It's in a sprawling mall in the 'burbs. And it looks homogenized. But locally owned Barrett's Grill, surrounded by chain restaurants you'd recognize anywhere, has managed to carve out its own identity, offering a reasonably priced American menu that will appeal to the nearby movie crowd or visitors to the complex grandly called Hunt Valley Towne Centre.
The restaurant, in the space previously occupied by Greystone Grill, won't dazzle diners with fussy fare. This is food that Grandma would recognize: cheeseburgers, crab cakes, ribs, and meatloaf. What's not to like?