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HalfSmoke - Baltimore, Baltimore, MD

HalfSmoke - Baltimore

2.8
2.8
96 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The HalfSmoke project features a unique and complex foodservice design, combining elements of a quick-service restaurant, café, and gastro pub. The highly versatile space features menu-driven details that encourage guests to continually engage with their culinary experience.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Burgers, Comfort Food

  • Phone number

    (443) 708-2027

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Canton

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 96 people are saying

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2.8
2.8 based on recent ratings
  • 2.9Food
  • 2.9Service
  • 3.7Ambience
  • 3Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall1food2service2ambience2
    We were there for brunch. Our reservation was at 1pm, we didn’t get seated until 2:30. We didn’t get food until 3:30. The food was okay but some of our items were over cooked and over seasoned. I wanted to use the bathroom before I left and the bathrooms were filthy.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Food was Mediocre..
  3. C

    Cynthia

    Baltimore

    14 reviews

    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    I hope they do better as soon as possible. That’s all I can say!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    The music was extremely too loud. The drinks took about 30 minutes or more to come even though it was only 2 other tables in the establishment. The food also took a while. The service was slow although our server was extremely nice.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    I was extremely disappointed in the experience. Being that I’ve given the restaurant a try before, and was open to giving it another shot, my last visit sealed the deal that it’s not for me. Staff was not consistent, bar couldn’t swap out simple things (example: vodka for tequila in a lemon drop) and unprofessional management staff.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It was not what I expected
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    I would not recommend. Tables we way to close together. They have picnic tables with be echoes and the waiter had to hop over the benches constantly. We went for early dinner, music was way too loud. Drinks were good. Food was disappointing. I got the ribs, baked beans and Mac. Baked beans were butter beans in a sweet sauce. Ribs are were okay. Mac was too similar to Kraft.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Visiting From out of town enjoyed the experience all around ! The vibe was good the food was good definitely a place to visit !
  9. BG

    BaltimoreGirlFoodie

    Baltimore

    16 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    The service at this place is absolutely horrible. We were only a party of three; however the waitresses spent more time catering and taking photos with the larger parties. Our food took a very long time to come out and when it finally did - it did not come out at the same time. I ordered the shrimp & grits - when they arrived they were cold. My friends ordered several items that never came out and when we advised the waitress she just said “oh thats what the cook was talking about”. Never apologized or anything. At this point we were ready to go. We also paid for bottomless mimosas which we only received 2 carafes and minimal juice. They “ran” out of flutes so we were given regular cups. Even though all of the other tables around us had flutes. The music was so loud we couldn’t hear each other talk, let alone think. This restaurant could be great given its concept; however the lack of customer service will inevitably be their downfall. I likely will not be returning.
  10. RD

    RainaD

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Love the DC location, so came here for the first time to see what it was about. Just as good as DC! I just hate how close the tables are to one another.
  11. NB

    NieshaB

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Where do I even start, there were so many things that were horrible. The table that we were initially sat at had syrup all over the table and chairs. We ended up just moving ourselves to the next table. The hostess was serving food all while still trying to seat incoming guests. The same hostess became our server after we waited for at least 30 minutes at our table. There was no indication as to who worked there because waiters were in their everyday clothes. Once we did place our order we waited another hour for our food. When it did come it was not even edible we shouldn’t have even paid but we did get drinks and our hostess/server was really trying, I think her name was Mimi. We did pay and tip her but my friends and I all walked away so disappointed. The only have decent thing was the mimosas.
  12. AL

    AutumnL

    Baltimore

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    The service was very slow. The funnel cake was so hard I couldn’t eat it. My chicken had no seasoning. The mimosas were good but took forever to come , not really unlimited with how long we waited .
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    My friends and I came to celebrate my recent promotion. We arrived to the restaurant at 1:25 for our 1:30 reservation for brunch. We weren’t sat until almost 2pm. It seemed as if the reservation did not matter we were still sat behind everyone who was already waiting. Then we were sat and no one came over to offer water or take drink orders for another 15-20 minutes. The young lady came over to our table finally to bring water and take orders. Our mimosas took forever to come out. And then she only brought us one carafe for my friend and I who both ordered the bottomless special but with different flavors. The waitress told us to “just start with the pineapple” and that the bar was busy. I looked over my shoulder at the bartender who was actually just standing and talking to another server. The girl passed us several times delivering multiple carafes to multiple tables and never brought the second carafe of mimosa to our table and at the point the first one was now empty. Also didn’t take our order at the time of drink delivery. We asked another waitress for the mimosa and she rolled her eyes and asked us “what am I suppose to do about it” like just plain out rude. After a while the waitress brought the second carafe over to the table and took our order. By this time we had seated in the restaurant for almost 45 minutes. We placed food ordered and placed fames and just tried to enjoy our day and ignore the hunger pains. However after 45 more minutes the waitress came to our table and explained she forgot to put our order in and now a dish that I ordered 45 minutes ago was unavailable. I asked to speak with a manager. She pointed him out and said she would get him for us. Two minutes later I looked around still waiting on the manager and he is clearing dishes off of a table behind ours and never came over to the table. By 3:45 we just left the restaurant because at that point it was clear that Half Smoke of Baltimore did not care to have my business.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! Bottomless mimosas, steak and eggs to die for and nice spicy shrimp. Yum!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    Our service was terrible. Our waiter had no knowledge of the menu
  16. JL

    JasmineL

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place ever food is amazing ❤️
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was delicious drink was everything, the connect four games should be cleaned throughout the day it had gunk on them but other then that it was good!
  18. S

