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Three in Baltimore...

Is their menu online anywhere?

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  1. Not that I am aware.

    Of course, Googling "three restaurant baltimore" is also an exercise in futility.

    I know, I've tried.

    But I have eaten and Three. It was a decent experience. Very loud. The food quality was good but it's a hit and miss kind of place with the small plate menu.

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    1. re: onocoffee

      One of my neighbors reports that they tried to eat at Three on Saturday, but the restaurant was closed. It's allegedly supposed to open tomorrow with a new chef.

          1. re: Hal Laurent

            wow! I have to say though, after eating there I agree with the decision to hire a new chef!

            1. re: Hal Laurent

              My husband and I walked down there on Saturday night with some friends and there was a sign on the door stating that they would be opening again on Tuesday, July 17, with a new chef. As they haven't been open that long, we found this news quite surprising. Also, their management had been so good about posting to our neighbhorhood chat, we were again surprised to learn that nothing had been posted about the Sat night closing (it was open on Fri night)...so hope they get their act together and stay opened.

              I have only been there once - on a Friday night: loud, crowded, we liked the food. Good beer...ok wine (typical for a new restaurant trying to get their act together with a distributor)...

              So, on Sat night, we made our way to Birches and had a lovely meal and time with some fabulous white wine!!

              1. re: crichman13

                update:
                http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/enter...

                looks like everyone is going to have to try it again and report back!

                1. re: pigtowner

                  Did anyone stop by? Also, what's the address? Thanks!

                  1. re: 600block

                    It's on the southeast corner of E. Baltimore St. and S. Linwood Ave.

                    1. re: Hal Laurent

                      ooops....I think it's Linwood????? :-)

      1. I've dined there twice this week since they reopened. The new chef worked at Pazo, I believe, and the menu is decidedly mediterranean small plates. Lots of vegetarian appetizers (the eggplant parm with buffalo mozz and a puttanesca – no anchovies – sauce was really good) I was disappointed with the larger plates / sandwiches as there were no veggie options at all. Had a nice Shiraz there tonight.

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        1. re: ktracy

          Peter Livolsi was the opening chef at Pazo, back when they intended to have main dishes too, and knows his stuff. I hope they get it together.

          1. re: chowsearch

            I've been twice now to the revamped Three and it is great. I agree that the veggie main dish thing is an issue but I am pleased with all the veggie small plates. And it seems more consistently good now than with the first chef. The wine selection is much improved as well.

            1. re: jessicafehr

              Am I missing the wine list? I didn't think much of it at all. BF and I went for dinner on Friday and ordered the shrimp cake app to share, which was delish. The shrimp were tasty and prominent and the corn sauce was fresh, a 'moreish' dish indeed. While I was pleased to see the expanded entree menu i was still dissappointed with the selection; it was limited and decidingly unseasonale (Braised Lamb Shanks in the height of summer?). I would like to see an expansion of the entrees to better reflect the season (the app's and sides were strong - beet,asparagus, corn, tomatoes etc) and with more options for vegetarians. I think there's sufficient community support for this place to offer more than just small plates, when you're frequenting a place once a week you need to have a greater selection to choose from, either by increasing the number of small plates (bc lets face it, at each sitting you're each going to have 3 plates, which with a menu of ~ 15/20 small choices, it won't take long to try the whole menu) or offering more entrees.
              Can't wait for them to really find thier feet.

          2. re: ktracy

            So with a Pazo chef, does anyone think this place could become Pazo quality? How busy are they looking? We went there on Sunday only to find it was closed. Will try again soon.

            1. re: pattiat600block

              Pete definitely seems to know his stuff. I've been told that they will soon be expanding their hours and menu. Currently Three... is open Tues - Sat from 5:30 - 2, with the kitchen open until 11 during the week and 12 on Fri and Sat.

              Supposedly they'll soon be open on Sunday and Monday as well, with Sunday being brunch from 12 - 6 for those of us too hung over from Saturday to make it anywhere by 2.

              1. re: pattiat600block

                We finally made it there last Friday - very pleasantly surprised! Great service (Beth our server came over from Pazo with the chef, and knew everything about the menu and the wine list), and great food. They haven't found their crowd yet (grad students, neighborhood residents, and the cocktail crowd all seemed somewhat confused by the fancy tapas menu yet decidedly casual atmosphere), but they'll fill up with foodies soon enough. The table next to me liked the empanadas so much they immediately ordered seconds.

                re: "Braised Lamb Shanks in the height of summer?" I raised my eyebrows too, but the server assured us they got the lamb imported so that it was still in season (fresh/local debate aside). Still opted for other items instead, but if it's anything like the braised lamb inside the empanadas, I wouldn't complain. Pictures here: http://blog.600block.com

                BCarmen - just asked, the brunch is starting in next 2 weeks!

                1. re: pattiat600block

                  Did anyone else notice the lack of starches on the tapas menu?? I know everyone's into meats and veggies these days, but I still like a nice carb with my dinner. While I did enjoy everything I ordered last week, I was definitely grieving the loss of the fries w/ garlic aioli from the original menu.

                  1. re: pattiat600block

                    Correction to my post above: the out-of-season I asked about was actually venison, and not lamb shanks, but same idea. (hmm, how do I edit posts on here? can I?)

                    Dantastic - we skipped over both veggies and starches, there was just too much good meat and seafood to choose from. It would be nice to see a little risotto though...

                    1. re: pattiat600block

                      My BF had the lamb shanks, which were good, but i was surprised to find such a heavy dish on the menu. Sure, it tasted light, but in 90 degree heat, I'm feeling more like grill/sautee/steam and not so much braised/stewed foods.

              2. thinking of going here for my birthday... anyone find a website for this yet?

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                1. We went last week -- really liked the small plates and desserts. The server (while friendly) was excrutiatingly slow on the details. We asked for bread as soon as we sat down -- I was a very hungry pregnant person -- and it didn't arrive until most of our dishes had come and gone.

                  1. I can tell you that the print menu, despite the promising descriptions of the small plates, is ridiculously over-priced and over-rated. The chef may be from Pazo, but the restaurant itself does not come close to what Pazo offers. My boyfriend and I were so excited to try this neighborhood restaurant, hoping that it would join our list of Canton/Patterson Park favorites (Jack's Bistro and Annabel Lee Tavern). We ordered appetizers and small plates and were horribly disappointed by the mediocrity of the food and moreover by the exorbitant bill. The ceviche, a special of the day, was bland. It was served in a very small martini glass and amounted to about a 1/4 cup in serving size. Priced at $12, the ceviche was a total rip-off. We had another seafood small plate special of the day which was more creative and actually quite good, but given that the three pieces were the size of a quarter, the $12 price again did not seem justified. We had two other tapas, one of which was good, the other nothing special. We certainly weren't sated by our 4 small plates but as our bill already totaled $44 (without any drinks), we decided to cut our losses and high tail it out of the restaurant. The quality of the food, service, and location just did not warrant the cost. Three is appropriately named, as it would score at best a 3 out of a 10 point scale for food quality, service, and price, with 1 being the worst and 10 being the best. There are so many other excellent small plate/tapas restaurants in Baltimore(i.e. Mezze in Fell's Point) that serve superb quality food, offer more sophisticated ambience, and charge more reasonable prices. I would recommend that you pass on Three and head for Jack's Bistro or Annabel Lee Tavern, instead. And if you're really set on the small plate dining experience, again Mezze is superb.

                        1. re: chowsearch

                          No, I just called them and they are open. I haven't visited yet but am thinking about it. Anybody have any recent experiences?