Cunningham’s is a seasonal American grille that blends the modern atmosphere of city dining with the rustic, smoky flavors of the countryside. Using a wood-fired grill and brick oven, we provide guests with dishes created from the freshest seasonal and local ingredients possible. We believe that an excellent dining experience is built on thoughtful, attentive service and sourcing product that are grown and crafted responsibly. Each of these aspects contributes to our mission of providing our guests with an unmatched dining experience. We hope that you will visit us soon!
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 5pm - 10pm
Friday - Saturday: 5pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 5pm - 9pm
$30 and under
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Complimentary Valet is available seven days a week in the Olympic Place garage located directly below our restaurant. A conveniently located elevator will bring you upstairs - no walking in the rain or snow here!
Both the #8 and #48 bus lines stop at the traffic circle at Dulaney Valley and Joppa Roads. Our restaurant is located steps away from the circle.
Private Party Facilities:
Whether you’re looking for a small, intimate dinner party or a large, catered reception, the management and service staff at Cunningham’s is happy to assist you in creating the perfect private dining event. From the menu to the table layout, we are happy to work with you to achieve the vision of your event. Our customizable private dining room can hold up to 120 people for a standing cocktail event or 75-100 for a seated event. Cunningham’s is open 7 days a week for events. We are also happy to accommodate breakfast meetings, luncheons, and full or partial restaurant buy-outs.
Private Party Contact:
Ryan Shacochis: (410) 339-7730x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wine
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Cunningham's Ratings and Reviews
Interesting and varied menu. Everything ...
Interesting and varied menu. Everything we had was delicious.
We all loved our experience at Cunningha ...
We all loved our experience at Cunninghams.Our waiter was fantastic and the whole staff couldn't have been nicer. Look forward to returning for another fun night.
Very friendly atmosphere. Excellent service.
The food was excellent. The manager was attentive and explain the Cunningham farm and the restaurant. Our server was busy but took time to explain the source of our food. The martini drink that he recommended to my husband exceptional.
We didn't expect much considering the location, but Cunningham's proved shockingly good. All the courses and dishes were uniformly well thought out and flawlessly prepared--outstripping some other Baltimore area restaurants that pride themselves on similar specialties. The service was attentive but unobtrusive, and the atmosphere relaxed but not at all loud. The food took center stage, appropriately.
The food was fantastic. The service was ...
The food was fantastic. The service was excellent. That said, we had 5:00 reservations, were the first to arrive and were seated by the exit to the rest rooms. Had we known this when we were seated we would have requested another table but this was our first visit. I had the cream of crab soup which had generous chunks of lump crab and was garnished with the same. The chef was also a little too generous with the Old Bay for my taste but that's my taste. I also had the filet mignon which was melt in your mouth tender, cooked medium-rare to perfection and arrived hot. The sides and mushroom sauce complemented the entree without dominating it. My dining partner had the wedge salad whose lettuce could have been colder and crisper. The heirloom tomatoes were sweet and fresh. He also had the crab cakes which were good but not up to the highest local standards. The experience was a gift to us and a bit beyond our normal budget but we would recommend it for special occasions or for visitors looking for a local unchained restaurant
This was our first experience with Cunninghams and it did not disappoint. The food was wonderful and It was presented beautifully without heavy sauces or overly spiced. The waiter was very attentive and was quite knowledgable when describing the various entrees. We look forward to returning to this venue.
Food was awesome as usual! Our server w ...
Food was awesome as usual! Our server was fantastic.
Cream crab soup was delicious, nice wine ...
Cream crab soup was delicious, nice wine selection, fun mixed drinks. I really enjoyed the veggie flat bread. We ventured outside with our bottle of wine after dinner and then into the bar. Very nice night!
We decided to try Cunningham's with some ...
We decided to try Cunningham's with some friends last Friday. First of all, get their Cotes du Rhone: it is a complex wine for a good price. The pork belly and shrimp dumpling are enjoyable, but the shrimp flavor got a bit lost and was overpowered by the pork belly. The pan seared halibut was very well prepared and seasoned and the harvest vegetable flatbread was very good too (perfectly cooked in the wood oven with a crunchy crust!). The sorbets came in 3 different flavor and the vanilla pear was probably the favorite among us all.
Our visit to Cunninghams was well worth ...
