Hersh's

4.9
874 Reviews
$31 to $50
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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 874 people are saying
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hersh’s uses fans on their outside patio. We felt like we were dining at a beach resort with the breezes from the ocean. The service was so welcoming, warm and very knowledgeable. The food? Unbelievable!! All four of us absolutely loved everything that we ordered. We just couldn’t stop telling each other how delicious everything was. When it was time to order dessert, nothing really was calling my name so I skipped dessert. The other couple with us, ordered the Buttermilk Cake With Strawberries and the Pistachio Funnel Cake. We are so fortunate to have friends that share. I was so sorry that I didn’t order dessert. They were both amazing. Wonderful evening!

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vipkimberfoodie
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a 10!

TJ
TerriJ
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service. Wonderful new awning covering the outside seating. Make reservations a head of time!!!

SB
vipSusanB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always! Our all time favorite restaurant!

RF
vipRegularForLunch
Baltimore
36 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were outdoors on patio. Food always great. Simple and straightforward and just the way it should be. So happy they are back again for in person dining.

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Walter
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hersh’s is a wonderful restaurant for an evening date. the waitresses are very attentive, but not disruptive and the food is phenomenal (especially the oven roasted octopus). Definitely worth the trip out.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are outside on a warm, but not muggy, spring evening. Everything was delightful

BW
BigWillyStyle
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an incredible restaurant! The octopus was to-die-for!

CJ
vipCarlJ
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate at Hirsch's last night. Sat outside in a nice area in the side of the restaurant. We shared the pizza and clam pasta. Highly recommend this restaurant. We enjoyed a nice bottle of white wine that was unique.

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vipFMark
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

‘‘Twas great!

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vipPaul
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back in a restaurant since February 2019! We chose Hersh’s because it is one of our favorites!!!

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vipmrgordon01
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

We typically love Hersh's and frequent the restaurant every 4 - 6 weeks. Unfortunately, this particular night, the food was somewhat subpar. The quality of the ingredients were fine, but the flavors were very flat and bland. I started with the sesame garlic wings which were cooked nicely, but totally lacked any flavor other than the oil they were fried in. For my main course, I had the ricotta pizza with asparagus and green onions. When it arrived I could tell this was an off night as the crust had no color (a bit undercooked) and no crispiness anywhere to be found. To make matters worse, the ricotta and toppings were completely under-seasoned creating a very unappetizing pizza. My wife did get a salad and pasta carbonara which were both very good. In addition, the service was fine, no complaints at all. While I could have complained about my food, I ate most of the wings and I just took the pizza home to doctor it up myself. Again, we are big fans of Hersh's and will definitely come back, but consistency is the key to the longevity of any restaurant. Hopefully, when they are back to capacity with indoor seating, they'll also be back to their old self. In the meantime, we'll give it a few months, but we'll be back!

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vipFMark
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. A wonderful, classy night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience - very happy with the COVID precautions being taken. The new spring menu is divine; highlights were the ricotta crostini, fried mozzarella and cavatelli pasta.

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Breezy
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love this place! But the iL Blanco pizza which I always get was not the same this time, there was barely any cheese on it :( Octopus was amazing as usual!

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Joel
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, top-shelf service—one of the very best restaurants in Baltimore.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always amazing, and the drinks knocked our socks off!! They are so great at being safe and social distancing.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive (but not overbearing) staff
Excellent food and drink
Lovely time

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vipFran
Baltimore
80 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I love this place. The food is great, service good, and it's a nice space. Lately we've been dining outside and it has been fine. They have propane heaters and canopies. The curbside is also good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always amazing. One suggestion would be to acquire more heaters. If you’re going to eat outside here dress very warmly! It was definitely worth it though!

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RachelH
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, the service was awesome, and the covid precautions were great. Cocktails were delicious as well! Decent amount of outdoor seating too :)

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Rach
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff was super friendly and nice! :)
Kale salad was awesome and meatballs, mushrooms pizza and ginger beer were all tasty! Definitely recommend! Socially distant outdoor dining also a huge plus!

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vipNancyS
Baltimore
40 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Bring back the octopus salad!!

KG
KrystaleeG
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious! Happy to have a place I feel super safe going out to eat at during the pandemic. Thank you for providing a wonderful meal in well spaced environment.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Those meatballs! I mean, everything was delicious, but those meatballs!

JF
JamesF
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect- the outdoor seating was comfortable and safe, our waitress was super attentive and sweet, and the food was exquisite!

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vipLarryV
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and dining experience at Hersh’s. Love their pizza, manhattans and wine selection.

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dhoff5
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! They really took care in terms of social distancing and precautions, which was really nice. All the food was phenomenal, and service was quick and friendly!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was phenomenal! So friendly and made great recommendations.

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David
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My wife and I had a great anniversary dinner. Our waitress was great, very friendly, made excellent recommendations and the food was delicious as always. My only complaint is that things came out very slowly. We arrived at 7:30 for our reservation, had our order place by 7:45 if not earlier but didn't get our dinner until 8:30 or so. Not a big deal, but would have been nice to have gotten dinner a bit quicker.

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vipSusanB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always one of our favorite restaurants. Never disappoints. Outdoor dining very well done!

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vipFoodieLawyer
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pizza and other Italian fare - a gem in the Federal Hill area!

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MarcS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiancé and I moved into a new house in Federal Hill and my Aunt told me about Hersh’s after she had a birthday party there years ago. So they took us out to celebrate and we had a fantastic time. The serving staff was amazing and very personal about food to recommend.

The quality of the food was top notch! 11/10 totally worth every penny. My uncle and I had the ravioli, my fiancé had a white pizza with kale, my aunt had the calzone. The ravioli took the spot light. Simply amazing!

The drinks were very well made also. It might be a little expensive for a night out, but it will be well worth it on those special nights. My fiancé and I will definitely be going back.

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vipkimberfoodie
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a staple, never disappointed!

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laraf
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a great meal here and was happy to return after COVID. Outdoor dining was great as well as service and food!

JW
vipJoshuaW
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hersh's continues to be a hidden gem and one of Baltimore's finest restaurants. Get a pasta dish, all noodles are handmade, recipes are exceptional.

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Anthony
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food2service3ambience5

Didn’t enjoy the pizza. Salad was pretty good though.

JW
vipJoshuaW
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Continues to be one of the best restaurants in Baltimore. Food as good as nearly any restaurant in NYC or DC but with some Baltimore charm (and Baltimore prices!).

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TaylorL
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great spot for a date! Amazing food and drinks. The hostess and our server were super friendly.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Hersh's using the Order Online button. Hersh's also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (443) 438-4948.

Hersh's is rated 4.9 stars by 874 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.