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Water for Chocolate, Baltimore, MD
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Water for Chocolate

4.7
4.7
140 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Water for Chocolate provides an intimate and savory experience with a nod to personal space and service.
Chef Sean Guy and his team prepares creative dishes using seasonal ingredients with the best of intentions.
The result is a fresh, eclectic take on comfort food that elevates the familiar to wow!!
Pairings with "holistic cocktails" such as the house brewed ginger beer and a selected wine portfolio allows for guests to create real dining memories.

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2 people

7:00 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, French, Jamaican

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (410) 675-7778

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Sean Guy

  • Catering

    Box lunch options are available for social distance meetings. At home buffet options available for pick-up to accommodate at home small family gatherings. On-premise catering available see "Make our Space your Space.

  • Private party facilities

    the ideal location for team building, company networking and intimate dinner parties creative dishes supported by holistic cocktails served in an industrial chic space a nod to a forgone service standard peppered with laughter and soft music, illuminated by candlelight.

  • Private party contact

    Carolyn Victorian: (410) 675-7778

  • Neighborhood

    Upper Fells Point

  • Cross street

    Lombard and Wolfe Street

  • Parking details

    Street parking available.Paid parking lot option two blocks away on Wolfe/Fayette Streets.

  • Additional

    Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 140 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Baltimore

    American

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  1. DT

    DaveT

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a quaint spot with beautiful ambiance! The brunch was great! The raisin bread French Toast was delectable!! The eggs were light and fluffy…cooked perfectly! And the steak was simply the best I’ve had in Baltimore. It was perfectly marinated and delivered hot and at the temperature I requested. Talk about YUMMMMMMMM!!!
  2. LC

    LillanC

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    As always the food was amazing and the service was wonderful
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great!!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you ever get to go on a chef tasting night you should. The food is outstanding always a little playful and heavily Creole influenced. A truly memorable meal that I cannot wait to try to recreate.
  5. J

    Jessie

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! Each course was perfectly plated and tasted absolutely delicious. I enjoyed the meal with my husband and another couple so we were able to enjoy many different dishes. Open kitchen so in addition to tasting you are able to see the attention and detail put into every dish. Make sure you save room for dessert. Outstanding service-we will definitely return!
  6. CM

    ChandraM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    The food was not good at all! They serve french toast but have no syrup they want you to use some sauce they make that looks like gravy. It was nasty.
  7. BP

    BridgetP

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Caleb was our server for brunch Sunday and was outstanding. Food and drinks were delicious cannot wait to go back.
  8. SR

    ShirelleR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were outstanding! Would highly recommend going.
  9. TS

    TomaS

    Baltimore

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a must go resturant. Very professional and you won't leave there hungry. We've been here 2x and both times were spot on. Love this place!
  10. TB

    TonyaB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    I went their to celebrate my grandmother’s homecoming with my family. The place is very very small however my food was ok nothing to write home to mama about. The owner AKA the chef Chef cooks your food right in front of you. He never once step over give his condolences or to see how we liked the food. It was 8 of us and no one else really in there. The waited was fair could have been more friendly. Also they don’t have butter or make any changes to your food. I asked for cheese on my grits and I was told NO!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely fantastic. It was a very different dining experience (in a good way) from the atmosphere to the food. You won’t be disappointed.
  12. DA

    DAVIDC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve gone there for lunch and the prix-fixe meals. Everything was well prepared and delicious. We can’t wait to go back again.
  13. AD

    ADIz

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience3
    My family and I came with high hopes expecting great service and great food after seeing a review on IG and we didn't receive either. One person ordered the omelet but first asked the waiter can certain items be held, she was told yes. Then the food came out with everything on it. We informed the waiter and his response was, "you can't really taste it". After a moment of silence he then tried to clean up his response. Two other ppl ordered the steak med rare but their food was given to another table and they received well done. The kitchen knew they messed up and because the place is small and we were so close to the kitchen we could hear everything which made it very uncomfortable and awkward. We could hear the waiters getting yelled at for the mixed orders which in turn made us feel bad. I ordered the French toast and although it looked nice it wasn't. It was so dry and the small cream topping they gave you was not enough. So I asked for syrup and the waiter said they don't have syrup and it was 2 dollars for more of the cream topping which was like 2 tblspns, uhm no thanks. However the owner did come out and apologized, comped our drinks which was the tastiest out of everything ordered and the 2 steaks and asked if we would give him another try. If the food was amazing then I wouldn't mind doing so However it was not. The steaks was seasoned on top but the meat was not marinated. I will not be returning. Especially after having to wait weeks before we could reserve a table.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best experiences I have ever had. the intimacy of the restaurant makes you feel like you are the VIP guest!the food was phenomenal!!
  15. J

    Jan22022

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, fresh, and cooked to order. The drinks were refreshing and light and went well with our courses. Great date night experience.
  16. BC

    BCoCoGroup

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was absolutely delightful. Service was attentive, food was made with care and the atmosphere was comfortable. Small, intimate space in which to enjoy a delicious meal and cocktails.
  17. VV

    VeronicaV

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A nice, intimate setting for delicious food! The chef was very attentive and even personalized a side for one of us!
  18. D

