The Westminster Inn, 5 S. Center St., Westminster...


November 24, 1990|By Mary Maushard | Mary Maushard,The Evening SunThe Sun The Sunday Sun

The Westminster Inn, 5 S. Center St., Westminster. 876-2893. The old East End School, converted to a trendy bed and breakfast, is a truly sumptuous place to dine. The book-lined main room, called the "Library," and the glass-enclosed porch are unusually inviting. The attentive service is a bit presumptuous and the waiter's description of the specials more than most people can grasp. The food is fresh, beautifully presented and, in some cases, innovative, but the prices are too high for either the quality or the quantity. $$$expensive. (Last visited 10/90.)

Lynn Williams Michael's Riviera Grill,, Brookshire Hotel, 120 E. Lombard St., 547-8986. The setting for this new venture of Mike and Cindy Dalesio (former owners of the Little Italy landmark that bears their name) is a Manhattanesque penthouse with a harbor view instead of intimate dining rooms. But you can find the same kind of Mediterranean delights you learned to love at Dalesio's: grills, elegant pastas, low-fat but intensely-flavored "spa" cuisine or richly-sauced shellfish. $$$expensive. (Last visited 10/90.)

Janice Baker Conrad's, 849 Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard, Severna Park, 544-3328. At Conrad's, happiness and good food matter, not clothes and show. It is to other restaurants what an authentic bed and breakfast is to a hotel -- personal, idiosyncratic, imaginative, and interesting. We'd go back again tomorrow for snails in red wine sauce with fritters, the house salad, or more tomato soup. Veal and lamb entrees were less dramatic, but very good. Also, the owner, Mr. Conrad Lindley, reliably lists carefully chosen, moderately priced wines. $$$expensive. (Last visited 9/90.)

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