Ashling Kitchen & Bar

4.5
365 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Ashling Kitchen & Bar came to fruition with the goal of creating a restaurant full of delicious, fresh food that never takes shortcuts in its efforts to achieve a stellar guest experience. Our menu was created to make sure that we have something to satisfy every type of palate. Ashling is proud to deliver a high-end restaurant experience where people come together for food and fun that is unique to the Crofton community. With our catering company so heavily involved in the music industry, Ashling wanted to find a home base where we could share our event and entertainment culture and love for music with friends and family in the community.

Experiences

  • Drag Bingo

    $15.00 per personPrepaid

    Dec 16, 2021 only

    Drag Bingo is back! Grab your girls and come eat, drink, and play bingo while being entertained by the FABULOUS Evon Dior Michelle and friends! You and your girls will have a chance to win gift cards, bottles of wine, spa treatments, and so much more! $15.00 to join the fun! Reserve your spot now!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 365 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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Missy
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice Quality dining establishment. Food was delicious and service was outstanding. This is definitely a hidden jewel. Amazing atmosphere!!

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TamaraT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food2service3ambience4

I ordered the Crab dip and was very disappointed. The best description is it was a cheesy artichoke dip with crab flavoring. No trace of crab meat: shredded or Lump. The waitress recommended the steak entree and she described is as very garlicky, I was excited for the dish. Only to not have any hint of garlic. The sauce was too vinegary and too much season dumped on the steak. Looked as if a pack of season exploded.

I couldn’t hear myself, my husband or the waitress because it was extremely loud. But, it was a Friday night so I understand. Definitely not a place if you know what quality food is and the menu is pricey but the food wasn’t worth it.

I typically do not leave reviews, but didn’t want someone else who loves food to be dissatisfied.

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Suzsez
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Wonderful waitstaff. She was the highlight of the evening. Room very noisy— just turn down the music a little and people won’t shout to be heard. Not following any of the COVID precautions claimed on the website.
Gumbo was missing star ingredient: lump crab meat for both of us who ordered. Didn’t realize until after we left why the gumbo seemed to be lacking something. Bummer.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed my food as it was delicious and the atmosphere is warm and inviting:

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JenniferR
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ambiance here. The food is always great. The servers are nice and friendly. Highly recommend!

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bobn
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Went for Queen Bingo and thoroughly enjoyed it. Food very tasty. But why, oh why, were the televisions on when there was a special entertainment going on.

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ANDREW
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Drag Bingo and the evening was AMAZING! Food quality and options were perfect. Drinks were tasty. Wait staff was VERY attentive and accommodating! 10/10 experience!

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vipdiningout
Washington DC
56 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The specials here are what brings us back - tonight was bouillabasse. Just the right amount of spicy. Service is slow, but that is, in my opinion, pandemic recovery based. Nothing wrong with the quality overall, just slower than ideal.
thanks to the chef for an excellent meal!!

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Philip
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ashling Kitchen & Bar is amazing!!! This is one of the first places we have been to in a long time where we actually want to try EVERYTHING on the menu. We have not had a bad meal yet.

JP
JoshP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

wait staff was excellent, appetizers were very good. Food portions were not stingy. This was our first visit and will definitely visit again.

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MarkS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Poutine was inedible due to saltiness. Grilled pork chop could only be ordered well done (??why) so it was tough. Octopus was great but drowned in balsamic. Excellent calamari but avoid the lemon slices. Excellent mussels. We may try again because it felt like it could be way better.

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vipTheFaithfulDiner
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I’ve been wanting to try this place for a few months. Food was delicious. Seasonings and flavors were perfect! Portion sizes were good. Ambience is more for a date night or friends not necessarily family setting. Glad I tried it!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow food and flavors were so fresh! Loved the wine pairings listed on the menu to accompany each entree. Wait staff was very attentive and food arrived quickly. Totally impressed by the food and the ambiance. Definitely unassuming as you pull up. Totally deceiving for how good the food is!

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ErinR
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Ashling has always been very good. The only issue with one of our meals is that it was spicier than usual. When we pointed this out our waiter replied that the entre is "always tasty". We were not seeking a replacement, but the wait staff reply wasn't a recognition of the issue. We'll be back, and choose a different waiter.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a great meal. Food is consistentily great.

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TrishN
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints! Food is always five star! Great flavors! Always fresh and the right temp. Cozy but upscale atmosphere. No place like it.

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vipJayT
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Kind of an odd place. Food wasn’t great but my biggest issue was the vibe. The decor and cleanliness were good. But, there was a heavy air of arrogance to the place, starting with the gigantic ‘name drop’ intro that, I guess, they train their servers to recite to new guests, to the ‘we can’t take an item off your bill just because you don’t like it’ disclaimer actually written on the menu (that’s not paraphrasing either. That’s as close to a direct quote as I can come up with from hours-later memory). They were oddly fussy about a request to put sides and sauces on separate plates from the entree and, even though it’s printed on the ticket, they still put everything on the same plate. When we sent it back, it looked like they just took the steak-jus soaked fries and slid them on a separate plate instead of sending out new fries, and then told us they were new. It just felt like they really didn’t give a hoot about your experience, especially if you didn’t love it exactly as they thought it up.

