Ze Mean Bean Cafe
Ze Mean Bean Cafe

Ze Mean Bean Cafe

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.zemeanbean.com/
  • Phone: 4106755999
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Daily: 12:00pm - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Russian, European, Eastern European
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We offer a wide variety of food ranging from Eastern European specialities to our chefs creations and anything your special occasion calls for. We can come to you or you can reserve one of our facilities which can accommodate up to 100 guests.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our upstairs can be reserved as well as our backroom for a private business function or for any special occasion requiring more intimacy.
  • Private Party Contact: Jim Rhodes or Scott Lanphear 4106755999
  • Entertainment: We have live entertainment on the weekends for your pleasure. Friday nights we reserve our stage for our musicians who play guitar and play anything from classic rock to folk. On Saturdays and Sundays we have jazz trios.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Broadway
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Ze Mean Bean Cafe
Come dine at the most unique restaurant in Baltimore. Ze Mean Bean Café is an eclectic Eastern European restaurant and wine bar. We serve everything from pierogis and holupkis to upscale fare with a Slavic twist. Everything is made from scratch and our extensive wine list has something for everyone.


As our name suggests, we opened our doors in July of 1995 as a unique Eastern European Coffeehouse and Café. Ahh… yes, that’s where the “Bean” in Ze Mean Bean comes from! And the “Ze”? That denotes our “European” roots. The original concept was simple: owner Yvonne Dornic is of Eastern European decent. Her father is from Czechoslovakia, and her mother’s background is Polish and Ukrainian. Yvonne wanted to create an environment much like the coffeehouses of Eastern Europe, which served as social gathering places and outlets for local musicians and artists. Ze Mean Bean Café definitely exudes old world charm!
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Ze Mean Bean Cafe reviews from OpenTable diners
10 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (7)fit for foodies (4)special occasion (4)romantic (3)good for groups (2)great for lunch (2)notable wine list (2)great for outdoor dining (1)great for brunch (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Fabulous Manager, Friendly Service!
    LexxaWilso
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    As the only previous diner between the two of us at this establishment, I knew what I was getting my husband and I into when I took him there for his first time. He's half Polish so I knew he'd appreciate the variety of Slavic food offered on the menu. The food was just as I remembered - The Golubki's (butchered that spelling LOL - the meat-filled cabbage rolls with tomato sauce topping) were amazing! My husband ordered the Goulash, which was also phenomenal! It was so tasty and authentic, and cooked to perfection including the noodles! And of course, the Perogies are in a league of thir own-AWESOME! Overall, Ze Mean Bean Cafe is fantastic! The manager Todd really made our night special! He was friendly, charismatic, and was fun to talk to!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Real Gem
    Daisy4648
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The food is excellent and the service attentive. It is like a quiet little bistro with friendly servers. The Sunday brunch is great with live music to enhance the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eastern European Gem in Baltimore
    DCdiner
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I went with friends from Washington, D.C. to the Baltimore Summer Antique Show and afterwards we had dinner at Ze Mean Bean. The food, autherntic Slavic fare, was excellent as was the service provided by our attentive waitress. We selected the Prix-Fixe dinner that included three courses, borscht or pierogi, halupki, and Hungarian goulash with homemade spaetzle. The manager also generously included a glass of a Bulgarian pinot noir with our meals. We finished our meal with coffee and homemade dessert from the seven dessert choices of the day. Portions were generous and the food was delicious. Menu prices are very reasonable. My friends and I all agreed Ze Mean Bean merits future visits any time we find ourselves in Baltimore in the future.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the best brunch experience
    Love4gourmet
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We went for brunch at 12:30 and were the only ones there. On the menu I expected to see more eastern European items because of the restaurant theme, but there wasn't very much of that to choose from. The only ones I could find were borscht and pierogis as appetizers. Most everything else was standard brunch fare. We all enjoyed the food, but the waiter missed the fact that 2 of us ordered appetizers while the other 2 did not. We flagged him down, but he basically just said that's life. So there was an awkward 15 minutes where those of us with food waited for the other dishes to come out to start eating out of respect for our friends. A little pricey for what it was, and call themselves a cafe but don't even have espresso.
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  • An Old Favorite
    Gibonious
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My wife and I hadn't been there in about 10 years, as we don't live in the area any more. It did not disappoint; it is still a wonderfully eclectic place. Love the Eastern European theme of the menu. I had borscht and Hungarian goulash, both very good. Great service. A jazz band was playing, and they were good, but a little loud for our taste. Fortunately, we moved to an outside table as a result. It was a beautiful night and, along with the meal, we got to enjoy watching the many characters often seen wandering the streets of Fells Point.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Baltimores Best Slavic Restaurant
    SteveDundalk
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    My family and I had the best time at ZMB. Great food, expansive wine and beer and meticulous caring staff. You can tell love and hard work goes into every aspect if this restaurant. Pierogi's like Grammy used to make!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 4 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 163 reviews are from the Ze Mean Bean Cafe reviews archive.
