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THE ANONYMOUS, Baltimore, MD

THE ANONYMOUS

3.4
3.4
67 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
We welcome you to immerse yourself in an experience through fine dining, entertainment, and captivating scenery. Curve your curiosity at the Anonymous Lounge. Our menu will have a variety of contemporary African American cuisine with a west African twist. Our cocktails are tailored according to the different bars and provide a unique palette that accompanies our menu.

Our Chef has a distinctive approach to meal preparation and a mixture of ingredients for an 'Anonymous' Taste.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Seafood, West African
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–12:00 am Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–2:00 am Happy Hour Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–7:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (410) 814-0119
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Bolton Hill
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

What 67 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.4
3.4 based on all time ratings
  • 3.4Food
  • 3.4Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.2Value

NoiseModerate

67 Reviews
  1. WWJD

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    This place is more of a night club and not a restaurant. It caters to a specific type of customer and if you are not of that particular social group then the service you receive is poor. We watched others arrive and receive their drinks and food much quicker because they were part of the particular social group that this club caters to. This is not a spot to go if you want a nice, quite dinner.

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  2. KendallS

    Baltimore

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Felt like it more of a high school party than a dinner. The music was so loud you couldn’t there yourself think. The food also took eons to arrive and when it did , it was cold! Papi Cuisine is a better trip!

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  3. TiffanyW

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I booked a birthday party in here at the lounge Area in January but when I went back it was dead. The bartender was great thou. I expected it to be more people it was dead for a Friday night

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  4. TravelGuru1

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Went to the anonymous around 9:30pm on a Saturday night . The decor is amazing inside , they have a cute grass wall with a swing for pictures . However , our waiter took 50 minutes to bring out our drinks , he claimed the bar was out of glasses . The drinks tasted like flavored water , we asked for additional liquor to be added and he brought back the same drinks . I had high hopes for this place as I saw it on TikTok but I was disappointed. I won’t be back here !

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  5. ChynnaJ

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was AMAZING! The salmon bites were the best I’ve ever had, I can’t wait to go back !

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The server Alex, was awesome, the food was delicious.The music selection was a not something young kids could listen while having dinner.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Had reservations yesterday for 4pm. After standing at the door for nearly 10 mins waiting for a hostess to seat us, we were finally seated and provided water were we then were told that the kitchen closes at 4pm and won’t open until 5pm, so we couldn’t order food. What a waste! Why are you accepting reservations at that time if you can’t order food? Makes no sense! Despite the horrible reviews, I still wanted to try this place. Never again!!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Really loud!!! At the time of my reservation the music was extremely loud and there were only a handful of people on the floor. The food was ok took some time to come out. Drinks Yeahh pricey but good overall

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  9. LaShawnP

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Very cute for date nite; food was great for the price point *bonus* oxtail egg rolls ARE A MUST!!! Rasta Pasta was BOMB as well as the bread pudding!!!!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The place was empty yet all the service was slow. Food was absolutely horrible. It started with me having to wait about 15 minutes to be seated even though there clearly wasn’t anyone in there. Ordered the oxtail egg rolls and they were dry and flavorless without the sauce and super spicy with the sauce (inedible). I complained to the waitress but her response was it’s good without the sauce. Took her 20 minutes to bring me a glass of water. So I tried to give them another chance and ordered the crab dip and that came out so burnt. Even the chips were burnt (I have pictures of how burnt it was). Ordered 2 different drinks both were overly sweet and overpriced. I couldn’t waste anymore money or time in this restaurant so I asked for the check which took forever for her to come back just to read my total. We were there a total of 2 hours just for 2 drinks and appetizers. I will never return

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this place !! Especially for brunch with my man lol!! We come here get some great food , hookah and drinks!! the service at the bar is outstanding , the kitchen does take long to deliver food and hookah but overall the food makes up for it…. I say you must go here only down fall is if you want hookah you have to go to the other side which is a little tight and seats may be uncomfortable but if you are at the bar you will have a good time !!!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thanks For The Wonderful Time SkippThaDon…………………..

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    My husband and I wanted to try a different restaurant out from the area where we live, It was very difficult to find parking, but we managed. We were met at the door by security, which at first was disconcerting, but I understand. what surprised me was how loud the music was, extremely loud. My husband and I could not have a conversation it was even difficult to speak to the server. Overall, the decor is very sophisticated, food very good we only had appetizers,. I had the Oxtails eggrolls, and my husband had the wings.

