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806 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201 (Mount Vernon)
410-752-0311
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Ranked #13 of 1,808 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Spontaneous decision to venture out to The Helmond.Reservations a must but still may have to wait because you are not managed by the wait staff to rush through your meal like other top restaurants to turn the table over so there must be some give and take. We decided to eat at the small bar with Ed who was bar-tending... More 

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Clarksburg, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We visited based on a recommendation never having eaten Afghan cuisine before. It was packed on this Saturday night and quite loud. We were lucky to get a table around the corner from the door (I would not have been happy near the door). Service was fine. The highlight was definitely the food: the lamb was incredible and we tried... More 

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maryland
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26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We got in for an early dinner without a reservation, although I'll be sure to book a table next time. The place was full on a Saturday at 4:30. The host and servers are exceptionally accommodating and gracious, our host came by our table to check in. We started with Bowlani, fried pastry filled with leeks or potatoes shaped like... More 

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Baltimore, MD
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The restaurant was pleasant enough on a rainy night even if the heat was turned up a little too high. The service was fine. The problem was the food and, after all, the food is the thing in any restaurant, isn't it? The aushak I ordered came complete with enough grit to wear down my teeth. I don't generally appreciate... More 

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Our family of four dined at Helmand prior to seeing a show at the Modell Lyric Performing Arts Center. It was very convenient- we walked to the show afterwards. Our service was warm, gracious and attentive without being overly so. We ordered appetizers and dinner but were too full for dessert. Everything was outstanding. My adult children particularly liked the... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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39 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

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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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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9 restaurant reviews
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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 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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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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