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:
Jamie Birkle: (410) 339-7730x
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine
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Cunningham's Ratings and Reviews
Overall the food was flavorful HOWEVER a ...
Overall the food was flavorful HOWEVER any good chef should know that you shouldn't cook a fish like a Bronzini with the skin on and then float it in a gallon of liquid on the plate! The liquid makes the skin soggy and inedible and just a mess to eat. Yuck!
My wife and I had an AWESOME experience ...
My wife and I had an AWESOME experience and dinner the other night. One of the BEST things we tried was the Fall Burratta. Simply OUTSTANDING. The creamyness of the Burrata spread on Pesto coated crispy flatbread with arugula and vinegrette. OUT of this world. Charcuterie Plate, ditto !!!!!!! The Chef, Jay, came out of the Kitchen to talk to us. NICE. Our Bartender/Server Chris was excellent. We will be back real soon. An AWESOME meal.
We had a very enjoyable company dinner. ...
We had a very enjoyable company dinner. Great menu, outstanding service. Very convenient valet parking. Show your valet ticket to the hostess upon departure and your warm car will be waiting for you when you're ready to leave.
Our meal was very good-- nice selection ...
Our meal was very good-- nice selection of entrees. Service was also very good. However, we arrived on the early side for dinner and the place was relatively empty. Ten minutes later they seat people right next to us -- tables are a little close. We didn't quite understand that logic!
I had high expectations for Cunningham's ...
I had high expectations for Cunningham's as a friend of mine was a server there for several years and spoke highly about the food. The menu seemed to be eclectic and creative.
Upon arrival, our hostess planned to seat us directly next to another couple when there were several tables open beside them to give us a bit more space. We chose a table further away fro others after she suggested it.
The iPad on the table with the wine list was interesting. It was convenient, but felt out of place. We enjoyed the bread basket. nice choices of chewy homemade breads with rosemary and other tasty flavors.
I ordered the Pork Belly and Shrimp dumplings for an appetizer. I am a big fan of good authentic dim sum and will travel to places in D.C. for it and have had it in authentic Chinese restaurants in Toronto's Chinatown. The dumplings were a few gyoza style and weren't impressive. The green chili drizzle on the plate was boring and didn't add much to the plate. These were disappointing. I would guess that perhaps they were frozen and ordered pre-made.
The entree i ordered was the shrimp and grits. The description on the menu sounded like a a fantastic pairing of roasted red peppers, greens and cheese grits. Sounded like a nice pairing to create the Southern dish. The presentation was nice when it arrived, however, in flavor it lacked in several areas. The grits were undercooked and did not have a smooth texture, but a lumpy and in some cases crunchy texture. The flavor of cheese was mild to none and was overpowered by the sauce. I couldn't gauge what the sauce was, but was quite watery probably because of the greens piled on top. The best part was the jumbo shrimp. They were a good size and why the price was $27.
The Flatbread my spouse had was beautiful and apparently pretty good. It was full of vegetables.
I was disappointed in our visit. I am not sure if it was just the dishes I chose, or just a kitchen that isn't as talented as the menu suggests.
What an absolutely wonderful restaurant. ...
What an absolutely wonderful restaurant. It may very well be my new favorite. The food is fantastic, the staff is courteous and accommodating. I love all the way on the other side of town but the 40 minute commute was well worth it for such a great experience. You won't regret going. I'm already thinking about the next time I'll be there.
I came to Cunninghams to hear the Freddi ...
I came to Cunninghams to hear the Freddie Stevens Trio. I got so much more than expected. The service was wonderful, the food and wine really delicious and the music was first rate. Looking forward to my next visit when the Trio is playing again. I am bringing a bunch of my friends. Just really had such a fun night.
A superb experience on all counts. The ...
A superb experience on all counts. The room is warm, well appointed with comfortable chairs and well spaced tables. The service was friendly, helpful, and very knowledgeable. Being there on Tuesday, we were able to take advantage of the half on wine price so I had a bottle of the house red (a blend of grenache and syrah) for $20. I noticed other good bargains on the list for when I return. My wife's flatbread was spacious, loaded with diverse vegetables, and pleasantly crunchy. The oyster corn fritters I had as an appetizer were crisp on the outside, moist and flavorful on the inside. The bone in pork chop was succulent. Easily comparable to Woodberry Grill.
Food was ok. Butternut squash and buratt ...
Food was ok. Butternut squash and buratta was delicious. We had cornmeal oysters and tried the two types of raw oysters on the menu none were noteworthy. The oysters from Maine were good but the others really lacked flavor. Two in our party got steak entrees, I had the shrimp and grits and another ordered the short ribs. Entrees weren't bad, just not good enough to come back.
