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Diners' Choice: Best Overall restaurants in Baltimore

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Updated 05 April 2024

Looking for the best overall restaurants in Baltimore? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyses 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 Arturo's Trattoria restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1620)
$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
maiseymt
Dined 7 days ago
I made reservations for a dinner for two. I had read that Arturo's Trattoria - although located in a strip mall, was excellent. I can say that was very true. The whole experience was excellent, from the drinks to the food to the service to those personal touches that makes the night. I even had forgotten my cell phone, but the manager came out to the parking lot to find and give it to me. The Martini - were full, one of those things I check as the glasses are hard to see if they are half or 3/4 full. Both the Gin and Vodka were excellent. Highly Recommend.
A photo of Gunther & Co. restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2791)
$30 and under
American
Canton
About the restaurant
Gunther & Co., located in the historic Gunther Boiler Building in Brewers Hill, offers a Modern American menu, globally influenced and locally spun. Whether looking for a casual evening out, special occasion or impromptu drink after work, there is a space carved out for you here – at our oyster bar, on the patio or overlooking the 16-foot living wall and main dining area on our mezzanine. The integrity of our ingredients is at the heart of the menus and each dish is crafted with a pride in preparation and hospitality.
Top review
Tomavip
Dined 4 days ago
This place has always provided the best experience all around. Food was awesome, staff are awesome, just an awesome place to eat, relax, and chill. 5☆
A photo of MARTA restaurant
4.9
4.9 (487)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Upper Fells Point
About the restaurant
New, to the historical Butcher's Hill community in Baltimore, MD comes Marta "fine food and spirits". A new restaurant and bar helmed by the husband and wife duo Matthew and Martha Oetting. Chef Matthew, has been developing Marta over the course of a prestigious career that spans over two decades. Martha Oetting is no stranger to hospitality herself, working in the beer, wine and spirit industry as a brand ambassador for over 15 years. Martha Oetting tackles the bar program, with plans to feature specialty cocktails including unique negroni, digestif, and appertif concoctions. Chef Matthew's dinning menu features stylish American cuisine with a thick Italian accent. Raw preparations in the crudo section are headlined by chef Matthew's signature tuna tartar cannoli. Other stand outs are found in the housemade pasta section, or the carefully curated entrees section. A comfortable and inviting bistro atmosphere welcomes guests to this remarkable Baltimore dinning destination.
Top review
DavidM
Dined 4 days ago
Every item was delicious. The beet salad was the best I’ve ever had. Drinks were good. Main dishes were excellent. And the coffee was especially good.
A photo of La Barrita Restobar restaurant
4.9
4.9 (127)
$31 to $50
Argentinean
Upper Fells Point
About the restaurant
La Barrita features Argentinian style steak seasoned with mouth watering chimichurri, home made pastas, and empanadas. Nestled in the Butcher's Hill neighborhood, La Barrita provides intimate atmosphere with a Baltimore industrial feel. In the warmer months enjoy al fresco dining when we roll up the garage doors.

At La Barrita we treat our guests like family. An upscale casual restaurant, we suit a variety of dining needs, from special occasions to catching up with friends; you might even catch a soccer game on at the bar. Just don't get caught in a Boca jersey! La Barrita is a proud supporter of River Plate fc.

Top review
MackenzieM
Dined 7 days ago
Amazing food and wonderful service! Must go if in Baltimore.
A photo of Hersh's restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1185)
$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
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Great food - beet salad, pizza, wine. Understated. Quiet Sunday night dinner
A photo of The Capital Grille - Baltimore restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3888)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Downtown
About the restaurant
Make it a day to remember. From birthdays and anniversaries to professional milestones, we aim to make every gathering special at The Capital Grille. Open seven days a week, The Capital Grille is best known for our expertly prepared steaks, which are dry aged in house for 18 to 24 days and then hand-cut by our restaurant's on-premise butcher. The Capital Grille's wine list features more than 350 selections, and its floor-to-ceiling wine kiosk regularly houses 3,500 - 5,000 bottles. Reservations are recommended but not required. For more information, please visit our website. We look forward to delighting you.
Top review
Gino
Dined 3 days ago
Great food, nice environment, great valet parking , attentive server. Was a great birthday surprise .
A photo of Dutch Courage restaurant
4.8
4.8 (505)
$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
Amoore
Dined 6 days ago
Excellent addition to the neighborhood. Baltimore needs more of this!
A photo of Ethel's Creole Kitchen restaurant
4.8
4.8 (17)
$30 and under
Creole / Cajun / Southern
Northwest Baltimore
About the restaurant
Ethel's Creole Kitchen is a locally owned and operated restaurant specializing in upscale casual dining, fine cocktails, and good times! Our award winning Gumbo and Jambalaya are not to be missed, but the depth of our cuisine doesn't stop there. Chef Ed and Chef Nick are always cooking up seasonal specials and new flavors utilizing fresh seafood, cajun creole staples, smoked / grilled meats, and local products. We also offer a full bar with plenty of signature cocktails, fine wines, and great beers. In the spring, summer, and fall join us for candle lit open patio and outdoor dinning in addition to our regular cozy indoor seating. Great for date nights and family dinners!

A Few Signature Dishes and Drinks: Maryland Crabcakes, Pan Bronzed Rockfish, Crab Dip, Gumbo, Jambalaya, Sazerac, Vieux Carre, Shimp and Smoked Brisket Mac and Cheese, Fried Crawfish Grits, Baby Back Ribs

Top review
Marci
Dined 6 days ago
Ethel’s is amazing every time! The crab dip and gumbo are standouts!
A photo of Verde restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1103)
$31 to $50
Pizza Bar
Canton
About the restaurant
From an extensive list of authentic Neapolitan wood-fired pizzas, to fresh salads & homemade desserts, Verde brings the traditional flavors of Italy to the Canton neighborhood of Baltimore City. The restaurant also offers an assortment of local beers & imported Italian craft beers, a list of hand-selected domestic and Italian wines and an awarding winning cocktail program.
Outdoor seating available
Order Pick Up at verdepizza.com
Nightly specials available visit verde.restaurant
Valet parking nightly with complimentary Sunday to Thursday

We offer takeout! Please visit our website at www.verdepizza.com to complete your order!

Top review
Georgevip
Dined 3 days ago
The best ever pizza in Baltimore by far!! Very friendly staff!
A photo of SoBo Cafe restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1057)
$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
Iwatchtoomuchfoodnetworkvip
Dined 2 days ago
Great neighborhood gem of a restaurant. Pleasant, upscale casual American bistro vibe. Was in Baltimore for a work trip, staying right by Camden Yards, and was looking for a restaurant to offset the high-priced tourist traps in the Inner Harbor. My team loved the pleasant 1-mile walk through a nice residential neighborhood. The Future Ball cocktail is absolutely delicious and super inventive - I've never had anything like it. We all loved the mezze platter we got to share to start, and everyone said their food was great. The Korean short rib is awesome and a hefty portion, my colleagues enjoyed the burger, the bavette steak and the Peruvian chicken. Would absolutely go again, this was a super high quality and refreshing change from the usual expensive-but-bland business-person restaurants.
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