The Pier 5 Hotel's casual bistro may be the Inner Harbor's best-kept
culinary secret.. The Scene The only thing missing from this intimate cafe is the throng of fans it deserves. This charming spot casts a romantic mood with soothing lighting from sconces mounted on yellow walls. Floating candles and bright Gerbera daisies decorate each intimate table. A small bar and lounge provide alternate seating for guests sipping champagne and brightly colored martinis.
The Food Reliable breakfast dishes and creative sandwiches are replaced by more sophisticated fare at dinnertime. Safe appetizer choices, like ultra-tender calamari, are just as rewarding as more ambitious dishes, like the peppery skewered mushrooms drizzled in truffle oil. Entrees like the highly seasoned New York Strip in a shallot Zinfandel sauce awake your taste buds, while the moist blackened sea scallops served with a sweet mango salsa offers a unique blend of sweet and salty.