Linwoods

4.8
2609 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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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
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Phone number
(410) 356-3030
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Tom Devine
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
McDonogh Road
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Parking details
Linwoods has a lot surrounding the facility with ample parking for all guests.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2609 People Are Saying
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food
4.7
service
4.6
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4.3
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Our entire group had an excellent meal. The servers were pleasant and helpful. The food was superb.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Amazing food coupled with outstanding service makes Linwoods #1 year after year.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

The server tended to forget about our table when the table for about 8 people arrived. The water glasses were not refilled until I was able to signal to the young man with a pitcher after having requested refills from the server. The table for 8 was extremely noisy including passing around a cell phone on speaker so they could wave and yell at whomever was on the phone. Very, very annoying to all the tables around them.
Normally, these things mentioned do not happen at Linwoods. The hostess very graciously took the desserts off the bill to compensate for the rude behavior of the large table. We realize that the management cannot control the behavior of guests but when all the tables around the ones making the noise are looking daggers at them, one would think they would get a message. We still love Linwoods and this incident will in no way stop us from dining there.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Downtown style restaurant with a suburban location.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Food was excellent and as always outstanding service by Barbara

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Great food. We had to wait for our entree for about 90 minutes from the time we ordered. The waiter and manager were very nice about it, apologized and took care of our bill. That was a pleasant surprise.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

If you just want really good food, in a setting where you can hear what your dinner partners are saying, and quality service- then head to Linwoods. There is a reason it has been around for so long. After a long day, we settled into a great dinner. Cocktails were great and our server suggested a bourbon that was spot on to our tastes. The beet salad is really good, it is a change up from the usual and customary. Ditto the burrata cheese and tomato salad. These were our starters. The onion soup had loads of baked cheese on top and is rich in flavor and not over salted. The iceberg salad is classic but Linwoods does it better. I often forget the citrus tuna up in the corner of the menu. It was so fresh and rich in flavor, it easily cut with a fork even though it was rare as requested. Another classic, the crab cake, maintained its star quality. No dessert this night but a really good evening

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Wonderful meal as expected from Linwoods. We went for restaurant week. The selection was excellent. The wine pairings were very good, economical offerings. Food preparation is always very, very fine. The service was friendly and attentive, but not fussy. I like the decor, flow, and noise level. There just isn't anything to complain about. This must be one of Baltimore's top restaurants.

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Always a fabulous meal! Linwood’s never disappoints.

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Linwoods never disappoints after23 Years 👏🏻

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2.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Little to pricey and when I made the reservations I said it was for a birthday, it might have been nice if they’d would have sent a piece of cake or something to the table. Not sure we’ll be going back anytime soon .

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

It was my first visit and the food was tasty. I am a pescatarian, yet allergic to shellfish, and look forward to fish choices.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

A very busy Saturday night and the service was still excellent. Dinner was fabulous. The kitchen was a little slammed but they kept us informed and it was very nice all around.

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2018

New pizza- gotta try it! I finally succumbed to the new summer pizza on the menu. Crab, corn and spinach- it is seriously delicious! We shared one for an appetizer. The watermelon salad is perfect for a hot summer night- just enough variation on the theme to make is more special than just watermelon in summer. The buratta appetizer is more substantial but equally wonderful. If you are trying to eat more simply go for the fish simply prepared. Fish and wonderful veggies

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Excellent food service and restaurant design. A bit pricey, so best for special occasions. Can be slightly noisy when full.

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

My wife and I went to Linwood's for our anniversary dinner. recently. To begin our evening, we ordered a vodka and tonic and a vodka and soda water, but when the drinks arrived we found they were flat because they had been poured from the "hose" at the bar. We told our server that we were disappointed in the quality of our drinks and she quickly told us that she would see what she could do. She soon returned with two fresh drinks, courtesy of the manager who had gone next door and found a bottle of tonic and a bottle of soda for us. The drinks were perfect and the evening got a way to a great start.

The food is really superb at Linwood's. We shared shrimp and crab tacos and a summer tomato and burrata salad as appetizers, and then my wife had a small beef tenderloin with potato gratin and vegetables for her entree. I had fish, simply prepared. I ordered the Bronzini, which came in two large filets with perfectly cooked green beans, carrots and spinach.

We both agreed that this was probably the best meal we had ever had to celebrate a special occasion and the quality of the service was also exceptional. A big thank you to our waiter, Al, and to Linwood's manager who went the extra mile to make our night out a truly memorable experience. We'll be back.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Always a great time at Linwoods!

