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Ampersea Restaurant, Baltimore, MD

Ampersea Restaurant

4.6
4.6
953 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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Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Organic

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch
    Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm
    Dinner
    Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 3:00 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

Menu

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What 953 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Outdoor Dining

  • Baltimore

    Outdoor Dining

  • Baltimore

    Scenic View

  • Baltimore

    American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere! & great experience…

  2. KG

    KaralynG

    Baltimore

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    I have not been in two years and I regret. This was the best food, good service and the vibes were incredible. I am so happy to we made a reservation on a whim and LOVED it

  3. CG

    ChereG

    Baltimore

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    No special recognition for birthday. Gave free desert but no happy birtnday written on the desert plate no candle

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    It is better if you can sit outside but it was raining when we went

  5. S

    Spencer

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4

    Overall, the experience was positive and enjoyable. Were a party of 4 out of maybe 10 other people there at the time. Food took about 40 minutes to come out, but was tasteful upon arrival. Atmosphere was nice and clean.

  6. RB

    RonetteB

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    My first time eating there. I loved it!! There was no wait time (I had reservations) and the wait staff were right there on point to get us what we needed. We went on a Sunday at 4pm. Now the food portions were huge!! I had chicken breast stuffed with mushrooms, spinach, and mozzarella. No dessert menu 🥺. Oh yeah you have to pay for parking on an app. Overall I will return

  7. CT

    CharlottaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, attentive staff, and the best view of the harbor.

  8. S

    Shawnte

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely amazing experience and our bartender outside, Kai was stellar. We really enjoyed the charcuterie, half and half soup and crab cakes! Perfect date night spot and the service was amazing!

  9. JF

    JosephF

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Just great. Relaxing, beautiful outdoor dining with very good food and service

  10. b

    beths

    Atlanta

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Great bartenders and drinks. Beautiful view and outdoor space. Food is very good but beware most items on menu have Old Bay.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3

    We had a 4pm reservation and got there 15min before our time and was told they were switching over from brunch which was fine. As I’m waiting another couple came and was told the same thing but they were offered to sit at the bar while they waited which I wasn’t given that Option. Then a family walked in right after and was told to wait as well but they were offered a menu to look at while they waited. So when my pregnant fiancé said something about us being given an option said we can go sit at the bar and as soon as we sit down at the bar the bartender said “we’re closed in a very rude tone so we talked to the host and she cleaned a table and was sat outside. They gave of water with no ice in dirty glasses. We sat there for 25min and no one ever came to our table. We had to get the attention of a server and asked for a manager which took another 9min for her to come out. We explained to her what happened and she was somewhat apologetic but really didn’t offer us anything for our inconvenience. She did take our order for a couple appetizers but then it took the forever someone to come back and get our order so we got frustrated and left because we weren’t. Going to keep getting mistreated and forgotten about.

  12. NN

    NNEG

    Baltimore

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    We had a bit of a wait due to changeover from brunch to dinner. Food and outdoor atmosphere was great.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    Worst experience. We didn’t even get service. They were an unorganized mess.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always have the sweetest staff take care of us. Best place to eat on the water in town!

  15. B

    Blhig1

    Baltimore

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    It's a decent restaurant. I had hoped they would have more seafood entrees considering their name. There's only two seafood entrees. However, the crab cake and seafood risotte are pretty good.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is where I proposed to my husband and the staff made it a magical experience. We come back here for our wedding anniversary to enjoy the beautiful restaurant and wonderful meal. On a nice day, dining on the patio is best for the view of the harbor.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    We went for brunch and everything we tried on the menu was absolutely delicious. Our server was great. Ambiance was even better.

  18. b

    brendieee

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is excellent and the service is as well. One of the best affordable places to eat on the Harbor.

  19. m

    marf6

    New York Area

    40 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    Modern interior with reasonable prices. Crab dip was delicious (unfortunately out of the pretzel that was to accompany the dip and was not communicated when we ordered, we had to ask why it wasn't provided), chicken & waffles too much going on - couldn't really taste anything but sugar, too much syrup and whipped cream (very soggy). Sangria did not have very much flavor, watery and boring! The service was ok - our waiter was a nice guy but had little personality or expression. Overall great interior and exterior space but definitely need to focus on training staff to be more engaging and personable.

