Visiting Baltimore - Suggestions Please
- Gwendolen Sep 4, 2009 06:05 AM
My husband and I will be visiting the Baltimore area soon. We are staying in Hunt Valley near where our friend resides. I promised my DH no dress up, fancy schmancy (as he calls them) places that I enjoy. I agreed to keep this more of a "guys" type weekend.
Can anyone please recommend some favorite local places for dinner near the inner harbor. We are looking for sort of a lesser known place that serves excellent food, where you can wear jeans, sit back and relax. We definitely do NOT want a chain restaurant, and one that is NOT Asian, Mexican/Spanish/SA, or Middle Eastern.
Thanks very much!
Glad to hear you'll be visiting Charm City. You're staying about 15-20 miles north of the Inner Harbor, which is frankly mostly chains. However the adjoining waterfront neighborhoods -- I'm thinking Fells Point, Canton, Federal Hill, and Locust Point -- offer a number of places that fit your requirements.
In no particular order of preference, I'd search this board for feedback on these places: Peter's Inn, Henningers, Ryleighs, Jack's Bistro, Salt Tavern, Corks, Pazza Luna, and the Wine Market.
I will leave the Inner Harbor recs to others, but if you're in Hunt Valley, you will be very close to Andy Nelson's. It's a wonderful BBQ joint with a fairly extensive menu within the BBQ genre, definitely a casual "guys" kind of place, and the food is excellent. I mention it as a possibility for one of your meals other than your Inner Harbor excursion.
My apologies from straying from the specifics of your question (Inner Harbor) - just thought that it would be worth mentioning.