Wit & Wisdom – Baltimore

4.4
1658 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasion
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Comfort Food, American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: 7:00am - 10:30am (Mon-Fri), 7:00am-9:00am (Sat & Sun)
Lunch: 11:30am - 2:30pm (Mon-Fri)
Brunch Buffet: 9:00am - 2:00pm (Sat & Sun)
Dinner: 6:00pm - 10:00pm (Sun-Thurs), 5:30pm-10:30pm (Fri-Sat)
Bar open daily from 11:30am-12:00 midnight
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Phone number
(410) 223-1456
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Zachary Mills
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Catering
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 witwisdomevents.blt@fourseasons.com to schedule your event.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
President Street
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Parking details
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.
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Public transit
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.
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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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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1,658 reviews
4.4 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
64%
Very Good
21%
Good
9%
Fair
4%
Poor
1%
4.4
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
3.8
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined 15 hours ago

Where should I even start. Our waiter service was terrible. He messed up our order. He also made a snarky comment blaming me for the messed up order. The food itself was subpar. The experience was not worth the $250 I spent. I personally did not feel as though my table was of importance. The best part of the experience was the bread guy. Valet was dressed and spoke professionally but did not open the door for my wife. I’m probably not going back there.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great food, great service, nice view of the water!

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

The bartender Mark was the best part of our experience at the restaurant. The waiter was okay-the food was nothing special..definitely not what the Four Seasons is about. Super disappointed-especially since it was a birthday dinner which we expressed to the staff yet nothing was done. Not what I expect from a four seasons establishment.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

This place was really good, but you're paying for ambiance and view. The food is no better than other upscale restaurants in the area, but it's a lot more expensive. We got the tuna tartare appetizer ($21), lobster pot pie ($64), and the lot 27 cocktail, which to me was the best value and the best thing I had. My spouse got the burger ($28) which came with a tiny adorable burger on top. View was awesome, music was nice. Will never go back, there are starving people in Baltimore.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Loved the Harbor view and food. Staffs are friendly with good service. Will be going back sooner than later. Thank you Wit and Wisdom!

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3.0Dined on July 9, 2018

great ambiance and good service but for a high quality place like the fourseasons the food was not up to par. Some items over cooked and some cold. The main course the most expensive steak less than adequate. Loved the atmosphere a great place for drinks on the waterfront

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

The food was outstanding! It was our anniversary. My wife and I both had steak with mashed potatoes as well as the mac and cheese. The side dishes we shared. The steaks were cooked to perfection. The appetizers were also very good. I had the duck spring rolls and my wife had their appetizer special that was a watermelon salad.

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3.0Dined on July 8, 2018

This restaurant was definitely overpriced. Price included buffet, bottomless Mimosa's and tip was $100 per person. For a four seasons property, food presentation was substandard and some foods that should have been hot were cold. I will not be going back for the Sunday brunch buffet. Disappointed

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4.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Had family in town so the wife and I got to get out for a night. She wanted to go into downtown Baltimore somewhere on the water and I found Wit & Wisdom.

Got there for our 7:30 reservations and was initially seated inside before I asked if there was a table available outside. Took some time before someone came over to bring us menus and drinks. When they did, it was the restaurant’s manager, not the waitress. Ordered drinks and an appetizer. Took a few minutes to decide what we wanted for main dish and then ordered. 45 minutes later, no food. Normally I would complain but I didn’t for some reason. The waitress then came over and said our food still wasn’t ready but they were bringing out a complimentary appetizer while we continued waiting. Personally, I just think they forgot or gave to others. Either way, I was ok. The manager then came over again and apologized, said an entree would be removed from the bill and another complimentary side came with the meals. He was very nice and I told him that I appreciated his response. Again, I didn’t complain but they knew mistakes had been made. This is what a good restaurant/business does. At end of evening, manager also brought out some sorbet for dessert. I really feel he was the one who deserved the tip, not the waitress who we only saw a few times but my wife said was more attentive toward the end. Again, this is what I think a good business does and I would go back because of the food and the manager’s service and response.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

As always we had another fantastic experience. The service is impeccable and thoroughly enjoyed our entire experience.

