. Thanks so much for sharing this with us and we hope o your next visit you will have a 5-star experience. Have a great weekend!

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vippikesvillejcg223
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THE BEST! Michaelanglo and the lamb chops are SO SO SO SO GOOD!!! Immediately make a reso. You won't be disappointed and the staff is amazing and very comfy/cozy dining experience.

Artful Gourmet Bistro
Responded on November 19, 2021

This is so great to hear! Thanks for sharing your feedback with us and we look forward to having you dine with us again. Cheers!!

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MargoOther
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We enjoyed the evening and remembered eating outside last spring when restaurants were reopening. The food was served nicely.

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KathleenG
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed incredible appetizers and a fabulous ous meal!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Service, Food and atmosphere!

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vipMaye
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
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
26 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
8 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
6 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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vipCarrollCountyFoodie
Baltimore
67 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
100 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
21 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent waitress and food was
Delicious

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vipseanh
Baltimore
12 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
12 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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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 4.2 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.