Linwoods

4.8
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3209 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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r
Baltimore
90 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful special occasion restaurant.

EP
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and unique fresh food, amazing staff, present and invested owners. Highly recommend.

DK
Baltimore
31 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent, as always. Two of us had the special rack of lamb that came with just two chops. While we were told it was a 6oz portion, we felt it was a very small portion for the price.

PB
Atlantic City
14 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently great food and service. Fixed prix menu is great.

G
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Geeat i cannot wait to go back for another delicious dinner

IS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service, excellent food, only problem for us was noise level when it got crowded. We've been coming here once a month for a few months and really enjoy it.

MZ
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant ever. We have come every year for our anniversary and just love the food and service. Thank you

DR
Baltimore
333 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful meal at Linwoods! One of our favorite restaurants. Our server, Holly, was excellent as always - super friendly and attentive. Our food as always was delicious and well prepared. Highly recommend!

l
Baltimore
24 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. We really had a lovely time. Thanks

d
Baltimore
288 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

We had a lovely evening at Linwoods. As always the food was excellent and attractively presented. Linwoods is always a wonderfully relaxing way to spend an evening. Oddly, which is VERY odd for Linwoods, the service was not particularly good. Other than that we had a great meal

JF
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The restaurant was full but neither the food or the service suffered as a result. A little noisy but overall a lovely evening.

P
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I enjoyed it more than my friend. She ordered the Chilean Bass dish, but the server didn't inform her that the lemon butter sauce was on the side. It looked so plain that she exchanged it for the salmon dish. However, when she got it, the grilled fish was overcooked and dry. She used the lemon butter sauce of the first dish to eat it. She asked for Old Bay seasoning for the Maryland crab soup appetizer which needed help in flavor.

My experience was much better than hers. The oyster appetizer and the short ribs over polenta was very good. The only thing was they needed a bit more salt for seasoning. So I used the salt shaker to further season them to my taste.

KN
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Linwoods is always spectacular. The food, service and overall quality are consistently excellent. Our server described the menu items completely and anticipated our questions. She recommended a new menu item - Caesar salad with brussel sprouts - which was one of the best salads we have had. The cocktails were generous and delicious. We were celebrating a birthday and were treated to a wonderful complimentary dessert. It has always been one of our favorite restaurants and will continue to be so.

R
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, service, and ambiance, as always!

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always!!

M
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual everything was fantastic. No matter what the occasion, Linwood’s delivers. It was a lovely afternoon.

NW
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Linwoods exceeded my expectations. Every dish was exceptional. The goat cheese ravioli appetizer in particular was a highlight and I’ll definitely be back for it before it drops off the seasonal menu. Scallops, steak sandwich and s’mores desert were also winners. I really don’t think there’s a bad choice on the menu!

G
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience5

One of the reasons why we went to Linwoods on this night was because they had a 1000-point table. I was only credited with 100 points.

A
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff could not have been more accommodating with their request to change our table. Food was fantastic and the waitress was friendly and attentive to our needs. This was a first time for one of my guests. He was overly impressed with everything about Linwoods!!!

RL
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well worth the splurge for a great meal. Presentation of each course was worthy of photographic documentation and tasted amazing. Pleasing to the senses in every way. Great service from the moment we walked into the restaurant and throughout our meal. Look no further if you want excellence and consistency.

OT
Baltimore
79 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent. Great food, expertly prepared with outstanding service. When we need a relaxing meal or celebration this is our go to place. Never disappointed

G
Baltimore
26 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine server, Holly, very accommodating, friendly and courteous. She made two special occasions even more special.
The food, as usual, was prepared to perfection!
A perfect end to a lovely day.

AM
Baltimore
42 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Annie is my favorite server in any restaurant. She makes every meal special. The food was quite delicious too.

J
Miami
27 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always great

e
Baltimore
40 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you to SARAH

O
Baltimore
33 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

We’ve been fans of Linwoods for 25 years but this most recent visit was disappointing. Food, cocktails and service were not up to par.

LB
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Linwoods never disappoints. Always great service, yummy choices and a great wine list.

g
Baltimore
52 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Dependably outstanding food preparation, good service and comfortable ambiance. When full (most of the time) it does become more challenging to engage in conversation.

DF
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I celebrate many of our special anniversaries, birthdays and holidays at Linwoods and love it every time! We always request Holly as our server. She’s the BEST!

J
Miami
27 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALWAYS GREAT!!

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everyone in the group loved the food and enjoyed the experience

CW
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Linwood's never fails to deliver a wonderful dining experience. Whether it is a simple dinner out or a special occasion, it is always a pleasure. I can truly say that I have always , without fail had an enjoyable meal.

I can't wait to go back!

TW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go-to place for a special dinner, and it has never disappointed. Great food, service and cocktails.

c
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a superb dinner at Linwoods. It's one of my favorite restaurants.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Took my girlfriend there for Valentines so it was a pretty busy night. Food was really good. The restaurant looks very nice and staff was great for the most part. I will say it's pretty pricy. Dinner for 2 put me out $150. That's fine for a special occasion but I can't see doing that on just any random night. I don't have it like that.

My only issue was our waitress was little meh. At one point she said was bringing us more bread. Never got it. She told me was bringing me a refill on my drink. That never happened either. The place was pretty busy and that wasn't a huge deal but that shouldn't be the kind of service you get for $150

ST
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My lady and I went on Valentines Day, for our first time, it was a tremendous experience, the food was Phenomenal, the drinks were exceptional, and the service was far greater than expected.

OT
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vday 20 was amazing. Linwood’s was very organized. Lovely experience

OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and service was great. Had goat stuffed ravioli, and butter it sweet potato soup, awesome 🤩❣entres were sea bass and filet. Everything was cooked perfectly with tasty and fresh veggie sides. Dessert-Omg , all time best ever!! Pistachio crusted tart with fresh blueberry and strawberry filling g with homemade pistachio ice cream!! Just Wow! Service was perfect, not rushed, friendly, and delivery perfectly timed. Cant wait to go back!

MW
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous from the moment we walked in. Great service. Our water glasses were never empty. Food outstanding. Variety of delicious flavors beautifully presented.

BC
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Our server was very courteous and knowledgeable All around great experience