We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

City Lights

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
59 Baltimore St, Cumberland, MD 21502-3024
301-722-9800
Website
Improve this listing
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 80 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 30
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice dinner

Great service. They went out of their way to get it right. Tremendous food! Everything cooked to perfection...and the bar is not stingy. A really great place on the walking, outdoor mall in downtown. The dowstairs has less seating and a little less noise.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 24, 2015
icthec
,
Virginia
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

80 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Always had a good meal. Everything is fresh and their specials are always delicious. Outdoor dinning is great for the spring, summer, and fall. The owners and wait staff are very friendly.

Helpful?
Thank John R
Baltimore, Maryland
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

We had an okay meal, certainly not the best in town but not the worst. I expected more oomph from their menu- everything is a little outdated and bland. The cocktails and wine were nice, though.

Helpful?
2 Thank Lisa T
Street, Maryland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

We were visiting from northern Harford County, in town to enjoy the Autumn Express Train. While wandering downtown taking in the city and the sites we stumbled upon this gem of a local institution. The bar area was very accomodating, the drinks were generous and the appetizers were absolutely delicious. While in the bar area we had the privelage of... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank Melanie L
Owings Mills, Maryland
Level Contributor
457 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 376 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

We read good things on TA and were excited about having our dinner. We had reservations and were seated immediately upstairs. The menus were dirty and had spots (drinks or old food) on them. When I asked for a cocktail menu the server said they have a “full bar.” I asked for 4 different kinds of drink and they couldn’t... More 

Helpful?
Thank Judy J
Cumberland, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

I have been going to city lights since they opened years ago. Its the best restaurant I have seen in this city in the 47 years I have lived here. service and food is great

Helpful?
1 Thank bkeegan
Virginia
Level Contributor
111 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

Great service. They went out of their way to get it right. Tremendous food! Everything cooked to perfection...and the bar is not stingy. A really great place on the walking, outdoor mall in downtown. The dowstairs has less seating and a little less noise.

Helpful?
1 Thank icthec
Maryland
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We were wandering through Cumberland looking for a place to have lunch. We stopped in front of City Lights, but weren't sure if it was open. A very nice person came out and asked if we would like to see menus. We decided to give it a try and had just a great lunch. The service was wonderful. The upstairs... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Mokers
Port Republic
Level Contributor
95 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Went for dinner. Sat outside and that was very nice. The prime rib was not great. Have had way better. More like a steak than prime rib. Crab and corn soup was good. Filet and crab cake were ok. Crab cake not the best. Filet was grilled and tasty. Probably would not eat there again. There are better choices.

Helpful?
Thank out3650
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

My husband and I stopped in one evening for dinner. We sat outside. The service was really slow and sloppy (we had 3 different servers doing things for us and we still had slow service.) The food was ok. I got the crab cake sandwich. It was pretty good, but expensive. My husband had the fettuccine and shrimp in the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Angie M
White Marsh, Maryland
Level Contributor
43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

The restaurant offers a small, somewhat eclectic menu. The food was done nicely with a good presentation. The service was excellent. Restaurant clean. Nice ambiance, Mid range range pricing.

Helpful?
Thank John L

Travelers who viewed City Lights also viewed

 
Cumberland, MD
 

Been to City Lights? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 59 Baltimore St, Cumberland, MD 21502-3024
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Cumberland
  • Phone Number: 301-722-9800

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from City Lights staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?