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, January 11 - 20, 2019. 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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Baltimore Restaurant Week

Baltimore Winter Restaurant Week take place January 11-20, 2019. Make reservations now to enjoy two-course lunch and brunch menus for under $20 and three-course dinner menus for under $35. See menus and make reservations at


Poke Bowl Now Open

The Poke Bowl folks have opened another location in Downtown Baltimore, this time in Charles Center at 10 N. Calvert Street. Check out this location or their Federal Hill location when you get a poke craving.


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.


Lord Baltimore's Birthday Party

Toast to the new year in Lord Baltimore's historic Calvert Ballroom, and dance the night away to happening sounds from the swing band. Celebrate a remarkable 90 years of hospitality with a delicious food spread and entertainment during this holiday season. A portion of ticket proceeds will go to the Baltimore National Heritage Area.


Dear Globe Coffee

Dear Globe Coffee was started as a specialty roasting company in 2017 in Baltimore. Stop by the coffee shop, open 6 days a week along Antique Row on N. Howard Street, grab a cup of coffee and a bag of sustainability beans to go.


Pratt Street Ale House NYE

Pratt Street Ale House is brewing up an over-the-top party this New Year’s Eve. Check out their VIP packages and extra perks.


Located at the top of the lobby’s grand staircase in the historic mirrored Versailles Room, this elegant restaurant focuses on market-driven

Located just steps away from the Inner Harbor, La Scala Ristorante has called Little Italy home for two decades. Chef and

Enter to win two tickets to Germano's Piattni's Flying Dog Beer Dinner on September 27th.

If you’ve ever wished you could re-create a dish you experienced at a local restaurant, you’re in luck. Baltimore Chefs sent us their favorite recipes on and off the menu and we are happy to share-just promise to save some for us.

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