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Linwoods, Owings Mills, MD

Linwoods

4.8
4.8
4038 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
It all began with a love story and a dream. Linwood, a chef, and Ellen, a reporter, met 36 years ago in a restaurant of course! They married and began to envision that someday they would open a restaurant of their own. The restaurant’s first business plan was written at their dining room table on an electric typewriter. In 1988 Linwoods opened its doors, and it has been a labour of love for more than thirty years.

Linwoods’ cuisine consists of the freshest ingredients, and inventive preparation. Our service is warm and attentive. We have developed a reputation for consistency an attention to detail. These qualities are key to our catering business as well. Our team has worked hard to connect to our community, and we value our customers. These values have been central to Ellen and Linwood’s vision, and we hope are felt by our customers each day.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (410) 356-3030

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Tom Devine

  • 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.

  • Private party facilities

    Linwoods' delicious cuisine, style and service can also be experienced during catered events held at our facility. There are two private rooms, one that seats up to 20 people "Private Dining Room", and "Due", which seats up to 120. "Due" also has the capacity to hold about 150 for cocktails and buffet. There is an outdoor area that can be tented. These areas can accommodate entertainment and a dance floor. These spaces are lovely for weddings, parties, corporate events and meetings, as well as social gatherings.

  • Private party contact

    Rachel Maw: (410) 356-3030

  • Neighborhood

    Owings Mills

  • Cross street

    McDonogh Road

  • Parking details

    Linwoods has a lot surrounding the facility with ample parking for all guests.

  • Additional

    Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 4,038 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Contemporary American

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Best Overall

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Best Food

  • Baltimore Suburbs

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  • Baltimore Suburbs

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  1. GR

    GaryR

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, excellent service. We do love it there. We go for many special occasions.
  2. JF

    JayF

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant was great, the food was great, we will come back soon!
  3. KF

    KimF

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Took my Mom to Linwoods for her birthday. Everything was great, We both ordered Grill Salmon and it was delicious. I also had the French Onion soup as my appetizer and that too was delicious. Service was great. We had a nice waitress although I don't recall her telling us her name. I will be coming back.
  4. JO

    JuliaO

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    What a wonderful first time here! My only issue was with the menu - it’s not clear what different side dishes are available and as we asked questions about some entrees our server explained them (there was no list). He also had to tell us some come with 2 side dishes (interchangeable) and some with 3 so it’s a bit confusing (if you didn’t ask). I’ll head back soon!
  5. PG

    PaulinoG

    Baltimore

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ecxelent food, the Bronzino and the Crab soup were very delicious. I always have Onion soup but this time I wanted to try something different. This restaurant has many years in business and the reason is simple, Great food, ecxelent service and nice ambiance.
  6. J

    Justine

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice meal and setting
  7. MT

    MitchT

    Chicago

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Linwood never disappoints. The food was amazing from appetizer to desert and on this particular visit, Amanda our server was over the top, A+++. Great recommendations and made us feel special.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Birthday dinner, good service, good food!
  9. g

    greatbrpmzomp

    Washington DC

    114 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food was superb but the prices are extraordinarily high, and one could not miss that there were more empty table this visit than in the recent past. There is just so much one can charge for certain dishes.
  10. KM

    KimM

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was very good but the serving portions were small.
  11. WK

    WilliamK

    Baltimore

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had another impeccable dinner at Linwoods. The service was top notch, with our waiter giving us time to enjoy our drinks and dinner courses. My filet mignon was cooked the way I liked it - medium rare. The chocolate sundae was terrific. And our waiter brought me a complementary chocolate s’more dessert for my 70th birthday, with a birthday greeting written in chocolate on the plate. The upscale prices are actually a bargain for the dining experience you receive.
  12. SC

    SCohen1761

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    A culinary mainstay in Baltimore for decades. Never disappoints. Great food prepared and served with car.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our birthday celebration was made special by our wonderful server, Annie. The food & ambiance were great! We look forward to returning!
  14. d

    dennisg

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Got seated immediately. We were 3 for lunch. Two of us ordered hamburger and fries. One ordered a salad. I wanted ice decaf coffee and they were able to do it. All the food was excellent
  15. MB

    MarcB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food2service5ambience5
    The Eggplant was too spicy...next time the waiter should warn the customer that this dish will be spicy..
  16. TT

    TellTruth

    Baltimore

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lindwood's remains a top spot and an exceptional place to eat outside when possible.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    It was our anniversary as was indicated on our reservation. The hostesses read it but never acknowledged it or greeted us. No one from the waiter, the busboy, the other servers or the manager acknowledged that it was a special occasion. One can tell right away the difference in treatment we have from the couple across from us who were also celebrating, that have their dessert presented with a “Happy Anniversary”. This is a very HOMOPHOBIC place and one to avoid going into. The service is night & day between our table the ones next to us. It’s as if they despise us being there. You only get one tiny bread roll at a time. The portions are tiny for the price they charge. The bearnaise sauce smelled of coconut. When we asked the waiter, he said he will ask but never cane back.The open kitchen concept makes my outfit stink with the fish smell and when the chefs are done, the kitchen is basically an orchestra of pots & pans being cleaned up while we’re still eating. The desserts are a travesty. Don’t call it Bread Pudding when it is a Brownie. Do not call it a Strawberry Shortcake if it is actually cut-up Strawberry & Shortbread Cookie. We wished we went somewhere else. So unless you are Straight, Jewish or Russian, don’t think about coming here.
  18. AM

