Ampersea Restaurant

4.5
519 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's dining room, patio, and event spaces offer a stunning combination of panoramic harbor views, impeccable service, and delectable dishes.
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, great food and great staff!

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Nahla
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was great! The manager and server were amazing!

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CoreyB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and friendly staff , I would absolutely come back!

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vipEmma
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful waterfront dining... great views, yummy cocktails and excellent menu with something for everyone. Jessica was our server, she was attentive and friendly

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Madi
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and really nice atmosphere. Best steak I’ve ever had.

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Knbdove
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my daughter to lunch for her birthday. The staff were very pleasant. The food was excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant. On a warm day sit outside along the water.

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SMGre
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, live music was a such a nice touch, water views. Food was great! Can’t wait to go back

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AmirJ
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The food was okay it wasn’t the best thing in the world i had better the customer was about a 5 they took our orders weirdly & separately & they took forever to remove our dishes off the table & menus they were stiff I wouldn’t go again

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LoveMe
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We waited over 30 mins and had to ask for assistance! The waiter who ended up helping us was excellent but seems like no one was gonna help til we asked

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with amazing views. The lobster roll was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful scenario in front of the water.

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LauraC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wait staff was a little slow but overall excellent food and service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Easter Sunday

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PatriciaG
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ashleigh was our server and she was amazing! Super friendly and personable! She made our first time here an enjoyable one! We will be returning!

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Nellyf
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great girls date! The view was beautiful ☺️

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DomClifton
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great meal and experience. We enjoyed it!

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DevonL
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a good time going this past week on my first date. The atmosphere was amazing. It wasn't to loud or crowded. The food and service was good. Me and my new girlfriend definitely will be returning soon.

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Share
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the outdoor space that was newly created! Well done!

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ReneeB
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This was a very nice place. The food was very good but the drinks were not very generous with alcohol and it was definitely more juice. The bartender was a little more generous the second go round. All in all it was very good and my friends and I will be back

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vipMoeAl
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Best views, service, and value. The fire pit view is amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was very good. The waitress was super helpful with giving me information about vegan options

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scooterapd
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, swordfish that melted in my mouth like butter, and the best lobster Mac I've ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and the outside view amazing, inside very pretty. Drinks are great too

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ChristineM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful venue, excellent food and service! We look forward to coming back!

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SusieS
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love the location and the water view the food was excellent! We’ll be back!

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StaceyS
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an excellent time. Great restaurant, ambience, and was not noisy at all! Loved it. Will be back again!

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Mimi0
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing the views of the inner harbor are also perfect, top it off with lots of heaters to keep you warm and delicious cocktails. Perfect date night spot!

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corinneb
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great food. Our party had oysters, crab cake, swordfish, cheesecake and fried ice cream, all were delicious except the last one fried (ice cream was good but not outstanding). Service was a little disorganized, staff lacked attention to detail: longer wait than normal for drinks and entrees (Saturday evening at 8pm), starters plates were not removed before they brought the entrees, oysters were served with three different sauces but no spoons in each sauce. However staff was friendly and helpful and a supervisor/manager stopped by in the middle of our evening to check in. There was live music that night, our party of four felt that noise level was too loud, may be good for a bar ambience but not so good for an upscale restaurant, and the singer was not very good. Outdoor seating was very nice with views over water. Overall a nice evening and culinary experience but avoir Saturday evenings if you want a quieter experience.

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OliviaM
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall really good experience! I went for my birthday and had a reservation at 6:15 and they didn’t seat us till closer to 7 but other than that the food was very good (drinks pretty pricey) but would definitely go again, the view from inside and outside were both great

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DianneB
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere. Enjoyed a delicious meal overlooking the water. The service was excellent.

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LouiseH
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Beautiful view. Sat outside. They brought heaters as it got colder. Delightful experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great value and very attractive and delicious food.

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vipJoseph
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Our server was fine. But it took WAY too long for our main course to arrive. We had split a salad and ordered two egg dishes. It was Saturday brunch. The restaurant did comp on the dishes which was the right thing to do. But we would have been far happier to pay full price and not have to wait so long to eat.

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vipJtray
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Ample outdoor seating by the water. Tables were spaced well apart. Dishes came quickly and lobster roll was delicious.

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vipJohn
Baltimore
27 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

If you're looking to spend some money, enjoy a couple of drinks, starter and entrees and be in and out in under an hour this is the place for you. Everything was good. But our starter arrived within 10 minutes of ordering and as soon as we took our last bites of that, hello entrees. The rapid pace was off-putting and not fun.

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Foodie123
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wasn’t a fan of the drinks and the food took a long time. Otherwise, great food and view.

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vipTierra
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food & vibe was great as always, my only complaint is our server Marissa. She hardly checked on us to see if we needed anything, I had to keep getting the attention of other servers when we needed more drinks, napkins, etc.

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vipAnjali
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Manager and hostess were rude and incompetent. Seated the party that checked in after us at the table we requested. Rather than acknowledging their mistake, the Manager said “there are plenty of other restaurants in the area you could go to”. Clearly didn’t want our business. I was appalled by his lack of customer relationship aptitude and his rude demeanor was not appreciated.

We ultimately (ourselves) found a table in the area we wanted that was open, though the hostess had told us there was none. When she went to seat us there were people sitting at our table who hadn’t checked in. She asked them to leave then proceeded to place menus down. I asked her if she was going to wipe down the table after 4 people had been sprawled out on it. She clearly had no intention of doing so but after I called her out she went and got the cleaner and wiped the table. The fact that I had to ask during COVID is appalling.

Our waiter however was spectacular. Service thereafter was wonderful, as was the meal. It’s unfortunate the hostess and manager set such a poor tone for the experience but I’m grateful for our waiter quickly turning things around for us.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

It took forever to get food. When they brought out food, they only brought out the entrees. They didn’t bring out the sides until 15 minutes later. The food wasn’t all that great.

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Ampersea Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 519 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.