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

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Updated July 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 (840)
$50 and over
Contemporary European
About the restaurant
For party sizes of 6 guests or more, please call the restaurant at (410) 822-1637.
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 4 days ago
This exceptional restaurant is a wonderful experience if it is within your budget. On a Wednesday at 5:30 p we were the only patrons in the rear space for most of our 2 hr meal. So it was very quiet. The servers are attentive and genuinely friendly. The food was tasty, interesting, and of sufficient volume to satisfy two slim diners. My only quibbles: a cold A/C draft on my neck, and a second $9 bottle of water opened and poured without notice or request.
A photo of The Smokehouse Restaurant at Antrim 1844 restaurant
4.9 (651)
$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
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 The Elkridge Furnace Inn restaurant
4.8 (2938)
$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
Dined 2 days ago
Very good food, super attentive service. Great place to have a special dinner.
A photo of B-Side Cocktails & Karaoke restaurant
4.8 (96)
$31 to $50
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Mt. Vernon
About the restaurant
Hidden in plain sight, B-Side is a spirit-forward speakeasy with best-in-class cocktails, bar snacks and private karaoke rooms located in the Mount Vernon neighborhood.

A Hi-Fi vinyl listening micro-bar with seasonal drinks and inspired playlists, B-Side is a dimly-lit, intimate option for date night, a special celebration, or a low-key nightcap.

To find your way to B-Side, simply choose a song on the jukebox in the basement of Hotel Revival — the experience will unveil itself to you.

Located across the lounge, groups of 4 to 8 guests can also reserve one of three private karaoke rooms with cocktail service (prices listed below) — start getting your practice runs in now.

120 minutes (2 hours) of singing
$300 Food & Beverage Minimum
Plus tax and gratuity
Everyone must be 21++

*Please arrive within 15 minutes of your reservation time. Failure to do so may result in cancellation.*

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 6, 2024
I moved to Baltimore in 2020! I generally never really leave neck of the woods( Patterson Park) until I have friends and family visit! I decided to try some different restaurants /Bars and B-side came highly recommended! The place was amazing ! The staff is great and drinks were worth the price and wait! I will be returning!
A photo of Kabuto restaurant
4.8 (59)
$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.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 5, 2024
We enjoyed ourselves and our service was great. I am very please and happy we chose to eat at Kabuto in Parkville.
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
Dined on Jun 25, 2024
All the staff were welcoming and helped us have a great birthday celebration. Food was great as always. Great place to catch up with friends!
A photo of Tersiguel's French Country Restaurant restaurant
4.6 (2284)
$50 and over
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
Dined on Jul 5, 2024
We love Tersiguel’s! From the ambience to the service to the food the attention to detail is spot on. Food is always excellent. Tersiguel’s the best local spot in town!
A photo of Monarque restaurant
4.6 (1119)
$50 and over
Harbor East
About the restaurant
Join us for Restaurant Week July 19th-28th! Executive Chef Devin Parks has prepared a three course menu of Monarque's excellent cuisine, with wine pairings selected by our Sommelier.

Atlas Restaurant Group presents Monarque, a French brasserie located in Baltimore’s Harbor East neighborhood. Monarque is inspired by the French era of prosperity when culture boomed and extravagance flourished. The food menu is perfectly complemented by a beverage program with over 500 French wine labels and an extensive collection of cognac and armagnac.

Striking a balance between transporting guests to another time and place while being rooted in the present, Monarque hosts an exciting rotation of acts on stage every weekend including dancers, singers, musicians, contortionists, sword swallowers, poets and more.

Monarque welcomes guests of all ages Sunday through Thursday. On Friday and Saturday our entertainment is suited for guests 18 years of age and older, and only adults are permitted to dine.

Top review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall experience was excellent. The food was amazing. I recommend the duck breast
A photo of Citron restaurant
4.5 (2171)
$50 and over
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
Dined 3 days ago
The service and food at Citron was impeccable as always!
A photo of Ambassador Dining Room restaurant
4.5 (215)
$31 to $50
About the restaurant
Discover fine Indian fare at the Ambassador Dining Room. This upscale eatery, located in a stylish Roland Park apartment tower, features a beautiful outdoor patio, overlooking a verdant urban oasis. Ambassador Dining Room is a Baltimore favorite, beloved for its luxurious ambiance and white-glove service. The menu features a wealth of northern and southern Indian dishes, with a popular daily lunch buffet and a special Sunday brunch, featuring special combination plates and mimosas made with fresh-squeezed orange juice. The menu includes classic fare, from freshly-made samosas, chicken and fish Tikka Masala to vegetarian staples like Channa Masala and Palak Paneer. Food at Ambassador Dining Room is incredibly fresh and flavorful, paired with homemade breads and basmati rice for the ultimate authentic taste. The restaurant has a full bar, offering classic cocktails, spirits and imported and domestic beers and wines.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 28, 2024
One of my favorites!!!! Food is always outstanding - it’s a beautiful restaurant and the staff is attentive!!!
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