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Poets Modern Cocktails & Eats @ Hotel Indigo Baltimore

4.0
4
98 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Poets Modern Cocktails & Eats offers a creative food and drink scene that reflects the vibrant aesthetic of Hotel Indigo. Enjoy eclectic regional cuisine and share fare, including sandwiches, salads, burgers and flatbreads, sourced from local farms when possible. Start with our Camden Yard Sliders and savor delicious entrees, including the Maryland Crab Cakes or grilled Rib Eye. Enjoy classic and artisan cocktails, including the Build Your Own Manhattan, a fabulous wine list, and local and craft beers.With its warm, playful and contemporary vibe, Poets is the place you'd go for lunch with friends or your last sip of the day.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Vegetarian / Vegan, Breakfast

  • Hours of operation

    Sunday - Wednesday: 6:30am - 10:00pm Thursday - Saturday: 6:30am - 11:00pm

  • Phone number

    (443) 961-3400

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Mt. Vernon

  • Cross street

    Franklin @ Cathedral

  • Parking details

    Complimentary parking at 15 W. Franklin Street Garage

  • Public transit

    Charm City Circulator Purple Route

What 98 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. GC

    GinnyC

    Baltimore

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A good place for an early supper with happy hour prices on drinks. We enjoyed the oversize, comfy chairs by the window.
  2. L

    Lenkis

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The only way for me to leave a review was to enter the lowest rank for every question, however, in reality we didn't even get to eat. I had confirmed reservations for Mothers Day lunch at 12 p.m., but when we got there we were told that they are closed for lunch and have been closed for 2 years, since the pandemic started. They also told us that they had to turn quite a few people away, because, and this is what they said, "for some reason OpenTable is still accepting reservations for them". Now, I am pretty sure that if OpenTable was contacted by Poets and was told about their new hours, OpenTable would not be keeping making reservations for all these people, so I am putting the blame for this fiasco on the restaurant. They neglected to contact OpenTable or maybe they did once and never followed whether the changes have been made on the platform. Either way, that's my experience this past Sunday, do with this what you will. Chiaparelli's took us right away, no problem!!! :)
  3. JR

    JenRykerson

    Miami

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    We made a reservation, but no one was there. We were waiting to be seated when an employee of the hotel told us we could sit anywhere and only the bartender was doing work in the whole restaurant. The service was good, but there wasn't enough staff to be considered good.
  4. L

    Lynnea

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    The cloth seats are stained and the leather chairs are ripped. The pictures make this venue look really great until you arrive The carpet is dirty. The restaurant is very short staffed. There needs to be more than 2 people waiting on tables on a Saturday. The waitress had an attitude because I refused to sit in a soiled chair. I asked to be seated somewhere else and that truly bothered her. I apologize for not wanting to sit in filth. Also, the waiter spilled coffee on my friend. He was apologetic. But. He seemed to be over worked and moving much to fast. He was trying to be attentive to everyone. That was asking a lot of those two people. I won’t be back ever.
  5. AM

    AlexandreM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Do not book places for this restaurant on OpenTable. We arrived with a booking for a party of 7 and got denied a table because, and I quote, "they do not look at reservations from OpenTable". The manager didn't even give us an alternative - said we should try looking for another place. It was a Friday night, you can imagine how difficult it is to find a last-minute place. To note: it was our friend's birthday. Super disappointing.
  6. ED

    EricD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    We feel in love with Poets last valentines day and were wowed with the food, ambiance and live music. Sadly this year they were disappointing in all 3 categories. I think the staff were overwhelmed by the valentines day crowd this year. The kitchen was really slow and the food, well my food, undercooked and they clearly used a different crab meat for the crab cakes on the entree menu versus the crab cake on the Lexington Market Salad. Disappointing. Our waiter and even the manager were very accommodating and that was refreshing and quite frankly why we'd return.
  7. D

    Danielle

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very pleasant atmosphere, great location. Waited on by Juda, he was great very attentive. Beautiful location, will definitely be returning.
  8. J

    Jack

    Baltimore

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Poets provides a great atmosphere, excellent food and service. We love it for date night before a show in the city. Parking is easy and it is walking distance from many of the city's best entertainment venues. We will be back soon!
  9. b

    birds2go

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2020

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Nice atmosphere and menu selection. My tuna was a bit dry & I wondered if the fish was frozen
  10. D

