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Baltimore on a Splurge: Food & Drink

Food and drinks closer to $50+/person

Prime Rib (Mount Vernon)
Step back in time to the 1940s and enjoy dinner at the Prime Rib, where you’ll find classic options like steak, shrimp cocktail, lobster tails and crème brulée.

La Scala Baltimore (Little Italy)
Looking for an upscale Italian dining experience? Check out La Scala, which has received numerous accolades, and includes menu items like penne vodka, veal scallopini with jumbo lump crab and shrimp, and chicken parmesan. 

Rusty Scupper (Inner Harbor)
With a plethora of seafood options, and gorgeous harbor views, both inside and on the upper deck and outside patio, the Rusty Scupper has something for everyone. It serves lunch, dinner and a Sunday live-jazz brunch.

The Food Market (Hampden)
Featured in May 2021 on Netflix’s Fresh, Fried and Crispy, Hampden’s The Food Market focuses on approachable, serious comfort food, in a smartly designed industrial-modern space. While featured on Netflix for it’s impossibly-sized mozzarella sticks, this restaurant also has scallops, bread and butter crusted sea bass, roasted beef short rib, and blackened tuna.

Gunther & Co. (Brewer’s Hill)
Gunther & Co.’s menu is globally influenced, and locally spun. They serve brunch and dinner, with menu items such as wood oven charred octopus, wood oven roasted fall farm squash, pan roasted Maine halibut, and grilled hanger steak frites.

Bluebird Cocktail Room (Hampden)
Escape into a speakeasy with a comforting fireplace and soft lighting featuring every cocktail imaginable, including old fashioneds, negronis with strawberry preserves, vodka martinis with tomato brine, and more. And while you’re there for a drink, grab a bite, from miso glazed pork belly to black turtle bean hummus.

McCormick & Schmick’s (Inner Harbor)
Seafood, oyster, and steak options galore, McCormick & Schmick’s offers a variety of meals with both indoor and outdoor dining. This one-of-a-kind destination, in addition to delicious food, includes a a view of the Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse

Charleston (Harbor East)
For more than two decades, the Charleston has been serving high quality cuisine made with French technique and finesse. Menu options include pan-roasted sea scallop with sweet potato purée, white truffle fettuccine, and pan-roasted lamb rack chop.

Koco's Pub (Arcadia)
Known for some of Baltimore’s best crab cakes—weighing in at 11 ounces—Koco’s Pub also boasts craft cocktails, wings, burgers, fried shrimp and more.