Woodberry Kitchen

4.6
10875 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
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

We go to Woodberry every year for my wife’s birthday. We always have fun, but the waitress seemed to ignore us. Long times between engaging us, empty drink and no offer for another, after we ate it was a long te before we had a chance to get the check. Good experience and I don’t hold a bad staff experience against such a great place. Our food and drinks were delicious!

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R
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

I really enjoyed my evening! Food was delish and very creative. Ambiance was great and the building was very hip and chic. However, the server Frances, was a little too sociable. Unfortunately, he was very sociable with friends at another table and he even introduced a waitress who was his girlfriend......hmmm! Which was o.k but he kept us waiting in between requests and those requests given several times. He did well suggesting items on the menu and giving us detailed description of those items!!!!!!! We were impressed and we will return!!!!

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SS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The creative, farm-to-table food was delicious with something available to whet any appetite. Great service and ambiance. Definitely a winner!

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PT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

This was our 4th time and we have always enjoyed before. The service was awful. One waiter delivering the wrong food couldn’t even tell us what it was!! It wasn’t even crowded. The drinks took about 15 minutes to get to us. Luckily we were happy celebrating a birthday or else I think we would have walked out!

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OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing! Everything! You can't go wrong.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

I love Woodberry Kitchen, the entire experience is typically well thought out and planned with precision. The service is typically top notch and everyone is so knowledgeable on the food, where it comes from and you can tell the passion they have, every detail is meticulously developed with love. I was excited to finally share this experience with friends and co-workers as we love food and are in this business as well. Unfortunately, we experienced the worst service today. They forgot multiple things we ordered and took 40 minutes to get just a beverage. No apologies, just excuses. When the waiter says that’s my bad when you asked when an item you ordered was going to arrive as he never placed the order and the barista or who ever drops the coffee stated that everyone wants coffee when dropping off your coffee that took 40 minutes, how do you respond? Then, you have to hunt down your waiter or just someone for the check because clearly you are not important enough for the waiter to come back. Two hours later we were out the door with little to desire other than the only thing on point today and that was the food. At least that didn’t disappoint.

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JB
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

This is a review for brunch. The food took so long for them to cook/come out, and we ordered a simple brunch meal. It really made it quite painful to wait so long, and while everything is fresh/local/seasonal, I wasn't wowed by our meal. I wanted to enjoy it more!

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G
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service as always. Thanks for the birthday dessert for my friend.

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RB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Went for Sunday brunch. Very nice ambiance and location. The service was not great. We were seated and the waiter greeted us but then took about 10 minutes to get our drink orders. Then it took about another 10-15 minutes to get our food order in. It took about 45 minutes to actually get our food. The waiter never acknowledged how long everything was taking. People that were seated after us had already received their meals, which was frustrating. I liked my food, but my partner's was over cooked and had sat out for some time (it was lukewarm). I was disappointed but would try again for dinner given the recommendations I'd received from friends.

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CG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

beautiful restaurant; knowledgeable, attentive, and kind staff; delicious food

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KL
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great like always. My wife loves it here. We both had the strip steak and it was delicious. The temperature was right on. Drinks were good also. Many gin cocktails which I love. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to all friends and family.

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DW
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Crab cakes, steaks, chicken, vegetables all delicious! A little pricy, but quality food and attentive service. Thoroughly enjoyable evening!

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SS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have been wanting to try Woodberry Kitchen ever since I saw Duff Goldman, on "The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Sugar Rush". It took us a while to get there as that episode was aired years ago.
The place was hoppin', every table was occupied. We were seated upstairs. The tables are very close together, I am sure this is out of necessity. If you want a cozy intimate dinner w/your honey, to talk over your life, you may wish to go elsewhere, as you will make friends with your neighbors quickly. :) The service was very good. Our server was very busy but seemed to keep up well. Very knowledgeable and friendly.

We started w/the chicken liver spread and we thought it was delectable! I especially liked the well done toast that accompanied the liver. For our entrees my husband had the chicken and biscuit in the cast iron pan. The chicken was tender and moist. It is so easy to dry out chicken I usually won't order chicken when out, but my hubby has no such reservations and was happy with his chicken. I had the steak and au gratin potatoes with a side of braised greens. I can only say AMAZING. The steak was perfectly cooked, and I am a pain when it comes to ordering steak, medium rare, but more on the rare side, but not actually rare. OMG it was delish, seasoned so well and very flavorful! Kudos to the chef! The potatoes were cheesy, hot and creamy. The braised greens were such a good addition to the meal I have no words.
I was really looking forward to the CMP for dessert as that I what drew me to Woodberry in the first place. It was good, but they have changed the prep since the Duff episode, there's no longer the sheet of sugar glass on top to "crack" I was really looking forward to that, as I am a huge creme brulee fan and the best part of that is usually the "cracking of the sugar" I think the next time I will try one of the other glorious dessert options. Woodberry's food, service and atmosphere are all well worth the trip. Bravo to them.

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BF
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

A family meal: we really liked the flatbreads, though the chicken enchilada was too spicy for our taste. The crab rigatoni was a bit too chewy. We always like the fact that the food is locally sourced. People eating outside seemed to be having fun.

