Baltimore offers a number of excellent dining experiences.  Many of the top restaurants listed are smaller venues with a limited number of tables.  An alternative to making reservations well in advance is dining at the bar.  Sure you don't get a table all to yourself, but you usually get good - if not great service at the bar.  The purpose of this section is to gather locations with a great dining experience right at the bar.

 Here is a short list of great bar dining compiled as of May 2009.  The order is not an indication of preference: