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Thanks & First date place

Jon Parker | Aug 26, 2001 02:41 PM

I stumbled across these boards yesterday while trying to help a friend find a place to take a first date.

We never did solve that problem, but I found so many good things said about the Helmand that I scored a reservation for last night and took my girlfriend there.

Everything said on these boards turned out to be true: The food was magnificent and the space really elegant.

Two minor complaints: the reectanglular tables for two are arranged with the seats at the long end, making intimate conversation difficult. Also, for those of us choosing water as our primary beverage, a larger glass would be nice. The water glasses they give you are slightly larger than a wine glass.

So how about a recommendation for my friend? His date is not fond of anything more exotic than a Japanese steakhouse, but he's looking for something a bit more intimate. Price is also a consideration here.

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