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A Gulf Coast seafood palace in Har­bor East plus smart ta­bles in a dozen hos­pitable neigh­bor­hoods

Oceanaire Seafood Room’s HQ may be on the Gulf Coast, but chef Joseph Pa­s­tore gets his say about ro­manc­ing At­lantic bounty. His new-each-day menu fea­tures crab cakes Chesapeake style, oys­ters from Canada and Vir­ginia, lob­ster and scal­lops (above) from Maine. Steaks mat­ter too, from 6-ounce filet to 20-ounce rib eye. Note: bar bites and happy hours nightly 5 to 7 p.m., Sun­day through Thurs­day un­til clos­ing. (page 27)— JLC

Belvedere Square

CRUSH Amer­i­can. Dan Chaustit’s stylish space with wines paired to his own recipes. Sus­tain­able seafood, oys­ters, crab cakes, beef filet, sand­wiches. Also prix-fixe ($37) three cour­ses. Mon.-Sat. 5 p.m.-mid­night, Sun. 11 a.m.11 p.m. www.crush-restau­rant.com. 510 E. Belvedere Ave., 443.278.9001 $$$ North of Map C1

GRAND CRU Wine Bar. Al­sa­tian tartes flambé and “snacks”: cheeses, an­tipasto, poached shrimp and pheas­ant sausage. Cock­tails, (open daily) wine shop. Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 1 a.m., Sun. noon-8 p.m. www.grand- crubal­ti­more.com. 527 E. Belvedere Ave., 410.464.1944 North of Map C1

Can­ton

ANNABEL LEE Amer­i­can. Homage to one-time lo­cal Edgar Al­lan Poe, a tav­ern for “up­scale com­fort” food: Jack Daniels baby back ribs, duck breast with honey grits, crab cakes. Darts. Watch the Os (on TV) by can­dle­light. “Lit­er­ary” cock­tails. Mon.-Sat. 4 p.m.-1 a.m. www.annabellee­tav­ern.com. 601 S. Clin­ton St., 410.522.2929 $$ Map H7

CAN­TON DOCK­SIDE Seafood. Known for its “blues” (crabs, that is) served in­doors or on the shaded pa­tio at this popular crab house. Seafood-topped pas­tas, “city wings,” sand­wiches, en­trée sal­ads, shrimp, ribs, crab cakes. Also crabs to go. Daily 11 a.m.-close. www.can­ton­dock­side.com. 3301 Bos­ton St., 410.276.8900 $$ Map G8

FORK & WRENCH Amer­i­can. “Work­ing class” vin­tage decor but “four-star at­ti­tudes,” an in­door court­yard and chef Cyrus Keefer putting global in­flu­ences to re­gional fare: char­cu­terie, cala­mari, crispy half duck, “Bar-B-Quail,” lamb chops with sa­vory broth, ve­gan tast­ings. Cock­tails. Mon.-Thurs. 5-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 5-11 p.m., Sun. brunch/sup­per 10 a.m. 10 p.m. Bar till 2 a.m. www. the­forkand­wrench.com. 2322 Bos­ton St., 443.759.9360 $$-$$$ Map G7

JACK’S BISTRO  Amer­i­can. Chef haunt with coastal fare in French style. Buf­falo sweet­breads, sous vide duck breast curry, Guin­ness-braised steak and corv­ina fil­let. In­ter­na­tional wines, craft beers. Bar till 2 a.m. Wed.-Sun. 5-10 p.m. www.jacks­bistro.net. 3123 El­liott St., 410.878.6542 $$ Map H8

LANGERMANN’S South­ern. Chef Neal Langermann sends out beef medal­lions, shrimp and grits, yel­lowfin with spicy yel­low mole, can­died yams, mac and cheese, fried green toma­toes. Mon.-Thurs. 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri. till 11 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-11 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. www.langer­manns.com. 2400 Bos­ton St., 410.534.3287 $$-$$$ Map G7; 1542 Light St 410.528.1200 Map South of D8

MAMA’S ON THE HALF SHELL Seafood. Old-style bistro for chow­der, Maryland crab soup, crab cakes, steamed shrimp, oys­ter stew. Raw bar on the first floor, din­ing room up­stairs. Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m.-2 a.m., Sun. 9 a.m.-2 a.m. 2901 O’Don­nell St., 410.276.3160 $$ Map G8

SIP & BITE Amer­i­can. Since 1948, diner food from fried egg sand­wich, chicken liver omelet and hash browns to crab cakes, pork chops. Counter and booth ser­vice, take-out. Late-night crowd. Open 24 hrs. ex­cept Tues 3-11 p.m. www.sipand­bite.com, 2200 Bos­ton St., 410.675.7077 $$ Map G7

TAV­ERN ON THE SQUARE Amer­i­can. Fried oys­ters, BBQ brisket, pani­nis, sand­wiches (wild boar bur­rito), piz­zas, in­ter­na­tional en­trées. Drafts and cock­tails. Week­end evenings with DJs. Mon. 4 p.m.-2 a.m., Tues.-Sun. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. www.tav­er­non­can­ton­square.com. 2903 O’Don­nell St., 410.675.1880 $$ Map G8

Charles Vil­lage

ALIZÉE South­ern. Bou­tique bistro and wine bar Wine cel­lar with com­mu­nal tast­ing ta­ble. Light fare menu (sal­ads, en­trées $$). Mon.-Thurs. 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 11 p.m., Sun. till 9 p.m. www.al­izee­bal­ti­more.com. 4 West Univer­sity Pkwy., 443.449.6200 $$$ North of Map C3

CHARLES VIL­LAGE PUB Pubs & Tav­erns. Burg­ers, sand­wiches, cheese and pep­per pop­pers, Ca­jun tuna steak. Drink spe­cials, trivia, ladies night and col­lege nights. Daily 11 a.m.-2 a.m. www. charlesvil­lagepub.net. 3107 St. Paul St., 410.243.1611 $ North of Map D1

GERTRUDE’S Amer­i­can. Inside Bal­ti­more Mu­seum of Art, Chesapeake crab cakes and steaks by celeb chef John Shields. Cock­tails, wines. Tues.-Fri. 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat. 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun. 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. www.gertrudes­bal­ti­more.com. 10 Art Mu­seum Dr., 410.889.3399 $$$ North of Map A1

PARTS & LA­BOR Amer­i­can. Spike Gjerde’s combo restau­rant-butch­ery with 10-foot open hearth, high-tops and booths in a for­mer tire shop. Rrib eyes, sausages, ropes of boar, corned tongue, prize ham­burger, col­lards and desserts like warm blondie. Sun.-Thurs. 5-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 5-11 p.m. www.part­sand­labor­butch­ery.com. 2600 N. Howard St., 443.873.8887 North of Map D1

