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Jul 3, 2007 08:09 AM

Birthday Dinner around Arundel Mills/Ft. Meade

I'm looking for suggestions for a place to go for my birthday and a few weeks. I live near the Arundel Mills/Ft. Meade area. We're willing to go about 20 minutes or so in any given direction (Columbia, Ellicott City, Laurel, Severna Park, Glen Burnie). I'd prefer not to go to Annapolis or Baltimore City. I am not picky about food type, however my husband will no eat Indian or French food and I'm kind of tired of Italian. I'd also like to try and keep the entree price under $25... so no Jordan's in EC ;-)

Thanks in advance!

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  1. There are a couple of places in Baltimore you may want to look into. The Bicycle in Federal Hill is excellent--you'll find plenty to eat there. Also, take a look at Nasu Blanca in Locust Point. It's a mix of Spanish and Japanese, but not heavily so. Some entrees may be more than what you're looking for, but most are within your price range. For a more relaxed atmosphere, try The Brewer's Art in Mt. Vernon. Even more casual, Birches in Canton. Enjoy!

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    1. re: jrussd

      Thanks, but I'd prefer not to go into Baltimore.

      1. re: AlyKen

        Sorry for the confusion--I misread your post.

        Unfortunately, you're looking for good restaurants in areas that aren't really well known for good restaurants. Although, there are a few you can probably choose from. If you didn't have a problem with French food, you could check out Cynthia's in Severna Park. In Columbia, there are plenty of ethnic restaurants, but none are to my liking, except for maybe Aida Bistro, but that's Italian. Perhaps you should look into Iron Bridge Wine Company. It's very small, and they don't take reservations, so get there early. Fairly modern American fare with a nice wine list. Fairly inexpensive, as well.