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City Cafe

1001 Cathedral St, Baltimore, MD 21201-5442
+1 410-539-4252
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (41 reviews)
“lamb burger” (11 reviews)
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American, Balti, Eastern European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1001 Cathedral St, Baltimore, MD 21201-5442
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Reviewed yesterday

We dress casually to go to the symphony and are always looking for a comfortable excellent restaurant to have a before dinner. The City Cafe more than delivers on a comfortable casual environment with great service and great food. We went sandwiches last night and...More

Thank Rockingdoc
Reviewed 5 days ago

Five of us had dinner on a Monday night. Some had the steak house Mondays for $19.00. It was very good and so were the mushrooms and green beans. The salmon with asparagus was also very good. For dessert: double fudge brownie and peach cobbler...More

Thank mflyon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Baltimore. In a quaint Neighbourhood away from The Hectic City we always enjoy dining here. The service is fantastic the food is amazing and the drinks are heavy. This was about our fifth time at this restaurant....More

Thank Lady T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good mix of flavors, with the trout, crab meat, arugula, beurre blanc, and quinoa. Filling but doesn't feel heavy.

Thank Cordell S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a family event to celebrate and one of the group raved about City Café. The exclamations were understated. A diverse menu with tastes to appeal to all including many classic American dishes. Some of the entrees we ordered were the lamb burger, Waygu...More

Thank SNCFVoyager
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Got up late, read the paper for a bit, and agreed we were all getting hungry, so we wandered into City Cafe for a relaxing, tasty brunch. The brisket sandwich was very nicely seasoned, the peach and pecan topped pancakes were lighter than expected and...More

Thank PatrickNYC2014
Reviewed 17 August 2017

A bistro- style restaurant, popular, often crowded and hence, noisy. Great selections of beers and cocktails. Good service and a clean and modern decor. But Monday nights are SPECIAL. They offer a $19. steak night with choices including filet mignon, ny strip, along with choice...More

Thank Manger_bien_11
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

We have gone to City Cafe for a few years and usually for dinner. We especially like to eat outside. The last time we were there, it was too hot for outdoor eating. Over the years, the menu has changed but it is always easy...More

Thank Elizabeth L
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

City Cafe is a great place to eat. Food was great. Service was terrific. Place was clean and airy. Would definitely eat here again.

Thank PhotosFromNature
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

I love a good happy hour, so a couple of my friends and I decided to finally give City Cafe a try. We were met with a long wait, and mixed reviews on the food. Long wait - We waited 15 minutes for the bartender...More

Thank Chantaye A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
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
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City Cafe is a Baltimore favorite, open for Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour, & Weekend Brunch.
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