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
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.
Just love this great little cafe. Amazin ...
Just love this great little cafe. Amazing food and great wine list. We will be back for sure
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 .
Great Food and Service
We were a group of six in town for a meeting. The food was interesting and very well crafted. The service was attentive and the setting is lovely. Some of us can be a bit particular but this worked for everyone.
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.
Great food, great service
Great food, great service
All of the food that we tried was delici ...
All of the food that we tried was delicious. Stand outs were the cocktails, the cauliflower side dish and the oyster appetizer. We eat at the Wine Market at least once a month and are never disappointed.
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.
I loved everything about it service was ...
I loved everything about it service was a lil ify seemed a little under staff due to a private function but the hostess assisted to fill the gaps
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.
This place is a must if you are into win ...
This place is a must if you are into wine, great kitchen and outstanding service.
So great to sit outside, enjoy wonderful ...
So great to sit outside, enjoy wonderful dishes with awesome service
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.
From the ambiance, to the food and wine selection- you will NEVER be disappointed! Wine Market Bistro is an all around, amazing restaurant!!
Really good food
The food is consistently wonderful and the portions are perfect. I was there for dinner but had 2 appetizers for my meal. Oysters and mussels. Wonderful
Lamb burger was a bit too spicy but othe ...
Lamb burger was a bit too spicy but otherwise very good. Short rib was also delicious
This was a great dining spot. I went with some friends for dinner and we all enjoyed. We split some appetizers and then has an entree. The salmon was a hit at the table as was the seared tuna salad.
Ed really likes this
Consistently good food that has not disappointed us in any of our visits. Recently had fried catfish special which was great. Weekdays there is a 3 course dinner for $35.00 with multiple entree/ appetizer options. The regular menu which is always available usually has something for everyone. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
Great meal at Wine Market
We had a great meal. The service was spectacular, wine selection good, and we had amazing food. We had one of the app specials and one of the entrees and both were very tasty in addition to a normal menu item for the entree.
Food very good, service less so
We eat here several times a year and the food is always good. Lately, the menu has included at least a couple of what I would call routine entrees, e.g. chicken, steak. For awhile, a year or two ago, the chef was being too "exotic". On this night the steak and chicken entrees were terrific. Our only negative is the extremely slow service. I don't know if they were understaffed, but the couple next to us came in after we did and left 15 minutes before we did. Our food took forever and after our plates were cleared we waited forever for the check.
Very good place I enjoyed the night Wai ...
Very good place I enjoyed the night Waitress was very knowledgable and friendly, perfect date night if you don't mind spending a few bucks on your date.
Nice environment for Valentine's Day
My husband and I had a double-date with my sister and her husband at Wine Market Bistro for Valentine's Day dinner. We had an early dinner, so it was not so crowded when we arrived. However, the restaurant was packed by the time we left. Even with all of those people in the restaurant, the noise level was fine to hold a conversation. The food was nicely presented, and the flavor combinations were outstanding. I wasn't able to have any of the wine, but I will certainly be back again to try it out.
We had early reservations and were seated by the window. On a day other than the coldest of the year, this would have been nice. The wall and window were chilling and made dinner a little uncomfortable. The course selections and portions for the special menu were good. Our server was friendly, but no necessarily attentive, checking back mostly at the end of our meal. The expediting staff did a great job at clearing and serving .
Great vibe and the service was outstandi ...
Great vibe and the service was outstanding, professional and prompt. The food was ok largely because it was a limited prix fix menu without enough options. That said what we did end up ordering was good.
The entire experience was excellent!
Everything from the wine list to the desserts was so good! Great service also. We started with the brussel sprouts and salmon deviled eggs. Both came recommended and were so full of flavor. I got he scallops as an entree and my husband got the fillet. Again, everything tasted excellent. After dinner we moved to the bar for drinks and dessert. Nothin about this place disappoints. I highly recommend it and we will be returning!
Good value in SoBo
Always liked this place. Portions are growing a bit and the courses with wine flights is a good value.
Great food, friendly staff
If you enjoy wine & great food with a changing menu, I would highly recommend this place. I consider myself an epicure and recommend the Brussel sprouts, the seared tuna salad & the mussels. Enjoy!
Food was great but pacing was off - ever ...
Food was great but pacing was off - everything came out too quickly.
Love wine market! But your wine and pay ...
Love wine market! But your wine and pay a small corkage fee!
Not as good as I remembered.
I have never had a disappointing meal at the wine market until last week. Perhaps it was due to Restaurant Week or just the crowd of people there at lunch time. I had the salad with oysters which were minuscule and the greens were just that - all greens which were gritty. A little tomato, onion, cuke would have helped and the buttermilk dressing was almost non existent. My friend had the same salad but with chicken which she said was tough. I know they can do better and have had some wonderful meals there.
Great resturant, however, the food took too long
I was planning my boyfriends surprise birthday dinner and the staff was very accommodating for our expanding our party and allowing me to bring in an outside cake. They were even nice enough not to charge for cake storage or extra plates. The food we ordered was right off the restaurant week menu. We were a party of 6 and it was during restaurant week, however, it wasn't very busy. The service was very disappointing, the waitress was on her own timeline and it took about 2+ hours to get our food and dine. It was a Thursday night and our party started to get antsy, since everyone had to get up for work tomorrow and it was after 10pm. The Apps were delicious, however our party was split between entrees. The shrimp dish was overcooked, plain and minimal, while the steak was raved about. All of the desserts were outstanding, maybe the best pot of creme chocolate I have ever tasted. The wines were all very nice! In conclusion we would try it again, however, we would not bring a party with us.
I went to celebrate a friend's birthday ...
I went to celebrate a friend's birthday during restaurant week and it was perfect. The restaurant week menu was delicious - parsnip soup, brussels sprouts, sunchoke latkes (I think that's what they were called), filet mignon, and bread pudding.
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