Foraged

4.6
186 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
foraged. is a hyper-seasonal eatery located in Baltimore, MD, featuring the foraged and farmed New American cuisine of Chef Chris Amendola.
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BJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was excellent, our waiter was very good, the food arrived quickly. The restaurant was quiet because it was almost empty when we were there, so it would definitely be noisier when busy. We had tomato salad - delicious, with home-grown tomatoes, basil, goat cheese; cornmeal-fried oysters - also yummy, although my preference is for a lighter cracker or bread crumb coating; scallops with a wonderful fresh sweet corn succotash; and chocolate pot de creme for dessert - also very good. I will certainly go back. I highly recommend it!

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OT
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From beginning to end everything about the meal and the service was fantastic! Attentive staff gave great suggestions for food and wine. The staff was clearly knowledgeable about the products and their preparation. Food was simply prepared highlighting the quality and freshness of the ingredients, which change frequently. The ricotta and baguette was flavorful and creamy paired with ripe tomatoes. The cornmeal oysters were crisp on the outside and creamy on the inside. Scallops were perfectly cooked. Heirloom grain “risotto” had a great texture, slightly chewy and creamy with a rustic mushroom flavor. Don’t be afraid to try the pig parts....the socket was amazing, crispy skinned, chewy rendered fat balanced with the right amount of gamey meat. Each layer was better than the next, and the pickled fennel and cucumber was a great accompaniment to cut the richness of the fat. We will definitely be back to try the next iteration of the menu!

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HM
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal and a great value. Portions are small to medium but I like that. Quality over quantity.

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JM
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was terrific and the portions were reasonably sized. We went to celebrate a birthday and we really enjoyed everything. My friend had the soft crab special and I had the roast pork. We both had the blueberry shortcake dessert. My friend had wine with her meal and we had coffee with dessert. The meal was $75. I felt quite reasonable for the quality. The only complaint was the noise level. The room is small, with all hard surfaces, so the talking among the tables gets quite noisy. We had a hard time hearing the server telling us about the specials.

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OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVE coming here. Always a great time!

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M
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I wish I could rate Foraged higher than 5 stars. Amazing every time.

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MF
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The staff are attentive, but not overly so. The food was very good, although the portions are small. We loved the squash blossoms, oysters and squid. The steak was salty and overcooked.

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C
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was perfect and felt so special. Worth the price for sure. Amazing service. Can’t wait to go back.

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JN
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was absolutely perfect, from the ambiance, service, food quality, selection of food, and chefs preparation!!! Just amazing!!!

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m
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

That place is absolutely fantastic. Totally stumbled upon it when traveling for work and could lot have been more impressed. Great staff, awesome service and superb fresh menu. If my schedule allowed me to go again, I totally would have!

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JB
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took our friends who recently got married out to Foraged as their wedding gift. They had an amazing time and said the meal was by far the best gift anyone gave them.

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V
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had been to Foraged once before and really enjoyed it. It was just as good, if not better than the first time. Will definitely go again.

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JK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the second time that we visited Foraged. Had another fresh and outstanding dinner! We brought along my boyfriend's son, who is an avid mushroom hunter. He was extremely delighted that Chef was willing to cook up some chanterelles for him. Very nice addition to our Father's Day celebration!

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MN
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Perfect food! The acoustics were very loud!! Needs ceiling padded to help the acoustics .

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NM
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I think my expectations were too high for the low key-ness of Foraged. I intend to visit again and spend more time studying the menu. The choices we made were not to our liking, but love the concept of hyper local, and that the menu is rarely the same! Kudos to the hard work they have put into the restaurant - I hope Hampden rents don't force them out of the neighborhood!

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M
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Foraged is our new favorite restaurant in Baltimore. The food is incredibly fresh, the service was outstanding, the menu was interesting and fun, the ambiance was relaxing and the restaurant is beautiful. I can’t get over the food though, best meal in a long time. Thank you!!!

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CW
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my daughter here and we both agreed it was the best meal we have had in a very long time. We split a combination of small, medium and large plates... soft crab special app, scallops, pork belly & oysters, cornbread, and steak and vegetables. Everything was excellent as was the bottle of wine we enjoyed with our meal.

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d
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I love this restaurant. Great food, really nice people and excellent service.

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TD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious! We had the soft-shelled crabs, scallops, and the mushroom stew -- all were really good, super tasty, and made with the best ingredients. Service was attentive, though a bit slow. The small and mid-sized plates, however, were pretty small.

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A
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Date Night Spot. Food is decently priced for the quality you are getting. Hyper seasonal and local foods. Flavors are fresh, clean and simple. The honest and pure flavor of the food is on the spotlight here. Service was wonderful and timed well too. Highly recommend and will definitely return. Make sure to try one of the cookies you get with your receipt!

