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Woodberry Kitchen
Woodberry Kitchen

Woodberry Kitchen Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.woodberrykitchen.com
  • Email: askus@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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Diner Reviews
  • "The hog island black clams and grits was okay. Morning flatbread was outstanding. Wicomico oysters and eggs was creative and tasty. C.M.P. dessert was super sweet."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Was visiting my brother in Baltimore and had wanted to try this place for a while. Food was great, everything was perfectly cooked. Highlights for me were the black sausage and carrot skillet, the rockfish, and the icebox pie. Service was excellent and the space is beautiful. Strongly recommend."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "This was our first experience and we loved it. Parking can be tough at times. If you have valet parking,why wouldn't we use this parking area ourselves. No all people like to use the valet parking. other than that,we had a great experience and are looking forward to another meal there soon. Thanks for asking for our opinion."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Woodberry Kitchen is a nestled in a converted mill space off Clipper Parkway in Baltimore. I tried the turtle boy salad, broccoli soup and wood roasted sausages entree . All good dishes. Delivered in a timely manner and served at the perfect temperature (soup and entree). The service is attentive and knowledgeable. The bathrooms need to watched a little more closely so they remain tidy and fresh looking. I'll visit again."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "The location is a little off the beaten path. The building is beautiful and unique. Complimentary valet parking makes parking a breeze. The staff is upbeat, pleasant and helpful (You get the impression that they like their job). The food is perfection. Everyone in my party enjoyed their meal."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "We don't get to Baltimore often, but on our last trip, one goal was to eat at this restaurant. Not disappointed! It rivals many of the best places in DC without the pretentious staff and high prices. Spike's goal to serve only local food really comes through in the fresh tastes and unusual ingredients on the menu. We both had beef which was organic and delicious, The salads, even in April, tasted just picked. But the most amazing thing was how knowledgeable and friendly the wait staff was. Our server did not hesitate to give us her honest opinion about everything we asked. Very refreshing! No up-selling at all. The tables upstairs have a great view of the action, but go for the porch in the summer. And the fabulous cocktails!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Definitely a quiet neighborhood gem tucked into yet another historic area of Baltimore. Surrounded by antique, crumbling buildings that hold their own intrigue, Woodberry Kitchen incorporates that intrigue with exposed brick and beams;rustic charm and appeal. The wait staff are all dressed to represent a simpler time in life (think Opie from Mayberry) and are very knowledgeable about both food and drink selections. Our waiter, Matt, was phenomenal with his descriptions of items and recommendations. The noise level is a bit high in the evening/night time so I don't recommend it for an intimate setting but great for a group of 3 or more. Enjoyed fresh fish, potent and creative drinks, divine dessert. Fresh, fun, friendly!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "great chow, hip staff, down home feel....the menu was clever, creative and well-executed!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We had an excellent waitress and the food was good but our entree's came out very fast while we were still enjoying our appetizers. To make it a bit more challenging some of our entrée's were not hot but lukewarm. This would not deter us from coming back but just a disappointment."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I went to Baltimore for a romantic evening consisting of dinner and a show. We decided to try Woodberry Kitchen since we'd heard so many great things about it from friends. We had an excellent meal with good food and service. The atmosphere and decor of the restaurant is fabulous. The only hiccup that we encountered was an overcooked steak, but the manager took care of it and still had us out the door in time for our show."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This was a memorable meal and gastronomic experience...excellent service, food, and feel. The charcuterie was phenomenal main dishes excellent. ..oysters sweet and so fresh. Buttermilk ice cream to die for...One word sums it up: WOW!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Wonder of wonders, miracle of miracles is apt description of dinner at the Woodberry Kitchen. Perfect sevice complements heavenly food and a wine selection worthy of Mount Olympus."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The food and service are both first rate and we will go back again. However, it was a bit too noisy for our taste."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We had heard a lot about Woodberry Kitchen but just hadn't a chance to visit during the past year. We had a great experience on a recent Saturday evening. Everyone at our table had a delicious meal - such attention to detail. The desserts alone are worth the visit. The wait staff was excellent. Woodberry Kitchen is a real gem and we can't wait to return."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Unique for Baltimore is the thought that comes to mind. Other restaurants have tried to replicate its charm and cuisine, but always seem to miss the mark. Good food, good service, and charming ambience never fail to make Woodberry Kitchen a special dining experience."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "The food is delicious and comes from local farms in the MD/VA Chesapeake region. The restaurant is in the old clipper mill area of Baltimore and the exposed brick walls look great. The mustard crusted VA fluke fish was outstanding. Perfectly cooked. For a quieter environment, ask to sit in the small dining room off to the side. Service was very good. We will definitely go back and recommend this restaurant to out friends."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "The oyster we got was amazing but I cannot imagine that they served as burnt flat bread (like seriously? It's the first time ever in my life that I've rolled my eyes seeing what they placed on our table. We paid a ton for our dinner to literally not able to eat it. The ambience is great for business/romantic dining. Their wine is good even though it's kinda expensive. But I will definitely not come back unless someone invites me."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "First time at the restaurant and I was very impressed. I will definitely be back!!