Blacksmith

Closed
  • Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
  • Friday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
  • Saturday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Type: American, Farm Fresh, Seafood, Vegan, Vegetarian
Features: Accepts Reservations, Bar/Lounge, Fine Dining, Kid Friendly, Lite Fare, Open Year Round, Outdoor Dining
Enjoy delicious farm-to-table quality meals at Blacksmith Restaurant, located in America's coolest small town: Berlin, MD! Head chef Justine Zegna and staff continue to maintain close and collaborative relationships with local farmers and bakers. Blacksmith is known for great service and delicious lunch and dinner in a cozy atmosphere.
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Recent Reviews

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Thirty-six Dingo : 5 on 2/4/2024 8:25 pm
Out of all the gems in town, there are a few that stand out, and the Blacksmith is one of them.
There’s a beautiful mix of creativity and local staples. The drinks and food are all phenomenal. You can’t go wrong with this caliber of quality and service.
5 5
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Eli Edwards : 5 on 11/14/2023 11:39 pm
Came recommended from a friend local to the area, they hyped it up as one of their favorite restaurants and it did not disappoint. Right when you walk in the warm and atmosphere welcomes you. My friend and I sat at the bar and the bartender was a knowledgeable and very attentive. I had their Autumn Spice Bourbon Cocktail and it was very tasty, almost like a slightly sweeter version of an Old Fashioned. I had a bowl of the crab bisque to start and it really may be my favorite crab bisque I have ever eaten, it was full of crab meat and the soup had an amazing silky texture and rich delicious flavor. For my main I had the Steak Frites, it’s a classic that is hard to mess up, it was cooked perfectly and had fantastic flavor. My friend had the Shrimp and Grits and was raving about how amazing it was and how perfectly the grits were cooked. It doesn’t break the bank either, I would definitely recommend!
5 5
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Jen M : 3 on 1/11/2024 11:33 pm
We went here as it had the most google reviews and seemed like the place to be… I will summarize in saying that we found it to be quite “overrated” literally and figuratively

The good: the drink was excellent! I’m not a dark liquor girl, but their take on the walnut whiskey sour was great 👍
The bad: nothing was actively bad, just disappointing … maybe the onions… both of our dishes had red onions that were *not* cut with finesse 😂 .. if you’re going to offer a salad on a upscale casual menu it is always helpful to blanch your onions so that’s not the only thing you taste (and for the next 3 hours…)
The mediocre:
1. The service- our waitress was a bit short with us and definitely not personable (it was not busy, the dinner rush had died off after we looked at the menu)
2. The burger… just meh… like really really lacking seasoning and it had gritty bits to the meat which wasn’t pleasant. Also if you’re going to offer a “best ever!!” Burger you need to commit to the burger.. this was somewhere between a smash burger and a regular patty which meant it lacked the crispy, intense griddle flavor of a smash and the juiciness of a thick patty.. so just gritty and tasteless on a soggy bun with some soggy fries
2. The French lentil salad. I was expecting something with a little flavor but it was a scoop of cooked and cooled *plain* black lentils, vegetable “crudités” (aka poorly sliced onions, carrots and some tomatoes) and the dressing was nothingness. The greens and veggies were fresh/good quality at least! But I just tasted onions and I just ate it because it was late, I was hungry, and it was $16.75 😅 (last picture is the “crudités”… again.. for a $17 salad, a little effort is nice)
3. Atmosphere - cozy enough.. we were shoved beside the door, no pony wall or divider between the entrance. The decor was an interesting mix of modern farmhouse, boho chic, and industrial which was… eclectic. With a full house it definitely had a cozy vibe and it looked inviting from the outside which is part of the reason we wondered in

Maybe we went on an off night.. but we definitely enjoyed some of the other eats in and around town!
3 5
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