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550 Light St. (Barre St.) Send to Phone
410-234-0550 | Menu
The deluxe surrounds of the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court make even the simplest burger taste like filet mignon.


Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily
Open late

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Explorers Restaurant Review

: Posh, whimsical Explorers Lounge --- now called, simply, Explorers --- has been elevated to the position of the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court’s top-tier restaurant. The clubby British-Empire-hunts-the-big-game décor, so ideal for late-night cocktails and watching the harbor lights, creates a romantic setting for a leisurely lunch or a big-ticket dinner. Settle into your faux-leopard chairs for small plates of such “international comfort food” as crayfish and grits, chicken wings with honey from the hotel’s own apiary, or fish tacos. Oysters are a good choice; for each oyster order the restaurant makes a donation to the Chesapeake Bay’s oyster recovery program. Entrées emphasize the Maryland perennial crab cake or seasonal fish, such as pan-roasted halibut, but even the classics are tweaked a bit for culinary explorers. Round out the experience with one of the house’s collection of single-malt scotches and premium Cognacs.

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