Into this scheme comes Cunningham's (1 Olympic Place,  339-7730, cunninghamstowson.com), the fourth outpost of David Smith's Bagby Restaurant Group, well-known to habitués of Harbor East. Situated in the Towson City Center, Cunningham's exterior glass walls face a rather charmless view of fluorescent streetlights and concrete steps, but the contemporary atmosphere inside more than offsets this. As opposed to the shadowy, candle-lit environs of many swanky restaurants, Cunningham's stays bright: light-colored wood floors, tables, and white marble-topped half-walls; pale-gray suede chairs; white ceilings ornamented with large, flower-shaped light fixtures. An attentive, friendly staff buzzes around the restaurant in sharp uniforms composed of jeans, blue oxfords, and gray vests. The establishment excels in balancing upscale sensibilities with a sincerely welcoming vibe.