Linwoods

4.7
2700 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 2700 People Are Saying
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Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful way to celebrate my 80th birthday with friends. The food, as always, was perfect. Our server was professional and courteous. Looking forward to another celebration at Linwood’s

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j
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful and fabulous as always!

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l
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the fixed priced menu; I get all my favorite food at an awesome price.

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J
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Linwoods never lets you down - always good food and service. Barbara is an exceptional server

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ZN
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there for a birthday and it was excellent service and great environment. We sat next to the owners and they were the nicest people. It is an excellent restaurant for all occasions with amazing food and service.

We will be regulars.

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V
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Linwoods consistently far exceeds expectations. I live far from Baltimore. However, when I travel to Baltimore for an overnight stay, I dine at Linwoods. When I visit Baltimore for several days, I go to Linwoods. The place is a gem. Period.

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R
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you would like lunch in a refined atmosphere with delicious food, a varied menu, and reasonably priced food, this is the place. All four in our party enjoyed a lovely get together to celebrate the birthday of one person in our group. We had a lovely reasonable and leisurely lunch.

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BP
Baltimore
42 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Linwood's is our favorite local restaurant, hands down, and has been for the last 25 years. The food is delicious. The wait staff is gracious and attentive. The decor is attractive and comfortable. Whenever we are entertaining visitors or celebrating a special occasion, this is our "go to" place and we've never been disappointed.

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MB
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We've been dining at Linwood's since it opened. Food is very good, service is excellent. Desserts are decadent. My only complaint is that the prices have gone up significantly making the value for the money questionable.

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DR
Baltimore
245 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always - another wonderful meal at Linwoods. We were given great service by Jeff. Our food was prepared perfectly - Maryland Crab soup was delicious - Liver & Onions, Beef Tenderloin and Salmon was all excellent! My husband and I come to Linwoods regularly, but we introduced our friends to Linwoods, and they were very impressed!

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Baltimore
259 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Another great meal! A wonderful appetizer with drinks is the cheese plate. Linwoods has had it before and each time it is a delicious, varied item to have with before dinner cocktails. Soup is perfect for a cold night. The butternut squash and apple soup is smooth and speaks of fall. The onion soup topped with melting cheese is terrific. The current salmon presentation has a wild rice carb that is laced with sweetness. If you love roast chicken and mushrooms, this one is moist and full of the earth mushroom flavor. Unfortunately, desserts are not a forte here. The gingerbread a few weeks ago is gone. Too bad, that was good warm with ice cream.

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t
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Linwoods never disappoints. It is now our tradition to come here for all of our family
birthdays. No matter what you're in the mood for, from fancy to basic, they have it here. We always say we're going to try the pizza, but get enticed with the seasonal items. The attention to good
service & the amazing care in preparing the food is what makes this place stand apart.
Also, the Chef usually stops by to say hello, which is an added perk. We can't say enough about how much we love this restaurant!

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J
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our financial advisor introduced us to Linwoods several years ago and we immediately fell in like with it.
It's our go to place for our anniversary dinner when we are in town. Easy to find, plenty of parking and very friendly staff.
The food is always delicious.

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A
Baltimore
76 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my friend here for her birthday. Had a fantastic time. Food was delicious. I had a crab cake and my friend had salmon. Would highly recommend.

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OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always AWESOME! We love Claudia!

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KB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never a bad experence. Always excellent food and service.

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UW
Baltimore
24 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I’ve been dining there for years. I had my first bad meal which was the seared tuna.
It was over cooked and I edible.

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b
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous as always

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OT
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Our waitress was nice however the service was incredibly slow and when our food did come out, it was cold! This was our first time coming to Linwoods (we came on special occasion for my husband’s birthday) and we were recommended through our church. What a disappointment but It’s hard to believe that it’s always like this. I’m not sure if we will be returning in the future.

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a
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food as usual. Lunch was packed on a Monday. That speaks for itself. Go if you can

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was excellent

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s
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

For starters, great martinis. The food was excellent although had to send both back due to temp of food (like warm, vs very hot). Was a little disappointed in the service. Had to wait about 15 minutes to meet our server, although others approached the table. Also was ready to bring check forgetting I ordered dessert. Also remembered late that or was my wife's birthday celebration.