    Dani

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The food was subpar. No one around us finished their plate. The spinach dip was a water bowl of unthawed frozen spinach with powder Parmesan on top. My Arnold Palmer was bitter with no sweetness. My boyfriend did not enjoy his flight of breakfast drinks. My entree was worse. The goat cheese macaroni had zero flavor. The head chef was there, so I’m not sure why the food was so lackluster. Can’t blame it on a lazy sous chef. I definitely will not be returning. I gave one extra star for the jalapeño cheddar cornbread which was phenomenal.
  19. TL

    TLJF

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This food was some of the best I have ever tasted. Truly delectable and the chef is talented!!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a very lovely dinner experience. The dining area was intimate, almost home like. Each part of the meal was amazing and the flavors of each dish were complex and savory in the BEST WAY!!! You must get the French75 as a beverage. We highly recommend this place.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience4
    The bbq shrimp and grits and the jalapeño cornbread were okay. Nothing memorable about it.
  22. AM

    AmandaM

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef Sean and his crew never fail to disappoint. Perfect cocktails and the attention to detail at each course. If the lobster tail jambalaya is on the menu, just order it
  23. DP

    DeronP

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Wife Birthday
  24. M

    Mere2142

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My friend and I did the Chef's Tasting Menu last week and were thoroughly impressed with the menu, quality of ingredients, variety of items and impeccable service. The portion sizes were generous which isn't always the case with a tasting menu and I took home leftovers for the next day. Chef Sean Guy is putting out stellar food at his cozy restaurant.
  25. TM

    TiffaniM

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've been trying to eat here for a while now and finally had the opportunity last night. I made a reservation for their 4-course dinner prix fixe menu and it didn't disappoint. Me and boo went out for a post-covid date night and were very impressed with this place. It's very small , nice decor, I think there were maybe, 8 tables. Our hostess was very very pleasant, I can not remember her name, but she was the only person taking orders and bringing our food. She explained the menu well and her timing was great. When we finished one course.. 5 minutes later our next course was coming out. Every single dish was flavorful, nothing was flat tasting, lots of spice in the jerk duck, the nitro shrimp were delicious... a lot of places get grits wrong.. not here. They were creamy and fluffy. I got the drink flight with the dope juice, mimosa and blood orange Prosecco.. all different, all tasty, but my favorite was the dope juice, so I ordered another glass of that. We got the WFC house salad and the untraditional Caesar salad , both were really good. I'm happy I was able to dine here, I can tell the Chef has a passion for what he does.. it shows. I'll be back for brunch!
  26. MO

    MarlaO

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, nice ambiance Would highly recommend, and I will return!!
  27. y

    yolanda

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was the bomb and our waitress was very knowledgeable. The food was on point and we will be back
  28. JZ

    JasmineZ

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was easy to get a reservation the day before. The food was excellent. It was a small place so no worry about overcrowding.
  29. JG

    JocelynG

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My girlfriends and I got together for brunch on Saturday and absolutely LOVED it here. The atmosphere is great, food was excellent and the entire morning was a vibe! Will definitely be back soon!
  30. AB

    AnnB

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and the service was friendly. The atmosphere is relaxing. Each group just there is have a nice quiet dinner. I would recommend as a special date, special celebration, etc.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service coupled with delicious food. Each course was amazing.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    perfect as always
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an amazing time. The food was incredible and the service was outstanding. Definitely worth the money and would go again!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was very mellow and I loved the soft jazz playing it was really amazing
  35. SB

    ShannieB35

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love everything! Consistently of the food is amazing.
  36. RB

    RalphB

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic spot. Very intimate setting. Great service wonderful food
  37. RA

    RonnieA

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great experience. Would definitely go back. There was a little confusion with our reservations but it worked out.
  38. w

    winetiger

    Baltimore

    100 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very creative prix fixe menu never disappoints. Thoughtful inexpensive wine list (are you listening Alex Smith?) Intimate setting with kitchen and chef adding to the ambience. We will return.
  39. a

    apb1

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waitress was pleasant and attentive. Love that we could see the chef right there cooking our meals.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The experience was great! I cannot wait to go back!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas

FAQs

Water for Chocolate offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 675-7778.

Water for Chocolate is rated 4.7 stars by 140 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


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This restaurant is currently not taking orders. Check back soon.

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Google Map for Water for Chocolate

1841 E Lombard St Baltimore, MD 21231-1815

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Lombard and Wolfe Street

  • Neighborhood

    Upper Fells Point

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, French, Jamaican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street parking available.Paid parking lot option two blocks away on Wolfe/Fayette Streets.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Sean Guy

  • Additional

    Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (410) 675-7778

  • Catering

    Box lunch options are available for social distance meetings. At home buffet options available for pick-up to accommodate at home small family gatherings. On-premise catering available see "Make our Space your Space.

  • Private party facilities

    the ideal location for team building, company networking and intimate dinner parties creative dishes supported by holistic cocktails served in an industrial chic space a nod to a forgone service standard peppered with laughter and soft music, illuminated by candlelight.

  • Private party contact

    Carolyn Victorian: (410) 675-7778

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