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Diners' Choice: Best Overall restaurants in Baltimore / Maryland

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best overall restaurants in Baltimore / Maryland? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favourite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Bas Rouge restaurant
5.0
5 (854)
$50 and over
Contemporary European
Easton
About the restaurant
For party sizes of 6 guests or more, please call the restaurant at (410) 822-1637.
Bas Rouge is a modern European restaurant offering an impeccable integration of fine dining, a world class wine list, and elegant service. The high style and gorgeous interior offer inspiration in one of the Eastern Seaboard's cultural and historic gems, Easton, Talbot County, Maryland. The dining experience is refined, and the dishes are characterized by their polished adaptation of traditional Viennese and European classics, with ingredients from the finest local purveyors and farms.

Top review
EricSvip
Dined 6 days ago
Extraordinary service Cocktails and wines were amazing
A photo of Dutch Courage restaurant
5.0
5 (519)
$31 to $50
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Charles Village
About the restaurant
Dutch Courage is a gin-centric cocktail bar located in the historic Baltimore neighborhood of Old Goucher. Whether you are looking for an adventuresome cocktail or need a cold beer, our staff has you covered. With 150 bottles of Gin, Genever, Old Tom and Barreled Gin, along with a full spirit selections, there is always something new to explore and help you discover your courage.
The Dutch Courage kitchen team lead by Chef Alec Jacobsen has a variety of food for you to enjoy while sipping beverages. From delightful boards of cheese, charcuterie and tinned seafood to small and large plates, the food at Dutch Courage is always a culinary adventure.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
I’ve been interested in trying Dutch Courage for a long time and finally got there. I was very pleasantly surprised. The space is inviting and the menu is unique! We tried several food items and they were all absolutely delicious! (Chefs kiss). Large drink menu including great wines:). Thanks for your hustle! Will definitely be back aGaIN 😎
A photo of The Retriever Bar & The Decoy Bottle Shop restaurant
4.8
4.8 (25)
$30 and under
American
Chestertown
About the restaurant
The Retriever is a bar and our description will be updated soon.
Top review
slink
Dined 6 days ago
Always great food but no oysters for “Buck a Shuck” night!!
A photo of The Stewart restaurant
4.8
4.8 (137)
$31 to $50
Dining Bar
Easton
About the restaurant
The Stewart is an intimate bar-and-lounge in the heart of Easton, MD, with an unparalleled focus on the very finest of single malt Scotch whiskeys and vintage Champagnes. Upon entrance, guests are transported to a sphere of sheer refinement and spirit sophistication where one of the most impressive assemblages of Scotch in America is gloriously ensconced in the eloquent Federal Street enclave. An elegant evening progresses in an atmosphere of updated and distinguished Highland splendor: gleaming dark woods, handsomely refurbished period seating, gilt-framed oil paintings of Highland scenes, an intricately pargeted plaster ceiling, and, naturally, tartans galore. A crackling fire in the cooler months provides cozy ambient undertones within an 18th century walnut and brass trumeau chimney.
Top review
Tom2vip
Dined on Jul 13, 2024
Always a magnificent experience...decor, service and cuisine. Menu is dynamic, changing with the seasons and reflecting our local bounty.
A photo of Osteria 177 restaurant
4.9
4.9 (3348)
$31 to $50
Italian
Annapolis
About the restaurant


Osteria 177 is the ultimate expression of an Italian tavern where the main attraction is imported delicacies of one-of-a-kind food and wine. Adorned by barreled wine, an Osteria would never lack the sought out local specialties, spices, cheeses, fish or meats. It was here that many people tried to alleviate life's stresses by numbering themselves with good food, good wine, and good company. The owner/chef of the Osteria would take the utmost pride in stocking these praised elements as the basis for mouthwatering meals, a delicious dance-for-all of the five senses. This is the basis for Osteria 177.

Top review
Coreytree
Dined 1 day ago
The cocktails were good, the waiter was helpful, the wines were superb (with numerous affordable options) and the food was fab.
A photo of The Dive Club restaurant
4.8
4.8 (111)
$30 and under
Seafood
Cambridge
About the restaurant
Join us on the USS N. Nectar as we set sail across the Chesapeake Bay in search of the infamous Chessie.

During your journey, enjoy Shareable Plates, and Tropical Cocktails inspired by the Captains many adventures around the globe.

