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The Helmand

Certificate of Excellence
Mount Vernon
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806 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201-5308 (Monument)
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Baltimore, Maryland
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had some really great dishes at this place. Variety is what it is all about! Just ask if you are not certain, staff very helpful.

Thank tcorn1
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I meet another couple here for dinner periodically. This is one of our favorites. Our friends had their wedding rehearsal dinner here 20 years ago and it hasn't changed from the amazing place it was then. The food is exciting and delicious. The service is always excellent. The check at the end is very reasonable for a... More 

Thank Jay B
Baltimore, Maryland
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Service is consistently friendly and professional; food is excellent, largely based in Afghan cuisine and the kitchen is remarkably quick. Make sure you have the pumpkin appetizer!

Thank Adrian B
Baltimore, Maryland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have eaten at The Helmand many times and it has never disappointed. The menu is good for vegetarians and has plenty to offer for the carnivores as well. Anything made with lamb is sure to please. The biggest issue with The Helmand is that it is very popular. Reservations are an absolute must. Even with a reservation, be prepared... More 

Thank TabbyHill
Annapolis, Maryland
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99 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Pumpkin appetizer was great. Also loved Kaddo Borawni, kabuli, Veg Mantwo and Mushroom Lawand. Service is good just a little slow.😃👍

Thank dottopilot
Catonsville, Maryland
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82 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Haven't been here for many years and was looking forward to some memories. It did not live up to expectations/memories and was sad that it was such an ordinary dining experience. The food was tasty but not outstanding; service was fine but not great (never stopped by to see about another glass of wine-yes-would have but decided if there wasn't... More 

Thank zenmartha
Baltimore, Maryland
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Can't believe it took us so many years to finally dine at a place that many Baltimore locals and visitors love. We were not disappointed. The food was very good and I have to admit my ignorance of Afghani cuisine made the experience blissful, as the spice combinations were so pleasantly surprising. My only gripe was that the service was... More 

Thank Dave B
Houston, Texas, United States
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65 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looked up restaurant on Trip Advisor and loved the place. About a 15 minute walk from our hotel in Mt Vernon neighborhood. Excellent food choices with vegetarian available. Pumpkin appetizer as good as reviews say! Had a lamb/turnip dish which was sweet and spicy. Enjoyed Special Ice Cream and Turkish coffee foe dessert. Reservations recommended as it was full on... More 

Thank D Ford S
Baltimore, Maryland
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a group of friends looking for a highly recommended place to dine our group chose this restaurant. We were all satisfied with the cocktails, service, and meals and rate them all at outstanding levels! The meat and vegetable plates were seasoned perfectly. We even loved dessert and shared just about all the ones on the menu. We all loved... More 

Thank Grkmom
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They handled our large crowd like pros. The food came out quickly and was delicious. Try the pumpkin appetizer! So good. The pork loin chop was delicious. So was the beef roast. Everything was great. The naan was nice and buttery. Will definitely be back. Nice wine selection also

Thank Mathew L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Middle Eastern, Afghani, Balti, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 806 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201-5308
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore>  > Mount Vernon
  • Neighborhood: Mount Vernon
  • Phone Number: 410-752-0311
Providing Baltimore with fine Afghan cuisine for over 23 years.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?