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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
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Wine Market Bistro Ratings and Reviews
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.
Only three scallops,really?
We had a lovely dinner the other evening, introducing an out of town guest to the Wine Market.
Thw food was well prepared. The hanger steak with ramps was cooked to perfection.
Our only complaint is , three scallops on a dinner entree is a bit skimpy, especially for $28.
We will return, but probably won't be ordering the scallops.
Our party of four enjoyed a Saturday night dinner. Chicken, scallops, steak salad and grouper entrees were all very good. Only disappointment was a romaine salad which was somewhat wilted. Wine selections were all good as well. Service was prompt and polite. Noise level was manageable and we could converse comfortably. Easy, free parking is a real plus in the city. I am happy that the chef has seen fit to offer a few "standard" dishes, e.g. chicken and scallops. There was a time when we shied away from the Wine Market because the menu mostly included more adventurous items e.g. quail, venison, rabbit. Some of those selections are still offered, but at least there are entrees for the less adventurous.
So three of us dined at Wine Market afte ...
So three of us dined at Wine Market after being drenched by a stroll around Ft. McHenry. Nevertheless, the place was warm and inviting and we were soon seated by an attentive staff. Two of us had the Pan Seared Barramundi, Asia's version of Mediterranean sea bass, I think. It was flaky and flavorful and done to perfection. Our friend had the Strozzapreti Pasta and found it quite delightful. I started with the Cornmeal Fried Oysters and would happily have a suitably larger quantity as my entree. Our friend started with the Seasonal Flatbread and my spouse had a special salad of the day (asparagus, etc). Both were very nice.
We last ate there on New Years. Often di ...
We last ate there on New Years. Often dined there. Food quality was always top notch before. Never again, because this time, we got over-breaded, greasy fried oysters. Then we got 3 scallops for $27!! Seriously. They're ripping off the customers now. Two drinks, appetizers, entrees, desserts. $160. Ripped off.
It's Locust Point hidden gem. I can't wa ...
It's Locust Point hidden gem. I can't wait to try its regular menu. This is our second visit. So far the pre-fixe meals we had have been beautifully served and so delicious from appetizers to dessert. Thank you for a great Mother's Day Brunch Menu. I had the bacon infused biscuit, the soft shell crab for my main course and the caramel bread pudding. I enjoyed every bite of it! And oh, excellent cappuccino to end the meal. Thank you!
Dined there again last week. And as al ...
Dined there again last week. And as always everything was just about perfect. The menu was brought enough to please even our finickiest eat. I'm always a favorite of the fish of the day special and at this meal it was again not a disappointment .
Our family cannot wait until the weather improves and we can dine outside again on the patio as it is so very pleasant .
The food was delicious and good portion ...
The food was delicious and good portion sizes except the seared tuna salad entree. There was barely any tuna on the salad so that was a disappointment to not have a good serving of protein. Good selection of wines as well.
good meeting place
We have eaten here before and really like the concept (picking wine at retail prices plus a reasonable corking fee) as well as the food. There was a noisy large party when we arrived, but once they went into the other dining room it was peaceful and we could enjoy the innovative food presentation, of course, with our chosen wine.
I have been going to the Wine Market off and on for a number of years and even though the food, while good enough, doesn't always reflect what one should reasonably expect for the price the service is uniformly attentive and the environment is very well thought out in an industrial chic sort of "in" way. There is a good selection of wines in the front so it's great to be able to pickup a bottle on the way to the bistro and only be charged a small corkage fee. Also, after dining wine can be purchased on the way out at a 15% discount.
Unique for the neighborhood and a great ...
Unique for the neighborhood and a great addition. The manager goes to great lengths to stock wines that aren't available in other local wine and liquor shops. Would definitely come back again for either a lunch or dinner. Love the extra benefit of being able to purchase a special wine for a discount as a benefit of having a meal there. Gives you an opportunity to explore and try something new.
Wine Market always delivers
There are two dining rooms. The larger shares space with the bar; the smaller is more intimate. Both reflect the industrial past use and are quite handsome. The food is consistently excellent. The servers are on the ball, from the host to the bussers. Prix fixe this recent dinner and a good value at that. The sheepshead fish was great, but the bread pudding was a religious experience. Go there.
We had a great dinner with friends before heading to the Baltimore Orioles game (which was ultimately rained out). Our group shared the cornmeal fried oyster over arugula appetizer all of us thought it was delicious. Of the entrees we selected the scallops and wahoo fish special were also well prepared with thoughtful accompaniments. Only the pasta disappointed, lacked flavor and was very dry. But by far the three side dishes we ordered were the stars of the meal... truffle mac & cheese, Kung Pao cauliflower and my favorite the bacon, grape brussel sprouts!
We were visiting Baltimore from out of town. Chose the Bistro based on the menu posted on-line. When we arrived, we were disappointed by a much smaller menu. On top of that, not all the wines were available -this at a wine market! The three of us had salads with a variety of toppings, which were good. I haggle recommend the cornmeal crusted oysters as a salad topping.
We had an eclectic group for a birthday ...
We had an eclectic group for a birthday dinner. Service was incredibly slow for a half empty Thursday night. The menu had a misprint that led my husband to get his hopes up in trying a beer that they swapped for something nowhere near as yummy. Overall not a good showing. The food itself was good. Cornmeal fried oysters stole the show, as always.
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