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About Wine Market Bistro

Wine Market Bistro is a unique café, wine bar and wine shop all under one roof. We proudly offer over 30 wines by the glass and a 500 bottle selection in the wine shop. Most restaurants charge 300% or more for wine--at Wine Market guests can enjoy amazing wines for a small corkage fee ($11) over the retail price! This is a great savings for any wine lover. We feature a beautiful courtyard patio in the warmer months and a sophisticated Soho Loft like dining area inside all year. Reviews- Baltimore Magazine "Best Restaurants" Baltimore Sun rated us as one of the top 10 kitchens in all of Baltimore; Style Magazine listed us as one of their- "100 Favorite Places, People and Things." See website for more details.

921 East Fort Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21230
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Seafood, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am -4:00pm *limited menu 3:00-4:00*
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm.

Cross Street:
Lawrence Sreet

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 244-6166

Website:
http://www.winemarketbistro.com/

Parking Details:
Free parking available right in front of the restaurant.

Public Transit:
Baltimore's free bus service; the circulator banner route stops right next to our location.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We have monthly wine tastings; sign up for our newsletter via our website to receive updates and information.
www.winemarketbistro.com/events

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Private Dining

Private events available in unique wine tasting room. Buy out options available as well.

Wine Market Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (22)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Creative Cuisine (20)
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Good for a Date (19)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Notable Wine List (17)
Special Occasion (17)
Business Meals (15)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Good for Groups (13)
Casual (13)
Romantic (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
Cozy (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Fun (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Seasonal (6)
Healthy (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Authentic (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Organic (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great Beer (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
People Watching (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 5 days ago

We enjoyed the various courses. The service was a little slower than we would have liked. But overall a good experience.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 5 days ago

The food was good as usual, the new york strip I had was 35-40% of fat and it was a 6oz serving. Valentines menu was nice, but I also wanted the choice of the regular menu and the portion sizes that come with it. Profit always has a way of making itself show up, it does not have to be done in sich a manner at such a classy establishment.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Fabulous brunch! Delicious Bloody Mary!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I go for the Incredible fried oysters! Had a Spicy cauliflower with peanut side dish that was really good. Love the mac & cheese with truffle oil. They never fail me. Consistency is where it’s at.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was very creative with numerous veggies in each dish. Unfortunately the flavors were all muddled together and unimpressive. Very chilly temperature at table. Had to wear my daughters down vest during dinner. Service was great. Price was a little on the higher side.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 28, 2018

I've eaten here before and the food was really good. I wasn't impressed with the brunch offerings and likely ordered the wrong thing - I ended up not eating much of my meal. Overall, I still think The Wine Market is great, and I'd definitely eat there again, just not for brunch.

Tags: Great Beer, Casual, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great food. Good wine list, reasonably priced.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 25, 2018

It's a unique place in that you enter and exit through a small but serviceable wine and spirits shop. Plenty of free parking available. Wine Market was one of the first fine restaurants to appear in re-purposed 19th century industrial buildings in Baltimore, and the space really suits me. Always great service and food.

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Great brunch menu! We always enjoy dining at Wine Market Bistro and this time was no exception. The food is excellent and the ambiance is very relaxed and enjoyable. Highly recommended!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Casual, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We both had a wonderful meal!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 19, 2018

This place is amazing. My fiancé is still talking about it being the best meal he ever had. We had to rush out of the restaurant as my fiancé faced a medical emergency and even through all of that the staff was extremely supportive and helpful. I've told everyone I know and we will continue to patronize this establishment for as long as it exists. You're doing yourself a disservice if you don't visit this place.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 19, 2018

This is the first time I have ever had a negative experience at the Wine Market. We aren't sure if it was because it was Baltimore restaurant week, but the food was not as expected and the service was lacking. The menu for restaurant week was different than what was offered that night. Our server was completely inattentive. He had a large table who was also servicing, but he definitely dropped the ball on us. We ordered wine flights, and our wine did not arrive until after we had received each course and finished them. He never checked to see how our food was, and we actually ended up taking the dessert to go because it took over 40 mins for him to come back between entree and dessert. I was disappointed because my friend and I were really looking forward to this dinner. We each ordered the Tuna "steak" and what we received were 4 very small pieces of tuna, that seemed almost like jerky. Not the tuna steak seared rare as stated on the menu.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Great choice for dinner with a friend!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Wine Bistro is a great place for a quiet dinner or to share a flight of wine and some appetizers. It is meant to be a leisurely time, so don't head there if you are in a hurry.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Very good food, as always. The short ribs were fork tender.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 15, 2018

I wasn’t the biggest fan of the scallop app during restaurant week but overall this restaurant is awesome. It was my second time dining here and it’s now my favorite restaurant in Baltimore. Lots of unique flavors and food pairings. Wonderful wine list. Would recommend for a date night!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Scallop crudo was not done properly. Do not recommend. Pana Cotta dessert was incredible, wine pairings were perfect.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2018

My wife and I tried them out for restaurant week and everything about the meal was excellent. Easy reservations on open table. Service was great - the right amount of checking on us but never overbearing. I had the scallops/lobster and my wife got the beet salad as our first course. For our main dish, I got the braised short rib which was quite good - tender and juicy, with perfect seasoning. My wife got the trout which came with an egg salad type base - she liked hers as well. For dessert she for the bread pudding with ice cream which was good. I got the dark chocolate pave which came with a caramel tasting crunchy base - it was excellent, especially with some coffee. We'll definitely try them again. This is a place I'd highly recommend, especially for restaurant week. They didn't seem to skimp out on anything like other places tend to do for restaurant week.

