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Jul 24, 2007 08:17 PM

anniversary dinner in baltimore?

can anyone help? my parents' anniversary is this weekend and i am coming home from new york and my brother is coming home from boston to celebrate. we were going to go to charleston's but they are closed sunday night for dinner. i know i should have figured this out before but does anyone have suggestions? really good food, lovely, special for 5 people. i am realizing i haven't lived there for a long time. charleston was a rec from a friend, she said she had a mediocre meal at pazo last time as did another friend. so other ideas besides those.

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  1. Black Olive, advise them of the celebration!
    Pierpoints on Aliceanna Street
    Prime Rib

    1. I went for a celebratory dinner at Corks in Federal Hill and was quite pleased.

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      1. re: jes

        I've heard great things about Corks, many of them from people in the Chaine (which always seems to be a worthy recommendation).

        1. re: thatfarmgirl

          I agree with the Corks rec. And it's open Sundays from 5 to 9!

          1. re: bordeauxfan

            I too agree with the Corks rec - recently had a great meal there.

      2. Wine Market in Locust Point offers a great menu - with great cheese plate and wine listing and on your way out you can always buy a bottle on the way out

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        1. re: FoxBeatus

          I'm probably opening a can of worms, but the OP was looking for a place "lovely" and "special". I got the impression that they were looking for a restaurant just below Charleston caliber for food, decor and service. So do Black Olive and the Wine Market meet that criteria?

          Before going out surfing restaurant websites, does anyone know if the Prime Rib is open on Sunday evenings?

              1. re: Sop

                I rec'mend Oregon Grille. which I believe is the 2d best resto in the area. Excellent meat, fish, and sides, and they have a lovely outdoor dining area if the weather is decent.

                1. re: tartuffe

                  Oregon Grille fits the bill, if they don't mind a 30 minute drive from downtown.

          1. I would def reccomend The Oregon Grille, if you don't mind the drive. Corks is also a great rec, Chef Gerry Pelagrino is awesome and he'll come to the table, order a bottle of Corison and he'll personally deliver it, hell he may even share it with you. I'm surprised no one has brought up Tio Pepes or Salt. Also I think Pazo doesn't get a good shake because people go on the busiest of nights and stuff, but I think if you went on a sunday and made reservations acknowledgeing the occasion, they would more than cater to you, hell Tony Foreman and his management mafia could even buy you a bottle or part of the dinner, not too mention it could be one of the most attractive restuarants around.

            1. hi all thank you so much for the rec's! looks like oregon grille or prime rib. apparently baltimore has 6 day licenses which is why alot of rest are closed. huh.

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              1. re: inky74

                If you're still looking after all these wonderful recs, I'd add Tio Pepe's on Franklin, right downtown. It's an "old school" Spanish restaurant, and the food and service are excellent.

                Also, I second Kali's Court.

                1. re: inky74

                  i thought the PR looked really tired when i was there recently, the decor and all the smoking at the bar (which you have to pass thru to get to the dining room and which is right near the hostess stand) also didn't impress. I prefer OG but don't forget a jacket as they are extremely strict with their dress code policy!