  • Excellent Meal!
    lisamadkins
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Our dinner was excellent. It was my hubby's birthday and he had a great time. He had the short ribs and I had the char. The Russian beer was a treat also. Service was perfect as usual. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super cute!
    Elisa
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Cozy, good food, superb jazz band, warm ambience, beautiful Saturday evening ... We are glad we discovered this little place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wow. What a surprise!
    AriMVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    We didn't get checked in on Opentable, because the waitress couldn't hear over the band. After waiting for 10 min for the drink orders, we had a wine flight which could not balance on a wobbly table and Czech bitters instead of Polish buffalo grass brandy. (If you pride yourself in unique Eastern/Central European cocktails, then your staff should know them inside and out). The cheese plate had more fruit than cheese and neither the cheese nor the fruit had any originality. The food was delicious, but, once again, not what we ordered. Some people might like the band on top of the less than eight tables, but more people like getting what they ordered on a table and chairs that don't resemble a yard sale thirty years ago.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a lovely time. Not
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We had a lovely time. Not my favorite table in the house but still had a lovely time
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall Good
    Betsy
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Food was wonderful, but service was slow and somewhat unresponsive. We had to ask other servers to find our server to get drink refills, more water, more bread. No one ever came over and asked if everything was just ok. We had a reservation, but when we came in and said so, we were met with a wave in the air and the comment "oh just sit anywhere." Not sure having a reservation meant anything.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cozy home of Eastern European food+
    Les1
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    We were there on a late, cold Sunday afternoon looking for a warm, cozy place after the theater. It is a favorite of ours--love the Eastern European food--so good on a cold day and the friendly professional service. There are a number of choices that are not Eastern European, but this Sunday we were looking for borscht, stew, sausages, potato pancakes, and the like. We also can't pass up dessert. The owner's mother makes them and they are great. They also have a Sunday brunch menu and live jazz at various times as well as specials. There is an interesting wine list and they are capable of making a decent mixed drink and cup of coffee. This is a treat for our daughter and her husband who live in LA and have lots of choices there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious and great atmosphere!
    Natalie
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Pierogis are to die for here!!!! Also love the live music!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bean there, done that
    Grisha
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    We had 1:00 pm reservations for brunch. The place was 2/3 rds empty, yet our watiress was missing most of the time when we needed her. She was polite and perky, but attentive would have been better. Our food was mediocre: My hash browns tasted as if they had been cooked the night before and left out on the counter, dry and cold. same for my un-distinct slices of bread. The saving grace was the music. Fine musicianship, even though 3 pieces in that small room makes for lots of shouting and mis-communications between waitress and guests. We found if we talked during the band's breaks we could eat while they played.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Birthday Dinner
    nchristine
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Went looking for a jazzy dinner spot with a wide selection on their menu. The menu was awesome and the food was very good. The Eastern European Jazzy music wasn't exactly my taste, but it was good and create a wonderful setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty good
    Sassy
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    The food was tasty but would not recommend for children. The service wasn't great could of been better. A better spot for a few adults or a romantic couple.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Nite
    luvsumwine2
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    I must say that my wife and I had an awesome time. The food was great, the waitress was outstanding, and the guitar player made the night complete. We will definitely be coming back. Thanks again, Mr and Mrs Glowack
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • weekday date
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/17/2013
    I reserved a table for a tuesday night date at 9pm. There were zero people there. Literally we were the only ones there besides the staff. The food was excellent and the services was good but the atmosphere wasn't that great. Fortunately the date went well and there weren't any awkward silences so we both had a good time. I would definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Better the first time
    Nothappy
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    We returned to Ze Mean Bean with friends after a very good dinner there early this year. As was the last time, the pirogies were fabulous. I don't recall what we ate the first time. This time my friend and I ordered the fish. When they put the plate in front of me the whiff of the fish smelled like fish. Not a good sign of freshness. We both agreed that the fish was tasteless. MIne was luke warm. It was served on top of potato pancakes which were soggy. My husband had Hungarian goulash. He thought it was very good. He said that my friend and I should never had ordered fish. He advised that we should always figure out what the essence of a restaurant is. He decided you shouldn't order fish in an Eastern European restaurant.