Fed­eral Hill

BLUE AGAVE Mex­i­can. Spot named for the plant used in tequila. Mar­gar­i­tas, 100-plus Mex­i­can liquors. In­ven­tive ta­cos, re­gional and coastal dishes. Daily 11 a.m.-2 a.m., 3-7 p.m. happy hour. www.bluea­gaver­estau­rant.com. 1032 Light St., 410.576.3938 $$ Map C8

BLUE­GRASS Amer­i­can. So­phis­ti­cated bistro-bar with floor-to-ceil­ing win­dows and Ray Kumm’s char­cu­terie, en­trées like rab­bit, kobe sir­loin and light fare ($$). Sus­tain­able in­gre­di­ents, herbs grown on-site. Mon.-Wed. 5 p.m.-10 p.m., Thurs-Fri 11 a.m.- 11 p.m., Sat.Sun. 10 a.m.- 11 p.m. www.blue­grasstav­ern.com. 1500 S. Hanover St., 410.244.5101 $$$ South of Map C8

C&R PUB Pubs & Tav­erns. Coun­try­west­ern mu­sic, cat­tle horns and 15 flat screens for sports plus slid­ers, sand­wiches (crab cake, veg­gie burger), ginger soy tuna, shrimp ke­babs. Spe­cials: Mon. steaks, Tues. ta­cos, Wed. smoke­house BBQ. Beers, cock­tails, spir­its. Daily 11 a.m.-2 a.m. www.cn­r­pub.com. 1117 S. Charles St., Fed­eral Hill, 410.223.2269 $$ Map C8

MOTHER’S FED­ERAL HILL GRILLE Amer­i­can. Neigh­bor­hood tav­ern with Kobe beef slid­ers, Buf­falo shrimp, chili, ribs, catch of the day plus burg­ers. Pop Pop’s ice cream (house­made as is 90% of menu). Kids menu. Pur­ple Pa­tio for NFL Ravens and col­lege ball fans, 98 Rock post-game show. Mon.-Thurs. 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m., Fri. till mid­night, Sat. 8 a.m.-mid­night, Sun. 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Bar late. www.moth­ers­grille.com. 1113 S. Charles St., 410.244.8686 $$ Map C8

Fells Point

BERTHA’S Seafood. Neigh­bor­hood spot with bar and in­ti­mate rooms. Tea (Mon.-Sat. 3- 4:30 p.m.), a dozen preps of mus­sels and seafood. Jazz or blues most evenings. www.berthas.com. 734 S. Broad­way, 410.327.5795 $$ Map F7

THE BLACK OLIVE Greek. On a cob­ble­stone street, hos­pi­tal­ity by the Spil­iadis fam­ily: seafood, rack of lamb, crab cakes, veg­e­tar­ian and small plates like stuffed cala­mari. Or­ganic in­gre­di­ents, sus­tain­able wines. Pri­vate wine cel­lar din­ing. Mon.-Fri. noon-2:30 p.m., nightly 5-10 p.m. Olive Room- rooftop for Greek and Turk­ish fare Fri.-Sat. 5-10 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. www. the­black­o­live.com. 814 S. Bond St., 410.276.7141 $$$$ Map E8

BLUE MOON CAFE Amer­i­can. Popular spot in the morn­ings, i.e., of­ten a wait for a ta­ble. Break­fast any­time. Reg­u­lars rave about house-made cin­na­mon rolls and Cap ’n Crunch French toast. Mon.Fri. 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 24 hours. www.blue­moon­bal­ti­more.com. 1621 Aliceanna St., 410.522.3940 $ Map E7

DAR­BAR In­dian. Tan­doori kababs, birya­nis, thali and veg­e­tar­ian fare in an in­ti­mate din­ing room. Crab masala, goat curry, chicken 11 ways, lamb. Lunch buf­fet. Mon.-Fri. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Sat.-Sun. noon-3 p.m., Sun.-Thurs. 5-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 5-11 p.m. www. dar­bar­balti­more.com. 1911 Aliceanna St., 410.563.8008 $$-$$$ Map F7

KOOPER’S TAV­ERN Pubs & Tav­erns. Slid­ers, sand­wiches, pizza, meat­loaf, pas­tas, short ribs, a dozen drafts. Spe­cials: Mon. fa­ji­tas, Tues. burg­ers, Wed. crab cakes, Thurs. Bel­gian beers, Fri. happy hour buf­fet, Sat.-Sun­day ca­sual brunch. Fri.-Sat. live mu­sic. Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-mid­night, Fri. till 1 a.m., Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m.-1 a.m. Bar till 2 a.m. www.koop­ers.com. 1702 Thames St., 410.563.5423 $$ Map E8

LIQ­UID EARTH Veg­e­tar­ian. Lo­cal ve­g­ans rate this a fa­vorite (“in­tel­li­gent nu­tri­tion”) spot. Sand­wiches, fresh­squeezed juices like ap­ple-lemon­ade, sweets. No credit cards. Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun. till 7 p.m. www.liq­uidearth.com. 1626 Aliceanna St., 410.276.6606 $$ Map E7

MAX’S TAP­HOUSE Pubs & Tav­erns. With 102 beers and five casks on tap plus 1,200 bot­tled beers, brews rule here. But folks find sus­te­nance beyond

foamy elixirs — huge burg­ers, cre­ative wraps and sal­ads. Pool ta­bles on the first floor, chill lounge up­stairs. Daily 11 a.m.-2 a.m. www.maxs.com. 737 S. Broad­way, 410.675.6297 $ Map F7

PIER­POINT RESTAU­RANT Amer­i­can. Maryland- and Ital­ian-ac­cented dishes by celebs’ chef Nancy Longo. Smoked crab cakes, ten­der­loin and oys­ters plus crème brûlée trio. Bar. Tues.-Thurs. 5-9:30 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 5:30-10:30 p.m., Sun. 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 4-9 p.m. www.pier­pointrestau­rant.com. 1822 Aliceanna St., 410.675.2080 $$$ Map F7

THE POINT IN FELLS Amer­i­can. White ta­ble cloth din­ing up­stairs for vanil­las­cented scal­lops, lime BBQ quail (small plates) and wal­nut-crusted lamb, monk­fish with ar­ti­chokes ($$$). Tues.Thurs. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri.-Sun. 10 a.m.mid­night, Sat.-Sun. brunch (san­gria, mi­mosas) till 4 p.m. Lounge till 2 a.m. with live mu­sic and menu ($) on en­try level. www.the­p­ointin­fells.com. 1738 Thames St., 410.327.7264 $$ Map F8

