Monday, October 15, 2018

MONDAY FOOD POST - PHILLIPS SEAFOOD RESTAURANT IN BALTIMORE, MARYLAND


Within a short walk of the aquarium, we ate lunch at a restaurant called Phillips Seafood.  There are several in other areas but this is the first time we have eaten in one.  It was in the building that I mentioned in my previous post, except that you are looking at the front of the building in the above photo.
This is an outside eating area that juts out over the water.  It is on the opposite side where the entrance to the actual restaurant is, and there is another outside eating area out front, as you can see in the photo below.  It was a beautiful day but we decided to eat inside.

You pass by the pretty wooden horse before you go through the doors.
There were striking replicas of old sailing ships.
Their sails reached almost to the ceiling.
I enjoyed the décor inside.
This big old crab hung near the bar.  It was huge!
The young lady who took our order was extremely friendly and answered my questions about items on the menu.  I was tempted to order the crab cakes, but we both ended up getting a lobster tail and lots of melted butter. It also came with a medley of diced vegetables.
We shared an appetizer that we asked to be served with our main meal.  It was a dish of shaved Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta and crumbled Blue Cheese, which was a delicious accompaniment.  We guessed that the Brussels Sprouts had been lightly sautéed in olive oil and there was a drizzle of raspberry vinaigrette over the top, again I am assuming that it had been thickened slightly with balsamic vinegar, but I would have to ask the chef to be sure.  Both meals were delicious!
You can read the menu at this link, and other parts of the menu can be reached by clicking on the items on the left hand side of the page. There is also steak, pork and chicken for the non seafood eaters.  As for the desserts they also looked delicious but we couldn't eat another bite.  
The Brussels Sprouts dish was a surprise to both of us.  We had never had them prepared this way before, and will try to replicate the recipe at home.
A great meal and a great restaurant.  We wouldn't have any hesitation recommending both.
We picked a parking lot just down the road, an easy walk to and from the inner harbor.  The last few photos were taken making our way back, all except the first two below.
The green track is for electric scooters or bikes you can hire.  We saw a few of the scooters, one chap going way too fast.  It surprised me as I wouldn't have thought they could go that speed.  It made me think they should have speed limits on the track, or maybe they do and I just didn't notice.
Gregg is walking by a docking station where you can place bikes and scooters.  You can also see one of those scooters at the end.
The photo above is the same Coast Guard ship I shared in my previous post.  You can see it better as by this time the sun wasn't as high.
The photo below is a cropped version of the one above, to get a better view of the reflected building.
This one.
And that's it for this post.  More aquarium photos will be shared tomorrow.




26 comments:

  1. Wow, you always find the best and most interesting things! I love the cheerful red of this place! And the beautiful huge ships and lovely carved horse. I have never seen dishes like these, either! You two have the most fun!!

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  2. what a wonderful setting for a restaurant adand n well the food looks so yummy. Love the reflection shot 2nd from end in post

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    1. Thanks Margaret, we loved our surroundings and yes the food was delicious.

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  3. Oh my! Now you've made me hungry. You've made me want to go to Baltimore. That's where my son works.

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    1. Hi Kay, how interesting. I hope you get to see Baltimore one day.

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  4. Oh, a proper scooter. For a minute I thought you were referring to my kind of four wheel scooter.
    Brussels Sprouts being my favourite green veg I have noted your recipe. Thank you.

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    1. You are very welcome Valerie, so glad you enjoyed everything. Brussels Sprouts is one of my favorites too and even though I have heard of 'shaved' Brussels Sprouts, this is the first time I have eaten them this way.

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    1. Thank you Francisco, a hug and a good week to you too.

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  6. Hello, Denise! You were close to my area, I worked in downtown Baltimore for 40 plus years. Phillips is a nice restaurant, especially for the seafood. I enjoyed seeing my hometown on your blog. Thanks for sharing your visit. Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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    1. Hi Eileen, you are very welcome and you must know the city well. So glad you enjoyed seeing Baltimore again. Have a great week :)

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  7. yummy on the brussels dish. I would like to eat under the umbrellas, but it is so pretty inside, that might be a choice also.... the buildings are magnificent. your photos make everything look so beautiful

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    1. Hi Sandra, thank you! I'd like to sit under those umbrellas also. Maybe next time :)

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  8. The sailing ship models really do catch my eye.

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    1. Those models were beautifully done. Thanks William :)

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  9. Love your first shot especially. Feels like I've been to Balti!

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    1. Thank you Cloudia, it is an very interesting city, and this area is lovely. I loved looking at all the old buildings and seeing the new ones too.

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  10. Hi Denise,
    Why is it when I visit your posts, I invariably finish feeling so hungry.
    Most enjoyable post and the sailing ship models are superb.
    Also good to see the Coast Guard ship.
    All the best, John

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    1. I wonder why that is John, hehehe! Glad you enjoyed and all the best to you too.

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  11. That's pretty much my idea of a perfect meal out -- wonderful food, interesting atmosphere and an idea for something new to try at home. Also, that's really a good idea to order the appetizer that way -- it's quite hard to find good vegetables other than salad when eating out. (That's one of the reasons we eat at home of course ;>)... I would definitely try those brussels sprouts . I do saute them chopped with garlic and then steam very briefly in balsamic. But those toppings -- delicious.

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    1. Isn't it just? Thanks Sallie, we also eat home more and more but lately we have been out and about.

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  12. Fabulous photographs.
    The food looks delicious and I love the sound of lobster tail with lots of melted butter... and a medley of diced vegetables, yum!

    All the best Jan

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