Magdalena

4.8
845 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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Experiences

  • New Year's Eve

    $135.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    Ring in the New Year with us at Magdalena! Enjoy a festive three-course menu featuring seasonal favorites and celebratory indulgences. Optional wine pairings and supplements will be available. Complimentary valet parking for all guests.

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 845 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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BethC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceeded our expectations! What a hidden gem in Baltimore!

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InteriorP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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mmmm
Baltimore
25 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
115 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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Left nothing wanting for a magical anniversary dinner. Staff is incredibly knowledgeable & happy to share with you the art of their skill. All around fantastic!

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TonyC
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and ambience was great. Our server Andrew was attentive and polite. The music during dinner was all classic tunes. Great place.

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MollyB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful place for a latish (8:30) Friday date night. Terrific food, warm service, attractive ambiemce.

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LuisR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Except for slow service, it was great.

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vipEJnBmore
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome croquettes, Halibut, and Sangria! Smith Island cake was divine as well

BJ
BaltimoreJames
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best meal I've had in the city for the past two years. Everything was terrific- cocktails, food, service, ambience. I wholeheartedly recommend!

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Selah
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely romantic restaurant with beautiful decor and phenomenal food. 5 stars all around! Looking forward to dining there again.

JB
JayB
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends from out-of-state and I were thoroughly impressed with the whole dining experience at Magdalena's. We were still talking about it long after the meal was over. This will be a memory we will cherish in the years to come. Thank you for your excellencent service.

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vipTaunyaB
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time I have returned since the pandemic. The overall quality remains the same.

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AKEChwaz
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal at Magdalena was extraordinary. My partner and I are both restaurant industry professionals and we were blown away by the quality of the food and service. The atmosphere was warm and elegant, our server was knowledgeable and followed steps of service impeccably, the menu offerings were complex but approachable. Magdalena is Baltimore fine dining at its best. No overblown glitz or glam necessary - the experience speaks for itself.

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vipUndone1
Baltimore
51 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our third visit to Magdalena in the past three years- we really should be going much more frequently. The food is always amazing- fresh, creative, portioned properly, balanced and delicate flavors and sauces intertwined with the food but not overpowering. The wine list is one of the best- I have to think of a special occasion to sample their large award-winning 100 point offerings. The service is impeccable- anticipating your every need and question. Truly a gem for Baltimore!

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MiguelA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once more Magdalena offers beautiful food with impeccable service.

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PetulaN
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best meal that I have enjoyed in a long time. Everything was very original and absolutely delicious. Our waiter was great; very courteous and efficient. It was a wonderful experience all around!

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vipMarcK
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down best in Baltimore. Food, Ambience & Service. Highest recommendation!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This is a place where you can dress up or opt for more casual. The food was exceptional but the gem of the evening was our server Dominick. Personable, well versed with the wine list as well as the history of the property. Ambiance was intimate, sophisticated and elegant. Their crafted cocktails were refreshingly original. We’ll be back for certain.

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vipDeanna
Baltimore
161 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and excellent service at Magdalena.
The staff was so welcoming and accommodating. All of the items on the menu were top-notch, perfect summertime food. I think it might be a new menu for them. Either way, I highly recommended it.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently delicious and varied menu; top notch service; interesting and comfortable venue with personal touch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I came here to celebrate our anniversary. We really enjoyed our scallops and strip steak with a side of parmesan and truffle frites. Both dishes were phenomenal! We were surprised by the anniversary cake that was brought out. The service was also impeccable. We’ll be back soon!

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SunnyB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall lovely experience. We had a wonderful time with our family. My husband and father-in-law really enjoyed their scotch tasting. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! My only comment would be there was a smell from the trash in the alley. But it was only when we first got out there. The food, ambiance and service were all 10/10.

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DavidB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food that is creative and unique. Great service as well.

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vipSusanS
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion.

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vipMako
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Magdalena is a lovely, elegant, and delicious spot for a quiet, romantic dinner or festive celebration. It's a lovely setting ( we sat outside), the food is upscale and delicious, and the wait staff is friendly but professional. It is expensive, but we thought worth it.
Highly recommend it for a special occasion.

FAQs

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

Magdalena is rated 4.8 stars by 845 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.