The Blackwall Barn and Lodge

4.5
1073 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.
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Emily
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food5service1ambience1

We'd been here before a few years ago and it was outstanding, but has clearly gone downhill. The food is exceptional, but the terrible service and frigid restaurant aren't worth dealing with to eat there. I had to go back up to the host stand just to get someone to come to our table after having been seated for several minutes, and the service didn't improve from there. It also felt like there was no heat on at all, when it was in the 30s outside. The only way I'd eat here again is if I got takeout.

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Sugcer
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh tasteful food. Wide selection fir Sunday Brunch. Respectful and attentive staff.

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Sonny
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great hostess service, immediately seated. Server "Frank" was outstanding. Attention details and recommendations were spot on. From cocktail drinks to main course.

Highly recommend, if you are visiting this area for a lunch, dinner or a drink

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vipTayD
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server Shakira was great! The food is good as well. The cocktails are just ok. But overall it was a good time and I would come back.

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AmandaB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great! Came to celebrate to birthdays and the food was delicious!

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vipAnge
Baltimore
29 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from Molly!!

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VenissaB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was very good, I’m sad I forgot her name she was working Wednesday night blondish hair with highlights. I the food & service was great. We will be back.

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Dream
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere and food. Will visit again !

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience. Food was delicious and the service was outstanding. Definitely will be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Took 10 min for a server to come to my table by the fireplace.

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ColleenT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For two appetizers, the Brussels sprouts and fried green tomatoes were wonderful. The salmon and kale salad, as an entree, was amazing. Our server was knowledgeable, friendly, and attentive. Relaxed, but refined, atmosphere makes this a go-to destination for a simple lunch, dinner with family and friends, or a grand celebration.

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CatrinaR
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This is a great gem! The service was outstanding! I will definitely be returning.

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Shorty
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I enjoyed myself thoroughly along with my family members. The food was good however they had to send some plates back because it was cold. Other wise everything was perfect! This was my second dining at this restaurant and you can be sure I will be dining here again!

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Squaredancer
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What can I say, it was a wonderful experience. Our waiter was exceptional.Friendly, attentive and on point. The entre was great as well as the appetizers. The only problem we had was the Arnold Palmer tea. Who makes that with no sugar!!

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JacquelineK
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sunday brunch was outstanding. Great menu, food was tasty with just the right seasonings. Fresh not processed foods on the table. It’s nice to self serve again like pre pandemic -would just recommend someone staylposted at the table to change out serving spoons more frequently. Overall great meal and I have recommended to at least 5 people already. I will be back!!

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vipDaniG
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Like the location but I think I prefer Alexandria because of the live band. All in all very good!

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DanielleH
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

This was our 2nd visit. We were seated in the lounge area this time. In our opinion, The atmosphere is better in the barn because we really like the live music. The food was just OK this time. Just an FYI: the duck fries are amazing with the spicy ketchup….highly recommend.

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StevenW
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences we have experienced in 2021. Great food for you money. Wait staff was very energetic and amiable.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fast friendly courteous hostess and knowledgeable wait staff. Timing of food and service was spot on! Definitely a repeat visit will be needed!!

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JimR
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were top notch! We were celebrating a career milestone for our daughter and Black Wall proved to be the perfect spot for a memorable family gathering.

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

Terrific restaurant! Staff was excellent. Food was amazing!

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Anniversary
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This is a nice place with limited dining room seating capacity. A lot left for desire to have a cozy and intimate dinner engagement with your spouse for a wedding anniversary.

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CarmenD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were great! Always a pleasure to go here and enjoy a wonderful meal.

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EricandCheriW
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good. Loved the fried green tomatoes. Very nice ambiance. I had the rockfish. Hubby had prime rib. No complaints. Delicious. Table was a little dirty. Floor had food spilled underneath. But would go back.

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KarenC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food, service and ambience. Truly a remarkable restaurant.

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RyanB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Overall good experience. The restaurant was almost cool to the point we needed to put our jackets on. The cold restaurant caused the food to come out cooler than you’d expect and cooled off quickly. The food was delicious but could have been so much better. Hoping the heating issue was due to the chasing season. We would come again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

One dish hasn’t cooked enough(not raw, bloody fried chicken). The other dish (red brick oven chicken) wasn’t the same as a previous meal at the restaurant. The drinks were terrible (not mixed properly and both old fashions were horrible). Disappointed, but will try again at some point.

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Julie
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance here is very pleasant and warm. The noise level was very, very manageable. Our server and the hostess were attentive in unobtrusive manner. The Hamburger was meaty and well cooked. One of our party had the pan fried halibut which was perfectly cooked and delicious. The only menu item that was not notable was the medium rare NY Strip steak which was too medium and not enough rare. All in all, we will be going back again for the excellent service and tasty food.

