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Jan 4, 2009 09:46 AM

Need a plan for Canton

I am trying to plan an evening for ny husbands 45th and was thinking we'd go to Birches (maybe)-we may have a group of 12 or so. So what should we do after we eat dinner? I am embarassed to admit I haven't been to Canton in many many years. Is there any bars with music you recommend for a mixed group ages 40-75 -so no club scenes or meat markets please. Also if you 'd like to make another suggestion besides Birches that would be just peachy too!

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  1. I haven't been to Birches, but there was a rather lively discussion about this restaurant on the Dining@Large blog. Depending on your point of view, this may want to make you go there less or more. Anywho, it's pretty interesting:

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    1. re: ronandaim

      Well that is interesting and now I am totally second thinking b/c I didn't know the biz was for sale...and the possibility of a meltdown of some sort scares me. I emailed asking if it would be horrid to have 10-12 people at their bar and bar tables and if I purchased the food but the individuals could get their drinks from the bar...the response will be interested.

      Howevah---my question will now be where should be eat in Canton that is chilled out doesn't have to have music--could be seated dinner or food/drinks at the bar. Anyway, thanks for that interesting read. Certainly won't bring that up here.

    2. Birches is quite nice. Other suggestions in Canton include Jack's Bistro, which offered a delicious beer list and good atmosphere. For later in the evening, I would suggest Annabelle Lee for drinks. I find that most of the square (with exception of Helen's Garden or potentially Claudaugh's is overwhelmed on the weekend). Live music is a bit harder to come by (but we have only been in B'more for approx. one might check into the Creative Alliance based in Patterson Park.

      Jack's Bistro
      3123 Elliott St, Baltimore, MD 21224

      Annabel Lee Tavern
      Baltimore, MD, Baltimore, MD

      Helen's Garden
      2908 Odonnell St, Baltimore, MD 21224

      Claddagh Pub
      2918 Odonnell St, Baltimore, MD

      Creative Alliance
      3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD