Woodberry Kitchen

4.6
10762 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Local Ingredients
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
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 10762 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined a day ago

Food drinks and service were all excellent. A creative menu makes this restaurant a can't miss experience

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3.0Dined 2 days ago

Staff needs to respect all types of customers, not just who they feel deserves to be a customer. Ive been dining there since the opening on a regular basis. Know your constant customers and dont perceive their oblivious to what is to be expected.
Tonight was not good customer service at all!!!!!!!!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We wanted someplace new to try and our friends came in clutch by telling us Woodberry Kitchen. We were already in the car so I snagged a table online and we were on our way. While I am very limited in what I can eat, I found the cast iron chicken to be especially good. Otherwise I didn’t have many options for my dietary needs. My husband had the flat bread and tomato soup. Both were delicious.

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2.0Dined 3 days ago

Lovely setting, fantastic service. However, the food is way overrated. There are limits to relying exclusively on local ingredients.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

One of the best overall brunch experiences I’ve ever had. The ambiance was gorgeous, the service was great, the food was outstanding, and the Bloody Mary is the best ever! Cannot wait to go back

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

My wife says it was the best restaurant she’s ever been to. Food was fantastic. Our waitress was attentive. Ambiance is great for a quiet date (upstairs) or for a group of friends. Menu is a little pricier then we would normally spend, but overall I would recommend Woodberry Kitchen to anyone looking for a comfortable atmosphere and great food.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great atmosphere, the staff was very helpful and knowledgeable. Without skipping a beat their wine expert came out to our table and discussed their various wines and pairings. Their attentiveness was also very impressive and non-invasive.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

First time to Woodbury. Came from the Eastern Shore for an evening out with friends. Atmosphere and esthetics were fabulous. Food presentation and taste was exceptional. Server had terrific product knowledge but a huge lack in table side manner. Server was not personable or conversant. Appeared bothered by our questions. An unfortunate taste arrogance when questioned about specific dishes and ingredients. Did not thank us for coming in.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

The ambiance of Woodberry Kitchen was fantastic, but the food was overrated. I tried several items but kept finding myself disappointed. The deviled egg tasted like egg white with a dollop of straight whole-grained mustard plopped in the center. The crab pot was OK but it seemed to be more sauce than crab, and the toasts they give you to eat it with were nondescript and overall underwhelming. The steak was waaay overseasoned and so tough that it was difficult to eat. The potatoes that came with it were OK but, again, nothing to write home about. The CMP was very good and the only thing I had that I would recommend. Finally, as far as the service, it was generally OK, although I had a server who did not know how to take it when someone didn’t just rave about the food. She also kept highly recommending items that I specifically told her I was not interested in. For example, I tend to prefer warm appetizers as opposed to cold ones, and I don’t generally eat a lot of fish, yet those were the menu items she tried to steer me towards. I did appreciate that she made sure that I was not charged for a cocktail she recommended but that I found undrinkable (I learned that watermelon-based cocktails are NOT my thing!). Overall, I left disappointed because I had such high expectations for my dinner and I left feeling that the food was either underwhelming or overseasoned and served by an awkward waitress.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Woodberry Kitchen is the best restaurant in town and a special treat for those who cannot tolerate gluten. The food is fresh, inventive, delicious, and the service is top notch!

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Food was excellent as always but the service was lacking. We waited a half hour for the waiter to just take our order.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Our server was great, and the food was excellent. The outside dining is beautiful

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Delicious, great service. Will definitely return when in Baltimore!

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

We ate at Woodberry Kitchen to celebrate our daughters birthday, and had a delightful meal! The bar makes great concoctions, the appetizers, flat bread, basket of bread, entrees, sides, desserts, coffee... delicious, satisfying, beautiful. Gorgeous, tasty, great service. Hope to return soon!

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Good food, friendly staff

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Our yearly birthday brunch was nice as usual. It's has become our birthday tradition to celebrate our birthdays with a Sunday brunch.

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Food and service were very good. My only issue was distance between adjoining guests. Dining, eating, and conversation is personal so having an optimum distance between tables and other guests would be desirable.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Woodberry Kitchen is where I take all my friends and loved ones for special occasions. The restaurant does a fantastic job of confirming reservations and making accommodations when needed. The space is gorgeous and we were seated in a side room which was great for conversation. The food was phenomenal and impressed my family visiting from out of town. The only drawback this visit was service was hit or miss. Very attentive at first but then as it got busier we were a left alone and waiting for plates to be cleared. The server brought out a birthday surprise for my cousin but never asked anyone else if we wanted dessert - which i did. That was disappointing but gives an excuse to go back and get dessert first. Overall, a good visit and everyone was happy.

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Great food, creative drinks, ambience and service. Frequent diner.
Suggestion: If the restaurant opens at 10am and diner's with reservations are waiting to be seated, WK might consider printing menu's before the restaurant opens. This practice seem's to be standard operating procedure, so perhaps there is a reason.

