Cunningham's

4.5
1564 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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Cunningham’s is a seasonal American grille that blends the modern atmosphere of city dining with the rustic, smoky flavors of the countryside. Using a wood-fired grill and brick oven, we provide guests with dishes created from the freshest seasonal and local ingredients possible. We believe that an excellent dining experience is built on thoughtful, attentive service and sourcing product that are grown and crafted responsibly. Each of these aspects contributes to our mission of providing our guests with an unmatched dining experience. We hope that you will visit us soon!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner:
Sunday - Monday 5pm - 9pm
Tuesday - Thursday: 5pm - 10pm
Friday - Saturday: 5pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 5pm - 9pm
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Phone number
(410) 339-7730
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jay Rohlfing
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
York Road
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet is available seven days a week in the Olympic Place garage located directly below our restaurant. A conveniently located elevator will bring you upstairs - no walking in the rain or snow here!
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Public transit
Both the #8 and #48 bus lines stop at the traffic circle at Dulaney Valley and Joppa Roads. Our restaurant is located steps away from the circle.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine

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Sun 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Mon 5:00PM - 5:45PM
Tue 5:00PM - 5:30PM
Wed - Thu 5:00PM - 5:45PM
Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 5:30PM

What 1564 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.4
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4.1
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Dinner was very good, especially the mahi mahi and the scallops main courses. Gazpacho was more ordinary, but the fried oysters were excellent. We originally requested the beet salad which turned out to be not available. Service was slow - at one point we had to call another waiter to ask our waiter where our bottle of wine was for the main course which had arrived. After several minutes our waiter showed up with the wine and then we were able to have wine with our main courses. After signing for the check I noticed there was no itemized bill so there was confusion and me waiting while the itemized bill was reprinted. Note: Cunningham's did not have valet parking the night we dined (on Tuesday 6/19/18) which it used to have.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Always a great experience as long as we can get seated at the tablecloth section, otherwise wayyy too noisy.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Tried this restaurant for Father's Day. The food was delicious and the waitress was very friendly and accommodating with our children. There is not a kids menu, but they were able to split an entree into three for our kiddies. Looking forward to going back with just the adults next time.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Our family had the best time, best dinner in a long time. My daughter is vegan and our waiter, Noah, helped with arranging for a suitable option. Our waiter was very attentive and really made it a very relaxing time. He knew a lot about the menu/drinks also. Food and drinks were excellent - fresh, different from the usual options at other places. Other staff was also very pleasant. We will definitively return.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Father’s Day brunch was great. There was a ton of variety and the food was delicious.

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

We've been going to Cunningham's with some regularity over the last year-and-a-half, particularly when we wanted to have a special occasion or really nice dining experience. Unfortunately, they just changed their menu, and not for the better. It seems all of their entre'es are now rather uncreative and uninspired slabs of meat or fish, with a *very* small garnish of greens and no starch. The waiter said that the restaurant is trying to "lighten-up" their offerings. We think they have gone too far. Admittedly, the meat and fish are very well cooked, but there was nothing interesting or special about the dish. It was just a large plate with meat, and given that the price for just an entre'e hovers close to $30, one expects a variety of flavors and textures to excite and stimulate the taste buds. Here in the USA, an entre'e is a main dish, and it should come with at least a modicum of vegetables and starch, etc., to make a balanced meal. Yes, one can order extra side dishes of vegetables, but the selection is dull and rapidly becomes expensive.

All of this is somewhat contradictory, as meat is usually considered to be "heavy" not light.

A new trendy item on their menu is called a "Tuna Poke" and is served with watermelon and rice noodles. Again, its just a large, nicely seared whole tuna streak with small bits of watermelon scattered around. Worse yet, the dish came with only a tablespoon's worth of UNDERCOOKED rice noodles. One can get larger servings of rice noodles from Asia Food on York Road for about 60 cents! At least learn how to cook them. BTW, in a traditional poke, the fish is raw and cubed. For an enjoyable comparison, go to Poke Bowl in Lutherville on York Road.

