Ampersea Restaurant

4.5
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218 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
At the intersection of Harbor Point and Fells Point, Ampersea is redefining cuisine that's modern, Maryland, authentic. A destination innovating the way Baltimore dines on the Patapsco River, Ampersea's dedication to locally-sourced, fresh ingredients--many from our very own greenhouse--and passionate commitment to storied Maryland recipes set our menu apart. Perched on the western corner of Thames Street and located in the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Museum building with the Living Classrooms Foundation, Ampersea's dining room, patio, and event spaces offer a stunning combination of panoramic harbor views, impeccable service, and delectable dishes.
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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Come enjoy the holiday right on the waterfront with a classic a la carte Thanksgiving menu. With a sweeping view of the harbor their is no better location to bring the family together. Reserve a table today! Seating is limited.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Come enjoy our delicious 4 course menu and an open bar option while ringing in the new year! With the spectacular views and a firework show at the stroke of midnight, its sure is the best way to bring in the new year. Reserve your table today! Seating is limited

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 218 People Are Saying
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OT
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience5

The wait staff was good but seems like management seriously understaffed the restaurant. Only so much two waiters could do in the entire restaurant. Food & atmosphere were both great.

O
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love this place!

d
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Nice location and interior. Went on a Sunday night and we were literally the only people in the place and yet we received poor service. I guess our waitress had kind of checked out since it was so slow. The food was a mixed bag - mussels were good, seafood entrees kind of drab, dessert was good.

B
Baltimore
40 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and i have dined at Amersea serveral times this year and have completely enjoyed each meal. The staff has always been very professional with great service, Thank you

LL
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was great. There was a nice waterfront view next to the restaurant. Bottomless mimosas and sangrias were great as well. Definitely recommend Ampersea.

LC
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate on the deck overlooking the bay and had the most wonderful meal.

R
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The setting is great, with an excellent view of the bay. The highlight for me was the crabcake entree, one of the best crabcakes I've had anywhere. The service was friendly and didn't rush us.

KW
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner at Ampersea, incredible view - the scallops and swordfish were amazing!

BJ
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite spot in Fell’s Point! Sitting on the water eating lobster rolls and crab cakes doesn’t get any better than Ampersea.

K
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Beautiful scenery. Excellent food and customer service. Will be going back.

F
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The view is amazing from the patio and food is consistently good.

F
Baltimore
56 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good restaurant on the harbor. Views great; food and service always very good.

OT
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch with family

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great

M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience5

Food was cold even when it was returned for the second time. Service wasn’t great and the whole process was a bit disjointed. The setting is gorgeous but doesn’t cancel out all the other issues.

KS
Denver
156 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the seafood boil - it is delicious! And end with the bread pudding. You will end up writing a similar review to mine 😉

E
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was great. Outside deck was beautiful.

T
Baltimore
55 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Took a European guest for a dinner on the Baltimore waterfront. Nice setting and great weather. Service was good not great. Had to explain that four people needed four silverware sets——

The menu had good choices... crab cake and lobster roll quite good as was catfish sandwich. The Marconi salad was nostalgic for this diner who remembers marconis.

The restaurant was sort of empty when we sat down but as the sun faded the outdoor dining area did fill up.

In general good food in nice outdoor setting.

B
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were celebrating my birthday and this was our first visit to Ampersea. Since we were the only patrons for lunch inside (there were 2 people eating outdoors), the atmosphere was somewhat chilly and the music just a little annoying. However, our waitperson, Dahlia, was very pleasant and she took good care of us. The fried green tomatoes were delicious and I highly recommend them. I had the steak salad which was just ok because the tomatoes were mushy. My husband was quite happy with his soup (Maryland crab) and sandwich (buffalo chicken) combo.
I will go back again for dinner. Perhaps more diners and the water view at night will create a better ambiance.

ME
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Ambiance and food were good, but the service was sub-par.

JW
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second trip in the past several weeks. We enjoyed the first time and really like the outdoor seating. This time we brought out-of-town guests and it was even better than the first time, which was very good. Sat outside again and enjoyed the view, great food, and attentive (but not overbearing) service. The servers left us to enjoy our time there. Also, there were at least two parties going on at the restaurant and it didn't seem to impact the service or the noise. Will definitely go back!

AH
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Had the bottomless mimosas and sangria options, glass was hardly empty. Beautiful waterfront views away from the noise of fells point.

SS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on an evening when everyone was on the patio and no one inside. Excellent food, very good and knowledgeable service and a pleasant improvement over the nearby upscale chain restaurants. I haven’t been here for a few years, but it is still excellent.

S
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great date place.
The view was gorgeous. The restaurant is beautiful.
Pretty nice diverse menu.

K
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

great spot for outdoor dining right on the water! The waitstaff should be educated on what is vegan vs. vegetarian. Also, the menu says vegan options but most options included dairy.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

If you are looking for an absolutely beautiful waterfront dining spot , this is it! If you’re looking for good food and service , look elsewhere!

JB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very special restaurant--it is almost impossible to find the quiet ambiance in a restaurant with such an innovative approach to food: I especially appreciate the choice of a wonderful vegetarian tasting menu. This is date night at it's very best. Splurge on a bottle of wine--Thierry will take very good care of you!

G
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

tables on the deck overlooking the Chesapeake are the best - so serene we could sit there for hours!

GM
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the price was much lower than expected. This was our first time here and we will be going back in about a week for my mother's birthday.

CB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service, beautiful view! Would recommend highly and will definitely return. Thank you!

IG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

To put it simple, this place needs to re-evaluate their customer service skills as well as making sure their servers are very knowledgeable about their menu. They do not accommodate you if you did not like your food which is not okay. When they brought the food out it was also cold which is another odd thing. They guy who pours the water for you is very rude as well. They need to learn some manners as well as proper etiquette and being truly sincere if someone’s experience is not up to par. I highly would not recommend this place. It may look pretty and may be overlooking the water, but the service is completely unacceptable so unless you want to be treated like less than then run away.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic outside seating area and even better food! Service was great and the overall experience was very good. Highly recommend for a date, get together with friends, etc.

TB
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience5

This was my second time dining here. The first visit was bomb and smooth, we came on a late night on a Monday and everything was perfect. However, this go round was different. I didn't expect the food to be exactly the same ( i ordered the same thing both times) but you can tell it was a different chef. If i would've known that I would have tried something new. The reason our visit was sucky was because of the service we received. Our waiter was rude and basically snatched the check out of my hand because she left something on the bill that was supposed to be removed. She NEVER came back to the table, and sent someone else over and told them she was upset. NO establishment have you ever had to pay for something you did not touch. Then the manager came over and basically did nothing. He nor she had NO empathy to the situation. I would rec. this place for VIEWS ONLY!!!

WR
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! I highly recommend getting the crab dip and the Brussels sprouts. They are to die for!

AG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful! Everything was delicious & made to perfection: lobster, swordfish, & cocktails. Beautiful setting to celebrate our anniversary!

m
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accomodating. The chef was happy to alter my entre and it was fantiastically delecious.

B
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The view and service at Ampersea were lovely. Our waiter was just the right amount of attentive and the ambiance on the patio is wonderful. Unfortunately the food did not live up to expectation. I ordered the crabcake off of the entree menu and it was inedible. Not sure if the crab was bad or if it was just the recipe, but I could not eat it. And I have a high tolerance for mediocre food.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view of the harbor. We had the special which was wonderful

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, attentive wait staff, and excellent view of the harbor

DN
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere! The customer service was great and we also got seated quickly