Hearing Hospitality: The perfect Valentine's treat - Hearing and Speech Agency

Hearing Hospitality: The perfect Valentine's treat

A fancy dinner by candlelight. Drinks and quiet conversation. Valentine’s plans that may seem commonplace can become a challenge for those who are hard of hearing. Recognizing these challenges, HASA set out to change the way restaurant staff approaches communication, especially in settings where good food, good service, and good company are the main focus.

So far, four area restaurants have stepped up to create a more inclusive environment for diners. Check out the list below as you make plans with your Valentine!


La Cuchara, Hampden

La Cuchara’s Basque menu and unbeatable atmosphere makes it the perfect date spot! You’ll be welcomed by staff trained in effective communication techniques, so feel free to mention any special communication needs - they’re ready to do what they can to make your dining experience great!


Black Eyed Suzie’s, Bel Air

Black Eyed Suzie’s unique spaces and Maryland-inspired menu will help you escape the daily grind with your Valentine! No matter where you choose to sit, staff is trained to communicate clearly and effectively as you enjoy your meal.


Gunther & Co., Canton

Take one step into Gunther &  Go. and your senses will be delighted. Delicious smells from the kitchen and beautiful decor will surround you as you eat. Staff is trained to help you make the most of your evening with effective communication.


Minnow, Federal Hill

Minnow’s newsworthy menu will impress you just as much as the bustling atmosphere. Staff trained in communication accessibility will welcome you for an evening of good food and good company!


These four restaurants have stepped up to better serve the hard-of-hearing community in and around Baltimore. Do you have a restaurant you’d like to see us visit? Reach out to lalbers@hasa.org to suggest our next Hearing Hospitality location!

HASAHarry and Jeanette Weinberg Building 5900 Metro Drive Baltimore, MD 21215 410.318.6780