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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
17:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Severn, Maryland
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Decided to have dinner here on 14 January 2017, for Baltimore restaurant week with my youngest daughter and one of my nephews. The Maire 'd never checked my party in via Opentable even after looking at the computer system and seeing my name. After getting to the table the waitress, never introduced herself and began to ask what would we... More 

Thank lwwisdom
Baltimore, Maryland
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64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Dining at The Helmand is always a treat. The food is predictably outstanding. When first arriving, there was a crowd waiting to be seated and a traffic jam at the front entrance and not a manager in sight. Management really should try and straighten this out as there are folks sitting at tables at the front entrance and that's a... More 

Thank Courtney069
Baltimore, Maryland
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I wanted dinner before a show, we chose the Helmand on recommendation from friends and we were not disappointed. The food was delicious and the service was very good. Do not miss this treasure in Mount Vernon. Make a reservation.

Thank Travel4Love2
Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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

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 4 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!

Thank PretzelRoll
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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.

Thank 2travlrs
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75 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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
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 

Thank NYRita2011
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!

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 

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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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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?