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 Baltimore takes food seriously. We've had over 60 new restaurants open since 2017, and we've got delicious events and food festivals year round, including Baltimore Restaurant Week, July 27 - August 5, 2018. And if you're into perusing farmers markets and taking the bounty of the Chesapeake into your own kitchen we've got plenty of options, like the Pratt Street Market and Sundays under the JFX.

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

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  • Startford Culinary taking over Little Italy

    Located in Little Italy, Atelier de Culinaire (Cook's Workshop) is a new restaurant with a team is full of Stratford University culinary students. Taking over the space of the former Persian restaurant Orza, the dining room remains unchanged. Just blocks from the school, will make it easy for his students to complete the 135-hour externship required during the 2-year culinary arts program.

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  • Baltimore Seafood Festival

    Tickets are on sale now for the Baltimore Seafood Festival which takes place September 15 in Canton Waterfront Park. Enjoy drinks, live music, and (of course) seafood with hundreds of your fellow Baltimoreans.

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  • Baltimore's Newest Restaurants

    The Baltimore restaurant scene is thriving. With recent national attention from the New York Times, ZAGAT, James Beard, and more, Baltimore chefs and restauranteurs are raising the bar as Baltimore’s food spotlight continues to shine. We’ve listed the over 60 restaurants that have opened since 2017, including the next wave set to open later this year.

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  • Italian Disco: The New Eatery

    Located in Downtown Baltimore’s historic Bagby building. Italian Disco features a food menu designed by Julian Marucci, recognized as one of America’s Best Chefs. Eat, drink, and be merry with 36 beers on draft.

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  • Brunch at Magdalena

    Dinner dates are out, and brunch is in. Add Magdalena on the list of local brunches to check out this summer with a seasonal menu that everyone will love.

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Maryland Rockfish

Chef Jeremy is serious about Irish cuisine and executes the... More

Father's Day Specials

Downtown Baltimore restaurants are pulling out all of the stops... More

Homemade Meatballs

Make these meatballs, which are braised in a bright tomato... More

Meet Chef David of PekoPeko Ramen

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

We make it easy to eat well. If you’re feeling indecisive, choose from our rotating restaurant options below. If you’re more of a “know what you want” kind of hungry person, pick the perfect spot in search bar to the left.

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