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City Cafe

1001 Cathedral St, Baltimore, MD 21201 (Mount Vernon)
(410) 539-4252
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Ranked #41 of 1,802 Restaurants in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Mount Vernon
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
Las Vegas, Nevada
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

go. simple as that. I went with 2 of my friends for dinner; we were staying in a hotel nearby. the atmosphere was great. everything thing we had was quite good. by far one of the best bowls of cream of crab soup in my entire life. and that's saying something. wait staff were friendly, helpful, and gave great service.... More

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Lutherville Timonium, Maryland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We stopped by for a late lunch after being in Harbor Place for the Star Spangled Spectacular. Lunch was delicious and the service was great. We can't wait to return for dinner one evening; the menu looked so wonderful.

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Brooklyn, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Stayed for 3 days in July and ate here at least once each day of our stay. Wonderful breakfast/brunch (best French Toast I've ever had), a pretty good steak night special (Mondays?), and very friendly staff accommodating staff (they rigged a makeshift changing table for us out of two chairs in the back since their bathroom is co-ed). Love this... More

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Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Very good food but it wasn't very reasonable. Inside and outside seating and the decor and atmosphere was nice

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Layer of crabmeat, layer of shrimp, bacon on toasted bread with lettuce and tomato. Over the top. Good selection of beer.

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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Great food. Appetizer if calamari and nachos were very good. Oysters were fresh and plump. Entrees were a good size, tasty, and seriously amazing duck fat fries. Our waitress was awesome! Good atmosphere. Wine, beer, and cocktails were fantastic too. I had the Prince Henry which was excellent and hubby had 2 drafts and liked both. And reasonable price for... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

A visitor to the city...seeing family, we stopped in for a quick early dinner on the way to the airport. service was prompt and the staff friendly and helpful. unsure of why 'during happy hour' you arent allowed to benefit from the happyhour prices unless you are at a high top/bar....i'm short in stature, there were 3 of us, and... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

City Cafe has been a favorite of mine through the years. I started going after it first opened. My last two visits, however, have been disappointing. The service is still excellent, and the servers are very personable and efficient. The food has deterioriated and is not the quality that I have grown used to. One visit I had breakfast and... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Hubby & I went for Sunday brunch. Our waiter was nice although he was not knowledgeable on the bar or alcohols. I asked about several different drinks and alcohol but he couldn't give me any answers. I asked if he would just ask bartender to make me a grapefruit crush sort of drink. The drink was very good thankfully :)... More

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Baltmore, MD
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The food and service at this restaurant are excellent. Everything from the turkey sandwich to the filet mignon are done with care and a delicious flourish that reflect gourmet talent and attention to culinary detail. The crab cakes are above the norm and a worthy representative of this genre of food. The shrimp and grits are the best I've ever... More

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