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Black Olive

4.8
4.8
2739 Reviews
$50 and over
Seafood
After a renovation of the Fells Point General Store in 1997, The Black Olive sits in quaint elegance on the cobblestone section of Bond Street in old Fells Point, Baltimore's waterfront Jewel. Though the restaurant itself is just over twenty five years old, the spirit from which it springs holds a story that stretches through multiple generations The Black Olive is a Greek fish tavern set in the historic Baltimore neighborhood of Fells Point. We specialize in Mediterranean seafood such a whole fish, traditional Greek dishes, house-made breads and desserts. Enjoy signature items such as our hand made Village Pie, Grilled Octopus, Rack of Lamb, Filet Mignon , Bronzini, Dover Sole, and our Maine Lobster Pasta. Pair your entree with a selection from our vast cellar or an inspired cocktail from our bar. We are proud to support organic and sustainable producers of ingredients including our wine and Spirits. Named '50 Most Amazing Wine Experiences in America' in Wine and Spirits Magazine.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Greek, Organic

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (410) 276-7141

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Dimitris Spiliadis

  • Private party facilities

    The Black Olive has four private rooms on premises. Additionally, our exclusive wine cellar and outdoor seating area are available for private gatherings. Our restaurant is eager to accomodate special needs and menu requests. We look forward to helping you create a successful event.

  • Private party contact

    Dimitris Spiliadis: (410) 276-7141

  • Neighborhood

    Fells Point

  • Cross street

    Shakespeare

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Seafood

  • Baltimore

    Innovative

  • Baltimore

    Great for fine wines

  • Baltimore

    Romantic

  • Baltimore

    Seafood

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  1. GD

    GratefulDave

    Baltimore

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great experience overall. Mezze were innovative and delicous. Grilled fish entrees were perfectly cooked. I enjoyed the halibut . Asstryko white wine was an excellent match. Have hard to find Greek wines. Parking in Fells Point is always a challenge Recommend
  2. CQ

    CarolineQ

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another fabulous meal at The Black Olive. It is Baltimore’s greatest hidden gem ! A great vibe always, with the tone being set by the ever gracious Dimitri. Our server was fabulous. Efficient, and yet had time to share some stories that had us laughing. The food was exceptional, and cocktails were perfect. We left with full bellies and full hearts ♥️
  3. KP

    K8ieP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Overall Second time visiting this gem. Food was exceptional, service delightful, wine selection impressive. Charming atmosphere. Grilled octopus salad is our absolute favorite - would come back just to eat this dish. Dover sole was cooked to perfection. Highly recommend this wonderful restaurant.
  4. Y

    Yuki

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Shrimp and octpus were great!Staffs were friendly and kind.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    113 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    113 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great hummus. Perfect Greek salad. The diver sole was amazing. And our server Jeff was awesome - friendly, professional, knowledgeable.
  6. JJ

    JamesJ

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant, Big Heart Although we were first timers, we were greeted and served throughout our stay as if we were regulars who dine there once a week. The space is broken into intimate dining areas which feels more like being at a family home with lots of family members in each dining nook. We started out with the appetizer combination and the Greek village pie. The pie was a rustic spanakopita with spinach, red Swiss chard, leeks, cheese and homemade phyllo. We were all tempted to just order more pie for the rest of our meal. But fish had called us to this place. We ordered the whole Dover sole, the Mediterranean sea bass and Greek style lamb chops. Each dish came with roasted potatoes and sautéed Broccolini. Our waiter, Rafeal, commented on each dish as it was served which added to the delight of the presentation. Fish and meat are hard to put on the table at the same time while maintaining their warmth, tastiness and firmness. Each of our dishes were delightful. The owner Dimitris stop by the table twice, inquired about our experience and welcomed us to his place. The next time we drive up to Baltimore from Virginia we will definitely put the Black Olive restaurant on our schedule.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and the ambience was perfect for what my husband and I were looking for! I would highly recommend!
  8. W

    Woodroad

    Washington DC

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It had been 15 years since we ate at the Black Olive, and it was as good as we remembered.
  9. LB

