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About Donna's - Cross Keys

From its roots as Baltimore's leading coffee bar/cafe, Donna's Cross Keys has evolved to offering a full restaurant menu with fresh, inventive, Mediterranean-inspired cuisine. Enjoy your meal with some of our premium wines, innovative cocktails or craft beers.

5100 Falls Road
Baltimore, MD 21210
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Mediterranean, American

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 11:00am; Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 8:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
Northern Parkway

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 532-7611

Website:
http://www.donnas.com/

Catering:
Donna's is well done for it's sandwich and salad platters, and can also cater any level of luncheon or dinner party

Parking Details:
Lots of private lot parking immediately in front of restaurant, with ample handicapped parking

Executive Chef:
Ian Standford

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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Private Dining

Donna's- Cross Keys offers room for private dining that can accommodate a variety of gatherings from cocktail events to full sit down dinners. Our restaurant is great for hosting birthday parties, wedding rehearsals, business luncheons and many other events.

Donna's - Cross Keys Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.0

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (19)
Casual (16)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
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Creative Cuisine (12)
Good for a Date (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Cozy (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Business Meals (8)
Great for Brunch (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Afternoon Coffee (7)
Healthy (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Fun (4)
People Watching (4)
Seasonal (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Authentic (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Romantic (3)
Scenic View (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 2 days ago

Connected with middle school friend! Great time wonderful waitress!

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·Dined 3 days ago

All was great, but Open Table should have let us know that there was a fixed price menu.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

I always enjoy eating at Donnas. Yje food is generally excellent and all of the people who serve you are pleasant and very informative.
I love the variety of dishes that are offered and the thoughtful way the ingredients and the combination of the vegetables and main courses are put together. It's always nice seeing either Alan or Donna because they great each customer with warmth and gratitude for eating at their restaurant.

Our Valentine's day meal was extremely good. We look forward to eating there in the future!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Needed food middle of afternoon for 11 people; 2:30 reservation . They were great and waitstaff Teresa super!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Delicious! Strongly recommend the brunch. Great food for a good price.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We had the meatloaf (excellent) steak salad (Underwhelming as to flavor and amount of steak) and two pork belly burgers (several chunks of fat in the pork belly). Coffee beverages were outstanding as was the service.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Awesome meal with family and friends. Granny Smith salad with grilled chicken, perfect light, healthy lunch. Skipped desserts, didn't need the calories. They look great.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2018

I was meeting an old friend who I hadn’t seen in years. Donna's offered us the perfect place to catch up. The server was patient and not intrusive. Once he figured out we were going to be slow, he let us be but was there when we needed something. Really excellent. The food was, as always very good, with the tomato bisque eliciting an “ooh, this is good” from my New York friend. Donna (and staff), you hit it out of the ballpark!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was great. Go to Donna’s regularly and it is never disappointing.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We got together with old friends we haven’t seen in years. The menu was great as everyone chose very different things. All the meals were absolutely delicious and everyone was happy with what they had selected.
The server was phenomenal: very pleasant, knowledgeable, and attentive and friendly.
We had a great evening with great food in a friendly and comfortable surrounding.
Thank you!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 20, 2018

My friends and I go to Donna's frequently. I love the calamari, and my friends frequently get the salmon and trout dishes. But there are also many good meat plates also. The food is excellent and moderately priced. Good job Donna!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Disabled Access, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Spicy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Healthy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Used Opentable to reserve a table for 6 at Donna's. I had never been there before so I looked up the address on Google maps and got the basic idea of how to get there. It was chilly that evening but found the place with little trouble and there was plenty of parking available right outside the door. The main entrance has a double door vestibule so that the cold air didn't rush into the restaurant every time the door was opened. I was greeted warmly by the hostess and shown to our table which was prepared and waiting. Our waiter was Griffin and he went over the specials for the night and retrieved drinks for the table. I ordered off of the specials menu and had the mushroom soup and the blackened catfish linguine which was very good with a little cajun kick. Didn't care quite as much for the mushroom soup but it was fine. The atmosphere was on the dressy side of casual but didn't feel out of place with nice jeans and a button down shirt.

