HalfSmoke - Baltimore

4.2
36 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The HalfSmoke project features a unique and complex foodservice design, combining elements of a quick-service restaurant, café, and gastro pub. The highly versatile space features menu-driven details that encourage guests to continually engage with their culinary experience.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 36 people are saying
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Nicole
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience5

This is a cute spot to meet for drinks maybe, but the food was gross. Okay

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Linda
Baltimore
28 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Never a bad meal. Tried the chorizo tater tots this time. Decadent! The banana dessert was also off the chain YUMMY!!

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foodie84
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food4service2ambience5

The food was good, mimosas were excellent. The ambiance was cute.

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PaulS
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Randomly chose HslfSmoke and met some really friendly, helpful staff members while enjoying a lovely meal. Sandwiches come in lunchboxes! And you can choose a board game from the wall o games for table entertainment!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for adults and you can take a child with you as well! The games and ambiance give this place an extra touch. Can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Overall my wife and I had a good brunch here. We went while there was a marathon taking place in Baltimore, so all the street closures caused a lot of people to cancel their reservations. There were only 2 other tables seated and service was on point.

They had 3 options for the bottomless mimosas (cranberry, pineapple, and orange juice). They hand you a liter (I think it’s a liter) of whatever mimosas you chose and once you are finished you can chose to have the same mimosa or different as your refill.

They had board and trivia games that you can play while waiting for your food which was fun after a couple mimosas. My food was OK, just not as flavorful as I excepted for eggs and steak. My wife enjoyed her meal (blueberry pancakes,

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Um it was going amazing until we saw a mouse. The food was average.

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vipRachelP
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another amazing experience!! New drinks always being added to the menu and the food is always amazing!! Can’t wait to come back

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vipMaria
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

I don't appreciate the automatically added 20% gratuity to all bills. Food was good but service was below average. We had an inexperienced waiter lacking good customer service and unfamiliar with the menu himself. I'm still debating whether we'll visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

It was nice, the good was great, ambiance was fun and inviting but super casual. The mimosas weren’t all that hot. I would come again, but not my first choice. Nothing memorable

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vipRiverbrunch
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

As an out of state guest the auto added 20% gratuity is odd. It lead to lackluster service. Ordered a cider beverage and never received it. Ordered coffee and you get a 3/4 full cup. Food was decent, yet nothing spectacular to return to.

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DBP001
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was great visiting HalfSmoke. From the games to the food, I highly recommend visiting.

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vipJason
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food was great however rap music videos blasting from TVs in the restaurant ruined the whole experience. The place was pretty empty for A Friday night. It’s a shame they’re not really doing much to bring people in or promote themselves in the neighborhood.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

We went in for brunch and ordered almost as soon as our waiter arrived. It took over an hour for French Toast. I ordered Shrimp and grits and the 1st batch came out cold and the second batch was lukewarm. The burgers were the best thing. Our waiter tried but the kitchen didn’t help at all.

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vipDanielleF
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing. The atmosphere was great and the food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Server was great but food and atmosphere was SUBPAR at best. Went for brunch--my food was straight-up cold and the coffee was AWFULLL. They were not busy at all and my partners food was very hot so it was definitely a poorly timed kitchen issue. Food tasted fine but will not be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

That 20% gratuity for a SAUSAGE w/ hot
Cheetos took me out. I won’t be back … EVER!!!!

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EricH
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone there was very nice. Great experience 👍 will have to come back for brunch!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice outdoor brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hostess was great!

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Rick
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

The first problem arose when we tried to enter to inform the hostess of our family reservations. We needed face masks and our temperatures taken. Neither of which were a problem with us, but it would have been appreciated to post those requirements on the HalfSmoke website - which we visited several times to review the menu choices. The second problem came in when one of our orders was incorrect. It had an ingredient to which a family member was allergic to and we asked the waitress to have it removed when being prepared in the kitchen. The third problem came in when the incorrect order took another 20 minutes to be made... yet it was only a scrambled egg. All in all, it was an average to below average experience for nearly $200 dollars.

