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About Cunningham's

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!

1 Olympic Pl
Towson, MD 21204
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 5pm - 10pm
Friday - Saturday: 5pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 5pm - 9pm

Cross Street:
York Road

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 339-7730

Website:
http://www.cunninghamstowson.com/

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!

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.

Executive Chef:
Jay Rohlfing

Additional:
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

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Cunningham's Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (41)
Fit for Foodies (35)
Special Occasion (34)
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Good for Anniversaries (31)
Local Ingredients (31)
Good for Birthdays (30)
Creative Cuisine (30)
Neighborhood Gem (29)
Notable Wine List (22)
Romantic (20)
Worth the Drive (20)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Business Meals (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Good for Groups (15)
Casual (12)
Cozy (11)
Seasonal (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Healthy (9)
Authentic (8)
Fun (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Organic (6)
Tasting Menu (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
People Watching (4)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Sports (1)
Waterfront (1)
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined a day ago

Great food...restaurant week menu was fabulous . Introduced someone new to your place and they loved it too.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 2 days ago

First timers. BEST vodka gimlet of any local restaurants. Pumpkin/cider soup excellent as was the tuna and the steak. Server forgot to offer bread but otherwise good attention. Maple Creme Brulee was cold and not very "maplish". Appreciated the space between tables and the valet parking. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined 2 days ago

My boyfriend and I found our new favorite place to eat! This was romantic with a reasonable price. Loved the quality and presentation of the food. I can't wait to go on another date there!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Cozy, People Watching, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Healthy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 6 days ago

Went there for my birthday dinner... The food was amazing, the service was extraordinary! Cunningham’s never disappoints!!! :-)

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Awesome meal. Bronzini was fantastic and so was the maple creme brûlée.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food was great, service was great! Convenient location with complimentary valet parking service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 12, 2018

My wife’s birthday. The food and wine were great. We came away pleasingly stuffed! The waiter was very attentive and cordial. We gave him a nice tip. The noise level was a little high owing to a large party.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Met up with my son and his friends for an early dinner. Food was excellent and David provided perfect service. I think this will become my "go to" eatery when I'm visiting my son in Towson.

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great good, great service and convenient valet parking.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The prix fixe was great and the wine pairing were great as well. Service was fast and we barely had to wait at all from one dish to the next. The complimentary valet was also a nice surprise. We’ll definitely be going back for dinner on a normal night one day soon.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Another great meal at cunningham's...just happened to be New Years Eve!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year’s Eve was my second time at Cunningham’s. They’re trying, but they fall short of their aspirations.

It’s in the details: A “wedge salad” that is a half a head of lettuce with a huge glob of blue cheese dressing- for instance. No offer of fresh ground pepper for any of the five courses, though grinders are visible in the server area. Beet salad pretty good, but bland- a missed opportunity to use an interesting fresh herb. Beef tenderloin was a highlight and done very well. (As is their fresh bread.) Desserts -we tried three- were uneven. Opera cake was particularly dry; beignets were good; pana cotta was just strange. Beignets were the only desserts finished by our party.
Of note: I requested a quieter seating area when I made the reservations because we had a hearing impaired guest. This was not noted or discussed w me, unlike other restaurants that use Open Table who have responded in some form or fashion, even if it’s to say that they can’t accomodate the request.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year's Eve dinner. Was never informed it was a very expensive pre fixe menu only. Seated at a very small table next to the bar when plenty of larger tables available (that stayed empty the entire time we were there). Other couples were given larger tables. People in the bar screaming constantly about football, which killed the ambience. Ordered steak medium and at most it was medium rare/rare. Other than steak food was very good. Drinks were weak. Wouldn't rush back.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

The steak tartare appetizer was fabulous. We arrived at 5:00 because we've had issues with the noise before so it was fine. By the time we left at 7:00 it was very loud.

Tags: Tapas, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We shared the beet salad which was very good and it came split which I appreciate. My filet was delicious and the potatoes that came with it were great! The New York strip was good. The creme brûlée was very enjoyable. But what really bothered us was that when we were leaving, a manager was going over scheduling with the hostess and we were waiting for our coats. They were 2 steps away so I just walked in to get them but that man was seemingly incensed and told me he would get it in a very rude manner.

Tags: Live Sports, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Nice waiter. Took awhile for our cocktails. Fried oyster app was very good as usual. Son ordered seared tuna entree. Tuna was grey, not red, he ate it anyway. His side was forgotten until I reminded the manager. My scallops and risotto would have been very good if the risotto was not almost cold. Replaced the dish. Everything as it should be once the redo arrived except the dinner was already ruined. Waiter had disappeared after serving the cocktails. Disappointing meal Surprising and disappointing given that the restaurant was basically empty. My dish was comped but that doesn't negate the overall disappointing experience.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Superb. Everything. Especially food and service. Great drink and wine menu. Would come again and again!

