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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-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

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

service

4.5

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4.6

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3.7

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85% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (40)
Scenic View (31)
Good for a Date (30)
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Special Occasion (27)
Romantic (26)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Notable Wine List (20)
Business Meals (19)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Worth the Drive (17)
Bar Seating (16)
Cozy (16)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Fun (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Seasonal (9)
Authentic (8)
Casual (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
People Watching (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Organic (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

So loud we couldn’t eat there. Music was horrible so loud and inappropriate. We were seated and not attended to promptly. Also two vegetarians. And very little to offer that had no meat. We finally left after sitting for 20min couldn’t even ask if he’d could accommodate us. But the music and noise level made it unbearable

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

Best food and experience one could expect. The view is by the water too.

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 (London)·Dined 2 days ago

The weekend brunch at Wit and Wisdom is the best. Great variety of delicious and creatively prepared food. The servers are so helpful and friendly. Worth every penny!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Good for Groups
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 5 days ago

We went to Wit & Wisdom for Valentine's Day. There was a fixd price menu, but there were many options. The food was delicious. My husband and I both had a steak that was perfectly prepared. The waiter was attentive and the atmosphere was very romantic. I thought the music could have been turned down to be more background music. Overall, it was a locely evening.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 5 days ago

Maine lobster was amazing!! Waitress had amazing service.

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 (Miami)·Dined 5 days ago

We went for VDay, not knowing it was a preset meal with a $95 ticket per person. However, she deserved it so it was worth it. I will say that morally I felt bad, spending almost $300 on food in a country/city where people are starving!

They definitely packed us in, meaning we were sitting very close to another couple. Very close lol

Overall we had a great time and I'd do it again next year, with budget planning :-)

Cheers!

Tags: Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 5 days ago

Disappointing meal. Came for Valentines Day which was a mistake on our behalf. The place was crowded and the staff seemed to be anxious and overwhelmed. The couple at the table next to us asked to have their food boxed up after their first course because they were so irritated and left. For a $500 check for two people I would expect a farrrr higher level of service and food. It came out cold and we had to ask to have our wine pairing brought over to us for our second and third courses and we were told that the 'som was just really busy' which I can understand but maybe just bring over the wine and she can come by later? At any rate we both left disappointed and ripped off.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent all around. Food was delicious, service was great.

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined 5 days ago

Tables too close together...too noisy...and Valentine prix fixe menu only gave customer two choices of how you wanted beef cooked (medium rare or well). All of this for over $300 for a couple...bad deal!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 5 days ago

I booked Wit and Wisdom for a Valentine’s Day dinner with my wife. We looked at the menu ahead of time and knew what we wanted. When we arrived for our reservation we were informed that there was a price fixe menu for the night...for $95 per person! There was no indication of this on the website or on the email confirmation. We certainly would not have gone had we known. We were expecting to spend $150-170, but instead spent $260! Overall, the food was good, but not $260 good! The plates were very small too! We left feeling a bit ripped off.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 6 days ago

Always one of the finest dining experiences anywhere! There seafood appetizers are the freshest and abundant. Get two or three and share. All appetizers and entrees have perfect balance of multiple flavors and textures.
Service impeccable.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I recently booked a dinner date for my girlfriend for her birthday and I was worried because I actually live in Detroit so I had never seen this place being that I’m only in Baltimore to see her. She is really picky about everything but she was very happy with my choice. The whole mood was perfect from the table, view, waitress to the food. She thought it was really romantic so I scored some extra brownie points. I would suggest it to anyone that’s looking to have a classy night out with some good food and a great vibe.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 10, 2018

This is by far the best brunch around. They have a large variety of food and everything is amazing!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Really outstanding meal and service; everything we ordered was distinctively tasty and prepared with outstanding attention to detail. Our server's recommendations were right on.

