Sushi Sono's Bridal Veil Roll contains spicy lobster salad topped with tuna. Sushi Sono was voted as the best sushi restaurant and best Asian restaurant in the 2013 Best of Dining contest.

Sushi Sono's Bridal Veil Roll contains spicy lobster salad topped with tuna. Sushi Sono was voted as the best sushi restaurant and best Asian restaurant in the 2013 Best of Dining contest. (Lloyd Fox / Baltimore Sun / September 25, 2013)

As voted by the readers of Howard magazine:

Alfresco
Clyde’s of Columbia
10221 Wincopin Circle, Columbia
410-730-2829, clydes.com/columbia
Honorable Mention:
AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar
Facci Ristorante
Leelynn’s Dining Room & Lounge

Ambiance
Luna Bella
6420 Freetown Road, Columbia
410-531-0250, lunabellarestaurant.net
Honorable Mention:
AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar
The Kings Contrivance Restaurant
Stanford Grill

Asian
Sushi Sono
10215 Wincopin Circle, Columbia
410-997-6131, sushisonomd.com
Honorable Mention:
Asean Bistro
East Moon Asian
Hunan Manor

Bar food
Victoria Gastro Pub
8201 Snowden River Parkway, Columbia 410-750-1880, victoriagastropub.com
Honorable Mention:
The Ale House
Bare Bones Grill & Brewery
Looney’s Pub South

Breakfast
Eggspectation
6010 University Blvd., Ellicott City
410-750-3115, eggspectation.com
Honorable Mention:
Double-T Diner
Mimi’s Cafe

Brunch
Victoria Gastro Pub
8201 Snowden River Parkway, Columbia 410-750-1880, victoriagastropub.com
Honorable Mention:
Eggspectation
Portalli’s
Clyde’s of Columbia

Buffet
Royal Taj
8874 McGaw Road, Columbia
410-381-1111, royaltajmd.com
Honorable Mention:
House of India
Mango Grove
Wegmans

Burger
Victoria Gastro Pub
8201 Snowden River Parkway, Columbia 410-750-1880, victoriagastropub.com
Honorable Mention:
The Ale House
Five Guys
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers

Chef
Luna Bella (Celeste Gebler)
6420 Freetown Road, Columbia
410-531-0250, lunabellarestaurant.net
Honorable Mention:
AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar (Sean Riggs)
Portalli’s (Keith Holsey)
Bistro Blanc (Marc Dixon)
Tersiguel’s (Michel Tersiguel)

Chinese
Hunan Manor
7091 Deepage Drive, Columbia
410-381-1134, hunanmanorrestaurant.com
Honorable Mention:
Hunan Legend
Asean Bistro
Peking Chef
P.F. Chang’s China Bistro

Coffee
Starbucks
Multiple locations, starbucks.com
Honorable Mention:
Mad City Cafe
Bean Hollow
Sidamo Coffee and Tea

Crab cake
Clyde’s of Columbia
10221 Wincopin Circle, Columbia
410-730-2829, clydes.com/columbia
Honorable Mention:
Shanty Grille
Shannon’s Saloon
Leelynn’s Dining Room & Lounge
The Corner Stable

Cupcake
Kupcakes & Co.
6010 Meadowridge Center Drive, Elkridge 443-552-3033, kupcakesco.com
Honorable Mention:
Touché Touchet Bakery
Cooks ’N Cakes
Oh, What a Cake!

Deli
Charter Deli
10700 Charter Drive, Columbia
410-715-2272, charterdeli.com
Honorable Mention:
Bon Fresco
Jason’s Deli
Wegmans

Dessert
Luna Bella
6420 Freetown Road, Columbia
410-531-0250, lunabellarestaurant.net
Honorable Mention:
AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar
Cheesecake Factory
Tutti Frutti

Fine dining
The Kings Contrivance Restaurant
10150 Shaker Drive, Columbia
410-995-0500, greatfoodmd.com
Honorable Mention:
AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar
Tersiguel’s
Portalli’s
Elkridge Furnace Inn

Happy hour
Bare Bones Grill & Brewery
9150 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City 410-461-0770, barebonesgrill.com
Honorable Mention:
The Ale House
Victoria Gastro Pub

Healthful menu
Great Sage
5809 Clarksville Square Drive, Clarksville     443-535-9400, greatsage.com
Honorable Mention:
Panera Bread
Mango Grove

Ice cream/Frozen yogurt
The Meadows
6470 Freetown Road, Columbia
443-296-6100, meadowsfrozencustard.com
Honorable Mention:
Cold Stone Creamery
Rita’s Italian Ice
ScoopAhhDeeDoo

Indian
Royal Taj
8874 McGaw Road, Columbia
410-381-1111, royaltajmd.com
Honorable Mention:
House of India
Mango Grove
Akbar