Yorktowne Plaza Shopping Center, Cockeysville. 666-9550. This is a comfortable, soothing oasis set incongruously in a shopping center off York Road. It is also a successful oasis, having recently grown from one room to three. The Bamboo House is more sophisticated in its approach to food and service than many Chinese restaurants. The food is flavorful and plentiful; the Szechuan Green Beans were outstanding. $$ 1/2 moderately expensive.(Last visited 11/90).
10010 York Road, Cockeysville, 666-0006. Don't be in too much of a hurry to bypass Cockeysville's commercial strip, or you might miss the York Inn, tucked between a gas station and a discount mattress outlet. And that would be a shame. The York Inn (which is decorated with photographs from York Road's more picturesque past) offers above-average American-Continental fare, Mom-style vegetables, and down-home, diner-esque desserts. $$moderate. (Last visited 11/90.)