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  14. Ranma

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Your Africans food I think you need to hire an African for the food or less butter on the jollof rice

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  15. Itwasokay

    Baltimore

    85 reviews

    2.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    While I saw this on TikTok, this is a one and done for me. The bouncer at the door had on a bulletproof vest. That should’ve been the sign to turn around and go somewhere else. The food was seasonless and at best 4/10. The lemon drop martinis were watered down and sent back to be remade, as they tasted like lemonade, not a martini (1/10). The service was prompt and we ate our appetizers and meal in 60 minutes. Not worth the $200 spent.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service are impeccable. The restaurant is extremely clean, security at the entrance of restaurant is always a plus.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My experience at The Anonymous was great. Overall 9/10. Food was good. Hookah was on point. Service was impeccable. We sat at the bar. We had the pleasure of being served by Scotty (bartender). He engaged in wonderful conversation with us and provided us with menu recommendations/options to try. So, if you’re looking for a great vibe I’d definitely recommend this establishment.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food pricing is high for the not so big portions you’ll get.

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  19. EvelynA

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cold dry food on both times I went . But the lIve DJ and Drinks are on point Good vibes .. Even tho we’re chase down like thieves. Y’all have a Good thing going on as long as you keep The Same Sunday DJ for Thursday Crab night Sunday night and Saturday night .

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was definitely a vibe.. DJ was amazing Food was good, drink was strong!!

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  21. Homegirl

    Baltimore

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Did not feel like a restaurant. Felt like a club.. Drinks took 30 minutes to come.. Food was greasy. Waiter was amazing, none of it was her fault. she did her best

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  22. Mimi

    Baltimore

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The service is terrible. We sat by the bar and it seems there was only one bartender for the entire bar and she wasn’t very attentive. The rest of the employees were wandering around one was even eating on the floor. My food came out terrible and when I exchanged it for something else they tried to charge me for the more expensive item saying I took a bite out of it… How would I know I don’t like something if I never took a bite out of it? And why try to charge me for the more expensive item instead of the second item I ordered and actually ate. I ordered the same drink twice and the same bartender made it two different ways. The first one was very sweet and the second time around it was very bitter. Don’t even waste your time going here.

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  23. JaredW

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    It was really loud, maybe the music could be kept to a lower volume until a certain hour so those dining can engage in conversation without screaming to each other. Staff was very nice and accommodating

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went For My Sister Birthday They Did Us So Amazing Big Ups To Dee Our Bartender And Her Sister They Were Really Top Tier

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  25. Breeze

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We had reservations for 3. We were not greeted by a Host. When we were greeted, we were informed that there would be a long wait for food as 3 people called out. There were literally almost no employees working in the front of house. We were never seated, never had a chance to eat so never tasted the food...no thank you.

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  26. AlexisN

    Baltimore

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Very beautiful venue dj was amazing service was horrible , didn’t get seated at my reserved table. Never brought my food out

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  27. bunny

    Baltimore

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Was there for 3 hrs and half my party didn’t get food

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Had an 11:30 am reservation. There was no hostess to seat us . Bartender said, we needed the hostess to sit us to be serve or we could sit at the bar to guarantee service but it wasn’t enough space for my group. Waited 30 mins hostess never came , so we left hungry

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  29. WachoviaB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    I went for dinner and the food was ok. I had the rasta pasta and oxtail egg rolls. I wouldn't go back for dinner. Not because it was bad or anything it just didn't wow me. The food didn't stand out from anything else if eaten.

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  30. SJP1

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The noise level of The Anonymous seems to align with the restaurant’s goal/concept, just be forewarned, the noise level is HIGH. It is EXTREMELY difficult to hold a conversation here, so if conversing over your meal is a goal this is not the place. Although it took approx 30 minutes after seated to be acknowledged, our waitress was pleasant and somewhat attentive. The ambiance is cute. I strongly feel like the prices are extremely inflated for the food quality, the steak in particular. The steak with the steak and egg meal is extremely poor quality and to make matters worse, the chef was far off the mark with my meat temperature request. I requested medium for my meat temp and there was not a drop of red on the steak. The scrambled eggs had a “weird” taste and the potatoes were mediocre. This meal is certainly not worthy of it’s $40 price tag. My brother is an amputee and utilizes a wheelchair for mobility needs. Management appeared to have a problem with my husband accessing the restaurant’s ramp to gain entry to the restaurant. We were also told that the bathroom was located in the basement, which would require prior notification to use however, when it came time to use the bathroom there was one located a short distance from where we were sitting on the same level. Suggested improvements: definitive handicap access, improved customer service skills for management, removal or improvement of the steak option, menu pricing re-evaluation.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very generous with the food, overall a great experience

