Mad Chef Kitchen & Bar

4.6
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316 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
The alluring boutique restaurant, mad chef kitchen & bar, offers a modern take on traditional cuisine in a welcoming and intimate atmosphere. Featuring fresh ingredients and influences from various modern cuisines; This gastro-pub houses a wide selection of diverse spirits, fine wines, signature cocktails, and craft beers. The new american cuisine paired with gracious service provides an extraordinary and memorable affair. Whether your mixing your own cocktail in our industrial bar area or gathering around a table in our rustic dining room – together we turn our creative energy into a spectacular dining experience. yes, chef.
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4.7
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J
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food and service was good, but I'd appreciate it if there were more vegetarian options (only true option was a salad).

MP
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food with equally fantastic ambience. The wait staff was attentive without being overly involved in the evening. I would definitely recommend Mad Chef Kitchen & Bar to anyone looking for a wonderful evening out.

TM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Surprisingly big portions of delicious food! Only reason I don't give 5 stars is I would have liked to see some after dinner cocktails on the menu. Mushroom soup, guacamole, lamb burger, and fries... all excellent choices!

SD
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Nice place with pleasant servers. Food was good but didn’t quite meet expectations given the pricing. Got a little noisy in the dining room when it filled up and service quality fell when it got busy. Overall 3.5 stars out of 5.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was great no issues

RR
Baltimore
47 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time. Food was excellent. Half and half burger delicious. Drink special was fantastic. We will be back.

PH
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for brunch. The staff was very welcoming and friendly. The service was great but, maybe a little too fast. There are too many great looking dishes on the menu. You definitely need time to look it over. When we finally did decide we ended up ordering 3 meals for the 2 of us. We will definitely be back.

RJ
Baltimore
34 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to dinner with a friend visiting from Miami. Mario, our server, was fantastic. He was friendly, engaging, professional and offered great service and suggestions. This was my second visit to Mad Chef and I’ve been very satisfied with the food and service on both occasions. Will definitely be back!

ML
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, knowledgeable waiter, really tasty special drinks. My friends and I had a great time!

KH
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good and service were excellent. Great atmosphere!

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner on NYE! Food and service (our waiter was Oscar) were both fantastic.

BC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paige was a great server! Great food and drinks, accommodating to our large party.

JL
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Honestly not impressed - service was horrible, food mediocre. Don't waste your time. I was hoping for a good experience. I should've just stayed home.

m
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We kicked off our family holiday festivities here. The food was delicious, and our server Oscar was very attentive. Never had to wait to ask him for anything. Everyone ordered something different. The menu is perfect with many choices for vegans and those who follow a GF food plan, BRAVO Mad Chef!!

DF
New England
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had an office Christmas party here. First time at this restaurant. Service was excellent as was the food. Highly recommend this place. I will be back

E
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. The food was good, service was on point , and the atmosphere is great for a weekend dinner.

OT
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The taste of the food was very delicious. My only complaint was that the food did not seem hot enough. The Crab and Corn Gnocchi was a wonderful appetizer, and is worth having again. My dining companion enjoyed the Paella, which was definitely enough for two. We each enjoyed the Breadpudding for dessert. The food was delicious.

g
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Scallop dish lacking size for an entree

S
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always a good pick for me as it is less than 5 minutes from my home. Consistent good food and the staff is top-notch! Definitely recommend.

MM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our first time, terrific food and service. Will be back!

MD
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We came for our anniversary. It was amazing food and our server was the sweetest! Will be going back for sure!

C
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was well-prepared. All courses were delightful. Our waiter, Ethan, was extremely knowledgeable of the menu. He even prevailed upon the chef to make a substitution to satisfy the palette of one of us. His attentiveness and service, added to a wonderful experience.

C
Washington DC
133 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our server Jessie. Professional and enthusiastic. Knew the menu and paced the meal nicely. Honored our reservation on time. Both of our entrees were very good. Only concern is the noise level on a busy Saturday night with no tablecloths or sound proofing.

S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals and dinner experience we’ve had in a long time. Our waiter was top notch. Perfect way to celebrate our 19 year anniversary.

OT
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food! And Jessica R. was hands down - best waitress we’ve had at any restaurant! Defiantly will become a regular! Grilled cheese sandwich-amazing- come hungry! Large portions!

D
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time at this restaurant. Enjoyed the chicken lollipops and pig wings as apps. Passed on specials and had burgers and crab cakes which were tasty. All food came out hot and drinks quickly. Our server was attentive and helpful in explaining menu items. A bit pricy for us to include in our regular rotation but was good to try out.

ER
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a great meal! The scallops, lamb ragout and the veal chop were excellent. The flounder was really good but a large portion I wish I could remember our server’s name because she was excellent. We will definitely be back!

FL
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will definitely be back. Menu has tons of intriguing choices!

R
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great service, good food. very quiet for a business meeting

JW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A bit too loud for good conversation, but food and service was excellent.

AG
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Ethan was THE BEST server ever!!!

c
Baltimore
30 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Kind of a strange meal, in terms of results. Clearly, the chef is highly talented. However, the meal had very mixed results. Tomato bisque was excellent. Calamari was very tender, but not crisp on the breading and very, very greasy. Oil not hot enough to properly cook it? Crispy fish and chips was good with a mountain of fingerling potatoes compared to the fish - which was properly cooked with a light, crisp batter. The scallops were crusted beautifully, but were brought to the table barely warm. How can that happen unless it was prepped and then just set around? The purple sweet potatoes and the rest of what accompanied the scallops were excellent. To their credit, they comped desserts which were excellent and a large portion. We will be back because of the obvious capability of the kitchen.

S
Baltimore
85 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My meal was a complete hit. I got the beet salad topped with shrimp and a side of sweet & chili cauliflower. My cocktail was also yummy, some type of seasonal margarita with a brown sugar rimmed glass. My husband got the lamb burger. He ordered it medium and it came out well done. If he gets it again, he will order it medium rare.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was outstanding, and it was a pretty good deal for bottomless mimosas! Will definitely be back.

JG
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the small plates , desserts and drinks. The quality is always the same .

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It was a nice night. The venue was very noisy, especially since the table they gave us was right near the door and near the live music and bar. However, they switched is when we requested it and the room in the back was better... Though still loud. The server was great! The food was good. I had the paella which was good until the last couple bites where some burnt bits really interrupted the great flavors.

It's a nice option for dinner.

C
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food is absolutely delicious here. We had delicious guacamole and chips to start and ordered cauliflower as an appetizer - so good! . I got the tuna entrée which was out of this world. Service was outstanding. Very accommodating in recognizing our friends’ birthdays. Attentive, friendly, delicious. The atmosphere isn’t anything to get excited about but everything else is.

OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good food but expensive!

KC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Service was great. Cocktail menu was also delicious. I would definitely recommend this place!

KS
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Extremely loud but server very good and food excellent! Not the place for nice conversation though. My daughter and I had to literally keep repeating!