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806 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201 (Mount Vernon)
410-752-0311
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Ranked #11 of 1,803 Restaurants in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Afghan
Neighborhood: Mount Vernon
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Good for: Families with children, Romance
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Monument
Description: Providing Baltimore with fine Afghan cuisine for over 23 years.
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Baltimore, Maryland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

Always busy. Always fantastic. Will go again and again. Eat there. You'll love it. Never disappointed. Get the pumpkin appetizer- it is absolutely amazing. Really.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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101 reviews 101 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

My wife and I had dinner recently at the Helmond Restaurant. I usually have aushak as an appetizer and mantwo as an entree. My wife had the eggplant appetizer and vegetarian aushak as her entree. This was topped off with a small order of naan. The food is tasty, served without any delay, and the atmosphere is cozy. The staff... More 

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Queenstown, Maryland
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156 reviews 156 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We went there with 6 people and ordered 6 different dishes. Two lamb dishes, two beef, one fish, and one vegetarian. Wow!!! All the food was outstanding as was the service. We will return again!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Having walked by The Helmand thousands of times, I finally decided to stop in for a late dinner. The pumpkin appetizer was one of the best things I have ever eaten. The wine list was very affordable, as was most of the menu items. Service and atmosphere were great. I will be going back often

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Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

A friend of a friend told us that dining at The Helmand was a "must, must, must" while in Baltimore. So we made reservations for our party of 8 for Friday night and went with high hopes. From the moment we walked in the door, the staff was courteous and attentive. We were seated at a lovely round table in... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

It is a fairly large restaurant with several areas. Very nice atmosphere and service. Most importantly - the food is very well prepared and served. It was my first time in Afgan restaurant - many dishes appear to be similar to North indian cousine, Very nice lamb dishes, citantro dip is served for rice. They seems to be using very... More 

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Varese, Italy
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202 reviews 202 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Came here for dinner and had a great experience. Though I cannot say if the food was authentic afghan...it tasted excellent! Had the pumpkin for starters (very good) and a delicious lamb dish (it was among the daily specials). Good red wine to accompany everything. Good service and honest prices

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Oaxaca, Mexico
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73 reviews 73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Very good food, decent wine list, good waitstaff, reasonable prices. An out of the way place that excels in what it does..good food, reasonable prices, fine atmosphere, and quite.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

My sister and her family took me to the Helmand for the last of my October birthday dinners. The last time I was there was over a year ago and it was every bit as good as I remembered. I had the lamb, my sister had the tenderloin and my BIL had the salmon. Everyone was pleased with their dishes... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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132 reviews 132 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This is one of the best restaurants in Bmore. It gets very little press but it is always packed and the lamb is to die for. Some of the apps are the most unusual and best I have ever had.

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Additional Information about The Helmand

Address: 806 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone Number: 410-752-0311
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore>  > Mount Vernon
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Afghan

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