By Degrees Cafe
By Degrees Cafe

By Degrees Cafe

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bydegreescafe.com/
  • Phone: 4105220478
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Omar Semidey
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Eastern Avenue
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: By Degrees Cafe offers free parking in our private lot to all guests. Parking available for lunch and dinner and is located adjacent to the restaurant.
A word from By Degrees Cafe
By Degrees Café is a small and casual restaurant in the Harbor East/Little Italy area of Baltimore that presents made from scratch fare, keeping in mind affordable prices. By Degrees Café is meant to shift the culinary landscape by just a few degrees to return to the basics of restaurant cooking of; no fuss, solid good food at reasonable prices. Offering free parking to patrons as well as friendly and professional service, By Degrees Café is a great spot for people to have a delicious meal and feel at ease.
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By Degrees Cafe reviews from OpenTable diners
26 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (17)great for lunch (16)fit for foodies (14)good for groups (8)great for brunch (5)special occasion (4)scenic view (3)romantic (3)late-night find (3)hot spot (3)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Would return
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    By Degrees Cafe was a great find for a healthy but satisfying, delicious, interesting dinner. Service was excellent, prices were extremely reasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Regular customer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I have been to By Degrees several times. I really like the powerhouse sandwich. Also highly recommend the caramel bread pudding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Solid lunch spot
    AFink
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The goat cheese flat bread appetizer was delicious, the short rib empanadas were also cooked perfectly. Sandwiches and salads for our group were all just right.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Happydiner
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Made a reservation on 8/9, went to the restaurant and it was closed for a private event!!! So disappointed and aggregated! Had planned on dinner before Pier 6 concert and left us scrambling for last minute plans.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Kitchen almost had it....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Came to have a Saturday lunch during Restaurant Week. My friend had ordered the BLT&A -- the sandwich came out, took a bite and was missing tomatoes. We asked if we could have tomatoes brought out and we could add it ourselves. The server, she was a sweet girl, came back and informed us they were out of tomatoes. Wish the kitchen staff had told the waitress this instead of sending out an incomplete sandwich. The waitress ended up giving us our dessert on the house for this error. The food was good (minus the tomato part), and was served as a decent proportion for lunch.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Found A Pearl in An Oyster
    c3picks
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Just Pot Luck , I was searching for an open table during restauraunt week for lunch in the near the inner Harbor. I saw the name By Degrees Cafe it peaked my interest, checked out the menu and thought I would try it out. It was a great dining experience, although at our time frame, were the only patrons there, but I loved it. The owner even came over to meet and greet us. Thank You Open Table and By Degrees Cafe for getting my pre birthday celebration off to a good start!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The last good cafe in harbor east
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Great Cafe with interesting food that is moderately priced and free wi-fi.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful Unexpected Find
    agamble1983
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    It was by chance that I happened upon By Degrees Cafe. I liked that there were a lot of options and it was located near where I planned to spend my evening. I was quite shocked at how slow it was at 8:00 PM on a Saturday night especially given the quality of the food and service. From start to finish, we were quite pleased. We started with the fried goat cheese salad and veggie empanadas. They were both excellent. For dinner, we both ordered the ahi tuna rare with a brussel sprout slaw and crispy rice. For dessert, we had the caramel bread pudding with salted caramel ice cream. I would return for the dessert alone. Looking forward to returning for lunch soon. Highly recommend and hope they can survive in their location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved it
    Lisa
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I took a friend there for her birthday. We all loved it. Food was great along with very accomendanting service. Would recommend it to all my friends?
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Marlee
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Read a review and wanted to try it. Our waiter was very friendly and helpful. We soon discovered that we could barely hear one another and asked if we could sit at an outside table. Everyone was so kind; our waiter helped bring our food out, and the manager offered us free drinks and insisted on giving us free desserts. We felt this was amazing customer service. As for the food, the selections were great and dinners were delicious( especially the gazpacho)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great new venue
    BeaMoore
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We came to support a great local artist, Darla Luke, because she was showing her work. The food and drink were a bonus! All the soups were fresh and delicious, but the Gazpacho was outstanding. The sandwiches had terrific fresh baguettes, homemade chips and wonderful fillings; recommend the pork & chicken curry!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was okay
    Momfoodie
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We showed up for a late lunch so the place was empty. The service was good and the food was okay. They gave us a free dessert.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great!
    LAZERlibby
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Great food, great service, great ambiance. Would definitely recommend. Diverse menu to please literally everyone. Really glad this place was so lovely. Will definitely go back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • By golly it was good!!
    LVHM
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Great food and service at By Degrees Cafe! Planning to return really soon! There were 7 of us in the group and we had a really nice experience at this restaurant! Each of us ordered the various salads that were offered and we loved them all! Also ordered the various sandwiches from Curried Chicken Salad sandwich to Grilled Cheese sandwich and we had the chocolate mousse and caramel bread pudding with salted caramel ice cream for dessert...everything was exceptionally delicious!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Boring!
    Jill
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We went to this restaurant on a Friday night and were underwhelmed from the minute we set foot in the door. It has a very cold, austere feel to it and was much smalle than we had expected. The menu was fine, but the beer choices were very limited. My husband ordered the Manhattan, which was one of their featured drinks, and said that it was just glorified orange juice. On a positive note, our food came in a timely fashion and the fish sandwich was delicious, as was the beef brisket. We won't be back, though, because it just felt like we were eating in a warehouse with tables.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 11 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 3 reviews are from the By Degrees Cafe reviews archive.
  • Fresh and interesting.
    eat4life
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    What a great find! Menu is deep and interesting. Food is presented beautifully and with a light touch. I got the feeling the salad greens were pulled out of the garden just before hitting the plate. Staff is pleasant and professional, welcoming and gracious. We lingered over the coffee and bread pudding, just quiet enough for conversation and people watching. The staff seem willing to do whatever it takes to make everything perfect for you. I was there for lunch, and will definitely return for dinner.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    I had the pan-roasted chicken, and it was really nice and tender. It's a very friendly and low-key atmosphere. The restaurant is close to where I live, so it's very convenient for us to pop in for lunch. Wish it were open on Sunday.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New addition to the neighborhood
    GingerVIP
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    Ideal place for lunch, easy parking directly on Central Avenue. A location that is close to Fells Point, Harbor East, and Little Italy. Our server was attentive and helpful; overall a delightful meal. The menu was suitable for all tastes, we really enjoyed our salads, perfectly dressed and our sandwiches were excellent, no room for dessert, maybe next time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet