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Creme Restaurant and Lounge
Creme Restaurant and Lounge

Creme Restaurant and Lounge Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://cremebalt.com
  • Phone: (443) 869-3381
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Wednesday & Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Centre Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Creme Restaurant and Lounge
Creme Restaurant & Lounge is Baltimore's premiere Casual-Fine Dining experience, specializing in American cuisine with Southern nuances in every dish.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Diner Reviews
  • "My first visit to Creme was ok. Not great, not bad. The brunch food was passable. The extensive list of types of eggs benedict have made me curious enough to go back, certainly. The egg was poached perfectly when we ordered the classic take on the dish. My shrimp & grits were nice and spicy, but a little underwhelming (so much sauce that the grits didn't soak up)! Our server was (admittedly) new. He was a little too hands-on, although very nice and gave good recommendations. Still, we don't need you to ask us 3 times if we want anything to drink other than our waters and iced teas...we said no the first 2 times. The host (or manager?) was absolutely wonderful. I'm willing to go back to try dinner and brunch again."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Family and I dined at Creme last week. I had been to the restaurant on one prior occasion, for a very average brunch, so I had expected an ok dining experience. Instead, we had a really terrible dinner. We were one of only three groups of people in the restaurant (pairs) yet the wait for the food was abnormally long--it took 45 minutes. The salmon was completely uncooked and had to be reprepared. Everything else was extremely salty (the beef shortrib, potatoes, and even the vegetables) and kind of gross. Even the lemonade was gross--very sugary and syrupy. We expressed our displeasure to the staff and while they were apologetic, they reminded us to tip on the full amount of the bill which I found highly inappropriate given the situation."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Creme is one of the best restaurants baltimore has to offer. The staff is always very pleasant and the food is really good. The best part is the bottomless mimosa. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I enjoy every moment of my experience whenever I'm at Creme....from the food to the staff.... Pure Excellence!!!"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "We were rushing to find reservations for that night. I read the reviews for Creme, and thought it was a sensible choice; overall they had pretty good ratings, with the occasional bad review, but every place gets them once in awhile. I was a bit anxious when we arrived because it was 7:30 pm and the place was basically deserted. I think four tables were occupied. I felt bad for Edward our waiter. Nice guy, but he was the only one, it took forever to get drinks (he was also bartender that night), and we had to wait 45 min for our food. It was blamed on the chicken, but the piece was so tiny it should NOT have taken that long to cook. I got the meat and potatoes; meat was good; potatoes were so salty! Not going again. Disappointed."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We enjoyed our anniversary date here. Peace in quiet not, service was great"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "I had Sunday brunch with a girlfriend and it was delicious. The best part for me was the jazz trio that started at noon! They have a baby grand on a small stage right in the front window. It's a beautiful space in an old, restored Mt. Vernon mansion."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "had a great time! The service was excellent and the food was delicious! My mimosas were indeed bottomless. "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "The food was great. Service was out of this world. We went for dinner and we loved it so much that we went back two days later for brunch. Must try....."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We recently moved to Baltimore and wanted a new restaurant to go to. This turned out to be a great find. We had a great date night. Our waiter's name was Edward and he was wonderful. We will definitely be dining there again. The food was excellent."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "First visit and will not be the last. Limited but diverse menu with excellent preparation. Save room for desert."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "I made a reservation stating I had a Groupon for Easter day. Even though the Groupon listed no blackout days we were forced to pay for our meal. The owner was rude & not customer friendly. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The service was pretty good, however the portions are very small. I ordered the shrimp and grits because I had read such great reviews about it however it was not that great to me and it was more sauce than food. Def don't come hungry. The mimosas were pretty good and bottomless. That was really the best part. I've never been here for dinner but if the portions are anything like the brunch I would save my money."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Even though the restaurant only seats reservations there is still a lengthy wait time. Many tables were empty but we still had to wait almost thirty minutes with a reservation."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Our Server (Edward) was the best. That's in addition to the wonderful food and relaxed atmosphere. Love Love Love!!!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Booked a reservation on line based upon other consumer reviews of this restaurant prior to heading to Center Stage. Menu offers terrific variety... something for everyone. The food presentation was very nice but, the taste was even better!! Our Waiter was attentive and knowledgeable about each dish. Great value."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Creme's location, online menu, and appearance were promising, but unfortunately the food didn't live up to our hopes. Our salad came without any dressing, which the waiter realized and corrected when he came by about 10 minutes later. The crab cakes had bits of shell in every bite-- one or two is to be expected with a handmade crabcake, but there was so much that it was hard to get past it to enjoy the actual taste. The steak had good flavor thanks to a nice rub, but was rare instead of medium well as requested. On a more positive note, the coconut cake dessert was tasty- light and flavorful. Other than a forgotten steak knife, the service was decent and the waitstaff attentive."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Never been for dinner, dut the brunch is very nice and a great neighborhood change of pace from City Cafe."
