Linwoods

4.7
2908 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and food. Our waiter Serg was phenomenal and had some great recommendations for us that really helped make the night great. We will definitely be going back!

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MB
Baltimore
47 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always outstanding food, service, and ambience. My husband loved the seabass and I enjoyed the filet mignon as part of the prix fixe menu. Annie was our outstanding server÷

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S
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Stacey - and great meal and fun evening

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OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We had reservations for our Anniversary dinner. The restaurant was surprisingly busy for a dreary Monday night. The food was decent, the service was good, but lacked a personal touch.

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JY
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone loved the food and mentioned that they would eat there again.

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LS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, good atmosphere and amazing service. Great for business meetings.

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j
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating Mother’s Day and a birthday. The food was outstanding and Annie- our server- was fantastic. We love her and our evening was just wonderful . The roasted chicken, and simply prepared salmon and sea bass were done to perfection. The strawberry sangria was a hit! The chocolate bread pudding is our favorite! It was a very busy night at Linwood’s and the service was great and the food came out right away and was perfect!!!!!

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N
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal! Great service! The dark chocolate s’mores dessert is ah-mazing!

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TC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The food was underwhelming but the service was excellent

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GL
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We celebrated Mother’s Day at Linwood’s. The food was quite good, especially the crispy oysters and the wine. Not too mention we sat near one of our favorite comedians, Lewis Black, there with his parents. Nice evening.

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DR
Baltimore
279 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are regulars at Linwoods - one of our favorite go-to's - but we brought some friends for their first visit. They absolutely loved the ambiance of the restaurant and thought the food was outstanding! The service we received from Amanda was excellent. Another wonderful visit to an excellent favorite restaurant!

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JF
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food! Great service!

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GS
Baltimore
198 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I LOVE LINWOODS and all of my friends who do such a wonderful job! You are all at the top of my list of favorites.

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PD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I asked for a quiet corner so my sisters and I could have good conversation without having to shout at one another. Linwoods accommodated us and we enjoyed our lunch tremendously!

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AR
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Recommend but our service was extremely slow and one dish was not very good. Perhaps they were under-staffed that night. Was also much noisier then I recalled from the last time I went.

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s
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Perfect for an early Mothers Day celebration with my Mom. Server was outstanding...kind, professional, and never rushed us. My request to be seated at a corner table was honored.
Highly recommend grilled watermelon and pineapple salad, and crab/shrimp tacos. Delicious!!

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K
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place for special occasions. The service is always outstanding.

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OT
Baltimore
28 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Dreadful. Orders were forgotten or wrong. By the time the correct meal was served, the others were finished. Fish was incredibly fishy and salty. Beans were so over cooked they were mushy. Even the desserts were wrong.

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EL
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There is a variety of foods to select. Always tasty. My go to place!

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R
Baltimore
57 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

My husband and I go to Linwoods 6-8 times a year. This was my first time trying the shrimp and grits and it was delicious. I was glad I had ordered the large portion. My husband had the salmon which he said he really enjoyed. This is one of favorite restaurants.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Crab soup was nothing but vegetable soup with crab meat added. No Old Bay seasoning. Burger was bland and fries were cold. Very over priced for what is served. Best part of the meal was the dessert.

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OT
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, excellent in every category

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant

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AB
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Normally, Linwoods is outstanding in all aspects. Unfortunately, this time our server was experiencing some difficulties bringing items we did not request and failing to bring what was ordered. Don't know where the disconnect occurred (sever vs. kitchen), but it was a disappointment.

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AJ
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Linwoods is our go-to for birthdays and anniversaries. The scallops are always a must, especially when they have the lime scallops over goat cheese risotto.

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OT
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience beginning to end

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S
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best!!! It's always fantastic and our go-to restaurant in Baltimore.

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OT
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch. Excellent service and great food

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The only weird thing is, the restaurant is in an office building

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m
Baltimore
36 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always excellent. Great service!

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IH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite go-to places. The food is consistently excellent in a place that has great ambiance and good service. It is always difficult to bypass the crab soup with mounds of lump crabmeat in a delicious base. The salads are varied and interesting and both the meat and fish dishes are always prepared well. Save room for dessert too!

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d
Baltimore
276 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Linwoods is the place to go for every occasion or no occasion other than you want a very good meal with great service. My friend and I were there on Easter Sunday. We had great cocktails. We both had the goat cheese ravioli, a first time for me. These little buggers are sublime. They melt in your mouth and are full of flavor. You can get your iceberg salad wedge pre-chopped for you now. It is neat that way, the dressing gets into all the corners. I had the wonderfully tender calves liver. I wanted to grab it before it goes off the menu. It is comfort food at its best. My friend had the bronzini. The preparation is excellent and the filets absorb all of the flavor of the sauce. We even had a surprise dessert! A wonderful lemon meringue tart. The crust was lined in dark chocolate, topped with a tart lemon custard and then a beautiful meringue topping. It was a truly wonderful meal.

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j
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an outstanding dinner on Saturday night. The food was delicious, the presentation was beautiful and the service was superb! Our server was Barb who we adore!!!! It was the second night of Passover and we even had Matzoh! We tried a new appetizer- the cauliflower two ways which was incredible. Thank you all for making our holiday so special.

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BS
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is consistently good! Service is amazing! Stacy does a fantastic job!

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KK
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Over all was good, you were out of some foods, my filet was a little tough

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DH
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

I've been to Linwoods several time but I was not impressed with the quality of the food on April 16th. The waitress was fine. I have no complaints with her. The dinner rolls were bland and didn't have any taste. I ordered the Lunch Pre Fixe with the Wedge Salad, the beef tenderloin with potato au gratin and asparagus and the lemon coconut cake. The salad dressing was not very good. As a result I did not really eat the salad. I will say that it was the largest dinner salad I've had in awhile. Unfortunately, the dressing which ties the ingredients together was a flop. The beef tenderloin was cooked to perfection. The portion size was very small. I was not a fan of the potato au gratin either.

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C
Baltimore
30 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We can always expect a wonderful experience at Linwoods! This dinner was no exception!

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W
Baltimore
50 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Always a special meal in a very welcoming establishment. Season spring pea salad not to be missed.

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a
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding. It was worth the drive from Washington.

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d
Baltimore
276 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Get them while you can! The fried crispy oysters are still on the menu. They are soooo good. There is a new Cobb salad that is beautiful to the eye and the palate. It is a structured salad in a terrine shape, layers of avocado, bacon, egg, kale and blue cheese. Really good. The new salmon prep with balsamic vinegar is excellent and the crab cake is always a perfect dinner. Excellent cocktails. Dessert choices still need some upgrade but with such a great meal there probably isn't room for more than the great after dinner chocolates that Linwoods provides.

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