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Hipp Cafe

3.9
464 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Top Tags:
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion

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About

The Hipp Café offers healthy fare made using organic and locally sourced ingredients made from scratch daily. Located in Baltimore, Maryland, the venue seeks to offer alternative fare to classic pub food with items that are just as filling and delicious. On the menu at The Hipp Café, you are sure to find such items as roasted beet salad, tuna poke tacos, bruschetta toast, herb grilled chicken sandwich and pork belly banh mi.

For a sweet treat, try the warm brioche bread pudding or classic New York cheesecake as a dessert option at The Hipp Café. Guests can also enjoy the ultimate chocolate cake which adds ganache and fresh berries for a refreshing and indulgent dessert that is sure to satisfy.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Comfort Food, Burgers
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, Saturday & Sunday: 2 hours prior to showtime;
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 2 hours prior to showtime
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Phone number
(410) 625-1401 ext. 205
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Paul Lever
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Private party facilities
Please contact Spectrum's Event Coordinator Kimberly Dorgan for our private Dining and event options
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Private party contact
Kimberly Dorgan: (443) 703-2430
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Catering
Spectrum is a full service caterer. Our Executive Chef & Professional Events team can customize a menu for your next event ranging from breakfast meetings & corporate dinners to barmitzvahs or weddings.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
W Baltimore Street
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Parking details
There is parking attached to the Hippodrome Theatre in the Grand Garage. When exiting the garage please use the Paca street exit and turn left onto W Baltimore Street. The Hipp Cafe is located between Paca Street and N Eutaw Street
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
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3.9based on all time ratings
3.7
food
4.0
service
3.3
ambience
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on December 7, 2014

Quick service..best place to eat before the show. You can relax because you do not have far to go to get to the theater.

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3.0Dined on December 5, 2014

Showed up at scheduled reservation time to find I had no served table set up. Luckily was able to get a table. So setting up a reservation thru OpenTable might be a waste of time and set you up for an surprised disappointing dinner planning evening out. Beware...

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4.0Dined on October 26, 2014

Conveniently located at the Hippodrome for a relaxing preshow meal. Friendliest staff anywhere.

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4.0Dined on October 26, 2014

The Hipp cafe was a perfect choice for four of us to dine before an evening show of I Love Lucy. The salads and wrap were delicious and fresh. The bread pudding was delicious
Would highly recommend and return again.

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3.0Dined on October 26, 2014

Mary ordered the crab cake and soup combo. The crab cake was the worst - all filler, questionable on if there was any crab. The potatoes in the soup were undercooked. Total disappointment.

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3.0Dined on October 26, 2014

Sunday happened to be a busy day and our food took more than 30 minutes to get to us. The food is tasty not overly plentiful but adequate. It is very convenient when attending a show.,

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4.0Dined on October 25, 2014

We always eat here before the theater. It is so convenient and the food is delicious. Service is great and servers are so friendly.

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5.0Dined on October 23, 2014

The Hipp Cafe was an unexpected and pleasant find! In looking for a place to eat prior to seeing the "I Love Lucy" play, we found that the Hippodrome Theater has an indoor cafe. Quite truthfully, we didn't expect much, but since we had tickets for a weekday show and considering rush-hour traffic, we didn't have much of a dining choice, so we made reservations. Much to our surprise, the menu was perfect - a small selection usually equals good food. Things got better when the food arrived - our selections were perfectly portioned and delicious! And our waitress and servers were perfect hosts with a flare of their own. They made us feel very special! What wonderful service! We will definitely eat there again, even without theater tickets:)

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5.0Dined on October 23, 2014

We LOVE our date nights at the Hippodrome, but especially enjoy the convenience of dining at the Hipp Cafe'!
The food is always prepared with flair and tastes fantastic. All the servers are so prompt, professional and friendly.
It's a highlight of our busy day to just relax and enjoy a light dinner before the show at the Hipp Cafe

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4.0Dined on October 22, 2014

Good food and service for before a show. Being so close to the theater is very convenient.

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4.0Dined on October 21, 2014

Good, interesting, flavorful sandwiches and very convenient when attending a Hippodrome event.

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5.0Dined on October 19, 2014

We made reservations at 5:30 PM in order to have plenty of time before the 6:30 show. The young fellow taking our order was knowledgeable and helpful. The food was delivered to the table promptly and the empty dishes were removed just as promptly. The food was excellent and we didn't feel stuffed when we finished. It was delightful and we will be back.

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4.0Dined on October 19, 2014

Hipp Café is great for a bite before a show at the Hippodrome. It's located in the lobby of the theater, and has a nice menu. You have to order at the counter, and your food is delivered to your table by very pleasant wait staff. The food is quite good, reasonably priced and reservations are taken!

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4.0Dined on October 19, 2014

Everyone is very pleasant and food is good but takes awhile to arrive. Book no later than noon if you're seeing a play.

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4.0Dined on October 19, 2014

Food is okay and service is friendly. Menu has various options.

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4.0Dined on October 19, 2014

Great food and right next to the Hippodrome theater--you dont even have to go outside!!

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5.0Dined on October 18, 2014

We have made a habit of having bread pudding here before seeing a play at the Hippodrome Theatre. Next time, we'll try lunch. All of the food coming out of the kitchen looks enticing, and the portions are large. The Hipp Cafe is a great before-the-show venue. Make reservations, and a table will be waiting for you.

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3.0Dined on October 17, 2014

We are new to Baltimore and do not know the area well. We were lookoing for a place to go for dinner before the theater. I saw on line the Hipp Cafe menu and required reservations and assumed it was a fancier place to eat. We were disappointed when we arrived to find it was a coffee shop. It did not meet our expectations but the food was very good. The staff was wonderful and we laughed at ourselves all during the meal.