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    When I saw this is a black owned restaurant, I decided to support and try them out. Definitely Not a fine dining experience. When you have armed security to get in, you already know the vibe. 🥴 Ambiance is rated 2. Cheap decor, Very loud/vulgar music. Not kid friendly. More of a nightclub club/lounge environment. Food is way overpriced and was not all that. I had the Rasta pasta. Was ok. Hubby had the lamb chops, we’ve had way better. Oxtails we’re ok. Rice and peace is a NO. Salmon was ok. I make better at home. The asparagus tasted undercooked. Service was ok. Our server was friendly but we had to keep looking for her. She took so long to bring one of our guest dining utensils, my guest had to use a used fork from another guest to eat. Smh. Overall it wasn’t worth the amount we paid and we will not be coming back.

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  33. ChevaunW

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My first time dining at The Anonymous (because I will return) was great from start to finish! Before securing the VIP reservation, I had a few questions and called three times and each time the hostess was pleasant and patient (I think her name was Tamia - thank you!). The size of our party required two servers and two separate checks, which was fine and they let us know at the start of the dining experience. Everyone was pleasant and accommodating! Our servers were Morgan and Daysha (I hope I spelled it correctly) and they were awesome!! Very responsive, attentive, and extremely pleasant. The food was delicious!! So much so that we ordered a second round of appetizers (quesadillas and crab dip, the ox tail egg rolls were amazing) prior to dinner. We even finished out the night in the lower level lounge. The cocktails - especially The Anonymous, Love Potion, and the Baecation - perfection! The venue has an aesthetic appeal and picture taking is a must (shout out to the employee who took our group photos beneath The Anonymous sign and swing chair - he didn’t have to do that but it was extremely kind of him). Keep it up at The Anonymous! I recommend this spot and will be back soon.

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  34. KimC

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I really enjoyed it. I was actually hesitant based on the reviews but we went at 6:30 on a Thursday and the food and service was excellent. Our server, Morgan, went above and beyond to make recommendations on food as well as ensure we had everything we needed. I will definitely be back.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful black owned Restaurant! Very nice ambiance! Food was great and so was the service! I came for dinner with my husband! Music was great! We will definitely be back

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    For the amount of money I spent I could’ve went to another restaurant and had bottomless food and mimosas and a better food selection .

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  37. Marie

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I loved atmosphere and employees made me feel at ease!!!Drinks were tasty 🥰

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  38. KendraH

    Baltimore

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The place it’s self is cute. Love the decor. My food was horrible. Waiting so long for it to be recooked that I never got my original food back. After I waited over an hr for it. I was offered to pick something else on the menu while that also took another 45 mins. My meal was free as well as a few drinks which took over 30 mins to come.
    THE ANONYMOUSResponded on May 25, 2023
    We appreciate your feedback. We apologize for the negative experience you had with your food, the wait for its replacement, and the delays in serving your drinks. We're sorry for the inconvenience caused. Your comments will be shared with our team to improve our service. We're glad your meal was comped, but we understand that the overall experience fell short. We value your patronage and hope to have another chance to provide you with a better dining experience in the future.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I definitely had a good time it was for my birthday The food was on point the music as well when I went downstairs it was really nice I had a good time it’s definitely worth it so go and enjoy and just have fun The service was perfect definitely liked that I will definitely be back

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  40. OrlandoB

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Music was way too loud to early in the evening! Service was confused and the wait was really long. Food was hyped up! Great place for drinks and pictures!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Extra space between tables

FAQs

THE ANONYMOUS offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 814-0119.

THE ANONYMOUS is rated 3.4 stars by 67 OpenTable diners.

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1225 Cathedral St, Baltimore, MD 21201

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Bolton Hill
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–12:00 am Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–2:00 am Happy Hour Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–7:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Seafood, West African
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
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