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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED The Chesapeake

1701 N. Charles St. (Lanvale St.) Send to Phone
410-547-2760
A quarter-century after its closing, an old-school favorite returns with a casually classy new-school look and menu of American fare.
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED The Chesapeake Restaurant Review

: For much of the twentieth century, The Chesapeake was the place to dine. Thick-cut steaks, unabashedly rich seafood, and strong cocktails were the order of the day as milestones were celebrated, and sorrows drowned, in its swank, sprawling dining rooms. When it closed in the late eighties, it left many nostalgic and hungry fans behind. So it was major news when, after a quarter century, the old place showed signs of new life. With its exposed beams, handsome bar, high-top tables and maritime murals, the reborn Chesapeake is casual but classy, suited to Station North’s hipster-friendly vibe while honoring the Old Baltimore traditions of its predecessor. Seafood is still a major player, and you can still get a first-rate Prime New York strip and even the signature coconut cake “snowball” of yore. But the menu shows its twenty-first century pedigree: shareable small plates, charcuterie, local craft beers, and plenty of focus on local sourcing and sustainability. Must-tries on chef Jordan Miller’s menu include shrimp and grits with wild mushrooms, Maryland chicken with braised greens, and buttermilk biscuits.

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