Cypriana

4.5
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850 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
A casual but upscale authentic neighborhood Mediterranean Bar & Grill in Baltimore. Featuring an all hand-made in-house simplified menu, we bring small plates crafted by the passion of our chef, creating everything from the home-made pita dough down to hand crafted dressings that come with all of the goodies. These are the recipes of our grandmothers. Our clean-eating menu will offer you a great experience of sharing multiple layers of flavors through a sampling of many small plates. Even our selection of craft wines and craft draft beers has been hand-picked to compliment the menu. For those seeking a gluten free cooking environment, our whole menu features gluten free offerings, with one exception of our house made pita bread. Looking forward to hosting you soon! Dinner begins at 5pm. Our kitchen closes at 9:30pm Sun -Thurs & 11pm Fri-Sat, but our spacious bar stays open 'til last call..
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j
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Belated birthday

t
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Maria can cook: she may be Baltimore's finest chef. The grilled shrimp & the tomahawk veal chop were perfect.

L
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was absolutely incredible, I would 10/10 recommend. Our waiter was knowledgeable and very helpful describing the menu options. There are televisions playing sports which seems odd for a relatively fine dining restaurant and it could be noisy at times. Otherwise I absolutely loved and will certainly be returning

F
Baltimore
45 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal. Chef Maria’s dishes are delicious and the service is attentive without being intrusive.

R
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun place with a group to share plates. Hummus, salads, falafel and desserts were excellent. Server was on spot with timing and recommendations. We would recommend and will definitely return.

ST
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent, the service is always professional and the hosts are warm and friendly. Always enjoy Cypriana.

KH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved it so much! The team was outstanding; even the owner personally thanked us for joining that night. I highly recommend it and will go back.

F
Baltimore
45 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another delicious meal!

OT
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

DS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Good food and service. Seating was very tight and pretty noisy.

SD
Baltimore
36 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

This was my first experience at Cypriana and it was delicious and fun--multiple small plates were shared among our party and all were very tasty. I will not however return on a Saturday night--service was uneven due to the explodingly crowded dining room If you like a quiet place, this is not for you, at least on the weekend (I will report back when I return on a weeknight). If you like a high energy place where tables are 6 inches from each other and it's one big happy party, then you will LOVE this place!

The service was friendly and earnest, and both the owner/manager and the chef work the room and make sure everyone is enjoying themselves--this is a very authentic restaurant that should not be missed!

DR
Baltimore
333 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Love our visits to Cypriana. Always welcoming and friendly service. We tried a few different items and were not as impressed as we have with previous choices. The beef kabob entree was more like an appetizer size, and the spinach flatbread was ok but nothing special. We loved the greek salad and the lamb shank. We will definitely be back.

s
Baltimore
86 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

We waited for 2 hours for 3 people at our table to get their food. Water was not refilled and that is all one person was having. The 3 that were having wine by the glass would have had much more had the service worked that evening. It makes me a bit sad because the food is actually nice here. Not one person apologized or any explanation. Unacceptable

BS
Poconos
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely Classic Mediterranean food... All was delicious and very filling.

The prices are very reasonable as well my wife and I went and got 2 apps and 2 main courses our the door for under $80 with Tip... not very common to find that any more.

Will definitely be going back

MC
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitstaff is delightful and informative, the food NEVER disappoints, and the atmosphere is warm and inviting with just a hint of festive.
Simply love it.

R
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great happy hour food with a terrific bartender. The spinach pie and flatbreads are a must. Pretty crowded on a Friday.

S
Baltimore
90 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

This Mediterranean restaurant is a welcome addition to the Baltimore dining scene. The pita bread is delicious, and costs $3. Before ordering, determine what else you're going to eat, because many dishes come with pita bread (e.g. the juicy, lemony wood roasted olives). We found the grilled eggplant to be the best dish on the menu. The award-winning falafel was worthy of its reputation. The moussaka melted in the mouth. The salted pistachio baklava was tasty. For us, the one negative was the stuffed grape leaves (meat version). We sent it back. The manager seemed about to tell us that we didn't like it because we were comparing it to a lower quality restaurant, but he held his tongue. We found the grape leaves dry and lacking a rich flavor. He told us that several people in the back had tried our dish, and found it quite good; I found that creepy and insulting to cast judgment on our taste. Menu is nice combo of entrees and small plates.

