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The Blackwall Barn and Lodge, Gambrills, MD

The Blackwall Barn and Lodge

4.5
4.5
1439 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–1:00 am Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (410) 317-2276

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef Kiet Philavanh

  • Private party facilities

    The Blackwall Barn & Lodge will provide a venue unlike any other in the County for residents to host special events or meet with colleagues and friends. Celebrate and dine surrounded by comfortable rustic elegance and enjoy entertaining family, friends and out of town guests for special occasions. The Blackwall Barn & Lodge is 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.

  • Neighborhood

    Gambrills

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,439 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. B

    Bmorediner

    Baltimore

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very nice dinner at the Blackwall Barn and Lodge last night. Cocktails were generous, salad was enormous, entrees were delicious and well portioned and our server was friendly, knowledgeable and prompt. All told, we had a lovely meal at a good restaurant. We'll definitely go back.
  2. M

    Markesa

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    This is a great place for brunch! Be sure to come prepared to eat well. My only concern was some of the food was warm, not hot. It’s very busy on Sunday’s so, being proactive about items that are getting low, instead or waiting for someone to request more would be a better practice. Things I wanted to try, especially popular items were frequently in need of refills. I also think because it’s such a large open space, covering the baked goods would be more appealing! The unlimited mimosas are worth the price. Overall, it’s a great brunch, but could use some more attention and customer consideration for the high traffic.
  3. CR

    CynthiaR

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. Variety breakfast and seafood, along with tasty desserts. 1015 reservation, we were seated in less than 5 minutes in comfortable booth. Walk to buffet sometimes crowded. Buffet room itself is huge. Juice was cold, but water was not. Hostess cheerful and energetic. Waitress busy. Cost was over $100 for two without alcoholic beverages, including tip.
  4. LN

    LoriN

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    The server was good but for the price of the food was not worth it. The meat portion was excellent, but the veggies were poor. We had the crab dip and basically it was all cream, a hint of crab flavor Noted it was an anniversary, and there was no mention of recognition Why ask on reservation if nothing is done Won’t be coming back……value my money to much
  5. NH

    NishH

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    When we came in we’re standing there with no one at the front another couple walked in not the the same race and they were greeted before as if we are not standing there the hostess with the blonde ponytail greeted the Caucasian couple when we were standing there first and the couple did not make it any better and tell them we were there first. But I feel like it was a color thing and I didn’t how it made me feel at all. I didn’t get the hostess name and I wish I should have. But we had kaitlyn as a server and we loved her she was amazing. She treated me and my family great and checked on us making sure everything was ok and did a special something for my daughter. We came there to celebrate with her for her 11th birthday and I don’t like that the hostess treated us that way. When she first came out she stood on the side have a whole conversation while we were waiting at the front door. Other than that the food was good and the hospitality after we were seated was spot on.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the time you entered the establishment and dined, the experience was outstanding. Our server was fantastic. What topped the experience, was the manager stopping by to talk with us to see how our experience was. Loved that!! We will definitely be returning!!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    We waited over 15 minutes to be greeted by our server, our cocktails sat at the bar for another 20mins before the sever brought them to our table ( the ice had started to melt and the glasses were covered in condensation). We order pasta and short ribs for dinner, the pasta was in a bowl of oil and no favor. the short rib was half warm have cold. Would not recommend.
  8. SW

    StvnWlkr

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice atmosphere but not plush. Excellent service. Food was good. Prices way too high, added a general surcharge, and charged for use of credit cards.
  9. PM

    PatrickM

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Went to Blackwall Barn and Lodge for Anniversary Dinner. Staff was attentive and timely. The short rib was moist and tasty. The shrimp and grits were outstanding. Looking forward to another visit soon.
  10. KK

    KarenK

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a lovely evening at The Blackwell Barn and Lodge. Ashley was our server and was excellent in providing friendly service and great recommendations for food and drinks. We will definitely go again.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Went here for a date night. Had a 6:45pm table reservation but we chose to sit at the bar. I couldn’t decide on a drink, so the bartender, Keisha, asked if I’d like her to “surprise me”. She asked some questions about drinks I like and whatever she made, was delicious! She was very helpful on the food selections and her service was great. We ordered the Sausage Duo - delicious! Duck fat fries were okay. We also ordered the short ribs with mashed potatoes and brussel sprouts, which were flavorful and tender. Also had the brick chicken which was juicy. For dessert, we had Apple Cinnamon Bread Pudding with Cinnamon ice cream and my goodness, it was amazing. We will definitely come back to this place!
  12. SS

