Editors' pick

Red Sky

Seafood, Steakhouse, Sushi
$$$$ ($25-$34)
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Editorial Review

No, this restaurant isn't in the same league as the big national steakhouse chains, but the Buddy's Crab House folks (who used to operate a crab and rib place in this same shopping center) are trying to fill the void with Red Sky, a sibling to the successful Yellowfin in Annapolis and Big Fish Grille in Crofton.

Red Sky splashes a sailing theme all around the restaurant. There's a large lounge in front and a more elegant dining room in the rear. Red sails are everywhere. The enterprise is most successful in its lounge offerings, making for a grand spot for friends to gather after work and fans to watch big games (there are a dozen flat-screens in the lounge area).

The steaks, certified Angus beef, don't have the rich, nutty, beefy flavor you'll find at the big-name places. Best to stick with the sailing theme and the seafood.

--Nancy Lewis, The Guide, April 26, 2006