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Sep 5, 2008 08:41 PM

Fresh, Healthy, Unique, Delicious in Baltimore

Hi Friends,

I am from the DC area, but unfamiliar with the restaurant scene in Baltimore. I am interested in finding a restaurant in Baltimore that creates excellent food that is fresh. For fresh in DC terms, I think Nora's or Rock Creek. Does Baltimore have an equivalent? When I say healthy, I do not mean low fat or low calorie persay, I am thinking fresh ingredients and dishes that merit five-stars without having to sleep with the butter to get ahead. (Incidentally, I walked through a few posts where the unlucky postee asking for healthy simply got a barrage of weight-loss tips...Thanks, but not interested!)

Does not have to be upscale -- I would be interested in both fine dining and the more casual and quick places.

It would be a bonus if the food or atmosphere is innovative -- pairing unusual flavors, using rare cooking methods, creating a unique ambiance -- but beggars can't be choosers....I'll take any recommendations that hit on anything I have mentioned.

As I tried to figure this out for myself, I stumbled upon Chameleon Cafe. It seems that although it is not "spot on," it is within range of what I am after. Can anyone confirm?

Thanks in advance for your help!

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  1. There's a restaurant in the Butcher Hill section of Baltimore that I think will fill your request. It's called Salt and its web address is
    My husband and I went there when we were in Baltimore and really enjoyed it.

      1. I think Clementine fits your request. The menu changes daily (although some items are almost always on the menu) depending on what fresh items are available. Some surprising items are made on the premises like cream cheese, hot sauce, jams, and ketchup. And they make thier own charcuterie.

        1. I would second the Woodberry Kitchen recommendation. We went for the first time a month or two ago and it absolutely blew us away.