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Suzette
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great venue for friends to get together and have a good time. Great atmosphere, good food, and outstanding service. If I could change anything about this establishment it would be to stay open later.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and our server was very attentive to our party!!!

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CharleneP
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My second time pre and post COViD. Made a reservation online for two and upon arrival we were immediately escorted to a table. An absolutely wonderful dining experience. Waitress was exceptional!

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ABakes
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and staff was amazing - nice ambiance would absolutely recommend

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JohnH
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Wonderful local place that has moved through COVID and came out the other side with great food, great service and a generally fun place. Danielle is a wonderful server and has steered us the the correct direction for a couple of years now. They have a creative chef and equally inventive bar tender, solid place every weekend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is well thought out and delicious. Service, like everywhere, seems a bit challenged and spread thin. However, the food arrived timely without any unusually long waits.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience5

Long wait time despite having a reservation. This was a bit frustrating, but…Once at the table , everything was amazing! Food, drinks, and service. Our waiter was quite knowledgeable on the history of the restaurant and very attentive to our needs.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was very busy and the restaurant was hosting a wedding. Service was extremely polite and attentive but the kitchen was backed up and food took a very long time. It was extremely loud which is normally not the case. Wait time with a reservation was still 25 mins. Maybe limit reservations and walk-in if your hosting an event

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lived in the area for 2 years and this is our first trip. Everything was delicious and the staff was very polite. We will be returning

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vipJillK
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Service was great, food was wonderful. Choice of wines and cocktails was great too. Only thing, the music, pulsing techno crap took away from the meal and speaking with my guest. If you can turn down or change the music that would be awesome. It just did not fit the vibe of a dining establishment. We had the chimichurri steak frites and it was incredible. It was prepared to perfection just as we ordered. Enjoyed our visit.

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vipMissRPK
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is always good here! no exceptions 😍

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Nicole
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were great. Great atmosphere and a good time.

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TrishN
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food, atmosphere, vibe. It is truly the best keep local secret.

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Alyson
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great location. Great food. Great experience. Will come back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

This was our first visit to Ashling and we did make a reservation for the evening for four people The hostess sat us in the bar at a high top for two people. Our waitress did a pretty good job, it was apparent that she had too many tables at once. As a result, service was slower than we would have liked.
The food was amazing and very well presented- everyone at our table raved about their dinner. We will most likely go back again.

The biggest problem was the music. We felt like we were in a club not a restaurant. The music was so loud we had to yell through dinner to hear each other. Even the waitress couldn’t hear what we were ordering. We asked our waitress if she could have the music turned down and they did for one song and then it went back up again. The fact that we couldn’t have a conversation at dinner is the only reason we will not go back to Ashling.

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KarenC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Some menu items were good but some were disappointing. Staff were delightful. Would go again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Everything was great my only complaint was the Salmon Blta I thought it was some sort of salmon entrée, it’s not it’s a grilled salmon sandwich with lettuce tomato bacon and avocado. Not the most enjoyable item they have. Drinks were great though.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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TerryH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

It was an OK experience. The noise level was entirely too high and ruined an otherwise nice evening. I believe they can do something to fix it but choose not to. Personally I will wait until it is fixed before I visit again.

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JocelyneB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was excellent and food also !!

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vipKimi
Baltimore
24 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

First time here. Good service but the music could be turned down a bit as it was competing with the conversation and my dining partner wears hearing aids!

Salmon and risotto was delicious. Pork chop was good but I like my mashed potatoes a bit firmer. Apple cobbler was gluey, if that’s a word.
Will come back again before making a final decision.

Waitress was very knowledgeable and personable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

After reading through the instructions and being told NOT
to be late. I show up for my reservation to wait 15 minutes, cool no problem. When we get called the hostess asks oh you need a high chair, yes, I booked for 4 adults and asked in the comments to add a high chair. That lead to another 10-15 minute wait, and this one wasn’t cool. I will say the server put in my son’s order and it came out immediately, but it was a birthday celebration and at no point did anyone say happy birthday to my husband, the table or even acknowledge it. Why bother to ask, or have notes, or have comments on your reservation page if you aren’t going to read them. I spoke with the hostess and and she just made excuses for all of it. The seating, the server all of it. Lastly I read awesome reviews on the gumbo. It was tasteless and spicy. No New Orleans flavor at all. BUT. The jerk chicken pasta and shrimp and chicken Alfredo were awesome. I was really disappointed, I’d been looking forward to this for almost a month. If this was any other random dinner I honestly probably wouldn’t care, but it was my husband’s birthday dinner with friends, POST COVID!! Better luck next time I guess, if we give them a next time.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Ashling Kitchen & Bar using the Order Online button. Ashling Kitchen & Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (443) 332-6100.

Ashling Kitchen & Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 365 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.