Suggestion for dinner in or around Pasadena?
My husband and I are taking his aunt who lives in Pasadena, MD out to dinner this week. Since she is older and is meeting us at the restaurant, we'd like to go somewhere in Pasadena or close by (10-15 minutes away). We're looking for something middle-of-the road, price wise. Any suggestions? Thanks.
These were my thought's as well. I think Lista's would be a great option, but be warned that some of their food is well spiced (which I appreciate). If she's sensitive to chiles, you may want to avoid it. At Bella Napoli you can get some of the best pizza in the region, but they also have a pretty extensive entree menu.
Woodfire is popular for the area. I think the food is average for Baltimore, but good for the Glen Burnie/Pasadena area.
In the little strip mall behind Woodfire is Adam's Ribs. Very casual, but AWESOME ribs. I tried it for the first time this weekend, and thought they were excellent: fall off the bone tender, charred, and great BBQ sauce. We didn't try anything else but the ribs, so I can't speak to the rest of their food.
I also like Fifer's at Elizabeth Station. They now have a more restaurant-y side, as opposed to the paper-covered picnic benches where you can throw down crabs and other seafood. Very good seafood. I haven't been on the restaurant side so can't speak to the service and ambiance. It appears a bit bar-like when I've peeked in there.
Does auntie like sushi? Tokyo Sushi on Mountain Rd (near Rte 2) is awesome! :) But I don't know that that will fly with Auntie. Sakura is near there if you want to expose her to something new, with the hibachi-style grills and cooks doing the tossing food/fire show.
Has Cafe Amore re-opened? Near La Fountain Bleu on Rte 2. They had great Italian, but I heard they closed.
I'm not sure if you're into thai food, but Bangkok Oriental is quite yummy. It's on Ritchie Hwy, just north of the intersection with Jumper's Hole Rd.