RED STAR BAR & GRILL Amer­i­can. Named for a long-ago (brothel!) sig­nal to sailors, now a wood- and brick-lined gath­er­ing place. Sand­wiches, sal­ads, desserts, mar­ti­nis and mar­gar­i­tas. Mon.-Thurs. 11:30 a.m.-mid­night, Fri. till 2 a.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-2 a.m., Sun. till mid­night. www.red­star­bar.us. 906 S. Wolfe St., 410.675.0212 $ Map F8

RIP­TIDE BY THE BAY Seafood. Peel-and-eat shrimp, blue crabs, oys­ters and clams, spe­cialty cock­tails and out­door breeze­way din­ing. Mar­garita Mon­days, $2 crab Tues­days. Pets wel­come. Live mu­sic sched­ule. Boat dock. Sun.-Wed. 11 a.m.-mid­night, Thurs.-Sat. till 2 a.m. www.rip­tide­bythe­bay.net. 1718 Thames St., 410.732.3474 Map F7

SLÁINTE IR­ISH PUB & RESTAU­RANT Ir­ish. “Sláinte” is Gaelic for good health and pros­per­ity plus Guin­ness onion soup, bangers and mash, corned beef and cab­bage. Spe­cials: Mon. mus­sels, Tues. Ir­ish fare, Wed. lob­ster, Fri. fish ‘n’ chips, oys­ters. Sports TVs, Tues. mu­sic. Daily from 7 a.m. break­fast, happy hours 4-7 p.m., 10 p.m.-close. www.slain­tepub.com. 1702 Thames St., 410.563.6600 $$ Map E8

STUGGY’S Hot Dogs. A fa­ther-son team car­ry­out for old-fash­ioned and in­ven­tive hot dogs, sausages and soda floats (cane sugar), Wild Thing (bi­son), “veg-head op­tions.” De­liv­ery too. Mon.-Wed. 11 a.m.- 8 p.m.,Thurs.-Sat. till

3 a.m., Sun. till 5 p.m. Also at Cam­den Yards. www.stug­gys.com. 809 S. Broad­way, 410.327.0228 $ Map F7

WATER­FRONT KITCHEN Amer­i­can. At wa­ter taxi stop #8, spot with its own green­house for farm-sourced cook­ing: Jerry Pel­le­grino’s oys­ter stew, Maryland rock­fish, Mar­cho Farm veal, steaks, Tues.-Sat. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Tues.Thurs. 5-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 11 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. & 5-9 p.m. At Dou­glass-My­ers mu­seum. Valet p.m. www. wa­ter­fron­tk­itchen.com. 1417 Thames St., 443.681.5310 $$$-$$$$ Map E8

WIL­LOW Latin. Airy, two-story spot with bar and lounge plus “modernist” (ta­pas-style) Mex­i­can fare (like de­con­structed ta­cos, adobo lamb que­sadil­las, Korean bbq) and cock­tail “in­fu­sions.” Ho­tel de­liv­ery. Mon.-Tues. 5 p.m.-2 a.m., Wed.-Sun. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. www.wil­low­bal­ti­more.com. 811 S. Broad­way, 443.835.4086 $$ Map F7

Fred­er­ick

VOLT Amer­i­can. Prized chef Bryan Volt­ag­gio in a Gilded Age man­sion serv­ing farm-fresh ch­est­nut-stuffed chicken, foie gras with sugar pear. Main room Tues.-Sun. 5:30-9:30 p.m. (à la carte), Sat.-Sun. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. (three cour­ses $35, five $55). Ta­ble 21 ($150) in kitchen Tues.-Thurs. 7 p.m.; Fri.-Sun. 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Bar/lounge Tues.-Fri. from 3 p.m., Sat.-Sun. from 11:30 a.m.www.voltrestau­rant.com. 228 N. Mar­ket St., Fred­er­ick, Md., 301.696.8658 $$$

Ham­p­den

13.5% Wine Bar. Cozy lounge with beer, cock­tails, pork belly ta­cos, PEI mus­sels, pork chops and pizza. Daily spe­cials. Wine flights, 40+ by the glass, 200 by the bot­tle. Mon. 4-10 p.m., Tues.-Thurs. 4-11 p.m., Fri. till 2 a.m., Sat. 1 p.m.-2 a.m., Sun. 1-10 p.m. Bar late. www.13.5winebar.com. 1117 W. 36th St., 410.889.1064 $$

BIRROTECA Ital­ian. In an 1883 struc­ture, fam­ily-style trat­to­ria whose name means “nice place for beer” but also for br­uschetta, pas­tas, sa­lumi and ar­ti­san pizza (duck con­fit, es­car­got, mus­sels). Cock­tails, wine plus 24 taps and 25+ craft beers. Lively bar. Mon.Thurs. 5-10 p.m., Fri. 5-11 p.m., Sat. noon-11 p.m., Sun. noon-10 p.m. Bar till close. www.bmore­bir­roteca.com. 1520 Clip­per Rd., 443.708.1934 $$

THE FOOD MAR­KET Amer­i­can. In­dus­trial-chic space with open kitchen for Chad Gauss and his fried oys­ters, lob­ster fin­gers, bi­son hanger steak, wagyu rib eye, crab cake, truf­fle fries. Sun.-Thurs. 5-11 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till mid­night, Fri.-Sun. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free valet. www.the­food­mar­ket­bal­ti­more.com. 1017 W. 36th St., 410.366.0606 $$$-$$$$

GOLDEN WEST CAFÉ South­west­ern. Popular, cell-phone-free spot for New Mex­i­can fare: fa­ji­tas, que­sadil­las, skirt steak, tilapia ta­cos plus burg­ers (nine ways), veg­gie ri­blets. Late-night Long Bar. All-day break­fast. Kids menu. Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. www. gold­en­west­cafe.com. 1105 W. 36th St., 410.889.8891 $-$$

WOOD­BERRY KITCHEN Amer­i­can. Beard nom­i­nee chef Spike Gjerde in rus­tic spa­ces with farm-to-ta­ble dev­iled eggs, trout salad, short ribs, brick-oven chicken, soft shells, Chesapeake oys­ters. Mez­za­nine for peo­ple watch­ing. Kids menu. Mon.-Thurs 5-10 p.m., Fri.Sat. 5-11 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 5-9 p.m. www.wood­ber­ryk­itchen.com. 2010 Clip­per Park Rd., 410.464.8000 $$$

