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Team Samuelson’s Favorites – Baltimore Restaurant Week

Feb 20, 2014

Photo credit: Flickr Kathleen Tyler Conklin

Baltimore Winter Restaurant Week kicked off on Sunday, February 16, 2014 and close to 100 Baltimore-area restaurants are offering menus at a fixed price of $30 or $20 for three-course dinners, and $15 for two-course lunches.

Since Samuelson’s Diamond’s is right in downtown Baltimore (on Baltimore Street) you can guarantee our team members frequent lots of Baltimore restaurants for happy hours, date nights, and Sunday brunches. Most of our customers live in downtown Baltimore too and hit up local resturants in their neighborhood to celebrate special occasions or when they need a fun night out.

Baltimore Restaurant Week gives couples the perfect opportunity to finally check out that place they’ve been wanting to try – and for a great price. With over 100 excellent restaurants to choose from we asked for some recommendations from our team members and even customers in an attempt to help make the decision of where to dine a little easier on you.

Team Samuelson’s Recommendations

Cara Ensor: Samuelson’s Diamonds Sales Rep

La Tavola Italian Restaurant – Little Italy: I loved the seafood dish I had there and the portions were perfect (not too much, not too little). Plus, we had excellent service! Check out their restaurant week menu here.

Roy’s Restaurant- Harbor East: We celebrated my birthday this year at Roy’s and it was delicious! In addition to a great menu, they have awesome drinks you have to try. Oh, and they offer valet so you don’t need to stress about finding parking. Check out their restaurant week menu here.

 

Dianne Harvard – Marketing Manager

RA Sushi Bar Restaurant – Harbor East: RA is a great spot for a happy hour with friends, or a date night. The atmosphere is super fun, and if you get there before 7pm swing by the bar to enjoy their incredible happy hour drink selection (I recommend the Cucumber Emperor’s Margarita). Their restaurant week menu includes the Viva Las Vegas Roll, which is one of my all time favorite sushi rolls … ever. Check out their restaurant week menu here. 

Mt. Washington Tavern – Mt. Washington:  If you’re looking for a place outside of the hustle and bustle of downtown, but still in Baltimore City then Mt. Washington Tavern is a great spot for you.  Since its reopening in November of 2013 (after a fire) the place has been better than ever. Their restaurant week menu includes Sea Salt and Caramel Ice Cream which I throughly enjoyed during my visit. Check out their restaurant week menu here. 

Customer Recommendations

Chris Walbert: Engagement Ring and Wedding Band Customer

Maggie’s Farm – North of Downtown: Maggie’s Farm is located in Lauraville, a great area but one that not many think of for great dining. Delicious, adventurous food and great drinks paired with a cozy, warm atmosphere make Maggie’s Farm a great place for a date night. Check out their restaurant week menu here.

 

Shannon Smith: Engagement Ring and Wedding Band Customer

Shannon shared some of her and her hubby-to-be’s favorite downtown spots via Twitter (she had quite a few) – Blue Hill Tavern, Oceanaire, Oregon Grille, Rusty Scupper, Sotto Sopra, and Waterfront Kitchen

 

Renee Beck: Diamond Studs Customer

Renee is a healthy Baltimore eater who reviews restaurants for the Baltimore Examiner, shares delicious recipes, and finds the hidden healthy gems of Charm City. Similar to Shannon, she shared her favorites via Twitter and had more than one recommendation. B&O American Brasserie, The Food Market, Mezze, Regi’s American Bistro, Sotto Sopra, TEN TEN American Bistro, Wine Market Bistro.

 

Hopefully, these recommendations help to narrow the choices down a bit for you – so get out there and make a date night with your significant other. You have until February 23, 2014 to enjoy these deals so make your reservations soon (restuarants book up fast). And if you decide to take advantage of any the lunch special at any downtown or Mt. Vernon restaurants you’ll be close by, so feel free to stop in to our store and say “hi”.

Do you have any recommendations? Tell us, we’d love to hear them.

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