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.
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.
Dessert Fantasies fulfills all your cupcake dreams at this little shop in Baltimore's Locust Point neighborhood. The jumbo cupcakes come in flavors like Strawberry Shortcake, Banana Pudding, Caramel Frappe, Coconut, Smores, and much more. The alcohol made cupcakes which include Rum Chata, Strawberry Margarita, Mudslide, Pink Champagne and Island Rum are deliciously decadent and not at all intoxicating. Moreover, the shop also sells homemade ice cream that is equally delicious.
Located in Federal Hill, The Local Fry serves America's favorite fast-food appetizer with signature toppings and innovative ingredients. For instance, visitors can try Hawaiian Fries topped with BBQ Pork, Kewpie Mayo, Pineapple Salsa, bacon and scallions or the Kimchi Fries served with Sriracha mayo, shredded cheese and more scallions. Of course, the kitchen has just plain fries, but with so many options, it's hard to order them without anything. In addition to fries, the menu offers some excellent Bahn Mi sandwiches and healthy rice bowls to pair with your fry choice.
When dining in Federal Hill you have your choice of restaurants, from Mexican food at Blue Agave to traditional Chesapeake Bay fare at Ryleigh's, in this neighborhood you are bound to find something. When a hankering for Japanese food strikes, try the carefully prepared meals at Brothers Sushi. Here, the menu is extensive, where you can start with traditional appetizers like gyoza and tempura then move on to entrees like Teriyaki chicken, Udon noodles, Tonkatsu (pork cutlet) and more. The specialty sushi rolls are spectacular, the Jade Roll with Tuna, Salmon and White Tuna is massive while the Tokyo Roll fuses mango and spicy salmon perfectly.
Seasons 52 at Columbia is a serene restaurant with a plethora of items on its menu. The name Seasons 52 is because of the 52 wines they serve by glass. They have a full fledged bar with a large variety of drinks. Their menu consists of flatbreads to be savored with variants of wine. They are good at grill items especially steaks, grilled sandwiches, seafood and roast items which are relished by many. Some of their best dishes are the lobster tail, shrimp scampi app, paella, roast chicken and steaks. The layout of the restaurant is aesthetic and gives you a fine dine experience. The friendly staff help you with your tasting sessions or with your options of gluten free/vegetarian selections, besides the normal meat or seafood variants. They also host private events, with personalized room setting for lights, music and temperature control, wine pairing and a personal event coordinator.