If your experience with Indian food consists of mostly curry, consider expanding your palate with a trip to the newly-opened Mount Everest Restaurant & Bar. This Baltimore restaurant focuses on Northern Indian and Nepalese cuisine, which shares some elements with colorful curries, but also includes plenty of dishes you won't find at most of the other Indian eateries.
Take, for example, the range of noodles and dumplings you'll find on the menu. They range from hearty, steamed soup dumplings filled with chicken, cabbage, and scallions, to plates of chewy noodles with your choice of veggies and sauce stirred in. Since Nepal sits right of the border between India and China, its traditional foods draw from both culinary traditions. If you're interested in a table that has room for both dumplings and tikka masala, Mount Everest Restaurant & Bar might be just the place you’re looking for.
R House, which opened just a few weeks ago, aims to be a launching pad for some of Baltimore's hottest new chefs. Here's the concept: you go to one convenient location, where it's easy to hang out for as long as you like, and from there you can sample the wares of up-and-coming chefs who are in the process of starting their own independent restaurants.
The food is tasty, the service is casual, and you can pick and choose what you want to eat from 10 different menus. Sound good? Then head down to West 29th Street, where you'll find R House located in the old Anderson Body Shop building, which has been totally remodeled into a 350-seat eatery filled with bierhall-style tables and the various restaurant kitchens lining the perimeter of the space. This format makes it easy for a big group of friends to gather and hang out, so be sure to invite a few buddies to join you.
Are you looking for a swanky new bar to visit this weekend? Bookmakers Cocktail Club in Federal Hill is just the spot. Bookmakers serves an upscale menu of new American food — think confit fried chicken, smoked rabbit risotto and braised pork shoulder. What this hip bar is known for, however, is its cocktails. Bookmakers serves a huge craft cocktail menu, plus one of the most impressive varieties of whiskey in the area.
Choose from a selection of seasonal cocktails, standards or classics. While the cocktails are impressive, the prices won't hurt your wallet. If you'd like to have a more casual evening just grab a seat at the bar, or if you're looking for the full experience, reserve a table in the dining room. The ambiance is very romantic, made complete by the mood lighting at every table.
Have you made New Year’s Eve plans yet? If not, consider heading down to NYE Live! Baltimore, which is getting a lot of buzz for being one of the hottest parties in town for years.
This year, the NYE Live! holiday bash will allow you to ring in 2017 in style, thanks to its exclusive access to multiple nightclubs, prime DJs, and a 20-foot LED screen that makes the dance floor even more exciting. Tickets are all-inclusive and give you access to an open bar from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., a champagne toast at midnight, and plenty of gourmet food throughout the evening. All you need to do is grab a group of friends, get dressed to impress, and get your groove on at NYE Live!
With so many options for eating out in Baltimore, it can be hard for restaurants to set themselves apart. Bond Street Social is an American tapas restaurant hoping to do just that. Located just under three miles from The Fitzgerald at UB Midtown apartments, Bond Street Social has a little bit of everything.
Bond Street Social has a swanky, upscale interior with high ceilings, reclaimed wood furniture and industrial accents. There is a ton of space inside, with both bar and table seating. An indoor fire pit is the centerpiece of the dining room, giving the space added warmth. One of the highlights of Bond Street Social is their brunch. Try the corned beef Reuben sliders or the margherita eggs benedict. The brunch drinks are bottomless, including the make-your-own bloody Mary bar with more than 100 ingredients. The restaurant is also open for dinner and happy hour every day.
Angie's Seafood serves some of the best seafood you can get in Baltimore. Regulars rave about their extensive menu and the awesome quality of service. Owned by two people who love seafood, Angie's Seafood offers the freshest catches right from the Chesapeake Bay.
In addition to its fresh seafood, Angie's also serves certified Angus beef. Make sure you try the crab cakes, which are a Maryland specialty. Angie's has a full-service dining area, but they also offer delivery to hotels and businesses. The best part is that they also offer a complimentary shuttle service for many local hotels and businesses, so if you work in the area, it's the perfect lunchtime choice.
Dooby’s is a Korean-inspired café located in Mount Vernon. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. Weekend brunch is served on Saturdays and Sundays till 3 p.m., and the café has breakfast options such as oatmeal, omelets, egg sandwiches, and more available till 11 a.m. daily.
Lunch and dinner options include Korean dishes such as pork buns, rice bowls, ramen, and more. Regulars love the banh mi, the pork belly benedict, and the spicy pork ramyun. The prices are reasonable and the service is fast and efficient, while the décor is modern and hip, with a good mix of sit-down tables or high-tops. Dooby’s is the perfect spot to spend your lunch break or to catch up with friends for a weekend brunch.
Dooby’s is open Monday to Thursday 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Hand pies. Pasties. Empanadas. Buns. What do all of these things have in common? They wrap a warm, tasty filling (either savory or sweet) inside a dough-based exterior that makes it easy to eat on the go, and that's The Bun Shop's specialty.
Reviewers praise this Baltimore eatery for its cozy dining room and affordable prices, in addition to its signature buns. If you're looking for a meal, you might try the long, baguette-shaped ham and gruyere bun sprinkled with chopped herbs, or the mushroom feta tart wrapped in flakey layers of phyllo. If you're in the mood for something more dessert-like, try the customer-favorite Dirty Boy bun, which combines sweet chocolate swirls with espresso. There are plenty of other options, too, so no matter what your flavor preferences are, you should be able to find something that suits your taste. Add a cup of coffee or a bottle of soda and you've got a tasty treat on your hands.
From the moment you walk into Baltimore’s Minato Sushi Bar, you’ll find yourself immersed in the rich culture, style, and flavors of Japan. Named the “Best Sushi Bar Scene” by Baltimore Magazine, Minato serves the most authentic Japanese cuisine and sushi, always made with the freshest ingredients and highest quality meats and seafood.
Start with savory fried calamari, pork gyoza, or crispy shrimp tempura, followed by creative handmade Sushi, Sashimi, and Maki Rolls. Minato also offers a large menu of entrees, all inspired by traditional Japanese recipes, from Katsu Don and Teriyaki dishes, to traditional noodle dishes and a variety of vegetable and seafood tempuras. Stop in for happy hour after work and enjoy food and drink specials on a large selection of handcrafted cocktails, fine wines, imported Asian beers, and traditional sake. Minato offers a beautiful and tranquil artistically-designed dining space in which to enjoy your meal.
Do you love craft beer and unique culinary creations? Get over to Wet City Brewing, the city's newest gastropub and craft beer haven. The five-star reviews are pouring in for Wet City after only their first few months serving up a unique beer selection and tasty bar bites to go along with them. The simple décor only serves to heighten the focus on the best food and drink to be found in the area.
Beer enthusiasts will never get tired of the rotating taps and bottles of Wet City’s own brews, as well as other local and national craft beers. There is also a full bar for those that prefer wine or cocktails if you don't prefer beer.
If the carefully curated beer menu wasn’t enough of a reason to head to Wet City, the food menu certainly is. Where else can you find appetizers like popcorn carbonara or Korean empanadas with kimchi crème, spicy pickles and chile sauce? You'll find your favorites on the menu as well, like a fresh and crisp Ceaser salad or the Wet City Burger, but you have to sample their unique creations as well. The Tea-Smoked Chicken Bahn Mi makes for an unforgettable lunch, as does the Pork Belly Fried Rice or the Wet City take on traditional shrimp and grits. For a beer and food menu you can’t find anywhere else, get over to Wet City today.