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A New Dining Experience: One Eleven Main

December 2015

111diningRmBel Air’s Main Street has charmed many a merchant. Considered the perfect location for restaurants, retail shops and professional services, One Eleven Main now joins a roster of successful businesses. Looking through the large windows in the winter’s evening light, walkers are drawn to the ambiance of creamy banquettes and chairs, set against dark tables and walls, all warmed with soft candlelight. Fine dining is a first for Main Street, bringing an exciting new dining experience that is creative and ambitious.
Co-owners Richard Anderson and his son David Anderson have been in the business for many years. The Andersons are a well-known Harford County family (David has five sisters). Richard opened the Seafood Stop in Fallston in 2000 and followed with Richard’s Fish & Crabs in Churchville six years later. As you might imagine, he brings high quality seafood to the menu.

David created the wine list and works closely with vendors and the chef to build the menu. Preferring to use locally sourced when available, the focus is on getting the freshest, highest quality ingredients into the kitchen. All items on the menu are built from scratch, including pastas, breads and desserts. Which brings us to the chef.

111MainLogoOne Eleven Main
111 S. Main St.,
Bel Air, MD 21014
Tues-Thurs 4:30-9pm
Fri-Sat 4:30-10pm
Sun 4:30-9pm
Reflects last seating.
Closed Monday
Sunday Prix Fixe Menu
5 Courses $50
with Wine Pairings $70
Tuesday Tasting Dinners
Wine, Beer & Spirit Tastings
Reservations required
Sunday – beginning Jan.
Check for launch
Encouraged for weekends

Executive Chef Matt Cane is highly trained, creative and adventurous in his approach. Formerly the Chef at B&O American Brasserie in downtown Baltimore, he has found a perfect pairing with the Andersons. Their philosophy mirrors his own, and it’s in a space that is the perfect size for managing every menu item, every plate, every detail. They want the menu to be a bit edgy, allowing guests to experience the creative approach that is Chef Matt’s trademark. Trust them – try a small plate – and they will not disappoint.

While there are no white table cloths, the menu is decidedly fine dining, supported with a strong wine list, libations and creative cocktails. The casual dining room is intimate, with soulful music, encouraging guests to talk to one another about their dining experience. There is no TV. For the Andersons it’s all about connecting to one another, connecting to the food, and the experience. Reservations are encouraged. We welcome them to Main Street. I95