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Dining Out for New Year's Eve
BALTIMORE

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Besides attending one of the world's 2014 Top 10 Hot Spots for New Year's Eve, what could be better than celebrating the end of the year with a memorable meal? Whether you're looking for a party scene full of revelers or a more romantic space to share a midnight Champagne toast with someone special, we've compiled a list of the best restaurants in Baltimore to ring in the New Year.

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Aldo's Ristorante Italiano Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Aldo 306 S. High St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
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The beautiful woodwork is reason enough to visit Aldo's once, but it's the well wrought Italian cucina that will bring you back for more. More...

b American
14/20
Dining Room at b, Baltimore, MD 1501 Bolton St.
Baltimore, MD 21217

Its contemporary dishes earn it fine-dining status, but the cozily named b never forgets it is also a neighborhood restaurant. More...

The Black Olive Greek
15/20
814 S. Bond St.
Baltimore, MD 21231
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An expansion gives us even more reason to love this Greek-style fish taverna. More...

Blue Hill Tavern Contemporary
13/20
938 S. Conkling St.
Baltimore, MD 21224
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Blue Hill Tavern caters to both sophisticated adults and their comfort food-loving inner children. More...

Cafe Gia Italian
13/20
410 S. High St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
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Sweet, sophisticated Gia’s offers painterly interiors and warm-hearted Italian cuisine. More...

Cafe Troia Italian
14/20
31 W. Allegheny Ave.
Towson, MD 21204
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Old-world flair and sophistication meet on equal footing at this classy Italian eatery. More...

Charleston Southern
16/20
Dining Room at Charleston, Baltimore, MD 1000 Lancaster St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
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Chef Cindy Wolf's daily menu corrals the best of the season into a series of unforgettable dishes, all graciously served in elegant surroundings. More...

Ciao Bella Italian
12/20
236 S. High St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
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This family-run Little Italy stalwart offers everyone’s favorite Italian classics in a white-tablecloth setting. More...

Cinghiale Italian
15/20
Dining Room at Cinghiale, Baltimore, MD 822 Lancaster St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
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Two restaurants in one: an informal wine bar and a dining room with Northern Italian fare --- with prices to match. More...

City Cafe Contemporary
14/20
1001 Cathedral St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
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Mt. Vernon eatery with appeal for neighborhood residents and theater-goers alike. More...

Crepe Du Jour French
13/20
1609 Sulgrave Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21209
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Sweet and savory crêpes are only the beginning at this charming Parisian-style bistro. More...

Da Mimmo Italian
12/20
217 S. High St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
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Owner Mary Ann Cricchio is carrying on in the Sicilian tradition of her late husband, Mimmo. More...

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar Steakhouse
13/20
720 Aliceanna St.
Baltimore, MD 21202

This chain, specializing in corn-fed beef and an extensive wine list, appeals to business diners. More...

Gertrude's American Regional
12/20
Baltimore Museum of Art
10 Art Museum Dr.
Baltimore, MD 21218
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Tables overlooking the Baltimore Museum of Art's sculpture garden are prized in winter and summer alike. More...

Helmand Afghan
13/20
806 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
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Who knew that gently exotic Afghani cuisine would become Baltimore's favorite comfort food? More...

James Joyce Irish Pub & Restaurant Irish
12/20
616 S. President St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
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Irish potato soup and shepherd's pie plus chicken, seafood and steak are on offer at this pub and restaurant. More...

Joe Squared Pizza & Bar Pizza
13/20
133 W. North Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21201

Only the pizza is square at this quirky hangout for hipsters and families. More...

La Famiglia Italian
13/20
The Broadview
105 W. 39th St.
Baltimore, MD 21210
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Rich, satisfying Northern Italian classics in Tuscany-Canterbury. More...

La Scala Italian
11/20
1012 Eastern Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21202
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There’s an unpretentious quality to chef Nino Germano's classic Italian kitchen. More...

