The Admiral's Cup in Fells Point introduces its menu on Monday. It was worth the wait.
The bar/restaurant, which opened in October, is striving to be a "local pub," where diners can enjoy classic seafood staples and locally crafted beers, said Kenneth Petty—a managing partner of Kali's Restaurant Group, which owns The Admiral's Cup plus other restaurants in the neighborhood—in an email.
The menu includes small plates like crab dip and oysters on the half shell, sandwiches like shrimp salad and a baby scallop New England roll, entrees like crab cakes and steamed little neck clams, and more.
Carnivores need not worry. There are pork ribs, lamb sliders, chili dogs, and a "Bo Brat" (a Natty Boh braised bratwurst) available, too.
Much of the food is sourced locally from purveyors including Big City Farms and Roma Gourmet Sausage, both in Baltimore.
Local brews include Heavy Seas Loose Cannon, Flying Dog Pearl Necklace, and Brewer's Art Ozzy.
The historic Admiral's Cup building underwent a two-year renovation before opening its first floor in the fall. Rita St. Clair Associates fashioned the space with a low-key nautical theme.
The pretty banquettes, pictured, in the small dining room are covered in old sails that have been made into fabric.
The front bar area is decorated with captain's wheels, rudders, and portholes. Local musicians perform Wed.-Sat. from 9 p.m.-12 a.m.
"It will make for a really fun environment for drinking, dining, enjoying live music, and having a good time in general," Kenneth said.
The kitchen will serve dinner from 5-10 p.m. Hours will be extended in the spring and summer.
Photo by me