Hersh's

4.8
656 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Hersh's celebrates the foods of Italy and the craft of the American bartender. Our menu of fresh, ingredient-driven dishes includes rustic Italian small plates and award-winning housemade pasta, as well as Neapolitan pizza featuring housemade mozzarella and sausage. Our booze program focuses on vintage cocktails, craft brews and spirits and a tightly-edited wine list offering varietals you won't see every day. Come hungry, come thirsty and come often!
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Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I forgot how awesome Hersh's is. I'm living outside the city now but was excited when my sister suggested we meet there for dinner. I've always been so impressed by their appetizers and always have to get 2-3 because I know how amazing they are going to be (I don't mind having to pack up pizza from the rest of the meal because it's great the next day.)
My sister and I split the cauliflower (so flavorful, perfect texture combination, YUM), the octopus (definitely ranking this some of the top octopus I've had. So tender and great flavor), and the lamb sandwich (which was apparently new on the menu). The lamb sandwich was so big that splitting it was perfect, especially with the other dishes we ordered. The bread was perfect for the sandwich. Despite being packed with lamb and other delicious components that went so well together, it wasn't messy to eat and didn't fall apart. SO GOOD. We didn't have room for dessert, but this is the first time I've passed up their awesome options. Of course, the drinks were wonderful as well. Excited to come back. Also - love that they cook seasonally. There are always things on the menu that feel like "just want I feel like eating" for whatever the temperature is outside. Additionally - in my experience, the staff is so friendly and welcoming. They are laid back in their approach, yet efficient and very attentive, while giving you time to enjoy your meal and conversation. Thankful that Hersh's seems to be doing the great business it deserves.

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SM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my top 5 Resteraunt’s in Baltimore for last 7 years (since they opened.) Not only is their food delicious it’s sooooo consistent. We’ve never had a bad meal or dish there and the service is always informed, courteous and playful (great combo!) can’t say enough about this place other than “go there” and “try everything.” My wife and I love Hershs as a great date night place, and we also have come to enjoy taking other couples to share all the small plates. Kale and pistachios pizza has been a staple and an always order item for us, as have whatever meatball option they have in the small plates.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Excellent service. Food was about average. Amazeballs were just okayballs.

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F
Baltimore
65 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This place is not fancy, but it is a good place to eat in every regard. Over the years everything we've eaten there has been great. They serve large and small portions, so you can eat the whole generous salad and still have room for the main. Great pasta.

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KR
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit, and we will be sure to come again! We haven’t found good pizza in Baltimore until now, and this is excellent pizza. Portions are not big American portions, and the four members of our family had no leftovers after two pizzas and two entrees; we even had room for dessert comfortably. So consider an appetizer or two! The octopus was delicious.

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N
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hersh's is always the best dining experience for my wife and I in Baltimore. The food tastes great, is always fresh, and there is always a variation of choices and ingredients on the menu. Also, the cocktails are incredible. We can't help but order multiple appetizers, mains, and desserts (and drinks!) every time we eat at Hersh's. An added bonus is their amazing staff!

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BS
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Very good pizza. My wife got the spaghetti which was made with fat pork and egg, she didn't care for the pork itself. The taste was ok but very salty. Service was excellent. There was a large party sitting next to us that was having a good time.

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C
Columbus
33 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was way over salted.

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J
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have eaten at Hersh’s countless times, but I had to move out-of-state. When I am in Baltimore, I always try to make it to Hersh’s for great service and amazing food. Hersh’s is a gem!

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always phenomenal!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

I always go with my friends to Hersh’s. This time I was so excited to take my family. I was surprised that we have to be upstairs because I have kids. I didn’t like upstairs. It really doesn’t look as nice as downstairs. Too bright and smelly (I think it is the mob used smell). The manager said kids go upstairs at the weekends because customers complain about the noise however that wasn’t mentioned in the website or I wouldn’t even book. We discussed this for a few minutes then he let us stay downstairs “only for this time”. Then he and his assistant were great however I wasn’t comfortable with what happened. I already booked for the new year eve and now don’t want to make it and can’t find another nice place reservation.

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e
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing food, great service and relaxing ambiance. Not too pretentious, which is right up our alley! Their happy hour is excellent and you don’t have to sit at the bar to get the deals, we go as often as we can

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best pizza and service in town.

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JG
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good pizza

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c
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time and definitely not last. From appetizer to dessert...delicious! Thank you Aurora!

