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City Cafe

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Tue, 22/01

Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Eastern European, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings

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Cream of Crab Soup
jumbo lump, chives
Butternut Squash Soup*
cinnamon cream, pumpkin seeds, pumpkin oil
Southwest Chicken Soup*
black beans, bell peppers, corn, tortilla strips
Small Mixed Green or Caesar
Brussel Sprouts*
bacon aioli, black pepper panko
Street Corn Fritters
cilantro lime cream, pico de gallo
Cheesesteak Spring Rolls
caramelized onions, spicy ketchup
Short Rib Poutine*
truffle fries, cheddar curds, hickory demi
Crispy Calamari
thai dipping sauce, lemon-salt, sesame
Meatless Nachos*
salsa verde, chickpeas, pepper jack cheese sauce, fresh salsa, guacamole & sour cream
Large Mixed Green or Caesar
Iceberg Cobb*
bacon, blue cheese, red onion, tomato, seven minute egg, avocado ranch
Arugula Salad*
pears, oranges, candied walnuts, dried cherries, goat cheese, pomegranate vinaigrette
Harvest Salad*
mixed greens, apples, craisins, grapes, golden raisins, toasted almonds, farro, goat's cheese, raspberry vinaigrette
Chicken Fun Salad
mixed greens, oranges, peppers, scallions, chow mein, almonds, wasabi peas, potstickers, carrots, soy ginger vinaigrette
Flat Iron Steak Salad*
8 oz, romaine, spring mix, cherry tomatoes, cukes, carrots, radish, blue cheese, onion ring, red wine vin
Rare Tuna Nicoise Salad*
potato, egg, olives, onions, capers, green beans, roasted red pepper, tomatoes, red wine vin
Mediterranean Salad*
warm roasted eggplant, spinach, romaine, roasted peppers, artichokes, tomatoes, mozz, feta cheese, cucumbers, red onion, kalamata olives, chickpeas, pepperoncini, balsamic dressing
Grilled Chicken
Steak or Crab Cake
Grilled Salmon
Ahi Tuna
City Burger
shredded lettuce, hot tomato, cheese blend, thick cut bacon, burger sauce, seeded bun
Moroccan Lamb Burger
ground lamb burger on naan, feta salad, tzatziki
Blackened Turkey Burger Sliders
jalapeno cheddar roll, cheddar cheese, fried green tomato, chipotle mayo
Housemade Veggie Burger
ground veggies, beans, lettuce, tomato, avocado, salsa verde on seeded bun
Baltimore Club Sandwich
4 oz. crab cake, shrimp salad, applewood smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato, toasted potato bread
Blackened Salmon B.A.L.T.
roasted garlic aioli, bacon, avocado, lettuce, tomato, potato toast
Crab Cake Sandwich
4 oz. fresh jumbo lump, lettuce, tomato, tartar, seeded bun
Shrimp Salad Croissant
lettuce, tomato, toasted croissant
Brisket Melt
warm brisket, swiss cheese, caramelized onions, tiger sauce, ciabatta
Pulled Pork Tacos
braised pork, floured tortillas, corn salsa, guacamole, pico, sour cream, tortilla chips
Handcut Fries
Sweet Potato Fries
Classic Fries
Fresh Cut Fruit
Small Mixed Green or Caesar Salad
Potato Chips
Truffle Parmesan Fries
Steak Frites*
flat iron, truffle fries, grilled asparagus, city cafe steak sauce
Chicken Medallions*
sweet potato & apple hash, roasted brussels, smoked mozzarella, maple cream, prosciutto crisp
Shrimp & Grits*
cheddar grits, andouille sausage, cajun cream
Tuna Poke Bowl*
sesame seared tuna, edamame, brown rice, seaweed salad, red peppers, avocado, wasabi peas, scallion, pickled ginger, soy ginger vinaigrette
Crab Cake Dinner
4 oz. lump crab cake, mashed potatoes, green beans
Chicken Pot Pie
traditional filling, parmesan, puff pastry
Country Meatloaf
whipped potatoes, green beans, crispy onions, caramelized onion beef gravy
Short Rib Pot Roast*
grilled cabbage, baby carrots, mashed potatoes, crispy onions, hickory demi
Grilled Bronzini*
whipped potatoes, spinach, roasted cherry tomatoes, grilled lemon, beurre blanc
Mixed Grill Jambalaya
grilled chicken breast, shrimp, andouille sausage, peppers, onions, tomato broth, white rice
Chicken Penne Pesto
spinach, basil pesto, parmesan
W/ Chicken $18.0
W/ Shrimp $23.0
Truffle & Porcini Ravioli
madeira cream, toasted parm, fried sage
Chicken Parmesan
fresh mozzarella, tomato sauce, chili flakes, basil, spaghetti
Handcut Pasta
eggplant manicotti, pomodoro sauce, spinach
Shrimp Diavolo Fettuccine
tomatoes, oregano, chili flake, garlic cream sauce
Angel Hair Chicken Caprese
lemon-pepper grilled chicken, cherry tomatoes, basil, fresh mozzarella, EVOO
Tea Time
Earl Grey Infused Gin, Fig Honey Syrup, Licor 43, Lemon, Egg white
Pear Sidecar
Clear Creek Pear Brandy, Pear Nectar, Lemon, Simple
Titos Autumn
Titos Vodka, Matilde Pear Liqueur, Lemon Juice, Allspice Dram
Smoke & Mint
El Silencio Mezcal, Ancho Reyes, Cynar, Lime, Agave, Mint
Cucumber Martini
Crop Cucumber Vodka, St. Germaine, Lemon
Frisky Sour
Bulleit Bourbon, Domaine de Canton, Amaro, Ginger, Lemon
New Fangled
Maker's Mark, Cherry Heering, Cointreau, House Bitters
Moscow Mule
Tito's Vodka, Fever Tree Ginger Beer, Lime
Pisco Sour
Pisco Porton, Lime, Simple, Egg White, Angostura Bitters
Bulleit Rye, Absinthe, Sugar Cube, Peychaud's
Corpse Reviver #2
Bombay Gin, Lillet Blanc, Cointreau, Absinthe, Lemon
Old Fashioned
Bulleit Bourbon, Turbinado, Angostura, Orange Bitters
Blue Coat Gin, Luxardo, Creme de Violette, Lemon
City Cafe is a Baltimore favorite, open for Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour, & Weekend Brunch.
US$ 21 - US$ 30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
American, Eastern European
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Went for a business lunch. The food was healthy and delicious. Great service, too! Definitely recommend!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank camellia10
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the City Cafe twice on a trip to Baltimore over New Year's Weekend and were very happy with our breakfast/brunch both times. The food came out hot and well prepared. Service was exceptional. Nice atmosphere. Definitely a place I would go back to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Michelle G
Reviewed 15 November 2018 via mobile

