Woodberry Kitchen

4.6
10972 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Organic, Continental
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Hours of operation
Dinner seven days a week beginning at 5:00pm
Monday-Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday Evening 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday Evening 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday & Sunday Brunch 10:00am - 2:00pm
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Phone number
(410) 464-8000
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Spike Gjerde
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Private party facilities
Woodberry Hall, adjacent to our main dining room, offers an intimate dining area in a restored mill with exposed brick walls, soaring windows with custom drapery, and custom made farm tables. A private entrance ensures no disruptions or unexpected guests. The room is perfect for family gatherings, business holiday parties and pharmaceutical dinners. Woodberry Hall seats up to 40 guests for dinner or 60 for a standing cocktail party. Please inquire about available dates and our feasting menus.
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Private party contact
Jolanta Kunkulis: (410) 464-8000
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Union Avenue
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Parking details
Complimentary valet parking located just a few steps from the front door. Handicapped parking spaces also available next to the restaurant.
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Public transit
We are conveniently located at the Woodberry light rail stop. Just exit the light rail and walk up Clipper Park Road and find us on the right hand side.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 10972 People Are Saying
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SF
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always.

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

Great everything! Food, service, ambience

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JC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Dined for brunch. Mia took great care of us and engaged with my daughters. We were able to take our time, enjoying at our leisure without be rushed. Even though we live in DC, my daughter requested to have her birthday meal there.

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MM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always. Awesome service awesome food awesome atmosphere. Can't wait to dine again.

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

Loved the spicy cheese, crab pot, chicken and biscuits, butterscotch pudding... all of it! Great wine list!

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MC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

We waited about 40 minutes past our 8pm reservation before we were sat (and the hostess acted like we were bothering her by waiting). The waiter was great but the food (the chicken and biscuit) was only ok. We've been here several time before and had a much better experience. Hope this isn't a trend!

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LB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

This is the second time in a row I was really disappointed in the quality of the food, it was just blah and the steak was tremendously chewy and not enjoyable. The server was wonderful however, bartenders were very uppity and didn't make me feel welcome there at all. I used to love this place too :(

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MT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

what can you say? believe the hype. 50 characters 50 characters 50 characters

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CS
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was very knowledgeable. The food was delicious and the bartenders were phenomenal. Ian was great at suggesting cocktails. The overall experience was wonderful.

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FP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Creative food in an interesting venue.
Wait staff seemed overwhelmed by the Friday night crowd.
The demand for our entire food order before having a beverage and time to look at the menu is not welcoming. I chalked it up to inexperience.

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BC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting friends

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CP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always! Grace was our server and she is always so kind and attentive. Food and drinks were incredible.

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JR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Woodberry Kitchen is always one of most favorite dining locations. The food is always excellent, and the service is impeccable. It's definitely on the pricy side, so we only go for special occasions.

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JS
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

superb ambiance and creative dishes made for a special evening

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SP
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an early reservation to celebrate our anniversary. It was our first time at Woodberry Kitchen, and everything was wonderful! Our server, Livingston, was very attentive. We loved every menu item, especially the broccoli tart. Highly recommend!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fave restaurant!

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NM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Woodberry Kitchen is the absolute best. I'm an in awe of how they accomplish so much in there restaurant. Not only is the food local, it's masterfully prepared and the service that accompanies it is top notch. Highly recommend!

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MM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service And food will def go back.........................food was delish

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JO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Exotic selections in an industrial site. Unique ambiance with eclectic meal choices.

Negatives are High price points and meager portions. There also is not a single conventional choice.

Challenging for a mix of colleagues and business meeting format.

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MW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The ambience of Woodberry Kitchen is its best attribute. Our table was upstairs in the gallery. The sense of space in the restored mill building was excellent. The acoustics did not sufficiently dampen the noise levels though, which made it hard to hear your fellow diners during conversation.

The waiters and waitresses had to hand carry the dinner plates up the stairs, which meant a substantial wait for the first to be served until the whole party had been served. That meant plates that were piping hot when they left the first floor kitchen were substantially cooler when the first bite was taken after politely eating for all to be served. A dumb waiter conveying the plates to the service area on the second floor gallery would be a huge improvement.

As a result the value rating is low. The high cost being matched with less than hot food.

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CM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

we're continually charmed by Woodberry Kitchen -- great food, great place, great staff. it's always worth the trip up from DC!

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M
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Haven't been to Woodberry Kitchen since we moved out of the neighborhood 4 years ago, so we were really looking forward to this return trip. The restaurant is still up to the same high standards, with interesting menu items and great service. We really enjoyed the baked clams and trout fritters.

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C
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Overall great. Chilaquiles were weird and small. Usually it’s heavier on the tortilla (cut in triangles not strips) and traditionally doesn’t have cinnamon.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seeing old friends

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ED
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always good. Never had a bad experience here ever.