Har­bor East

BY DE­GREES CAFE Amer­i­can. Hon­est food” in a ca­sual, com­fort­able set­ting. Oys­ter po’ boys, flat­breads, chicken un­der a brick, soups, Cuban-style pork, beef with duck fat fries, caramel bread pud­ding. Lunch boxes. Park­ing lot. Mon.-Tues. 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., Wed.-Thurs. till 9 p.m., Fri. till 10 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. www.by­de­greescafe.com. 415 So. Cen­tral Ave., 410.522.0478

CHARLESTON Amer­i­can. Cindy Wolf’s cui­sine with a South­ern ac­cent (corn­meal-fried oys­ters, smoked sal­mon, lamb or buf­falo ten­der­loin) in three to six cour­ses ($76-$111). Wine pair­ings by Tony Fore­man. Mon.-Sat. 5:30-10 p.m. www.charleston­restau­rant.com. 1000 Lan­caster St., Syl­van Bldg., 410.332.7373 $$$$ Map E8

CHAZZ: A BRONX ORIG­I­NAL Ital­ian. Co-owned by the Vi­tales and Chazz Palminteri, a stop in­spired by Chazz’s movie “A Bronx Tale.” Pas­tas, risot­tos, moz­zarella and an­tipasto bar. Osso bucco, veal, filet mignon. “Pizza al­tar” pies from coal oven. Wine and house­made li­mon­cello. Mon.-Tues. 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Wed.-Thurs. till 11 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till mid­night, Sun. 5-10 p.m. www.chazzbronx­o­rig­i­nal.com. 1415 Aliceanna St., 410.522.5511 $$$ Map E7

CHIU’S SUSHI  Ja­panese. Qual­ity sushi and sashimi (plus tem­pura and teriyaki) served by ki­mono-clad wait­resses. Sushi counter chefs. Lunch spe­cials. Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri. 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Sat. noon-11 p.m., Sun. 3-10 p.m. www.chius­sushi.com. 608 S. Ex­eter St., 410.752.9666 $$ Map E7

CINGHIALE Ital­ian. Enoteca/osteria for “mod­ern” and “hon­est” fare of North­ern and Cen­tral Italy: à la carte or four cour­ses ($62), rus­tic menu ($29). Mon.-Thurs. 5:30-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 11:30 p.m., Sun. till 9 p.m. www.cgeno.com. 822 Lan­caster St., 410.547.8282 $$$$ Map E8

FLEET STREET KITCHEN  Amer­i­can. His­toric build­ing with cedar wine cel­lar, floor-to-ceil­ing win­dows, open kitchen, ar­ti­sanal, farm-to-ta­ble cui­sine: but­ter-poached lob­ster, duck con­fit, short ribs. Beers, wines, cock­tails. Mon.-Thurs. 5-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 5-11 p.m. www.fleet­streetk­itchen.com. 1012 Fleet St., 410.244.5830 $$$$ Map E7

FLEM­ING’S PRIME STEAK­HOUSE Steak­house. Prime cuts of beef, pork and poul­try and grilled fish along with 100 wines by the glass, plus another 100 on by-the-bot­tle list. Mon.-Wed. 5-10 p.m., Thurs.-Sat. till 11 p.m., Sun. 4-10 p.m. www.flem­ingssteak­house.com. 720 Aliceanna St., 410.332.1666 $$$ Map D7

GOR­DON BIERSCH Pubs & Tav­erns. Brew­ery meets restau­rant with on-site Ger­man lagers plus Kobe slid­ers, garlic fries, lump crab cakes, cedar plank sal­mon, Tus­can chicken, steaks, bread pud­ding. Wines, mar­ti­nis and cock­tails. Sun. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Mon.-Thurs. till 11 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till mid­night, bar later. www.gor­don­bier­sch.com. 1000 Lan­caster St., 410.230.9501 $$/$$$ Map E7

JAMES JOYCE Ir­ish. Wel­com­ing restau­rant- pub, in­te­ri­ors shipped from Eire. Clas­sics like shep­herd’s pie, mus­sels, sand­wiches, beef and Guin­ness stew, Bai­ley’s choco­late cake. Live mu­sic from 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Ma­jor spir­its and cigars. Pa­tio deck. Ir­ish decor and Joyce tee-shirts. Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-2 a.m., Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m.-2 a.m. www.the­jamesjoy­cepub.com. 616 S. Pres­i­dent St., 410.727.5107 $$ Map E7

LE­BANESE TAV­ERNA Mid­dle East­ern.

Au­then­tic Mid­dle East­ern food from

the Abi-Najm fam­ily, so suc­cess­ful in D.C. that it’s opened here too. Mon.Thurs. 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m., Sun­day brunch till 4 p.m., din­ner 4 p.m.-9 p.m. www.lebane­se­tav­erna.com. 719 S. Pres­i­dent St., 410.244.5533 $$$ Map D7

OCEANAIRE SEAFOOD ROOM Seafood. Ex­pan­sive din­ing spa­ces for fresh­catch menu printed daily (of­ten live Maine lob­ster) plus es­car­gots, steaks, rich sides. Raw bar sup­plied by both coasts. Award-win­ning chow­der. Prix­fixe four cour­ses $37. Wine pair­ings. Sun.-Thurs. 5-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 5-11 p.m. www.theo­ceanaire.com. 801 Aliceanna St., 443.872.0000 $$$ Map E7

OUZO BAY Greek. Hot new kouz­ina with dra­matic light­ing, posh bar (open late) and pa­tio, hand­some set­ting for global fresh catches, clas­sics like spanako­pita, mus­sels with feta, char­coal-grilled cala­mari, mous­saka plus whole fish and chops. Cock­tails, eight ouzos. Sun.Thurs. 4-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 4-mid­night. www.ouzobay.com. 1000 Lan­caster St., 443.708.5818 $$$-$$$$ Map E7

PAZO  Mediter­ranean. See-and-be­seen restau­rant-lounge in cav­ernous digs. Cindy Wolf’s fare of Span­ish coast and Italy’s isles: ta­pas, seafood, game and Neapoli­tan pizza plus 100-la­bel wine list. Com­pli­men­tary valet park­ing. Mon.-Thurs. 5-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 5-11 p.m. (bar till 2 a.m.), Sun. 5-9 p.m. www. pa­zorestau­rant.com. 1425 Aliceanna St., 410.534.7296 $$$-$$$$ Map E7

