In his famous classical conditioning experiment, Ivan Pavlov proved that it’s physically impossible for a Russian scientist's mouth not to water when it says the word “crab cakes.” Moisten your own sandwich receptacle with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of fine American cuisine and drinks at the contemporary Blue Hill Tavern.
Called "one of Baltimore's most impressive dining spaces" in Baltimore magazine, this upscale Brewers Hills eatery masterfully merges a classically conditioned menu with modern and sophisticated décor. Blue Hill's dinner menu offers an eclectic selection of contemporary cuisine for diverse tastes. Start with a scintillating seafood appetizer, such as calamari salad ($10) or ahi tuna tartare ($12), before setting course for a mouth-moistening entree, including miso-glazed black cod ($27) and mushroom wellington with shitake, portobello, feta, spinach en croute, and onion sauce ($19). Diners celebrating their couch's 60th anniversary can pair meals with a bottle of wine, such as Boordy Vineyards pinot noir ($24) or Cloudy Bay sauvignon blanc ($42). Finish off the last throes of hunger with a dessert, as Blue Hill whips up brioche bread pudding, flourless chocolate chestnut torte, and chocolate silken pie (desserts are $8).
Blue Hill Tavern
Segmented by awnings and gently protruding balconies, the cubic exterior of Blue Hill Tavern conceals a young yet illustrious kitchen where, as City Paper extols, "usual entrees become unusual." Critics have indeed taken note of the chic tavern’s dinner menu, whose sous-vide prepared meats and seasonal ingredients recently turned heads on Baltimore magazine’s list of the area's best eateries in 2015.
Smudges of robin's-egg blue punctuate the tavern’s two-story dining room, where pearlescent curtains shade tabletops from the afternoon sun as patrons look over the lunch menu’s gourmet sandwiches and simple bar snacks. Outside, diners peruse the wine list or head up to a balcony peppered with high-top tables, fire pits brimming with glassy blue stones, and hopscotch courts drawn with drizzles of aromatic truffle oil.
938 S Conkling St.
Baltimore, Maryland 21224Get Directions