Ampersea Restaurant

4.4
862 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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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
53 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular — 10/10 would recommend

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SarahS
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great portions!

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HeatherR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor patio, amazing crab cakes, excellent service.

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CarolC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice outdoor ambiance, great vegan options!

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vipMediocre
Baltimore
14 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
4 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
3 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
Miami
5 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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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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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Gabriel was the quintessential waitress!

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RobinI
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience5

Simply put, the food is overpriced and just not good. While it’s a great ambience to sit by the water won’t be returning.

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vipMichaelF
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is outstanding. Service is slow.

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RikiS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will not disappoint! Go for the brussel sprouts and grilled iceberg lettuce. Great veggie mushroom risotto too.

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SamanthaL
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Dirty patio, subpar food. Wouldn’t recommend. It is right on the water which is nice, but not worth it for the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing, especially our server Landy!

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DonaldJ
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Beautiful setting by the water with live music. I’d highly recommend.

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SamanthaD
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The service was great and the view was wonderful. The food was not worth the price unfortunately.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had an excellent seat outside with a beautiful view of the harbor. We ordered the octopus, fried green tomatoes and entrees - Hook and Line (sea bass) and cauliflower tacos. The portion sizes were hearty but not too big. We left full but not “couldn’t walk full”. The octopus had great flavor and seasoning along with side potatoes. The tacos had a soft tortilla on the outside and a hard taco on the inside. Good texture and complemented the crunchy cauliflower. Cocktails included Peach Bellini and old fashioned. Would go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Food was not great. Wait staff were horrible. Wasn’t attending the tables. Just the bar.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

My partner and I came to celebrate our anniversary and this will be my final time dining at Ampersea. From my salad coming out with “cotton” on it; to being told they do not offer replates when an item comes from the kitchen very visibly contaminated; to the extremely dirty plate my lobster roll was set upon and the manager being rude. I was extremely disappointed in the service I received at what used to be a great place to dine. Not to mention this month is a highlight to the food and safety standards all restaurants should be upholding day to day; I was very dismayed that an establishment I once raved over would even conduct themselves in such a manner. The only saving grace of the evening was the bartender whose service was amazing despite the shortcomings of the manager.

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LisaG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious, setting was beautiful, service was decent!

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

Business launch

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Ampersea Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 862 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.