Hunt Ridge Restaurant and Lounge
Where: 12 W. Ridgely Road, Yorkridge Shopping Center.
Hours: 10 a.m.- midnight weekdays, 10 a.m.- 2 a.m. weekends.
Menu: Light fare lounge menu includes shrimp cocktail, onion rings, club sandwiches, burgers, steak, crab cakes and chicken.
Credit cards: All major credit cards accepted.
There are dozens of bars around town where the age range is from early twentysomething to late thirtysomething, but where does that leave those who are at or beyond the half century mark?
The Hunt Ridge Restaurant and Lounge, located in the Yorkridge Shopping Center in Lutherville, is among the places that cater to a decidedly older suburban clientele.
The lounge is partly set off from the restaurant by glass room dividers etched with hunting horns. Here you can order a drink from a bartender who has himself gone a few rounds in life or eavesdrop on a woman telling her girlfriends all about her third husband.
Although this is a very settled place, it's not completely staid. The regulars have plenty of handshakes for each other, and somewhat more vigorous shaking occurs on the small dance floor when there is live entertainment.
Currently Roy James, who previously played at the Orchard Inn and Pimlico, is bringing his synthesizer and vocal standards to the Hunt Ridge lounge on Wednesdays at 8 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays at 9 p.m.
Besides its regulars and those who come for the music, the Hunt Ridge has an extensive light fare lounge menu to complement a restaurant menu that is American with Italian tendencies. The lounge menu includes shrimp cocktail, club sandwiches, crab cakes and burgers. It's popular with folks who've seen an evening show at the nearby Yorkridge Cinemas and want a bite with their nightcap.
Also of note throughout the restaurant and lounge are the many photographs, paintings and prints by local artists -- all for sale.