Those who enjoy dining out find plenty to love in Reisterstown Station, including tasty take-out options. Almost all restaurants in the area lie along Reisterstown Road, the neighborhood’s main thoroughfare. A significant number of chains, such as Applebee’s and Panda Express, also line the road.
On Reisterstown Road near Labyrinth Road, El Gran Pollo serves traditional Peruvian cuisine in a clean and casual dining room. You can’t miss the rotisserie chicken, roasted to juicy perfection with a crackling black skin. Lighten it up with a side of rice and salad greens, or pile on more flavor with fried plantains.
Just a bit farther north near Seven Mile Lane, Mari Luna Mexican Grill transports diners south of the border with classic Mexican fare. Try the flautas or chimichangas, served on brightly colored plates in a room adorned with tile and mosaics. For a special treat, go for the lamb shank, slow-cooked in banana leaves and bursting with sweet and savory flavor.
Looking to try something more unusual? Just past Slade Avenue on Reisterstown Road, Silk Road specializes in the culinary traditions of Uzbekistan. Spices make Uzbek cuisine sing, and the most well-known dish, Plov, has Silk Road regulars hooked. Served with lamb or beef and piled high with carrots and fragrant rice, Plov provides a flavor experience impossible to forget. Make sure you try the cold appetizers as well, including pickled vegetables and sliced beef tongue.
After dinner, stick to the main road but head south to nearby Woodmere,
where The New Five Mile House keeps the party going into the wee hours. Equal parts restaurant, bar, lounge and dance club, this large night spot features live music, a dance floor, and unbeatable bar food. Order the fried chicken wings and macaroni and cheese when you need a pick-me-up, and consider visiting on a Monday, when drink specials help kick off the week on the right note.