100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Vin 909 Winecafé
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Vin 909 Winecafé
Address: 909 Bay Ridge Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21403
Phone: 410-990-1846
Neighborhood: Annapolis
Cuisines: American
Opening Hours: Tuesday, Saturday, and Sunday for dinner, Wednesday through Friday for lunch and dinner.
Price Range: Moderate
Dress: Informal
Reservations: Not Accepted

The charmingly restored bungalow that makes you think you’ve stolen away to a quaint seaside town is pretty wonderful, but it’s the area’s most exciting and consistently delicious pizzas that compel you to linger. ¶ Chef Justin Moore performs wonders with stretched dough. His crusts are canvases for ideas both sound (wild-boar meatballs and spicy soppresatta) and surprising (foie gras, figs, and Taleggio cheese). The small plates and cheeses are a worthy complement. Don’t miss: Crab rolls; poached shrimp with fennel rémoulade; house-made burrata; crab gumbo; Margherita pizza; butterscotch pudding; chocolate pot de crème. Open: Tuesday, Saturday, and Sunday for dinner, Wednesday through Friday for lunch and dinner. Moderate.

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  • clara

    i actually disagree. it's trying to be more than it is, and part of the way it justifies its existence is by selling unappetizing overpriced food. if you are in annapolis there's better food to be had. and if you're from washington, you should try some restaurants that offer decent seafood.

  • MD Food Critique

    It's hard for me to write a review without sounding like I'm shilling, so I'll try to stick to the basics. The execution in the kitchen in perfect, the menu goes way beyond simply being creative. I have not had one dish that I didn't think was absurdly good and the atmosphere feels like a cool on-trend San Francisco joint.
    I can't imagine any review of Vin 909 being less than stellar and frankly would believe any such negative review is agenda driven.

  • Drew

    Agreed. Clara is obviously bias or has no taste buds. Vin is Dy-Na-Mite

  • Lisa Green

    Love Vin 909. Glad to see it made the list. It's by far the best restaurant in Annapolis, and should absolutely rank among the best in DC. Way to go Washingtonian for being smart enough to add this neighborhood gem.

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