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Ze Mean Bean Cafe

1739 Fleet St, Baltimore, MD 21231-2918
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Ranked #441 of 1,795 restaurants in Baltimore
Price range: $30 - $40
Cuisines: Eastern European, Café, Wine Bar
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Good for: Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Broadway
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68% Recommend
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Tried their Polish fare....Large Pierogi Sampler and the Goaki entree! Fabulous! Great European Beers. Visited from Boston, will be back.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Three years ago, my wife and I went to this unique neighborhood gem. We tried it again for dinner last night with much anticipation after reviewing the menu online. It is difficult where to begin. The table rocked so much that our wine flight spilled. We appreciate the rustic/Old World feel, but it is not helpful when you need to... More

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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

Over seasoned food. Once you revive your food no service will be found. Desserts were good. But the selection of food is limited. However great bar

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Baltimore, Maryland
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Reservation @1:00 pm for Sunday brunch for four. A 3-piece jazz ensemble played as we entered. There were only 2 other tables, so we expected top-notch service. Not so, sadly. We were re-connecting with friends not seen in 3 years, so we had a lot to say. It all had to be yelled above the music. What we learned was... More

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Top Contributor
149 reviews 149 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

We have wanted to try this restaurant and today we were in Baltimore at lunch so we stopped. Our Service couldn't have been any better. The place has an old world feel that I loved. The food was excellent. I had the lunch pierogi lunch. The pierogies were yummy and my salad was very fresh with a light dressing. The... More

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Fellspoint, md
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013 via mobile

I loved my pierogies but my sampler was cold and my salad had wilted greens the texture to my dressing was like it was made in a blender not hand made in a bowl service sucked I really liked the service back in January but now whoever is in charge of the kitchen needs to go back to cooking school... More

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Irvine, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

We loved this friendly local Fells Point eatery not too far from the water with it's pierogi's (espe cially the potato stuffed). You can have a fun time and a good reasonable meal at happy hour. They even have take out for a snack later. We will miss the good lunches too.

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We have been to the Ze Mean Bean many times over the past 6 or 7 years, but the last visit was extremely disappointing. The drinks were terrible ( white sangria with only canteloupe? Yuck) the food was actually brought out to us burnt to a crisp. We just looked at it and asked the waiter whether anyone would generally... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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49 reviews 49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Sunday brunch today was disappointing. I ordered the spinach, feta, mushroom omelet. The fillings were fine, but the omelet itself reminded me of a premade,perfectly circular,not light & fluffy,omelet It also arrived at the table lukewarm. I had to ask for butter for my toast. My husband's bowl of cabbage & bacon with a fried egg on top was barely... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

In all honestly, I've only been here for brunch BUT it is FABULOUS for BRUNCH! They have live music (3 piece jazz), cozy atmosphere, amazing food... I've lived in downtown for 10 years and it's in my top 3 go to places for brunch... can be romantic, fun with friends or family - everything to everyone... MUST try!

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