Where: 1500 S. Hanover St., South Baltimore
Contact: 410-244-1501, bluegrasstavern.com
Open: Tuesday through Sunday for dinner, Thursday through Sunday for lunch/brunch
Prices: Appetizers, $8 -$14 ; entrees, $16-$28
Food: French country-style versions of Southern-accented American food.
Service: Informed and attentive but relaxed.
Best dishes: Root-vegetable gnocchi with wine-braised lamb ragu, baked oysters, roasted baby pumpkin
Children: No printed children's menu, but the kitchen has limited options ready.
Parking: Close to impossible. Bluegrass provides $5 valet service.
Noise level: Comfortable even when dining rooms are full.
Outdoor seating: Patio seating in nice weather.
[Key: Superlative: *****; Excellent: ****; Very Good: ***; Good: **; Promising: *]