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Ampersea Restaurant, Baltimore, MD

Ampersea Restaurant

4.3
4.3
1065 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Organic

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–2:45 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (443) 681-5310

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    In everything we do, Ampersea aims to bring to life an authentic, modern Maryland dining experience. We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Dining Coordinator: (443) 681-5310

  • Neighborhood

    Harbor Point

  • Cross street

    Caroline

  • Parking details

    Parking is conveniently located on both Thames and Caroline streets, within half a block of the restaurant. There are also two public parking lots located adjacent to Ampersea.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,065 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Baltimore

    Scenic View

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    10 out of 10 !!!
  2. AJ

    AliciaJ

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Ampersea omlette was excellent and we received excellent service from Kai.
  3. BM

    BrendaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service was awesome! We especially enjoyed the delicious appetizers!
  4. S

    Sari

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Took a friend from Spain there, she loved the viewed.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I booked this reservation to celebrate my wife and I’s 3yr wedding anniversary. I must say this was one the best restaurants I’ve ever been to. Malik (server) was great in assisting us with food choices and was very attentive to our needs. The hostess and other employees were great as well. We will definitely be back very soon.
  6. j

    josto

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful waterfront setting for a delicious meal. Highly recommend the crab cake as it was completely full of crab meat.
  7. JR

    JenR

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    This was one of the worst dining experiences I had ever had. From the moment we were seated to the moment we left- terrible. The server seemed irritated when we did not order bottomless mimosas. One of us is sober. we ordered a dozen oysters and when they were brought to us they were thrown in front of us. No one explained the origin of the oysters. Apparently there was only one type offered. I ordered a salad and the server said “ you don’t want no protein?“ when my salad did come out it was dropped at the seat where no one was sitting. We were a party of three and I motionEd that I was the one that ordered it. Anytime we were try to get the servers attention he had an attitude. And finally when the bill came the prices were incorrect. And the server said “so what you want six dollars off?” No, I want to pay what I owe… some items were less than what was on the menu and some were more. He tried to bring over a different menu to show us and I said that is not the menu all three of us were given. Finally the manager came over and semi apologized and said there were different menus floating around because they’re changing them. Are you kidding?! I used to work in the restaurant industry in philly and dc and that would never fly. Trash. The food was mediocre. Under seasoned, limited menu.
  8. D

    Deshola

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was definitely a nice experience. Would be coming in again very soon
  9. CL

    CLand

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! The chicken sandwich was to die for! And the view was unbeatable. 10/10 would recommend!
  10. MR

    MichaelR

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    I do not enjoy doing this. I assume people work hard to provide you with a memorable dining experience. I don't have a problem spending $150 to $200 on a meal but I want something memorable in return. I don't know anything about the ownership or management of the restaurant or the back of the house staff. For the money ($150 w/ tax and tip w/ a glass of wine each) this experience came up woefully short. I had the seared scallops with risotto. The scallops didn't have much of a sear and the risotto tasted like it was mass produced and scooped from a slow cooker. I also had the chopped salad. Presentation does not appear to be a concern as it looked like the server (not a sous chef) threw it together a' la a diner and dumped a vinegar heavy dressing on top. My wife had the jumbo lump crab cake with roasted potatoes. The carb cake had lump on the outside but was primarily not lump meat. I honestly don't think the roasted potatoes spent a minute in an oven as it was obvious they were boiled. It was difficult to finish any of the entrees or the salad. It's sad that the food can't match the view from the outdoor tables. It is a wonderful location for a relaxing evening if only they could elevate the food preparation. There are many choices for a memorable dining experience in the Harbor East/Fells Point area...in it's current state...this is not one of them. Try The Black Olive.
  11. JW

    JWwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to find in. Great good as well with great service
  12. NV

    NicoleV

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service! Will definitely be visiting again.
  13. m

    mattiekins

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Things were missed that were ordered. And the wait was a Lil long for drinks and food. But understanding that it was a holiday weekend and staff could've been short and over worked due to the holiday.
  14. R

    Redm

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    This place used to be really great. But the service and quality of food has really dipped especially considering how much you’re paying. Only reason the review is as high as it is, is because of the ambiance and even aspects of that are slipping, due to what looks like lack of up keep.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Service was great, food was very good, the view was beautiful
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I love the scenery and view right by the inner harbor. It was perfect weather with table umbrellas to block the sun & the stuff was perfect. Definitely will be back for a dinner date.
  17. KP

    KP40

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the waterfront dining food was good Customer service was Excellent
  18. UR

    UncleR

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing! Drinks were great! Kelly was awesome! Lamont is the best! It was a wonderful experience from instant we walked into the door. A must go to for brunch!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience and the food was great ..
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    It was nice to sit outside. The view was so nice.
  21. SB