On the silly side, someone must have told them that the restaurant will feel more casual if all the wait staff wear jeans and plaid shirts! Really?? It's just silly.

We will wait for them to change their menu again....

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Love it! Food choices where excellent. Our waiter was so pleasant. We had a lovely time.

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3.0Dined on June 16, 2018

We dined at 8:30 on a Friday and the restaurant was nearly empty. Our waiter was nice and tried to be accommodating but clearly was new on the job so didn’t know the menu well. Can’t fault him for that. But he got both our main dishes wrong. My husband didn’t get the coleslaw sub for fries he requested, and I was served the larger portion size of seared tuna. I had ordered the smaller and even questioned the waiter when it arrived. Oh yes, it’s the smaller size. But I was charged for the larger. Both problems were quickly adjusted when pointed out, and we don’t know if the waiter or the kitchen made the mistake. But some carelessness there. We were seated outside at our request. A loud band was playing somewhere out of sight and the traffic was noisy for a while. The concrete patio surface needs repairs. So the ambiance wasn’t the greatest. But our food was good and nicely presented.

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4.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Although our food was delish, there are painfully few vegan options without having to order caesar salad without the cheese, flatbread without the cheese etc. The grilled asparagus were yummy.

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2.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Restaurant was EXTREMELY warm. We requested a temperature adjustment several times and although the management tried, they were unable to cool things down. Ruined the dining experience for us as we have several elderly folks that were rather uncomfortable.

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3.0Dined on June 8, 2018

So noisy thay we could not hear the other people at our table. Management did nothing. Seating in booth so hard and uncomfortable. Wait staff needs training. Food was nothing special. Have eaten there previously, this was by far the worst. Parking lot did not have enough parking.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Cunninghams was a great place to celebrate our 49th anniversary--so good, in fact , that we will be back for number fifty. Our server, Amanda, was excellent, and the food ( pork chop for me and brazed pork shank for my wife) was superb.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

First time visit, but definitely won’t be the last. Handcrafted Manhattan was one of the best I’ve had. Food was excellent and service was friendly and prompt. Spacious decor and fantastic outdoor seating areas.

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3.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Food was excellent. Not a bad thing can be said. Three people, three different meals, all perfect. Unfortunately we had less than stellar service. Had to ask to order a drink?? Really? When do you ever have to call the waiter over and ask if you can order a drink. Did not get bread. Waited waaaayyy too long to take entree order. Finally asked for bread. Brought it out for 5 tables. Our basket had 4 pieces of bread for 3 people. Served our drinks, brought my husband a bottle of beer and walked away. Had to flag someone else down to get a glass. At $25-$35 per person for dinner, should not have to ask for a glass. Waited for check. It was not busy. The waiter was not overwhelmed with tables. Just no attention to detail.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Great as usual. Crispy oysters, hot smoked salmon salad ! House cuvée everyone had a great meal

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Another excellent dinner at Cunninghams!! We sat outside on a lvoely evening when the restaruant was very busy. Yet, the food and service were both wonderful.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Cunningham's was a great dining experience for our special birthday date. They are a great farm to table option for those who are seeking well crafted meals to go along with the fresh ingredients. The shrimp and grits was full of buttery goodness - as good as any dishes I have enjoyed in the Low Country. Their salads are also tasty and imaginative - try the beet salad! The Manhattan I enjoyed before dinner was very smooth, with well proportioned components.

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Ronnie was great! As was all of the staff we interacted with. Very pleased. We will be back.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Wife and I went for a early dinner food was ok. Everything la carte, they may say side are shareable size there not. Dinner for 2 about $86.

