Good steakhouse in Baltimore?
We are taking a guy's trip up to Baltimore from New Orleans for the Saints/Ravens game next weekend and we want to find a great spot for dinner on saturday night. There will be six us and price isnt really an issue.
We would most likely want to do a good steakhouse or a really good Italian place. Any suggestions?
Thank you very much, in advance.
I will assume that you are staying downtown since you are going to game. The best steakhouse is The Prime Rib, which has more of a NYC dinner club vibe and requires jacket for dinner. It is a short cab ride from Inner Harbor. The downtown area has many steakhouses with all part of a national or smaller regional chain. My favorite of the bunch is Capitol Grill which is smack in the middle of Inner Harbor. Good food and probably a better atmosphere for a bunch of guys than the Prime Rib, which is more of a special occasion place.
1101 North Calvert Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
I agree that Prime Rib has the best food, but I don't think it's the best choice. It would be a little stuffy for a group of guys who are coming to see a football game. It's a quiet, low-light, piano player type place. The clientele are generally the older / retired types and have probably been eating there and staring at the same decor since it opened. Not the type of place I would bring my football fan friends if they came to town.
Other than that, it's just the chains which are pretty much indistinguishable. I haven't been to all of them, but I have had a couple of good experiences at Fleming's and that might be a more appropriate setting.