Recommendations for Mt. Vernon, please.
I recently acquired a new job in the Mt. Vernon area. I'm looking for some good grub in walking distance from the area around the Washington Monument.
I've been to Iggies, Soups On, Cozy Corner, Gallery Cafe and Marie Louise Bistro. I like most types of food and am not afraid to try something new. I love soup - I miss going to Atwaters. I also appreciate real Thai food and good sushi. I hear that there's a fusion place around the corner but I'm not much of a fusion type of girl. Your help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance!
Hey, (during work hours) neighbor!
Sushi--Minato in the 1000 block of North Charles or Joss Cafe in the 400 block. These are my two favorite sushi places in Baltimore, hands down. I think the quality of fish is outstanding, and as someone who doesn't like complicated rolls but rather simple nigiri/sashimi, so that's important!
Thai--I'm not a huge fan of either of the two Thai places in Mt. Vernon. My Thai, the fusion place, is eh. Thairish, the takeout place next to it, is also eh. For Thai I'd rather head to Federal Hill for Thai Arroy or to Greenmount to Thai Restaurant (my favorite.) I ate at Banthai ONCE, liked it okay, but they put ten extra dollars on my credit card and I never went back after that.
Do you like Indian food? There are tons of really great Indian restaurants in Mt. Vernon on Charles Street. Kumari is more Nepalese. Indigma is modernized "fusion-esque", but is really, really good. Mughal Garden and Akbar are the other two. All of these have really excellent, well-priced lunch buffets.
I eat at City Cafe (Cathedral and Eager) more than I should. I like their coffee, I love their food, and I sit there and use their WiFi all the time.
1019 Light St, Baltimore, MD 21230
800 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201
911 N Charles St Ste B, Baltimore, MD 21201
806 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201
802 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201
340 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201
All sound great. Yes, I love Indian food - but my lactose intolerance doesn't, hehe. I'm still trying to find my way around the neighborhood. I'm not sure how far I can go without getting lost and getting back to the office in a reasonable amount of time - but I will probably try them all at one point or another :) Thanks so much!
I live in Mount Vernon - if you like soup, you might want to try Nina's on the corner of Centre and Calvert. She does a wonderful spicy ramen soup. I like her sushi rolls, too. And her tofu teriyaki.
Very casual, but the Midtown Yacht Club does great Mexican grub, and I'm also quite fond of their turkey burger and crab/artichoke dip.
Midtown Yacht Club
15 E Centre St Ste 1, Baltimore, MD 21202
Also live in Mt. Vernon and would agree with a lot of the suggestions people have already given you (especially Nina's, I probably eat there more than anywhere else). On the more downtown side - have had a couple good meals at Maisy's for dinner. Also like Sofi's Crepes and this little sandwich place called Take It Away which is hidden on Lexington in between St. Paul and Charles. My boyfriend likes the Caribbean place in the food court by the Super Fresh on Charles though I've never been there. We also both really like Mick O'Sheas for your basic beer and pub food, but Brewer's Art is the ultimate brew pub in the neighborhood.
As far as Thai goes I have yet to try Thai Landing which is more north in Mt. Vernon but I hear it's better than My Thai which I'm not all that fond of.
Not sure about Chinese food as I haven't really tried any in the area, there is a place called Zhongshan on Park Ave but I haven't been yet.
1106 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201
1723 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201
800 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201
1207 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201
Take It Away
200 Saint Paul St Ste 102, Baltimore, MD 21202
I've heard only good things about Sofi's Crepes, so that will be next on my list. Love, love, love the Brewers Art, but it's not open for lunch (I think). I've been to Thai Landing. It's pretty good, but I'm a little more fond of Ban Thai - probably biased because my parents knew the owners :)