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Woodberry Kitchen
Woodberry Kitchen

Woodberry Kitchen Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.woodberrykitchen.com
  • Phone: (410) 464-8000
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner seven days a week beginning at 5:00pm
    Monday-Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday & Saturday Evening 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday Evening 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Saturday & Sunday Brunch 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Organic, Continental
  • Executive Chef: Spike Gjerde
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Woodberry Hall, adjacent to our main dining room, offers an intimate dining area in a restored mill with exposed brick walls, soaring windows with custom drapery, and custom made farm tables. A private entrance ensures no disruptions or unexpected guests. The room is perfect for family gatherings, business holiday parties and pharmaceutical dinners. Woodberry Hall seats up to 40 guests for dinner or 60 for a standing cocktail party. Please inquire about available dates and our feasting menus.
  • Private Party Contact: Jolanta Kunkulis (410) 464-8000

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Union Avenue
  • Public Transit: We are conveniently located at the Woodberry light rail stop. Just exit the light rail and walk up Clipper Park Road and find us on the right hand side.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking located just a few steps from the front door. Handicapped parking spaces also available next to the restaurant.
A word from Woodberry Kitchen
Woodberry Kitchen relies on longstanding relationships with the growers of the Chesapeake to provide the ingredients that nourish and delight our guests. At our table, you join us in supporting sustainable agriculture that respects the abundance and traditions of the region while helping to ensure its future.
Housed in a renovated 1870s foundry nestled in historic Clipper Mill, Woodberry Kitchen offers a warm, rustic setting featuring an open kitchen and patio seating during the summer season. Owners Spike and Amy Gjerde are committed to providing our guests with exceptional service and fare, earning Woodberry Kitchen recognition by Bon Appetit, The New York Times, and Gourmet. Come join us, whether for a snack along with local wine or beer at the bar; an impromptu supper with friends; or a private celebratory feast in one of our dining rooms.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Diner Reviews
  • "Excellent menu and excellent food every time we've been. Service can be a little uneven—this last time, our server was very nice but a little bit disorganized, gave our appetizer to the table next to us, sent my boxed salad home with the wrong people, BUT, then she went right to the kitchen and got them to make me a new one, so it was all good. Can be a bit noisy in the main space; if you can be seated in the small room off to the side, the view is less impressive but much quieter."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "This was my first time at Woodberry Kitchen and it was great! My fiance and I went to celebrate our engagement and we were glad we went. I got a clam dish with noodles. It was delicious and we will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "I enjoyed the cocktails out by the fire. They were very pricey but they were good. Dinner I was not pleased with the tavern steak it was very chewy. Love the decor."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I didn't think I could go wrong choosing Woodberry Kitchen for a 22nd wedding anniversary dinner, but I did. I am a big fan of the restaurant generally, but the evening was disappointing. "We have a couple tables finishing up outside" turned into a 35-minute wait. Not something I expected for an 8:45pm reservation time. When I gave up and asked to be seated, we were taken upstairs where the noise level is LOUD and the seating not at all conducive to an intimate dinner between 2. The $12 cocktail amounted to ~1.5 oz and was mediocre. Smoked trout salad was mediocre. The entrees, chicken and biscuit and rock fish, were excellent, fortunately. The desert, blueberry rhubarb cobbler, was burnt on top and the ingredients didn't cohere."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We booked our reservation a month or so in advance. I also put in the comments section that my husband and I are vegan. We mentioned this to our server, who had no previous knowledge of our dietary needs. We ordered the flatbread with squash and peanut pesto. When it arrived at our table it was simply a flatbread with thinly sliced squash and some fennel for garnish. Needless to say this was disappointing and when we asked our server about it she said the pesto was not vegan. We sent the food back and were annoyed that there were not any other options and asked for the check. The manager came over, apologized, gave us a free bottle of wine and made sure we got a better flatbread and we did."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "A former Annapolitan goes to Hampden... And has the best crabcake she has ever had. Lovely restaurant with great ambiance and service- will be back again!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Caught the reservation as a lark, and the place did not disappoint. Table was open on time, nice view of the neighborhood. Server was just outstanding. He explained everything very well, answered all questions, gave insight on difference between menu items. the salad was special. great combo of greens, cheeses, bacon, fried egg. we both got the soft shell crab entrees and these were done perfectly. the wine pairing was spot on also, a light New Zealand white. Dessert was a large parfait glass filled with ice cream, chocolate, marshmallow, peanuts. About 1000 calories of delicious. The valet parking, which is complimentary, is really a nice treat, also."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We had a late supper at Woodberry Kitchen on July 24. The place was busy, great atmosphere, very friendly service from our arrival right through. The food was fantastic from our first small plate all the way through to dessert (the CMP was truly spectacular!) The outdoor dining space looked wonderful with a great fire pit and perfect lighting. We will certainly be back!