HalfSmoke - Baltimore
Responded on June 30, 2021

We are very sorry to hear your experience was just average. For 5 guest to dine having 4 alcoholic beverages, a couple of appetizers and each a meal @ $180 (with Gratuity) seems to be inline with most full service restaurants. We attempt to go above and beyond with any food allergies that we are alerted of. We will be sure to use your review to be able to coach and educate our staff. Mask and temperature check that is a Balt City Mandate that we must follow and is listed on our OpenTable.

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vipjordonu
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I noticed HalfSmoke recently opened so we decided to book a reservation and we were debating between outside and inside and the manager Roger promptly greeted us and helped us decide.

We ended up inside at a gorgeous large table against a window that gave us the best of both worlds. And centered across the room was “Don’t grow up it’s a trap” written with neon lights. The environment was so classy but relaxed at the same time it’s hard to describe.

The food and drinks are well priced very affordable but was of the utmost quality and the presentation was on point. My meal came in a lunch box and our check in a old Aladdin VHS box. Our waiter Donte was so nice and helped me decide what to order and what drinks to get. The bartender made a killer Jenga ( which came in a smoke filled bird cage.

I absolutely loved this place and plan to make this one of my go to spots for dinner and hopefully lunch as well.

HalfSmoke - Baltimore
Responded on June 30, 2021

We are so glad you guys came in and we were able to wow you with our service, food and drinks!!! See you soon!!!

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vipRachelP
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, amazing food and awesome cocktails!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The service was very good. However the food was NOT seasoned and was cold. The limited menu was disappointing considering we looked at everything online before arriving. The bottomless mimosas were really bottomless juice. Our server was very nice and the floor manager was hilarious which saves the meal. We left hungry and ended up going across the street right after to eat.

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vipRachelP
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it!! Everything was amazing!!!! Love the little touches like the glasses resembling old cans

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place! Will definitely be back.

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DeeDeeW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Not worth money but a cute little spot.

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LaTiaH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food1service3ambience5

The food was terrible. It was bland and the options where limited. The server while very pleasant was not helpful in finding dish alternatives. If I ever came back it would be for drinks only.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for my first time on Mother’s Day with both of my young daughters and husband. The food was great the drinks our waitress suggested it tasted just like peach rings and it was delicious. The owner and manager both came to check on us and to make sure we didn’t need anything. I believe it was a manager that helped me with my 7 month olds car seat and changed the chair for us so that she would be a little more secure. 10/10 would recommend and I will definitely be back

HalfSmoke - Baltimore
Responded on May 15, 2021

Thank you very much for selecting us for your Mothers Day Celebration and the amazing review!! We look forward to you visiting us again!!

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Monika
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For Mother’s Day, my children and I had a great time dining. The music selection, our waitress, and the food were all perfect! We will be back soon!

HalfSmoke - Baltimore
Responded on May 15, 2021

Thank you for visiting us on your special day with your delightful children. We love seeing our guest create memories with their family... Cheers!!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Dominick was exceptional. We will be back!

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TraceyM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fun night out! Excellent service

HalfSmoke - Baltimore
Responded on May 15, 2021

Thank you for selecting us for your night out!!!

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vipTish
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

We were a party of 6, our cocktails took about 30mins to come out even though the restaurant wasn't full. Our appetizers & entrees took almost an hour! Half of my party liked their food and the other half didn't. The server was slow & not attentive...which ruined our experience. None of us would return.

HalfSmoke - Baltimore
Responded on May 15, 2021

Thank you for your feedback! We are sorry that your felt the server was not attentive but as you stated half of your party didn't seem to enjoy anything they ordered so she did have to spend extra time trying to appease your modifications to no avail.

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PatriciaS
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, will definitely return.

HalfSmoke - Baltimore
Responded on May 15, 2021

Thank you very much for the great review! We look forward to exceeding our guest expectations!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Food was nothing to write home about, the menu was a bunch of sausages and sandwiches. the spirit selection was not great. They didnt have a lot of popular spirits.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Manager Roger was outstanding. Spot on with all his recommendations. Entire staff was friendly, professional and helpful. Great experience.

HalfSmoke - Baltimore
Responded on May 15, 2021

Thank you very much for you glowing review!! Please come back soon and see what else we've added to the menu!!

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FAQs

HalfSmoke - Baltimore offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (443) 708-2027.

HalfSmoke - Baltimore is rated 4.2 stars by 36 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.