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I am going on a first date on saturday night and would like to take my date to a nice reasonably priced restuarant in baltimore city... please help!! I know a few but want this is be special. thanks!!!

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  1. I took my girlfriend at the time to Sotto Sopra in Mt Vernon. She's now my wife, so it must have went pretty well :-).

    1. drinks in the inner harbor and dinner in little italy?? i recently asked for advice for good italian places in little italy and there was a very nice thread on it which you could look up.

      1. The Helmand
        or
        b (yes, just "b" the Bolton Hill Bistro)

        ... are the first two to come to mind. Search this board for reviews & the web for their prices. You'll need reservations at both.

        1. How about Henningers??? Great atmosphere and intimate dining room.

          1. Helmand, Brewer's Art, Peter's, or Chameleon Cafe would all be good suggestions. A definition of what you mean by reasonably priced would help. None of the places I mentioned are cheap, but I would consider them reasonable.

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            1. re: ko1

              Entrees no more then 25-30 would be great... if less and still great service and food that would be great. I am thinking Helmand... but I am still up for suggestions... We are meeting some people in Canton after dinner for dancing... maybe something out that way?

              1. re: mchica

                Hennigers would be perfect then..or what about Helen's Garden?

                1. re: mchica

                  Helmand is wonderful (one of my favorite restaurants) but I'm not sure if it's a good first date choice. It's rather loud, the tables are placed really closely together and the food comes out really quickly.

                  1. re: mchica

                    Henninger's gets my vote. It's a perfect first date place.

                    1. re: JonParker

                      Henninger's or Peters (also in Fells Point).

                2. Given that you want it to be special and you're headed to Canton afterwards, definitely place Birches high up on your list. Ask to sit upstairs. I also agree that Henninger's and Peter's Inn are great first date places - they have a certain panache that doesn't seem forced and offers some intimacy. Also consider Mezze, Pazo and Ze Mean Bean.

                  1. My guy took me to Bicycle in Federal Hill and we've been inseperable ever since. Engaged this Thanksgiving with a wedding planned for the Spring. Great first date place... quiet, cool atmosphere, slightly pricey but excellent food. Split the coffee creme brulee for dessert. Best of luck to you!

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                    1. re: rudmansjmu

                      I would rec. Mezze in Fells Point. A few small plates can go a long way. Plus I think it lends itself well to a date, as long as you get one of the more intimate tables.

                    2. Go for Henninger's in Butcher's Hill. Great first date vibe. Its cozy and intimate without seeming forced. Good luck but most of all, have fun!

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                      1. re: tennisgal1206

                        Henninger's isn't in Butchers Hill, it's in Fells Point (or maybe Upper Fells Point).

                      2. Birches in Canton, Salt (although I don't think they take reservations?) I'm surprised no one has mentioned Jack's Bistro? Unless I missed it... That is a great first date spot!

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                        1. re: BaltoPhilFood

                          Salt takes reservations and is a good recommendation.

                        2. I don't think the food at Three (ellipsis) is as good as some of the other places mentioned, but it's a good date place and near Canton.

                          1. Thanks soooo much for all the recommendations... I have made reservations at Birches... I have never been there and the food and prices seem great... You alllllll rock my socks! Thanks so much. I will let you all know how dinner is... thanks again! I hope you all have a beautiful weekend! :)

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                            1. re: mchica

                              Good luck!

                              1. re: mchica

                                Good luck. If you need a pre-canton drink, go to Jacks. They have amazing cocktails.