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Dinner near Meyerhoff?

Jeserf Dec 15, 2009 08:36 AM

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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    stephanieg RE: Jeserf Dec 15, 2009 09:08 AM

    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!

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      hon RE: Jeserf Dec 15, 2009 09:20 AM

      The Brewers Art

      Abacrombie (which is also an Inn and right across from the Meyerhoff

      The Hotel Monaco has a restaurant that has gotten some attention as of late

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        JonParker RE: hon Dec 15, 2009 11:34 AM

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

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          thecheeseisblue RE: hon Dec 15, 2009 11:34 AM

          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.

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            Jeserf RE: hon Dec 15, 2009 12:06 PM

            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)

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              hon RE: Jeserf Dec 15, 2009 12:21 PM

              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.

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                hon RE: hon Dec 15, 2009 12:25 PM

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


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                  JonParker RE: hon Dec 15, 2009 01:31 PM

                  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.

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                    Jeserf RE: JonParker Dec 15, 2009 02:06 PM

                    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. Trip Klaus RE: Jeserf Dec 15, 2009 09:33 AM

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

            Suggest also: B, Bolton Hill Bistro


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              stephanieg RE: Trip Klaus Dec 15, 2009 09:57 AM

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

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                Meg RE: Trip Klaus Jan 4, 2010 01:17 PM

                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?

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                slvrrnbws RE: Jeserf Dec 15, 2009 12:40 PM

                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/>>

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                  Jeserf RE: Jeserf Feb 11, 2010 03:22 PM

                  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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                    aubzamzam RE: Jeserf Feb 15, 2010 10:11 AM

                    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.

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                      Jeserf RE: aubzamzam Feb 15, 2010 11:27 AM

                      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.

                  2. woodleyparkhound RE: Jeserf Apr 14, 2010 11:46 AM

                    I'm seeing The Queen of Mean at the Meyerhoff this Fri. night - we're driving from DC and don't know how late she'll go. We plan to grab a snack before the show and have dinner after. Plan A, thanks to this thread, is Brewer's Art. I called them and they serve dinner till 10:30 and the bar menu till 11:30 - first come, first served. We will probably be OK there I'm thinking, but we'll be starving and it would be awful if we got there at 11:20 and the bar was packed. What should be our Plan B?

                    Brewer's Art
                    1106 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201

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                      lawhound RE: woodleyparkhound Apr 14, 2010 12:29 PM

                      XS is on Charles Street, about two blocks south of the Brewers Art. It's not my favorite restaurant, but it does have a wide array of food (sushi, wraps, noodles, drinks) and music on 4 different floors, and it is open to midnight daily and 2 am on Fri/Sat.

                      Brewers Art
                      1106 N Charles St Ste 100, Baltimore, MD 21201

                    2. Meg RE: Jeserf Apr 14, 2010 02:53 PM

                      Went to Woodberry Kitchen after a show at the Meyerhoff last month and can't wait to return. Not walking distance, but only about a 10 minute drive. Exceptional service, creative and well executed menu all with a great vibe. It's the only 'farm to table' organic restaurant I've been to that really pulls it off. It's not just about feeling good it's about having your palate be extremely satisfied.

                      Woodberry Kitchen
                      2010 Clipper Park Rd # 126, Baltimore, MD

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                        woodleyparkhound RE: Meg Apr 15, 2010 09:48 AM

                        Thanks very much, Meg and lawhound! The menu for Woodberry Ktichen looks great and I'd love to try it one day, but we don't know our way around Baltimore very well and they close at 11:00. A two block walk to XS as our Plan B would be perfect.

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                          woodleyparkhound RE: woodleyparkhound Apr 18, 2010 09:42 AM

                          As I'd feared, we arrived at Brewer's Art at 10:24 to find the place absolutely packed to the rafters, with the overflow spilling out onto the sidewalk. We were told that it wouldn't be possible to seat our party of 10 for dinner - nor could we have the bar menu as it was so crowded. This experience told me that Brewer's Art is definitely the best place around or it wouldn't be so popular. The doorman there recommended that we go to the Owl at the Belvedere, which was right across the street. Our party preferred to do this rather than walk the two blocks to XS, so we went to the Owl. The good news: they seated our large party quickly, at a very nice table in a sort of alcove off the main bar. The bad news: my pizza was overpriced and underwhelming. Still, we had a great time discussing Lisa Lampanelli, who was a ton of fun.

                          Brewer's Art
                          1106 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201

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                        smilesmalltimore RE: Jeserf Apr 15, 2010 10:17 AM

                        If you stay at the Hotel Monaco you will be closer to the Meyeroff than if you stay in Harbor East. The location of the Hotel Monaco is great--you can walk to all the Mount Vernon restaurants/venues (City Cafe, Abacrombie, The Brewer's Art, Iggie's) and you can walk to the Inner Harbor very easily. You will also be within easy walking distance of the Charm City Circulator, (free, reliable, etc.) which will take you to Harbor East (a two second walk from Fells Point) and Hollins Market. Hotel Monaco is almost perfectly centrally located, even if you want to get to Fells Point/Federal Hill.

                        If you can drive, Woodberry Kitchen is GREAT. Or you can take the light rail from the stop near the Meyeroff to the stop a block or two from the restaurant. Make a reservation.

                        In Harbor East I'm a pretty big fan of Cinghiale, both the Osteria and the Enoteca. And I really like Oceanaire. It's old-fashioned classic style seafood, which I grew up on for special occasions. Talara seems to be really popular.

                        In Mount Vernon, the aforementioned Iggie's, City Cafe (which is also great for brunch/lunch), The Brewer's Art--I've never been too impressed by Abacrombie but your mileage may vary.

                        Brewer's Art
                        1106 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201

                        Woodberry Kitchen
                        2010 Clipper Park Rd # 126, Baltimore, MD

                        Charm City Cafe
                        Baltimore, MD, Baltimore, MD

                        822 Lancaster Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

                        177 Main St, Annapolis, MD 21401

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