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May 19, 2008

Birches for sale?

Speaking of news, check out this listing on craigslist. I just called the restaurant, but it doesn't open until 5 p.m.

Thanks to Bill S. for pointing it out to me.

Posted by Elizabeth Large at 3:57 PM | | Comments (14)


The excess of exclamation points and all caps makes the writer sound a little demented. It's hard to read.

What a shame (laced with sarcasm). The service was horrible and the owners were [expletive deleted]. Hopefully someone can serve their tasty food in a timely fashion without the contemptuous attitude.

Good Riddance!

Tiger Comeback - you're an idot. I love Birches - their burger is by far he best ever. This is truly a dark day.

My favorite. The staff were like friends to me. Considering one of the perennial complaints was how slow the kitchen was (with certain legitamcy), I was surprised to see the kitchen is listed as large. I had visions that it was the size of the kitchen at the old Ruby Lounge. Now that was small. I will be using a gift certificate this week. Rest well Brian

If you want fast food, go to Burger King. If you want good food, go to Birches.

Sad news.

The property also shows up in the Multiple Listing Service, listing no. BA6752297.

One of the worst meals we've ever had in Baltimore and this was the consensus of four people.

This is sad news, though it sounds like maybe it was a little unpredictable. I've only been once, but had a fantastic meal. It took about 5 hours and we were the only table in the place, but the food was truly excellent (and it was a larger group of friends, so we really didn't mind the wait).


I've never been to the Ruby Lounge, but I've worked at Birches, and I was surprised to see the kitchen described as anything bigger than "max staff of four" sized lol.

What a shame, I was hoping to actually take my boy there as a paying customer one day, and I never got around to it.

Will this now be listed on the restaurants that are cursed? Birches was good. Wild Mushroom was pretty good as well...

Been there multiple time, each time disappointed. Glad to see it go.

It just seemed like the place was trying too hard to be upscale, but didn't have the food to back it up.

This was one of my fave locations.

The facts are... everyone has different tastes and opinions...

IF I had 600 K I might buy the place.

I agree with the first comment... adios, Birches! You won't be missed. I've not only been served burnt cobbler, once I was told "we're out of chicken" how in the hell can a restaurant be out of chicken? That eliminated more than half of their menu options. When the server told us this, she said it with an attitude... like she was tired of having to inform custmores. Again, Birches will not be missed...


Don't mess with Kelly the Tiger. She will mess you up!

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