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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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    ltong1009 RE: mchica 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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      DCDOLL RE: mchica 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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        paulyr RE: mchica 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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          bbhoover RE: mchica Mar 13, 2008 01:01 PM

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

          1. ko1 RE: mchica 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 RE: ko1 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 RE: mchica Mar 13, 2008 02:02 PM

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

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                  ktracy RE: mchica 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 RE: mchica Mar 13, 2008 04:52 PM

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

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                      ko1 RE: JonParker Mar 13, 2008 06:39 PM

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

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                  SGI RE: mchica 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.

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                    rudmansjmu RE: mchica 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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                      bmore_flavor RE: rudmansjmu 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.

                    2. tennisgal1206 RE: mchica 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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                        Hal Laurent RE: tennisgal1206 Mar 14, 2008 07:18 AM

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

                      2. BaltoPhilFood RE: mchica 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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                          ko1 RE: BaltoPhilFood Mar 14, 2008 08:54 AM

                          Salt takes reservations and is a good recommendation.

                        2. Chowtimore RE: mchica 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.

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                            mchica RE: 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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                              BaltoPhilFood RE: mchica Mar 14, 2008 11:05 AM

                              Good luck!

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                                bawlmeroryuls RE: mchica Mar 14, 2008 11:51 AM

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

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