Located inside the Four Seasons Hotel in Harbor East, Wit & Wisdom oozes class – if you’re looking for amazing food and killer ambiance in Baltimore, you need to dine here stat. This high-end tavern by Michael Mina offers American comfort food with a contemporary twist.
To start, we ordered green tea, coffee, and a Carrot Mule. We don’t usually get cocktails in the early afternoon, but we’re willing to bend the rules when lunching at W&W. This cocktail was seriously one of THE best we’ve ever tasted – it contained carrot-infused tito’s vodka carrot-cardamom syrup, lemon, ginger beer, and all things magical.
Then, we ordered different apps to share: House-made Charcuterie, Blue Crab Cocktail, and Maine Lobster Corndogs. All three were delicious and beautifully presented so picking favorites is a toughie, but we absolutely HAD to, we’d recommend the crab & lobster dishes, only because one can get charcuterie anywhere.
We were blown away by the flavors of the crab and the creativity of the corndogs. The former was marinated in flying dog orange ale vinaigrette and garnished with avocado, while the latter was served with whole grain mustard creme fraiche. You honestly can’t go wrong with either!
Moving onto entrees! Again, we got 3 dishes and shared because sharing is caring: Crab Cake Sandwich, Maine Lobster Roll, and a Make Your Own Salad. If you’re a fan of crab, you’ll probably die a euphoric food death because this crab cake was ginormous in the best way possible. It had SO much crab – the chefs at W&W aren’t playin’ around. It was like 98% crab (!!!!) and it came with lemon aioli and Baltimore french fries (aka lots and lots of old bay = heavenly). The lobster roll was a winner, too. Served on a toasted parker house bun, it came with breakfast radish and was garnished with jalapeños.
Even though we were stuffed, we wanted to try their Baltimore Bar and Bread Pudding so we dug deep and made space. Thank god we did because holy freaking crap, both of these were to die for. We enjoyed the bar very much, but the bread pudding (made with croissants, shortbread cookies, and served warm caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream) was just stupid good, like best-dessert-we’ve-ever-had kind of good.
Conclusion: GO TO WIT & WISDOM. Yes, you’ll be splurging & dropping $$$, but it’ll be worth it. Trust us! Everything from interior to service is solid and as plus, you’ll have a killer view of the harbor. If you’re looking to spoil someone or impress them hardcore, W&W’s got your back.
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