Permanently Closed - M Cafe

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78 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
This restaurant is permanently closed. M Café is a family owned restaurant on Erie’s West End dedicated to providing a kicked-up food experience with friendly service and a welcoming atmosphere.

The menu focuses on seasonal selections while incorporating some must-try family favorites. Start with an appetizer or salad, select from a range of entrees or sandwiches and finish with a dessert sure to satisfy that sweet tooth. Make sure to try some items like the Fried Calamari with Asian dipping sauce, Mojo Marinated Pulled Pork Tacos, M's Chicken Parm with House-made Gnocchi, Dad's Pound Chicken, M Burger and the Cheesecake and Cakes of the week! Family friendly options are also available for children.

Make sure to check out the extensive list of house and specialty wines available to pair with any meal. A full beer list with bottle and draft options features many of the most popular varieties while hand-crafted cocktails satisfy all tastes! Don't forget Happy Hour from 4:30 to 6:30 Tuesday thru Saturday!
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4.2
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RichS
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

It was Valentine's day so I figured they would be busy. Our server was fine, nothing out of the ordinary. I ordered the prime rib, just a little pink, special and my wife ordered a black bean burger with sweet potato fries. It's a good thing thing the lights were down because the prime rib was pretty rare. My wife got regular fries and we immediately notified the waiter, we never got the fries. I ordered a strawberry chocolate cheesecake and my wife ordered the red velvet cake. The cheesecake tasted like a jello cheesecake you buy at the store and the cake had more icing than cake. We ordered coffee as well and since they didn't get the sweet potato fries, this was taken off our bill.

I wasn't expecting a lot considering the evening. I don't expect we return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

not really the place for younger generation....

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Douglas
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is perfect for a relaxing dinner. Beautifully decorated, warm ambiance, and welcoming staff. You can have a relatively inexpensive dinner if you wish, or splurge on something exotic. If you're into early dining , the happy hour can't be beat. 22oz drafts for $2, and martini's on sale too. Some of my favorites are the wedge salad with shrimp added on, cauliflower appetizer with Thai chili sauce ( not too spicy), Salmon, fried fish dinner, and I could go on. An Erie treasure in my opinion.

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EdwardM
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. Quiet classy place. Able to relax and enjoy the night

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Our meals were good. Drinks were just ok. My husband and I had the Halibut and filet, which were both good. Our cocktails were as anticipated but nothing spectacular. We had an Open Table dining reward, which we told our waitress about, who then asked the manager. They both seemed very irritated and annoyed that we were attempting to use our dining reward. They didn’t know how to use the reward card, and when they attempted, they ran it for the wrong amount and then blamed it on their computer. In the end we couldn’t use the $50 reward card, which was the main reason we booked the reservation. The manager blamed Open Table for “signing them up for this” and was visibly upset. My 4 year old even noticed her frustration. She told us that they were not responsible for this. As a small local business they should welcome the business of the Open table reward, but instead they made us feel awful for trying to use it. Overall, it was a good meal, but disappointing customer service. Hopefully we can still redeem our $50 at another restaurant.

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ElizabethS
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tiffany and John Perry was exceptional !
We had a wonderful time, thank you !

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vipJoe5399
Las Vegas
104 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Dinner was Saturday night and upon arrival there was no host or bartender in sight. Stood with two other couples waiting for someone to seat us. Finally we’re given a table and waited fifteen minutes for our waitress to offer us a drink. The restaurant was not busy at all but seemed k one wanted to work that night. The food was delicious but the message delivered by the staff left us wondering if they even cared. Too bad.

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vipJoe5399
Las Vegas
104 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our dinner was very good. The filet was cooked very well. My wife got the gnocchi and although they are good they were over cooked Nd mushy. Good dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Brenda (waitress) did a very good job.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very pleasant and the food was excellent

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vipluau
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This one is a pleasant surprise for the little town or Erie PA, as most of our previous experience with local eating establishments have been so-so. M Cafe was a delightful little surprise. Wait staff was attentive without being overly chummy. The food was a another pleasant surprise. My sea scallop special was delightfully tasty, although it was rather heavy handed in the spicing department. My wife's fish was also quite good albeit over-cooked. What is it with Erie PA and their penchant for cooking fish till it is petrified? Again, going a little easier on the flavoring and salt would have significantly improved taste. However, overall, it was a delightful experience. Would come back again.... but bro... go light on the sauce!

