Romantic Restaurants in Baltimore

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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    Little Italy
    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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    Mount Vernon
    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.

    Read the Guide Review of B&O Brasserie

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    Fells Point
    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.

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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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    Fells Point
    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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    Fells Point
    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.

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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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    Mount Vernon
    405 N. Charles St.

    This contemporary, artistic restaurant serves some of the most authentic Italian cuisine in the city.

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    Ellicott City
    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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    Mount Vernon
    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.