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Romantic dinner in Inner harbor baltimore

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jhnryall May 12, 2008 02:43 PM

Help, I need a romantic dinner spot for two in or around the innner harbor. This coming sat night. Crab as an option would be fantastic

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  1. JonParker RE: jhnryall May 12, 2008 04:25 PM

    Sadly, you've got three mutually exclusive things -- Inner harbor, romance and crabs.

    For Inner harbor recs --- well, ok, there are none. Maybe Blue Sea Grill or Ruth's Chris.

    For romance, go to Federal Hill and hit Bicycle or Corks.

    For crabs the nearest decent place is probably Obryckis.

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      Wangus RE: JonParker May 13, 2008 05:39 AM

      Heh, actually four things: good food, inner harbor, romance, and crabs.

      Given some compromises, I'm going to throw the Oceanaire out there as a possible suggestion. It's in Harbor East, which has a nice view of the harbor as well as being a very short walk to the actual 'Inner Harbor'. It is, in my opinion, a very luxurious setting with a nice romantic ambiance (especially if you ask to be sat in the section away from the bar). It has crabs in a sense: crab cakes and soups and often specials involving crabs in some way. However I don't they have just crabs to beat and break open.

      I'll be honest though, I've been to two Oceanaires (one here and one in MN). The food at the Baltimore one did not impress me. Other hounders have pointed out positive experiences, and because my experience at the MN branch was actually acceptable, I may believe it was more fluke than anything else.

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      Oceanaire Seafood Room
      801 Aliceanna Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

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      a70wilson RE: jhnryall May 12, 2008 06:17 PM

      I'll throw it out there again. Pisces (Hyatt Regency Baltimore) has a breath-taking view and is incredibly romantic. I am veggie, so I can't comment on the seafood, but it has pretty good reviews on Yelp (http://www.yelp.com/biz/pisces-baltimore). The last thread where someone reported back on her visit was also pretty positive. Pretty darn expensive, though.

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      Pisces
      300 Light St, Baltimore, MD 21202

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        SGI RE: jhnryall May 13, 2008 06:26 AM

        jhnryall - you gave us all a challenge! Alas, IMHO you do have one great choice in the Inner Harbor. Go to Watertable. It's the closest to all of your requirements and you will definitely get your crabs. Have fun!

        http://www.watertablerestaurant.com

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          jhnryall RE: jhnryall May 13, 2008 08:36 AM

          ok well what if the Inner harbor part was scratched or altered to "close to the inner harbor", or "short cab ride" :) Its really about most ramonatic

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