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stephanieg Jul 19, 2011 02:02 PM

Please help me come up with a romantic restaurant to celebrate an anniversary! We celebrated at Charleston last year and wanted to do something different this time. It doesn't need to be super fancy. We're really looking to enjoy excellent food in an intimate, romantic setting. For some reason, we're having a hard time coming up with the perfect place. Thanks in advance!!!

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    Hue Jul 19, 2011 04:24 PM

    The Prime Rib???
    http://www.theprimerib.com/bal/index....

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    Prime Rib
    2020 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006

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      dining with doc Jul 19, 2011 05:47 PM

      Always great!

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      ohbilly Jul 19, 2011 07:49 PM

      We did Salt for one of our anniversary celebrations and also Woodberry Kitchen. b Bistro is also nice intimate place.

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        somervilleoldtimer Jul 19, 2011 07:55 PM

        What's the really nice restaurant in a really nice museum?

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          kukubura Jul 20, 2011 04:43 AM

          errr never mind

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          somervilleoldtimer Jul 19, 2011 07:58 PM

          http://communities.washingtontimes.co...

          Gertrude's at the Baltimore Museum of Art sounds quite nifty, at least according to this review in the Washington Times. But it's not the one I'm thinking of, which is more downtown and near Peabody.

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            somervilleoldtimer Jul 19, 2011 08:01 PM

            Well, I was looking for the name of the restaurant at the Walters Art Museum, but apparently it doesn't exist any more! So how about Gertrude's at the Baltimore Art Museum next to Johns Hopkins? The reviews make it seem quite tasty.

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              FoiGras Jul 20, 2011 08:04 AM

              Gertrude's is quite nice, but I wouldn't consider it "romantic" nor a place to really celebrate an anniversary.

              I haven't been in quite some time, but the Milton Inn is romantic. The food, if I recall, can be good or at least average. Same goes for the Oregon Grille.

              The Prime Rib is an excellent choice.. FoiGras

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              Prime Rib
              2020 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006

              The Milton Inn
              14833 York Road, Sparks, MD 21152

              Oregon Grille
              1201 Shawan Road, Hunt Valley, MD 21030

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              stephanieg Jul 20, 2011 01:41 PM

              Thanks all for the suggestions thus far! I agree with FoiGras about Gertrudes-- I think it's a place, but not special enough for an anniversary. I haven't been to the Milton Inn in ages, and have never ventured out to Oregon Grill, but if the food is only good or average, I'm not tempted to break the bank or drive all the way into the county.

              The Prime Rib used to be one of our favorites. I was saddened at our last visit in April to see they significantly shortened the menu, and I was annoyed that things that used to be free (e.g., having fish prepared blackened rather than just grilled) had a new fee (which they also neglected to tell us when I ordered my fish that way). Yes, the fee was small (I think $2), but I was annoyed that it was done and with no forewarning.

              We enjoyed Salt when we were there last, but I did not feel like it was romantic. And it has been a couple years since we were at b, but I don't recall that being romantic either.

              Any other thoughts? Again, it doesn't need to be fancy-- just great food and in an intimate, romantic setting.

              Thanks so much fellow Chowhounders!!!!

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              Prime Rib
              2020 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006

              The Milton Inn
              14833 York Road, Sparks, MD 21152

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                hon Jul 20, 2011 01:55 PM

                I think the dining room at Henningers is romantic but hey, thats just me
                www.henningerstavern.com

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                  stephanieg Jul 20, 2011 02:17 PM

                  I just looked at the pics on-line. Is it really that dark and intimate? If so, that could be it!!!!

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                    hon Jul 21, 2011 06:00 AM

                    The dining is, very cozy!

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                travelbuff Jul 24, 2011 01:52 PM

                Woodberry Kitchen is probably my favorite place right now, but I wouldn't call it romantic. Petit Louis is really cute and the food is great. Is PierPoint still around?

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                Petit Louis
                4800 Roland Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21210

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

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                  FoiGras Jul 25, 2011 12:53 PM

                  Your recommendations are good based on food, but definitely not for romance. Petit Louis is very loud and bright and the tables are extremely close together.

                  Pierpoint has good food, but is a little rough around the edges where atmosphere is concerned.

                  The suggestion by kukubura regarding Tersiguel's is an option. And, it's quite true that the restaurant isn't mentioned very often.

                  Small Fry's rec regarding Sotto Sopra--if you mention to Ricardo (pwner/chef) that you are celebrating an anniversary then you can get one of the cozy tables in the back of the restaurant. The food is also very good.

                  BTW---have a very happy anniversary. FoiGras

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                  Tersiguel's
                  8293 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD 21043

                  Petit Louis
                  4800 Roland Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21210

                  Pierpoint Restaurants
                  1822 Aliceanna St, Baltimore, MD 21231

                2. kukubura Jul 24, 2011 02:13 PM

                  No one ever mentions Tersiguel's. We went there for a birthday, did the chef's tasting menu with pairings, and had a great time.

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                  Tersiguel's
                  8293 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD 21043

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                    guenevere51 Jul 26, 2011 01:24 PM

                    I concur, Tersiguel's is wonderful. Lovely atmosphere, charming old building, consistently great food.

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                    Tersiguel's
                    8293 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD 21043

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                    small fry Jul 24, 2011 05:53 PM

                    Sotto Sopra or B & O?

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

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