Ampersea Restaurant

4.5
453 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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Ryan
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spaced out appropriately for Covid. Brunch was very good, particularly the lobster roll, and the food was priced very appropriately. The red sangria was delicious. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Dined during Covid. Hostess was very inviting, warm. Reservations were made, we were sat immediately, bar was small, indoor dining area I expected to be bigger but it was comfortable, greeted by the waitress that was knowledgeable & attentive, cocktails were a bit weak. Starters were mussels & the seafood dip, both were very good. For dinner I had the lamb shank. It was one of the best pieces of lamb I ever had. Fell off the bone, well seasoned. 4 drinks, 2 apps, 2 entrees, $180 including drinks.

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Veronica
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time. Get the covid-friendly outdoor experience of Ampersea while the weather is still above freezing. Thank goodness the heat lamps did their job because the wind was very disrespectful. I can imagine the experience in warmer weather is fabulous as well.

The food incredible. We had the wings, a dozen oysters to share and I had the 1/2 & 1/2 soup (mix of cream of crab and the MD crab) such a great idea! Each soup individually was amazing so you can't go wrong either way.

Many of us had the scallops which were excellently prepared and succulent. The sautéed veggies were scrumptious- who knew bacon could add so much flavor? The lobster roll looked amazing and I was told it was. The truffle parmesean fries were fabulous and so flavorful.

I usually have drink envy but the vanilla pear martini made me the envy of the evening for such a great choice and accompaniment to my meal.

We topped off the meal with the apple bread pudding. Couldn't really taste the apple, but it had great taste anyway.

I picked Ampersea on a whim and was pleasantly surprised at the outcome. Everything..the food, service and of course my company were all fantastic. Thanks for making my 2nd birthday celebration of the month an outstanding experience.

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Tori
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. We sat in the greenhouses and looked out at the water. The lobster roll and seafood omelette were amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience! We celebrated my son Chase 14th birthday everyone was wonderful and outstanding great hospitality is all I can say. From when I called and talked to Lamont then my waiter Kim was awesome. Thank you We will definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fresh seafood and we loved the outdoor patio.

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lorena
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner at the greenhouse. It was perfect to celebrate our anniversary!

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spaghettigirl
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The greenhouses are a MUST DO! They are the ultimate intimate dining experience, especially during social distancing times. The food was great - it didn't come out quick, but it didn't take a while either. Highly recommend the seafood dip, scallops, and crabcake. The only downside is the amount of foot traffic, but being in the greenhouses, it wasn't too bothersome.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and ambiance was great!

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Wynter
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome view in greenhouse tables and the food was great quality

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MissyB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great! The garden house was lovely.
Overall very good night

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The team at Ampersea does a fantastic job. They have a ton of outdoor seating and are very diligent about COVID protocol. Their food is great, both in terms of quality and value, and the staff are very friendly and attentive. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Birthday dinner

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TimothC
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

While there were a few missteps with our orders (wrong egg style, delay in receiving condiments, etc.) the server comped the brussells sprouts to make up for it. The setting is absolutely lovely on the water, the noise level was perfectly acceptable, and the cocktails were superb.

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CourtneyC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My meal was great everyone in our party enjoyed there meal.

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PatP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We really enjoyed Ampersea! The food and ambiance was excellent!

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CapriS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The food and ambiance left us speechless, however, our server was not memorable at all. She brought out what we ordered but was not knowledgeable on the menu and her personality was so flat. Hard to explain but I really didn't appreciate gratuity being included, and that made it seem like our server just didn't put much effort forth since she knew she was guaranteed a tip. Would not recommend for this reason.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I invited my sister in law to dinner. We were looking for a restaurant the week before to celebrate our anniversary and stumbled upon Ampersea. The food and ambience was wonderful. We had to go again. I encourage you to stop by and enjoy!!

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Mikaela
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food here for brunch is just OK but the ambiance makes up for it. There are definitely better brunch places in Baltimore/Fells point but being on the water was really beautiful and peaceful

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vipLerbvan
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best views in Baltimore. Thank you to all staff making our evening absolutely wonderful. The crab soup, and the scallops were out of this world.

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vipBobF
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have had some mixed results, but this time was fantastic! The flavors were amazing, and service at the bar was unparalleled. True in the amazing view of the harbor and this was a win!

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hisbaby1
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Always an enjoyable experience. Will definitely frequent this restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Marisa, was absolutely outstanding! Super knowledgeable about the menu and restaurant and was very attentive! She truly made our experience ❤️❤️

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vipAEdwards
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The view is amazing. The food was wonderful. I ordered the chicken and waffles and it was just thr amount of food that I needed. The grapefruit breeze is a must.

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BrooklynK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing this was our second trip to this restaurant. From the host to the wait staff, everything was perfect.

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vipShannon
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Such a beautiful setting and the food is incredible, all of the staff was kind and helpful

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tony
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a very nice dinner outdoors with a spectacular view.

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Txayjz
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ampersea was incredible! Seated by the water next to a heat lamp for our anniversary. Thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had our post-engagement dinner there. Staff was friendly and attentive, and the meal was delicious. 5/5 stars.

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DenieceB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Brunch and drinks very good ...beautiful scenery .I will be coming back

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chassidyr
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazingg everything! Deff will return!!

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vipjdkim525
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view and great food! Couldn't have asked for a better experience

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CHARITYJ
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing! The food was amazing! I recommend the Grilled lamb shank or the crab cake! The service was awesome and the view was beyond beautiful. I'd definitely go again!

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vipShadia
Baltimore
34 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Another good brunch. Wait staff seemed a bit overwhelmed and switched in the midst of our dining. They forgot my Brussel sprouts then brought them with bacon on them and then finally came back with the right ones. Chicken and waffles were good, too much syrup though. Order mimosa but never was asked if we wanted refills just came and collected our glasses. The Ampersea omelet was reportedly good. I’d go again, mostly for the view not the service.

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AuyonR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Excellent views of the Patapsco river as we were seated right by the water. Food options were a little limited as the restaurant does not offer a lunch menu on weekends but we had the Ampersea omletter which was very good.

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Trice
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food portions were very small. However the the quality and taste was very good

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HectorL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food quality and Service is amazing!!! The scallops were a bit under salt, but not reason to be an amazing dish.
We love Sea bass Cioppino, was perfect!!!
Amazing!

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ChantellB
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience5

You’re basically paying for the waterfront view. The food isn’t that great especially considering the price. Service was fine. However, I would not return.

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VedangH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Went there on a Thursday evening. The service was mediocre. The server could not be bothered to answer questions about the dish. The food wasn’t that good either. I had the the braised short rib which was dry and tasteless. My date had the Lamb shank which, though sizable, wasn’t very tasty either. The lobster Mac and cheese was great with chunks of real lobster. I had the chocolate mousse which was good but The cheese cake was passable. We were seated on one of the side areas so the view wasn’t as good as it could’ve been and there were people out for a run right next to where we were eating. Worst part was that they included an 18% gratuity in the Bill. Ridiculous! Did not want to create a scene as I was on a date. Overall a very underwhelming experience.

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Ampersea Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 453 OpenTable diners.

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