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  • 2640 Space

    2640 is a community events center managed by the Red Emma's Bookstore collective and located in St. John's Church

  • Ajumma

    Korean lunch joint popular with Hopkins students and Charles Village denizens.  

    Category: Restaurant, Korean
  • Ambassador Dining Room

    One of the city's most consistently excellent restaurants for many years, the Ambassador Dining Room serves elegant, sophisticated Indian food in an equally elegant and opulent setting. Classic Indian cookery--curries, vindaloos, biryanis--are always terrific, but the real dazzlers reside under the Chef's Recommendations section of the menu, where out-of-the-ordinary dishes like shrimp adrak feature a tightrope walk between green chile heat and restrained acerbic lime and sweet tamarind. The vegetarian menu is large and varied, and offerings like the outstanding Bengan bhartha (cumin and coriander-roasted eggplant) are skillfully prepared. The Ambassador's popular lunchtime buffet, served seven days a week, is a terrific deal.

       Tags: outdoor seating
  • Art Workshop of Charles Village
  • Baltimore Museum of Art

    The Baltimore Museum of Art is home to the renowned Cone Collection, and its permanent collection also includes American Painting and Decorative Arts, European Painting and Sculpture, Arts of Africa, Asia, the Americas and Oceania, Modern and Contemporary Art, Prints, Drawings and Photographs and a stunning sculpture garden. The museum also hosts several special exhibitions, which rotate throughout the year.

  • C&C Carryout
  • Carma's Café

    "Nestled in the side of a building on 32nd street is the best coffee you will ever drink. Seriously, it's not just us that think so, they have won Best Coffee, Best Sandwiches, Best Fresh Yogurt… the list goes on, from all sorts of Baltimore papers. With a cool staff, bottomless cups of fresh brewed coffee, and outdoor tables great for studying or hanging out, Carma's Cafe might just be the best coffee house in the country. We may be biased, but you will be too after biting into any of their homemade sandwiches and goodies (many made by Carma herself!) Since space is at a premium in this popular shop, order in advance online, walk over, skip the line and pick up under the FetchFood sign. If only everything in life were this easy."

  • Charles Village
  • Charles Village Community Benefits District
  • Charles Village Pub

    It's a college bar. No, it's a sports bar. No, it's a cop bar. No, it's a neighborhood bar. Different folks see CVP differently, but its pub-grub fare suits them all. Burgers and fries, chili in a bread bowl, an array of cheekily named club sandwiches, ribs, wings, nachos, hearty salads, and more fill out a menu that has changed over the years about as much as table salt. And that's a good thing.

       Tags: outdoor seating
  • Chicken Express and Caribbean Cuisine
  • Donna's Cafe and Coffee Bar

    A decade and a half ago, before the word “Starbucks” had ever crossed Baltimore's collective lips, the original Donna's in Mount Vernon introduced this town to lattes and machiattos and hazelnut sodas. Donna's also helped make roasted vegetables, bread dipped in olive oil, and mesclun greens into ubiquitous '90s restaurant staples 'round these parts. It can only be a good thing that Donna's has expanded over the years, bringing to various corners of Baltimore a healthy, culinarily savvy menu of interesting salads (like Granny Smith apples, walnuts, and Gorgonzola) and deluxe sandwiches (after all these years we still heart Donna's pan bagna). Not to mention quite possibly the best bread pudding anywhere in the universe.

       Tags: outdoor seating
  • Just Cut It!
  • Kathleen Sloan & Associates
  • Lisa Anne's Decadent Gifts and Tea Room

    Purveyors of fine desserts and teas, and known for their gourmet dipped Granny Smith apples.

    Category: Restaurant, Desserts
  • Maxie's Pizza Bar Grille
  • Miller's Court
  • New Wyman Park Restaurant

    Don't make the mistake of coming to New Wyman Park for dinner or at all on Sundays. This is strictly a meat and potatoes, breakfast and lunch for the working masses type of diner. Wyman Park's seriously cheap and good food, however, is worth shaping a schedule around; it's all cooked with care from scratch, the way diner food is supposed to be but so seldom actually is. Homemade soups are always great, and the turkey club is carved from an actual bird; a good rule of thumb for selecting from Wyman's menu is gravy equals good.

  • Niwana

    Inexpensive Japanese and Korean food in Charles Village. Large appetizers threaten early satiation. Save room for a pot of noodles and green-tea or red-bean ice cream.

  • P.J.'s Pub
  • Paul Chen Hong Kong Restaurant
  • Pete's Grille

    Pete's Grille has three drawbacks. It's small, so finding a seat at the counter--and there are only counter seats at Pete's--is nigh impossible during the lunch rush or any time on weekends. They only serve breakfast and lunch, and close early even for a breakfast-lunch-only joint. Otherwise, Pete's is a darn near flawless restaurant. Prices are terrifically cheap, and the food is homemade and excellent. Tenderly supervised long-cooked home fries reach Platonic perfection here, and the thick, thick, thick shakes are made with old-fashioned milk-shake mixers.

  • Ruby Tuesday

    National family-style restaurant in the heart of Charles Village. Burgers, seafood, sandwiches, soups, salads and steaks.

    Category: Restaurant, American
  • Second Presbyterian Church
  • Super Laundromat
  • Tamber's

    Milk shakes and burgers and lamb saag and naan? Somehow it works at this chrome-spangled but otherwise unflashy neighborhood diner/Indian joint. Hot fudge sundaes, lemon meringue pie, and Tamber's Brownie, topped with ice cream, hot fudge, whipped cream, and a cherry complete the faux '50s picture. Recently reopened after renovations and expansion.

    Category: Restaurant, Diner, Indian
  • Thai Restaurant

    The granddaddy of Thai dining in Baltimore is as good as ever. Thai standbys like pad Thai and tom kha kai soup are rendered with flair, while the curries--red, green, or yellow--can be tailored to your choice of meat or seafood as well as degree of heat. Vegetarians will be pleased to know that any dish can be prepared with tofu, even if not so offered on the menu. Nightly specials explore more exotic fare not found at most other local Thai places, and the staff here is especially polished and professional. Dining at Thai Restaurant still feels like a special occasion, even when it's not.

    Category: Restaurant, Thai
  • The Ottobar

    The Ottobar rocks nightly with local and national bands ranging from hard-core, punk, and art rock to rockabilly, acoustic, and all ages shows. Nights without a booked band reach entertainment heights with special events, DJ dance parties, performance art, and karaoke.

  • University Mini Mart

    Corner convenience market serves sandwiches and Middle Eastern fare.

  • Village Learning Place

    The Village Learning Place is a nonprofit library, learning center, and community garden in Charles Village. We provide free cultural and educational programming for all ages, from talks and lectures to concerts and GED classes.

    Category: Notices, Education
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