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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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras
Tater Tot & Onion Purée
Cured Shallots & Cilantro
6 Glacier Point Oysters on the Half Shell
House Cocktail Sauce & Mignonette
First time at this fine dining restaurant. Great food, service and atmosphere. Great palce for a special occassion. Steak was great as was the bronzini. I recoomend the burrata appetizer, neat touch with cherry tomatos and strawberries.
Such a intimate space that we would love to add as one of our frequent places.
Magdalena's has never disappointed. It is the best restaurant in Baltimore. The creativity of the dishes, the merging of flavors, the quality of the ingredients and the quality of the service is unmatched. Every dish we had was beyond superb. We are already looking forward to our next visit.
Magdalena's is truly a fine place to dine!!!! My husband and I celebrated our 19th wedding anniversary there. The food was delicious and the ambiance was awesome!!!! We will be returning soon and highly recommend Magdalena's for fine dining in a relaxed upscale setting.
The food was good, but over priced in my opinion. The service was mediocre. Took much too long for simple items like bread to be brought to the table. Asked for steak to be cooked rare, but received it medium rare (Ask for it to be bloody if you want it to be truly rare).
Always a “go to” for a special occasion. Food, ambiance, service - all outstanding.
Date night with my husband was excellent. We went because of reading about the cocktail Laws & Lillies (and had been to Magdalena before too). The cocktail was beyond stellar.
Literally amazing meal for my birthday
Excellent experience here! Wonderful ambiance, great service, and incredible food. A great place for a special occasion, would absolutely return again.
From the octopus salad to the perfectly cooked wagyu Bavette, I enjoyed every bite at Magdalena. The server was excellent, and the kitchen did not disappoint
Excellent restaurant. Phenomenal service without feeling stuffy. Would definitely go back.
Birthday celebration. The food and atmosphere was great but the waiter kept forgetting things, like our appetizer came out with the entree because it has been sitting out for 30 mins and he admitted it was his mistake. And had to remind him 3 times about a drink order for a cola, simple things like that. I’m going to put it down to he was having a bad day, and not hold it against the restaurant as a whole, because I would definitely recommend it and plan to go back
We return here and have not been disappointed. Excellent food, outstanding service and a very intimate environment that still manages to be somewhat casual.
Son leaving for the military
This is was a wonderful experience all around. Food, service, and atmosphere was excellent.
Amazing food and service. Pure elegance.
The folks at Magdalena never disappoint. The food and service are both amazing. The food is not only delicious, it’s beautiful. I love me some food art! The ramp risotto and Rohan duck were so good, I can’t stop thinking about them! Make sure you try the ceviche, it’s heavenly. Thanks Andrew and Nicole for making our 7th anniversary one for the books. Thanks to the kitchen for being awesome! This was our first dinner out since before the pandemic and we felt totally safe, and socially distanced. Well done all around. Best restaurant in Baltimore.
I enjoyed every bit of the Resturant despite having to sit inside because of the weather. Seating was a bit closer then I wanted it to be but it was more than manageable. I left in the description that I was celebrating a birthday but we did not receive any such accommodations. That is my only complaint
We had another great dining experience at Magdalena recently. This time, we tried some sandwiches on the menu. They sounded wonderful, and they were. The burger was one of the best burgers we've ever had. The grilled vegetable and burrata sandwich was outstanding. It tasted ad though it had just come out of the garden. Both, in my opinion, we're best eaten with a knife and fork. My one request is that they step up their dessert menu. We had the Smith Island Cake, which was good, but not to write home about.
We're looking forward to warmer weather and courtyard dining for our next visit.
Lastly, we would be remiss if we didn't mention Dominic as a fantastic server. He does a great job in describing the menu, making recommendations and doing it all with a great smile.
Excellent experience and food. I highly recommend Magdelena as a "must visit" restaurant in Baltimore.
Absolutely an amazing experience. Dominick, our server, was always right on time. Great social distancing and the food was outstanding. Will definitely return soon.
One of the best chefs in the city. This smart intimate spot is a Baltimore gem.
First time eating here. Food and drinks were excellent. My friends and I will be returning.
Food was fantastic. Unfortunately, the heater in the courtyard near us stopped and no one dealt with it. We were pretty cold during most of the meal. Other outside diners had heaters near them. Not sure why the staff didn't bother asking about us or moving another heater so we could be warm. It was a really big oversight.
Excellent as always
As good as it gets. Creative, well prepared and presented food, excellent service, and we could hear each other. Highly recommended.
Magdalena has always been one of our favorite Baltimore restaurants. In fact I celebrated my 50th birthday there with 6 friends. While I know Covid has been tough to recover from, the food was not up to their standards. My husbands duck was overcooked and came with nothing on the plate as far as color. A side of red cabbage or something to make the plate more appetizing. The side of carrots were undercooked and tough. My scallops were cooked to perfection but the dish just was just a bit of an odd combination. The kimchi cabbage was tough and undercooked. We will be back as our waiter and service were great and hopefully it will be back to its better days!
So good to be back inside this restaurant. Everyone put their best foot forward and made our dining experience a great one. The caviar and leg of lamb were fantastic. Can't wait to return.
The food was delicious though perhaps a wee bit (10% maybe) overpriced. The service, however, makes up for it tenfold. Everyone was kind and attentive, though not in an annoying way. The experience was first, the food second (though still quite good).
Magdalena in its previous form was one of our favorites. Now reinvented we have been there twice separated by COVID shutdown and we like the new format which while less formal is actually more intimate. The staff and service are outstanding and the food excellent. The wine list is deep and excellent and there are a number of good choices in the $50-$100 range but be careful, some of the markups are 2.5 to 3X retail. In summary, perhaps our favorite upscale restaurant in Bmore, still.
The service was amazing. The food was also very good. The appetizers were our favs.
We had a blast at Magdalena. The food was excellent and the drinks were amazing too. The service was also top notch which altogether made for an awesome dining experience. Will definitely be back!
I had amazing time with my fiancee. The level of the hospitality amazing.
Food was great and service was great. Waiter explained everything and answered all of questions.
Covid has been tough on restaurants. Magdalena is special and so happy it has returned as beautiful and tasty as ever. We had the treasure room all to ourselves. Elegant sophisticated stunning restaurant. So happy to share this jewel of a restaurant with my family. Oysters were superb scallops delectable crumble spectacular. Thank u Magdalena for a special night and welcome back.
Amazing restaurant! Fantastic dinner! Excellent, excellent service!!
Without a doubt the BEST dinner experience in Baltimore!! Don't go anywhere else for dinner. You won't regret it!
Wonderful dining experience with a truly impeccable staff. The owners were a sweet couple who came out to see what there customer’s experience was. The whole evening was unforgettable.
The level of service we received was phenomenal. Our waitress was well informed about items on the menu. She made great suggestions. The ambiance and the food was phenomenal. I would highly recommend Magdalena.
Fantastic evening. Great food and service with great safety protocols. Will definitely be back - hopefully soon.
All of the food was amazing!
Magdalena offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 514-0303.
Magdalena is rated 4.8 stars by 796 OpenTable diners.
Magdalena does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.theivybaltimore.com/gift-certificates/.
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.