The food is simply outstanding! I am on a restricted diet, and was able to wholly enjoy their grilled blackened mahi mahi with steamed veggies and mashed sweet potatoes with absolutely no guilt!! I did cheat with just one of their fresh baked rolls- awesome! It wasn't packed, although it was very busy, on a Saturday night in BelAir, which is a miracle and can only be because its a newer place and word is not out yet. Nice that they do take reservations, again rare in crazy BelAir where there's a long wait almost anywhere you go on a Friday or Saturday. And there was live music, also a plus! I can't wait to go back and try one of their chai teas, which I understand are also terrific. Next time I'm in Bel Air at lunchtime, I'm there!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Simple but Delicious Food
We were a party of four for dinner and when we arrived were seated promptly by our very friendly waitress. We had the Crab Mac & Cheese, a cheeseburger with fries, Chicken Marsala and a Chicken Caesar Wrap. The mac & cheese and wrap came with a side salad with a very tasty house dressing. We ordered three desserts to share; raspberry creme brulee, vanilla caramel crunch cake, and a carrot cake bread pudding which was out of this world! It was very dense and rich. The creme brulee was creamy and the vanilla cake was moist with just the right amount of crunch in the caramel, as the name suggests. Overall we were very pleased with the prompt and friendly service, delicious food and the quiet atmosphere of the restaurant. We will return.
5/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food at open door cafe was amazing!! Everything was delicious and I didn't want to finish the last bite because that would mean that there was no more delicious taste. The cream of crab soup is the best I've had. Truly a gem in the community. Our waiter was very kind and was knowledgeable about the selections, pairings, & offerings.
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Open Door Cafe
My friends and I heard about a muralist named Nancy Maher and we wanted to see her art work. We were told she did the interior walls of the Open Door Cafe, and also that the food there is very good (Nancy told me that when I contacted her). We were happily surprised with both the food and the art. Interesting menu, excellent and attentive service. I would recommend it to anyone wanting a good meal and a gentle ambience.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
I came with my husband, son, his wife and their two babies...we had a nice time. I enjoyed the music offered by the two musicians.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Open Door Cafe Shows Promise
Our first encounter with Open Door was on a Tuesday night, and, apart from a private party in another room, there were but a few of us in the restaurant. We shall return. I had one of the best ribeye steaks ever, at a modest price. The "pear and bleu" salad could become a local classic. My wife's crabcake suited her quite well. In an area (Bel Air) previously devoid of genuine (i.e., non-chain) restaurants, Open Door makes a welcome third entry to the list.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM