Eat good food, then drink/schmooze in Baltimore?
A friend and I are looking to get together in Baltimore on a Monday evening to eat some good chow and then sit around and natter for a few hours--my preference is to do both things in the same place. I'm not looking for fine dining or real fancy--pricing should be mid-range or below. The two critical criteria are (1) a place that's comfortable to hang out for a few hours and talk, so places like hard-core Chinese, Ethiopian, etc. are probably out, and (2) a good beer or drink list--so places like hard-core Chinese, Ethiopian, etc. are probably out :-). Not that I don't like hard-core Chinese, Ethiopian, etc., but this is not that kind of evening.
From a short perusal of the boards, I've come up with Peter's Inn, Bluegrass, and Darker than Blue. Would they fit the bill? Are there other good options?
Fells Point might be an option. Tapas-type cuisine--Monday's are not a night conducive to crowds that would usually occupy the restaurant near and on the weekends.
Sharing the "small plates" sets the tone for casual grazing and taking one's time.. Good Sangria and other drink options. You could also meander throughout the neighborhood for other places--despite knowing that your preference is to domicile yourselves in one location. But, if the weather is nice it would be fun to walk about the area, enjoy the Autumnal essence and explore other places to get a mix of different types of cuisines and drinks. FoiGras
Peter's Inn is not open on Mondays, so that's out.
Bluegrass would work I think, for lingering.
I'd definitely check out the menu at Pazo to see if it's to your liking. (It is closed on October 28, however, for a private event) http://www.pazorestaurant.com/uploads...
They have a very comfy lounge area where it's ok to order off the full menu or a series of tapas (don't order all at once - stretch things out as you go along). I've done several "hanging out" dinners in the lounge area and enjoyed it very much and never felt like we were overstaying our welcome.