    Disgusted

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2019

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    My co-workers and I went here for a holiday lunch and had the most horrific experience. The service was slow but we knew that before going. We had great servers, the issue came when the Restaurant Manager re-served one of my co-works returned food to another co-worker who ordered the same thing. The original co-worker returned the food because the salmon was over cooked, she broke it apart and picked over the salad checking everything. She asked for something different Another co-worker who had ordered the same dish had yet to be served, a few minutes later the manager came out with her salad and it was the one my co-worker returned. We knew because the salmon was broken in the same place and the crab cake was the same misshaped one. When we said something the manager lied and said he personally through the other one away. However, one of the servers confirmed that it was the same salad. Eventually my co-worker was given a fresh salad. However how disgusting, what if he had taken that to another table. No integrity or regard for his customers, health and well being!
  11. RW

    RachelW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a calming experience. I found the environment very calming and relaxing along with the service being on time, warm and inviting. I truly enjoyed my time and I can’t wait to return at another time.
  12. L

    Lisa

    Baltimore

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    151 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    151 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very convenient location for concerts in the area. Service was excellent and our food was quite good.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jason & Co are always on top of a great experience. We were a group of 7 and we're greeted immediately, seated immediately, and had drink orders promptly afterwards. Food was good, service top-notch, and the personal check-in by Jason was very nice.
  15. JE

    JohnE

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great dinner and great location. The problem was the jazz band. While it is nice to have a quiet jazz combo, in this instance the music was so loud it was impossible to talk at the table until the band took a break. In this case, the music was a negative.
  16. M

    Mdsenior

    Baltimore

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Had not expected a jazz combo; space is small so they would have been better placed in adjoining lobby
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food and vibe.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2019

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    I was surprised when I walked into the hotel, looked to the right and saw the restaurant. It is an extension of the lobby area. It does not have a quiet restaurant feel. It reminds me of eating at a bar in an airport. There were no walls separating the restaurant from the lobby. The pictures are deceiving and I was not happy about that. My guest was disappointed as well. The food was okay and so was the service.
  19. C

    Catherine

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We tried Poet’s for the first time during Restaurant Week. Unfortunately, the restaurant didn’t seem to have a record of our reservation even though we had the Open Table confirmation, so we had to sit at the bar, which turned out fine. It’s nicely decorated inside and the staff was very friendly! The food took quite a while to come (I don’t think they were prepared for how busy restaurant week would be) but was great when it came out! We would definitely go back to try the regular menu!
  20. b

    bestmom4

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    So close to Enoch Pratt! Great parking. Friendly staff & very comfortable seating. Good food & prices.
  21. JB

    JayB

    Cancun

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Nice setting in a happening boutique hotel in the Mt. Vernon area of Baltimore. We arrived as an event was ending in Poets so we sat at the bar as they transitioned back into restaurant mode. Even with the employees hustling around in the restaurant the atmosphere was comfortable and welcoming. The bartenders were fun and went out of their way to make sure we were happy with our cocktails. We eventually moved to our table for dinner and were likely one of maybe three tables there. Service was adequate and our bartender kept stopping by our table to check on drinks and overall satisfaction. The food was probably a 7 out of 10 overall but nothing to complain about. The atmosphere, staff, quality of food/drink collectively make Poets worth a stop. Particularly if you're bar/restaurant hopping in the Mt. Vernon area.
  22. K

    Kate

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2019

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    We got there right at our reservation time, they had no idea we were coming. We waited 45 min for drinks and never ordered meals.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    The service was superb! We gave our daughter her 21st birthday there Memorial Day weekend. We had approximately 25 people in our party. They were able to accommodate all of us with ease. Our server Bryan said there would usually be someone there assisting him but someone wasnt ablento come in. He did an awesome job by himself l! The food was also amazing! There wasnt one thing that was ordered that wasnt delicious! I will definitely be back and refer everyone I know.
  24. JP

    JordanP

    Baltimore

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2019

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    The food was decent, however it took an hour and a half to be served due to there being only one waiter working. At the end of the night, the bill was paid but an error was made and the card was never run by the waiter. I was later called and accused of stealing. After coming in to settle the bill at 11:00 PM, having made a special trip to the restaurant for this reason, I and my father were accused of lying and fraud. The front manager was extremely curt and rude during the process of settling the bill. This was a most unpleasant experience and ruined the mood for what was supposed to be a very special occasion. I will not be returning to this restaurant and will not recommend it to any friends.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    80 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    This restaurant is part of the Indego hotel. We stayed at this hotel a few years ago. We loved the hotel but because it doesn't have valet parking we did not stay here again. The parking garage is across the street and is always crowed and the spaces are tight. The street in front of the hotel is busy and difficult to unload bags and people. The restaurant was ok the first time we went a few years ago. The service was ok since we were only one of two tables at that time. I do remember there being one waiter. They use to have chicken and waffles and different types of wings which was pretty good. This recent visit there was still one waiter for the tables-there were 5 tables full, bar and this person also does room service! He was also the bus boy. THE MENU NOW IS NOT THE SAME. The menu on line is not the menu they have now. Its shorter and not many options. The calamari was greasy and fishy, the salad soggy. The pasta with butternut squash was tasteless. It took forever to get anything even water since there was only one waiter. When we finally got his attention and asked for more water he said he would be back because he had to deliver food to a room. When he came back we asked for the check.
  26. PN