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vipKaren
Cleveland
40 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was great! Very attentive and pleasant!!
The food was the best that we've had yet in Erie! We will definitely be back!

JK
JulieK
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has been a few years since we have been here but I’m so glad we decided to come back! We all had a great meal and are looking forward to returning again soon. Great ambiance, good drinks & excellent food! Our server was very attentive & friendly too!

MR
vipMegR
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at M Cafe. The food and service were excellent and the restaurant was very accommodating to our requests. The tuna and scallops were superlative. We sat outside with our pups and we’re treated well by everyone.

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DavidM
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

While we have been to the M Cafe several times, our friends from Texas were first time diners. They loved the food and the quiet atmosphere that allows for easy conversation. We always enjoy our experience.

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BuzzF
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Our first time at the Cafe. The service was prompt and courteous. The food was served within a reasonable time, and was very tasty. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Need to update menu on opentable app. Did not have rose’ or fried raviolis and those were two items we were looking forward to ordering. But otherwise it was reasonably priced and food was very good!!

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Bubba
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

A spec loud music!
Love the waiter. So receiving and professional!
Need frozen margaritas.
Menu good. Love the appetizers!
Its the place to go!

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vipwonilz
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Nice meal, food took a while to get to us but the staff was very pleasant

DM
DavidM
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dine here several times per year and have always had a good experience.

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vipRickW
Raleigh
31 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is definitely one of the best restaurants in Erie. The food is very good the atmosphere is very relaxed, private and quiet. The only criticism I could give is that the items are not always consistent
in how they are cooked, but I can deal with that.

EB
EricB
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Some improved vegetarian choices would be great. The present choices that you have are minimal.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Just ok. For the $ we spent, I would have thought the quality and taste would’ve been better. I’ve had a decent experience here before but this time might keep me from visiting again.

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Rainbow
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were even short staffed and the service was great. Thanks for a great night.

JL
vipJustineLang
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Came for a Mother’s Day Buffett and since it was near “end of service” they neglected to put out any fresh food. Very disappointing. Do not make reservations available if you can’t provide the same quality level than earlier in the day.

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TomB
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

On our first pass through buffet line many of the dishes were empty and the others were cold. The eggs benedict was tasty but couldn't cut the english muffin as it was too hard. I did a second pass as I didn't eat much of the first and the dishes were all filled this time. The shrimp kabobs were tasty and the special syrup for the waffles was excellent. My husband really enjoyed the cream puffs for dessert. I believe the flavor of the food would be excellent as a sit down dinner but the dishes didn't cross over to a buffet so well. I'm thinking they really didn't have enough staff for the amount of customers so could not keep the buffet stocked and several groups who came in after we were seated waited quite a while to get service.

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NeaM
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We had reservations for 6 & arrived at 7pm ordered by 7:20pm. One member was served their salad while the rest of the table waited 15-20min for the tables appetizer to arrive. Our entrees never arrived until 8:15pm and all of our food was cold. All I could taste in the pea mint risotto was the wine, the salmon was good but asparagus was cold. By the time the kids buttered noodles arrived they were tired and no longer hungry. The server was delightful though.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome waiter and awesome food!

CD
ClaudiaD
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended. If you are looking for a place with great food, generous glasses of house wine, good service, a quiet atmosphere, and classy surroundings, then this is your place.

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FineDinerEriePa
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and equally good service. Had the salmon for dinner. Perfectly cooked and decent sized serving.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Scallops and asparagus cooked to perfection. Service was excellent and prompt. Definitely revisiting.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my wife for her birthday dinner. As always, great service and great food! Never been disappointed in a meal here.

CH
ChristineH
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Lovely evening...great service, cool atmosphere, good food. Nice place to meet with friends.

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rose
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Food and service were great. Very nice environment. Champagne lemon vinaigrette salad dressing is outstanding.

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TamaraF
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks.
Great service.
Great atmosphere.
We always enjoy our visits to M Cafe!

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Mbhamm
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and our service was great. It has a cozy welcoming feel to it. We definitely would go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service. Nice atmosphere. Fairly busy, but still not loud. Enjoyed a great dinner with my hubby!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal. Chocolate strawberry cheesecake was amazing.

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Kmrslp
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was excellent! Dessert was really good!

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VickiP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good dinner, atmosphere very nice, attentive waitress and reasonable prices. Very pleasant evening

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Permanently Closed - M Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (814) 833-5410.

Permanently Closed - M Cafe is rated 4.1 stars by 78 OpenTable diners.