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La Cuchara

Since our opening in 2015, we have been humbled by the positive response that our guests and the media have had to La Cuchara Baltimore. Creating one of the top Baltimore restaurants has always been a dream of ours and we are grateful to everyone who has come and shared our passion for Basque cuisine and the Baltimore food scene. Here's a few things people are saying about us...

33 Best Restaurants in Baltimore

-Food Network-August 2022

13 Best Restaurants in Baltimore

-Timeout Magazine-January 2023

Baltimore's 38 Essential Restaurants

-Eater-March 2022|

Where to Eat in Baltimore Right Now

-Thrillist-August 2022

Dishing on Dishes: The Stories Behind Dishware

-Baltimore Sun - March 2019

15 Best Restaurants In Baltimore

- Timeout - November 2018


Why Baltimore is a Top Wine Destination

-Wine Enthusiast - October 2018

A Weekend in Baltimore

-Brightest Young Things DC - September 2018

Why Baltimore is the coolest city on the East Coast

- Evening Standard UK - August 2018

A Visit To Baltimore

- Edible DC - May 2018

The Best Places To Eat In Baltimore

- The Food Network - May 2018

How To Cook Local Game

-The Baltimore Sun – December 2017

34 Things To Do In Baltimore, MD

-Travel & Leisure – December 2017

Rated #2 on Baltimore Sun’s Top 50 Restaurants in Baltimore

-The Baltimore Sun – August 2017

Best of Baltimore: Bar Program

- The Baltimore Sun — April 2017

The 100 Hottest Restaurants in America, According to Open Table

-Food and Wine.Com — March 2017

Basque to the Future: 2017

-Open Table — December 2016

America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants of 2016

-Wine Enthusiast Magazine — June 2016

Four Local Restaurants Score Spots on National Wine Lists

-Baltimore Magazine — June 2016

Four Baltimore restaurants awarded for their wine programs

-Baltimore Sun — June 2016

Baltimore vertical farmers teach restaurants to grow microgreens

-Baltimore Sun – June 2016

Cooking with the Sun

-Baltimore Sun – January 2016

40 Under 40

-Baltimore Business Journal– October 2015

100 Best Restaurants for Foodies in America

-OpenTable – September 2015

La Cuchara’s Greg Schwab Becomes Advanced Sommelier

-Baltimore Magazine – September 2015

Best Cocktail

-City Paper – September 2015

The Washington Post

January 4, 2017

“La Cuchara bar’s delight is in its details.”

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“Basque in the Glow, Hon" - July 21, 2015La Cuchara brings beautifully prepared cuisine, obsessive staff in Baltimore(Read More)



September, 2015
“As we settled back into the banquettes and waited out the storm, we basked in the glow of the Basque Country.”
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November, 2016

“Chic Basque Dining”

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May 30, 2015
“…Lefenfeld has assembled a team of professionals,
in front and back, whose enthusiasm for everything
at this thoroughly engaging new restaurant is sincere and charming.”
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Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Magazine
Annapolis Home
City Paper
Baltimore Sun

“Big, brash and Basque in Baltimore” - September, 2016 (Read More)

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