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May 11, 2009

Monday Morning Quarterbacking: Carlyle Club



In yesterday's paper I reviewed the reinvented Carlyle Club near the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus.

If you like the Ambassador Dining Room, its sister restaurant, you'll like this place. It's that simple. They offer the same amenities and have the same flaws, or at least what some people will consider flaws.

There are two things I didn't get a chance to mention in my review. ...

This restaurant works particularly well, it seems to me, if you want Indian food and someone else in your party doesn't. The menu not only includes excellent crab cakes, but also a strip steak dinner, complete with mustard mashed potatoes and mushrooms.

Also there's an elaborate combination Indian and American brunch on Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $19.95.

(Lloyd Fox/Sun photographer)

Posted by Elizabeth Large at 8:29 AM | | Comments (8)
Categories: Monday Morning Quarterbacking


From the review:

Don't make the mistake of thinking this refers to a particular regional cuisine. As people have pointed out, India has a variety of coastal cuisines.

People have pointed this out? People? You mean US. We're in your head. Abandon hope, you are Borg now.

Oh joy of joys! I was terrified they would lose the crabcakes - now I just hope they serve them with the same garlic-bomb aioli on the side.

Bird, sometimes you're apt it's frightening.

hey look, another three star review

It IS frightening when he's apt. ;)

sean, wait until you see the coming Apture. Terrifyng.

So, is it true that you can order dosas a la carte now? That would make my day...good dosas in the city...a miracle!

Yes. EL

Apt? apt-get install owl?

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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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