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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

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

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 (14)
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 (8)
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)
Quick Bite (3)
Romantic (3)
Seasonal (3)
Vegan (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Cozy (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Fun (1)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 19, 2017

The food was great as always. Our waitress seemed to be too busy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Unfortunately did not have a great time. Strange the restaurant was practically empty yet we were sat right next to a large table with family members who were super loud the entire time. Kept hoping they were leaving soon. Even mentioned to the server if we could be moved so that we could hear each other and it was shrugged off. Tainted the experience. Ordered something we thought would come out quick but took awhile and avoided additional drinks, eats and dessert just to get the heck out of there. Shame, really wanted to like it. My date was awesome about the whole thing even though we had such limited time to be together, we made the best of it.

Tags: Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 16, 2017

I used to frequent Donna's when I lived nearby and it was consistently excellent. Although it's been several years, the other night was no exception to this trend. The food was fantastic, it was quiet and not overly crowded, and our server was absolutely lovely. Not a thing could have been better.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Fun, Casual, Healthy
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 16, 2017

Came here because Petit Louis was closed for some political statement (?), we enjoyed our meal and will be returning to Donna's in the future.

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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Donna's doesn't disappoint! With Valentine's Day in the beginning of the week - we were happy to get a last minute reservation. We chose Donna's because we love the food. Fresh salads, scrumptious appetizers, bread and their homemade olive oil spread and scrumptious desserts.

They transformed an already cool space into a destination with strings of lights everywhere - it was really special for Valentine's Day and gave the restaurant a warm glow. Our hearts of artichoke salad was delectable. I had the most delicious Tuna surrounded by fresh vegetables that was indescribably good. Took half of it home (large portion) and it was great for dinner the next day as well, For dessert they were serving up giagantic portions of Red Velvet Cake which we declined (but our waiter brought us glasses of bubbly (on him) instead! Our waiter, Mark, hit all the right notes, he was personable, informative, enthusiastic and made us feel like cherished guests. At the end of the evening when the restaurant cleared out - he stayed on to chat a bit! It was a fabulous experience.

The food was/is - so good - we have to become regulars at Donna's!

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 12, 2017

Excellent as always!! Really appreciate the waiter helping me to order an earlier iteration of a menu item no longer shown on the menu which I really love!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Great food and attentive service. Easy access and handicapped accessible.
The only problem we had is that our burger was well done instead on medium rare as we had ordered it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Casual
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Food was excellent. Rachelle was a great server.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Had a great lunch as usual. The lamb burger never disappoints!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Scenic View
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Very good lunch! The shrimp and feta salad is delicious.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Donna's does such a good job with everything. You can count on finding delicious food and a range of choices, lovely comfortable setting, and friendly caring service. They never disappoint.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 24, 2017

All was great from the service, presentation and the taste. A wonderful pre-theater meal.

Tags: Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Live Music, Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 23, 2017

Amazing food and drinks. Service was impeccable as well. Definitely plan on going back.

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Fantastic dinner. Great value, great food, great service!

1 person found this review helpful.
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 21, 2017

I always forget how much I like this place. All around great meal, diverse menu lovely atmosphere and friendly service We will be back soon for another date night.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 21, 2017

First time at Donna's - Cross Keys and we really enjoyed our lunch. The menu included a wide variety of choices and we all really enjoyed our selections. We will be back for sure...

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Outstanding Value, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2017

The kids had great hamburgers. Adults, not so good. One entree got lost so a delay and it was not good when it arrived. Lamb meat balls. Chicken over cooked. Shrimp was good. Dissapointing

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Restaurant was quiet due to the weather. The food was excellent (has been consistently good on multiple visits) and staff was exceptionally friendly, attentive and helpful. One of our favorite places for a quiet, relaxing meal with excellent food at a reasonable price.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 13, 2017

Excellent food and service. Love it every time
The setting is lovely

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 3, 2017

As usual, Donna's can be depended upon for good food and service. Convenient.

Tags: Good for Groups, Quick Bite
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 27, 2016

Great food and friendly efficient service!

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 26, 2016

Service was not good and restaurant not busy.
Thank goodness for Mark the manager who made things right.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 24, 2016

We had a great time spending Christmas Eve together and our experience was the best ever anywhere. We enjoyed the Italian traditional Seven Seas, 7 courses of fish. The chef did an amazing job and everything was delicious! Thank you for the outstanding service and enjoyment of celebrating Christmas.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 21, 2016

Two out of two fully satisfied diners here--bouillabaisse and the steak salad.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 17, 2016

We always enjoy going to Donna's in Cross Keys. The food is generally very fresh and tastes great. Often we will see some of our Baltimore acquaintances that are also enjoying a meal there.
In addition to very tasty and innovative meals, the restaurant is very pleasant to be in. The lovely decorations ae complemented by a waitstaff that is pleasant, knowledgeable and attentive. It's a treat for all of our senses!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Outstanding Value, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2016

Good food, ambience, service. $4 for hot tea was excessive.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Sunday Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 14, 2016

Neighborhood fave. Perfect for lunches. It was more crowded and noisy than usual, but might have been due to the office and Holiday things.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 9, 2016

Perfect! There were seven of us and our table was in the alcove near the front door which was like a private dining room. Food was excellent. Not one complaint so this group of friends will be returning.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 2, 2016

Clams way over cooked and flooded with hot red peppers
Ugh

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 30, 2016

I made a reservation for 8:30 PM and the restaurant called at 8:15 PM to say that they had closed at 8 PM. This is not right.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 17, 2016

Donna's is always reliable in a range of excellent to outstanding.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 4, 2016

Staff are always so nice! Came on a very busy night in a bit of a hurry and they ensured that our food came out quickly, and still our substitutions came out perfectly too. Kale salad and meatloaf were delicious.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 23, 2016

Donna's continues to please: After living in Baltimore for 20 plus years, some of our favorite restaurants have gone or declined. Not Donna's! In fact, it has become better over the years. Following the current trend, Donna's now offers farm-to-table products, assuring fresh and "green" foods. We also appreciated the low volume ambience, allowing conversation without resultant laryngitis. Bon Appetite!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 22, 2016

Horrible menu and service. menu was unreadable, noisy and atmosphere was poor

1 person found this review helpful.
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 21, 2016

We loved the short menu! The wait staff was extremely friendly with suggestions for food items. We lived the kale! Donna's is a must visit kinda place.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Cozy, Disabled Access, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 18, 2016

Sitting outside is delightful. It can get noisy inside.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 14, 2016

All went well although could not order OT special unless pre-ordered. However, not knowing what iot was, did not check box when setting up reservation.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 9, 2016

Fun meal at Donna's. Food was very good but a little pricey. The mushroom barley soup was good, but expensive for a small cup. Entree omelets and salads tasted great. Place was a little noisy and a little crowded. Overall, a good meal.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 8, 2016

The food at Donna's, was, as always, superb. The specials were fantastic, especially crab cake and the Spanish mackerel.

Tags: Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Kid-friendly, Vegan, Healthy, Outstanding Value
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 5, 2016

The steak salad, which I usually enjoy, was overloaded with too much salad dressing and not enough Romain to call it a salad. I felt the steak was fatty and tough. Not the usual for Donna's. The waiter never came back to refill the water glasses. We asked two times before somebody came to do it. It was a bit disappointing. It's not like the way it used to be.

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