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  • Whenever both service and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    Whenever both service and quality of food is good it's a plus then we orderede a wine off the menu and the server told us honestly they did not have that wine, offered another option , let us taste it all for the same price per glass.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Overall, the food was good, but everything else was terrible. Right from the beginning, there was a problem, we had a reservation for 5 and they didn't have a table that could accommodate us, so we were seated at a 4 top with an extra chair and waited for a near by 2 top to leave so we could put the tables together...it took at least an hour. The restaurant is the size of a shoebox and had a 3 piece band with an amp, it was so loud conversation was impossible. Worst of all, our waitress was absolutely terrible. I timed her, it took 24 minutes from the time she asked if we needed anything else to the time she actually brought us the check. She was slow, inattentive, focused on gossiping with her co-workers, which we overheard. Awful.
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  • Great food
    SharonVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    We enjoyed a great variety of foods. Everything was delicious! My husband lived in Hungary for nearly 2 years, and the Hungarian goulash took him back to Kaposvar. Our server was wonderful. The lighting is a bit dim for reading the menu (small font size). We will definitely return; a definite gem in Baltimore!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • POST CRUISE
    MUTLEY
    Dined on 10/27/2013
    WE TOOK A CRUISE THAT WENT OUT OF BALTIMORE. OUR FRIENDS FROM THE WEST COAST WERE IN D.C. SO WE DECIDED TO MEET. I FOUND THIS GEM ONLINE. THE FELLS POINT AREA OF BALTIMORE APPEARS TO BE MAKING A NICE COMEBACK. ZE MEAN BEAN FITS PERFECTLY. SMALL, COZY AND ECCLECTICLY DECORATED, THE BRUNCH MENU HAS THE TRADITIONAL FAVORITES. HOWEVER, BEING AN EASTERN EUROPEAN RESTAURANT, THE SPECIALTIES WERE INCREDIBLE. IT WAS A QUAINT REMINDER OF MY GRANDPARENTS OVER 50 YEARS AGO. THE PIEROGIES - WELL DON;T LEAVE WITHOUT TRYING. AND TRY ONE OF THEIR BREAKFAST SPECIALTIES, BE PREPARED TO TAKE HOME. PORTIONS ARE HUGE. COUPLE THIS WITH A TERIFIC JAZZ TRIO AND THE FAMILY PICTURES, A WONDERFUL STOP. LOOKING FORWARD TO GOING BACK P.S - GREAT COFFEE
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Almost like my mother's cooking
    AndyWVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2013
    Great neighborhood place in Baltimore. The food was terrific, reminded me of my grandmother's and mother's home cooked Ukrainian meals. Will come back and bring friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch
    roeshea
    Dined on 10/14/2013
    We had a lovely lunch. The service was perfect - we took the servers recommendations and were so pleased! It was quiet, so we could talk and eat and enjoy our time together. I would recommend the restaurant to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Accommodating!
    EKD11
    Dined on 10/13/2013
    I'm gluten intolerant, which excludes me from much of the traditional slavic menu at Ze Mean Bean. Wanting to try something other than the holupkis, which I've had both other times I've dined here, I asked about the Chicken Kiev. It's breaded normally, but the chef was willing to make me a special, gluten-free version of the dish. Served with a salad and green beens, it was fantastically delicious. My partner had the crab meal and was in heaven the whole time. Paired with an appetizer of borscht, some chardonnay, and the guitarist, it was a lovely and romantic evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific Time!!
    j1776
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    My husband and I had dinner at Ze Mean Bean Café after running the Baltimore Half Marathon and I have got to say, wow!!!...what a great meal. Love the atmosphere as well. It is really cozy and they had a fantastic jazz trio playing that night, which added to the ambience. Overall, terrific time! We will return soon!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Greaf Baltimore Gem
    FoodieLauren
    Dined on 10/6/2013
    This was my third visit to Z Mean Bean and probably the best one yet! Our service was fantastic and meals wonderful. The food here brings back fantastic memories of myGrandma's cooking withan updateand classy vibe. The restaurant makes the cinnamon-honey vodka and it is amazing! Will definitely return and take family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • FIRST TIME DINERS--THUMBS UP!
    Familyfun
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    TOOK A COUPLE OF MY GROWN KIDS TO DINNER LAST WEEK...HAD ALWAYS WANTED TO VISIT AND FINALLY DID...KIDS ALL HAD CHICKEN KIEV WHICH THEY REALLY ENJOYED AND I HAD THE MAHI-MAHI WITH CRAB MEAT TOPPING AND LIKED IT AS WELL (VERY TASTY BUT HOPED FISH PORTION WOULD HAVE BEEN A BIT LARGER)...VERONICA OUR SERVER WAS FRIENDLY, ATTENTIVE AND TOOK GOOD CARE OF US...ENJOYED THE ACOUSTIC GUITAR PLAYER...NOT A NEGATIVE BUT JUST THE REALITY OF INNER CITY DINING--PARKING IS A CHALLENGE...LOOK FORWARD TO A RETURN VISIT SOON...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jazz Brunch Winner
    Kat58
    Dined on 8/18/2013
    The ambience, cuisine, service, mimosas and live jazz music were superb. I suprised my singer/poet hubby with a spontaneous brunch date and he couldn't stop smiling. The Hungarian and Slavic dishes were prepared with great care and finesse. I loved the borsch and goulash. The dessert,not your average apple pie and vanilla ice cream, was a delightful treat. It was homemade, served warm and featured a crust with just the right blend of crunch and flakiness to support succulent spiced apples. A light drizzle topped the pie slice and ice cream in complement , a rare feat, accomplished, and gratefully so, without the unappealing sugary overload. Soon to become one of my favorite local/ european experiences.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eastern European Food and Great!
