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Black Olive

4.7
4.7
2722 Reviews
$50 and over
Seafood
The Black Olive is a Psarotaverna which is a Greek fish tavern set in the historic Baltimore neighborhood of Fells Point. We specialize in Mediterranean seafood such a whole fish; grilled and fileting at tableside. We also offer traditonal Greek dishes, housemade breads and desserts. Enjoy signature items such as our Village Pie, Grilled Octupus salad, Rack of Lamb ,grilled Filet Mignon or our fresh Dover Sole prepared to your liking. Pair your entree with international wines carefully selected by our sommelier ranging from California, New Zealand, and showcasing beautiful small vineyards from Greece.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Greek, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (410) 276-7141

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Dimitris Spiliadis

  • Private party facilities

    The Black Olive has four private rooms on premises. Additionally, our exclusive wine cellar and outdoor seating area are available for private gatherings. Our restaurant is eager to accomodate special needs and menu requests. We look forward to helping you create a successful event.

  • Private party contact

    Dimitris Spiliadis: (410) 276-7141

  • Neighborhood

    Fells Point

  • Cross street

    Shakespeare

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,722 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Fit for Foodies

  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Romantic

  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Seafood

  • Baltimore

    Best Food

  • Baltimore

    Fit for Foodies

  • Baltimore

    Notable Wine List

  • Baltimore

    Romantic

  • Baltimore

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  • Baltimore

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  1. JS

    JonathanS

    Denver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent as usual. We had the grilled Octopus salad and grilled calamari stuffed with cheese - both were superb! Entree was grilled Black Sea Bass, which the server recommended when our first choice, Red Snapper, was out. Fish seasoning was outstanding (although there were quite a few bones to remove - fish was filleted in the kitchen).
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The entire staff was excellent!!! I recommend this restaurant to everyone. If I could give 10 stars, I would!!! Will visit again the next time I’m in town.
  3. KG

    KarenG

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were 1/2 hour late for our reservation but they were very gracious about the delay. My daughter had the crab cake dinner and I had the Mediterranean sea bass. Both entrees were excellent. The side dishes—asparagus and roasted parsley potatoes—were excellent, too.

    Black OliveResponded 6 days agoKaren, Thank you so much for your amazing review. Im glad you had a wonderful time. We can wait to see you again. -Liddy

  4. BS

    BowlingforSoup

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Black Olive is one of our go-to restaurants for special occasions. Last night was no exception -- we were seated on the back patio outside in beautiful weather. Jeff, our server, was engaging and knowledgeable about the different fish choices on the menu as well as the wine options. Expect to pay around $100/person with appetizers, mains, dessert, wine, and tip. But for me the quality of the food provides good value for that money. I highly recommend the Black Olive.
  5. KD

    KirkD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    It was good but nothing spectacular. It wasn't like one of those meals that makes you say WOW, that was fantastic.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ate outside and it was lovely. Will be back!
  7. k

    kjtripper

    Baltimore

    91 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Don’t miss the fresh fish here. The Greek wines are excellent and sold by the glass. We love the outdoor dining area.
  8. S

    Sean

    Baltimore

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an amazing meal outside. Bond street has such a great old school atmosphere, and Black Olive fits in perfectly. Perfect preparation of our fish, wonderful wine, and amazing salads! Didn’t hurt that the weather was perfect and service was top tier.
  9. KP

