I know this is quite general, but its pretty important for us, too. I've been searching the site, but haven't found a query quite like this. We are meeting some folks for the first time who will basically be family to us pretty soon, and we'd love to find a moderately-priced restaurant in an interesting location where it isn't too loud (so we can hear each other) and where we won't be pressured to turn the table over quickly (this is our first get together). We also hope to find a place where either there's something interesting to check out nearby (a la Mt. Vernon square or the Inner Harbor), or a nice area to walk around. Any great places in Little Italy with a walkable place nearby for dessert and coffee - or places in other areas where we can either window shop or find some other place to go to after lunch?? Thus far asking friends has gotten us these recs: Rusty Scupper, Pizzaz (sp?), and Amici's (in Little Italy).
My husband and I are big foodies, and I think that our guests are pretty open, too, but I think if we stick to more generally "mainstream" food (American, seafood, Italian, Thai, and the like) that would be best.
I'd appreciate any suggestions you may have - this is a big day for us! Thanks in advance for any help you can provide!