Mad Chef Kitchen & Bar

4.6
561 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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vipSandyb
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to met up with friends and have a awesome meal

Mad Chef Kitchen & Bar
Responded 4 days ago

Thanks so much, Sandy! We are so happy that you enjoy dining at mad chef kitchen & bar, and that you have brought your friends to dine with you as well. Thank you so much for the support!

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Monique
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This is my second time at Mad Chef, and it hasn't disappointed. There is a nice variety of food to choose from, you and your friends can order all the apps and try everything. The drinks are tasty also.

Mad Chef Kitchen & Bar
Responded 5 days ago

Monique, we are so happy that you returned to mad chef kitchen & bar! We are so glad that you enjoy the food and beverages we serve, and that you brought your friends with you to enjoy the evening! We truly appreciate your support and hope to continue seeing you at mad chef! Thanks!

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LindaC
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants I’ve been to this year. I just enjoyed the Atmosphere the quickness of the food service and kindness of the staff. I will definitely be back to enjoy some good food close to home. This restaurant is definitely a 9 out of 10.

Mad Chef Kitchen & Bar
Responded 5 days ago

Linda, thank you so much! It means so much to us that you would consider us one of the best restaurants you have been to this year. We are so happy to hear that you not only enjoy of offerings, but the ambiance and service at our restaurant as well! We are so thankful for your kind review and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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misspons
West Virginia
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful:)

Mad Chef Kitchen & Bar
Responded on July 13, 2021

Thank you! We appreciate that so much!

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JeanineP
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, great service. Lovely place for a date night. We will be back.

Mad Chef Kitchen & Bar
Responded on July 12, 2021

Jeanine, thank you so much! We are very glad to hear that you had a nice date night at mad chef kitchen & bar! We are so happy that you enjoyed your food, and received great service from our staff. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Thanks!

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Skyway
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Drinks were outrageously expensive. Food was so-so, but pricy. $100 for 2 drinks, 1 app and 2 sandwiches plus tip. Not nice enough to be a special occasion place but much too pricy for every day dining.

Mad Chef Kitchen & Bar
Responded on July 12, 2021

Thank you so much for your review and feedback! We truly appreciate you taking the time to leave us your thoughts, and we will be discussing this with management. Thank you again.

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Everleys
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time eating at Mad Chef. We were escorted promptly to our table and greeted by our server, Sydney. Both drinks and food were delivered in perfect timing. We were blown away by the tuna taquitos, but the mussels and catfish sandwich were also tasty. The food was absolutely delicious and the portions were perfect. Sydney was an excellent and personable server. We'll be back!

Mad Chef Kitchen & Bar
Responded on July 12, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind review! We are truly appreciative and are very happy that you and your guests enjoyed your time at mad chef kitchen & bar. We are so glad you all were blown away by the tuna taquitos, they are definitely a favorite of ours, too! We are so happy you were able to spend some time with Sydney, she's the best! We can't wait to see you again. Thanks!

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Cookie
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my daughter and 3 friends for her birthday. They enjoyed the food and atmosphere.

Mad Chef Kitchen & Bar
Responded on July 12, 2021

Cookie, thank you so much! It means so much to us that you would select mad chef kitchen & bar to celebrate your daughter's birthday! We are so glad that you all had a nice time, and that you enjoyed the atmosphere and food! We hope to see you all again soon!

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VanessaJ
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and food was delicious!!

Mad Chef Kitchen & Bar
Responded on July 9, 2021

Vanessa, thank you so much, we really appreciate it! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed yourself at mad chef!

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ChrisL
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Do yourself a favor and get the fancy grilled cheese! Pretty rich, but definitely worth it and well priced. The calamari was a bit rubbery and wouldn’t recommend. My wife enjoyed her hamburger, we would go back.

Mad Chef Kitchen & Bar
Responded on July 5, 2021

Chris, thank you so much for your review and feedback! We are very happy that you enjoyed your Fancy Grilled Cheese and Burger, and will be discussing the calamari with the kitchen. We appreciate you taking the time to join us and leave your review! We hope to see you soon!

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Adge
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food!! Servers are so knowledgeable about the menu items!!

Mad Chef Kitchen & Bar
Responded on July 5, 2021

Thank you very much! It means so much to us that you enjoyed your meal and the service! We can't wait to have you back at Mad Chef!

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vipPaulS
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good as usual, however, they overcooked my steak and it had to be redone. The second time it was perfect.

