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Diners' Choice: Best Ambiance restaurants in Baltimore Suburbs

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best ambiance in Baltimore Suburbs? 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 18th & 21st restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1456)
$31 to $50
Speakeasy
Columbia
About the restaurant
18th & 21st brings something fresh and classic to Columbia, Maryland. Named after the Constitutional Amendment that enacted Prohibition and then subsequent Amendment that repealed it, 18th & 21st promises to bring back a bygone era through an elevated, tailored evening experience. Our food and cocktails reflect the feel of prohibition supper clubs. This not to say we're stuck in the past, but rather that we try and emulate the style of that era. That means beautiful presentation, careful crafting, and perfect pairings to keep your night on beat. Combined with live music, this creates an unparalleled experience for the discerning and adventurous looking for a sophisticated evening. Due to the nature of the experience at 18th & 21st we request that all diners be over the age of eighteen.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Our experience was epic to say the least. Our hostess, Angel was top-notch as she was the ultimate vibe-setter to welcome my family to the restaurant while celebrating my mother’s milestone birthday. We enjoyed the jams from the Kevin Howard band & they kindly gave an acknowledgement to each party dining for a celebratory occasion. My mom was shocked to hear them sing happy birthday to her. The food was savory, hot & worth every dollar and exuded presentation that feels like a one-of-a-kind dish. For entrees, I recommend the braised beef short ribs, poached lobster, duroc pork chop. Appetizers: coconut shrimp, lump crab blossom. Drinks: smoked old fashion, strawberry wheat fields & watermelon sugar. Dessert: creme brûlée & blueberry cake. This spot is a local gem. Enjoy!
A photo of The Smokehouse Restaurant at Antrim 1844 restaurant
4.9
4.9 (651)
$50 and over
Contemporary French / American
Taneytown
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
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 1, 2024
Our experience at Antrim 1844 was outstanding in every way. The food and drinks were incredible, and the service truly outstanding. We cannot wait to return again soon!
A photo of Cazbar - Columbia restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1318)
$30 and under
Turkish
Columbia
About the restaurant
The Cazbar, established in 2006, is the areas First & Premier Turkish Restaurant. With food, atmosphere, & entertainment served in an authentic Turkish style, Cazbar is sure to provide a thoroughly exotic & enchanting dining experience. Our Columbia location is an mesmerizing dining experience that transports you to Turkey without flying. Perfect for birthdays, graduations, family gatherings and anytime you want to celebrate with family or friends. Reservations recommended but walk-ins always welcome.

Open daily for lunch and dinner and spectacular party specialists.
Join us every Friday & Saturday at 9pm, for the most captivating Belly Dancing shows outside of Turkey!

Top review
Asiavip
Dined 1 day ago
A great dinner night, with friends! The ambiance, the food/drinks, the service, and the belly dance show all spectacular!
A photo of The Elkridge Furnace Inn restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2938)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Elkridge
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
MichaelNvip
Dined 3 days ago
Very good food, super attentive service. Great place to have a special dinner.
A photo of Bud's at Silver Run restaurant
4.7
4.7 (958)
$31 to $50
American
Westminster
About the restaurant
Bud's at Silver Run is a casual elegant restaurant located just north of Westminster, MD and south of Gettysburg, PA. Opened in May of 2008 "Bud's at Silver Run" invites you to enjoy great dining in a casual, friendly atmosphere. Local resident Blinn Salisbury III and partner Ken Lurie are pleased to become part of the community and to revive this great location. We have searched for the right restaurant and are happy that we have found it in Silver Run. Ken brings more than thirty years of varied restaurant experience with him to Bud's. From learning under Karl Beckley at the Greenlake Grill in Seattle to Food & Beverage Director of the Virgin Grand in the Virgin Islands, Ken is excited to return to Maryland. Our goal is to enhance and enrich your dining by offering a quality restaurant experience. We hope to meet and exceed your expectations in each of your visits. Whether you live in the area or if you are just passing through we look forward to making Bud's your place!
Top review
LoriC
Dined on Jun 29, 2024
Service was superior! Amy was terrific! The owner Ken was very attentive and visited our table...and the food was awesome! This was a Birthday celebration and they even gifted the Birthday Boy with a "Bud's coffee cup"! Classy move. Love it there!
A photo of Xenia Greek Kouzina restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1738)
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Columbia
About the restaurant
A dining experience like no other, Xenia offers the best Mediterranean cuisine in Maryland.
Top review
MonaBvip
Dined on Jul 6, 2024
We were 6 people and we all loved the appetizers we shared and the entrees we chose. The desserts were phenomenal! Ben was great as usual as were our servers. Overall a wonderful evening!
A photo of Citron restaurant
4.5
4.5 (2172)
$50 and over
American
Towson
About the restaurant
Casually elegant, romantic American Waterfront Dining in Baltimore County with lovely outside dining on the lake. Repeat winner BEST of BALTIMORE, OpenTable Diners' Choice, Wine Spectator Awards. Owned and operated by Susan and Charles Levine. Enjoy a seasonal menu of highest-grade center-cut steaks, chops and seafood with expert preparation led by Executive Chef Hersh and exquisite sushi by Chef Alan from Hong Kong; plus handcrafted cocktails, and many of the world's best wines and spirits. Everything made in-house. Al fresco dining in peaceful nature or indoors in elegant ambiance. Parties of 7+ or private events please contact us 410-363-0900 reservations@citronbaltimore.com

