Cunningham's
Cunningham's

Cunningham's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cunninghamstowson.com/
  • Phone: 4103397730x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch:
    Sunday: 10:30am - 2:00 pm

    Dinner:
    Monday - Thursday: 5pm - 10pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday: 5pm - 9pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Thomas Herrmann
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet is available seven days a week in the Olympic Place garage located directly below our restaurant. A conveniently located elevator will bring you upstairs - no walking in the rain or snow here!
A word from Cunningham's
Cunningham’s is a seasonal American grille that blends the modern atmosphere of city dining with the rustic, smoky flavors of the countryside. Using a wood-fired grill and brick oven, we provide guests with dishes created from the freshest seasonal and local ingredients possible. We believe that an excellent dining experience is built on thoughtful, attentive service and sourcing product that are grown and crafted responsibly. Each of these aspects contributes to our mission of providing our guests with an unmatched dining experience. We hope that you will visit us soon!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Cunningham's reviews from OpenTable diners
265 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (154)special occasion (137)neighborhood gem (110)notable wine list (85)romantic (71)good for groups (66)great for outdoor dining (65)vibrant bar scene (62)hot spot (59)great for brunch (31)late-night find (18)scenic view (15)great for lunch (10)kid-friendly (5)Show More
  • Wonderful service & great food!
    Natalie
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Such a gorgeous restaurant with absolutely fantastic service. The food was not only delicious, but also unique and prepared perfectly. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place
    Dlasek27
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    This was our second time dining here and it was excellent both times, we will definitely be going back again soon! The filet was out of this world!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hip place in Towson
    dinner42
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    The menu really drew us in. Food & service were very good. Wine list was well put together, not too extensive, but just right.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fstop16
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    I had the halibut entree. Ample portions but bland seasoning.My wife's filet entree was excellent. The Orange Crush drink was a $9 dollar joke ! (on me) Small glass of crushed ice with very little alcohol. Have no desire to go there again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WinenDine
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Excellent food and service. Our out of town guest was highly impressed, too. Thanks to Entire Staff/Chef for an excellent evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Neighbor Place
    Gastro
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    This place has very good food- excellently prepared and presented- great for the neighborhood
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful brunch
    happy2Bout
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    This was my second trip to Cunningham's and first brunch experience. I ordered the Lady Manor's Breakfast and bottomless mimosas. The food was excellent! The roasted fingerling potatoes were great, the scrambled eggs were light and buttery and the bacon was salty and delicious. The food was brought out very quickly. The wait staff is very friendly, we just had to wait a little longer for our waiter to return to the table once the crowd picked up. Will definitely return for brunch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not up to expectations
    twobees
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Booked an early brunch for a special occasion. Restaurant not busy at all. Had to go inside the café to find out how to access the restaurant (I walk with an assisting device). Considering the prices, food was OK. Coffee was extremely strong (one in the party could not drink it at all and it was removed from the bill); mimosa was also very strong - alcohol overwhelmed the OJ. Thought service should have been more attentive - had to ask for refills a few times.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Group of six friends
    Lov2Dine
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Table for six was comfy. Beautifully decorated dining room. But it was so loud, we could hardly carry on a conversation. Steak was undercooked and had to be sent back,also it was heavily salted. Two friends ordered chicken, it was bland. Pepperoni pizza was really peppery. We ordered three orange crush drinks and then were told that we got the last ones available. Maybe it was an off night?? I'd be willing to try again as I've heard others give rave reviews .
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Food was delicious and flavor combinations were somewhat unique and tasty. Only drawback was the noise level. It was so "energetic" that the 3 of us had a very difficult time conversing even though the resturant was not completely full of customers. I would recommned dining at an off hour.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, Good Location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Food was very good, maybe even above expectations (and I say this as someone who had read all the favorable reviews ahead of time) given the location is the ground floor of an office tower. But they've done a nice job with the space, good outdoor space, a nice dedicated bar area, and it is convenient to all Towson has to offer. I had the duck, which was excellent, and my wife had the crab cakes which were great as well. Wine list is above average and the only letdown was the dessert menu, but really not that big a deal. Diverse menu and good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Romantic ambiance
    Ladybeeker
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The ambiance and service was fantastic at Cunningham's but I was not impressed with my meal. I ordered the burger as a safe option since it was my first time there and it was over cooked. The rest of my party enjoyed their meals; the food was delicious even over cooked.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly surprised!
