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Prim & Proper, Baltimore, MD

Prim & Proper

4.1
4.1
91 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary French / American
Prim & Proper is a elevated dining experience located on the historic block of Redwood.

We're excited to welcome you! Our dress code is smart casual, aiming to enhance everyone's experience. No need for formal wear, but we ask you to avoid athletic gear, sleeveless shirts, flip-flops, and hats in the dining area (hats are welcome at the bar or patio). Our team takes pride in their appearance and appreciates your effort to help maintain a refined atmosphere. Thank you for understanding and helping create a memorable dining experience for all.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary French / American
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Fri, Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    (443) 432-2771
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, Native/Indigenous, Persons with Disabilities, South Asian/Indian, Veteran, Women
  • Private party facilities
    For Private dining and event please email info@primproper.restaurant

What 91 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

91 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed our experience for our 10 year wedding anniversary dinner. Our service was great and the food was exceptional. We will definitely be back.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant is beautiful with a nice atmosphere. I enjoyed the black art throughout the restaurant. Unfortunately we came when there were two large parties which made our wait for food 2 hours smh. Our server did his best with on two servers on duty. Forest was the best! He checked on us, was pleasant, and accommodating. Once the food arrived it was “okay” bot at all worth the money we paid. All and all if your looking for a nice ambiance this is a great choice but if your looking for quality and tasteful food you will be disappointed.

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  3. reneeb

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great service by Forrest! He was very attentive. We ordered the crab hush puppies for an appetizer. While they tasted good, the cost of $24 for three, left a bad after taste. Next, we ordered the jerk chicken. Again, great taste, but the portion size was not 1/2 chicken as advertised. More like 1/4. Additionally, the sides were listed as rosti and peppers, but the actual sides were crepes and one tini (about four slies)of a red pepper. Overall, the food tasted good, but we were underwhelmed with portion sizes, incorrect food listing (rosti is a potato not a crepe) and pricing. Lastly, we didn't know a 20% service charge was applied and we tipped an additional 20%. In the end, we paid $155 for one appetizer, one entree (1/4 of a chicken w/ 3 crepes) and two cocktails. Let that sink in for a moment…..

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  4. RuthsChrisFan

    Baltimore

    130 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    130 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We went to Prim and Proper and the food was delicious. My wife started out with the seabass ceviche, and I had the crab soup. Both were delicious; however, we thought the ceviche should have been cut up in chunks instead of long pieces. We went on to enjoy the Bronzino with a tasty Spanish sauce and I had the oxtails. The oxtails were a little small and it was only four or five on my plate, but they were delicious and tender. We ended up with a peach cobbler that was also tasty. This place was expensive, but if you can afford it, you will enjoy it. The service was great! Everyone had on the gold jackets and provided excellent customer service.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Rashad was impeccable. Service 10/10. Ambiance 10/10. Food 10/10. My wife and I will be returning soon!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved everything about Prim & Proper! The new dinner menu is amazing! Drew at the bar made some of the best drinks ever! Can’t wait to go back have reservations for brunch Sunday!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The stove stopped working. Although it was unexpected, it was not the best experience.
    Prim & ProperResponded on May 13, 2024
    Once again we apologize we certainly couldn't foresee the oven glass breaking on mothers day. Hopefully we can see you again! once again we apologize

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Private event was going on, which was their priority. Service was slow.

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  9. JanayS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, music, atmosphere, and staff were amazing. This is fine dining. It was worth the drive from the DC Metro area. The chefs and the rest of the kitchen staff are top tier. This is truly unique and one of kind. I love it.

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  10. JenteG

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Marco was superb. He was attentive, courteous and kind and he answered all questions and accommodated us accordingly. So kudos to Marco for being an outstanding server. The food was trash. I had shrimp and grits and requested that the head be cut off the shrimp and that the shrimp be fully peeled that did not happen. It was bland and there was no cheese in the grits as stated on the menu and I did not receive my ol bay biscuit. my cousin, she had the shrimp and black crab fried rice. I believe there was hardly any crab on top of that fried rice. She had the same sauce that I had in my shrimp and grits which didn’t make either dish special. The best thing we had was our drinks and the French toast sticks that Marco has suggested. I had came to Prim & Proper because of the reviews on TikTok. I can tell you that I will not ever be returning and will not be suggesting this restaurant to any of my friends. Like I said the best thing about my experience there was Marco and his superb service. Even the owner who stepped inside, which was a baldheaded gentleman who, when I looked at him, I spoke, and he just looked back at me and turned his head at the host stand. The place is Aesthetically pleasing but the food definitely is not worth the bang for the buck
    Prim & ProperResponded on May 13, 2024
    Once again we apologize we certainly couldn't foresee the oven glass breaking on mothers day. Hopefully we can see you again! once again we apologize

