Few things are as romantic as great food and wine. Baltimore has a host of romantic restaurants perfect for a special occasion (like Valentine's Day) or just an ordinary night out with your sweetie.
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306 S. High St.
Dine in a luxurious palazzo-like setting enjoying dishes made with organic and often local ingredients. While Aldo's describes its offerings as "southern-influenced regional Italian cuisine," look for a lot more than pastas doused red sauce. The house's signature dish is foie gras-wrapped tournedos Rossini with wild mushroom sauce.
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2 N. Charles St.
Located in the snazzy new Hotel Monaco, B&O is a stylish space with food that follows suit. The restaurant's menu is wide-ranging and well executed. With a selection of pizzas, seafood, beef, and chicken, and inventive cocktails, the B&O is a classy, comfortable, yet not crusty destination for food-lovers everywhere.
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814 S. Bond St.
The dining room's dark setting is a great place to enjoy some of the freshest fish in town. It's filleted tableside. For a truly special occasion, dine in the restaurant's private wine cellar - it holds more than 3,000 bottles.
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Inner Harbor East
1000 Lancaster St.
The white table clothes and upscale setting are nice, but it's chef Cindy Wolf's magnificent Southern-inspired dishes that make this a truly unique place to share a romantic meal with someone special.Continue to 5 of 12 below.
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1835 Frederick Rd.
An old Catonsville manor house with a sprawling yard and a wooded patio, this beloved establishment's menu of continental cuisine with a Maryland flair is as elegant as its atmosphere.
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1606 Thames St.
Like a merlot sparking in candlelight, the luxurious fabrics and plum-toned walls of this Fells Point restaurant are intoxicatingly romantic. The cuisine, seafood with a Mediterranean flair, is as enticing as the ambiance.
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1708 Aliceanna St.
Old Baltimore meets New Orleans at this upscale Creole restaurant. Highlights of the stylish interior salvaged from Baltimore bygone landmarks include a nude from Haussner's and the staircase's intricate ironwork railing saved from the Inner Harbor's Power Plant. The Creole cooking is fantastic as well.
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14833 York Rd.
Throughout the last half century, countless couples have marked anniversaries, engagements and Valentine's Day in this Baltimore County restaurant. A French menu and the country elegance of stone walls, candlelight and white tablecloths set a celebratory mood.Continue to 9 of 12 below.
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The Prime Rib
1101 N. Calvert St.
Men have to don a jacket on Saturday nights to dine in this steak-lovers paradise. Dark colors, rich leather seats and some of the juicest, top-cuts of steak around make The Prime Rib perfect for a special occasion.
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405 N. Charles St.
This contemporary, artistic restaurant serves some of the most authentic Italian cuisine in the city.
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8293 Main St.
Couples looking for a cozy corner to stare into one another's eyes are bound to find one somewhere in the six dining rooms on three levels at this former 19th-century home serving French Country fare.
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10 E. Franklin St.
Candles on the tables, waiters in tuxes, some of the best Spanish food you'll find anywhere. Tio Pepe has been a Baltimore staple since 1968. Jackets required.