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#1 Post by Terry H a r r i s » February 14th, 2015, 10:05 pm

I've read through the recommendations back in mid-2013, and would be grateful for any more current recommendations for a nice meal. While we will be staying on the Inner Harbor, we don't mind a taxi ride in the least. Thanks! [cheers.gif]
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#2 Post by John Willison » February 15th, 2015, 6:54 am

We have frequented Thames Street Oysters when in the area. Also had some nice dinners at Woodberry Kitchen.

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#3 Post by Neal.Mollen » February 15th, 2015, 9:59 am

Charleston is supposed to be very good. Attman's deli is not to be missed. Lexington Market is fun for a Faidley's crab cake
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#4 Post by Alicia C. » February 15th, 2015, 12:41 pm

it's been a while since i've been up to baltimore -- but among the newer places that I hear friends/restaurant critics/bloggers chatting about are: Woodberry Kitchen and Bryan Voltaggio (of Top Chef fame) just opened Aggio (i've been to a few of his other restaurants and they've been great).

If you were asking this about a decade ago, I would have recommended the following (they could still be just as good today -- unfortunately, I haven't been up there since):

If you like fresh seafood and Greek food, The Black Olive is worth checking out ... for authentic Spanish food (think Spain, not Mexico) Tio Pepe was phenomenal (I recall a lobster and chicken dish that everyone used to fall over themselves for). And if you head over to Little Italy, try Sabatino's or Chiparelli's for traditional meals and Vacaro's for dessert.

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#5 Post by Neal.Mollen » February 15th, 2015, 2:19 pm

Tio Pepe used to have some incredible bargains on their wine list. I don't know what the situation is now
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#6 Post by doug johnson » February 15th, 2015, 9:09 pm

Bottega is the darling a la minute. Byob, too.

Anything in particular you are looking for?

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#7 Post by Steve L Gellman » February 15th, 2015, 10:37 pm

John Willison wrote:We have frequented Thames Street Oysters when in the area. Also had some nice dinners at Woodberry Kitchen.
Always enjoy Thames Strert Oyster House

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#8 Post by Terry H a r r i s » February 15th, 2015, 11:28 pm

Everyone, this is very helpful. Thank you!!

Doug, just a really nice meal with some nice wine. I will have my daughter with me, her boyfriend, and we will have a "local" from Baltimore whom we are treating to a nice dinner. She lives up in Towson, but works in town. Any sort of good food works!!
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#9 Post by JPWilley » February 16th, 2015, 3:48 pm

http://www.woodberrykitchen.com/ is another option. Probably the best meal that I've had in B'more.
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#10 Post by Terry H a r r i s » February 17th, 2015, 10:58 am

Lots of love for Woodberry Kitchen. I will call them about a reservation! Thanks again, everyone!!
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#11 Post by Nathan V. » October 29th, 2018, 1:52 pm

Bump. Headed to Baltimore soon and will eat at Woodberry. Anywhere else? Best spot to crack crabs for lunch? Best MD pit beef?
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#12 Post by Neal.Mollen » October 29th, 2018, 2:00 pm

For crabs in the city: http://www.bobrooks.com/ Faidley in Lexington Market is good (though not great) for crabcakes and the market is a very interesting, very much urban experience

Very good Italian https://cgeno.com/

Attman's for authentic Jewish deli as mentioned above
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#13 Post by doug johnson » October 30th, 2018, 8:05 pm

I am not a fan of Spike Gjerde or his restaurants such as Woodberry. They have always been very twee and pretentious.

Peter's Inn is a quintessential Bmore place.

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#14 Post by David Glasser » November 12th, 2018, 7:11 am

I like Charleston and Cinghiale in Harbor East. Both Tony Foreman places. Charleston is a more formal setting and more expensive. Also like Magdalene in the Ivy Hotel. My favorite crab cakes are from G&M out near the airport.

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#15 Post by S!mon C h ! n » November 12th, 2018, 9:06 am

If you can go outside the city, my favorite place for crab and crab cakes is Schultz's in Essex.

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