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About Ouzo Bay

Located in Harbor East, Ouzo Bay focuses on authentic Greek cuisine, emphasizing the freshest seafood and responsible cuisine. The opulent space offers a full service bar and lounge, as well as an extensive patio during the Spring, and Summer months. The dining room has beautiful views of the water, and cityscape.

1000 Lancaster St
Baltimore, MD 21202
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Greek, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 10:00am - 3:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner:
Sunday- 4:00pm-10:00pm (Bar until 12am)
Monday- 4:00pm-10:00pm (Bar until 12am)
Tuesday- 4:00pm-10:00pm (Bar until 12am)
Wednesday- 4:00pm-10:00pm (Bar until 12am)
Thursday- 4:00pm-10:00pm (Bar until 12am)
Friday- 4:00pm-12:00pm (Bar until 2am)
Saturday- 4:00pm-12:00pm (Bar until 2am)

Cross Street:
Central Ave.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(443) 708-5818

Website:
http://www.ouzobay.com/

Parking Details:
Ouzo Bay offers valet parking to all guests for 8 dollars with validation, however, there are several garages in the neighborhood, as well as limited street parking.

Executive Chef:
Micheal Everd

Private Party Facilities:
The private dining room seats up to 30 guests, and is equipped with the newest projection equipment and screen, as well as a large indoor fireplace. The space has a view of the neighborhood and a quaint garden.

Private Party Contact:
Brian McCormack: (443) 708-5818

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Ouzo Bay Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (43)
Special Occasion (41)
Good for Anniversaries (35)
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Fit for Foodies (26)
Waterfront (26)
Creative Cuisine (25)
Romantic (25)
Authentic (21)
Business Meals (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Hot Spot (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Happy Hour (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Scenic View (13)
Fun (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
People Watching (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Casual (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Great for Brunch (3)
Cozy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Healthy (2)
Organic (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
Live Music (1)
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 (San Antonio)·Dined 6 days ago

Second visit and delightfully amazed again across the board. Thanks for a well above other restaurants experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

GREAT place to wine and dine!!! Would recommend Ouzo Bay 100 times over and over.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic, Waterfront
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We were there for my husband's birthday. While Ouzo Bay is not a restaurant we can afford on an everyday occasion, it made a celebration very special. He doesn't eat meat and neither do I so the seafood selections are wonderful. The complimentary dessert was lovely. We both had a good time. He is such a good cook that it can be challenging to take him out as he isn't often impressed but he was at Ouzo Bay. We had a lovely time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great place. Perfect for date night and great cocktails. Crabcake was awesome

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 5, 2017

this restaurant is not for vegetarians, even with advance notice. i indicated my food preference when i made the rez. i was dining with 3 non-vegetarians and was told by other veg friends that they could make me a vegetarian entree if i asked. what i received was so boring and unimaginative-- linguini mostly with hard barely-cooked carrots in a thin tomato sauce that had too much cinnamon. clearly my request was a nuisance and given little if no thought. then they had the gall to charge $18 for it. i can't speak for the quality of my companions' meals, but "way overpriced" came up once or twice in the conversation. we all agreed that none of us needed to dine at ouzo bay again.

Tags: Waterfront, Business Meals
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Far and away the best spot in Baltimore. The high energy compliments the best fresh seafood in town. Superb wine list that enhances the menu to a tee. We will be back. Hopefully the construction will be finished soon at the outdoor seating will be an option again.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Happy Hour, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I visited Ouzo Bay on a chilly wet night and was greeted warmly by both the hostess and a terrific bowl of Maryland crab soup. I received excellent advice on both wine and portion size and restaurant favorites. The branzino was excellent; the fish was perfectly cooked sitting atop a wonderful assortment of vegetables and potato with a delicious broth. I'm glad I took my server's advice on portion size as the fish was a generous serving, but I still saved room for Galataboureko. I love this dessert, but Ouzo Bay put its own spin on it and it was the best I've ever had.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Outstanding food and atmosphere. Servers were attentive and we never felt rushed. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

This is my second time having dinner here. The food was just as amazing as my first time ! Great ambiance, wonderful service , and tasty food . What more would a person want in a restaurant?!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Found Ouzo Bay about 2 years ago and have become regulars because the food is absolutely outstanding. The noise level can sometimes be a little louder than you would expect for a restaurant like this but it certainly isn't too much. The service is always excellent, they give you plenty of time to enjoy your drink, browse the menu, order some apps, then serve your dinner, and order desert. They in no way rush you, are always quick to refill your water and are very attentive. The food may be a bit pricey for some but it is absolutely worth it. Have tried several of the fish dishes along with the lamb, everything has been cooked and made to perfection. For desert, the Baclava is INSANE!!! Its a must if you like Baclava even a little. They also have an extensive selection of hard liquor, wine, and cocktails. If you like Old Fashions, try the Typhon, you'll be hooked.

