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Really good weekday lunch in or near Baltimore

AlanMa Mar 29, 2009 07:28 AM

Can anyone recommend a really good restaurant for weekday lunch in or near Baltimore? For the past 20 years or so when visiting, the best we've enjoyed is the Black Olive and would recommend it to others. We've been there many times. But we would like to try another with similar nice surroundings and similar good food. (No, it doesn't have to be Greek or even seafood.) Unfortunately, others recommended are only open evenings. Any suggestions?

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    bordeauxfan Mar 29, 2009 08:25 AM

    On a sunny day I enjoy eating lunch at Cinghiale, right on the water in the Harbor East neighborhood. And they have valet parking.

    822 Lancaster Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

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    1. re: bordeauxfan
      BRI328 Mar 29, 2009 09:20 AM

      Woodberry Kitchen is excellent. 2010 Clipper Park Road. www.woodberrykitchen.com
      The Wine Market ... www.the-wine-market.com 921 E. Fort Ave. @ Lawrence.
      I also agree with bordeauxfan... good choice also.

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      charmedgirl Mar 29, 2009 09:42 AM

      Petit Louie has a nice three course lunch option. I was salivating over the menu last week when a friend told me he was going.

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      1. re: charmedgirl
        KAZ Mar 30, 2009 09:25 AM

        I also really like Petit Louis lunch. Here's their lunch menu:


        Big rec.

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        Hue Mar 29, 2009 01:29 PM

        Have you had lunch at Samos? http://www.samosrestaurant.com/
        or Ikaros in Greektown? http://www.ikarosrestaurant.com/
        How about Attmans for a corned beef sandwich?? http://www.attmansdeli.com/
        Ryleighs in Cross Street market area is also very good. http://www.ryleighs.com/
        Gia's in Little Italy makes a great Italian Beef sandwich for lunch. http://cafegias.com/
        Woodberry Kitchen has been mentioned...
        Mama's on the Half Shelf for seafood in the Canton area
        Helens Garden also in Canton http://www.helensgarden.com/V2/

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          mmmGnocchi Mar 30, 2009 08:13 AM

          Cinghiale and Woodberry are NOT open for lunch.

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          1. re: mmmGnocchi
            LuLuBlaubugunder Mar 30, 2009 11:34 PM

            Petit Louis is the Best!! have the croque monsieur with pommes frites. or onion soup. or both. either way, you must must go.

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              mukalu Apr 2, 2009 07:47 PM

              I second Petit Louis, and, as previously mentioned, they have a three course Prix Fixe for $20. French onion soup (extra charge), Salmon & Greens, Chocolate Mousse - Each bite was magical.

              I have had mostly good experiences at Sammy's Trattoria, always decent experiences at Thai Landing, and really enjoy Dukem for ethiopian. Aloha Sushi is one of our favorites because of the Aloha Roll and the $1 sushi. Also, a nice touch, they serve complimentary miso soup and small salad. The quality varies depending upon the sushi chef.

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