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City Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mount Vernon
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1001 Cathedral St, Baltimore, MD 21201-5442 (Eager St.)
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed 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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Greenbelt, Maryland
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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202 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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77 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks 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 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks 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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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

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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140 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 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

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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
American, Gluten Free Options
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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
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?