We have had dinner at Cty Caféamy Times over the years. We were there recently with another couple. While most of the food was tasty, the service was lousy. Our waiter appeared absent minded. When our main dishes were brought in, we needed to ask...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank boutzie
Reviewed 15 November 2018 via mobile

This is our favorite restaurant in Mount Vernon or the city. Every time we go there we are never disappointed. Tonight was Pasta Special Night and we selected the mushroom ravioli with shrimp in a Madeira cream sauce. Absolutely delicious. Our server, Sarah, was delightful;...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank lcb1965
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Went for a pre-concert meal. Service was fast and friendly and food was great! We shared 2 small plates--shortrib poutine and corn fritters--and a bowl of wonderful cream of crab soup.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ann W
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

Me and my bestie decided to go get brunch and I am happy that the service and food is still what I have expected. Been here multiple times and its a great place to hangout with friends and family.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Dprudenc
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

My husband and I dined here following the symphony. Great vibe, decor and music. The menu made choosing difficult - but all our choices were delicious. The staff was courteous and there when needed, but not hovering. We will definitely come back.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank JenAtoZ
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

My husband and I were on a weekend away in Baltimore & needed to find a place that had outdoor seating and allowed our dog to be with us. Our hotel concierge recommended City Cafe, and it was a wonderful gem. It was hopping, but...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank VD3512
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Great place to eat breakfast . Food was awesome. You well get your money's worth. Had cinnamon pancakes wow they are great . Would definitely recommend

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Sandra H
Reviewed 20 June 2018

When we arrived on Saturday morning for breakfast and while we read the menu, the attentive waitress served our beverages with delicious coffee cake breads. The Philly Cheese Steak omelet was delicious!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank grannyr0sie
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