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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
Closed now
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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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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 1 week 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 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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 150 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 

Thank B-MoreBetsy
Lutherville Timonium, Maryland
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 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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462 reviews
350 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

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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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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

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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, Gluten Free Options
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, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?