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Returning to Baltimore for a weekend away - where to eat?

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I lived in Baltimore for 10 years and am returning for a weekend away with my husband (moved away a little over two years ago). Are there any good new restaurants we should try? We've been to Woodberry Kitchen and Cinghiale. We're looking for a middle to high-end restaurant. We'd like to stay within 10 miles of downtown.


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

822 Lancaster Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

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  1. Charleston. Still great. Or Attman's Deli. In my mind those are the two best restaurants in Baltimore proper.

    1. I would suggest Salt (in Butchers Hill) or B&O American Brasserie on Charles st. Both are new, innovative and very tasty, well prepared food. Both have young chefs that are into cooking with fresh, locally grown (relatively) food. I've had amazing meals at both places and the ambience is nice. Price is probably comparable to Woodberry or Cinghiale. Cheaper than Charleston. Enjoy!

      822 Lancaster Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

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      1. re: amaebi

        I second Salt, great restaurant.

        1. re: amaebi

          I had apps at the bar at B&O a few weeks back and like the place. Tried to go the next day for lunch and the wait was over an hour.

        2. Dogwood in Hampden


          1. I would second all of these suggestions and add Bluegrass in Federal Hill.

            1. We just ate at Sotto Sopra this weekend. Delicious and a great atmosphere. Service left a little to be desired, however. Our server was a bit humorless and MIA for awhile, but it didn't affect the quality of our meal. My husband had one of the specials. I believe it was a pork chop which he said was cooked perfectly. I had a roasted beet pasta which tasted great but was seriously bright red which could be a little offputting visually. They do simple very well--I started with an insalata mista which was seasoned and dressed perfectly and was easily the best salad of its kind I've had in awhile.

              Sotto Sopra Restaurant
              405 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201