ROY’S Hawai­ian Fu­sion. Beard-win­ner Ya­m­aguchi’s mai tais, sushi and sashimi, maple pork dim sum, black­ened ahi, macadamia-crusted mahi mahi, mis­oy­aki-seared but­ter­fish plus short ribs. Prix-fixe or à la carte. Bar. Valet park­ing. Mon.-Thurs. 5-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 5-10:30 p.m., Sun. 5-9 p.m. www.roys­restau­rant.com. 720-B Aliceanna St., 410.659.0099 $$$-$$$$ Map D7

TALARA Latin. South Beach at­mos­phere (Art Deco neon, Cuban art), puls­ing salsa mu­sic, Nuevo-Latino small plates ($-$$), en­trées ($$$). Se­viche bar (15 fish, seven preps). Mo­ji­tos, “is­land” cock­tails. Mon.-Thurs. 4-11 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till mid­night, Sun. 4-10 p.m. www.ta­lara­bal­ti­more.com. 615 Pres­i­dent St., 410.528.9883 Map E7

TEN TEN Amer­i­can. So­phis­ti­cated bistro with old brick walls, mar­ble bar and Nate Ma­gat’s South­ern- and Chesapeake-ac­cented char­cu­terie,

shrimp and grits, Hud­son Val­ley duck breast, duck fat fries, hazel­nut bombe. Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Mon.-Thurs 5-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 5-11 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. www.bag­bys1010.com. 1010 Fleet St., 410.244.6867 $$$ Map E7

WIT AND WIS­DOM Amer­i­can. Cre­den­tialed chef Zack Mills at Michael Mina’s “mod­ern tav­ern.” East Coast com­fort food: roasted bone mar­row, peanut soup, oys­ter stew, Bour­bon Steak burger, Maine lob­ster. Har­bor view. Daily from 7 a.m., break after lunch; Sun.-Thurs. 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 10:30 p.m. www.wi­tand­wis­dom­bal­ti­more.com. Four Sea­sons Ho­tel, 200 In­ter­na­tional Dr., 410.576.5800 $$$$$$$ Map D7

In­ner Har­bor/Down­town

AGGIO  Ital­ian. Star chef Bryan Volt­ag­gio with on-site Dan Izzo’s ri­cotta gnoc­chi, tuna crudo, charred oc­to­pus, prawns with po­lenta, strip steak with fin­ger­lings. A la carte or six cour­ses $95, wine pair­ings $65. Valet. Tues.-Sun. 5 p.m.-close. www.volt-aggio.com. 614 Wa­ter St., 410.528.0200 Map D5

ATTMAN’S Deli. “New York” fam­ily-run deli since 1915 for hot corned beef, hot pas­trami, kosher hot dogs, bagels and lox, knishes and matzo ball soup. Mon.-Sat. 8 a.m.- 6:30 p.m., Sun. till 5 p.m. www.attmans­deli.com. 1019 E. Lom­bard St., 410.563.2666 $ Map E5

B&O AMER­I­CAN BRASSERIE Amer­i­can. Stylin’ space in Beaux Arts struc­ture now Ho­tel Monaco. Char­cu­terie, small plates, Maryland rock­fish with al­monds, duck fat fries, scal­lops with ginger. Ar­ti­san wines. Break­fast, lunch, Sun.Thurs. 5-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 5-11 p.m. Bar later. www.ban­dorestau­rant.com. 2 N. Charles St., 443.692.6172 $$$ Map C5

B’MORE BISTRO  Amer­i­can. In Em­bassy Suites, Chesapeake Bay fare: crab cake slid­ers, rock­fish risotto, plus ham­burg­ers and bar bites. Bloody Marys with Old Bay. Daily 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m. www. em­bassy­suites­bal­ti­more.com. 222 St. Paul St., 410.528.8800 Map C5

`BISTRO 300  Amer­i­can. In airy, columned spa­ces, find crab soup, Arc­tic char with ginger soy glaze, dry-aged NY strip, ap­ple tart tatin. Daily 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Wine list by in­ten­sity. Lounge with TVs 3 p.m.-mid­night, bar food late. In Hy­att Re­gency. www. bal­ti­more.hy­att.com. 300 Light St., 410.528.1234 $$$ Map C6

BUBBA GUMP SHRIMP CO. Seafood. Na­tional “shrimp company” with water­front views and pa­tio for crab cakes, hush “pups” (fish), sal­ads, sand­wiches, “bour­bon” skew­ers, jam­bal­aya, Dixie ribs, Key lime pie. Kids menu. Sun.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till mid­night. www.bub­bagump.com. 301 Light St., 410.244.0838 $$ Map D7

CAP­I­TAL GRILLE Steak­house. Clubby rooms and so­phis­ti­cated bar lit by Art Deco chan­de­liers. Wagyu beef, lob­ster and crab cakes, cedar-plank sal­mon, dry-aged steaks and 5,000 wines. Mon.-Fri. 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Mon.-Thurs. 5-11 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 5-11 p.m., Sun. 4-9 p.m. www.the­cap­i­tal­grille.com. 500 E. Pratt St., 443.703.4064 $$$ Map D6

DEMPSEY’S Pubs & Tav­erns. At ball park, four drafts on-site. For­mer Ori­ole Rick D. with team mem­o­rablia and menu: “Start­ing Pitch­ers,” Cam­den Yard crab cakes, “black and orange” burger, “O’s” flat­bread. Bot­tle beers plus drafts (some brewed on-site). Kids menu. Daily 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 5-10 p.m.; bar menu 3-5 p.m., bar late game days. www.dempseys­bal­ti­more.com. 555 Rus­sell St., 410.843.7901 $-$$ Map B6

DI­A­MOND TAV­ERN Amer­i­can. Sleek, spot with pa­tio at the Hil­ton Bal­ti­more for mus­sels in white wine, lump crab cake, corn bisque, pas­tas, scal­lop risotto, steak frites and dessert mar­ti­nis. HD TVs. Daily 6 a.m.-mid­night. www. di­a­mond­tav­ern.com. Hil­ton, 401 W. Pratt St., 443.573.8777 $$-$$$ Map C6

DICK’S LAST RE­SORT Pubs & Tav­erns. “Eat, drink and be wary” (of the out­spo­ken staff) says this spot on the pier at Power Plant. Lunch till late. Nau­ti­cal decor (huge an­chor), beer and “porch” for nightly live rock. “Fire­cracker” sal­mon, fried shrimp and scal­lops, “crabby” cakes and (served in steel buck­ets) ribs, other “grub and booze.” www.dick­slas­tre­sort.com. 621 E. Pratt St., 443.453.5961 $ Map D6

