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.
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
Good overall meal and 3 course for $35 o ...
Good overall meal and 3 course for $35 on Wednesday was a bargain. Sea bass was excellent as was grilled Caesar salad. Flourless chocolate cake was dry and a little disappointing but overall very nice experience.
Really wanted to like this place. Servic ...
Really wanted to like this place. Service was friendly but not attentive at all. Apps were poorly done. Wine was warm (yes, I know what temp a wine should be). One main was excellent, the other was really an unbalanced dish with a massively dressed heap of cabbage and only 5 gnocchi. Weird vibe like maybe something was going on in the back that they couldn't fake in the dining room
The Wine Market Bistro is a very comfort ...
The Wine Market Bistro is a very comfortable room. The room felt exceptionally clean and fresh. My wife and I sat at one of the tables overlooking a courtyard with landscape lighting. Nice.
The food was very good. I had monk fish for the first time. I now know I don't like monk fish but if I did, I would probably think this was the best monk fish I'd ever had.
We liked everything about The Wine Market Bistro. Our friends will like it, too.
We had not been to Wine Market Bistro fo ...
We had not been to Wine Market Bistro for some time. We returned on this visit for a special occasion, remembering the exceptional meals we had here. This visit was a big disappointment. Except for an excellent starter, the roasted sweet potato soup, everything was below average. The pumpkin gnocchi were tasty, but there were only 4 of them and they were buried in a red cabbage slaw. The clams and linguine were flavorless. For dessert, the pumpkin bread pudding was soggy and the ice cream was not homemade. Service was friendly, and management took the gnocchi off our bill after we expressed dissatisfaction. We do not know whether we made bad menu choices or the restaurant has suffered an overall decline. We will think long and hard before we return.
The Wine Market is a consistent pleasure ...
The Wine Market is a consistent pleasure for us when we drive through the Baltimore area. We live in No. VA and at least a couple times a year when we are travelling back from NYC, Wilmington or other northern locations we stop at the Wine Market on the way home. An easy off and on from I-95 just south of the Baltimore Tunnel, we discovered the Wine Market about 10 years ago. We've had numerous dinners there, and a couple brunches, all excellently prepared, and inventive pairings. And besides the range of edible options they offer an excellent range of wine and beer pairings.
All in all one of our go-to restaurants.
Dined outside on a beautiful evening. Th ...
Dined outside on a beautiful evening. The patio is surrounded by buildings so there is little or no wind. Waiter chose an excellent Pinot Noir by the glass. My wife and I shared 3 appetizers and a fish entree which were all creative and delicious. This is one of our favorite restaurants and it's a 30 minute drive from our house.
Very disappointed in the current operati ...
Very disappointed in the current operation. The food was satisfactory, but there wasn't much on the plates. And the cost was a bit much for what we got. We had been there a few times in the past, and were quite pleased with the food and the price. But not so this time. And the atmosphere is somewhat depressing.
I was really disappointed with my recent ...
I was really disappointed with my recent visit to Wine Market. This is a restaurant my family used to love. This trip the dining room was loud for the majority of the meal. Our server was helpful but came off as cold. The drink I ordered (extra dirty vodka martini) tasted like ice and vodka- I did send it back. The meal itself was also disappointing. I ordered the lamb burger because it's always been my favorite. This time it was cooked really rare though I ordered it medium and it tasted like it had not been seasoned at all. I brought a few friends with me who had never been to WM before and after our experience there, I was embarrassed to have raved about this place. Unfortunately, WM has definitely lost a formerly loyal customer.
We decided to go back to Wine Market Bi ...
We decided to go back to Wine Market Bistro for restaurant week. We hadn't been there for a long time, and the menu was appealing. We ordered the fried cream corn, which is inherently sweet, but the arugola and chipotle ranch sauce toned down the sweetness and made it very tasty. The curried watermelon salad was good, but I wish we had more curry sauce. My favorite dish of the night was the shrimp and squash risotto, which had the perfect combination of salty shrimp and sweet squash. The rainbow trout was too dry, but the bacon braised green beans were delicious. The bourbon bread pudding was quite delicious, but the berry tiramisu' was too dry.
I was here with a group of 5 for restaur ...
I was here with a group of 5 for restaurant week. The food was fantastic and they had some great options for restaurant week. The service was good but we did have to ask for the wine menu (a first for me at a wine restaurant).
My husband and I went to the Wine Market ...
My husband and I went to the Wine Market Bistro during Baltimore summer restaurant wee. The food was imaginative and delicious. When we asked about getting a bottle of wine that was listed by the glass, it was not a problem. The wait staff was very polite and attentive. My only complaint was that the berry tiramisu was dry--in my view, tiramisu should be soaked in liquid. Since this tiramisu was made with a white cake, a fruit-flavored liqueur would be appropriate for soaking--e.g. frambroise or cassis.
I am an independent contractor who sells ...
I am an independent contractor who sells wine on the side. I met up with few of the other ICs for an outing a few months ago, and I loved it. I wanted to go back so I figured my anniversary was the perfect reason! The service was outstanding and the food was amazing!! I can't wait to go back.
My first time here. I loved the idea tha ...
My first time here. I loved the idea that you get a retail priced bottle of wine with just an $11 corkage fee. Brilliant! The food was also quite good. Inventive and fresh. We live in Federal Hill, which has mostly pubs, so finding a more upscale (but still casual) restaurant is a definite find!
Awesome as always. Had the soft shell c ...
Awesome as always. Had the soft shell crab, which I've never eaten, and it was excellent. Bourbon bread pudding is fantastic, and the brussel sprouts are really good too. This is one of our favorite spots in Baltimore.
Always a Great Meal
Awesome meal and always updated menu. No dedicated gluten free menu but kitchen can work to accommodate modifications to most everything on the menu to make it GF. Very nice outdoor dining in courtyard away from busy streets. Nice wines by the glass and forgot that you can also pick out a bottle in the wine store to have with your meal. Meal portions are not overly generous but quality is always excellent so quality over quantity at the Wine Market.
Delicious Brunch, Reasonably Priced
Went to WMB for a wedding anniversary brunch. We both had Eggs Benedict with juicy, corn meal coated fried oysters coming on the plates. Received complimentary corn fritters as a starter which were absolutely delicious. A truly memorable meal with fine service at a reasonable price.
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