Ashling Kitchen & Bar

4.6
181 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.

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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 181 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TenishaJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! Kudos to the team working there. Keep up the good work. We will be back!

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John
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Mother's Day. Reservations made for 5:45pm. Did not get seated until 6:15pm because "two 8-tops just came in". So, why did I make reservations?
Then, as my kids are screaming and we just want to finally sit down, we are given a talk about their Covid policies, and our dining needs to be done "within an hour and a half". So welcoming! I hope our time didn't start when my reservations were for!
Seems like they are still getting their footing. Food was fair. Service was OK, as we were sat by the bar, so our server was doubling as the bartender.

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AngelaH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice experience there on Sunday..celebrating Mother’s Day as well as my daughter’s graduation!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Took my mother here for lunch Mother’s Day. Food was great and we had a good time.

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0007
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and dining experience. I will definitely be back.

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Robevj2000
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very Nice place to visit. The food was great and the Staff wonderful.

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WilliamS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious the atmosphere was very laid back and chill. Love it.

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ThereseH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been to Ashling Kitchen & Bar numerous times and have always been blown away by the food and customer service but was especially blown away with the level of professionalism they had when we had brunch there on Mother’s Day. I would highly recommend Ashling Kitchen & Bar!

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YOLANDAM
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day dinner . I had never been there but have seen it during my travels. But I never knew anything about but online online menu looked great. I was pleasantly surprised with the cool ambience and music. The staff was very friendly and very attentive. I look forward to going there again to dine or or just sit at the bar.

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BritneyC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place is amazing! I can't wait to return

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vipKimH
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first visit to Ashling and it was excellent. Our server, Lindsay, was so sweet and helpful and spent time telling us the back story of the owners. The specials were of Cuban orientation and the 2 dishes we had were phenomenal. The calamari was also excellent; crispy not greasy with lots of fresh flavors. We will return.

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Kaitlin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in a nice setting. Excellent service too.

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Camer
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Very polite waiter. Food was plated too long before served because some items arrived cold or lukewarm. The restaurant is not enforcing a mask policy when not seated at your table which is unsafe. Other customers besides me and my family were also in shock. I literally saw employees hugging unmasked regulars. Very disappointing. I can’t return.

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vipHonoriaGlossop
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great neighborhood place. The specialty cocktails are delicious!!!

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KimeshaL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Drinks were good too and presentation was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went out for 90’s Moms Night out on Friday night. We had a great time, great food, and great music! Sitting so close to the speaker made it a little hard to hear the table conversation but overall a great time! I hope you guys do this again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome and the service was great.

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Keesha
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about it! Down to the music ! Will definitely return

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Imker
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

As we were never seated I cannot speak to food quality or value. So the only choice I could make was poor for those categories.

We had made reservations and was looking forward to having a nice evening celebrating our 32nd anniversary. Upon arrival the only table they had was on the bar side of the restaurant which is essentially a sports bar. We were not interested in all the sports broadcasts on all the TV screens and asked to be reseated in another section without the level of noise to make conversation easy. There were no other tables available and we waited for a short while and finally left. It didn’t seem that the hostess was real sympathetic to our desire and implied that the available table met the requirement of the reservation. She knew it was our anniversary BTW as it was on the reservation.

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DerrickH
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing in the food was delicious. I will definitely be going back.

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KristenH
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have really enjoyed the curbside experience with Ashling, and I can say that I was also pleased with my first indoor experience. Our food came quickly and was delicious! I really like the Shrimp and Grits as well as the No Meat for Your Burger. This restaurant has a great ambiance as well.

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vipGloriaH
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love going to this chic local restaurant in Crofton MD. It’s truly one of a kind. Their menu is eclectic and delicious. I usually get the Salmon with bacon jam and Parmesan risotto and my husband always gets their fish and chips. They always have great specials and last night I enjoyed one of their Cuban dishes ... as good as you’d get in Miami !

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JonathanH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Asking Kitchen is still finding its footing. Excellent service and an imaginative food and drinks menu. But the dishes tend to be heavy and salty with unbalanced seasoning.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Overall the establishment is a nice place. However, the food was a little salty. We had gumbo, salmon, and Mac and cheese.

Gumbo- salty
Mac and cheese-way to much cheese for a child. ( very rich in flavor for a toddler)
Salmon-very sweet. Overloaded with sauce couldn’t taste the salmon.

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vipSherryE
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

When we came in for our reservation we were told they only booked guests to eat at a table for 2 hours maximum. (A bit rudely) It took an extremely long time to get our appetizers and then our food and dessert. It's not the best practice to tell your customers they have a time limit and then do a poor job of serving food promptly.

