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Permanently Closed - Christopher Daniel

1160 reviews
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$30 and under
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This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - Christopher Daniel is fine dining in a casual atmosphere. We offer a wide range menu with steaks, fish, seafood and some light fare. We have a kids menu available. Menu prices range from $10-30. Private rooms also available. Reservations are recommended.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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American, Contemporary American, Organic
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(410) 308-1800
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chris Ellis
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Groups of 1 to 500 catered in your home or outside facility. We can create any menu to suit your needs. Let us bring our renowned cuisine and professional service to you for cocktail parties, weddings, lunches and dinners, picnics, or intimate get-togethers. We will help you plan the entire event from menu and drinks, to seating and table arrangements. Whether it's at home or at work, Christopher Daniel Catering will do all the work to make your affair a great success.
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Cross street
Broad Ave.
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Parking details
Free Valet Parking available with extra parking in the rear.
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Public transit
Lite rail located on Timonium Rd., approximately 2 blocks from the restaurant
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Our adjacent martini bar fiVe features live music every Saturday night starting around 9:30pm and Sunday Brunch features live Jazz from 10-2. $23.95 per adult, 12.95 for children under 10
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Special events & promotions
Check our website for all of our upcoming Special Events, Wine Dinners and Events.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.0  based on all time ratings
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipthisisdumb (Baltimore)
1.0  Dined on May 24, 2017

Had a 12:30pm lunch reservation for 6 people, confirmed on Open Table. When the group arrived, the parking lot was very empty and there was a sign on the door saying Closed due to Private Party. No phone call to tell the group they were closed, no email via Open Table. Made a quick phone reservation at another local restaurant. From all I have been reading about Christopher Daniel, I'm not surprised. Ugly ending to what used to be my favorite local restaurant.

OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
3.0  Dined on May 13, 2017

I hate to give a bad review, the night that we were there we waited at the hostess station foe 15 minutes. The waitress came over and said honestly that we wouldn't get good service, which I really admired. The were in the weeds, and some of their staff didn't show up, they had more walk ins then expected. Just to be fair.

vipOpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
1.0  Dined on May 12, 2017

We made a reservation for 7pm. We arrived at 6:55, and no one was at the front desk to seat us until 7:20. We did not see a waiter until 7:30 and did not get menus until 7:35. When we finally got water, everyone's glass was full of stuff floating. After waiting for 15 minutes, we decided to leave. We saw a hand written sign on the front door as we were leaving saying the restaurant was closed. There was one server for the whole restaurant. Last time we visited there, after we ate dinner we saw a mouse run around the dining room.

vipijsvvt (Baltimore)
1.0  Dined on May 8, 2017

This is the only negative review we have ever written for Christopher Daniel. We made a reservation through Open Table which was accepted for early Monday. We arrived and the restaurant was closed. Another party arrived at the same time to celebrate a friend's birthcay; they too had made a reservation. There was no posted explanation for the closure.

vipLeoD (Baltimore)
3.0  Dined on May 1, 2017

Arrived 20 minutes before our 5 o' clock reservation and was told we couldn't be served until 5. We were the only one there. We were served by the hostess. After that, ever was fine.

James (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on April 30, 2017

The utensils are not clean but the food is delicious though.

vipRemie (Baltimore)
2.0  Dined on April 29, 2017

When we arrived at 5:30pm there was no one to greet us or anyone in sight. The restaurant was empty. After a brief time we were greeted and seated. While waiting for the waitress to bring our drink order we saw a mouse run across the floor. I suspect this restaurant will not be open much longer. The wine list only has a few of the listed wines. Many of the entrees were not available to order. The bread was rock hard, stale. If we had not had a gift certificate to use we would have walked out. At least two other tables of folks who came in after us left before ordering. There was only one waitress and she also was food runner and maître d'. Very disappointing for a restaurant that was once at the top of my list.

TenderCactus (Baltimore)
1.0  Dined on April 29, 2017

The lunch experience was strictly D minus. I met a friend at the restaurant. My side of the white tablecloth had a very obvious food stain on it, which the hostess quickly covered with my napkin. I went to look at what used to be a pretty good wine list; about one-third of the wines had been highlighted by hand with a pink highlighter. I confirmed that the highlighted wines were the only ones they had. I ordered one of the lunch specials, mahi-mahi with coconut shrimp. The mahi-mahi had no seasoning. It tasted like they pulled it out of a 2-lb freezer bag and threw it in the microwave. No taste. Part of it was dried out; overcooked. On the same plate I got two good sized shrimp that looked like maybe they were steamed. No coconut. I noted that they were supposed to be coconut, and the busboy took the shrimp back into the kitchen. A few seconds later (literally) our server came back with the shrimp to tell us they had no coconut shrimp. The haricot verts were undercooked. It's a shame; Christopher Daniel used to be a really nice restaurant. A few years ago I got some lobster mac and cheese there as a side, and I STILL remember it. It was amazing. I don’t know what happened, but something definitely went wrong somewhere.

