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Restaurant information: Wit & Wisdom, 200 International Drive; 410-576-5800, witandwisdombaltimore.com

Review: Wit & Wisdom, wobbly on arrival, is now walking tall

Bottom line: With a new executive chef and pastry chef, restaurant at Four Seasons is flourishing

Overall rating: 4 1/2 stars

[Key: Superlative: 5 stars; Excellent: 4 stars; Very Good: 3 stars; Good: 2 stars; Promising: 1 star]  (Colby Ware, for The Baltimore Sun )
Restaurant information: Indochine, 1015 North Charles St., Baltimore; 410-539-4636

Review: Indochine’s Vietnamese specialties shine in Midtown

Bottom line: New Vietnamese spot in Midtown lacks polish but the food is delicious  (Chiaki Kawajiri, For The Baltimore Sun)
Restaurant information: Farmstead Grill, 3721 Boston St., The Shops at Canton Crossing; 410-762-2100, farmsteadgrill.com

Review: At Farmstead Grill, radishes and Miller Lite

Bottom line: The new Canton restaurant brings flash but not the flavor

Overall rating: 2 stars

[Key: Superlative: 5 stars; Excellent: 4 stars; Very Good: 3 stars; Good: 2 stars; Promising: 1 star]  (Kenneth K. Lam, Baltimore Sun photo)
Restaurant information: TenTen Ramen, 413 N. Charles St., Baltimore; 410-244-6988; tentenramen.com

Review: TenTen Ramen introduces the ramen craze to Baltimore

Bottom line: Baltimore’s first ramen shop provides a fine, casual introduction to the ramen craze.  (Barbara Haddock Taylor, Baltimore Sun photo)
Restaurant information: Aggio, 614 Water St., downtown; 410-528-0200, volt-aggio.com

Review: Aggio, featuring the Italian stylings of Bryan Voltaggio

Bottom line: For his Baltimore debut, the star chef is shaking up the classics

Overall rating: 3.5 stars

[Key: Superlative: 5 stars; Excellent: 4 stars; Very Good: 3 stars; Good: 2 stars; Promising: 1 star]  (Kim Hairston, Baltimore Sun photo)
Restaurant information: Taste of Aloha, 1405 Sulphur Spring Road, Arbutus; 410-501-3030; taste-of-aloha.com

Review: Taste of Aloha offers glimpse of Hawaiian cuisine in Arbutus

Bottom line: It’s not fancy, but it’s tasty (Chiaki Kawajiri, for The Baltimore Sun)
Restaurant information: Blackwall Hitch, 400 Sixth St., Annapolis; 410-263-3454, theblackwallhitch.com

Review: At Blackwall Hitch, entrance is grand but food is bland
Overall rating: 2.5 stars

[Key: Superlative: 5 stars; Excellent: 4 stars; Very Good: 3 stars; Good: 2 stars; Promising: 1 star]
 (Al Drago, Baltimore Sun photo)
Restaurant information: Cafe Poupon, 225 North Charles St., Baltimore; 443-573-4620; patisseriepoupon.net

Review: Parisian charm at Cafe Poupon  (Lloyd Fox, Baltimore Sun photo)
Restaurant information: Pazo, 1425 Aliceanna St., Harbor East; 410-534-7296, pazorestaurant.com

Review: Pazo, now an Italian restaurant, carries the Foreman Wolf standard
Overall rating: 3.5 stars

[Key: Superlative: 5 stars; Excellent: 4 stars; Very Good: 3 stars; Good: 2 stars; Promising: 1 star]
 (Algerina Perna, Baltimore Sun photo)
Restaurant information: Bangkok Kitchen, 1696 Annapolis Road (Route 175), Odenton; 410-674-6812; bangkokkitchen.webs.com

Review: Bangkok Kitchen in Odenton is worth the drive  (Kim Hairston, Baltimore Sun photo)
Restaurant information: Cafe Cito, 3500 Chestnut Ave., Baltimore; 443-682-9701; cafecitobmore.com

Review: Hampden’s Cafe Cito is casual, full of flavor  (Algerina Perna, Baltimore Sun photo)
Restaurant information: Joe Benny’s, 313 S. High St., Baltimore; 443-835-4866; joebennys.com

