Federal Hill’s No Way Rosé. Photo courtesy of No Way Rosé.

Federal Hill’s No Way Rosé is taking a brief hiatus in business as they prepare to change from a full fine dining restaurant to a casual café lounge.

When executive chef and owner Ashish Alfred opened the French cuisine restaurant 7 months ago, he wanted to bring a different culinary experience to the Cross Street bar scene. He quickly realized that younger patrons in South Baltimore were not ordering bottles of wine or escargot; instead they were looking for bar food and a more relaxed atmosphere.

“Instead of trying to force a square peg into a round hole, we figured we have a great following, and an amazing space, let’s just change our offerings a bit,” said Alfred, who also owns Fells Point restaurant Duck Duck Goose.

No Way Rosé is “the most Instagrammable restaurant in Baltimore,” Alfred said. The restaurant showcases murals, neon light signs, and roses and floral accents.

The décor won’t change but the location will take on a “less formal style,” Alfred said. 

Guests can anticipate the waiters to lose the ties, there will be fewer full entrees and more small plates, the bar will have specials four nights a week, and the location will offer industry night parties and live entertainment daily.

Federal Hill’s No Way Rosé. Photo courtesy of No Way Rosé.

“We’re here to stay,” Alfred said. “We believe in Baltimore and we believe in Federal Hill.”

The restaurant will have a grand reopening celebration party Friday, Nov. 4, with the full bar open on both floors, live music earlier in the day, DJs later in the night, and much more.

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