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m
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service set us up for the perfect meal! Don’t skip the cocktails either!!!

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San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was a return trip for us and we were not disappointed. From the moment we walked through the door until we left we were treated with courtesy and kindness. The staff is attentive without being obtrusive. However, it is the food that brings us back. It is innovative yet familiar and really, really delicious. It is one of the best dining experiences in Baltimore!

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KC
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious!

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a
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We love Hersh's. Our only reservation about our recent trip was our waitress. We don't expect obsequious behavior from the wait staff but the individual who waited on us on Friday was borderline rude. For the first few minutes at our table we didn't even know she was our waitress: we figured she was just getting us water and menus. We weren't welcomed, we never learned her name, and when it came time for dessert she simply opened the last page of the drink menu, handed it to us, and said "Here are the desserts" and walked away. Perfunctory, at best.

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PM
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Appetizers and pizza. Soo good. Cocktails, beer, and wine. Service was exceptional.
Good friends, conversation, and laughs! Really enjoyed. Love the round tables. Suggest cushions for chairs but otherwise perfect!

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C
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place. Great drinks and great food -- the classics and the new seasonal dishes were all perfect. Made our birthday celebration wonderful!

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L
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place from the cozy tables to the wonderful pizza that I crave. The restaurant is small but cozy and the staff is knowledgeable and welcoming! You cannot go wrong here!

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G
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Overall it was great. Getting drinks to the table was slow but overall the service was great and the dinner and desert were fabulous.

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SN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Brussels are amazing and we always have to get the Kale and Pistachio pizza!

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E
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly one of favorite spots in Baltimore, or anywhere at that! The menu is always perfectly balanced and every bite delicious. Stephanie and Josh are the most gracious as is their entire staff. Never have we had a bad experience!

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A
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Hersh's never disappoints. The Porchetta was something special for sure, as it melted in your mouth. The pizza and pasta are always amazing, and the staff and atmosphere are always great too. Don't forget the delicious cocktails or affordable wine list. One of my all time favorite places!

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JL
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. The staff was very nice. The food and cocktails were delicious!

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NH
Baltimore
51 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We do like Hersh’s quite a bit. The kale salad and eggplant fritters are really good. The portions are really small for the price point so we sometimes leave feeling hungry but the food is good. I got the chicken and wood fired Brussels sprouts and it was pretty good but very under seasoned. Doctored it up with some salt, and it was tasty. Love the wine selection there.

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M
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific service paced as we requested to have time to enjoy being together and enjoy the wonderful food - thanks Hersh’s!

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RR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

We thought the spaghetti carbonara was just all right, pasta was thick and it was dry and not very flavorful. Portions were small and we opted for dinner size. Nothing came with the dinners, not even side of pasta or bread. Felt it was pricey for an Italian restaurant. Pizza was probably best value. Would not recommend the restaurant to friends. Much better options in Little Italy!

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always, a true fixture of the neighborhood. Went for Italian-American night and everything we had was outstanding.

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Waitress suggested everything

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K
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic from beginning to end! Great service, delicious food, good drinks! Really fantastic.

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HW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and really cute ambiance. Went there to celebrate an anniversary and we were seated at a quiet table outside. Appetizers were great and pizza was delicious! Will definitely be back :)

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L
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The Salsiccia pizza, the Papa’s meatballs were good, but the Tagliolini was just ok. My husband liked the Tomato Crostini and the Apple tart more than I. From the description “...we wait for all year!”, I thought it would be something special but it didn’t wow me. It was ok! The special cocktails on the menu were ok. Nothing to brag about.

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F
Baltimore
36 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We go here often and the food has always been good. Unfortunately, our favorite, pasta carbonara, has been hard to eat because of a painful amount of pepper.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is amazing. We have never ordered anything we didn't like!

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p
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite restaurant in Baltimore. Chef Josh has an excellent hand with pasta, pizza, fish and just about anything. Always tasty!

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LS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it, as always Hersh’s delivers on food and ambiance.

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Birmingham
10 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, we had a wonderful time at Hersh’s! Our food did not disappoint. We tried the meatballs and they were amazing! We absolutely love Hersh’s and our experience the other night just reiterated how great it is. The atmosphere is fantastic. The food is amazing. Who doesn’t love homemade pasta and pizza? Thank you for a great meal. We will definitely be back!

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