Linwoods

4.8
2579 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 2579 People Are Saying
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BW
5.0Dined a day ago

Birthday celebration with Family.

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OT
5.0Dined a day ago

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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DR
5.0Dined 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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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L
5.0Dined 3 days ago

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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G
5.0Dined 5 days ago

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

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JB
5.0Dined 6 days ago

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

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e
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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AB
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

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

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l
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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d
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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OT
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Food and service were spectacular as always!!

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s
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Always great - if very crowded (no room for tray stands, so the wait staff stacked dishes at the table). Very noisy, slow service & expensive. For us, special occasion only.

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NY
5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

We had wonderful wait staff. Claudia was very attentive. My wife was interested in a beer not on the menu for the evening but Claudia was able to locate a bottle. The food was great in excellent sized portions.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

My brother, my sister-law and I make several visits to Linwoods each year for their liver, onions and bacon entre. Absolutely the very best !

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T
2.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Food was great. Staff was great. Someone’s three year old with a loud tablet, playing wheels on the bus, throughout our meal ruined the experience for us. Not worth the price for this atmosphere.

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M
5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Excellent lunch. I had the crab cake with slaw. They use mostly lump crab and hardly any filler. Also had delicious red sauce with it. We couldn't pass up the blueberry tart on the best pastry crust ever. Very flaky and buttery. The vanilla ice cream, absolutely delicious. Good place to get together with friends, not noisy. Our server was wonderful, had great timing and everything was just the right temperature (warm tart and cold ice cream). I'd give her an A+. It's a bit pricey but outstanding quality.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Food wonderful as it has always been. Server wasn't unpleasant but just seemed uninterested and disappeared for periods of time. Very unusual for Linwoods.

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HR
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

one issue--meal and service was excellent as always
problem with gnats/small bugs flying around

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OT
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

We come here every year for our anniversary. We love it!

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SD
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Everything we ordered was excellent. The service was also great and flowed nicely. We look forward to coming back.

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MP
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

We return again and again. The food and service is fantastic.

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e
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Linwood’s is one of our favorite restaurants for special occasions and for just going out for dinner. Food is consistently good and fresh.

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GM
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Fabulous place that never disappoints. Exquisite setting, wonderful wait staff, delicious food that is artfully presented.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

Always consistently amazing at Linwoods! Does not disappoint!

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OT
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Excellent service and food was delicious as always!!

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

It was the last minute but we had the need of a great meal that only Linwoods could offer. Fortunately we were able to get a table. A new lemon Eddy cocktail was refreshing on a warm night. We shared a wedge salad. Of course, Linwoods has the all-round best crab cakes. We got the double :) It was a lovely evening and we were happy to end the weekend with a great meal.

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KN
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Fathers Day

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

It was very good. Someone should train their servers not to put coffee cups in the saucers when walking to the tables, as my saucer was filled with coffee. Also, it was annoying to receive several emails reminding us of the reservation and a call the day of the dinner to confirm. We have been customers here for more than 20 years and never been a no show.

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3.0Dined on June 17, 2018

We have been coming to Linwood's for years and love their food, atmosphere and exemplary service. However the past couple visits have been consistently disappointing when it comes to the quality of the food. Not sure if it has to do with a different group of rotating chefs each night, quality oversight etc. We had a new waiter who was very kind. We were celebrating my husband's birthday. He, who seldom complains said on the way home..."I am not sure I want to go back...we seem to be encountering the same problems...my asparagus was tasteless and soggy, my french fries were limp and congealed together and the calamari was soggy and an entirely different quality from what we have come to enjoy over the years." A plus was the crab cake - which was flavorful and delicious and the service was excellent - as always. Thank you for assessing these issues as you continue to aspire to ongoing quality improvement and retention of long time faithful customers.

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CK
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Excellent food. Service could have been better. Server was held up at another table as we were ignored. Server apologized on her own but when I pay top dollar for a meal I expect top service.

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e
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Amanda, thank you.

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ML
5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

We ate outside. It was a beautiful day. The service was perfect, the cocktails fun . The food absolutely delicious. My friend and I have met there on our birthdays for over 15 years. It's our favorite place. By the way best crabcakes in town!!!!!

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EL
5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Honestly everything on the menu is great. Consistently delicious! It's my go to always!

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GD
5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Excellent anniversary dinner at Linwoods. Service was impeccable. Waitress Claudia made our dinner most pleasant.She couldn't be any better!

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MO
5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Linwoods is absolutely fabulous. Our first experience with them was when they catered our wedding. Some of our guests said the wedding food was the best they'd ever had in their lives. We've dined the on our anniversary ever since and have had outstanding meals and service - way above and beyond. We've asked for a special favor for our anniversary to have some of the white chocolate pound cake that was in our wedding cake because my bride is allergic to chocolate and has raved about that cake since the wedding. They have been very gracious to supply a smaller version of that cake at our anniversary meals. I really can't say enough about this gem of a restaurant and experience. I noticed this year how may of the the patrons knew one another and had been coming here for many years. If you haven't been to Linwoods, you're missing out on a delectable, wonderful meal and environment. Go now!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Time to celebrate! soft crabs are back! These are the very BEST! They are lightly sautéed and rest on top of green beans with almonds. They came with Old Bay potatoes but we ordered FF and, of course, they were great as well. I love the artichoke appetizer. But for a heartier appetizer get the roasted carrot and beets. REALLY good! Ask for extra berries on the warm tart with ice cream if you go for the fruit more than the tart :) Of course, cocktails are great.

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ST
5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

I had a fabulous dinner tonight to celebrate my son's graduation. We had so many amazing dishes. The dining room was definitely busy with many celebratory occasions but that is clearly due to the experience that Linwoods delivers. Even with a full dining room each course was better than the last and the staff was always attentive and fabulous. As always bravo to the entire staff for another superb meal. I can't wait to dine with you again!!!

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

One of our favorite restaurants; my wife loves the pea salad

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BV
5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

My friend and I both loved our meals. The 4 oz. tenderloin was perfectly done. My friend's salad looked wonderful, too. It's dark and cozy, which was nice, but if I had realized there were outdoor tables, I would have done that on the nice day that it was. Our waitress was terrific.

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