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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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  • 173
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  • 93
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
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
Excellent food, great service

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
msannie57
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upstate NY
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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upstate NY
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

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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41 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 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 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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Salt Lake City, Utah
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64 reviews 64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

A nice, pleasant experience with wonderful cuisine, friendly service and a pleasant atmosphere. We (n=5) ordered family style to experience the 4-course version. The appetizers are delicious and could have made a meal. Excellent mixes of flavors, somewhat of a cross between indian and middle eastern. The salad also tasty. Dinners included beef, lamb, vegetables, malai kofta, etc. The dessert... More 

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Hagerstown, Maryland, United States
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69 reviews 69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The Helmand of Baltimore, which is an Afghanistan Restaurant, is truly one of the finest restaurants in Maryland. Located on Charles Street in Batimore it serves a broad collection of Afgan specialities from completely vegetarian to succulent lamb and chicken dishes. However, they also serve a variety of fish which I believe is not native to Afganistan since it is... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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32 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I'm not usually a big fan of Afghan food, but I know my husband loves it, and since I've heard such amazing things about this place, I decided it was worth a try. I was not disappointed at all! I would definitely suggest making a reservation, as it did start to fill up fast around 6:30, even on a Monday... More 

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New Hope, Pennsylvania
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72 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Friends suggested the restaurant during a recent visit. The restaurant ranks in Baltimore's Top Fifty, as the articles and ratings I mthe window attest. We went for dinner on s Friday night. The place was packed. If we didn't have a reservation I doubt we could have gotten in. The menu features Afghan dishes, which broadly follows the style of... More 

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central florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This was my first time at an Afghan restaurant, but I am not stranger to very diverse food. I literally tried every appetizer, 1 salad, and 2 of the dinners along with some desert. WIth the exception of the desserts just being ok, all of the meals were between good and outstanding with friendly service. Don't leave room for the... More 

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Haverford, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

While in Baltimore I was feeling a bit adventuresome for dinner and wanted to try a new food. I saw a few blocks from my hotel was an Afghani restaurant. I know nothing about Afghani food so I gave it a try. The restaurant is in a great historic neighborhood, walkable from downtown. The restaurant had tables with white linen... More 

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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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