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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!
Towson, MD 21204
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:
Bill Albritton: (410) 215-2205
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
While the first night of two consecutive ones proved to be the better, the second left, unfortunately, some -- you'll pardon the pun -- bad tastes in our mouths. While crab gazpacho equaled the first evening, the lumped crab cake was somewhat disappointing.
Add to this that frozen daiquiri was unavailable and the cappuccino tasted funny but was replaced by only a quarter cup refill, we felt the second evening was unlike the first.
Perhaps without the Thursday night jazz group playing, we sensed something would be off.
I'd been to Cunningham's for Mother's Day last year at 10:30am, and everything about the experience was very good. This year we had a reservation for 11:30am. The noise level was not 'energetic' but excessive. I had to lean over the table and yell to be heard. The salmon was excellent but the omelet was poor: bland, boring, essentially tasteless. I've had better at low-end diners. I know Cunningham's has to work with the parking situation presented by its building, but the process was stressful. I don't plan to return and I won't recommend the restaurant to anyone.
For appetizers we had the beet salad and the fried oysters. Beet salad ($10) was OK, but nothing to rave about. The oysters ($12). although small, had a delicious sauce and were very good. Then my wife had he papardelle and asparagus special. The pasta was house made so "al dente" is not possible. It could have used more cheese, but otherwise pretty good. Priced a bit high at $22. I had the scallop and mushroom risotto ($28). I was surprised at how "fishy" the scallops smelled. Otherwise good. The best parts of our meal were the desserts. I had the Praline Kit Kat ($8). This would be greatly improved if they used real ice cream instead of the icy milk sorbet. My wife had the ice cream sundae ($7) - EXCELLENT. That was the "best buy" of the evening.
As for service, Marissa was FANTASTIC! Great personality and quite clever. We laughed a lot.
Overall, the food is "fancy" in preparation and appearance, and the prices, which are relatively high, are based more on that rather than the quantity one gets. Nice place but not worth the $99 bill plus tip.
Found this place while traveling and I was very surprised because I don't spend much time dining outside of major metropolitan areas. The space young and modern but it has a very warm inviting vibe. Great food especially the salads, appetizers and deserts. Do not miss the fresh baked bread, our favorite was the lemon rosemary. You can buy more in the bakery/cafe which we headed back to the next day. They have a house red that is exclusively made in France for the restaurant and it was amazing. Our waiter was fantastic and extremely knowledgeable about food and wine. Ask for Ronnie, he will treat you right.
I don't usually take much time to write an opinion but Cunninghams provided an awesome dining experience. First, the parking attendants were very efficient and polite when we dropped off and picked up the car. More importantly, our server, Taryn, was wonderful: she was friendly, engaging but not overbearing and quite knowledgable about the food and wine. Taryn's suggestion of the Fizzy Rose was an choice; we loved it! Taryn also had a good sense of timing so we were never tapping our fingers wondering if our server would come by. She was just great! And the food was a "wow": the cornmeal fried oysters and dumplings were stellar! The crab ziti was very good and the cheddar waffles and fried chicken were unbelievably good: my husband and I kept taking another bite of the chicken to confirm to ourselves that, yes, indeed, it was deliciously crisp on the outside but amazingly moist inside! Had the waffles been a little hotter, I'd say they were out of this world! Oh! I forgot: the 3 breads ---all fantastic and thinly sliced: a lemon Rosemary, a cheddary, bacony mix and a simple but wonderful third. Oh! The huge onion rings: terrific! My only regret is we were too full to have dessert, which based on everything else, I'm sure is great!
Enjoyed our first visit to Cunninghams. The valet was super friendly and helpful getting us to the restaurant. The hostess staff was welcoming. We loved the décor of the restaurant - kind of wished that some of the clientele was less raggedy in their dress - did not seem to fit the upscale vibe of the restaurant. Anyway, the menu selections were varied and our food was outstanding - I had the scallop/mushroom risotto - my husband had the pork chop. Our server made some very good food recommendations but she didn't serve us any bread (saw her taking other tables bread) and she had the tendency to get lost but eventually she would show up again. Overall, a very good visit and we will definitely come again.
Great spring pea salad to start. We split the Honey BBQ flatbread and shrimp & grits. Delicious! Dessert menu continues to be a disappointment especially given all the goodies in the cafe. The menu on Open Table is rarely current so don't base your visit on a menu item you see on there before you go.
We love Cunningham's and were not disappointed. The oysters, always delicious, were the plumpest and best ever, the pea salad better than I remembered from last year, and my husband loved the beets. He had the fried chicken over the best waffle he can remember, and I had shrimp and grits with 5 enormous shrimp. The fixed price menu was a real bargain. We will be back at least every couple of months, as the menu modifications for each season keep it interesting and fresh. Has become our go-to place.
We had a family get together and a special occasion too. The restaurant is really beautiful and our waitress was especially nice and very attentive to make sure we were happy (Tommi?). The food was excellent though a couple items could be improved upon ( I did not care for the heavy seasoning of both the tuna and bronzini; that said, others in our party loved them). Even the valet person (Branford?) was a delight to talk with. We would definitely return. Made for a fun evening.
The the beat salad was good but my main dish lacked flavor and presentation. Others at my table ordered it and agreed. It was bland and centainly not worth the price tag. The server was visibly irritated at times. I've served tables for many years, trust me we were not a demanding group. At one point I was talking to our table and she imteruppted me in order to discuss desserts - her agenda instead of the table's. The gold star goes to the valet who upon both entry and exit had the best customer service were the friendliest group by far.
The service and food were very good, and the 3 course menu for $39 was excellent. My crab cake in particular was among the best I've ever had. The only issue was when I got home to double-check my bill (which I should have done in the restaurant), I discovered that I was charged full price for the bottle of wine we ordered, even though it was half price Tuesday for wine. When I called I was told by the manager Phil that we were entitled to a free bottle of wine the next time we came there.
Truly enjoyable. Best fried oysters ever and filet mignon to melt in your mouth. The fixed price Easter tasting brunch was a value at $28.00 per person. The complimentary valet parking was an extra value added attraction in the heart of always "parking challenged" Towson.
It had been a little while since a visit to Cunningham's as honestly the last time I felt the service was so compromised as to make the experience only fair. Things appear to be much better now. Food was excellent and innovative (had their take on chicken & waffles) and service was perfect. Glad to see it is back on top.
Had a great meal there with 5 of us. Everyone was really happy especially with the appetizers and dessert. The KitKat bar dessert was really great and rich enough to split three ways. We went on a Sunday and they have 20% wine and comfort food which was a bonus.
Great farm to table experience in Towson! The menu changes with the seasons and features fresh farm-raised beef, chicken, lamb in addition to the seasonal vegetables. We always love their burrata, oysters and this time enjoyed an Asian duck salad and Italian sausage and peppers. Delicious food, knowledgeable and friendly waitstaff, and a great atmosphere. You will love this place!
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