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Sunday Lunch in Baltimore

OK, so if you want to eat well in Baltimore mid-day on a Sunday but are not drawn to "brunch" for a variety of reasons, and you are not interested in any place in Inner Harbor East, where would you go?

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  1. Petit Louis or Gertrudes. Or Belvedere Market.

    Petit Louis
    4800 Roland Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21210

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    1. Give GIA'S in Little Italy alook, maybe just what you are looking for

      Little Italy Restaurant
      6920 Bradlick Shopping Ctr, Annandale, VA 22003

        1. re: JonParker

          That's exactly what popped into my mind. And, while not a "mid-day" thing, it's hard to think of a better place to be on Sundays before noon than the JFX farmers' market.

          1. re: baltoellen

            Unless you want a mellow romantic setting. Attmans/Farmers Mkt (we hate people, I mean crowds)/anything in Li'i It'ly...may not fit the bill. At least for us. 11th Anniversary!!

            To clarify: wife hates eggs/"eggy" things. Waffles/Pancakes OK though. Woodberry certainly in consideration - light rail is an option there...

            Almost tempted by morning ed., one of our first brunch-ish dates. Are they still open?

            1. re: aubzamzam

              I am also not big on brunch (and hate people) but still thought about my enjoyable Sunday afternoon brunch at Woodberry when I read your original post. Or McCabe's? I went when they first reopened & liked it a lot. What about Ambassador or Carlyle Club? On my list of places to go (that i have been told are mellow & romantic). I dont know for sure if those three are open Sundays... I would also like to know if Morning Edition is open - but you'd think you would have heard about it here if it is.

              Carlyle Club
              411 John Carlyle Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

              3845 Falls Rd, Baltimore, MD 21211

              Morning Edition Cafe
              153 N Patterson Park Ave, Baltimore, MD 21231

              1. re: foster

                The Ambassador is great weekend lunch place also they have a make your own mimosa and bloody mary bar! and fresh juices. The buffet is lovely as is the ambience

                1. re: foster

                  Ended up going to Woodberry and were not disappointed. Lots of non-eggy stuff, pleasant server, nice setting!

                  Thanks, all.

                2. re: aubzamzam

                  Mamas on the Half Shell opens at 9am on Sundays and serves their full regular menu in addition to a brunch menu.

                  1. re: aubzamzam

                    You didn't specify setting in your original post. And, yes, Morning Edition is still open. (Also not big on brunch, and hate eggs & in general, not fan of U.S. breakfast foods.) You also could head out for dim sum somewhere....

                    Morning Edition Cafe
                    153 N Patterson Park Ave, Baltimore, MD 21231

                    1. re: baltoellen

                      Alas, the dim sum you could head out for will have to be far from Baltimore, unless you count Zhongshan, which is really not very good.

                      1. re: lawhound

                        I think there's one out on Route 40 somewhere. We do have a dim sum chow hole here in Baltimore.

                        1. re: baltoellen

                          "chow hole"?

                          I admire the lack of restraint and trepidation that is required to employ such a phrase. and I mean that. I really do.

                          1. re: hill food

                            And, I admire your vivid imagination. And I mean that. I really do.

              2. I second Petit Louis. Wine Market is excellent but their menu on Sunday appears to be brunch-centric.

                Petit Louis
                4800 Roland Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21210

                Wine Market
                921 East Fort Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21230

                1. Hollywood Diner. On Sunday's they feature whatever was fresh at the JFX farmers market next door. Everything I've had there on Sundays has been fantastic.

                  Or go into the farmers market and eat at the fish guy's stand. Listen for a guy hawking "The best fish on the planet!!!" Get it as a sandwich with coleslaw on top and put some o fhis scotch bonnet hot sauce on it.

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                  1. Some friends and I have often had lunch or dinner at the Owl Bar in the Belvedere Hotel, not far from the Meyerhoff Concert Hall. There's a dining area off the enormous bar room, and the dinner menu is definitely not pub grub - though the lunch menu is more limited.


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                    1. re: John Francis

                      I love the Owl Bar. The service is friendly if a little slow and unreliable. The food is good (some of it is damn good) but the room makes up for any other issues. One of my favorite places to be in this city.

                      1. re: kukubura

                        It a nice place and family friendly. But, reminds me too much of a college hang out for UB,

                    2. This MIGHT not be the deal for you, if you hate crowds...BUT, I figured I'd give my 2 cents anyway.

                      Miss. Shirley's Café is pretty popular with the locals for its cozy southern "down home" appeal. This restaurant with plenty of breakfast-brunch-lunch-dinner-snack items to choose from. I visited the Roland Park location last Spring and had: Challah French Toast w/Raspberry Puree, Andouille Sausage & Cheese Eggs.

                      (I cleaned my plate.)

                      Which reminds me...I'm long overdue for another visit!

                      **BONUS: FREE on-site parking!

                      Miss Shirley's Cafe
                      513 W Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, MD 21210

                      1. Pauls resturant Arbutus
                        Paper Moon Dinner

                        Paper Moon
                        1069 31st St NW, Washington, DC 20007