Linwoods

4.8
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3139 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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n
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

L
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Annie was wonderful server and food was excellent

OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening!

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E
Baltimore
28 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Bronzino was overcooked. I ordered a new one it was fine.

f
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always 5 Star 🌟 my FAVORITE restaurant for the past 25 years!

N
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with older crowd

T
Washington DC
100 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I had requested a table for two for a private conversation and when the hostess took me to a table, it was in a noisy section where there were large groups seated, exactly the opposite of what I had wanted. When I raised this with the hostess, she took me to a tiny table next to a pillar, even though there were many that would have been more comfortable and then lied to me that a table I pointed out as being appealing was reserved. I told her that I have moved my office from downtown to the County and was looking for a regular and good place to replace the Capital Grille. So I sat down at the tiny table for two next to the pillar. A few minutes later the manager, a lady, came over and offered to move me to the table I had wanted which turned out not to have been reserved after all. After that, everything was great. We had a good and attentive server and the kerfuffle over seating was history. Why a fine place like Linwood's would engage in such silly games is beyond me when they have such a good product on offer.

A
Baltimore
101 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time with our friends here. Everyone enjoyed the ambiance and the food.

b
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service!

SM
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice meal. Excellent food and ambience. Would like more vegetarian options.

RZ
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been going to Linwood's for years and have consistently had good meals. Moderately creative in a good "just right" way. A favorite restaurant with options for all.

I
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

wedge salad was tiny
food needed to be made hotter.
very small portion of fish.
food was tasty, however

KW
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This was our first visit and the place was superb. We went on a wednesday and it was packed, which is testament to it's excellence. We had the fixed choice menu and it was a great value, the ice cream sundae was over the top!

T
Washington DC
101 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food and good service. Missed the little mints you offer at dinner.,

DL
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The first time I was disappointed in the food quality and service after going to this restaurant many times for years. The service was less than attentive. One of my party wanted another roll and a second glass of wine. By the time the server came back, was done with dinner. The two same salmon dishes (which were still very tasty) came out cold and were served to the wrong people based on their preference of cooking tome for the fish.

SC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food amazing. Service amazing. Table for two was sandwiched between two other tables, very close, so next time may ask for a bit more privacy. But the people next to us were very nice so all good.

J
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was amazing. I loved the Prefix menu offered. We had an early reservation but when the restaurant filled up, the service level dropped. Our waiter didn’t stop by the table very often which left finished plates to sit a while. I’d still go back with the hope that service improves.

m
Baltimore
40 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great. Wait staff as well! Happy new year

j
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best time New Years Eve at Linwood's!!!!!! The food and the service were outstanding!!!!!! We enjoyed every minute!!!!! We saw people making reservations for next year!!!!

JC
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flawless as always!! Linwood, Tom and their team always execute at the highest level. NYE was no exception. Thanks.

SD
London
16 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I spent another New Year’s Eve dinner at Linwoods. Our meal was absolutely delicious. I had their signature beef tenderloin with a beets salad and my husband chose the same salad and bronzini. Our service was excellent and we left feeling happy and ready to greet 2020. Thanks to Linwoods for being consistently fine. It is our favorite Baltimore restaurant.

AM
Baltimore
40 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Annie is the best server of all time!

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent! Food and service can’t be beat!! Do yourself a favor and dine here when you can!!

JB
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Continues to be one of my favorite restaurants in the Baltimore area.

DG
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we have been customers since the soft opening and have never been disappointed. If anything ever went amiss, it was corrected beyond our exceptions

d
Baltimore
284 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Even on a very busy Christmas Eve, both the service and the food were outstanding at Linwoods. The restaurant was very crowded and they had the full menu. Fried oysters are still on the menu and they are excellent. Salads are always fresh with great dressing. The French onion soup is topped with a wonderful gooey cheese. My godson had the steak and it was perfectly cooked to his taste. My other two guests had the crabcake and, as always, it was wonderful. I had the liver that is great for a cold night. It is always served with a heavy duty knife but it can easily be cut with the fork. It was a holiday so we all had the old fashioned chocolate sundae. A new year may be on the way, but that sundae is the best way to be old fashioned.

LS
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The one thing that absolutely needs to be pointed out is your fabulous customer service. I made a note about my guest’s deafness and needed to be seated in a quiet area. Not only did your team read my request, but asked if the table was meeting our needs. Thank you, for make our Christmas Eve enjoyable, Lisa Staples

d
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Linwoods is our go-to restaurant for any family celebration. Food was beyond good, service a pleasure.

GS
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A pleasant atmosphere with great service and excellent food.

AF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Serving the worst, previously-frozen, tasteless dinner-rolls is a regrettable way to greet patrons. $17 martini, okay. Lunch menu, meh. Prep, poor; whoever heard of soupy grits? That said, slim pickins in the vicinity for an alternative.

S
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best food in Baltimore. We love eating here.

E
Baltimore
67 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal for “date night”! We shared 5 small plates and an app size pasta as well as a dessert.
Everything was just wonderful!

j
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always Consistently good. Wait staff are excellent. Food is very well prepared and presented. I would like to see more variations in the menu but what they do, they do very well. Owner is friendly and available. Probably the best restaurant in Baltimore

KH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at Linwoods and I would recommend the restaurant to anyone!!

A
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good dinner, but I expected a more tender filet, especially given the very small size and price. Ordered rare. Beet salad was divine. Ice cream sandwich was clumsy.

OT
Baltimore
50 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent food. Enjoyed the scallop and duck salad and the ravioli. Disappointed with the beet salad. Certainly could use more goat cheese, beets, and greens. Segiu was a great server. Also when there are only a few folks in the restaurant why sit people so close together? Finally PLEASE give each patron a drink menu. We are all ordering. It’s not a wine list book. Thanks.

NK
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Unusually poor crab cake dinner very crowded and felt rushed that nite

OT
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Linwood's is a wonderful place to meet friends or colleagues for lunch or dinner. The food is delicious, well-prepared and pleasingly presented. Because the kitchen is open to the dining room, it is possible to interact with the chefs ( which I did today about the supberb scallops over rissoto.) It's no mystery why this restaurant has been a Baltimore fixture for so many years! Elaine Rifkin

IS
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have a special dinner every year on December 12th. Decided to try Linwoods this year and it was excellent! The food was outstanding and the service was awesome too. I'm sure we'll be back before next December 12th.