Remember Blue Grotto in Towson? No? I’m not surprised. It had to be one of the most short-lived restaurants in the Baltimore County proper. One day, it was serving Mediterranean and Greek food; the next day, the owners were clearing out the property.
But the cavernous space—once a popular Sunny Surplus store—didn’t stay vacant for long. Now, it will be 7 West Bistro Grill, according to the Towson Times, a free weekly suburban paper. The liquor license transfer took place last week.
I haven’t been able to reach the new owners, but according to the newspaper, the restaurant at 7 W. Chesapeake Ave. plans to concentrate on fine dining. It could open as early as Nov. 4.
I’m not sure what the menu will be, but maybe chef Chris Patternote, who just left Taverna Corvino and was once at Towson’s VIN, is looking for a job?