    Shay

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    The vibes are everything, but they can’t keep up the the amount of customers they get. Service was extremely slow. I was there from 2 to 4 and only got one drink, I got bottomless mimosas and only on one round because my server barely came back to check on us. Our food never came so I decided to leave and go to Outback so I could eat. I been here before and loved it that’s why I came back but this time was terrible. Every time we have something in Baltimore for Black people the service always have to be half assed. I still payed for my drinks even though I feel like I shouldn’t have but I don’t believe in walking out when I did drink the drinks but I wasn’t paying for no bottomless when I only had one glass. Maybe coming on a weekday instead of brunch will be better but brunch is slow.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Atmosphere was energetic. Service was fair. Food was sub-par. I would not go again, nor would I recommend this place to a friend.
  20. B

    Booker

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Overall great experience. I've been to the Half Smoke in DC a couple of times but this was the first time in Baltimore for Brunch. The vibes were definitely there. Only issue was we reserved a table and although we could clearly see that there were empty tables they wouldn't sit us until our reservation. We ordered drinks at the bar which the bar tender told us we could transfer to our table. The hostess told us we couldn't and we had to close out then the hostess was a little rude when our time was up at the table - again there were lots of empty seats but they were waiting on our specific table. I'll be back to support black owned business but host stand can do better. Am (hopefully I'm spelling it right) was our waitress and she was amazing. Kept the drinks flowing and set the tone for the party!
  21. J

    Jenae

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
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  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The endless brunch was well worth it on our Father’s Day outing.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    It took us 1hr 30mins after we ordered to get our food
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Asked for a medium well burger and received my burger over cooked and burned. I asked for the burger to be remade and it took over 30 minutes to get a new one; i ended up telling them I no longer wanted the food. The server was great, had a pleasant personality and was very accommodating.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Delicious food & wonderful service. Our waiter was super helpful, attentive & recommended awesome dinner options! The meal was fantastic. The only thing that’s holding us back from giving this a 5 star experience was the music level. On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being “concert level”, it was just that. The music was insanely loud… like, a night out at the club loud. We sat at a tiny 2 person table & still needed to shout at each other to chat. Now, we liked the music & the vibe was great — But the music volume was overwhelming.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    They wouldn’t seat us until all 5 people showed up even tho there were 4 of us there. When the 5th person showed up there was still another 15min wait. The server took forever to bring drinks after we were seated. Them when the food finally came it was sub par. The French toast was soggy the potato’s looked like they were leftovers from yesterday and the eggs were cold. Although the food took long to come out. Everything was cold. I was disappointed it was my birthday brunch.
  27. s

    shyrac

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    The service was horrible. It took us an hour to get food and that was only half the tables food. It was only 2 waitress working. They ran out of glasses for mimosas. The sofa broke while we were seating on it and the owner refused to move the sofa. Owner is very unprofessional and rude. The manager was very nice. Overall experience was horrible and very long to get food and get seated.
  28. M

    Meyoshi

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Good atmosphere. Food was good but some menu items were not available
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    After waiting almost an hour for a table when we had reservations was it for me. Then we had to sit on the side where the music and hookah smoking was going on. We were a party of 8. Then waiting almost an half hour for someone to take out orders, we just got up and left. Sorry this was for the first restaurant we went to. Half smoke we had reservations and after waiting to be seated and had us waiting just to find out 30 minutes later that there was no clean dishes and the kitchen was flooded. Mind you they were still taking some people that were seated orders.😳
  30. AC

    AngelaC

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time and it the atmosphere was so much fun and food was great
  31. SW

    SheilaW

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience1
    Music all rap and way too loud. Not what I expected for an Easter Brunch.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Decided to ditch traditional Easter dining and change it up. Overall it was a great experience! I enjoyed the food and decor. The music level was good but definitely forces you to speak up. This isn’t giving quiet date night or business meal. This is a good vibe for celebration, night out, lively brunch. I will definitely be back to support.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    I loved the atmosphere here at HalfSmoke. It took you back to your childhood with the game selection they provided you with. The food was pretty good. I do not eat pork or red meat, so there were a number of things I could choose from. I got the shrimp and grits and it was okay. It was pretty spicy so, it lived up to its name. They could provide a little more food, but overall it was good.
  34. CD

    CorinthiaD

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This was such a great place for a Saturday Brunch with my Sister. The food was pretty good. I overall loved the Ambience of the place for somewhere to have a girls day out to unwind with food, good music and laughter. I do recommend.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had great food & a great time!
  36. CL

    CharLesaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    First time coming in! Great game selection, food was good and reasonably priced! Servers were friendly!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    We couldn’t hear anything. the food was cold and it took 1.5 hours to get our food.
  38. I

    India

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    They didn’t have many things from the menu but was still a vibe
  39. CS

    ChauntiniceS

    Baltimore

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    Once seated it took the waiter about 30mins to take our order and also it took a another 20 mins for our drinks to arrive. When It came time to order our meal they were out of a lot food
  40. AF

    AnneF

    Baltimore

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    the meal was convivial and the food was fun, not a place for foodies but a great place to gather with friends and have a good time. Music was really loud though. Staff super nice.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

HalfSmoke - Baltimore offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (443) 708-2027.

HalfSmoke - Baltimore is rated 2.8 stars by 96 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for HalfSmoke - Baltimore

2400 Boston St, Baltimore, MD 21224-4723

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Canton

  • Cuisines

    American, Burgers, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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