Our visit to Cunninghams was well worth the trip from Ellicott City. Our drinks, appetizers and meals were fabulous . Our server was right on que satisfying our every request. I can't wait to return for another dining experience.
Good food, Great Bread
I pleasant setting, well presented food. the cassoulet was little dry but all other dishes, scallops, whole fish and bouillabaisse all excellent. A highlight was the bread, totally excellent, wonderful crumb, great crust and flavor. Co-equal to the bread was the service -attentive but not intrusive. A definite place to visit again.
I love this restaurant! I went there for ...
I love this restaurant! I went there for my birthday and they made it so special! The food was great, our server was wonderful, and the decor is stunning! Definitely one of my favorites.
Good food, slow service.
Great food, diverse palate. Service is simply far too slow.
This was extraordinarily good food at very reasonable prices. A great menu. Very attractive setting, vibrant, a bit noisy. Very good cocktail and wine list. We were delighted !
Great Mother's Day Dinner
My husband and sons took me here for Mother's Day. The food was excellent - we shared four appetizers (all were great) I had the duck breast (delicious), my husband had the BBQ rib (very tasty, but small portion), and one son had the pasta (very good, but again small portion), and the best meal of the night was the grilled jumbo shrimp on a bed of grits. Wine choices were good. The only (small) complaint is that I wish they would change the menu monthly. There are only a few choices that I like and when the menu is static, it prevents me from going back. Also, we arrived before 5pm (around 4:40), and were not able to be seated, which is fine, but we were made to feel uncomfortable about it. We went outside and sat there until 5. Their coffee is also excellent!
Mother's Day Brunch
We had a lovely Mother's Day brunch at Cunningham's. We arrived early and were invited to wait in the cozy bar, where the service was friendly and prompt. Our shrimp carpaccio was excellent and the hash browns were were deliciously smoky. The rhubarb crumble for dessert was spectacular. Our waiter was charming and efficient, and we enjoyed the restaurant's ambience.
Cunningham's was a great Mother's Day choice!
We had an awesome brunch - exquisite service from our Hostesses, to our server to the Manager - and it made for a great Mother's Day for our family. Great restaurant, and amazing food... cannot wait to go back!
Perfect for Mother's Day Brunch
We had a large group for Mother's Day lunch. The quality of the food was outstanding and the portions were just right. The youngest was 7, the oldest 77! Good choices for all. Highly recomend
Everything was excellent except for our ...
Everything was excellent except for our server. She provided what we needed but somehow I felt we were annoying her. Perhaps she wasn't feeling well. My mother and I will return.
I'll be back
Wonderful food and service - Laura was great. However, a bit overpriced so I'm not able to be a "regular". We had a great time, and the ambiance was perfect.
We had the crab cakes and halibut this t ...
We had the crab cakes and halibut this time and they were delicious! We also tried their new butternut squash toast and it was so good. Amazing as always!
Way too noisy and cold. I'll eat in the ...
Way too noisy and cold. I'll eat in the bar next time. Good was delicious.
I, along with a group of friends, am trying out Sun Magazine's Top 50 restaurants in Baltimore. We started at #50, Cunningham's was #20, and was by far, one of our favorites! Great food, great service, unique atmosphere, easy parking ... no complaints!
Seating and service
Despite having reservations, and arriving when the room was less than a quarter full, we were seated in an area best described as being for overflows. Also, the server showed minimal interest in our table.
Amazing food, beautiful environment. Never disappoints!
Chef is excellent and has created a nove ...
Chef is excellent and has created a novel menu. Waiter was pleasant and extra helpful. Steak tartar was the real thing. My companion and I both thought the crab bisque very well done.
Good Deal at Cunningham's
This was a pre-theater dinner for 5 people. The menu had something for everyone. And to our surprise, prices for dinner entrees and bottles of wine were reduced. I think that made our food taste that much better.
The Halibut was bland. The Bronzino dry. ...
The Halibut was bland. The Bronzino dry. Salads great. Courtney our server was down excellent.