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3.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Server was not very professional. Forgetful and not very concern about customer needs.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

The Happy Hour menu along with a beautiful evening outdoors and a good band (3 Amigos) made for a very enjoyable Friday evening at Cunningham's.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Everything was terrific including the waitress on only her second night working there. We did move our table from the original as there was a large table (maybe 12-15 people) and the noise level was unpleasant. A quiet area would be appreciated.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Great food and service. A little loud for something intimate though. Loved the open kitchen concept

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

We sat outside, gorgeous night, and we were there for happy hour. They had a singer outside which was very enjoying.. can’t wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

The bartender with the nice beard was awesome. I think his name is Danny. Food was great, and drinks were on point.

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Book this reservation last minute. What a great find! Outstanding meal, service and ambiance. The food was really outstanding, our servicer Frances did an amazing job we totally go back

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

This is our new favorite place to dine The service was undeniably the best we have had in a long while.

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Loved the fried oyster appetizer. Our waitress was terrific. Much louder on a Saturday evening than I remember from a previous time. My wife's steak was very tasty and tender but under cooked for medium. Still raw inside.

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Always excellent food, but service was incredibly slow and even nonexistent at times. We waited a full 10 minutes before ever being greeted at the table- each server thought the other was taking our table. Yet no one approached us. When we finally flagged her down, she took our drink and appetizer order- the appetizer arrived before our drinks! Definitely not a good experience. The server was apologetic, but unfortunately service didn’t improve. Overall, disappointing, as we were there to celebrate a special occasion and the lack of attentiveness impacted our evening.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Went for a belated Mother’s Day. We had a marvelous time

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2.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Disappointing at best. Marked depreciation since dining there a year ago. From inexperienced and overworked waiter to food that was sent back, the restaurant failed in so many areas required for enjoyment. Noise level was exasperated by live music that was heard several blocks away. Youthful and untrained staff had difficulty in arranging a cab service for pick-up at restaurant.

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3.0Dined on May 17, 2018

My meal was good but the salmon portion was small in my Salmon Salad and goat cheese was minimal. My co worker had ribs which were not edible. The Manager gave her another order which was equally poor.

They were considerate and concerned that we were not pleased.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

The food was very good and the staff was super friendly!! Definitely plan on going back very soon. Also loved the half off bottles of wine on Tuesdays.

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We were celebrating both Mother's Day and a Birthday. The restaurant (in our area) was quite empty.
Despite that, we had terrible service. I must add that the maitre de was very kind and understanding regarding our complaints.

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We had a mediocre experience once before (a nearly empty restaurant on a Saturday night last June with mediocre service) but wanted to give them a second chance-- Sadly, it will be our last visit. The parking is odd--underground garage has large signs for the restaurant but then once out of the car there is no signage of how to get to the restaurant's elevator. It was quite noisy on Mother's Day dinner (hard on the mother's ears!) and granted it was a very busy night; however we felt very rushed by our server, who also tried to upsell both a glass of wine and suggested we order a platter of oysters for the table in addition to the appetizers we had each ordered (odd!) . One of us ordered a burger medium rare and it was almost raw; the chicken parmesan was an unappetizingly huge breast; my scallops risotto however were tasty. Too many other great restaurants in the area--

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Very nice. Our first time at Cunningham’s, we will come back.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

My family went to their Mother’s Day brunch and it was fantastic! Great selection of food, the crab cakes and salmon were amazing! Also noteable- the Caesar salad, beets with feta, fried chicken, ham, sausage gravy and black bottoms. We had someone in our party who is allergic to eggs and a gentleman walked her through the buffet and was able to tell her all of the foods that did not contain eggs, she was so happy!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Cunningham’s Mother’s Day Buffet was delicious!

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

This was our first time there and our last. Our server was slow, forgetful and not what you would expect at a nice restaurant. Our food was served lukewarm, at best, the only thing that was hot were the truffle fries. My friend ordered the yams and did not get them, she had to ask for them. Definitely not worth $185 for 4 of us.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Cunningham's is a very good restaurant that was and can be exceptional.
I think that they have not recovered from their prior financial difficulties.

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