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Belinda
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

I have visited your restaurant several times, for dinner, and twice for Sunday brunch. While I thoroughly enjoyed dinner, every time, and have told several people about your restaurant, I must say that I am sorely disappointed with the Sunday brunch. For starters, the fact that it's $42 suggests that it's upscale, like dinner. However, the kitchen staff unfortunately do not devote the same attention to the items on the brunch menu that they do for the dinner items. The presentation is sloppy and the food, both times I came for brunch, was just mediocre. Yesterday there was actually burnt chicken on the buffet. I'm sorry I did not take a picture to show you. The grits were too stiff and had no taste at all. The gentleman on the omelet station was skimping on the fillings and using way too much oil! The cinnamon rolls were dry, cold, and hard, probably from sitting out too long. There were four in my part and none of us were happy with the buffet. I would suggest you ditch the buffet and just concentrate on serving made to order items from the menu. Or, as an alternative, please step your game WAY up on the Sunday brunch.

I know you get a lot of visitors for the Sunday brunch, it's always packed, so I'm sure that sends a signal that everything is just fine the way it is. But, I suspect a lot of people come there and don't order off the brunch menu. Also, I suspect that a lot of your brunch clientele do not have very discerning tastes or don't bother to write a review. I can't imagine how anyone who loves shrimp and grits could think that yesterday's version was anything but dull.

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SSpinks
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I just love this place. They have GREAT food, GREAT drink selections and their staff goes above and beyond to make your experience a wonderful one! We always look forward to celebrating milestone occasions with Black Wall : )

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks! New menus ❤️. Wonderful service (thanks Hannah)!

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Weaver
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You will enjoy this restaurant as soon as you walk in, very inviting and the food is superb !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
37 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food, solid service, pleasant atmosphere - a fine choice for informal but elegant eating. will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Celebrated my wife’s birthday

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Peaches22
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

My friends had a great meal. I am vegetarian and I know many restaurants even though they claim to have a vegan menu honestly cannot make a tasty meal. I ordered from the vegan menu. Got a salad that came with cheese on it. The I was served pasta with lots of meat. Sent it back. Then I was served partially cooked pasta, no sauce and rather than the farm house veggies got a few halves of cherry tomatoes and a few olives. They sent me home with an entrée that was basically a rubberized Portobello mushroom so tough I could not chew it.

My non-vegetarian friends had a great meal and the place is great. If you are vegetarian avoid ordering anything other than a salad.

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Mike
Baltimore
31 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

The service was excellent. The food not so much. The Old Bay Wings were delicious, cooked to perfection. My Halibut dish was flavorless. My cousin had the Snake Bite Pasta. Sauce was watery with no flavor as well. Desserts, bread pudding and chocolate cake was lacking as well.

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glennd
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is where we go for special occasions. The food is always very good & the service is exceptional.

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JWhitecar
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience5

This was our 1st time dining here & we had high hopes. However, we waited 20 minutes at our table before going back to the hostess to ask where our waitress was. She finally came over about 10 minutes later to say she'd be back with bread & came back about 5 minutes after that. She apologized for our wait, said it was her 2nd day back & it was a busy night for her. She was very pleasant with a nice personality but she just wasn't attentive at to us all. There were 3 other tables behind us that she was also serving who she visited each 2-3 times without ever coming back to our table. Our water glasses had been long empty with all but myself being without a drink. I had been rationing mine so I didn't run out. Two of our party waited 30 minutes for their 2nd order of moonshine that she said she'd be right back with. Our other party member waited 20 minutes with no drink at all. When she did finally come back to our table I had to remind her that she hadn't brought the 2 drinks out to which she apologized but blamed it on someone else who was apparently supposed to do it for her. Again, when she was at the table she was lovely but she just wasn't checking on us enough. We were there to celebrate a birthday so we would have been ordering more drinks & stayed for dessert but decided against it. The food overall was decent. I really enjoyed the duck fat fries & the calamari was delicious. However, the amount of calamari given was the smallest portion I've seen at a restaurant. The wild game burger & lamb got high praise from our party but myself & another were unimpressed with the huntsman pasta. We both agreed that there was hardly any meat, we saw no mushrooms at all & overall it tasted like something we could have easily made at home from a packet. We had an extra brussels sprout appetizer that no one ordered brought out with the meal as well. Overall, after being there for around 2 hrs, we left disappointed with the experience. I wouldn't exactly recommend this place.

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positivsam
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful experience! The service was great! The quality and portion of food was exceptional for the price. My guest and I had a great time! I will be back! I tried to get in for Thanksgiving and already I’m too late. You’re all booked up!!!

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LisaS
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good. Very good.

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 1073 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.