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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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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!

Thank TriniTraveller69
Washington DC, USA
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70 reviews
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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 

Thank NYRita2011
Baltimore, Maryland
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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!

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 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 

Thank Ed H
Baltimore, Maryland
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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 

Thank psujuggler
Baltimore, Maryland
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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 

Thank kelshutch
Grand Traverse County, Michigan
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32 restaurant reviews
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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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91 reviews
39 restaurant 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 

Thank sharon_travels12
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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.

Thank MarylandTravelgirl

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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
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
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?