The food was good, so I will go back again but if the service continues to be poor, that will be my last visit.

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vipSpeaperboxx08
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

The menu does not give clear descriptions. I ordered the shrimp and grits and asked the bartender if it had meat. They said no. After eating I had to spit out ham. I have not eaten anything but fish for almost three years so I was concerned. I asked to speak the manager. The manager was in eyesight and continued to avoid coming to speak to us. After 5 minutes the cook came out with a nonchalant response to my concern. Then when I told him he could not help. The manager still did not come over. I asked again for the 4th time and after 15 mins to have him come over. He came over and was rude and disrespectful and then kicked us out the restaurant while my friend was eating. We never got rude with him just said we will give a review. I have even said I had a great experience the day before. But I will never ever be back.

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AndreaG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience5

Many of menu item were unavailable and the server took to long to take our order.

The table next to use had there food before we did and the appetizer came out the same time our was delivered to the table.

The snapper tasted like vinegar was poured over top of it.

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NancyF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

For an appetizer, we ordered fried green tomatoes. "We don't have any tomatoes." We ordered a crab pretzel and it had absolutely no taste. We asked them to please lower the volume of the music so that we could hear each other talking. After 3 requests, they did lower the music. One of our entre orders was a Shepherd's Pie. "We don't have any Shepherd's Pie." Upon being seated, we should have been advised of all items that were not available. The entres we received tasted ok, but the menu is very ordinary. I have no intention of returning or making a favorable recommendation to friends.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

IVE DIED ANS GONW RO HEAVEN

DG
vipDaniG
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

The food and drinks are consistently good but during my last visit they were out of quite a few dishes. Wait staff was mediocre and though I had a reservation it took awhile before being seated.

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ShawnN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Food and drinks were delicious. Will definitely return!

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GLENDAP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food ,drinks and service. Will return for next event

CD
CarlenaD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I found this gem thanks to Tik Tok! I saw a review on my feed and I had NO idea I lived so close to this amazing restaurant. The food and the service was amazing. You literally get a thank you not with your cocktails. Can't wait to come back!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The jerk pork chop dish is delicious. Cucumber cocktail is nice and refreshing.

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vipGing
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had an amazing time. Great food, service and drinks. Elise, the owner, was super nice and accommodating. Saeed also was helpful in confirming our table for 8 reservations. He said they will take care of us and they certainly did. Our first dining experience at Ashling was amazing and we weren’t disappointed. We had the Steak poutine, crab pretzel and fried green tomatoes as appetizers to share. They were all delicious. The different 8 entrees that each of us ordered were amazing. No one was disappointed. Servings were on a large scale so we had some to go bags to take home. My jerk chicken made even better meals the next day. Warning: the rice that came with it was spicy. I didn’t mind them because I enjoy spicy food. The jerk chicken was tender and nicely seasoned with the bourbon glaze.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were wonderful and attentive. The bartender made our drinks with care and expertise. The food was scrumptious. We’ve already got return reservations!!!!

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JabreJ
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place. It was our first date night since having our son and we couldn’t have picked a better place. The food, drinks and service was excellent. Elise has done a wonderful job. Will definitely be back soon

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DavidJ
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made a reservation at Ashling Kitchen for my wife's 40th birthday. They did not disappoint! When I made the reservation I checked the box that it was for a special occasion and when we were seated, my wife was presented with a personalized Happy 40th Birthday menu. Our meals were amazing -- especially the fried green tomatoes and steak frites. We love Ashling and will definitely be back again!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It was really crowded which made me very uncomfortable. However the food was delicious. We tried a few cocktails . The margarita was great, the recommended 19th hole was a definitely a miss. I would define go back and do outdoor seating

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RyanHartley
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After discovering Ashlings a few months ago, we’ve been dining here at least twice a week! The food is outstanding - I’ll get to that in a bit. The service is great here, and it starts from the top down. The owner, Elise, is very kind and warm. Diane has been absolutely great to our family each visit, and checks in throughout each meal to make sure we have everything we need. While every server we’ve had has been polite and attentive, we’ve really been impressed with Todd and his service. Onto the food...my goodness it’s just fantastic. The Irish Whiskey glazed salmon is our favorite, especially paired with the risotto. The burgers are the best in town, the meatloaf rocks, the wings are always outstanding and we almost always split a French Onion soup! In short, we can’t recommend Ashlings enough!

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 4.6 stars by 181 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.