My boyfriend and I will be visiting Baltimore for the first time this weekend (Fri-Mon) and I'd love to hear about your favourite places to chow. We love French, Italian (NOT Italian-American), and Contemporary American cuisine, but are pretty much open to anything. An ideal lunch for us is a couple of cheese and charcuterie boards washed down with wine; neither of us goes in much for beer. We lived in Paris for 3 years and loved the gastro-bistrot scene there, so anything similar to that (fine-dining quality food, casual/hectic ambiance) we'd love.
We are staying at the Sheraton on Fayette, but are willing to travel (no car) for great food.
We will surely check out Lexington Market on Fri or Sat for some of Faidley's fabled crab-cakes.
From checking out websites/menus, and the discussion around the list, we are thinking about checking out the following:
Dogwood ( I love their mission, so I really want to go check it out )
The Wine Market
From this list, which are worth checking out? Or is there somewhere else we shouldn't miss?
Also, how organized do we have to be regarding reservations? We live in NYC now, and usually don't bother going somewhere unless we have a reservation, but we like to be a bit more spontaneous on vacation. Will it be impossible to get seated as walk-ins?
Thanks in advance for your suggestions. We're both super-excited to visit Baltimore.