    ShelleyS

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food & Ambiance was great! We will be returning! Service was excellent!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    2nd time here always nice
  14. NB

    NnekaB

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food and customer service!
  15. N

    Nikster

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my 2nd time there and my friends first and we both enjoyed and our server was excellent , just can’t remember his name.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Birthday It was warm in the restaurant was the air conditioning working?
  17. CH

    CherylH

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was friendly and prompt. Food was delicious. We loved the cozy decor. We will be back!
  18. CC

    CharlesC

    Washington DC

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We had the Sunday Brunch. Had vast selections that were very good. Spoke to the manager concerning splitting the carving and egg preparation stations and having already prepared scrambled eggs. As it was, there was one long line for all of those items. Plan to go again but if the same problems haven’t been fixed, will stop going for brunch.
  19. JF

    JFal

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    The attentiveness of the staff was impeccable. The food selection is plentiful and does not lack in variety. I have recommended this establishment to several friends, family and acquaintances.
  20. D

    Damian

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All of the food was great and so was the service. Highly Recommend.
  21. DB

    DeborahB

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved this restaurant! Everything was great from the waitstaff to the food.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Overall, the ambiance was great and the service; however, the food wasn’t at the expectation that I felt it should have been. I have gone to this establishment on multiple occasions and have had great food; however, this time was not that great.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    This want my first time at Blackwall Barn. The first time was for my naval retirement dinner and it was a great choice(thanks to my wife). This time it was just a date night for us and the staff was very accommodating. I called twice to push back our reservation and that wasn’t an issue at all. The food and drinks were as good as I recalled from the initial visit and our server was pleasant and attentive. We have this restaurant as one of our go to’s for a night out. See you guys next time.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Nice place but far too loud when active. Hard to hear anyone when everyone tries to talk over everyone else.
  25. CW

    CharlesW

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Restaurant is loud. It makes it difficult to have a conversation
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience5
    Maybe it was just an off kitchen night….that’s what I’m going to assume….because EVERYTHING lacked basic seasoning. In addition to the lack of seasoning, the calamari app was “frozen food section of your local grocery store” quality. The only “seasoned” dish that we ate 100% of was the Spinach Salad 😒 What we ordered: APPS: Spinach Salad, Calamari & Avocado Crab Tower ENTREES: Pan Seared Rockfish & Shrimp w/ “Veggie” Orzo (veggies consisted of carrots ONLY and they tasted canned) + Scallop & Shrimp Risotto (risotto was decent……ZERO flavor/seasoning on the scallops and shrimp). We had HIGH hopes since Smashing Grapes is their sister restaurant. We’ve had nothing but A+++ food there. Unfortunately Blackwall Barn & Lodge falls extremely short. P.S. They DO have excellent bartenders. My hubby and I had a (Casamigos) margarita (me) and a red sangria (hubby). The drinks were definitely worth it.
  27. RP

    RoseP

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Special date with my NYC Son. Ashley was one of the best servers we have ever had. Everything from the appetizers, drinks and entrees were absolutely delicious. Can’t wait to visit again.
  28. CC

    CharlesC

    Washington DC

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were GREAT—as expected!! We were early for our reservation (45 minutes) and they easily accommodated us for a dining table within 5 minutes. The biscuits which were complimentary were provided late for our meal but worth waiting for. Will return.
  29. MP

    MrPhilix

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service and food. Regular validation from the manager. All the dishes we ordered were outstanding, fresh, well seasoned and beautifully prepared. We had a new waiter who was on his 2nd day on the job, and, despite this impediment, was absolutely knowledgeable of all the dishes... As if he had been there for years. A+
  30. M

    Mark

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time celebrating our wedding anniversary. The waiter, food and ambience was stellar.
  31. V

    Vbcole

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful location, nice ambiance and interior decor. The staff are friendly and were very personable. The food was outstanding. Have recommended this place to friends and family and will definitely return.
  32. PF

