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City Cafe

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Mount Vernon
French, Bistro, American, Bar, Pub, Wine Bar
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1001 Cathedral St, Baltimore, MD 21201 (Eager St.)
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.
14105394252
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: City Cafe is a Baltimore favorite, open daily for Lunch, Dinner, Happy...
City Cafe is a Baltimore favorite, open daily for Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour, & Weekend Brunch.
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  • 87
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
good coffee,fair offereings for a lunch

from appearances of crowd, overall a super gay friendly place. the coffee and the lunch items were quite tasty. the wait staff is just so so.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
rhamba k
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North Carolina
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Berkeley, California
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124 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

Excellent food, local ingredients. We ate here twice, once for dinner where we had the Restaurant Week tasting menu. Everything was very fresh. We also had brunch where there were the usual standards, along with local specialties like Maryland crab cakes. They also have an extensive bar and draft beers.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Their menu is phenomenal. I crave the crab topped fried green tomatoes...they must never take it off the menu!

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Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Nice outside tables, cinnamon rolls as appetizer, nice touch. Good coffee. Had the angry shrimp omelet. Great for breakfast in Mt. Vernon neighborhood.

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USA
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71 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Needed a quick meal last night. City Cafe's menu has so many delights that it actually takes some time to choose. Nevertheless . . . an appetizer of small heirloom tomatoes, delicately seasoned and artfully positioned atop a bed of whipped buratta (a premium Italian cheese) was so good that I was left wanting more even though the portion was... More 

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Baltimore, MD
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

One of my all time favorite "Date night" staples in Baltimore. I have been a federal hill resident for about 5 years and my wife and I love this place. The atmosphere is great, the food is great, the drinks are great. It used to be one of the best kept secrets in mount Vernon... the secret's out!

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North Carolina
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179 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

from appearances of crowd, overall a super gay friendly place. the coffee and the lunch items were quite tasty. the wait staff is just so so.

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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We spend ten days in Baltimore annually and discovered this place at the end of our trip last year. This year I think we ate there four or five times between dinner, lunch and brunch. Such a cool place. The wait staff is young, well trained and exceedingly friendly. The food is so creative and eclectic with tasty dishes that... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The service and atmosphere at this Baltimore "institution" has remained excellent over the years. Many of the staff has been there for years, but the new staff members are just as friendly and helpful as the legends. Special note to Erin, Megan and Danni who are my three favorite servers in all of Baltimore. The food has remained good over... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I have taken many out of town guest to this restaurant and they all have come away satisfied. There is a diverse menu with enough seafood and seasonal items.

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NYC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Everything we had for dinner was so good that we returned for breakfast. Baltimore inspired Crab Cake Eggs Benedict - delicious!

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Additional Information about City Cafe

Address: 1001 Cathedral St, Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone Number: 14105394252
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore>  > Mount Vernon
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 9:00 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 - 11:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: French, Bistro, American, Bar, Pub, Wine Bar

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1001 Cathedral St, Baltimore, MD 21201
    (Eager St.)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore>  > Mount Vernon
  • Neighborhood: Mount Vernon
  • Phone Number: 14105394252

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: French, Bistro, American, Bar, Pub, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

City Cafe is a Baltimore favorite, open daily for Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour, & Weekend Brunch.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 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 - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?