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May 11, 2008

Next Sunday's review



You may have a preconceived notion of what a patisserie and bistro named "honey" would be like. I know I did.

Meli, which means "honey" in Greek, is the Kali's Restaurant Group's third place. It's nothing like I imagined it. For one thing, it's much more of a restaurant and night spot than I expected. I'll be writing about our meal there next Sunday in the Arts & Life Today section. We can talk about it Monday.



(Chiaki Kawajiri/Sun photographer)

Posted by Elizabeth Large at 2:34 PM | | Comments (2)
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I have nothing to say, I just didn't want this post to not have any comment on it. I don't want the Queen to think that her loyal subjects aren't reading it or any of the other posts :-)

That is so nice. Thank you. EL

We went there several weeks ago after they had opened. The food although nothing stellar by any stretch of the imagination was alright but not enough to make me want to return. Our server was particularly obnoxious and got our order wrong. He offered to take the entree back but since we had waited for the food to come out for what seemed an enternity given that we where about the only people there on a Wednesday evening, the person who requested it just ended up eating what she had been given. The manager did not come up and offer to take it off of the bill or offer to comp us for the dessert which we wouldn't have had time to eat given the lateness of the arrival of our food! I tried the pastries in the small shop attached to the restaurant and I thought they where overpriced for what they where. Also the selection of honey was very expensive although they did have honey from all over the world. Which brings me to the 'honey" which they tell you they include in all of their menu items. I think given the quality of the food it comes off as more of a gimick than anything else because given the food they serve is really very mediocre at best. I would tend to doubt that this place will be around for very long as a restaurant given our experience there but maybe they will be alright as a night spot with music since it is such a lovely space in a lively section of town.

Thanks for such a complete review. I hope other people will let us know what they thought if they've tried it, and I'll be interested to hear what you think of my experience. The one thing I'm surprised about is that it was empty when you went. The place was packed when we were there. EL

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Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

He takes restaurants seriously but not himself, and his favorite restaurant is the one you love, too.

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