Baltimore: Pre-opera dinner?
Any suggestions for a great pre-opera dinner in Baltimore? I know nothing about Baltimore - but I am looking for something but not overly formal as it will be an early dinner. Thanks!
Abacrombie, hands down. It's about a five-minute walk from the opera, and the food is magnificent. It will set the tone perfectly for your opera. Pricey, but worth every penny.
You can search the board for good Mt. Vernon and Station North recommendations for restaurants within walking distance. Within a five-minute walk are Tapas Teatro (only tapas, I find the dishes hit or miss, and it's usually loud and crowded), Sammy's Trattoria (Italian red-sauce place, I wasn't impressed), Dionysus (a neighborhood bar downstairs, but they can surprise you upstairs in the dining room), Dukem (Ethiopian and very casual).
About 10-15 minutes, near the Washington Monument: Akbar (Indian), Mughal Garden (indian),. Brass Elephant, the Helmand (great Afghan place, reservations are a must), Minato.
Bolton Hill is also nearby, and many people like b bistro.
Reservations are a must on symphony/opera nights.
(I believe three of the restaurants I named here are owned by the Karzai family: Helmand, b, and Tapas. No, I am not paid by the family to advertise! ;-) )