Pierpoint Restaurant

4.4
198 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Welcome... In 1989 Pierpoint opened to immediate rave reviews with local reviewers, as well as national reviews from magazines- Zagat, Womans Day, Conde Naste Traveller, Apple Guide, Fodors, New York Times, Chicago Times, and the subject of others. Pierpoint opened with the concept of serving Modern Maryland cusine, at a time when the local cusine restaurants were dwindling, and Chef Nancy Longo wanted to offer a modern more healthy approach to Maryland cusine, as well as create new Maryland classics- such as her Smoked Maryland crab cake now known and shipped Globally. Now into our 21st year, Pierpoint offers unique catering, childrens cooking classes as well as adult classes. And as usual, we are continuing to create NEW classics in Maryland cusine for all to enjoy. So come make the trip to Fells Point, take advantage of our free parking and enjoy our creative specialties.
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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food

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LC
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

We were very disappointed with PierPoint. The regular crab cake was good but nothing to write home about. The smoked crab cake was just overwhelmed with smoke, you couldn’t taste the crab. The Caesar salad had inedible croutons and a soggy Parmesan crisp. The waitress was very pleasant but clearly overwhelmed as she was the only server and the bartender. We do not recommend PierPoint.

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JK
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fabulous!

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J
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A hidden gem. The crab cakes alone are worth the visit. An inventive, unique menu, I’ll need to come back to explore more. Wonderful dinner. Recommend it highly.

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B
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting in Baltimore for the weekend. Researched local restaurants to eat at. Found Pierpoint and were intrigued by its story and the Chef/Owners Cilinary History. It did not disappoint! Located in Fells Point just up off the water in a charming row house. Small and intimate and charming with a bar/sitting area. Maybe 40 seats in the restaurant. The menu is modest but contains variety and the food is really really really good! We met up with friends from Baltimore we hadn’t seen in a long time and they didn’t know about Pierpoint but they will be back.

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GL
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have not been there in many years and it did not disappoint. Food and atmosphere allowed for a personal experience, Nancy Long owner/chef was awesome to catch up with.

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F
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The owner/chef was very sweet. The restaurant does not have a kid’s menu but the owner/chef created meals just for my kids. The food was great and everyone was very nice

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SK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved all about this restaurant. The bartender was friendly and nice. Their crab cake and creme brulee were excellent. I'd definitely recommend this restaurant to my people.

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DD
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

When we chose the Pierpoint, we based our decision on the 5-star reviews we were seeing. For me, the menu was a winner. I started with the pumpkin pirogi. The dumplings were drowning in sauce and the flavor was lost. I followed with the lamb chops with "pan seared" vegetables and garlic potato puree. The chops were over-cooked. The veggies were straight out of the freezer bag, to include the tumbled carrot pieces. The potatoes were grainy and flavorless. Instant or frozen, I guess. My dining partner got the mixed greenhouse salad with Maytag blue cheese (that was fine), this was followed by the scallops, which were OK. The scallops were accompanied by a mushy brussell spout slaw. There was a dust up when the waitress/sous chef/bar tender apparently erred when pan frying the scallops. While the Pierpoint may have at one time been a gem of a restaurant, I suggest you look elsewhere. Baltimore has MANY restaurants superior to what we experienced at the Pierpoint.

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LC
Memphis
34 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

My husband and I were visiting from out of town and booked from a recommendation that the crabcakes were the best, but don't expect super good service and the place is a little quirky. Our experience was different. Our server was wonderful! She worked her butt off serving six tables exceptionally well. She was personable, attentive and made us feel special. Oh, and she was the bartender, hostess as well as the only server. Now for the 'to die for' crabcakes. They were good, but just o.k. Lots of crab meat, but the breading and presentation was just meh... We were finishing our meal and drinks and having a good time until the cat walked by our table. Yep. A. Cat. The chef set down in a booth and explained to all the diners how she had to bring her to work because of some anxiety issues the cat was having. This was explained in great, gross detail. Apologized that she got out of her kennel, and made no move to remove her as she was laying on the couch when we left. My husband tipped the wonderful bartender/server/hostess extra as we walked out the door. He explained it was 'battle pay'. She deserved it, for sure! I get 'quirky', but will definitely seek out other restaurants when we're back in town.

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l
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service in a quaint, intimate casual setting!!

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EF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food, location is a bit out of the way and the ambiance is average. Service was excellent. Good local experience.

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k
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Unfortunately, our experience was not good. Our waitress was awesome but the food was not good. Bread was frozen on the inside, fried green tomatoes were super mushy and the scallops were sandy and salty. The crab cakes were good. I don’t understand because the other reviews were great. Maybe it was an off night but I won’t go back.

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MP
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our dinner choices. We went on a night that the restaurant was having a neighborhood dining menu. The pot pie was wonderful as was the Korean chicken pho.

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M
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have been here before and always enjoyed it. This last visit, the scallops and soup were amazing.

