Baltimore is a delicious city. It’s inventive without being pretentious. It’s fun while still taking the food seriously. It’s forward-thinking while still retaining the history and resources of the area. We may have started as a crab town, but Baltimore has become a foodie mecca. From hand crafted street eats to James Beard Award-winning chefs, Downtown’s restaurateurs are torchbearers for creative and diverse cuisine from all around the world. Here, it’s always about the food.

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Downtown is a foodie haven, with delicious events and food festivals year round. This year is shaping up to be a really delicious year with new and interesting restaurant concepts popping up in every neighborhood, Baltimore Restaurant Week, July 27 - August 5, 2018 and tons of Farmers Markets, including the Pratt Street Market and Sundays under the JFX.

If you are looking for more dining suggestions, including reviews and chef's recipes, scroll down and bit for some insider tips.

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  • The Charles Baltimore

    Federal Hill has a lot of bars, but the new-ish Charles at 1110 S. Charles Street stands out for it's decor and friends bar staff. They also have an amazing Chipwich Slider - two chocolate chip cookies filled with vanilla ice cream and chocolate ganache.

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  • Ampersea Open in Fells

    From its location on the edge of the Fells waterfront, the Ampersea team is bringing local flavors to lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch menus. You'll likely remember the views from the old Waterfront Kitchen, and they are worth revisiting.

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  • Red Boat Opens on Charles Street

    The Red Boat recently debuted a second Downtown location, this time in the Charles Center neighborhood at 334 N. Charles Street. They are open now and serving their signature spring rolls, tacos, and banh mi sandwiches.

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  • Pollo Open in Bromo

    The aptly named Pollo has opened at 401. E. Baltimore Street offering Peruvian chicken and sides. Sitting directly across the street from The Hippodrome, enjoy the new fast service dinner option before or after a show.

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  • New Mount Vernon Dining

    The Revival Hotel has opened in Mount Vernon and with it comes two new restaurants. Square Meal has lunch options like pressed juices and sandwiches, and for dinner they rev up to fancy cocktails and locally-inspired dishes like crispy skin Rockfish. Topside is a new rooftop restaurant boasting tons of beer options and weekend brunch.

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  • Ludlow Market, Bar & Bottle Shop

    The Wine Market Bistro is on track to open with a new menu and name. The Ludlow Market, Bar & Bottle Shop will open in June. The wine shop is open during the tranisition.

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  • Ravens Stadium Concessions

    The Baltimore Ravens are reducing the price on tons of concession items as part of a plan to better connect with fans and make games more affordable for families.

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  • Tacos & Tequila

    Join us and Nick's Fish House for an evening of tacos, margaritas, and more June 21. Tickets are $12 and include a complimentary (1) margarita, light passed hors d'ouvres, and extended happy hour prices from 6-9pm!

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  • Sandlot: Open for the Season

    With additional seating and expanded food and drink options, Sandlot has officially opened for the season (and residents are rejoicing).

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Meet Chef David of PekoPeko Ramen

Chef David's adoration for Japanese food and culture created a... More

What's New at Regi's American Bistro

Since I moved to Federal Hill about four years ago,... More

Chef Germano of Germano's PIATTINI

Germano has been serving the Little Italy community for 40... More

Pratt Street Ale House Prime Rib Hash

Here's a look into a not always available, but very... More

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