Dear Stewart, Jenaire, Bryan, Matt, and the rest of the Baldwin's Station staff:
We would just like to thank you all for helping us to have the wedding of our dreams this past weekend. Throughout the planning process and on the big day we could not have asked for better service. And of course, as always, the food was absolutely amazing.
Ever since we first dined at Baldwin's Station last year we knew it was a special place. Between the history of the area, the beauty of the building, and the occasional train passing by, the ambience can't be beat. A number of our guests have already complimented us on the restaurant, saying it makes for a much better wedding venue than a typical sterile hotel ballroom.
We would particularly like to thank you for all of the little touches. It was so nice to have people check up on us before the ceremony to see if we needed water. We're also very grateful to Matt for preparing us each a plate of food at the start of the reception.
We're so happy to have found such a hidden treasure in Baldwin's Station and we plan to return many times in the future.
Thanks again for all of your hard work.
Rich Scherr and Alisa Bralove-Scherr
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Dear Mr. Dearie:
On the evening of October 9, 2004 we had the pleasure of indulging in a Wine Dinner to celebrate the 40th wedding anniversary of Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Tarpley. From our very first contacts with Jenaire Hodge, the arrangements proceeded smoothly and expertly. Jenaire's recommendations for planning the evening's menu were very welcome and she saw to every detail. We really appreciated her follow-up phone calls reassuring us of the dinner courses, the wines, and the preprinted menus at the place settings to commemorate this special event.
When we walked through the door on the 9th we were warmly greeted by staff, who were immediately aware of the occasion and the prior arrangements. The table setting was lovely -- as they all are -- with the Tarpley 40th Anniversary menu at each place setting. Our server was extremely attentive throughout the evening and dedicated to seeing that our expectations were exceeded. She was simultaneously engaging, professional, and knowledgeable.
The evening continued in its special vein with a visit to the table by Bryan Sullivan. How very gracious of him to take a few minutes from the Saturday night rush to convey his best wishes to our honored guests. Talking with him was absolutely delightful, and his passions for the preparations ahead were clearly evident.
Many thanks to you, as well, for taking the time to stop by our table during an evening that you weren't even expected to be in. It really served to top off the evening, leaving the Tarpleys with the feeling that there was surely no one more important in the world that evening than they were.
We have enjoyed coming to Baldwin 's Station for years, and we are so grateful to you for making this occasion such a memorable one. Please convey our deepest appreciation to all who made this possible.
Richard L. Brace
Starrette E. Galanis
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I had to write you a note to let you know how happy and pleased we were with the luncheon we had at Baldwin 's Station on Saturday, August 14 th . The room looked warm and welcoming with t beautifully appointed tables-the food superb and plentiful-and the wait staff courteous, professional, and accurate. Most of all, "kudos" to Jenaire Hodge! From my very first phone call to the culmination of the event, she was professional, helpful, and knowledgeable. She always ansered my questions and returned all my phone calls. She made it easy for mea and worry-free. Jeanire is a true asset to your organization (and has a great simle)!!!
Thank you for making my future daughter-in-law's bridal shower such a memorable event.
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Dear Mr. Dearie:
Thank you for your February 16, 2004, letter regarding my luncheon meeting for the Howard County Garden Club on February 13 th . I had intended to send to you a letter promptly thanking your for the excellend food and service that we enjoyed that day...However, all the ladiers enjoyed their afternoon at Baldwin 's. The menu was perfect for the occasion, exactly what I had aexprected, and the service was extremely good; prompt, courteous, but unobtrusive.
Also, on March 14 th we brought a visitor from North Carolina to Baldwin 's for dinner. My husband and our gues ordered crab cakes. Our guest loved the crab cakes, which were a new experience for her, but my husband, who has eaten lots of Maryland crab cakes over the years pronounced them the best he ever had. I have make reservations at Baldwin 's for dinner on May 14 th , a pre-father's day gift to my husband, and he is hoping crab cakes will be on the menu again that night.
Again, thank you and your staff for such a lovely luncheon in February.
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Because we've been to Baldwin's Station on numerous occasions, my husband and I were confident that our daughter's wedding reception on May 17th would be terrific. It's a special venue for a very special occasion. Because of you and your staff, the evening was exceptional.
Your warmth, as evidenced by personally greeting our guests, conveyed a sense of "first class" elegance. Your staff was attentive; they anticipated our every need and delivered service with a smile.
Throughout the planning stage, Jenaire Hodge was especially helpful and responsive. She made appropriate suggestions, followed through on her commitments and was timely. She continued delivering outstanding customer service the evening of the event. Jenaire was on top of everything, ensuring that our guests had what they needed at all times. Her oversight and outstanding management of the evening's activities ensured that our guests had a memorable and fun experience. She is an absolute delight to do business with.
Your Executive Chef, Thor Breden is also quite a talent. His selections were creative and extremely tasteful. The food was the usual Baldwin's Station hit.
I am so pleased that my daughter Tamara and her husband Tash selected Baldwin's Station for their special day. This experience affirms why your restaurant continues to earn the rating of one of "Baltimore's Top Restaurants." You're certainly at the top of our list. We will continue to recommend Baldwin's Station for a superior dining experience or a special event. And of course we expect to visit you often.
Thank you again. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Linda and Gaylord Swanson
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