Phillips Harborplace

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by samepenny on January 22, 2005

We had experienced so many really good restaurants in Baltimore that we went to Phillips Harborplace for a quick lunch on a cold and windy day with no particular expectations. After all, it's in a tourist area in the midst of a shopping district. It turns out we ambled into one of Baltimore's most famous restaurants, a restaurant with a well-deserved reputation for quality at a fair price (although it seems local folk think all the harborside restaurants have gotten too expensive). Located a stone's throw from the waters of the Inner Harbor, the views are great.

I munched my way through a very fresh green salad and truly enjoyed my planked Norwegian salmon served with a very light bourbon-pecan sauce. My fist was fresh and prepared perfectly. Seldom have I had better. I would fly 2,000 miles to have it again! Once again, my husband ordered another plate of crab cakes. He adores fresh seafood. We topped it all off with huge, fresh, and tasty desserts (after all, we'd been walking around all morning). I had a lemon cake that goes to the top of my favorites list.

There was full-bar service. It gets very busy in the evenings, so reservations are recommended for after 5pm. We walked in for lunch without a wait. I'll give them extra points also for very good regular American-style coffee. If you don't want seafood, there are offerings of beef, chicken, and vegetarian dishes. This is something for everyone, including special dishes for children. I put this restaurant in my top three for Baltimore and not to be missed.

Phillips Harborplace
301 Light St
Baltimore, Maryland, 21202
(410) 685-6600

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