    ScottB

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Sahara, was outstanding: attentive, personable, and knowledgeable. The owner was gracious in coming out to introduce himself and to make sure we were having a great evening and that everything was to our liking; very thoughtful. The food was excellent: fried green tomatoes, lobster roll w/ truffle fries, sea scallops w/ orzo, house made cheesecake and bread pudding - all very well prepared. The only disappointment of the evening was learning upon receiving the check that my Bombay Sapphire martini was $19 — REALLY?? If I’d known the price I would have had one of their “signature” cocktails for $6-7 less. Come on… $19… ridiculous!!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere. Wonderful service tasty food great drinks
  23. BB

    BeBe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Scenery. Ambiance. Food. Loved it all. I would recommend
  24. AG

    AnGeLinA

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Initially we waited a while for a server once she came service was fine the atmosphere was peaceful dining waterfront the food was great no complaints other than waiting for our server
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A rare gem of a restaurant. Really classy, friendly staff and uniquely situated in a romantic setting. Will highly recommend
  26. BH

    BarbaraH

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Manager very helpful..we’re it not for him. We eould not have dtayef
  27. SG

    SteveG

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing spot on the water. Great ambiance. Very good food.
  28. PG

    PisceanGal

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From The Time That We Entered Until The Moment We Left The Staff Was So Welcoming & Friendly. The Hostess, Our Waitress & The 3 Young Men Who Brought Out Our Food, Offered Us Water & Continuously Asked Were We Ok Or Needed Anything. The Food Was Yummy I Got The Chopped Salad The Half & Half Crab Soup & The Salmon Entree Everything Was So Flavorful. Lets Not Forget The Spectacular View I Had A Wonderful Dining Experience Overall I'd Highly Recommend & I'll Definitely Be Back.
  29. JK

    JenniferK

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful outdoor dining, great service and good food. Scallops were the favorite of our table.
  30. MH

    MikeHikeEat

    Washington DC

    112 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    112 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    I had a terrific dinner of Fried Green Tomatoes, Watermelon Salad, and Rockfish with Squash with a good Chardonnay. The water view from the patio and great service sealed the deal. Awesome, relaxing dinner after a busy week.
  31. TC

    TiaCovington0401

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    OVER PRICED AND NOT ENOUGH ITEMS TO CHOOSE FROM! THANK YOU
  32. M

    Moju

    Baltimore

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We dined here
  33. AW

    AyannaW

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ampersea is a good restaurant food is delicious the scenery was beautiful 10/10 would recommend
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    it was a 10/10 experience and definitely will be coming back either with a friend or boo. the food was amazing, live singer and the service was great! the drinks was also good. I had the crab dip and lobster roll will def recommend.
  35. LM

    LaMarr301

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was great and drinks were good ! 10/10 lobster rolls are good and the fries that come with are great! The Crab dip was fresh and hot and so were the wings!
  36. MM

    MiMik

    Baltimore

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience5
    I have been many times, food was not good on this occasion. None of the food came out hot, not even warm. I may come again but no time soon. I brought someone and it was there first time, i was upset experience was mediocre for them.
  37. KB

    KojoB

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Trash absolute trash now let me explain. I was never asked how my food was, because if they asked they would have noticed i took two bites of what was supposed to be a cheese steak, well i barely touched it. The meat was funky, had a foul smell and dry, the cheese was congealed just a mess. Service was spotty, server come to check on us when it was 3 o'clock conveniently at the cut off point lol. The first mimosa was good, subsequent ones was just OJ basically, the sangria wasn't good. Also they tack on an 18% gratuity, honestly i think that is tacky, because i surely wont have tipped 18%, what incentive do servers have if gratuity is automatically tacked on. The fries were awesome though, but i am not paying money just to enjoy fries considering the rest of the meal was a mess and pricey. My friend said her burger was very dry, she did specify medium well, they probably cooked it too long. It had been years since i went to this spot, i know i will never go there again. Go somewhere else to be honest.
  38. G

    Gentina

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The service, food and drinks were GREAT! My only suggestion is to the chef, add a variety of sides to the menu and offer a better dessert. Bread pudding is the ONLY dessert option and for birthdays, it’s not the best option. Marigold was our server and she was THE BEST!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. The view of the harbor from the patio is amazing.
  40. W

    William

    Baltimore

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great customer service and awesome food

FAQs

Ampersea Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 1065 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Ampersea Restaurant

1417 Thames St, Baltimore, MD 21231

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Caroline

  • Neighborhood

    Harbor Point

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–2:45 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Organic

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking is conveniently located on both Thames and Caroline streets, within half a block of the restaurant. There are also two public parking lots located adjacent to Ampersea.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (443) 681-5310

  • Private party facilities

    In everything we do, Ampersea aims to bring to life an authentic, modern Maryland dining experience. We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Dining Coordinator: (443) 681-5310

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