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Feb 18, 2007 01:24 PM

Ideas for birthday dining in Columbia/Ellicott City?

We're looking for a nice spot for an adult family birthday dinner (about 10 people) in the Columbia/Ellicott City area. Any ideas?

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  1. Ellicott City Brew Pub. Not fancy but can be a good time. They have tables upstairs that can easily seat that a group that size.

    1. Aida in Columbia has really nice Italian food - the family that runs it is very friendly, and the food is better than any I've had in Little Italy. They recently changed to add a wine bar section & usually have good wines availible by the glass - but the prices went up a bit with that change.

      1. Expensive: Tersiguel's or Jordan's Steakhouse

        Moderate: Cafe de Paris of Sushi King (or Sushi Sono)

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        1. The Iron Bridge Wine Company is a great restaurant/wine bar and one of the only non-chain restaurants in the area. I second Sushi King as well. If you are willing to venture to Laurel, there is a great Italian restaurant called Pasta Plus- it is a storefront and doesn't look like much from the outside but it is delicious and reasonably priced (it was even featured on the food network).

          1. I highly recommend Cafe de Paris in Columbia as an excellent setting with good food and service for your birthday dinner. I like the Iron Bridge Wine Company also but they tend to seve small portions. Sushi King is my favorite in the area for sushi if that is your interest. Tersiguel's is excellent for authentic French food in the classy setting of an old house with excellent service but the food is both good and rich.