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Jun 15, 2007 05:15 PM

Three... new place in Baltimore. I dig it.

Three... took the place of the Parkside at the intersection of Linwood and Baltimore in Patterson Park.

I live very close and went to the Parkside every so often because I really wanted to like it, but in the end, wasn't crazy about it.

My wife and I were pretty excited when we saw that a new place was coming in. We didn't realize they had opened but decided to roll in on a whim.

The emphasis on small plates is pretty cool making almost feel like a tapas place (that along with some really good ceviche and fries with garlic aioli), but they had some entree sized specials as well.

We only ate a little, as we already had plans to come home and cook the chicken we had defrosting.

The food was great (admittedly we only popped in for a quick bite), menu looked interesting but not so exotic that I couldn't bring my parents and their boring palates the next time they come and visit, and the owners were incredibly friendly as they circulated around checking on everyone.

I feel like Three... is exactly what I wanted the Parkside to be and I hope they are around for a long time.

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  1. Glad you liked it. The guys running it (particularly Deuce from One Eyed Mike's) are good guys and seem to know how to run the front end of a restaurant.

    It was packed Firday night. Think everyone from the neighborhood was there. That being said, I've talked to a few people, and there seems to be a consensus as to what everyone is talking about. (1) Interesting menu (ceviche, something that's supposed to be "pho," lamb sliders, filet carpaccio, etc.). (2) It's very loud, at least when it's packed. (3) They try very hard at the service thing. (4) People will be back.

    Really hope that succeeds.

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    1. re: BmoreHound

      My favorites thus far are the Lamburger sliders, the fried oyster mushrooms, the hummus plate and the garlic fries.

      AVOID the mussels... made with scotch bonnet peppers, I felt them for 3 days. OWWW. The wait staff worn people now. Wish mine had that day!

    2. Thanks for the update. Can't wait to check this place out.

      1. I know the chef from his days at Mahaffey's and The Wharf Rat. Good guy (and good food at Mahafffey's), though I haven't had a chance to try the food at Three yet.

        1. Excited to try it! I went past last night and the place was jammed, so think we might wander if for a drink tonight to check out the menu. I'm excited that a place has opened with outside lacking in this town!

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          1. re: aussiewonder

            " I'm excited that a place has opened with outside lacking in this town!" With the recent casualty rate for outdoor diners in this town, I'm not so sure that's a bad thing. ;)

            1. re: ko1

              i know you are just joshing me about this, but seriously! i had a panic attack when i heard about the crash @ Regi's...not bc of the accident but bc I fear some law-suit-wearing-and-good-intender-bearing-overly-concerned and excitable-citizen would start petitioning the city to put a stop to alfresco dining amid a rampant fear campaign!

          2. anybody know if it is opened Monday nights? I live nearby and can't wait to try it, but have been away (sigh, the hard life of being on vacation. . . )

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            1. re: pagoda girl

              I think I overheard someone saying that they are closed on Sundays and Mondays.

              By the way, I went last night for dinner (which was very good), and had the most wonderful dessert. The chef offered both Rodney's Pies (Dangerously Delicious) and his own coeur a la creme. I chose the latter since I just bought a DDP cherry pie this week.

              Oh my. It was transcendent. So light, yet rich, with a dusting of chocolate shavings. I LOVED this, and will definitely return for more!

              1. re: pagoda girl

                We were there on Saturday night for drinks @ the bar and i seem to recall the bartender saying they were a 'Tues-Sat' restaurant.
                I had a hell of a job tracking down the number that day to call for hours so here it is:
                410 327 3333

                I took away a paper carryout (i think) menu but for those who've eaten there, is it JUST small plates? Do they have a full line of entrees?

                1. re: aussiewonder

                  They have a few, but they are expensive. There are a couple of sandwiches around the $10 range, but the steak is $30. Seems like quite a lot for what I want to be a "neighborhood place". We live close by and have already been in three times (appropriately enough) but have ended up splurging on small plates each time. It adds up FAST.