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Baltimore, trapped in Inner Harbor, HELP!?

Baltimorean Hounds,

My bride and I will be stuck in Inner Harbor next week and we need two days worth of excellent, expense account eats (meaning we are not paying). I have tried to do due diligence and have noted: Windows, Charleston and Flemings.

What do you suggest?

Dave in Moraga, CA

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  1. The Bicycle on LIght St.
    The IH is a great place to be "stuck" for a couple of days... don't be afraid to seek out some of the great food at non-expense account prices, too. Federal Hill, Fells Point and Little Italy are all walkable.

    1. Um, I just wanted to tell you to be a little more excited about staying in Baltimore. You make it sound like a prison sentence. Enjoy the place while you're here. Try Ixia in Mount Vernon.

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      1. re: ryssiebee

        OK, I didn't mean to give the impression that being stuck in Inner Harbor is like torture. Thanks for the rec.

      2. Well, you're in a perfect spot then! Skip Windows, but both Charleston and Flemings are absolutely wonderful. I think that Flemings is the best steak house in Baltimore with the Capital Grille a close runner up. If you're on an expense account, you might want to give Pazo or Kali's Court a try, both are in Fell's Point. Charleston is arguably the best restaurant in Baltimore, so definitely get in there.

        You're not more than a $5-$7 cab ride from any place in the city, so go and explore and don't think of yourself as being stuck in the Inner Harbor!

        1. Just wanted to add that Windows is currently closed for renovation. My office is on the 5th floor directly across Calvert Street and I've been watching the demolition and rebuilding for a couple of weeks now.

          I concur on all the choices mentioned above, but have been wondering how the local chowhounds feel about Little Havana's brunch. Not expensive, but bottomless bloodies/mimosas, fun atmosphere and good food, in my opinion.

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          1. re: eddieandcleo

            Little Havana's brunch is great when the weather is nice and you can sit outside enjoying the sun and view. The food isn't bad, but it's not a place that I would recommend going this time of year.

            1. What about Marticks? Is that place still there? anyone know? Definitely and experience!

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              1. re: nyclibkat

                Yes, I was last there 2 months ago and it was it's quirky self. Definately a Baltimore exeriance, great food, great story, great atmosphere. I don't casually recomend it anymore - I've got to know someone well enough to know they will appreciate it - after a friend took her parents there & Martic fussed at her father b/c he was a dentist. However, if I know the person & know they will be game for the experiance I love sending people there - the sweet potato soup is scrumptious & its so Baltimore. It is kinda a sketchy area though, so if you are going there from the Inner Harbour you would need to cab it.

                1. re: pagoda girl

                  "Quirky... Baltimore experiance," sounds excellent.