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City Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Mount Vernon
American, Gluten Free Options, Bar, Wine Bar
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1001 Cathedral St, Baltimore, MD 21201-5442 (Eager St.)
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 

Thank Sandy P
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198 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a wonderful restaurant mid-town Baltimore. Conveniently located when going to an event downtown or mid-town like the Meyerhoff Symphony hall. Excellent service and most times reservations are a must. Their menu is eclectic and everything from Crab Cakes to GRILLED BRONZINI to Grilled Lamb Chops. We had the cream of crab soup which had lumps of crab meat... More 

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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the best service here in a long time. Came on a Saturday nite and even though it was busy our server took her time and didn't rush us. The food was well prepared and delicious. We came back for brunch the next morning and food service lackadaisical and the food uninspired.

Thank Bailey03
Baltimore, Maryland
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had tickets for the Baltimore Symphony and wanted to make the evening more special. The City Cafe was a wise choice. We made our reservation at 6:00 with the concert at 8:00 PM. It worked wonderfully. We let the server know our time constraint. We each ordered a glass of wine and then our dinners. Everything arrived promptly. When... More 

Thank G-Maryland U
Pasadena, Maryland
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here for happy hour twice. It was wonderful! Just went back for brunch yesterday and it was terrific. They have typical brunch stuff but with an interesting twist. They have healthy options too. Great atmosphere. Great drinks and great service!

Thank Julie_Leda
Boston, Massachusetts
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123 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

City Cafe is a nice, casual Baltimore restaurant. Service was friendly but a bit slow. For appetizers I tried the calamari, which came with a sweet Thai dipping sauce, as well as the Philly cheesesteak spring rolls that came with a spicy ketchup. Both were tasty, though the cheesesteak rolls were a bit bland without the ketchup (and I swear... More 

Thank Dimitrios D
Baltimore, Maryland
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to breakfast on Labor Day Monday with my friend, Fran, who was visiting me from NY. We went to City Café on Cathedral St., which is one of my "go to" favorites for breakfast. We both had the Homestyle Breakfast with coffee and Mimosas, of course. We sat outside and enjoyed great conversation, spectacular weather and exceptional service... More 

Thank Denise J
Coral Gables, Florida
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Chef Jennings knows how to prepare fish!!Had a delicious lunch and our selections were as refreshing as the watermelon appetizer. The service was outstanding! Decor is simple, elegant and comfortable.

Thank LisaS1964
Richmond, Virginia
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95 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

We decided to order a group of appetizers and the waiter was very helpful. The calamari and the cheese steak spring rolls were delicious and plentiful. The watermelon and feta salad was the perfect balance.

Thank PK002
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191 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Amazing food in a wonderful atmosphere with contemporary decor. I sipped on a gin blossom at the suggestion of my waiter. This place has such a great variety: it was $20 steak dinner Monday's and yet I had "something vegan" for dinner (a tomato stuffed with ratatouille). Service crawls along, but everyone is friendly.

Thank Lisa M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
American, Gluten Free Options, Bar, Wine Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
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: 14105394252
City Cafe is a Baltimore favorite, open daily for Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour, & Weekend Brunch.

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