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Best Inner-Harbor Restaurants for Your Pre-Prom Dinner

3 Delectable Dining Options for Prom in Baltimore

Your prom night is one of the most memorable nights of your life. Every detail is planned to perfection, from your outfit, where you and your friends will go to celebrate after prom and which restaurant will host the romantic before-prom meal with your date. When you live in Baltimore, Maryland there is a wealth of options for perfect pre-prom eats, so choosing the right can be a bit overwhelming. To find a restaurant that is romantic, delicious and memorable, look no further than Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. With a luxury Baltimore prom limo already booked, you can easily make your way to the Harbor for a meal to remember.

The Inner Harbor is a historic seaport and landmark in the city, giving those who visit an experience unlike anywhere else in the world. With waterfront property playing host to a variety of shops, parks, plazas, hotels, leisure attractions, restaurants, and much more, the Inner Harbor is the perfect location for your pre-prom dinner. Here are a few restaurants in the Inner Harbor to consider.

1. Wit and Wisdom

Wit and Wisdom is one of the premier restaurants at the Four Seasons Baltimore. It is easily the most luxurious space in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and the elegant layout, delicious food and overall atmosphere of Wit and Wisdom prove that. Long, wide windows throughout the restaurant offer a stunning view of the Inner Harbor. Lounge chairs and a fireplace set a relaxed yet sophisticated atmosphere. The kitchen area is semi-open, which offers a playful way to “invite” patrons into the process of how the dishes at Wit and Wisdom are created. However don’t think that the elegance and luxury mean that they serve only dishes that you cannot pronounce. Wit and Wisdom serve American tavern food and bold comfort food with a twist. Their aim is to put a spin on local Chesapeake favorites while honoring the farm-to-table movement. Wit and Wisdom is the premier restaurant in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and tops the list of pre-prom dinner choices.

2. Brightons Orangerie

Brightons Orangerie is located in the former Harbor Court Hotel, which is now known as the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Hotel. This restaurant features elegant tearooms and dining rooms with fancy dangling chandeliers and the most incredible panoramic view of the Inner Harbor you have ever seen. Their menu is classified as “American Cuisine” and they offer a wide variety of options to suit everyone’s pallet. Their seafood is pulled straight from the waters of the Chesapeake Bay and served fresh daily. They also offer regional cuisine and special delicacies such as turtle soup. Like most restaurants, Brightons Orangerie offers daily specials, but a unique twist is thrown into the mix. The restaurant’s rooftop garden provides all of the herbs and vegetables for the Orangerie, ensuring that they are nothing less than the freshest available. Brightons Orangerie is a perfect place to experience some amazing food while enjoying an incredible view of the Inner Harbor.

3. Aldo’s Ristorante Italiano

Aldo’s Ristorante Italiano is just as it sounds, an exquisite Italian restaurant located in Baltimore’s Little Italy district of the Inner Harbor. The owner and head chef at Aldo’s is a true Italian, born in Calabria, Italy. This guarantees that the dishes you are served are authentic and unmatched. Their menu offers a wide variety of options such as lobster risotto appetizers, classic pasta dishes such as rigatoni and penne, and incredible main dishes such as Tournedos Rossini, which is a filet mignon with foie gras, black truffles, and porcini with wild mushroom sauce. The building itself was created from the conversion of two brownstone homes. It portrays an atmosphere that is described as “comfortably elegant” and it is by far the most sophisticated restaurant in Little Italy. Aldo’s Ristorante Italiano is the ideal location for a romantic pre-prom dinner with your date.

With so many dining options in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, it can be difficult to choose the perfect one for your pre-prom dinner. No matter which restaurant you end up choosing, the atmosphere and view associated with this part of the city will be enough to sweep your date off their feet.

Top Photo Credit: Austin Kirk

Posted on Mar 31 2015

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