    LizB

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful supper with friends. The food, ambience and service were amazing.
  10. CQ

    CarolineQ

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This little gem in Fell's Point out did itself once again. The Chilean Sea Bass is always out of this world, but this Past Saturday, it was beyond exquisite. You welcomed in by the staff like a family returning home. Dimitri always stops by the table and greets us with gratitude. Every time I leave, I start counting the days until I can return again.
  11. KW

    KenW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    It was my wife's 55th birthday and it is our family tradition for the birthday person to choose the family's dinner destination. My wife chose "The Black Olive", as our dinner destination. She and I have eaten there before, and we always wanted our son to experience it with us. The staff was professional, courteous, friendly, and helpful as always. They recognized my wife's birthday, how could they miss it, she was wearing a tiara and sash. Even though they have a limited menu, I think they respect the choices they present on the menu. The food was served fresh and deliciously prepared. We did not feel rushed. We laughed, drank a little, and ate good. I would, no, we would definitely recommend "The Black Olive" to others and we look forward to returning. -Ken
  12. m

    momstaxi3

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. The owner came out to our table for a quick chat. Definitely authentic Greek cuisine. We will be back!!
  13. JW

    JWPB

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We brought a big party from out of town and everyone enjoyed the guidance from our server and each of the entrees were stupendous. A very good time was had by all. We will be back soon.
  14. P

    Pickle

    Baltimore

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a party of 8. One of us ordered a steak medium rare and it came well done. The chef personally came out and apologized for the mistake and gave the guest a very nice meal of lamb chops. Great dinner.
  15. BM

    BMoreFoodLover

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite Greek restaurant!!
  16. V

    Vmarie

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great service and delicious food.
  17. V

    Vegasuncle

    Baltimore

    93 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Very friendly service. Highly recommend
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Anniversary
  19. TS

    TonyS

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant! The only minor suggestion is we wish the bar had a slightly larger selection of wines and liquor. However, they provided some very good alternative choices. Each of us in the party had a different whole fish. They were absolutely delicious, and the potatoes were awesome.
  20. DA

    DavidA

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a very pleasant surprise that we were met by both the Owner and his Father and they were both so very gracious and friendly. Their meal suggestions and wine were spectacular!
  21. DV

    DanielleV

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was excellent! Can’t wait to go back
  22. JS

    JonathanS

    Denver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent as usual. We had the grilled Octopus salad and grilled calamari stuffed with cheese - both were superb! Entree was grilled Black Sea Bass, which the server recommended when our first choice, Red Snapper, was out. Fish seasoning was outstanding (although there were quite a few bones to remove - fish was filleted in the kitchen).
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience3
    Service was great! The food was Mediocre at best. Chicken was burnt. Wouldn’t recommend dinning there.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The entire staff was excellent!!! I recommend this restaurant to everyone. If I could give 10 stars, I would!!! Will visit again the next time I’m in town.
  25. KG

    KarenG

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were 1/2 hour late for our reservation but they were very gracious about the delay. My daughter had the crab cake dinner and I had the Mediterranean sea bass. Both entrees were excellent. The side dishes—asparagus and roasted parsley potatoes—were excellent, too.

    Black OliveResponded on September 23, 2022Karen, Thank you so much for your amazing review. Im glad you had a wonderful time. We can wait to see you again. -Liddy

  26. BS

    BowlingforSoup

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Black Olive is one of our go-to restaurants for special occasions. Last night was no exception -- we were seated on the back patio outside in beautiful weather. Jeff, our server, was engaging and knowledgeable about the different fish choices on the menu as well as the wine options. Expect to pay around $100/person with appetizers, mains, dessert, wine, and tip. But for me the quality of the food provides good value for that money. I highly recommend the Black Olive.
  27. KD

    KirkD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    It was good but nothing spectacular. It wasn't like one of those meals that makes you say WOW, that was fantastic.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ate outside and it was lovely. Will be back!
  29. k

    kjtripper

    Baltimore

    93 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Don’t miss the fresh fish here. The Greek wines are excellent and sold by the glass. We love the outdoor dining area.
  30. S

