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


Dinner Tues.-Sun., Brunch Sun.

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b, Baltimore, MD

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b Restaurant Review

: Don’t let the lowercase "b" fool you. The Bolton Hill bistro may be dubbed simply b, but its provenance --- its owners are the folks behind Helmand and Tapas Teatro --- is a clue that behind the cozy diminutive is some serious fine dining. Produce is seasonal, and much of it comes from the restaurant’s own Fig Leaf Farm. The contemporary menu, which offers an assortment of small plates as well as heartier entrées, has some standouts, including the pan-seared sea scallops with bacon, and sous-vide Moulard duck breast with Swiss chard, duck confit and Burgundy foie gras emulsion. But b never forgets it’s a neighborhood eatery, too. Juicy burgers welcome local drop-ins, and tall windows put Bolton Hill’s lovely Victorian architecture on display. In warm weather, the outdoor tables are much sought after.

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