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Diners' Choice: Good for special occasions restaurants in Baltimore / Maryland

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best special occasion restaurants in Baltimore / Maryland? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite 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 Bas Rouge restaurant
5 (810)
$50 and over
Contemporary European
About the restaurant
Bas Rouge is a modern European restaurant offering an impeccable integration of fine dining, a world class wine list, and elegant service. The high style and gorgeous interior offer inspiration in one of the Eastern Seaboard's cultural and historic gems, Easton, Talbot County, Maryland. The dining experience is refined, and the dishes are characterized by their polished adaptation of traditional Viennese and European classics, with ingredients from the finest local purveyors and farms.
Top review
Dined 3 days ago
Thank you for welcoming me and my son - the meal was outstanding and the service excellent. I particularly appreciated that we were not rushed, even though our reservation was for 830 on Thursday night - thanks to the excellent waitstaff!
A photo of The Smokehouse Restaurant at Antrim 1844 restaurant
5 (646)
$50 and over
Contemporary French / American
About the restaurant
For over 25 years, Antrim 1844's Smokehouse Restaurant has maintained its legacy as a culinary destination with exquisite ingredient-driven cuisine. Enhanced by the skillful techniques of our executive chef, the menu highlights the finest and freshest ingredients through a sophisticated interpretation of contemporary American cuisine to the delight of novice epicureans and gourmands alike.
Top review
Dined on Jun 14, 2024
Really supurb, Would put the piano a little further from tables
A photo of The Elkridge Furnace Inn restaurant
4.8 (2930)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
About the restaurant
Award-winning Executive Chef Dan Wecker shares his passion and dedication through seasonal menus boasting a fusion of New American and French- Inspired dishes -- the perfect balance of classic and creative cuisine. A thoughtful wine list and signature cocktails start the adventure. Signature Cream of Baltimore Soup and Chef's own pan mustard sauce for crab cakes are a notable twist. On-site Green House and Mushroom house add to the intrigue. Finally, in-house desserts will add a memorable sweet ending to your experience. Our circa 1744 Tavern Restaurant, 1810 Manor House along with 12 acres of grounds and gardens makes for the perfect dining escape. intersecting literature, history and geography as story with our food. Experiences including monthly themed teas along with wine and spirit coursed dinners are sought after pre-paid options. Patio and Porch dining available.

2023 Best of Howard County: Best Chef, Fine Dining, Ambiance, Steak and Place to Take Out of Towners...
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
My second time there. Always a phenomenal experience and great place for quiet conversation over amazing food in a cool environment
A photo of Magdalena restaurant
4.7 (1164)
$31 to $50
Mt. Vernon
About the restaurant
Magdalena features thoughtfully created bistro fare inspired by the classic dishes of France, the comforts of England and the vast spirit of Baltimore.

The seasonally evolving menu highlights a playful yet sophisticated take on classics driven by the bounty of the Chesapeake Bay region. Ingredients are sourced close to home and relationships with local farmers and purveyors are at the heart of the culinary philosophy.

A cheeky cocktail program, revered whiskey collection, Wine Spectator awarded wine list, and regionally sourced craft beers complete a delightfully unmatched dining experience.
Top review
Dined 6 days ago
The food was amazing. Service was a little slow so we were there a lot longer than we anticipated, but overall it’s a great place and we will come back.
A photo of RAAS restaurant
4.7 (802)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
The Queen Anne Victorian at 210 Savannah Road in Lewes, DE has stood tall for over 100 years. Built in 1899, Captain W. “Diver” Johnston at the age of 52 collaborated with his business partner (William H. Virden) to build a beautiful new house for him and his wife, Isabella. Records indicate that he paid $400 for the entire lot, one of the most prominent sites in downtown Lewes.Over the next 100 years, the Victorian structure built in the style of Eastlake, an English architect, served as a home for many families, including longtime Lewes Mayor, Otis Smith.

The team at Raas is proud to continue the story of the Queen Anne Victorian. Each chapter of the building’s history has added to its charm and we at Raas are excited for its next chapter.


