Our visit to Wild Orchid on a Friday night at the end of May 2013 was a good one, and we'll be back soon. There's free parking in a garage on site, very accessible. Office building vibe isn't ideal, but once in the restaurant, the decor is modern, open, and appealing. Staff was experienced, even a little old school, definitely in a good way. The menu and wine list had inviting options, not too many or too few. The menu seemed particularly tuned in to my personal tastes; pork, duck, and fish/shellfish, appealingly prepared, including local influence. I think I'm going to have to stop characterizing Annapolis cuisine as mediocre; Wild Orchid does a very admirable job of delivering an appetizing, upscale experience without going overboard or trying to hard to be something it's not. It's a very good restaurant. It's a bit pricier than I'd go to every week, but the occasion needn't be terribly special to lure me in there again. I tend to deliver a lot of four-star reviews here, but Wild Orchid is a cut above. For instance, we recently dined at West, which I'd put in the same class and happily return, but Wild Orchid gets the nod.
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