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Reasonably priced Baltimore Res. for nice date on a Saturday night?

mchica Mar 13, 2008 10:41 AM

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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    mchica Mar 14, 2008 10:56 AM

    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
      BaltoPhilFood Mar 14, 2008 11:05 AM

      Good luck!

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        bawlmeroryuls Mar 14, 2008 11:51 AM

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

      2. Chowtimore Mar 14, 2008 09:11 AM

        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. BaltoPhilFood Mar 14, 2008 08:50 AM

          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
            ko1 Mar 14, 2008 08:54 AM

            Salt takes reservations and is a good recommendation.

          2. tennisgal1206 Mar 14, 2008 05:55 AM

            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
              Hal Laurent Mar 14, 2008 07:18 AM

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

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              rudmansjmu Mar 13, 2008 06:08 PM

              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
                bmore_flavor Mar 14, 2008 05:12 AM

                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.

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                SGI Mar 13, 2008 05:58 PM

                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. ko1 Mar 13, 2008 01:40 PM

                  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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                    mchica Mar 13, 2008 01:46 PM

                    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?

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                      bbhoover Mar 13, 2008 02:02 PM

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

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                        ktracy Mar 13, 2008 04:40 PM

                        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.

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                          JonParker Mar 13, 2008 04:52 PM

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

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                            ko1 Mar 13, 2008 06:39 PM

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

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                        bbhoover Mar 13, 2008 01:01 PM

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

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                          paulyr Mar 13, 2008 12:10 PM

                          The Helmand
                          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.

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                            DCDOLL Mar 13, 2008 12:07 PM

                            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.

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                              ltong1009 Mar 13, 2008 12:05 PM

                              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 :-).

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