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

This was a Mary Poppins meal, "practically perfect in every way." The beet & fennel salad is not to be missed, and the lobster tempura was a great combination of crunch and lobster. This was our first trip to Linwoods. We were there for a landmark birthday, and they made it even more special. Can't wait to go back and work our way through the menu!

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Great food, tremendous service. What a wonderful restaurant. My guests from Scotland absolutely loved it.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

ate outside. Beautiful night. Annie was server. Very attentive. Great food. Generous cocktails. Will definitely be going back

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

This place is great. The food is consistently good. The only place The makes a great martini,fills your glass at the table, and leaves the shaker with another half glass for you to enjoy.
Our server Jessica could not have been more pleasant or helpful without being intrusive
Two issues are, the place isn’t cheap and can be down right expensive. Also depending upon where you sit it can be quite noisy. It is obvious that it is a place to see friends and neighbors. It is fun to watch people doing the apparent obligatory meet and greet with the other customers at nearby tables or as they enter the dining room.
Despite these issues I would not hesitate to go back soon. I have never had a bad meal there

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

Always amazing! Service is outstanding! Love the outside dining area!

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

My husband and I took his elderly parents for a special out to dinner occasion and the staff was so patient and helpful. They seated us in a quiet section, and everyone was incredibly attentive. I have not seen my mother in law eat so much in one sitting for years. We had an excellent experience at Linwood’s.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Excellent meal, even had vegetarian choices. My neighborhood stop for a celebration or just every day. Long time customer.

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Another nice date night compliments of Linwoods. Thanks.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

We enjoyed another memorable dinner at Linwood’s. We love the fact that this restaurant is consistently great! We always have excellent food and service! I had the beet salad and bronzino, and both were excellent! My husband enjoyed his caramelized onion pizza, and our friend loved his gazpacho and soft shell crabs. Linwood’s is always a winner.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

The food and service are the very best at Linwood's. And the noise level is very quiet so you can actually have a conversation with your dining companion. Love this place.

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

It seemed that you were a few servers short. Service was a little slow

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4.0Dined on July 16, 2018

Linwoods is a neighborhood gem for my husband and I. We can walk to the restaurant. The service is always outstanding and the food is fantastic. Their crabs cakes are the best with little or no filler. My husband loves their cheeseburgers. You should but this restaurant on your "Must go to" list. Make sure you order their chocolate sundae for dessert.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Birthday celebration with Family.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

It was the second time we've selected Linwoods for a birthday dinner and this wouldn't be the last. The food - appetizers to main courses, steak to seafood - and service was outstanding.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Linwoods is always one of our favorite restaurants. We love the food - the service - and the atmosphere! Our visit last night had a couple of disappointments - they were out of one of our favorites, liver and onions, despite an earlier call to the restaurant and confirmation on their menu. Then, my husband's requested medium beef tenderloin was extremely rare - not sure how this made it out of the kitchen since they cut the meat in half so it was clearly purple. The staff was apologetic and gave us comped desserts, but it was disappointing that a restaurant of this caliber ever served this in the first place. The shrimp and grits were excellent - and the roasted chicken was delicious.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

This is an outstanding restaurant! The service was impeccable from our waitress who has been there for 27 years.....that says alot !
The food was delicious.....
Having the owner stop by each table to say hi and ask how everything is, just doesnt happen now a day.
Who needs to go downtown to find an outstanding place to dine.....its right in Owings Mills

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

dinner was as usual great and it was nice that Linwood came to each table to see how his guests were doing.

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Linwood’s is absolutely one of the best restaurants around. Consistently great in all aspects.

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

The service was excellent the waitress was excellent and the food was excellent.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Linwoods is always consistently excellent in food and service. We’ve been dining there for years. Every item on the menu is perfectly prepared and served. The waitstaff is very good and always gives their best.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Linwood’s is a great destination for an excellent birthday celebration

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Food and service were fantastic. All four of us enjoyed our meal and we never felt rushed. Love Linwoods.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

It is soft crab time! Life is good. We had a great meal. The whole steamed artichoke is still on the menu. It is delicious as it is but the two dipping sauces are good as well. I love the return of the watermelon salad, the new arrangement is delicious. The cheese appetizer strikes multiple flavor notes and could also be a light lunch. Now the soft crabs--- they are the best. Just enough breading to allow the taste of crab to come through.
Grab a great cocktail and get over to Linwoods while the softies are still running.

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