But seriously folks ...
Three word review aside, The Hill (1017 S. Charles St.) is a pretty sweet new South Baltimore spot.
And for a bar/restaurant that just opened a few weeks ago, it certainly wasn't under the radar. The bar area was full and most of the tables occupied when we went last week. And that was on a Thursday night.
The gals in my group split a bottle of malbec, and the guys each ordered Clipper City Loose Cannon Hop3 drafts, which cost $5 each.
The Hill has a big martini list, and I was tempted to try one. But instead of detailing what each martini was made of, the menu had these ambiguous descriptions.
For example, if I remember correctly, the menu described the Apple Pie Martini as "fresh-baked" ...
A fresh-baked drink? What does that mean?
Does it have chunks of apple and crust floating in it?
At first, I brushed off this blog post as being nit-picky. But I was actually considering a martini, until I read the drink descriptions. Maybe I'm old-fashioned, but I believe that a drink list should, to some extent, list the ingredients of its drinks.
Otherwise, I had no complaints about the place. The food was good (I'll leave food descriptions to Mrs. Large), and the service was decent.
With plenty of wood and brick (but thankfully not too many TVs), The Hill looks like your average American bar/restaurant.
(Sun photo of a random martini by Doug Kapustin)