Food was great. Service was very slow. Would recommend checking out Monday steak night!
Very good food at decent price, but price for basically 1/2 a glass of wine was way too high.
This was an Excellent surprise meal for my family!
I always love going to City Café - before the symphony, after a school event, with friends or with my husband. Good drinks and food!
The City Cafe serves creative and delicious contemporary cuisine for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and brunch. Exceptional cocktails! The Bloody Mary is a wonderful weekend eye-opener! You will not go wrong with anything you order. During my last visit for brunch, I had the chilaquiles and they were marvelous.
The staff was amazing. Called for a large reservation right at closing and 12 hours before actual reservation. They were very accommodating for extra guests. The service for large party was excellent. Food came out fast and hot. Brunch has a decent selection. Wil defibately return
Returned to City Cafe on a Monday night, and tried their Monday night special menu which was an outstanding value! And my dinner was delicious! Will definitely return again and again.
Nice location. Nice environment. Good and attentive service.
Special drinks & service were great although our waiter was new. Food was over cooked & we were disappointed they no longer have valet parking.
The meal started off on a sour note when as the hostess was seating us, she commented "Just in time, I almost gave your table away." To be fair, we were 10 minutes late for our reservation, but I phoned the restaurant at our reservation time to let the them know our estimated arrival time. Regardless, I can't think of a situation where this would be an appropriate comment. The appetizers were very good, crispy fried oysters and brussel sprouts. The steak frites was average or a little below average. The steaks were well cooked, but didn't have a lot of flavor. The frites were a little bland and not very crispy. The service was attentive. I had indicated on the reservation that I was celebrating a special occasion. I was a little disappointed that this was not acknowledged by anyone at the restaurant during the visit. Overall, the meal was average, but for the price paid i was expecting more in both quality of food and service.
As usual, good service and good food. Very helpful with obtaining reservation for a busy evening. Very welcoming and friendly.
Go. Definitely worth it.
Our server never brought bread to our table and brought 2 specialty drinks (Moscow mule and orange crush) that were all ice. She also kept asking us if we were ready to order from the minute we sat down, after we got drinks and after we ordered several appetizers despite us telling her we didn’t want to be rushed. The table next to us left when we did and they got their entrees when we sat down. When we said it was our son’s birthday she said we could buy a dessert and she’d put a candle in it. We come to CC regularly, we love the food and atmosphere, this was our first bad experience. Disappointing.
After dinning at the City Café for many years and enjoying the restaurant and especially the food we are increasingly disappointed with the quality of the food, which continues to decline! We are currently reluctant to go to the restaurant that used to be our "go to" spot.
The service during our most recent visit was pretty slow and our waitress was not all that personable.
Our waitress, Jeanette, was fabulous! The food was wonderful (try the corn fritters) and the special that night, seared scallops in a butternut squash risotto, was heavenly. We had reservations for dinner, and then came back after the symphony for dessert and coffee. Our tab was reasonable for the quality of the dishes! Will go back again when in town.
We frequent City Café whenever we attend a concert downtown, and for the first time we were disappointed. Our table was dirty when we sat down (lots of sugar on table, table obviously had NOT been wiped down). Waitress cleaned off table, but not too happily, and was not apologetic at all. Food is normally consistently good here; however one of our meals was cold. When sent back, it was returned, but still not hot inside. We did not want to, nor did we have time to send it back again. May have to find a new venue before our concerts.
We arrived early and the noise was fine, but as it got more crowded, it was very loud on a Thrs evening. Food was very good but a little pricier...you get what you pay for though!
Great place for food and drinks! We usually choose the outdoor seating and enjoy the neighborhood scenery and passersby along with creative food and wonderful drinks. Beer selection is great!
As always, a wonderful experience of delicious food, attentive but not intrusive services, and a lively ambiance. I always enjoy the imaginative cocktails and well-prepared dishes in generous portions. Both management and staff work hard to make sure guests have a great time. This place is a favorite of mine.
The quality of the food at the City Café continues to decline!
The salads were only ok. The Ceasar salad was a huge disappointment . The lamb burger was over cooked too.
Great service, delicious food, great atmosphere. Highly recommend
Food and atmosphere were wonderful. Highly recommend for brunch.
Always love the cosmopolitan feel of this restaurant....superior cocktails, tasty cleaver food choices.
The grilled Bronzini dinner was excellent and so was the tuna . It was a busy Friday evening but it was expected . Will return .
Worst dining experience in years.
City Cafe never disappoints! Great vibe, terrific menu, and an amazing staff. A true gem in the Mount Vernon neighborhood.
This was absolutely a horrible experience. We brought our kids out for Valentine's Day and could have just saved our money. The food, especially the chicken, was under-cooked and cold. The waiter was very inattentive and had to keep asking other workers for various items. Management did nothing to rectify the situation and also had just microwaved food that we sent back because it was cold.
I brought my dad here for breakfast before heading to the auto show. We do annual father/daughter auto show trip - either baltimore or philly. We walked in and he was instantly blown away by the jazz music playing.
He ordered the angry omelet and his reaction after the first bite sealed the deal. He couldn't stop expressing how great the food was. It was like with each bite it got better. I can't tell you if it was good because there was no sharing to be had.
My crab benedict was amazing. I didn't think it was going to be filling but my goodness it was.
Also the large mimosa...was spot on.
I can't wait to come back for another brunch or happy hour to try more food.
Overall, I had a wonderful experience. On my way out the door ,my date and I were asked if we left a payment, which was clearly on the table with a tip .
We went to City Cafe before a show at the Lyric. It was a busy night with several shows in the area. The staff was sensitive to our time as they are used to a "show" crowd. Our food took a little longer than expected but they were very attentive and we felt like they took care of the situation quite well. Always recommend City Cafe
Great selections. Presentation well done. Food served hot. Orders were short ribs, wagu meatloaf, steak salad and flat iron steak. All prepared as requested.
We always love this place. Consistently good food with a creative edge. Best Lamb burger and salads
I like this place. Plenty of variety on the menu; helpful staff; diverse clientele; sensitivity to curtain time at the Symphony. We were seated next to an area with a private party and the noise level was high for us.
We had a great time. The servers we attentive and pleasant. The food was very good.
I almost always eat at City Cafe before attending the Baltimore Symphony. I look forward to eating there as much as going to the concert. I often get their crispy fried oysters (so good) and a wonderful salad such as their harvest salad with nuts, dried fruits, goat cheese, etc. I love their lamb burger and lots of other regular menu items. Their servers are perfect!
They are always consistent with good food and great service. It is my go to place for a good meal anytime you can get in.
They kindly turned down the music for us and accommodated a requested change of ingredients. AND took photos of our group when our 80 yr old uncle asked. Lovely.
A friend ate brunch here yesterday and our meal was very good. the service was excellent and we weren't rushed, despite it becoming busier while we were there. A very enjoyable experience.