Linwoods
Linwoods

Linwoods

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.linwoods.com/
  • Phone: 410-356-3030
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Tom Devine
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Besides delicious cuisine, style and service, Linwoods Catering can offer its clients expertise and experience. This comes from almost twenty years of catering events from small celebrations at home to galas for thousands. Linwoods has catered weddings, mitzvahs, corporate events, charity balls, and openings. Our goal is to make our clients happy and relaxed, to provide special menus tailored to your style within your price range. We can also connect you to other reliable vendors, who will help make your event spectacular.
  • Private Party Facilities: Linwoods' delicious cuisine, style and service can also be experienced during catered events held at our facility. There are two private rooms, one that seats up to 30 people, and "The Room", which seats up to 120. "The Room" also has the capacity to hold about 150 for cocktails and buffet. There is an outdoor area that can be tented. These areas can accommodate entertainment and a dance floor. These spaces are lovely for weddings, parties, corporate events and meetings, as well as social gatherings.
  • Private Party Contact: Rachel Maw 4103563030

Getting there

  • Cross Street: McDonogh Road
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Linwoods has a lot surrounding the facility with ample parking for all guests.
A word from Linwoods
Linwoods continues to be one of Baltimore's top restaurants striving to bring its customers fresh and creative cuisine and fine service in a warm, contemporary atmosphere. Linwood and Ellen Dame established this restaurant more than twenty years ago, and are involved in every detail of its daily operation. Linwoods is consistently recognized by Baltimore Magazine and the Zagat Guide as one of the city's best restaurants.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Linwoods reviews from OpenTable diners
235 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
99% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (182)fit for foodies (142)neighborhood gem (103)romantic (98)great for lunch (85)great for outdoor dining (57)good for groups (55)notable wine list (47)great for brunch (28)hot spot (16)vibrant bar scene (12)kid-friendly (8)late-night find (7)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Always Good!!!
    SuzieQVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I always enjoy Linwood's. For me it is a great neighborhood gem. The menu is very varied from soup and salad and pizza to complete gourmet dinner. I highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Reliably an enjoyable evening with good food and superior service. We have dined at Linwoods many times. Did not feel very welcomed by the hostess upon this visit.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • tanagirlVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Food was wonderful although portions small and a bit pricey . Restaurant was extremely cold and even after we asked to adjust still like an iceberg in there . We all had long sleeves on with an 8:30 reservation so not quite sure why ac was so low
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Getting it all together
    drj1VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Linwoods has been around for a very long time and there is a good reason for that. Day and evening they handle a very demanding crowd that is difficult to please. But the service is never hurried, the customer is always right and the food is done to perfection with the best ingredients. If you are looking for a wonderful meal, with excellent service and no surprises of poorly prepared food, this is the go-to place. No wonder it is always full.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Continues to Impress
    Gary
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Linwoods is our "go to" place for celebrating special occasions and friends. The food is impeccable, and the service is like none we have encountered. The staff go out of their way to make your dinning experience special. We certainly have committed to returning to Linwoods sooner and more often and after your first visit we am confident you will too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    As always, the food was superb, the service impeccable, and the ambiance, great. Better yet, we visited for a late lunch during Restaurant Week so we got some wonderful food at a great deal. Linwood's never disappoints!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Upscale
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Husband & I went during Restaurant Week (which is supposed to be a bargain) but we still ended up spending $175!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another winner!
    OldBaltimoreDivaVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Always delicious, always consistent, and always a favorite.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Highly Recommended
    NnmathteachVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    My husband and I had our anniversary dinner here recently. We both ordered off of the restaurant week menu and we were not disappointed. Our crab dishes were excellent and the presentation was very nice. I had the crab soup which is the best I have ever had. There were large lumps of crab meat floating on top. The waitress was very attentive and the service was well paced.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch not at Lesiure
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Love this place; go often; but we were a bit rushed by our server this time. Isn't it obvious that 2 retired women meeting at 11:30 want to sit and talk a bit?
