Wit & Wisdom – Baltimore

4.4
1701 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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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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What 1701 People Are Saying
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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I was a little disappointed. I’ve been to the brunch on a few other occasions, and today, the food was of a lesser quality, and it was a much smaller selection for the money.

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DJ
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

We dined outside and the rap concert from Pier Six Pavillion was deafening!

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M
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

This is a fun hot spot in Baltimore. Great view, excellent food and a clean modern design make this bar and dining room the spot to be. Always worth a trip!
The Four Seasons Baltimore is also known for it's artwork, and a perfect spot for out of town guests or a business meeting.

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TL
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great evening. We were celebrating our 42nd anniversary and the staff could not have been nicer. We were especially touched when we were seated and a “Happy Anniversary “ card was already on the table - signed by everyone on the restaurant staff! Great oysters to start, followed by filet mignon grilled to perfection. Excellent wine selection and deserts to cap off a truly memorable evening. We will be back!

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OT
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

I enjoyed my meal at Wit & Wisdom, but I was distracted by the background music soundtrack which consisted entirely of 1980s hard rock. When I am paying more than $200 for dinner for two, I don't want to be assaulted by music that sounds like I'm at a frat party.

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RN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fully met my expectations and was just right for celebrating our anniversary.

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AL
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We made a reservation for 5 people for my fiancé’s birthday dinner. Last minute, we added an additional person and Wit and Wisdom was very accommodating. We had a nice round table by the window where we had a nice view of the water. It was raining, but still nice to have a view! We had a round of their house whiskey, which is buffalo trace. We ordered the tuna tartar and duck spring rolls and both were delicious! The bread is served toasted with honey butter- incredible. Most ordered the 8 oz filet, which I did, and it WAS cooked perfectly. We all shared potato purée which went nicely with the sauce from the steak. The asparagus had a great hollendaise sauce on it. The truffle Mac n cheese was good, but we all agreed the potato purée was better. Our service was amazing and they were very accommodating with payment over 2 cards plus some cash. I love this restaurant and will definitely be back!

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h
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We decided to give this place a try for a last minute dinner. We sat at the bar while we waited for our drinks. They had many drinks to choose from but nothing that we found exciting so we ordered mojitos. Our mojitos were good and they were accommodating when we wanted to be seated outside. Our waitress was attentive and offered some suggestions. They brought out grilled bread before our meal which was good, not sure why they put it on the grill. I enjoyed my short rib dish and everyone in my party enjoyed their food. Overall I can’t say I had anything that I would have to return for. Everything was good but not memorable enough for me to add this to my go to list. I felt the same way when I came for brunch previously.

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M
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, wonderful service and view.

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C
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 5

My wife’s main dish was so salty it was inedible. She sent it back and they replaced it. They took the dish off our bill. The wait staff was excellent. All the other dishes were excellent. However the kitchen is less than reliable.

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BF
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

The food was good, but if it had garlic as an ingredient they went way overboard with it— it was the only thing I could taste. Menu didnt have a big selection either.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are never disappointed and our guest always enjoy the Wit and Wisdom experience. Our waitress was exceptional and didn't miss a beat...very attentive. I'd like to add it was pretty cool that J'Lo and A-Rod enjoyed brunch as much as we did.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Brunch Buffett is amazing as is the service. A little pricey if you do not intend to eat your $’s worth.

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WJ
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Daughter & friends for birthday celebration and my wife and i seat on the patio. Restaurant took good care of both parties. Everyone had a great time.

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OT
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food......very innovative menu! Loved the place

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

High standards were obvious—as usual with Four Seasons restaurants. Attentive, knowledgeable, and detail oriented waitstaff. Partially opened kitchen/raw bar looked spotless. Food was really great for the most part; just needed a little more salt here, little less salt there and it would’ve been perfect. Only thing I didn’t care for was the Caesar salad dressing because it lacked flavor

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Baltimore
46 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

thoroughly enjoyed appetizers and main course. no one order dessert, but the staff sent dessert to the table for us to taste as a comp. very nice and appreciated surprise.

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C
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a date night reservation for 7:15, arrived a little early and was attended to and offered to be seated quickly. Requested outside seating and was accommodated with no hassle. Amazing view of the harbor, if you would like a sunset view of the city skyline during dinner I highly recommend a 7:15 reservation seated outside. I forgot our servers name but he provided excellent service as well.

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K
Baltimore
29 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The only good thing is the location. Situated in the Five Seasons hotel in Harbor East. Basically Wit and Wisdom is the hotel's restaurant. You clearly pay extra for the view and location. There is nothing spectacular about the food. Service was poor considering the amount of money you have to pay for a $33.00 crabcake. There are many more better places to go for a real good meal. Not in a rush to return at all.

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A
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Great meal presentations, attentive service, and extensive wine list. Great view of the harbor!

