Linwoods

4.8
2641 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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 2641 People Are Saying
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RJ
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 5 days ago
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
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, consistently great. Even with new servers.

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B
Baltimore
15 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
13 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
28 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
4 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
173 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
24 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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SR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

It was our 25 anniversary and Linwood’s came highly recommended. The hostess who sat us was lovely. Our table was great, located at the back of the restaurant which was ideal as I didn’t know Linwood’s had an open kitchen. I dislike restaurants where I can see the cooks and hustle and bustle. I go out to get away from the kitchen, not sit in one. The menus were already on our table so we began to read them. We did not realize we had been given the incorrect price fix menu, it actually was the lunch menu. The waitress that served us was abrupt, and rather abrasive. She briskly told us that we had the wrong menu. And that the menu was basically the same but the price would be $42 rather than the advertised $31. She barely listened to us. Brought us the dinner price fix menu. Once we thought we had decided on our choices she came back and as we were ordering she blurted out that they were out of the item my husband was planning on ordering and that the salad I wanted couldn’t be made with burratta cheese. Sooooo we had to revisit the menus again. We finally decided and ordered. It was all a whirlwind filled with bad service and unfortunate events. Won’t be back.

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OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistent service snd quality food

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G
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Linwood’s has the secret sauce for success. It’s consistently great. One of my all time favorites.

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JH
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After three visits worthy of five stars the easy conclusion is that Linwoods is consistently excellent and highly recommended. Looking forward to the next visit.

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SU
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Salmon waa overcooked and it waa very pricy for the portion size.

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m
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

If you don't mind the gnats and waiting 35 minutes for your meal, it was great!

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OT
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience at Linwoods. Incredible service and food.

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n
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Robbie, our server, was incredible. The food was beautifully presented and outstanding in taste.

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l
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Linwood’s never disappoints. We had just sold our home of 30+ years and were celebrating moving on to the next chapter in our lives. I noted this in the reservation but wasn’t really expecting anything. We were so surprised to get the best table in the house, they acknowledged the occasion and brought us a celebratory dessert. The service was stellar and the food scrumptious.

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B
Baltimore
24 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our visit was perfect. The tomatoes and buratta were beautifully done. Many different pieces to the dish and all complemented one another well. My entree was salmon with some sort of slaw, wasabi peas and tortilla strips. A perfect combination. My wife had a steak that required another quick run under the broiler. Well handled by our server.
The desserts were very good and finished off a great meal.

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OT
Baltimore
56 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food. The filet was perfectly cooked and the salmon my daughter had was excellent. The atmosphere is always relaxing and service attentive. Great place for a celebration dinner or just to unwind.

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t
Baltimore
142 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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N
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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t
Baltimore
142 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

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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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Downtown style restaurant with a suburban location.

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RA
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent and as always outstanding service by Barbara

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LD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

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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OT
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal and wonderful service

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d
Baltimore
254 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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h
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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