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Chameleon Cafe - Baltimore

Slippery | Jul 11, 2002 09:48 AM

Went to Chameleon Cafe on Harford road and had another fabulous meal. I've only been there a few times, but I've been thoroughly impressed each time. The name rarely comes up on this Chowhound board (Trix mentioned it in March), but this place should be on every Baltimore Chowhound's list. Interesting menu, excellent food, reasonable prices, good service, eclectic decor, and a personable owner.

I was discussing with my girlfriend where to take my out of town parents for dinner and she suggested Chameleon Cafe. A place I hadn't considered until she mentioned it, and it was a perfect suggestion. I cannot think of another restaurant where just about every kind of person - I'm talking grandparents, punk rockers, parents, yuppies, families, couples, groups or any combination of the above - would feel as welcome, comfortable, and enjoy the experience. FYI - we fit into the yuppie & his parents category.

We split a grilled lettuce salad - a huge portion and very tasty. The fried green tomatoes w/ goat cheese and prosciutto were awesome. I ordered pork chops (actually received pork loin) that was served with a rhubarb chutney, grilled sweet potatoes and mixed vegetables - excellent. Others had the lamb and a soft shell crab & chicken combo, and they were also great.

Did I mention that the wines are half price on Wednesday? Did I mention that normal prices for bottles of wines are $14-$30? Using a little math, Wednesday night wines are $7 - $15 - possibly cheaper than BYOB.

I have no interest in this place other than I really like it and that I love to see the little, independent guy doing things right. It's a little off the beaten path on Harford road (a few blocks south of Moravia), but it's worth the trip.


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