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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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Consistently excellent. Always a great dining experience. Whether we go as a couple, with clients or family, we can always count a wonderful evening that everyone enjoys."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Your crab cakes are described as "jumbo lump meat". What I had was neither Jumbo nor Lump. It had plain old crab meat, plenty of filler, and lots of shells. I was very disappointed. I have had several GREAT meals there, but this was terrible. The Hostess was notified and resolved the matter. I will be back, but definitely will not order the crab cake."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We got together with the retirees and the food and atmosphere were excellent. We ordered from the special menu and everything from salad to dessert were fabulous. We will be back!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Our favorite restaurant. In warm weather love eating outside. Have eaten there 3x in the last 3 weeks and there is always something different that we want to eat. Perfection."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I had not been to Linwood's in years and based on reviews in Baltimore Magazine I thought it was time to go back. The food was excellent as was the service. The only reason I rated this as Very Good is that is as high as I normally give for reviews. I would recommend this restaurant for"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Halibut was over cooked and served with slaw! Seriously, in what planet does fish go with slaw?! Very disappointed in an entrée priced $35..."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Consistently great food, quality, selection and service. My only complaint is that the service of food took a very long time for each course, including beginning cocktails (they attributed this to many large parties, but that customer size doesn't seem irregular; maybe something they need to figure out?). I live in NYC and come here when in town visiting family. It is as good, and often better, than many restaurants these days in NYC. Service is friendly, eager to please and accommodate, as is the kitchen. The outside seating area is nice, but is in the middle of office buildings and a parking lot, so is simply there for some fresh air, not a view. Prices are not low by any means, but for the most part are aligned with what you receive."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Linwood's has been in Pikesville for many years but still delivers delicious meals in a quiet and relaxed setting with excellent service and a great menu. Had the crab cake platter- came with crisp french fries, cole slaw and tasty heirloom tomatoes with feta cheese sprinkled on top with a light vinagrette. Dessert- decadent but soft and yummy chocolate bread pudding.... After all these years- Linwoods' still delivers the goods..."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Linwood's never disappoints and the last several times I have dined their on business have been spectacular experiences fro both me and my clients. I travel extensively and Linwood's ranks in the top 10 in my world travels And its really the only foodie restaurant in the 'hood"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This is the truth. I have never had a bad meal at Linwoods. And if you don't want to drive into Baltimore City there really are no better options than Linwoods. So far soft crabs are still in season. The good news is Linwoods only serves the biggest and freshest. The bad news is, come early or they will be all gone. Truly these crabs are delightful. Gazpacho is back at Linwoods. Have it topped with crab for a special treat. I like that the vegetables are a bit chunky not all mashed together- more substantive that way. if you like blue cheese dressing, this one is excellent. I do not like mayo and if mayo is in this dressing I don't detect it. The berry shortcake is back. Even the biscuit is terrific. And have a drink-good"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I was happy about the cucumber sorbet on my watermelon salad it was amazing.....sliced tenderloin was so tender!!! Claudia was great and Ricardo never disappoints at the bar"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Always a favorite. I have been dining at Linwood's for many years. Their lunch and dinner menus are fantastic. There is always something for everyone. This is one restaurant that's always consistent."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Eating at Linwoods is always a triumph! Our server Stacey was not only beautiful, but accommodating and gracious too. She orchestrated our many courses ( each one more wonderful than the previous ) with perfect ease. We can't wait to come back!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We had a lovely dining experience, we were seated outside, dinner was fabulous, great drink menu."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "I had a birthday lunch with two of my closest girlfriends. All of us enjoyed every minute of our outing. One of my friends and i selected items from the prefixed lunch menu we both ordered the Caesar salad, tilapia imperial and the mixed berry sorbet for dessert. My other girlfriend order maryland crab soup and shrimp and grits. Both enjoyed there food as much as i did. I was even given a birthday treat from Linwoods the chocolate bread pudding is to die for. OMG what an awesome afternoon hanging with two of my favorite friends and an outstanding meal."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "As always this place is great. A nice quiet atmosphere topped off with exceptional food. Just wish they still served lamb. But overall GREAT!!!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "GREAT FOOD.....GREAT SERVICE...GREAT ATMOSPHERE! I have dined here several times and I must say, this is one of my FAVORITE RESTAURANTS! Linwoods is always consistent!