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Bread and Circuses

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


$8 - $40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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meals, features


Nantucket Seafood Bisque
LBJ Chili
Shrimp Tempura
with Korean Sesame & Ginger Dipping Sauce
Strawberry Bruschetta
Pomegranate Balsamic, Orange Marmalade, Mascarpone, Goat Cheese
Fish Tacos
Seared Mahi-Mahi, Red Slaw, Sriracha, Sour Cream
Polynesian Flatbread
Shredded Beef, Polynesian-style Port Barbecue Reduction, Provolone, Arugula
The Summer Winds Dip
Crab, Shrimp, Scallops, Corn, and Cheeses. Served with Toasted Pita and Carrots
Sauteed Jumbo Shrimp & Garlic
White Wine, Tomato and Chefs Herbs, French Bread
California Raisins, Almond Slivers, Blue Cheese Crumbles, Baby Arugula, Green Goddess Dressing
Tuscan Bruschetta
Marinated Tomato, Herbs, Spices and Goat Cheese on Baguette
The Skinny Dip
Eggplant dip, Tzatziki, and Roasted Garlic Hummus with Toasted Pita, Carrots and Cucumbers
Truffled French Fries
Marinated Flat Iron Steak $10.0
Diver Scallops $9.0
Salmon $8.0
Jumbo Shrimp $7.0
Grilled Chicken Breast $4.0
Add to Your Salad
Half $6.0
Regular $11.0
The Claude (Nut and Berry Salad)
Fresh Strawberry, Grapes, Cucumber, Dried Fruit, Nuts, Chevre, Arugula, Raspberry Vinaigrette
The Pablo (Steak Salad)
NY Strip, Carmelized Onion, Roasted Potato, Blue Cheese Crumbles, Field Greens, Rioja Vinagrette
The Salvador Grilled Sea Scallop Salad
Dates, Pistachios, Roasted Red Pepper, Arugula, Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette
Half $6.0
Regular $11.0
The Marcus Aurelius (Smoked Salmon Caesar Salad)
Romaine lettuce, Croutons, Creamy ceasar dressing
Half $5.5
Regular $10.0
The Nikos (Greek Salad)
Traditional, with Grilled Chicken Breast
Half $5.0
Regular $9.0
The Bistro Salad (House Salad)
Field Greens, Fresh Vegetables, Green Goddess Dressing
Market Price
Catch 22
Our freshest Catch. Our Finest Preparation
Market Price
Spartan Catch
Simple Presentation of Fresh Fish. Prepared with Herbs and Lemon
Seared Diver Scallops
Truffle Tortellini, Wilted Baby Spinach, Fresh Parmesian
Salmon and Shrimp
Pan-Seared with Sundried Tomato Basil Cream Sauce over Angel Hair Pasta
Single $19.0
Double $28.0
Jumbo Lump Crab Cake
Single or Twin Cakes with French Fries and Coleslaw
The Captain Chesapeake
Crab Cake, Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, Wisconsin Cheddar, Mayo, on a Buttery Brioche Roll. Side French Fries
Chicken Mykonos
Sauteed Chicken Breast, Spinach, Tomato, Feta, Shallots over Rice with Lemon Dill Sauce
Oscar Wild Mushroom Ravioli
Sage Brown Butter, Carrot, Roasted Sunflower Seeds
Steak Frites
Sliced NY Strip Steak, Truffle Fries, Baby Arugula, Bistro Dipping Sauce
Surf & Turf
Our Jumbo Lump Crab Cake and a Tenderloin, Garlic Mashed Potato, Asparagus
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All reviews brunch bread mushroom ravioli diver scallops crab cakes salad brussel sprouts seafood steak french toast fries saturday night cozy atmosphere street parking wine list i've eaten food is excellent
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a bit of a slow start to get a drink dinner was amazing!mBUT I have heard it is not consistent-some have had awful meals but mine was outstanding

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 34Darlin
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Don't usually write bad reviews. But I am compelled to say something so somebody else might not make the mistake I made. The menu looked good, but before we could order the waitress recited "today's specials " that were not on the menu. That is...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank nuttalhd
Reviewed December 5, 2018 via mobile

Best food and service experience ever! Don’t miss out on this gem! A lovely dining experience with outstanding service and exquisite food!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Kris F
Reviewed November 6, 2018

If you've never been here then what are you waiting for? this place will make you feel like you're not in MD that's for sure. The staff is 110 X better than most places. they price is right and everything is made on time. You...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Reviewed November 6, 2018

This restaurant in a split level building with a wrap around deck is a hidden gem across from the Towson Library. It has its own parking lot, street parking and a parking garage across the street. I eat there monthly with a group of friends...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Kim L
Reviewed October 20, 2018

We went to Baltimore to have brunch with our daughter, then realized there was a major marathon and traffic/parking would be a nightmare. Quickly changed plans and went to nearby Towson and found a charming little place, a block off of York Street. Daughter had...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank JSE402
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

We did not have reservations but the hostess was very accommodating and put us in a table outside. The server came out once and didn’t see her again for at least 20 minutes when I asked another server to find ours. She finally came out...More

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank marinikola
Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

What a delicious lunch! The menu is excellent, and there is a great wine list and several enticing specials, including fish and shellfish dishes. The fries are fabulous.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 30dianae
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I had dinner here on a Friday night. Good things we had reservations, because seating is limited. Very efficient service and good food. We shared the beets and blue cheese app which was tasty. My husband had the single crab cake, green...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank LoriH438
Reviewed August 23, 2018

Love this place. It is small but that doesn't stop the kitchen from being ambitious. They have changed the menu a couple of times and raised their prices but the food is worth it more often than not. I have stopped in for both lunch...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Fan F
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Response from RaySites | Reviewed this property |
Tuscan bruschetta and eggplant dip, salads to choose from and other selections
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