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Black Olive

The Black Olive is a Psarotaverna which is a Greek fish tavern set in the historic Baltimore neighborhood of Fells Point. We specialize in Mediterranean seafood such a whole fish; grilled and fileting at tableside. We also offer traditonal Greek dishes, housemade breads and desserts. Enjoy signature items such as our Village Pie, Grilled Octupus salad, Rack of Lamb ,grilled Filet Mignon or our fresh Dover Sole prepared to your liking. Pair your entree with international wines carefully selected by our sommelier ranging from California, New Zealand, and showcasing beautiful small vineyards from Greece.
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266 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
(266 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 266 reviews
5 stars
(164)
4 stars
(64)
3 stars
(22)
2 stars
(9)
1 star
(7)
Food 
4.5 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.5 / 5
Service 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Ambiance 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Noise Level
1.8 / 3
Moderate
Value 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
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  • special occasion(139)
  • romantic(129)
  • neighborhood gem(102)
  • notable wine list(70)
  • good for groups(43)
Black Olive Reviews List
Review 1 for Black Olive
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/06/2016
 2012
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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Dined on 2/06/2016
 2012
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Review 2 for Black Olive
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Best fish in the DMV

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2008
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Pricey but worth it. This is hands down the best place for fish and seafood, made right. Don't neglect the homemade ice cream and Greek coffee. The staff is friendly and helpful in making selections."
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2008
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 3 for Black Olive
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/31/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2011
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 4 for Black Olive
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/29/2016
 2009
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2009
Special Features: special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 5 for Black Olive
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dined on 1/30/2016
 2010
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Review 6 for Black Olive
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2014
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Review 7 for Black Olive
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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"The sea bass was deboned table side and cooked to perfection. The Kakavia, fisherman's stew, lacked flavor and not worth the price--$40. The atmosphere is very quaint."
Dined on 2/01/2016
 2011
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Review 8 for Black Olive
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2013
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Review 9 for Black Olive
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/20/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/20/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/20/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 10 for Black Olive
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/16/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 11 for Black Olive
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

WARNING: The service can be hit or miss.

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"The food is always fabulous, and the atmosphere is delightful, but the service can be horrible."
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2014
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 12 for Black Olive
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

One of the Best in baltimore

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"One our very favorite restaurants. We always have a great meal and a great experience here."
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2010
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 13 for Black Olive
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/14/2016
 2009
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Review 14 for Black Olive
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/13/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/13/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/13/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 15 for Black Olive
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/10/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/10/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/10/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 16 for Black Olive
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/09/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 17 for Black Olive
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Wonderful as always. Since they had just reopened after a week's holiday, the fish selection was not as extensive as usual, but the Bronzini was perfectly prepared. I do wish they had not wrapped the bread with the salad when we took a small portion home. We will definitely return, as this a favorite of ours."
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2008
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 18 for Black Olive
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/08/2016
 2009
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2009
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Review 19 for Black Olive
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Excellent

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"All of our food was excellent, along with the service. You can tell that the chef took great pride in his food, as he personally delivered it to us."
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 20 for Black Olive
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 9/08/2014
 2010
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Review 21 for Black Olive
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 22 for Black Olive
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/26/2013
 2013
Dined on 4/26/2013
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 4/26/2013
 2013
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Review 23 for Black Olive
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2013
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2013
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Review 24 for Black Olive
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
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Review 25 for Black Olive
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Excellent restaurant

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Dined on 12/27/2015
 2009
Dined on 12/27/2015
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/27/2015
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 26 for Black Olive
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"One best in Baltimore. Great spot, great food. We will return."
Dined on 8/08/2015
 2001
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Review 27 for Black Olive
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 12/17/2015
 2013
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Review 28 for Black Olive
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/19/2015
 2005
Dined on 12/19/2015
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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Dined on 12/19/2015
 2005
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Review 29 for Black Olive
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/04/2015
 2006
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Review 30 for Black Olive
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Never disappoints

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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"I have been eating at The Black Olive for years, and I will continue. They have the freshest seafood prepared simply. Just delicious- try the grilled scallops and the stuffed calamari."
Dined on 12/12/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 31 for Black Olive
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/12/2015
 2007
Dined on 12/12/2015
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/12/2015
 2007
Special Features: good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 32 for Black Olive
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/09/2015
 2013
Dined on 12/09/2015
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/09/2015
 2013
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 33 for Black Olive
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 12/11/2015
 2009
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Review 34 for Black Olive
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/09/2015
 2008
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Review 35 for Black Olive
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 12/05/2015
 2014
Dined on 12/05/2015
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/05/2015
 2014
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 36 for Black Olive
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/05/2015
 2007
Dined on 12/05/2015
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/05/2015
 2007
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Review 37 for Black Olive
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

