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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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (21)
Casual (19)
Great for Lunch (16)
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Neighborhood Gem (15)
Good for a Date (12)
Comfort Food (12)
Healthy (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Great for Brunch (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Business Meals (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Scenic View (7)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
People Watching (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Authentic (4)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Cozy (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Romantic (3)
Seasonal (3)
Vegan (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Fun (1)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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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 5, 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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·Dined on November 5, 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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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 12, 2017

This restaurant has a great outdoor seating option. The menu has lots of options and both the shrimp pasta and irish burger were great. We had a fantastic server, too.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Always enjoy our meal here. Love the menu. Fantastic specials with lots of creativity

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Th food was tasteless, Tuna Tartare was very strange, (sent it back) the worse Ceasar Salad I have ever had. Pasta was tasteless. Only reason to go to Donna's is the outside patio. Other than that, eat elsewhere.

Tags: Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Wonderful outdoor location for wonderful food. Enjoyed the hamburger, the grilled veggies, and the trout.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on August 24, 2017

Great service and food! A bit pricey overall worth it.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Our book group meets at Donna's about once a month. We like the food and the noise level is low enough we can carry on a conversation. The last few times we have met we were served by Lindsey and she does a great job. She remembered us, the service was paced just right. She kept us in bread and she is personable. Extra added bonus - we've spotted the author Anne Tyler there, for us book loving folk that is an exciting moment.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Healthy, Seasonal, Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 3, 2017

We've been going to Donna's for years and appreciate that we can always depend on getting a good healthy meal. Donna's culinary creativity is reflected in the varied and balanced menu . And the well-trained wait staff means that service is friendly and accommodating, adding so much to a pleasant dining experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Casual, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Dish 1 Beef Tips over Linguine w tomatoes asparagus mushrooms delicious Dish 2 Chicken Milanese w potatoes tomatoes peas zucchini fabulous tasting also

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 30, 2017

My wife and I met over Sunday brunch with our son, who wanted to discuss some business plans. The atmosphere was friendly yet very good for conversation. The food choices and quality were wonderful (save room for that roast beef...succulent).

The only sour note had to do with their online advertising. For $25, you get the brunch buffet along with "a complimentary mimosa or bloody mary." My wife and I arrived a few minutes early, and asked for a coffee while we waited for our son. When he arrived, we ordered two mimosas and a bloody mary---and the waitress said that the coffee counted as our "free drink" and we'd have to pay for our mimosas, she thought around $8 or $10.

We've been to many buffets, and coffee is usually included. When it's extra, it is stated clearly. We relayed this to our waitress. She sought out the manager on duty, and returned to say, it's okay, "we can do it this time." We took that to mean the coffee was included, until the bill came, when we were charged for three coffees.

Donna's----isn't it better to clearly state the costs on your menus, online and hard copy? The text for the buffet says only "complimentary mimosa or bloody mary"---not in place of coffee, and not coffee as "your fist liquid" or anything.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on July 28, 2017

Two of us had chicken Milanese and one of us had the Mahi mahi special. We all thought our meals were excellent. It's been awhile since 2 of us ate at Donna's & both of us thought the food had greatly improved. Thank you.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Casual, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Donna's is one of our favorite go-to restaurants. We especially enjoy sitting outside in the good weather. Menu options are varies and always tasty.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Quick Bite, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Early dinner on a Sunday afternoon after the theater. I always want to like this restaurant better than I actually do. Beautiful setting , great for people watching, and ok food. Too much garlic in every dish. Ended up with meatloaf with garlic mash potatoes and zucchini. Meatloaf was good. Had to ask for salt and pepper. This is my pet peeve. Just put the S and P on the table. The diner should not have to ask and wait for it while the food comes.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Coffee, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on July 20, 2017

The food is consistently terrific and the portions are generous. All the staff are accommodating and responsive. Donna hersel is an incredibly lovely, attentive and talented restaurateur with decades of experience and always works to make her customers happy.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 15, 2017

It's always a good place for us to go for dinner. Some items may be a bit overpriced but the food is yummy.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Prices higher then in past and food choices too fancy. Hard to find plain dishes

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Food was prepared and presented well. But overpriced for what it was. Mixed drinks were really good.

Service was friendly and attentive enough. But main course came out immediately after finishing appetizer. That was a timing error.

Narrow space of a dining area. I don't know, but for the price there are way better alternatives.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 7, 2017

We had the most marvelous waiter! His name was Griffin and he was outstanding. He was charming, funny, and attentive without being annoying. This man was meant to work in hospitality!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 4, 2017

I eagerly wait for summer for Donna's Gazpacho...no other restaurant I frequent makes it as good as she does. I also like the opportunity to sit outdoors. The wait staff are always A+.

Tags: Quick Bite, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Food was great, servings was huge for me. Our server was great. We are outside, very nice

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Hot Spot
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Sat outside which was lovely an so was the service. Ordered duck salad which they were out of. Kinda disappointed . My o their choice was just ok. Will try again.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 22, 2017

The strip steak was excellent as was the beef tips with chopped veggies over pasta was very tasty too!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Great food..only negative space was very tight. Food very good

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Great meal as always.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 16, 2017

There were 4 of us we were pre-theatre and in kind of a hurry. The staff was very accommodating and hurried us along. The tuna tartare was a big mistake. It didn't need all the onions and squash to make it interesting. Dressed nicely but way too overthought! The eggplant napoleon was good, very tasty. The goat cheese salad was great and the sweetbreads were delicious. The crabcake was ok, not the best, not the worst. Brioche roll was nice with some nice spicy dressing.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 15, 2017

We had a most amazing lunch...parpadelle pasta with a delicious chicken and sauce. I wish I could cook that good, but I can't. That's why I go to Donna's Cross Keys.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 6, 2017

One of our favorite go to places. Good for lunch or dinner. Service is always good. Outdoor seating is great. It can get noisy inside when it's full.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Afternoon Coffee, Cozy, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Perhaps we just caught them at the wrong time, but it took about 30 minutes to get water and place an order for drinks. Our food arrived very quickly and they did comp us for drinks, but we won't be going back for dinner, anytime soon. It's fine for lunch or brunch.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 1, 2017

Very nice dinner experience with an out-of-town friend. We could sit outside and enjoyed delicious food and great drinks.

Tags: Disabled Access, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Yet another wonderful meal at Donna's. The outside deck is as nice as it gets!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vegan
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