    Towsonite
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I live in the Towson area and don't know why I waited a year to visit Cunninghams. We used the free valet parking, but had a little trouble figuring out which elevator to take down to the garage. No problem. The atmosphere is excellent...couldn't take my eyes away from the beautiful ceiling lighting treatments. Food was exceptional, we ordered from the wood fire roasted list. The flat bread was fantastic, almost too much for two people--more like a pizza. No extra charge for spitting/plating a meal. I made reservations on line and requested a slice of birthday cake and candle for my friend. It came out right after dinner.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • truely awesome & excellent
    peter21212
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Food was high quality and carefully prepared IAW clients order. Ambiance stark and cold,needs more thought and less money, needs to be warmer and more comfortable for the spirit.g
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wedding Anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner at Cunningham's to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The staff was very attentive and knowledgeable. We appreciate all of the work that went into the building this restaurant. The complimentary champagne and dessert was a pleasant surprise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We really enjoy Cunningham's. Our neighborhood favorite. The food is terrific. Happy hour is a hit. Valet parking. But sorry to see that linguine is now off the menu.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A great brunch experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We visited for Sunday brunch and went with the 3 course Prix Fixe....So glad we did! The Fried Green tomatoes were amazing! The crabcake was the best I've had in awhile (and I have tried them all). The fingerling potatoes were perfect....so was my husband's Steak Frites! All I know is that the bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Marys were delicious, and our waiter was divine. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful, but...
    QuiteaDish
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Everything about Cunningham's was first rate except we arrived at five thirty for a five thirty reservation and were seated at a table with the sun right in our eyes, where it remained for more than forty minutes. When we first arrived and noticed the problem we pointed it out to the server who indicated there were no shades and it was impossible to change our seating since they were expecting a full house. Attempts were made to placate us with a glass of wine and an extra dessert but the one most affected by the glare did not drink wine nor eat desserts. Also, toward the end of our meal, the noise level was almost unbearable. We would never return for a pre-theater dinner. Later....maybe.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cunningham's Rocks
    FoodLuver
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Fantastic food and service. Nice atmosphere. Definitely up for a repeat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Cunningham's has a wonderful modern ambiance and the wait staff is professional, courteous and attentive to your needs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cunningham's Towson - GREAT!
    Debbie
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    This was my fourth visit to Cunningham's in Towson, Maryland. On this visit, I was joined by four friends, and we all enjoyed the experience. Our waiter was excellent and recommended a fantastic wine for all of us to share. Most of us had fish. I had the halibut, and it was outstanding - beautifully prepared and delicious. The atmosphere at Cunningham's is very nice, with an upscale, modern look. I plan to return to Cunningham's as this is one of the better places in Towson to dine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    The food was fanastic (crab cakes) and staff was awesome. It was our anniversary and they treated us very well. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Calm and enjoyable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We visited Sunday, 9/7, for our anniversary. We dined early for cocktails, 5:30 PM, our preferred time to dine. Anne was our server. She was helpful, funny and so accommodating! I visited your online site before we came and knew I wanted to try the unusual appetizers. We ordered 4 and my husband ordered the lamb dinner. Your chefs are marvelous with combining flavors and presentation. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner there, especially the corn toast and fried green tomatoes. Thank you for the complimentary dessert for our anniversary celebration! I posted on Facebook what a nice time we had and we thank you. I hope your restaurant continues to do well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday brunch
    diner
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The food was good but not hot. The waiter was very nice but was too quick to take our plates. My friend was still eating when he grabbed her plate.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lizard
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Our meal wasn't as enthralling as it was the previous time I ate here. My Bibb salad and flatbread were tasty, but my companion's fried green tomatoes appetizer was made too salty by the Tasso ham, and the odd tomato/vegetable hash with the tiny piece of rockfish was just not the right side for the fish. Service was very good and the space us handsome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hope this place makes it!!
