New ownership means fresh start for Abacrombie

The Baltimore Sun

Food ***1/2 (3 1/2 stars)

Service *** (3 stars)

Atmosphere *** (3 stars)

Baltimoreans who love good food had reason to worry about Abacrombie. Until previous owner/chef Sonny Sweetman left for greener pastures, it was one of our premier restaurants. After the restaurant and the bed and breakfast that housed it were sold, the dining room had a couple of false starts and then finally closed -- perhaps forever, it seemed.

But then a good thing happened. Jerry Pellegrino, owner of Corks in Federal Hill, took over the restaurant. He's working with Jesse Sandlin as executive chef and Greta Clausen as general manager.


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