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Diners' Choice: Innovative restaurants in Baltimore Suburbs

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are fit for foodies 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 Tersiguel's French Country Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2278)
$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
CamilleB
Dined on Jun 6, 2024
Charlie is always so attentive. Food is always the best. Thank You!
A photo of The Vineyard Wine Bar restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1072)
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Havre De Grace
About the restaurant
Located amidst the antique shops, art galleries, bed & breakfasts, and marinas of Havre de Grace, The Vineyard Wine Bar is a convenient stop for a glass of wine, a light lunch or a rewarding dinner. Showcasing values from around the world and offering interesting and unique grape varietals, from Aglianico to Zinfandel. Our Bistro Menu offers an exciting array of tapas, light and healthy salads, “Flatbreads”, assorted fresh pate, an extensive selection of artisanal cheeses, and specialty desserts…all designed to accompany the great wine selection. Coupled with the wine bar, our retail shop offers an assortment of over 300 fine wines from around the world, specializing in wines that over deliver for the price.
Top review
MurrayM
Dined 3 days ago
What a marvelous experience to celebrate our 48th anniversary! The food was as scrumptious as always and it was lovely to receive the complementary glasses of champagne. Two other couples were celebrating also - one 48 years as we were; one 14 years. The wait staff could not have been nicer about accommodating all our celebrations and taking pictures. Vineyard is always our first choice for special dinners and last night was the best ever! Thanks for a most memorable anniversary!
A photo of Iron Bridge Wine Company - Columbia restaurant
4.7
4.7 (5222)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Columbia
About the restaurant
Top notch restaurant and wine bar featuring a 35+ wine-by-the-glass offering, wine tasting flights, a full service restaurant highlighting farm to table cuisine, as well as a boutique retail wine shop that boasts a collection of small production wines from around the world. A full bar with signature cocktails using house made infusions and bottled beers are also available.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 4, 2024
Deliciously fresh food and amazing customer service.
A photo of The Food Market - Columbia restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1985)
$30 and under
American
Columbia
About the restaurant
The Food Market offers fine eating and pleasurable service from Chef Chad Gauss. The sister restaurant of The Food Market in Hampden. Up to par, down to earth experience driven comfort fo
Top review
PatriceS
Dined 5 days ago
Good food with great service
A photo of Gyu - Kaku - Columbia restaurant
4.7
4.7 (92)
$31 to $50
Japanese
Columbia
About the restaurant
Founded in Tokyo in 1996, Gyu-Kaku has become the world’s #1 Japanese BBQ brand! Thanks to our devoted fans we have reached over 700 locations worldwide. Each day, hundreds of thousands of people gather around the table-top smokeless grill, a centerpiece of our dining concept, enjoying selections of premium meats, just off the grill, and other freshly prepared foods from our kitchens, inspiring laughter, conversation, and a magical dining experience.

Our authentic yakiniku (grilled barbeque) dining experience crowns you the chef. Share a variety of delicious appetizers and premium cooked meats over a flaming grill, paired with Japanese sake, frosty cold beers, or other alcoholic and non-alcoholic options of your choice. We're the perfect spot to enjoy time with friends and family, organize an office party, or to spend quality time with your significant other!

