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The Best Restaurants in Baltimore

"Baltimore offers a vibrant, diverse dining scene, which has undergone tremendous expansion over the last decade, from a modest seafood hotspot to global flavors. Charm City boasts a homegrown food movement, which inspired the growth of the city's dining scene by drawing celebrity chefs and spurring citizens to launch their dining concepts. Also, Baltimore features a complementary spirit and craft brewery scene, blending with other ideal components to create a remarkable culinary hub. The culinary revival in Baltimore has resulted in a dynamic dining scene that embraces global cuisines, such as Venezuelan arepas, Basque pintxos, and Asian fusion steamed buns. The robust food scene in Baltimore has received national recognition from reputable publications and has been voted as one of the best culinary destinations in the United States. "

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The OpenTable Team
21 Restaurants
Updated January 18, 2022
Restaurants:Ambassador Dining Room, Bygone, Citron
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Indian, American
Neighborhoods:Tuscany-Canterbury, Harbor East, Towson
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Ambassador Dining Room

$$$$
Indian
Tuscany-Canterbury
4.3
149 reviews
Ambassador Dining Room is a chic Indian-influenced restaurant that has graced the Tuscany-Canterbury neighborhood since its debut in 1997. The restaurant is owned by Gopal Bishwakarma, who once served as an Ambassador Dining Room employee at the onset of his career in the culinary scene. Bishwakarma bought the restaurant from founders Binda and Keir Singh in 2019 and has been committed to upholding its legacy by offering inventive classic Indian cuisine from the northern and southern regions. The restaurant boasts an upscale yet welcoming ambiance, including a wood-beamed interior with fireplaces combined with quality white-glove service to provide a memorable dining experience. Also, the restaurant features a scenic outdoor patio with a verdant urban oasis view, ideal for al fresco dining. Ambassador Dining room offers a vast menu helmed by chef Pankaj Sherchan, serving a daily lunch buffet and weekend brunch, including Tandoori entrees, fresh seafood entrees, and chicken and vegetable specialties. Diners can enjoy the local favorites at the restaurant, such as Jingha Karari, Lamb Saag, and Chicken Tikka Masala.

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Bygone

$$$$
American
Harbor East
4.6
2495 reviews
Bygone, a 2017 debutant, is a contemporary American gastro bistro nestled on the 29th floor of the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore in the Harbor East neighborhood. The hotel is an addition to the Atlas Group's iconic dining concepts in Baltimore, serving creative classic American flavors blended with modern French techniques. Bygone offers a chic, friendly atmosphere that fuses the bygone era feel with sleek furnishings and décor, including custom glassware, leather coasters, and gold-trimmed China. Moreover, the restaurant features an outdoor patio offering panoramic views of the city's skyline and the National Aquarium's dolphins beneath. Diners can enjoy chef Aksel Theilkuhl's seasonally driven dishes, utilizing locally sourced ingredients at their peak of freshness and quality. The highlight of the restaurant's menu is sizzling meat cuts grilled over the rotisserie oven and presented tableside. Moreover, the restaurant includes a vast drink menu offering beer and curated cocktails to complement the creative specialties.

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Citron

$$$$
American
Towson
4.6
1866 reviews
Opened in 2016, Citron Restaurant and Bar is a family-owned dining concept, helmed by Charles Levine and his wife, Susan. The chic restaurant offers a casual waterfront dining experience nestled within Greenspring Valley in the Towson neighborhood. Citron features stylish yet inviting dining spaces, including scenic waterfront deck sitting, the Club Room, a beautiful fireplace room, and two dining rooms. The diverse dining spaces at the restaurant make it ideal for hosting any gathering, from corporate meetings, date nights, birthday ceremonies, and family nights out. The restaurant provides contemporary American cuisine with a French twist steered by chef Jerome Dorsch and inspired by the region's fresh ingredients. Diners can enjoy the diverse specialties on the restaurant's vast menu, including fresh seafood, prime meat cuts, and sushi enhanced by a comprehensive selection of craft whiskeys, curated cocktails, and fine wines. The restaurant boasts a fair share of accolades, including bagging the Wine Spector Magazine's "Awards of Excellence" in 2019, 2020, and 2021 for its exceptional wine program.