Review: At Joe Benny’s, focaccia pizza comes to Little Italy  (Colby Ware, for The Baltimore Sun )
Restaurant information: Fazzini’s Taverna, 9811 York Road, Cockeysville; 410-667-6104, fazzinis.com

Review: Once a kitchen, now a taverna, Fazzini’s makes an impressive move
Overall rating: 3.5 stars

[Key: Superlative: 5 stars; Excellent: 4 stars; Very Good: 3 stars; Good: 2 stars; Promising: 1 star]
 (Chiaki Kawajiri, for The Baltimore Sun)
Restaurant information: Tapas Adela, 814 S. Broadway, Fells Point; 410-534-6262, tapasadela.com

Review: In Fells Point, Tapas Adela keeps the small plates coming
Overall rating: 2 stars

[Key: Superlative: 5 stars; Excellent: 4 stars; Very Good: 3 stars; Good: 2 stars; Promising: 1 star]
 (Algerina Perna, Baltimore Sun photo)
Restaurant information: Apropoe’s, 700 Aliceanna St., Harbor East; 410-895-1879, marriott.com

Review: Apropoe’s has something for everybody, all at the same time
Overall rating: 2.5 stars

[Key: Superlative: 5 stars; Excellent: 4 stars; Very Good: 3 stars; Good: 2 stars; Promising: 1 star]
 (Al Drago, Baltimore Sun photo)
Restaurant information: Rosario’s Italian Kitchen, 7301 Pulaski Highway, Rosedale; 410-866-6181; rosariosbaltimore.com

Review: Rosario’s Italian dishes are classic and capable  (Kenneth K. Lam, Baltimore Sun)
Restaurant information: Barcocina, 1629 Thames St., Fells Point; 410-563-8800, barcocina.com

Review: On the waterfront, Barcocina is a Fells Point game-changer
Overall rating: 4 stars

[Key: Superlative: 5 stars; Excellent: 4 stars; Very Good: 3 stars; Good: 2 stars; Promising: 1 star]
 (Karl Merton Ferron, Baltimore Sun photo)
Restaurant information: Ten Oaks Tavern, 3900 Ten Oaks Road, Glenelg; 410-988-9816; tenoakstavern.com

Review: Glenelg’s Ten Oaks Tavern is fun despite snags  (Doug Kapustin, Baltimore Sun photo)
Restaurant information: Le Garage, 911 W. 36th St., Hampden; 410-243-6300, legaragebaltimore.com

Review: Le Garage is the perfect French restaurant for Hampden
Overall rating: 3.5 stars

[Key: Superlative: 5 stars; Excellent: 4 stars; Very Good: 3 stars; Good: 2 stars; Promising: 1 star]
 (Chiaki Kawajiri, for The Baltimore Sun)
Restaurant information: Tabor Ethiopian, 328 Park Avenue, Baltimore; 410-528-7234

Review: Tabor Ethiopian makes a home for regulars (Chiaki Kawajiri, for The Baltimore Sun)
Restaurant information: Parts & Labor, 2600 N. Howard St., Remington; 443-873-8887, partsandlaborbutchery.com

Review: Parts & Labor has legs
Overall rating: 3.5 stars

[Key: Superlative: 5 stars; Excellent: 4 stars; Very Good: 3 stars; Good: 2 stars; Promising: 1 star]
 (Karl Merton Ferron, Baltimore Sun photo)
Restaurant information: Papi’s Taco Joint, 1703 Aliceanna St., Fells Point; 410-299-8480; papistacosfells.com

Review: Papi’s Taco Joint is fun and tasty  (Chiaki Kawajiri, For The Baltimore Sun)
Restaurant information: Ethel’s Creole Kitchen, 1615 Sulgrave Ave., Mount Washington; 410-664-2971, ethelscreolekitchen.com

Review: Ethel’s Creole Kitchen has magical jambalaya
Overall rating: 4 stars

[Key: Superlative: 5 stars; Excellent: 4 stars; Very Good: 3 stars; Good: 2 stars; Promising: 1 star]
 (Kenneth K. Lam, Baltimore Sun photo)
Restaurant information: Liam Flynn’s Ale House, 22 W. North Ave., Baltimore; 410-244-8447; pintsizepub.com

Review: Liam Flynn’s has heart, great beer, and kinks in the kitchen  (Doug Kapustin, for The Baltimore Sun)
Restaurant information: The Boathouse Canton, 2809 Boston St., Canton; 410-773-9795, boathousecanton.com