    AlanM

    Exclusive

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A consistently outstanding place. Worth going out of your way to eat here.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were there on a Monday around 5:30 till 6:30 so the restaurant was only about half full by the time we left. Food and service were excellent as usual. My husband had the veal and I had the sea bass. We shared the calamari for an appetizer and the banana cream pie for dessert.
  20. KC

    KaitlynC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great experience with delicious foods and drinks
  21. SB

    SharonB

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is always a wonderful experience to dine at Linwoods. You will never have to shout across the table to be heard. The noise level is at a minimum. The food is always delicious and the bartender will never disappoint.
  22. A

    Alicat

    Baltimore

    114 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my husband’s birthday. The waitress was wonderful and the food was delicious!
  23. SS

    SharonS

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was for my birthday! Superb dining experience!
  24. R

    R1222

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiters/waitresses did great keeping our drinks topped off and checked on us regularly. Even brought us dessert for our anniversary. They were all very kind and the atmosphere was beautiful for a date night. Love it
  25. D

    Dianne

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great evening for a birthday celebration. Thank you.
  26. J

    Joel

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    Our hostess was first inattentive, then rude when checking us in. Fine. We figured she was having a bad night. Crowd skewed heavily geriatric at 8:30pm on Saturday, just FYI. Appetizers were great - crispy lobster and calamari. All three of us were underwhelmed by the main dishes: halibut, beef tenderloin and a cheeseburger for good measure, high and low. Maybe the best that Owings Mills has to offer, but we were not impressed.
  27. TD

    TimothyD

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for our wedding anniversary again this year. Still newlyweds. 2nd year. Service was outstanding and the food is always top notch. This a great place to visit for something special or for a just because I want some yummy food.
  28. MW

    MarkW

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a wonderful experience from start to finish. It was special occasion and Linwoods made it memorable.
  29. n

    naneats

    Baltimore

    91 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Linwoods is a gem. Consistent delicious food & 1st-rate service. Our favorite.
  30. j

    jodyz

    Baltimore

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal at Linwood’s! Great service & love dining outdoors!
  31. CC

    ChristineC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fabulous and our wait staff was fabulous too!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious. The price point was a little high but the food was worth it. Will definitely go back.
  33. A

    Adam

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went here to celebrate my birthday. After what seems like months of overpriced, bad meals, this was a hit! Everything from start to finish was perfect. We started with Caesar salads and the Brussels Caesar, not to mention complimentary rolls. They were slammed on a busy Saturday night, and our waitress was wonderful. Drinks were great, apps were great, and the sea bass was probably the best piece of fish I’ve ever had. With how busy it was, you wouldn’t have even noticed considering the staff and time it took to get our food was attentive and quick. This is a 10/10 spot and I have zero complaints!
  34. JS

    JillS17

    Baltimore

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best!
  35. J

    John

    Baltimore

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, Linwoods was a wonderful experience. The restaurant and patrons were lively, and the food and service top notch. The best dirty martini in town. I also recommend lobster tempura, wedge salad and the crab cakes. We are never let down.
  36. NM

    NikkiM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere was great. The staff were kind. The food was amazing. The only thing was the wait for the food. Be patient because it was worth the wait.
  37. DN

    DerekN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Food excellent. Owner friendly. Service slow. Most consistently great restaurant in Baltimore area.
  38. FR

    FREDERICKC

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice atmosphere. We had a table for two in a booth. Our server was very attentive. Service was pretty fast, however, I must note that we had a reservation for 5 pm. There weren't many customers in the restaurant. By the time we left (around 6 pm) there were many more customers. The food was very good. We had a wedge salad with blue cheese and bacon. Nice chunks of blue cheese in the dressing. Crab soup (not cream of crab). Very good. Plenty of large pieces of lump crab meat. The pepperoni pizza was thin crust and right out of the oven. Pepperonis had some "kick". The seafood linguine was great. It was well-prepared and well-seasoned. Desert was strawberry shortcake. I don't recommend this unless you only want a small sweet treat. It was a biscuit with sliced strawberries, syrup, and whipped cream. Definitely not worth $12.00. A pineapple martini and a coke were the drinks. Martini was "o.k." The total price for two was $144. We will dine here again and try some different entrees and drinks. I recommend arriving early or making a reservation.
  39. a

    agbcpa

    Baltimore

    100 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Service lacking as always but food was good as usual
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my fiancée’s birthday and it was fantastic. Madison was a great server.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Linwoods using the Order Online button. Linwoods also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 356-3030.

Linwoods is rated 4.8 stars by 4038 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Linwoods

25 Crossroads Drive, Owings Mills, MD 21117

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    McDonogh Road

  • Neighborhood

    Owings Mills

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Linwoods has a lot surrounding the facility with ample parking for all guests.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tom Devine

  • Additional

    Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (410) 356-3030

  • 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.

  • Private party facilities

    Linwoods' delicious cuisine, style and service can also be experienced during catered events held at our facility. There are two private rooms, one that seats up to 20 people "Private Dining Room", and "Due", which seats up to 120. "Due" also has the capacity to hold about 150 for cocktails and buffet. There is an outdoor area that can be tented. These areas can accommodate entertainment and a dance floor. These spaces are lovely for weddings, parties, corporate events and meetings, as well as social gatherings.

  • Private party contact

    Rachel Maw: (410) 356-3030

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