Mad Chef Kitchen & Bar
Responded on July 5, 2021

Hi Paul! Thank you for your review. We are so sorry your steak was overcooked, but are very happy that we were able to make it right for you! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Mella
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One person in the party could not find her gift card that she had used the week before and still had a balance. So the manager was able to look it up and my friend was able to use her gift card after all! We thought that was customer service at its finest. Our service was great! We were never waiting for anything.
I personally love going to Mad Chef.

Mad Chef Kitchen & Bar
Responded on July 5, 2021

Mella, thank you so much for your kind review. We are so happy we were able to assist you and help you find that gift card, and that you were able to come back to use it! We are so happy that you enjoy Mad Chef and we look forward to having you back soon!

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Perrier
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good experience here with service and food!

Mad Chef Kitchen & Bar
Responded on July 2, 2021

Perrier, thank you so much! It means so much to us that you are a regular guest of mad chef's and enjoy spending time with us! We can't wait to see you again soon!

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Dustin
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for lunch for my girlfriends birthday. Service, food and ambiance was great. Price was about right on par with what you’re getting. We’ll be back.

Mad Chef Kitchen & Bar
Responded on June 30, 2021

Dustin, it means so much to us that you would celebrate your girlfriend's birthday with us at mad chef! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal, as well as the ambiance and service! Thank you so taking the time to leave us a review, and we can't wait to have you at mad chef again soon!

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Frank
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ethan did a great job serving and explaining. Food was served on time, not rushed and was excellent.

Mad Chef Kitchen & Bar
Responded on June 29, 2021

Frank, thank you very much! Ethan is a stellar worker and cares greatly about his guests. We are so happy this reflected in his service and that you were pleased with his recommendations. We hope to see you at mad chef again soon!

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DiamondGirl22
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food and great service! I have been to this resturant three times within the last month, once for dinner and twice for brunch. The crab dip is delish with the pretzel. I love love the fruity pebble french toast and the chicken and biscuits. It's so good it doesn't require a lot of syrup.

Mad Chef Kitchen & Bar
Responded on June 29, 2021

WOW thank you so much for your kind review and support! It means so much to us that you are a frequent diner of mad chef, and that you have given several of our menus a try. You have definitely made some wonderful selections, and we are so happy you liked them! We are so glad to hear that you have enjoyed dining with mad chef and can't wait to have you back again, soon!

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Familyman
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Before COVID this was one of our favorite places to eat. We also got take out all last year. Last night was first time back dining in the restaurant. Food seems a bit "off," fish texture not right, signature paella dish had flavors missing, sausage a bit overcooked. Maybe they are just getting back in the swing of things. Will try again.

Mad Chef Kitchen & Bar
Responded on June 28, 2021

Thank you so much for your feedback! We truly appreciate you taking the time to leave your review. We will definitely be sharing this review with the kitchen and discussing with them how to prevent this in the future. It means so much to us that you are a returning guest of mad chef kitchen & bar, and hope to have you back soon.

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RNinMD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had an enjoyable meal, food was really tasty, a little hard to hear each other though. But, it was a busy Saturday night.

Mad Chef Kitchen & Bar
Responded on June 28, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal and truly appreciate your feedback. We hope to have you back at mad chef soon!

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JAlb
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Server was super over-extra... He was very informed about the menu though... just had a lot of opinions abuot the things he thought should sell. Long waits between table re-visits. Food wasn't at all bad, but it wasn't a place I'm dying to go back to to and try again. we had the 50.50 burger and the fancy grilled cheese. Justt a data point: wife didn't get a spoon to eat the soup until after the soup had gotten cold...

Everything above looks like we hated it - we really didn't these were just the things that immediately came to mind when writing a review. The fries were good, the salad w/ the grilled cheese was good. We also had the chorizo queso which came out hot but not too hot and was edible right away isntead of having to let it cool. outdoor seating on a nice cool summer night with a breeze was fantastic, but also packed, so not at all quiet, but not obnoxious. We could still have a reasonable volume conversation.

Mad Chef Kitchen & Bar
Responded on June 28, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this review! We truly appreciate you providing feedback and telling us about your experience. We will certainly be discussing with our server the importance of frequent table visits, as well as maintaining a professional conversation. We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed patio seating, as well as the chorizo queso. We hope to have you back soon for star service! Thank you again

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vipRudyG
Baltimore
33 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent!

Mad Chef Kitchen & Bar
Responded on June 25, 2021

Thank you so much! We are very glad to hear that you're a regular of mad chef!

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James
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for my wife's birthday. The food was great and the service was excellent! Definitely a place we will return to.

