Food was terrific but service
Food was terrific but service slow. Seemed understaffed for mothers day.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's Day brunch
Very good food but way to expensive for a brunch. I will stick to lunches as menu is much more reasonable.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was a beautiful evening
It was a beautiful evening eating al fresco on Donna's patio under an umbrella. First time this year!
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
A beautiful meal on the deck at Donna's. Soft shells, tempura style, were superb. Pan seared snapper was great, too.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
DELIGHTFUL EXPERINCE IN THE CITY
The ambience of the facility and the well prepared foods are inviting always
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Donna's is a beautiful outdoor-dini
Donna's is a beautiful outdoor-dining place. The service was excellent and the food was very delicious and well-presented. The ambiance is enjoyable. It's a place that is well worth returning to again and again.
5/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was meeting a friend for lunch. I ordered the grilled shrimp over Greek salad with extra dressing. It was delicious! I usually order the Sicilian tuna salad (green salad version not sandwich) but tried something new. I'm glad I did. My friend ordered the salmon over greens. She enjoyed hers as well. I recommend all three lunch dishes.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our Favorite Spot in the Summer
We're very fond of Donna's, especially in the summer when we can enjoy a few extra moments of sunshine on the deck. We're not meat-eaters and rely on Donna's ever-changing variety of vegetarian options. Drink service is always slow -- but the drinks are well-made and worth the wait! Table service is consistently pleasant and attentive.
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Donna's: Simply the Best
Donna's is a wonderful little spot to enjoy a quiet meal. My wife and I have frequented her restaurants for years. Our dining experience is fantastic. The staff is friendly and helpful and the food is great. You can't miss - ever - with a trip to Donna's. Her location off of Falls Road has become our favorite go to spot.
Brian and Joyce Walker-Jones
6/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very Enjoyable Evening
We ate outside on the deck, the weather was great and the food was OUTSTANDING
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friends Food & Conversation
Entres & food presentations very inviting. Great place to enjoy food with friends enjoying the company conversations tpped with tasteful dishes.
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food off the charts, service??
The food is incredible, great choices and use of many local ingredients. We go to Loyola university often and go to Donna's often. Just never soon to get good service. Had to beg for bread, had to ask for more. Drinks took 10 minutes. Water glasses were empty 1/2 way through dinner and were never re-filled. Way in which wine was opened and served seem waiter was untrained.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Open Table goofed
Donna's never received our reservation. Fortunately it was a slow evening and we did not have to wait to be seated. Our dinners were great.
7/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time Bruncher!
Donna's is one of my favorite near home spots, but I had never been to the Sunday brunch. The price was very reasonable for a loaded buffet with lots of vegetarian options, amazing shrimp, made to order omlets, breakfast meats, carving station, desserts, and a complimentary mimosa, bloody mary or coffee. Simply put, i will be back! Loved the offerings and set up. Yum!
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful and Tasty Evening
We enjoyed the outdoor setting and delicious food. Donna herself visited our table. The kale salad is a standout as was the cod special that evening.
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just another enjoyable meal
Just another enjoyable meal at Donna's. We have never been disapointed. One of our favorite neighborhood restaurants .
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
sophisticated dining & kid friendly
We tend to be regulars there. Our kids enjoy their food and we get grown up food and wines, too. Sophisticated dining that happens to be kid-friendly. The kid food isn't dumbed down, either. I just wish there was more "salad" with the steak salad. I want more lettuce!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
so good and in our general
so good and in our general neighborhood love the friendly wait staff and owners came to table to se if we were pleased with meal
delicious and varied menu
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Donna's is my favorite lunch spot on a nice day. The patio is delightful and the food is always great!
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great as always!
We had a lovely dinner. Our waitress (who normally tends bar) was spot on and recommended to us a perfect Sauvignon Blanc.
In all a lovely dinner, beautiful evening, good friends!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
No lite fare on the dinne menu. Seems you once had that.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
lunch at Donna's
Donna's is always a good choice for lunch. The menu is diverse and the food consistently good. I loved the chicken salad with couscous, but didn't particularly like some of the lettuce in the salad. There were many other items on the menu that I would have enjoyed, though.
8/4/2013 5:00:00 PM
Donna's provides a menu stocked with fresh local flavors. Specials are always outstanding and the menu changes on a regualr basis.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was a beautiful cool summer
It was a beautiful cool summer evening so we ate outside. The only problem was the mosquito's were biting. The waitress brought over some lavender oil to try and discourage the Mosquitos ..it did not help.
The pizza needed a little more sauce. The mussel appetizer was great. Drinks were very good. Kobe burger was excellent and a special request to have the French fries well done was honored perfectly.
We would go back to Donna's...recommend they do something about Mosquitos
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
In the last month or so, we
In the last month or so, we have been to Donna's three times for dinner and we look forward to our 4th visit. Lamb meatball and trout are winners. Donna's is a lovely, unpretentious place to "fall into" for a relaxed dinner. The food is definitely above average, the wait staff is very good, and eating outside is great. We have seen Donna there on two of our visits; I think her presence is a plus!
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were met by one of the
We were met by one of the owners,letting us know our table was ready.The menus were there.