Review: On Canton’s waterfront, the Boathouse is 21st-century casual
Overall rating: 2 stars

[Key: Superlative: 5 stars; Excellent: 4 stars; Very Good: 3 stars; Good: 2 stars; Promising: 1 star]
 (Algerina Perna, Baltimore Sun photo)
Restaurant information: The Corner Pantry, Lake Falls Village, 6080 Falls Road, Baltimore; 667-308-2331; corner-pantry.com

Review: British specialties and more at Corner Pantry in Lake Falls Village
 (Chiaki Kawajiri, for The Baltimore Sun)
Restaurant information: Sweet 27, 123 W 27th St., Remington/Charles Village; 410-464-7211, meet27.com

Review: Meet 27 is now Sweet 27; the food remains superb
Overall rating: 3 stars

[Key: Superlative: 5 stars; Excellent: 4 stars; Very Good: 3 stars; Good: 2 stars; Promising: 1 star]
 (Amy Davis, Baltimore Sun photo)
Restaurant information: La Tolteca, 10010 York Road, Cockeysville; 410-683-3340; facebook.com/latoltecacockeysville

Review: Mexican food gets real at La Tolteca in Cockeysville  (Steve Ruark, for The Baltimore Sun)
Restaurant information: The Valley Inn, 2360 W. Joppa Road, Lutherville; 410-828-0002, thevalleyinn.us

Review: On Falls Road, the return of a county landmark
Overall rating: 2.5 stars

[Key: Superlative: 5 stars; Excellent: 4 stars; Very Good: 3 stars; Good: 2 stars; Promising: 1 star]
 (Doug Kapustin, for The Baltimore Sun)
Restaurant information: Canteen, 1821 N. Charles Street; 443-759-6608; canteenbaltimore.com

Review: A creative approach to local ingredients at Canteen
 (Karl Merton Ferron, Baltimore Sun photo)
Restaurant information: Tark’s Grill, 2360 W. Joppa Road, Lutherville; 410-583-8275; tarksgrill.com

Review: At Green Spring Station, Tark’s Grill has stayed on course

Overall rating: 3 stars

[Key: Superlative: 5 stars; Excellent: 4 stars; Very Good: 3 stars; Good: 2 stars; Promising: 1 star] (Kim Hairston, Baltimore Sun photo)
Restaurant information: Trinacria, 111 W. Centre St., Baltimore; 443-759-4082; trinacriabaltimore.com

Review: At new Trinacria location in Mount Vernon, great food and plenty of seating
 (Chiaki Kawajiri, For The Baltimore Sun)
Restaurant information: Germano’s Piattini, 300 S. High St., Little Italy; 410-752-4515; germanospiattini.com

Review: It’s good-bye, trattoria; hello, piattini at Germano’s

Overall rating: 3.5 stars

[Key: Superlative: 5 stars; Excellent: 4 stars; Very Good: 3 stars; Good: 2 stars; Promising: 1 star]
 (Chiaki Kawajiri, For The Baltimore Sun)
Restaurant information: Red Emma’s, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore; 443-602-7611; redemmas.org

Review: Well-crafted vegetarian fare at Red Emma’s
 (Lloyd Fox, Baltimore Sun photo)
Restaurant information: Anastasia, 1636 Thames St., Fells Point; 410-534-6666; anastasiabaltimore.com

Review: Anastasia is a taste of Italy in Fells Point
 (Colby Ware, For The Baltimore Sun)
Restaurant information: Forno, 17 N. Eutaw St., downtown; 443-873-9427; fornobaltimore.com

Review: Across from the Hippodrome, Forno is still growing into its role

Overall rating: 2 stars

[Key: Superlative: 5 stars; Excellent: 4 stars; Very Good: 3 stars; Good: 2 stars; Promising: 1 star]
 (Colby Ware, For The Baltimore Sun)
Restaurant information: Linwoods, 25 Crossroads Drive, Owings Mills; 410-356-3030; linwoods.com

Review: At Linwoods, an enduring testament to quality

Overall rating: 4 stars

[Key: Superlative: 5 stars; Excellent: 4 stars; Very Good: 3 stars; Good: 2 stars; Promising: 1 star]
 (Kenneth K. Lam, Baltimore Sun photo)
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