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Most romantic in Baltimore

ericm Oct 5, 2007 09:47 PM

Ok this might be an old topic somewhere but I got a dating anniversary coming up next week and I dont have time to go hunting in the archives. I need some input please :) I have some ideas but I need fresh ones...and no melting pot! thanks a bunch!

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    Sop RE: ericm Oct 5, 2007 10:03 PM

    Prime Rib, Charleston, Tio Pepe, Louisiana, Ixia

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      a70wilson RE: Sop Oct 6, 2007 05:47 AM

      The person who tried Pisces and reported back truly seemed to enjoy it (search Pisces Baltimore for her full report, I would guess). Beautiful view, piano music, seafood. Other comments have not been as good, but it is hard to tell how recently those folks were actually there?

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        ericm RE: a70wilson Oct 6, 2007 09:17 PM

        Thanks for input. One thing about Pisces, although I've never been there, reminds me of a place where my grandparents will go :)

        Nevertheless I'll consider your suggestions!

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      hon RE: ericm Oct 7, 2007 10:30 AM

      The dining room in Henningers is romantic I think!

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        ericm RE: hon Oct 7, 2007 08:21 PM

        Never thought of that, thanks and I'll add it to the list.

        One thing as well is we are going out on a Saturday night and the last thing we need is to scream at each other so that we could hear each other because it was just way too loud wherever we end up. We "heard" that Prime Rib can get really crowded and loud. We really wanted to be somewhere that we would feel like we are the only ones there. We went to Petit Louis on our third anniversary and we were seated next to the window and fireplace - how extremely considerate of them! Even though the restaurant was packed we felt like we had the whole place to ourselves. We cant say the same when we went to Inn at Little Washington - I was literally hitting the elbow of the people to both my sides. On top of that when my wife asked for a suggestion, our waiter said to "close your eyes and point" - not exactly what I expected for such a place as famous as theirs.

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          Sop RE: ericm Oct 7, 2007 09:10 PM

          How about Tersiguel's in Ellicott City? French country, small rooms, quiet and romantic.

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            elnicka RE: Sop Oct 8, 2007 06:40 AM

            I just ate there for the first time on Saturday. The food is great, it is very cozy and the service staff are warm and friendly. The food is also a great value of the money.

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              ericm RE: Sop Oct 9, 2007 08:53 AM

              We got engaged in Tersiguel's :) And we wouldn't mind going there again.


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                AlyKen RE: Sop Oct 10, 2007 09:22 AM

                I agree with this suggestion. My husband took me there (or rather I dragged him) for my birthday. The food was delicious and the wait staff very attentive.

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            Hue RE: ericm Oct 8, 2007 07:05 AM

            Since you mentioned ILW have you ever tried ANTRIM 1844 in Taneytown ?

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              ericm RE: Hue Oct 9, 2007 09:01 AM

              The Antrim looks very romantic and I'll consider that if we have time to drive up that way. The trip to the the Inn in Little Washington happened because we were in Alexandria during the day so we didn't mind driving another hour outside deep in ham country Virginia. It's interesting how they would consider that a DC restaurant and its definitely not because of where it is but more of who could afford to eat there.

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              tartuffe RE: ericm Oct 8, 2007 08:35 AM

              The Brass Elephant is very lovely, altho the food is not up to Tersiguel's. Depending on your date, the Prime Rib could be the perfect place.

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                ericm RE: tartuffe Oct 9, 2007 09:06 AM

                We went to the Brass for my wife's birthday and as lovely as that place was, we were literally the only ones there for the most part. One thing that ruined that night as we were sitting next to the window was when the police pulled over someone right in front of us. The flashing lights were so bright and annoying that it was blinding us half the time while we were eating. The things you compromise with while eating at a city restaurant, I guess.

