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DINING OUT--THE CRITICS'REPORT

March 21, 1992|By MARY MAUSHARD | MARY MAUSHARD,Staff Writer Germano's Trattoria Petrucci Staff Writer Greenspring Inn

Pier 500, HarborView Marina and Yacht Club

Pier 500, HarborView Marina and Yacht Club, Key Highway, (410) 625-0500. , Key Highway, (410) 625-0500. Pier 500 is definitely new Baltimore, but it's a restaurant that all Baltimore can be proud of. Operated by chef Connie Crabtree, this contemporary restaurant is nestled in a new waterfront development on Key Highway beyond the Inner Harbor. The atmosphere is casual; the dining room attractive; and the menu varied. There is a nice mix of light fare and full meals -- several salads that would each seem to make a meal and an entree list that includes grilled mixed vegetables ($9.95) and char-grilled sirloin burger ($9), as well as apricot glazed duck ($16.95) and filet mignon ($23). $$ 1/2 -- moderately expensive. (Last visited 2/92).

Germano's Trattoria Petrucci, 300 S. High St., (410) 752-4515. Here's 300 S. High St., (410) 752-4515. Here's something special from this cozy Little Italy restaurant: a six-course dinner of classic dishes from Tuscany for $14.95. The meal starts with bruschette (Tuscan canapes), then on to tomato-and-bread soup, tagliani with ground veal sauce, salad, a mixed grill of duck, lamb and sausage, and tiramisu for dessert. You must call in advance for reservations; seating is limited. $ -- inexpensive. (Last reviewed 3/92.)

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ELIZABETH LARGE Greenspring Inn, 10801 Falls Road, Lutherville, (410) 823-1125. If you , 10801 Falls Road, Lutherville, (410) 823-1125. If you like the two Bamboo Houses, you'll love the new Greenspring Inn, the third of Joey Chiu's swanky American-Chinese restaurants. Ingredients are high quality; the preparation is guaranteed to please those who want their meat and vegetables with an Asian accent. (Try a broiled sirloin steak with snow peas and fried rice.) What really makes the Greenspring Inn work, though, is the exemplary service. $$$ -- expensive. (Last reviewed 3/92.)

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