Baltimore Restaurants

Charleston

1000 Lancaster St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-332-7373

American
Southern

 

$$$$
$79.00*
 

★★★½

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Charleston, from restaurateur Tony Foreman and chef Cindy Wolf, blends the flavors of the American south with French techniques for a refined experience. Dinner is prix fixe and ranges from three courses ($79/$120 with wine pairings) to six ($114/$182 with wine pairings).
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3.5 Stars (5/15/2014) — 2014 Spring Dining Guide
"I always anticipate my visits to Charleston in Baltimore, presided over by executive chef and co-owner Cindy Wolf. … Dishes are more or less arranged from lightest to heaviest rather than from appetizers to entrees. … [D]iners compose their own tasting menus: three, four, five or six courses. See Full Review…»
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Woodberry Kitchen

2010 Clipper Park Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21211
410-464-8000

American


 

$$$
$27.00
 

★★★

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Woodberry Kitchen is the flagship of chef Spike Gjerde, Baltimore's champion of the local food movement and one of its greatest chefs. The restaurants has consistently earned high marks from DC-area critics.
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3 Stars (10/7/2015) — Fall Dining Guide 2015
"… You have to hand it to Spike Gjerde. The guy maintains standards, not to mention a menu the size of a poster with enough area suppliers to rival a Broadway playbill. The choices revel in the local, and anything from the water is a strong suit. Crab cakes and barbecue-seasoned swordfish “out of the oven” acknowledge the wood fire in the big open kitchen. Expect flatbreads with goat sausage and ricotta, and twists, like scrapple croutons in a chicory salad or a rye crust for a blue crab tart, that put this restaurant in a class of one. Dessert tends to be familiar and fabulous. …" See Full Review…»
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No. 46 (2/8/2016) — 100 Very Best Restaurants 2016
"The lone Baltimore restaurant on the list is here for a bunch of reasons. These are the big ones: No space in Washington is as charming as this firewood-stacked former mill, and no chef is as fixated on uncovering the culinary histories and honoring the traditions of the Chesapeake region as Spike Gjerde. Many restaurants have latched onto the farm-to-table movement, but Gjerde is a model for it. His kitchen handmakes everything it can, including things you can’t show off in pretty jars, like cornmeal. The menu leans hard on nostalgic kitchen-table fare (chicken and biscuits, turkey pot pie) but it often does so with a wink …" See Full Review…»
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Parts & Labor

2600 N. Howard St.
Baltimore, MD 21218
443-873-8887

American


 

$$
$17.92
 

★★

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Don Rockwell
 
Chef Spike Gjerde recently opened this butcher shop and dining room, which now supplies most of the meat used in his restaurants. Meat, sandwiches, and gourmet dry goods are available to go, but the best way to enjoy Gjerde's cooking is with a full-service meal.
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2 Stars (7/16/2014)
"Parts & Labor, Gjerde’s combination butcher shop and restaurant, has … protein that has been dry-aged for at least a month[.] … You may or may not see chicken. Fish is an infrequent sight. This is a kitchen devoted to meaty pleasures. … Parts & Labor acknowledges the city’s German and Polish roots with its sausage, a lot that includes weisswurst and kielbasa." See Full Review…»
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Italic — Recommended
"Very limited selection, exquisite quality, go without an agenda and buy what looks good, pre-made sandwiches, gourmet dry goods."

Arômes

3520 Chestnut Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21211
410-235-0035

American
French

 

$$
$45.00*
 

★★

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Chef Steve Monnier's BYOB features hyper-seasonal modern American and French cuisine available in a three-course tasting menu for $45 or a six-course menu for $65.
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2 Stars (3/16/2016)
"How’s this for brazen? The chef at Arômes in Baltimore doesn’t bother naming his dishes. Defending the practice, Steve Monnier says he changes his tasting menu at least once a week and likes to be open to whatever fishermen or the weather might hand him. … A customer scanning the terse menu in Monnier’s spare quarters in Hampden, home to Baltimore’s annual HonFest, could be forgiven for questioning the chef’s taste when he reads “lamb, caramelized milk skin, mugwort beer.” Patrons at Arômes (French for “aromas” and pronounced “ah-ROOM”) are required to trust Monnier’s instincts and put their imaginations to work. Probably few of us, after all, have experienced a potato doughnut in the same breath as seafood, licorice and coffee. …" See Full Review…»
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Italic — Recommended
"Beautiful presentations of a synthesis between French and New American, Chef Steve Monnier's platings are works of art, and this is receiving outstanding reviews."
Ratings Guide:
★★★★ Extraordinary;  ★★★ Excellent;  ★★ Good;  ★ Average
All restaurants listed rate above-average or better. DCDiningGuide.com also includes a number of unrated local favorites, casual places, and other restaurants that we recommend if you’re in the neighborhood.
Price Guide:
$$$$$ Unlimited (>$45); $$$$ Very Expensive ($35-$45); $$$ Expensive ($25-$35); $$ Moderate ($15-$25); Inexpensive (<$15)
Price is based on the average cost of a dinner entree, which generally reflects a third of the cost of a full meal. Please note, however, that appetizer and beverage prices vary widely. Tasting menus are indicated with an asterisk (*).