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Linwoods, Owings Mills, MD

Linwoods

4.9
4.9
4521 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (410) 356-3030
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Tom Devine
  • Catering
    Besides delicious cuisine, style and service, Linwoods Catering can offer its clients expertise and experience. This comes from almost twenty years of catering events from small celebrations at home to galas for thousands. Linwoods has catered weddings, mitzvahs, corporate events, charity balls, and openings. Our goal is to make our clients happy and relaxed, to provide special menus tailored to your style within your price range. We can also connect you to other reliable vendors, who will help make your event spectacular.
  • Private party facilities
    Linwoods' delicious cuisine, style and service can also be experienced during catered events held at our facility. There are two private rooms, one that seats up to 20 people "Private Dining Room", and "Due", which seats up to 120. "Due" also has the capacity to hold about 150 for cocktails and buffet. There is an outdoor area that can be tented. These areas can accommodate entertainment and a dance floor. These spaces are lovely for weddings, parties, corporate events and meetings, as well as social gatherings.
  • Private party contact
    Rachel Maw: (410) 356-3030
  • Neighborhood
    Owings Mills
  • Cross street
    McDonogh Road
  • Parking details
    Linwoods has a lot surrounding the facility with ample parking for all guests.
  • Additional
    Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 4,521 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Best Overall

  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Contemporary American

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Best Overall

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Best Food

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Best Service

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Best Ambiance

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Good for business meals

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Good for special occasions

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Contemporary American

4,521 Reviews
  1. Whatev

    Baltimore

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The spouse and I went for dinner on a random Tuesday and the place was humming. The best food we had was the onion soup, the dinner rolls, and the warm apple tart. The apps and appetizer were all perfectly cooked. The tender loin salad was well received. One note, the peppercorn sauce for the steak and the mustard vinaigrette for the salad were wonderful on their own but together may have been too many strong flavors. That was my partner who has a more sophisticated palette then I do. My unsophisticated tastes found the octopus perfectly cooked but a tad mild in flavor. Again, I need to be hit in the face with flavor to appreciate a dish so others may find it just fine the way it is. The crusted tuna was very good but the rice cake was a tad crunchy. Perhaps that is the way it is supposed to be but it kept reminding me of undercooked rice. The service was top notch and the glass of Pinot was also very good. We would definitely go back but the high price makes it a once a year kind of place. The table behind us was enjoying their dinner but they did note that their company was picking up the tab :)

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  2. Nan09

    Baltimore

    49 reviews

    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Linwood’s is an excellent restaurant for casual and special occasions. The food is always well prepared and the servers are great. We had the sea bass and the halibut which were both perfect choices. It was my husband’s birthday and Annie was kind enough to bring him a birthday dessert after the meal. A nice ending.

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  3. samrab

    Baltimore

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always best pizza and innovative salads ! I always enjoy the service and ambience!

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  4. AnneJ

    Baltimore

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as usual! I'm always wary when a menu lists a side such as "seasonal vegetables", but Linwoods has my trust and I'll eat anything they serve me.

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  5. AndrewR

    Baltimore

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the shrimp, scallops and mussels in pasta and it was excellent. I started with a spinach salad and that was disappointing, It would have been much better with chunks of bacon instead of bits and also would have benefited from fresh mushrooms. I think they could improve that. Otherwise it was an overall delightful experience and a place to return to.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent restaurant. The best food and outstanding service. Linwoods never disappoints!!

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  7. BrendanM

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I enjoyed the New York strip. The service was great. We enjoyed our evening.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience overall. Our server, Ami was attentive, considerate and funny.

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  9. Prmorro1

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Megan was a phenomenal waitress and made our first time visiting this restaurant an incredible experience. The food she recommended was what we were thinking of ordering when we first perused the menu, and she definitely led us down the right path. Every morsel was just as delicious as the last. Can’t wait to come back again

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  10. KarenW

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second visit to Linwood's. This time we used a gift certificate from the couple we treated the first time we visited. I had the shrimp and avocado pico as my appetizer. It was light and flavorful. I chose the halibut for my entree. It was wonderful, as was his strip steak with oysters and bleu cheese crumble. It was all a culinary delight. The service was also great--not over the top--just right.

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  11. ShanaB

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was outstanding!!! The food was superb!

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  12. DaveRealtor

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    1st time for me and was very pleased had flowers sent ahead of time and everything went smooth

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food & service, but the tables were too close to each other.

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  14. GayleB

    Baltimore

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Linwoods is always reliable - great good, although $$$

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  15. Mimsie

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server gave us teaspoons to eat our tart and ice cream desserts with. I asked for dessert spoons and forks, and she didn't know what I was talking about. She returned with a soup spoon, teaspoon, and dinner fork and tossed them on the table saying, "I hope this is what you want," and walked away. This was the only blight on an otherwise perfect dinner. And as always, we got the table we used for.

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  16. Pamcake

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Serg was an awesome waiter! The prix fix fare was slightly pricey… However, the food’s quality and taste helped me to not dwell on it… The food was delicious!!!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lindwoods is our favorite restaurant, their food and service are outstanding. It never disappoints

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and service. A real neighborhood gem!

