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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.

200 International Drive
Baltimore, MD 21202
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
President Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 223-1456

Website:
http://www.witandwisdombaltimore.com/

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.

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.

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.

Executive Chef:
Zachary Mills

Additional:
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.

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.

Wit & Wisdom – Baltimore Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (35)
Scenic View (31)
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Fit for Foodies (22)
Special Occasion (21)
Romantic (19)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Great for Brunch (14)
Business Meals (13)
Cozy (13)
Notable Wine List (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Bar Seating (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
People Watching (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Hot Spot (8)
Seasonal (8)
Casual (7)
Fun (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
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Sunday Lunch (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Authentic (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
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Tasting Menu (3)
Great Beer (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

The buffet is excellent for variety, seafood and desserts. We have been several times and will likely be back. The hot buffet was lukewarm however. The cheese grits are a superstar! The oysters and shrimp are worth the entire buffet. Our service was terrible with infrequent drink/coffee refills; we had to put plates on the next empty table to have them taken from our small table. Not the experience that I was expecting on my birthday, overall just fair.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

I would gladly pay $60 for the brunch buffet again. It was amazing food and the wait staff was extremely attentive.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 4, 2017

The Waygu ribeye was not worth $64, it was not tender and did not melt in your mouth. Highly disappointed and wY overrated.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The best brunch options I have ever seen, and all delicious!

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We took our folks to this place for a family gathering. We went to the Sunday Brunch, cost $59, minus any booze. The website said raw bar, which was just really bad raw oysters. They looked like they were dried out, maybe shucked the night before. The boiled shrimp were as tuff as shoe leather. The ribeye was also overdone. Other then that, it was eggs, bacon, grits... Did I say it was $59 each. By the time we all got a bloody mary and tipped it came to $360 for 4 for brunch. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY!!!!!!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Wonderful service and atmosphere for a date night with the husband. Loved it, great for those special occasions. We will be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great, interesting choices for Thanksgiving. Nice variety of selections. Julie did a stupendous job of matching wines with our choices.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Overall a very nice visit, but felt $85/pp for the price fix Thanksgiving menu was too expensive for what was received. Additinally the food was only lukewarm when it got to the table. That being said, the place is lovely and everyone was very attentive and the food beautifully prepared.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date, Romantic, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Had Thanksgiving dinner. Great three course meal and the sommelier was great especially. She helped us pick a top notch bottle of Peay Syrah and made some suggestions for future bottles we may want to try. She added significantly to the experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Honestly the food was pretty decent, I had some issues with the wine prices and initially but the GM called me up and we talked about it and came to a mutually beneficial conclusion. This restaurant definitely takes customer service and satisfaction to its highest level.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Another great dinner at Wit and Wisdom!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The waitress, Michele, was fabulous! Very personable and attentive to my family's needs. Love this place!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 15, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Casual
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

My Wife and I went out for a date, wit and wisdom was wonderful experience. Service was outstanding , They made us feel like we were their only customers . Food was phenomenal from the apps to dessert!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was great, but pricey. If they could do 2 choices for brunch with one smaller option would be better!

Tags: Seasonal, Waterfront
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great brunch, a little on the pricey side but it is worth every penny! Entrees are carefully put together and they seem to value the ingredients in their food.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Wit & Wisdom is one of the best restaurants in Baltimore in my opinion, great food, great service, great everything. Staff are awesome

Tags: Seasonal, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Wonderful food.
Wonderful service.
Beautiful view.
Noise level was perfect.

Plus we saw Cal Ripken Jr.!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Scenic View
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Great date restaurant. Darker stylish space and great ambiance.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great experience and a great, expanded menu. The wine list is extensive and bottles are 50% off on Sunday night.

Tags: Scenic View, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 29, 2017

no vibe, service was poor and food was decent. W&W used to be a fun, happening place...seemed like everyone inside the restaurant has kinda given up on it.

Tags: Bar Seating, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We went there for our daughter bday. Foods are really good. Not too pricy but you can’t compare to the one
In DC. They serve more high end selections. But over all we love it! Especially the view.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Tables are way too close. It was difficult to have a private conversation. Also dessert menu could be improved

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Waterfront
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

I did overall like this place. The look and atmosphere was great. the service was fantastic. The food wasn't worth the price though; not bad but not great & I wish there was a little more options on the menu.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Brunch buffet though pricey, was excellent. Service was attentive and nice! Food was delicious, so many great options!

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Fab spot for a dinner with flair. I enjoyed everything from the cocktail to the service, the food and presentation. The menu had something for everyone and the attention to detail sets them apart.

Tags: People Watching, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Delicious food and attentive service, but the knowledgeable sommelier really made the difference for our meal.

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·Dined on October 10, 2017

I met my friend for a delicious lunch...we enjoyed the build your own salad and had outstanding service! The outdoor seating was quiet, comfortable, and gave us a nice view of downtown Baltimore and Harbor East. I will definitely return to Wit and Wisdom.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Waterfront
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great first time. lots of options but not overwhelming.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

The food is spectacular, and the dining room is beautiful. I am a huge fan of dessert, and I thoroughly enjoyed the chocolate and coffee. I will certainly return as soon as I get the chance.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

A beautiful location at the Baltimore Inner Harbor. The restaurant is very nice for a quiet, special dinner with a great selection of food. $$$$$

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

wonderful location on the harbor. fabulous food and perfect service.

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

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.

Bottom line...
Service, location drinks are great.
Food tastes good but is wildly expensive... And whoever does the ordering needs to get their stuff together.. LOL

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Excellent venue. Great food and service. Outstanding Sommolier -Julie. Helped pick a perfect wine to go with our entrees. Great ambiance for our anniversary dinner.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 29, 2017

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.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 26, 2017

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 :)

Tags: Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Organic, Bar Seating, Casual, Cozy, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

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.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 22, 2017

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!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on September 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Waterfront
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