After more than 30 years in its original Inner Harbor location, Phillips has moved two piers east and will open the doors of its new location in the Power Plant 4 p.m. today. Lunch service begins on Monday, Nov. 14 at 11:30 a.m.
Here's how the press release describes the interior. I saw it with my own eyes, and can vouch for it. It's a radical departure from the Harborplace but nothing feels forced or gimmicky. I was really taken by it:
"The design features an easy blend of vintage and modern. In the lounge and bar, plush Turkish ottomans provide a relaxing perch to enjoy the music from the famous Phillips piano that has been rolled across the harbor. The main dining room has a refined and intimate atmosphere, with gleaming woods, mosaic tile floors, gallery walls filled with Phillips family and Chesapeake regional photos, and antiqued mirrors that reflect light and add warmth. Characteristic Baltimore touches such as stained glass transom panels and oversized scale models of the historic ships Constellation and Pride of Baltimore II fill the dining rooms."
Back to me.
Let's see how visitors to Baltimore take to the new Phillips, and whether the home crowd embraces it as warmly as it did the original.