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Ze Mean Bean Cafe

$$ - $$$
Eastern European, American, Polish, Cafe, Central European
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1739 Fleet St, Baltimore, MD 21231-2918 (Broadway)
+1 410-675-5999
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 09:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 09:00 - 00:00
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Buffalo, New York
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

Excellent 5 course dinner. Love beet salad. Jazz band is phenomenal. Mama's deserts are the best. Small restaurant with great ambience.

Thank k2ke
Boston, Massachusetts
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64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

Website says they are open Monday - Thursday until 11pm. Sad to arrive and find a closed restaurant, lights off!! Tried to call and they said they would be closed Monday September 23 and reopening the next day. Yeah, does not bode well since we were there in May. Try elsewhere!!!

1 Thank nld99
Millersville, Maryland
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559 reviews
318 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Went here for dinner with my daughter. The place is very small 5-4 people tables and 3-2 people tables. The upstairs can be used for a banquet. The owner was very nice and charming. We ordered the Slavic sampler appetizer and it was very, very highly recommend. For dinner I got the chicken Kiev it was good but the sauce... More 

Thank Kim S
Melrose, Florida
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92 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2016

This restaurant may have the best food in Baltimore, but we wouldn't know. The hostess/waitress on Sat PM Jan 16 sat us, gave us water/menu and then proceeded to completely ignore us. Didn't ask about drink order, if we had any questions, nothing. She spent her time sitting about 4 feet away going over paperwork. After about 20 minutes, we... More 

Thank jolleyzoo
Towson, Maryland
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

We were looking for a place to have dinner before going to a nearby play, and decided to go here. We had not been here for many years. We easily got a table, and had a very pleasant dinner. My husband loved the goulash, and I enjoyed my chicken Kiev. Best of all was the live trio playing/singing soft jazz... More 

Thank Carel27
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2015

We have been several times, and the menu is always interesting. Nice vegetarian options. Excellent desserts as well.

1 Thank John B
Glen Burnie, Maryland
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104 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

It pains me to write this review because my husband and I absolutely loved our first visit. Due to financial issues my husband and I don't get to go out to dinner very often anymore. September 20 was my birthday, we put money away so I could have a nice birthday dinner. We decided on Ze Mean Bean because I... More 

Thank Christina T
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

We ate there 5 Sept 2014 the night before we got married. We had made the arrangements in June. The food was awesome plus this is where the locals go and we are all about that. They serve Eastern European dishes. Sauerkraut ,sausage, great hearty dishes. Plus there are seafood dishes, which is what had. And forget about the specialty... More 

Thank Lee K
Baltimore, Maryland
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015

This recent visit has told me not to return,Most of the menu items were not available. Most of the wine selections were not available. Salads were fresh and good. Meals (four different items ordered) were perfunctory (read: microwaved). Service was, at best, adequate, considering the place was empty at 7:00 pm. The Irish guitar singer was totally boring and intrusive.

Thank Gregchik
buffalo, ny
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121 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Pirogues, beets, sauerkraut...very nice stuff! Reasonable wine list. I had the yellow beet salad, hubby had red beet salad. Imaginatively created.

Thank Maui2soon

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Eastern European, American, Polish, Cafe, Central European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1739 Fleet St, Baltimore, MD 21231-2918
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore
  • Phone Number: +1 410-675-5999

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?