New Baltimore place: Frank & Nic's West End Grill
Saw this place coming home from work yesterday on the bottom floor of the zenith building on the corner of Paca and Pratt St.; across the street from the new hilton. Is this place open yet? Has anyone been?
It is open. We ate there this past weekend while staying downtown. Saturday night for dinner and Sunday for lunch before the football game. Food was fresh and price was reasonable. Restaurant has a lot of potential. Great place to watch a game but also a good bar or nice evening out.
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I had a very good lunch there last week and hope this place makes it. The location is good, especially during baseball season, and it's an easy walk to downtown office buildings, the University of Maryland, etc. It's bigger inside than it looks, with a large bar and lots of high tops and a separate dining room. It's very pretty inside.
The onion soup was great -- traditional and very rich. And I went for their BLT, which the waitress said is considered a signature dish and one they hope to win an award for. What award, I don't know, but I will definitely vote for it. It is excellent and includes a fried tomato, avocado, and then the usual bacon, lettuce and mayo. The sandwich is very well done.
I'm anxious to go back in the evening for drinks and food. If they draw a crowd, this will be a fun spot. The rest of the menu looks good, as well.