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Our dining experience was absolutely wonderful! Our server was the best and the food was great. We sat outdoors which i usually don't like but our hostess recommended it and im glad she did! The only complaint is that they didn't check in our reservation with open table...so we didn't get our points. We will return again anyway"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "It took me 3 tries to get to Woodberry Kitchen, but I'm really glad I kept trying. The food was excellent and the service was spectacular. I really can not find anything wrong with the restaurant, other than it's not the easiest place to get to, but even that is minor. I will definitely be going back."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We had a wonderful evening at the Woodberry Kitchen. The food was rich in flavor and presented beautifully. This restaurant never fails to deliver."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "hard to beat this place for a special night out. food is delicious, setting is unique."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We celebrated my birthday at Woodberry Kitchen recently. The food was terrific, the drinks were amazing, and the place had a really cool vibe. The flatbreads were amazing and enough for a meal."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Every item on the menu is fresh and unique. You will want to try them all."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "The food and service are simply outstanding--this is what you're paying for and it's well worth it. Be prepared for a louder environment, though, as the restaurant is a very open space and packs the tables in. It's understandable given the demand."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Menu was local and a nice selection but somewhat uninspiring. Many dishes needed more seasoning and the pop of an acid to brighten and add complexity to the flavors. Service is always a certain degree of miss.... we were served our appetizers before we even got our cocktails and had to remind our server that we had not gotten them. I have been there many times and have found the same sluggish service every time. I would not make this a favorite of mine.. but my son wanted to try it again. There are much better restaurants if you're looking for good to great food in Baltimore."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We go to Woodberry fairly often, I would say once or twice a season to get a taste of summer, fall, winter and spring. This time we went to celebrate a 25th birthday. The food was great, the server was ok- he was constantly coming over to the table and interrupting conversation and when he did so he did it in an arrogant, snide way. It was weird. Other than that, it was great!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Phasing out citrus we were told. I don't understand why. For the price tag, dinner for 6, including tip, $400, it is pricey. It is perfect for "foodies"."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Our first time at Woodberry Kitchen. Our server was perhaps over attentative to start then somewhat absent towards the end. Highlights included the beauitful ex-industrial neighborhood and the wonderful ambience in the restaurant. We loved our appetizer (squash blossoms) but found the vegetarian pasta (we specifically went on 'meatless Monday' as we are vegetarian) to be pasta heavy and vegetable light. While the pasta was very flavorful, I think we were expecting more of a veggie-extravaganza for the meal price."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "I've been to woodberry kitchen multiple times and I've never had a poor experience. The food is always great and the atmosphere is amazing. If you haven't gone then go. You won't regret it."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "This was my second time at Woodberry, but my first time going for brunch. I loved everything that was brought out! Between three of us, we had the Anaheim Pepper Sausage, the Cast Iron Blood Sausage, and Gold Potato Hash Brown as well as Pickled Eggs and the Butter Milk Sherbet. Everything was wonderful and flavorful. The portions were just right! Service was great! I highly recommend Woodberry for brunch if you've only come for dinner!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Very enjoyable morning celebrating a special birthday."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We always have a good time at Woodberry - whether it be brunch or dinner or drinks. For the first time, I tried their ricotta pancake and it's a CAKE! Seriously...they make it in a cast iron skillet and it's not your typical thin pancake - it's about an inch thick and the full size of the pan! It was delicious AND I had leftovers for later. Paired with some local bacon and a bloody mary, it was a wonderful brunch."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "My 81 year old dad wanted to go here for his birthday- he'd read about it and thought it sounded nice! He enjoyed his birthday dinner and recommended it to me. Keep in mind his usual meal comes from the freezer... but I made a reservation anyway for the next time we came to Baltimore to visit him. We have been to the finest restaurants living in NYC for the past 16 years, and traveling all over the world. And we were so happy to discover that Woodberry Kitchen ranks up there. The renovated mill setting is terrific, the menu changes daily and offers unique twists on every dish, the service was attentive but not intrusive. The sommelier helped choose the perfect wine and the four of us enjoyed every bite. Looking forward to next time!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The ambiance of the restaurant and surrounding area was excellent: both outdoor and indoor seating areas were cozy and inviting. The service was good: attentive without being around too often. The one thing that was a bit disappointing was the food. We went in with high expectations, having heard that it's a great area farm to table restaurant. It was good but lacked the unique flavors I would expect given its reputation and price. I had a pasta dish with veggies, and was excited that it featured fennel as this can be hard to find, but it seemed to be overcooked and so had lost most of its flavor. The main flavor of the dish was saltiness and butter, so it got boring as each bite tasted the same. Good menu, not so good execution."