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4.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Very very nice place, but it does not need to be that expensive. The food great, and the service good. Sat outside which has great views.

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4.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Service was excellent, drinks fabulous, appetizers tasty however, chicken was just ok!

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Very pleasant experience! Excellent service, beautiful decor, delicious food and exquisite cocktails. Will be back.

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Food was exquisite, service warm and professional. Lovely views of the Inner Harbor. We were among the last diners with a reservation at 7:30pm so it wasn't too busy. So the staff surprised us with a nice peach sorbet intermezzo. Totally lovely evening.

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4.0Dined on July 1, 2018

We had the brunch buffet at Wit & Wisdom. We sat outside on the patio where we could enjoy the view of the harbor and people watch. Overall, we had a great experience. We partook of the bottomless mimosas & bloody marys; our server was very attentive to how empty our drinks were and would immediately get refills for us. The food was pretty good. I was going to have a pancake, but discovered they were rock hard so I had a piece of French toast instead. Everything was plentiful and prepared well. They have omelet, crepe, s'mores and gelato stations. The pastries and desserts were excellent. The croissants were amazing, as was the apple galette. I expected brunch/food selection at a Four Seasons would be really luxe, but it was just average. The service was excellent and exactly what one would expect of a restaurant associated with the Four Seasons.

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3.0Dined on July 1, 2018

The brunch is nice, with a lot of variety, but for 64 dollars per person for brunch I have much higher expectations!

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

The service was exceptional! This was my first visit and I will return. I don’t eat seafood or dairy so, I ordered the chicken, which was very moist and flavorful. I was able to get double vegetables in place of the Mac and cheese. I was looking for some sort of cake on the dessert menu but, there was none. That was my only disappointment.

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4.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Great place to go for a birthday dinner. I loved the view of the Baltimore harbor and the relaxed ambience.

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

We enjoyed several courses of perfect food. If you’re thinking about the shrimp-do it! Best shrimp I’ve had out.

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3.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Unimpressed. Very basic spread. The cost was ridiculous for a buffet 200 for 3 people. The food wasn’t worth that much.

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3.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Went for a Father’s Day breakfast. They were only serving their $74 buffet. Food was good, but overpriced.

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

The server was incredibly pleasant. While we did not opt for the brunch due to plans later for a large dinner, it looked fantastic. I did order the ceasar salad with shrimp and they were fantastic (they were also on the brunch buffet). Overall, a very pleasant experience. Thank you.

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2.0Dined on June 16, 2018

This restaurant is a complete rip off. We sat down for brunch, I asked the server to tell us about the buffet menu. He walked us through the buffet but did not share the price. The prices weren't given to us on a menu. There were no prices anywhere. The per person price ended up being over $60 not including an additional $14 for mimosas (a cost which also wasn't shared). With tip, I paid more than $150 for a brunch that wasn't any better than your typical $25 brunch meal at any other hotel in the country. STAY AWAY or better yet walk a few more feet to the affordable and just as good Marriott brunch around the corner.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

I am a big foodie , and can say that this place definitely went above and beyond my expectations. I went with my girlfriend for a late dinner (930pm) on a Saturday night. This restaurant is attached to the four seasons hotel.
HIghlights - best Branzino I have had in a long time. The bottom was perfectly crisped and they gave me a very large amount of fish. It was better than the Branzino I have gotten from authentic high-end italian restaurants in the philly and west chester areas. I was blown away!
The avocado salad was absolutely delicious. It was literally an avocado as the base, which I did not realize, but the combination of onions, spices, peppers, and whatever else they included just made the dish very very tasty and memorable. They also had a wide variety of drinks, but we did not partake of any this time. If you are in the inner harbor area and looking for a restaurant to go to for a special occasion, I highly recommend. Thank you Wit and Wisdom for a great night !

