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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4.7
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AW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Baltimore. they have what is perhaps the best chicken I've ever had in my life. The food is always very good, and the cocktails are always top notch! No complaints, it might be a bit more expensive than some, but you get what you pay for

f
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I look forward to Woodberry. The crab pot was great (as always). I was diappointed in my hash brown (too dry for me), but the mushrooms were perfect. Such s small thing, but I typically love the French press coffee but found it muddy this time around. The eggs in purgatory had a lovely flavor and the devilled eggs were as good as they typically are. As a pescetarian, I was sad to see the pancake, french toast, and veggie flatbread weren't on the menu.

EF
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been to Woodberry on several occasions; this might have been the best time.

I point to Woodberry to the best carrot dish I've ever had (this past Saturday) as well as the best ever omelet (ramp omelet a few years ago) and best donut (chocolate cake donut). Always spectacular.

DF
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We love Woodberry Kitchen and go there a few times per year. I had called ahead to purchase special blown-glass flowers that WK was offering over Valentine’s Day weekend in partnership with neighbor Coradetti Glass Blowing Studio. They were pre-set on our table and my husband and parents were surprised. Our server thoughtfully wrapped them for us to keep them safe. Our meal was outstanding, my husband and parents agreed this was one of the best meals we’ve had at WK over the years: sourdough, deviled eggs, Rockfish, and scallops. Not to mention several libations and dessert. The Golden Milk was an exceptional after dinner drink. I was slightly disappointed to be unable to order it with oat milk, which is how I order it at sister restaurant Artifact Coffee. My dad has asked about a specific drink, which we were told couldn’t be made any longer because an ingredient was out of season. However, it was listed on the after-dinner drinks. So slight mix-up there. Finally there was some confusion with the payment due to my calling ahead to purchase the glass flowers, but this was not a big deal. 10/10 will return again and always recommend WK to friends. Thanks for a great birthday dinner!

Woodberry Kitchen
Responded 8 hours ago

DbFoodie, Thanks for an awesome review! We are happy you enjoyed things like the blown glass flowers and the creations from the kitchen and thanks for overlooking our hiccups which we learn from and work to improve. Over all it was a great Valentines Weekend and we thank you all for enjoying it and a birthday dinner combined. Best wishes from all of us at Woodberry Kitchen!

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j
Baltimore
78 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, as always, was exceptional. Our server was knowledgeable and attentive.

The food was inventive and delicious.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Surprisingly great time with our twin toddlers. Noise level was high enough to make them not stand out. Good food as usual.

IS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nancy was absolutely fantastic while taking care of us on Valentines night. Holidays are tough already but being swamped with 2 tops and still Nancy was attentive, polite, and thoughtful. Food was delicious and quickly prepared, atmosphere was warm and embracing.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! We'd been wanting to try this place for awhile and are so glad we finally got the chance. We were not disappointed. Try their sundae - it lives up to the hype!

GD
Baltimore
32 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been married for 27 years and I have celebrated four anniversaries there. We have never been disappointed and the service and food remains top notch. We will be back again with friends in tow. 😊

HC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place to celebrate a special occasion! Great, personable service and the food is delicious and unique!

T
Baltimore
61 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the casual atmosphere along with the exceptional, friendly service. The food, as usual, was great.

GG
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is next level dining but I saw someone wearing dress jeans and other in suits. You can't go wrong with a sports jacket but I don't think there's a dress code. We had reservations and amazing service on our special night out. We were seated quickly and dinner was paced out much like a European dinner that encourages a few drinks and conversation. Our dining experience lasted 2 hours long and with the Woodbury menu which encourages small plates enables you to sample a variety of cuisine. There's some unique choices and don't let the snake oil or Fish pepper scare you. We had the Tilghman Island Crab Pot, Pit Beef Carpaccio, Carrots, Lamb Loin, whipped potatoes and for desert something called a peach buckle. Yes, I had to loosen mine,,,,whew that food was good. We will be back to this awesome venue!

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience5

The server was horrible. Arrogant, condescending and jumped in the middle of our political conversation and scolded us about our views and added his two cents worth. Then he stormed away. Absolutely shocking. I am considering not ever going back.

S
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It's been a few years since we've had been to Woodberry Kitchen but found the same great quality and uniqueness we love. Service is amazing with thorough descriptions of items, prompt delivery and check-ins from staff. Attention to detail is great especially for food sensitivities. From drinks to dessert it is an amazing dining experience.

NH
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The brunch hour was unorganized compared to dinner time . There was confusion in the kitchen which resulted in delays in service. Our waitress was clearly frustrated.

