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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...

Ambassador Dining Room Indian
13/20
Ambassador Apartments
3811 Canterbury Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21218
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This Indian gem's covered patio brings cozy firelight in winter and the delights of a garden view in summer. More...

Annabel Lee Tavern American
13/20
601 S. Clinton St.
Baltimore, MD 21224
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An atmospheric Poe-themed pub, with poetry on the walls and a poetic take on American tavern fare. More...

Antrim 1844 Smokehouse Restaurant French
14/20
Dining Room at Antrim 1844 Smokehouse Restaurant, Taneytown, MD Antrim 1844 Country House Hotel
30 Trevanion Rd.
Taneytown, MD 21787
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The antique-filled setting of this country manor makes the perfect backdrop for chef Michael Gettier's contemporary French cuisine. More...

B&O American Brasserie Contemporary
14/20
Dining Room at B&O American Brasserie, Baltimore, MD Hotel Monaco Baltimore
2 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
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Inspired by the golden age of rail travel, this polished hotel restaurant offers upscale, eco-friendly American fare with international grace notes. 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...

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...

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...

Henninger's Tavern Contemporary
14/20
1812 Bank St.
Baltimore, MD 21231
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Atmospheric, funky, and decorated with a whole flea market’s worth of vintage miscellanea, Henninger’s offers a surprisingly soigné fine-dining menu. More...

Kali's Court Mediterranean
13/20
Dining Room at Kali 1606 Thames St.
Baltimore, MD 21231
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Although Kali's Court does offer uncommonly pleasant digs for dining, it is the fresh grilled fish and pan-Mediterranean menu that draw crowds of loyal customers. More...

Linwood's Contemporary
15/20
Dining Room at Linwood 25 Crossroads Dr.
Owings Mills, MD 21117
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A boldly updated décor and some of the best contemporary cooking around keep Linwood's at the head of the pack. More...

Louisiana Continental
14/20
1708 Aliceanna St.
Baltimore, MD 21231
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Relax and enjoy French-Louisiana cuisine in this venue's laid-back elegance. 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...

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...

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...

Red Maple Global
14/20
930 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
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A chic dance club by night, in the earlier evening Red Maple is a handsome contemporary restaurant. More...

Sotto Sopra Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Sotto Sopra, Baltimore, MD 405 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
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Still sexy, sophisticated and packed with a see-and-be-seen crowd. 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...

Tio Pepe Spanish
15/20
10 E. Franklin St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
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Generations of Baltimoreans have relied on this romantic Spaniard as their very own party palace. More...

Waterfront Kitchen Contemporary
13/20
Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Museum
1417 Thames St.
Baltimore, MD 21231

Seek and ye shall find: this tucked away restaurant boasts a water view and stylishly seasonal contemporary cooking. More...

RESTAURANT AWARDS 2014

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