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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SM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can't wait to go back. The service was amazing as was the food

j
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my wife here for real food and we loved it. The food, service and atmosphere was a great experience not to mention the area I grew up in and it was my wife's Birthday so the dessert platter came out with a happy birthday written in chocolate .. Thanks for the awesome experience. We will be back.

G
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Don’t mind paying for top quality food and service. Haven’t been back to Woodberry Kitchen in a few years. Service was slow and disjointed at best. Table was stuck against the coffee station. Food was very well prepared. Manhampden cocktails were weak and comically tiny. Great place gone down hill. Won’t be back. Too many other good options. Shame. Such a cool spot.

JD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat at the bar, had excellent service. Quick, friendly, knowledgeable. Food was top-notch. Ambiance was perfect for a date (our anniversary). Will definitely be returning.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife is Russian and still learning English. She accidentally ordered her steak rare when she meant well done. The staff was friendly and polite, they quickly corrected the mistake even though it was our fault. Great service!

RC
Palm Springs
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were both excellent!

S
New England
58 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Been here a number of times - was one of the first restaurants I went to in Baltimore and I loved that initial experience. With that said, I just don't feel the same about it and probably won't return. It is grossly expensive for what you get. Example - I ordered the soup and when the brought the bowl over I thought they had to be kidding - it didn't even cover the spoon and it was $15. Service was spotty and I felt like we had to keep flagging our waitress down when we needed something. Food just isn't that special to justify the price. I feel like there is too much of an attitude. Too bad really.

p
Caribbean
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal in a beautiful location.

TT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an outstanding meal and service was excellent. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and the wine list. We will return soon.

JG
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food in an ambience that is upscale yet cozy. Food tasted fresh and plenty of vegetarian options.

OT
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious brunch. Lots of great gluten free options. Great staff.

MC
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was phenomenal. Very knowlegable kind, and patient with our questions. Food was great, as expected (had never been here for brunch before). Coffee was amazing as well. Host staff was friendly. Good experience all around.

DB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing service, creative, but limited menu, great wine list, and the firepit outside after dinner was the perfect ending with an after dinner drink and even lap blankets!

B
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a fabulous restaurant....all food is locally sourced and as fresh as any I have ever had. While I am not a foodie, I really loved WK and will come back. The food was delicious and the service was personal and impeccable...prices are reasonable and I did not feel as if we were ripped off....this was a very good value and experience all around. I can see why it's difficult to get reservations at WK.

j
New England
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Beautiful space both indoors and out. If you sit inside, choose upstairs seating, but if it's a nice day, outside is lovely. You can even order at the bar and sit by the fire pit but then you're on your own. Table service was slow but gracious; bar service was rude. The food was excellent, delicious and thoughtfully prepared. Would recommend.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

We love Woodberry- this trip unfortunately wasn’t a great example of why.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Disappointed. i have very high expectations of Woodberry kitchen. I was excited to try it for brunch. But the meals were expensive, and the food was not great.

TS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always have a great time when I come through. Love what they did to the place. Keep up the great work!

r
Baltimore
36 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Very good food (simple things). Very friendly but somewhat disorganized and slow service--admittedly outside, so that may slow things down.

WP
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Our food was great but the service was a bit slow.

BJ
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, this place lives up to my opinion of being the best restaurant in Baltimore. The staff, food, ambience and overall experience never disappoint- nay, they never fail to knock your socks off. If you're looking for everything you'd hope for in a dining experience, then Woodberry Kitchen is the best place to find it in Baltimore. I applaud the owners and staff for their level of dedication and attention to make every visit a magical experience 💙.

PG
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great appetizers. Great cocktails. Great dinner. Friendly waiters. Awesome desserts.

S
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and service. Hope to stop by another time when in Baltimore again.

RW
Baltimore
80 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great fresh local fare with great service

G
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, brunch at WK was a treat. And as usual, Mariam and the rest of the staff provided excellent service.

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

Good food and reasonable prices

AW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

My husband and I spent a weekend in Baltimore as his birthday gift. Friends of ours recommended Woodberry Kitchen, so I made a reservation for 7:30PM. We arrived at the restaurant in time for our reservation, but were told that there was a slight delay in seating. We waited about 10 minutes before notifying the host we would sit outside by the firepit. 40 minutes later we went back to the host stand to see how much longer it would be before we were seated. The host was very apologetic citing that a last-minute private booking was the reason they were running behind. She profusely apologized, said that they would certainly provide complimentary drinks and snacks as a way to apologize for the delay. We sat down at our table at 8:20, almost an hour after our reservation.

The service was fine but they were clearly running around. However, while we were waiting, we noted that the management staff were casually strolling around, rearranging chairs around the fire pit but never came to check on us. While we were at our table we saw other tables receiving apologies by management and yet we were still ignored. The food was fine. I don't recommend getting the delicata squash. I am a fan of squash, but this had a weird taste. No one asked how our food was and whether or not there were any issues. Nothing was complimentary, there were no snacks or drinks on the house.

Normally, I wouldn't expect that the restaurant "owed" us anything for free, and we didn't ask for anything. However, we were told that there would be and received no special treatment. This certainly wasn't how I wanted to celebrate my husband's birthday. It was really disappointing.

R
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

When I asked that my half eaten dinner be removed and requested bread, I was surprised that no one asked if there was a problem. The blackened fish was loaded with bones, the greens tough, and even the rice was not good. A beer was not served either. The only meat on the menu was for two and I think over $120. This was my 4th dinner there and atypical.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been there many times, never been disappointed.. see you again soon

IM
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

birthday- they beautifully presented our ordered dessert in a birthday platting!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a friend in town for the weekend and wanted to take her to a great place for dinner on a Saturday night. My wife and I had our 4 month old son with us and the entire staff made us feel welcome. When he was hungry at the beginning of our meal the staff brought my wife water while she nursed him at a side table. Our server explained everything to us and was patient with us throughout the meal. The manager came by to check on us afterwards as well. I was impressed with the service, patience, and overall friendliness of the staff.

Also the food was spectacular. Our friend is gluten sensitive so the staff made fresh gluten free bread for her. The crab cake was great. The chicken was amazing.

We will be back for sure.

N
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about this restaurant and I am a tough critic. Can’t wait to return.

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

Sommelier was wonderful as was the food

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

Great meal. Fabulous service. Staff was extremely helpful. Loved the crab cakes and the eggplant appetizer.

k
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wait staff is a wonderful group of people! Even the manager came over to say hello and to check on our experience. The atmosphere was comfortable and the food was uniquely delicious!

GB
Washington DC
74 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. We arrived an hour early for our reservation but they still accommodated us. We've been trying to get to the restaurant for years and it definitely was worth the wait! Ambiance also outstanding; repurposed old mill buildings.

W
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great AND I'm still enjoying the chicken at home. AND it stayed moist overnight in the frig.

DS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

We have had better nights at Woodberry
Food not so great tonight
Especially for the price
Not sure what was going on?????

KD
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Marvelous as always! Thank you for a special event!

E
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Woodberry Kitchen is always a great place to dine. The food is delicious and timely - our waiter, Frank, was so accommodating, gave great recommendations and made the experience very special. I will definitely go back again.

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