Linwoods

4.8
3757 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 3757 people are saying
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vipJoanAJb
Baltimore
43 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service by Holly..

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mari
Baltimore
33 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Linwood's never disappoints. Everything we ordered was prepared perfectly, and the timing was just right. Our server answered all of our questions, was able to meet our requests, and was very friendly while remaining professional. We save Linweood's for special occasions, because it's too pricey for everyday dining, but we do feel warmly welcome whenever we do go, and plan most of our family celebrations to include a meal at Linwood's.

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James
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get there early and if you have to consider what an entree costs eat somewhere else or get a better job.

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Kenneth
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Ordered sea bass with crab meat potatoes and greenbeans ,,, Potatoes smeared on plate almost no crab and between me and my date maybe a whole piece of fish it was disrespectful

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Kapalua
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Linwoods is always good. The menu is outstanding - always many appetizers and entrees that appeal to everyone. The food is good, the prices are reasonable, the servers are all well-trained and the ambience is upscale but relaxed. The restaurant is not outstanding, but we always enjoy our meal.

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RyKeishaT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 1yr anniversary dinner and dinner was absolutely amazing. It was our first time going and we will definitely be going back.

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vipjackb
Baltimore
38 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flawless. I just wish the menu was a bt broader.

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DoloresA
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I had the steak salad. There were 4 pieces of tender steak sitting in a pool of brown sauce. Next to it was romaine lettuce with a very small sprinkle of tasteless Gorgonzola cheese and topped with a large amount of greasy fried onions next to fried or roasted fingerling potatoes that tasted old.

My partner had a very small piece of liver on top of mashed potatoes. He said it was nothing to write home about.

The restaurant is beautiful, and the service was very good, but the food was definitely not worth the price.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The ambiance and service was GREAT, but the food was just ok. Nothing to write home about.

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loustu
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

my wife's salmon was salted when she asked for no salt and it was burnt on top

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vipPhyllisZ
Baltimore
24 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. Annie is always perfect

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vipWrangler
Baltimore
35 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Linwood’s is unfailingly perfect - from the team who welcome you, to the ambiance —- and especially the reliably, beautifully (and seasonally) conceived fare. Not fussy or overly stylish - but it is definitely of-the-moment, in an elegant and understated way. Love sitting at the “Grill Line” bar and watching the chef & his equipe — a huge treat. Flawless.

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ElSancheezmo
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is delicious and the drinks are generous. Really generous 😉

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SharonB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner for two outside in November was perfect. Heat lamps and fire pyramids added to the ambiance. It reminded us of a dinner we shared in Tahiti. Staff was great and knowledgeable of menu and made great suggestions.

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vipElizabethW
Baltimore
28 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect evening! Delicious food and Annie provides excellent service!

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Crash
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Friendly, helpful staff/servers, nice assortment of options (food & wine), comfortable seating. A very enjoyable dining experience.

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Heidi
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The bartender was a complete rockstar! We had such a fun night and she made it perfect! And, she loves dogs.

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vipSusanD
London
18 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Linwoods is a Baltimore gem. The food is always superb and so is the service. We love the wine list and the ambience. It’s a great restaurant for any occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our server Britney was outstanding on our visit 11/13/21, 8:30 reservation. Desserts were A+

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RolandW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Nice location and good service but the food quality was not up to par with the cost of the meal.

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vipLolly
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was very expensive and not memorable.

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PatriciaA
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good experience, food was good.

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

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always. A beautiful setting for an intimate birthday celebration

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

I recently dined at the restaurant as part of a girls night out and had a great experience. My husband and I had an opportunity for an unexpected and rare date night. Going off of my past experience at Linwoods, I suggested that we go there for our date. Our waitress was not attentive at all and we had long periods of time where she was nowhere to be found. Our order did not come out as requested but no one ever came by to check so I couldn’t send it back to have it corrected. The manager didn’t even come over to ask how everything was. After my first experience being so stellar, I was very disappointed when I came back for a romantic dinner with my husband. For the price that they charge the service should be top notch. The mark was definitely missed on our visit.

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vipJillS17
Baltimore
45 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best meal and Barb is the best server!

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moveablefeasting
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and the service were the best. Chef’s Soup of the Day was so delicious my dining companion and I each took home a quart. Highly recommended.

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Stine1122
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful experience. Went for my son’s birthday. The food was amazing!!!!

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vipBernadetteS
Baltimore
63 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and amazing service! Annie and Stacie always go the extra mile! Steak special was fabulous!

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vipLisa8400
Baltimore
54 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing and service is great. It’s expensive.

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Neisy
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again Linwood’s did not disappoint. The service was outstanding from the moment I stepped inside the restaurant. Megan was our server and she was very attentive. The food was absolutely delicious. The special treat for the birthday person was an extra special touch.

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Solomon
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

I was looking forward to trying this restaurant and I was not impressed. After we were seated it took several minutes to be greeted by a server. I understand it may have been a little busy but it did not seem to be overwhelming busy especially not that busy where we couldn't be greeted in a timely manner. The food was average and the drinks were not great. Unfortunately I would not recommend this restaurant to my friends or family it just was not a good experience that would make me want to ever dine here again.

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vipHappydiner
Baltimore
40 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Unfortunately, Linwood’s was a huge disappointment last night. Server was a bit gruff, food was just fair with small portions and prices way too high to reflect the quality! Menu was limited missing some of our usual favorites.

Not going back anytime soon!

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Charles
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

This place sucks.
Upon arrival, The Hostess/Manager told my girlfriend, “I forgot to bring my psychic powers today” when my girlfriend approached the host stand with a “hello”, instead of saying her last name. Uncalled for and aggressively rude. But she looked about as unhappy as she sounded, so maybe it’s par.
Drinks were terrible(how do you make a gin and tonic taste like complete water).
Menu looked promising. After having a super greasy French onion soup and cold?,fried oysters, I decided I better just get the burger for my entree….at least they can’t mess that up too bad, right? Wrong.
Service was mediocre at best; rushed, super informal and sloppy.
Best part of the meal was leaving.
If you work in the restaurant industry or pay any attention at all, I wouldnt recommend this place to my worst enemy.
Hopefully, soon, restaurants will stop using COVID as an excuse to dumb down service, food, and ambiance.

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LOCALRESIDENT121
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

This our third or fourth visit and we felt each time things were going south. Food was alright but not much value; ie 11.00 per scallop. Tasty but not worth 11.00. My steak had so many peppercorns on it that was all I could taste. Menu said the steak came with roasted potatoes but all I got was homemade French fries. Once I scraped off the peppercorns the steak was ok but I have had better steaks for 54.00. Our server was excellent and offered to take off something we weren’t happy with but we did eat it. My wife got the Chilean Sea Bass and said it tasted bland. Our first visit was “well worth the price”. Not sure what happened but it will be a while before we go back.

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DebbieW
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Linwoods is always exceptional in every respect!!!

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vipDRad66
Baltimore
375 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Another visit to Linwoods in the books. I've been waiting and watching for their delicious calves liver to be back on the menu. It was delicious but it didn't have the brown sauce/gravy on it and the potatoes so it wasn't as moist as usual but still very good! Our server, Holly, was so great - high energy, super efficient and so very friendly. She just makes our visits extra special!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ahmed was a great server. He was attentive and provided us with an excellent first time experience. We are looking forward to coming back soon

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vipJimG
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, drink, service, and atmosphere as usual.

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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 4.8 stars by 3757 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.