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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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American, Eastern European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1001 Cathedral St, Baltimore, MD 21201-5442
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed an excellent meal at the City Cafe before a BSO performance. The Cafe is within easy walking distance of the BSO and our hotel. We were seated promptly. The tables are snug with not much elbow room and the dining room can get...More

Thank Ken D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great before Center Stage. The seafood club sandwich is excellent, loaded with shrimp, crab cake, and blt. The scallop special were also very good. Great service.

Thank Richard J
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Returned to sample a Saturday eve dinner prior to a local event. Busy night with private parties occupying much of the space but we were seated promptly per our reservation. Server and kitchen were most accommodating to one of our party with food sensitivities by...More

Thank SNCFVoyager
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Terrific wait staff. Great food. I especially loved the poke tuna dish. The Brussel sprouts appetizer and the butternut squash soup were really amazing. We would go back. Ambience is pleasant.

Thank dnpinva
Reviewed 16 January 2018

The 4 of us arrived at around 9 PM on a Saturday night without a reservation. But, they had space, and put us at a table quite close to an air vent, which we pointed out and they moved us to a better table. The...More

Thank baltlaw
Reviewed 11 January 2018

We dined with 3 adults, an 8 year old, and a baby. The servers were wonderful! The food was delicious. They were great about my child's food allergy. I was very pleased. Would definitely come again!

Thank Elizabeth F
Reviewed 27 December 2017

Disappointing. I had heard many good things about City Café, from friends and my dinner companion for an evening last week. First, the service. Though my companion had called a requested a specific table, it was taken when we arrived. The two girls at the...More

Thank RightField
Reviewed 18 December 2017

My friend and I chose City Cafe as our annual Christmas friends-date brunch location this year and we absolutely loved it! The menu had a wide variety of interesting and creative brunch options, including a lot of vegetarian choices. The fried green tomato appetizer was...More

Thank Lauren S
Reviewed 7 December 2017

In a pinch, I ordered delivery from City Cafe for lunch and was really taken by surprise at how good the two dishes were I ordered. The brussels sprouts, roasted perfectly, with a bacon aioli, well, need I say more? Just amazing. Then the Autumn...More

Thank DavidNomadic
Reviewed 7 December 2017

We had reservations for 0930 Sunday brunch and it was easy to find street parking. Seated quickly, friendly server. My friend had the veggie eggs benedict which looked even better than my pulled pork tortilla concoction--which was good. Business was picking up by 1030. Will...More

Thank mdgipsy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 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
  • Neighbourhood: Mount Vernon
  • Phone Number: +1 410-539-4252
  • E-mail
City Cafe is a Baltimore favorite, open for Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour, & Weekend Brunch.
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