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The Helmand

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Mount Vernon
Balti, Eastern European, 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, Reservations
Description: Providing Baltimore with fine Afghan cuisine for over 23 years.

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  • 25
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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
Good afghani food, warp service

This restaurant serves really good afghani food. The starters are really good especially the vegetarians ones (do try the pumpkin, the eggplant but if you try the mantees go for the meatless ones. ) We also had their naan bread which if nothing like the ones we ever tasted in both Indian and afghan... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Nancy M
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Montreal, Canada
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  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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Montreal, Canada
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This restaurant serves really good afghani food. The starters are really good especially the vegetarians ones (do try the pumpkin, the eggplant but if you try the mantees go for the meatless ones. ) We also had their naan bread which if nothing like the ones we ever tasted in both Indian and afghan restaurants in Montreal or NYC. Their... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Went here for restaurant week with some friends. We got the 30 Dollar various meat dish and it was very good. The pumpkin cake was good, and the meet was very tender. Overall decent experience.

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Reading, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We tried the Helmand with some trepidation as we were unfamiliar with Afghan cuisine. While the cocktails were not only tasty but interesting they were also quite pricey. The menu had ample options but spice was intrinsic to most offerings. We chose dishes featuring lamb and both were tasty and well presented. While the appointments were tasteful and very pleasant... More 

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Washington, DC
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I looked forward to our Saturday “date night” dinner at The Helmand and the food did not disappoint. This Baltimore institution serves delicious Afghan food, delicately and intricately spiced, at reasonable prices. But our visit was marred by two service –related failures: throughout our meal, we were rushed by the staff for no apparent reason and after our visit we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I live in the city and I have eaten at the Helmand several times. I have always enjoyed the food there. The meals are very reasonably priced, well seasoned and unique. I am a vegetarian and have found several things I really enjoy on the menu. I also brought my parents to this restaurant while they were visiting. They loved... More 

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Toronto
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I was skeptical of this restaurant, as I was actually venturing to another one in my evening stroll through Baltimore and just happened on the Afghan Cuisine signs outside. I stepped in thanks to the tons of patrons I could see through the window and the nice ambience. Sat down to a chair and the menu, and when I Googled... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

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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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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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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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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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: Balti, Eastern European, 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: Balti, Eastern European, 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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