Excessively noisy and dark
Cunninghams is a large restaurant with an open kitchen. We were placed in a smaller alcove room so I thought we would be OK. There was a party of eight that were so loud we could not hear ourselves. Additionally, I brought out my Kindle to use as a flashlight so I could read the tiny menu print in the very dim light. We requested moving tables and eventually were relocated. The new spot was so much better and the ambient light from outside made it possible to read the menu. The food was spotty. Some dishes were excellent and others were not worthy of the previous reviews. One person in our party had the potato gnocci. They were gummy and flavorless. One person in our party had the pork chop. It was cooked perfectly and the plate was lovely. I had the rack of lamb but requested a different sauce than the peppercorn sauce it came with, due to an allergy. My lamb was more rare than medium rare, there was no sauce and the plate was pretty bare. I had fingerling potatoes and asparagus. There were four small pieces of potato and a few stalks of asparagus. I took my lamb home to cook it some more. Between the noise, the lighting, and the poorly prepared food, I would not return.
Great Farm to Table with Good Wine
Remember to try the house wine made for Cunninghams from France. It is very good and not highlighted.
Food was excellent. Waiter and chef wer ...
Food was excellent. Waiter and chef were very helpful and accommodating with the allergies our group had - dairy and soy; gluten
I have been here for happy hour before and it is great. Our dinner experience was underwhelming. The food was ok - nothing exciting. The scallop appetizer was the best item we had to eat - would recommend it for sure. The cream of crab soup was too think and had too much old bay. The shrimp and grits had a smoky flavor that was different and we did not love it - the grits were the best part. The swordfish was plain. I don't see us going back here for a date night again. Happy hour for sure - $5 drinks and $5 apps. The service was very good and the restaurant is beautiful.
Very surprised how good the food really was. Waitress was exceptionally friendly and prompt with any request. Would definitely eat here again. Great place to eat after a movie, but make reservations because the place was packed!!
The service was wonderful. And the food ...
The service was wonderful. And the food was excellent. Would definately go back.
Valet - your first and last impression
Thank you Cunninhams for having complimentary valet. Unfortunately, as we pulled in, there was no one around, so I started to park myself. A horn started blaring and I realized the valet was honking at us. He was yelling that we were 'going the wrong way' - attempting to park three yards from him. I drove forward and got out and proceeded to the restaurant (the signage could be better) where we were escorted to our table by a man who did not speak to us or pull out my mom's chair or my chair. He literally did not say a word! Fortunately our waiter was excellent. The food was good, but a bit pricey, for lacking imagination. I do support your farm to table initiative, so that doesn't really bother me. At the end of the evening we returned to the garage to retrieve our car from the complimentary valet who once again aggressively berated us for not leaving the key with him. After being honked out and yelled out, I did forget to give him my key, as I have a new car that does not require a key in the ignition. I am puzzled as to why he did not ask for my key or, once he realized he did not have it, come up to the restaurant to ask me for it. Instead, he left my car unlocked the entire time. I doubt, based on my experience when we arrived that my car was left unattended while unlocked during the evening. Finally, I asked for directions out of the garage, not wanting to go 'the wrong way' again, and was treated as if I were stupid for not realizing I had to go against the one way arrows to leave the garage the way I came in. Ridiculous. First impressions are important; but when the final impression is no better, it doesn't matter what happens in between, you are left with a bad taste in your mouth. I am disappointed to say the least.
All six people in our party (including a vegetarian) very much enjoyed their food, which is a rarity! Service was also excellent.
Bring a sweater....air conditioning was ...
Bring a sweater....air conditioning was on full blast. Our server was very nice ... but forgot wine for the wine tasting and a dessert. Overall was a nice evening.
The food was delicious but a little over-priced. The service was ok, slow in the beginning but towards the end it seemed that the server was trying to get us out because she came to the table a dozen times.
Second time, still a charm
The first time we went to the restaurant, we had trouble finding the proper entrance for the attached parking garage so we called the restaurant and they guided us in. Cocktails were enjoyable. I tried a prosecco and blackberry drink. Both my husband and I felt the appetizers were okay. Don't get me wrong, they were good, but we felt that the cream of crab could have been hotter. We also had the homemade meat tray, which we were expecting more flavor from. The main courses were delicious! He had the filet and I had the burger (one of the best I've ever had). The dessert was crazy good too, we tried the apple rhubarb crisp. I swear we could have had ordered several :) Our server was friendly, attentive and helpful with our questions. A great place for a special occasion.
Always a favorite for a nice dinner!! Lo ...
Always a favorite for a nice dinner!! Love the squash bread!
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