Tags: Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Waiter was serving too many tables and forgot to bring me my side dish. Took awhile to get his attention. By the time it came I was finished my entre. Looks of construction going on outside which may last a year.

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Everything was great.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 18, 2017

I'll start with the two issues and then I can only praise our experience. The acoustics are pretty poor. It is very noisy and have a nice conversation with one's date. The other is completely out of the establishment's hands. Construction... :-(
Now... The service top notch! The staff was friendly, on top of their game and clearly customer focused. It was great to see and hear from the staff that they enjoy working at/for Ouzo. The food, again, was awesome! I have Celiac Disease and if I found something that wasn't already Gluten Free, they did everything they could to modify the offering to not just fit the bill but make the offering very appetizing! Very successful! My date also praised everything as well. The wine selection is also very nice. I strongly recommend Ouzo, hands down!

Tags: Late-night Find, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

My first experience at Ouzo Bay, and first of many! Fun, upscale ambiance reminding you of the beautiful Greek countryside. Loved the Greek inspired menu. There were several entrees we wanted to try and the dishes passing by to nearby tables tempted us even more. My husband is gluten-free and had no problem finding options to choose from on the menu. Highly recommend to starting out with the grilled octopus and smoked eggplant salad. Although the zucchini chips looked delicious too! Service was attentive, and we were not rushed. We enjoyed a bottle of wine and a relaxing meal. Worth every penny!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Always a wonderful dining experience. Nothing finer in Baltimore. Delicious food and fabulous service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food quality was inconsistent. The fish while delicious was still full of bones. The baklava had a soggy crust, while lower priced baklava elsewhere can maintain a crispy crust. There were plenty of waitstaff, the restaurant was not full, and yet we had to request water, our plates cleared, etc. The mezza was the best part of the meal, but the hot items were room temperature at best.Lacked the attention to detail that would have made this a great experience.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Food was fantastic and perfectly cooked. Octopus and squid are both tough to grill without overdoing it. Waiter was attentive and informative. Love going here during business trips.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

This is my favorite restaurant in Baltimore! The food and service is excellent! It is a bit pricey, but well worth it!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The food was good but not great. You would kind of expect more for the price.I ordered the grilled bronzino which once again, was good but not great. I've had better at other restaurants.The weather was beautiful so we sat outside. Because of the construction it was extremely loud. We were able to tune it out, but if you're looking for a quiet evening do not sit outside! The service was OK but twice we had to ask someone else for assistance. That was a little bit of a letdown. I would go back and try something different, but I think that there are other restaurants that are as good if not better in Baltimore.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great atmosphere, excellent food and wine list. Our waiter was very attentive and the food was delivered quickly.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 4, 2017

We had an excellent dinner here. The food was outstanding, the service attentive. My only complaint was the noise level - we had to shout at each other, and still sometimes couldn't be heard. It contributes to a lively feel, but don't come here if you are looking for a more laid back vibe.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 30, 2017

It was nice. A little loud and the octopus was fishy. Other than that it was a very nice and well built venue. The staff was nice and the everyone else loved their food. Heavy compliments on the lemon chicken soup, scallops and heirloom tomato salad. Thank you for a very nice evening.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 29, 2017

This place never disappoints. Great place for special occasions, drinks or dinner

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 27, 2017

What a great menu. The fresh fish options were outstanding and the preparation was perfect. We really liked the grilled fish. Our server was attentive but not overbearing. Nice evening.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront
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·Dined on September 26, 2017

Everything about this place was amazing.. from the food to the waiters and host... also ended with a great shot of their oopa speacial drink. Definitely recommend

