Kali's Court Restaurant, Baltimore
Baltimore , Maryland
Tel: 410 276 4700
Concierge.com's insider take:
Grilling next to Saints & Sinners tattoo parlor in Fells Point, upscale Kali's is the seafood option of choice for special-occasion couples, business dinners, and clued-in visitors. You'll know exactly what market-fresh fish you're getting: The daily catch is kept on ice near the entrance to this old industrial building, which has received the total pressed-tin and ornamental-iron makeover. Chef Damon Hersh's menu nods to the Mediterranean: Start with a poached pear and caramelized-walnut salad with Feta, then move on to thick grilled sea scallops with mushroom risotto, or a pork chop stuffed with walnuts, figs, Feta, and apricots. Side rooms and a second floor divide the 200-seat capacity into closer quarters; two tiny, romantic tables are tucked onto a narrow balcony, while three others are hidden in a patio garden. Service is efficient and informed: In addition to the menu, friendly waiters offer knowing advice on duckpin-bowling alleys and the neighborhood's best harbor views.
Open daily from 5 pm.