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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.
Baltimore, MD 21230
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.
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free parking available right in front of the restaurant.
Baltimore's free bus service; the circulator banner route stops right next to our location.
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
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Private events available in unique wine tasting room. Buy out options available as well.
Wine Market Bistro Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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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