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Excellent
    BatmanVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    It is so nice to have a restaurant that is consistently excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very nice restaurant and great food
    Tynna76
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    It was our first time at Linwoods during restaurant week. For appetizers we had blackened scallops (nicely cooked) and crab soup (chunky and delicious). My favorite of the night was shrimp and grits; shrimps may have been a tad overcooked, but the grits were really creamy and tasty. We also had the Beef tenderloin, which was cooked perfectly and melted in the mouth. The raspberry sorbet was very refreshing and the dark chocolate s'mores was very rich (but that dark chocolate in between the marshmallow and graham layers was delicious!) and a bit too sweet for my taste (suggestion: pair it with an espresso to make it less sweet). I cannot wait to go back and sit by the open kitchen to see the chefs at work!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • nouveaurev
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    The soup, Gazpacho was too sour for my taste. I've tasted better Gazpacho. The Tilapia was good, a little bit crunchy on the outside and moist and tender. The chocolate s'mores for dessert was too sweet for my taste, but I will definitely come back and try other dishes. The ambience is great, not too formal but not too casual (lunch time). The service from our waiter was excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food as always
    Bisquick1
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This is a very friendly service oriented great food restaurant. Their standards are high and they are always consistent. Great cocktails, great food, friendly non-pretentious service...........what more could you ask for? You could ask for the big table across from you to stop singing......it was funny but after a while, a little annoying. I could see the wait staff trying to control them without being offensive or mean - those who work there are truly diplomats! We enjoyed ourselves immensely - it's one of the few places that can deliver even when it's Restaurant Week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week Misleading
    NLJF4VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Our server, Annie, was wonderful! The meals were wonderful in their presentations, preparations, and taste. The only negative was that Linwood's was advertised as being part of Restaurant Week with costs for 3 courses dinners for $20+ to $30+. Linwood's charged $38.14. This is their special 3 course meal during the entire year. During restaurant week, the lower fee in concert with the advertising of Restaurant Week, that includes Linwood's included in the listing, should be in vogue.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • stevorino
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Excellent food. Very accommodating for a gluten allergy. Restaurant week allowed us a sampling to prepare for our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bwi12
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I find Linwood's the most consistent restaurant for many years I've been eating here. The food is excellent, the service outstanding and friendly. I find the restaurant very elegant in it's simplicity. The open kitchen is very interesting to watch while enjoying a lunch at the counter: the stuff is very busy and extra organized. When the rush hour subsides, the stuff talks to you and answers any questions. I go to Linwoods with "gusto" and I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal at Linwoods
    mdgoose1
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    My wife, son, and I went to Linwoods this past Wednesday night. It was the first time all of us were off that day so we could plan a nice weekday outing. The drinks, food, and service were as good as always, meaning first class. The Prime Rib in Baltimore used to be our go to place but they have been replaced by Linwoods. We have never had a bad meal or service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tried and true
    mykitchenisclosedVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Since there aren't any comparable restaurants in the 21117/21208 area, Linwoods remains a frequent favorite. Food, service and atmosphere are always outstanding. Convenient parking is a big perk, but $15 for a glass of wine is awfully pricey.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good food!
    friendsdining
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We make it a point to visit this restaurant special times. We were not disappointed in the food, but two of the foods that were ordered to be gluten free came to the table with croutons/cookies. The error was noted and sent back uneaten. All was made well, but the error should not have happened even once as it was known that gluten free dining was needed and this fact had been stressed to the waiter.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    foodie2VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We have been dining here since the restaurant first opened, and Linwood's has consistently maintained the highest standards in service, food quality, and presentation. Clearly, the staff are well-trained, as they balance attentiveness without being intrusive. The food is always outstanding. The dining room ambiance is sophisticated. Linwood Dame is absolutely the very best chef and restauranteur. It is always a pleasure to dine here.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This past week, my husband and I enjoyed our luncheon visit. On Sat., we hosted friends for their anniversary -- what a lovely time, and what a lovely, perfect meal. Our server/attendant/whatever title is given to people who take care of table guests these days was outstanding, and we were fortuante enough to have Stacy (sp.?) both times -- she also took great care with our bar drinks. Perhaps we will be back in the next week or so. The food was excellent, the flavors blended smoothly and in an interesting way, the meal was most attractively plated for each course. Yes, hopefully we will be back soon. Thanks to all -- very nice indeed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not up to usual standard
    StraightTalk
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I have eaten here several times and have always been pleased with the food and service. I went as part of restaurant week and have to say that the menu selection was not up to the usual standard. I normally go for lunch so this was my first dinner experience. I ordered the beef tenderloin which was very good. The issue was one of the sides which were fries served in parchment paper. There were absolutely horrible. For the price you would think they would serve something other then fries with a fancy name. When I commented to the server she basically said they aren't like supermarket fries so they were supposed to be burnt and hard (my observation). I hope her statement was not meant to be offensive as it could have been perceived.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • joel
    Joel
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Instead of the crispy potatoes with the crabcake, I would prefer fries or a few roasted vegetables. Those crispy potatoes are useless! Otherwise, the meal was super, especially the smores dessert.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Birthday
    cyockey1
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Not sure if the 6 top nest to us were regulars or not...we shared a waitress, she was super attentive to them and kind of forgot about the two of us... the other staff picked up he slack so it wasn't awful, just I think you should ask how the food is before its finished and that folks shouldn't sit with empty plates... The food really was amazing!!! My wife got crab soup and crab cakes and they were original and surprising! My Veal Porterhouse was top notch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Dining Again and Again
    susanpbgVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Linwoods never fails to leave a good taste in one's mouth! When I walk in and see the chef's in classic hats busily working the stations in the open kitchen I know we are going to be satisfied. The gazpacho was a delightful blend of juice and perfectly chopped vegetables with a delicious summer freshness. Crab cakes are always a big winner, meats cooked to perfection, salads delicious. You can not go wrong with the creative and fresh menus that Linwood always delivers!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great lunch.
