Mad Chef Kitchen & Bar

4.6
568 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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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SeairraK
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. I loved the squid ink seafood pasta! Was sad the lamb was no longer on the menu, but found a new favorite. Our server was great, as always. I’m not sure what her name is, but she had pretty, long blonde hair and I think it started with an h? She was very attentive, and high energy. Thanks again.

Mad Chef Kitchen & Bar
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much! We are so happy that you enjoyed your time and meal at mad chef kitchen & bar! We are very glad that you were able to try the Squid Ink Seafood Pasta, as that is one of our newer menu items! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed it. It sounds like you may have had Katie as your server. She is so sweet, bubbly, and attentive to her tables. We are glad you were able to spend some time with her and we hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Wait staff was either under trained or intentionally dismissive to patrons. After waiting 20+ min for service, my date and I decided to go elsewhere.

Mad Chef Kitchen & Bar
Responded a day ago

Thank you so much for bringing this to our attention. We are so sorry to hear that you waited and did not receive service. If you could please call the restaurant at your earliest convenience, we would love to collect more information and make this right for you. Thank you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delish brunch

Mad Chef Kitchen & Bar
Responded a day ago

Thank you! We are so happy you were able to give it a try. We look forward to having you back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Waitstaff was terrific! Food was great.

Mad Chef Kitchen & Bar
Responded a day ago

Thank you so much! It means so much to us that you not only enjoyed the food, but service as well. Thank you for taking the time to leave your review and we look forward to seeing you at mad chef kitchen & bar soon!

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Yanni
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my second time dining at Mad Chef. The food is absolutely amazing and the service is magnificent. I will be returning very soon. The Lemonade is homemade and refillable absolutely the BEST.

Mad Chef Kitchen & Bar
Responded 2 days ago

Yanni, thank you very much! We are very happy to hear that you are a returning guest of mad chef, and that you will be continuing to visit us! We offer lunch, dinner, brunch and happy hour! We can't wait for you to join us again soon. Thanks!

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PhilipS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful eclectic menu with a bit of Latino influence. Lots of fantastic seafood. Sydney was amazing server.

Need some work on their Martinis - odd Vermouth and kind of puny portion.

Mad Chef Kitchen & Bar
Responded 2 days ago

Philip, thank you so much for taking the time to leave your review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal, and were happy with our seafood offerings! Sydney is definitely a great server, and we are very glad that you were able to spend some time with her. Thank you for your feedback on the martinis. We will definitely be discussing this with our bar staff. Thank you so much and we hope to have you back at mad chef soon!

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vipSandyb
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Mad Chef Kitchen & Bar
Responded on July 20, 2021

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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vipBondo
Baltimore
39 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They’re constantly tweaking dishes fora new take, keeps us regulars interested and the specials are always great. LOVE the street corn. Service is always impeccable. Our go to restaurant!

Mad Chef Kitchen & Bar
Responded 2 days ago

Bondo, thank you! We are so appreciative of your support, and that we are your go to restaurant. It means so much to us that you notice the little details we add to our dishes. The Street Corn is definitely a favorite, and we hope to continue bringing it in! We can't wait to see you again at mad chef kitchen & bar!

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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 on July 19, 2021

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 on July 19, 2021

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
5 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
2 reviews
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
20 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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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 568 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.