sba1992 (Baltimore)
2.0  Dined on April 27, 2017

This was my third trip here. The first two times the meal was excellent. This time I ordered the same item I had ordered last time - 6 oz tenderloin. I asked for medium, it was well done. The yukon gold mashed potatoes, which were delicious the last time I was here, in January 2017, were flavorless and cold. The waiter offered to get me a new tenderloin, but we had already waited a considerable amount of time for our meal and I did not want to wait. Even though I alerted the waiter to the problems, no manager ever came to the table and apologized and there was no attempt made to make up for the shortcomings. I will not be back.

OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
3.0  Dined on April 17, 2017

Don't think they will be around much longer. At the bar they were out of the first four things we ordered. Bartender stated they were out or low of a lot. They were out of the first two wines we ordered. We had dinner at 5pm and were the only people there (only three people in the bar). When we left after 6pm we were still the only people there. There were only a few tables set for dinner. Used to be a pretty popular spot. Looks kind of shaky now.

vipCourt73 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on April 15, 2017

Christopher Daniel always pleases. It is a very good restaurant that has delicious food at good value. It is an upscale, white tablecloth restaurant with creative cuisine and generous portions.
If you are just dining out, this should be your choice in the Lutherville, Timonium and Cockeysville area. If you are celebrating a birthday, anniversary, graduation or just anything in particular, this is the place to come. You will be pleasantly surprised.

vipPMH01 (Baltimore)
2.0  Dined on April 4, 2017

We eagerly anticipated a dinner of chicken livers only to find that the selection has been removed from the menu. Very disappointed!

ChristopherB (Baltimore)
3.0  Dined on April 1, 2017

Great food, not so good ambiance. We asked for a table away from the kitchen. We got a booth right outside of the kitchen door. As we walked into the restaurant, we found the hostess water bottle on top of the welcome desk along with her feet. We decided to still give it a try in hopes the food met our expectations and it exceeded it. Thank God!

vipOpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
3.0  Dined on April 1, 2017

Our server was great. No complaints to him.... took forever to get our food - not sure what the hold up was- the restaurant wasn't crowded- but I only saw 2 servers. Crazy night.
But I'd go again. The food was good.

JoeB (Baltimore)
1.0  Dined on March 25, 2017

Awful experience. Limited menu. Staff didn't seem to care. Too busy just tacking. Lethargic. Described incorrectly what I the ordered and wouldn't eat.

vipOpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
1.0  Dined on March 24, 2017

We were a family of four . the appetizers were right out of a frozen bag...the meal was terrible what were the cooks doing as the fish over cooked? Then the waitress who is not new didn't care at all about her job slow, invisible , and the best help came from the kitchen staff who had to bring out the plates. Another place that we wont go back to.

vipLLHOC (Baltimore)
3.0  Dined on March 21, 2017

We came here for a business lunch. The food was good, although the service was a bit spotty. It was somewhat dark in our room, but then, a view of the parking lot isn't all that appealing. I would come again, if I lived nearby.

OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
2.0  Dined on March 12, 2017

There were no red meats available and no explanation offered even though shown on the menu.

OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
2.0  Dined on March 11, 2017

We have been patrons on various occasions throughout the past 5-8 years with various friends and relatives. Unfortunately, I feel the overall quality has taken a hit. The tablecloth was wrinkled as if it were at the bottom of a laundry bin, and one of the napkins actually had lipstick stains on it. It was folded like the others when we were seated. I will say the tenderloin of beef was exceptional and very nicely done. The haricot vert were not just al dente, but hardly cooked at all... very hard to cut with a knife. My husband had the scallops, which he thoroughly enjoyed. Overall though I have to say I was disappointed that Christopher Daniels seems to have lost its polish.

OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
1.0  Dined on March 10, 2017

Unfortunately, Christopher Daniel may have seen its,best days. Used to dine here frequently for business and personal. Restaurant looks "tired" and needs refurbishing. Even though it was a Friday, there were very few diners and the large dining room was "curtained off"; according to the hostess, it isn't used much, since they are not busy at lunch anymore. Our server was pleasant, but we had to ask for salt/pepper, sugar/sweetener, freshly ground pepper (which was just handed to us, with no offer to grind it into the olive oil), and, additional water. The food was okay, but not up to CD's standards in visits past. Sadly, I probably will not return, unless the owners make some drastic improvements. Such a shame, as it was once a great spot.