L'AubergeL'Auberge, 505 S. Broadway, (410) 732-1151. This...

DINING OUT - THE CRITICS' REPORT

August 29, 1992|By MARY MAUSHARD | MARY MAUSHARD,Staff Writer Peabody's Staff Writer Wayne's Bar-B-Que Staff Writer

L'Auberge

L'Auberge, 505 S. Broadway, (410) 732-1151. This charming country French restaurant is enveloped in the eclectic charm of Fells Point. One minute you're in a sophisticated dining room with dark green walls, salmon tablecloths, fresh flowers and candlelight dancing off shimmering glassware. The next you're thrust back into the earthiness of one of Baltimore's earliest neighborhoods. The food is excellent, beautifully presented and full of flavor, and the service is as charming, and as accommodating, as the atmosphere. $$ 1/2 - moderately expensive. (Last visited 8/92.) Peabody's, Peabody Court Hotel, 612 Cathedral St., (410) 727-7101. Peabody's has a new menu -- it always has a new menu -- but it's still a self-styled "American grill." It continues to offer that mix of grilled meat and fish, salads and sandwiches and elaborate appetizers that can be had on their own with drinks. The setting is as handsome as ever, but the food and service were pretty erratic the night we were there. The best bets: first courses like crab fritters with pineapple salsa or black bean soup. $$ -- moderate. (Last reviewed 8/92.)

ELIZABETH LARGE Wayne's Bar-B-Que, Light Street Pavilion, Harborplace, (410) 539-3810. Harborplace isn't exactly the first place you'd look for down home barbecue, so you won't be surprised to learn you don't get it at Wayne's. What you will get is chicken or ribs that happen to have some barbecue sauce on them. We liked the non-barbecued items better: a tasty crab cake, soup, Caesar salad, good homemade desserts. $$ -- moderate. (Last reviewed 8/92.)

ELIZABETH LARGE

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