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Birthday.
Everyone is so nice and accommodating. The food was just not that good. Great ambiance, but the food was just ok.

c
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Breakfast was on par with what I can make at home. If you aren't going to offer lemons for water, you should find some other alternative, IMO. Wish there were more vegetarian options. Service was attentive.

PF
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Worst experience in recent memory. Third visit to Woodberry Kitchen. Prior trips to the restaurant, I sat alone at the bar on a week night and had a good meal and pleasant service. On this occasion my wife and son joined me on a Friday night. We waited 30 minutes for an anticipated 8:00 PM reservation then 75 minutes for our food after placing the order. At one point I thought that the waitress forgot our table. It was late, we were hungry and our disappointment continued as our food was either too hot, too cold and generally not very appetizing. The manager offered free drinks, dessert, and a gift card to make up for the wasted evening. I left the restaurant embarrassed for having recommended it to my family.

AH
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrated a birthday with our two young toddlers. Appreciated the attentiveness of the staff and our server, Tristan, who gave amazing recommendations which we likely would have not considered (like the carrots and the wings). We didn't feel rushed our out of place with our two toddlers on a friday evening.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Staff are great explained everything. The cocktails are great as are desserts. I had a whole bass which was kind of bony. Maybe I should have ordered a filet of fish!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing. Gluten-free menu had lots of choices. I don’t usually eat gluten free but but did that night because my date had a gluten intolerance and I wanted to make sure I could share my food if they wanted some. I thought the food still tasted great. Service was excellent, the server checked in a lot, maybe a bit too much at times but I suppose it’s better than having us wonder where they were. I’d definitely eat there again.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, the food was excellent & the service was even better. Tristan, our server, was very knowledgeable about the menu and had a great sense of humor. The manager, barista, hosts, food runners, etc. were all very hospitable and efficient as well. None of my party had been to Woodberry in at least a year before this visit, and we were all so happy we decided to dine here again. We ordered a lot of the menu, which was all delicious, but the butterscotch pudding was definitely the standout.

G
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As soon as we arrived we were seated with menus and offered water. Really like the bottles of wine for two. Our waiter was attentive and informative and provided recommendations. The fried oysters were delicious along with the roasted carrots. Our entrees were the chicken and biscuits ( so delicious) and the fish was amazing. This is definitely a must for farm to table eating.

Woodberry Kitchen
Responded on February 4, 2020

Dear Good4thesoul, Love it! Sharing your wonderful comments with the team. Best from all of us at Woodberry Kitchen, Johnny Earles, GM

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JD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and food at Woodberry Kitchen! All of the staff made it an immensely pleasurable dining experience. Thank you!

Woodberry Kitchen
Responded on February 4, 2020

Thank you Jimmy! We love hearing great things from our guests and we look forward to seeing you again very soon. Best wishes, Johnny Earles, GM

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s
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful food and drink, great service—highly recommend. three hour dinner—not rushed—comfortable pace.

Woodberry Kitchen
Responded on February 4, 2020

Thank you Susan, we loved seeing you all and look forward to your next visit to Woodberry. Best from all of us, Johnny Earles, GM

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K
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service during our visit. Suggestions from our server helped a great deal. We felt welcomed and our open table seating request was provided. Not our first visit and glad to say our experience was still excellent. Thank you!

Woodberry Kitchen
Responded on February 4, 2020

We need to thank YOU for visiting Woodberry Saturday and over the years as well as your very kind words. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best wishes, Johnny Earles, GM

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GD
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really appreciated the professionalism of the Hostess and our wonderful Waitress.
Delicious food, great ambience, a pleasure overall. It’s an experience to the palates, the eyes and the souls.

D
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service along with excellent food equals a very special evening.

NR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the cutest brunch spots I’ve been too!! Fantastically done up and maintained. Food is SO SO GOOD!! Drinks are even better!! I’ll probably drive from DC TO BALTIMORE for a meal at this place again. DEF worth it!

DM
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere! It was very loud and difficult to hear with a large party.

P
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We have been going to Woodberry since it opened and the past two times we went we have been disappointed by the food. Service is wonderful but the food has really become just okay. I appreciate their commitment to local everything and the menu is always intriguing but I don’t think we will be returning. The price is too high for average food.

OT
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Valet was terrible, restaurant completely disorganized. Bar ignores you and the food portions were small. Way over priced for food portion.

MB
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My niece is a grad student at Johns Hopkins and invited her mother and I for a visit, since she’s new to Baltimore. We read about Woodberry in a magazine and were drawn by fact that food is sourced locally. Everything was delicious!!! The wine pairings suggested by management were excellent - the service could not have been better - we will definitely be back.

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
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 on January 19, 2020
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 on January 19, 2020
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
22 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
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
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
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 on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

As always enjoyed the experience from beginning to the end

p
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
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.