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dinner tonight in Baltimore--Canton/Fell's Point

WJ Nov 3, 2004 07:00 AM

We're actually going to risk losing our parking space in Federal Hill and DRIVE over to Canton/Fell's Point, so we figured we'd make an evening of it. Current considerations for a not-too-pricey dinner include Henningers, Helen's Garden, Ikaros and Samos. Any recommendations/suggestions? Thank you!

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    Christina D Aug 17, 2007 02:44 PM

    I'd also pass on Helen's. We were there one night during a snowstorm (when the restaurant was nearly empty and we had the wait staff and kitchen to ourselves). The food was mediocre and our server definitely had an attitude. I was not impressed. I think I'd hit Henninger's too. Have fun!

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    1. re: Christina D
      baltoellen Aug 17, 2007 06:54 PM

      OMG! Just noticed the original date on this post. We're getting on three years here! I wonder if the OP enjoyed his/her meal and found parking on the way home!

      1. re: baltoellen
        JonParker Aug 18, 2007 10:47 AM

        I live in Federal Hill, and they'll probably report back as soon as they find a parking spot.

        1. re: JonParker
          Hue Aug 18, 2007 10:51 AM

          "Let me tell you a story of a man named Charlie...
          He never returned no he never returned ..
          He may ride forever neath the streets of Boston
          He 's the man who never returned...
          THE MTA SONG(Kingston Trio circa 196???)

    2. baltoellen Aug 17, 2007 02:24 PM

      I would avoid Samos on a Friday night, unless you just want to wait and wait and wait. Not pleasant. Have never ever been impressed with Helen's Garden. Ikaros is ok, but I'd definitely take Zorba's over it. And I think Henniger's is fantastic, and probably the most 'neighborhood-y' o & unique of all the places you listed.

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        jes Aug 17, 2007 02:20 PM

        I havent been but I've been wanting to try Jack's Bistro in Canton.

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          Karen Nov 3, 2004 01:58 PM

          I love Helen's Garden, and agree that it's a great idea to take advantage of tonight's discounted entrees. I also love Ikaros. I was just there Saturday night, and had their wonderful calamari. And their prices are incredibly reasonable, especially considering the quality (and amount!) of food you get.

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            rawdog Nov 3, 2004 10:29 AM

            i agree that birches is a great choice for canton, but i may be in the majority who enjoys the food at helen's tremendously, as well as their wine/drink list. alts14620 is right, tonight is $10 entree night at helen's, where i'd estimate about half of their dinners are $10, so that would fit your "not-too pricey" request. the menu on attached link shows exactly which ones are discounted.

            Link: http://www.helensgarden.com/V2/

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              atls14620 Nov 3, 2004 10:11 AM

              perhaps i can expand on the previous post. henniger's is good (i'd recommend birches between fells point and canton and red star in fells point over henninger's, but that's just imo). samos is great and a great value but not in canton or fells point (it's in greektown, as is ikaros).

              i'm probably in the minority here, but i have never been a huge fan of helen's food. it just lacks something to me. they do have a good wine list, and tonight is wednesday night, so isn't this their $10.00 entree special night (some of their entrees are $10.00, usually between 1/3 and 1/2 off normal price).

              have not been to ikaros. traditional baltimore greek restaurant i understand.

              good luck.

              p.s. depending on what time you go, you may find parking a problem near hennigers and birches.

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                Hon Nov 3, 2004 08:04 AM

                Hennninger's Tavern!

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                  Adorable Girlfriend Aug 17, 2007 02:05 PM

                  We went to Henniger's last weekend and loved it!

                  We had the pulled pork from the bar -- OK, the Texas BBQ shrimp -- YUM and the salmon wasabi with siracha -- HEAVEN.

                  I love the food and the bar decor. Be sure to check out the bathroom decor to seal the deal!

                  1. re: Adorable Girlfriend
                    BmoreHound Aug 18, 2007 09:27 AM

                    Okay, I've got to ask. Was there any particular reason that you bumped a three-year old thred? :-)

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