A 19th-century chimney in The Stewart. © John Farrell
The Stewart serves Champagne in Baccarat crystal. © John Farrell
Single-malt Scotch at The Stewart. © John Farrell
Tufted-leather seating at The Stewart. © John Farrell
Officina's cafe/bar. © Scott Suchman
The trattoria at Officina. © Scott Suchman
Officinal's braised veal ravioli. © Scott Suchman

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A Shot of Scotland on Maryland’s Eastern Shore
One of the country’s most valuable single-malt Scotch collections can be found not in the big city but in a new outpost in downtown Easton. The Stewart serves rarified whiskeys and vintage Champagnes in Baccarat crystal, along with caviar and other delicacies. Clubby interiors by Connecticut-based Shaun Jackson feature a 19th-century, walnut-and-brass trumeau chimney, tufted-leather seating and paintings by German master Peter Caulitz. 3 Federal Street; thestewart.com

Italian Delights from Morning to Night
Chef Nick Stefanelli (Masseria) made a splash at District Wharf last fall with the opening of Officina. This three-level emporium designed by Grupo 7 includes a café/bar serving pastries and casual meals; a marketplace stocked with Italian provisions; and a trattoria, where the nightly dinner menu may include braised veal ravioli. A salotto—aka the Amaro Library—serves a wide array of libations, which can be savored year-round on a rooftop terrazza warmed by fire pits. officinadc.com