This downtown restaurant serves elegant, yet simple, French-inspired Southern cuisine. Take the fried oysters, for instance, in their golden-brown cornmeal batter, or the crab soup that's as creamy as most bisques. These are true examples of gracious living. Add the tranquil, pastel-colored decor and the expert service and you come up with a most enjoyable dining experience at Charleston.
One of Baltimore's largest breweries, The Brewer's Art is set in a grand townhouse on North Charles Street. Spread out over two levels, the bar and dining room lies on the ground floor and the lounge and smaller bar area can be found on the lower level. House brews include the strong Beazly, Birdhouse Ale and the flavorful Resurrection. They also offer an extensive wine list, wide selection of whiskey and other spirits. Their reasonably priced food menu features delicious pubfare (sandwiches, small plates), intriguing entrées, continental cuisine and desserts. Gluten free and vegetarian options are also available. With its happy hours, plenty of seating options, impeccable service and guided tours (every other Saturday), The Brewer's Art offers guests a unique dining experience.
The Northwest Baltimore neighborhood of Roland Park is one of the city's prettiest. Full of beautiful old homes and ancient oaks, it's the perfect setting for this French-style bistro. The fare is simple, with piquant sauces and perfectly prepared meats. From the Mussels Provencale to the Grilled Lamb Brochette, you just can't go wrong. Plus, there are more than 100 excellent, and very affordable, wines available. You'll definitely want to linger: the hardwood floors, dark paneling, brass fixtures and elegant table settings provide a wonderful atmosphere.
Ruth's Chris Steakhouse welcomes you to a warm and comfortable interior, furnished with rich, dark wood and elegant fixtures. The finest aged, corn-fed USDA prime beef, broiled at 1,800 degrees, fresh seafood and meat entrees are some of the dishes that feature on the menu. Enticing seasonal delicacies, such as foie gras are also available. Take your pick from the extensive list of over 100 domestic and imported wines to complement your meal and if you have enough room, try to squeeze in one of the delicious desserts!
Grille620 is a popular American joint specializing is authentic steakhouse and seafood preparations. People come to this place for the amazing vibe and food that just lights up the eatery. Try their delicious Lobster Roll, 620 Omelette and Grille620 Burger which are absolute favorites. Prior reservations are recommended as it gets packed during the evenings.
Dining here is a pleasure, for the ambience and service complement the top notch flavors well. Ruth's Chris has tried to venture away from its usual steak menu, to be rewarded with satisfied, returning patrons. Step in and treat your taste buds to the eclectic creations on the menu: the Barbecued Shrimp is a good way to start, followed by a Steak House Salad. You can hop directly to the entrée section, where filets, T-bones, tuna, lobster and salmon dishes vie with each other, both in terms of taste and popularity. Each menu listing is accompanied by a brief, yet tantalizing description of its contents, which adds to the anticipation. Polish off your meal with a slice of Bread Pudding, Cheesecake or Crème Brulee.
This restaurant is classic Italian at its best. Amicci's is reasonably priced and you won't go home hungry. With lots on the menu to choose from like baked penne, chicken marsala and shrimp cacciatore, they didn't leave out any of the favorites. There's even a vegetarian section on the menu to keep everyone happy. Amicci's also handles large groups and catering. The full bar complements the lavish course served here.
A newcomer to Little Italy, La Tavola does Italian cuisine with a bit of modern flair, and the emphasis is on seafood. Here the tortelloni is stuffed with ground grouper as well as ricotta cheese, and the list of specials is more likely to include tuna than veal. The Insalata Di Mare, a shrimp, clam, scallop, squid and mussel salad with an orange flavored dressing, is a must. The décor is modest, even a bit bland, but with food this good, you may never notice.
TEN TEN is located in the vibrant Harbor East neighborhood. The bistro is housed in the century-old Bagby building. The blend of rustic and modern interiors create a warm, inviting space to appreciate a fine meal in good company. Brick walls, wooden floors and walls lined with well-stocked wine racks only add to the cozy vibe. The menu is inspired by Southern and Chesapeake comfort fare, served with a contemporary twist, prepared from the best local ingredients. Dine on dishes like crabcake benedict, bourbon-glazed salmon, Cunningham Farms pork with gnocci, and farm chicken with duck fat roasted potatoes. This place is ideal for a romantic dinner for two or a casual meal with friends.