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The silky smooth Afghan dishes you've come to love uptown at the Helmand--aushak, mantwo, boulawani--are yours for the ordering at this modest and very sunny downtown eat-in/carryout joint. Kebabs skewer expertly grilled meat, and the beloved kaddo (pan-fried baked baby pumpkin) is done justice. But go on weekends to avoid the business crowds.
"Best sandwiches ever - enormous, budget-minded, tasty sandwiches. Order takeout online from our website and skip the line!"
When a restaurant offers more than 100 kinds of tequila, its menu can be somewhat beside the point. Like, really, who cares? Blue Agave, however, tries hard to serve highly authentic Mexican food and generally succeeds. Simpler dishes like burritos de carne asada, pork carnitas, and quesadillas are what the kitchen does best; sometimes the more exotic dishes get a little muddled, like maybe the cooks have unfettered access to the tequila. Surprisingly, desserts are terrific. Mexican cuisine isn't renowned for its sweet endings, but Blue Agave's house-made tres leches cake and flan of the day are outstanding.
Centro offers a variety of Spanish and South American tapas dishes. Extensive list of wine, sherry and port from Spain and South America.
At Corks the wine list is every bit as important as the dinner menu (where entrée descriptions are accompanied by specific wine recommendations). The owners are wine fanatics who search out vintages both excellent and obscure and then craft a seasonal menu to complement their wine finds. We love that many wines are available by the glass, allowing each course to have its own appropriate quaff. The food is intelligent but fun New American, with standout dishes like a duck breast with watercress salad and mission fig tartlet. Attention to detail is evident in everything that Corks does, from smoking its own trout to removing menu items when ingredients do not meet the chef's demands for excellence.
Classic pizza delivered to your door.
Jazz pianist on weekdays and a jazz trio on weekends.
A laid-back urban bistro in Federal Hill.
"We are first and foremost 'a tequila bar'-- we are a Disneyworld for Tequila drinkers. When you belly up to our bar, you’ll be served a complimentary shot of tequila in a half-lime--our signature "mini-margarita." We offer more than 90 unique tequilas as well as 15 types of Mexican beers. You will definitely want to join Baltimore's only "tequila club." Don’t miss our specialty margaritas--Baltimore's best, such as the Limelight, the Bullfighter and the Don. Our menu is Mexican-inspired but simple at heart. We serve fresh... all of the traditional Mexican offerings in generous portions such as black bean and tortilla soup, a variety of salads, tacos, burritos, 'quesadilleos.' one of a kind nachos and 'salsa on my balsa' (that's Mexican meatballs served on a bed of four homemade salsas and topped with cheese). Save room for the Key 'Highway' lime pie. Join us each week night to take adavantage of our food and drink specials. Monday - half price margaritas. Tuesday - Dos Doses - 2 for 1 everything - food and drink. Wednesday - $2 fish tacos and $1 drafts. Happy Hour - half price margaritas and beer. Great food and drink in a simple yet hip atmosphere.
See you soon at lime."
For a city with few Cuban immigrants and thus little by way of comparison, Little Havana is a reasonably good Cuban restaurant. The paella is flavorful and the Cuban sandwich is as it should be, though neither these nor the rest of the menu will likely satisfy Cuban-cuisine cognoscenti. But since people don't flock here for the food, that all seems beside the point. Little Havana is much more of a bar than a restaurant; Sunday brunch is more popular for its all-you-can-drink mimosas and Bloody Marys by the pitcher than its huevos habaneros.
This little Charles Street gallery/boutique has all kinds of custom-made crafts for sale, from candles and placemats to ceramics and jewelry. In addition, the gallery puts on 4-7 shows each year, usually group shows built around a theme. Many local artists are represented.
This fun-loving eatery makes a go of being all things to all people. Get first-rate bar standards, or go to the tin-ceilinged dining room for Bubba Gump shrimp salad, filler-free crab cakes, and soy-glazed tuna. Sunday brunch is filled with Federal Hill tots, who probably prefer the dreamy ice cream to the crab and shrimp omelets. They'll learn. Nightly specials, and the Purple Patio.
The Nichiban Japanese Restaurant, located in Baltimore's historic Federal Hill neighborhood, is within walking distance of Oriole Park at Camden Yards and Baltimore's Inner Harbor.
Local neighborhood sports bar. Great cheesesteaks and other bar food. Home for local NY Jets, Penn State Nittany Lions, Buffalo Sabres, and New York Yankee fans.
This lively Federal Hill cantina remains merrily unfazed by growing awareness of authentic Mexican cuisine. Arriving with the first wave of Mexican restaurants in Baltimore, the alleyside restaurant still whips up those heaping plates of enchiladas, burritos, fajitas, and (their best effort) super tacos. Menu mentionable: hot hot hot habanero-style chicken wings.
"A local neighborhood corner bar where the beer is cold & cheap! $2 domestic bottles every day all day.
Karaoke every Saturday hosted by kj DandaMan with over 50,000 song selections."
Federal Hill residents are lucky to have such a dark and cozy corner bar. On a recent visit, though, entrèes and sandwiches were spotty, though the fries were terrific. Find one or two more decent menu items, and you've got yourself a hangout.
Dog-friendly neighborhood pub with a rich tap selection and excellent pizzas.
If you can overlook the Fox News channel playing on the TV, this enduring and cozy Federal Hill spot has a lot to offer--very patient, even indulgent service and a gracious atmosphere carved out of twin 1860s rowhouses. The eclectic house specials include terrific calamari, potato-encrusted beef, Black Angus steaks, and, most of all, specimen panko-encrusted crab cakes, served with smashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables. Al fresco dining, good Sunday brunch, and the bar's welcoming atmosphere for solitary travelers are also pluses.
Cigar and college bar with pool tables, golf games, and a large selection of beer and single malt scotches. The pub grub menu offers huge burgers, sandwiches, hearty salads, and appetizers.
Comfortable microbrewery that serves straightforward Baltimore classics: Crabs, oysters and good beer.
SoBo Café serves classic American cuisine smack dab in the middle of Federal Hill's drinking district. The menu changes faster than the pH level in the harbor, with nightly renditions of traditional Yankee staples like mac 'n' cheese and chicken pot pie. Sobo regularly offers more creative choices, as well, like the seared duck breast with maple chipotle cream, asparagus, and Gorgonzola polenta and the blackened grouper with crab imperial and covered with a honey white wine coulis. The ambiance is intimate and inviting--a great way to kick off a first date before venturing into the local nightlife.
"Spoons, next to the Cross Street Market in Federal Hill, has been a local favorite for years. In 2006, it became the first Certified Green Restaurant in the State of Maryland. Spoons offers a large variety breakfast items that are served all day. Lunch items include soups, salads and sandwiches. Besides in-house roasted coffee and espresso, they recently added local brews and sustainable wines."
"Welcome to Taps Baltimore. We have 17 beers on tap with over 50 more planned which range from international brands to local microbrews. Currently, we have the best happy hour in all of Baltimore, which includes a $9 all you can drink rails and domestics. Additionally, we are a live entertainment establishment and have plenty of floor space to book your next party or private event. Check out our extensive menu and drink options in our 'menu' section."
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