*We are a themed restaurant, and not an actual boat on the water*

Top review
AngelaRz
Dined 4 days ago
How fun is the Dive Club?! Perfect niche vibe of ship/tiki vibe and the food is absolutely delicious! Service was fabulous- bartenders are adorable - definitely in character when needed but never over the top. Such a cool place to celebrate our son's birthday. Will be back when visiting Cambridge on vacation again.
A photo of SoBo Cafe restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1070)
$30 and under
American
Federal Hill
About the restaurant
Located in the quaint neighborhood of Federal Hill, Baltimore. SoBo Cafe continues the tradition of American comfort food with global influences and expands it with vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and keto/paleo options. We serve craft cocktails, local draft beer & carefully selected wines. A perennial favorite among neighbors and visitors, we go out of our way to make everyone feel at home. We are gluten-free, vegetarian & vegan friendly.

We are a short walk from Camden Yards/Oriole Park & M&T/Ravens Stadium. We are very close to the Convention Center, Downtown & the Inner Harbor.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
This was by far the best food I have eaten in Baltimore. They had great gluten free options. I had the garden salad, crab cake, and gluten free brownie. My only complaint is that it was not wheelchair accessible.
A photo of Arturo's Trattoria restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1656)
$31 to $50
Italian
Glen Burnie
About the restaurant
Fine dining Italian restaurant specializing in fresh-daily seafood, homemade pasta, prime cuts of meat, and local produce. Voted Best Italian Cuisine in Baltimore Magazine Reader's Poll February 2021.

ARTURO'S TRATTORIA OFFERS BOTH IN-HOUSE DINING AND TAKEOUT DINNER SERVICE FROM MONDAY TO SATURDAY EVENING. TAKEOUT DINNER SERVICE IS AVAILABLE BY CALLING 410-761-1500 OR SENDING AN EMAIL TO INFO@ARTUROSTRATTORIA.COM

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 16, 2024
We had high hopes for some great Italian food and wonderful atmosphere. The high ratings gave us every indication that it was going to be a great evening. Upon entering the restaurant we were great with luke warm hello. The hostess sat immediately although we arrived early. We waited a bit for the waiter but I believe he was the only one working the area we were in. Tables are a bit close or the music wasn’t loud enough as were heard conversations from other tables. We ordered a Cesar salad which was just ok. I ordered the Ragu and my husband the filet.  My dish as lacking flavor. My husband was satisfied with his although overcooked a bit. We ordered dessert but it didn’t come. We both had drinks. When the bill came we were shocked as my husbands cocktail was $38 for one margarita and he had two (yikes!!!). We reminded the waiter that we didn’t get the dessert so he comp’d us dessert and apologized. We also let him know how we felt about the cocktail price. He was very apologetic. The best think about this restaurant was the service. For the price the food should have been better. Doubt we’ll return Sadly!
A photo of Hersh's restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1212)
$31 to $50
Italian
Federal Hill
About the restaurant
Hersh's celebrates the foods of Italy and the craft of the American bartender. Our menu of fresh, ingredient-driven dishes includes rustic Italian small plates and award-winning housemade pasta, as well as Neapolitan pizza featuring housemade mozzarella and sausage. Our booze program focuses on vintage cocktails, craft brews and spirits and a tightly-edited wine list offering varietals you won't see every day. Come hungry, come thirsty and come often!
Top review
HannahD
Dined 6 days ago
The wine dinner organized with the French Paradox at Hersh's was a lot of fun. Food was tasty, wine was free-flowing, and conversation was bountiful. I'd recommend this even to anyone who's able to handle some liquor.
A photo of The Smokehouse Restaurant at Antrim 1844 restaurant
4.8
4.8 (652)
$50 and over
Contemporary French / American
Taneytown
About the restaurant
For over 25 years, Antrim 1844's Smokehouse Restaurant has maintained its legacy as a culinary destination with exquisite ingredient-driven cuisine. Enhanced by the skillful techniques of our executive chef, the menu highlights the finest and freshest ingredients through a sophisticated interpretation of contemporary American cuisine to the delight of novice epicureans and gourmands alike.
Top review
GotAway
Dined on Jul 14, 2024
Perfect place to take your loved one too for any occasion. Antrim 1844 makes it a special night for the two of you, from the personalized menu to the food and service, everything is set to spoil the both of you.
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