Before you go, don't forget to taste our best-seller Harami Skirt Steak or Prime Kalbi Short Rib among other must-try dishes!
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 7, 2024
Great service, great food, great time. We will be back!!!
A photo of Pairings Bistro restaurant
4.6
4.6 (2360)
$31 to $50
Farm-to-table
Bel Air
About the restaurant
Welcome to Pairings Bistro, where the pairing of food with complementary wines is at the heart of its existence. We have set out to create a unique atmosphere blending Belgian cuisine with a Chesapeake Bay flair using local, sustainable, and/or organic ingredients. The menu is paired with a global wine selection of old world styles and new world varietals, all in a contemporary yet quaint setting.
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KAJxxxxxxxx
Dined 3 days ago
We always enjoy Pairings. Whether it’s my Husband & I or Girls Night. The Food and the feel of the Restaurant is always great. Wine selection is unbeatable. Make Reservations, you will not be disappointed.
A photo of Clove and Cardamom restaurant
4.5
4.5 (135)
$30 and under
Indian
Columbia
About the restaurant
To create an ambiance where you can savor specialized Italian, Asian, Mediterranean, Greek, and Indian cuisines to suit your moods.
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Fanofaldovip
Dined on May 23, 2024
The food here is PHENOMENAL!! The service is HORRENDOUS! Ownership needs to train wait staff on the details of how to provide a decent dining experience. Patrons should not have to: * ask for their drinks more than once * ask where there food is * explain that all appetizers should come out at once * the check at the end of the meal when it’s VERY CLEAR that everyone’s finished This restaurant provided reasonable service when they first opened. That has completely gone by the wayside with the new staff place. It has consistently been a terrible experience for the last couple of years.
A photo of The White Oak Tavern restaurant
4.4
4.4 (561)
$30 and under
American
Ellicott City
About the restaurant
The White Oak Tavern is a family-owned business, operated by a brother & sister that are Ellicott City locals. The menu includes seasonal scratch made items, sustainable meats & produce from local farms and purveyors. The White Oak Burger is a community favorite and has been recognized as the best burger in Howard County for several years. The outdoor patio is dog friendly with a special dog menu. The bar has 42 rotating craft beers with a wide selection of styles with a free-to-join mug club. This includes a specialty cocktail menu with different seasonal ingredients along with a fresh mocktail menu. The Tavern offers brunch seven days a week with bottomless brunch cocktails and Sunday jazz brunch from 11am-2pm. On Friday & Saturday local musicians perform from 8-11pm. White Oak is located in Enchanted Forest Shopping Center in Ellicott City. Make sure to stop by & try the award-winning burger, draft beers and see what the makes The Tavern unique. Cheers!
Top review
seba
Dined 6 days ago
Great breakfast menu and love the outdoor patio on a nice day.
A photo of Medium Rare - Columbia, MD restaurant
4.4
4.4 (60)
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Columbia
About the restaurant
A Diner's Choice Award winner for the last 12 years! Legendary Medium Rare offers a unique, prix fixe dinning experience of artisan bread; a mixed green salad; prime, dry-aged steak; and hand-cut fries (Vegetarian option always available) in a relaxed, fun, environment. Please allow us 15 minutes to seat you after your full party has arrived and after checkin at our host stand. As we do only one thing, we do our best to make the food and experience exceptional and also a good value. We also serve brunch on Saturday and Sunday's with a great prix fixe including French Toast, Steak and Eggs, Eggs Benedict and bottomless Bloody Marys, Mimosas and Screwdrivers. WALK INS and CALL AHEAD seating are always welcomed..
Top review
SJ01
Dined 3 days ago
I love the fact that the steak is served in two courses. Service was great - the bar was able to mix up a movktail for me which was really nice. The only improvement I’d like to see is an expanded menu even though the current prix fixe menu was great.
A photo of Smashing Grapes - Gambrills restaurant
4.2
4.2 (1032)
$31 to $50
Californian
Gambrills
About the restaurant
A fusion of Mediterranean and California Coastal cuisines, paired with world class wines and craft cocktails that will transcend the expectations of even the boldest of palates.

This is something very new and completely unique both to our region and the larger food scene. Smashing Grapes brings what is timely and special about the West Coast food scene to the Mid-Atlantic region.

Smashing Grapes boasts an expansive wine lists of bold reds and crisp and tangy whites from Spain, Argentina, Germany, California and beyond. In addition to its broad wine list, Smashing Grapes’ seasoned chef, Sagar Bishwokarma, crafted a menu highlighting Coastal California inspired dishes with sustainably sourced, unique ingredients.

When you dine with us to celebrate any special occasion, we allow you to bring in your own dessert. There will be a $3.00 per person outside dessert fee for that convienance.
Top review
TERRYG
Dined on Feb 14, 2024
Very nice selection of foods. Perfectly cooked. Staff was very friendly and attentive. Would definitely recommend for those looking for a wonderful meal in a nice setting
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