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My friend is celebrating an anniversary at a b and b in northern balt co. He called to ask for recs and all we could come up with is Milton Inn and Oregon Grill. The Oregon G doesn't get a lot of love on the board so I'm wondering what else is there. As a last resort they would drive down to Towson but would prefer not. I suggested Andy Nelson's and he just laughed. I think they are looking for something more "anniversary celebration" like.

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  1. Those are the only "anniversary" choices in the Hereford zone, I believe. Either one would be an appropriate choice. As a former Bull, there's always the Pioneer House, Wagon Wheel and Friendly Farm.

    1. Oregon Grille is perfectly competent. I think the "no love" thing is because you're not going to find anything transcendent there, but it's good food, well prepared, and a nice space. I'd choose it over Milton Inn.

      If it were me though, I'd choose Andy's.

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      1. re: JonParker

        Milton Inn is older, has more character and is more romantic than the newer, more arriveste Oregon Grille, which makes you put a coat on. At Milton Inn, you want to, all by yourself. There's a lot of brick and fireplaces. And they didn't go against the anti-development feeling of the area in stretching the zoning situation, which the OG did. Their pushiness and attitude extends to the DR. This attracts certain people, repels others.

        1. re: chowsearch

          I believe Chowsearch and JonParker have the two right. I believe the OG has food that's at least a notch above Milton, but the OG also has a nice atmosphere. OG, along with the Prime Ribe has the best steaks in town, and the sides are really good. You also can eat outdoors at OG--if the weather is cooperating.

          1. re: tartuffe

            I think the Orergon Grille is great at what it does. What about Christopher Daniel?

            http://www.christopher-daniel.com/

            1. re: elegantelliot

              CD has fine food and decent decor. IMO it is a step down from OG (altho it is cheaper).