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R
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Interesting menu with nice blend of old favorites and some new offerings. Everything was fresh and flavorful. Friendly service and a quiet relaxed atmosphere. Easy to enjoy all around.

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p
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. We could see the Ravens game from our table.

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CM
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and atmosphere were excellent. The service was terrific.

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S
Atlanta
48 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The smoked crap cake we saw on the food channel was surprisingly really good. Our waitress Brook was the best. Excellent customer service and engaged with the patrons.

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AB
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I really enjoyed the food. However, they needed additional help to make the evening flow better. We spent half our evening waiting at various times for service. Food was good but the crabcakes were charred on top, and the presentation lacking. (Sloppy. Crabcakes broken.)

It was a great one time experience. But for the money, we deserved better service. Total bill for four with appetizer, entree, and bar beverages, $250+.

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TS
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As my guest wrote "So glad we could connect for dinner. Should I end up in prison on death row I definitely would like Maryland crab cakes , corn chowder and watermelon lime sorbet as my last meal. Oh , and a glass of wine. I will ask the guards to call you for the details." Lovely quiet place to enjoy friends and food.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Must try the Scallops. They were delicious! Crabcakes to die for! So good, in fact, that we ordered 10 crabcakes (smoked and traditional) to take back home to our family. Nancy and Brooke did a wonderful job with packing it for us to take back NY. Couldn’t do enough to accommodate us. Great environment, like you’re sitting in someone’s living room!

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CM
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Fell’s Point neighborhood find. Recommend trying the bento box appetizer. Trio of squash soup was amazing. Seafood salad has A LOT of seafood!
Everyone loved both the traditional and smoked crab cakes. Enjoyed meeting Chef Nancy and staff.

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F
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Came here for the crab cakes which were delicious. The place could use cleaning though.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

my friend and i ate at this adorable restaurant last saturday. everything was ASTONISHINGLY delicious! best crab cakes either of us have ever had. i could have eaten an entire bowl of the clams casino, and the scallops had me ready to lick my plate. everyone working here was kind and friendly. we'll be back without a doubt.

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MS
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Being from out of town, it was easy to find. The waitress was extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. She made a great suggestion regarding the crab cakes.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The crab cakes are as good as advertised!!

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JC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

My husband enjoyed his meal, lamb chops but the corn soup was pasty and the seafood salad was just OK. Oysters had way too much batter, don't need the bread sticks with salmon wrapped around them (no flavor) and I just couldn't eat the smoked crab cake, glad it was just a small portion. Tasted bad. But the shrimp were good. I'd use more greens in the salad.

I may just have picked the wrong meal that night.

It was Preakness and most of the bar was filled. No one in dining room with us, we ate around 6:30ish. I was surprised, thought there would be more people dining.

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JL
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A great little place that I'd never been to before despite it's long presence in Baltimore. Great food, from the rockfish dumplings to the amazing crab cakes. Love the small venue with the chef right there, very friendly and attentive service. Can't wait to come again!

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GG
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent small restaurant with great food and fabulous desserts. Quiet when not too many tables are occupied. Several recipes are from the mothers or grandmothers of the head chef and the baker. Friendly and helpful staff.

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DJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

No words. The food was EVERYTHING!!! To say it’s up there with the best soup I’ve ever had is not an exaggeration. Crab cakes...amazing. And chef Nancy was beyond cool—though it was my first visit, it felt like I’d been coming there for years. This place will DEFINITELY be added to my go to list and telling all my friends.

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KT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Very dissapointing ! 1 sever for the entire restaurant meant we didn’t get drinks for 20 minutes and didn’t even get to place an appetizer order for 30 minutes. Crab cakes were good, but not the best we had in Baltimore. The food was just mediocre; scallops had no sear whatsoever and no taste. Cioppino broth was wonderful but the seafood very bland . Not the quality of restaurant or food we expected.

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

Everything about the place was great from the bread in the beginning to entrees!

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GR
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

I was looking forward to dining at this restaurant because of a recommendation. I ordered the recommended smoked crab cake and found it tasty and full of lump. I have tasted better however. My husband ordered the lamb chop which came out with a sauce that had an off putting flavor. Unfortunately, it was on all of the chops. What we found difficult to ignore was when the chef/owner told a couple who changed there mind about eating after looking at the menu that they had to pay for her open table fee. What??!

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OT
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent, eclectic American menu with heavy seafood presence.

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F
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

This is an eclectic choice. The food was also hit and miss. Soups were very good but my main dish came with uncooked rice and fish was too dry. My wife's shrimp and grits was better.

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l
Baltimore
31 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. Food is always excellent. This is the third time my book/show group has availed ourselves of the space to enjoy a great dinner and discuss our book/play.

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j
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were fortunate to arrive later in the evening when the restaurant was almost empty so we got a lot of personal attention from both the chef/owner and the server/cook. Everything was fresh, cooked to order and delicious!

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Friends from out of town

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R
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

1st time at this restaurant, bit not the last. The food was very good and the service was excellent. Will definitely go back.

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