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Collection: Baltimore Sun restaurant reviews

  • A German beer hall for all at Das Bier Haus in Federal Hill

    A German beer hall for all at Das Bier Haus in Federal Hill

    Owners Scott Bauer and Nate McKinney have tapped into a tiny slice of Germany's famous beer halls at Das Bier Haus in Federal Hill. Mugs of beer, hearty fare and communal tables have been drawing diners to the convivial corner space since it opened Jan. 7. Bauer got the idea for the restaurant...

  • Colette charms with French-inspired fare in Station North

    Colette charms with French-inspired fare in Station North

    Colette sashayed onto the Baltimore dining scene in February, flouncing her charms in much the same way that sister restaurant Bottega did when it opened in 2013. The bistros, which are blocks from each other in Station North, share a quaint charm with intriguing menus that immediately attracted...

  • A tasty trip through Asia at Red Goji in Pikesville

    A tasty trip through Asia at Red Goji in Pikesville

    Don't dismiss Red Goji because it is in a strip shopping center. The restaurant hits the mark with its well-prepared dishes and attention to using fresh ingredients. Owner John Luen, who grew up in Hong Kong, has staffed his kitchen with longtime chefs from his native land and Japan, he said. Their...

  • Habaneros Mexican Kitchen & Tequileria shows potential in Westminster

    Habaneros Mexican Kitchen & Tequileria shows potential in Westminster

    Habaneros Mexican Kitchen & Tequileria, tucked into a nondescript shopping center in Westminster, is a feast for the eyes once you've stepped inside. Red, yellow and lime green hues adorn the walls and tables. Festive Latin music gets your toes tapping. It's an earnest place, where the staff makes...

  • At Pie 360 in Canton, pizza gets personal

    At Pie 360 in Canton, pizza gets personal

    Pie 360 delivers the goods -- a custom pizza made in front of your eyes that's ready in minutes. The folks who gave us the artisan pizza restaurant Coal Fire are capitalizing on the fast-casual concept with their fledgling offshoot in Canton. There's more to come, said Erik Thorsvik, the chief...

  • With Cosima, the owners of Donna's have another hit on their hands

    With Cosima, the owners of Donna's have another hit on their hands

    Like the chefs Mario, Giada and Duff, Baltimoreans know Donna, as in Crivello, by her first name. She first shook up our taste buds in the early 1990s with roasted vegetables, tapenade and other Mediterranean dishes at her restaurant, Donna's Coffee Bar, in Mount Vernon. Several Donna's restaurants...

  • Abbey Burger Bistro seamlessly fits in Fells Point

    Abbey Burger Bistro seamlessly fits in Fells Point

    As its name indicates, burgers are the star at Abbey Burger Bistro. You can create your own or choose one of the restaurant's house specialties, from a chili beef burger to a lamb burger with feta cheese. There are vegetarian options, too. Owners Russ and Marigot Miller opened their first Abbey...

  • Fleet Street Kitchen's latest chef impresses with careful, confident menu

    Fleet Street Kitchen's latest chef impresses with careful, confident menu

    In a dizzying shuffle of staff, Fleet Street Kitchen is on its fourth chef since opening in 2012. But the latest recruit, Michael Correll, on board for more than a year, seems to have found a niche at the Harbor East restaurant. The Maryland native, who worked at the much-lauded Lacroix Restaurant...

  • Satisfying soul at Taste This in Charles Village

    Satisfying soul at Taste This in Charles Village

    Chefs Craig Curbean and Dante Davis are on a culinary mission -- to open as many Taste This restaurants as they can in Baltimore. "We always flirted with the idea that if we found a place we would get a restaurant," Curbean said. "It took a while." The fledgling restaurateurs, who became friends...

  • Lip-smackingly good barbecue at Smoke in Cockeysville

    Lip-smackingly good barbecue at Smoke in Cockeysville

    From seemingly out of nowhere, newcomer Josh White set up his smokers, special sauces and dry rubs at Smoke in Cockeysville, soon wowing the barbecue crowd and other diners who appreciate good, home-style cooking. But the storefront restaurant, which opened in October in the Cranbrook Shopping...

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