Seafood and More in B-More

Tawanna Browne Smith

By , Travel Expert at Large, Baltimore
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A growing selection of noteworthy restaurants with bold and creative culinary stars makes it a hard task to narrow Baltimore’s best restaurants down to just ten. This top 10 list doesn’t rank any of these winners against each other, as their cuisines are in different categories, but rather lies them suitably in a bed of fresh mesclun with one another. In the kitchen of Charleston, chef Cindy Wolf creates her rendition of “low country” cooking for Baltimore fine diners while Woodberry Kitchen leads the farm-to-table charge in the area with fresh seasonal rustic dishes. If the terms “urban chic” and “uber gourmet” were to ever...  Read more »

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    Local Expert Tip: "Order the small samples as the portions are large. "

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    Local Expert Tip: "To get the true experience of Charleston, succumb to complete indulgence and add the wine pairings to your experience."

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    Woodberry Kitchen

    Local Expert Tip: "Portions tend to be on the larger side at Woodberry Kitchen so come on an empty stomach."

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    Pazo Restaurant

    Local Expert Tip: "Order different tapas amongst the members of your party and share amongst yourselves instead of doing the pre-fixe dinner. This way you maximize your variety and get exactly what you want."

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    Parking is complementary.

    Local Expert Tip: "Enjoy dinner at Cinghiale any way you like, whether it's dressed up or dressed down - you have your choice in dining rooms to reflect your mood. "

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    B&O American Brasserie - Hotel Monaco

    Local Expert Tip: "You have to try Chef Dunklin's gourmet sweet potato cashew milkshake, named one of 10 great milkshakes in the state. "

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    Joss Cafe and Sushi Bar

    Local Expert Tip: "To take advantage of a wide selection of choices without breaking the bank, step into Joss for happy hour and explore. "

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    Black Olive

    Local Expert Tip: "The restaurant has a capacity of 100 and with amazing rooftop views of the Baltimore skyline, it would be prudent to make reservations for dinner before arrival. They also now offer a Sunday Greek-style buffet brunch for $35 a person."

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    Salt Tavern

    • Cuisine: American
    • Average Main Course Price: $27
    • Neighborhood: Butcher's Hill

    Local Expert Tip: "If you're calorie-conscious and/or aren't in the mood for inventive dining, this may not be the place for you. Pushing the envelope on familiar favorites, Salt is as much of an experience as it is dinner. "

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    • Cuisine: American
    • Average Main Course Price: $30
    • Neighborhood: Canton

    Local Expert Tip: "Wine is half-priced on Wednesdays and cocktail "hour" is Monday through Friday from 5 - 8pm, a more feasible "happy hour" for the after-work crowd. "



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