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About Wit & Wisdom – Baltimore
Wit & Wisdom – Baltimore, by Michael Mina offers a modern American tavern menu of comfort food classics with Eastern seaboard influences. In addition to a spectacular view of the waterfront, guests at Wit & Wisdom will dine in full view of the kitchen's live-fire grill and rotisserie while enjoying classic handcrafted cocktails.
Baltimore, MD 21202
Contemporary American, Comfort Food, American
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: 7:00am - 10:30am (Mon-Fri), 7:00am-11:00am (Sat) 7:00am - 9:00am (Sun)
Lunch: 11:30am - 2:30pm (Mon-Fri), 12:00pm-2:30pm (Sat)
Brunch Buffet: 9:00am - 2:00pm (Sun)
Dinner: 6:00pm - 10:00pm (Sun-Thurs), 5:30pm-10:30pm (Fri-Sat)
Bar open daily from 11:30am-12:00 midnight
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
The private dining room at Wit & Wisdom, A Tavern by Michael Mina, is the ideal setting for a special meal, social or networking event or business function in Baltimore’s Harbor East. Wit & Wisdom’s waterfront terrace and bar and lounge can also serve as a space for semi-private group entertaining.
Please contact our Catering Team at + 1 (410) 223–1464 or email@example.com to schedule your event.
Valet parking is available through the hotel, self parking is also available in the parking garage below the hotel. There is also limited open air parking around the entire Harbor East and Little Italy neighborhoods.
The Charm City Circulator has a stop directly outside of the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore. The bus is complimentary and has stops throughout the Inner Harbor and beyond.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
1/2 Price Wine Night: Every Sunday in the dining room from 6:00 PM - 10 PM all full bottle purchases are half price! Explore our list of American wines with European accents.
A beautiful, 40 seat capacity private dining room is located in the restaurant. The dining room offers dedicated audio-visual components and a stunning view of the Inner Harbor. The space is ideal for holiday and birthday parties, wedding receptions and rehearsal dinners.
Wit & Wisdom – Baltimore Ratings and Reviews
Honestly the food was pretty decent, but the wine service was extremely bad. The wine list for one has astronomical prices, second the prices are not clear and have a mix of 2x retail to 7x retail (not a typo) so I was charged the price for one bottle where I could go to any wine store today and get half a case. I still believe the menu I had, showed a different price, but was stuck paying a bill that didn't make sense to what was ordered. I will never be coming back here agin, strictly due to the wine service/program. After a brief discussion I told the Somm that this is more than 5x retail, he said, nooooo if you find me a place to buy it for even 300 I'd be buying right now, so I showed him online 6 to 7 places (wine shops) at 225... He then said oh they are cheaper because of shipping to those states... not 1k cheaper, you are making no sense!
The ambiance at Wit and Wisdom is great - come early or stay late so that you can browse the art work on the walls and the lobby. Very high ceiling and wonderfully appointed throughout. Great views of the harbor. Seating was comfortable and service was very good - not absolutely outstanding but no complaints. The food was reasonably priced; i.e. not inexpensive, but not outrageous. Still, given the over all tone of the place a bit disappointing. Excellent, but somehow not up to the promise of the rest of the place. I had the duck, which was perfectly cooked. However, although our server cautioned us that it would be a bit salty, was still saltier than I was expecting. Everything, including dessert, tasted fine, just not, I don't know, truly special. It is still the case that, in Baltimore, Charleston is the very best - in a class by itself. Nevertheless, Wit and Wisdom is an excellent restaurant and I'll definitely be back.
My second visit to Wit & Wisdom.... consistently it's a great experience. Menu is inventive, covering all the categories I love and the location with it's exceptional view of the Harbor! The staff elevates the experience and what else would you expect at the Four Seasons .... they never disappoint.
I have to make a drive to come into Baltimore but I do plan to return again and again.
1. Severely overpriced
2. How do you 86 1 of your only 6 entree sandwiches... On a SATURDAY? I'd understand if it would be a specialty item that takes a while to prepare.. But a RUBEN?
Again, if this would be a corner store or small business... But you charge $16.00 for a RUBEN and then you don't even have it.
Service, location drinks are great.
