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Jun 30, 2010 10:37 AM

a good place for a first date between baltimore and dc?


I'm meeting this guy for the first time on a lunch / dinner tomorrow. I live in Montgomery Village and he lives in Baltimore. Any recommendations for a good half way meeting point and a restaurant with reasonable prices and is also accessible by bus or train? Not crowded, simple and fun place at the same time, good for a lunch or dinner date, nice place to hangout and for a good conversation.


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  1. Don't know of many places (or any) that will fit both criteria (good food + accessible by bus/train). But how about Tapas Teatro, just north of Penn Station in Baltimore? 2 blocks away from the train station.

    Tapas Teatro Cafe
    1711 N Charles St Ste A, Baltimore, MD 21201

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    1. re: lawhound

      thanks. but is it near baltimore than that of dc? do you know other places where it is nearer dc area? or how about in dc? thanks so much.

    2. Like the OP, don't know about the transport issues, but can highly recommend Victoria Gastro Pub in Columbia. Great beer selcetion, served by knowledgeable staff, interesting apps, and entrees, including mussels, duck fat fries, poutine, sandwichs, beef and

      Victoria Gastro Pub
      8201 Snowden River Parkway, Columbia, MD 21045

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        1. re: skvgozon

          To be more accurate, there isn't anyplace between the cities good for a date right by a train station. For that you would need to be in Baltimore or in DC around the stations.

          1. re: chowsearch

            If geo-neutrality really is an issue, you may try a search near BWI Airport or New Carrollton.

            1. re: Lydia R

              Nothing of use near them without a shuttle or taxi.

      1. Who is travelling by train or bus? Is it commuter or std public transit? Is it possible for someone to rent a Zip Car by a station for a couple of hours (would make it easier)? Columbia area is a good midpoint, but will need transport.

        Maryland Transit page
        Metro Washington Transit Page

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        1. re: MrsWheatie

          I agree - this is vital - who is traveling by train? And from where?

        2. second victoria gastropup
          other considerations to Iron Bridge Wine Bar and Restaurant
          need a car between dc and baltimore while in either of the cities you can get by without one

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          1. re: dining with doc

            Except I wonder if the OP doesn't find the prices reasonable.

          2. If you need to be near transit, forget Columbia. Something near the Silver Spring metro station may be your best bet.