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'Trendy' fine dining in Baltimore inner harbor

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I am trying to plan a celebratory dinner for a group of business associates in Baltimore, preferably close to the inner harbor, for next Tuesday. I am not very familiar with the local dining options, but I am looking for an upscale restaurant that has somewhat of a 'trendy' feel. Something akin to the meatpacking district restaurants in new york, if anyone is familiar (i.e. STK, Spice Market, Scarpetta).

I came across a few options such as Charleston and Oceanaire, but I am nervous that these may be too rigid/formal. Any recommendations would be much appreciated. Thanks

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  1. Search the board for B&O Brasserie. While I am not familiar with the meatpacking district, I suspect it's at least close to what you are looking for. Also search the board for Pazo. It's very trendy. I wasn't blown away by the food, but to be fair I went during Restaurant Week.

    I wouldn't recommend Oceanaire for someone looking for trendy.

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    Pazo Restaurant
    1425 Aliceanna St, Baltimore, MD 21201

    1. Pazo or Cinghiale. The hipper, less formal members of the Charleston group. If your business gathering is sizable (over 10 or 12) you can call a few days ahead and they'll set you up wth your own room and menu. I've done business dinners at both and been treated very well.

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      Cinghiale
      822 Lancaster Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

      Pazo Restaurant
      1425 Aliceanna St, Baltimore, MD 21201

      1. we went to a surprise 50th celebration at Pazo last Saturday night. The host worked to form a 12 course tasting menu that was great followed by Paella for the table. They also had Blood Orange Vodka Martinis by the pitcher that were also delicious. I think the food is good, lots of things to choose from, presentation was great, service was great and it clearly has, at least on the weekend, a very NYC hip style to it. It is a very cool looking restaurant with very high warehouse ceilings and a 2nd floor that wraps around the first below it. Bars on both levels. IMHO, it fits your requirement. Near inner harbor in harbor east area

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        Pazo Restaurant
        1425 Aliceanna St, Baltimore, MD 21201