Thoughts and ideas from The Black Olive
Introduction to the Black Olive
April 9, 2019 at 12:00 AM
by The Black Olive

If you're looking for amazingly delicious Greek cuisine dishes, The Black Olive is the perfect restaurant for you. We insist on using only the finest ingredients to create our dishes and go to great lengths to procure them. When you dine with us, we guarantee a taste of genuine Greek cuisine that will keep you coming back for more.

We're located in one of the most quaint locations in Baltimore on Bond Street in Old Fells Point. Our restaurant is located on the cobblestone part of the street — you'll love the unique charm.

Our family name is Spiliadis, and our passion lies in simplistic, traditional dishes that taste amazing. We promise you'll love our food and we guarantee you'll be back for more.

Our history

Over a century ago in northern Greece, a notoriously famous cooking family took a trip to Istanbul. There, they built a restaurant they would call their own near the edge of the Black Sea. Their business saw fantastic success. As the story goes, storms brought massive waves to the coast, and fish were hurled up on to shore.

The famous restaurant would prepare the fish and everyone would dine in happiness. The family that owned the restaurant, the Spiliadis, moved back to Greece in the '20s. Many of our recipes are derived from those years.

In 1956, Stelios Spiliadis, who was the grandson of the original owner, attended Columbia University in New York and waited tables at restaurants to pay the rent. He then attended Johns Hopkins University, met his wife Pauline, and the rest was history. Their first son, Andreas was born in 1967, and Dimitris was born in 1970.

Costas, Stelios' younger brother also moved to Baltimore and decided to carry on the family tradition. He opened a restaurant in Canada where he was studying. Dimitris experienced a spark of inspiration from his uncle, and in March of 1997, the whole family was in on renovating a row home that would soon become the Black Olive.

Our menu features

Our menu features a wide variety of Greek cuisine dishes that will keep you coming back for more. If you've never traveled to Greece, our restaurant provides the next best thing.

Our menu includes a variety of appetizers like spreads with olives and feta cheese, sea scallop duo, and Greek salads.

As a main course, you'll be able to experience Mediterranean sea bass, Crab cakes, Greek village pies, or sushi quality tuna. Don't forget our Greek style lamb chops, Maine lobster pasta, or grilled yellow fin tuna steak.

You'll fall in love with everything on our menu and you'll have no choice but to return until you've tried it all.

Dine with us today!

if you're interested in tasting the best Greek food in Baltimore, the Black Olive is the place to be. Our wide variety of dishes will leave your mouth watering and our fresh, organic flavors will delight you.

Be sure to make a reservation as seats fill fast — especially on weekends.

We can't wait to dine with you!