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Ze Mean Bean Cafe

1739 Fleet St, Baltimore, MD 21231-2918
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Ranked #363 of 1,802 Restaurants in Baltimore
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Price range: $30 - $40
Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
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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English first
Bel Air, Maryland
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Small restaurant in Baltimore with great service and delicious food. My wife and I both tried the Slavic Sampler (potato pancake, holupki, kielbasi, and three pierogi's). My wife even had some Croatian white wine which she really liked. I want to go back and try the lamb chops. The only negative is having to find metered parking.

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Ellicott City, MD
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Visited this small Fells Point restaurant during our 10th anniversary, in August 2014. We found it online, and were quite pleased with the service, decor, and food. The borscht was nicely done, as were the perogis and shrimp and scallop risotto. You could definitely taste the mushrooms in the risotto.

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Annapolis, Maryland, USA
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We stopped in for the "Jazz Brunch" recently after attending the Polish Mass at Holy Rosary Church. It's a nice little cafe, with charming decor and a relatively diverse menu. We ordered from the brunch menu (since it was the only menu offered to us). We were at first a bit put off by the prices: a bit high for... More

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Glen Burnie, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I heard about Ze Mean Bean Cafe from one of my husband's coworkers. Being from the Baltimore area, it was not hard for us to find. After we found the restaurant, which is on Fleet Street, we parked and entered. We were immediately greeted, quite warmly, and seated. Our waiter was attentive and friendly. He offered to... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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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
51 helpful votes 51 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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