A list of the best restaurants in Baltimore encompasses several different types of food, from cinnamon rolls for brunch to tropical drinks and flavorful steaks for dinner. Pricing ranges from less than ten dollars per entrée to over $25. If you're hungry in Baltimore, there's no excuse not to eat something unbelievably delicious.
1. The Prime Rib
Baltimore Sun calls this restaurant "incapable of a misstep or false move." You'll find steak, lamb, chicken, crab cakes, salmon, lobster, and more. Don't forget to check out the to-die-for dessert menu. Expect to pay around $25 and up per entrée.
2. Fogo de Chao
UrbanSpoon.com ranked Fogo de Chao number one in their list of best restaurants in Baltimore. Expect to pay $25 and up for an entrée. This is a romantic Brazilian restaurant with a gourmet sides and salad bar, tableside service, fire roasted meats, desserts, and a selection of wines and other delicious drinks.
Charleston earned first place in Baltimore Magazine's top picks for 2010 thanks to its service, welcoming and relaxing interior, the French/Low-Country foods, and even the fact that as soon as you pay and you're getting ready to leave, the valet brings your car around so that it's waiting for you when you walk back outside. It also secured the second spot at the Baltimore Sun. Expect to pay $74 and up.
4. Antrim 1844
Antrim 1844 got Baltimore Magazine's second slot. The restaurant is located in what used to be an old manor home, and it's also a hotel. According to Baltimore Magazine, it's like being at an exquisite party complete with piano music and hors d'oeuvres before you're seated to enjoy a six-course meal (unique daily), often inspired by the seasons. Expect to pay around $70 before taxes, gratuity, and drinks are added. This restaurant is in the Baltimore area, but actually located in Taneytown.
5. Woodberry Kitchen
Woodberry Kitchen got the third slot on UrbanSpoon.com's list of the best restaurants in the Baltimore area and was listed at number four on Baltimore Magazine's list of the best places to eat. It's pricy, at $25 and up for an entrée, and they serve American, Gastropub, and Modern American fare. It offers a romantic atmosphere with items on the wide-ranging menu like candied bacon, deviled eggs, Chesapeake oysters, fish and chips, burgers, and more. Private dining is available in Woodberry Hall.
6. Blue Moon Café
UrbanSpoon.com ranked this number two in its list of the best of Baltimore's restaurants. Options include breakfast, brunch, dinner, and vegetarian. Expect to pay less than $10 for an entrée.
7. Peter's Inn
Peter's Inn scored the fourth place on the Baltimore Sun's list of the top 50 restaurants in the city. Things you'll find on the menu include oyster stew, shrimp and grits, tuna nachos, duck, venison, filet mignon, and more. The menu changes weekly. Expect to pay around $20 for an entrée.