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5.0Dined on September 14, 2014

Great place to get a quick meal before the show at reasonable prices. Would eat there again before seeing a show.

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5.0Dined on September 13, 2014

My grandmother and I always eat here before a show and we love the food. I especially love the chips ;)

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4.0Dined on September 13, 2014

Our reservation was for 12:45 on a day with a 2:00 matinee. We got there at 12:40, check to make sure one of the tables had our reserved sign on it and got in line to order. By the time we got to our table, it had been given to someone else. When I asked a server what happened to our reserved sign, I was told our table was given to someone in a wheelchair that needed a table that was easy for them to access. I was also told that tables are given away if you're 15 minutes late. It was now 5 minutes past our reservation time. I was angry that our table was given away and our reserved sign was not put on another table as there aren't many to be had. We got lucky and someone left right then but the new table was in a horrible location.

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2.0Dined on September 13, 2014

We called to say that we would be 30 minutes late so they took away our reserved table. Service was slow (we were not alone in this regard) and just made it to our seats a minute before the performance at the Hippodrome. We have had good experiences in the past. I would suggest that you make sure that you reserve and get to your table 1 1/2 hours before show time.

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3.0Dined on September 12, 2014

Although this is not a top choice for a leisurely dinner and haute cuisine, its convenience for a quick pre-theater bite is hard to top. There was a table waiting with our name on it even though we arrived late due to traffic. (We called, and the response was "don't worry; come on in.") Our food was delivered to our table not too long after we ordered at the counter. My steak hoagie tasted better than it looked, and my companions gave similar reviews to their salads.

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4.0Dined on September 11, 2014

Always a good place to eat before shows at the Hippodrome.

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3.0Dined on September 11, 2014

The Hip Cafe had good service, served our food quickly, and their food prices were reasonable. The quality of the food was also good. Not much ambiance and a bit noisy but very conveniently located next to the Hippodrome. Would recommend for a quick bite before the show but not for a special occasion.

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1.0Dined on September 10, 2014

Went to the Hipp Cafe prior to going to the Hippodrome. Had reservations for 6:45. Plenty of time for a sandwich (which is the Hipp Cafe's primary fare) prior to the 8:00 show. Placed our order at 6:45. Approximately 25 min later a server tells us they are out of the item I had ordered, would I like to make another selection. So I chose another sandwich. Another 25 mins go by, and still no food! By this time it was nearly 7:45! I asked to see the manager....explained my situation to him, and asked for my money back. My money was refunded with a curt...."sorry". I would have expect management to be significantly more apologetic, and offer an explanation. Nothing but sorry! It was very apparent this place was overwhelmed.

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4.0Dined on September 10, 2014

We go to the Hipp Cafe before a show at the Hippodrome. The food is good, but you have to stand in line to order and then wait a while to get served your food. Don't go if you are in a hurry to get to the show.

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1.0Dined on September 9, 2014

Previous service at Hipp Café has been good, food OK. Last visit was very disappointing. We did not receive our food after a lengthy period of time. Reminded the hostess, some meals came. Reminded hostess again that all meals had not arrived but we did not have time to eat prior to performance, received credits but watched the show hungry!!

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4.0Dined on September 9, 2014

My friend and I have been attending the Hippodrome sine it opened in 2006 and have been having dinner before our show at the Hipp Cafe for about 5 years. It' convenient, good food, good service and a very nice staff. I recommend it highly.

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4.0Dined on September 9, 2014

Always a pleasant experience before attending a show.

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5.0Dined on June 21, 2014

So convenient for theater dates...will definitely use again! Great experience.

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4.0Dined on June 15, 2014

We've eaten at Hipp Cafe many times before seeing a show at the Hippodrome. We always make our reservation using this OpenTable site. However, the past two times that we did this the Hipp Cafe did not have our reservation. I made the 5:45 pm reservation around 3 pm. I received an email confirmation of the reservation. So why didn't Hipp Cafe receive any information about my reservation? In the future I will call up to make the reservation. Fortunately, there was plenty of seating at the Cafe and the staff was very accommodating.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2014

We were a group of three. Each of us ordered something different and all of us were pleasantly pleased. We will come again.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2014

Great for pre-theatre. You can get there 45 minutes before curtain, get a very nice meal and still have plenty of time to get to your seats. Prices are very reasonable also.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2014

A must before every show. Reservations always ready. Run into a little traffic, the table's waiting. Wait staff is friendly and unbelievably efficient. You know the care. Hustle and bustle creates and almost carnival-like atmosphere. Leave the worries behind. It's almost show time when you sit down at the Hipp. Each dish had its own unique little twist that constantly arouse your taste buds. Bread pudding is the best around. Nothing like one slice a couple of forks to bring folks together. Speaking of folks, if you're a people watcher, that's fun, too. With the kind of service offered at the Hipp, the crowd seems to turn over every few minutes...something that doesn't have to happen, though. You can eat quickly or relax and enjoy.

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2014

The Hipp Cafe serves very good food and is the most convenient place to get a good sandwich or salad before attending a show at the Hippodrome.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2014

Went before theater. It was very convenient. Getting your food is also very convenient. Will go there the next time I go to the theater.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2014

we were very happy with the food and service . it was extremely convenient for us , as a before the show lunch. the staff were very friendly and accommodating.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2014

We have enjoyed everything we've tried! Not a bad thing on the menu!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2014

We often eat at the Hipp Café before shows at the Hippodrome Theater. Even though the cafe is crowded before a performance, if we make a reservation through Open Table, there is always a table ready for us. The food is casual --we almost always order either a very good salad or their terrific hamburger with homemade chips. The service is fast. efficient and very friendly. Beginning with a meal at the Hipp Café always makes the theater experience more fun.

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