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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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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (18)
Casual (17)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Good for a Date (12)
Special Occasion (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Cozy (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Healthy (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Business Meals (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Scenic View (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Authentic (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
People Watching (4)
Romantic (4)
Fun (4)
Vegan (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Seasonal (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

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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·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 25, 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 25, 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 25, 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 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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 (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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