Tables fit for a king
Baltimore's most desirable dining seats defined by views, star power, privacy
The Rusty Scupper, after 30 years, still offers the best — and most — views of the harbor. Different diners have identified their own favorites.
Inner Harbor from Table 29 in the main room. Sportscaster Tom Davis prefers Table 73, where, Prutzer says, "You feel like you're literally on a boat." And Debbie Phelps always asks for Table 33, a five-top by the windows.
Rusty Scupper, 402 Key Highway, Inner Harbor; 410-727-3678, selectrestaurants.com/rusty
RA sees its share of celebs. When they show up at this Harbor East hot spot, they're usually accommodated at Table 53, which is located at the far, far left of the dining room.
One of the restaurant's largest tables, Table 53 can't be seen from the main dining area. Snooki sat here, as have Derek Jeter, Minka Kelly and Michael Phelps, who would ask for it when he made reservations, according to general manager Scott Bernas.
RA Sushi, 1390 Lancaster St., Harbor East; rasushi.com, 410-522-3200
On the cover
Photographed by Kenneth K. Lam, The Baltimore Sun, at the Food Market, 1017 W. 36th St., Hampden. Models: Marcia Davis and Eric Heidenberger (from T.H.E Artist Agency), and Alex Hayden, Amy Chai and Reuel Belt. Styling by John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun
Apparel, from left:
Eric Heidenberger: DS Dundee of Scotland suit, $1,295; TF Fisher 1859 shirt, $145; tie, $125, Edward Armah pocket circle, $90; all Gian Marco.
Amy Chai: Charlie Jade dress, $169; Bella Collection purse, $48; all Cupcake.