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Best Korean Food in Baltimore?

Joung Kak

Fresh Figs?

They are definitely seasonable here (in Baltimore). We have trees that were planted by the Italian first owner of our home in 1960. They regularly bore fruit until I cut them back a year ago; it will probably be a year or two before they fruit again.

Tio Pepe

Ate there a year or two ago and the shrimp in garlic sauce were still tasty.

Destination Dining: Thip Khao vs Bangkok Golden

Was visiting DC with family yesterday and came across these posts while looking for nearby Thai food. Wow, the food here was terrific. I think my body is still reacting to the green papaya salad, which should assuage any concerns about how spicy they are willing to make their food. Once I sorted out the bird's eye peppers, it was just very tasty and compellingly (as opposed to overwhelmingly) hot. We also had the Laab moo kuang nai (similar to what I think of as Thai larb gai -- pork parts with toasted rice, chili-lime sauce and herbs); the whole fried catfish from their "local" menu; meng viengchanh (lettuce wraps with cod and condiments); and I think Khao poon (rice vermicelli with coconut curry, shrimp paste and condiments. Excellent across the board, and the window seats along 14th Street made for great people watching.

avoid Suburban House in Pikesville!

I second your post, but for an entirely different reason. The food at the Suburban House is not good and, in some cases, not edible. I have not eaten there in several years, when I ordered a lox platter and the accompaniments (tomato, lettuce, onion) were visibly wilted, suggesting they had been cut a day before, possibly more. Never again. Frankly, you were the better for them having lost your reservation.

Good Banh Mi and Pho in Baltimore?

Second Baltimorejim's comments. The food at "new" Mekong Delta is every bit as good as the old.

Owings Mills rehearsal Dinner

The pickings are slim. Linwoods?

New dining options in Bmore?

Peters Inn is still excellent. The food at Woodberry Kitchen is still quite good, but the prices have increased to the point of being ludicrous. Still, for out of town guests, the space is lovely and might be worth it for that reason alone.

For seafood, other than getting crabs at Mr Bills (a bit of a trip to Essex), I'm drawing a blank on restaurants. The Black Olive is about the same as it ever was (A for apps, B+ for fish). I've had a lot of good meals at Fork & Wrench in Canton, and Liv2Eat in Federal Hill.

Petit Louis is still excellent, btw.

Let us know where you dine and what you like.

Please share your recommendations for restaurants near Baltimore Inner Harbor or Roland Park neighborhoods

If you're in Roland Park, you should go to Belvedere Market (about a mile away) for breakfast/brunch or lunch (dinner, too, for that matter). There are a half-dozen or more places to eat and drink there, including two mentioned above (Toulou and Atwaters. Also noteworthy are Neopol (everything smoked) and Ceriello. Great drinks at Grand Cru, or wine to drink with your food from elsewhere.

Large party, convenient to Baltimore inner harbor

Stephanieg's suggestions are good. If you're going over to Fells point, you could also consider Pazo, which is excellent and has lots of space.

B, L, D in (or around) Culpeper

Not sure what's new about Foti's -- but I ate there a month ago and it was still quite good. I haven't been to Its About Thyme in a year or two. I would say they're close, but I prefer Foti's.

ISO restaurant for latish Friday night near BWI

Grace Gardens is excellent. Another possibility would be the Wine Market south of downtown Baltimore. Open til 11 on Fridays.

Lunch on the water in the general vicinity of BWI?

OK, 10 is ambitious. But without traffic, 15 is certainly doable.

Lunch on the water in the general vicinity of BWI?

What about dining outdoors in Baltimore, just 10 minutes north of BWI? Waterfront Kitchen or Lebanese Taverna, both in Harbor East, would be good choices.

Brunch in Baltimore...looking for input, please

All previous suggestions are solid (the reference to "Bolton Bistro" should "b Bistro," which is in Bolton Hill), but I've never been to Hull Street Blues. I would add the following:

1.City Café
2.Clementine (way over to the east on Harford Road, but outstanding and quirky brunch options)
3.Belvedere Square, about 6.5 miles north of downtown off York Rd. There's a variety of vendors, and you can get the usual suspects as well as sandwiches, house-smoked salmon, etc.

B, L, D in (or around) Culpeper

Foti's, about a block from the train station, is excellent. No breakfast, but lunch and dinner. The Thai Restaurant on Main Street is quite good as well. Ravens Brew for coffee and breakfast. There is a brewpub, also near the train station, but I have not been.