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood & Steaks Seafood
13/20
Harbor Inn, Pier 5
711 Eastern Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21202
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A selection of fresh seafood that changes daily is the stock-in-trade of this waterfront restaurant, one of a nationwide chain. More...

The Melting Pot Fondue
11/20
418-420 York Rd.
Towson, MD 21204
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Fondue, anyone? Some things just never go out of style. More...

Milton Inn American Regional
15/20
Dining Room at Milton Inn, Sparks, MD 14833 York Rd.
Sparks, MD 21152
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This grande dame of a country inn is the perfect backdrop for chef-partner Brian Boston's regional American cuisine. More...

Morton's The Steakhouse Steakhouse
13/20
Dining Room at Morton Sheraton Inner Harbor
300 S. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
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A platter of Midwestern corn-fed beef, a parcel of crisp-tender asparagus, a dessert soufflé for two, a notable wine list --- what more could a body want? More...

The Oceanaire Seafood Room Seafood
14/20
Spinnaker Bay Building
801 Aliceanna St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
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Enjoy cocktails in the lounge, oysters at the raw bar, and ultra-fresh fish at this restaurant designed to recall a classic 1930s ocean liner. More...

The Oregon Grille American
15/20
1201 Shawan Rd.
Hunt Valley, MD 21030
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Luxe is the word for the surroundings at this steakhouse-cum-contemporary American restaurant in the heart of Baltimore County's horse country. More...

Pazo Mediterranean
13/20
Dining Room at Pazo, Baltimore, MD 1425 Aliceanna St.
Baltimore, MD 21231

Dishes from the Western Mediterranean dominate the menu at this hot-spot. More...

Petit Louis Bistro French
14/20
Dining Room at Petit Louis Bistro, Baltimore, MD 4800 Roland Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21210
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Picture your favorite Parisian wine bar and you'll have Petit Louis' charms down to a tee. More...

The Prime Rib Restaurant Steakhouse
14/20
Dining Room at The Prime Rib Restaurant, Baltimore, MD Horizon House
1101 N. Calvert St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
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The Prime Rib has got to be the sexiest steakhouse in the city. More...

Roy's Hawaii Regional
13/20
720 B Aliceanna St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
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Celebrity chef Roy Yamaguchi's Hawaiian Fusion cuisine is the draw at this trendy chain specializing in seafood. More...

Rusty Scupper Seafood
12/20
402 Key Hwy.
Baltimore, MD 21230
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A water view and a seafood-heavy menu with international flourishes are the draws at this Inner Harbor mainstay. More...

Ruth's Chris Steak House Steakhouse
13/20
Dining Room at Ruth 600 Water St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
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Gargantuan portions of beef served sizzling hot on metal platters and a first-rate wine cellar make this one of the area's most popular steakhouses. More...

Ruth's Chris Steak House Steakhouse
13/20
Dining Room at Ruth 1777 Reisterstown Rd.
Pikesville, MD 21208
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Dark wood paneling, crisp linens and handsome platters of sizzling U.S. Prime beef are just a few of the lures this suburban steakhouse uses to attract a lively crowd. More...

Sullivan's Steakhouse Steakhouse
13/20
1 E. Pratt St., Ste. 102
Baltimore, MD 21202
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With its aged steaks and hand-shaken martinis, Sullivan’s looks like a place for Bogart or Bond, but the welcome is down-home friendly. More...

Tersiguel's French
14/20
8293 Main St.
Ellicott City, MD 21043
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The French country cooking of the Tersiguel family finds a picturesque home in this historic flagstone house on Ellicott City's main drag. More...

Waterfront Kitchen Contemporary
13/20
Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Museum
1417 Thames St.
Baltimore, MD 21231
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Seek and ye shall find: this tucked away restaurant boasts a water view and stylishly seasonal contemporary cooking. More...

Watertable American Regional
14/20
Dining Room at Watertable, Baltimore, MD Renaissance Harborplace Hotel
202 E. Pratt St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
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The dining room may not have a nautical flavor, but the view and the food both showcase the glories of local waters. More...

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