Linwoods

4.9
3498 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.

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
What 3498 people are saying
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vipjaniced
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was outstanding!!!! It was our first indoor dining since the pandemic started last March, so of course we wanted to dine at our favorite restaurant! The food was delicious, our server Sister was fantastic, and we felt safe and worry free. It felt so amazing to enjoy all of our favorite foods, and the benignet dessert was incredible.

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vipBernadetteS
Baltimore
45 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always the best !!! Consistently delicious! Anne is the best! Very good at her job! Makes your experience special! Great job!

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RitaG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

There is a lot of attention devoted to safety (COVID). Our table was quite a distance from the next table. Our table was quite large and we were just 4 guests so we were spaced apart.

Both the food, the presentation and the service - perfection.

The desserts were simply wonderful and small. I loved the size of the portion.

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rock7627
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for a special occasion. The food was excellent and the service was outstanding.

A bit pricey but very much worth the cost.

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vipKeylaC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I dined at Linwoods for our 13th wedding anniversary. We were greeted with warm smiles, and our server, Ahmed provided OUTSTANDING service from beginning to end. Our meal was SCRUMPTIOUS and was of high quality food. The goat cheese ravioli and the sea bass were to die for. So SUCCULENT in flavor and MOUTHWATERING! Linwoods is just simply DIVINE!! A MUST restaurant to dine. Can't wait for our return visit.

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vipDRad66
Baltimore
362 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Linwoods is one of our favorite restaurants. We love the atmosphere, food & service. On this most recent visit, we were very happy to be seated in the main dining room - as opposed to the auxiliary dining area which does not in any way have the same ambiance. Our salads, spinach & a wedge, were great. My liver & onions, as always, was delicious and perfectly prepared. My husband ordered the chicken breast & tagliatelle which was pretty disappointing. There were 3 small "medallions" of chicken which were overcooked over a large portion of tagliatelle with random bits of ham & peas in it. A dish not up to Linwoods normal standards.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my husband's first time here. He raved about the entire meal.

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Walty
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just love Linwoods, both for special occasions as well as whenever we feel we need a treat. It is the restaurant we have visited the most during this pandemic. Outdoor seating is very pleasant (Good outdoor heaters).

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Mwender
Baltimore
24 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Linwood’s came through with excellent food, drinks, and service!

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vipBARBARAB
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious and special!

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SherriM
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a business meeting- the food was amazing, and the service spot on- they did what they needed to do and we had an enjoyable experience. thank you!

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mrmm
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

pea salad the best, calves liver very good, hamburge ordered med. came well and was flattened; not the usual slightly rounded with juice left inside . the cold foccia is a downer vs the hot rolls this is our 200th visit michael merson

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DawnW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Linwood’s has always been one of my favorite places for great food, and service. My last visit, the service was excellent however, my sea bass with crab was a huge disappointment. I’ve had it twice before and this time it was undercooked and could not eat it, barely any crab, sauce was off, and entire dish looked skimpy. They acknowledged and took it off my bill. It was Easter, so maybe the kitchen was short staffed or not the usual cook?

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vipdrj1
Baltimore
296 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful Easter Sunday and birthday dinner for my friend. We tried several new items and each was great. I had the filet and it was cooked to perfection. My friend had the tuna taco. My godson had the burger. It is always impressive to me the way Linwoods can prepare every item as desired by the customer.

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francesG
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was quiet .Most restaurants are so nosy. We were given the table that I requested and our serer n was great. Good humor and always a big smile.

I like the pea salad and the presentation was like a picture.

Since I am not a fish eater the menu for me was very limited.

Linwood,s had always been a favorite of ours. We had our rehearsal dinner 13 yrs ago. I am 85 and Stanley 80. We will be back.

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KathleenM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at Linwoods has always been an exceptional experience. Not only is the food delicious and well presented, the service is excellent and the atmosphere is reassuring especially during this time of Covid. I feel safe and spaced well and this allows me to enjoy their amazing menu. Such interesting dishes might make it hard to choose, but you really can't make a mistake at this dining gem!

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Bill88
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, great service!

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vipAlysonF
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always good food, excellent service and nice atmosphere.

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WilliamP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and ambiance. Food was fantastic, not to mention I proposed to my fiancé while dining. All in all, it was an enjoyable experience.

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vipEMRNYC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service at Linwood’s is always excellent.

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HDMECS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Linwood's is the perfect dining experience (always). We sat at the bar and Jamie (bartender) was outstanding and she made our night! The food, service and ambiance was flawless. Thanks for another perfect evening.

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Ritac
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just can't find a better restaurant! The food is inspired. Love every thing about Linwoods

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it here. The food is so good. Arrived late to my reservation and they were so accommodating

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vipBernadetteS
Baltimore
46 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always on point. Food is very good. Service is exceptional! Thank you Annie and all the staff!

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vipDaneenS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Server Holly was fantastic! Will be back!

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vipREVREV
Baltimore
39 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Linwood’s is one of our favorite restaurant for all of reasons I acknowledge on the previous page. Holly, our server is always so attentive and pleasant.

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Repeater
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food (as always), excellent service (as always), and a sophisticated ambiance (as always, even with the pandemic).

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vipBrianK
Baltimore
51 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT , as always! Food exceptional. Safe and social distancing followed.

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MelR
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were seated right away and felt very comfortable with the table spacing. We had to wait a while for our server but once he arrived the timing was better. The soup and apps were delicious, especially the fried oysters. Entries were very good and portion sizes were good.

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vipJohn
Baltimore
47 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Big thanks to Amanda for making the evening great

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viplovedit
Baltimore
58 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time we had dinner at Linwoods and it was, without a doubt, the best tenderloin I have ever eaten along with the mixed vegetable and potato side dish. My husband ordered the same thing and he was just as pleased. Not only was the food outstanding, but so was our server...Meghan.

We will definitely go back and enjoy both real soon.

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KimberlyY
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I were surprised and delighted by our superb dining experience. Excellent from every perspective. We are from out-of-town but will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly staff, covid conscious, would recommend.

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vipJillS17
Baltimore
39 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We felt so safe, and the food was sooooo good, as ALWAYS!

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MarciaTheRealtor
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sea bass with lump crab is everything it should be. The fish is prepared perfectly. The cream sauce is very flavorful and not overbearing. The lump crab is plentiful and the accompanying sides are proper portions. The calamari is excellent also if you’re up to an oriental taste. One apple martini is enough lol. We will continue to reserve here.

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vipMMSGrandma
Baltimore
174 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the first time I have been back to Linwoods since their reopening. I have been a customer for many, many years and have to say this was the best food, service etc. I have experienced even though it has always been wonderful. We thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience!

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RosaC
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place to relax and rewind after a long week of work
That is my favorite place now
Thanks 😊

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent

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vipMichie
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outside patio ! Delicous tuna special when we went as well! Great place to celebrate a birthday.

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DanielleB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Was surprised waitress didn’t refill my soft drink; didn’t ask if we wanted beverages with our dessert. Food was excellent; a little costly.

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 4.9 stars by 3498 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.