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Where should I eat for my birthday? (Baltimore)

bawlmeroryuls Jul 5, 2006 09:27 PM

Want to try somewhere new. Price/cuisine not important.

I've been to Black Olive, Pazo, Timothy Dean, Brass Elephant, b, Kali's, Birches, Oregon Grill.

I haven't been to Peter's Inn, Bicycle, Salt, Corks, Aldo's, Sotto Sopra (off the top of my head).

Any help making up my mind would be much appreciated.

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  1. ko1 RE: bawlmeroryuls Jul 5, 2006 09:50 PM

    I vote Saffron.

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    1. re: ko1
      JonParker RE: ko1 Jul 6, 2006 10:30 AM

      Ditto. I'd choose Saffron over just about anything right now.

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      Hue RE: bawlmeroryuls Jul 5, 2006 11:55 PM

      I cast my vote for THE PRIME RIB

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        Tugboat RE: bawlmeroryuls Jul 6, 2006 12:50 AM

        I would say Peter's or Henniger's for casual fun.

        If price is no issue, Charleston.

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          ko1 RE: Tugboat Jul 6, 2006 12:57 AM

          I have to concede, if they haven't done Charleston and have the cash, it is the pick in B-more.

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          Tugboat RE: bawlmeroryuls Jul 6, 2006 01:21 PM

          I have not been since the renovations, but I would hope you can still go to the bar there and just have a glass of wine and the cheese course. It is (or was) a bargain for $10 a person. It is worth a trip if they still do it.

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            mario RE: bawlmeroryuls Jul 6, 2006 02:21 PM

            Charleston, by Far. Great service, food and ambiance.
            Not sure about the cheese course, but there is a limited tapas like menu of food you can get at the bar

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              Warthog RE: bawlmeroryuls Jul 6, 2006 02:59 PM

              Price no object: Saffron or Charleston

              Less Chow-mentioned, but still very good, slightly lower price/formality level: Petite Louis, Helmand, Brasserie Tatin, Chameleon Cafe, La Cazuela

              "for the experience": Marticks, The Prime Rib

              For informality, good food, and the experience of having EVERYBODY in the place (chef, hostess, customers, passersby) singing "Happy Birthday" and sounding like they really, sincerely, mean it: Ras Doobies

              1. subinai RE: bawlmeroryuls Jul 6, 2006 05:32 PM

                I vote for Bicycle. I've been there a few times. Haven't been let down.

                1. bawlmeroryuls RE: bawlmeroryuls Jul 10, 2006 07:03 PM

                  Thanks for the recommends, all. Ended up going to Saffron. It was terrific! Had the porcini and truffle 4 cheese ravioli, the asian salmon on risotto and the bananna spring roll desert (that one stole the show. SO good).

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