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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 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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!

Thank sar4562
Baltimore, Maryland
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42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

Thank kelshutch
Grand Traverse County, Michigan
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30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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.

Thank Terry D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I have lived in Baltimore for most of my life and have visited The Helmand many times over the years but it had been 5-6 years since last trip there. We were meeting a group of 9 for a birthday dinner and our table was ready when we arrived. We had the large table right next to the door ....... More 

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86 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The Helmand was a refreshing change of routine. I like eating different cuisines, but do not have a lot of options where I currently live. Being at The Helmand reminded me of being in a restaurant in NYC. The main room is narrow and long, but has a quaint vibe. There is a small bar in the back where they... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

You can not go wrong with a night out at the Helmand. The ambiance service and food are consistently top-notch and reasonably priced.

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Evanston, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Three of us got three different lamb dishes. All lovely. Rice accompaniment good, and the other vegetables. Don't accept the nan (bread) they suggest, though--chewy-tough, not much flavor, and not worth the $4.50 charge; kind of an insult to the diner and meal. Very prompt service. Nice environment, but extremely noisy when we came.

1 Thank jaz79h
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We have never been disappointed at the Helmand. The food is Delicious! Could eat there once a week - why not? We have celebrated birthdays, anniversaries and reunions there. WE have had all kind of dishes and always including the pumpkin appetizer. The service is gracious and on time. The atmosphere is charming - a mini visit abroad! and the... More 

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?