Bustling and crowded, this luxuriously dark dining room is just north of Mount Vernon Square and a five-minute drive from the Inner Harbor. Tables are set close together under a low ceiling, keeping things intimate for the bankers and lawyers who often eat here, as well as couples on expensive dates. The leopard-print carpet and live pianist lend a swanky 1960s feel to a place that seems untouched by time. The traditional menu is headed by a superb prime rib and an even
better filet mignon; the jumbo lump crab cakes are also great. The wine list is predominantly California-centric.