Linwoods

4.8
2661 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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 2661 People Are Saying
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OT
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, food, service, ambience, and just all around great.

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OT
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Annie, our server, was amazing and could not have been more accommodating. However, the “kitchen” was very slow and we had to wait over an hour for our food!

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d
Baltimore
254 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meal, love the new fall options. I would strongly recommend the soups we had as starters on a cool fall evening. The lentil soup was filling and flavorful with the added short ribs. The onion soup was rich with onions, really good. We had the kale salad that I would strongly recommend. The mix of fall flavors with apples and dried fruit hits the seasonal mark. The burrata salad is always wonderful. There are two new great options for entrees. A new Asian themed tuna is excellent and a very delicious portion. The salmon with the sweet/spicy chili sauce is also great. Linwoods is not a high spot for dessert- sorry and I love this restaurant. But the new warm gingerbread with ice cream really hits the spot after a delicious meal. Made me happy.

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W
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional drinks, food & service! (and on a night they were fully booked!). Alcera was a terrific server, her suggestions just right, and the S'mores' dessert a sinfully perfect end to the evening.

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n
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was very good, loved the inventive menu. I had the crab cakes and they were amazing as they were all crab and not alot of bread filler.

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DR
Baltimore
231 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another outstanding meal at Linwoods! Our server, Holly, was excellent! The crab soup, wedge salad, spinach salad were all great. The pork chop and liver and onions we're delicious! One of our favorites places!

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GS
Baltimore
176 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I have reviewed Linwood's many times, but I had to take this occasion to RAVE about my dinner last night!
Yes, RAVE. The liver and onions and mashed potatoes are baaack - thankfully. And this is simply the best liver and onion EVER!! If you are a fan of this dish, please don't miss out.

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MM
Miami
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Overall good. Been here a few times. My dinner was based on the server's recommendations, and although good, I should have gone with my first choice...

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JC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

I never write these reviews, but... We had a 7:30 dinner reservation to take our daughter out during a college parents' weekend. We walked in 10 minutes early to a crowded waiting area and weren't seated until after 8:00. Once seated we were informed the kitchen was running behind... Was frustrating, but made the best of it so not to ruin our time together. All three of us noticed we were the youngest diners, by far! Was a 65-85 year old crowd. Have never experienced that before. We will not go back, which is a shame considering it's our daughter's first year. We'll have to find another place.

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j
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent wait staff and front of the house management. Despite being full we were seated on time and everyone most attentive. Food presentation is very good and the food is also very good. I cannot find fault!

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SO
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Four of us went to celebrate a birthday. It was very busy that evening and we waited an hour for our food to be placed on the table. Two of us ordered steak medium rare and when we cut into the steak both steaks were well done. The waiter took the steaks back and we waited about 15 minutes for our steaks. This was not nice that the two other people had to eat without us. We thought they would comp the two meals but instead they gave us desert that two of us didn’t eat. It will be along time before we return to Linwood’s.

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a
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go to Linwoods twice a year. Food is always amazing. They remember our anniversary and make sure that it is a special night for us. They raised their prices but it is well worth it.

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JG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and really good service. The burger is great and so is the dessert.

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OT
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

As always the food was delicious and beautifully presented

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LB
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

Ordered the crab soup. It was basically Campbell's vegetable soup with ceab meat in it. The salmon was farm raised not wild caught. Don't waste your time.

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E
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food is always delicious the room is beautiful and warm. However, it’s disappointing the portions have become smaller the last few times we were there for dinner.

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DF
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The manager took care of us by deleting one of our wine orders due to slow service. This happened without us saying anything and was much appreciated!

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AC
Baltimore
44 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

wonderful restaurant. I've coming to this restaurant for many years. The service is top notch!

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EL
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is delicious, no matter what I order, it's consistently great!

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LM
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Linwoods is one of the best restaurants in Baltimore. It never lets you down. Great food and good service in comfortable quiet surroundings. Doesn’t get any better than that!