    Dined on 4/7/2013
  • "Both my wife and I really enjoyed Crème. The food was excellent. Perfect sized portions. I had the shrimp and grits; best I ever had. She had the short ribs and they were fantastic too. The ambience was excellent situated in the first floor of an old home in the Mount Vernon area. We were not rushed and the service was perfect. Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The service, food, and location were excellent. The drinks were exceptionally well-made too! I just loved it and highly recommend it. I'm excited to try the brunch on Sundays."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Came here for brunch on my birthday. The live jazz bad was a pleasant surprise, loved their music! The restaurant was pretty packed, but not overwhelming. Our server was very nice and was sure to check in with us, despite the Sunday brunch rush. The food was delicious! I will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Never again, the food was awful, drinks were weak and service was one of the worst I have received"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Everything was wonderful. The staff was pleasant and the food was delicious. I think I have a new found Favorite!!!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "I don't want to write a bad review so I will keep it short. Our meals were comped by the manager/owner Ezra. Crème can be a nice spot, just needs some work. Both front and back of the house."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "My dinner was delicious. I had the braised short ribs entrée with spinach and au gratin potatoes. The ribs were extremely tender and delicious. My BF had the Teriyaki Salmon which was extremely salty for some reason. Not sure if the Chef was heavy handed with the salt not considering the salt level In teriyaki sauce, I'm not sure. Our waiter was not so good. He talked extremely fast and made it very hard to understand him. He was very rushed and brisk with our orders and tending to our requests. The ambiance is nice."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I love everything about my visit to Crème! The hostesses were cordial and professional. The food was delicious! We went during Restaurant Week and let me say, they did not do as many others and only offer their least popular dishes. This menu was the best of the best. I couldn't believe the options...We wanted everything! We went for brunch and had the shrimp and grits (delicious), chicken and waffles (X2) Don't share these! Get your own. Trust me! We didn't have room for the French toast, but it looked amazing. The crab benedict (not the actual name of the dish) was the only disappointment. I won't give any details other than there was no lump crabmeat and nothing special about the dish. Skip it. But, everything else was amazing!"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "I came for my friends birthday on a Saturday night. We were seated right away, however the server who brought the water did not speak to us at all (which was weird). Next our server cam but he spoke really quickly and was not articulate- he almost seemed like he was high or something. The food was pretty good, but the salmon was just too salty. When my sister told our server how salty the salmon was, he just walked away without offering another option or sending the manager over or anything. The ambiance and atmosphere was very nice, so all in all I'd say it's worth checking out but the service needs to step it up!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We went on Friday night of restaurant week. The restaurant was not that busy and it took about 30 mins for the server to take our order. We got our appetizers in a reasonable amount of time, but it was over 70 mins before we received our entrees. We had shrimp risotto for our app - fine for restaurant week, but I would have been disappointed if I'd paid full price. It's a spoon of risotto smeared on a plate with 2 shrimp on skewers. It did taste great though. The meat and potatoes are to die for...hefty serving, tender beef. Scrumptious. Coconut cake and Chocolate mousse were also scrumptious. We had reservations to return for brunch, but decided to skip given our dinner experience. I would recommend this restaurant for take-out."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "The food was good, however the service was extremely slow. By the time we received our food I had lost my appetite. They need to hire more servers."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "A group of us went there for a birthday celebration. it was restaurant week so the menu was slightly limited. nonetheless, the Food was great, service was great, seating was great, ambiance was great. I have absolutely no complaints. Brandon was an Awesome server."