    PetulaN

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my birthday dinner. Everything was delicious and the waiter was an absolute sweetheart!
  27. L

    Luvfood

    San Francisco

    68 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2019

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    This mediocre place was well located for an afternoon at the nearby theater. That said it was entirely mediocre otherwise. Service was inattentive and slow. The server was friendly but ineffective. The food was barely edible. Not actually bad but not worth repeating ever. Although we were in Baltimore my crab cake was mostly bread. They should have been ashamed! No taxi stand at the hotel either... lets just say never again. And they refused to honor the promised 10% discount for same day theater patrons. Awful
  28. K

    Keith

    Baltimore

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The manager was nice and helpful in getting us a table at a chair level instead of the high chair table, which was reserved for us initially. Also, breakfast service ended at 11 am, our reserved time. However, they were able to serve us the breakfast. The experience wAs awesome, could have been an awful experience.
  29. S

    Sarah

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food! The cocktails could be a little better overall but we had a great experience!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent server who was gracious, helpful and professional. Pleasant ambience, good drinks and a reasonable wait. Delicious meals that were hot. Good experience, Will definitely be back. Please get your cappuccino machine fixed. Bill
  31. SY

    SuzannaY

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The most impressive aspect of Poets is the ambiance. In addition to being an embracing space, the very high ceilings reduce echoes; we didn't hear other table conversations and they didn't hear ours. Our waiter was calm and efficient, so we felt unhurried and comfortable for our meal. The crab dip appetizer was traditionally delicious. My Lexington Market salad was perfectly seasoned and adorned with salmon, shrimp, and crab balls with characteristic flavors. My companion's burger was delightful. Cocktails were interesting, wine was refreshing. The icing on the cake was the free parking at the garage across the street. We look forward to visiting again soon.
  32. BG

    BobG

    Baltimore

    42 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2019

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    This was our second visit to Poets. The first time we loved it. This time it was awful. The good: the cocktails were excellent as was our server. The bad: (1) how could the server not know that the kitchen was out of rockfish? (2) all the food was over cooked. The steak, chicken and tuna were all not cooked to order and were dry. The steak was the worst looking piece of meat we had seen and was extremely small for the price. Our guest who ordered the crab cakes said they tasted as though they had been preformed and frozen. They were loaded with filler and how no lump crab meat in them. Our server tried to make up the rockfish mistake with free desserts but we were rushed to get to the theater. We like the restaurant but can not recommend it until the kitchen gets its act together. Oh, we were there early (6 p.m.) and there were no more than 3 tables dining so it’s not like the kitchen was swamped.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The service was wonderful and the food was amazing.
  34. M

    Mdsenior

    Baltimore

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great Tuna and crab cakes. Service smooth as always.
  35. BK

    BKS527

    Baltimore

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my "Go To Place" , quality service, fresh tasty food and good atmosphere. This is a nice hidden gem in Baltimore.
  36. MR

    MichaelR

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We had a large late-night after-theater group, old high-school friends catching up after 30 years. The staff seated us in the library, which was lovely, as we could talk and laugh. The service staff seemed to understand us and were patient while we took forever to get around to looking at menus. One of us had a 12-year-old in tow, and the waiter brought her food long before the rest of ours; that was a sensitive touch. The food itself was great (pears and goat cheese crostini, artichoke dip, crab soup...) We will happily come back.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good service and good food
  38. G

    theGreytlife

    Baltimore

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2019

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    Food was very, very good! Unfortunately the service was fair. Entree came out right after appetizer, so hamburger was cold by the time I got to eat it. Also thought one of the servers was not accommodating when we first came in, so didn't feel comfortable from the beginning.
  39. MC

    MsCherry

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. Especially from just picking randomly.
  40. EF

    EricaF

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2018

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Ceasar salad with salmon pretty good

FAQs

Poets Modern Cocktails & Eats @ Hotel Indigo Baltimore is rated 4 stars by 98 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Poets Modern Cocktails & Eats @ Hotel Indigo Baltimore

24 West Franklin Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Franklin @ Cathedral

  • Neighborhood

    Mt. Vernon

  • Hours of operation

    Sunday - Wednesday: 6:30am - 10:00pm Thursday - Saturday: 6:30am - 11:00pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Vegetarian / Vegan, Breakfast

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Complimentary parking at 15 W. Franklin Street Garage

  • Public transit

    Charm City Circulator Purple Route

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

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