My wife and I area heading up to Baltimore (staying at the Sheraton City Center) for a quick weekend retreat from DC, and are bringing along our generally sweet and quiet, but nevertheless always ready-to-shriek 3 month old daughter. We are looking for places that are local, fresh, and fun, and that are casual and/or boisterous enough that we won't bother other diners if our daughter cries or we need to walk her around a bit. We'll drive if it's truly worth the effort, but would prefer to walk or take short cab rides. May catch an O's game, ride the water taxi around, head to the aquarium, walk around federal hill, etc. Cost isn't really an issue, though generally I assume that anything high end is not going to work.
My research on the board has revealed some potential spots, but I was hoping to get some thoughts on a) whether these are suitable/worthwhile choices and b) whether there are other great options I'm missing. In particular, I'd love to hear creative ideas for a fun mother's day meal - I was thinking something like picking up assorted goodies from Lexington Market and finding a nice spot for a picnic (anywhere nearby that would be appropriate?).
Lunch: Faidley's (crab cakes), Attman's (deli), Gia's (casual italian)
Dinner: Obrycki's (crabs), Ryleigh's (seafood), La Scala/Rocco's/La Tavola (casual italian)
We'll report back for future visitors with similar questions. Thanks!
400 W Lexington St, Baltimore, MD 21201
410 S High St, Baltimore, MD 21202