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Water for Chocolate, Baltimore, MD
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Water for Chocolate

4.7
4.7
233 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


Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American
  • Executive chef
    Sean Guy
  • Catering
    Box lunch options are available for social distance meetings.<br />At home buffet options available for pick-up to accommodate at home small family gatherings.<br />On-premises catering available see Private Events at waterforchocolate.com
  • 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

Experiences

  • dinner prix fixe (four course)

    $59.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    We are excited to share with you and yours this singular culinary experience. Join our very own Chef Sean Guy as he paints outside the lines with bold strokes and flavors. Serving his take on blue collar dishes made with fresh ingredients and presented with flair. A selected wine portfolio, local beers, holistic cocktails and food with personality, all serve to create real memories. Join us.
    dinner prix fixe (four course) Photo

What 233 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Best Value

  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Great for brunch

  • Baltimore

    Best Value

  • Baltimore

    Great for brunch

  • Baltimore

    American

233 Reviews
  1. KarimaE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My fiancé and I enjoyed our time there. The food, the staff and the ambiance was great. Thank you for helping me give him a great birthday brunch!

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  2. NolanK

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Water for Chocolate was fantastic, as always. Did the prix fix dinner for two and it was absolutely phenomenal. Took a date who had lived in Baltimore for about a year and a half and she told me that this was hands down the best restaurant she has been to since being in the city. Big love to Chef Sean Guy and our server Devante (sorry if I misremembered your name!). Highly recommend to anyone who likes great food and great people.

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  3. foodieK

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our compliments to Chef Sean Guy and his team for a stellar brunch! On the sweet side: decadent french toast with creme anglaise, sweet potato bread pudding (!), and a very chocolatey brownie (pictured.) On the savory side: a pulled pork quesadilla in huge portions, salmon belly tacos with a perfectly dressed side salad, and the blue ribbon dish for me: jerk duck confit (!) with a sweet plantain waffle, poached egg, and blueberry compote. Y'all. A five star flavor journey in an intimate space with a kind team pouring love into their food. I can't wait to visit again!

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  4. Bmoreflavorful

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Quaint little romantic spot in Upper Fells Point. The chef's beautifully curated dishes were well balanced and packed with flavor. Service was attentive and friendly. Would definitely recommends and come again.

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  5. LaurenA

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We will be back for dinner. Good service and Food!

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  6. JenM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time going to brunch at Water for Chocolate. I'd previously been for dinner which was amazing. My birthday brunch celebration was also SPECTACULAR! The service is incredible with patient and knowledgable servers who've actually tried everything on the menu and can describe the preparation of the entrees as well as the taste to a great degree--this is impressive, AND appreciated. The food is so delicious, it's difficult to describe. Just the right amount of sweet and savory (for brunch) and you can tell that it has been prepared by a skilled Chef who knows how to combine flavor and seasoning well. Portions are great. Everything is fresh, nothing is ever "mushy" weather it's mashed potatoes or shrimp and grits, Water for Chocolate is top tier when it comes to food preparation and presentation. I'll definitely be back again.

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  7. MasirayS

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing experience. Very intimate space and the food was 10/10. Also very reasonable prices for the quality of food received . I would definitely want to come here often. I order the chefs cut, jalepeno cornbread, French toast, and jerk duck entree. The flavors of every dish was immaculate.

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  8. Unfussyfancy

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Carolyn, the fill-in hostess, was sunny, engaging, and attentive. The food was exquisite. Each bite was perfectly balanced with salt, fat, and acid. The dishes were fancy but still familiar--upscale Sunday dinner at Nana's. The dope juice was absolutely dope and a must-have experience (we bought a carafe to go!). We were looking for a special place to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary and could not have lucked up on a better place. It's an 11/10 will recommend.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    This was my 1st dining here and overall I really liked the relaxed environment. Everyone was very friendly. The relaxed atmosphere reminded me of dining in Europe. Everyone takes their time and it’s not a rushed environment and I really enjoyed that. If you are in a rush this probably isn’t the restaurant for you. The vibe is very chill. Now on to the food. I left feeling like a stuffed turkey. They food was good and we ate so much. I would recommend the French toast and the crab quesadilla. The shrimp and grits were cool. I liked that the quesadilla came with rice and it was kind of sweet which balanced out the savory taste of the quesadillas. I would say the food is well balanced. The French toast were like French toast sticks they weren’t overly sweet which is great. It comes with a sauce on the side which was really good. I would definitely dine again for brunch. And the drinks are good I got the guava Bellini and we also go the Cesar salad that was pretty good. Oh and the corn bread was pretty good

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I have seen and read about Water for Chocolate LLC, so I decided to make reservations for my birthday. I enjoyed myself along with my daughter. The waitress was polite, professional, and attentive. It was a little smaller on the inside than I thought it would be, but perfect for special occasions( anniversary, proposal, birthdays ect..) Truly a dining experience, completely satisfied!!

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  11. StephenL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best brunch spot in Baltimore! Really gotta get over there more often

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  12. ThaisaJ

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    My family and I couldn't decide what we wanted, so we ordered half the menu. We created our own chef tasting, and it was the best decision! Everything was amazing. We had to roll ourselves out of the restaurant, but it was worth it.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I. HAVE. ABSOLUTELY. NO. WORDS. But let me attempt… you’ll have to taste for yourself!! This place is WAY BETTER THAN ANYTHING I’VE EVER EXPERIENCED. WFC definitely raised the tastebuds BAR! Hats off to Chef Sean!! And Deonte was the BOMB server!