The farmer's market is pretty good, but by reputation (aka my mother, who lives in Cpep), the one in Madison is better. Also Moving Meadows (again, near the train station), sells meat and cheese from its own farms.

Anything near the Hilton Baltimore?

You're right downtown, so lots of things are close: B&O Restaurant at Hotel Monaco (drinks are good), the Wine Market in South Baltimore, Live2Eat on Light Street (stupid name, excellent food), Peter's Inn in Fells Point, etc.

Aromes in Hampden Baltimore

On the other hand, the City Paper's correspondent apparently liked it quite a bit:


Hey! Who says Attman's is overrated? 'Tis but a 15-minute walk from my office, and the corned beef remains excellent. And it is hard to beat the experience of eating in the Kibbitz Room.

Aromes in Hampden Baltimore

I ate there about a month ago, and must confess that I was a bit underwhelmed. The food consisted of tiny portions of primarily vegetables. The chef has skill, but nothing about the individual courses made me say, "wow, those were the best beets/salsify/cauliflowers I've ever had." And the prices ($65 for six courses; $45 for three, but three will not feed a person of normal hunger) are a bit high for what is on offer.

I wanted very much to like it (what part of "charming French bistro in out-of-the-way Hampden rowhouse" is there not to like?), and will probably try it again. I also hesitate to criticize the portion size, having seen misplaced attacks on (for example) Cinghiale) for this reason. But as my wife said, there was a certain sense of the Emperor's New Clothes to this. Curious to see what others think.

Focacia in Baltimore area

Trinacria often has focaccia for sale; not sure where it is made. There's a place in Little Italy on High Street called "Joe Benny's Focacceria" that sells sandwiches and pizza made with focaccia. I have not been there, but it would be a logical place to look.

Pen & Quill near the Charles

Had a terrific and inexpensive dinner here last night. House-made pate that would make Julia Child proud, smoked bluefish rillettes (5 items on the charcuterie list, 3 for $20) , fried catfish sandwich, and a dozen oysters (the last for $22), plus a great mezcal cocktail called the Oaxacan Girlfriend (!). Peanut butter pie is low on my list, but their version was tasty. Wine list looked good, and cheap, though we had nothing off there. We only went tto P&Q bc Tapas Teatro was full, but this is excellent. Much better than the renewed Chesapeake that it replaced, and comparable in some ways to b in Bolton Hill.

Ouzo Bay - Baltimore

I was really unimpressed with the dinner I had there a year ago. Food was not bad, but way overpriced. I don't remember specifics, but I definitely crossed this off my list.

40th birthday SURPRISE for my husband around Baltimore

We went to a nice party of about this size at the SoBo Café on Cross Street, several years ago. I think the prices there are pretty reasonable too.

Fork and Wrench or Sotto Sopra

If these are the two choices, the food at FW is much more innovative (and typically more flavorful) than SS. (I have been to FW multiple times of my own choosing, while SS is an afterthought unless someone else wants to meet there.) But I agree with other responses that these are not the "final 2" by any stretch of the imagination.

And as for Worldwide Diner -- seriously? Not a single restaurant in Baltimore has impressed you? Not Charleston, or Petit Louis, or Peter's Inn, or Woodberry Kitchen, or Attman's, DiPasquale's, Iggie's, or Joung Kak, or the Prime Rib, etc? Salt, "b", Clementine? That's too bad.

new BBQ discussion needed

I have not eaten at BBQ Joint in several years, but did eat there 2-3 times before that. Really wanted to like it, particularly because loved the owner's (Andrew Evans?)old restaurant at the Inn at Easton, but never thought his BBQ was quite as good as what I could easily make at home (though less time-consuming, for sure). Was reminded of the gap between DC and Baltimore Q, and the Q Belt, several weeks ago when in Atlanta. Outstanding chopped pork and brisket at several places.

Classy, expensive restaurant in PG County?

No, not really.

Oldest Restaurants in Baltimore area

How 'bout Mary Mervis in Lexington Market. And obviously, we're talking about a rare RB sandwich.

Baltimore Ramen

Just had the ramen at TenTen on Charles Street (former Joss/Kawasaki space). Very tasty, at least to my untutored tongue. Pork bun was also good.

Great Italian Deli in DC/Baltimore Area

And also in Baltimore: DiPasquale's, Mastellone's, Pastore's.