Ampersea Restaurant

4.3
833 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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RobinI
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is outstanding. Service is slow.

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

Everything was amazing, especially our server Landy!

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DonaldJ
Denver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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
1 review
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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Annk
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

If going for a waterfront view, can’t beat the outdoor dining here! Food was not to our taste. Pricey but quality is there.

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DarcyT
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outstanding food and the ambiance is perfectly serene sitting on the water. Perfect for girls brunch, date lunch/brunch. High recommend

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HannahS
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ampersea was amazing! We went for my bf’s birthday and it was a great choice! The view was beautiful and the food was great! The drinks are a little overpriced, but overall the experience was lovely!

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Foodlover21
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome ambiance, we say by the water and it was so relaxing and fulfilling. The food came out and stayed hot the entire time. The server was attentive, which was appreciated. Bring a empty stomach and a full wallet cuz you'll need it!

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Oyster
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Sea Bass entre had to be one of the very best fish dinners I’ve ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Overall I enjoyed myself..The food was ok and so is the restaurant itself. There's not a lot on the menu. I got the crab cake and it wasn't horrible and it wasn't the best I've had.The server was nice. The dining are seems rather small and the decor was just plain. BUT I would recommend this place to at least try

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vipJohnD
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Good food and service at a great location.

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VictoriaJ
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience5

The food here was really subpar but the view is excellent

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LillyA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the friendly atmosphere and the food was absolutely amazing! I enjoyed the food presentation as well. Definitely coming back in the future!

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Foodie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service and good food. Loved the view from the outdoor seating

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Kimberly
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I love the location and restaurant but the food needs more seasoning.

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PoorService
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Never been treated so rude. I will not go back. We called ahead to tell them we had 2 reservations because open table would not let us book any table larger then 4 people and we were a party of 6 celebrating a family birthday. We requested to be seated together. The man on the phone said he could not do that we may have to seat us on other sides of the resturant. When someone in the background said he won't seat us together. He starts yelling at me won't is a dirty word. .we arrive 5 min later at the resturant and the place is almost empty only 2 tables inside and 3 table outside were occupied. Hostess refuses to seat us together saying it will cost the resturant money to push two tables together. My sister points out the resturant is almost empty . Hostess says outside tables may have more people later in the morning. We never requested to sit outside. Finally as were going to walk away my sister points out a table for 2 and a table for 4 right next to each other and we allowed to sit at those table. The entire time we were there only four tables were occupied inside the resturant. The waiter was good and the food good.

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JohnDough35
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Had an amazing time!! Food was good drinks was on point!!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great great great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Drunks were horrible had to send back 2 times.Bteakfast burrito was all egg just a little piece of meat.They should call it a egg burrito. Not impressed at all.

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vipCieraS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place will be back again soon ! Awesome time

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SharonC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The servers were the best polite professional and was always available at hand

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JonathanO
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. The food and service was excellent. The location was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Terrible service

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OlujimiA
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service. Good food, friendly staff, enjoyed myself

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KKells
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Went here for date night on a Thursday. The food and the ambiance was perfect. Or server was nice too but took a long time to wait on us.

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StephanieB
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fried green tomato appetizer and lobster roll are must haves!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and Food was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall1food3service5ambience5

My husband and I loved this place. The weather was beautiful and the atmosphere was gorgeous and the Service was great. The food was tasty but the beef was over marinated so I sent it back for the scallops dish and I ate it the next day. The scallops were gritty taste like dirt or stones were on them and the rice was over cooked. I would come back for cocktails and maybe a appetizer but not dinner. Maybe. I called the restaurant and as to speak with a manager and he told me their is nothing he can do about the food but if we come back again he could give us a free round of drinks or appetizer. He said this without asking my name or any information about me. He also said, both meals were very popular and he never had a problem with them before. My husband and I sent over $200 and this is the way we were treated. Go at your own risk.

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ConcettaP
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, very nice ambiance especially sitting outdoors. Great view and delicious meal. Will definitely return!

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CaseyC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Brunch and sat right along the pier. There are random people walking by so keep that in mind if you request the seating on the lower level. The food was good; the Maryland Half & Half was by far my favorite. The wings are awesome. Staff is friendly and attentive.

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CarolM
New England
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The best seafood anywhere! Seafood dinner (crab cakes, scallops, salmon) simply could not be beat. The Sunday brunch (seafood omelette, salmon BLT wrap) just as delicious. Sat outdoors on the patio both times and the view of the inner harbor was amazing. Our favorite place by far in Baltimore's Inner Harbor... our go-to place when friends visit.

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CraigJ
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

If you're looking for great ambiance and good food this is a place to put on your list. Sits on the water so you get a great view across the Patapsco River with passing boats

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BrooklynK
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I love this place. The food has always been great and the service is great. We went for brunch yesterday and I had the chicken and waffles. It was not good. The chicken breast needed seasoning and really was thick. It was not crispy at all.

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Ampersea Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 833 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.