The location, the food and the décor. These are some of key ingredients that bring out the romance in our top five romantic restaurants.


Timbuktu Restaurant

1726 Dorsey Road
Hanover, MD 21076-1100
410- 796-0733

If food is the way to a man’s heart, take him to Timbuktu’s! The seafood restaurant and lounge also serves steaks, chicken, crab cakes, Italian and Greek cuisine. Its ambiance has changed throughout the years, but one thing has always remained the same: those delicious broiled crab cakes.


Rusty Scupper

402 Key Highway
Inner Harbor Marina
Baltimore, MD 21230

What makes Rusty Scupper a romantic restaurant is its prime location above the Inner Harbor Marina. The restaurant web site promises a beautiful waterfront view from every table in its three levels. This modern seafood restaurant and bar serves lunch, dinner and Sunday Live-Jazz brunch.


Tapas Adela

814 S. Broadway
Historic Fells Point
Baltimore, Maryland

Tapas Adela is the best tapas place in Baltimore, according to a general consensus based on online reviews. You can enjoy Spanish cuisine and drinks in what its web site describes as a “seductive damask walled dining room, El Comedor, or in the sophisticated and social atmosphere of the white marble communal table.”



1000 Lancaster Street
Harbor East
Baltimore, Maryland 21202

The Charleston is très romantique. With a wine list selected by Tony Foreman and a menu by renowned Chef Cindy Wolf—whose cuisine is rooted in French fundamentals and South Carolina low country cooking—you get fine dining at its finest. You can’t beat the ambiance of the waterfront neighborhood of Harbor East.


Sotto Sopra

405 N. Charles Street
Mount Vernon
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Enjoy contemporary Italian cuisine in one of Baltimore’s cultural and historic districts. Sotto Sopra neighbors the Basilica— America’s First Cathedral! The inside décor with its collage of mirrors and murals are sure to set the romantic mood. The restaurant promises a great mix of modern and authentic Italian food and a sophisticated wine selection.