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The Helmand

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mount Vernon
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806 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201-5308 (Monument)
+1 410-752-0311
Today
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Delicious food, a peaceful, attractive and relaxing atmosphere, and extremely reasonable prices. One of Baltimore's best eats. Seriously, go!

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Thank mttz17
Baltimore, Maryland
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Helmand is a really unique wonderful, reasonably priced restaurant. It's perfect for a weeknight meal. There is a good variety of vegetarian options which I appreciate. I adore the bread which is divine and the pumpkin appetizer is a must!

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Thank PretzelRoll
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the best for pre-theater dinner. Busy, but very tasty cuisine and never have to wait for your meal to be served. Added feature is the reasonable price for everything. Always crowded early eves, but friendly and welcoming.

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Trinidad
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75 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner here was divine! Meats were melting- in-our-mouths and accompanied by magical sauces! The middle eastern flavours were bold and delicious. Every dessert on the menu was sampled with more ooos and ahhhhs from the table!

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Thank TriniTraveller69
Washington DC, USA
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70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The setting is nice and elegant. The service is super. The food selection and taste is wonderful. They serve Afghan food, which I had never had, but it was delicious. Two of us ate vegetarian and two had meat dishes. All of us were happy. The pumpkin is really good, fresh and tasty, well seasoned. The Banjan Laghatak or stewed... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Been going to the Helmand for many years. The food is always good and reasonably priced. I've never had a bad dish here, but especially love the vegetarian options. The candles and nice wine list make it a great place to go on a date, but you wouldn't feel awkward being there with friends, family or colleagues. Highly recommend!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We went with another couple that had been there before. My wife never wanted to go because she doesn't like food "outside the box". Since the restaurant has always been rated in the top 10 in Baltimore I had always wanted to try it. The food was very good. I found the grilled meats to be excellent both in flavor... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I had never heard of this place before and went on the recommendations from some out-of-town friends. I am very glad they visited and introduced me to The Helmand. We had a variety of appetizers and I really enjoyed their pumpkin dish. If I had to make a comparison, the American equivalent to the pumpkin dish would be sweet potatoes... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We've visited the Helmand several times. It's a great, fun option for when guests come from out of town. The food is excellent - interesting and different enough that it makes for good conversation, but familiar enough that everyone can find something they like. The service is always great, and it accommodates nice casual or fancier dress. We are gluten-free,... More 

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Grand Traverse County, Michigan
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34 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Unbelievable this place is amazing!!! We split 4 appetizers which were great. Dinner was a lamb- beef meatball rice dish that was incredible.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Middle Eastern, Afghani, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 806 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201-5308
    (Monument)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore>  > Mount Vernon
  • Neighbourhood: Mount Vernon
  • Phone Number: +1 410-752-0311
Description
Providing Baltimore with fine Afghan cuisine for over 23 years.

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