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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
We hadn't been in about a year, and it seems to have gone downhill. We just ordered bacon and egg breakfasts, shouldn't be hard to do. My bacon was burned on the ends. The hash browns or home fries (or whatever they call them) were greasy and tasteless. It wasn't very busy (which is also a change), yet we kept looking for the server, especially when we were ready for the bill. I don't think we will go back anytime soon. Disappointing.
We spent our Sunday afternoon here to celebrate our 22nd wedding anniversary. I won't bore anyone with the details but simply say, the manager knew what happened, knew what to do, and knows how run an awesome business. Understanding what your customers need without them having to ask is rare these days. I made my reservation here because he have had good times in your restaurant. Our experience on Sunday will keep us coming to your restaurant over and over and over again. Thank you for being part of our day!
The Wine Market is always a fantastic spot. We've been going there since it opened and all these years later it's still amazing. For those who love wine there's a great list plus the option of shopping for a bottle that evening. The staff is attentive and knowledgeable.
My wife and I went there for our anniversary and having noted that on Open Table reservation it was acknowledged with a great appetizer and glass of wine... and that was on top of an already generous amouse Boucher and bit of sparkling wine they were offering as part of restaurant week. Watermelon gazpacho, chicken liver mousse, entrees and desserts were great.
There are always inventive cocktails. And, on the way out there are great deals in the wine shop. The Wine Market used to be in my neighborhood and I used to get there frequently. I'm not that far away now but it remains worth a trip. Without a doubt one of the best, most inventive, most consistent restaurants in Baltimore. Love The Wine Market.
Came for Restaurant Week. We had made a reservation weeks ago for a Saturday at 8pm and still had to wait for our table (more than 10 minutes past our reservation time with open tables in our line of sight - I really hate this, as what is the purpose of a reservation if it isn't honored?). We were seated at the back in the ante room, and our server was disinterested at best, negligent at worst. We had to wait ten minutes more for two Manhattan cocktails and a glass of Prosecco because the bartender "was backed up and is very particular about how the drinks are made". The food portions were moderate, but it was all delicious. We were pretty much abandoned by our waitress after we got dessert, and I wouldn't recommend the Wine Market to friends based on how we felt/were treated by the end of the meal.
Decided to try this place for restaurant week. The food was great. I will definitely be back. I really enjoyed the tuna crudo. I was disappointed that the server failed to mention the price difference between the 3 and 6 oz glasses of wine. I would think that she would have inquired about what our preferences were. I was surprised when I received the bill. Nevertheless, the food is definitely worth coming back for.
Maybe a second chance?
This was my first dining experience in this part of the city, but I liked what I saw of the area. A monthly (or so ) lunch circuit I do with a friend -who had been here before, liked it, and figured I would, too. Being Baltimore restaurant week was a side benefit-our 3 course lunch was a great value at $20. The watermelon soup we chose was divine, but I was very disappointed with my entree choice of a burger. I asked for it medium, but it was more like well done and was very dry. A gluten free bun option would also have been a nicety...many trendy places are now offering that option for patrons with one of the now very common food allergies. The side of Brussel sprouts we decided to share was large and good. Unfortunately they were out of the ginger gelato dessert choice given, so I opted for raspberry, and it was tasty.
I may be interested in giving the bistro another shot...trying it for dinner during their normal weekly menu time.
We had a lovely meal here during Baltimore Restaurant Week. The menu was tempting, the food was well-done and satisfying, and the value was outstanding. Normally, you find a little dip in the quality during restaurant week and we didn't find this to be the case here at all.
I carefully went through the menu for main dishes without a descriptive word such as habanero or harissa. There were only two. I chose one of those, the waitress said it wasn't apicy and it was too spicy for me to eat. My companions also agreed it was spicy. I was comped a free dessert, delicious and I also loved the cappuccino. But please, everyone does not have a palate that takes to foods that make the throat burn and the eyes water.
A great wine list that changes with the season. They offer half pours and you have hundreds of bottles to chose from in the attached shop. Every dish we have tried has been a delight! The interior is nicely done, and there is plenty of space so one does not feel crowded.
We went for the 4th of July as we had done previously. We were able to eat (prix fixe menu), watch the fireworks over the harbor and then come back for dessert--even though they were technically closed. Great food and they were really accommodating. We will come back again next year, as well as during the year.
Off their game...
Usually we love the Wine Market. We had a family member come into town for Father's day and the menu was unappealing and 3 of us didnt like our food. We love th regular brunch with the chocolate donut things first etc. Too bad they didn't stick with that.
As always, the best part is the wine market front of store, with a very good selection (esp. French for us) with the $11 corkage. The menu changes often enough that new tastes are always available. Very accessible location, parking never a problem. For good Baltimore dining, this rarely fails to please.
It's always good. The food is fresh and imaginative. Recommend the baked oysters and the steamed mussels to start. You'll want extra bread for the latter. Great re-purposed industrial room, free parking. Eat at the restaurant but spend to time in the wine store. 15% off retail if you had dinner.
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.
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