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About Wine Market Bistro
Wine Market Bistro is a unique café, wine bar and wine shop all under one roof. We proudly offer over 30 wines by the glass and a 500 bottle selection in the wine shop. Most restaurants charge 300% or more for wine--at Wine Market guests can enjoy amazing wines for a small corkage fee ($11) over the retail price! This is a great savings for any wine lover. We feature a beautiful courtyard patio in the warmer months and a sophisticated Soho Loft like dining area inside all year. Reviews- Baltimore Magazine "Best Restaurants" 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009; 2011 Baltimore Sun rated us as one of the top 10 kitchens in all of Baltimore; Style Magazine listed us as one of their- "100 Favorite Places, People and Things." See website for more details.
Baltimore, MD 21230
Contemporary American, Seafood, Tapas / Small Plates
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am -4:00pm *limited menu 3:00-4:00*
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm.
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free parking available right in front of the restaurant.
Baltimore's free bus service; the circulator banner route stops right next to our location.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Private events available in unique wine tasting room. Buy out options available as well.
Wine Market Bistro Ratings and Reviews
The Wine Market is a great option for consistently delicious food in a "smart casual" setting - special enough for a date night but not the least bit stuffy. The attached wine store is a terrific feature for wine lovers because you can buy any wine in the store to enjoy with dinner for only a small added corkage fee.
My husband and I took his mom here for brunchfor Mother's Day after reading some good reviews. Maybe on a regular day it's good but we did not have a great experience. It wasn't crowded at all but the service was incredibly slow. It took forever to get anything. They also had a special three course menu for the day since it was a holiday but I wish they had just served their regular menu because some of the items seemed like they were trying too hard and they weren't well done. Overall a disappointing experience.
We always have a wonderful meal at the Wine Market. We were there for a special occasion and the waitress took the time with us to debate wine choices and lend her opinion. The conversation was part of the fun of ordering a special wine. We shared some of the best mussels I've ever had and then had a lovely entree.
I haven't been to The Wine Market in many years ago. I returned with my family for Easter brunch and it was a big disappointment. The food was average, at best, and the service was VERY slow. Our food for each course never came all together. It came in waves...two of us would get our appetizer and then finally the other two would get their appetizer...and the same for dinner and desert. It's not very enjoyable waiting for others to receive their food so we could eat together. For the price of the meal the food was just not that delicious. The meat on the burger was flavorful, but nothing special, and served with an overly sized dry roll. The fries were overcooked. The eggs Benedict was flavorful, but not outstanding. Overall, it was an over priced meal for average food and slow service. I will not be returning.
I don't want to be too negative about this visit since we eat here often and it is usually good. On this occasion, however, the service was very very slow. The server was polite and knowledgeable, but the food took forever to arrive. They must have been understaffed. My wife enjoyed her tuna-on-top-of-a-salad entrée, but I hated the spices used in my chicken rolade. I could only eat half of it because it was making me sick. I am sure our next visit will be better.
We have eaten at the Wine Market Bistro many times often for Sunday brunch. There is so much to enjoy including the beignets with chocolate hazelnut sauce gratis and the $19 prix fixe 2 course brunch which includes a mimosa or a bloody. Food is good here as is the presentation...be sure to try the soup. Today I had the celery root apple pureed soup and the veggie burger with a side salad. Another benefit is their well-stocked wine market. With each $200 spent you receive a $20 certificate toward your meal. We used two today which covered our tab.
Dinner with my two daughters. Upon arival we were promptly seated and greeted by our friendly and professional server. As usual one daughter late so we had a beverage as we waited. Menu is fairly limited in my view but my eyes went quickly to the rock fish entree. I eat seafood when dining out probably 90% of the time. Ordered the rock (as did another daughter) and it was as tasty a piece of rock that I have had in many years. Meaty, moist and simply prepared--it was grand! Other daughter had chicken that she liked as well. Passed on dessert but more than satisfied with the service, decor and quality of food. Look forward to our return and more tasty fish!
We drove up from Sussex County, Delaware, for my wife's birthday. On line reviews were positive as I took a chance. We found the Wine Market no problem, but didn't see the restaurant in the back right away. Once inside, a pleasant clerk at the market directed us to the restaurant. Our server was wonderful, the food delicious, and the treatment superb by the waitress, servers & bus-staff.
The ONLY downside to the entire visit was the host; he was beginning to seat us, but got distracted by a waiter who insisted in discussing some situation and thusly took the host's attention from us for about 30 seconds.
Enjoyed Our Meal!
We all got different items. I got 2 appetizers that I liked and my two table mates each got entrees they really liked. We all shared french fries and a yummy buttermilk pana cotta to boot!
Our waiter was very professional and we all had a good evening.
Always a great meal at the Wine Market. Portions aren't large but excellent quality and unique selections and great service. Very accommodating to gluten allergy even though a dedicated GF menu is not available. They are knowledgeable with celiac and gluten free and very open to modifying the various dishes to be gluten free. Corn meal oysters were mouth watering as always, the quinoa and kale salad was excellent and the seared tuna salad was also very good. Nice selection of wines by the glass and great bottles of $18 wines on Monday nights. Always a nice time at the Wine Market.
I live in the neighborhood so it can be a good go to. Great cocktails. I ordered a manhattan and my date ordered an old fashioned. Usually consistent and pretty good although I've experienced one or two not so good dinners. TONIGHTS SPECIAL FISH WAS GREAT! It was a halibut pan seared, done to perfection and very creative in its plating. Service was also outstanding. Our server went out of his way to please my picky wine palate.
In at least 10 visits to Wine Market this is the only disappointing meal I have had... but it was VERY disappointing. We did the extended restaurant week menu which had a great selection but all the food came out cold and poorly executed. I am not sure what was going on that night but it makes me hesitate to come back.
Coming from a previous great experience here last year, our expectations were pretty high. The food was decent this time but a few plates missed the mark. The tuna crudo needed a sprinkle of salt. The spetzle (with the pork ragu) wasn't seasoned enough or should have been cooked in saltier water. The truffle mac n cheese was missing the truffle. Service was generally good. However, I made a special request in my reservation to acknowledge my wife's birthday that we were celebrating, and nothing came of it. We may return in the future but it will probably be a while.
We have been to the Wine Market several times and took several couples to enjoy brunch on Sunday. What a disappointment! Because it was restaurant week, we had to order off of a menu with limited choices. Our service was horrible. The restaurant was not busy so I am not sure why
it was almost impossible to get the server's attention and the food took forever to come from the kitchen. I actually had to apologize to our guests. We won't be back.
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