ANNAPOLIS Starting Wednesday May 31, 2017, restaurants on West Street under the back drop of St. Anne's Church will be bringing back Annapolis' newest tradition of al fresco dining under the stars in historic downtown Annapolis.
The first block of West Street will be closed on Wednesday evenings and filled with cafe tables reminiscent of the open-air cafes in Paris and the piazzas of Rome and Venice. Live music will softly fill the air, diners will enjoy the opportunity to dance in the street and special art exhibits will appear. As the sun sets, an overhead light canopy will fill the air with soft light adding to the ambience.
It's a night of relaxation, dining, craft beers and fine wines. It's a place for families and friends to come together and for romantic evenings under the stars.
Wednesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. starting May 31st throughout the summer this is the best place to be.
Last year, there was a social media frenzy as people from around the region invited friends and dates for “Dinner Under the Stars” causing the Wednesday evening events to fill quickly with reservations. This year extra dates have been added so more people can enjoy the event, but reservations are highly, recommended as these evenings have become Annapolis' most popular dining destination.
Participating restaurants will give you a wide choice of international and hometown flavors. Make your reservations for Dining Under the Stars and enjoy the culinary delights at the following restaurants; Luna Blu Italian Bistro, Tsunami, El Toro Bravo Mexican Restaurant, 49 West Coffeehouse and Gallery, Stan and Joe's Saloon and Rams Head Tavern.
Since there is so much to do on West Street before or after your dinner. You can make the night more than just dinner by signing up for an art class and learn to paint at Wine and Design; check out new art exhibits at Annapolis Collection Gallery, Artfarm, Whitehall Gallery, 49 West Coffeehouse and Gallery; catch a show at Rams Head on stage or the back room of 49 West Coffeehouse and experience West Streets newest attraction Mission Escape Rooms.
You can even add to the romance of the evening by booking a couples massage at the new Sadona Spa or book a room at one of the nearby fine hotels (Loews, O'Callaghan, and Westin) or the Reynolds Tavern Bed and Breakfast.