For more than 30 years, this downtown restaurant has been Baltimore's benchmark for upscale steakhouses. The signature dish shows why. The Prime Rib Steak is a tender 24-ounce behemoth, a full three inches thick. The rest of the offerings, including several fine seafood dishes, are just as good, if not as weighty. It's hard to believe, but the decor - black walls, gold curtains and leopard-print carpet - is somehow just right. Side dishes are a la carte, and the wine list is great.
One expects Italian restaurants to be romantic, and this Little Italy favorite certainly delivers. Dalesio's Of Little Italy's intimate dinning rooms are candle-lit and filled with fresh flowers, and the outdoor balcony seating is a near perfect setting for romance. The menu features many low-calorie and low-cholesterol entrées, like grilled shrimp and penne piemontese, which are perfectly healthy, yet still pack enough flavor to be worthy of Little Italy.
After a tiring day of sightseeing, a visit to the Power Plant is exactly what you need. The multiplex offers an array of dining and entertainment options. For dinner, choose from steak, Italian, Cuban and more. Several bars line the venue, tempting you to hop in and out. Some clubs hold stand up comedy shows too. Parties and concerts featuring popular bands are held on sunny summer evenings. Most of them have free entry! Come and experience the energy at this entertainment powerhouse.
While the pub offers a relaxed and informal atmosphere, reservations are suggested due to the extreme popularity! Located in the Beverly Hills area of Baltimore, Koco's Pub is known for their mouth-watering crab cakes, which can even be ordered in bulk and shipped overnight! The rest of their menu is comprised of various seafood options and a few land-lover dishes as well. The patrons are usually a mix of locals and well-informed tourists vying for the crabmeat laden, cakes in this hole-in-the-wall Baltimore establishment.
Giant crab cakes made from fresh Maryland blue crabs greet the never-ending crowds that flock to Faidley Seafood. What sets apart the restaurant is that the food is straight-forward, without fancy names or add-ons. Other favorites include succulent clams, oysters, shrimp, and decadent fish dishes. The fare can seem pricey for first-timers but regulars don't seem to mind. Faidley's also offers office deliveries, catering and ships the delicious crab cakes across states.
Rated one of the top restaurants in Baltimore, Peter's Inn is located in the historic waterfront neighborhood of Fells Point. The decidedly American menu changes almost nightly due to the kitchens use of the freshest ingredients possible. Locals know to arrive early to grab seats since they don't accept reservations, and that the best ones are outside. Their half price wine Wednesday nights are a huge hit.
This elegant restaurant features floor-to-ceiling murals of cafe scenes and gilded mirrors. The owners redecorated the dining room in the mid-90s; only the cracked tile floor is original. To start, try a half-order of the gnocchi in red pepper sauce or sample from the tapas Bar. For a main course, the thin-crusted pizza is a nice choice. Made with homemade sauce and topped with mozzarella, it is a gourmet delight. For dessert, choose from truffles, fresh fruit served with ice cream and Profiteroles with chocolate sauce.
This trendy coffee shop boasts an enormous selection of coffee accouterments and beans, as well as a fine selection of pastries and snacks. Come in for a tasty breakfast croissant or a tempting sandwich. There is a wide variety of pita wraps sporting tasty combinations of ham, turkey and cheese with alfalfa sprouts and avocado. Each sandwich is named for a prominent Baltimore street or neighborhood. For dessert, sink your teeth into a homemade pastry.
No pub going music lover worth his salt, could have missed the famous Hard Rock Cafes around the world. Situated in a historical building of Baltimore, this cafe embodies the vibrant mix of the old and the contemporary. Get into the retro mood with the checkered table cloths and the 1960s Cadillac gleaming proudly over the bar. Feel happy and high, as light streams in through the music inspired stained glass window and rock blares through the speakers. Catch the live music performances and shake a leg! Try the Original Hard Rock Onion Rings with their famous Pulled Pork sandwich. Dig into burgers or popular Maryland seafood. Choose from a huge list of beverages and party the night away. You can also pick up cool tees and memorabilia from the gift shop.