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Water for Chocolate, Baltimore, MD
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Water for Chocolate

4.8
4.8
159 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 5 times today
Experiences are available.

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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

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.

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What 159 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Best Value

  • Baltimore / Maryland

    American

  • Baltimore

    Best Overall

  • Baltimore

    Best Food

  • Baltimore

    Best Value

  • Baltimore

    Great for Brunch

  • Baltimore

    Fit for Foodies

  • Baltimore

    Healthy

  • Baltimore

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Baltimore

    American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely fantastic
  2. AM

    AmandaM

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly the best and most flavorful, creative food in the city.
  3. CH

    CathyH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The experience was amazing. Sean Guy was attentive to each customer while preparing each meal. The food was well prepared and DELICIOUS. I would visit again.
  4. PH

    PatrickH

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Each course was magical experience in unique flavors. The craft cocktails were the perfect compliment to the tasty meal. The service was attentive but not over-bearing. I will definitely be back agin soon.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely awesome!!!! The service was impeccable & the food was delicious!!!
  6. MR

    MeghanR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a delight. Food is consistently outstanding. Service was exceptional. Chef Sean is remarkable.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good Lord this food is amazing. The cornbread is a must try (each serving has 2 pieces so it’s definitely shareable). The Dope Juice is a yummy red sangria. I had the crab quesadilla, and WOW—the sweet potato confit gives a subtle sweetness that balances well with the savory of the crabmeat and corn. My friend had the French toast which had a very interesting (and yummy) coating and lots of berries. It was also great to watch the food being prepared in the open kitchen by the owner! I definitely recommend this restaurant!
  8. S

    Shawn

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great setting! Very intimate! Perfect for a date night!
  9. NB

    NicoleB

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely experience!
  10. DS

    DijonS

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    This was my first time to WFC. After several online reviews (positive) I decided to check it out. We went for brunch and it was not would I was expecting. WFC is very intimate & cozy. The waiter didn't introduce himself or tell us what the specials were and didn't know the menu at all. I may have lost 5lbs sweating waiting and eating. It was very dewy/humid INSIDE on a 90 degree day : ( Anyway, we ordered the french toast, chicken dumplings, Dope Sangria and crab quesadilla. overall, the food was good (nothing to write home about or drive back to from DC) the music was nice & the restaurant was clean. Perhaps, they have a better dinner menu vs brunch.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic prix fixe as always. Try the Dope Juice!
  12. w

    winetiger

    Baltimore

    101 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everytime I return to Water for Chocolate I am reminded of what a neighborhood and city gem this place is. Intimate yet casually elegant. Not inexpensive but a great value for the creative dishes Sean creates (and you can watch) and a very thoughtful inexpensive wine list in contrast to most places. Service was unmatched. I will return again and again.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I had a pleasant dining experience. When I approached the door, I was taken back by the "curtain" like entry and small space. I expected it to be noisy, especially seated by the open kitchen. Although it was not, I enjoyed the open kitchen and seeing the interworkings of the goods being prepared. The food was overall fantastic. Everything was perfect, and we ordered so much to taste. I had the Nitro Ship and Chicken dumpling. The charred octopus and scallops were cooked exceptionally well and came with parmesan grits, which were seasoned well too. Unfortunately, they didn't have the crab quesadilla, so we sided on the vegetable one, which was still okay. The goat cheese mac did not disappoint; while it wasn't the creamy texture, it is worth tasting this spin on the homestyle delight.
  14. YM

    YinM

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice. Good food, good service. Loved it.
  15. JE

    JoEllenU

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I thought the chef could not out do his brunch but BAM his dinner was wonderful! Th eservice was exception...the atmosphere great I can't say enough great things. Appetizer the chicken pot pie wontons are to die for !!!!! Entre I had the lobster seafood curry, OMG incredible......
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An absolutely amazing brunch with my husband! Small and quaint place with a staff who pays attention to all of their customer’s. I will definitely return!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down one of the best dining experiences I have had in a long time. The waiter was exceptional and the food was next level. I have already recommended it to all my friends and family, and will definitely be going back very soon! We were there for the 4 course prix fare dinner… AMAZING
  18. b

    billn

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This restaurant has a prix fixe menu with four courses. The food, overall, was quite good and the ambiance was relaxing and quiet. There were a few quirks: I've never had to pay for an amuse bouche, which in other restaurants is a small "gift" from the kitchen. Some of the dishes had too much going on and could have been simplified. But the biggest downside for the meal was the portion sizes, which were huge. Too big for a four course meal. Even the amuse bouche could have been an appetizer on its own.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food - Excellent Drinks - Good, dope juice was great. Service - Excellent “Experience”- Non existent - Besides opening the door for us, there was no interaction with the chef. We were the only occupants in the restaurant. The dining experience was no different than attending “restaurant week” in any of our other favorite restaurants with a four course selection menu.
  20. DT

    DaveT

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 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!!!
  21. 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
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great!!
  23. 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.
  24. 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!
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. SR

    ShirelleR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were outstanding! Would highly recommend going.
  28. T

    Toma

    Baltimore

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 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!
  29. TB

    TonyaB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    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!
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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!!
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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!
  37. 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.
  38. 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!!
  39. 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.
  40. 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.

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 4.8 stars by 159 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 5 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

  • 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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