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Lunch near Mt. Washington?

placidothecat Sep 3, 2009 08:08 AM

I work in Mt. Washington and am looking for some new lunch ideas.

Been to: Kabab Stop, Crepe Du Jour, Ethel and Ramones -- and I do love them all. Any other nearby gems?

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    lawhound Sep 3, 2009 09:26 AM

    Pepe's? Petit Louis? Belvedere Square? How is the sushi place in Mt Washington Village? Or Freda's Kitchen, also in MWV.

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      stephanieg Sep 3, 2009 06:11 PM

      It's the perfect time of year to have lunch outside at Donna's in Cross Keys and the food is always great there. I also like the Desert Cafe for fresh soups and middle eastern cuisine.

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        FoiGras Sep 4, 2009 08:01 AM

        Perhaps Tark's in Greenspring Station. They, too, have outdoor dining which is perfect for this time of year. FoiGras

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        1. re: FoiGras
          lawhound Sep 8, 2009 11:05 AM

          Tark's has the best location imaginable, but manages to serve mediocre food at high prices. How can this be?

          1. re: lawhound
            FoiGras Sep 8, 2009 02:48 PM

            lawhound--to be honest, I've yet to dine at Tark's. I've viewed their website menu. It seemed to be standard. I was hoping the execution was worthy.
            It's unfortunate that in that particular location, there isn't a truly worthwhile restaurant, destination restaurant.

            I am glad you voiced your opinion so that placidothecat won't heed my suggestion. Thanks. FoiGras

            1. re: FoiGras
              placidothecat Sep 9, 2009 08:56 AM

              I may check it out sometime anyway -- I appreciate it.

            2. re: lawhound
              chefdilettante Sep 9, 2009 09:46 AM

              We've eaten at Tark's quite a bit and found the food to be of high quality and the service to be excellent. At dinner, the steaks and seafood have been very good and at lunch, the sandwiches and hamburgers are also great. While I certainly don't doubt that they have awful and off nights, I'm a bit surprised by the label "mediocre." Tark's isn't cheap but considering my personal opinion of the quality of product, I don't think it's unreasonable.

              1. re: chefdilettante
                lawhound Sep 9, 2009 11:15 AM

                Note, I did not say it was awful. It was simply mediocre (or "middling," if that's a better word) and the prices were high. I had a turkey club that was supposed to be freshly roasted and it was not, and it was $12 and came with fries that were not crisp. My wife and daughter had a sandwich and saklad, respectively, that were equally un-memorable. I also noted (but did not drink from) a wine list whose prices were off the charts for what they were selling.

                My impression is that this is a restaurant that knows people will show up for the outdoors tables (and it is a pleasant place to eat) and location, and therefore knows they can charge a stiff price, serve average food, and make good money. That's fine, it's a free country, but I don't have to eat there.

                1. re: lawhound
                  chefdilettante Sep 10, 2009 05:29 AM

                  Gonna totally agree on your accurate assessment of the wine list but respectfully agree to disagree on the food, enjoying the diversity of opinion on this board.

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            pleiades Sep 9, 2009 07:27 AM

            Mari Luna Mexican Grill isn't too far up Reistertown Rd

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            1. re: pleiades
              Woof Woof Woof Sep 9, 2009 07:28 PM

              I second Mari Luna Mexican Grill. Food is fabulous. Place is FAMILY-run.
              Parking lot small, park in Rite-Aid across street if full (they have permission from them to let guests to so).
              Dinner they are always PACKED...not sure about lunch but alas they have a very loyal following.

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