B&O American Brasserie
2 North Charles St. (443) 692-6172. www.bandorestaurant.com .Seats: 146.Cuisine: American brasserie.Specialties: Heirloom tomato and watermelon salad with chipotle goat cheese and saba; ricotta flatbread with asparagus, farm egg and Parmesan; Chesapeake rockfish with smoked shrimp-pea risotto and arugula pesto.Main courses: $12-$34.Chef: E Michael Reidt.Owner: Kimpton Restaurants.
1425 Aliceanna St. (410) 534-7296. www.pazorestaurant.com .Seats: 350.Cuisine: Sicily, Sardinia, Campania and Catalonia.Specialties: wood-grilled duck breast with creamy rice, English peas and mushrooms; wood-grilled lamb chops with sugar-snap pea panzanella, mint and pecorino; house-made butifarra blanca sausage with potato purée.Main courses: $19-$36.Chef: Michael Costa.Owners: Tony Foreman and Cindy Wolf.
2127 E. Pratt St. (410) 276-5480. www.salttavern.com .Seats: 60.Cuisine: tavern.Specialties: duck fat French fries; Kobe beef and foie gras slider with red-onion marmalade and truffle aïoli; goat cheese doughnut with lavender honey, vanilla-scented sea salt and coffee ice cream.Main courses: $20-$28.Chef/co-owner: Jason Ambrose.Co-owner: Jane Ambrose.
615 President St. (410) 528-9883. www.talarabaltimore.com .Seats: 105.Cuisine: Nuevo Latino tapas and ceviche.Specialties: slow-cooked pork shank with Cuban-citrus glaze, roasted corn and goat cheese polenta; mussels with chorizo, tomato and garlic cooked in a Portuguese cataplana and served with grilled ciabatta; seared fish of the day with roasted garlic ponzu, pickled ginger, shaved fennel and wasabi mayonnaise.Tapas and ceviche: $5-$25.Chefs: James Rogers and Will Simms.Owner: Yves Carreau.
2010 Clipper Park Rd. (410) 464-8000. www.woodberrykitchen.com .Seats: 90.Cuisine: locally sourced American.Specialties: sizzling shrimp with romesco, onion and lemon; brick-oven roasted chicken and waffles with tortilla, kale and pan sauce; crackling rice pudding with poached rhubarb.Main courses: $14-$32.Chef/co-owner: Spike Gjerde.Co-owner: Amy Gjerde.