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“Good earthy eats”
Review of Ze Mean Bean Cafe

Ze Mean Bean Cafe
Ranked #1,001 of 2,089 Restaurants in Baltimore
Price range: US$30 - US$40
Cuisines: Eastern European, Cafe, Wine Bar
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Good for: Groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Broadway
Reviewed 31 December 2011

Nothing like cuisine from the old country. Rustic and warm. Meet someone not just like you.

Thank Martha0107
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Reviewed 23 October 2011

The menu is vegetarian friendly, yet also has lots to choose from for the meat eaters. There is a warm and cozy atmosphere with great staff. The coffee menu is creative and tasteful. And if you have a sweet tooth please don't hesitate to ask what there is for dessert.

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Thank Mynej
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Reviewed 23 September 2011

we're Polish so we're biased, but also critical. ZMBC has great European food, nice and warming for the fall and winter, and fun ambiance. This is a place to come as a couple or with friends. the authentic Polish/ Slavic fare is well prepared and excellent! Service is a tad rushed, then slow, but everything was great . We'll be back.

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Reviewed 25 August 2011

Had a free night in Fells Point and invited friends to join for dinner. They recommende Ze Mean Bean. It is a small place off the beaten track. Reviewers who have given negative reviews must have had a bad night. We had cocktails, two entrees from the Chef's specials, one prix fixe and one entree from the regular menu. Portions were more than adequate, and the food truly refected Eastern European cooking. Each night specials vary and on Tuesday night we took advantage of the half priced wine. As the meal progressed some locals began singing Polish folk songs, a real treat. The tastes were unique, the service efficient if at times hurried. Not for those counting calories. Will go back again to sample more entrees. Found street parking nearby. An easy stroll to the more popular Fells Point establishments. Moderately priced and no one was hungry when we left.

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Thank skier0056
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Reviewed 11 July 2011

in the neighborhood on the way to community theater and happened on this restaurant with no pre-conceived issues, walked in at 530 pm (theater was at 7) and told the server that we had theater. She suggested some menu choices ..my wife had pork tenderloin, our friend had arctic char and I had goulash....the presentation was lovely, the food was delicious and then we were told about deserts which the mother of the owner makes..it was a fitting end to a wonderful meal...the tab came to 125 for the three of us which was a hearty appetizer ( a sampler of eastern european dishes) 3 main courses and 3 deserts. We live in d.c. and my wife said, "I would go back there anytime" ..its a few blocks away from the circus of Fells point and worth looking for and going to.....seth and barbara koch

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Thank animaleyedoc
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