Mad Chef Kitchen & Bar
Responded on June 24, 2021

James, we are so happy that you chose to celebrate an event as special as your wife's birthday with mad chef! We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal as well as the service. We are so thankful you dined with us, and we can't wait to have you back at mad chef in the future. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was great.

Mad Chef Kitchen & Bar
Responded on July 1, 2021

Thank you! We are so happy you enjoyed your time at mad chef!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is always exceptional! One of my favorites

Mad Chef Kitchen & Bar
Responded on June 21, 2021

Thank you so much! We truly appreciate your support! We hope to see you again soon

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SaiP
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service is good and foods are delicious. We love happy hour menu a lot of selection to choose from with a great price. I recommend to make reservations before you go.

Mad Chef Kitchen & Bar
Responded on June 18, 2021

Thank you so much! We are glad you were able to make it for Happy Hour and give these plates a try! We are so happy you enjoyed them and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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money
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall, the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes.

Mad Chef Kitchen & Bar
Responded on June 16, 2021

Thank you so much, this is so kind! It means so much to us that you had a nice time and felt right at home. We can't wait to see you again next time!

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George
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

First time there. They have a time limit for all parties regardless of how busy they are. The server put us on notice for the time limit as we were seated. We felt very rushed throughout as they pressured us to order quickly, eat quickly, and pay quickly. Food was ok. Will not be going back.

Mad Chef Kitchen & Bar
Responded on June 14, 2021

Hi George. Thank you so much for your feedback. We are so sorry that you felt rushed through your meal. We want to make sure all of our guests feel comfortable and we apologize greatly that you felt pressured to move quickly. This is certainly not how we want our guests to feel. We truly hope that you come to visit us again soon, for a relaxing and delicious meal. We are open for lunch and dinner daily and would love to have you back with us to receive top-notch service. Thank you again.

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vipMacknife
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super friendly staff, at least 3 Individuals visited our table to help with drinks and food, and service and food was top notch! Will be back very soon!

Mad Chef Kitchen & Bar
Responded on June 14, 2021

Thank you so much! We are so glad to hear that you had a great experience with our staff and that they were so helpful with your table! It means so much to us that you enjoyed your meal and beverages as well as service! We truly appreciate you giving mad chef kitchen & bar a try and we can't wait to have you back!

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KristyI
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was terrific and the food was very good!

Mad Chef Kitchen & Bar
Responded on June 14, 2021

Thank you so much, Kristyl! We are very happy to hear that you were pleased with not only your food but the service as well. Thank so you so much for joining us for lunch! We will see you again soon :)

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Moose
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

This was a disappointing trip for us. I have been to Mad Chef before and enjoyed it. This time not so much. Our server was smarmy, my initial drink took a very long time, the drink menu was abysmal - it had Monument City's NOBO being from Massachusetts.... Monument City is a local Baltimore, MD brewery and for the Dogfish head Delaware was spelled "Deleware". My Boring Caesar was true to its name, which is on me for ordering it, but being familiar with Mad Chef's abilities, I would have expected it to be better and that to simply be an ironic name. Come on Mad Chef - I know you can do better than this!

Mad Chef Kitchen & Bar
Responded on June 10, 2021

Hi Moose. Thank you so much for bringing this to our attention. We will be fixing these typos immediately. We apologize greatly for the mislabel and will make sure this never happens again. We are also sorry that you were not happy with service. We will be talking with our staff about ticket times for beverages and their interactions with guests. We hope that you see us again so we can rectify these issues. Thank you!

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Rach
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Food was delicious! Can’t wait to go back :)

Mad Chef Kitchen & Bar
Responded on June 8, 2021

Rach, thank you so much! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal and time at mad chef! We can't wait to see you again soon!

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Carol
Baltimore
27 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a wonderful dinner outside on Saturday night. Absolutely love the tuna taco appetizer. My husband and shared the Paella and it was just the right size for 2 and it was delicious. Overall a very pleasant evening.

Mad Chef Kitchen & Bar
Responded on June 8, 2021

Carol, thank you so much for your kind review! The tuna taquitos are definitely one of our most popular appetizers. We are so happy that you were able to give them a try and enjoyed them. We truly appreciate you and your husband selection mad chef for date night. See you again soon!

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vipBillsbestfriend
Phoenix
60 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Only downside was having everyone in our party referred to as ‘Honey, Dear, etc.’
Should be the first lesson in waitress school…

Mad Chef Kitchen & Bar
Responded on June 7, 2021

Thank you so much for your feedback! We will be discussing this with our servers right away to insure that our guests are being appropriately addressed. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to see you at mad chef soon for star service!

