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Feb 28, 2012 10:36 AM

I need to find a trendy restaurant in Baltimore and I've never been there, please help!

I am organizing a meeting in Baltimore and need to find a restaurant to take around 35 people. I need something, "hip, local and trendy" near Inner Harbor/City Center. Can anyone make any recommendations?


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  1. whoa hip trendy Balto Inner harbor 35 people.

    I love Balmer, but you have your work quite cut out for you.

    B places tend to be small except for chains and hotels. hip and trendy would require being part of John Waters' latest film crew. I'm of no help, just trying to brace you for the work ahead.

    it is a deeply cool city and you'll find something, just not all those categories in the same place. (35?)

    1. I would say Pazo fits all of your criteria. It's in "Harbor East" which is near the Inner Harbor, it has a hip/trendy vibe and it has a couple private rooms- one of which can accomodate 35, I believe.

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      1. re: 27ss81

        2nd Pazo and if you want you can plan your own tasting menu and specialty drink menu with them! Went to a 50th surprise birthday party with about 20 people and sat upstairs at one table. The husband worked with them for a 10 course tasting dinner along with a specialty martini and sangria and birthday cake. Food was great, atmosphere very hip and servers very cool but professional. fits your post like a glove

        1. re: dining with doc

          Heather Beckman is the restaurant group's group dining manager and a pleasure to work with.

      2. I have organized business dinners for large groups at Pazo and Cinghiale. Both fit your criteria, and they do a great job of working with you on menu, wine, etc.

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        1. re: Riska

          I've had a business dinner at Cinghiale for 15 - 20. Their food was excellent and very easy to work with.

          We also had a great meal at B&O Brasserie with a similar size group. They do have a railcar that you can rent for private events which is pretty cool -- not sure how many it holds though. Their food was not as notable as Cinghiale, but very good with pleasant service.

          1. re: ForFoodsSake

            And I like the food at B&O much better than Cinghiale, for what it's worth.

        2. I would recommend Tabrizi's. The restaurant is located on the water near the Inner Harbor. The chef works with planning menus and can handle your group easily, as it is a popular venue for wedding receptions.

          I had a negative experience at Pazo and would not recommend the place. I, also, didn't care for Cinghiale, but would give them a second chance when I eventually return. FoiGras

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          1. re: FoiGras

            I like Tabrizi's as well but would not call it hip or trendy.

          2. Another Wolf/Foreman restaurant called Chingale would also fit the bill. It is a lovely space and it has private dining areas if you want that. Great menu, too.