I love going to an O’s game in Camden Yard followed by an oyster shooter in Fells Point along with the many other culinary delights and history of Charm City. I have been asked a few times recently by clients and family visiting Baltimore for recommendations for sights & eats and figured I would share them with you as well! Let me know what I left out and if you feel the same about my recommendations.
Wit & Wisdom – Comfort food with a contemporary East Coast twist http://www.witandwisdombaltimore.com
Wit & Wisdom is located in the Baltimore Harbor East’s Four Seasons Hotel. An American Tavern held to Four Season’s Standards.
- Check out their promotions pages for live music and featured chef dinners.
Bar Cocina- Mexican Inspired Cuisine http://www.barcocina.com
Newly renovated restaurant that has an impressive view of the Baltimore Harbor. Mexican inspired menu with the best of land & sea and truly fun cocktails.
- Extensive tequila list with craft beers and wines from around the world.
Kali’s Mezze – Mediterranean with Greek Inspired Tapas http://www.kalismezze.com/
Market fresh and seasonal ingredients with an extensive wine list. Located in Fells Point. Perfect for a romantic date night or girls night out.
- Try their dip trio with hummus, tzatziki, and baba ganoush
Thames St. Oyster House – Classic oyster house set in the heart of historic Fells Point http://thamesstreetoysterhouse.com
Serving traditional and modern Maryland, Mid-Atlantic, and New England seafood with a spectacular à la carte raw bar. You can’t go wrong with any of their seafood choices.
- Be a true Marylander and try the House Oyster Shooter
Blue Grass Tavern – Contemporary American http://www.bluegrasstavern.com/
Blue Grass Tavern is located in the Federal Hill neighborhood. They have many farm to table dishes and are known for their eclectic cocktails. “Elevated southern comfort food to a new level of flavor and sophistication.”
- RGE bride Kelley’s wedding at BGT was featured on Charm City Wed.
Ra Sushi – Sushi and Japanese Inspired Cuisine https://rasushi.com
Located on Lancaster Street in between Fells Point and Harbor East Ra is known for their inventive rolls. They have an awesome sushi happy hour with deals on sushi and appetizers.
- Try their “Viva Las Vegas Roll”
Miss Shirley’s-American with a Southern Influence https://www.missshirleys.com/
They have three locations including one in the Inner Harbor. They have been featured on the Food Network, and always place in the Best of Baltimore and Best of Maryland. Known for their crab cakes and brunches.
- Go early to get a seat at brunch before the lines form
Duck Boat Tour- http://www.baltimoretours.net/offer/3181/Duck-Tour-in-Baltimore
“This is the best way for families to tour Baltimore because it combines fun and music with history and sights. Adults and seniors will have just as much fun as kids as the Captain leads you through Baltimore’s historic streets and then splashes into the harbor. The best way for locals and visitors alike to see all that Baltimore has to offer.”
Baltimore Museum of Industry –Relive the Industrial Revolution http://thebmi.org/
“The Baltimore Museum of Industry collects, preserves, and interprets the industrial and technological heritage of the Baltimore region for the public by presenting educational programs and exhibitions that explore the stories of Maryland’s industries and the people who created and worked in them.”
- RGE Bride Joanna was wed at the BMI this past June. I can’t wait to see her photos!
American Visionary Art Museum – “Spontaneous and Individualized Art” http://www.avam.org
“Visionary art as defined for the purposes of the American Visionary Art Museum refers to art produced by self-taught individuals, usually without formal training, whose works arise from an innate personal vision that revels foremost in the creative act itself.”
- Make sure the find the giant pink poodle
Baltimore Aquarium – A Baltimore must see! http://www.aqua.org
Sharks, dolphins, alligators, turtles, frogs and more, oh my! Walk through a rainforest, watch a dolphin show, or touch a creature in the living seashore exhibit.
- Make sure to allow plenty of time for this visit, since there is so much to see.