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Best place to treat friends to for dinner?

jkc Jun 23, 2008 03:07 PM

Our best friends recently moved to Baltimore and we'd like to spoil them with a gift certificate to a wonderful restaurant in their new city - they have two little boys under the age of five so rarely get out on their own... what would you recommend? Probably better to stick to straightforward (non-ethnic) cuisine - it's what they like and would appreciate good steaks, seafood, fresh/local veggies and ingredients, nice wine list. Nothing too fancy/formal - but great food and a little bit of romance... Thanks so much!

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    charmedgirl Jun 23, 2008 03:21 PM

    Woodberry Kitchen
    Chameleon Cafe

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    1. re: charmedgirl
      bordeauxfan Jun 23, 2008 04:03 PM

      For steaks and good sides and wine, I'd consider Capital Grille downtown. For a little fancier consider Prime Rib.

    2. woodleyparkhound Jun 23, 2008 04:05 PM

      I was taken to The Black Olive for my birthday a couple of years ago -- http://www.theblackolive.com. I had a whole grilled pompano that was unforgettable. I loved the place -- but it has been a couple of years. Hopefully their quality is still as high as it was then.

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        Whitemarshjohn Jun 23, 2008 05:14 PM

        They will not be taking the children? How about Henninger's, The Chameleon Cafe, Pazo,Petit Louis or Peter's Inn.

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          skn2 Jun 23, 2008 05:36 PM

          I would recommend the Dogwood. It is a small and romantic place with OUTSTANDING local food. The steaks are great, so are the veggies! http://www.dogwoodgourmet.org/thedogw...

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