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "It was one of those evenings when the soft crabs seemed too complex. And then there was the fresh rockfish. Who could resist that if you are from Maryland. This was a perfect example of how little preparation wonderful food needs. We ordered the rockfish simply prepared with olive oil and some salt. It was perfect rock, with that sweet creamy texture of very fresh fish. The gazpacho was very good, since tomatoes are not really in season yet, I have held off getting it. But the bits of chunky vegetables made it feel fresh and enjoyable. Desserts are not this restaurants forte. But our server suggested vanilla ice cream with berries and the berry syrup- a really nice way to end a very fresh feeling meal."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Food was fine, service was fine. There wasn't anything about the food that I would consider to be out of the ordinary except maybe the price. I have different levels of expectation based on price and Linwoods did not meet the lofty expectations that came with the price tag. It's a fine restaurant with predictably good, not great food."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Our experience was great. The food, service, and ambiance were great. The only I thing I can say that could have been better is we felt a little neglected at times."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Always enjoy the food, servers and quietness (ability to hear and talk). However, server today was difficult to locate mid way through lunch. Asked another server to locate, lunch was almost complete by the time she returned. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Went for one of many celebratory meals. Tried something different and was delightfully pleased with the Lobster Tempura. The scallops are "Butter"..I am truly in love with Linwoods."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Linwood's , arguably the best reataraunt in town....we had a terrific meal in a quiet corner of the restaurant for a special birthday. Shrimp & Risotto and Soft Shell crabs....fantastic! "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Linwood's is the best! We are so fortunate that this gastronomic gem is located in our neighborhood, but I would be willing to travel many miles to dine in this extraordinary restaurant."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "We have never been disappointed at Linwoods. It is so reliably great. Our last visit may have been our best. All were so pleased with their lunch selections. The scallops were incredibly good. Great place to entertain guests."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The food is always well presented, plentiful, and delicious! "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "I have been dining at Linwoods for years but have not been there recently. We dined there this past Sunday because for years, my family has celebrated my son's birthday at this restaurant. My visit reminded me of why Linwoods is one of my absolute favorite restaurants--outstanding food such as the lobster tempura, attentive service, and fair prices for the highest-quality experience."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Soft crabs are back in season and there is no better place to have them than at Linwoods. The crabs are big, juicy and not over breaded. You know you are eating crab. There is a new appetizer on the menu, tomato, cantaloupe sorbet, cheese. Try it, it is perfect for warm weather. The blueberry tart is very good, ask for extra berries and it will be excellent with the warm tart and the cold ice cream. I don't think anyone has ever had a bad meal at Linwoods. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The food is always delicious, perfectly prepared, and attention to each plate served. Menu varies with the season, great service. We love going any time."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "I always enjoy my meals at Linwoods... the quality and service are always excellent and I highly recommend it."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Our favorite restaurant in Baltimore. We go there for all of our special occasions. Food is consistently excellent, as is the service."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Thanks for making my Dad's birthday a memorable occasion!!! Fantastic food, wait staff .......... we love Linwood's!!!!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "I reserve 5 stars for exceptional food and service and Linwoods earns it without hesitation. We love coming here for perfectly prepared and exquisitely presented food that's well served. We love the varied wine list and the option of the prix fixe menu. And also love that the menu always has wonderful in-season specials. If I had to choose one place where I'd rather be than anywhere else, it's at the Grill Line at Linwoods. I love the action, love seeing how things are cooked, love eating a perfectly proportioned plate with an awesome glass of wine. It doesn't get any better than Linwoods."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "A great restaurants. Food was awesome...great service...and a beautiful place to eat."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Linwoods pays attention to detail and to its customers. They go out of their way to make sure you are enjoying the experience of dining there. Then of course, there's the food, which never seems to disappoint us. We particularly enjoy the grill line. Watching the schefs prepare the food is amazing and with it all they are friendly to those of us watching, fun!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "You know it is spring when soft crabs are on the menu and Linwoods has the very best. They are plump and grilled and not smothered in some kind of breading or batter. they are very lightly dressed. You can still get the crispy oysters as an appetizer- don't know how much longer that will be but they are crunchy, not the least bit greasy and tasting of good oysters. The tuna appetizer is clearly sushi grade. Tried the Linwoods brownie sandwich for the first time. It was good but i liked it best with dark chocolate sauce."
    Dined on 5/17/2014