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Jul 1, 2011 07:28 AM

'Demi, a North Baltimore gem

Recently we discovered a new wonderful place for foodies. It's called demi and it's a down stares part of the bigger venue called Crush in Belvedere Square in Govens MD.
This little jem of a restaurant impressed us more then New York's Picholine (that considered by many as one of the best in the city) where we paid $300 for dinner for two and left a bit disappointed.
I wonder if some of you guys tried this place and what do you think of it.

510 East Belvedere Ave, Baltimore, MD 21212

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  1. What did you have there that you liked so much? What kind of food? Details!

    4 Replies
    1. re: Steve

      Here's a good recap of our visit there a little while back: It was really good then. We keep planning to go back, especially since they have seats at a counter facing into the kitchen, which is always fun.

      1. re: kukubura

        I swear, you've had a fabulous meal at every restaurant I've had a terrible meal at. I'll have to give Crush another try, though, I've only been there once years ago and haven't been to Demi.

        1. re: jvanderh

          Ha, well as was said in another thread, consistency isn't the strong suit of Baltimore dining, even at the higher levels.

          Although, to be fair, my meal was at Demi, not Crush. Not sure if it's a fair comparison.

    2. I liked Demi, but thought many dishes were a little too overwrought, and that too many of the same flavor profiles kept reappearing. That said, I really appreciated the ahi tuna with jasmine rice, vanilla soy broth, and sriracha aioli. The vanilla accent was sultry, provocative, and satisfying. Some of the other dishes I was excited about--pork belly, 6-minute egg--failed to wow me. And some ingredients that enticed me to choose a dish--brussel sprouts!--were hard to taste amid everything else happening on the plate. But all in all, I'm thrilled that someone in Baltimore is making such creative, thoughtful food, grateful for the opportunity to gawk as it is prepared, and curious to see how it matures. I hope that the menu changes periodically--so far it doesn't seem like it has. I'll definitely be back!

      510 East Belvedere Ave, Baltimore, MD 21212