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Cypriana

$$$$
Mediterranean
Hampden
4.6
1257 reviews
Cypriana is a casual but sophisticated neighborhood restaurant in the Tuscany-Canterbury neighborhood. The restaurant is a dining concept by restaurateurs Vassos Yiannouris and Maria Kaimakis, which debuted in 2017. The couple owners of the restaurant have graced the city's dining scene since 1991, when they started with a food cart in Downtown Baltimore. Cypriana, a Mediterranean Bar and Grill, presents small plates inspired by the owners' family recipes, which features hand-crafted specialties such as house-made pita and sauces that accompany the dishes. Gluten-free and vegan options are available at the restaurant, accommodating even the pickiest diners. Also, the restaurant offers a wide selection of hand-picked craft wines, cocktails, and beers to complement its savory dishes. Cypriana boasts a warm, inviting ambiance, with vintage family photos adorning the walls and scenic outdoor dining space, ideal for a memorable dining experience.

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Dutch Courage

$$$$
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Charles Village
4.9
336 reviews
Dutch Courage is a celebration of passion for Brendan Dorr and Eric Fooy, a duo that debuted the gin-centric cocktail bar in the historic Charles Village neighborhood in 2009. The restaurant boasts an expansive, diverse drinks menu with over 100 bottles of gin. Also, Dutch Courage offers craft beer and curated cocktail alternatives. The drinks selection is inspired by the owners' experience as bartenders and forward-thinking dining concepts. The restaurant has an ambient, welcoming atmosphere, embracing reclaimed material, aged furniture, and furnishings, evoking a vintage feel. Moreover, chef Brian Schmukler helms the Dutch Courage culinary crew, providing a selection of inventive dishes for diners to savor while enjoying its drinks. The restaurant has earned recognition and accolades, including featuring in various "best of" lists by reputable publications, including the Men's Journal's "Top 20 Hotel Bars in America" in 2016.

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Gordon Ramsay Steak - Horseshoe Casino Baltimore

$$$$
Steakhouse
Federal Hill
4.6
1726 reviews
Since its debut in 2017 in the Federal Hill neighborhood, Gordon Ramsay Steak has quickly established itself as an esteemed staple in Baltimore's culinary scene. The restaurant is a dining concept by the celebrated TV sensation and multi-Michelin-starred chef Gordon Ramsay, serving inventive specialties inspired by the finest locally sourced seasonal ingredients. The restaurant offers a cozy, luxurious yet inviting atmosphere, featuring exceptional interior décor, including a brown and burgundy theme with a massive Union Jack emblem on the ceiling highlighted by appealing LED strips and wooden flooring and flooring. Also, the restaurant includes four dining areas with customizable layouts, ideal for private occasions such as family gatherings, corporate meetings, and birthday parties. Diners can savor sizzling succulent cuts of aged-to-tenderness prime beef complemented with the restaurant's award-winning selection of wines by the glass, or sample Chef Ramsay's celebrated trademark specialties, such as the classic Beef Wellington and Sticky Toffee Pudding.

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Gunther & Co.

$$$$
American
Canton
4.7
2341 reviews
Gunther and Co. is a 2016 debutant nestled located in the historic Gunther Boiler Building in the Canton neighborhood. The casual restaurant serves globally inspired contemporary American seafood cuisine with a local twist. Moreover, Gunther and Co. features a vast, diverse menu helmed by chef Jerry Trice, influenced by fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Also, the restaurant boasts an ambient, upscale, yet inviting atmosphere with multiple dining spaces, including an outdoor patio, a bar with a counter, and private dining rooms, which inspire the various dining experiences at the restaurant. Moreover, the restaurant provides vegetarian, gluten-free, and kid-friendly menus, welcoming all types of diners. To complement the inventive dishes at the restaurant is a comprehensive selection of curated cocktails. Diners can consider trying out the restaurant's best sellers and local favorites such as wood oven-roasted chicken and bone-in Berkshire pork chop. The restaurant has bagged several awards and recognition, including the GAYOT's "Best Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Baltimore Area" in 2021.