FOGO DE CHÃO  Brazil­ian. Steak house or “chur­ras­caria” with 15 slow-roast cuts of pork, beef and chicken by gau­cho chefs. Salad bar. Mon.-Fri. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Mon.-Thurs. 5-10 p.m., Fri. 5-10:30 p.m., Sat. 4-10:30 p.m., Sun. 3:30-9 p.m. www.fogo.com. 600 E. Pratt St., 410.528.9292 $$$ Map D6

FRANK & NIC’S Amer­i­can. Near Cam­den Yards, “West End Grille” with 15 TVs. Scal­lops, crab cakes, chops, filet and lo mein. Kids menu, game day spe­cials, happy hours. Some nights DJ, live mu­sic. Daily 11:30 a.m. till clos­ing. www.frankand­nics.com. 511 W. Pratt St., 410.685.6800 $$ Map B6

FRENCH KITCHEN French. In Lord Bal­ti­more Ho­tel’s Ver­sailles Room, bistro over­seen by chef Michael Carstens. Char­cu­terie, onion soup, mus­sels, French onion burger, monk­fish, beef bour­guignon, duck and steak frites. In-house desserts. Tues.-Fri. 11:30 a.m.2:30 p.m., Tues.-Sat. 5:30-9 p.m. www. lord­bal­ti­more­ho­tel.com. 20 W. Bal­ti­more St., 410.539.8400 $$-$$$ Map C5

GUY FIERI’S BAL­TI­MORE KITCHEN & BAR Amer­i­can. In ex­pan­sive space at Horse­shoe Casino, famed chef’s sig­na­ture dishes ($$): burg­ers, wings, Guy’s fries, plates small and to-share. En­trées ($$$) BBQ meat­loaf, Ca­jun chicken al­fredo. Bars in and out­side with con­cert stage. Mon.-Wed. 2 p.m.- 4 a.m., Thurs.-Sun. 11:30 a.m.- 4 a.m. www. cae­sars.com/bal­ti­more. 1525 Rus­sell St., 443.931.4387 Be­low Map B8

JACK BIN­ION’S STEAK Steaks. Meat­lover’s luxe haven named for Horse­shoe Casino founder. Eric Lit­tle­john’s Maryland crab bisque, At­lantic sal­mon with wasabi mash, yel­lowfin with olive tape­nade, duck with maple demiglace, Black An­gus steaks, deca­dent desserts. Bar menu, clas­sic cock­tails. Sun.-Thurs. 5-11 p.m.,Fri.-Sat. 4 p.m.mid­night. www.cae­sars.com. 1525 Rus­sell St., 443.931.4386 Be­low Map B8

JOE SQUARED  Ital­ian. In Power Plant Live!, coal-fired piz­zas, Ital­ian cheese steak or Chesapeake chicken, risot­tos and 16 drafts on tap. Weekly spe­cials. Daily live mu­sic, art shows. Week­end brunches. Daily from 11 a.m., Sun.-Mon. till 9 p.m., Tues.-Wed. 10 p.m., Thurs. 11 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 1:30 a.m. Also Sta­tion North. www.joesquared.com. 30 Mar­ket Place, 410.962.5566 $$ Map D5

JOHNNY SANCHEZ South­west­ern. Over­look­ing Ravens sta­dium, star-chef team Aaron Sánchez and John Besh’s new ven­ture at Horse­shoe Casino. Bor­der fare: em­panadas, goat ta­cos, suck­ling pig car­ni­tas, lob­ster and mango ce­viche, pork belly sand­wich, cheese flan, cin­na­mon churros. Small plates, late-night menu ($). Mar­gar­i­tas, ma­jor beers (16 Mex­i­can+), Latin and

Cal­i­for­nia wines. Daily 11 a.m.-11 p.m. www.cae­sars.com/bal­ti­more. 1525 Rus­sell St., 443.931.4386 Be­low Map B8

M&S GRILL— Amer­i­can. From pa­tio, views of the USS Con­stel­la­tion; in clubby din­ing room, sand­wiches, seafood, aged steaks, crab cake or soft shells plat­ter, rich sides. Good wines, bar. Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till mid­night, Sun. till 9 p.m. www.mc­cormickand­schmicks.com. 201 E. Pratt St., 410.547.9333 $$ Map D6; 711 East­ern Ave., 410.234.1300 Map D6

MCCORMICK & SCH­MICK’S— Seafood. Daily catches from Pa­cific North­west (Alaskan king sal­mon, Ore­gon pe­trale sole) and East Coast (Maine lob­ster, Chesapeake blue crab). Table­cloths, dark wood pan­el­ing, chan­de­liers, mo­saic floors and ma­hogany bar. Pa­tio by light­house. Daily 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. www.mc­cormickand­schmicks.com. 711 East­ern Ave., ad­ja­cent to Pier 5, 410.234.1300 $$ Map D7

MISS SHIRLEY’S— South­ern. Named for a late, sassy, in­flu­en­tial cook and hon­or­ing her with fried green toma­toes, slid­ers, soft-shell Bene­dict, grid­dle cakes, omelets, crab cakes, shrimp n’ grit cake po’boy, soup and sand­wich com­bos. Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. www.missshirleys.com. 750 E. Pratt St., 410.528.5373 $$ Map D6; Roland Park, 513 W. Cold Spring Ln., 410.889.5272; An­napo­lis, 1 Park Place, 410.268.5171

MOR­TON’S THE STEAK­HOUSE— Steak­house. Re­spected spot where power-din­ers dig into porter­house, New York strip, filet mignon, lob­ster, shrimp Alexan­der. Cock­tails, bar and som­me­lier team. Sun.-Thurs. 5-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 5-11 p.m. www.mor­tons.com. 300 S. Charles St., 410.547.8255 $$$$ Map C7

PHILLIPS SEAFOOD— Seafood. In the Power Plant, East­ern shore fa­vorites (crab cakes) plus clams, mahi mahi, lob­ster since 1956. Sand­wiches, steak, chicken too. Kids menu. Water­front view, crab deck and live mu­sic. Shipping. Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 11 p.m., Sun. till 9 p.m. www. phillipsseafood.com. 601 E. Pratt St., 410.685.6600 $$$ Map D6; 7002 Arun­del Mills Cir­cle, Hanover, 443.842.7000

RUSTY SCUP­PER— Seafood. Fresh fish and shell­fish many ways. Fine view of har­bor from the rooftop deck and prom­e­nade. Cock­tails, light fare and

steamed crabs. Mon.-Thurs. 11:30 a.m.10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 11 p.m., Sun. 10:45 a.m.-10 p.m. www.rusty-scup­per.com. 402 Key Hwy., 410.727.3678 $$$ Map D7

RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE Steak­house. Two lo­ca­tions within blocks of each other, serv­ing up­scale prime cuts and rich sides with a New Or­leans touch. Mon.-Thurs. 5-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 5-11 p.m., Sun. 4-9 p.m. www.ruthschris.com. Pier V Ho­tel, 711 East­ern Ave., 410.230.0033 Map D7; 600 Wa­ter St., 410.783.0033 $$$ Map D6

SUL­LI­VAN’S STEAK­HOUSE Steak & Seafood. Sully’s meat­loaf, chili-crusted rib eye, Pi­catta chicken and lob­ster tail. Three cour­ses $39. Ex­ten­sive wines, cock­tails, hand-shaken mar­ti­nis. Pa­tio with cigar hu­mi­dor. Lounge with live jazz late. Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Mon.Sat. 5-11 p.m., Sun. 4-10 p.m. www. sul­li­vansteak­house.com. 1 E. Pratt St., 410.962.5503 $$$ Map C6

TIR NA NOG  Ir­ish. Well-ap­pointed pub with fur­nish­ings from Ire­land. Ir­ish clas­sics like herb-crusted rack of lamb, shep­herd’s pie plus Amer­i­can burg­ers and fries. Grab a pint, and watch the har­bor ac­tion. Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-2 a.m., Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m.-2 a.m. www. tir­nanog­bal­ti­more.com. 201 E. Pratt St., 410.483.8968 $$ Map D6

UNO PIZZE­RIA & GRILL Amer­i­can. At Har­bor­place, popular spot for deep­dish and thin-crust pizza, pasta, steak, seafood, burg­ers, beers and wines plus sun­daes and “dou­ble deal” spe­cials. Sun. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Mon.-Thurs. till 11 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till mid­night. Also Columbia and El­li­cott City. www.unos.com. 201 E. Pratt St., 410.625.5900 Map D6

Lit­tle Italy

CHIAPPARELLI’S- -Ital­ian. Since 1940, a beloved Lit­tle Italy des­ti­na­tion. Rus­tic brick walls, white table­cloth ser­vice. Gen­er­ous pas­tas ($$), clas­sic veal dishes, fa­mous salad, mus­sels in white wine, crab cake Castillo. Wine bar. Sun.-Thurs. 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 10 p.m. www.chi­ap­par­el­lis.com. 237 S. High St., 410.837.0309 $$$ Map E6

HEAVY SEAS ALE­HOUSE Pubs & Tav­erns. For­mer Con­fed­er­ate hos­pi­tal and tack fac­tory, now beer lover’s haven with bold “vict­uals” to match the name­sake drafts and other ales. Raw bar, wines, rum and “pi­rate” cock­tails. Lo­cal oys­ters, small plates or crab cakes, short rib, mus­sels. Mon.-Thurs. 4 p.m.-clos­ing, Fri.-Sun. from noon. www. heavy­seasale­house.com. 1300 Bank St., 410.522.0850 $$$ Map E6

LA SCALA Ital­ian. Chef-owner Nino’s shell­fish, veal chops, herbed or stuffed, steaks, sa­lumi, 17 house­made pas­tas ($$), Cae­sar salad. In­door bocce court (at happy hours), wine tast­ing room and ter­race. Valet daily. Mon.-Thurs. 4:30-10 p.m, Fri.-Sat. till 11 p.m., Sun. 2-10 p.m. www.las­cal­a­din­ing.com. 1012 East­ern Ave., 410.783.9209 $$ Map E6

MO’S CRAB & PASTA FAC­TORY Seafood. Crabs year-round with unique sea­son­ing plus back­fin crab cakes, stuffed shrimp, lob­ster, mus­sels, com­bos, steam­ers, chicken and surf-and-turf, lin­guine with six sauces. Kids menu ($). Daily 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Free ho­tel shut­tle. www.mos­bal­ti­more.com. 502 Albe­marle St., 410.837.1600 $$-$$$ Map E7

MO’S FISH­ER­MAN’S WHARF Seafood. Part of Mo Manocheh’s em­pire with its own whole­sale mar­ket/car­ry­out nearby. Steamed crabs, lob­ster, Ca­jun combo, spiced shrimp, chicken parme­san, Ca­jun combo, steaks. Daily 11 a.m.-1 a.m. www.mosseafood.com. 219 S. Pres­i­dent St., 410.837.8600 $$-$$$ Map D6

OZRA Mediter­ranean. Stylish two-level des­ti­na­tion with min­i­mal­ist decor and glow­ing silk flow­ers. Per­sia-meets-Mediter­ranean fare: egg­plant three ways, cala­mari with garlic cit­rus sauce, tabouleh, salad and veg­etable en­trées, grilled and skew­ered meats, mar­i­nated lamb chops, baklava and Per­sian ice cream. Se­lect wines. Bar and sec­ond­floor ter­race. Tues.-Sun. 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. www.ozraus.com. 806 Stiles St., 410.528.2710 $$-$$$ Map E6

VAC­CARO’S -- Dessert. Cook­ies, rum cake, tiramisu, eclairs, ge­lati, Napoleons, mini cream puffs, can­noli. Sun.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 9 a.m.-mid­night. (Call for Can­ton hrs.) www. vac­carospas­try.com. 222 Albe­marle St., 410.685.4905 $ Map D6; Can­ton, 2919 O’Don­nell St., 410.276.4744 Map H8

Mount Ver­non

BREWER’S ART Amer­i­can. In­no­va­tive fare and house-made Bel­gian-style ales served in op­u­lent turn-of-the-cen­tury Mount Ver­non man­sion. Sea­sonal meat, seafood and veg­e­tar­ian items plus in­ter­na­tional wines, spir­its and beers. Daily 4 p.m.-2 a.m., Sun. 5 p.m.-2 a.m. www.the­brew­er­sart.com. 1106 N. Charles St., 410.547.6925 $$ Map C2

DUKEM Ethiopian. Col­or­ful plat­ters of tastes to scoop up with in­jera bread (no forks). Veg­gies, kitfo, tibs, wats. Of­ten live mu­sic, dancers, singers plus cof­fee cer­e­mony some nights. Ethiopian wine and beers. Daily 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. www.dukem­restau­rant.com. 1100 Maryland Ave., 410.385.0318 $$ Map C2

GEORGE’S Amer­i­can. An el­e­gant set­ting for French-ac­cented cui­sine, its name hon­or­ing three Ge­orges ( Wash­ing­ton, Pe­abody and Babe Ruth). Mus­sels, seafood, steaks, sand­wiches. Daily 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun. brunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m. In Pe­abody Court ho­tel. www.peabody­courtho­tel.com. 101 W. Mon­u­ment St., 410.727.1314 $$$ Map C3

