UPSCALE SEAFOOD IN BALTIMORE
is there a "seafood" restaurant of the quality of, say, Cinghiale? If not, what "general" restaurants have quality seafood. NB: Im not talking crab or oyster houses or dives. I have a friend coming from out of town who has asked for seafood, something I cannot eat except for some shellfish, so I need some guidance
Are you looking for an upscale atmosphere too? I love the Black Olive-- the fish is always stellar, and the grilled scallops are absolutely amazing and one of my favorite seafood dishes in the city-- but it's a fairly casual place (e.g., it's not uncommon to see lots of shirts and shorts there). If you're looking for a more upscale restaurant, I'd recommend-- don't laugh-- the Prime Rib. Despite its name, the seafood dishes (which include all types of fish as well as classic crab cakes) are fabulous. A recent favorite of mine is their blackened seabass, which is amazingly moist, tender, and flavorful. I also love the seafood at Tio Pepes. My 2 favorite appetizers there are seafood ones-- shrimp in garlic, and they also have a great "trio" which includes lump crab, shrimp, and smoked salmon served with avocado and several dipping sauces-- and their menu of fresh fish dishes is always a page long. I particularly love their swordfish or sea bass in riojana sauce. I hope this helps!