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“Great place to relax and eat”
Review of Ze Mean Bean Cafe

Ze Mean Bean Cafe
Ranked #879 of 2,037 Restaurants in Baltimore
Price range: $30 - $40
Cuisines: Eastern European, Cafe, Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Broadway
Baltimore
Level 6 Contributor
96 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great place to relax and eat”
Reviewed January 14, 2013

I have gone to Ze Mean Bean since it was open.There are few places that I feel so relaxed at than this place.A lot of the food offerings are eastern European.If you are cruising around Fells point this is a nice place to sit and relax.

Visited September 2012
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English first
Baltimore, MD
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Eastern European at its best”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

Ze Mean Bean has the best Eastern European food in Baltimore. A small, intimate restaurant with live music most nights, it's a delightful place to try its wide selection of Polish and other Eastern European foods.

Visited November 2012
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1 Thank LarryMason
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Baltimore
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great ethnic food, great service, great atmosphere”
Reviewed November 21, 2012

This little gem is somewhat overlooked because of its location. If you like slavic food, or just good food in general, head over to Ze Mean Bean for a great romantic dinner. The food is amazing and the service was on point. Beer selection and specials were also great. Planning to visit again in the near future!

Visited May 2012
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1 Thank Michael B
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Baltimore, Maryland
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“The name is misleading!”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Ze Mean Bean Cafe has been in Baltimore for years and i've never been tempted to try it because of the odd name. If it were Cafe Budapest or Cafe Prague it would be more alluring.
That said, the restaurant is fabulous, warm and cozy like the inside of a jewel box! It is small and reminds me a bit of the fine small places in Paris. It seats about 24 plus a bar. Their
Pierogies are bites of heaven, and although i had never wanted to taste borsht, it too was
delicious. The cost is reason $14-18 for dinners in the evening, stuffed cabbage, beef goulash.
Perhaps unfamiliar to you, this food is solid comfort! The service was attentive and the night
we were there, there was an accordian playing softly. Ummmm!!!

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank UTAlumBaltimore
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Falmouth, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
119 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“WHAT A FIND!”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

Eastern European restaurant & wine bar is indeed a find. Weekend brunch menu, fab Polish & Hungarian fare with a new world twist to some old standards. Desserts are all home made. You won't be disappointed.

Visited October 2012
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