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Looking for outdoor romantic place in baltimore?

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vant27 Jul 9, 2008 10:41 AM

My boyfriend and I would like to spend a romantic dinner on Saturday night. We would like some place with an outdoor space and possibly a nice location for a romantic walk before or after dinner.

Any suggestions?

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    rawdog Jul 9, 2008 11:50 AM

    Without knowing what type of cusine you're interested in, I immediately think of the back patio of the Ambassador Dining Room (upscale Indian food) for a romantic outdoor setting - there is a fountain and a few benches which are a bit removed from the rest of the area for somewhere to sit and relax after dinner.

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      poached Jul 9, 2008 07:39 PM

      I completly second the ambassador- the garden is so beautiful- not to mention excellent food

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        chefdilettante Jul 10, 2008 08:53 AM

        Though I agree that the Ambassador has a beautiful terrace and garden, I would disagree with you regarding the food. The food ranges from bland (a woefully underseasoned alu chat) to mediocre (the saag is one of the sadder examples I've come across) to thougtless (lamb overcooked to oblivion) to ridiculously overpriced (a dish of three U-10 shrimp, dry and overcooked, for $24.95). Wine list is no bargain, either; 4x wholesale markup.

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          poached Jul 10, 2008 08:27 PM

          I completly agree about the wine list way over priced, but for the food- I think it is great Royal Indian cuisine- ie watered down by the english yet good tandor dishes and vegetarian dishes. I prefer others in town such as Akabar for spice and overall flavor but the experinence at the Abassador for Romance is one of the top on my list.

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      maddogg280 Jul 9, 2008 01:04 PM

      About this time last year, we had an incredibly romantic dinner at the Bicycle restaurant in Federal Hill. There is a rose-covered trellis in the back. Some petals fell off the roses during the dinner- it was unbelievably romantic (none actually fell in our food). I booked the outdoor table on Open Table.com and specified that it was a special dinner with an out of town friend. The service was fantastic and the food was delicious.
      Walking the streets of Federal Hill beforehand- debatable if you would find that romantic or not, but certainly a trendy area with a few places you could duck in for a cocktail beforehand.

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        pmody Jul 10, 2008 09:31 AM

        I think bicycle is a great suggestion. I especially recommend the sashimi tuna and avocado tartare appetizer!

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          BaltoPhilFood Jul 10, 2008 09:38 AM

          The food is great, but has lately been overshadowed by lackluster service, incompetent staff... It's nice to go to places where people actually care about what they're doing and their appearance and Bicycle seems to have lost this. It's still possible to get through a meal on food alone if you have fond memories of the staff and what used to be. If not, give another restaurant with wonderful food your money and have a great all around memorable experience, for ALL the right reasons. I'll second Ambassador.

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        Hue Jul 9, 2008 01:09 PM

        If you can manage it ,give the Antrim 1844 in Taneytown some consideration

        http://www.antrim1844.com/specials_po...

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          hon Jul 9, 2008 01:41 PM

          Gertrude's at the BMA has seating outdoors in the sculpture garden

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            FoiGras Jul 9, 2008 02:31 PM

            Went to Gertrude's last night and "hon" was right--the outdoor seating was quite lovely. The food was also up to par.

            I would also recommend Tabrizi's. You could walk around the promenade of the Inner Harbor and dine outside. Tabrizi's also has a live combo to entertain with music. FoiGras

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              bordeauxfan Jul 10, 2008 03:23 AM

              You should check out the Dining@Large blog on the Baltimore Sun website. Just recently she posted a top ten outdoor dining list of some sort.

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