The Needle: July 2011
Reviewed By Todd Kliman
Comments () | Published July 1, 2011
100 Best Restaurants (2011)

Address: 69 West St., Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone: 410-268-0003
Neighborhood: Annapolis
Cuisines: Modern, American
Price Range: Moderate
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: N/A
Reservations: Recommended
Best Dishes Bison satay; spinach-and-mozzarella-stuffed pepper; heirloom tomato salad; Maryland crab dip; spring rolls with pulled pork; barbecue-duck flatbread; seafood stew.
Price Details: Starters, $5 to $12; main courses, $11 to $14.

On a recent trip to this Annapolis small-plates hot spot, we enjoyed an array of tastes that honored its lineup of local purveyors, including house-made pickled veggies, quick-roasted Brussels sprouts seasoned with tea-smoked salt, hand-cut fries sprinkled with garlic, thyme, and rosemary, and a complex three-mushroom risotto. The only sour notes? The bison satay skewers we once loved were stringier this time, and dessert remains an afterthought.

This article appears in the July 2011 issue of The Washingtonian.

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