From the legendary Scorpion fish, also known as Rascas, comes a divine soup flavored with garlic and served with select chunks from the fish's mid-portion
Grilled Octopus Salad
Straight from the sea, pounded, marinated, grilled octopus tossed with fresh red onions and capers
Black Olive continues to excel as a small intimate restaurant with a remarkable number of fresh fish offerings, probably more than any in Baltimore (many more than say Cindy Lou's which calls itself a fish house). The restaurant has retained its unassuming charm. Where it needs work is the wine list. Those priced at <$60 are uninspired and those above that are typically 3X retail.
Celebrated my husband's birthday with 7 people. Food and service were impeccable! The appetizer's came out quickly and were delicious: grilled mushroom, stuffed squid and oysters were all amazing! We had the grilled red snapper, soft shell crabs and lobster past entrees and they were all delicious, cooked to perfection!! It had been awhile since we visited, but the service and food did not disappoint! Can't wait to come back!!
We had dinner at Black Olive 6 years and had to return for dinner. It is a beautiful restaurant with attentive and friendly waitstaff. The menu is expansive, and is perfect for someone who enjoys Greek and Mediterranean food. We tried to sample as widely as possible again, and had the stuffed calamari, octopus salad, taramosalata, soft shelled crab, smelts, lamb meatballs and lamb chops. It is worth a visit. Lovely in every way.
Outstanding service, excellent food and great local atmosphere.
Everything was just ok. Service was not great.
We were in Baltimore for a short getaway; we have dined A black olive before. Once again it did not disappoint. We had one of the spreads, I had the avocado Greek salad which was absolutely wonderful and my husband had The sea bass. Very nice wine selection nice seating outside. Very pleasant and helpful staff.
The service was terrible. We sat at a table for 15 minutes before being acknowledged. The waitress was not in the weeds. She took our order and never came back again. Not one check-back. When I voiced concerns to the owner, he did not seem to care. In a neighborhood w/multiple options, we will not choose this one again. There are many other restaurants with comparable food that have good service.
Laura You are not kind! I know that you could not identify anything that was actually wrong. I believe you are from a fast food culture and we represent slow food for civilized people. You could not even provide me with anything that you needed and did not receive. I believe after talking with you for 8 minutes that you just want to complain. We mutually don't want you to return. Your bad manors and unneighborly behavior are inexcusable! Your husband even looked embarrased at you! Dimitris
Hadn’t dined here for several years- food quality has gone down, prices up. And the chef led your of the fish case a thing of the past. Still a nice meal put no longer exceptional.
Anonymous, To talk about our prices when the prices of our products have doubled is not fair. Food costs are the highest by far that they have ever been. A fish case during COVID is a super spreader event so we forwent it. Your generalizations make me question your intent! We work very hard to keep the food available that we do during a time when labor and food is hard to find and much more expensive. I visit every table! This review is so general it is not helpful. Call us if you are serious!
It was a fantastic evening. We had a couple appetizers, a main course fish and then dessert. Each dish was cooked to perfection and thoroughly enjoyed. The wait staff was attentive while allowing us to enjoy the meal with few interruptions. I am looking forward to having an opportunity to return for another fabulous meal.
The food was delicious. My father and I shared several small plates for dinner and everything we had was so good. The chicken souvlaki was tender, juicy and well seasoned. The lamb meatballs with the hint of mint and spices were sublime. The grilled bread and mushrooms a must try. The olives, the salads, the wine all so good but the feta oh the feta was the star ! The chef’s spice blends should be bottled and sold. What a perfect hidden gem!
Fabulous food, good size portions and wonderful service in a delightful atmosphere.
Loved, loved, loved the Black Olive! From the apps to the mains, everything was delicious! Really enjoyed the grilled shrimp and lamb dish. Service was excellent.
Thank you Black Olive! We will hopefully be back soon!
Perfectly grilled and seasoned fish and scallops. Delicious raw oysters. Great service. Will definitely return!
Amazing overall experience! Fantastic food for the price, adorable ambiance, delicious cocktails. Great service :)
Lovely dinner. Food was amazing!
One of our favorites, an absolute gem. And don't underestimate their wine cellar!
What we had was very good but few dishes were available
The Black Olive is our favorite restaurant in Baltimore. We prefer dining in the wine cellar below with good friends and family. The owner Dimitri is very attentive to our needs, and does all he can to make dining there delightful. Its situation is charming in the heart of Historic Fells Point.
Outstanding Greek-inspired food and seating out of doors. Known for fish but there is a good selection for vegetarians too.
We were a party of six and promptly seated at our reservation time. The service was excellent and the environment was one of the most peaceful dining experiences we have had since returning to dining out. Each of our meals was exceptionally well prepared. We will be recommending The Black Olive to everyone.
Excellent food and service
The service at the Black Olive was excellent. The atmosphere of the restaurant was very cozy and hip at the same time. It is located just off the main Fells Point thoroughfare which is a plus. Would definitely recommend!
Excellent meal and friendly staff. My husband and I had a hard time deciding what to order because we wanted to order EVERYTHING!! We ended up with delicious octopus salad, fresh whole branzini, oysters, yummy village salad and the Maryland crab cake...because, it IS Baltimore! Even the wine recommendation didn't disappoint! Will visit again for sure.
Lovely restaurant located in Fells Point. Food is excellent. Great place for a date night out.
Superb!! Thank you Dimitri and Team!
Fish was pretty good . Service as well. Quite of the beaten path from the noisy section of Fells.
Point. They need to bring their prices in line with the other restaurants.
The fish selection is out of this world!! Everything is delicious!!
As always, an absolutely wonderful meal! Such a great way to celebrate — my birthday! Everything delicious, the charm of dining on the street (one of the few benefits of pandemic), and knowledgeable, amusing, attentive staff.
Great service, even better food…super fresh seafood…our salmon and arctic char were perfect. Dine outside and loved our private tour of their amazing wine cellar.
Excellent food. The staff was attentive and space was COVID cautious. Lovely evening.
Fresh authentic Greek quizine. Interesting wine selection. Charming indoor and outdoor seating options. There are several parking lots and garages within walking distance.
One of our favorite spots. Once I utter the name ‘Black Olive’ she knows the night is about to get even more romantic. Since 1997 or so, I’ve been patronizing and enjoying all this gem has to offer. We will definitely be coming back, as that’s just #HowDaBanksesLive!
Unbelievable experience yet again. Can’t wait to come back!
Outstanding fish...3 different preparations of 3 different fish, all delish. Helpful staff...I completed my fish fillet lessons! I especially enjoyed the ouzo-infused sorbets ;)
One of the better restaurants in the Baltimore area. The owner is personally involved in serving meals. Outstanding menu. Will be back again as 1st choice when coming to Baltimore.
The food was excellent. We greatly enjoyed learning about the dishes and wines. I have already recommended this restaurant to several friends.
Great meal and service. I will be coming back.
Had a larger group and our treatment was exceptional. Placed where we could talk and not bother others. Extensive menu-everything looked delicious. Nice wine and cocktail selection as well. Wonderful, memorable evening.
Black olive is always great!
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Black Olive is rated 4.7 stars by 2751 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.