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Dec 28, 2007 09:03 AM

Baltimore Restaurant Week

So Baltimore's Restaurant Week has been announced. Nothing overly special and a few WTF's. Seriously, G&M? Ding How? It's been a while, but is it even possible to spend $30 on a meal at Ding How?

Prime Rib is back on the list though, and Pazza Luna is on there too. Matsuri is offering what appears to be an enormous amount of sushi for your $30 (six piece tuna roll, 12-15 pieces sashimi and three pieces sushi). No Salt, no Cingiale (although Petit Louis is there).

It's a pretty disappointing list IMO.

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  1. I agree, nothing to get that excited about. I do plan on making a reservation to eat at Oceanaire since it's a rare occasion to eat there for less than my monthly BGE bill.

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    1. re: shorty40cdm

      That's what I ended up doing. I also considered making a reservation at The Bicycle because of their Summer RW positive reviews or Tio Pepe, but settled on just Oceanaire.

      I just laughed when I saw Ding How.

      1. re: viperlush

        We ate at Oceanaire last year for RW. I would strongly suggest you change your pick, as it was an unremarkable meal. If I remember correctly I had an OK calamari app, a marlin steak with a guacamole salsa on top that was absolutely tasteless, and a desert that consisted of a big chocolate chip cookie with a glass of milk. My wife had the crab cake entree that was average at best- I've had better at many bars in town. Sorry, but even at $30 a head, it was a ripoff.

        1. re: toro head

          Thanks for letting me know about your experience. I looked at their RW menu and it seems just as boring as what you had. I'll either switch to one of my other choices or just sit it out this time.

    2. Bertha's and Cafe Hon, are they kidding?

      1. I would definitely recommend Timothy Dean's. We had a near perfect meal there last summer.

        1. What about McCormick & Schmicks? Any reviews on that place? I've heard mixed --- just wondering what you all are thinking....

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          1. re: ChiGirl

            Went there a number of times awhile before when I knew a few people that really enjoyed it. I personally never found M&S to be all that impressive. Their food is pretty bland, and their service ranges from so-so to ignorantly unaccommodating. I'll admit to never having any actually 'bad' food there, but I've never felt it was close to being worth the price you pay. Nor would I think I'd go even for $30 a head.

            The M&S Grill, which is by the same group, supposedly is pretty decent fare for the price, but I don't think that the $30 RW price would really be considered a 'deal' there.

          2. My boyfriend and I made reservations at Bicycle based on the reviews from last winter. We ate at Oceanaire last year for RW, and it wasn't the greatest meal. Calamari was tasty but unremarkable (especially compared to Samos), and my seafood entree was a bit dry.