Dinner at Chef Michael Mina’s Inner Harbor outpost, Wit & Wisdom at the Four Seasons, was a highlight of my visit to Baltimore.
With its “progressive twist on traditional tavern food and Eastern seaboard classics,” the restaurant’s menu captivates as much as it comforts. Beyond what’s doing in the kitchen, Wit & Wisdom’s waterfront views from its al fresco bar or inside its plush and expansive dining room are bolstered by friendly and fast service.
Starters such as American Wagyu sliders (seven for $17), tuna tartare prepared at the table ($18) wowed my palate. So very much so did my Maine course of Michael’s “deconstructed” lobster pot pie (brandied lobster cream, truffle, wild mushrooms, $59)
But perhaps Mina’s brilliance shone best through his desserts. During my visit I moved from a table seating to a bar seating facing the action in the open kitchen. It was in this scenic setting where I had the pleasure of sampling a range of sweets including the Apple Sundae (with milk ice cream, caramel apples, and frozen sable, $12); the Lemon Meringue (with avocado ice cream, seared grapefruit, cilantro, and marcona almonds, $12); and extra indulgent Chocolate Bar (with chocolate, caramel, peanuts, Maldon salt, $15).
Reservations are recommended. But if you just looking a lovely outdoor setting for waterside drinks (might I suggest the Strawberry Mule if visiting on a summery eve) and upscale bar snacks, you should be able to rock up most evenings without a booking.
Wit & Wisdom is located inside the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore at 200 International Drive, 21202. Find out more at witandwisdombaltimore.com.
More Taste Baltimore posts coming soon.