Woodberry Kitchen

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Farm-to-table
Woodberry Kitchen relies on longstanding relationships with the growers of the Chesapeake to provide the ingredients that nourish and delight our guests. At our table, you join us in supporting sustainable agriculture that respects the abundance and traditions of the region while helping to ensure its future.
Housed in a renovated 1870s foundry nestled in historic Clipper Mill, Woodberry Kitchen offers a warm, rustic setting featuring an open kitchen and patio seating during the summer season. Owners Spike and Amy Gjerde are committed to providing our guests with exceptional service and fare, earning Woodberry Kitchen recognition by Bon Appetit, The New York Times, and Gourmet. Come join us, whether for a snack along with local wine or beer at the bar; an impromptu supper with friends; or a private celebratory feast in one of our dining rooms.
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OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy, friendly bartender Ben took care of my guest and I quickly and efficiently. Small plate came out right behind our Mulled Wine and Hot Buttered Rum. Cornmeal Fried Oysters...perfection. We did have to ask for bread but it came super quick to compliment the oysters and drinks. We ordered the MD Rockfish and cast iron chicken and biscuit. Both were savory and plated exquisitely. In particular the turnip and carrot medley with the braised greens on my Cast Iron Chicken option were AS GOOD as the main entree. This typically is not the case as usually one part of the plate outweighs the main feature. Last night I found myself gleefully giving every part of the plate equal attention.
My partners MD Rockfish was pure delight as well and I took several bites out of his handsome fish as he did with my Chicken. I typically do not enjoy seafood of any variety but this fish was like no other fish I had ever tasted. Perhaps on a future visit I’ll order this as my selection to dine.
Woodberry Kitchen is doing everything right by me! Keep up the bustle!

S
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Tables are too close to each other and extremely loud! Nothing the restaurant really can do. Just not a place to go and have any meaningful conversations.

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Woodberry kitchen is very dynamic, in the sense of accommodating an intimate dinner, or a larger birthday celebration. That’s what my party was there for, to celebrate my mom and everything was perfect! The manager Matt ensured everything was to our liking and came by to say hello to the birthday girl! All of the food was amazing and locally sourced, which was a plus for a conscious eater such as myself. I recommend the fried steak! This place is a must for brunch to all my foodies out there!

l
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Woodberry Kitchen delivered the goods! Rockfish entree was superb as well as the Tavern steak. They pay attention to small details and the service was exceptional. Not inexpensive but still overall a great value and wonderful experience

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great ambiance, fantastic service and fresh ingredients. Very impressed. In terms of food, we were not impressed with our meal and a few items lacked enough salt. Not worth the hype—at least this meal wasn’t. We will definitely give it another try due to its reputation and positive reviews but found much better seafood meals at Rec Pier Chop House, True Chesapeake and Thames Oyster House.

N
Baltimore
41 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

As always enjoyed the experience from beginning to the end

p
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down my favorite restaurant in Baltimore. Always great food and a fantastic atmosphere. We enjoyed our French press coffee with a complimentary pb&j doughnut.. mmm.

LL
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious meal, love all the Gluten Free options. It is a noisy venue which was tough but we happen to get a quieter table.

OT
Salt Lake City
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is always impeccable and the food is always perfection but tonight was above and beyond. Thank you!!

A
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great, upscale comfort food. Wait staff and atmosphere never disappoints.

ES
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughters birthday was perfect! Food, wine, service was amazing!

KF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very much enjoyed dinner. Loved the atmosphere and the food was very good. My husband had the trout and raved over it. I would definitely come back in the warmer months to have a drink outside and dinner.

J
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and food. This was my first time eating there with my wife and we will defiantly be back!

c
Richmond
19 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This place remains gorgeous and the food never dips below excellent. My only slight gripe was a bit of a wait for our table, even with a reservation, when the restaurant did not appear full. But really still love WK & will return soon Also-awesome cocktails!

OT
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Woodberry Kitchen is one of our favorite restaurants, and it didn’t disappoint this time either. We were celebrating my daughters birthday and my husband’s birthday. We loved everything from the starters and drinks through dessert. I highly recommend the chicken and biscuit. It will be hard not to get that entree again and again.

TG
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent . We did not have to wait long for food to come

d
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place! The service, food, and atmosphere were so perfect. The menu has something for everyone. We got deviled eggs & cornbread to start then had the morning flatbread and rockfish spread croissant with a side of cobbled potatoes and all of it was great!

D
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience. The service is absolutely top notch! Great management ;)!
The food is always cooked perfectly! We’ve been going to Woodberry since it’s opened and we will continue.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A truly lovely and special meal, ambience and evening. Phenomenal service and outstanding staff. Thanks for making our evening special!

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and amazing food!!!

SM
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is simply amazing, I would go every week if I could. The Golden Milk was so yummy.

Woodberry Kitchen
Responded on January 7, 2020

Stacy, Thanks for the great note! We will look forward to your next trip to WK. Best wishes from all of us at Woodberry Kitchen.

