Darker than Blue Cafe

3034 Greenmount Ave., Baltimore, MD 21218 Directions
This place has not been rated by customers.
81% of 77 customers recommended
This place is closed.

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About this business

  • Cuisine
    Cafe, American, Southern, Soul Food, Catering
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Website
    darkerthanbluecafe.com
  • Price
    $$$$$
  • Cuisine
    Cafe, American, Southern, Soul Food, Catering
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Formal
  • Alcohol
    BYOB
  • Parking
    Valet
  • Delivery
    No
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
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Tips

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Report | 2 years ago
The only thing is there is not enough seating/leg space for very tall people lie my husband, who is 6'6". Although we love dining here, it is a bit uncomfortable for him.
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Report | 2 years ago
The Darker Then Blue Café is the bomb, go and check it out !!!
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Report | 2 years ago
Add a post card to encourage customers to spread the word about the Resturant
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Report | 2 years ago
I liked it. Was not too crowded, Good food
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Report | 2 years ago
I always enjoy the environment and the meal each time I visit here. The service was very different this time than any other because my guest and I went quite a while without being checked on for refills on our water or tea. This was the first time though because I've been there at least 10 times.
Verified
Report | 2 years ago
Keep up the good work...Simper Fi.
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Report | 2 years ago
Good job!
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Report | 2 years ago
Just wish it was a little larger and cooler
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Report | 2 years ago
Fantastic food.
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Report | 2 years ago
The catfish and grits was so tasty but would've an excellent dish if it wasn't floating in melted butter. This made it too salty. I think if non-salted butter was used or just make it without the butter floating it would be awesome!
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From Our Editors

When 18-year old Casey Jenkins enrolled in the US Marine Corp, his only intention was to serve his country. After spending time as a line cook, however, he began a love affair with the culinary arts. When service ended, he took his skills to the next level by enrolling in the Culinary Institute of America. Over time, he honed his skills and eventually opened Darker Than Blue Cafe, known throughout Baltimore for its pairing of live jazz performances with low-country southern cuisine made from fresh, local ingredients.

The restaurant has garnered praise, voted Baltimore’s Best Soul Food by Voice Places. Diners sip peach-mango tea during all-you-can-eat Sunday jazz brunch, when live music fills the restaurant for a more melodious backdrop than a recording of Harvey Fierstein reading The Grapes of Wrath. They can also bring their own libations to enjoy with dinner, which features classics such as chicken and waffles topped with whipped cream, Cajun shrimp served over salmon cakes, and baby-back ribs.

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Baltimore Restaurant Guide

When it comes to Baltimore dining, the famous blue crabs of the nearby Chesapeake Bay reign supreme. However, there is more to dining in Baltimore than crab, including local favorites such as the humble coddie and the mouth-watering pit beef. In recent years, Baltimore has grown into a rising star in the culinary world. Top chefs from around the world are putting down roots in this small city, creating impressive international cuisine and putting their own spin on classic Baltimore fare.

The popular Baltimore Inner Harbor features quality chain restaurants, but it is the surrounding neighborhoods where one can find Baltimore’s hottest culinary spots. Harbor East is home to the famed Charleston Restaurant, which serves sophisticated American food, such as its melt-in-your-mouth veal tenderloin. Try the fresh fish caught the same day at The Black Olive in Fell’s Point, considered one of the best Greek restaurants in the country.

Classic Baltimore food can be found further in the heart of the city. There is hot debate about where to get the best crab cake, but Faidley Seafood in Lexington Market is always on the list. The coddie, or codfish cake, is another local favorite. Seafood isn’t the only thing on the menu in the city. Baltimore is also known for pit beef: grilled top round that is charred on the outside but rare on the inside and sliced paper thin. Try it with spicy horseradish at Chaps, the most popular joint for pit beef in the city. For dessert, local bakeries sell the city’s famous Berger cookies. These buttery cookies with fudge topping have been around in the city for more than 125 years.

Whether looking for traditional local favorites or more innovative, international cuisine, Baltimore offers much more than one might expect from this small, but thoroughly charming city.

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Many people described the Jazz Music as Excellent.
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Many people described the Owner as Nice.
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Many people described the Atmosphere as Great.
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Many people described the Service as Good. Others thought:
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Many people described the Food as Good. Others thought:
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