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Linwoods Details

  • 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 (410) 356-3030

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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "My friends and I were celebrating birthdays and Linwood's helped to make them very festive."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "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 ."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "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"
    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:)"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Two of us enjoyed the 3-course lunch special whil two ordered from the regular menu. Without excpetion all of our dishes were superb!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We had never been to Linwood's and we decided to celebrate two family birthdays at one time at a restaurant that might be a little more memorable. Food was excellent and the service was wonderful. Barbara is the best waitress we have had in a very long time-very knowledgeable about every aspect of the menu. Service was very smooth and we all tried something different for dinner and everyone loved their choices. Would definitely recommend this restaurant for special occasions. We had a great evening."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Great birthday dinner, food, service A+. Scallops appetizer and salmon main course were perfect. Great cocktail menu."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "This restaurant is great for special occasions and sumptuous food. Every time I go to the restaurant I feel like I am in NY."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Genuinely the best restaurant in Baltimore County. The view isn't as nice when sitting outside, but the service and the food here put the Oregon Grille and others to shame. Inside, a very classy and clean-lined dining room. Always fresh, creative, and seasonal, the menu usually has plenty of gems. And the servers seem to be real professionals. Consistently great experience. Don't be surprised to get a visit to your table from the chef/owner checking in on your meal…."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Linwood's was recommended by coworker as an ideal restaurant for a special occasion and it did not disappoint! Greeted by each staff member and welcomed by chef."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Linwood's is always a good "occasion". As usual the food was excellent even at the price. Service was not; our waitress was smarmy and clumsy. Drinks were only ok, and service got them mixed up. There is little excuse to pour into the wrong glass if you will serve at table side. My margarita was mediocre at best."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "From the warm welcome to gracious service and delicious food, our Friday evening dining experience was thoroughly enjoyable. Along with a new summer menu filled with temptations I sensed a renewed energy at this restaurant which had seemed a bit tired. Presented as a first course, my Char siu ribs with asian slaw and spiced cashews made a delicious, different, and sufficient entree. An outstanding warm and not too sweet chocolate bread pudding dessert ended the meal on a high note. My companion raved about the flavors in her gazpacho and thoroughly enjoyed a well prepared and beautifully presented liver entree. I'm eager to return."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Linwood's is great for lunch or dinner. Always consistent."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Linwoods always delivers. I was a little surprised by a newer waitress who's attitude wasn't up to par with the upscale restaurant, but otherwise, was a good evening and meal. I do wish they'd bring back the classic scallop/risotto dish - it should always be on the menu, even if they have others, imo."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "At the end of a very busy weekend this was a relaxing wonderful dinner. Barb, our server knew we were leaving town very early the next day and was very attentive to the size if our meals because there would be no leftovers to take home. These people care!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The service by Claudia and staff member;s was very good. The food was also very good, could have been hotter. We really appreciated the candle in the cake for our friend celebrating his 88th."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I have been enjoying Linwood's for 25 years and our anniversary dinner last week was no exception. Barbara was the consummate server. The food burst with flavor."
    Dined on 7/3/2014