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New Baltimore place: Frank & Nic's West End Grill

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Saw this place coming home from work yesterday on the bottom floor of the zenith building on the corner of Paca and Pratt St.; across the street from the new hilton. Is this place open yet? Has anyone been?

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  1. It is open. We ate there this past weekend while staying downtown. Saturday night for dinner and Sunday for lunch before the football game. Food was fresh and price was reasonable. Restaurant has a lot of potential. Great place to watch a game but also a good bar or nice evening out.

    1. I've heard nothing but great things. Can't wait to check them out.

      1. I had a very good lunch there last week and hope this place makes it. The location is good, especially during baseball season, and it's an easy walk to downtown office buildings, the University of Maryland, etc. It's bigger inside than it looks, with a large bar and lots of high tops and a separate dining room. It's very pretty inside.

        The onion soup was great -- traditional and very rich. And I went for their BLT, which the waitress said is considered a signature dish and one they hope to win an award for. What award, I don't know, but I will definitely vote for it. It is excellent and includes a fried tomato, avocado, and then the usual bacon, lettuce and mayo. The sandwich is very well done.

        I'm anxious to go back in the evening for drinks and food. If they draw a crowd, this will be a fun spot. The rest of the menu looks good, as well.

        1. We ate there this weekend. Food was adequate if unspectacular. It certainly wouldn't impress a committed 'foodie'.

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          1. re: ernestrome

            Good thing we're all chowhounds here.

            1. re: charmedgirl

              I'm concerned parking will eventually kill them--can't depend on foot traffic from dem O's and conventions all the time, as other west-end places have shown.

          2. I had lunch there a couple of weeks ago and my experience wasn't worth comment then. I had one of their BLT's which comes with fried tomatoes, mozzarella and avocado. It was good, it not great and the fries were the same. In terms of lunch, it seems to be a decent place to grab the standard salads and sandwiches.

            I wasn't impressed enough about their menu or atmosphere to go back.

            One thing they definitely need to work on is their geography. Check out their "import" beer list and you'll find Sam Adams? Really? How about including Smirnoff Ice on their list of beers. Is it that difficult to order some decent beers?

            1. We had dinner there last weekend, and our food was very good and service was excellent.It was not fine dining,but just a fun place with good food. Parking is an issue but the manager told us they are trying to get valet parking. It is locally owned and the manager checked on us several times and was anxious to hear any comments. I do hope they make it....it would be a fun place to hang out before or after games.

              1. We went on Friday night and had the mussels, the hamburger sliders, some ahi tuna and steak. Everything was very, very good. I would recommend this place to anyone looking to eat out near Camden Yards. It is right across from the ballpark.