    Sally
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    My friends and I were celebrating birthdays and Linwood's helped to make them very festive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Headen gem
    Javonne4
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    My daughter and I enjoy the dinner and the view. For over 10 yrs I never notice this restaurant . Thanks to restaurant week our eyes are open. It turned out to be a very nice evening .
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steve R
    SteveR
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    My wife and I have been to Linwood's a number of times over the years. For our 35th Wedding Anniversary, Linwood's was a "no brainer." Our server, Kelsey, could not have been more attentive and accommodating. The food, as usual was great. My wife had the Caesar Salad and crab cake entree'; I had the gazpacho and the soft crab entree'. Both were great (as is usual @ Linwood's). The deserts (fruit shortcake and chocolate dessert) were the perfect ending to the dinner. Linwood's has always been a great choice for us, and never disappoints. Steve
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Superb
    gourmetwantabe
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Met our expectations and then some. Keri was a great server. Knowledgable and friendly without being over powering. Will ask for her again:)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is very good, but pricey
    Lynn
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I have been at Linwood's twice for indoor full meal dining and twice with a group of women eating outside. The food is always very good. Presentation is lovely. But probably would go back to only share appetizers, first courses or small plates. It is just too pricey. My father rarely brings up price, but he did this time. Portions are reasonable but not over the top in amount, which is fine, but again price. Chefs on the main floor in the open is a nice touch. Like the more contemporary decor.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Putting it all together
    drj1VIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    It takes multiple factors to be a really great restaurant. Linwoods is successful year in and year out, I believe, because its staff really cares that you are having an enjoyable evening. An elderly couple next to our table were enjoying and raving about the price fix dinner. My dessert came (sherbet with berries). I asked for some chocolate sauce for the berries, it appeared instantly. The elderly woman next to me said it looked really good. I said it was. She asked the server if she had chocolate sauce would it cost extra? Clearly that would make a difference. The server smiled and said of course not. The sauce came. The server smiled. Those are the events that make a great restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great evening
    ConnieTwoCities
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Excellent dinner with another couple a few weeks ago--food was fantastic as was the service. Only improvement suggested is a heavier pour at the bar--mixed drinks were fairly light. Otherwise, no complaints and we look forward to returning soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Took long time friend to Linwoods since they had never dined there. They were very impressed with their meal scallops and duck. Our meal also excellent, this time I had the soft crabs. Service was excellent and Lin Wood spent 5 minutes at or table to talk and asked about our meal. Can't wait to see what the next special will be on the menu.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First class dining experience
    Safta
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner - the food and service were excellent. I had requested a dessert with a candle for my husband's birthday on my OpenTable reservation, and it was delivered at the perfect time, with no further prompting from me. I couldn't be more pleased and will definitely go back on other special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very special
    Thumper
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The only somewhat odd thing is the location. It is in a business park like setting. No other open businesses around on a Friday night. Definitely make a reservation. Bar seating available at drink bar and food bar, which would be great fun if you like watching the cooks. Outdoor seating as well, but no real view. The food is great. Fresh ingredients and beautiful serving styles.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service!
    J4444VIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    I expected the food to be great (I had heard it was..and that was very true!). Our server was very professional, attentive and alert to our needs. He made the experience very pleasurable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Aussietraveler
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    This was our first time at Linwoods and we found it to be delightful on every level. The staff, the seating and the service were pleasant and efficient. The menu was expansive and up-to-date. The servings were just right and not overdone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • christianVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Great business night out! Food and service are always very good and did not disappoint this time either. Lobster Tempura ppetizer was especially good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Check Plus Star
    ZsaZsa48VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I am always so very pleased with my dining experience at Linwoods. The food is consistently yummy with tantalizing flavors and the service is top drawer. Kudos to Tim and Sam for helping to make Linwoods a favorite of mine and my friends. Linwood gets a check plus star too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall