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Black Olive

2319 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Greek, Mediterranean, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm -10:00pm

Friday - Saturday: 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Sunday: 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Phone number
(410) 276-7141
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Pauline Spiliadis
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Cross street
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Parking details
$10 valet charge.
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The Black Olive restaurant opened its doors in 1997 after renovating a Fell’s Point row house that had been vacant for years. Over the years the restaurant grew and became a Baltimore institution. In the early days of the restaurant, on the back patio, where the view of the Inner Harbor and Harbor East reminded one of the histories of a city, a dream was hatched.
Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine


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What 2319 People Are Saying
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vipfoodies (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Great food. Great service. Would definitely recommend

vipPhil (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

This was a home run! In the 8+ years I've been coming here, this was the best experience my wife and I had. We celebrated our 30th anniversary

Scott (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

The food that we had was excellent and we had a very nice meal.

vipjada1 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We had not been to the Black Olive for quite some time. We are very glad we came last weekend. The bronzino was absolutely delicious as was the grilled octopus appetizer. An order of hummus was quite good as well. While the Black Olive is not an inexpensive restaurant, compared to other eating places in downtown Baltimore it is an excellent value!

olderdiner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Our server expertly filleted the fish at our table. It was delicious. We had the combo appetizers which they reduced in size since it was only the two of us. We felt the staff was very accommodating and had a cheerful attitude.

vipKelsey (Baltimore)
2.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Nice, cozy atmosphere with very comfortable chairs, but they were out of at least four types of seafood. I got the seafood pasta, but since they were out of scallops I paid $34 for a giant bowl of pasta that I could've made myself, 3 shrimp and one bite of a lobster tail. Our food took a very long time especially considering we were one of two couples in there and our server was clearly cleaning up and trying to leave rather refill our water, etc.

OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Amazing restaurant perfect for a classy date

Foodie (Baltimore)
3.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

The food was good but very expensive. An entree for $52.00 without alcohol is salty. We ask for more tapenade and they charged us $10.00 on our bill.

PG86 (Philadelphia)
1.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Awful. Sat there for 20 mins and nobody came by to take a drink order. Admittedly, I can’t review food, because we bailed before we could order any.

But the smell of three day old fish and unappetizing olives seemed to warrant a one star review in that category.

Frank1626 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

We had not been to the Black Olive for several years and found it just a charming and delightful as we remembered. Fish is a definite when going to Black Olive and we have never had a bad experience. The food was wonderfully prepared and the presentation was superb.

Would recommend Black Olive for special occasion or just for a nice dinner out.

This is a can't miss evening out!