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Hersh's

$$$$
Italian
Federal Hill
4.9
1028 reviews
Since opening in 2011, Hersh's has been serving inventive Italian classics blended with contemporary American culture. The restaurant in the Federal Hill neighborhood is owned and operated by the Hershkovitz siblings. The restaurant offers a creative menu steered by chef Josh Hershkovitz, showcasing rich Italian and Mediterranean flavors with fresh-ingredient-influenced specialties. Some of the local popular menu items at the restaurant include award-winning handcrafted in-house pasta, inventive Neapolitan pizza, and fresh wood-fired pizza. Also, Hersh's provides a comprehensive drinks menu, including classic cocktails, craft beers, spirits, and a carefully curated wine list to complement its Italian dishes. Hersh's features an elegant yet inviting atmosphere, with contemporary furnishings, a cool grey theme, creative murals, and hanging lighting fixtures, ideal for a memorable dining experience. The restaurant boasts a fair share of recognition and accolades, including being named in various "best of" lists by reputable national publications such as "The 100 Best Restaurants in America" by Forbes in 2017.

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Limoncello - Locust Point

$$$$
Italian
Locust Point
4.7
1026 reviews
Limoncello is a casual Italian restaurant perched on the first floor of Anthem House in the Locust Point neighborhood. The restaurant is co-owned by three friends; Gennaro DiBenedetto, Gianluca Parascandolo, and Francesco Schiano di Cola, who share common roots in Monte di Procida, Italy. The restaurant provides a vast, chef-inspired menu featuring rich flavors from the Amalfi Coast, which is the birthplace of the restaurant's namesake liquor. The menu is inspired by the partner's childhood and upbringing in Italy, passion for fresh ingredients, and hospitality. Also, the restaurant features an elegant, cozy atmosphere with refined interior design, including high ceilings, large windows facing the street, and dark wood accented with softer gray, blue, and green-themed furniture, a lemon tree, and art hangings. While Limoncello is famous for its wine bar, it also boasts an exciting cocktail menu, including signature blends such as the house cocktail, an inventive concoction of the restaurant's eponymous liqueur and Tito's vodka.

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Liora

$$$$
Vegan
Lexington Park
4.6
273 reviews
Liora is a vegan-based dining concept of renowned vegan chef and restaurateur Matthew Kenney, which debuted in mid-2021. The restaurant is tucked in the Lexington Park neighborhood, providing inventive vegan twists on typical Baltimore fare, including crab cakes, BBQ Pit Beet, crab salad, and creamy king oyster stew. Also, Liora serves a range of classic Matthew Kenney vegan recipes such as Cacio e Pepe with kelp noodles. The creative plant-based specialties are complemented by a comprehensive cocktail and wine selection that incorporates organic and biodynamic lists. Diners can sample the savory farm-to-table local favorites at the restaurant, such as house-made pasta with cashew butternut squash and shiitake bacon. Liora features a chic, friendly ambiance blending with high-quality service to create a remarkable dining experience.

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Magdalena

$$$$
Bistro
Mt. Vernon
4.7
950 reviews
Magdalena is a casual fine-dining restaurant that has graced the Baltimore dining scene since 2015. The restaurant is located within the Ivy Hotel, a luxurious establishment located in the Mt. Vernon neighborhood. Magdalena serves mindfully crafted bistro meals influenced by classic French delicacies, English comforts, and the Baltimore spirit. The seasonally changing menu features a whimsical yet refined twist on classics inspired by the abundance of the Chesapeake Bay area. The restaurant's menu is helmed by executive chef Scott Bacon, whose culinary style is influenced by his Southern Black and British heritage and traditional French flair. Complementing the restaurant's inventive specialties is a creative cocktail program, an award-winning wine list, and a celebrated whiskey collection. Also, the restaurant boasts a chic, inviting atmosphere, which rounds out a charmingly unrivaled dining experience. Magdalena has a fair share of recognition and awards from reputable national publications, including the prestigious GAYOT's "Best Restaurants with the Best Food in Baltimore Area" in 2021.

