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1001 Cathedral St, Baltimore, MD 21201 (Mount Vernon)
(410) 539-4252
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Ranked #58 of 1,807 Restaurants in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Bar, Café, Wine Bar
Neighborhood: Mount Vernon
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Eager St.
Transit: The Charm City Circulator Purple Route stops a block away at the corner of Charles and Eager Streets. It’s FREE and convenient transportation from Federal Hill to Penn Station.
Description: City Cafe is a Baltimore favorite, open 7 days/week from morning to night. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Weekend Brunch. Restaurant, Bar, Cafe
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English first
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153 reviews 153 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We visit Baltimore at least annually for a family visit and are always looking for quality restaurants reasonably priced where we can have nice conversations with excellent food in a reasonably quiet environment. This place delivers on all counts. A group of very discriminating diners each ordered something different and each was very happy with his/her selections. Kudos all around.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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73 reviews 73 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

This is our first time to the CC. We made reservations thru Open Table in advance of our show reservations at the City Stage this past Saturday nite. We were running a bit behind schedule and the restaurant was very accommodating at changing our reservation and then our server, Julia, was excellent and got our food prepared and served promptly.... More 

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Decided to dine here before a comedy show I was in town for, I placed a reservation via Open Table, an requested to have a upstairs table, however that request was NOT fulfilled even though there was indeed available seating up top....moving on! The Valet parking was free and swift, no complaints there. The restaurant is fairly edgy and sleek... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Good location, good atmosphere, clean restaurant. Over priced, all of our dishes(3 main course) were or blend, or the dressing in the salad was overpowering. It gave the impression that the chef didn't check what was coming out of the kitchen

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Bloomfield, New Jersey
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is a very trendy and modern location. I enjoyed brunch with with 4 of my friends. The mimosas were delicious and the brunch menu was wide with French toast to a burrito and a hamburger. I can't wait to be in the baltimore area again so I can visit city cafe

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Towson, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

city cafe has evolved over the years and the recent expansion and beautiful bar and room to the left are a great addition. the food is consistenly very good . the oysters rockefeller rock. the service is also excellent. this is my go to restaurant either solo or with friends. give yourself a treat and be welcomed by the always... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

Dinner for 4 at 7:30 on a Saturday night. Food and service were excellent. Oysters were especially good, but all the small plates we ordered were tasty. Very disappointed that the City Cafe does not permit BYOB wine,especially since the wine list is pedestrian at best. If City Cafe does not want to provide a decent wine selection, they should... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

My husband and I ate at the City Cafe for dinner, before going to the Lyric. I think calling it a Cafe is a bit of a misnomer as that denotes small, intimate, limited menu. In fact, for a neighborhood restaurant, it's a nice size restaurant with multiple areas to make it feel cozy- a mix of tables, lounging chairs-... More 

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Western MA
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67 reviews 67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We were a party of nine for a 21st birthday celebration and had reservations at 1 PM. Our table was not ready until 25 minutes after our reservation, ok as a few of the party were late but not that late. Service was a mixed bag and it was strange the birthday girl (who they knew was the birthday girl)... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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271 reviews 271 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

The atmosphere is fasted paced.,great for a visit before Center Stage (down the street). The seafood club is always good, with a crab cake, shrimp,bacon and other goodies between toasted bread. The burgers are good as is the Steak Frite.

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Additional Information about City Cafe

Address: 1001 Cathedral St, Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone Number: (410) 539-4252
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore>  > Mount Vernon
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: American, Bar, Café, Wine Bar

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