The Blackwall Barn and Lodge

4.4
115 reviews
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$30 and under
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Farm-to-table
The Blackwall Barn & Lodge will be the destination of choice for guests looking to host a memorable special occasion where their guests are pampered and appreciated. Whether meeting clients, friends or family in the Lodge or hosting a wedding, corporate event or retirement party in the Barn; our seasoned management team will ensure that every detail will surpass our members expectations and our patrons will leave feeling special and with a desire to return.
What 115 People Are Saying
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JL
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent, service (Julie) was perfect and the atmosphere was very pleasant.

OT
Savannah
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome environment with great food and service! Definitely will come back again!

P
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The restaurant is nice with a dining room and bar in an open setting. The way the dining room is constructed with no sound dampening it echoes everyone's conversation making it very loud. The menu, wine and beer lists are very good and the server very attentive. We ordered appetizers that featured jumbo lump crab meat. When they were served we were informed that the kitchen ran out of jumbo lump crabmeat and that they would be substituting claw meat instead. There was no adjustment to the cost based on this inexpensive substitution. The scallop and shrimp risotto was very good. The risotto was tender and creamy and the scallops perfectly seared. The mixed beverage was very good and there is a reasonable selection of wines at typical restaurant prices. They also had a reasonable selection of wines by the glass.

This was our first time visiting this new venue in a location that previously hosted two other restaurants. This restaurant offers a good variety of reasonably priced food, and beverages in a noisy venue. This will be added to our rotation for future visits to sample other menu items.

t
Baltimore
55 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Second visit but last. Food was just fair and disappointing. Wife's premium spinach salad was missing many of the promised fruits and candies nuts. My shrimp & scallop risotto dish was fair, overly salty and the risotto was clumpy and tasteless.

PH
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This is an absolutely gorgeous restaurant! The food was good and our service was excellent. The prices are a bit high, but not outrageously so. Everyone at our table enjoyed their entrees, and we each had a different dish. The short ribs were fall-off-the-bone tender, the shrimp and scallops were perfectly cooked and the crabcakes were loaded with lump crab meat. The only minor complaint would be that the saffron risotto could have been creamier and a little less clumpy, but it still tasted good.

LS
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Friendly staff and servers - greeted immediately. Drinks and appetizers were great. But we were disappointed with the main entrees - had filet mignon dish and scallop risotto dish. Filet mignon had no seasoning on it and was overcooked (sent back and edible 2nd time but not great). Scallops were done perfectly but risotto wasn't anything special. Expected more with the great reviews on yelp so we were all disappointed.

AE
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our visit to the Blackwall barn and Lodge. The food was outstanding. The service was excellent. I will be back soon.

S
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I absolutely enjoyed everything about Blackwall Barn & Lodge and will definitely be back

DB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Wish I recalled the name of the server. He was great!! Lovely restaurant, nice ambience, little noisy but not disruptive. Owner/manager came to our table, greeted us, and made us feel welcome. Mixed reviews on the food but not necessarily not good. My entree (short ribs) in a word: incredible! Daughter's shrimp, scallops, orzo: good but could have been better seasoned. Husband's crab cakes were just okay but good to him without tartar or cocktail sauce. I tasted them, consistency was too mushy for me. But I'm from Baltimore so am very particular about my crab cakes! Overall, we all enjoyed the experience & the food. Service was outstanding. A little pricey but would still recommend to friends.

WN
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Finally, a class restaurant in the odenton/gambrills area.

DH
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter's and I had a late lunch one of them requires a Gluten free diet and was able choose a lunch to her liking.

RW
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely, upscale, well appointed restaurant with friendly, competent staff and very good food. Only concern on last visit was waiting one hour for our dinner. This restaurant hosts both dining customers and large events, an event was underway the night we visited and I think the kitchen and wait staff were stretched thin.

JW
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

First time visit and happy to find this gem of a restaurant - I will indefinably come back again. The spring ravioli was delightful. The calamari appetizer was well presented and ample to share with the table. My guests raved about the Shrimp and Grits. Service was friendly and well meaning, albeit a little bit new the business.

HW
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 5

I love eating at Blackwell Barn and Lodge because of the decor and the atmosphere is very friendly.

RW
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday night was a much quieter experience than Friday or Saturday and much more enjoyable. Food was very good, as it was on a previous visit. Crab cakes were very good, almost all crab, and the prime rib was very well prepared. Shrimp and scallops risotto was also notable. I think it's a very good spot, and has a very well managed kitchen and wait staff.

LK
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were great! Love the crab cakes, get them each time I come. First time trying dessert, the strawberry shortcake was delicious!!