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                venera RE: ericm Oct 9, 2007 09:50 PM

                I found Abacrombie very romantic. First we had a martooni at their impressive bar, then we were tucked into a table near the kitchen window. Impeccable service, fabulous food, great wine flights. I was making goo-goo eyes at my man while we were there, as the atmosphere there was conducive to my feeling all romantic. (Though in all honestly, the martini and wine flight may have also had something to do with it...) :-)

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                  jes RE: venera Oct 10, 2007 03:33 AM

                  I thought Abarrombie was closed.

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                    bordeauxfan RE: jes Oct 10, 2007 05:07 AM

                    Yes, Venera's wonderful experience at Abacrombie (as well as all of mine) are now just distant memories. The previous owner and executive chef sold out, and the purchasers frittered away the restaurant's most recent 3.5 star Sun rating and closed down earlier this summer. And what a shame, now that the BSO is experiencing a resurgence with their new Maestra!

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                      venera RE: bordeauxfan Oct 10, 2007 08:51 PM

                      OMG, I had no idea!! WIth good reason: I'm living halfway around the world right now. I was making a mental list of what would be the first place I'd like to go to once I got back to the US, and Abacrombie was one of the contenders.

                      I ate there shortly after Sonny left and everything was marvelous, as it should be. How sad that all of that deteriorated so quickly. I've only been gone 3.5 months. What a shame to lose a place like that. Wah.

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                        ericm RE: venera Oct 11, 2007 07:38 PM

                        Word on the street says that it might open next year...but who knows

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                          youngfoodieguy RE: ericm Dec 15, 2007 02:55 PM

                          It's in the process of re-opening, I thinking it should be open by Jan, keep your fingers crossed

                2. greglor RE: ericm Oct 10, 2007 07:53 AM

                  Charleston would be my top romantic pic (also, best food in Baltimore, in my opinion). If you go all out, you can do the order-flowers-on-opentable route, and have a dozen roses waiting at your table when you get there. It makes quite an impression.

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                    ericm RE: greglor Oct 11, 2007 07:42 PM

                    Great idea about the flowers, I never thought of that since I always skip that last part whenever I reserve through Open Table. Unfortunately I took her to Charleston for her birthday last January, so I want to go somewhere different.

                    I'm surprised no one mentioned Cinghiale yet or even b bistro...

                    Keep the suggestions coming everyone, thanks a million again (my wife will thank you too)

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                      tartuffe RE: ericm Oct 15, 2007 03:48 PM

                      Ive been twice to Cingiale. I will post a longer review, but it's romantic, it is gutsy Italian, and the food mostly is wonderful. service is improving.

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                        greglor RE: ericm Oct 16, 2007 11:26 AM

                        I haven't been to Cinghiale yet. I figure the first few months is the worst time to go. Staff is still getting comfortable, everyone else is trying to get in there, too busy, etc.

                        I'm the kind of guy that sees a line for somewhere, and turns around and goes somewhere else...

                    2. tennisgal1206 RE: ericm Oct 16, 2007 04:36 AM

                      I always thought the Milton Inn and the Oregon Grille in Hunt Valley are very romantic.

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                        SGI RE: ericm Oct 16, 2007 07:02 AM

                        Have you considered Louisiana? I haven't been there in a while, but would certainly put it on the short list. It sounds like you've been to a lot of the usual suspects so Louisiana may offer a change. The space is lovely.

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                          hon RE: ericm Oct 16, 2007 11:59 AM

                          So where did you go?

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                            ericm RE: hon Nov 8, 2007 10:05 AM

                            Sorry for getting back so late to everyone, but we ended up going to b bistro. I was still undecided until the night before. It was busy that night but we had an excellent and consistent service as before. Just as I wanted for our night out. My wife had the pear and gorgonzola sachette and I had the petite Australian beef while I drowned it with a really good English beer the name I can't recall. She wasn't feeling too well but I assured her that her pasta was as fresh tasting as pear from a farmer's market :) We finished it off with a pot de creme for her and a bread pudding for me (which I thought was not too sweet but just as good).

                            I will keep in mind everyone's suggestions and thank you again!

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