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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

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Say goodbye to 2017 and welcome in 2018 this New Year's Eve at the Wine Market Bistro. With views of the fireworks over the harbor just outside and a creative four course menu crafted by Chef Craig David Spriggs and wine pairings as well from the shop, it will surely be a night to remember!

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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

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (18)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Notable Wine List (16)
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Neighborhood Gem (16)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Good for Groups (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Special Occasion (10)
Business Meals (10)
Casual (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Romantic (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Cozy (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Authentic (5)
Healthy (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Organic (4)
Seasonal (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Fun (4)
Great for Lunch (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
People Watching (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

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·Dined 6 days ago

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 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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 (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 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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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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·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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 (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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 (Baltimore)·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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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Hard to get service.

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 (Washington DC)·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
 (Baltimore)·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
 (Baltimore)·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
 (Baltimore)·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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vip
 (Washington DC)·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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 (Baltimore)·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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 (Washington DC)·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
 (Baltimore)·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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 (Baltimore)·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
 (Baltimore)·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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 (Chicago)·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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 20, 2017

The food is always excellent-creative and delicious. Service is always top notch.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 15, 2017

Good setting and menu. Large wine selection also in a relaxed environment. Service was a little disorganized and we had to prompt the waitstaff to place orders a number of times

Tags: Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Outstanding! Incredible food, wine, and service. Many paleo friendly options.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 11, 2017

The Wine Market is always a fantastic spot. We've been going there since it opened and all these years later it's still amazing. For those who love wine there's a great list plus the option of shopping for a bottle that evening. The staff is attentive and knowledgeable.

My wife and I went there for our anniversary and having noted that on Open Table reservation it was acknowledged with a great appetizer and glass of wine... and that was on top of an already generous amouse Boucher and bit of sparkling wine they were offering as part of restaurant week. Watermelon gazpacho, chicken liver mousse, entrees and desserts were great.

There are always inventive cocktails. And, on the way out there are great deals in the wine shop. The Wine Market used to be in my neighborhood and I used to get there frequently. I'm not that far away now but it remains worth a trip. Without a doubt one of the best, most inventive, most consistent restaurants in Baltimore. Love The Wine Market.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Healthy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Everything was fine but we thought it was a little high priced, both food and wine.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Always good. Industrial main room and long attractive bar. Food is good, parking is free, and diners get a discount in the wine shop on the way out.

Tags: Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 6, 2017

First visit to the Wine Market Bistro proved to be a great experience. Very nice outdoor seating area. Service was perfect and the food outstanding! Will definitely go back!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Special Occasion, Healthy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Came for Restaurant Week. We had made a reservation weeks ago for a Saturday at 8pm and still had to wait for our table (more than 10 minutes past our reservation time with open tables in our line of sight - I really hate this, as what is the purpose of a reservation if it isn't honored?). We were seated at the back in the ante room, and our server was disinterested at best, negligent at worst. We had to wait ten minutes more for two Manhattan cocktails and a glass of Prosecco because the bartender "was backed up and is very particular about how the drinks are made". The food portions were moderate, but it was all delicious. We were pretty much abandoned by our waitress after we got dessert, and I wouldn't recommend the Wine Market to friends based on how we felt/were treated by the end of the meal.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Food just not good. The so-called signature dishes were inedible.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Good food but the entree took very long to come out. Luckily our waitress noticed and offered bread for the table

Tags: Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Food was disappointing. It has been much better in the past.

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Decided to try this place for restaurant week. The food was great. I will definitely be back. I really enjoyed the tuna crudo. I was disappointed that the server failed to mention the price difference between the 3 and 6 oz glasses of wine. I would think that she would have inquired about what our preferences were. I was surprised when I received the bill. Nevertheless, the food is definitely worth coming back for.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Maybe a second chance?
This was my first dining experience in this part of the city, but I liked what I saw of the area. A monthly (or so ) lunch circuit I do with a friend -who had been here before, liked it, and figured I would, too. Being Baltimore restaurant week was a side benefit-our 3 course lunch was a great value at $20. The watermelon soup we chose was divine, but I was very disappointed with my entree choice of a burger. I asked for it medium, but it was more like well done and was very dry. A gluten free bun option would also have been a nicety...many trendy places are now offering that option for patrons with one of the now very common food allergies. The side of Brussel sprouts we decided to share was large and good. Unfortunately they were out of the ginger gelato dessert choice given, so I opted for raspberry, and it was tasty.
I may be interested in giving the bistro another shot...trying it for dinner during their normal weekly menu time.

Tags: Healthy, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Went for restaurant week and had a great time! You have to get the fried oysters they are truly amazing and a good size too!

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