Exquisite venue for food lovers, with fireplace; subtle TVs in upscale bar. Our 8 private dining rooms and private event venue, The Cove, feature Hi-tech AV, inside/outside Lakefront spaces for large social and corporate events. Heated outdoor terraces year round equal nature lover's paradise. Free parking.

Top review
Steph87vip
Dined 4 days ago
The service and food at Citron was impeccable as always!
A photo of Tersiguel's French Country Restaurant restaurant
4.6
4.6 (2284)
$50 and over
French
Ellicott City
About the restaurant
**Our menu currently features a six course Chef's menu only.**


Our six course Chef's menu at Tersiguel's is a combination of authentic French-style cooking and rustic country fare reminiscent of cuisine found in Tersiguel's original home of Brittany, France. Tersiguel's cuisine is reflective of the seasons, with a garden that produces lettuces, herbs, vegetables, fruits and edible flowers. Tersiguel's is quintessential French Country "from the farm to your plate" cooking. Chef Tersiguel describes his food as "French soul food". The Tersiguel family has operated one of the regions best restaurants for over 45 years and continues this tradition with annual ratings of "Best French Restaurant" from the Zagat and Baltimore Magazine.

Top review
MDNeighbor
Dined on Jul 6, 2024
My dining experience was superb; this may very well be the best restaurant in Howard County, and unquestionably the best in Ellicott City. Tersiguel's has adopted a chef's-choice type of menu, which is to say no menu per se. Based upon preferences and restrictions you provide in advance, the chef cooks up an outstanding, semi-customized, multi-course dinner. As an omnivore I had a seafood course (soft-shell crab), a fish course (halibut), a venison course, and a veal filet course, in addition to soup and dessert. My dining companion, a pescatarian who also doesn't eat shellfish, was accommodated by substituting fish for meat. The wait staff was attentive but not intrusive, and we had an interesting conversation with the chef about the history of his restaurant, as well as about France and its food. The restaurant will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2026. Seating is spacious in the main dining room, and you may even luck out as we did and get a room all to yourselves. This is good for those of us who are COVID-cautious, and makes for a quiet environment, with a background of dining-appropriate classical music. Service and food like this do not come cheap--it's quite pricey but less than you would pay at most Michelin-star restaurants, which this restaurant rivals.
A photo of Linwoods restaurant
4.8
4.8 (4639)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Owings Mills
About the restaurant
It all began with a love story and a dream. Linwood, a chef, and Ellen, a reporter, met 36 years ago in a restaurant of course! They married and began to envision that someday they would open a restaurant of their own. The restaurant’s first business plan was written at their dining room table on an electric typewriter. In 1988 Linwoods opened its doors, and it has been a labour of love for more than thirty years.

Linwoods’ cuisine consists of the freshest ingredients, and inventive preparation. Our service is warm and attentive. We have developed a reputation for consistency an attention to detail. These qualities are key to our catering business as well. Our team has worked hard to connect to our community, and we value our customers. These values have been central to Ellen and Linwood’s vision, and we hope are felt by our customers each day.

Top review
MarkW
Dined 5 days ago
We celebrated our anniversary last night and everything was perfect. Our starters and entrees were wonderful . The server, and other personnel who came to our table were cordial and made us feel special.
A photo of Galliano Italian Restaurant- Waugh Chapel restaurant
4.7
4.7 (597)
$30 and under
Italian
Gambrills
About the restaurant
Family-owned Italian restaurant and wine bar serving delicious & traditional classics paired with a masterfully curated wine list and handcrafted cocktails. Delivering excellent service in an upscale and welcoming environment, Galliano offers weekly specials, daily happy hours, curated wine pairings, live entertainment, and both on and off premise catering.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 6, 2024
We had a great time and our dinner was delicious. Our servers were really good and made our experience really enjoyable. We will go again
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