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Mike
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The food was good although the portion sizes were too large for my taste. Can anyone actually eat all those beets in the beet salad?! The outdoor seating area was very comfortable and pleasant. Our waiter didn't write down our order, but did ask us to repeat it several times and came back out later to ask us to repeat part of it again. I hate that - just write it down! In general, our waiter was slow and seemed unfocused.

Shortly after we were seated, a very loud and obnoxious party was seated near us who quickly embarked on a mission to get drunk. They seemed to be friends with the staff, who were encouraging and participating in their behavior. Several times, they were shouting at other guests they knew who also appeared to be drunk. This really detracted from our experience, and made things feel like we were at a college bar rather than a nice restaurant.

Mad Chef Kitchen & Bar
Responded on June 7, 2021

Mike, thank you so much for bringing this to our attention. We will be discussing with our kitchen staff portion sizes as well as presentation. We also greatly apologize for the group that you encountered during your visit. We will be discussing with our staff who were present that evening to receive more details about this group and why they were encouraging such behavior. We truly hope to see you at mad chef in the future so we can provide you with the service you deserve!

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amandaP
Baltimore
24 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service fantastic! Drinks and food delicious! Coffee in a press-- our favorite!

Mad Chef Kitchen & Bar
Responded on June 7, 2021

Amanda, thank you so much! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal and were pleased with the fresh-pressed coffee. We definitely feel like it makes all the difference. Please come back and see us again, soon!

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vipGreat
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking to dine at an elegant restaurant to have a lavish event,
Mad Chef Kitchen would be a great choice

Mad Chef Kitchen & Bar
Responded on June 16, 2021

Thank you so much for bringing this to our attention. We will be discussing with our host staff as well as servers and bartenders the importance of communication with one another. We appreciate your feedback and will certainly make sure this is not an issue in the future. Thank you again.

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Coastman
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Mad Chef was a pleasant surprise. Went there to celebrate a birthday with another couple. Service by Dan was excellent, and greatly added to our eating experience. Food was plentiful and tasty. Restaurant was clean and compliant to concerns about COVID. All in all it was a very good evening with friends. Thanks Mad Chef!!

Mad Chef Kitchen & Bar
Responded on June 7, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind review! We are truly grateful that you chose to celebrate at mad chef and enjoyed your meal! Dan is a wonderful server and we are so glad that he was able to serve you on your special night. It means so much to us that you had a nice time and were happy with your food. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Son’s 12th Birthday had to be at Mad Chef. He loves the Churro ice cream dessert sandwich with chocolate and strawberries. I mentioned his birthday when I placed my reservation with open table and our food and service could not have been better. Mad Chef never disappoints, thanks for making this birthday special.

Mad Chef Kitchen & Bar
Responded on June 3, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind review and for choosing Mad Chef for your special event! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and that your son loves the Churro Ice Cream Sandwich, it is definitely a favorite! We truly appreciate the support and hope to see you all again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
30 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

We had a reservation for 7:30. We arrived 5 minutes early and were seated immediately. As we were looking at the drink menu we were informed that the kitchen closes at 8, so we had to rush our order. We were unable to order desert because the kitchen was closed. We were given our check while we were still eating and the server asked if I was finished while I had my fork in hand and food halfway to my mouth. We drove 30 minutes from Towson to try something new and were in and out in 45 minutes. Not worth it. My husband said the 50/50 burger was good. I had fish and chips, which were fine, but the fish wasn’t anything special. Potatoes better than average.

Mad Chef Kitchen & Bar
Responded on June 2, 2021

Thank you so much for your feedback and for bringing this to our attention. We are so sorry to hear that your experience was not up to your or our standards. We will be discussing this with our wait staff and kitchen to prevent this from happening again. We hope that you come back soon so we can rectify this issue! Thank you again for your review.

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ShehzinP
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very flavorful and the menu was unique. We had requested the Paella to be made without chorizo however, when the dish arrived it still had chorizo in it. Our waiter promptly corrected the issue and brought us a chorizo-free Paella. The restaurant was busy/crowded and they were under-staffed. This led to delays in the arrival of the main entrees that we had ordered. Overall, it was still a very good experience and we will definitely be back!

Mad Chef Kitchen & Bar
Responded on June 2, 2021

Thank you so much for your feedback and understanding! We truly appreciate your patience and are so happy to hear that your server was able to correct the mistake. We hope to see you again soon!

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FAQs

Mad Chef Kitchen & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 203-0327.

Mad Chef Kitchen & Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 561 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.