Ampersea Restaurant

4.5
875 Reviews
$31 to $50
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 dining room, patio, and event spaces offer a stunning combination of panoramic harbor views, impeccable service, and delectable dishes.
- Entire party must be present to be sat.
- No parties larger than 4 people Friday- Sunday.
- All tables are subject to an 18% autograt.
- Outdoor dining is not guaranteed for walk-ins/reservations
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Ernie
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere, and service. I especially enjoyed the winter theme in the restaurant. Reminded me of being in an igloo.

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vipTerryW
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Have been here multiple times in the past and loved it. Was not quite as good this time. More limited menu, unwillingness to adjust dishes to suit, and charged for a refill of an iced tea (who does that today??) Food was tasty, presentation was nice, atmosphere was pleasant. Nothing terrible, but just not special this time. Given the pricing, there are other choices we will consider next time. All in all, a solid, nice, but forgettable, experience.

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Suzy
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an impromptu brunch date with friends. One from was visiting for Georgia and thoroughly enjoyed the lobster roll and especially the hal and half crab soup. The atmosphere for conversation and the noise level did not drown out this opportunity to hear about this new love story ♥️ My friends said they would be visiting Ampersea again && very soon

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EDinner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent location, view, cocktails and seafood!!!

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Bloop
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very easy to park, lovely views of the harbor, good food, and quiet enough for a good conversation.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Good was just ok. Used to be good

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Alexandra
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Outstanding service, food, and atmosphere.
Do yourself a favor and eat here! I recommend the oysters, lobster Mac-n-cheese, fried cookie dough, and any special on offer.

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Champ
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the restaurant our server Jah really made my experience with my wife great one we will be back soon hope to catch the sunset outside dinning.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Service was polite but lackluster. Used plates left on table way too long, and weren’t removed even after server visited table. Too much green pepper on the shrimp pasta. Truffle fries really strong flavor of truffle. Outside dining was nice.

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viphungryandthirsty
Baltimore
32 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are on the verandah and it was perfect. Our meal was prepared well and the service was excellent.

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vipFoodsnob
Baltimore
53 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best outdoor dining venue in Baltimore. Patio was beautifully lit, with flowers, heaters and a can’t be beat view of the Harbor and skyline. Food was creative and delicious. Service was warm, friendly and on point. A Baltimore gem with a fantastic mission.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
55 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. We had the Crab cake and Lobster Mac & cheese, both were incredible! Incredible view of the North West Harbor.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular — 10/10 would recommend

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SarahS
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the scallops and short ribs. Both were delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great portions!

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HeatherR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious and the location is beautiful. Right on the water. It was rainy, so we did not get to take advantage of the outdoor seating, unfortunately. It was very open, which was nice, but it also would have been nice to have some booths to provide just a bit of 'privacy', as the tables were all within the same room. it is pricey, but you can tell the quality is top-notch. We had the lobster mac and cheese and it was delicious! Large chunks of lobster. The Crab dip appetizer was good also - served with a huge soft pretzel. Would definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food3service3ambience4

Great vibe , view , service . Food had a fresh water taste but maybe that was their style for the crab cake

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BethJ
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor patio, amazing crab cakes, excellent service.

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CarolC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my third time here! I absolutely love this place!!!

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AshleyS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner was nice!

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HannahD
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant right on the water, perfect for girls or date night! Food was amazing, wine was great, and the outdoor patio is to die for!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice outdoor ambiance, great vegan options!

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UmMeh
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

This restaurant has promise, especially since it is nicely located. The problem is that the servers are not well-trained, and they did not have multiple items on the menu.

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Suzy
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my birthday with my sista circle. We had several appetizers (the crab dip, mussels, brussels and wings) Delicious as always. Thanks for the suggestion Kyle. The server Landy was very attentive and Jordan was a big help with everything from water to moving the heated lamp closer for my sista who was cold. The cake at the end was a perfect way to end to my birthday celebration. Thanks Ampersea

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Waiters service is slow. Waited about 20mins before we could even get drinks. This is the second time I have experienced service like this at this location.

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charlenej
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

View is spectacular. Food is very good. Pricey. Would love to see some happy hour specials.

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vipRuthChris15
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The fried green tomatoes were greasy and under seasoned. The brussel sprouts were the same.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a beautiful time , my family and I celebrating my moms birthday, food was great and the water view was everything, staff was pleasant and accommodating, will definitely be going back

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LaurenBrown
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Your hosts weren’t on one accord. 2 different people were telling me 2 different things. I had a party of 4 and one person was missing. They had my elderly grandmothers standing up for more than 30 minutes. Overall the food was great and so were the drinks.

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DanH
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding location, food and service. Putting this on our list of favorites. Looking forward to dining there again.

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StaceyR
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was good and portions were big but the Ampersea Seafood Omlette was a bit bland tasting

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Cita
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

It took a while to be served after sitting. The food was tasty and the ambiance is beautiful.

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ElleWrey
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Enjoyed this restaurant for a sister's night out and it did not disappoint. The scene was beautiful, we sat outside by the water. The drinks were good and the food was as well. My only complaint is that the brussels sprouts were too oily but that wasn't a deal breaker for me. I will be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The view and ambiance when sitting in the deck is great and the food was really good, better than expected! A couple recommendations: 1) provide proper salt and pepper shakers, not the cardboard ones from the store. 2) provide salsa with the breakfast burrito.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food will definitely be back again

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vipPete
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The coffee was weak and cold. For brunch there was only a seafood omelette option, no other omelettes. It was okay at best. The view of the water and planted flower beds was lovely. Will not return

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great views and live music. Awesome food!

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JasmineF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food2service2ambience5

It was very pretty and quiet for it to be outside but the service wasn’t the best neither was the food. The best part was the devil eggs little spicy but good 6/10

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JoanA
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The owners make you feel welcome and special— we enjoyed talking to them!

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Ampersea Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 875 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.