It felt like VIP service
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We keep returning!
Welcoming atmosphere, knowledgeable, attentive waitstaff, attractive setting, and creative, delicious food. Menu changes with some regularity and can suit people of all dietary preferences including vegetarians and vegans.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
FB picture very inviting
Based on FB picture of a new salad,I decided to go to Donna's Cross Keys for dinner Labor day weekend.
The salad tasted as good as it looked.
I ordered the trout at my entre,always good.
Service was excellent inspite of the busy holiday weekend.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a delicious dinner, excellent service, and enjoyed dining outdoors. Donna's never disappoints.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is an excellent restaurant. If you are a health nut like I am, it is an especially good fit. How many restaurants offer a kale slad? The trout is great.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
outdoor seating on a beautiful
outdoor seating on a beautiful day made the experience perfect. delightful waitress. very good food.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful summer night spot!
I love that outdoor seating is something you can count on here!! Donna herself took us to our table and chatted just enough and because we were outside in this quiet enclave of Baltimore City you can hear each other talk! ...and the food good!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We go to the Cross Keys location
We go to the Cross Keys location often. Over the last few visits the service has become increasingly slow. This past Sunday was the worst to date. The wait for cocktails has been the longest. It took us about 20 minutes to receive and pay our bill. Our waitress was very nice and, I believe, as attentive as she could be. In my opinion, the restaurant is understaffed.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Nice Summer evening outside
Very pleasant evening with a light meal.It was very nice for the owner to come by.
This restaurant is a favorite and accommodtating if I call at the last minute and late.This
time I had a reservation,taken to my table right away.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
I'm a vegan, there's something on the menu for everyone. Donna's has an appetizer that totally rocks consisting of caponata, hummus, a cucumber salad and a few other items that my mouth water's for, it was taken off the menu and I emailed Donna how sorry I was it was removed. Next time I went it was back on the menu, Donna listens to her patrons. The food is top notch.
9/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
My New Favorite Brunch Spot
Loved the fresh attractive dishes presented for brunch. Not the usual run-of-the-mill fare. The omelets were perfectly prepared.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Crab Cake
Donna's special Crab Cake lunch was a great choice for me and my friend (who never dined at Donna's). The crab caked was loaded with yummy lump crab meat; the grilled asparagus fresh and tasty; and their classic french fries a big hit !
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's always a pleasure to
It's always a pleasure to dine at Donna's. She never disappoints. Menu, food, service, atmosphere -all are superb.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went with a group of 7 for my birthday. Fantastic service and wonderful food. Had fried oysters and brussel sprouts with bacon. Both were a hit! Others had lamb shank, NY strip, pasta, mussels and a fabulous bouillabaisse. Brought in a special cake and they cut and served it like it was their own! Donated the other half to the staff.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
I remembered the anniversary
Our second date was at Donna's and happened upon their Wednesday oyster special around the anniversary of that date. Seemed like a no-brainer. The oysters were awesome. Half-price beers to go along with the raw and fried oysters as well as the oyster stew. Yummy. Try the grilled brussels sprouts with balsamic reduction and bacon. Very tasty. They go well with the beer and oysters, too. Nice spot. Casual, business casual both work. Good food. Good time.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect for a lunch meeting
The service and food were excellent.It is a great choice for a lunch meeting
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Donna's for Lunch
Although the restaurant was fairly empty, the hostess sat us right next to a very loud, obnoxious man. The seating made no sense at all, why we had to sit so close to another group when there were so many other tables with no one beside them. I suppose I should have just said no when she asked if the seating was okay. But, until we sat down I had no idea that the man at the next table was going to be so annoying. That said, however, I loved my omelet and my companion thought her food was delicious. And, the coffee was absolutely delicious. I would definitely eat there again!
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Donna's is a great neighborhood restaurant! Prices are good, food is good and the atmosphere is good!
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Recently returned to Donna's Cross Keys for dinner. Food was quite tasty - freshly prepared, good ingredients. House wine was also quite nice. Service was friendly and attentive. We ate on the porch, a nice treat on a nice evening!
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Warm, friendly and reliable
This is our go-to restaurant; comfortable, good food, always welcoming.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We always have a great mal
We always have a great mal and the service is always great. We love it.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful Food...as usual!
We always enjoy Donna's & really miss them in Howard County! Service is always outstanding & the food is always very good. Our meal was rated a star less than usual. The taste was very good but the risotto was quite hard and some of the shrimp were gritty, although perfectly cooked. The Sicilian meatloaf was interesting & reheated well - a very generous portion! The salmon cream soup & freshly baked bread were both delicious. The ambience was nice but although the evening was very cool, the cooling system was on and it was very breezy and chilly. The waiter said there is always a problem with temperature and asked if we would like to move to another table; but, all tables were about the same. So, just in case, bring a jacket!
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
We eat a Donna's often, food
We eat a Donna's often, food is wonderful and consistent.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
this restaurant is one of my regular "go to" places. donna's vegetables are a favorite....even order extras to take home for the next day! donna and her partner alan are almost always there and walk around talking/greeting their customers. nice touch!!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Close parking, staff attending but not overbearing, good place for long chat on a Sunday.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM