50 best restaurants in Baltimore counties 2010 [Pictures]
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Always, there were those lovely old country estates and gracious manor taverns with roaring fireplaces, but in the old days fine dining was associated with the city. Not so anymore. Now, there are more compelling reasons than ever for diners to cross county lines for a good meal. The 50 best county restaurants in Howard County, Anne Arundel County and Baltimore County is a mix of the old and the new, destinations for special occasions and joints for Monday night suppers, the chef-driven and crowd-pleasing. What made the list? The consistent, the conscientious, the creative and, sometimes, the cool.
Don't see your favorite? Leave a comment below. --Richard Gorelick, Dining@Large
Venue info for 50 best county restaurants
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46. Jesse Wong's Asean Bistro( Sun photo by Sarah Kickler-Kelber / April 20, 2011 )
When it opened back in 1999, Jesse was credited with bringing bistro-style sophistication to a drab Asian dining scene. ("Asean," by the way, stands for "Association of East Asian Nations.") The tide has turned in Howard County toward more homespun Asian cuisine, but Jesse Wong's is still a sterling date-night option.
Venue info: Jesse Wong's Asean Bistro in Columbia