My mother's office always goes out to lunch for special occasions & have recently been on a roll on my recommendations. The biggest hit was Gertrudes - the menu & setting were perfect. Now I am stumped, it seems most places I think of do not serve lunch.
The best i can do this time is the Brass Elephant, but I am little worried it will be musty & stuffy (literally & figuratively). Black Olive is a thought, but is the setting special? Is Brightons good food?
The restrictions are - no Indian. Good crabcakes are necessary. Doesnt have to be Baltimore proper, Harford or Howard would be OK...
Thanks in advance for any ideas.