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The Mount Vernon Standard

Since 2004 we have been a favorite among locals and critics alike.  Our eastern-inspired tapas dishes are designed to be shared.  Our ultra-fresh sushi is designed to be appreciated.  Our hand-crafted and innovative cocktails are designed to be savored.   Our stylish and soaring Mount Vernon space is designed to be inviting.

About Us

XS moves unyieldingly with intention of diversity, inclusivity and collaboration recognizing and celebrating our staff from all races, cultures, sexual orientation, and any and all differences that makes each one of them a beautiful part of our family.

Delivering some of the most exciting and culinary forward dishes in Baltimore, XS prides itself on genuine hospitality that you will find at only at your new favorite neighborhood hangout.


Asian fusion with Style

We offer fresh contemporary pan-Asian cuisine with the use of new spin of cooking technique sous-vide, as well as grilling & steaming. Our menu offers light nibbles from noodles and spring rolls to sushi and salmon drawn from Japanese, Thai, Chinese and Vietnamese cuisines. 

Tapas Menu

From wontons to sashimi there's a dish for everyone to share.

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Tapas Menu

Mains Menu

Comforting Pad Thai to our local favorite burger, enjoy.

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Mains Menu

Sushi Menu

Endless choices from rolls and sushimi to poke and maki.

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Sushi Menu


All our cocktails are expertly made by our highly trained bartenders using only premium spirits, the freshest of fruits, herbs and the tastiest of bitters and tonics. We have chosen our beverages to specifically to pair with our recipes, ingredients and menu overall.

In addition, XS has a variety of spirits, craft beers and wines available for those who want to stick to exactly what they already know and enjoy.


Our space is unforgettable.  Our fully reimagined brownstone in the heart of mount Vernon is spread over four levels.  Gleaming bars, intimate gathering spaces and comfortable dining invite you to experience Baltimore in an entirely new way.  We are expert vibe curators that won’t leave your ears ringing the next day.  Relax, chat, enjoy. Repeat.

Special Occasions

Special occasions rise to the art of celebration at XS.

Whether you’re planning an intimate dinner for five or a corporate reception for one hundred, we have the perfect setting for an unforgettable experience. Exceptional cuisine, attentive service and a distinctive atmosphere make XS the destination for dining and entertainment.

Our menus embrace the culinary traditions of Asia with a contemporary twist.  We preserve traditional recipes from the East to create dishes rarely found in the West. You will not find a more unique menu for your event.

Our service defines us. Let our talented staff give you the opportunity to relax and enjoy your event while we manage the details and attend to the needs of your guests. Our professional team is prepared for any challenge and is focused on delivering an extraordinary experience.

Happy Hour

Having a great place to unwind with cheaper booze at the end of the workday should be at the top of every 9-to-5er’s priority list. Sometimes there is no better way to ease into the evening than Happy Hour. 

We’ve got you covered.  Drinks, snacks, and conversation from 4 pm to 7 pm Tuesday through Friday and 7 pm to 11pm on Sunday.

$5 Draft Beer • $1 Hot Sake • $2 Off House Cocktails • $5 House Wines • $2 Off Specialty XS Rolls and Mains.  

Get In Touch

Questions about your next reservation? Get in touch below and we’ll be glad to answer any and all of your queries.

1307 North Charles Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201



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