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "...and I had very high hopes! Our trip to Baltimore was last minute and we had a few last minute changes to our reservation numbers, all which were accommodated by WK. The place was full of good vibes and the music meshed well. Couldn't have asked for a better server. Thanks to Brad our experience was on a whole new level! Knowledgeable, helpful, considerate, prompt, a true professional to our table. We tried the majority of the menu and I recommend the Charcuterie board, and any house made sausage you can get your hands on. Perfect Moscow Mule. We stayed much past the kitchen closing and we never once felt rushed. So grateful WK took care of us, we are spreading the good word in Roanoke, VA! Cheers WK crew, keep killin' it!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "My husband and I travel from PA to experience the wonderful food and atmosphere at Woodberry Kitchen! There is nothing that compares in our area! We recently brought our young adult children to enjoy all that we had been beaming about; they were not disappointed. We tried a wide variety of fresh menu selections and to our waiters delight there was not a crumb or morsel left on any of our plates! The wine, cocktail and beer selections are perfectly matched to the ever changing and delicious main fare. We try to make Woodberry Kitchen a once a month happening in our lives. We highly recommend booking your reservations well in advance-just mark it on your calendar and count down the days to having a fantastic dining experience!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Innovative, wonderful place. For the adventuresome diners with some unusual items that are fun to share. The young staff is enthusiastic about describing the dishes. This is a great place to dine out and feel taken care of for the evening. Love the Woodberry room. Valet parking makes it so easy."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Friendly casual staff, interesting food. A mix between white tablecloth and pub...strange, I know, but they make it work."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "It was our first experience at Woodberry Kitchen and the food was delicious. We will be back to enjoy the food again."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Nice business dinner at Woodberry Kitchen! Everyone in our party enjoyed their food and the Fried Pickles were a big hit."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Took foodie friends for their first visit. They were blown away. Our waitress was knowledgeable about the complex menu and the bar menu and was efficient without being intrusive. Every entree was top notch and we tried a wide variety of salads and appetizers which were excellent as well. Woodberry Kitchen is our go to destination whenever we want to treat ourselves to a memorable evening with excellent cuisine."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "food and drinks were excellent - the cocktails were top notch, and the mac and cheese was to die for. also got the blondie brownie sunday at the end - great ending to a fantastic meal."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Had a wonderful birthday dinner here for my sister - great service, food, wine, and ambience. A meal we will remember for a long time."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Excellent service, excellent food. If I lived in Baltimore (or anywhere near it) this spot would be on heavy-rotation. I took a client there for dinner while we were at a conference and the whole experience knocked her socks off. Thank you!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Excellent food and attentive service, two hallmarks of WK. Appreciate the consistent level of excellence and the adventurous menu. Always like to try the specials and foods I don't know well. An evening well spent. If there is buttterscotch pudding on the menu, get it."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Our children told us we needed to eat here especially since they use our Colonel Ricketts Hard Cider in some of their drinks. We were not disappointed. The food was FANTASTIC...no doubt that is was fresh and purchased locally ! We can't wait to go again."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Rode the bike from Fells Point to enjoy the Zoo and get some exercise before brunch. Was welcomed by staff even in my biking outfit. Lovely experience and one that I recommend to all."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We love the Woodberry Kitchen. Simple food but cooked really well and our kids love it too!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Woodberry kitchen, while although difficult to find a reservation, is a very good restaurant with an awesome ambience. Their food is delicious and the restaurant is classy and enjoyable."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Great food, great service, and great atmosphere. I would highly recommend Woodberry Kitchen."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "My husband and I were more than pleasantly surprised at the interesting menu items and farm fresh atmosphere of the Woodberry Kitchen restaurant. My daughter attends college in Baltimore and told us , "You have to go!" So pleased we took her advice! The food is amazing!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "My parents and I showed up 20 minutes early for our reservation and were seated immediately. Our servers were very friendly and gave great recommendations on food and drinks. When our food arrived, my dad's steak was a bit too red for his taste, and the waitress took it back to the kitchen and had it back in front of him, cooked to perfection, in a matter of minutes. The atmosphere is very active, so it is not the best place to have a quiet conversation over a candle-lit dinner. Nevertheless, the food was outstanding, and we all had an exceptional dining experience. Much love to Woodberry Kitchen!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Service is always outstanding. This was my first time for brunch and I missed some of the regular offering from the dinner menu. Perhaps they could consider offering a few more traditional menu options to the brunch menu."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "There's nothing I can say except it was an amazing dinner, and the perfect place for my one year anniversary. I want to go back immediately. They even wrote "Happy Anniversary" on my dessert plate."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "My wife and I had Sunday brunch here and this place delivers. The food was very good and service was good. The blood sausage item on the brunch menu was a unique fine and it was excellent. I am looking forward to my next visit."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Maybe "Top 5" is not fair, since I haven't visited every restaurant in Baltimore. But I would put money on it! This place is such a gem. It is pricey, so best used for special occasions. So pricey in fact, one would almost say the food is not worth the it. But with the level of service, quality of food, location and overall experience, I didn't have much trouble accepting the price tags. I will definitely be back."
    Dined on 4/4/2014