    PriscillaF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    I was so excited about going to this restaurant. I became a little disappointed in the food. My calamari was overcooked and chewy and the shrimp and scallop risotto was salty. My son’s fries looked like they were sitting out and reheated. My husband’s short ribs looked and tasted like a round chuck roast. It took too long to get our meal. We arrived at 6:30 and left at 9:00. For the price I paid, I was expecting better quality. I don’t like giving poor ratings but it could have been better.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food and service.
  34. LM

    LauraM

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    I am a frequent patron. We celebrate birthdays here at least 4 times a year. Food: My caprese flatbread and the seafood pasta were good. Two guests ordered the chicken and waffles and felt that the portions of the waffles have gotten smaller, 2 waffles instead of 4. No butter on the waffles at all. They both prefer chicken wings and ended up having to order a side order of wings to complete the order. They also said their food was not hot. The desserts were great, chocolate cake and the Peanut butter chocolate pie. The server, a young woman, kept calling me dear and darling, which I found very irritating. She never offered or brought us bread, although other tables had bread. She was gone for long periods of time, we were often looking for her. After our meals we had to ask one of the managers to clear our table before dessert was brought out. Service was actually ok but not great. Shouldn’t have to tell them how to do their jobs.
  35. TB

    TinaB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our waitress was great, the hostess okay and the food was tasty.
  36. GS

    GailS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    Good Food. Great server. They need to spend some $ on noise abatement. TERRIBLE.. Worst decibel level we have ever had @ dinner
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent service and food selection. Lots of variety on the menu
  38. MG

    MonicaG

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Service was excellent food, left me very disappointed. This is our second visit here and this was not what we expected from an restaurant of this status. I do want preface my review with this, the waitress was phenomenal, the manager did come over to apologize for the dissatisfaction of the food and paid for our two drinks. We raved about the food to my mother-in-law and told her she would love it, luckily she enjoyed her food. My husband ordered the ribs, he said they were ok, he has had much better, sauce had way too much Ketchup as the base. I ordered just salmon and a side of what I thought was creamy grits, nope they were like crumbled mashed potatoes. Definitely not what I expected and was not interested, I believe the description needs to read differently. The salmon I ordered was small, tasteless and almost over cooked. First bite, it was not seasoned, removed it from the fridge slapped it on the grill and served it. Keep in mind I was asked how did I want it prepared and I opted to the suggested preparation of blackened. I was a little taken aback about the size, but it's ok, I'm ok with it just ready to dive despite the disappointment about the grits, first bite, OMG, where is the seasoning! Now I normally don't send food back, but I trust this restaurant, hmmm. I sent it back thinking they are going to make me a fresh piece WRONG! They took the same piece of salmon threw it back on the grill (the one I ate from) tossed some seasoning on it and gave it right back to me. Now, if you are a salmon lover such as myself you know that salmon can be over cooked which makes it dry and not a very good piece of fish, well that's what happened. By taking the same salmon and putting it back on the grill (it was almost overcooked when I first received it) this overcooked the salmon and dried it out,sad. Why would any self respecting chef do that, rule number one, don't overcooke the salmon. I did not want anything else. I loved the crab and avocado stack.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food and service are very good here. Waiters are extremely friendly, attentive, and helpful. My two complaints are related to noise and value. $10 for a small cup of lukewarm MD Crab Soup? I feel there are some great values on the menu, but there are some vastly overpriced items as well. The more you go, the more you learn of things to steer clear of. Also, tables are jam packed in the main area, and it gets loud in there. Plus the side effect is that you get to hear all the conversations around you, because the tables feel right on top of one another.
  40. S

    Stepn2it

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Excellent experience and a Beautiful Rustic Décor. The food was great especially the Flaming Crab Dip. The Chef was very accommodating to our needs. The wait staff was on point and delightful.

FAQs

The Blackwall Barn and Lodge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 317-2276.

The Blackwall Barn and Lodge is rated 4.5 stars by 1439 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today
Google Map for The Blackwall Barn and Lodge

329 Gambrills Road, Gambrills, MD 21054

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Gambrills

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–1:00 am Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Kiet Philavanh

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (410) 317-2276

  • Private party facilities

    The Blackwall Barn & Lodge will provide a venue unlike any other in the County for residents to host special events or meet with colleagues and friends. Celebrate and dine surrounded by comfortable rustic elegance and enjoy entertaining family, friends and out of town guests for special occasions. The Blackwall Barn & Lodge is 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.

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