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br224759 Aug 16, 2011 12:16 PM

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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    ronandaim Aug 16, 2011 01:20 PM

    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

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      Riska Aug 16, 2011 01:52 PM

      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

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        dining with doc Aug 16, 2011 02:41 PM

        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

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