100 best Baltimore-area restaurants 2011: New
This is a different kind of dining guide. This year, we've expanded the list of Baltimore's best restaurants and we've broken them down into categories like the best restaurants for doing business, for celebrating special occasions and for everyday dining. There is an additional list of 10 best restaurants as determined by Baltimore Sun readers and one final list of critic's overall favorites. --Richard Gorelick
Also see: Going out guide: 100 best restaurants
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Dan Chaustit, the executive chef and owner of Crush in Belvedere Square, carved out a jewel-like, 32-seat dining room on his restaurant's lower level, named it Demi, and handed the reins over flamboyantly talented young chef named Tae Strain. With ingenuity and a focus on intense flavor, Strain has made small plates hip again. Take a seat at the kitchen counter. --Richard Gorelick
Venue address: 510 E. Belvedere Ave.