Dinner and a movie… dinner and drinks…dinner and dancing. The foundation of the best dates has always been dinner and for good reason! Good conversation over a good meal with really good company makes for a solid evening out. And if you haven’t been taking advantage of this fact, here’s your chance to redeem yourself for 2018.
Here are the best, most romantic Baltimore restaurants.
Don’t say we never did anything for you.
Rusty Scupper – 402 Key Highway, Inner Harbor Marina
Take your date to the Rusty Scupper if you want to really impress them with the landscape of the city. This celebrated and known restaurant sits right in the Inner Harbor and offers amazing seafood dishes along with even more amazing sights. Imagine yourself sitting above the water, looking out at the dazzling lights and holding the hand of the one you love. Sounds like a Valentine’s Day neither of you will forget.
La Scala – 1012 Eastern Avenue
Chef and Owner of La Scala, Nino Germano, has a mission to treat every guest “as if they were in his own home.” It’s perhaps because of that consideration and hospitality that La Scala has topped multiple “Best Of” lists for the last 7 years…It’s also probably because the atmosphere, the food and the service is also really good. Take your loved one to this restaurant if you want to have an authentic and welcoming Italian experience right here in Baltimore. Forego your diet for a night and try the Penne alla Vodka, which is a pasta dish with tomato, cream, vodka and Tabasco.
The Prime Rib – 1101 N. Calvert Street
The Prime Rib is the perfect choice if you want to break out your dress shoes and splurge a little. The restaurant even calls itself the “civilized steakhouse,” and business casual dress is required. There are live musicians playing music to set the tone, complimentary valet service and a wine list so extensive that it’s a recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Indulge and get the $70 prime rib steak, or get the smoked salmon off the less expensive bar menu.
Woodberry Kitchen – 2010 Clipper Park Road
This charming restaurant is perfect if your idea of romance is anything farm-to-table. It’s rustic, it’s intimate, and most importantly, its offerings are always fresh and locally sourced. You don’t have to pull out the fancy digs to enjoy a cozy Valentine’s Day dinner at Woodberry Kitchen. All you need is a willing attitude and an empty belly. Try their Spicy Pork & Rigatoni or anything from their (more expensive) gluten-free supper menu if you have intolerances.
Louisiana Restaurant – 1708 Aliceanna Street
Louisiana Restaurant brings Creole cooking directly to Baltimore. From the ambience to the décor to the actual menu itself, everything at Louisiana is designed to give guests an authentic experience. If you or your Valentine have never had quality French cooking with a Cajun twist, this is the place to visit. Try the blackened jumbo shrimp and grits or their seafood gumbo, which is a classic Louisiana staple.
Whether it’s steak, Italian, crab cakes or mixture of it all, these top Baltimore restaurants have everything you need to make Valentine’s Day dinner a success. You can’t lose!
Happy Valentine’s Day, Baltimore!