Overall I enjoyed the evening with my family very much. I had a table near the door but never felt drafty. The noise level was very acceptable for family conversation.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Donna’s food is consistently good. We had apple crisp for desert that was outstanding.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Awful restaurant. Shrimp was spoiled. The waitress told me they serve fresh pasta, but she lied. Ruined my anniversary.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 12, 2018

A group of us go to Donna's once a month for our book group

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The Sunday brunch was amazingly wonderful. I’m vegan and had several options to eat off the brunch buffet. The wait staff was attentive and friendly. The space was very tight and it was bit cumbersome to go back and forth to the buffet. I would definitely visit again when back in the area!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The food was very good. The service was outstanding, the person waiting on us listened and executed all my requests. Beer selection could be better, the wine was fine. It was a very cold Saturday night, but the restaurant was very warm and cozy. The noise level is a little high for a romantic dinner or conversation, but it was fine for us. The location is perfect, safe and having parking is a wonderful advantage. Will return

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We have been to a lot of recommended restaurants, but always return toDonna's with friends, family or just the two of us for a most delicious and lovely dinner.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Donna's is great for everyday dining. A bright and friendly atmosphere. There are a variety of offerings and the food is served quickly. We really enjoyed the eggplant and calamari appetizers.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Another great meal at Donna's. All of the food is so good. We just love it.

Tags: Vegan, Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We went here for a traditional Feast of the 7 Fishes on Xmas eve. There were not many choices in the Balt. area, and the other restaurants I looked into were a lot more expensive, and had poor reviews. Donnas offered a 6 course meal for $55 per person. Every course was outstanding and I feel like we got an unbelievable value for the money. I hope they continue to offer this every year, because this will be my new tradition.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 24, 2017

As always Donnas is consistant and reliable. It is such a relaxing place to eat. The service is good and the food was good as well. I had the steak which was cooked perfectly. A enjoyable meal.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Pretty awful experience. Slow service. Undercooked potatoes & steak. Tasteless food. Terrible coffee. Won’t be back

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We used to love Donna's back in the 90s early 2000s but haven't lived near one since. We were in the area and looking for something yummy and low-key and we found this Donna's. We were wondering if it was still just as good and it still is! The host was friendly and our waitress was attentive and fantastic! Great food with great prices!

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Good food for the value. Nice ambiance. Neighborhood place. Friendly.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Our lunch was most enjoyable and our server was attentive to our needs. Food was good and we weren't rushed.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Excellent food in a somewhat crowded setting. It seems expensive for what it is, but for a treat once in a while it is probably worth it.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 30, 2017

It was a very nice lunch with friends. Parking was plenty and no charge, a big plus.
The food was very good and the service was outstanding. I'm glad I made reservations thru Open Table, lunch hour was very busy and we had limited time.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Excellent choice no matter when you go. We love the food and wine at Donna's!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Always a great neighborhood place to meet up with family and friends. Service is always good and the food is consistently good. It’s one of our favorite go to places.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Donnas exceeded our expectation. We went with 2 families (4 adults, 4 kids). Seating was great. Appetizers were very good - mezzo plate and friend calamari. Kids all got burgers and were very happy. The chicken dishes were good as well and they have an extensive wine/drink menu. All in all good choice.

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Everything was delicious! Our server very pleasant. I wish all servers in every restaurant would stop adding "you guys" at the end of every sentence. It's so easy to ask "What can I get you from the bar? " or "Do any of you have any questions?" Instead of saying "What can I get you guys?" etc. you can be plural!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Solid if not amazing. We enjoy the predictability. Always good veggie plate. Always good grilled cheese. Service seemed off, though. Requested napkins but none received. Likewise server seemed to become scarce except when bill was due.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Donna’s is one of my favorite restaurants. The food is consistently well prepared and delicious.

Tags: Casual, Afternoon Coffee, Hot Spot, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Great experience, we had a very nice server and enjoyed the food and the atmosphere.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Seasonal, Scenic View, Comfort Food, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 13, 2017

My book group meets at Donna's once a month. They are very accommodating and the food is good. They usually give us a table in the corner so we an hear each other.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Pleasant atmosphere and tasty, creative food choices. Wait staff is attentive and friendly. The outside dining ambience is a rarity in Baltimore City because many other Baltimore restaurants are closer to city street traffic noise. This restaurant is a neighborhood gem. Donna's Cosima also offers a lovely outside venue.

Tags: Quick Bite, Cozy, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Casual, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Everything went very well for food and service;
Waitress was extremely kind and had wonderful timing....

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Have been here many times and always enjoyable. Tonight's special was espresso-rubbed pork loin and it was fabulous.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Donna's is a great local spot, the kind that you can always depend on. It's really wonderful when the patio is open, as it's in a good location with easy parking. Good service, good food, lovely atmosphere, and reliably a nice time!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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