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Mount Washington Tavern Restaurant Review: Mount Washington Tavern was rocked when it was gutted by fire on Halloween, 2011. Would the lacrosse crowd, which once collected in the bar to swap stories of the big game, or the neighborhood regulars, who headed for the dining rooms for everything from grilled cheese sandwiches to prime rib, ever get their home-away-from-home back? The owners swore they would rebuild, and just over a year later welcomed diners back to a new and improved restaurant. The redesign provides a more open floor plan --- goodbye to the old warren of multi-level rooms --- and a handsome traditional décor that celebrates its Maryland roots with such touches as racing silks from Pimlico, horseracing murals, and Chesapeake Bay decoys. There are three bars, including an upstairs Sky Bar that opens onto a seasonal deck. The menu is still American and is seafood-focused; even the ample sandwich menu tempts with such fishy favorites as a lobster roll, mahi mahi tacos, and a fried catfish BLT. Entrées are special-occasion ready, offering such fare as Parmesan-crusted wild rockfish and portobello mushroom Wellington in puff pastry. The Tavern is a little fancier than its earlier incarnation, but locals should find its welcome as warm.