Cece’s Roland Park Announces June 13, 2024 Opening Date, New Details & Renderings


Cece’s Roland Park to Bring an Elevated Dining Experience to Baltimore Led by Michelin-Starred Executive Chef Nick Sharpe 

Cece’s Features a Beautifully Designed Interior that Flows to a Must-See 3,500 SF Open-Air Courtyard 

Cece’s Roland Park, Which will Debut on Thursday, June 13th, is Now Hiring 100 Team Members for a Variety of Front and Back of House Positions 

BALTIMORE, Md. (May 9, 2024) – The Cordish Companies’ hospitality division is excited to unveil new details and renderings today of Cece’s Roland Park which is debuting in the Village of Cross Keys on Thursday, June 13, 2024. 

 The 7,000-square-foot interior and 3,500-square-foot exterior restaurant is bringing an elevated dining experience to Baltimore. Guided by the exceptional talent of Michelin-starred Chef Nick Sharpe, Cece’s will feature an innovative, continental European menu with coastal influences.  A carefully created wine and cocktail menu will feature Cece’s Signature Martini, an impressive tequila selection, and an exceptional collection of French and Italian wine.  

Featuring the upscale design of Rebecca Jones, Cece’s Roland Park will include a beautiful main interior dining space and adjacent Cece’s Kitchen, as well as an exquisite open-air courtyard, becoming the perfect venue for a variety of occasions including a shared meal with friends, date night, happy hour, family gatherings and special celebrations.  Renderings can be downloaded here. 

“It is incredibly exciting to see Cece’s Roland Park come to life as we prepare to open on June 13,” stated Reed Cordish, Principal of The Cordish Companies. “We are thrilled to have the immensely talented Chef Nick Sharpe as the driving force behind Cece’s.  In marrying the redevelopment of Cross Keys with this elevated dining experience, we are confident that Cece’s Roland Park will fill a unique niche and become a cornerstone in the community for years to come.”

A Maryland native, Chef Sharpe began his culinary career nearly two decades ago and has worked under several chefs with James Beard awards and Michelin stars including Jeffrey Buben, Fabio Trabocchi, and Michael Mina. Prior to joining Cece’s, Chef Sharpe was with the Mina Group, most recently as Executive Chef at Michael Mina Bellagio, a Michelin one-star rated, Five Diamond Award-winning seafood restaurant with a focus on French and Japanese cuisine.   

“It’s an honor to be able to come back to my home state of Maryland to join Cece’s Roland Park as Executive Chef,” stated Chef Nick Sharpe. “I’m excited to bring my experiences from working with some of the country’s most renowned chefs to Baltimore with a very special menu being curated especially for Cece’s. Cece’s eclectic offering of experiences will each be special, whether you’re coming in to enjoy our main interior dining space, enjoy hand crafted pastas and pizzas with the family in Cece’s Kitchen, or dine al fresco in the open-air courtyard.” 

Cece’s stylish, yet comfortable atmosphere will take advantage of the unique setting at Cross Keys by using both indoor and outdoor spaces. Led by Baltimore-based, internationally recognized design firm RD Jones + Associates, under the direction of Founder and Principal Rebecca Jones, the restaurant will feature a beautiful main interior dining space with a signature bar and private dining room. The adjacent Cece’s Kitchen will offer house-made pastas and pizzas in a casual family setting. An exquisite open-air courtyard, designed by renowned Baltimore-based landscape architect, Bob Jackson Landscapes under the direction of Founder Bob Jackson, will feature beautifully landscaped areas for al fresco dining as well as private parties under a star-view canopy.  

Cece’s Roland Park is adding to the growing roster at The Village Shops at Cross Keys.  The recently opened Easy Like Sunday breakfast, brunch, and lunch café is bringing back customers and generating sales volumes not seen at Cross Keys for years.  In addition to national concepts like Williams Sonoma, Yves Delorme and the soon-to-open Bluemercury, and acclaimed local boutiques like Pied Piper and The Store Ltd., Cross Keys features upscale service providers like Corbin Salon, Numa Aesthetics, and Ivchankova Studio, along with other longtime retailers.  The office space at Village Square is fully leased, primarily with financial and professional services firms. 

“We are thrilled to have Cece’s Roland Park opening as a key part of the vibrant dining scene we are creating at Cross Keys, with six new food and beverage leases signed and a seventh under negotiation,” said Arsh Mirmiran, a partner at Caves Valley Partners and the lead developer of Cross Keys.  “The Cordish Companies’ incredible hospitality expertise, coupled with the Cordish family’s deep community ties and knowledge of the Roland Park community, is bringing a much needed and new upscale dining option to North Baltimore. Cece’s is a magnificent new concept for Cross Keys that will take advantage of a reimagined vision for the beautiful and mature courtyard. It will undoubtedly draw customers from throughout Baltimore, serve as an incredible venue to connect downtown and Baltimore County, and quickly become a primary destination for business meetings, social outings, and celebrations for shoppers, residents, and office tenants alike.” 

JOIN OUR TEAM: Cece’s Roland Park is currently hiring 100 team members for a variety of front and back of house positions including Assistant General Managers, Dining Managers, Sales Builders, Sous Chefs, Servers, Cocktail Servers, Hosts, Lead Hosts, Food Runners, Bussers, Bartenders, Barbacks, Line Cooks, Pastry Cooks, Butchers, Prep Cooks and Dishwashers. Learn more here or by visiting the Hiring Suite located within Cross Keys at 84 Village Square, Baltimore, MD 21210, adjacent to Williams Sonoma. The Hiring Suite is now open weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10am – 4pm or by appointment on Monday and Friday. Contact Eric Oppel at eric@cecesrolandpark.com for all front of house inquiries and Nick Sharpe at nsharpe@cecesrolandpark.com for all back of house inquiries.  

Cece’s will be operated by Live! Hospitality & Entertainment, one of the largest and most successful developers and operators of restaurant and entertainment concepts in the United States and a recognized leader in the food, beverage and entertainment industries. Interested candidates can expect a unique work environment with competitive wages, flexible schedules, meal discounts, team referral bonuses and exceptional career growth opportunities.  

PRIVATE EVENT INQUIRIES: Cece’s Roland Park, which features 7,000 square feet of indoor space and a 3,500-square-foot open-air courtyard, will offer the perfect venue for private events and special occasions. From happy hours to cocktail parties, galas, banquets, and receptions, Cece’s can accommodate guest counts up to 400 people. For more information and to book your event, contact Rachel Foster at rfoster@livehospitality.com 

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook at @CecesRolandPark to stay up-to-date on new announcements. For more information, including hours of operation, please visit www.CecesRolandPark.com. Reservations are now open and encouraged on OpenTable.