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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

91% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (19)
Good for a Date (19)
Notable Wine List (18)
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Creative Cuisine (18)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Business Meals (15)
Special Occasion (15)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Local Ingredients (10)
Bar Seating (10)
Casual (9)
Cozy (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Romantic (9)
Healthy (7)
Seasonal (7)
Fun (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Organic (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Authentic (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Vegan (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Great choice for dinner with a friend!

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·Dined 3 days ago

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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·Dined 4 days ago

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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·Dined 5 days ago

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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·Dined 5 days ago

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

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·Dined 5 days ago

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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·Dined 6 days ago

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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·Dined on January 13, 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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·Dined on January 12, 2018

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

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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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·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year’s Eve

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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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·Dined on December 29, 2017

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

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·Dined on December 23, 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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·Dined on December 10, 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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·Dined on December 9, 2017

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

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·Dined on December 7, 2017

we were lunching with friends

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·Dined on November 26, 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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·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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·Dined on November 12, 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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·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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·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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·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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·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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·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
·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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·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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·Dined on October 29, 2017

We went for brunch, we had 5 people in the group, it was not crowded. The menu had a great set of items to choose and we all loved every part of the meal, would recommend to anyone. We also used the discount in the wine market after our brunch to purchase more wine. The food was excellent, the service was outstanding and we were very pleased with the lovely decor.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vegan, Fun, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Hard to get service.

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·Dined on October 24, 2017

I loved everything about this place. I drove up from DC to meet a friend who was in Baltimore on business. The wine selection is great, the food was fresh, the service was superb! They offered a delicious prix fixe dinner with paired wines. I think they offer it M-Th. I'll definitely be back. Especially loved the fried oysters app and the lemon tart.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Cozy, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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vip
·Dined on October 21, 2017

We have dined here on numerous occasions and always been pleased with both the food and service. Not on this night. Service was slow. Our entrees didn’t arrive for an hour.
What we had was terribly disappointing . My wife ordered the “special” a steak dinner. The strip steak was barely edible. Nothing but fat and gristle.
I ordered a pasta dish. It was bland and tasteless.
I’m not sure if it was a bad night or something else, but we’re not going back for awhile.

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vip
·Dined on October 21, 2017

The braised short rib dinner disappointed since it was not very tender. It had a consistency similar to a steak than the typical shredded beef that one would expect. However the mussels appetizer was superp. The honey graham ice cream was uber delicious. The most noteworthy experience was our server, Kelly. She was so friendly and attentive. She had a wonderful sense of humor to boot. She was a delight.

Tags: Seasonal, Fit for Foodies
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vip
·Dined on October 18, 2017

Disappointed
Usually we love the Wine Market and can rely on it to have creative and tasty food. We won't be running back soon. The food was not good.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

We hadn't been in about a year, and it seems to have gone downhill. We just ordered bacon and egg breakfasts, shouldn't be hard to do. My bacon was burned on the ends. The hash browns or home fries (or whatever they call them) were greasy and tasteless. It wasn't very busy (which is also a change), yet we kept looking for the server, especially when we were ready for the bill. I don't think we will go back anytime soon. Disappointing.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great place. Nice atmosphere and great service. My first time there and will definitely be back soon.
Food is outstanding and priced well

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Cozy
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

all time favorite restaurants for the Federal Hill and Locust Pt neighborhood

Tags: Organic, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Healthy, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Casual, Romantic, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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vip
·Dined on September 15, 2017

My wife and I are always pleased with the Wine Market. It's a great former industrial room, plenty of free parking, food and service are always good. Having a wine and spirits store in its front lobby is a great touch.

Tags: Casual, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

It was better than ever. the ahi tuna salad was terrific!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
·Dined on August 26, 2017

Three of us had dinner on a perfect summer evening. We sat outside and really enjoyed it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

We spent our Sunday afternoon here to celebrate our 22nd wedding anniversary. I won't bore anyone with the details but simply say, the manager knew what happened, knew what to do, and knows how run an awesome business. Understanding what your customers need without them having to ask is rare these days. I made my reservation here because he have had good times in your restaurant. Our experience on Sunday will keep us coming to your restaurant over and over and over again. Thank you for being part of our day!

Kristen

Tags: Tapas, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List
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