I grew up in the area, but moved away long ago and now live in Philadelphia, where i'm blissfully spoiled rotten by many many restaurants.
It looks as though we may be celebrating my father's birthday in Maryland instead of Philly, and i'm completely at a loss as to where we could go. My (and his) favorite restaurants up here are mostly cozy little places with a chef who designs the menu based on what he or she picks up in the Italian Market that morning.
Who in Baltimore/Annapolis area is doing interesting and lovely things along these lines? New-American or Italian or Mediterranean or similar is good. Moderate to upscale prices. Not so much interested in Asian or sushi for this occasion.
(Um, happy to give Philly recommendations if anyone is heading up this way, of course!)