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  14. YvonneC

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Love the Vibe! Food was plated beautifully and tasted Great! The Sweet Potato Bread Pudding was Superb!

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  15. JarianE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and staff was wonderful. My date and I had a wonderful time.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time dining at WFC but it won’t be my last. The greeting we received from Deonte upon entering the restaurant set the bar high and it was continuously raised throughout the evening. The menu has a lot of great options to choose from. As a selective eater, I took a chance with trying new foods and I was pleasantly surprised at how good everything was, thanks Sean. The vibe of the restaurant is amazing!

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  17. BestBrunch

    Hawaii

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere is AMAZING. The food was delicious. The atmosphere was beautiful.

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  18. VickiS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    The food was very good, very nice place. The server could have been a little friendly but over all i would come back.

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  19. TanjaD

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and service was great! I will definitely be back!

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  20. StephenH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Meals came out at different times but besides that it was a great meal and experience.

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  21. EllePea

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We loved our experience at Water for Chocolate! My only comment/suggestion would be to print out menus so the older, less technologically-savvy folks aren't forced to navigate a QR code and small-print PDF. I understand that this might mean printing daily menus but even having a few printed copies on hand would be better than staring at a screen. Otherwise, everything was delicious and fabulous and I'm so glad we chose Water for Chocolate for our celebration!

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  22. Kindy

    Indiana

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Food was fabulous! Interesting, original menu. The best of a whole weekend of fine dining. Took 15 minutes to take our orders, however, in spite of the restaurant not being busy.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, service, and atmosphere. Host Davon made the night so enjoyable and Chef Sean made the meals unforgettable. 10/10

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  24. LisaLovesSteak

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience at WfC was phenomenal. I love its cozy atmosphere. It was quiet enough to have a conversation. AND THE FOOD!!!!! We got the prix fixe menu with the added amuse bouch(sp?) and desert. Everything was delicious and unique. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and kids went to W4C for an early Mother’s Day brunch. We all liked the intimate setting, soulful music, and ambiance. Service was great, and the food was amazing. Even the presentation of the water was tasteful (mint and lemon). We will definitely return.

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  26. Kaydee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food delicious. Drinks not strong enough but since they’re all champagne based it’s understandable.

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  27. Jan22022

    Baltimore

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and the service was great. It was the perfect place to celebrate my husband's birthday.

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  28. jani

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner here was as wonderful as it always is. We celebrated a birthday and the staff were just wonderful! The food was delicious and we left super full and extremely satisfied!

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  29. GwenJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance was lovely! I love the decor and vibe. Really enjoyed the bbq shrimp and grits. The jerk duck was delicious.really challenged our pallet! I am a huge water drinker and the mint and lemon water was refreshing and a nice touch ! I have been raving to everyone about the ding experience at Water for Chocolate!

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  30. TiaB

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this spot! It is so quaint, the atmosphere is adorable and the food is delicious!

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  31. MyoshiS

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Always amazing, delicious, affordable, colorful, and perfection!!! Ugh I love this place!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is AMAZING and be sure to get the dope juice. Chef Sean Guy creates wonderful dishes!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Great service and drinks. The food was underwhelming for the price

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  34. NinaS

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my second time visiting Water For Chocolate and it was just as impressive as the first visit. I am planning to visit for their brunch when the weather breaks. Can’t wait.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was delicious, service was a tad slow - we ordered the cocktail flight and one of them didn’t come out until our food arrived.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I heard from a dear Friend that this was the place to venture to! The BEST decision thus far! Last night was my second time and they’ll definitely be more! The food is absolutely incredible, the ambience, drinks, service is outstanding! Definitely one of my favorite places to eat.

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  37. RachelA

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had another great experience at Water For Chocolate!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The dining experience was absolutely amazing. The service was great and the food was outstanding. My favorite dish was the Chefs Cut, which was Ribeye the night we dined. The portions were plentiful and we had a good amount of leftovers to take home. I would highly recommend for a nice date night or special occasion.

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  39. Starr2456

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    I really enjoy going here for Sunday brunch. The ambience is great to kickstart my week. It can be tricky to get a reservation at times, but I’ve just started to plan for my brunch days a week in advance. While this is frustrating because I’ve been there several times and the restaurant was empty, I enjoy their dishes. Yet, the service is so hit and miss, which at times, has made me really not want to make the reservation. There are times I’ve gone into the restaurant and waited 10+ minutes just for water. Or, the servers just seem to be really upset. To be clear, the restaurant is not that large in size—which allows for a nice intimate setting. But the servers seem to consistently be overwhelmed in ways I could never truly understand. I wish to mention I’ve spent several years in the service industry as well, but I do think it’s important to extend grace. There needs to be more training on the server front. I don’t think of myself as a needy table, but it can get frustrating at times to wait for the basics. I really enjoy the food, light music, and even the overall restaurant set up. I will certainly return, but I do wish they had better service.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    This restaurant never disappoints.First time for brunch and the experience EXCEEDED expectations! Everything was exquisite. Flavors, presentation, quality,and portions were all spot on. By far one of the best restaurants in Baltimore.

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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

You can order delivery directly from Water for Chocolate using the Order Online button. Water for Chocolate also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 675-7778.

Water for Chocolate is rated 4.7 stars by 233 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 7 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American
  • 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.<br />At home buffet options available for pick-up to accommodate at home small family gatherings.<br />On-premises catering available see Private Events at waterforchocolate.com
  • 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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