Follow us:

Discover the unexpected in the Bay Area. Explore All of SF Bay Area
Restaurants & Bars 8

the Helmand in mixed company

Spoony Bard | Apr 19, 200304:29 PM

Thinking about taking the family to a pre-graduation dinner at the Helmand in May. Ten people, some of whom aren't especially adventurous and/or don't eat lamb. I've never been there myself, but from reading the descriptions on this board it sounds like it would be a perfect combination of good food and drink, ambience, service, and that elusive dash of something extra. But is there something there for everyone, or only chowhounds?

Meanwhile, my skeptical father (who's had Afghan food in Claremont, CA before and wasn't too impressed) pushes Slanted Door.

Other suggestions I've received include the Claremont Hotel and Trader Vic's, neither of which are known for their food, from what I can tell.

Appreciate any comments and alternatives!

Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›

Recommended from Chowhound

Catch up on the latest activity across all community discussions.
View latest discussions