Tags: Organic, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Fun, Business Meals
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Service was INCREDIBLY slow. My hash was delicious but my friend’s food came out cold and when they remade it they left out a key ingredient. We had to ask for beignets when other tables just got them brought out automatically. The beignets were also not nearly as light and fluffy as they have been in the past. The last couple times I have been there service has unfortunately been lackluster and the food hasn’t been as good. My lobster bisque on New Year’s Eve was full of shells and my pork belly was chewy as if they didn’t render off the fat. This is one of my favorite restaurants in Baltimore but unfortunately they have not been as wonderful lately.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Went to the Wine Market for brunch and was expecting to be blown away but a few of our entrees were lackluster. Not enough seasoning or a complete lack of flavor. Our waitress was great and the overall experience was good but I can’t get past the lack of seasoning on our food. Such a nice place should have a good chef to match or at least that’s what you’d expect as a patron. My 4-Star rating is because of the service and not the food.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Went for Restaurant Week, but would likely be inclined to go back another time, as it was a really good meal overall. Excellent three-course option for $35 for restaurant week, and was very satisfied with the service provided overall.

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 12, 2018

I love this place. It’s my fave in Baltimore City.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Amazing time with my boyfriend! Service was amazing as was the food- a la carte menu for New Years and desert that makes you want to cry tears of joy

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year’s Eve

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Very happy with the fixed course menu for NYE. Terrific value for all 4 courses. Rockfish was some of the best I've ever had. Wife was extremely impressed with the greens served with her beef. Very intrigued with the vegetable starter.....taste was good, texture a little out there with the gelatin.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Had a wonderful meal and time with my husband and good friends. Highly recommend

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We have been to the Wine Market Cafe several times. The atmosphere is low key smart casual with the industrial rehab look. The server was well versed with the menu and so helpful. The food is excellent although the two vegetarians with us had to get creative as most of the entrees are not veggie. I had a steak salad that is always on the menu and just great—-my wife had a lamb burger with really good fries that I snarfed. My mother in law loved the arctic char that was a special —and she is the ultimate food critic........it was served with polenta. A few squash soups at the table looked good but maybe could have been a bit warmer—-the server quickly returned with a hotter bowl for one of us. The bread pudding dessert and a sorbet were also perfexr with the French press coffee served after dinner.

Sadly we are not wine proficient but the extensive list and the ability to buy wine bottles to go
Home at 15% off at the time of dinner is a real plus.

A really nice place to have a comfortable dinner with foodie type wonderful dinners at what seams like really moderate pricing.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Service was efficient and polite. Chicken breast and tile fish entrees were great. Olives and Brussel sprouts starters were a nice change. Because of the snow, the space was not as crowded as usual, so it was easy to converse. Free parking is another plus. Good wine selection, not so for beer . They only have craft beers, so you take your chances with brands you never heard of.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 9, 2017

always my favorite restaurant in town!!! never disappoints!!!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 7, 2017

we were lunching with friends

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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

A group of 5 of us went to Wine Market for a friend's birthday. The space was beautiful but not too stuffy. We all loved everything we had! Our one friend is vegan and she struggled a bit finding an entree she could eat, but she was able to order a few vegetable sides to create a meal. The cauliflower was outstanding! The wine was great and well priced.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We had a couple of issues that I don't think are normal for the place. There were six of us dining. One meal came out and was brought by someone other than our server. Some time went by and our server noticed that no one else had their food and she went to check. Then another four meals came out and I was told mine would take a few minutes more. The issue was the four other meals that were brought out after the first one must have been sitting in the kitchen without a warming light and weren't very warm when presented. My food eventually came and the server apologized several times. Places have some blips, so all-in-all, we didn't say anything. It wasn't until the next day that I completley scrutinized the bill and realized a $42 steak dinner had been added to the cost. When I went back to discuss this, the manager said the server had told her about that during the day and she was aware. She readily refunded the money. So, not a great experience overall.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The Wine Bistro is just a great experience. The food and ambiance was wonderful. I definitely will be back again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 4, 2017

A sure favorite for our family. This most recent meal reminded us why!
The service is prompt and attentive. The starters our great and you great have a good meal if you chose 2-3 of of them alone. We had "king pao cauliflower, roasted brussel sprouts and fried oysters. We all agreed that they were among the best we have had anywhere!
The main courses equally did not disappoint. The rockfish and short rib special were great and plated beautifully as well. ( though we thought the pomegranate glaze on the short rib was creative it was a little too sweet). The roasted chicken was cooked perfectly and was so tasty
A perfect way to end such a good meal is with one of the made in restaurant desserts or Taharka Brothers ice creams.
Though we did not avail ourselves of this option the attached large retail wine store is sure to have a bottle of wine to pair with your meal and can be purchased at a discount as well
WHAT'S THERE NOT TO LIKE ABOUT THIS PLACE?

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Good choice for entertaining out of town guests. Wasn't very crowded for a Saturday night which made for a nice atmosphere for conversation. Felt a little rushed by service staff which is surprising since it wasn't crowded.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We had a very nice meal. Everyone at the table was happy - meat eaters and vegetarians alike. And the cocktails were outstanding as well as the service

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Good food but outrageous corkage fee. Especially for a bottle picked up in the store.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Three of us ordered the steak salad for lunch and the meat on each was very, very, tough. So much so it was difficult to cut and chew. I mentioned this to the waiter and he acknowledged it, but did not say a word back about it (like I am sorry).

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Great, reliable local restaurant with great food and wine of course. Enjoy!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I have eaten many times at this restaurant and enjoyed the food, service and menu variety. However, I would not recommend this to anyone considering lunch. It was shocking. No effort was put into the menu, and the food was poorly prepared. I presumed that for a Sunday brunch one could expect more, but apparently not.

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