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We arrived at 5:55 for a six oclock reservation and the entire place was locked up and dark. I called the number and they informed me that they would be opening in five minutes. The doors opened at six and the staff was really not ready. They were still lighting all the candles and getting organized. There was one waiter for the entire place that night so it was a good thing we were the only group there at first. We attempted to order a beer from what he called a full service bar, but quickly realized they only had three varieties of bottles. It took almost 90 minutes for our appetizers to show up. When they did arrive, they were hot and excellent. Our meals arrived next and they were amazing but very small portions."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I were in baltimore for a weekend getaway from New York. I spent time Serching for a great resturant and I def found one with Creme. Brandon Our watier was amazing, his recomendations were great and he was so friendly and helpful."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Good food, nice atmosphere. $50/person was overpriced for the Valentine's Day pre-fixe menu."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I knew I was in trouble because the place was half full for an 8:30 seating on Valentine's day. The food was not terrible but not memorable. The portions were small and the valentines day menu was very limited. There are several better options for dining out within 2 blocks of this restaurant. In fact the previous restaurant at this address (Ixia can't quite remember the spelling) was much better. Shawn"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I found out about this place through Groupon and was pleasantly surprised after I read all of the reviews. It was the exact opposite of what I read and I had a very nice experience. The wait staff was very attentive, our food came out quickly and was very delicious. We went for brunch and had the chicken and waffles and bottomless mimosa. The servers kept of flutes filled and we didn't have to ask for a refill one time. I would reccommend this place for brinch. I am going to try dinner next."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "We arrived at 1100 for brunch only to be hit with a broom full of whatever was being swept out of the restaurant. Bad start. We looked over the menu...nothing particularly exciting, mostly takes on 'benedicts', with hollandaise nearly omnipresent. I asked for grapefruit juice; the server said they have cranberry. Kinda the same thing, right? The kitchen fancies New Orleans: shrimp and grits and the work 'blackened' appear in the menu. The kitchen should try another tack. The sauce on the shrimp/grits was cold, too bad since it really only had to cover three medium shrimp -- that dish was $16. No, really. The 'blackened' salmon in the 'hash' wasn't; what I ordered only resembled what the menu promised if I suspend disbelief. Awful"
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "This was my first time at Hamilton. They sat our party of 6 in the highly sought after private table with curtains in the back corner (which was super special). I slipped the waiter a note to please surprise one of the guests with a bday dessert and he obliged. Overall, everyone seemed to really enjoy their food. The wine list was superb. The sushi was just ok, but they said that's what they're known for. Recommend the chicken, short rib, and linguine with clams."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "I was so excited to try the brunch at Creme, especially their bottomless mimosas. It was my first time here and last. The food was nothing special. I had to ask our server several times to refill my mimosa. I looked around and noticed it was not just me. For a place the markets their "bottomless mimosas", I looked around the restaurant and most of the champagne flutes were empty. The WORST part of my experience was the service. Our server was not attentive at all, our food took a very long time to come; half of our order never arrived and we had to ask for our check 4 times. Disappointing brunch experience."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Creme has truly outstanding customer service, and the food is amazing. Everything was perfectly cooked and seasoned, and the plate looked like a work of art. I recommend this restaurant to everyone."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "The food was great, but the service was slow. The restaurant was full, but not very lively. It was a Friday night and there was no music playing. The wait staff was friendly but service was slow. I probably would not return to this location."
    Dined on 1/17/2014