Maison Marconi, 106 W. Saratoga St., 727-9522. Part of the...


November 10, 1990|By Mary Maushard | Mary Maushard,The Evening SunThe Sun The Sunday Sun

Maison Marconi, 106 W. Saratoga St., 727-9522. Part of the city's restaurant repertoire since 1920, Marconi's has a traditional menu and many loyal customers. One of Marconi's two dining rooms is large and rather formal; the other, more relaxed with bright floral wallpaper. For lunch, we found the food good, though not exceptional; the presentation ordinary, and the prices a bit high for the quantity and quality. Marconi's chocolate sundae, with luscious homemade sauce, was, however, even better than its reputation. $$ 1/2 moderately expensive. (Last visited 9/90.)

Lynn Williams Ding How, 631-637 S. Broadway, 327-8888. The architects of this new restaurant did their job splendidly: Ding How, with its horseshoe bar, wood trim and discreet touches of neon, looks great. Culinarily, though, Ding How doesn't score a dinger. Hot and sour fish soup and crab-filled wontons were unusual successes, but seafood in tinfoil "sculpture," while pretty, was uninteresting, and fatty beef betrayed a marvelous dark sesame sauce. The fortune cookies were tops, though. $$moderate. (Last visited 10/90.)

Janice Baker Michael's Riviera Grill, Brookshire Hotel, Lombard and Calvert streets, 547-8986. Michael and Cindy Dalesio have sold Dalesio's Restaurant in Little Italy. Two months ago, announcing, "We're back," they opened Michael's Riviera Grill in the departed JaFe's space above the Brookshire Hotel. Menus at Michael's and the present Dalesio's are similar thus far, but most of Michael's prices are lower by a dollar or two. We went very soon after the opening and found good quality meals, with one really outstanding entree -- Buddy's beef. $$$expensive. (Last visited 9/90.)

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