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  11. HonoriaGlossop

    Baltimore

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A bit overly pricey, but the food was very good, and the service was quite outstanding.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter Forrest was wonderful. The food was lacking. My friend had to send back her lobster mac n cheese because they must have forgot to put the lobster in the dish. My appetizer the crab croquettes arrived after my meal and my rice had no crab meat in it and I didn’t feel like sending it back. Would not recommend if your a foodie and your there for the food

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I really enjoyed having my birthday dinner here. Nice ambient quiet vibe. The food was amazing. A little pricey. 7 guess we spent a little over $1,100. I’ll definitely be coming back though.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    My experience here was soso, the food was good for the most part. It was decent, but nothing was the best I ever had, which is what I’d expect at those prices. The drinks are really good, and I did like the service from the bar tender specifically, he was so nice. They make absolutely no modifications, like not even a sugar rim. Also don’t split checks, and parking is not easy in that area. It’s $15 to valet. I’d potentially go back if someone really wanted to, but it wouldn’t be my first choice. You’re essentially paying for vibes.

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  15. TBG8

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance, service, food, drinks, and atmosphere was amazing.

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  16. Lovetoeat

    Washington DC

    44 reviews

    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, service, and ambience were excellent. We were celebrating a friend’s birthday and I was as pleasantly surprised on the food and everything.

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  17. AliciaG

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Forest was great. The chef was very pleasant and accommodating. We didn’t care for the peach cobbler so they didn’t charge us. The bread pudding was excellent. He made a rum sauce for us because my husband doesn’t like caramel. Our cocktails were tasty as well. Highly recommend.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was impeccable! The food was good and the portion sizes were great.

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  19. RoshandaR

    Raleigh

    75 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Honest review! I originally planned to visit Prim & Proper Valentines weekend. I contracted Covid & had to cancel my plans. I immediately rebooked for April and was sooooo thrilled to dine here. When we arrived the hostess was amazing she eagerly & politely engaged a mini photoshoot for me while we waited for our table. Once we were seated we waited quite some time before we were greeted by waiter. I even asked a waiter passing by if he would introduce our waiter because we wanted water. Once seated and after finally receiving water we ordered an appetizer CRAB CROQUETTES & the drinks were a mocktail, the pronstar nartini served with champagne & the un deux trois. The drinks were really good. The entrees 🫠 we ordered the jumbo shrimp with crabfried black rice really yummy but came out cold, braised oxtails cold & disgusting, salmon en croute cold and tasted like canned tuna during a snow storm with salt & pepper. This was an awful experience. Service was slow, food cold and two entrees were not pleasing for the palate. I’d try again just to give them another try maybe a bad night.

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  20. StephenB

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Busy evening. Very loud atmosphere and high energy. Fun place but service was slow and drinks were small with a high price.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Pricey but love the vibe and location is really nice

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  22. PaulaR

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We eat out a lot. We decided to celebrate our April birthdays at Prim and Proper and it was an exceptional dining experience. Kevin our server punctuated every course, and expanded our palette. The food was prepared with passion and love, as we enjoyed every bite. Will greatly revisit.

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  23. KaraT

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ordered a lot and everything we got was very delicious. Would recommend!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant is absolutely gorgeous inside and very comfortable. We were warmly greeted on arrival and sat immediately. Our server was so attentive and friendly. The food was delicious and presented beautifully. A wonderful dining experience. We will certainly be back!

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  25. ToniL

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect! Service was phenomenal, the food was great! We’ve already set our next reservation.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    It was okay. They seem to be trying hard. Was expecting something a little higher end - especially for the price point.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. Service was a bit slow, but our server set the expectations up front. The food was great. Would go again.

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  28. MICHAELC

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fabulous dinner at Prim and Proper! We loved everything about it: exquisite food, cocktails, decor! However- it was FOREST that made everything special and took it to the next level. KEEP him! Just a wonderful man- we felt we made a friend!

