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The Helmand

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Mount Vernon
Afghan, Balti, Afghani
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806 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201 (Monument)
410-752-0311
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Providing Baltimore with fine Afghan cuisine for over 23 years.

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  • 180
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    Very good
  • 25
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  • 2
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Your chance to try Afghan food at a reasonable price in lovely surroundings--best of all, it is delicious!

Ohhhh, so good. My veggie son recently took me and my husband here for my birthday and we went vegetarian for his sake. We did not suffer a bit--every single thing we had was simply delicious. We had been here previously as carnivores and knew The Helmand's goodness but since our grown son came... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
JanHelper
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Baltimore, Maryland
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Ohhhh, so good. My veggie son recently took me and my husband here for my birthday and we went vegetarian for his sake. We did not suffer a bit--every single thing we had was simply delicious. We had been here previously as carnivores and knew The Helmand's goodness but since our grown son came up from D.C. to take us... More 

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River Forest, Illoinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This was a superb experience. Lamb was cooked tenderly and seasoned exquisitely. Large and varied menu nice dessert selection too. It is the richness of the seasonings that makes this place very special.

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Madrid, Spain
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

OK- don't think just go. It is great. great food and great service. The online booking somehow booked my a day later than I wanted (could have been my error but check closely when booking online). I had a party of 7 on a Saturday night but they squeezed us in nevertheless!

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Leanordtown, MD
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We have been here several times in the past. We loved the lamb dishes. We have recently become pescatarians but eat mostly vegetables. Turns out that the vegetarian meals here are at least as good as the meat entres. Vegetarian sampler was awesome. So was the stuffed eggplant dish and the turnip dish. Prices are great. Two of us for... More 

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Saipan, Mariana Islands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Wonderful restaurant with friendly, attentive wait staff, great atmosphere and absolutely the best food. We were a large party but they not only seated us immediately but also suggested a family style four course meal which was absolutely wonderful! The food was flavorful and plentiful and the waiters were willing to explain the various dishes. Our water glasses were kept... More 

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HYATTSVILLE
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68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We enjoyed dinner at the Helmand with a group of 8, all with varying tasted - including committed carnivores as well as vegetarians. The vegetarians were surprised by such interesting and delicious options at an Afghan restaurant. We all had delicious food - so varied! Even the desserts were interesting! Additionally, the service and ambiance were top notch. This would... More 

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upstate NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Many selections for vegetarians and meat eaters. Wonderful service, quick seating even without a reservation on a busy night. Vegetarian platter is the best for trying many different items. We were a party of 5 and the bill was reasonable. I wasn't expecting such good vegetarian food at a restaurant serving what I had assumed was a meat-laden cuisine.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

The variety on the menu was amazing and all the dishes we had were excellent. We arrived with a local friend and had a great time. The for was excellent and it was easy to sit and have a quiet dinner and conversation. We would love to come back the next time we are in Baltimore. We highly recommend The... More 

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florida
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

All of the staff we encountered were professional and pleasant. The restaurant was crowded and thankfully our party of 5 had a reservation. Table was set with white cloth and napkins, chargers and cutlery and glasses. Small vases of fresh flowers and low candles were on the tables. The restaurant is owned by the brother of Hamid Karzai, former president... More 

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Pensacola
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Every time we go to Baltimore, we always make it a point to have dinner here. Food is great and service is fast, efficient and courteous. My favorite is Chopendez -- grilled beef with Afghan spices. I's always packed for dinner, so you have to make reservations.

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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, Balti, Afghani

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 806 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201
    (Monument)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore>  > Mount Vernon
  • Neighborhood: Mount Vernon
  • Phone Number: 410-752-0311

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Afghan, Balti, Afghani

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children

Description

Providing Baltimore with fine Afghan cuisine for over 23 years.
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

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