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Collection: Baltimore Sun restaurant reviews

  • New American is a hit at Park Tavern in Severna Park

    New American is a hit at Park Tavern in Severna Park

    Severna Park has a number of positive attributes — the water, the schools, the pretty houses — but, historically, good restaurants have not been among the town's strengths. Newcomer Park Tavern aims to change that. The team behind Park Tavern, which opened in October in the old Woodfire Restaurant...

  • At Horseshoe Baltimore, Jack Binion's is a solid, nearly glamorous, steakhouse

    At Horseshoe Baltimore, Jack Binion's is a solid, nearly glamorous, steakhouse

    We had a pretty convincing $52 bone-in rib-eye at Jack Binion's Steak, which is the name of the solid if not particularly compelling steakhouse at Horseshoe Casino Baltimore. Our waiter steered us to the 20-ounce, well-marbled beauty, calling it a "cowboy steak," one of the names this steak-lover's...

  • Steelefish Grille is casual and tasty in Bel Air

    Steelefish Grille is casual and tasty in Bel Air

    Sports bars and seafood restaurants — especially family-friendly ones — don't necessarily seem like a natural combination. But at Steelefish Grille in Bel Air, big screen TVs and plenty of drink specials coexist happily alongside kids' menus and a seafood-heavy selection of entrees. The restaurant,...

  • Saigon Today in Canton offers great flavors of Vietnam

    Saigon Today in Canton offers great flavors of Vietnam

    Saigon Today bills itself as "Asian fusion" but, as the name suggests, it's really a Vietnamese spot — and that's just fine. The restaurant, which opened last July in the former Yellow Dog Tavern space in Canton, is the latest in a string of Vietnamese spots to open around the city. While both...

  • Nando's Peri-Peri is a spicy treat for Towson moviegoers

    Nando's Peri-Peri is a spicy treat for Towson moviegoers

    Towson has been a busy place this year. After years of stops and starts, the Towson Square project, including a brand new movie theater surrounded by new restaurants, is finally nearing completion. The theater opened in July. Just a few days later, its neighbor to the left, Nando's Peri-Peri, began...

  • In Towson, S & J Crab Ranch has new chef and extra Southwestern flavor

    In Towson, S & J Crab Ranch has new chef and extra Southwestern flavor

    Changes are afoot at the S&J Crab Ranch. Over the summer, the "J" in the equation — owner James Kahn — bought out his partner, Steve Recher. Kahn installed Chef Adam Sanchez in the kitchen of the 3-year-old Towson eatery. And Sanchez revamped the menu to better showcase his New Mexico roots. The...

  • In Ridgely's Delight, a small restaurant with a strong following

    In Ridgely's Delight, a small restaurant with a strong following

    Corner Bistro & Wine Bar has been open more than three years, long enough to earn itself a place of honor in the hearts and stomachs of the residents of Ridgely's Delight, a triangular-shaped neighborhood in Southwest Baltimore within shouting distance of Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The small...

  • Pappas brings its classic crab-cake formula to Cockeysville

    Pappas brings its classic crab-cake formula to Cockeysville

    Pappas Restaurant and Sports Bar does not fall prey to the restaurant industry urge for constant change. The restaurant, which opened in Cockeysville in September, offers the same pleasantly old-school dining experience that locals have loved since the early seventies, when Mark Pappas opened the...

  • In Hanover, a new German restaurant from the owner of Blob's Park

    In Hanover, a new German restaurant from the owner of Blob's Park

    I often hear from readers who wish there were more German restaurants. Baltimore was once full of good ones — there was Haussner's, of course, and Schellhase's on Howard Street, a haunt of H.L. Mencken's that closed in 1980. Only Eichenkranz in Brewers Hill, which has a devoted local following,...

  • Pasadena has a new and delicious dining option with Founders

    Pasadena has a new and delicious dining option with Founders

    After years of traveling to Baltimore or Annapolis for dinner or drinks, Pasadena resident Steve Sumner was tired of the driving. Last November, the former baker, along with his wife, Janet, solved that transportation problem in dramatic fashion, by opening a restaurant of their own. With Founders...

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