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City Cafe

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1001 Cathedral St, Baltimore, MD 21201-5442 (Eager St.)
+1 410-539-4252
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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Baltimore, Maryland
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Count on City Cafe for consistently delicious food. Reviewed once before, but have tried a new dish that merits mention. "Something Vegan" is a tomato stuffed with eggplant ratatouille served over quinoa. Nicely seasoned, deeelish. Don't miss Monday "steak nite" with a choice among 3 different steak cuts or a couple of fish. Includes choice of toppings and 2 sides... More 

Thank Happie_Feets
Moorestown, New Jersey
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72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We made reservations for dinner before going to a show at the lyric (close walk). When we first arrived (around 5 on a Friday) it was pretty empty but by the time we left if was packed and I was happy we made the reservation. We tried the mini crab cakes and the poutine tater tots and both were delish.... More 

Thank dana9880
Southington, Connecticut
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recently ate here while visiting Baltimore. Sunday brunch was excellent. There was a wide variety of choices as two of our group are not "breakfast" eaters. I highly recommend their version of eggs Benedict made with mini crab cakes.

Thank Christine R
Baltimore, Maryland
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

City Café is our go-to restaurant. Romantic Valentine's Day dinner? 12 person brunch? Check. Lunch while bar-hopping through Mt Vernon? Check. Dinner after Artscape? Check. You get the point. Most recently, we took our niece to City Café for her birthday. Our service was top-notch. We started with the crap dip and truffle fries. My niece got the Surf and... More 

Thank bradleyroth11
St. Michaels, Maryland
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not only was the service amazing, but the food was to die for. The brussel sprout app is so good, it's like they fry each individual leaf, omg. Yum. Who doesn't love truffle oil? And on French fries with a bit of parm, delish!!! Petit filet, lobster mac n cheese, asparagus, even the crab cakes, amazing! The atmosphere is so... More 

Thank Cmiller2588
Bronx, New York
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly staff, great food and atmosphere. Service was quick, and restaurant was clean and well attended to.

Thank Bronxite
Baltimore, Maryland
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

.. what a gem!! stopped in to meet a friend for drinks, the space is beautiful and modern, bustling but not crowded...we sat at the bar and had drinks and some food...the crab cakes were amazing, not heavily seasoned but very meaty! the meatless nachos were huge and loaded and the lobster mac left me speechless...i can't wait to come... More 

Thank away_we_whoa
Missoula, Montana
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236 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

The food IS good - but not great, and when you combine it with acoustics that are overbearingly loud - City Cafe is not a spot we would choose to have dinner again. A casual lunch - yes - or a place to hang out and work - maybe - but dinner? - no.

Alexandria, Virginia
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

The food was very tasty, the service attentive but not overbearing. I would highly recommend making this a stop if you are in Baltimore.

Thank kl34
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Perhaps it is unfair to expect anything of a restaurant during Restaurant Week, City Cafe was packed and as a result, incredibly noisy. The acoustics of this place are awful-- we couldn't hear our waiter at times. To make things even worse, a table next to us contained 5 drunk, screaming, shrill and obnoxious folks who ignored our not-so-subtle hints... 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
US$21 - US$30
American, Balti, Eastern European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: 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?