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Michael's Cafe White Marsh/ Middle River

$$$$
Contemporary American
White Marsh
4.7
590 reviews
Michael's Café is a family-owned restaurant serving American classics with a contemporary twist in the White Marsh neighborhood. The restaurant debuted in 2019 to continue the legacy of the Delis family secret recipes, which embrace the freshest locally-sourced ingredients and house-made specialties. The restaurant boasts an upscale yet friendly ambiance featuring contemporary and elegant interior décor with subdued palettes of gray, navy, and earth hues and a little pop of bronze, brass, and natural finishes. Michael's Café offers a vast, diverse menu helmed by executive chef Josh Vecchiolla, who adds his inventive flair to the restaurant's classics, such as house-made crab cakes. The menu includes fresh seafood, prime steaks, house-made soups, and salads. Also, the restaurant provides a comprehensive beverage menu, including top-shelf liquors, fine wines by the bottle and glass, and a wide selection of beers to complement its creative cuisine.

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Monarque

$$$$
Steakhouse
Harbor East
4.6
634 reviews
Monarque is an Atlas Group's dining concept which debuted in 2019 in the Harbor East neighborhood. The restaurant is influenced by the prosperous French era when culture thrived and opulence prevailed. Monarque features an upscale, warm atmosphere, boasting gold and brass embellishments, burgundy velvet drapes, and dark leather banquettes, combined with friendly service to provide a remarkable dining experience. One of the many highlights in the restaurant's interior space is a stage for hosting daily live entertainment, including music, comedy, poetry, and dancing, among others. The restaurant offers a vast menu by chef Marc Hennessy, comprising dry-aged steaks, fresh seafood, and innovative twists of French classics. An extensive beverage program complements the specialties with over 500 French wine labels by the glass or bottle. However, Monarque is exclusive to adults only as it fosters a mature ambiance through its live performance and artwork appropriate for diners above 18.

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Papi Cuisine

$$$$
Global, International
Fells Point
4.6
2360 reviews
Since opening the doors of Papi Cuisine in the Fells Point neighborhood in early 2020, chef Alex Perez has been serving inventive Afro-Latin fusion flavors. The restaurant features an ambient, chic yet welcoming atmosphere, with black-themed furniture, wooden flooring, and elegant dim lighting fixtures that blend with its high-quality service to offer a remarkable dining experience. Papi Cuisine offers a vast, diverse chef-inspired menu most recognized for its viral specialty dish - crab cake egg rolls, a contemporary spin to the Baltimore staple dish. Also, the restaurant boasts an extensive drinks menu that includes classic cocktails and cocktail concoctions with a modern edge to complement its creative dishes.

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Ristorante Daniela

$$$$
Italian
Hampden
4.5
311 reviews
Opened in 2011, Ristorante Daniela is a family-owned restaurant tucked in the Hampden neighborhood. The restaurant features a comprehensive menu helmed by chef Daniela Useli, which serves inventive house-made Italian cuisine. Useli's childhood in Sardinia, Italy, and working experience in the Baltimore dining scene inspires the specialties at the restaurant. Every aspect and element of the cuisine served at Ristorante Daniela is crafted from scratch, including pasta, signature sauces, puff pastry, and creative desserts. Ristorante Daniela attracts a growing base in its modest dining space, with four tables and a few on the porch featuring décor that reflects Useli's Italian roots. The warm, inviting ambiance at the restaurant combines with its personalized, friendly service to create a memorable dining experience.

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Sally O's

$$$$
American
Highlandtown
4.8
278 reviews
After working in the Baltimore restaurant scene for many years, chef Jesse Sandlin debuted her dining concept in the Highlandtown neighborhood in mid-2020. The restaurant is named after Sandlin's grandmother and offers a diverse menu, including various seasonally-driven American small plates influenced by the freshest locally sourced ingredients. Being a Baltimore native, Chef Sandlin is big on the region's staples such as crab-stuffed jalapeño poppers and crispy eggplant lasagna. Sally O's provides a warm, stylish atmosphere adorned with vibrant hues and wood paneling and finish combined with personalized, friendly service. The restaurant also boasts a vast drinks menu to complement its specialties, including the glass and bottle wine lists, curated cocktails, and beers.

