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Jan 20, 2007 10:29 AM

Baltimore is doing a Restaurant Week, hon

Anyone stand out restaurants that are on the list???

A friend said they are trying "True." Can anyone comment on this one?

Always wanted to try the Bicycle..... has the list....

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  1. Some friends and I ate The Bicycle for the first time a few weeks ago and we had a totally outstanding meal.

    My only criticism is that everything seemed maybe one notch too complex. For example, I had this appetizer: "Seared Diver Scallops - porcini crusted scallops, braised napa cabbage with apple + bacon, white truffle vinaigrette, pumpkin-parmesan slaw, beet reduction". The scallops were perfect, but I don't think the dish would have suffered with one or two fewer ingredients on the plate. This is just a style thing on my part though.

    By the way, the table was unanimous that the Coffee Crème Brûlée was the best crème brûlée in town.

    Highly recommended. I know we'll be going back.

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    1. re: jdefontes

      that scallops dish does sound like a bit much. the scallops with the cabbage and a simple beurre blanc would have been lovely, me thinks.

    2. Where does this website mention Restaurant WeeK?

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      1. re: foster

        The link's on the top right of the page, over the picture of a crabcake.

      2. True is very nice at this price. I would try Blue Sea Grill and I understand Phillips has been really on their game. I need to get a crab cake.
        I will not miss Aldos.
        I will be gaining some weight!!!

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        1. re: bladesmith

          I'd skip Phillip's. Huge kitchen serving mass quantities to tourists. They don't even use blue crabs (instead they import something they dubbed "blue swimming crab" from Asia).

          1. re: bladesmith

            I was underwhelmed by Blue Sea Grill. Everything was done perfectly, but it wasn't terribly exciting fare. Just standard grilled fish, side dishes, etc. Yes, the decor is loverly and it's got a great bar, but you can do better in terms of food in Baltimore, IMHO.

            We also got a thank you card in the mail from the server, which freaked me out a bit. I hope they've stopped doing it, because it crosses the line. (He asked me to sign up for their special events--which I have never recieved. That's how he got my mailing address.)

          2. This seems to be only a members rest. week. BACVA... balt. area convention and visitors assoc hosted the last rest. week with well over 50 venues. Plans are for this to happen again sometime this year.

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            1. re: frites

              I dont know if this is for City peek members only. You book the reservations through open table.

            2. Sorry, I meant the restaurants had to be members/customers of the web site.