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About Woodberry Kitchen
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.
Baltimore, MD 21211
American, Organic, Continental
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
Complimentary valet parking located just a few steps from the front door. Handicapped parking spaces also available next to the restaurant.
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.
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.
Private Party Contact:
Jolanta Kunkulis: (410) 464-8000
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
Woodberry Kitchen Ratings and Reviews
I had an 11:15am reservation which I made on open table. We knew it was a busy place so we arrived early. Despite having a reservation, they didn’t have a table ready for my party and the Manager unfortunately couldn’t even tell us an estimated wait time. We were seated 45 min past our reservation. We enjoyed the deviled eggs. The cornbread was dry. Kids “buttermilk” pancakes were not good. It had some type of sour cream sauce that wasn’t part of the description and it just didn’t go with the pancakes. The chicken bánh mí sandwich was spicy and the bread was hard. Another reason I am giving a poor review since I specifically asked the waiter if the sandwich was spicy and he said no. The pork belly and the beau breakfast were decent. The turkey enchiladas tasted so so and were
smothered in sauce. Not surprise at all with this place.
Expect looooong wait and bunches of people just waiting around the hostess area.
I read the online reviews which said: *great food. terrible service* but decided to try Woodberry Kitchen anyway.
I made reservations for two people for 8PM, arrived early. Hostess didn't seat us until 8:57PM.
Standing in line for an hour with my wife --even with confirmed reservations, didn't make for the nice evening I had planned. I even overheard a hipster couple complaining that they had to wait, after I had just watched them make a "walk-in" reservation with the hostess around 8:15 (after we were already waiting with our reservations) and they got seated well before us. They were regulars and they let everyone else (approximately 20 people) waiting know of their status.
Artsy surroundings and nice, freshly updated blend of old and new architecture. Food was tasty but over-priced and wine was also. In fact the wine was unapologetically over priced. Outside patio looked inviting had it been open.
Overall my opinion: "*great food. TERRIBLE service*"
We sat upstairs for the first time. It was nice to be able to look down and around and see all that was going on. Previous few times here we've eaten in the more private small dining room downstairs. The food was fabulous! It is every time we come. We both had skillet chicken and biscuit with greens, side of potatoes, flat bread. Delicious!! My hubby got oysters and we also shared deviled eggs. Super yum! We'll be back!! It was my birthday and I was surprised with an ice cream Sundae (that my kids ordered for me). I'd just declined dessert because I was so full. Then the Sundae arrived, and I ate the entire deliciousness, sharing a little...
Food & service were excellent!
Went for our anniversary, they surprised us with a complimentary dessert.
Portions are smaller than your average restaurant, but they make up for it with high quality, local ingredients.
I would recommend for special occasions!
The ember-roasted root vegetable appetizer was outstanding! It was packed, but we got a great table in the quieter dining room next to a window. My entree was big but I didn't want to miss dessert, so I asked and they let me have my favorite dessert in a half portion size!
If there were a restaurant with the honor of being “Maryland’s Restaurant”, Woodberry Kitchen would be it. The food is authentic to our region, full of local flavor and elegantly prepared. The menu is like a geography lesson of Maryland and the mid Atlantic area. The service is warm and friendly, very experienced, knowlegable about the menu. I look forward to every visit there with my family.
Had a recommendation for this restaurant from a friend, but unfortunately was underwhelmed by my experience there. Had brunch reservation, but table was not ready when we arrived. Had to wait 15 minutes for our table. Hostess recommended we order drinks at the bar while we wait. Drinks took 30 min to arrive -- had finally moved to our table and sat for 15 minutes there before drinks showed up. After we asked several times about our drinks, the wait staff explained the reason for delay was everyone in restaurant wanted coffee and they were backed up-- frankly, on a day when the weather forecast is 15 degrees, your restaurant should plan ahead and BE READY for LOTS of coffee orders. None of the staff seemed to care about the delay, didn't explain about the back up ahead of time... or anything.
The food & drinks were very good - we loved the Hot Buttered Rum, and our brunch selections.
But because the wait staff was not very attentive or particularly customer-focused, and we had unnecessary wait time for our table and for our orders, I won't be going back. I'd rather have a more enjoyable dining experience!
I really appreciated Drew making sure I was ok with the gluten free options (I have celiac). They even wrote "Happy Birthday" on a plate to go with my order of butterscotch pudding. <3
Sadly they did not give me my leftovers - and I only ate half my entree) That is my only complaint. I was really looking forward to eating scallops the next day :(
We have enjoyed Woodberry several times. We are from OOT and we've come here for special occasions. The food has always been excellent, they have a great selection of interesting choices; oysters done a variety of ways, flatbreads, great local cheeses, delicous day-boat fish and seafood, etc... I really value there creativity. Highly recommend trying all of their cocktails!! In short, they deliver a creative locally sourced menu that is very creative and well executed!!
Interesting, oft changing seasonal menus based on local availability. Excellent friendly service. Very accommodating when I requested options for special dietary needs. Great rustic atmosphere complimented by warm holiday decor. Eclectic choice of whiskeys. Only negative was one overlooked schnitzel, otherwise enjoyed our dishes.
Great cozy ambiance for the holidays. Terrific to sit on the second floor. Nice “out of the oven” dishes. Fabulous ice cream sundae. The hot fudge could have been placed more evenly throughout the sundae though. Meaningful story of restaurant and giving back to Baltimore. Great to support local farmers and fisheries and brewers. The valet parking attendants need to be equipped with much better conditions in the winter though. Those fire pits don’t cut it in this weather. Please take care of your low-wage employees better. Maybe consider creating a small insulated area for them?
We got to the restaurant at 4:50 for a 5pm reservation and were told we would have to wait to be seated which happened around 5:05 and got menus around 5:20, apparently the restaurant doesn’t open for dinner till 5 and they are updating the wait staff on the menu and printing new menus. Not a huge deal but we had tickets to a show at 7pm so it got a little tight. The drinks and food were great and the waiter was very pleasant. We were seated upstairs and that seemed to slow down the process of him being able to get back to our table on a regular basis . Overall it was a great experience that I would have enjoyed more if I hadn’t been trying to leave in an hour and a half turn around time.
We were a little worried on the approach (few blocks away) as we didn't know where we were going and what we were getting ourselves in. Boy are we glad we stayed diligent. This is the definition of a diamond in the rough. The ambiance immediately let's you know you're in for a treat. Everyone is super friendly (must be a requirement t be employed). We sat in the balcony area over looking the patrons downstairs. My girlfriend had the grits and trout, and I ordered Bear's breakfast. Both were amazing. The coffee wasn't as good as advertised but I think it was more of the build up. They explained how the French press is better as all the beans are submerged blah blah blah. I was expecting a 5 star cup of coffee and I got a 4 (so as you see, it was still very good just not AMAZING). Nonetheless, we will definitely be back when the weather warms up. The outside seating area looked like a good spot to ensure a spring meal.
One of the dishes was cold. Food was good, not great, and pricey. The restaurant was freezing cold, the seats are uncomfortable. Very much an in-demand spot and I don’t quite get it. The dishes are unique and differ by seasons so maybe the variety is the attraction.
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