A lovely place

Food 
5 / 5
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Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
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Quiet
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"There are many restaurants in fells point. But the black olive is clearly one of the top two or three. It's consistently good. It's a beautiful setting. And the staff is very knowledgeable. I comfortably recommend this neighborhood gem."
Dined on 12/01/2015
 2010
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 38 for Black Olive
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 11/28/2015
 2005
Dined on 11/28/2015
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/28/2015
 2005
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 39 for Black Olive
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/27/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Review 40 for Black Olive
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

The rack of lamb is the best I have ever had.

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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"I was surprised the first time I ordered the rack of lamb at The Black Olive almost a year ago. I was reluctant to try it again because rarely does the food meet up to expectations and the expectations were high. I had commented previously that the rack of lamb was the best that I have ever had and this recent trip matched my expectation.
My wife had sea-bass with the olive fish sauce. For some reason, olive fish sauce did not sound appealing and my wife almost declined having it added to the sea bass. Luckily she had the sauce added and was very pleased with the outcome. Instead of a strong flavoring, it was subtle and worked with the fish to create an amazing dish.
Two of us got the lamb, one sea bass and the third, filet. When her filet came out, it looked pretty large and I was wondering if the restaurant had provided a lesser cut of beef in place of the more expensive filet mignon. They did not. The filet was excellent and cooked perfectly.
The restaurant is not inexpensive, however, they provide a quality, high-end dinner that matches the price. Recommended highly."
Dined on 11/27/2015
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 41 for Black Olive
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/25/2015
 2011
Dined on 11/25/2015
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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Dined on 11/25/2015
 2011
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 42 for Black Olive
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/24/2015
 2010
Dined on 7/24/2015
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 7/24/2015
 2010
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Review 43 for Black Olive
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 11/24/2015
 2013
Dined on 11/24/2015
 2013
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
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Quiet
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Dined on 11/24/2015
 2013
Special Features: romantic
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Review 44 for Black Olive
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

Worst Dinner Ever

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Dined on 11/21/2015
 2009
Dined on 11/21/2015
 2009
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We had anticipated a great birthday celebration. At 4pm day of we received a call that they were closing due to electrical issues. They highly recommended the associated restaurant, The Olive Room, owned by same family. Service was horrible, food was cold both times, apps and dinner, and when we arrived we were only the 3rd table seated. Wait staff was horrible and slow. It was too late to get up and find another place otherwise we would have left mid-meal!"
Dined on 11/21/2015
 2009
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Review 45 for Black Olive
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 11/20/2015
 2013
Dined on 11/20/2015
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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Dined on 11/20/2015
 2013
Special Features: special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 46 for Black Olive
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 11/11/2015
 2006
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Review 47 for Black Olive
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Black Olive

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Dined on 11/19/2015
 2006
Dined on 11/19/2015
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The Black Olive is Baltimore's premier seafood restaurant (though it also serves steak, rack of lamb, and poultry). The seafood is notable, not just for its preparation, but for its variety. I don't know of many restaurants (at least not in Baltimore) where you can get Dover sole or St. Peter's fish. These varieties must be flown in from the Mediterranean. The menu and the wine list are distinctly Greek, and this is a good place to sample Greek wine if you're unfamiliar with it. The staff is knowledgeable and can guide your choice of wines. One minor deficiency: Although the wait staff is vigilant and efficient, the kitchen can be a bit slow. Next time, I'm ordering the grilled sardines in grape leaves as an appetizer. I heard about it by eavesdropping on diners at another table."
Dined on 11/19/2015
 2006
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 48 for Black Olive
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/14/2015
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 49 for Black Olive
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 11/14/2015
 2009
Dined on 11/14/2015
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/14/2015
 2009
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Review 50 for Black Olive
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Greek seafood

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"My second meal there; great seafood, Greek-inspired (and a few options for meat eaters and vegetarians as well). Viewing the iced whole fish is a bit kitschy, but informative, and a sign they are serious about fresh."
Dined on 11/14/2015
 2008
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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