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  29. MichelleT

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall, I enjoyed my experience. Our server was Rashad, and he was informative, attentive and knowledgeable about the food choices. The food was superb from the kale salad to the bread pudding dessert!The only issue was that we were not greeted by the manager even though he was at the door and we were the first customers of the evening. We didn’t even know he was the manager. I waited for the valet to park my car because the manager quite obviously didn’t care that there was a car in the middle of the road waiting while he continued to talk to him. But I would definitely go back!!!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Prim & Proper was a wonderful culinary experience in downtown Baltimore. The lobster ravioli, lamb chops, bread pudding, chocolate cake, dessert wine and cocktails were absolutely superb. Definitely recommend to anyone celebrating a major milestone,birthday to experience Prim & Proper. Last thing, service was excellent. Loved how all of the servers worked together to ensure customer success. Cannot wait to go back in the summer to see any new menu items!

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  31. Redd

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Classy, loved the Decor, Ambience, Coziness, Food and Great Staff, especially Jay who took excellent care of us. We never had to ask for anything. The birthday boy had great conversation with Jay, as well. We will definitely be back very soon.

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  32. AndreF

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I went on St Patrick's day, so it was a low-key vibe which was perfect. Loved the atmosphere. Definitely a good reason to get dressed and step out. Lovely drinks and meals. Would go back for sure.

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  33. Eric

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It takes too long for the waiters to bring drinks and remember to refill water. No table clothes on the tables, takes entirely too long for food to come out. Staff welcoming guest at the door were on their phones and nonchalant. Not sure what the purpose of these employees were unless they were security. Overall it’s ok. Some fine tuning still needs to be done!

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  34. LeeW

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    While the food & drinks were delicious, it was very overpriced. Our wait staff was not engaged and we had to call them over many times to be helped - and we were the only ones in the restaurant! For prices that high, I was expecting a very attentive waiter and consistent engagement with the staff. They also add 20% gratuity without having the ability to change the gratuity - Also, be careful! You could accidentally give them even more gratuity which it was we did. Gave them 20% and then added 20% on top as a result of using the Toast app.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing! The rack of lamb and crab salad were a party in your mouth.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant with amazing food and service.

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  37. Saints4Life

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We heard about this spot on IG, and though we live in DC, decided to do a Valentine’s Day makeup dinner with the kiddos, so on a rainy cool night we drove to Baltimore - we had reservations for a few weeks. The place is small, which I appreciated. Upon entering, I was expecting a bit more of a welcome experience from the host, but the overall welcome and indeed the server experience did not live up to the name ‘prim and proper.’ The decor felt ‘cheap’ - for us, it gave the illusion of a wannabe fine dining restaurant where the service seemed unpolished. For me, the service makes or breaks the dining experience, no matter the food quality. Once seated, we waited for water service while others were seated and received water ahead of us…not a big deal, but on par with our initial observation of what was to come. My spouse and I immediately taking the kiddos out on a rainy night drive from DC to Baltimore for what ended up being a very underwhelmed dining experience. We wanted to like this spot very much, but the food quality ended up missing the mark too. The deviled eggs were way too salty, likely because of the sodium rich caviar. The chicken pops were not savory and over cooked, the crab avocado salad was drenched in dressing and salty as well…pork belly was tasty, crab ravioli was terrible as the pasta was overcooked and the crab meat was meh…given that they’ve only been open for a few months, perhaps our experience was a result of that fact. They did not enforce their own attire code either, so that was a let down too. We’ll be back in a year

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I highly recommend Prim & Proper to all who are on the fence about dining there. The food was delicious. The service was exceptional (our server’s name was Forrest). The ambiance was nice. There were nice and friendly people dining at the restaurant as well. The only critique I have would be the portion sizes for the dollar amount. It would have been nice if my partner left the restaurant satiated, but unfortunately, he did not. That’s after eating an appetizer, entree, and dessert. For a point of reference, he is a 6’ 2”, 220 lb. man. I, however, was satisfied, but I am a 5’ 5”, 145 lb. woman. Overall, we really like the restaurant and food and we will be back!

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  39. Beatrice

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love everything about the restaurant except the parking. If there is parking, we were not advised of it.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing dining experience! The food was delicious and was served SUPER QUICK!! Great atmosphere & definitely a CONTENT HEAVEN for pictures videos & more! Black owned w/ black excellence 💙

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FAQs

Prim & Proper is rated 4.1 stars by 91 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 6 times today
Google Map for Prim & Proper

206 E Redwood St, Baltimore, MD 21202-3312

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Fri, Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary French / American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, Native/Indigenous, Persons with Disabilities, South Asian/Indian, Veteran, Women
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room
  • Phone number
    (443) 432-2771
  • Private party facilities
    For Private dining and event please email info@primproper.restaurant
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