Black Olive

4.7
2743 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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EileenB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we ordered appetizers and drinks (and dessert)! Really great service and delicious food.

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BrianR
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I would go back! Despite some noise, it was a great time and the food was amazing. This isn’t a restaurant you go to for value of food you go for authenticity.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic menu that has the classics you expect from a Greek restaurant and a few surprises that are delightful (lobster pasta anyone?!) The ambiance is great, old federal style home turned restaurant. Great service, delicious cocktails and a buttery, shareable apple tart with homemade ice cream were a real treat. Good coffee also.

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LouisB
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was fantastic at Black Olive. We ordered the Zucchini and cheese plate as well as the portabello mushroom dish both were phenomenal. We shared a plate of the Branzino which was cooked to perfection. There was a triangle of what we thought was an olive polenta on the side of the fish dish which was exquisite and held up 4 stalks of perfectly sweet asparagus. We both had a glass of wine which pared nicely with our selections. As we were the only 2 patrons in the restaurant the server could have checked in with us more, but this was a small inconvenience to an otherwise perfect dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son’s birthday. The service was spot on and provided positive feedback on some of the menu items that helped two of us to make our choice.
As always, the food was perfectly prepared.

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JosephD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Greek mezedes and quiet atmosphere made for an amazing experience.

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DeanM
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Greek lamb chops were the best I ever had. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Great preparation and presentation. The Service and wait staff were excellent. The personal touch from the owner Dimitri was very welcoming. No .1 on my list for Greek or Mediterranean

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great wine. Owner was excellent!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Absolutely terrible customer service. Will not dine there.

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vipSteveR
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food is always fresh and good

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vipwinetiger
Baltimore
94 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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.

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JehriB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Experience was overall great. The service was good but the server wasn't the greatest (he may have been new). He did not listen to request very well but his customer service was great.

P.s Don't get the peach cobbler!

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vipChessamino
Baltimore
60 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

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vipPhillyFilly
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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JackBabs
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, excellent food and great local atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Everything was just ok. Service was not great.

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Jbird
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
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 on October 13, 2021

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 on October 13, 2021

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
3 reviews
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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