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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 - 10:00 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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Coral Gables, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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94 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

City Cafe is wonderful in the summer especially if you can dine outside. Also, if you go on Monday night, they have a special deal dinner for $19 and half price on the wine bottles. We were there tonight and treated ourselves to an excellent bottle of Stags Leap. For dinner, I selected the salmon and my husband the steak.... More 

Thank Elizabeth L
Baltimore, Maryland
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been at city cafe numerous time and every time is quite an experience. We stopped by without reservation and really had barely an hour to eat... Our waiter has been amazing and prompt...and really helped us with the timing. The food was incredible and we were done 5 minutes past the hour.

Thank simonavricella
Baltimore, Maryland
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58 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Four of us dined. It was restaurant week, but we decided to order a la carte as there were more selections available. We were not disappointed.. Each had an appetizer . The Spanish shrimp was a winner! The flavor wonderful and the sauce even better! As the diner who ordered the shrimp,does not eat bread, he asked for a spoon... More 

Thank cama6
Charleston, SC
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

I was in Baltimore for a couple of days and had done a bit of looking around and saw that the City Cafe was just across the street from my hotel. I asked at the hotel and said the place was great. They were right. I walked in on a moderately busy Thursday night and got a seat at the... More 

Thank SCD200
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140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

This is a popular place and I see why. There are good menu choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I had an excellent crab cake benedict and my wife enjoyed her smoked salmon benedict. The coffee was excellent!

Thank Murfcat
Baltimore, Maryland
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Four of us celebrated my wife's birthday with Sunday brunch. I glad the openfaced scrapple and egg sandwich, which was excellent. My wife had a Baltimore Benedict, featuring, of course, a crab cake. Service was excellent.

Thank GreenShrubs
Buffalo, New York
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51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

As usual, I chose this restaurant based on TA reviews and the menu. There was a nice selection of wine by the glass and a varied menu. I ordered the tuna entree. I had wanted it without the fried rice, but the waitress was reluctant and so I conceded to have it as it was described on the menu. I... More 

Thank Docsherri

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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
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, 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: 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?