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N
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Woodberry continues to be a Baltimore treasure. Service is impeccable and the menu has plenty to satisfy lovers of meat and fish and vegetarians alike. We found a very good Portugese wine (from the Alentejo region) for just $40, a bargain on that list. I was surprised that our food seemed to take longer than usual--the restaurant was full, but it seems like Woodberry could handle that crowd. And my mahi mahi was a bit overdone (perhaps it was awaiting one of the plates to go with our meal). So some rough spots, but the menu continues to be inventive and we felt comfortable despite the loudness around us.

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JG
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Servers were exceptional and the food was delicious.

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M
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and food. Creative drinks, food. Lively chic vibe. Crab pot was full of lumps of crabs. The chef made the best gluten free bisquits & bread. Black bass was very favorable but know it is a whole fish & not fillet. My son enjoyed the pork chop & fixings. Great presentation of food & drinks. Try the wholly water!

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HA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

From the popcorn app to the engaging paw paw conversation offered by one of the servers, the meal and ambience was fantastic! The servers are knowledgeable and care about the quality of your experience. There's something on the menu for every taste and penchant!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was great as always. Only complaint was that we showed at 515 (with toddler) and didn't get our dinner for well over an hour. Staff was on it well enough to bring over some snack without having to ask while we waited

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AW
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always my husband and I enjoyed everything on our plates, down to the garnish! The handcrafted signature drinks were amazing as usual. We tried two new ones this time, the Pits which included smoked peach pits, skins and pulp with our whisky which was Amazing, and 'where there's smoke' this drink was warm, full with a hint of hickory which was nothing short of harmonious after the baked clams. If you havent taken the time to get a reservation here, then DO IT, now...seriously you won't regret it. The outdoor seating in the fall is beautiful btw.

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DH
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love Woodberry kitchen, especially when I am entertaining friends from out of town. I know the atmosphere, service, and food will always be a winner and show some of the best that Baltimore has to offer.

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a
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

My fiancee & I have been frequenting Woodberry Kitchen approximately 3 times a year since it opened its doors. Our visits are always for special occasions usually revolving around family visits. Over the years, our experience has went from amazing to below average. We have had handicapped and/or family members with health problems & the staff (to this day) have always been genuine and accommodating ensuring we always have first floor seating. We eat a plant-based food diet due to dairy allergies & personal choice. In the past the kitchen has always been able to accommodate us & deliver exceptional food alternatives/modifications. With this recent visit, the selection was minimal & for our entree we ended up paying $20/plate for a piece of fried polenta, a small handful of greens, 3 broccoli florets & a smear of sauce. It was underwhelming to say the least although we don't choose this restaurant for the vegan selection but for the ambiance, service, & animal food selection for our family. The dining room was obnoxiously loud & we couldn't hear each other speak. Our server was very kind but clearly short-staffed & overwhelmed. It took over 20 minutes to get two orders of popcorn. Our glasses went empty several times & refills took a substantial time. Our small plates/appetizers all were delivered at the same time even though we ordered them 20 minutes apart. Our flatbread was taken from the table to be boxed up but the staff first loaded all of our used utensils on that same platter which we found odd. Even the bathrooms were a mess & there were no paper towels. The new location of the valet service is also bizarre. You have to drive into the parking lot beyond the restaurant, have the valet drive park the car 20 feet away within that same lot, then walk back to the restaurant. At the end of the evening we gave the driver $5 to hand us our keys & to drive the car out of the parking space we were standing directly in front of. This will be the last time we dine here.

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J
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was great but service was lacking. We were served this wonderful hot apple
Pie but without utensils. It took 3 people and 10 minutes to get silverware to eat our now like warm apple pie. The waitress was wonderful but obviously had too many tables. My sons dinner took over an hour to come out. Not their best showing

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C
Baltimore
53 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I've dined at Woodberry a handful times over the past three years. The restaurant consistently provides a great experience. Flavorful, seasonal food choices (there are small plates and large plates), solid service, and reasonable prices. The highlight this time was the sommelier, Morgan. He was knowledgeable and fun; he clearly enjoys his job and that was infectious for our table. It's definitely loud and busy, so you have to be in the mood for that atmosphere when you go.

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BT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

It's a nice place, but terribly over-priced for what you actually get. The food is good, definitely not great. Portions are a decent size, but again, you're paying top dollar for everything. I wouldn't say I'd never go back, but it certainly wouldn't be my first choice for a dinner occasion.

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A
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit. We dined there for my birthday. The staff is so welcoming and knowledgeable. They explained the menu, they explained our choices as they were served to us. They brought a beautiful complimentary dessert for my birthday. All in all a wonderful dining experience. We will definitely be back!

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CH
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Baltimore. Our meal encompassed multiple drink selections, appetizers and separate entrees. Everything we were served was excellent.
In addition, the wait staff was courteous, attentive, and very helpful in assisting with both drink and food choices.
This was a special occasion for us, and Woodberry did not disappoint. Highly recommended.

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CF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Wonderful menu and great food. Service is extremely poor, without apology and with attitude.

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RH
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Woodberry is a staple of food in Baltimore, a must do

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