Best New Restaurant
Published: September 22, 2010
507 S. Exeter St., (410) 528-8600, vinorosina.com
What makes Vino Rosina so lovable is not any one thing, but every little thing. Impeccable service in a snug dining room that manages to be warm and contemporary at the same time. A truly global wine list with lots of by-the-glass options, and chef Jesse Sandlin’s regularly changing menu, which is both inventive (a “16-legged burger” made from ground pork, lamb, bison, and beef) and full of common sense renderings of top-quality seasonal ingredients (such as Benton’s ham, a domestic prosciutto, draped over local peaches). Forget Top Chef, chef. And welcome home.