Woodberry Kitchen

4.6
11023 reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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About

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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Baltimore
1 review
Dined 11 hours ago
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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BB
Baltimore
37 reviews
Dined on November 29, 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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RS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed dining there again with friends and family. I had high expectations for the chicken dish but it was overly salted. I had remembered to ask that it not be salty. That was a disappointment. I believe everyone else enjoyed their meals.

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MA
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was extremely nice and helpful The food was amazing as usual.

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OT
Western NC
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

The server was really cold.
I asked for my food in a togo box and she never brought it.
They asked if it was a special occasion multiple times and never acknowledged it.
They never brought a menu item that we ordered (albeit wasn’t on the receipt)

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 5

Unimpressed with food .... kinda blah

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b
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous place. Loved everything about it!

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place, but a little pricey! The food is outstanding and service was excellent. It was too cold to sit outside, but outside looked awesome in nice weather!

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M
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service. Can’t go wrong.

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B
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For the past 6 years a group of us make plans to eat at Woodberry Kitchen while we are in the Baltimore area for an annual event. It is something to look forward to each and every year! I highly recommend this fun and attractive spot with amazingly creative food which always delights. a great beer and drink menu! I've included a picture of 1 of the 2 desserts that 5 of us shared. next time, I won't share!

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g
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A hidden restaurant in a historic location. Food is great; staff is friendly and knowledgeable. A little enthusiastic with the reservations reminders (I received 4 within 2 days, even though I confirmed).

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B
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 2

Not a great place for a special occasion. I left a note with my reservation that it was a 5th anniversary for my wife and I. A restaurant representative texted me the day of our reservation to confirm and asked if I was celebrating a special occasion. I said again that it was our anniversary. At the restaurant, there was zero acknowledgement of our special day, not even a word from the hostess as we were greeted. We also were being rushed most of the meal by our servers (eg, asking to take plates with food still on them, multiple courses at the table at the same time). On the other hand, the food and wine was very good, especially for Baltimore. However, on this Saturday night, the restaurant was best described as 'impersonal fine fast-food'. Sadly, this will likely be our last time to Woodberry Kitchen.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

It was one of the only times I’ve not enjoyed dining at Woodberry kitchen. I’ll go back though - love their food.

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BM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Poor selection of wines, limited menu selections, starters and entrees very spare and overpriced.

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SG
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This was the worst experience dining in Baltimore that I’ve had. Despite having reservations we were made to wait about 45 minutes. When I questioned the wait time I was told, “well if you can find a table then I will seat you at it”. The hostess was beyond rude, and directed so much vitriol towards us that our experience was ruined.

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KH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 4

Reservation was for 830 and they did not seat us until 935; every time we asked they said they couldn’t give an estimate, and didn’t offer any compped drinks or snacks. Our cheese plate had generous portioned cheeses, but they were not appropriateely brought to room temp to experience the full flavor profile. The pesto pasta with mushrooms and the pesto was extremely bitter and almost no mushrooms, and the baked sweet potato dish was burnt almost to the point of being inedible. First time back in over three years- a far cry from the elevated dining experience and excellent food/service that it used to have. Would only recommend during non peak hours

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PC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a wonderful evening we had. The ricotta dumplings in ham broth were lick the bowl clean good! Chicken and biscuit was outstanding, large portion, flavorful comfort food with acorn squash and collard greens. Outstanding dish, who knew such simple foods could sing? Dessert too good not to miss. Apple pie and oat ice cream with caramel sauce tasted like it came out of your favorite aunt’s kitchen. It was full of nostalgia and filled the sense. Our waiter was impeccable - well versed in every nuance of each dish. Don’t wait for a Birthday of special occasion to visit the Woodberry Kitchen....just go! You’ll enjoy every bite!

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BC
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Chicken chilaquiles (sp) was mediocre - would not recommend that item

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WB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about our dinner! Can’t wait to come back. Reservations required

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S
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had an AMAZING experience! Brad, Jerome and the ENTIRE crew were so on the same page! They helped me as I had my 2 kids and trying to set up the table for my friend who is having a baby. I am blessed to have this team on my side. Thanks a lot for making our group of 10 guests so happy, welcomed and well fed.

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M
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Not a brunch menu that we related to very well. All agreed we did like the biscuits. The chicken chilaquiles were ok. The Bimbop soup had some very hot kimchee and there was no warning about this.

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CS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best brunch I’ve ever had! A delicious and creative menu. I can’t wait to come back again!

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MS
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were both fabuloous! We will be back.

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R
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

We like Woodberry Kitchen . . . but the tendency to "flip" tables and pressure the diner into hurrying is becoming a bit grating.
Appetizers arrive with the entrees. Drinks come with dinner. And the check is snapped down on the table quickly.

Last Saturday night the waiter did everything short of ask us to leave.

This is not a place to linger or enjoy. For all the effort that goes into the food and drink the rush to get in and get out is unattractive and boorish. That's too bad. This is a good restaurant that needs manners. And it only seems to be getting worse.

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J
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Outstanding as usual. Only concern is they really squeeze tables together sometimes. The loft was very tightly packed this trip.

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p
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The trout was tasteless. The gluten free roll, the desert (caramel pudding) and the cappuccino were the only really good things about the meal. The noise level was extremely high, so both of us had difficulty hearing each other and even ourselves. I would be reluctant to return

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JA
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very special restaurant to celebrate special occasions or to treat yourself!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

We came there as a gift from a family member, really great food and service, but I found it very overpriced for the items. To each their own I suppose, but $250 for dinner for four seemed quite high.

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s
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Food was horrible to say the least. Prices are very high and waiting to use the bathroom is the final nail in the coffin.

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LW
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

wonderful birthday brunch with amazing service. I even had flowers on my table because they knew it was my birthday.

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GH
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Everything was great but what's up with all the fruit flies?

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C
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious but the service was SPECTACULAR! I’ve dined in restaurants around the world including many with Michelin stars and I can honestly say tonight was probably the best service I’ve ever encountered. The staff take a great menu to a completely higher level. You can tell they love working here and that love is brought to your table.

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A
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love the food. Impressed good advice on wine. Tables a bit to close to each other but other than that great!

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T
Portland
28 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent farm-to-table experience. Very knowledgeable staff. Terrific setting.

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R
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent!

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CG
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit after hearing about it for years. Not at all disappointed. Great food, attentive service. Love the vibe of the place.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fine place.

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b
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

perfect! beautiful restaurant, amazing food, wonderful kind service!

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NC
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful find during a recent trip to Baltimore. I liked that many of the ingredients were local, with an emphasis on local vendors and farms. Service was outstanding, the cocktails were creative and the food, I'd say inventive. Overall a wonderful experience and will recommend to friends and family.

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AK
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

No lemon for drink or fish.. was given a $22 glass of wine and was never told how much it was...other people at table had flatbreads.. very bland.. way too overprised

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