    Swiiila
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    Eastern European can be hard to find. The dining area is cozy. The Slavic band was charming. Service was very good. The food is authentic and delicious. The price is fair. We arrived on time but there was no parking close by. Because I was wearing heels, we decided I would wait at the restaurant while my husband parked the car and walked back. This took a very, very long time. He had to walk about ten blocks from the garage in which he finally parked. When we left we tried to walk it, but got lost in a not-so-great part of downtown Baltimore as night was closing in. We flagged an off duty cab who kindly took us to the car. My suggestion - arrive early, park in a garage, hail a cab to the restaurant and then back to your car.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ze Mean Critique
    uniquecritique
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    The decor was uniquely quaint! The furniture was antiquely nice! The waiter and waitress were friendly and helpful! The food was exquisitely delicious! Timing was poor however! It took a long time to get our appetizer! Out of the nine entrees served, one came out about ten minutes later than the others! Overall, everybody enjoyed it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jazz & mimosas ...good day starter!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/28/2013
    It had been a long time since my last visit......same coziness....great bar.....but the food was less memorable. Bacon was crisp & delicious, the French toast also a hit, but the pancake fell flat (no pun intended). I'm Polish so my standards might be too high, but this place advertises itself as an Eastern European restaurant so that Polish sausage shoulda rocked! It didn't. To be fair, the potatoes were plentiful & crisp......I'm just not a potato person. Now for the scrambled eggs....."uninspired" sounds like I'm a foodie, and I'm not, but that's probably the best description. The jazz trio playing July 28th was spectacular, but even with live music the place only had about 8 patrons @ 11:30 on a Sunday morning! Look for a reason.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fun sunday jazz brunch
    kydrew
    Dined on 7/21/2013
    If you are crazy enough to wait 90 minutes for Sunday brunch in Fells Point, this place isnt for you. Make a reservation, walk right in and enjoy the jazz, the nice atmosphere, good service and fresh unique food. Eastern European food is normal homecooked food that so don't be afraid of the name. I tried the Red Storm which was great. Scrambled eggs with keilbasa and greyere cheese between 2 wonderful big and not heavy potato pancakes finished with hollandaise sauce. It was almost too much food, lol. Small fry had The Big Boy Breakfast which had French toast, pancakes. Eggs, Bacon, polish sausage and cubed home fried potatoes. The only drawback was the polish sausage which was a little grainy for our tastes. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well........
    Senwho
    Dined on 7/8/2013
    My wife is half Polish and wanted to try this restaurant in the ethnic neighborhoods of Fells Point. We loved the cozy feel of the restaurant which is among the row houses on Fleet Street. We were there on a night when they had wine on special so we got a bottle. My wife was delighted with the food and I agree that everything was well prepared and well presented. But I guess I'm just not an Eastern European food fan. Things made with beets and cabbage and sausage that I can't pronounce. Yes there's beef and pork and chicken on the menu and I would have chosen differently had I been better educated. As it was the braised beef I had was a perfect piece of meat but the sauce was not to my liking. However, I would certainly give it another try.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Food; Good Live Jazz;
    Susan
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    Good Food; Good Live Jazz; Good Service; Good ambience.... We had a great time and will be back.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • marriage proposal
    1ofakind
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    Wonderful staff! Very accommodating of requests to propose to my girlfriend. Fulfilled all request to a t.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • this was our first time dining
    phfdisneyVIP
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    this was our first time dining at this restaurant and we absolutely loved it, from the warm/cozy décor to the best service to the most delicious food. we look forward to dining there again, hopefully sooner than later.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tried the brunch. Not a great
    OystersanytimeVIP
    Dined on 4/7/2013
    Tried the brunch. Not a great value for the food you get although the Slavic Bloody Mary was flavorful. Too bad it couldn't overcome the rest. The music was good but loud for such a small room. Service was attentive but not overbearing but not overly helpful either. No reason to try it again.
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  • Even better than our last
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/7/2013
    Even better than our last visit -- wonderful Slavic specialties in an intimate setting
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic