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Blk Swan, Baltimore, MD

Blk Swan

4.3
4.3
2096 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
A restaurant concept curated by our Award-winning Executive Chef, Saon Brice, Blk Swan offers a uniquely crafted, "New American" menu, which features exciting, tasty, and comfortable food options presented in a creative culinary approach.


**Parties 8+ please contact us at events@eatatblkswan.com or 443-326-2783 for more reservation information. Thank You!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 75 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of operation
    Sat 10:00 am–2:00 am Sun 10:00 am–11:00 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–12:00 am Fri 5:00 pm–2:00 am
  • Phone number
    (443) 552-1956
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American
  • Executive chef
    SAON BRICE
  • Catering
    TBA
  • Private party facilities
    events@eatatblkswan.com or info@eatatblkswan.com443-326-2783
  • Neighborhood
    Harbor East
  • Cross street
    Fleet and Central
  • Parking details
    Valet available Thursday - Saturday 5-close Sunday 10 to 3pm & 6 to close
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,096 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Great for brunch

  • Baltimore

    Great for brunch

  • Baltimore

    Hot spot

  • Baltimore

    Lively

  • Baltimore

    American

2,096 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This is not my first visit here I took my boyfriend for his birthday and he really enjoyed it I will say that the music is kind of loud so it's hard to have a conversation but the food and the drinks are really good

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  2. AdamaJ

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance and great service. The food is great. The staff was attentive.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I came here on my birthday, and I had a wonderful time. The music was great! The food could’ve been better. The drinks were strong, but the overall experience was wonderful I really enjoyed my time.

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  4. KiaraH

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience, service and food was exceptionally great. I will be back.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    My husband and I went Saturday night. First, the restaurant doesn’t even answer their phone! So God forbid you are running behind, want to update your reservation or even simply ask a question. Your calls are routed somewhere else and sent to a voicemail. We had reservations for Saturday evening, and saw that we would be running behind, so we called a total of 8 times, only to be routed to a voicemail. When we got to the restaurant, the host refused to seat us stating that she had other parties that were expected. We advised her that we wouldn’t take up much time because we were going to a show, so we would have a quick dinner and that we tried to call numerous times. She simply said “yeah the phones are routed somewhere else but we wouldn’t be able to seat you, you’ll have to sit at the bar.” The host was extremely rude. We sat at the bar, and saw multiple empty tables, so was unsure why we couldn’t be squeezed in since we already had a reservation. At any rate, the restaurant is very small, and the online pictures tell a different story. The service is not good, slow, they brought out the wrong side and the food is mediocre for the price. I make it a priority supporting Black-owned establishments, however, the service and quality should be up to par. At this restaurant, from my experience, it was not. However, they are sure to add on a 20% gratuity to ensure the staff is compensated appropriately, yet the service is quite mediocre. So, if you are into food, service and ambiance, this restaurant is not for you.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was excellent waiter very attentive.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience is very nice. As we walked into the establishment we were advised to wait for the rest of our party at the bar. Once we sat we were greeted by our host who was attentive and courteous throughout the entire dinner. The music was a nice vibe and my party had a good time.

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  8. PamelaA

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tyresha was amazing, she provided great service, very friendly and professional despite it being very busy.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Drinks are very slow. Our waiter was not attentive, we had to constantly ask for things. They never offered/asked us if we wanted more drinks, dessert etc. We could have spent more money had we been offered additional drinks and food (didn’t ask us about dessert etc). Our waiter did not inquire about food allergies and overall seemed very distracted and not present.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The fried catfish and grits were delicious! The drinks are good but pricey especially for the amount of drink that is given.. most times the glasses weren’t even full. The dj played great music and the staff were very attentive.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    I went to Blk Swan for late dinner with my wife and her cousin and had a mixed experience. When we arrived, the staff at the front was really friendly and quickly showed us to our seats by the booths closest to the bar. Unfortunately, our table wasn't very clean. we used the water provided and one of the napkins to wipe part of the table and just asked for another set. The food and drinks were great, though. Our seating area became an issue because people at the bar kept using the top of our booth to hold their drinks and chat, which was annoying. Some even tried to talk to us over our food, which I didn't like at all. Then, things went downhill when a fight broke out between a guy and a woman near us. It ended with drinks thrown, glass shattered, and my wife's meal ruined by a piece of glass. We even got splashed with their drinks, which ruined our evening. The manager offered us free drinks to make up for it, but we just wanted to leave. It felt like we were in the middle of a love & hip hop episode, and it was definitely not the experience we were hoping for. We had brought her cousin from out of town to show them a good time at Blk Swan, but unfortunately, it left a bad impression. I wouldn't recommend sitting by the booths near the bar unless they put up some form of partition. It is really loud which can hinder conversation but the music is great. Again the food and drinks are also good, but our night unfortunately didn't go well. I really so like Blk Swan but will probably just stick to brunch moving forward.

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  12. SeanJ

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the restaurant! Great ambiance, service and, most importantly, food! Everyone loved their meal (I had the cast iron branzino), but, to be honest, the crab soup is the best soup I've had in quite some time! Our server, Kebron, was attentive, and very helpful. Oh, the music was on point! Would go back again, for sure — many times!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The host had on blue, that was a bummer, lol!! The branding, designs used, open kitchen, and the DJ in the swan nest was a nice touch. I enjoyed myself.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the ambiance and aesthetic. Food was AMAZING!!!!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I finally got the chance to try Blk Swan for the first time and I must say, our experience was nothing short of amazing! The ambiance was absolutely beautiful! The food was absolutely delicious!! The Braised Short Rib was to die for! It was so tender, juicy, and seasoned to perfection! The cavatappi Mac & Cheese went perfect with my Short Rib platter. It was so cheesy and delicious! The deep fried oreo beignettes melted right in my mouth. I wasn't sure how oreos and the Raspberry puree would taste together, but it was suprisingly delicious! Huge Shoutout to our server, Kenzie! Kenzie was absolutely phenomenal the entire night! She was very personable, professional, attentive, and very knowledgeable. She gave excellent recommendations. She had such a warm and welcoming demeanor, along with a beautiful smile that she wore the entire time every time she interacted with us. She really made our first time there, a day to remember. Kenzie is truly a gem! We will definitely be returning and hope to have Kenzie as our server.

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  16. OvettaS

    Baltimore

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server, Alex, was excellent. The manager, Brandis, was amazing. Love my dinner experience last night.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and the DJ was very personable and engaging. The music he played catered to the audience and the service from the staff was great! It was our first visit for Sunday brunch and we will definitely be back.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and excellent service! We thoroughly enjoyed everything about this dining experience.

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  19. DominiQue

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the moment my party and I arrived to the restaurant we were greeted and acknowledged. Our server Kebron was very informative, friendly and overall helpful.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for Sunday brunch. It was too loud and food wasnt as good in my opinion.

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  21. MaraizuO

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I had the calamari, the lamb chops, the buffalo cauliflower, the brussels sprouts, and the crab balls. All of them were very well done with sauces and flavors to complement and accentuate the meal experience. Will definitely come back again. 

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  22. ArneldaB

    Washington DC

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ah-Mazing spot! So much thought taken when creating this restaurant! I can’t wait to come back

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  23. LeslieD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great time. Great atmosphere. Definitely will be returning to try more on the menu.

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  24. DellP

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food Was amazing service was amazing , it was tight tables were very uncomfortably close but the music and ambience was great we enjoyed the experience !

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  25. SONDARINT

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I was there during CIAA, I must say the entrance was decorated very nice with a basketball theme. It’s bright in there. On the other side there was another event taking place. The food was delicious.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was pretty flavorful but portion size to pricing seemed off for the overall experience. Restaurant was clean and waitstaff were courteous. Seating is quite awkward with tables which are so close that you will find yourself nearly elbow to elbow with your fellow patrons. Is was extremely, extremely noisy—ear plugs would have been a good idea to have!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great vibe ! Good Experience I will return, the food is excellent

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  28. DoreenW

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My experience @ Blk Swann was awesome. I met some amazing people sitting @ the bar. The bar staff was very attentive and polite. I had the braised lamb chops..,Delicious! The only issue I encountered was not being able to be seated due to my other guess did not show, however perhaps sitting @ the bar was what I needed to have a great night. Music and the picture photo shop was an added thrill. I would come again. Thank you for my great experience on my birthday.

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  29. ZakeeH

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    i love this place, my favorite restaurant hands down and im from philadelphia, me and my wife been here 5 times. i always get something different everytime i come and its always good. i have zero complaints, the DJ's are the best, the vibe is on 100% everyone is always live and happy. dont change anything.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Server could have been more attentive. Took several days to get anyone on the phone to make a reservation for a large party. Food was very good and prices were reasonable. Brunch was a lot of fun - old school club atmosphere, with high energy and good music, but very loud, not conducive to conversation. All in all, a good experience.

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  31. KimyaS

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience for birthday celebration. DJ was AMAZING!!!

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  32. Janel

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing place food was excellent but wish it gave more portions for the price. Drinks great and service. Had a wonderful time.

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  33. SharonS

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was excellent and service was impeccable. Definitely not budget friendly.

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  34. ChuksO

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was good, but for almost a $200 dinner, the service wasn't worth it. I did a reservation but arrived about 20 minutes late, my fault.. Was told by a lady at the front desk that they only give a 15 minutes grace period which was fine. We could have left but she told me they can get another table ready for us If we can sit at the bar and wait. We waited almost an hour without hearing anything, so we decided to at least Go to the menu and place our order. Not long after that, she showed up and told us our table was ready. You were about to follow her to the table when we were told I have to first settle our bill at the bar, so I did. To my greatest surprise, she disappeared leaving us hanging. At some points we just sat back down at the bar. About 15 minutes later, the manager showed up to tell us that we will not be getting a table because we already placed an order at the bar. I was confused, asking why can't they just transfer us? He insisted we can only have our dinner at the bar. To be frank, that made me not order all anything else I would have loved to try? Nice place though..

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  35. AntonaiH

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chose this location for a first date. It was the PERFECT choice ! Will definitely be back for sure.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Despite having a reservation we were unable to be seated due to staff shortages. The hostess was cleaning tables before seating guest. I only saw one waitress the whole time I was waiting. The music was good!!!

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  37. HareV

    Baltimore

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    My wife and I arrived at the restaurant ten minutes early for our reservation but found that our table was not yet ready. There were three other couples ahead of us, also waiting to be seated. The greeter suggested we wait at the bar, but it was standing room only. Although I could see empty tables in the dining area, it appeared that the restaurant was understaffed. After some time, we were finally shown to our table but then we had to wait for the waiter to take our order. Unfortunately, there was a long delay of an hour before our food arrived. During this time, we were not offered any bread or popcorn to nibble on. The waiter did return at one point to confirm our order, but it didn't seem to speed things up. The food we received was warm, but not hot. It seemed as though it was not cooked fresh, but merely reheated and served. This was quite disappointing, especially since we were celebrating our 38th wedding anniversary and had decided to try Blk Swan based on some positive reviews we had heard in the news and in a magazine. We typically celebrate at Ruth's Chris, Oceanair, or Morton's, but thought we would give this place a chance. Unfortunately, it did not live up to our expectations and we will not be returning or recommending it to others.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The waitress was great; she definitely needed more assistance. The food was okay. The bathrooms definitely lacked cleanliness. The ambiance is beautiful.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great ! I had a good time. Ambience was amazing . Good music . Great vibes

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  40. ShanaB

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is consistently good! The service needed improvement. Was seated and waited 5 minutes before my party was acknowledged.

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FAQs

Blk Swan offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (443) 552-1956.

Blk Swan is rated 4.3 stars by 2096 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 75 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Blk Swan

1302 Fleet St, Baltimore, MD 21202

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Fleet and Central
  • Neighborhood
    Harbor East
  • Hours of operation
    Sat 10:00 am–2:00 am Sun 10:00 am–11:00 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–12:00 am Fri 5:00 pm–2:00 am
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet available Thursday - Saturday 5-close Sunday 10 to 3pm & 6 to close
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American
  • Executive chef
    SAON BRICE
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (443) 552-1956
  • Catering
    TBA
  • Private party facilities
    events@eatatblkswan.com or info@eatatblkswan.com443-326-2783
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