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SoBo Cafe

$$$$
American
Federal Hill
4.9
944 reviews
In 2012, restaurateur Anna Leventis took over SoBo Café, and since then the restaurant has outdone its past glory, maintaining its old favorites and adding a contemporary flair to its vast, diverse menu. The restaurant is in the Federal Hill neighborhood and serves classic American comfort food with modern technique and presentation. Also, the restaurant provides a tailor-make catering menu, suitable for any occasion, from family gatherings to group nights out and corporate meetings. SoBo Café features a cozy, inviting ambiance, including a cool orange theme, muffled music, black furniture, and dazzling colorful light fixtures. Moreover, scenic outdoor seating space is available at the restaurant, ideal for a memorable al fresco dining experience. The restaurant boasts a comprehensive drinks selection to complement its inventive dishes, serving curated cocktails and craft beers.

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Tagliata Restaurant

$$$$
Italian
Harbor East
4.8
1889 reviews
Tagliata Restaurant debuted in 2017 to much hype even before its grand opening. The restaurant is an Italian Chophouse dining concept by the Atlas Group, tucked in the Harbor East neighborhood. Walking into the restaurant, diners are welcomed into an upscale yet inviting ambiance, adorned with a 1926 Steinway piano, art hangings, strung lights, and flowing curtains, evoking a romantic Tuscany farmhouse vibe. The restaurant boasts a vast menu of Italian staples inspired by executive chef and partner Julian Marucci, featuring freshly prepared pasta, hand-cut steaks, fresh seafood, and in-house curated charcuterie. Also, the restaurant offers a variety of events year-round, and guests can enjoy live music every night while sipping a glass from Baltimore's most extensive wine list. Tagliata Restaurant has received a number of recognitions and awards from national publications, including the coveted Wine Enthusiast's "Top 100 Wine Restaurants" by Wine Enthusiasts in 2018.

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The Brass Tap - Baltimore

$$$$
American
Bolton Hill
4.5
66 reviews
The Brass Tap is the first craft beer bar in Maryland’s Bolton Hill neighborhood, and opened in 2017. The bar is the ultimate neighborhood venue for diners to experience a world of craft beer, with 60 rotating craft beer taps and over 150 international craft beers, as well as a cocktail menu. This sophisticated yet inviting beer spot features TVs to enjoy thrilling games, live entertainment, and special monthly events, offering an outstanding dining experience. Also, The Brass Tap offers a modest food menu, offering sharable plates including flatbreads, chicken tacos, beer cheese, hot wings, and French dip sliders.

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Union Craft Brewing

$$$$
Brewery
Hampden
4.8
89 reviews
Union Craft Brewing is a brewery restaurant concept by three childhood friends -- Adam Benesch, Jon Zerivitz, and Kevin Blodger, who share a common passion for craft beer. The trio realized their ambition of debuting a brewery in Baltimore's Hampden neighborhood in 2012. The brewery offers ambient seating space at the Union Hall and the scenic Beer Garden. The rustic taproom evokes a vintage feel featuring recycled wood materials, beer barrels, cool dark hues, and hanging light fixtures. Diners can savor cold pints of beer crafts from all over the world, including classics, cedar, and sour beers.

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Water for Chocolate

$$$$
American
Upper Fells Point
4.6
150 reviews
Chef Sean Guy traded his career as a celebrated corporate chef to debut his dining concept, Water for Chocolate, named after the novel by Laura Esquivel. Opened in 2006, the restaurant provides a unique twist on Southern-inspired comfort food with French and Jamaican flair. The restaurant, tucked in the Upper Fells Point neighborhood, features a modest dining space adorned with wooden accents and contemporary backsplashes, providing a sophisticated yet inviting ambiance. The restaurant's ever-changing menu includes diverse specialties influenced by the fresh seasonal ingredients sourced locally. Some of the inventive staples at the restaurant include barbecue shrimp and grits, barbecue pulled pork, and stuffed breakfast burritos. The dining experience at Water for Chocolate is enhanced with a comprehensive selection of beers.

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