Magdalena

4.8
870 Reviews
$31 to $50
Bistro
Magdalena features thoughtfully created bistro fare inspired by the classic dishes of France, the comforts of England and the vast spirit of Baltimore.

The seasonally evolving menu highlights a playful yet sophisticated take on classics driven by the bounty of the Chesapeake Bay region. Ingredients are sourced close to home and relationships with local farmers and purveyors are at the heart of the culinary philosophy.

A cheeky cocktail program, revered whiskey collection, Wine Spectator awarded wine list, and regionally sourced craft beers complete a delightfully unmatched dining experience.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 870 people are saying
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tnicebrown
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I took my wife here for her Birthday and the food was excellent! The prices were reasonable for the quality of food. The only thing that could be better is the and decor. We were seated by the bar so that could be the reason. I did see some additional seating in the back that provided a more intimate dining experience. I would highly recommend this place and will be going back.

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CaseyJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. We dined there for my wife's birthday and it was a great experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The restaurant was beautiful and the service was good. Complimentary valet is super convenient. The taste of the food was good and the preparation was great. The only thing is the portions were kinda small. I would go back again.

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LG123
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dottie was incredible, knowledgeable and attentive. The food was incredible. Pork chop was out of this world. And the mushroom tartine was delicious. Great wine pairing, thanks to the som. Can’t wait to go back.

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ANGEL
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely magnificent; we had appetizers, dinner and dessert and every bite was delicious! We will definitely be back!

CB
vipCristinainBaltimore
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We had the New Years pre fix menu. Great food and service, but my pasta was a tad bit salty and the cheese platter was a bit underwhelming. Otherwise delicious.

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Andre
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fantastic dining experience. Top quality food, wine, cocktails and superb service.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Megan was great! Thanks to all for a wonderful evening!

JM
JML12
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Brussels sprouts were one of the best dishes I’ve ever had. Bass was fantastic as well.

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vipCourt73
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was flawless & extraordinarily delicious. We will return.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scott Bacon is a great chef. The food was delicious and our server, Dotty was fabulous!

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ArliciaT
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Overall experience wish it was better!
The host was very pleasant and wore multiple hats from seating us, checking coats and found her behind the bar. My disdain comes from the service; it took 15 min to be greeted by waiter/ offer water, another 32 mintues before we were able to order appetizers. Finally when I made mention to front staff the waiter approached our table. His disposition appeared as if he was annoyed that we said something.

A group of six was dining prior to our arrival and had a very intense conversation that the entire room had to endure and tried our best to ignore. Once the group left I figured service would get better, not exactly. My husband and i tried our best to enjoy his birthday dinner with what we could control, each others company. It was a huge disappointment, but we made the best of it.

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AntoineW
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Date Night with wife and we both enjoyed our evening with all the professional service provided... from the valet to the host and servers. Food & drinks were appetizing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Double date night with another couple, and I cannot say enough about this meal. All four of us devoured our food. We will be back and plan to stay at the hotel—one of the best meals I have had in quite some time. Bravo!

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Knox
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I received a warm welcome from every staff member I encountered.
I put a note in my reservation about being gluten-free; my waiter was prepared to guide me through the menu. I was even able to enjoy a basket of gluten free bread!

I prefer my meat well-done. My NY strip was tender and delicious.

I cleaned every plate from appetizer to dessert. I look forward to going back soon.

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FrankB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This is an upper level restaurant, clearly one of Baltimore's few best, with prices to match. All preparations were of high level -- no complaints, or even quiet whines. Three of us had been guests there two weeks before, and our waitress remembered our pre dinner drinks and what she had served and to whom -- not necessary for good service, but it shows some attention and lends a point of amusement. We would highly recommend M, but warn those tempted to try it that they must be aware of the non-trivial cost.

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vipLuvfood
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and good service.

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vipSteveM
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Scott’s food is delicious. Especially enjoyed our delicata squash and whitefish croquette appetizers. Our hand cut tagliatelle and pepper crusted venison entrees were very good. The squash casserole with the venison was excellent. Chef Scott is a master with vegetables.
The almond cake dessert was incredible and a great way to complete our anniversary dinner.
Andrew and the rest of the service staff were great as usual - warm, responsive and efficient. Andrew’s wine recommendations are always spot on.
Magdalena is our favorite restaurant and will continue to be with Chef Scott now at the helm.

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ConH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have known about Magdalena for a long time, but this was my first time there. I'll be back for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellently paired and the service was great

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viprachellaya
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere. Great music. Exceptional service.

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Frank
Baltimore
64 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Elegant restaurant with excellent food. Portions were small however.

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vipaabonner
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great romantic spot for anniversary

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BethC
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceeded our expectations! What a hidden gem in Baltimore!

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InteriorP
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was exquisite. Everything was perfectly prepared and served. The service was wonderful. Highly recommended

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vipmmmm
Baltimore
27 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening, with great food, perfect service and great drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food. The pickled dirty martini was amazing.

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ArnoldK
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very nice place to dine easy axcess for handicap persons

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Spiralstyle
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dotty was a very professional server who gave great descriptions of the food. She was efficient and prompt to refill drinks and bring the check to allow us to get to the theatre on time.
The food was presented artfully on the plate and tasted even better than it looked. Great seasonal produce and exceptional flavors.
We ate al fresco and when the lights came on the ambiance was delightful.
Magdalena is a GEM.

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StuartD
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A little pricey, but very good and worth a visit. As with most restaurants, the food is a little saltier than we prefer, but very good. Interesting entree curation and excellent presentation. Good service, and a nice space.

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vipEnjoyed
Baltimore
76 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular
Friendly professional staff that start at valet and go through all diner staff. Great place. Wonderful creative food that is so tasty and every bite enjoyable. An absolute favorite!

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suseq1965
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The outside dining area/garden was very relaxing . The staff was attentive but not overbearing nor did they rush us through our delicious meal. We had the venison and the lamb and both were delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food. Service was a little slow but I think it was just because we ordered right after a larger party.

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vipHarryK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bistro cuisine with fresh and seasonal ingredients, elevated to high art (e.g., crispy skin bass with red peas). Impeccable service, gorgeous setting.

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ThomasM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Very romantic atmosphere. I can't wait to go back for my next special occasion.

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TyroneD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely restaurant. Delicious food. Excellent service. Can’t wait to return.

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Exquisite7
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience from beginning to end was simply delightful. Service was friendly, warm, efficient. Food tickled my palate with exquisiteness. Chef Scott Bacon nailed every bite. The halibut and lamb and mixed vegetables- perfection. All the accents just added to the unique flavors!!! Lovely!! Music so refreshing while dining and created memories and conversation. Awesome experience. Thank you The Ivy. Next experience a room and spa!!! Can't wait!!!

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JackieC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was cooked to perfection.and the service was stellar! I'm looking forward to my next visit.

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viparlingtongirl
New England
118 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! From fried oyster appetizer, halibut and lamb dinner through dessert…Smith Island Cake and chocolate cake…all outstanding!
Dotty was a terrific server. She guided us through the menu and took great care of us.

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TigerPony
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

I can't really get what this place is trying to be. The decor, food, and music, all feel like a mishmash of ideas with no real focus or theme. The staff were great the cocktails were great, but the food was average and unmemorable for the price point.

FAQs

Magdalena offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 514-0303.

Magdalena is rated 4.8 stars by 870 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.