    Loves2eat
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Impressive menu. Settled on the popcorn as an appetizer with a side of Mac n cheese as well. The taste of the popcorn was delicious. Don't miss the hazelnuts that fall to the bottom.However, the popcorn was either stale or soggy. The restaurant was pretty empty,so there is no excuse for that. The mac n cheese I was sharing and maybe it was better hot..but it was just ok. We took advantage of 1/2 price wine night.That is a great deal. My dinner guest got the Ziti half order. That's a great option. I got the filet which was cooked beautifully. The "potato salad" they describe is not a salad at all. It is roasted fingerlings with blueberries with very little gorgonzola &the shallots were missing. Cookies and milk were good. Overall ok or great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing Wine and good food
    Ucffalcon
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    First time to this restaurant although we've been to other Bagby restaurants as well. Cunningham's is great, same wine list as Fleet Street Kitchen, menu was down to earth no more pricey than the other places. Steak was a little undercooked, no more than a minute so it wasn't a big deal for me. My wife's potatoes were cold and over salted which was the sole complaint we have. Otherwise great look and feel amazing service and we'll more than likely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food is good, wine is expensive
    luvwineVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Food was very good - we shared 5 of the appetizers: Chorizo flatbread, popcorn and dumplings were the best. Tartare was good. Avoid the scallops: 2 for $14, and they were just so-so. Entrees: Duck breast was great, chicken was good, rockfish filet was good, the bronzini was just ok. The Malbec is very nice for $36 a bottle, but try to avoid getting glasses of wine, the pour is on the cheap side (looked like 4 oz - for $9????).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just an OK night
    TonyVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Everyone has a night they don't have their best stuff. From telling us our table was ready and then taking us there and it was not clean to taking us back again and it still not being ready to the waitress pouring water in our guest's drink glass like I said just an off night...the food was solid but I have had better at this restaurant. It was a holiday weekend so maybe that was it.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience!
    ap5133
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Started with delicious sweet corn toast. Loved this appetizer, followed by corn soup that was equally wonderful. I had the cheeseburger (perfect), my son had creek stone farm filet (not as tender as expecting), my husband had pork chops (nicely seasoned). Service was attentive and thoughtful. Loved clean, modern decor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We had excellent excellent service but it was not enough to make up for a fairly unimpressive meal. I ordered a beet salad - I've certainly had much better. Very skimpy portion. I had a flatbread - it was loaded with garlic -- far too much! So I would not order that again. Our waiter was great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A pleasant surprise
    eatinout
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I've passed by Cunningham's a million times and never thought to stop. To be honest, it simply didn't look interesting. Then one night I decided to try it, because why not? Just wow. The food is outstanding. The staff are friendly and helpful. The wine list is limited, but very well chosen. The single disappointment is the beer selection, but if you're going to Cunningham's just for a beer... well, that's a different conversation :-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service bad
    foodie
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Horrible service.waited for our food. Had an employee eating there that got better service.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This was my first visit to Cunningham's...food and service excellent...liked the ambiance as well. Will most definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    very disappointed in alot of things. not my first time but probably my last especially since the owner of bagby's was so awful mowing down someone's income.............
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • She She
    Weekenddiner
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    It was hard to find anything I wanted on the menu. The menu is small. There is not a decent appetizer salad on the menu. The bar is beautiful as is the restaurant. Valet parking is great. Service was okay. If their menu were changed with a good Ceasar Salad and some great steaks it could be a winner.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Was hoping it would be great, but -
    JeffBVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Disappointing. Staff nice. However, for the prices, too much not right and it was not a busy night. Basic martinis at the bar took way too long. We wanted to drink a celebratory toast and from the time the first drink was delivered, it was 10 minutes longer before the 4 of us had our drinks. Waiter, very green. Didn’t check during meal to see how things were. Food fine but, though extremely tender and juicy, my chop tasted like it had been brined and then salted on top of that. It and accompanying greens were TOO salty. Desserts ordered, one missing. Told that coffee was being brewed and would be 5 min. 15 min. passed and we had to ask for it again and never offered refills. No sign of a manager greeting tables to see how things were.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Super good
    luv2dine
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I have been to Cunningham's a number of times. Each and every time has been a reallypleasant experience. The wait service is excellent, attentive ,but not overbearing. The food is presented beautifully and tastes as good as it looks. The whole atmosphere of Cunningham's is relaxed;no one urges youtomove on when dinner was complete. If one wants to chat for a while, no one interferes. Allinall,it is a treat to go to Cunningham's.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our first visit
    Livetoeat
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was our first visit and enjoyed it. Finding the valet and figuring out the elevator was a little confusing. Decided to go with the Restaurant Week menu and as I like gazpacho, decided to start with the cold cucumber soup and really enjoyed it. The flat iron steak was good but not quite to the temperature I ordered and sliced a bit thick. My husband had fish that he enjoyed but was a bit over priced (he didn't go with the special menu). Desserts were delicious and rich. Service was a bit inexperienced but did a good job. All in all a good meal and nice ambience, would go back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful
    Hopie
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Ambience, food, and service were totally in balance which created a most enjoyable dining experience. Such a beautiful and upliffting environment, the food was artfully plated and delicious -- great menu, and the service from Chris and your staff was outstanding! From the moment we entered Cunningham's we seemed to have the staff's attention. This restaurant is a most needed and wonderful addition to the Towson dining scene. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.