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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.

Favorite ethnic joints in Baltimore/Baltimore County?

I agree with every single rec on curioussheridan's post -- wait, are we the same person?

Crab cakes near BWI

G&M's crabcakes are very large, and very consistent. And I'll bet they provide plenty of leftovers. But they are not Maryland crabcakes, bc as G&M freely admits, they use -- year-round! -- Asian crabmeat, which is not even the same species as our blue crab. It's a free country, so (subject to the Lanham Act) they have a right to sell them. But if you were in Florence, and ordered a bistecca Fiorentina, would you be happy with a sirloin or flank steak from Iowa? If the answer is "no," then seek an alternative (Maryland) crabcake from the many options listed above.

Where should I have dinner near Baltimore Marriott Waterfront

Chefdilettante's suggestions are good, except that Bagby Pizza may not quite rise to the level of serviceable. There is better pizza nearby at Chazz, or a little farther afield at Verde. One nice, inexpensive spot for dinner, not 10 minutes walk, is By Degrees Café at the corner of Eastern and Central.

Restaurants near the Hippodrome in Baltimore

I was there a few months ago and the beer was terrific (and to the extent service goes into it, that was fine too). We had only an appetizer (cheese plate?) and that was fine also,.

Pie??? in Baltimore

I have heard good things about the Hamilton Bakery, though I have not been there myself. Their website reports pies. Same for Woodlea Bakery on Harford or Belair Road.

Favorite ethnic joints in Baltimore/Baltimore County?

I have been to the Senegalese place on York Road (the Tam-Tam?) and it was underwhelming. I have also been to an Ethiopian restaurant not mentioned above, on Park Avenue (Tabor, I think) and it was about as good as Dukem.

If Italian is still considered ethnic, Baltimore is blessed with a slew of inexpensive, old-style Italian delis serving everything under the sun, including rarely-seen ingredients: Trinacria, DiPasquale, Pastore's, Mastellone.
Most of these also sell some excellent, inexpensive Italian wines.

Among the Korean restaurants in Baltimore, my favorite is Joung Kok.

Going to be in Baltimore for two days.

Chinnytown has great suggestions. If you're all the way up in Hampden, also consider Birroteca (Italianate, with great wine list, very casual, lots of veg options), and Woodberry Kitchen (great space, farm to table menu -- need to book well in advance).

Restaurants near the Hippodrome in Baltimore

Belvedere Square is wonderful (and our neighborhood), but it's more like 30 minutes away, esp. with traffic -- like sending someone to Arlington if they're at the Kennedy Center. Near the Hipp, Alewife mentioned by Zevonista is excellent. So is Forno, which has a diverse menu including brick oven pizza and some house made charcuterie.

For lunch only places, Patisserie Poupon Café on Charles Street is excellent, simple French. Or Café Piedigrotta in Little Italy for great Italian pastries and hot foods. Or By Degrees café (probably ten minutes from Hipp), with cool vibe and great sandwiches and salads.

Lunch near Baltimore City courthouse

Patisserie Poupon Cafe at 225 North Charles (not the one near Shot Tower) is excellent. Or the Trinacria Cafe (again, not the one near Lexington Market). Or the food trucks on Charles two blocks both of Lombard (selection varies by day).

Besh fish markets in Baltimore?

On the rare occasion that I cook rockfish, which is local to the Bay, I have bought at Faidley's in Lexington Market and the fish was quite good.

Casual restaurants near Baltimore Museum of Art?

These are all nearby, and none could be accused of being either fancy or expensive. The problem is, and allowing for personal taste, none of them is very good. One World is probably the best of the lot. I would say Café Hon is about on a par with these, while the food at Azafran and Donna's is 1-2 ranks above.