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G
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Meals, as always, prepared to perfection.
Special dessert for birthday celebration .
Definitely a great place for special occasions.

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GS
Baltimore
176 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

If I were to write a review on this dining occasion, I'm afraid my review would be less than enthusiastic.
Linwood's is always my favorite - not so much this time.

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FD
Baltimore
43 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Not a good night for this suburban stalwart.

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BJ
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Lunch was enjoyable as usual. I love coming here because the staff is friendly and accommodating. The food never disappoints. We had crispy oysters which were very good. The Caesar salad is one of the best because anchovies are on it. An excellent restaurant for friends and family to gather for lunch or dinner.

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d
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I always love Linwood’s but was disappointed that there was no vegetarian or vegan option. In the past, I’ve had really good vegetarian meals there but this time the restaurant seemed to have become much more meat-oriented.

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DD
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent As usual

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SN
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and Stacy is always very attentive. Took my son and they made him feel like a VIP

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SK
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I cannot say enough good things about Linwood's. The service is impeccable. The wine list, handcrafted cocktails, and beers are great. The food is well prepared and absolutely delicious. The menu is thoughtful and very comprehensive, but they also offer some of the dishes on a 3 course prix fixe menu, that is a bargain at $42.18. We both had the spinach salad, which was amazing. The main dish that we both ordered was the beef tenderloin, which was served atop an incredible potato gratin, and beneath 3 perfect asparagus. The plate also has a red wine reduction and herb emulsion, which amplify and compliment all of the other flavors. For dessert, the best carrot cake I have ever eaten. It was perfectly spiced, dense and moist, without being heavy. I have forgotten what the other appetizer, entree and dessert offerings were on the prix fixe and will have to go back and try them.

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n
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was great. The drink were Perfect. The ldies at the front desk are professional. The restaurant is extremely comfortable.

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w
Baltimore
70 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It has been a long while since I have made the drive to Linwoods but it was well worth the trip. The food and service were outstanding and although this is not an inexpensive restaurant I would still say it is a good value. I can find no faults with the food at all and a nice mix of seasonal specials with the main menu. We had fish entries and they were superb. The wine list is relatively short, but there are some real gems there and a very reasonable markup. I would grade the ambiance as festive not intimate.

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d
Baltimore
260 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Happy times are here again! Crispy oysters are back on the menu! We had them Saturday night and they are as good as ever. I do not care for mushroom soup, but when my friend ordered it I tasted it. It is actually good :) The kale salad is as great as ever. It is so perfect for a fall salad. A stuffed sugar pumpkin is on the verbal menu. OMG, it is great. It is stuffed with wild rice, cranberries, Brussel sprouts- soooo good. I hope it stays on the menu. The Asian inspired tuna is always excellent, the tuna is clearly sushi grade. The crab cake with crispy fries is always a winner and it was Saturday night as well. I just love the warm gingerbread dessert. Fall is the time to fall into Linwoods for a great meal.

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R
Baltimore
49 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I always go to Linwoods on my birthday because it is a great restaurant and it is near where I live. The lobster tempura is second to none and so are their crab cakes. The service is excellent and I usually get to see some of the members of the Ravens football team.

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TC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We have been enjoying Linwood's several times per year for over 20 years. The consistent level of great food from appetizer to dessert has made this our "go to" restaurant.

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AF
Baltimore
36 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always perfection with service and food
Menu changes but retains old favorite

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WW
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We are not from the Baltimore area, but always look forward to our dinners when in the area (4-5 times a year). Servers are knowledgeable and attentive. The calves liver is divine, and desserts are a real treat to share and enjoy. Our fish was cooked perfectly, and the accompanying au gratin potatoes delicious. Highly recommend Linwoods!

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MK
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our children had called the restaurant , knowing we were going there for our 35th anniversary and arranged cocktails to be delivered to us as well as our favorite dessert (bread pudding) with a candle, and it was perfect. We had a corner table, the food was great, we were not rushed and it was perfect! (And the food was great!)

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JP
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved every minute I was there Great service great food highly recommend it.

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OT
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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