Woodberry Kitchen

4.7
11064 reviews
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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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Baltimore
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night, had a good dinner before going to see Seinfeld at the Myerhoff. Great food and fast service! Thank you!

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LL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Thank you for the wonderful dinner and service .

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KK
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious food. Every meal had incredible flavor!

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A
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent excellent excellent! Went the small plates route. Crab topping on the oven baked oysters was a nice touch. Crab and asparagus flatbread looked to be overrun with asparagus but was a perfect match. Smoked turkey soup tasted like Thanksgiving in a bowl. Fried soft shell crabs were tasty.

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TW
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent, but I expected more entrees with healthier ingredients or vegetable options. It's a great place to experience comfort foods.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hidden gem. Excellent meal and service experience in a warm and cozy rustic ambience. Bread pudding extraordinaire! Our first visit. Will return and highly recommended.

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p
New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

At least twice I have sworn never to return to Woodberry Kitchen -- it is just so damn noisy that table conversation is impossible. But it was Mother's Day, and the mother of the house made the call -- Woodberry Kitchen. I am glad she did. The food is just so good that you can put up with a little noise. And in fact, possibly because all the attendant mothers were shushing their offspring -- well, it was still pretty loud, but the matriarch and I were able to converse happily. And the brunch was outstanding. Woodberry Kitchen's menu falls within the range of what normal people like to eat -- no show-off exotica -- but it is so much better than similar food elsewhere. We had a perfect green salad. How many lettuce leaves had to be discarded so that only the freshest ones got to our table? My oyster-loving wife got a platter with five of the mollusks topped with dollops of crab imperial: exquisite! She asked for some toast to pair with it. For some reason (probably extra butter) this toast was far superior to what I make at home. Toast! Who goes to a restaurant and comes out raving about the toast? I ordered the flatbread breakfast. It looks like a pizza: a big round of bread topped with ham, sausage, onions, cheese and eggs. Again, fairly standard food, but excellent. The portion was so generous that we took half of it home, where it made a fine Monday morning breakfast for two. For dessert a satisfying bread pudding. Any quibbles? A few. I thought the French-press coffee was pretty routine. And the cocktails were tasty but either overpriced or undersized. And why couldn't both cocktails come at the same time? Apparently one is made in the regular bar and the other in some corner. (?) It took several reminders to get the second one delivered. Same thing about that wonderful toast. My wife had to stare hungrily at her oysters for quite a while before it arrived. Still, I am reformed. I swear that I shall return to Woodberry Kitchen (noisy or not).

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JB
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Food was good and service was excellent. However, the menu was too limited and expensive.

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r
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are in Baltimore all the time and had never been to Woodberry Kitchen fro dinner. Loved it and will be back

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service and food is always perfect

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P
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still an excellent meal and fun spot for a night out.

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JS
Baltimore
40 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Disappointing. Oysters had no flavor. Cocktails are smaller now and don't taste as good as before. Waiter was great until after the appetizers arrived then he vanished. Waited 10 minutes for empty glasses to be taken away from our tiny table. Waited another 10 minutes and flagged waiter down to get a glass of wine. Entrees and dessert were good. Overall the meal was not worth what they charge. Too many other good options in the area for less money. I am just not wowed by WK like i was 5 years ago. Not even close. Won't be back for quite a while of ever. PS...bring back Parts and Labor!!!

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BV
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food ( though beef tough), but much too expensive

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PM
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Liam, our server, went above and beyond in terms of service. He answered our every question about things on the menu, was extremely attentive, and was very personable. The food matched Liam's service. We will definitely be going back.

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EM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful creative food in a splendid setting. Will definitely return, soon!

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OT
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was very good, but the service was very slow.

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S
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal! Trip tip steak had the best surface flavor and texture I have ever had.
Old fashion cocktails were fantastic. oysters were outstanding. Would recommend to any foodie out there.

