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Permanently Closed - b, A Bolton Hill Bistro

890 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Neighborhood Gem (1754)
  • Fit for Foodies (1406)
  • Great for Outdoor Dining (856)

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Sample fresh, local and imaginative b bistro cuisine with a range of daily specials and an eclectic, non-fussy, and reasonably-priced wine list. Enjoy dining in Bolton Hill, one of Baltimore's most stately and historic neighborhoods.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary American, American, Contemporary European
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
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Phone number
(410) 383-8600
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Will Weaver
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The best of b bistro offerings is available for your guests. Call and ask about catering and party platters. You'll get the personal attention of our house manager and chef. b bistro knows you deserve nothing less.
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Cross street
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Parking details
Ample parking on the beautiful tree lined streets of historic Bolton Hill
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Public transit
3 blocks from the Mt Royal Light Rail stop
Beer, Cafe, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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JCMcL (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 27, 2017

This is my neighborhood go-to place - always cordial, fun, cozy, friendly, with an excellent kitchen preparing a short but very diverse menu. Good small wine list, fusion-American, locivore feel, charming!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on August 27, 2017

Something has changed in the kitchen. Our meals were sub-par in relation to previous visits. The English muffin was half a muffin, soggy, topped with only one egg, not two. My wife felt her breakfast meal was not up to standard. I hope this nice restaurant hangs around and gets its act together.

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on August 26, 2017

We had gone here before and loved it, so we came back. We were disappointed the menu changed and was no longer the small interesting plates from before, but what we did get, was really good. And the server was really helpful with our Vegan friend.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 25, 2017

Put this restaurant on your "do not miss" list for Baltimore! In the lovely Bolton Hill neighborhood, food amazing and my fabulous server Ali got every wine pairing suggestion spot on.

vipCityslicker (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on August 24, 2017

Great place to grab a casual yet upscale bite with a friend.

vipJMMM (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on August 20, 2017

Seems like the staff and chef continue to change, every time we visit it is different.

vipDerrickC (Baltimore)
3.0  Dined on August 19, 2017

While the food slightly better than average, the meal was ruined by the slow and poor service. The worst part of the evening was the comfortably hot dinning area and the female wait staff who insisted upon leaving the door open further adding to the heat.

llambert49 (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on August 6, 2017

A pleasant evening, outside seating and superior food. What more could you ask for?

My wife had the Scallops with linguini and I had the Pasta Bolognese. A serious comfort food night.

b. Bistro has become one of our favorite restaurants and, once again, it didn't disappoint.

vipLMJA (Baltimore)
3.0  Dined on August 3, 2017

We love the restaurant normally but Not for restaurant week. We didn't even know it was restaurant week when we went but were dissapointed that it was. In theory restaurant week sounds like a good idea but a restaurant like B bistro with its limited but usually delicious options should not have been part of it. I look forward to dining again when it is not restaurant week.

OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on July 28, 2017

We are very familiar with this restaurant and decided to visit it again for restaurant week. They have great menu options for $30 and we had a fun evening.

vipOpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on July 25, 2017

Caprese salad was great .. very tasty tomatoes! Excellent lasagna and really enjoyed the grilled shrimp risotto. A wonderful outdoor dining experience.

vipBill (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on July 22, 2017

As a charming neighborhood restaurant, b always provides good food and a decent wine list, but service can be erratic. Tonight our wait-woman forgot one of two salad orders and then completely misplaced our wine order. She was pleasant, but disorganized.

Dutchie (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on July 21, 2017

We were not impressed, the quality of the food was ok but nothing special.
The crab cakes were disappointing and the bolognese very average.

vipIlovemyfood (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on July 18, 2017

What a disappointment.! This is probably the 8th or 9th time I've been - way different experience than before. Boring menu, bland and dry food, pasta w/ crab (should have been listed as without). The Caesar salad had very little if any dressing and was so dry I had trouble swallowing, the pasta had no sauce nor any embellishments, just beige. Obviously word has gotten out- when we left at our usual time there were only 3 tables filled while in the past it has been packed with people waiting when we leave. I understand this is a new chef: I think it's time to get rid of him if this place wants to be saved,

OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on July 7, 2017

My wife and I had a early dinner at this charming little bistro before a movie. Located in a historic tree lined Baltimore neighborhood, it is close to downtown and theatres. The service was prompt, helpful and polite. My wife's homemade vegetable lasagna was delicious as was my crab cake. There are local veggies, a very good wine list and a selection of fine craft beers. We loved it and will come again.

vipCher (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on June 30, 2017

The food at bBistro never disappoints. I treated my husband for his birthday on a Friday evening. Although it had been a hot day, sitting outside was very pleasant, even breezy. Our server Samantha was attentive, patient as we changed our order a couple of times. We shared a nice bottle of Montepulciano, caprese salad. My order arrived with perfectly seared scallops with avocado salsa, mashed potatoes and zucchini; my husband enjoyed his seafood stew. We ended our meal with Tark Brother's ice cream and coffee. The restaurant was not crowded like usual, probably because it was a holiday weekend. We hope to dine here more often. Although the menu is limited, the food quality rivals Woodberry.

Razorback (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on June 30, 2017

We had an early reservation 6:30 and were seated promptly. Staff were friendly and helpful. Specials were good; we could hear each other. A very pleasant experience for an anniversary.

Rangerron (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on June 24, 2017

b is the pleasant neighborhood restaurant everyone should have. The menu is interesting and varied and the prices at least for entrees quite reasonable. We especially enjoyed the warm blondie with caramel sauce and ice cream. Outstanding! I would not drive far to visit b but if in the neighborhood, it would be a fine choice.

Lambie (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on June 20, 2017

Delicious dinner and it was half-price wine night as an extra bonus!
I had caprese salad with balsamic reduction and a tasty fried polenta. The table had calamari, sweetbreads and a fried dill chicken with sides of dill mashed potatoes and asparagus. Everything was good. We had a good spot to sit and talk. Overall tops!

TLEE (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on June 17, 2017

New menu featuring local foods and more tasting plates is very good.