Tags: Happy Hour, Paleo Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Waterfront, Romantic, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Seasonal, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Organic, Worth the Drive, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Absolutely amazing drinks, grilled octopus, deboned fish (grilled with olive oil and lemon juice to perfection), and lamb chops. Fantastic find. We can't wait to return.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Outstanding food! The best grilled calamari we have had since Greece! Loved the lobster salad with huge chunks of lobster tail and claw. The braised lamb gyro was amazing! Definitely must try if you love Greek food.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The food took a little long to arrive but they gave us an appetizer to make up for it. The couple that we dined with had a bad experience at the bar while waiting for us. They sat down at the bar the women bartender did not even greet them, she just handed them menus a walked away. The couple was African American and we were wondering if the cold-shoulder given by the bartender was racial. Either way very rude!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We went on Saturday to celebrate a birthday and we spoke to restaurant several times to confirm. The service was not good; had to ask several times about our dessert and they brought it without utensils or clearing the table. We requested leftovers be boxed and that was botched too. It took a while to get the check too. Most enjoyed their meals but frustrating to keep asking for bread; to order more drinks, etc. We felt ignored and when spending several hundred dollars you expect better service.

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Third time to Ouzo Bay and it has been outstanding every time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

I took my girlfriend there for her Birthday and we met two friends. From the beginning to end - the service was top notch! The staff were VERY attentive and the manager was constantly walking the floor. I even commented to my girlfriend our water glasses never got below 3/4 full.

The atmosphere is cozy and very inviting. For not eating the Greek cuisine too much, I was impressed with the food especially the Calamari. The presentation of the entrees were spectacular and I'm surprised I didn't take pics!

They even brought out a large piece of Baklava with a single lit candle at the end to celebrate the birthday but there was no singing (which was nice) instead a simple presentation to my girlfriend with 4 complimentary shots of Ouzo for the table.

It wasn't cheap but definetly worth it for the atmosphere, service and the food!

Great Job Ouzo Bay!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 22, 2017

My wife and I have been going to Ouzo Bay few times. We went there on Friday, September 22nd for our five year anniversary. The waiter was very respectful, quick and on top of everything. He made sure that my wife was happy with trying out different cocktails. The food is superb and we loved the service, the food, the atmosphere of the restaurant. We will plan on returning there very soon!

Tags: Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Fun, Scenic View, Waterfront, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Ouzo Bay never disapoints. Food is always wonderful. Right now, the restaurant is boxed in by construction but that will come to an end and the food and drink more than compensates.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on September 19, 2017

Loved it the crabcakes were great!!!!! We will be back many more times

Tags: Vegan, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Casual, Organic, Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients, Afternoon Tea, Fun, Live Sports, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Live Music
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Probably the best seafood restaurant in Maryland! You don't find the traditional blue crab smothered in old bay here. This place is upscale and swanky, has amazing seafood dishes cook with a Greek flair. The two main apps are a little pricey but were absolutely amazing in taste and presentation and our group of 6 loved it. We all had some fresh fish, which is sold by the lbs. craft cocktails were good and the Greek wine (nice wine list) was the perfect with the seasoning of the dishes. Had to pay for valet parking but being in downtown Bmore, why take a chance walking around.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Waterfront, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We went for my wifes birthday this weekend. The food and service were fantastic. The table had 2 whole fish, the lamb shank, and a sea bass filet. And of course flaming saganaki for an appetizer, so good.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 15, 2017

It was so noisy, it was almost unbearable. I was there because I was in Baltimore and wanted to eat with a friend who had recently moved to Baltimore. I hadn't seen her since change of a job, so I wanted to be able to talk. It was way too noisy for real conversation. And was also very 'young': super-driving techno beat music, bunch of youngish people with money and not much to say that couldn't be shouted at each other. I would NOT recommend it as a splurge for anyone over forty, and wouldn't recommend it as a splurge for anyone under forty who wanted to have a thoughtful conversation.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Great food
Very loud
Before you go, be sure construction is finished. The view of the harbor was blocked by a crane and construction equipment

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Excellent service, food, and atmosphere. The waiter's recommendation was spot on. The grilled octopus and calamari starters were outstanding.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 10, 2017

My husband and I in town for a get-away weekend and wanted seafood. Although the decor is very pretty, I thought the menu was fairly overpriced. Each of the whole fish selections that are cooked on a charcoal fire were way overpriced. And even if I wanted the scallops, that was more and very expensive as well. In addition, now adding all of the a la carte sides turned out to be a very expensive meal. The Oozo(sp?) for each of us at end of dinner was a nice gesture had it not been watered down. For the price of the meal, it could have at least been the real thing. I wouldn't recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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