Food tastes good but is wildly expensive... And whoever does the ordering needs to get their stuff together.. LOL
Food was good. Service was excellent. View was spectacular. I ate at the bar. There were a few flies around while I was eating. Wasn’t a fan but the patio was open and folks were walking back and forth. I like the space. May do a girlfriends brunch here.
One of if not THE best restaurant in Baltimore , our Server Marlon was amazing , attention to detail ,knowledgeable , the sommelier Dawn was a wealth of knowledge and had a great story to go with every glass of wine not to mention her ability to pair the perfect wine with every dish , and then there was the food , from the steaks to the appetizers ( octopus tostada was out of this world ) over all the perfect experience , I felt like I was having dinner in my own living room with the worlds best hospitality crew , thank you wit and wisdom :)
The greeting was less than stellar. When you show up to a place like that, especially when you are celebrating something, you have certain expectations.
Couldn't find my reservation. Didn't know which tables were available. Continious mistakes on the computer checking us in, taking up time and was frustrating. It was uncomfortable. If I ever need to take someone to a special occasion I will not be returning there.
While I'm not a foodie, the lack of selections on the menu left me and my party of 6 wanting something else. Some food was over
seasoned and others were perfect, I wouldn't return here for a meal, but rather visit for drinks ONLY!
Grades: The Appetizer - lamb meatballs, the Dessert - chocolate bar, grade A . Salad and Entree, grade D. I had the peach salad and the no flavor chicken entree. Salad was composed of garnish, and you'd better like garnish because it was also served as decoration on the entrees. The chicken tasted boiled in water- all flavor washed away. Server was aware but no adjustment for a poorly made dish. Wine by the glass, grade D. Sour notes. The view , grade A . A nice view of the water. Will return for dessert and view, but not to eat or drink the wine.
This was my second visit to Wit and Wisdom over the past six months. The music playing in the restaurant needs an overhaul. The selection is dreadful and the volume is deafening.
It is nearly impossible to carry on a conversation. Unfortunate for such a nice restaurant.
The sommelier was outstanding.
No issue with paying Four Seasons prices for Four Seasons quality - especially from a Michael Mina restaurant - but this misses the mark completely. We typically dine at Bourbon Steak in DC, and Wit & Wisdom is not even a close third when it comes to food taste and quality.
Overall, the food was meh... and the restaurant was rather noisy. They really need to work on their temperatures as well as pacing between courses. In terms of value- the meal was exceptionally expensive. The Somm consistently tried to upsell wines of lesser quality and higher price - which rubbed me the wrong way. Overall, our meal wound up being $125/head without alcohol. I wouldn't go back as the price to performance ratio is way off.
My entire experience was wonderful, which wasn't surprising, I have eaten here numerous times. I enjoyed the updated menu - ordered the lamb meatballs, peach salad, and lobster pot pie, all of which was BEYOND delicious!! I have been dreaming about the lamb meatballs every night since :).
Great lunch spot for my Aunt for her birthday. It was especially quite as it was a holiday (labor day). Service was excellent, food delicious. I had the caeser salad - with slightly grilled capers, who would have thought to grill them a bit to take out the vinegar? The bay chips are great, I requested the lemon aioli (used for fries) for a dip - delicious! I didn't think their bread to start was very tasty, hence the 4 stars, but everything else was great. My cousin said the bar scene is great usually on the weekends - so hope to check it out on my next visit to Baltimore!
We waited 20 minutes between our appetizers and our meal. The food obviously sat under the warmers for quite a while because my daughter's steak au jus had congealed. My husband's fish had dried on the outer edges.
The appetizers were somewhat slow to come out. Then the wait was worse for the entrees. Our waiter came to the table, unsolicited, and said he'd spoken to the chef and they were finishing up.
Obviously someone dropped the ball somewhere. No apology or explanation was offered nor any food comps.
We had to leave for our concert and since the meal ran over we didn't have time to discuss the difficulties with our server (who wasn't around to deliver the entrees anyway).
The music was loud and not well suited for dining and we were grateful for the nice weather so we could sit outside. The crab ravioli appetizer was worthwhile.
They did a very nice job being careful and aware of serious food allergies.
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