    KPREats

    Baltimore

    230 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    230 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Overall, we had a good experience. It was our first time visiting Black Olive. The food and drinks were good, but there were numerous instances where the service just wasn't where I think it should be. Judah was our waiter and I don't know if he was new or inexperienced, but with some training, I think he could be an outstanding server. We started off with some oysters and we used our small plates during that course. When Judah came back to take the oyster plate and we ordered our next course (something to share) he didn't replace the plates. So when that dish came out, we had to flag someone down to get plates. When they came back to get that plate, they took our small plates with it. We asked if we could split a salad and Judah told us we could. So, we ordered a salad to split and our entrees. When our salad came back it was one bowl of salad. It wasn't split between the two of us. So, we had to flag down someone again to get us two plates so we could split the salad. We each ordered one of the whole fish entrees and were asked if we would like it whole or fileted. We chose fileted. Someone needs to work with the kitchen staff on their filet skills as the fish on both our plates still had quite a few bones in it. Also, the restaurant website mentions that the fish is expertly fileted tableside. Nope. This would be a restaurant I would come back to and I would recommend but also hopeful Judah would get some more training and some easily corrected miscues would get taken care of.
  10. j

    joannep

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    We love the Black Olive and come here regularly. We always order an appetizer and a main dish of Black Olive's wonderful fish. This past Saturday we decided to do a small plate dinner, and were disappointed with the quality and preparation of the food. The salad spread came with cold, what looked like a store bought pita, and the crab cake was small and mushy in texture. The filet mignon kabob was very overcooked and tough to eat. The only saving grace were the grilled shrimp which were very good. The wine was excellent, but our waiter disappeared for long periods and we just served ourselves. We will come back to the Black Olive, but stick to what it does well, and leave the small plates to other restaurants who do a much better job.
  11. A

    Actlad

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, food and ambiance.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Well prepared healthy food.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Warm Cozy ambience in the sweetest Fells Point spot. Eat outside under the patio lights if weather permits. Everything is delicious, though I love getting a bunch of the small plates. The avocado Greek salad had the freshest tomatoes and greens I have ever had.
  14. TR

    TaiashaR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Experienced the restaurant week menu and everything was delicious
  15. B

    Burndoc

    Philadelphia

    34 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    I will start by saying that this was my 3rd visit since early June. The service has progressively gotten worse and tonight was terrible. The service was inattentive - I actually had to go to the bar to get a second round of drinks . It took over an hour to get cold appetizers. I told the waiter the appetizers were taking long and instead of offering to check on status he said it was a busy night . The service is appalling and the manager obviously does not care . While at the bar another customer told him the server was the worst she had ever experienced. Unfortunately we had the same server and the manager never even checked to see if our service / food was ok. There was not one happy customer that was sitting inside the restaurant . I brought friends from out of town and was embarrassed! I will never return and will not recommend this restaurant to anyone else.
  16. CD

    CDMH

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and the food were great. I cannot wait to go back!
  17. DR

    DanielleR

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Dinner was great! The restaurant is small and intimate.
  18. MS

    MarkS

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Relaxed, cozy atmosphere, excellent service, delicious seafood!
  19. m

    mieka

    Baltimore

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Stuffed Grill Squid is to die for. All the fish is wonderful and the wine list is superb. Always a delightful evening.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Mediterranean Sea bass is so good here! Love this restaurant
  21. GM

    GianMarco

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The black olive is one of Baltimore's jewels that never ceases to maintain a level of excellence. Even during restaurant week, when many places "dumb down" their menu and portions, these people have the best. We originally requested to dine outside, but Baltimore's heat and humidity made that impossible. The only downside was that along with their fine food, they offer fine wines and as the evening flowed on, the wines flowed to most of the tables around us...leading to a frustratingly high noise level. Nonetheless everyone enjoyed the food, the drink and the company, including the owner who stopped by to make sure all went well. Appreciate his concern and wise stewardship.
  22. P

    Pickle

    Baltimore

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time going here and they made a great first impression. The restaurant is beautiful with brick accented walls. The service was great. The wine list is extensive. The food was nice and flavorful. They even had Greek coffee which was similar to espresso.
  23. a

    anonymous

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    food was great during restaurant week. we went early and as the place began to fill up it got pretty loud. otherwise we enjoyed everything.
  24. J