GB
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and beautiful setting. However, the NOISE level is crazy high. As tables left it improved but this is not the place to go for conversation and catching up.

L
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Beautiful space and the food selection and quality is good. However the noise level made it hard to have dinner conversation.

E
Baltimore
29 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A beautiful rustic dining room, excellent creative well prepared dishes, the service was good but not as attentive as I would have likes, but they were very busy. We had one person with a food allergy and they took care to ensure that was handled. The only negative was the volume. It was impossible to hear the other guests more than one person away.

CF
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service! Excellent food!

l
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and the staff were absolutely phenomenal

OT
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

The food was good and the service was decent but the room was so loud we literally had to shout at each other to have a conversation. High ceilings and a giant room full of people who want to have conversations leads to a wall street floor type experience.

DF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time!! Ryan was an excellent server. The staff was excellent!

S
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent service, excellent ambience!

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was good . It’s very loud in there and there’s no small tables in the barn area where it’s quieter .

MA
Baltimore
58 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Lovely venu but was so noisy we could not have conversation among the 4 of us. One couldn't hear the person across the table, only the one beside you. Server said it was particularly busy that Tues evening. Service was fine if a bit slow due to crowd. Food is good but the corn salsa which came w all meals was pretty spicy.

I plan to try the restaurant again, maybe for lunch or when it's juat two guests. Anyway, wasn't good evening for conversation w friends.

C
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was great, the service was outstanding. Danielle was our server/hostess - she was amazing to our family. She had a sweet, professional graciousnes; she was thoughtful and she was ahead of the needs for our table before I could we could ask. Thank you!!!

MA
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent with a great variety on their menu. I went with the special, which was a munk fish stuffed with crab meat. It was bery flavorful and cooked perfectly.

They also have a great selection if cocktails. The kids meals were even fresh as my 6 year old son pointed out.

WD
Baltimore
28 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our
Server Julie was awesome. Very personable but not intrusive. Primary entree choice was an 86 🥴 Julie was very professional to offer other suggestions. We made an eight-thirty reservation to hear the music of Nicky Stacy. For summer months a 9:30 music start, well makes no sense. Music in the separate room should start 8pm. My wife’s selection of short ribs was awesome (according to her). My second entree choice of Rockfish was tasty. The portion size of the fish was very small. The ambience of this place is always appreciated.

A
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My husband & i went here for my birthday dinner. The appetizers were amazing , the cocktails were amazing , the service was outstanding , but the entrees were a bit of a let down. However , i would recommend this place over & over again for happy hour. I don’t think we will ordered entrees again , but we will be back for more appetizers & drinks!

F
Washington DC
112 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a farely new restaurant. Stopped in for a quick lunch. The entire staff, especially the bartender, Tom, were great. Oh yes, tbe burger and fries were great also.

S
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve fallen in love with Blackwall. Food and service are excellent and we love the atmosphere.

w
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

I want to give kudos to server Danielle. She provided great service throughout the meal. One of my dining companions wanted some bread with her lunch. We learned that the restaurant only serves bread at dinner. (We never understand why some restaurants do this - why not make bread available whenever?) Danielle decided on her own to check with the kitchen and soon appeared with a basket of delicious rolls.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good facility, unexpected location.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and atmosphere

TL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The customer service was pretty good, as well as the ambiance but I honestly didn't enjoy the food overall. The crabdip was delicious but the chicken and waffles wasn't good at all which was odd because i've never purchased that dish anywhere and not enjoyed it--it's a pretty simple dish. The waffle was horrible tasting, the chicken was okay but bland. If I return it would be for the crab dip.

OT
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

First visit on a Monday night. Good food, prepared well. Very good service. Seated on-time. We plan to return.

AG
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for having us; everyone in my party said nice things about their experience and we all want to come back soon. Hats off to Management and staffers

T
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Service very slow. Wine took over 20 minutes to arrive...well after meal received. Little attention from wait staff. One meal had small portions. Nice atmosphere. Not likely to return.

MB
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The building and ambiance is wonderful. The manager came by and introduced himself and checked in on us at the beginning, which was nice. Food was decent, but I had higher expectations. Our main complaint was that my husband ordered the Australian lamb, but BBQ lamb ribs came out. When my husband questioned the order the waiter said that it was the right order- the lamb special. My husband thought he overlooked the description, and it wasn't until later realized that the waiter got the order wrong. The waiter should have known the difference between the two orders, and had never told us the specials in the first place. Overall, I'd probably still recommend the lodge for the ambiance, but the food does not stand out.

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