We're going to spend part of the chowpup's spring break at the Inner Harbor. Lunches will need to be near the museums; dinners can be further afield. We're looking for a departure from our usual pan-Asian fare.
The chowpup's requirements: Nonsmoking, reasonably fast service (2 hour meals are a non-starter for a 3 year-old). She is very fond of vegetables, and almost any dish will be sampled although she does seem to be developing a small kid's typical aversion to sauces. The pup loves mussels (Bertha's is on our list) and salmon, capers and pine nuts. I had to pry a pound container of pine nuts from her hands last week at Super-H, assuring her we had plenty in the freezer at home.
The parents' requirements: Please, no Spaghetti Factory or similar places that stress quantity over quality. We may have a child with us, but that doesn't mean our taste buds are gone or that we should be relegated to diners for the next 15 years. We dislike noisy children during our meal and know it is our responsibility to make sure our kid doesn't ruin someone else's experience.
Is there anything in Little Italy that is worth a visit (this would include markets and grocery stores)? Do any of the Inner Harbor hotels have decent restaurants?
How's the restaurant at the Museum of Visionary Arts?
Thanks in advance--we have 2 weeks before the trip.