Linwoods

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3349 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.
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vipSuzieQ
Las Vegas
26 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent!!
We feel very comfortable eating inside as they have done a great job at making it safe.

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Foodie
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and great service from Nick. Will be back again.

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vipLynn
Baltimore
78 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual a great dinner. Best food in Baltimore!

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vipfoodie2
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent choice is the seared Sea Bass, served with steamed asparagus and mashed potatoes.
For starters, I recommend the goat cheese homemade ravioli. Also, dinner was accompanied by very good homemade focaccia.

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vipREVREV
Baltimore
34 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time since COVID-19 that my wife and me have dinned out!
The resturant staff was very accomodating in seating us in full compliance of the safety protocols.
Our server, Madison (forgive if i've misspelled her name) was very professional, attentive and knowledgeable of tbe Menu items.
It was an enjoyable experience and we shall return again in the future1

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Sat outside on a slightly cold night but the outdoor heating was adequate

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vipDavidP
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Linwoods never disappoints. And they have outside seating.

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vipRicky
Baltimore
96 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall a wonderful dining experience. My waitress Barbara did a phenomenal job entertaining us for the evening. The food was delicious.

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JayH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been coming here for years. The food is consistently amazing (the lobster tempura app is delicious) and the service is TOP NOTCH. Highly recommend the Sea Bass.......

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CathyW
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to Linwoods since it opened in the late 80s. Consistently perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Linwood’s as always!

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vipjaniced
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every way!!!! Our favorite for every occasion. Food and service are perfection. We are looking forward to many more delicious meals at our favorite spot!

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vipDavid
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful except for wine,it’s was very pricey. Our server was fabulous!

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vipCiCi
Baltimore
34 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Had dinner outside. It was pleasant but not great. Table looked inside the vein clinic. Fried chicken was bland and the crab cakes smelled bad. The Caesar salad was good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food and ambiance was great. It took a very long time for each course to come. I don’t recall the waiter checking on us during our meal. I put in my reservation notes that it was for a birthday dinner but that was never acknowledged.

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JulieB
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Linwoods is always fabulous. Even during Co-vid, they made my mother’s bday celebration special and perfect. They were accommodating and even added an extra bday dessert for me when they found out mine was earlier in the week. We sat outdoors and felt properly distanced from other tables. For over 20 yrs, this is a consistently great restaurant in the county.

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vipStaceyT
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our early dinner at Linwoods was fantastic as always enjoying some of the bright sunshine out on the expansive patio area. Thankfully Linwoods has been able to utilize a significant amount of outdoor space to be able to accommodate their normal amounts of guests. Service with Annie was exceptional and perfectly paced. The new fall ravioli and burrata appetizers are not to be missed and the grilled octopus was fabulous as always. The new ribs appetizer was delicious as was the tuna entree with lots of different components and flavor profiles. Can't wait to see what new items make it to the menu next!!

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vipEnjoyed
Baltimore
69 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food in outdoor setting and would easily return

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vipBernadetteS
Baltimore
30 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

For a friends birthday. Service and food always good

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The food was was presented beautifully and the quality of each meal was amazing as well! plus, our waitress was very friendly and kind, and made it an experience!

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KimS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food as usual and the service was outstanding. Very accomodating for gluten-free and vegetarian food needs.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
28 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Scant vegetarian options. Slow service.

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vipSandyW
Key West
30 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent setting and food. Service was very good...food was a bit slow arriving.

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vipNancyS
Baltimore
30 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We ate outside and it was great always consistent and the owner is first rate ! I’ll always support this establishment

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vipNancyS
Baltimore
31 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always consistent even in days like we are facing !

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viphoosierbuddy
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went to Linwood's to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Love the outdoor tables! Staff was friendly and helpful. We split a water melon salad which was amazing. Entrees were a steak salad and bronzini with risotto and olives. Totally scrumptious meal! We'll be back.

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onobuno
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very nice. We had roasted chicken, crab soup, ceaser salad and bread

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Gordon
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Brussel Sprouts were incredible. Great Sea Bass

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vipJohnV
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants but this time our food was not up to par. We were joined by another couple. Both guys ordered to tuna and ramen dish cold. Not very tasty. The ladies ordered the simply grilled fish and it was served with cooked vegetables that were oily and not very creative.

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vipHappyHiker
Baltimore
27 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Linwoods is dedicated to offering consistently excellent food and service. I have never been disappointed dining there. We will be back!

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vipJeannieV
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit to Linwood’s and like the first, it exceeded our expectations. Amanda was our server and she was exceptional! We tried the Tempura Lobster this time and it was delicious and the honey butter was the perfect accompaniment. The goat cheese ravioli is a truly unique dish and just amazing as is their roasted chicken, it is on the best we’ve ever had and worth every bit of the 30 minutes it takes to make it!

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LaurenB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all the time. The food, the service, the drinks. We love it!

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Friend
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is creative and excellent quality. Staff is attentive and not overbearing. Evening was lovely which added to the joy of dining on the patio.
Will return!

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vipStaceyT
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Linwoods was phenomenal. The outdoor dining space they have created is so perfect during this unfortunate time. It's so nice to be able to dine out while enjoying amazing food, service and never feeling unsafe in any way. I can't wait to come back for another amazing dinner.

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vipBKBaltimore
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Linwood’s is the ONLY restaurant that does the outdoor social distance dining right!
Only place we feel relaxed and safe!

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vipSandyW
Key West
31 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent as always. Our table was way over in a corner which was unfortunate. One couple sitting near us talked continuously and very loudly. Rather annoying.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Linwood’s went out of their way to accommodate us with two tables for two near each other to allow for two couples to dine together and be socially distanced. They brought a different chair out for one of the diners who needed a sturdier chair. We really enjoyed our experience!!

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newsmaker
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Linwoods is totally rolling with the covid dining rules. Outdoor tables are well spaced out and we felt very comfortable. I highly recommend coming here for dinner. Excellent food and service. We love this place!!!!

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JerryB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside dining was perfect. Staff was very professional. Courteous and helpful. Great experience

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vipMarkK
Baltimore
58 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We arrived fifteen minutes early on a Friday evening (before the scheduled opening time) and the restaurant cheerfully seated us right away. Outdoor seating is mostly in the adjacent building's courtyard and sidewalks; but when a restaurant is this good, and consequently this popular: needs must. We began with blood orange martinis: wonderfully scrumptious as it is generous since the drink's shaker is left on the table as it contains a second drink! The shrimp and crab tacos are filled with both, the perfect late-summer's appetizer. The lobster tempura is light and crunchy, served with a delicious honey butter sauce. For our entrees, we continued along the seafood vein and enjoyed expertly prepared fish dishes: the barbecued salmon is an inspiration, with the accompanying succotash the epitome of summer's bounty; the sea bass, its generous size outdone only the mound of flavorful lump crab meat atop. Creamy mashed potatoes and crunchy green beans compliment the sea bass. Save room for dessert as the rustic blueberry tart (for two), served with vanilla ice cream, is a delightful end to a memorable meal.

Service is excellent, both friendly and professional. The bartender (who is so knowledgeable of the restaurant's extensive wine list that he might as well be the de facto sommelier) paid our table a visit (during the busy evening's rush!) to help with the wine selection, steering us to a bottle of agreeable sauvignon blanc. The general manager makes his rounds as does the chef, the make certain that the establishment's perfection continues unabated for everyone's dining pleasure as this restaurant is truly the measure of perfection for the metro area.

FAQs

Linwoods offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 356-3030.

Linwoods is rated 4.8 stars by 3349 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.