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Collection: Baltimore Sun restaurant reviews

  • The Owl Bar is in fine feather, but food's lackluster

    The Owl Bar is in fine feather, but food's lackluster

    The Owl Bar has been a notable tavern at The Belvedere, on and off, for 111 years. The place has had its ups and downs. It's been wildly popular and not at all. Twice, for about six years in early 1970s and for about 18 months in the early 1990s, the Owl Bar was closed entirely. The best days for...

  • Azumi at Four Seasons is, simply, spectacular

    Azumi at Four Seasons is, simply, spectacular

    When Pabu closed last summer after a short but successful stint in the Four Seasons Baltimore, there was much consternation among the city's biggest food lovers. Its departure left a hole in the local food scene, but some minds were eased with the announcement that the space would be filled by...

  • Twisted Pizza brings great beer list and bar food to Towson

    Twisted Pizza brings great beer list and bar food to Towson

    Located inside a Days Inn in Towson, Twisted Pizza Kitchen & Pub mixes up a few personalities. The name and menu items suggests it's a pizza joint, though one with some aspirations. The drinks list includes one of the more extensive collections of craft beer in the region, as well as a handful...

  • New in Federal Hill, Bookmakers offers robust tavern food in chic digs

    New in Federal Hill, Bookmakers offers robust tavern food in chic digs

    This handsome new establishment's full name is Bookmakers Cocktail Club, which might lead you to believe that a proper dinner menu might be incidental or even nonexistent. Even once you're inside, you might not be completely sure. The main space is an unbroken expanse encompassing the long room-length...

  • Indian street food is right at home at The Verandah in Hampden

    Indian street food is right at home at The Verandah in Hampden

    Over the past several years, Hampden has cemented its position as one of the food-friendliest neighborhoods in Baltimore. It's no surprise, then, to discover that behind one of the bright facades on a particularly charming stretch of 36th Street, a small crew is cooking some fantastic Indian street...

  • Serengeti Steakhouse brings upscale kosher dining to Baltimore

    Serengeti Steakhouse brings upscale kosher dining to Baltimore

    Serengeti Steakhouse is a kosher restaurant that doesn't feel or act like one. With an eclectic menu of steakhouse favorites, Southern-influenced and African-inspired fare, and a polished, serene atmosphere, Serengeti should be an appealing and inviting option for all diners. But for kosher diners,...

  • At Sin Fronteras in Glen Burnie, Latin flavors go beyond Tex-Mex

    At Sin Fronteras in Glen Burnie, Latin flavors go beyond Tex-Mex

    The northern part of Anne Arundel County has its fair share of restaurants that specialize in south-of-the-border flavors, most of which concentrate on Tex-Mex food that's popular and familiar. Sin Fronteras Cafe, which opened this fall next to Mission BBQ in Glen Burnie's Harundale Plaza, aims...

  • In Tuscany-Canterbury, La Famiglia is a quiet success

    In Tuscany-Canterbury, La Famiglia is a quiet success

    Baltimoreans have nostalgic affection for old apartment building eateries. The few that remain are located along University Parkway in Tuscany-Canterbury, like the one inside the Broadview on 39th Street near University Parkway. Built in 1951, the Broadview has always housed a restaurant in its...

  • Southern flavors shine at Georgia Soul Food in Charles Village

    Southern flavors shine at Georgia Soul Food in Charles Village

    Over the past decade, the traditional flavors of the American south have been showing up in kitchens from New York to Paris. Soul food, the subset of southern cooking with roots in the African American community, drives much of that popularity. While these days, soul food appears on even the poshest...

  • Breakfast all day at Iron Rooster in Annapolis

    Breakfast all day at Iron Rooster in Annapolis

    I like Iron Rooster a whole lot, and I think you should go to this new Annapolis restaurant, so I thought I'd tell you right off the bat that this new all-day breakfast restaurant in Annapolis offers free valet parking on weekends. Iron Rooster serves impressively big portions of good, wholesome...

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