Solo dining, Baltimore
I'm in town for a convention. Staying at the Renaissance Inner Harbor. Have at least dinner tonight solo. Any recommendations for a first-time visitor to your city? Some parameters, slightly pregnant woman with current seafood aversions. Looks like crab cakes will have to wait. Otherwise loves food and lively (but not rocking) atmosphere. Since it's just me, an otherwise difficult place to get into with a bar to dine at would be great. Any Baltimore Institutions or must-try-when-here restaurants would be great. Open to taking the water taxi or a cab.
Coming from Seattle, so we get quite a bit of Asian cuisine (so not a priority) but open to ethnic, comfort, local or fusion cuisines. Broad parameters, but I'm pretty easy to please.
I had one of my best dining experiences solo at Charleston. I did not sit at the bar. They put me at a lovely table with view of the harbor. An investment but worth the experience if you can get in.
I did go to Charleston and thoroughly enjoyed myself. I sat at the bar and the environment started very quiet/stuffy, but another solo diner ended up there and we struck up a nice conversation.
I had 4 courses. My favorite was the beet tartare and least favorite the foie gras. The fg was a generous portion and came as the last course. I might have enjoyed it more if not so full. Flavors were excellent, portions and presentation right on and overall a delight.
Thanks for the recommendation. Easily the best meal I had in Baltimore.