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GS
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant that never fails to impress. A wonderful go to for any special occasion!

DN
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious meal. The waiter and the sommelier were very knowledgeable and friendly. Ambiance was awesome. Definitely plan on coming back

Woodberry Kitchen
Responded on January 7, 2020

Wonderful to hear Debbie! We will share with your server, our somm and the entire WK Team. Best wishes for a spectacular New Year, Johnny Earles, GM

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B
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have never been disappointed with the quality and freshness of the food. The menu changes often based on the availability of local ingredients. The drink and wine list complements the dinner selections. The staff is very friendly and familiar with the menu.

AG
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our last date nights before our first baby arrives and woodberry, as usual, did not disappoint. Everything we ordered was delicious and they even sent us out a complimentary dessert to help celebrate the new arrival.

HB
Baltimore
92 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We're happy that brunch was offered on New Year's Day. The baked goods make everything better.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted a lazy New Year’s Day brunch and hadn’t had a chance to visit Woodberry Kitchen since moving to the city. It was wonderful. The food was forward and creative. The staff was freakishly good - calm and warm yet attentive. They have a system for food allergies that will never make you fret about ingredients again! We have noticed that service in Baltimore just isn’t up to the national standard for whatever reason, but that’s just not the case here. I seriously cannot stress that enough, their team should be applauded.
Woodberry Kitchen is doing it right. The food is outstanding, the front of house staff is perfect, the facility itself is lovely. I’ll definitely be back for a simple weekday meal as well as a special occasion.

Woodberry Kitchen
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks very much for your wonderful comments and we love sharing with our team. Please let me know when you plan your return trip to Woodberry Kitchen! Johnny Earles General Manager

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CL
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

There were 4 of us, 2 mature couples, for brunch. Good range of choices for brunch, prices were reasonable, food was very good. Wine list on food menu was limited, but there is a more extensive list. That list contains many less-well-known wines, some from Greece, others from Pennsylvania, Virginia, and only a couple from Burgundy or from the better known regions of California. Cheapest Champagne was $111 a bottle. Having more readily recognizable wines at reasonable prices would be a good idea.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great experience. Everything was good, but had a few critiques on some of the dishes (short rib could have been better balanced)

OT
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Second chance in month... New Year's Eve- you would think it would be exceptional. When one of the entrees is served cold (steak) and two orders of mashed potatoes served in cast iron pots is served cold, you are not happy customers. Manager stepped in. It took at least 10 minutes, if not more to get our cold food back. NO EXCUSES!!! Nothing in return from Woodberry to compensate us for getting cold food served and a long wait time, while others continued to eat their meals. We will not be returning for a long time.

c
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, wonderful food and cocktails. Great dining experience.

DC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great. The two smoked oyster appetizers were awesome. It was New Year's Eve and the staff was working very hard. Minor issue with the timing on one of the appetizers, but the wait staff let us know. If our waiter was busy with other tables, the manager or other team members were making sure drink orders were taken or anything else was taken care of. Very happy with the dinner, service and the atmosphere at Woodberry. Looking forward to going back.

AR
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my wife’s birthday once again at Woodberry and the food and service were excellent. We also love the building and atmosphere in the restaurant. The food has always been great.

OT
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Great space, very good service. Hadn't been to Woodberry in a couple years and wanted to try it again. Had the same impression: Not as good as the prices would suggest/warrant.

Woodberry Kitchen
Responded on January 7, 2020

Thanks for your comments and we are disappointed we didn't perform better. We share with our team and learn from our guests' feedback. Please call or email me as I would love to know more. Best wishes from WK, Johnny Earles, GM 850-585-7222

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ES
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Woodberry Kitchen is a lovely place for a great meal! The food was delicious and our server was knowledgable. We took several of the servers suggestions and they did not disappoint! Would definitely return.

MC
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Woodberry never seizes to disappoint. The service was excellent, the food was delish, and my little birthday celebration was perfect. It's a little noisy sometimes which is fine by me but, my boyfriend doesn't enjoy the "louder" atmosphere.

LW
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were outstanding. Our waiter clearly was excited about providing a great experience. The ambiance was warm and comfortable. My only issue was the gin & tonic, which wasn’t very good. The wine recommendation was quite good. Overall, it was a wonderful experience and we look forward to returning.

LS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience; one of my favorite spots!

LE
Wilmington
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for brunch! Delicious! The creativity of the menu was awesome and everything was so fresh and yummy! Our waitstaff was great and attentive! Even attending to our two year old and engaging with her! We love coming here every time we visit family.

BC
Baltimore
26 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been to Woodberry Kitchen several times and always have a wonderful experience. This time we went to celebrate our anniversary. The service was outstanding and the food was prepared perfectly and artfully. We received some outstanding advice on wine pairings and our server provided some thoughtful touches that we appreciated. Well done!