Baltimore Sunday Brunch [Moved from Mid-Atlantic board]
Some friends up from the DC area are coming up to Baltimore September 23 and we've decided to meet for Sunday Brunch. So I need a good place to take them. Last time they came up, for dinner, and we went to Fells' Point, which they enjoyed. So I'd like to show them somewhere else that is authentic Balto.
Someone suggested Hull Street Blues, but I've never been there. I've also hear Gertrude's at the Art Museum has a good brunch. Suggestions, recommendations?
I like Midtown Yacht Club for a very Baltimore kind of brunch. Read some reviews if you've never been there; despite the name it's a tex-mexy kind of bar that also serves pub food (and lots of peanuts) and has a nautical theme. Just schizophrenic enough to really feel like home.
Coffee (for Sunday brunch, at least) is nice and strong and poured at the table from a press.
Wow, all of these sound good - anyone else have any Sunday brunch suggestions?
So far, I am looking at Miss Shirley's (menu sounds and looks divine!), Hull Street Blues (local favorite my source says), Little Havanas (waterfront, easy to find and park at), Midtown Yacht Club, Red Star Bar, and Blue Moon Cafe.
Last time these DC friends came up to Baltimore, we went to Fells' Point and had dinner at John Steven's, which they enjoyed. So I'd like to show them another part of the city this time. [Looks like Red Star and Blue Moon are both Fells Pt.]
To recap, looking for Authentic Balto., but a place that is not smoky, please. (Soon that won't be a problem...) Sunday brunch.
My brother Lurker W. and I had breakfast at Blue Moon on Saturday. Definitely a good choice. We got omelets and split one of their monstrous cinnamon rolls. Agreed on the coffee.
The service was much better than at my old haunt, the Morning Edition, and the tables are less wobbly too.
If you want breakfast for brunch I agree with Miss Shirley's. The menu is as good as it looks and the portions are pretty big. I enjoyed the french toast stuffed with marscapone cheese, coconut and banana (?). Very sweet but a side of apple smoked bacon helped to balance. Unless you arrive early prepare to have a long wait. For those waiting they do have couches, newspapers, and free coffee. They have a small parking lot in the back as well as street parking.
If you want lunch for brunch I would suggest Gertrude's at the BMA. The restaurant is nice, but if you have the option (and it's not too cold) I would try to get a table outside. If you like seafood the seafood salad is covered with scallops, shrimp, crab and is pretty tasty. Also the sculpture garden is a nice place to walk around after a meal. They do have parking lots and plenty of street metered parking.
Little Havana is a great place for brunch if you sit out on the patio with some friends drinking pitchers of mimosas. I've never disliked what I've eaten there, but the atmosphere is the reason for going. Of the bunch you are considering their food is at the bottom.