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Collection: Baltimore Sun restaurant reviews

  • New Tex-Mex flavor gives Woody's Cantina a kick

    New Tex-Mex flavor gives Woody's Cantina a kick

    With so many places at eye level in Fells Point, it's easy to walk right past Woody's Cantina, which sits atop Fell's Point Creamery. And that would be a shame. The longtime restaurant, which recently adjusted its name and menu, is a fun spot for a drink, a casual meal and an elevated view of the...

  • Awe-inspiring ambience at Gunther & Co. in Brewers Hill

    Awe-inspiring ambience at Gunther & Co. in Brewers Hill

    To walk into Gunther & Co. in Brewers Hill is to be awed. The renovated boiler room of the old Gunther Brewing Co. is stunning with exposed brick, stainless steel and an imposing bar. You are greeted by one of the friendliest hosts in Baltimore and treated regally by a genial bartender as you await...

  • At The Room in Mount Vernon, quick bites and cool vibes

    At The Room in Mount Vernon, quick bites and cool vibes

    Andre Mazelin wants The Room, his new cafe in Mount Vernon, to be like a friend's cool basement, where you go for a drink and a bite to eat. "It's not lunch. It's not dinner," the owner says of the menu. "It's snacky." The small, subterranean spot, which seats 37, doesn't have space for a full...

  • Daniela Pasta & Pastries serves Italian with a Sardinian twist

    Daniela Pasta & Pastries serves Italian with a Sardinian twist

    Daniela Useli joined the ranks of Baltimore's family-owned Italian restaurants in 2011 when she opened tiny Daniela Pasta & Pastries in the heart of Hampden. She brought a Sardinian twist to town, adding her own touches to pasta dishes such as ravioli and lasagna, and to sweet treats like tiramisu...

  • Blue Moon Too in Federal Hill is a breakfast staple, just like the original

    Blue Moon Too in Federal Hill is a breakfast staple, just like the original

    Baltimore has become a bonanza of breakfast places — with newcomers like Home Maid and Iron Rooster making their mark. But meanwhile, the scene's stalwarts are still going strong. One longtimer, Blue Moon Cafe in Fells Point, is getting ready to celebrate its 20th anniversary in August. Yet the...

  • Nick's Fish House pleases with vacation vibe, flavorful seafood

    Nick's Fish House pleases with vacation vibe, flavorful seafood

    I've always had fun on my visits to Nick's Fish House. The drinks are cold, the crabs are fat and the outdoor decks overlook an expanse of water — the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River, to be exact. It feels like you're at the beach. Under new management since last year, the Port Covington restaurant...

  • At The Bun Shop's new downtown location, a world of possibilities

    At The Bun Shop's new downtown location, a world of possibilities

    Not all pastries are created equal. And that's a good thing, especially at The Bun Shop. The hipster cafe on West Read Street, known for its sweet and savory buns from cuisines across the globe, now has a second spot on Light Street. The bun rotation changes often at both locations. On any given...

  • Sammy's Enoteca brings solid Italian fare to Fells Point

    Sammy's Enoteca brings solid Italian fare to Fells Point

    Change is afoot in Fells Point. Old bars are closing, new places are opening, and Harbor East and Canton seem to be extending their shiny tentacles into the historic neighborhood. There's a lot of energy, especially in anticipation of Kevin Plank's forthcoming Sagamore Pendry Baltimore hotel, scheduled...

  • Dovecote a charming cafe in Reservoir Hill

    Dovecote a charming cafe in Reservoir Hill

    As I approached the entrance to Dovecote Cafe in Reservoir Hill, I noticed the name of a previous occupant etched in tile on the walkway — Parkview Pharmacy. A sense of history washed over me. The space had probably been a hub for neighbors looking for cures before a period of decline in the area....

  • Sous-vide meats and a streamlined menu stir things up at Tark's Grill

    Sous-vide meats and a streamlined menu stir things up at Tark's Grill

    The new chef at Tark's Grill at Green Spring Station is tinkering with the menu just enough to stir up a little excitement. After eight years in operation, the popular Brooklandville restaurant was due for a food update. Brendan McKinney became executive chef this year after Tark's former chef,...

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