Hi everyone, I'm Kim from Sensible Stylista & Nomtastic Foods, and I'm really excited to guest post on Coffee And Champagne today! I'm currently based in the DMV (lingo for DC/MD/VA) area, but I work in Baltimore so I know the city really well. Charm City's culinary scene is vastly underrated, but it's getting spotlighted more and more, which is great. There's too much good food to cover in one post so I'm going to focus on 5 restaurants that you need to try if you're ever in the area!
700 Aliceanna St, Baltimore, MD 2120
If you're looking for a beautiful lunch spot, head to Harbor East. I recently got to taste some of Chef Kiran's new spring dishes, and everything was ridiculously on point. Standouts were the Tomato and Burrata Salad (pictured above), Chesapeake Bay Scallops, and Cauliflower Ravioli. If you'd like to end the meal on a sweet note, get the Lady Baltimore dessert.
they have some of the best pastries in the city!
Lord Baltimore Bakery
20 W Baltimore St, Baltimore, MD 21201
Located on the corner of Baltimore and Hanover streets, LB Bakery is a wonderful place to grab brunch. They're open from 6:30 AM to 9 PM, Monday through Sunday, and they recently added some delicious new options to their menu. We recommend getting their Belgian Waffles or their Garden Omelette. And don't forget to save room for dessert!
Ida B's Table
235 Holliday St, Baltimore, MD 21202
If you're looking for good eats, you need to head on over stat. Chef David Thomas makes dreams come true...food dreams at least, and the interior + vibe is SO cool. Their Deviled Egg Trio and Octopus Po-Boy Sliders are must-try apps, and their Carolina Pork Chop is a solid entree option. Also, if you're in town on a Wednesday, you HAVE to grab brunch there. Chef David's wife, Tonya, is the genius behind their baked goods and desserts, and her beignets are so good it's obscene - only available on hump days though so go if you have the chance!
hands down, one of my fave new restaurants in Baltimore.
301 W 29th St, Baltimore, MD 21211
If you're unsure of what to get for lunch, uber over to R. House. It's seriously one of my favorite places to hang, and the food there is SO good. The hall seats 350 people with their many booths & communal tables and is home to ten different chefs with individual stalls. They have everything from sushi burritos to the more healthy alternatives. I recommend getting a fresh juice from Stall 11 and purchasing an arepa..or 3 from White Envelope. Chef Federico Tischler offers a mind-blowing menu that mixes traditional Venezuelan food with global flavors and preparations. La Reina pepiada is our favorite, but you honestly can't go wrong with anything you get here!
It's about a half hour away, but the food is so good, you won't care.
8226 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910
If you don't mind driving a bit, head on over to Silver Spring to grab dinner at Urban Butcher. You literally can't go wrong with anything here, and it was one of the best meals I've ever had, like I'm legit DROOLING from just looking at their beef tenderloin (pictured above). Their food's on the pricier side, but it's worth every penny. They prepare all their meats in-house so you're getting serious quality. I recommend getting their House Cured Ham - or any charcuterie for that matter - their beef empanadas, their truffle mac 'n cheese, and their beef tenderloin. If you're a fan of craft cocktails, definitely indulge because their drinks are AS good as the food. My favorites were the MoCo Mule and the Lavender Margarita.