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Need Recommendation: Baltimore Private Sunday Lunch - Ruxton to BWI

BaltimoreCooks Aug 19, 2009 07:52 AM

I'm looking for a restaurant for private lunch after a Sunday baptism. We want our visiting guests to enjoy some good Baltimore food. Restaurant must be along the route from Ruxton to BWI so people can get to airport for afternoon flights. 15 adults and 4 kids. Would like to have a private area/room so kids can move around. Nothing too ethnic for this crowd. Italian okay. Around $25 per person. Please share your ideas. Thanks a lot!

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    FoiGras Aug 19, 2009 07:59 AM

    You may want to consider Snyder's Willow Grove. It's very close to 695 and a hop, skip and jump to BWI airport. It's very kid friendly, relatively inexpensive, and can easily accommodate the amount of patrons you have designated.

    The menu offers sufficient choices so that anyone in your group can find something appealing. FoiGras

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    1. re: FoiGras
      stephanieg Aug 19, 2009 10:46 AM

      I send the Snyder's recommendation.

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        Dennis S Aug 19, 2009 11:30 AM


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      bordeauxfan Aug 19, 2009 07:59 AM

      Assuming your preferred traveling route is the JFX south through town to the BW Pkwy to BWI. And that you're looking for a sit-down lunch and not a buffet brunch.

      Perhaps Petit Louis? Or La Famiglia?

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        lawhound Aug 20, 2009 06:29 AM

        Believe it or not -- Attman's. Open Sunday mornings and if you call ahead they could probably arrange tables for you in the Kibbitz Room. In addition to bagels, smoked fish and corned beef/pastrami iterations, they also serve eggs, bacon, sausage, etc.

        We were they last Sunday and it was pretty darn good -- plus it will put the "Baltimore" in your brunch.

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          edresner Aug 20, 2009 07:29 AM

          I definitely second Attman's. Everything is fantastic and everyone in your party will have something to eat. You can introduce the kids to a Baltimore tradition - hot dogs wrapped in bologna.

          Warm corned beef, pastrami, turkey - you really can't go wrong and the knishes and other sides are great as well.

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          BaltimoreCooks Sep 10, 2009 04:15 AM

          Thanks for all the ideas! We tried Snyders and while the atmosphere is completely NOT us, the food was pretty good. It will work. I assume since no one suggested G&M that it wouldn't be a good place for this kind of get together. We need to stay clear of downtown since there is a Raven's game at the same time. Any new ideas will be appreciated.

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            FoiGras Sep 10, 2009 08:20 AM

            If Snyder's isn't your type of dining establishment, there you can definitely eliminate G&M.

            One consideration is the Olive Grove on Hammonds Ferry Road (down the street from Snyder's). I doubt that it is your kind of place, but it may suit your requirements. You can check out their website "olivegrove.com." They begin serving lunch at noon time on Sundays. FoiGras

            1. re: FoiGras
              Hal Laurent Sep 10, 2009 08:37 AM

              The Olive Grove does a booming business, but I have no idea why. I've been dragged there a couple of times and was not impressed on either of them.

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              Dennis S Sep 11, 2009 06:48 AM

              But the atmosphere of Snyder's ROCKS! It's like a time machine.

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              FoiGras Sep 11, 2009 07:44 AM

              Don't know why I didn't think of Joey Chiu's Greenspring Inn.

              When I lived in Ruxton my husband and I went to Chiu's Sunday brunch. It was quite pleasant, a decent variety of foods and about $25 per person (give or take a few $$). FoiGras

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                BaltimoreCooks Sep 12, 2009 03:25 PM

                Thanks! We're going to both G&M and Olive Grove tonight. May look into Joey Chui's. Thanks for the tip.

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                  BaltimoreCooks Nov 30, 2009 01:01 PM

                  We ended up having our party at Snyders Willow Grove. The food was fine-good. Everyone was satisfied. I'm still not a fan of the atmosphere in there (and I've been in Baltimore all my life), but the event turned out nicely.

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