Ida B's Table

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488 reviews
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$30 and under
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Southern
Ida B’s Table is a modern soul food restaurant with four distinct areas for guests to enjoy: the bar, the parlor, the drawing room, and the main dining room. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and small plates during happy hour, and dinner on the weekdays. Weekend service extends from brunch through dinner.
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Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience at Ida B’s for both lunch and dinner. My only disappointment is that I didn’t know about Ida B’s sooner. As a Foodie & Baltimorean, I’m always in search of great Gems all over the DMV. The customer service that Alexis provided during my lunch experience was Genuine and Exceptional. I was feeling some kinda-away when she was off when I came back for dinner two days later. LOL! But, Shane was equally pleasant and very friendly. I experienced the Amazing Blackened Shrimp & Grits...Mouth-Watering and my Goodness...the Oxtails over a bed of Mash & Cauliflower w/a side of Collards...Absolutely Amazing! I’ll be making the drive into Baltimore on a regular for this Gem. Enjoyed the Live Music Friday night and the Artwork and Ambience make the restaurant conducive whether on a date, business, or a get-together with friends. Thanks for a great experience!

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RR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Good food. Lovely dining utensils.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous . OMG the Liberian greens!!!!

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The drinks were not to our liking but because of personal preference so our server took them back and didn’t charge. Service was phenomenal!!! Fried fish was good - coming from south Louisiana we’re used to way more flavor and seasoning but the fish was overall good. Roasted vegetables were my favorite. Jambalaya was definitely not authentic jambalaya, was more of a bland etoufee, not worth $30. However the atmosphere, experience, service, and dessert were well worth the trip. I’d go back and order the fish again with double roasted vegetables.

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C
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The catfish special was delicious! Really like the menu and they have Taharka Bros ice cream YUM

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Will go back!

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DT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Possibly, our fried chicken was a little dark. My first experience was better. I asked our server for a larger glass for my water, she said she could only bring me an additional bottle of water.

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New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had lunch with a friend just to catch up. She had shrimp and grits and I had curry chicken with jollof rice. We had mango sorbet for desert. The service was amazing. Very diverse place which I love.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding in every way. Can’t wait to return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was absolutely fabulous! It was our weekly date night and the Mister and I enjoyed ourselves! The food was amazing and the music and ambiance was divine. We’ll definitely be back!

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ZI
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter and I refer to Ida’s as our happy place! We drive to hours for the great food and environment! This establishment is a total winner with great people to boot!

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BT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have visited about 7 times since the opening, and cant get there enough. We live in Durham. NC and make it a must when we visit Maryland. Friday nights with live music is a special treat.

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DH
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been probably 5 times including brunch!
The people that work in your restaurant are outstanding ! They couldn’t be friendlier or more engaging.
We ate here before the wonderful chef won Chopped and it still exceeds our every expectation every time . NOT TO MENTION THE AMAZING FOOD !!!!
P.S. the Jazz was amazing
We travel a lot and eat out a lot . We are thrilled that our city has this fine restaurant to share with the world.
Don Houser
3/15/19

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CH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were so impressed with the service and food. Our server was exceptional, friendly, knowledgeable and always came to our table with a beautiful smile on her face

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l
New York Area
95 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The food is OK. Not great and not awful. Just OK. The space feels like a cafeteria. There is better soul food in the world. I don’t live in Baltimore so I can not recommend alternative restaurants.

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H
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, waitress was phenomenal. Glad we stopped by on our short trip to Baltimore

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Y
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have already been to Ida B's six or seven times. It is my go to spot. A friend and I decided to try their brunch for the first time. We were lucky enough to get my favorite waitress Alexus, who always provides excellent service. The atmosphere, service and food was excellent.

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S
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food great drinks! This was actually my second visit, good place.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great overall

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JP
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was lovely. Service was great and good was outstanding!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the oxtail it was really good. Loved the background music playing. It’s a nice quiet relaxed spot.

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RS
Baltimore
33 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good twist to soul food one of my favorite spots....not a large menu but for the most part what they do they do pretty well.

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JR
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has become one of my favorite eating spots in Baltimore! Celebrated a good friend's birthday and love the food - and the Fat Tuesday celebrations!

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BT
Baltimore
24 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and exceptional service.

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K
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Really good food but the iced tea was not fresh and tasted awful. Server was not very attentive and insisted they did my order right with only a little bit (I doubted it) milk foam on my coffee which should be no milk. I'm not a fan of Baltimore style service but I may come back for their food. Dessert is way too sweet by the way and kind of boring.

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Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 5

It was terrible. The food was horrible.

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You really feel at home here, thanks to delightful responsive staff. Food ( and decor) is creative but not pretentious. You won't find ingredients on the menu just because they're trendy. You will find memorable southern inspired dishes to keep you coming back. Don't miss the biscuits!

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PB
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, service, atmosphere, music.
Everything was excellent

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I eat here frequently because the food is superb, the service loving and adept, and the vibe is sophisticated. This time was no exception! Creative cocktails, inspired specials and Cade’s warm welcome were the highlights.

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ZI
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful from the host at the front desk to the food and then the check in from the host and a warm hug goodbye at the end! Superb customer service!

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AD
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was good. I like the atmosphere. The bill was quite pricey. The menu was cute but confusing. We paid separate for some things we thought was all 1 price. I'll go back again but I'm not dying to.

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MU
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff are delightful and very helpful, the food and drinks are amazing!

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Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Drove from PA just to experience Ida B’s. The place was really thought out. A separate entrance for the bar area, a bookstore in the back with replica items, a separate room for large gatherings and from what it looks like holds approx 40 people.
The food was wonderful. Pecan cornbread and carrot cake muffin with their special butter was great. My husband ordered the specialty spinach and egg atop a muffin and the chicken/egg atop a muffin. Apparently these are best sellers and tend to run out by noon. Service was wonderful. The young lady was professional and timely. The restaurant is located across from a parking lot under the bridge as well as on street parking.
Only downside I can honestly say is the coffee has a horrible taste. Everything else is wonderful
Oh the chicken and waffles deserves a standing ovation!!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat and listen to music in Baltimore.

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M
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went on a Friday evening. The noise level was as expected. There was live music which added to the ambiance.
Our food was excellent. Service was also great. We’ve been here several times and each time was great.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a 5pm reservation, noticed staff in the restaurant having a tasting(?), but the doors weren't opened until 5:10 with more than 6 patrons waiting, one couple had called the restaurant by then. The food and prompt service made up for the delayed opening. The food was amazing! We enjoyed everything we ordered! Will visit again, but not close to opening!

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TD
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and even better service. Reasonably priced drinks to go along with skilled bartenders. I'm definitely coming back.

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W
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved everything about this establishment from the original door to the portraits on the way. And the music was perfect. I can’t wait to come back.

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BE
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

LOVED our first visit for brunch. The decor is beautiful and a great homage to Ida B you can really taste the sweet potatoes coming thru the waffles. Will be back soon to try the dinner menu!!!

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a
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very attractive setting. Menu had several appealing selections. The waffle was superior and the chicken with it quite tasty.The employees were all very friendly and very accomodating. They worked to see that we had a nice time, and we did! I would definitely go again.

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