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BR
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

First: the food is absolutely awesome; fresh, inventive, perfectly balanced. Every morsel a delight.
Second: ambience.... if you are looking for vibrant and a fresh place, this place is energetic, fun, farm-to-table. If you are looking for a quiet place for a romantic date with plush carpets and privacy, forget it.
Foodies delight, but the casual nature of the place may confuse you. Small tables with check-print napkins.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm from California. I have no idea what makes a great crab cake. I visited faidley's, and Maisy's. Both were wonderful and tasty representatives of visiting Baltimore.
Woodberry kitchen, blew us away! Differences? Everyone had their strengths but the balance and the fact that it was baked in a wood fire oven truly was masterful. It was crusty and moist. Excellent corn salad to compliment. I would demand that everyone visiting Baltimore to at least make one reservation here. Cheers!

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SP
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food, excellent service, and very helpful server. Food took a little to come out, but was certainly worth the wait! Extremely local and seasonal menu was extremely tasty.

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L
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are from San Francisco and loved your restaurant. We’ll be back next year!

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LL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

We’re huge fans of the restaurant. However our service was so off Thursday evening. Our waiter really struggled Forgotten food was the kitchens fault, he had to trash about drink orders because he couldn’t remember. We love visiting Woodbury when we visit Baltimore. Hope this was an anomaly.

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ER
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been coming here a long time and while some visits are better than others, they never disappoint. The menu has consolidated somewhat, but the quality and flavor of everything we ordered was exceptional. Can't wait to come back for our next visit!

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n
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I travel to Baltimore at least once a year and this is my sixth or seventh visit to Woodbury Kitchen. Every time I go it is amazing - from the atmosphere to the food, to service all top notch. I've tried many different things on the menu and all are good! Think farm to table cozy comfort food and you'll have a good image of what you get here.

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SG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fabulous meal! We all ordered the crab cakes as our entree and agreed it was the best we’ve had. In Baltimore on business and hoping to make it back before we head back to San Francisco. It was that good!

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D
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Always love Woodberry, however was disappointing when my fish came out not cooked all the way through and then had to wait an additional 20 minutes to have it returned to me. At that time, my entire table had finished their meal.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, impeccable service, and an overall delight! We always enjoy our experience here, which is why we keep coming back!

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KD
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server, Morgan, was very helpful in choosing menu items for those of us with dietary restrictions. We appreciated the time he took checking with the chef for the appropriate ingredients.

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BC
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Woodberry is on of the best restaurants I’ve ever been to. The food was outstanding and completely different than any menu out there. The building was way cool and they had a brick oven made out of some of the old bricks. The menu was not overly complicated. Definitely a must try for adults.

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KE
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Went here for a one year anniversary dinner and the food was amazing! The crab pot appetizer was SO GOOD, the old fashioneds were delicious, and our entrees of Short Rib and Pan-Fried Chicken and Biscuit were delicious and the perfect rainy day meals. The dessert we chose - white peach pie and toasted oat ice cream- was just OK. Glad I finally got to try this restaurant out; had high expectations that were definitely met.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We love Woodberry Kitchen. The food is fantastic and there are new options every time we dine there.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing the staff was helpful , happy and super chill

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AB
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

We were very disappointed with our experience at Woodberry. I haven't been there in a few years but I felt like the quality/quantity of the food has gone down. Once our waiter found out we weren't drinking, he didn't give us time of day. We saw the young lady filling our water more than our waiter. We sat around waiting for him for 20 minutes after we finished our meal. At that point, we were no longer interested in the dessert menu and just wanted to leave. I ordered the Rockfish and for $39 it was two very small pieces of fish. I order rockfish a lot when we dine and the quantity is usually better. Overall, we probably won't be returning.

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L
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great birthday dinner!

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P
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

I was completely unimpressed with Woodberry Kitchen. I had come here for dinner three years ago and had a great experience. After finishing brunch here with four friends, I won’t come back. The food was overpriced, arrived cold and in small portions. The drinks were similarly overpriced (14 for a small whiskey sour like drink). Many other better brunch options with locally sourced food—id skip this one.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 3

Came here to celebrate a birthday. We waited over 30 minutes for our table, were the last of our reservation time (they had three parties for the same time) to be seated, and then the table they gave us was upstairs away from the ambiance. Our entrees were simple seafood and those took forever. By the end of the experience we cancelled the surprise dessert and left. Major bummer. Took the fun right out of the night.

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RL
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Woodberry Kitchen!!!!! Great food and atmosphere. Great cocktails , too.

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j
Baltimore
62 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Unique menu with local sourcing. Always excellent service. Just a tad noisy, however....

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

I was the most disappointed with how much I spent there.

For example, I wanted a Jamison and Gingerale and the waiter recommended a whiskey since they don’t carry Jamison, I was shocked to find out that 2 of those drinks totaled $40.

There is some level of left hand not knowing what right hand is doing also. There was a delay in getting our dinners and they offered popcorn as a snack until our food was available. Which was charged to us.

Our waiter used so many adjectives that it came across pretentious.

I love the atmosphere, food was good. But the waiter and the prices will be the reason I don’t go back.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service!

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AT
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The skillet cornbread was awesome. The meal portions are big and you don’t need a bunch of sides. The French toast and the pancakes were really good and flavorful.

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NK
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

It was a busy Friday dinner. Wait time before sitting was not too long after the reservation time. Waits for the food was quite long. And foods were not as good as I expected. On average steak, average bolognese, and average trout.

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B
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food. Very idiosyncratic menu. Everything locally sourced. Plan on sharing, because everybody should get a taste.

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