I personally found the background music -- which was techno-dance and overloud when the restaurant was not crowded -- a distraction. But maybe I'm just not hip enough.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent experience overall. Thoroughly enjoyed everything.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 28, 2018

I met a friend who I had not seen for awhile for Sunday Brunch. The extent of the buffet was amazing. Quality of food excellent. Friendly helpful staff. They even had a kids table set a little lower with trimmed crust pbj and grilled cheese little sandwiches, mini egg sandwiches, chicken figures and french fries. Lots of adults were also enjoying that table as well as the children could be served from the typical adults food. My friend and I were enjoying our visit so much that we ended up talking for 4 hours. We never felt rushed or like someone was hovering for our table.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Waterfront, Afternoon Tea, Organic, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Local Ingredients, People Watching
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Everything was wonderful. It was an exceptional dining experience. Save room for dessert, the chocolate bar is one of the best dessert experiences ever.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food and choice selections were wonderful. The area around two chairs was coated with very large and noticeable crumbs and foods. I called this to the attention of the waitress. She did nothing about it. I felt very uncomfortable.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 23, 2018

It was great!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 21, 2018

I went here for Sunday brunch on a first date. Seating was near the window with a view of the bay, and private conversation. The variety and quality of the food was outstanding. Multiple type of salad, fresh shrimp, oysters, and three kinds of shrimp, prime rip, a plethora of desserts and a lot more. Service was excellent and very accommodating. I would absolutely eat here again, probably going a bit earlier (we arrived about 45 minutes before they closed) to sample more of the fare.

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour, Fun, Waterfront, Disabled Access, Healthy, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Tea, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Scenic View, Cozy, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Best Brunch Ever! Beautiful views and the selection was amazing.
My family loved the s'more station.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Brunch
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 17, 2018

We had a very nice meal at Wit and Wisdom. Hushpuppies were a little oversold, they were a bit dry and the lobster foam did not taste like lobster. Salads were fantastic, I had the kale squash. Lobster pot pie was good, but not great. It was very one note, which may just be the case with a pot pie, but it was not worth it in the end. Short rib, however, was very nice and quite filling with the lentils. Service was spot on and location and ambience kept it a special night out. We'll probably come back.

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Service was excellent, great wine list with knowledge staff that made great suggestions. Appetizers were very tasty but very small. Everything went well except for the entrees. I was with 8 friends celebrating my wife’s birthday, it was a Sunday night and not very crowded. 4 people got the ribeye all were not seasoned, all were warm (not hot) and most were not cooked as requested mostly over done. I ordered a NY stripe which was overlooked, under seasoned and just tough. Two girls got the rockfish and it was incredibly fishy. The sides were excellent I just with the main event was worth the very expensive price tag.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Good food. Waited too long to get bartenders attention despite it being not very crowded

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Good food. Server could have been more attentive. Great atmosphere!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Romantic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

While the ambiance and service were lovely, I thought the the food was very overpriced and it wasn't very good. It definitely was not worth the price.

Tags: Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Very nice brunch with delicious food. Would have loved to have our plates cleared when we went back to the buffet a second time. Our dirty plates remained on the table on more than one occasion while we were getting additional courses and dessert. Very polite staff, however. As soon as I asked for our plates to be removed in between courses they became much more attentive.

Tags: Disabled Access, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Scenic View, People Watching, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Amazing resteraunt. Naturally a bit over priced but not too pretentious. Great service. Good food. Food is very very very good but nothing mind blowing for the extreme prices. You are really paying for the name FOUR SEASONS. BUT you will get great service and a tasty meal!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Wonderful experience!! Eleanor was our server...she was Outstanding!! Food was amazing, Lobster Corndogs are a must!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Fun, Bar Seating, Waterfront
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Overall, the experience was very good. The food was good, however I expected a little more at the price point. It was mostly a breakfast buffet with some additional items such as a crepe station, pre-sliced prime rib, oysters and shrimp and some wings, tenders and fries for the kids.
The service was very good. Andrew was very attentive, professional, but relaxed and in tune with the vibe of our group. The views from Wit are fantastic and it was beautiful on a cold, clear winter morning.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Went in and my friend and I were seated. 8 pm. no wait. I have no issue with the quality of the food but $60 for a 4 inch square of Rockfish was pretty steep. Asked for suggestions from the sommelier. She picked a good wine that went with our appetizers and main courses but never came back with the Pinot Noir for our Foie Gras. I asked several times, through all of the changing servers, rarely the same, throughout the evening. I never did get my Espresso that I ordered. I felt rushed as the table was bussed before I even had the opportunity of finishing one of my courses. I have been there before and had wonderful food and service. This night just surprised me. I had no problem with the bill, per se, I ordered what I wanted and I got what I ordered, and was not charged for what they did not bring, but I have come to expect a wonderful evening at W and W, it just didn't happen this time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Food was good as were the drinks. Steak was cooked correctly which is a big deal to me and had great flavor. Our only issue was our server only brought half of our seafood appetizers out before our main dishes. We then got the other half after being served our main dishes.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Waterfront
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas Day prix fix meal was delicious. The restaurant was buzzing so a lot of folks must have agreed with us. A lovely way to end a hectic holiday weekend.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We went for Christmas dinner and the service and the meal were outstanding! It was a set three course menu of exquisite flavors expertly prepared. I had chestnut soup, duck and the French toast dessert and they were amazing. Everything was excellent including the service. Highly recommended!

