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City Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mount Vernon
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1001 Cathedral St, Baltimore, MD 21201-5442 (Eager St.)
+1 410-539-4252
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Open now
All 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
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Butternut soup was awesome. The restaurant has dim lighting so I’m not sure but I think I was stirring a little cream and wine around in my soup. It was good as well as the fried Green Tomatoes with lumps of buttery crabmeat. Topped off with a dry Riesling. We had to a little wait due to Saturday night... More 

Thank Verdeen C
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10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I would like to give this place a better review, I have been going here for over 10 years. When I first started going it was a very fun place for just good food but they have become so trendy over the years and the menus have become very pretentious. Last time I was there my bill was over $50... More 

Thank Daniel F
Baltimore, Maryland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with a group ranging from 19 to 74 and everyone loved it. We all had something different and each meal was great. The menu is interesting, portions are generous, the food is fabulous and the space is trendy but comfortable. A great choice in the Mount Vernon area.

Thank Andrea G
Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Friendly staff. Good selection. They give everyone fresh cinnamon rolls. The pumpkin pancakes were a great fall selection.

Thank crystalblue102016
Westfield, New Jersey, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

This popular dining spot is located in a vintage building. The decor is very modern, just like in a museum. Service was attentive and they let us linger after we finished our meal. Vegan dishes available.

Thank Carole S
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Pricey but hay, we were on vacation. After afternoon at the art museum, headed here for dinner. Snagged a parking space across the street (no meter-no restrictions) and took a table in the small side dining area-the main area was way too LOUD. Husband loved his rack of lamb and I liked the crab cake with corn pudding (could have... More 

Thank AlanR27
Bowie, Texas
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Food & service excellent. Walking distance from hotel. When asked if I had a reservation, I mentioned the recommendation of the manager of Hotel Brexton by name. Very friendly staff.

Thank Maridan M
Greenbelt, Maryland
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

I've eaten at City Cafe during restaurant week and the experience was fine. It wasn't great but it wasn't bad so I thought I would give it another chance to gauge the experience. I was not happy with this experience. Let me start by staying that the staff is amazing. They are extremely courteous and professional. My review is strictly... More 

Thank KBJJr
Baltimore, MD
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

Our dinner was outstanding in every way. The food was excellent and our waitress was pleasant and attentive. We have always really enjoyed our meals here.

Thank cleo410
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

We were in town for a wedding and had the rehearsal dinner at City Café. The food was very good and the wait staff was excellent. We were served small bites, but had plenty of food. We remained in the bar area the entire time, yet the waiters and waitresses we had kept the food and drinks flowing. They also... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $30
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1001 Cathedral St, Baltimore, MD 21201-5442
    (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: +1 410-539-4252
City Cafe is a Baltimore favorite, open daily for Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour, & Weekend Brunch.

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