    John

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience4
    Very small portions, limited menu with several items unavailable
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience3
    We had a reservation yet we had to wait for tables to free up. While waiting at the bar no one even came up to us for us to order something neither they apologized for the wait. Food was very bland. What ever you do do not get the espresso martini - No words I can think of to describe how bad it was. On top of this they messed up our bill. For this experience we had it was over priced.
  26. I

    Italian

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    At first, we were denied our reservation, claiming overbooked - but a manager got us a table outside. Our server did not come for sometime, finally another returned and said he would be taking over, he was decent and the food was very good. The wait time in between courses was a bit long, but otherwise good experience.
  27. JC

    JohnC

    Baltimore

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So glad I discovered this gem. Great friendly service. Good was fantastic. Highly recommend the stuffed calamari appetizer.
  28. LP

    LoriP

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great restaurant experience for a Baltimore visit.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all around!
  30. AA

    AdrienneA

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    The lamb was amazing! I did feel a lil forgotten while sitting outside. I wonder of we sait inside if the service would have been more frequent
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Restaurant week dinner which was overall great. I could tell portions were a bit smaller but otherwise, still great food and service. The organic mojito was ok, a bit different than other mojitos I’ve had. Rockfish was cooked well and tasty. My friend and I did try their Turkish coffee at the end which was quite good and they also gave us a little bit of complementary sweet wine (called Vistano) that was delicious.
  32. C

    Carmen

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A quaint neighborhood gem. Delicious cuisine that caters to a variety of palates. The use of fresh herbs and well seasoned food made for a memorable experience.
  33. D

    Dhawani

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food here is simply incredible and remains one of my favorite place to eat in Baltimore.
  34. D

    Dkarb

    Baltimore

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Black Olive is a very special place with very special owners. The food is consistently outstanding and the atmosphere unique. We will return again and again and again.
  35. CJ

    CoreyJ

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Black Olive was unexpectedly GREAT! Plans fell through and hopped on Open Table quickly to find a restaurant. Black Olive from the food, service, politeness and overall experience was great! I highly recommend if you haven’t been.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and attention given by the staff is fantastic. Thank you Black olive team , for sure I’ll come back!
  37. JA

    JoshA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We took my mother here yesterday for her birthday. Historically we go to another Greek restaurant in the area but this year they happened to be closed for family vacation. Quick google search turn up with black olive and I remember hearing good things so we tried it out. Even from the outside black olive is beautiful, quaint and intimate. We were greeted very warmly and even though some of our party was late we never felt rushed. The decor is nice and staff was wonderful. The owner came by the table to check on us and made us feel very welcome. Food was perfect around the table and they brought a small baklava cake out with a candle for my mother. Not the cheapest Greek restaurant I’ve came across but definitely worth the cost.
  38. MH

    MikeHikeEat

    Washington DC

    112 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    112 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My wife and I started with the Melitzanasalata and Taramasalata dips that were very good as usual. For entrees I had the Grilled Scallops for the first time; they were perfectly grilled, perfectly juicy, delicious, and probably the best scallops I've ever eaten. My wife had her favorite Dover Sole, which was also moist and delicious.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely incredible. One of the best restaurants in Baltimore. Incredible service, fantastic food, great location. 10/10
  40. BD

    BaltiDiner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience4
    Simple, elegant, and cozy ambiance. The food was delicious. The wine suggested to pair with what we ate was very good.

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Black Olive is rated 4.7 stars by 2722 OpenTable diners.

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Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
Google Map for Black Olive

814 S. Bond Street, Baltimore, MD 21231

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Shakespeare

  • Neighborhood

    Fells Point

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Greek, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Dimitris Spiliadis

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (410) 276-7141

  • Private party facilities

    The Black Olive has four private rooms on premises. Additionally, our exclusive wine cellar and outdoor seating area are available for private gatherings. Our restaurant is eager to accomodate special needs and menu requests. We look forward to helping you create a successful event.

  • Private party contact

    Dimitris Spiliadis: (410) 276-7141

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