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  19. GlenC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's been a while since we visited. It was fabulous. We'll put it back on our regular go to restaurant.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious. Calamari was outstanding. Along with the tuna tartare, sea bass and tenderloin. Oh- and the peanut butter crunch dessert was divine!

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  21. BeldarandPrymaat

    Baltimore

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Four of us had dinner last night. Service was OK. Two meals were outstanding and two did not meet expectations. One member of our party requested that the food be prepared without salt, which unfortunately it was not. The roast chicken was far too spicy for the person who ordered it. We will be back, certainly, because the food is typically excellent.

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  22. MarkW

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As expected (and as usual!), the food and service were impeccable! Molly was the young lady that helped us last evening and what an absolute delight she is - full of energy and ambition, a true pleasure to have conversation with and she had expert timing on every step of her interaction with us. We could not have asked or hoped for anything better in every way!

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  23. bossman1

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a guaranteed great meal and great service. Always recommend to others always a winner

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  24. Mimsie

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent server, helpful and friendly hostess, delicious food, clean, quiet, good place for business meetings, special occasions. Our favorite restaurant.

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  25. RebeccaH

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had an unexpected out of town guest passing through on her way back to NY. Linwoods bowls strikes - ALWAYS delicious, clean, outstanding. Never have to worry it won’t deliver. Grateful and Woodie must be proud at continued excellence❤️🍷

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  26. MeganA

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed a birthday lunch and ordered the fixed price meal, along with the suggested wine pairings. Everything was delicious. The atmosphere was perfect and we did not feel rushed. Serge was a terrific waiter, observant and gracious.

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  27. maryb

    Baltimore

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This was the first time that I really didn’t like my meal. Linwoods is one of my favorite restaurant so it was a bit disappointing.

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  28. RudyG

    Baltimore

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always excellent! Highly recommend. Great service.

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  29. Wolfee

    Baltimore

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Megan was wonderful. She split our beet salad, and we didn’t even ask. She was so efficient. Cocktails, main courses and desert were 5 star. Thanks again!!

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  30. janiced

    New York City

    45 reviews

    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious, service was outstanding and we had a wonderful evening! The best in Baltimore and our server Sister was fantastic!

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  31. cazbah

    Baltimore

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite restaurant! Always good service, good food and good atmosphere! Love the sea bass with crab and the S’mores dessert is the best!!! 💕

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  32. betsyb

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time visiting since ownership change (to long time partners) and it was wonderful to see that nothing has changed - favorites remain on the menu, service is 5 star; still our favorite restaurant in Baltimore County!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Linwoods always has the best food and service! Dessert is phenomenal!

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  34. Charmcity

    New York City

    63 reviews

    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Linwoods is reliably delicious and fabulous service.

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  35. Greg

    Baltimore

    177 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    177 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Keep doing what your doing , always great service there , you have best staff and it really great that all food coming out hot and delicious

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  36. Suzyq

    Baltimore

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    By far the best place in Baltimore! Consistently good. Service impeccable. Always first choice for us , especially for special occasions.

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  37. Samuel

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing as always. The desserts are to die for, especially the chocolate peanut butter crunch and the pecan tart.

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  38. jchefgray

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Portions a little better for the price for $ 66 for sea bass with crab meat there was about 2 os crab meat 4 Oz option od seabass plates to small.for the price don't want much but make me.come.back

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great. The master chef will come out and ask how everything was. Server was great. Food was great. Service was impeccable.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and drinks were amazing! We had appetizers, entree and desserts. Not a single plate disappointed! Annie was a phenomenal server, there was never an empty cup or plate at our table, extremely personable! Can’t wait to return!

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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

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 4521 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Linwoods

25 Crossroads Drive, Owings Mills, MD 21117

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    McDonogh Road
  • Neighborhood
    Owings Mills
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Linwoods has a lot surrounding the facility with ample parking for all guests.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Tom Devine
  • Additional
    Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (410) 356-3030
  • Catering
    Besides delicious cuisine, style and service, Linwoods Catering can offer its clients expertise and experience. This comes from almost twenty years of catering events from small celebrations at home to galas for thousands. Linwoods has catered weddings, mitzvahs, corporate events, charity balls, and openings. Our goal is to make our clients happy and relaxed, to provide special menus tailored to your style within your price range. We can also connect you to other reliable vendors, who will help make your event spectacular.
  • Private party facilities
    Linwoods' delicious cuisine, style and service can also be experienced during catered events held at our facility. There are two private rooms, one that seats up to 20 people "Private Dining Room", and "Due", which seats up to 120. "Due" also has the capacity to hold about 150 for cocktails and buffet. There is an outdoor area that can be tented. These areas can accommodate entertainment and a dance floor. These spaces are lovely for weddings, parties, corporate events and meetings, as well as social gatherings.
  • Private party contact
    Rachel Maw: (410) 356-3030
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