    Sean

    Baltimore

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an amazing meal outside. Bond street has such a great old school atmosphere, and Black Olive fits in perfectly. Perfect preparation of our fish, wonderful wine, and amazing salads! Didn’t hurt that the weather was perfect and service was top tier.
  31. KP

    KPREats

    Baltimore

    232 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    232 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Overall, we had a good experience. It was our first time visiting Black Olive. The food and drinks were good, but there were numerous instances where the service just wasn't where I think it should be. Judah was our waiter and I don't know if he was new or inexperienced, but with some training, I think he could be an outstanding server. We started off with some oysters and we used our small plates during that course. When Judah came back to take the oyster plate and we ordered our next course (something to share) he didn't replace the plates. So when that dish came out, we had to flag someone down to get plates. When they came back to get that plate, they took our small plates with it. We asked if we could split a salad and Judah told us we could. So, we ordered a salad to split and our entrees. When our salad came back it was one bowl of salad. It wasn't split between the two of us. So, we had to flag down someone again to get us two plates so we could split the salad. We each ordered one of the whole fish entrees and were asked if we would like it whole or fileted. We chose fileted. Someone needs to work with the kitchen staff on their filet skills as the fish on both our plates still had quite a few bones in it. Also, the restaurant website mentions that the fish is expertly fileted tableside. Nope. This would be a restaurant I would come back to and I would recommend but also hopeful Judah would get some more training and some easily corrected miscues would get taken care of.
  32. j

    joannep

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    We love the Black Olive and come here regularly. We always order an appetizer and a main dish of Black Olive's wonderful fish. This past Saturday we decided to do a small plate dinner, and were disappointed with the quality and preparation of the food. The salad spread came with cold, what looked like a store bought pita, and the crab cake was small and mushy in texture. The filet mignon kabob was very overcooked and tough to eat. The only saving grace were the grilled shrimp which were very good. The wine was excellent, but our waiter disappeared for long periods and we just served ourselves. We will come back to the Black Olive, but stick to what it does well, and leave the small plates to other restaurants who do a much better job.
  33. A

    Actlad

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, food and ambiance.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Well prepared healthy food.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Warm Cozy ambience in the sweetest Fells Point spot. Eat outside under the patio lights if weather permits. Everything is delicious, though I love getting a bunch of the small plates. The avocado Greek salad had the freshest tomatoes and greens I have ever had.
  36. TR

    TaiashaR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Experienced the restaurant week menu and everything was delicious
  37. B

    Burndoc

    Philadelphia

    35 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    I will start by saying that this was my 3rd visit since early June. The service has progressively gotten worse and tonight was terrible. The service was inattentive - I actually had to go to the bar to get a second round of drinks . It took over an hour to get cold appetizers. I told the waiter the appetizers were taking long and instead of offering to check on status he said it was a busy night . The service is appalling and the manager obviously does not care . While at the bar another customer told him the server was the worst she had ever experienced. Unfortunately we had the same server and the manager never even checked to see if our service / food was ok. There was not one happy customer that was sitting inside the restaurant . I brought friends from out of town and was embarrassed! I will never return and will not recommend this restaurant to anyone else.
  38. CD

    CDMH

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and the food were great. I cannot wait to go back!
  39. DR

    DanielleR

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Dinner was great! The restaurant is small and intimate.
  40. MS

    MarkS

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Relaxed, cozy atmosphere, excellent service, delicious seafood!

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Black Olive is rated 4.8 stars by 2739 OpenTable diners.

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Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
Google Map for Black Olive

814 S. Bond Street, Baltimore, MD 21231

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Shakespeare

  • Neighborhood

    Fells Point

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Greek, Organic

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Dimitris Spiliadis

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (410) 276-7141

  • Private party facilities

    The Black Olive has four private rooms on premises. Additionally, our exclusive wine cellar and outdoor seating area are available for private gatherings. Our restaurant is eager to accomodate special needs and menu requests. We look forward to helping you create a successful event.

  • Private party contact

    Dimitris Spiliadis: (410) 276-7141

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