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MJ
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This has become a yearly tradition on our anniversary. One year we did this on a whim and we have continued it since. The appetizers are always nice, the short ribs were amazing -- I'm so glad I didnt get the burger because the short ribs were as amazing as the server suggested. We typically get the CMP but again at the server's suggestion we tried the chocolate pudding. It was as good as stated.

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BM
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I celebrated my birthday with my husband and friends and the meal and experience will long be remembered as one of the top five in my 60 years! Every aspect was stellar, from beginning to end. Thank you!

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s
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

best place ive been to in a long time . good for any occasion

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GN
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing as always.

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OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Woodberry kitchen is excellent out server Jerome was patient, informative and an excellent waiter. This place gets it!!!

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JC
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place to celebrate my birthday! Food and service was impeccable!

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OT
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing ambience and food as always!

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PO
London
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A really great place with locally sourced produce other than wine coffee and tea. As a result the menu changes frequently. The corn bread and biscuits are to die for and the crab cake is probably the best I have ever had. Portion size perfect unlike others that try and compensate poor quality by quantity.

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KD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I love your creative approach to food--especially the buttermilk tempura vegetables I had during a previous dinner-- but my baby brother didn't like the nouveau horseradish-- fresh shavings of the plant that were barely recognizable as horseradish. I'm open to new interpretations of all kinds of food, but I'd dump this one.

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SC
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The service and setting were great. The menu is a bit pretentious. The food was just ok for the high price. The cocktail was very good.

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v
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Cramped and expensive. We wanted to celebrate our engagement but we were inches from other people, it felt very cramped. We got ok service, but the prices were outrageous for the lack of experience. I don't need to go back. There are other nice restaurants in Baltimore.

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OT
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was super friendly and very knowledgeable on menu. As always food was delicious! Nice relaxed atmosphere.

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y
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous dinner - Innovative menu with locally sourced ingredients in a gorgeous string!

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A
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

One of the most authentic restaurants in the city. Loved bringing outside guests here.

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L
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Absolutely. Though we experienced some issues with service, the service team was gracious and the food delicious.

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EK
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Woodberry Kitchen was simply amazing; the cuisine, the service, and the ambiance were all top-notch. We enjoyed our dinner on the patio.

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PS
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very nice dining experience, excellent service and delicious food.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable

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JR
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent meal -- again! Keep up the good work.

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v
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Our server was pompous our food disappointing and the menu very different then the one posted online without any statement about a daily change in choices. Using superfluous words for simple descriptions only makes the patron need more time to make and understand menu choice! So terribly disappointed!!

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N
Baltimore
1 review
Reviewed on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food service ambience

This is my fourth time to Woodberry Kitchen and always excellent food. This time I found the menu so overly pretentious and took too much energy to really understand what your were ordering. Yes, it is great food but not so unique that I should need an extensive dialogue with the waiter and a dictionary. Cocktail menu overly complex for what are basically good drinks that everyone else is doing. A flight of cider was basically three small pours in beat up water glasses plunked down randomly on the table. I ordered a tomato flatbread which was good but basically a cheese pizza nothing more. The main dishes were really great but not as phenomenal or unique as described on the menu. I mentioned at the end of dinner to the waiter that I felt this menu was written in an overly pretentious way and wow did he get defensive! Maybe someone had brought this up before? Please you do have great food, farm to table, but your menu descriptions are very inflated and basically make it hard to order what you would really like. The waiter's solution was to ask more questions which is hard to do when in the middle of a very busy restaurant with high noise volume. As I said an excellent restaurant but not as creative and unique as presented.

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D
Baltimore
37 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always! This place never disappoints! My favorite go-to place for fine dining!

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BB
Baltimore
39 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just as good as everyone says it is. We've been many times over the years and it has been consistently exciting and delicious. Crab pot, flatbreads, and desserts are favorites but there are always new things to try. Don't skip the cocktails. Very creative and unique.

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