Linwoods

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3175 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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TW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go-to place for a special dinner, and it has never disappointed. Great food, service and cocktails.

c
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a superb dinner at Linwoods. It's one of my favorite restaurants.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Took my girlfriend there for Valentines so it was a pretty busy night. Food was really good. The restaurant looks very nice and staff was great for the most part. I will say it's pretty pricy. Dinner for 2 put me out $150. That's fine for a special occasion but I can't see doing that on just any random night. I don't have it like that.

My only issue was our waitress was little meh. At one point she said was bringing us more bread. Never got it. She told me was bringing me a refill on my drink. That never happened either. The place was pretty busy and that wasn't a huge deal but that shouldn't be the kind of service you get for $150

OT
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vday 20 was amazing. Linwood’s was very organized. Lovely experience

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and service was great. Had goat stuffed ravioli, and butter it sweet potato soup, awesome 🤩❣entres were sea bass and filet. Everything was cooked perfectly with tasty and fresh veggie sides. Dessert-Omg , all time best ever!! Pistachio crusted tart with fresh blueberry and strawberry filling g with homemade pistachio ice cream!! Just Wow! Service was perfect, not rushed, friendly, and delivery perfectly timed. Cant wait to go back!

MW
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous from the moment we walked in. Great service. Our water glasses were never empty. Food outstanding. Variety of delicious flavors beautifully presented.

BC
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Our server was very courteous and knowledgeable All around great experience

TD
New York Area
118 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Two years in a row I traveled to the area and consistency is the word. It was great last January and great this February. Fresh and well prepared food and a nice homey atmosphere with friendly efficient service.

h
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was the best we have had in a long time - very original and just the right amount. The waiter was attentive - just the right amount. Preparation and ingredients were exceptional
More items on the menu we want to try.

OT
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

It was great 👍

A
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flawless as usual. I just wish they would expand the menu.

M
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from start to finish was excellent. Our server, Sergiu, was excellent, very attentive, answered all questions about food preparation and an asset to the company.

j
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always!!!!!

MJ
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Linwoods is always wonderful. Their food is top notch. Service is excellent and the people are very nice.

a
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We go Linwoods frequently. This was the first time we were disappointed with the food. We both ordered simply grilled Bronzini. It was dry, tasteless, and did not taste particularly fresh.

CW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit.. very satisfied.
Food, ambiance and wait staff were very good. We will return!

L
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Linwoods' salads are always beautifully created. We enjoyed a slow paced lunch with great service.

DK
Baltimore
31 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Linwoods is our go to place for a special evening. The food is always exceptional and what's not to love about having a "side-car" for your martini!

OT
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food is always great 👍

T
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were greeted by a very pleasant hostess named Whitney. We had awesome service from our server Annie. The food I ate was delicious & pleasing to my palate. I definitely will be returning & recommending Linwoods to family & friends.

b
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is one of those restaurants that never disappoints! Always a great choice

s
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only get to Linwoods ~ 1x / year, always worth the drive from Annapolis, what a great, special
place to meet someone from around Baltimore for biz lunch or whatever !

MR
Baltimore
27 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was up to the high standards that this restaurant sets for itself. Terrific choices of wine by the glass, excellent value in the prix fixe lunch.

d
Baltimore
285 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Linwoods is wonderful for a special lunch with someone you care about. There are great choices from entree salads, sandwiches and even full entree meals. My guest had the chicken Caesar and he loved it because it was well dressed and not drowning in dressing. I had the salmon sandwich special and the salmon was cooked perfectly- still very moist. Service was attentive but never intrusive.

E
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very enjoyable experience. I would definitely return often to Linwoods!

MR
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic from start to finish. The server was very attentive (i forget her name). The food was great (get the calamari to start w/ the asian sauce). I had the short rib as my entree and it was perfectly cooked and seasoned. We brought our own wine (corkage fee $35?) and the staff was very accommodative with decanters and bottle service. I will definitely be back.

PB
Atlantic City
12 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining there was the usual pleasure and excellence we have come to know.

MC
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and atmosphere were excellent. We will be going back.

DR
Baltimore
327 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another great meal at Linwoods. Our server, Nick, was excellent. Attentive and friendly. Our food, mahi-mahi, short ribs, scallops/risotto and liver w/bacon & onions, were all perfectly prepared and delicious! Highly recommend - one of our favorite go-to restaurants!

k
Baltimore
72 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

We came for restaurant week and were disappointed in the small two table was wedge next to a column and so close to another table that I couldn't enjoy the evening with my wife as the next table was yelling at the person across from their table. I felt more in their discussion than even attempting to have a discussion with my wife and enjoy the evening. The food was very good as well as the service. However, for the price the seating arrangements are less than ideal. As I don't want a stranger yelling their discussion at me due to the tables being too close together.

T
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food4service2ambience4

We were greeted by a warm & bright smile from a very welcoming host, Whitney. I enjoyed my glazed salmon w/ pomegranate, pecan & diced sweet potato rice. It was pleasing to the eye as well as pleasing to the palate. Also my date had steak w/ creamy au gratin potato & asparagus cooked to perfection. Before our dessert was brought out the host Whitney had arranged a smores treat that was very good for my date & I to share w/ a candle in it. The carrot cake was extremely moist & delicious. Thank you Whitney... you made our date night even more special that was very thoughtful of you. Thank you Linwoods dinner was very good.

KA
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Birthday celebration

GK
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food quality.
Rich and filling.
Very professional service.
Great acoustics. Roomy.
Not inexpensive but an excellent value for the quality.

OT
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Wonderful food and excellent service. Our only complaint was that we (3 single women) were seated in front of the kitchen door and the constant opening and closing, not to mention the view, was quite unpleasant. All else was perfect.

p
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kids leaving for school

n
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious and beautifully presented . The service was excellent. Celebrated a family birthday in style.

OT
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great from start to finish! Best food and restaurant in northwest Baltimore! The steak always delivers!

L
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Annie was wonderful server and food was excellent

OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening!

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