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The Black Olive

814 S Bond St, Baltimore, MD 21231-3346
+1 410-276-7141
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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“fresh fish” (38 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Gluten Free Options
814 S Bond St, Baltimore, MD 21231-3346
Neighbourhood: Fells Point
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went with friends who had always wanted to try this spot. We had not been in several years. It was a disappointment. The space looks old and tired. The wait staff was adequate at best. We did enjoy some nice cocktails and a decent...More

1  Thank BmoreFun
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We started with a rarity--reasonably priced parking in Fells Point! Our server took us on a fresh fish tour--no prices mentioned. The grilled octopus salad was delicious. Our friends had a standard Greek salad. We each split a good sized branzini, which was reasonably priced....More

1  Thank RonFG
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went there for a date night a few weeks ago. The restaurant wasn't busy yet service was extremely slow. Their baked fresh fish was really good. The appetizers were just OK.

1  Thank WorldTravelerDC1
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

We were excited to try this week established Greek restaurant. Was very disappointed. Service was terrible. Everything took forever and it was not crowded. $25 appetizer plate of humus, tatziki etc was served with 5 little pieces of olive bread. Olive bread was very good...More

1  Thank Chrissy E
Reviewed 7 March 2017

nice birthday dinner with good friends. wonderful selection of fresh seafood, well prepared foods. service somewhat erratic, one initial server followed by a variety of others some of whom were accessible others not so much. Meals very tasty but not as classic greek as expected....More

Thank daderdoc
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

We had 7:15 reservations last Friday night. We were seated and the water was poured. No one came again for 10 minutes. We were about to leave but a waitress came over and asked if we had been helped. We said no and she apologized....More

1  Thank Sue R
Reviewed 30 January 2017

nice place to have a decent veterinarian dinner. The service was great, the staff was friendly and knowledgeable

Thank Charles J
Reviewed 17 January 2017

I picked the Black Olive for my wife's birthday dinner with a few friends. It had been on our restaurant list for years and I thought it would be the perfect time to finally check it out. First, valet parking is $10. I hate when...More

1  Thank mttaylor9
Reviewed 6 November 2016

The Black Olive represents authentic Mediterranean cuisine at its best. Humbly I have some authority to make this statement, having lived in Greece, traveled throughout the region, staying with cousins in Southern Italy; and to this day I have a 97 year-old Sicilian/American grandmother who...More

1  Thank bzanfagn
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Octopus Appetizer was excellent. The seafood soup was good but I had MUCH higher expectations. The carrot cake was underwhelming. Wine by the glass is very small in quantity. Overall ok

Thank Ettore D
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Hi Black Olive, We're coming on Feb 28th for my sister's birthday. Do you do anything special for birthday's? We're making a reservation for 6:30 pm under the name of Malcolm Layton. Could you call me to let me know if you do. 410 703-0570. Thanks so much! Abby
25 February 2016|
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Response from twinetime | Reviewed this property |
still time to switch to a more fun spot.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
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12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 814 S Bond St, Baltimore, MD 21231-3346
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore>  > Fells Point
  • Neighbourhood: Fells Point
  • Phone Number: +1 410-276-7141
  • E-mail
A classic Greek Psarotaverna (fish tavern) set in the charming Fell's Point historic district since 1997. Serving world class seafood and Greek specialties using the finest organic ingredients. Specializing in whole fish filleted table side. Extensive wine list selections and private wine cellar dining to complement the bold flavors of Executive chef Pauline Spiliadis who bakes the best bread daily. You will be transformed from the cobblestone streets of one of America's first seaports to a a Greek island. The tender octopus and the grilled stuffed calamari have developed a cult like following. It is clear that the special relationships with the world of winemakers brings selections that are not found many places in the world. The first to introduce farm to table and organic ingredients to Baltimore. Serving lunch and dinner daily.