ET
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

One of my favorite places!

k
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing and the staff is attentive.

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place was a pleasant surprise. Great good and amazing services, available free parking and the food are very reasonably priced.

M
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

I love the owner and the

t
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Cypriana is consistently delicious. You might have to wait for a table, even with a reservation, but it’s worth the wait. Get the hummus and pita and the feta with honey appetizer. We had the octopus entree and the grilled shrimp. Both were were fantastic!

E
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very nice server. Reservation system mess up caused issues so there were numbers of parties waiting to be seated. Surprisingly, no one mentioned this until we were seated 20 min after outer reservation. Would be helpful if free parking info was on opentable review or easily found on website. They wouldn’t filet whole fish upon request which was surprising.

SH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Jack was a stellar waiter and very informed on the menu which helped us greatly. We will definitely be back!!

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was daughter’s birthday. Nick, our server was great. Food was delicious.

OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food3service3ambience1

The food is okay, and the service was friendly, but the atmosphere is not good. They have way too many tables packed in there and it just feels crowded and uncomfortable. And it’s ridiculously overpriced. We ordered the Seafood Soiree for 2 — the entree alone was $125. I don’t typically like to spend that much, but if it’s really good I’m okay with it. This felt like it should have been closer to $60. But price aside, they really need to remove at least 10% of the tables to make the place bearable.

EF
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

My boyfriend and I enjoyed the small plates that we were able to share with one another. The atmosphere was nice, fancy but not over the top. The staff was helpful and answered all of our questions, which was nice considering it was our first time there.

WL
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, Grilled Octopus and hummus is a must try.

T
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Love eating here! Food/service was a little slow, but delicious!

RJ
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really delicious with small playe optuons as well as entrees. I had the lamb shank and it was so tender and delicious. Nice to have wine pairing suggestions. The desserts were also fabulous and freshly made. Will go back again.

b
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner welcomed us with a thorough overview of their cuisine and how freshly made the food is. It was our first time. The food was fantastic. We will be back for sure. One of our new favorite places in Baltimore!

J
Baltimore
82 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food good, bar drinks good, will come again!l,,

RO
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was thorough and informative and attentive. This was our first time there and the owner came over to welcome us. The food is absolutely delicious. The menu has something for every taste bud.

n
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Cypriana was very busy Saturday. They did not handle this well and the service left much to be desired. We told our waiter we had a theatre engagement, but he disappeared for long periods of time and made certain incorrect assumptions about the coursing of our our meal. We had to escalate the problem and by the time the food came we were rushed and did not have a sufficient amount of time to enjoy it. I don't recommend going here on a Saturday night.

P.S. Telling us that "the waiter is still learning" is not a satisfying excuse.

J
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely, one of our favorite - if not our favorite place! The service is always great, the food is always delicious, and we always leave appreciating the entire experience. This visit, we enjoyed the falafel, which came with a serving of 6 perfectly cooked falafel balls, the non-vegetarian grape leaves, a greek salad, and the lamb chops. Everything was delicious. If I had one suggestion, it would be to serve the falafel with some pita, but otherwise - delicious flavors, great service, and another great dining experience.

DB
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We shared all of: traditional hummus, greek salad, and crab cakes. We've been to this restaurant a number of times and knew what to expect of the hummus, pita, and salad - all exceptional. The pita is best in the city - yeah, I know, it's only pita, but it does stand out. Ditto for the hummus. Salad was great, too. But the crab cakes were a surprise - surprisingly good! They're more flavorful than run-of-the-mill, and were truly delicious. I could see some not being as enthusiastic as they were bit heavy on the mayo, but we were happy and would definitely get them again. Drinks here have never disappointed either. We'll be back.

LT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Another amazing experience with friends.

EE
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A nice night out for my wife and I. We usually try to pick a place with small plates to share and Cypriana is now on the list. We started with cocktails, hummus and mushroom soup. Delicious. I’m not familiar with many Greek wines so we tried a couple along with the small plates we chose (4 or 5 on top of the hummus and soup). Then capped it off with a Greek coffee. The service was great, the food delicious. We’ll be back.

JH
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and such an enjoyable experience

MA
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great versatile menu and food was excellent. Service was very attentive. The Chef’s hummus appetizer and grilled octopus was outstanding. Greek fries with rosemary and feta were delicious. 4 diners with varying dishes were all very pleased with food

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