THE HEL­MAND  Afghan. Sur­rounded by tex­tiles (on the wall), dine on tra­di­tional cal­low, kababs in this restau­rant owned by a brother of the Afghani leader. Lamb and veg­e­tar­ian dishes, tea ser­vice. Sun.-Thurs. 5-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 5-11 p.m. www.hel­mand.com. 806 N. Charles St., 410.752.0311 $$ Map C3

PRIME RIB Steak­house. Since 1965, fine sup­per club for lob­ster, filet mignon, chops, Im­pe­rial crab. Business ca­sual, jack­ets (pre­ferred) for men. Pi­ano nightly, trio Fri., pi­ano and bass Sat. Bar. Com­pli­men­tary valet. Mon.-Thurs. 5-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 11 p.m., Sun. 4-9 p.m. www.thep­rimerib.com. 1101 N. Calvert St., 410.539.1804 $$$$ Map C2

SAMMY’S TRAT­TO­RIA Ital­ian. In tur­reted town house, many pas­tas, chicken, veal, shrimp. Also fam­ily-style din­ner ($30), all South­ern Ital­ian. Cal­i­for­nia and Ital­ian wines. Mon. 5-9 p.m. Tues.-Wed. 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Thurs.-Fri. till 11 p.m., Sat. 5-11 p.m., Sun. 4-9 p.m. www.sam­mys­trat­to­ria.com. 1200 N. Charles St., 410.837.9999 $$-$$$ Map C2

SOTTO SO­PRA Ital­ian. High ceil­ings, mu­rals and mo­saic floors, Ricardo Bo­sio’s pas­tas, wild boar cac­cia­torini. Opera din­ners one Sun. a month (call), wine tast­ings too. Mon.-Sat. 11:30 a.m.2 p.m., Mon. 5:30-9:30 p.m., Tues.-Wed. till 10:30 pm., Thurs. till mid­night, Fri.Sat. till 11:30 p.m., Sun. 5-9 p.m. www. sot­toso­prainc.com. 405 N. Charles St., 410.625.0534 $$$ Map C4

TIO PEPE Span­ish. Since 1968, softly lit, sub­ter­ranean, white-wall bistro known for its san­gria, paella and zarzuela. Cata­lan wines plus seafood bisque, Se-

govia suck­ling pig, Ser­rano with melon, red snap­per, beef tourne­dos with sherry sauce. Mon.-Thurs. 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri. till 11:30 p.m., Sat. 5-11:30 p.m., Sun. 4-10 p.m. www.tiopepe­bal­ti­more.com. 10 E. Franklin St., 410.539.4675 $$$ Map C4

WARE HOUSE 518 Amer­i­can. New but in a circa 1900 space with a neu­tral, in­dus­trial pal­ette. Tastes in­spired by south of the Ma­son-Dixon line plus a bar pro­gram with pre-pro­hi­bi­tion style cock­tails, wine pair­ings and lo­cal beers. Seat­ing for 130, pri­vate loft. Louie Bar named for for­mer book­store ten­ant, Ware for fur­ni­ture company once here, and House as in “come en­joy our house.” Tues.-Fri. 5-10 p.m., Sat. 6-11 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 518 N. Charles St., 443.869.3381 Map C4

WATER­STONE BAR AND GRILLE Mediter­ranean. So­cia­ble wine bar/lounge with couches and triple-tier wa­ter­fall. Seafood like chipo­tle seared sal­mon, New Zealand lamb chops, Gre­cian cor­nish hen, flat­breads, ta­pas (meat­less or not, $), bi­son burg­ers, French fries, hot molten lava cake,14 wines by the glass. Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri. till 10 p.m., Sat. 5-10 p.m., Sun. 5-9 p.m. www. wa­ter­stonebarand­grille.com. 311 W. Madi­son St., 410.225.7475 $$ Map C3

Mount Wash­ing­ton

CREPE DU JOUR French. Lunch with all types of crepes, in­clud­ing sugar and le­mon, rata­touille, wal­nuts and blue cheese. French-in­spired en­trées in p.m. Mon. 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Tues.-Thurs. till 10 p.m., Fri. till 11 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-11 p.m., Sun. till 9 p.m. www.crepe­du­jour.com. 1609 Sul­grave Ave., 410.542.9000 $$

MOUNT WASH­ING­TON TAV­ERN Amer­i­can. Since 1979, light fare plus sal­mon latkes, oys­ters, crab won­tons, burg­ers, steaks, chicken pic­cata. Bay mu­rals, equine art, vin­tage maps plus shuf­fle­board ta­ble. Wines and beers. Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Sun. 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Bar late. 5700 Newbury St., 410.367.6903

NICKEL TAP­HOUSE Amer­i­can. Buzzing tav­ern (est. 2013) in heart of neigh­bor­hood for fries, mus­sels, roasted oys­ters, burg­ers ($$), ribs, wild cat­fish. Wines, cock­tails, 32 draft beers. Sun.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 11:30 p.m., www.nick­eltap­house.com, 1604 Kelly Ave., 443.869.6240 $$$

Sta­tion in North

BOT­TEGA Ital­ian. In­ti­mate, can­dlelit 15-seater with Tus­can-sim­ple, evolv­ing fare: pork shank with chow chow, hanger steak, roast chicken, beef cheeks, house­made pas­tas, blue­berry cus­tard. BYOB. Reser­va­tion rec­om­mended. Tues.-Wed. 5-10:30 p.m., Thurs.-Sat. 5-11 p.m. www.bot­tega1729.com/. 1729 Maryland Ave., 443.708.5709 $$$ North of Map C1

IBAR Pubs & Tav­erns. The “i” is for In­ter­net. Buf­falo wings, burg­ers plus cala­mari, sides, pas­tas, steak, meat­loaf. Full bar, free Wi-Fi. Mon.-Fri. opens 11 a.m., Sat. 1 p.m., Sun. 5 p.m. Kitchen late. www.iBarBalt.com. 2118 Maryland Ave., 443.759.6147 $-$$ North of Map C1

TA­PAS TEATRO  Span­ish. Cel­e­brat­ing years of shar­ing (or not) pael­las, grilled chops, cala­mari, lit­tle­neck clams. Span­ish, South Amer­i­can wines and san­gria. By Charles The­atre in Sta­tion North zone. Tues.-Fri. 5 p.m.-2 a.m., Sat.-Sun. 4 p.m.-2 a.m. www.tapasteatro.com. 1711 N. Charles St., 410.332.0110 $$ North of Map C1

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