123 W. 27th St., (410) 464-7211,
sweet27.com $$, B, L, D, BR
This South Asian- and Caribbean-influenced American bistro has something for everyone: enchilada mole, vindaloo, cauliflower Manchurian. The menu also satisfies those with gluten-free, dairy-free, and soy-free diets.
3327 St. Paul St., (410) 243-5777, tambersrestaurant.com $$, L, D
Cheese steak and chana masala on the same menu? Sure, why not? Choose American diner food or Indian dishes—or both—here and take in the 1950s-inspired decor while you eat.
102 E. 25th St., (443) 563-2845 $, B, L, D
This soul-food restaurant’s first location on Harford Road did well enough that the duo behind it opened this second location in 2015. Comfort food is the name of the game here—think baked chicken with mac and cheese, chicken and waffles, sandwiches, and build-your-own baked potatoes.
101 E. 25th St., (410) 777-5277, terracafebmore.com $, B, L, D
Terra Café offers a tasty variety of paninis, omelets, wings, sandwiches, and more—try the Yard Bird if you want a bit of a kick, or choose from eight flavors of wings. In addition to a solid menu, Terra Café aims to create a community and offers its space for art events, live music, open mics, and discussions.
3316 Greenmount Ave., (410) 889-6003 $$, L, D
Something of a hidden gem with its modest, unassuming exterior. If this dissuades you, that’s a shame, because it offers some of the city’s best Thai food with intimate service.
Yum’s Asian Bistro
2501 N. Charles St., (410) 889-2828, facebook.com/YumsAsianBistro $$, L, D
Hands-down the prettiest room in town where you can sit down to a plate of kung pao chicken. Yum’s covers the typical Chinese-American fare, along with sushi and a few Thai dishes (the kitchen turns out a very respectable pad Thai). Well-priced super meals come with soup, shrimp toast, and crab rangoon.