Jasmine opens


Brasserie closes

November 28, 2007|By ELIZABETH LARGE

Jasmine Asian Bistro (2592 Quarry Lake Drive, 410-484-5170) opened a couple of weeks ago in the Shops at Quarry Lake off Greenspring Avenue. Yes, it's the same Jasmine that used to be in Towson, only it has a liquor license in its new incarnation, which it didn't when I reviewed it.

The menu is a mixed bag. It's not fusion, but there are sushi and Chinese, Thai and Vietnamese dishes. These are served in a contemporary setting with handsome hard woods, pretty little light fixtures and an Oriental rug or two.

Lunch and dinner are served Monday through Friday, with dinner all day on the weekends.

Kosher news --The Brasserie in Pikesville has closed, and Amanda's (1700 Reisterstown Road, 410-484-0476) has opened in its place with new owners. Like its predecessor, Amanda's is a white-tablecloth kosher restaurant, but the space has been renovated and the menu updated, with offerings like Chilean sea bass and a 12-ounce rib-eye steak. Entree prices run from $13 to $45.

Amanda's is open for lunch and dinner Sunday through Thursday.

Meanwhile, construction is continuing on a kosher Subway at 706 Reisterstown Road, which is scheduled to open in early 2008. Rob Wilson, public-relations coordinator for the chain, points out that "Eighty percent of what we already offer, like bread and veggies, is kosher."

Of course, beef will be substituted for pork products in the new franchise. Wilson says that there are already eight kosher Subways around the country.

Open again --The Treaty of Paris restaurant in Annapolis' Maryland Inn has reopened after being closed a month for renovations to make it "more historic," says general manager Joe Dantoni. New hardwood floors have replaced the carpeting, and it's been brightened up with fresh paint and new lighting. The new chairs are in place, with new tables coming soon.

The menu, mostly Chesapeake Bay seafood, has been redone, and prices considerably reduced. Entree prices used to start at about $30. The range is now $18 to $25.

Send restaurant news, trends, questions of general interest or observations to me at elizabeth.large@baltsun.com or fax me at 410-783-2519. Snail mail works, too: Elizabeth Large, The Sun, Box 1377, Baltimore 21278.

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