Minnow

4.7
449 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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OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Celebrated my husbands birthday at Minnow. I loved the portions and the option to share entree’s.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service.

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BM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visit for us and we were very pleased with the food, service and ambiance. We had oysters and broccoli dishes for appetizers, split a bronzini for the entree and finished with banana coconut upside down cake topped by vanilla ice cream. We really enjoyed everything from beginning to end. We look forward to our next visit.

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B
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

This is our second trip to Minnow and I was less impressed this time. The tandoori branzino was perfectly cooked, but under-spiced. The mussels were also tasteless. The octopus was too minty and a little chewy. The scallops were excellent, but overall the meal was just meh. The service was really good and the atmosphere is a good balance of casual and elegant. The drinks are inventive.

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AV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delish...fries were amazing and the portions were great. Loved it

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P
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My niece was in town from France. 3 adults and a 22 month old shared the paella- amazing! We also got scallops, broccoli, charcuterie, and Turkish fries small plates. Fluffernutter dessert is also fantastic!

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JD
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every person with whom we interacted from walking in to walking out was as nice as they could be, (including valet). Always nice to observe a staff that gets along with each other, too - great attitudes. Fantastic small plates. Especially appreciated the cocktail list, comprised of super creatively named, not overly complex but v tasty drinks.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Server was very attentive, always checking on us and food was out within reasonable time.
We Ordered squid ink Paella. I do gotta say that in my opinion the octopus was a bit chewy but over all, the food was delicious.

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F
Baltimore
68 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Minnow is becoming my favorite restaurant. every item on the menu is imaginative and tasty. The staff gives good recommendations, including reasonably priced wines. Go at 6 and have the place to yourself until about 7.

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

Always great!

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MP
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal. Loved the cctopus. Service was top notch and the open kitchen was a nice touch. Restrooms were very clean and actually offered a little privacy. One minor complaint: It was pretty loud and sometimes I had a hard time talking to my date. But otherwise, a really excellent meal and excellent evening. I hope to be back.

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RC
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Of our seafood dishes were quite good, but he arctic char and the scallops with ramps were the best. In fact scallops were best I ever had though quite oversalted. This is not second-rate seafood like that served get at McCormick & Schmidt, but rather high quality, super fresh seafood that's both sustainable and hence highly seasonal. So, like at Woodberry Kitchen that's neither cheap nor easy to find. Alas at Minnow you get what you pay for and I think prices are quite reasonable all things considered. The squid ink paella was good but was just missing something in the flavor that I'm used to getting in Spain. Wine list is very good and really compliments the menu. Wish the ramps and a rabbit dish were available as tapas.

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PF
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Easter Brunch prix fixe menu was outstanding. The velvet underground cocktail is worth the price of admission!

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RS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We've enjoyed every time we've been to Minnow.

The pre-set menu on Easter was excellent - everyone in our party really enjoyed the food and the experience.

My only disappointment was that the toast was extremely hard - difficult to cut - but the salmon was delicious on it's on.

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RD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1st time at Minnow. Loved everything about it! Looking forward to going back.

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OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed all of my dishes; minus the French fries because they were cold and soggy.

All other tapa dishes tasted great. Seafood was fresh and cooked well. The vegetables were bright and refreshing. I especially loved the charred ramps.

Also liked the variety of specialty cocktails. Each drink was unique and well made.

So glad to have this restaurant in Baltimore.

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AN
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
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
70 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
10 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
8 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
4 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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