January 3rd, 2018

Bygone Offers Spectacular Views and Dishes From Yesteryear

Originally published December 21, 2017

By Baltimore Magazine


The Atlas Restaurant Group‘s new Bygone at the top of the Four Seasons Baltimore is certainly staying true to its title. With silver-plated platters of caviar, gold-rimmed Lenox plates, hand-blown Austrian crystal stemware, Champagne, flambé and cigar guéridons, and the state’s largest whiskey bar, the opulent new space on the luxury hotel’s 29th floor, evokes what co-owner Alex Smith calls a “Gatsby-era grill” that’s something straight out of a period piece by designer Baz Luhrmann.

“We were looking for a use of Harbor East that the neighborhood doesn’t already have,” says Smith. “We thought high-end, classic American grill, not quite a steakhouse or a seafood house, but something to offer the best of both worlds. We wanted to go upscale because it’s the rooftop of the Four Seasons, and we thought it would be cool to have this classic space on top of a modern hotel.”

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