I need a restaurant recommendation for a special occasion.
I will be moving to Baltimore in August for a job. At the beginning of September, I'm planning a small party to celebrate a number of things. I'm originally from the DC area so I'm pretty familiar with restaurants there, but I'd like to plan this celebration in Baltimore.
I'm looking for a restaurant that could comfortably serve a small group (10-12 people), not necessarily in a separate room, but I'm open to that as an option. While I love ethnic food, I was thinking of something more French Bistro, New American, even Italian since it seems that having options might be good in this situation (we have a mix of folks in this group, different ages and preferences). Also, a quieter restaurant with nice ambiance is important. Does anyone have any ideas for a place that might work? How is Charleston Restaurant or Petit Louis Bistro? I love places like Eve (in Old Town Alexandria), Vidalia, Black Salt, Palena, Mendocino Grill. Something nice but not too too pricey (20-30 entrees is good) would be perfect.
Thanks for any recommendations!