Wit & Wisdom – Baltimore

4.4
1680 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • 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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What 1680 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined a day ago

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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2.0Dined 2 days ago

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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5.0Dined 3 days ago

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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4.0Dined 4 days ago

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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5.0Dined 4 days ago

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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5.0Dined 4 days ago

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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5.0Dined 5 days ago

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

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3.0Dined on August 5, 2018

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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1.0Dined on August 5, 2018

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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4.0Dined on August 4, 2018

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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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

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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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

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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4.0Dined on August 1, 2018

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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3.0Dined on July 29, 2018

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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2.0Dined on July 27, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on July 24, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

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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3.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Good Location, Great Service, but over priced. We ate here because it was in our hotel and we had food and beverage credit. The service was great, but had I not had credit I would not choose to eat here. The food was good but over priced. For dinner, the kids menu was good for my daughter, my husband and son both had filet, and I had the Lobster Pot pie. What I appreciated about the pot pie was that they did not destroy the lobster meat. Instead, it's cook like a pot pie, with a crust on the top, but they left everything on the inside whole (but no shells), like the entire tail, and two claws, and all the potatoes and carrots. The Sunday brunch was good, but again, just overpriced.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Outstanding! Third visit and it has been consistent every time.

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2.0Dined on July 21, 2018

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 on July 15, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on July 15, 2018

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 on July 15, 2018

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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