Luxe movie going has come to Baltimore with the opening February 24th of CinéBistro at the Rotunda. The seven theatre movie complex has state-of-the-art 4 k digital projection and 7.1 surround sound add local Executive Chef Mark Davis, who has created an American inspired menu for moviegoers to enjoy at their lush leather reclining theatre seats or at the theatre’s restaurant section.
Just like making reservations for dinner, you can reserve your seats at your CinéBistro movie choice, arrive 30 minutes prior to the movie to place your order from the chef driven menu – sit back, relax and your meal is served before the movie begins. It is real dining, on china, metal flatware and linen napkins. You don’t have to order food; you can get your favorite movie going snacks, even get a beer, cocktail, specialty coffee or wine. Since alcohol is served, the movie theatre is adults only, 21 years age or older.
Tickets for matinees are $12.50 and $15.50 for evening shows.
Chef Davis is in command of the 5,000 square-foot on-site kitchen at the rotunda’s CinéBistro. Everything is made from scratch, on premise. Davis, no stranger to the Baltimore food scene has a CV that includes: Baltimore Country Club, Bagby’s TenTen, Highland Inn and Michael’s Café.
Davis’s American inspired menu proffers “Previews” like Gouda Croquettes at $8 up to a Chilled Seafood Platter for two at $33. “Features” tempt your taste buds with Fried Chicken and Waffles $16.50 up to a Chesapeake Surf & Turf for $27. Craving beef, from the broiler a Bistro Tender $19 to a Bone-In, Dry-Aged Ribeye for $44 with roasted bone marrow and optional steak sauces. Not to worry, there is a burger you can build on with an extra patty, egg, cheese, etc. –click this link for the entire CinéBistro Menu. FYI: They offer daily specials both on food and drinks.
Walking away from the media event everyone was quite pleased with the food and cocktails. Not a bad note in the items I tasted – a good value for the dollars spent.
What’s on the marquee for the opening night:
• Fist Fight
• The Great Wall (2017)
• Fifty Shades Darker
• John Wick: Chapter 2
• LaLa Land
Free parking at the Rotunda parking lot for up to six hours – show your parking ticket and ticket stub to the concierge to validate your ticket.
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