Few things are as romantic as great food and wine. Baltimore has a host of romantic restaurants perfect for a special occasion (like Valentine's Day) or just an ordinary night out with your sweetie.
306 S. High St.
Dine in a luxurious palazzo-like setting enjoying dishes made with organic and often local ingredients. While Aldo's describes its offerings as "southern-influenced regional Italian cuisine," look for a lot more than pastas doused red sauce. The house's signature dish is foie gras-wrapped tournedos Rossini with wild mushroom sauce.
2 N. Charles St.
Located in the snazzy new Hotel Monaco, B&O is a stylish space with food that follows suit. The restaurant's menu is wide-ranging and well executed. With a selection of pizzas, seafood, beef, and chicken, and inventive cocktails, the B&O is a classy, comfortable, yet not crusty destination for food-lovers everywhere.
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814 S. Bond St.
The dining room's dark setting is a great place to enjoy some of the freshest fish in town. It's filleted tableside. For a truly special occasion, dine in the restaurant's private wine cellar - it holds more than 3,000 bottles.
Inner Harbor East
1000 Lancaster St.
The white table clothes and upscale setting are nice, but it's chef Cindy Wolf's magnificent Southern-inspired dishes that make this a truly unique place to share a romantic meal with someone special.
1835 Frederick Rd.
An old Catonsville manor house with a sprawling yard and a wooded patio, this beloved establishment's menu of continental cuisine with a Maryland flair is as elegant as its atmosphere.
1606 Thames St.
Like a merlot sparking in candlelight, the luxurious fabrics and plum-toned walls of this Fells Point restaurant are intoxicatingly romantic. The cuisine, seafood with a Mediterranean flair, is as enticing as the ambiance.
1708 Aliceanna St.
Old Baltimore meets New Orleans at this upscale Creole restaurant. Highlights of the stylish interior salvaged from Baltimore bygone landmarks include a nude from Haussner's and the staircase's intricate ironwork railing saved from the Inner Harbor's Power Plant. The Creole cooking is fantastic as well.
14833 York Rd.
Throughout the last half century, countless couples have marked anniversaries, engagements and Valentine's Day in this Baltimore County restaurant. A French menu and the country elegance of stone walls, candlelight and white tablecloths set a celebratory mood.
1101 N. Calvert St.
Men have to don a jacket on Saturday nights to dine in this steak-lovers paradise. Dark colors, rich leather seats and some of the juicest, top-cuts of steak around make The Prime Rib perfect for a special occasion.
405 N. Charles St.
This contemporary, artistic restaurant serves some of the most authentic Italian cuisine in the city.
8293 Main St.
Couples looking for a cozy corner to stare into one another's eyes are bound to find one somewhere in the six dining rooms on three levels at this former 19th-century home serving French Country fare.
10 E. Franklin St.
Candles on the tables, waiters in tuxes, some of the best Spanish food you'll find anywhere. Tio Pepe has been a Baltimore staple since 1968. Jackets required.