I have come to like Cunningham's a lot. ...
I have come to like Cunningham's a lot. Local, fresh, seasonal food is important to me. This restaurant has that matched with a great service team and a beautiful relaxing dining room. This is where I go when I want to relax with my husband after a hectic week.
Everything was delicious! Only negative ...
Everything was delicious! Only negative comment doesn't have anything to do with the restaurant...the valet staffer smelled of cigarette smoke causing the smell to linger in our car as well. So much so that we're leaving our car windows open for the night.
We recently returned to Cunningham's, wh ...
We recently returned to Cunningham's, which is rapidly becoming our favorite local restaurant.
Lamont, at the indoor valet parking site, greeted us warmly. His friendly smile set the tone for the evening.
On this visit we tried the three course wine pairing menu. For our first course we each close the Cornmeal Fried Oysters. The Blue Points were delicious, plump and juicy, served on a bed of arugula with crisp chunks of bacon. The accompanying wine was a Spanish Albarino. For entrees, I opted for the Shrimp & Grits - large, tender shrimp served with grits that were like cream. The wine was a crisp Sauvignon Blanc, My husband chose the Ziti Bolognese with a Grenache blend.For desserts I had Date Pudding and ice cream with a nice Madeira. My husband enjoyed his Apple Crisp accompanied by a wonderful Sauternes.
Chris, our waiter, was charming - pleasant, polite, knowledgable and very efficient.
This was an evening to remember, Highly recommend !!
This was the second time we went to Cunn ...
This was the second time we went to Cunningham's and we tried their fixed-price menu, which is a great deal if you are hungry and like very sweet desserts. We started with the roasted meatball and the soup. Both delicious, but very different. The meatball was very tender and was accompanied by a rich mascarpone polenta and tangy tomato sauce that complemented each other nicely. The soup was very smooth and flavorful.
As main dishes we order the shrimp and grits and the crab cake. Do not expect a southern shrimp and grits plate if you order it, but it is still very good with bitter greens on top. The crab cake is dense and perhaps 90% of it is actually crab meat: impressive!
As dessert we had the praline kit kat and the pear and date cake. They were both too sweet for my taste, but they paired well with the red wine I was still sipping.
Made a reservation two times in the mont ...
Made a reservation two times in the month of October at Cunningham's for a business dinner to welcome candidates to the area. The food was absolutely delicious both times. However, the staff there are less than friendly and whoever manages the event reservations is unresponsive. I first reached out to try and book a private room to three different people - via email AND over the phone. Nothing. I used opentable because I was able to get a response! For the dinners, the girl that checked us in for our reservation looked like I was bothering her when we walked in. In addition, our waitresses at both dinners (two separate servers) were less than friendly. Never smiled and acted like they didn't even want to be there. I have never had such indifferent servers at such an upscale place. Having great food does not make up for the attitude of the staff. Because of that, I will not be back in neither a business nor a personal manner to Cunningham's - which is a shame since I really enjoyed both meals, but there are plenty of restaurants in the area with friendlier staff and good food.
We go to Cunningham's almost once a week ...
We go to Cunningham's almost once a week. It's always a good time and we usually eat in the bar. The service is typically spot-on and friendly. Happy Hour is fun and delicious. There are plenty of wines to choose from, including Cunningham's own Cuvee'. Cocktails are also worth the try.
I've never been disappointed with Cunnin ...
I've never been disappointed with Cunningham's and this visit was no exception. My husband and I went for our anniversary and it was fantastic. They went above and beyond to make sure out night was enjoyable. The food was delicious as usual and we enjoyed a great bottle of wine. I recommend this place to anyone looking for an unforgettable meal in an upscale setting.
Had a wonderful meal with friends at Cun ...
Had a wonderful meal with friends at Cunningham's. some of the favorite dishes at the table was the harvest salad, pumpkin soup, shrimp and grits, pork chops, apple crisp and pumpkin cheesecake. Sangria was pretty good and the bartender (was so busy I could not get his name) made a very nice French Pear Martini. Can't wait to go back
My only issue with the night was the slow service. We waited about 15-20 minutes for our drinks. It too way to long for our appetizers to arrive and then the long time between our appetizers and the bringing of our entrees was super long. The only reason we did not really complain was because me and my friends had not seen each other in such a long time that we were too busy catching up to really make a stink about it.
Second visit to Cunningham's. The burrat ...
Second visit to Cunningham's. The burrata was well presented and a great blend of flavors. We both had the butcher's steak which was cooked just the way we asked for it. Probably the top spot in Towson to go but not outrageously expensive. Steaks, appetizers, 2 glasses of wine and tip just over $100. Oh and they keep your water glass filled. Kudos for that!!
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