Best First Date Bar
Published: September 22, 2010
1117 S. Charles St., (410) 727-1212, tavernacorvino.com
For shameless lushes like ourselves, going to a straight-up bar on a first date would be, well, awesome. Hell, just hit up the Mount Royal Tavern and cut swiftly to drunken groping, we say. But more genteel folk may perhaps want to, we dunno, actually get to know each other or something. And in that case, Taverna Corvino in Federal Hill is an ideal option. The place is handsome, laid-back, and relatively quiet; the staff is friendly but unintrusive and well-versed in the broad selection of wines. There’s a cozy al fresco dining area, and the food is elegant and good. On Wednesdays there’s a prix fixe wine tasting, a significantly classier road to the aforementioned drunken groping that we all seek.