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Dec 27, 2007 05:57 AM

Cynthia's Severna Park

I want to take my daughter to dinner (She is a Chef) and was thinking of Cynthia's. Seems to get nice reviews - interested in hearing about anyone's experiences here. thanks

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  1. Fine choice--Owned by a husband-wife pair of young chefs that do really well and will want to meet her.

    1. Cynthia's made #25 in the Washingtonian's top 100 list:

      1. I love this place. Fine cuisine. Good choice.

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          1. Updates, anyone? I am considering taking a birthday boy there Tuesday. But there are mixed reviews on the board, and I'm wondering whether we should go to something new and unknown, or something tried and true.

            Any new info would be appreciated.

            5 Replies
            1. re: venera

              Never been disappointed in 6 visits. Never seen a bad review.

              1. re: namret

                At least they're consistent. Any recs on what dishes are standouts?

                I've read a few where they said the desserts and bread are better than the entrees.....the menu isn't totally doing it for me, but I think I'll give it a shot.

                1. re: venera

                  It's true that they're not wildly ambitious, and stick to more or less standard American fare, but what they do, they do extremely well. I've been there only for lunch, and highly recommend the steak/blue cheese salad and root veg./chick. pot pie. All in all, a very pleasant convivial setting, good wine list, excellent rolls, and an overall good experience.

                  1. re: lainamalone

                    Maybe more New American, I think way better than standard--there was a fresh peapod pureed soup - I begged for the recipe - and I don't like peas.

                    1. re: chowsearch

                      The place is good, but not really standout in my opinion. The food is very heavy.