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City Cafe

1001 Cathedral St, Baltimore, MD 21201 (Mount Vernon)
(410) 539-4252
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Ranked #48 of 1,798 restaurants in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
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
boston
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW 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 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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
5 helpful votes 5 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
107 reviews 107 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Greeted and seated promptly even though we were early. Crab soup quite good. The oysters were plump and tasty. I didn't really like the chicken entree - the peas were dry and chewy. A bit too salty overall. My companions enjoyed their entrees. Nice open atmosphere.

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LA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Tasty menu with good range of choices - party of 6 seated on time. Loved the appetizers - lamb chops on beets, cream of crab bisque, the lobster Mac-n-cheese was so good! Great dinner choices - we had the Moroccan salad, the beef tenderloin salad, chicken pesto pasta, and the wild mushroom ravioli. All were delicious with dinner-sized portions. The... More

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USA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This marked the second time I've eaten at City Cafe. I was on business, alone, but the hostess seated me at a table with a great view of both the restaurant and the city streets. The menu was amazing, from the signature cocktails to the great desserts (though I didn't eat dessert). I drank an Ampersand (mescal, grenadine, lime) which... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I go here A LOT. It is the first place I think of if I want to show someone what is great about Baltimore. This is Mt. Vernon, our pride and joy for arts culture food and a good time! These guys encompass all that and work extremely hard to make sure each customer has an amazing meal and feels... More

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