Minnow

4.7
433 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Located in South Baltimore, Minnow is a Mediterranean-inspired, sustainable seafood restaurant from the team behind La Cuchara.
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AN
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great drinks, food was delicious. We were there during happy hour and the half-price tapas made the meal ridiculously affordable for all the food we ate. Stephanie waited on us and was thoughtful and attentive, with good recommendations; Russell the bartender made drinks that were on point and even one off-menu that will have us coming back.

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TO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there on a Thursday and watched the Caps game at the bar. Love Minnow!

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k
Baltimore
68 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for bottomless brunch/ Love that they have valet parking. Service and food were very good. Mimosas better than most with cava and fresh squeezed OJ. Best tapas were the fingerling potatoes, shrimp ceviche, and sour cream doughnuts.

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OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service staff! Always had filled glasses and food coming out for the all you can eat brunch

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OT
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I really enjoyed our dinner. We had a drink in the bar first and both of the cocktails we tried were very good. For dinner we had four or five of the small plates and we enjoyed them all, but the lamb meatballs and grilled octopus were our favorites.

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s
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I like the location and it is a great place for business or casual dinners. Their portions are European which I like.
It is a very hip place. They took hamburger out of their menu. I always enjoyed it

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RF
Baltimore
31 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Minnow several times. Always a good meal. This time we tried their bottomless brunch before matinee. Food was great. Nice selection. Portion size just right so we could sample several menu items without being stuffed on first choice. They continuously poured mimosas and bloody Mary’s whenever we were ready for refills. Wonderful service. Definitely a winner for brunch.

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JI
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Both my husband and I agreed that Minnow was "fine." The menu offerings are pretentious without living up to the hype. Great wine list, very cool space aesthetically, and the service was awesome, but there are better seafood places in Baltimore, and many at a lower price point.

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ML
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing changing menu food is great love the atmosphere nice staff very knowledgeable

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B
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. Seriously, the best dining experience in South Baltimore. Food is always spot on, drinks are great (you HAVE to get the Velvet Underground), and the service is excellent. Go, now.

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RF
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our food was all SO delicious. The staff was attentive and the mood of the restaurant was so lovely. A great place to meet up with friends for dinner after work. We enjoyed it so much we stayed way later than planned! :)

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AF
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bottomless brunch was fantastic.

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SS
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an extraordinary dinner at Minnow. We go to La Cuchara regularly but had not gotten around to visiting the owners’ new place. All three of us were very impressed. I had a very nice cocktail and the wine selections were excellent. And the food was even better. The black trumpet mushroom appetizer was superb. I had the head on shrimp and polenta—their take on shrimp and grits. I loved every bite (it was on the spicy side, which I love) A friend had the octopus and my husband had the steak. Everyone raves about their meal. We will be back soon.

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OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh and fun place with reasonable prices for quality food. Chef and owner, as well as staff, have a good beat on what’s new while blending traditions to food and service that have proven to work.

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A
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Terrific food and drinks - very creative and engaging! The service was just as wonderful.

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PH
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service!

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SL
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Minnow! The food & folks are amazing! This has become my go to place to take people for brunch and clients to tapas in the bar. Melanie is TOP NOTCH in recommending food & wine, and just fun! Going back again tonight ♥️🍷🧀

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JH
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Our dinner was ok. Nothing to write home about. We ate it all but don’t think we will have a craving to go back. Service was slow, we didn’t order our entree until had already ate our whole apprentizer and had to ask more than once for a few items. Overall not a bad experience but probably won’t return for dinner. Happy hour may be better

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F
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Found this place to be really great, a little bit expensive. I think more of a novelty than a go-to-spot. Drinks were really cool and creative, menu is very limited but done well. Read review of the restaurant and they mentioned centering your meal around the crab benualas and they were a disappointment. Other than that we were impressed. I assume this is a great date night spot!

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Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great all around!

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

We had a fabulous meal and outstanding service! Kudos to Stephanie, our wait staff who made excellent recommendations. All were a hit! Definitely will return...

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j
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good experience and not too crowded or noisy Friday at 7

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F
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice atmosphere. Great staff. We especially enjoyed the cocktails, appetizers and desserts. Awesome place for a birthday celebration.

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MC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were outstanding! Comfortable and delicious!

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R
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great - try the octopus, it was excellent!

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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first time at Minnow and thoroughly enjoyed dinner!

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l
Baltimore
36 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

So glad I was able to visit this restaurant. Great place to meet friends for dinner. Seafood is their specialty .
Fish was fresh and well prepared. Our waitress was knowledgeable. about the menu, and attentive without hovering.

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DN
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wish they still had the excellent hamburger but we had excellent meals anyhow. I had the Corvino, others had the short ribs, mussels and shrimp. Dessert is a must

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LS
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Great concept of bottomless tapas brunch but run out of items quickly. Our server told us “ get here earlier” next time. Cute atmosphere. Close New York like seating. Friendly staff who are quick to refill your mimosa glass.

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D
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Food was fresh and delicious, highly recommend the mussels and octopus! Server was attentive and made very detailed, terific reccomendations. Only downsides were the lack of a raw bar selection, and it was slightly noisey, but we knew both of these prior to dining thanks to other reviewers. Overall a terrific dining experience, will be going again!

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d
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was delicious and the service was flawless. We had the octopus, charcuterie, duck, and pork belly and everything was fantastic

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PH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food and great service; however the restaurant is extremely loud.

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EG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I would have loved this restaurant more if it were less noisy. The hard surfaces- metal, tile, etc- make for a noisy atmosphere. Not the place for a quiet intimate dinner. Food was good and the service was excellent.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

These guys really know how to cook! Fantastic fish. The bronzino was utter perfection

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D
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were at Minnow to celebrate my son’s fiancé’s birthday. The staff made us feel incredibly welcomed and did everything to make the experience a good one. The food was excellent, beautifully prepared and delicious. We appreciated the personal service all around.

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F
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Service was poor. We went for Brunch on a Sunday for tapas and bottomless mimosas. Food was okay but took long to receive. Maybe going there for dinner is better?

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N
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The dining room was very comfortable and the atmosphere was nice. The decor was super cute. We were excited about having a tapas style brunch. Free valet parking was convenient, and we were seated quickly according to our reservation. Everyone ordered the bottomless brunch (it's all or none at the table, which makes sense). Our drinks arrived fairly quickly and the bloody mary's were very good - on the spicy side. We had to wait for 40 minutes for our first small plates to be served. That put a wrench in our excitement, especially because 3 tables adjacent to ours were seated after us, and were served promptly. The salt cod croquettes were bland and the texture on the inside was too mushy. The chicken biscuit was delicious, and everyone liked the fried oysters. I would not do the bottomless brunch again or recommend it to a friend, but I would try a regular lunch or dinner.

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CM
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was fantastic we were very impressed with the service overall. Tasty food and excellent drinks!

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M
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing and delicious! This was our 3rd dinner at Minnnow and we continue to be amazed at the creative fresh options.. can’t wait to go back again!

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P
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Very enjoyable meal

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