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Apr 16, 2014 06:32 AM

Dining around Maryland Live!

Any suggestions on where to eat around there?

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  1. What part are you in

    We liked le vieux logis with prior owners. Sietsma reviews it as better with new owners. Don't know if it is but you could try it. It's in Bethesda.

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    1. re: knitone

      I'm in McLean, VA. I was looking for restaurants within a couple of miles of the casino. I've never been to a Prime Rib and I just might have to try the one in the casino.

      1. re: knitone

        I'm not sure that a detour to Bethesda is what you really had in mind. I wouldn't say that there's anything too great around there, but you could try Little Spice for Thai food. It's been a while since I've been there, but it was good, solid Thai food, nothing overly authentic like I find in Wheaton, but a pretty good, nice place. Also I've heard very good things about the Indian restaurant Rangoli which is also near there. They have a new Indo-Chinese menu which is supposed to be very good (from good sources).

        1. re: Jason1

          One more that I just remembered. If you're looking for a relatively fast meal, Maiwand Kabob is also right around the corner and is very good Afghani food. I love their Kofta Kabob, Chicken Tikka Kabob and Veggie platter (which includes pumpkin, chickpeas, eggplant, and other dishes all on one plate).

          1. re: Jason1

            That actually reminds me to hit Thai Taste by Kob on my way home.

          2. re: knitone

            Isn't Maryland Live! the casino in Anne Arundel? If so, it is no where near Bethesda and Le Vieux Logis has been lousy for years anyway.

          3. You're pretty close to downtown Baltimore -- why not eat there? E.g., The Wine Market.

            1. Two restaurants come to mind which are fairly close-by to the Maryland Live Casino (perhaps a 15 minute drive at most): Kings Contrivance in Columbia and the Elkridge Furnace Inn.

              "lawhound" suggested that you consider downtown Baltimore, but that could entail more then a 20 minute drive and the issue with parking. Then you would have to backtrack to McLean, VA.

              I haven't dined at the casino's Prime Rib, but the one in downtown Baltimore has always been special with excellent food and top-notch service in a romantic atmosphere--but, there again, why travel into Baltimore when you could just dine at the casino's PR. FoiGras

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              1. re: FoiGras

                I'm planning on going to dinner somewhere and then gamble, and then spending the night at Arundel Mills. The next morning I'll drive home and swing by Thai Taste.

                In the past I've gone to Fork and Wrench for dinner (but I prefer not to drink and drive).

                1. re: Worldwide Diner

                  Then why did you ask for suggestions as to going to dinner in the area of the casino if you had no intention of dining, drinking and driving? I am curious.. So just dine in the casino and have the casino "cab" drive you to your hotel.

                  There is a restaurant--can't recall the name--in a hotel next to the casino--perhaps George something or other--I've dined there a couple of times. Nothing to brag about, but the convenience factor should help you. FoiGras

                2. re: FoiGras

                  FoiGras's suggestions are both good, albeit Kings Contrivance is almost as far from Maryland Live. No parking issues at The Wine Market, however, they have a big lot.

                3. Grace Garden is a mere six minutes away by car. That's where I'd suggest going.


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                    1. re: crackers

                      Thanks for that reminder. I had no idea where Odenton was in relation to the casino.

                    2. Just recalled--if you don't want to drive away from Maryland Casino, nor dine at the in-house restaurants--then try George Martin's Spit Fire Grill within the hotel that is near the casino.

                      I've dined there about two times--it's a decent alternative to traveling away from the casino--I would still recommend trying the house Prime Rib.

                      lawhounds recommendation for the Wine Market in downtown Baltimore is an excellent suggestion--but once again,, the drive into Baltimore--yes, the parking is not an issue, just the drinking and driving back to the hotel near the casino. --can you hire a driver (lol)?

                      Just hope that you don't make a "deposit" into the casino and make a nice withdrawal. Good luck on both the dining and gambling. FoiGras

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                      1. re: FoiGras

                        I appreciate your suggestions. This won't be the only time I go to Maryland Live! I've been there 3 times in the last 6 months. This time I'll do Prime Rib, just because I've never been to one and I haven't had a prime rib in years. I'll definitely hit up Grace Garden on another trip. And who knows where else I I'll go. One time I even had Nando's Pirri Pirri in the food court because I've never had Nando's before.