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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A wave of restaurants has brought food from around the globe to Charles Center and the Bromo Arts District -- Baltimore's two fastest-growing neighborhoods.

Travel to Ethiopia at Tabor, India at Memsahib, France at Chez Hugo, or Mexico at La Calle and R&R Taqueria. Let your appetite lead you to Argentina, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, or Vietnam. And enjoy fusion cuisines with pan-Asian influences and the polyglot flavors of the American South.

We can help you find just the right menu, whether you're planning a lunch meeting, happy hour, or night on the town. 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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AVAM Welcomes Cielo Verde

Alma Cocina Latina known for its Venezuelan-infused cuisine is opening a second location at the American Visionary Art Museum, called Cielo Verde or Green Sky.


Manor Restaurant and Lounge

This new Mount Vernon restaurant is serving up a delicious menu, a beverage program focused on pairings, live DJs, and drag performances.


International Women’s Day Fundraiser

Hotel Revival and its rooftop restaurant Topside are celebrating International Women’s Day, March 8, with a day-long fundraiser for My Sister’s Place Women’s Center in Baltimore.


Ben's Chilli Bowl

The iconic Ben's Chilli Bowl is opening in Downtown Baltimore within the Horseshoe Casino March 2020. The famed DC restaurant has served celebrities and politicians including President Barack Obama.


Blackwall Hitch

Open now on East Pratt Street, Blackwall Hitch's new Baltimore location has incredible indoor/outdoor space, private rooms, and delicious food.


Rooftop Dining at Watershed

Federal Hill is gaining a brand new rooftop dining option at Cross Street Market. Watershed, set to open Summer 2020, with a full bar, table seating and a gaming area featuring corn hole, pool, fooseball, and ping pong.


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Restaurateurs Tony Foreman and Chef Cindy Wolf opened award-winning and highly acclaimed Charleston in 1997 in Baltimore’s burgeoning waterfront neighborhood, Harbor

Luckie’s Tavern is a great place to hangout, with an extensive beer selection, high definition sports viewing, an upscale tavern menu,

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.