The vibe at Button, one of Baltimore's newest restaurants, is cool and serene, thanks to its nautical decor that evokes the seashore without devolving into kitsch. You won't find fake palm trees or old fishing nets lining the walls here; instead the dining room is filled with ferns in copper pots, reclaimed driftwood paneling, and floor-to-ceiling windows that open up onto the Patapsco River near Lighthouse Point.
The menu is seafood focused, including items like crispy crab croquettes with orange mustard aioli, cajun-spiced Chesapeake rockfish served with dirty rice, and linguini with lobster sauce and lump crab. Regulars praise just about everything on the menu, as well as the cocktail list, which features plenty of hand-crafted drinks that evoke the tropics (think coconut run with a lemon twist, or mojitos garnished with fresh berries).
Button is open for dinner every day from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., but it doesn't serve lunch, so be sure you plan your visit for the evening.