Berger's Colonial Inn, Pasadena, 255-0280. This is...


Berger's Colonial Inn, Pasadena, 255-0280. This is a genuinely nice place -- comfortable, relaxed, with good service and food to match. And with a clientele that seems to have known one another long before developers began remaking Anne Arundel County between Annapolis and Glen Burnie. Berger's is warm and attractive and the food is largely traditional with seafood and beef predominating. The Caesar Salad for Two, made at tableside, was fresh and delicious. $$moderate. (Last visited 9/90.)

Lynn Williams Baltimore Grille, Omni Inner Harbor Hotel, 101 W. Fayette St., 385-6601. Yes, there are still meat-and-potatoes men in our midst, and the Baltimore Grille sets out to hook them with all-American fare at its most indulgent: fine wines, seductive desserts, thick cut Black Angus beef, and lobsters that tip the scale at two pounds or more. The gimmick here is an excellent one: a rolling cart with a choice of two dozen condiments and sauces, from salsa to bearnaise to wild mushroom butter. $$$expensive. (Last visited 10/90.)

Janice Baker Hacienda Mexican Restaurant, 4840 Belair Road, 488-9447. How much you like the Hacienda may hinge on how much you like Taco Bell-style Mexican food. The place is cheerful, relatively inexpensive, serves great big margaritas, and portions big enough to satisfy the hungriest eater. We found the bean soup watery, the guacamole short on avocado flavor, the cheese plentiful but dull, the taco limp, the red snapper overcooked and the fried ice cream a hymn to Cool Whip. $$moderate. (Last visited 9/90.)

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