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas dinner at the Wit and Wisdom was very much a disappointment. The menu promised a delightful holiday meal in a pleasant setting. Unfortunately, despite the ambiance of a view of Baltimore's Inner Harbor and the pleasant and efficient staff, the food provided was, in a word, terrible! Admittedly, the appetizer course was adequate, but the main course and dessert course were not only a disappointment but made all of us feel that we were participating in the chef's Christmas experiment in culinary preparation or he/she was merely being pretentious. The promised duck resembled not so much a duck as two slabs of thick bacon -- and tasted more like a spicy ham than duck. The fish was bland and tasteless. The dessert menu had eliminated the promised creme puffs, replaced with "french toast". Several of us tried the "chocolate" and were served a soupy, slightly chocolate liquid topped with a tepid cream that we didn't know if we should sip it or spoon it. In short, our Christmas dinner was not as advertised, especially at $85/person plus wine.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 25, 2017

It was Christmas so menu was limited and expensive. Can't give an accurate rating since it wasn't there ordinary menu and prices are up everywhere that day.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve Dinner is a special event in our family and this year we enjoyed the wonderful service and ambiance of Wit and Wisdom. We arrived early for our reservation as church services were shorter than expected, but were seated almost immediately even though the section had not yet opened.

Our server was helpful in describing the menu offerings and when I expressed concerns about our wine paring, our sommelier materialized without ceremony to help. And help she did--our wine was more than perfect for each of us.

The only disappointment, and perhaps I should have checked the menu before making reservations, was that two of our party eat chicken almost exclusively for protein. There is, surprisingly, no chicken offering on the menu. With the huge variety of meats and seafood on the menu, I'm sure that would not be an issue for most people.

The Hush Puppy Starter was, perhaps, the best I have ever tried, and the Lobster Pot Pie was a delight in table-side preparation, presentation, and enjoyable taste and texture. The Risotto was perfect (the choice of our two chicken eaters!) and the Short Ribs were a savory delight. Surprisingly, I believe the urban sophistication of the decor and ambiance was what I enjoyed most about this magical Christmas eve with family.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Scenic View, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The dinner was great as usual, Dawn did a great job matching the wine, Thank you

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Waterfront, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Service and Food were excellent!!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 18, 2017

I took my entire team out for an end of the year celebration. I have eaten here three times previously but had not ordered any of the steaks. My top salesman and I each ordered the 16 oz wagyu ribeye medium rare. Wow, what a disappointment. When I spend $60+ for a steak, I expect it to be something special. Both of our steaks were over cooked, dry and chewy. I was hosting this $1000 dinner and did not want to make a scene, but I was ready to light someone up about it. Wagyu? I could have gotten a better steak at the grocery store. I travel up and down the east coast and eat out quite a lot. I even wonder weather it was really wagyu. The sides were good as was the seafood tower. The worst part was that my salesman looked at me and said “ Yeah, this is pretty good”. He was obviously trying to make me feel better. This was embarrassing as I built this restaurant up to be something special.

Tags: Bar Seating, Waterfront
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