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The Helmand

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$$ - $$$
Mount Vernon
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806 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201-5308 (Monument)
+1 410-752-0311
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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300 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It could be my taste that found this restaurant sooo good. I am overwhelmed with the taste of the food, the service and staff. Location of the restaurant was also great, parking was available on the street though it was a busy Friday evening. Me and my 3 family members we went to restaurant seeing high rating (4th among 1648... More 

Thank Imrul
Kitchener, Canada
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139 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Family took us out to the Helmand on our first night of a long weekend visit to Baltimore. The menu includes a variety of dishes, including many vegetarian options. The food was well prepared, ample portion sizes, reasonable priced, and above all good tasting. As lovers of world food, we were more than pleased with our visit to the Helmand... More 

Thank D Y
Baltimore, Maryland
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Helmand is a special occasion type place with lots of elegance and class. They have a variety of exotic and tasty menu options and excellent, attentive service. For those eating veg, there is a separate menu of 7 options, many of which can be made vegan. Perfect for an impressive night out, a birthday celebration or just-because-you're-worth-it dinner.

Thank NCRM_75
Baltimore, Maryland
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very good meal here.We split the salad, appetizer, and later the dessert. On our next visit we will probably each order a salad and an appetizer, and that will be plenty. Service was very good until near dessert time when our waiter was occupied in the busy dining room. That brings up the only detraction in our... More 

Thank mars s
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have gone to Helmand over five times over the last few years. When you walk in the door you are seduced by wonderful spices. Sometimes the place is teeming with customers; sometimes you can catch quiet moments. The service is good, a little strained when busy. Make reservations a day ahead if you can. Vegetarian dishes and meat dishes... More 

Thank Suzanne L
Baltimore, Maryland
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the suggestion of a friend, I decided to try Afghani food. I have always been extremely cautious about indulging in any food that was unfamiliar. Wow... what pleasant surprise! Everything was excellent and provided a great culinary adventure for me. It is a very popular place too. I was there on a weeknight (Thursday) and it was filled to... More 

Thank bgtowson
Baltimore, Maryland
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the restaurant of choice when we are in downtown Baltimore and we want wonderful food and wonderful service.

Thank Vivian1953
Baltimore, Maryland
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I always leave happy from The Helmand. The atmosphere makes me happy, the white table service to the hospitality. All the chef's in town know the standard that is set by this awesome restaurant!!! It's wonderful, go find out for yourself.

Thank MartaKnits
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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142 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Make sure you make a reservation-this place fills up quickly, even at 6 pm! The food is well done here. A nice sampling of Afghani dishes, from appetizers to main courses.

Thank Todd J
Herndon, Virginia
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114 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first authentic Afghani meal and it was a very good experience. Lot of choices for vegetarians. Service was not great - probably, because we were moved to a different table, as we did not have reservation. Food was good and we'll be back (with reservation).

Thank History4fun

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Middle Eastern, Afghani, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 806 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201-5308
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore>  > Mount Vernon
  • Neighbourhood: Mount Vernon
  • Phone Number: +1 410-752-0311
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?