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·Dined on December 18, 2017

This was not my first time at Cunningham's. Each time that I have come to the restaurant I have received superb service which actually starts at the valet parking. I want to thank Sam for helping to make our special occasion memorable.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Casual
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Delicious good and excellent service.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 17, 2017

My wife and I and friends celebrate the solstice every year by going to a concert nearby, and Cunningham’s is where we go after.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

This was our first visit. We trek to Towson every December from NOVA to see Helicon at Goucher College and dine with good friends afterward. Previously another local restaurant was our go-to but not anymore! In fact, we’re looking for more reasons to drive over and dine there again! We shared the scallops with mushroom risotto, bronzino, tuna tartare, as well as fried and half-shell oysters. Great stuff!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We went to dinner for my son and wife’s birthday. Food was great. More expensive then we expected, but worth the money.

Tags: Fun, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 12, 2017

This hidden Towson gem is perfect for indulging in great food-skillfully prepared. It's perfect for a couple who want to celebrate a special occasion without hurrying off to another event. Take time to learn how to find it (hidden in plain site off the beaten path). Kudos to the head chef and wait-staff.
Bob & Betty

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The food was really delicious and our waitress was very good. We were servedright away. The waitress also helped us choose food for the kids as well as wine to go with our food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

First visit, but definitely not the last! A hidden gem that I drive by all the time! Everything was first rate.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Bar Seating, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Cunningham's is great! Beware if you are dining with older folks, as we were--some of their seating is wooden, pew-like benches. They're too hard on delicate backs. To avoid that issue, ask for the chair seating when you make your reservation. There are plenty of tables with chairs and it shouldn't be an issue. The food, ambience and service are otherwise great.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I like everything about Cunningham's. The indoor parking is convenient. The staff are friendly and capable. The menu is sophisticated without being pretentious. I like having a good choice of wine by-the-glass. The Cab Sauvignon I ordered was not cheap at $15 but quite good. Being in the mood for beef but not wanting a pound portion, I ordered the 7 oz. tenderloin which was as good as I have ever had and I didn't have to pay $50 for it.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 2, 2017

This is the kind of restaurant that once only existed downtown. I love dining downtown, but I also love being able to enjoy a trendy, fine dining experience in the suburbs, too. Great food and service. The bar is nice, and has an excellent view of downtown Towson - I know that sounds strange but it’s actually picturesque! Free valet parking in the attached garage is icing on the cake.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Just ok, really....nothing very memorable about the food or services but the ambiance is very nice...

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Very nice ambiance. Good food. However, the restaurant is extremely unprepared for Gluten Free dining. Next time will just go back for drinks and light app.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Organic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We went to Cunningham's for my mother's 75th birthday. Everything from the food to our server was spectacular.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 26, 2017

As downtown Baltimore residents we rarely venture out to the suburbs for dinner. We were pleasantly surprised at how good our experience was at Cunningham's where we found ourselves after an event in Towson. The server was attentive and knowledgeable. The dining room was nicely laid out and allowed for reasonable conversation. Most importantly, the food and wine were excellent. The Sous Vide Chicken was the highlight. We will now look for other occasions to frequent this fine restaurant across from the Towson Mall.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Delicious food, very nice and accommodating waiter, love the farm to table concept. Complementary valet parking was kind of pointless in an empty parking lot. Only thing I did not appreciate was being called 'sweetheart.'

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

The service has always been very good in the visits i have made and the food is very good as well. It seems a bit pricey but certainly not over the top. The parking attendant is very good, remembers people well. (did turn off the automatic headlights however.) the room is large, but I have never experienced a crowd. It is pleasant in the summer to sit outside on the terrace

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Casual
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

From the valet parking to getting back in the car everything was absolutely wonderful.
The lamb dish was the best I've ever had and I have tasted many at different locations.
I felt like we were the only ones our waitor was attending too without being overly interruptive.
Cozy romantic relaxing atmosphere and elegant furnishings.
Keep doing what you do Cunningham's!!!😁👏

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Tea, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 20, 2017

I’ve visited Cunningham’s a few times and I’ve been pleased with every visit.

Tags: Healthy, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 18, 2017

My husband and I went to Cunningham’s last night and it was FANTASTIC! Free valet, fantastic service, and delicious food. The wine was exactly as described by the waitress. We had the pork dumplings appetizer, which was just OK. For dinner husband had the lamb and I had the scallops over mushroom risotto. Both entrees were absolutely wonderful. Our food was perfectly prepared, although the portions were on the smaller side. And dessert was great as well. Our waitress was helpful and refilled our glasses at the perfect time. A little on the expensive side also, but overall a great experience for our date night. I would highly recommend Cunningham’s and will go there again!

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 18, 2017

First time here and loved it ! We had a great experience and our waiter was on point with recommendations in the menu and wine list

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Amazing food and service once again! Cunninghams is my new favorite place to go for a special occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We always enjoy Cunningham's! The menu is creative, the service is outstanding, and the food is always presented well. We can't recommend it enough!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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