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Dinner near Meyerhoff?

Spending the night in BMore after seeing Lewis Black (I know, it's awesome). Is there anywhere close to the Meyerhoff you can recommend for dinner?

We'll probably stay in Harbor East (though I'm considering the Hotel Monaco, just think it's too far from anything for a one night stay), so I'd also consider somewhere near there if there's nothing near the Meyerhoff.

Thanks for any help!

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  1. When we see shows at the Meyerhoff or Lyric, we usually go to City Cafe, which has a diverse menu, and good food and drinks. The staff is also pretty good in serving theater-goers promptly. Enjoy!

    1. The Brewers Art
      http://www.thebrewersart.com/

      Abacrombie (which is also an Inn and right across from the Meyerhoff
      )http://www.abacrombie.net/

      The Hotel Monaco has a restaurant that has gotten some attention as of late
      http://www.bandorestaurant.com/
      http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/31/146487...

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      1. re: hon

        If you do go to Abacrombie, make a reservation. They get slammed with Meyerhoff traffic. Love Brewer's Art.

        1. re: hon

          x2 on the Brewer's Art for the Meyerhoff. We saw Lewis there last year after spending happy hour at BA. He is even funnier after some Festivus, frites and a personal pizza.

          1. re: hon

            My concern is that the hotel is not near anything we'll be going to - like the show, or a meal. It's kind of in a random part of town looking at the map. But most restaurants in Kimpton hotels are great (as so far as I have experience with them)

            1. re: Jeserf

              The Hotel Monaco is right in the heart of Downtown by the Inner Harbor and Harbor Place, it's not a random part of town. From there you are like a 2 mile cab ride to the Meyerhoff if you don't wanna drive.

              1. re: hon

                actually according to the Hotel Monaco website you are only 1 mile from the Meyerhoff

                http://www.monaco-baltimore.com/downt...

                1. re: hon

                  Doh! B&O American Brasserie is in the Hotel Monaco, and has gotten favorable reviews. I've only had lunch there, but i liked it quite a bit. So that's a good solution for you.

                  1. re: JonParker

                    Yep! But, we will be spending the following day likely in Fells Point (I hate the inner harbor), so I think it might make more sense to stay in that area and wake up ready to do the stuff there. I do like Kimpton hotels though. They give you awesome cookies and provide a great reliable restaurant source in every city they're located...

          2. I agree with Brewer's Art, but not a fan of Abacrombie.

            Suggest also: B, Bolton Hill Bistro

            http://www.b-bistro.com/

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            1. re: Trip Klaus

              We used to like Abacrombie a lot, but I have heard a lot of negative things about it lately. It's a shame!

              1. re: Trip Klaus

                This string has been very helpful. We're headed to an upcoming symphony and needed dinner recs. Bistro B looks like it fits the bill, but when I call the number listed on their website, there's no answer and no voice mail, just incessant beeps.

                Are they still around?

              2. Although you may not believe it is close, the Woodberry Kitchen is less than 10 minutes away. <<http://www.woodberrykitchen.com>>

                Amazing food, great ambiance....really WIERD location.

                If you are staing in Harbor East, you might want to go to Roy's, or somewhere in Little Italy.

                All of the Cindy Wolfe resteraunts are wonderful: <<http://www.thecharlestongrp.com/>>

                1. We're not staying in Baltimore for the night - the SO has to report for duty the following morning (yay semper gumby!)

                  I'm thinking of making a reservation at Brewers Art - but do you think a 7pm res is cutting it too close for an 8pm show?

                  PS: does the bar get too busy before a show to have access to it? The menu up there sounds so good.

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                  1. re: Jeserf

                    I think 7 PM is cutting it way too close. In my experience, these guys get very busy before Meyerhoff or Lyric shows. I think a 6-6:15 reservation would be a better idea. But then, I don't like feeling rushed during dinner or on my way to the show (remember you still have to get to the Meyerhoff, then get to your seat, etc...) I would be willing to bet that 7 o'clock would not be a good idea for anyplace around the Meyerhoff before a show.

                    The bar at TBA may be quicker, but it may not...as Lewis Black is on a Friday, there is the chance of extremely busy bars which may slow down your food a good bit.

                    1. re: aubzamzam

                      we were thinking of leaving DC at 6, so maybe we'll just eat something quick here and get something bigger at TBA or elsewhere after the show.

                      We both work, so leaving earlier is going to be difficult.