This small Afghani restaurant in the midtown Mount Vernon neighborhood features an intimate, candle-lit dining room decorated in shades of rose. Traditional Afghani robes adorn the bare brick walls. The food is equally lovely. A typical meal would include the pureed pumpkin appetizer, followed by grilled chicken with mushrooms in a yogurt and sour cream sauce, and ice cream with mango, figs and dates for dessert. The Helmand is four-star dining in a lovely setting, all at affordable prices.
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.
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.
This restaurant mixes Old World Cuba with modern, innovative flavors. Outdoor dining is available, umbrella-shaded tables afford views of sailboat masts and the waterfront. Black bean soup and black bean Cakes served with guacamole and sour cream are among the several delectable appetizers offered. Salads and pork, catfish and chicken sandwiches are also offered. Entree highlights include mahi-mahi con plantanos, plantain-encrusted mahi topped with a pineapple and black bean relish and parillada de verduras, grilled vegetables over rice. There's also an extensive wine list.
Situated in Fells Point, Thames Street Oyster Bar is any seafood lover's dream come true. A charming restaurant affording lovely views of the water, it serves some fantastic Maryland and Mid-Atlantic cuisine. Sit at one of the three dining areas and gorge on treats like lobster mac n' cheese, grilled New Bedford swordfish and seared Block Island scallops. House specialties include stuffed Maine lobster and New England clam and lobster boil. Enhance the seafood extravaganza with a cocktail or wine from the bar.
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.
This friendly little place called David & Dad's is great if you're looking for breakfast on the go. They offer a wide range of fresh-baked muffins; everything from blueberry to chocolate chip; as well as a good variety of breakfast sandwiches. They also do lunch, offering a large menu of deli and specialty sandwiches. Their Reuben is especially good - plenty of dressing and sauerkraut, without being too wet. There are a few tables, but most of the business is take out. Be sure to try a brownie.
From soup to sauce, everything at this family-owned Italian favorite is made fresh daily. Add to that the Calvert House stylish decor, its friendly staff and its jovial neighborhood-hangout atmosphere, and you'll see why it's become a downtown institution. All the Italian standbys are well represented here, and their crab cakes are so popular that they actually sell packets of the mix. Located just minutes from Center Stage, it's a great choice for a pre-curtain meal.
Cazbar is an intimate restaurant located near Downtown Baltimore. Serving up delicious Turkish food, Cazbar has a lot of frequent diners who love the juicy kebabs. Apart from the meat, Cazbar also has a decent selection of vegetarian dishes and soups. Enjoy their flavorful food for lunch with a friend or a special occasion meal with family. Visit the website to make reservations and for more details.
Minato in Japanese means 'harbor', which is close to the restaurant's location. Japanese cuisine at its best is what you get at this venue. A casual atmosphere and a friendly staff greet you. Owner-chef Alex Tran cooks up mouth watering preparations. Treat your guests to their tasty preparations; either invite them over to the restaurant or just choose the venue and the food will make its way to you—yes, they offer delivery services!