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall is was great! Expensive, but considering the atmosphere it was worth it.

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Short Ribs...too smoky, but I loved the sauce on the meat. Potatoes were excellent.
Crab cake..."Very good, yum yum." Per my wife

Got the chocolate soufflé for dessert...so good!

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AM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Reservation was acknowledged, but ignored as we still had a 40 minute wait. Manager had to be coorced into taking our order as we could not get our waiter’s attention. And we tried for quite some time. There were three of us - one found the meal excellent, another said average but not worth it, the third said substandard. At $60+ per course this is unacceptable.

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B
New England
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We dined on a quiet Sunday evening among very few other diners. As a result, perhaps, we got special attention from not only our server but a manager and the wine sommelier, as well. We were offered half-price on bottled wine and got a wine review from the sommelier before she uncorked a delicious rose. When a selected appetizer was not available, a substitute was offered at no charge by a manager. Our entrees (chicken and crab cake) were well=presented, and cooked to our liking, especially the truffle mac and cheese with the chicken dish. Mild complaint: the crab cake could have been larger. We recommend going on Sunday evening for an exceptional dining experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

love the atmosphere and food was good. loved the chocolate soufflé but my chicken was too salty & the sauce to the steak (peppercorn) was also too salty.

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KO
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious. The prices are high but this was expected and for a high end restaurant, worth it. The wait staff went out of their way to be kind and helpful. The seating is ... close. Not private. Which was fine, but not what I expected. Great view of the inner harbor. Perfect for the fancy birthday date night planned

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LJ
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Decided on a fancy brunch for our anniversary and we enjoyed our time at Wit & Wisdom mostly because of the location, ambience, and great service. The food was great- make sure to have some crepes both savory and sweet, and save room for the desserts and S’mores with house made marshmallows. For the price you are definitely paying for the complete package, don’t think the food alone would justify it. I would recommend this for out of town guests and special occasions!

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a
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food and service. I thought the Borzino (seafood dish) was outstanding.

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SG
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We dined here for Sunday brunch. There was a wide selection, pretty much anything you could want to eat. I didn't find anything to be fantastic, nothing that warranted the $64/person price tag. The food is made from scratch and fresh, but again, nothing spectacular. Our server didn't clear our plates in between trips, which was really surprising since he was only caring for 3-4 tables and the place was not busy at all. We were also not presented with the option of ordering from a breakfast menu. I didn't know this was even a possibility until the table next to us had different menus. I would never get the brunch again, it was not worth the price, but I would consider ordering from the menu.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

Terrible service - it took us over two hours to be served a soup and salad course!

I also have a dairy allergy and the food was all mixed up when it came out (they didn’t know which soup was mine and never really resolved it), and the server didn’t come by to even check on our food (or ensure I’d gotten the right food) until at least 15 mins later when we were nearly done.

Very disappointing for a Four Seasons, and embarrassing experience for my out of town guests.

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d
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance of the restaurant was outstanding. The service and food was excellent, albeit a little pricey. I would definitely recommend this place and even return.

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AB
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm always pleased when dining here. The servicers are always knowledge and timely. The menu selections never disappoint.

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CC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was just warm when it arrived to the table. I’m a stickler for my food being served hot.

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CE
Savannah
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spent two nights and days and enjoyed very delicious breakfasts and dinners
VERY friendly servers and wonderful food. Yes VERY pricey but VERY with it!

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CC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

New or rather poorly trained wait staff. Inappropriately loud hip hop or some other noise suitable for a bar, but not a business meal background. Grossly overpriced - "tourist trap" range. But, had a great fish entre.

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SB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I’ve had Sunday brunch here before and really enjoyed it. Not sure what happened but the offering seemed to be lacking relative to prior visits. Not as much of a kids section and the hot food section consisted of standard buffet fare, without eggs Benedict or anything interesting, and nothing really stood out. The brisket was really tough and chewy. At $65 per adult this is simply not worth it. Has the management of this place changed? It has a totally different vibe from my dozen or so previous vists. Very disappointing.

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OT
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Chicken sandwich was thigh meat which was not declared. Undercooked, has to send it back.

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Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible menu, cuisine, presentation served in a pleasant atmosphere with one-of-a-kind views of Baltimore’s Harbor!

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C
New York Area
247 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

First time there. The food was ok. The service was better. Nothing special. Won't be back.

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K
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful time, my guest arrived early and was enjoying a drink in a relaxing area near the bar when we arrived. They seated us at a table with a great view of the water. Wait staff was attentive and the food spectacular. We shared a salad as an appetizer and didn’t feel rushed. I had the lobster pot pie, I’ll definitely be back, thanks so much.

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k
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal as always - just the right mix of lively atmosphere in bar, great dining room and progressive menu that strikes nice balance between "fancy" and "hip"

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