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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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "The food is was well prepared, served hot and beautifully presented during our time at this wonderful restaurant. My companion and I were attended by knowledgable, friendly and unintrusive waitstaff at reasonable intervals and never felt rushed even though we had a late reservation. The ambiance was perfect with moderate noise, mostly because the table next to us were speaking loudly, but became much more quiet after they left. The seating is oriented well and the restaurant is the perfect size to avoid feeling cramped. A most enjoyable dining experience for me and my partner, so much so that I won't hesitate to make the drive from Manassas, VA for a perfect dining experience. Strongly recommend!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "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
  • "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