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Apr 23, 2007 10:23 AM

Gift certificate for Baltimore restaurant

Hi folks! I need suggestions for gift certificates for Baltimore area restaurants. Since I don't really know the tastes of the recipients, I'd appreciate your sugggestions on restaurants that include these characteristics: Some "generic" fare- American/European/seafood (but they may have ethnic fare along with standard favorites), a "nice" atmosphere for dinner (but not necessarily the most formal), and an entree cost average of about $15 or so. I'd like to give a $50 gift certificate, so it would be nice if they could afford dinner for two around there. Location is not a big issue- but preferably Baltimore and north (Towson, Timonium) rather than south.
Thanks very much!!!

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  1. How about Sobo cafe? It's in Federal Hill and I think meets all of those requirements, assuming that they actually use gift certificates?

    here's the entry at city paper:
    they don't actually have a website that i can tell

    1. I'd go with Birches, Henningers or Chameleon cafe. I think that they all fit your description, although some (but not all) of the prices may be higher, especially at Chameleon cafe.

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      1. re: Jason1

        Wow! THanks to pigtowner and Jason1 for the quick replies. I'm googling as we speak. This is a great site!!

      2. I second the suggestion for Birches, although it is pricey. $50 will just cover a dinner for two if they don't get any of the specials!

        That said, the food is yummy and the service is great.

        1. I second Chameloen Cafe! I love it... their food is wonderful, parking is easy and its got a cosy atmosphere. How about 'B' in Bolton Hill? It's stricly a bistro - so no bar area - but the menu is expansive from salads and diff takes on calamari to sandwiches, pastas, fish and entree standards. Prices are reasonable and it's on a great little tree-lined street that is nice to sit outside when the weather is as good as it was last night!

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          1. re: aussiewonder

            I just read a review of b, and it sounds very interesting. Wow, so many choices. I guess I'll look at the menus of Birches, Chameleon, and b and see where $50 can go farthest. (Well, it isn't ME going!)
            Thanks again for all your help!