Executive Chef, Michael Carstens oversees all food and beverage operations at the Lord Baltimore Hotel including French Kitchen, LB Bakery, LB Tavern, banquets and room service.
Located at the top of the lobby’s grand staircase in the historic mirrored Versailles Room, this elegant restaurant focuses on market-driven interpretations of classic French bistro fare. French Kitchen serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as weekend brunch and special holiday meals. Chef de Cuisines Zeke Altenbernd leads the culinary team, bringing a keen contemporary eye to dishes like Beet-Cured Salmon with Dill, Crème Fraiche, potato and everything-bagel tuile; Monkfish with Navy Beans, Pureed Fennel and Piment d’Espelette; and the French Onion Burger, with caramelized onion, bacon, gruyere pommes, pickle and remoulade. Pastry chef Donna Simmonds oversees all house-baked breakfast items, as well as all the bread we serve, and the French Kitchen’s contemporary French dessert menu.
According to a recent review in the Baltimore Sun, “Right now, the reason to go is for the small menu of classic French bistro fare, which a young kitchen is preparing with verve and authority.”
LB Bakery, located on the corner of Baltimore and Hanover Streets, accessible from the Lord Baltimore lobby, open seven days a week from 6:30 a.m. The modern coffeehouse features house-made breads and pastries from our pastry chef Donna Simmonds as well as sandwiches and salads made daily with fresh ingredients. LB Bakery serves the world-renowned La Colombe coffee and custom blended teas from the Bellocq Tea Atellier. With indoor and seasonal outdoor seating the LB Bakery is an ideal stop for a quick breakfast or afternoon snack.
This modern interpretation of a classic hotel bar offers hand-crafted cocktails from small-batch distilleries, local Baltimore craft beer on tap, and a gastropub menu. Wood paneling, cozy couches mixed with midcentury modern furniture, high-definition televisions, overstuffed barstools, and a community table with WiFI and charging stations combine to create a the hotel’s quintessential evening hangout.