Restaurants are forever opening and closing here in Baltimore, from old staples to new spins on the old. However, these Baltimore restaurants new to the area are hopefully here to stay. From small plates, famous chefs, sister locations, ramen, seafood and more, these restaurants have great menus and specials.
c. 1740 Lounge
14833 York Road
Sparks, MD 21152
c. 1740 Lounge is located on the first floor of The Milton Inn. The menu offers patrons a variety of over 20 plates such as Clams Casino, Oysters Rockefeller, Blackened Beef Tenderloin and Lobster Bacon Mac and Cheese. These plates are designed for you to order a few to sample and enjoy the variety. The dishes start at $12 and there are wine pairings available starting at $4 for a two-ounce pour and $7 for a four-ounce pour. The menu is available Monday through Friday for lunch and seven days a week for dinner.
614 Water St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
Aggio is owned by locally known Chef Bryan Voltaggio who was also the runner up of the sixth season of “Top Chef.” The bar and lounge area servers a more casual menu. The main dining area offers a full a la carte menu along with a tasting menu. Both menus offer Chef Bryan’s spin on Italian-inspired dishes. On Sundays there is a special Sunday Supper menu that offers three courses for $35 or family-style dishes for the table to share. The bar offers happy hour specials on both drinks and food on Tuesday through Friday in the bar only from 5 p.m. to 7 p,m.
7421 Maple Lawn Blvd.
Fulton, MD 20759
The owners behind Baltimore’s acclaimed Ambassador Dining Room have opened a new restaurant in Howard County called Ananda. The atmosphere inside Ananda portrays a royal Indian and British style. The year-round terrace with glass garage-style doors, relaxed seating, ceiling fans, lighted garlands and its own fireplaces offers even more to the appealing ambience. From the naans and other breads, to the sauces, to the ice cream and seasonal tarts, everything is made in house.The menu offers traditional Indian methods of cooking.
The French Kitchen
20 W. Baltimore St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
The French Kitchen brings classical French dishes to Baltimore like Tartare de Boeuf, Salade Nicoise, Roti and Boeuf Bourguignon. The French Kitchen serves lunch and dinner, and Sunday brunch. Sunday brunch service begins with fresh-baked breads and pastries made on-site. The entrees offer delights like Crepe du Jour, Francais Toast De Brioche and Steak Diane and Eggs. Try one the delicious side dishes like the duck fat breakfast potatoes.
529 E. Belvedere Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21212
Ejji has brought ramen to Baltimore. Located within Belvedere Square Market, it offers open bar seating in which you can enjoy authentic and creative ramen dishes with Malaysian influences. The menu also offers a variety of beer and sakes. You can try ramen dishes like the Tonkotus Ramen with pulled pork, pork belly and a miso egg, the Laksa Ramen with crab, shrimp tempura and surf clams or create your own with over 10 toppings.
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