After much buzz, The Chesapeake, named after its once-popular predecessor, opened a couple of weeks ago in the landmark building at North Charles and Lanvale streets in the up-and-coming Station North District. I had a chance to check it out on Saturday.

Even this early in the game, the food and service were very good. We had a great charcuterie plate (pictured, left) with prosciutto, sopressata, salami, and a house-made chicken pâté; ricotta gnocchi; a selection of oysters from the raw bar, and more. Read more here.