An old friend and I are meeting for dinner tonight in downtown Baltimore. It's been quite a while since we've had a chance to chat, and quite a bit has happened in both our lives, so I'm hoping for a leisurely meal where we won't feel rushed. I'm open to anywhere downtown (Canton, Fells, Charles St. corridor, Federal Hill, Locust Point, Butcher's Hill). Limitations are it can't be too pricey (one of us is a poor student), and probably shouldn't be ethnic (I don't think she's much of an adventurous eater). I'm envisioning some place with a nice atmosphere, quiet seating and decent wine by the glass where we can really relax. I was also hoping for somewhere I haven't yet tried though, since I get to eat out so rarely! (I live vicariously through y'all).
Thoughts included Henninger's Tavern and Peter's Inn, but it appears both are on vacation? I've been to Wine Market and Bicycle and Mama's ... wasn't too crazy about Jack's or Mezze's menu (though both are on my want-to-try list ...)
Current options include Sobo Cafe, Metropolitan, b, Yellow Dog, Birches .... any other thoughts? Or thoughts on my thoughts? TIA!!