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Excellent food at the Woodberry Kitchen. However the drink prices are very steep. Our sever was super nice, but rarely seen. It is very noisy and seating is super close. Our Anniversary dinner reservation would have been romantic if the table given would have been more secluded or offered us outdoor seating where the noise level would probably been different outside. If you want romance, this may not be the place for you."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Wine list is pretty good and the food is spectacular. We had to make a show so were disappointed not to be able to linger over yet another dish and dessert. Keep it up--the menu using so much fresh local produce and meats is absolutely wonderful."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "While Woodberry Kitchen has a great location and the wait staff is good, the food is just OK. Not worth the price. Clearly popular because people think it is the "in" place to go, but personally, would not go back."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Very good food; served Very late -- 1 hour + from time of order; disinterested/disengaged/non communicative waitress; lovely setting; too pricey/overrated for the caliber of service received. Very friendly and fast valet service No citrus served???"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We had this place on our list for several years and regret not going sooner. The atmosphere is very cool. We started with a Pinot Gris suggested by our waiter. LOVED IT! We ordered the crab dip and mac and cheese for apps. The mac and cheese with "snake oil" a big hit, the crab dip was the winner!. We had the flat bread, Sausage w/veggies, Flat iron steak w/ au gratin potatoes, fish and chips. My husband tried a bite of everthing and said the steak was the winner. But there where no loosers. Dessert we shared - was the berry cobbler with ice cream and the sundae thing (CSP?) that was over the top great. We look forward to returning - and sooner than the several years we waited. MAKE A RESERVATION!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I've eaten at Woodberry several times with different family and friends. The food is always creative and delicious! It's a NYC type of place...tables close together so pretty noisy and fun. Also really inventive cocktails that are a must to try! The food is locally sourced so if this is important to you it's a great place to try....I give it 5 stars!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Decided to try this as my best friend from Colorado came to visit us in Baltimore. I wanted to find an eclectic place for a devout foodie, and this was it. The actual ambience and physical look of the place is stunning, and the staff fits in with it perfectly (very nice too). The menu was amazing, and one could call it glorified gourmet farm food (considering the sustainable-farming efforts of the restaurant). Definitely a must, and go at night because the place, outside and inside, really lights up! This is a must if you want great dining in Baltimore."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We had a great time with friends. We had a 3 course dinner for a reasonable price. The server took us on an imaginary journey through many dishes she explained. She knew the menu and described it with passion."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "I love how well Woodberry helps their guests celebrate special occasions. Instead of embarrassing their guests, they honor them."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Outstanding crab cake, attentive service, disappointing tiny table for two, and no lemons! available in the bar to make a Tom Collins! Rather dry burger, but fabulous French fries and great macaroni and cheese!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "I live going back to Woodberry over and over! I always take my out of town guests here, but also love to go with local friends! The menu is always fantastic and the staff is always gracious and kind. Such a bustling and fun atmosphere!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "While the food was delicious, I was most impressed by the attentive wait staff. My wife and I both had the spring vegetable soup - I think I'll pass on it next time. While made well, I found it to be too light and bland. This is a soup I would make for myself if I was recovering from the flu - nothing exciting. My wife also had the steak tartare and it was delicious! I had the buttermilk fried soft shell crab, and while I'm not normally a fan, I thought I would try it here since it is a nicer restaurant with presumably better food - I was glad I got it. It's the only soft shell crab I've ever liked and I would get it again. Neither of us were fond of the "Good Intentions," the name says it all. I would compare it to a glass of perfume."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Very good experience, I would go again and feel comfortable bringing family and friends for an up-scale experience. It is pricey but you could argue that you pay for quality. Roasted snap-peas served as an appetizer and eaten like you would edamame were excellent, the sauce on the peas really complimented their sweetness. Main dining room is very loud, it convinced us to accept the offer of an outdoor table even though the evening was a bit muggy."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "food as always was excellent, as was the service outdoors on a sometimes rainy night. Wine list is a bit pricey--our $48 dollar bottle, a mix from Chile and about the cheapest on the wine list, was boring and disappointing. You should be able to get a decent wine for $48. Judging from wines I know on the wine list, the mark up seems to be about 3 to 1 based on what you would pay in a decent wine store or at Eddie's. It would be good if Woodberry added a few interesting medium-priced wines to the list."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "The crab pot is a must try! Outstanding! The goodness isn't large enough :) Highly reconmend the expresso bar as well"
    Dined on 7/14/2014