Black Olive

4.7
2760 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Everything was just ok. Service was not great.

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Jbird
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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LauraT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

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.

Black Olive
Responded 5 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

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.

Black Olive
Responded 5 days ago

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!

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vipSusanS
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipmomof2
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipMindyM
New England
49 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, good size portions and wonderful service in a delightful atmosphere.

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vipMommaMarie
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Stephanie
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfectly grilled and seasoned fish and scallops. Delicious raw oysters. Great service. Will definitely return!

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vipJonathan
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed it.

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AlexV
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing overall experience! Fantastic food for the price, adorable ambiance, delicious cocktails. Great service :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely dinner. Food was amazing!

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vipDavidB
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites, an absolute gem. And don't underestimate their wine cellar!

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ruth
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

What we had was very good but few dishes were available

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JohnW
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Margie
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Greek-inspired food and seating out of doors. Known for fish but there is a good selection for vegetarians too.

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JohnH
West Virginia
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipMarkTeicher
Las Vegas
30 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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Lobby
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipmama73
New York Area
93 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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Workingmama
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant located in Fells Point. Food is excellent. Great place for a date night out.

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DaniR
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb!! Thank you Dimitri and Team!

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RayL
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fish selection is out of this world!! Everything is delicious!!

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vipMofitz
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipSchiffy
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Bmoremmama
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. The staff was attentive and space was COVID cautious. Lovely evening.

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PaigeL
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fresh authentic Greek quizine. Interesting wine selection. Charming indoor and outdoor seating options. There are several parking lots and garages within walking distance.

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vipGreggB
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable experience yet again. Can’t wait to come back!

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vipSteve
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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 ;)

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ronaldB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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bbtown
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. We greatly enjoyed learning about the dishes and wines. I have already recommended this restaurant to several friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great meal and service. I will be coming back.

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Kick
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Black olive is always great!

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vipZortapa
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience1

We specifically had a reservation for outdoor seating. They did not honor the outdoor seating stipulation. Ultimately they did offer an outdoor table,but it was a table for two(we were4) and it was immediately next to another full table. Definitely not happy with this experience on our anniversary.

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vipDeanna
Baltimore
161 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We had a very good dining experience, which was especially appreciated after our last dining experience in March that wasn't so great. Food and wine was delicious. We were seated in the back room, which could use a little sprucing up. Also, the restaurant would do well by playing some music. At times, it was awkwardly quiet.

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vipChel1999
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve missed dining at one of my favorite restaurants, I had not dined at the Black Olive since Covid… I was so happy to experience the traditional Greek food, that the Black Olive is known for…. I truly enjoyed my dining experience. I’m so happy they survived Covid.

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vipMikeHikeEat
Washington DC
98 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The predominantly fish and seafood menu with many enticing options made my decisions difficult. Ultimately, my wife and I decided to eat here 2 nights in a row to satisfy my desired to try the many choices. Conversations with the staff combined with the delicious food to make a terrific experience!

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Black Olive is rated 4.7 stars by 2760 OpenTable diners.

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