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City Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Mount Vernon
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1001 Cathedral St, Baltimore, MD 21201-5442 (Eager St.)
+1 410-539-4252
11:00 - 22:00
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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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4 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

Thank B-MoreBetsy
Lutherville Timonium, Maryland
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Once again we were not disappointed! The kitchen creates amazing food over and over again. (And the price of our entree was so reasonable). The "1999" price of the cosmo was a great surprise and was delicious; our server was pleasant and efficient. What's not to LOVE at this neighborhood gem. We'll be back soon.

Thank Laurel B
Ellicott City, Maryland
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449 reviews
339 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dined here over a year ago and were rushed as we had theater tickets and vowed to come back with more time to spend dining and that's we did last Friday night. We reserved ahead and found parking right out front on the street (free parking after 6pm). Fantastic food, my Lobster Pappardelle was delicious as it was loaded... More 

Thank PHLee7ca
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

The Butternut soup was awesome. The restaurant has dim lighting so I’m not sure but I think I was stirring a little cream and wine around in my soup. It was good as well as the fried Green Tomatoes with lumps of buttery crabmeat. Topped off with a dry Riesling. We had to a little wait due to Saturday night... More 

Thank Verdeen C
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

I would like to give this place a better review, I have been going here for over 10 years. When I first started going it was a very fun place for just good food but they have become so trendy over the years and the menus have become very pretentious. Last time I was there my bill was over $50... More 

Thank Daniel F
Baltimore, Maryland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Visited with a group ranging from 19 to 74 and everyone loved it. We all had something different and each meal was great. The menu is interesting, portions are generous, the food is fabulous and the space is trendy but comfortable. A great choice in the Mount Vernon area.

Thank Andrea G
Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Friendly staff. Good selection. They give everyone fresh cinnamon rolls. The pumpkin pancakes were a great fall selection.

Thank crystalblue102016
Westfield, New Jersey, United States
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149 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This popular dining spot is located in a vintage building. The decor is very modern, just like in a museum. Service was attentive and they let us linger after we finished our meal. Vegan dishes available.

Thank Carole S
New York City, New York
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169 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Pricey but hay, we were on vacation. After afternoon at the art museum, headed here for dinner. Snagged a parking space across the street (no meter-no restrictions) and took a table in the small side dining area-the main area was way too LOUD. Husband loved his rack of lamb and I liked the crab cake with corn pudding (could have... More 

Thank AlanR27
Bowie, Texas
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Food & service excellent. Walking distance from hotel. When asked if I had a reservation, I mentioned the recommendation of the manager of Hotel Brexton by name. Very friendly staff.

Thank Maridan M

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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
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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?