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
Restaurants in Baltimore County | Restaurants in Anne Arundel County
Restaurants in Howard County | Restaurants in Harford County
Baltimore's 50 best restaurants | Baltimore's 50 best bars
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25. Aida Bistro & Wine Bar( Photo by: Nate Pesce, Patuxent Publishing / January 12, 2011 )
Mary and Joe Barbera took their Italian bistro out of its comfort zone, relocating in a new and bigger location across the way. The best addition is an innovative wine-on-tap program, the area's first, which comes along with a full-service wine bar, a great amenity for the area. The menu has kept its seasonal, homemade and local focus and now includes more small-plate options.
Venue info: Aida Bistro & Wine Bar in Columbia