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3.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Good food, but I had to wait 30 minutes after my reservation time to be seated. We then had to wait 20 minutes for our drink order, 30 minutes for our appetizer and about 50 min to actually get our food. It was tasty, just recognize if you go here, even with a reservation, it will be a wait to be seated and you will have to wait a loooooooooooonnnnggg time for your food.

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2.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Drink prices were ridciulously expensive. Good prices were fair for a nice restaurant. Both fish dishes were too salty. Portions were small. Service was inattentive. Upstairs was way too hot. One the plus side, the food was fresh and creative. Disappointing experience considering the reputation.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

We enjoyed a terrific anniversary celebration. The staff is amazing. I want to thank the wonderful people at Woodberry Kitchen for creating a fabulous meal.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Fabulous brunch. Outdoor patio lovely. Fantastic staff and service. Would love to try dinner!

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Great place to dine. Food was outstanding and the service was impeccable.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

This place never disappoints! Amazing food, drinks. and staff.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

There is no place like Woodberry! My wife and I love it. We come here often and are never disappointed. The food is amazing, the restaurant is rustic and beautiful and the servers are always top notch.

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3.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Loved the look, concept and much of the food, but was outraged when bill came and was charged 1$ for a taste of a craft beer, that I was trying to decide whether to order. Nothing was said, nothing was written on the menu, and my husband and I got fairly agitated when we saw that. Fro that reason, not coming back again.

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3.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Our table was not ready for our 7:15 reservation until 7:45.

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

This place was amazing!! I have no pictures of the food because we ate everything so fast!! Great attention to detail and the flavors were wonderful.

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Amazing food and amazing experience. Favorite place in the Baltimore area. Will be back again!

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

I do not live in Baltimore, but visit often, and I have been hearing about Woodberry Kitchen for the last 8 years. Finally made it, worth the wait. Every dish was great, starting with Various Tomatoes. Our main courses were the Beef Bolognese and the Cast iron Chicken. Both of these were just fantastic. The desserts were special, a delicious trio of exotic ice cream. Service was good, but somewhat slow sometimes. One warning, and this is for real - do not let them sit you at the table directly across from the oven. I sat there and must have watched that cook make at least 50 of those chickens. Before dessert, my head was close to boiling, so I had to step outside for a few minutes to cool off in the 80 degree heat out near the pool across the street.

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Always a vibrant high energy dining experience. Consistently excellent well prepared food from an eclectic menu of local favorites. Particularly like the freshness of ingredients used.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

We truly enjoyed celebrating our 40th anniversary here. The food was outstanding! It was a lovely evening and they even made a beautiful dessert plate for us wishing us a happy anniversary. Francis was our server and you can't ask for better than him. I don't know what to tell you to try first but I highly recommend the cheeses and the Tilghman Crab Pot and definitely the crab cake out of the oven. Other dishes enjoyed by my family were the lambchetta, the rockfish, and the Duck Soup. I particularly enjoyed the sweet corn tart. I'm pretty sure that no matter what you get here you're going to walk away with a smile on your face because it was so delicious. Can't wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Amazing first experience at Woodberry Kitchen. My wife and I were visiting Baltimore for the day and I came across this restaurant online with great reviews and vibes looked perfect. When we arrived the staff from very accommodating asking if we wanted to sit outside or inside. We opted for outside because it was a perfect evening. We started off with cocktails and appetizers, both were exceptionally crafted with local ingredients. Our waitress was very knowledgeable about the menu/dishes/ingredients which was very helpful because the entire menu sounds amazing. Overall, very great first experience at Woodberry Kitchen and we can't wait to return!

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Our server was amazing and what was surprising was, even the host was incredible! The food was absolutely delicious, it was just a perfect brunch and made my wife so happy on her birthday.

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2018

We had a great Sunday brunch at Woodberry. The tables outside were pleasant and the food was all very good - big selection of items. Their bread is delicious.

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Excellent meal, ambiance, and service. I'm never quite sure why there always needs to be a 10 minute wait with a reservation at any time of day. But, the overall quality experience makes it worth the occasional visit.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

This is a great place for a date! Very nice neighborhood, great drinks and wonderful service. The food is very fresh, and tomatoes are there specialty- juicy and delicious! We highly recommend the peach blueberry pie- it was a unique dessert and absolutely wonderful. We also loved the low lighting and candles, and the rustic decor.

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2018

It was my 4th visit and the ambiance and food was wonderful.

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Food was excellent, as was table service and ambiance. It was kind of a bummer to get a nasty email from open table insinuating we had broken our reservation and chastising is for taking up the restaurants time! It was fixed this morning but put a bad taste in my mouth (no pun intended) — please make sure you are checking open table reservations in properly—a sour end to a otherwise lovely experience

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