Our team’s interpretation of the word "Raas" is a celebration of food and culture while showcasing the medicinal value of Indian cuisine.
Top review
Dined 6 days ago
I’ve been here several times and it has never disappointed. The food is always amazing and the service is always fantastic (Aaron was our waiter last night). I and a friend went last night. She has never been there before; she went away full and very happy she went. She had the chicken tikka masala and I tried the goat dish they have. Both were outstanding. I recommend Raas to every friend of mine who loves Indian food.
A photo of Kabuto restaurant
4.7 (57)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
We are committed to serving an authentic Japanese experience to each and every one of our guests. From the atmosphere of our dining room to the dishes we make, we have constructed a Japanese-inspired restaurant people want to visit.
Whether you prefer the excitement of our chefs cooking in front of you on our hibachi grill or the bursts of tangy flavor from our sushi rolls, you’ll have a dine-in experience that is unlike any other.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 1, 2024
Excellent service. Very clean establishment. The sushi and hibachi were delicious. I will definitely be back.
A photo of The Melting Pot - Towson restaurant
4.6 (1874)
$31 to $50
About the restaurant
The Melting Pot in Towson offers an extraordinary dining experience that you won't find at any other restaurant. Here, you'll discover all the ingredients to a perfect evening, including a relaxed atmosphere, private tables, attentive service, fine wines and fabulous four-course dinners. No matter what the occasion, from a romantic date to get-togethers with friends, meetings or large groups, The Melting Pot always hits the spot. We believe in celebrating the everyday, so you don’t need a special reason to come out for our delicious menu offerings.

Your experience begins with rich cheese fondues prepared table-side. Your taste buds will be delighted by a fresh salad course. The third course is diverse selections of entrées choice ranging from steak, seafood, gluten free and vegetarian options! The finale fourth course is Chocolate Fondue served with decadent dippers.

We are sure the time and rich conversations around our steamy fondue pots will bring you closer to family and friends.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 11, 2024
It was amazing and we had probably one of the best waiters in a long time
A photo of Morton's The Steakhouse - Baltimore restaurant
4.5 (1916)
$50 and over
About the restaurant
What began in Chicago in 1978 is now one of the most award-winning steakhouses around. For over 30 years, Morton's The Steakhouse has been on a mission to provide "The Best Steak… Anywhere." Focusing on quality, consistency and genuine hospitality, Morton's seeks to provide not only memorable cuisine, but a memorable experience. With fresh, succulent seafood and famed USDA prime-aged steak, it's no surprise that Morton's has thrilled diners all over the world. For a glimpse of a higher standard of steakhouse, come see the legendary Morton's experience for yourself.
Top review
Dined on Jun 12, 2024
Excellent service and the food was outstanding. Great recommendations from our server.
A photo of P.F. Chang's - Columbia restaurant
4.2 (206)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
We are an Asian & Chinese restaurant offering dine-in, takeout, to-go, delivery, and catering. Make a reservation online to dine in. Order Asian and Chinese food delivery, takeout, and catering online or through the P.F. Chang's mobile app. Let us cater the perfect feast for you - corporate office catering menus are also available. P.F. Chang's offers a variety of signature Asian, Thai, Korean, Japanese, Mongolian, and Chinese food dishes including Chicken Lettuce Wraps, Chicken Pad Thai, Signature Lo Mein, Fried Rice, Mongolian Beef, Chang's Spicy Chicken, and Pork and Shrimp Dumplings. Order online for sushi delivery and takeout. Many gluten-free and vegetarian menu items are available. Try our seasonal cocktails and seasonal menu items.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
I enjoyed our meal. Food was tasty and service was quick. I would visit again.
A photo of Talbot St. Tavern restaurant
4 (13)
$30 and under
St Michaels / Tilghman Island
About the restaurant
At Talbot St. Tavern, you can enjoy handcrafted food using locally sourced ingredients along with Maryland’s best spirits & craft beers. We take pride in our carefully crafted menu, made from the finest, local ingredients. Our commitment to quality means that each dish is prepared with care and attention. From classic pub fare to more adventurous options, our menu has something for everyone!

Whether you want to unwind with a pint of your favorite beer or try one of our signature cocktails, our bar has something for everyone. We carefully curated a selection of drinks, and our knowledgeable bartenders and staff will ensure that your experience at our bar is nothing short of exceptional.

At Talbot St. Tavern, we are always providing our customers with weekly specials and the best in local entertainment. Come enjoy a night out with live music and great food and drinks!
Top review
Dined 2 days ago
We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. Sarah took great care of us and provided some excellent reccomendations. The lamb lollipops and bacon wrapped shrimp are not to be missed. The Caesar salad was excellent as was the espresso filet and fish and chips. We enjoyed a nice bottle of zinfandel (although no decanter was available) and the house made doughnut dessert was very tasty. We will be returning soon!
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