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JS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a great experience at Foraged. A well designed, small dining room set the ambiance for the evening. Half price bottles of wine on Sunday certainly opened us up to being more adventurous with our wine choices. All of our meals were great, from appetizers, to entrees, and the dessert. I thought my entree lacked the smallest bit of flavor, but that didn't take away from the fact that all meals were wonderful.
We would absolutely come back in the future.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a first date and it was very welcoming. Aesthetically pleasing. Food was delicious(chicken). Waiter was super attentive. Water was always topped off. Great experience overall.

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G
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an exceptional night! Our server walked us through the family style concept and we ordered all kinds of things! Everything was so beautifully presented and tasted even better! It was a lovely night in a great section of Baltimore. We'll be returning!

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New England
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best true local farm to table experience in Baltimore

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AP
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was unique and tasty but it was room temperature as if it had been pre-cooked and attempted to be reheated. The portions were *very* small for the *high* price. Both our wine glasses had some sort of film in them, adding a strange filmy layer to our drinks. The cornbread had a very odd aftertaste. The menu was interesting but we won’t return because the value for price just wasn’t there!

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

The food was unique with a lot of fresh ingredients but we left hungry because the portions were so small. The waiter wasn’t super friendly. We always like to chat with our waiter a bit as it makes for a more pleasant experience but this waiter seemed short and dry. The ambience was nice but the restaurant was pretty chilly. The restaurant has potential but I doubt we would go back. The mushroom stew and the corn bread were very delicious so if it go I would order those two items.

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JW
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

First time visit and we'll be back!!! Amazing food, unique options, fun to try!

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M
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

This was my second time at Foraged. It was delicious!

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A
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Foraged is a truly magical place. The dining room is intimate and cozy. The server was sweet, made my experience personal, and was very knowledgeable. The food was eloquent, thoughtful, refreshing and inspiring. There’s something about knowing what you’re eating is locally sourced or foraged from the wild that seems to nourish your body and your spirit a bit more than normal. Like I said, magic. The chef has a gorgeous mind and the ever changing menu only showcases this beauty further. I had a beyond wonderful experience and will return on a regular basis. Thank you.

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MM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

We recently went to Foraged to celebrate my birthday and had a 5pm reservation for 4 people. The door opened promptly at 5pm and the set-up was very cozy and charming. We started with the skillet cornbread with ramp butter, which was pretty tasty. I ordered the mushroom stew and scallops while my dining partners ordered the beef dish and 2 pork dishes. The pork cuts were extremely fatty - I watched my father (who eats everything) struggle to chew the meat - eventually he had to spit out his mouthful and I saw it come out in one large, fatty glob. My parents NEVER ask to return meals, but that dish got returned to the kitchen. My wife, who had also ordered the pork, cut around the fat as much as possible and ended up with a substantial amount of inedible scraps on a side plate - she wanted to return the dish, but felt badly about it so toughed it out. I felt guilty because the mushroom stew was fantastic and I was really enjoying it, while others were very put off of their meals. Our server was understanding and did not make a fuss about replacing the one pork dish with another beef dish - apparently the beef was good. The scallops were OK, but nothing to write home about. Overall, the food experience was very uneven and I will not return because of how awkward and uncomfortable it was to be enjoying my food while others were unable to enjoy theirs - I wouldn't want to chance it again, especially not at this price point.

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SH
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is so thoughtfully made & the flavors are so rich! I recommend the mushroom stew and pork belly. The little cookies they give you with the check are a cute and tasty note to end on.

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P
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Completely fabulous meal, service and highly extracted flavours. Definitely worth the trip (maybe Uber, parking is the only draw-back) and will absolutely repeat. This food could make me go at least pescatarian! Thanks.

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FF
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Foraged is a real gem of a place - intimate with amazing food!

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AK
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is delicious, unique and seasonal. I just love it.

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JE
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall the food was delicious! Quality ingredients, beautiful pairings, and so flavorful. I appreciated the ambiance and the simplicity of the meal. Service was impeccable. My only reservation was the cost of the food compared to the portion served. We spent ~$40 per person on food alone and still left hungry. This restaurant is worth a try, but I don't think we will return given the many other options in Baltimore that have larger portions, similar quality food, and comparable cost.

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IA
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

I'd recomend trying it once if you are looking for a new place to try.

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AP
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Innovative menu, creative combinations made the food exciting and familiar all at once. Loved it!

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KM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was made well and the service was great. It is a small restaurant but the experience was wonderful.

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OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food! Good people!

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food

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