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RJ
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second visit to Linwood’s and once again we had a great dining experience. I chose Linwood’s for my birthday celebration. Hostesses we’re friendly, server was professional, knowledgeable about the menu and the food was expertly prepared. I love this restaurant and will return!

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PN
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently delicious food and top notch service. Great atmosphere. Will return!

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B
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Because of jobs that I have had, I have been able to eat at some of the world's great restaurants. I have dined three times at Linwoods. I would put it among my all time favorites. It is great in every way!

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EL
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, consistently great. Even with new servers.

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B
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always...our favorite Baltimore area restaurant.

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CG
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited Linwoods for my parent’s 71st wedding anniversary luncheon. Everything, from the moment we entered to the closing of the door behind us as we left, was perfect. Unbelievable crab soup! The 3 course lunch offering was perfectly prepared and just the right quantity. Special recognition is given to the wait staff, especially Mr ClayCombe, who made my parents’ luncheon that much more special.

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OT
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service, menu choices, to ambience was great.

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m
Baltimore
95 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We have been patrons of Linwoods for about 8 years and have always enjoyed this venue. The food quality ranges from good to terrific, and the accompanying prices reflect the quality of the offered dining experience.
The bar staff is excellent and very competent, and the wine list is of high quality. Linwoods is one of Baltimore's classiest restaurants, and the food offerings are varied and almost always well-prepared.

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d
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably one of the finest meals I have had. Never knew a pork chop could taste so good and be so tender. My wife had the glazed salmon which was equally good. It’s a very nice restaurant that is always at the top of every Baltimore list and rightfully so. My only knock, yet still giving it five stars, is the limited number of Cabernets on the wine list....particularly under $100! Plenty of excellent ones out there.

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S
Baltimore
63 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always - crab pizza was the best ever! S’mores dessert was perfect.

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s
Baltimore
31 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Upon my visit to Linwoods, I was informed by my dinner party that the restaurant had been in existence for over two decades, and was something of a cultural establishment in Baltimore. And with a reported pedigree of quality established over those twenty years, I entered the meal with high expectations. I am glad to say the venue did not disappoint. Bartenders and wait staff were of the highest quality. The food itself was superb. There were no complaints to be had amongst our group with regards to the meal. Great experience. I would not hesitate to recommend Linwoods, so long as you take no contention with the menu prices.

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L
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were outstanding! Our waitress was Al, and she was fabulous and took good care of us. My husband and I were married at Linwood’s 9/4/11. With a heavy heart, he passed away 20 weeks ago so my girlfriends brought me there to celebrate. Couldn’t have asked for a better evening, except having him with us. Thank you SO much!

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BB
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a first class meal and service. Excellent food and atmosphere. Great dining experience

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P
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It wasn’t exactly a special occasion, but my boyfriend was out of town and he doesn’t appreciate restaurants like yours. I had a gift certificate and figured my mother would enjoy a nice dinner. I called ahead and asked for a quiet spot, which we got, so that was nice because my mother can’t hear well in a noisy place. It was kind of cold in there; that’s really my only complaint. We did have sweaters with us, so that helped. Our waiter was Zach. I really liked him because he spoke super clearly and was just nice in general. We had to wait a little while to get dessert menus, but we could see that Zach was really busy and we weren’t in a rush. Food was excellent. Thank you for a lovely dinner.

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BS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Always a fantastic meal and the service is understanding!

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DF
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our server Holly!! The meal was outstanding!

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GS
Baltimore
176 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite! What can I say that I haven’t said many times before!

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F
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Lunch was delicious. Had grilled chicken salad- substituted grilled shrimp. Salad was delicious,but small for $21. We sat outside/ waitress was wonderful.

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LF
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Was overall disappointed. Food was mediocre, service was fair. We had to ask for items we requested. The fries were way too salty, string beans were bland, fish was slightly over cooked. Meal was way to expensive for quality and portions. A disappointment.

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RD
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The only, ONLY, issue was the portion size of the Butter rubbed Tuna. For the price you would expect a larger portion, though the cook and flavor was exceptional. Think our waitress was Anne, she was amazing considering she was working like 3 tables.

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