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Apr 19, 2010 04:00 AM

Best Restaurants Baltimore C- 2 foodies coming for a week

Hi My husband and I are coming for a business trip staying at the Intercontinental. WE are looking for the best of the best...and the best of the little out of the way places. Baltimore or DC. All must have amazing food. We also love great breakfast spots. We live in Chicago....and have been to some of the great restaurants here...Charlie Trotter, Tru, Everest, L2O,etc.

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  1. If you're looking for the best of the best, you might have to roll up your sleeves and get dirty.

    Bill's Terrace Inn is for cracking open steamed crabs. Opens up at 4pm, and you'll have to get there so as not to have a long wait.

    Pioneer Pit Beef is a shack underneath a highway. Get the beef medium rare or rare. WIth one taste (they'll give you a sample), you might just want to eat it straight. Some folks like it on a roll with tiger sauce (horseradish mayo).

    Grace Garden in Odenton, MD is across the street from an Army fort along with adult video stores and bars. In this humble place, the chef is cranking out some startling Hong Kong style food. On the regular menu the fish noodles and spicy tofu pockets are great, but there is an array of call-in-advance orders such as the egg-white wontons and the flounder 'basket' in which the fish is stir-fried with vegetables and the carcass is deep fried to make everything, bones and all, crispy and edible.

    Do a search on the above for more info.

    Bill's Terrace Inn
    200 Eastern Blvd, Essex, MD 21221

    Grace Garden
    1690 Annapolis Rd Ste A, Odenton, MD 21113

    1. I agree you should get pit beef, but I like Chaps. It's a shack in the parking lot of a strip club out on Pulaski highway.

      For something more upscale, try Woodberry Kitchen. Brewer's Art has great Belgian microbrews and really good bar food, but it can get PACKED, so go early/during the week.

      You can get some fairly decent Latin food in Upper Fells Point; Taqueria El Sabor/Tortilleria Sinaloa are both good. I used to really like La Cazuela (they had roasted guinea pig) but I'm pretty sure they closed.

      If you have the chance to walk over to Lexington Market, that can be fun to wander around, and eat crab cakes at Faidley's.

      Breakfast: I like Miss Shirley's a lot. I've only ever been to the one in Roland Park, but they opened one in the Inner Harbor, a block or two from your hotel. If you go over to Fells Point, there's Blue Moon cafe. If you want to get greasy and laden with calories, you can head up to Waverly to Pete's Grille. Their home fries are the best I've ever had---because they're covered in fat, I'm sure.

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

      La Cazuela Restaurant
      1718 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21231

      Lexington Market
      400 W Lexington St, Baltimore, MD 21201

      Blue Moon Cafe
      1621 Aliceanna St, Baltimore, MD 21231

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

      Miss Shirley's
      750 E Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

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      1. re: smilesmalltimore

        If you are looking for upscale, which it sounds like you are, I think most people would agree that Charleston is the best restaurant in baltimore that is in the class of places you listed . Dc will have a lot more options; Komi, citronelle, obelisk, minibar at cafe atlantico and Volt in frederick to name a few

        1509 17th St NW Ste 1, Washington, DC 20036