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Sat outside on the harbor. Absolutely stunning at sunset. Drinks were good food was great

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Awesome food, drinks and outstanding service.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Excellent service, not an extensive menu but well done and easy to enjoy.
Sommelier is excellent, very enthusiastic and passionate and does a very good job listening and suggesting a variety of options.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Everything was good!

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

The food was delicious and the wait staff was very friendly and professional

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Went here for a date on a week night. It was not busy at all and the service was spectacular. Prices were a little on the steep side, but portions were ridiculously large. I ordered the snapper, thinking it would be a filet...it was the entire fish! Decent beer & wine selection, fantastic spirits selection. I'd like to go again when it's not raining and sit on the waterfront patio.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

This was my first experience to Wit & Wisdom and I was well pleased. The food was delicious. I had the short beef ribs and they were so tender they melted in my mouth. My friend had the crab cake and it was all jumbo lump crab meat. Our waitress was professional, courteous and knowledgeable. It was a lovely evening.

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1.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Horrible. Food was terrible. Pork chop dry and 2/3 fat. Risotto tasted like soggy white rice. These are absolutely not exaggerations. The crab cake entree was the tiniest crab cake I have ever seen. The service took forever. They simply ignored us most of the meal. Not only was the food totally overpriced but we were charged for two beers and only had one. Wanted to leave so bad it wasn't worth pointing out the over charge. The waiter sold the pairing of wine (smallest pour ever) with the crab cake then proceeded to bring the wine 35 minutes before the entree arrived. Guess that's a good way to sell 2 glasses. Worst dining experience in Baltimore in the 30 + years I have lived here.

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4.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Excellent server. Additional attention from management was vet kind and attentive, much appreciated. Meal was excellent.
Only disappointment was other servers ignored us when we had a question or needed assistance. We expect much more from Michael Mina and the Four Seasons, not a silo approach to dinner service with staff only concentrating on their “section or tables”.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

A truly amazing dinner. The two must do items are getting a table on the patio and ordering the lobster pot pie. It's a truly outstanding dish.

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3.0Dined on May 21, 2018

this is an expensive restaurant with mediocre service and food. I might try it for lunch since the view (at least outside) is stupendous.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Our server Ellie was fantastic and so was the food. Really, no complaints. Would eat here again next time on the waterfront.

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3.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Brunch was decent. Salmon was good. Oysters were terrible. Brunch was not worth $65 (no drinks included) per person at all. Definitely wouldn't go back.

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

I have been to the brunch one time before this Sunday, May 20, 2018. My first time there I sat inside and it was an absolutely wonderful time and service. However, this time my server did not introduce himself and the Mimosas were unsatisfactory.

I would still come back again and again.

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Service was excellent! The food was good but not outstanding. Also, the menu had few selections I would have preferred to see more especially with all the IG posts/pictures/videos, none of them were on the menu.... N-O-N-E, and that was my biggest disappointment in addition to the food being "OK."
The service was excellent!!! Waiter was super nice and I sent my steak back they offered a new side dish to go along with it and the manager (I think) brought my new steak so that was super awesome to me!!! Keep that up.
The atmosphere was great, although it was a quiet night, there was enough stimulation!!! I had a great time, not sure if I would go back only because the food was not outstanding. Price was a less than anticipated but great considering on the lacking of the food (sorry, can't get over that). I loved my appetizer, hated my dinner and it was the reverse for my boyfriend... Decor was great, to my expectations.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day Dinner was a great experience this year thanks to Wit & Wisdom!

The service was outstanding -

The food was so good that almost everyone cleared their plates even though we were stuffed.

Would we return?
Yes!

We had a party of 7 and everyone was incredibly happy with our experience.

I hope yours is as well!

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