  20. C

    Chelladinesout

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoyed brunch at Ampersea on Easter Sunday. We had the crab dip (excellent!!), Lobster BLT and eggs Benedict. Everything was wonderful! The eggs benedict replaced the typical under toasted muffin half with a perfectly fried tomato slice. Such a different twist but totally delightful with the spinach and eggs. The eggs were perfectly cooked (no too runny and not hard) with just the right amount of bernaise sauce. (I hate it when some restaurants drown the eggs in sauce!). My son inhaled the BLT and said it was amazing. The place was busy but we never felt ignored. Staff hustled and everyone helped each other with different tasks. View was not too shabby either! Will definitely return.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    It’s was a nice dinner date occasion.

  22. H

    Hope

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    a must for outdoor dining in downtown Baltimore.

  23. K

    Kate

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    The service was subpar. We enjoyed our time but didn’t get the service we hoped for. The bathrooms were also very dirty.

  24. D

    Dell

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The atmosphere and ambiance was excellent. I will be recommending and definitely be returning with friends and family

  25. J

    Jada

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    I had the lobster mac and cheese and shared the cheese plate with may guest. Both were great, with generous portions. Service was great and food and drinks came out very quickly. Second time dining here and can't wait for the summer months to return again.

  26. DD

    DanielD

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ampersea has the best waterfront view in Baltimore, hands down. The food is creative and extremely good! The staff is friendly and the management will always go out of their way to make sure patrons have a great experience.

  27. SS

    StephannieS

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    💫Great food, service and view of the waterfront. Loved it!!!👍🏽

  28. HN

    HillaryN

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2

    Food took a while, was under seasoned, expensive for portion sizes. Too much staff yet our waitress was constantly missing. Kept asking to clear our plates while we were actively eating. Every time they cleared our plates they dropped something including a knife into my sisters food which punctured her.

  29. T

    Todster64

    Baltimore

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lamont had Ampersea hitting on all cylinders. The service from our table server to the attendants to everyone we interacted were professional, attentive and friendly. By far one of our best dinners out in recent memory.

  30. j

    jean

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server, Ja'a was amazing! He was attentive and very friendly!

  31. C

    Chryl

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love it! The views over the water are amazing. The bar cocktails are great! The food is fantastic. The short rib is a personal fav!

  32. S

    Seagal

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    We had a date night on 3/18/22. First time visiting here, but it won't be our last. The food was great as was the service. We sat outside (definitely recommend) the view was great, and the heat lamps made for a comfortable setting. The only suggestion I'd have for the staff is to make sure tables outside or chairs are completely wiped off before seating customers. It could have just been a random mistake, so nothing id make a big deal over. Other than that the place was great.

  33. CJ

    ConnieJ

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Loved the food and the view! They're cocktails are also super good! Overall, Ampersea is very much worth it.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service! The view was amazing as well. Bang for your buck!

  35. AD

    AnnetteD

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was great. Service was great. Management very attentive. Enjoyed the ambiance and cute bar.

  36. BJ

    BryJ

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My experience was great! The food was very tasty and everything was hot. The presentation was immaculate. Our server was amazing! I will be returning. Thank you!

  37. TM

    ThuronM

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The brunch is amazing! The ambiance is great overlooking the water!!

  38. RB

    RebeccaB

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We always have an amazing experience at Ampersea! The portion size is very generous and the food is all delicious! Kyle, Lamont and their entire team are fantastic! Highly recommend for all occasions and you cannot beat the views! Definitely a Gem of a Restaurant in Baltimore!

  39. s

    suzzanned

    Baltimore

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Dinner was delicious. We had vegetable risotto, short ribs and the salmon. Each dish was cooked perfectly. Also good wine list.

  40. GL

    GaryL

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It came highly recommended and lived up to our expectations except for the noise which seems to be a trend in dining! Love the location

FAQs

Ampersea Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 953 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 6 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 10:00 am–2:30 pm
    Dinner
    Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 3:00 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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