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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
Waiter was super knowledgeable and friendly despite being super busy. There were only two problems. One, there were several occurrences of loud music being blasted into the dining area then turned off, but not immediately. Very distracting. The other was we weren’t seated until 30 minutes past our reservation time. I can appreciate a restaurant not being totally in control of how fast tables turn. Nevertheless, there seemed to be a management problem there. The host did a fine job of keeping us informed of progress. It is usually not a problem, but in this instance we had BSO tickets and were really cramped on time because of the delay.
our reservation was for 9:15 , we didn't get seated until 9:45 (after being told it they were just 5-10 minutes behind) and then didn't get our first food, the appetizers, until 10:30. We asked for sparkling water and they gave us flat. The main dishes were ok but the noodles in both dishes were too hard and bit gritty. There's al dente and then there's, well just undercooked. Overall somewhat disappointing. We are regulars and sometimes its great... other times such as this, not so much.
Our experience was awful. We had a 915pm reservation for 5 for my best friends birthday. We did not get seated until after 10pm which led us to have to cancel our other plans that night. We asked about every 15 minutes when our table would be ready and we got multiple different answers such as “a group is still sitting at your table, the table is being cleaned, the resturaunt is swamped.” I understand a 10-15 minute delay because of other circumstances but waiting about an hour to be seated for a reservation was absurd and frankly embarrassing to my friends and I that planned this special night for our friend. We were given 2 free appetizers which was nice but did not make up for the fact that we made reservations for a reason. When a resturaunt confirms your reservation, then when you get to the door at the time you should have no more than a 10-15 minute wait, but really no wait at all. Plus while we were just standing in the waiting area about 3 groups came in one with 2 people, one with 4 and one with 6, they all stated they had reservations and were seated within in 10 minutes while we just stood there. We decided to come to Woodberry Kitchen to try something new for our friends birthday and by doing so it ruined the entire night. I really don’t understand what the point of me making a reservation was anyway being so we didn’t get seated until 50 minutes after our reservation time. And to top it off the portions of the food are extremely small for the price. The only good thing going for them was the decor and ambiance. Will never recommend Woodberry Kitchen to anyone and will never visit again. Worst resturaunt experience I’ve ever had frankly. Our jobs range from EMTs, teachers and business owners and let me tell you, after a long week of working hard and looking forward to going to a birthday celebration at a new place, this was just terrible.
As usual Woodberry Kitchen is fabulous. To begin with the service is fantastic, a pre-dinner call to ask if we were celebrating anything special is an indicator of their care and effort. We ended up ordering multiple appetizers , oysters, and flatbreads. The waitress timed the various dishes arriving at the table perfectly. We planned on leaving room for dessert and that was a good call. Everything was delicious. Dinner is so special here, a wonderful treat !!!
We enjoyed the entire experience. We were early for our reservation but they seated us anyway, upstairs. The staff was friendly and helpful. The food was exceptional. We had baked clams, fresh oysters, kitchen pickles, crab cake, potatoes au gratin, and the special: duck on dirty rice. The pickles were a pleasant surprise, a variety of vegetables, each seemingly pickled differently. The duck was done perfectly and the little bits of liver in the rice really added to the texture and flavor. We wouldn’t do the apple pie dessert again: crust to filling ratio was off for us with too much crust. But the sorbet was refreshing and packed with flavor. The ginger is especially concentrated so if you are not devoted to ginger it might be too strong. The apple and the cranberry made me hum in happiness. The staff recommended a great beer to go with the duck, “Maude” I think. The wine list seemed pretty extensive, but as a beer drinker I would have liked more choices. There are a lot of good local breweries they could use. Tables are close together, and we enjoyed chatting with those close to us, but not everyone may like having other diners so close. Even though we were packed in fairly tight, the accoustics allowed for easy conversation, and we didn’t feel that we could be overheard by others unless we wanted to. Prices are on the expensive side, but the food and the experience made it a good value. We were using a gift card so that may color our view of the cost. Driving there was a bit confusing, so use the website for directions.
Dinner, cocktails and dessert was great. Restaurant has a cosy and warm fell with an old rustic feel. My husband and daughter had scallops and they were delicious. My tavern steak was not. It was tough to chew and I did not love the flavor. The steak was also rare to medium rare when I had requested medium. I should have recognized that my waitress was trying to steer me in the direction of the Duck. I did not jump on her hints. All in all, wonderful place to dine just avoid the Tavern Steak.
I throughly enjoyed the restaurant and the atmosphere. I was looking for a new and fun place to take my parents on their 30th anniversary. I was disappointed in the food quality and portions. The servers seemed more interested in clearing the dishes then providing us with more bread or crackers. I’m pretty sure they just wanted to get to the next table in and out.
One of my main issues was that I had 2 main dishes in mind to order that night and they were sold out of both. So I settled for what I thought/told was second if not third best on the menu. I was not impressed! My father and I were both disappointed we could not order the NY strip or the Rock fish since we put in a reservation b4 7:15 and did not get seated till 8. I’m sorry but I expected more for the money spent.
I appreciate the service and the great atmosphere but in a possible future visit i hope for a better experience.
Best of Luck
Years ago I would have told anyone that Woodberry Kitchen was absolutely the best restaurant in Baltimore. The last couple times I've been however it was quite a disappointment so I decided to give it one more try and again, didn't live up to the hype. I made reservations a month out and we were seated 30 minutes after our reservation time. The small plates (hot and cold) and flatbreads were ok. We all got desserts which are all way over priced and no one liked their desserts that much. Wine and beer selection was good. I was really hoping it would knock my socks off like it did about 8 years ago but I unfortunately the food just isnt that good anymore and its way over priced.
Service was a bit slow. We were seated at 7:30pm and we still hadn't ordered 45 minutes later. However, the food was very good, when it arrived, and we had a nice time. The chicken liver started was amazing. I had the tavern steak, which was very good too. We were among colleagues, celebrating a difficult day at work which ended very well, as well as a colleague's birthday. We got a nice treat at the end to acknowledge the occasion.
This is quite simply the best restaurant experience I have ever had, after 20 years of traveling to business meetings across the country and eating at all kinds of places. If you are in the Baltimore area, do not miss this. The food is beyond excellent. The barn-like ambiance is wonderful. We brought business clients and they were out of their mind with the food and experience. All at a very reasonable cost. I will not ever go to Baltimore again without going to Woodberry's
We had a great meal at Woodberry Kitchen. The appetizers - crab pot, chicken liver and beef dumplings - were all terrific. Our entrees were equally good - trout, pork chop, chicken and biscuits, crab cake. Service as always was very attentive. We had a late party member but it never seemed to matter to our server. (If it did, she didn't let it show.) I really appreciated her patience.
The food is always fantastic. Spike is a genius. Live the locally sourced ingredients.
I have one problem with this restaurant.
Every single time I have eaten here I have made a reservation and every time I show up for that time, I am made to wait for a table. On Sunday evening we were not seated until over an half an hour after our reservation. As I have previously worked as a hostess in a fine dining establishment, know this to be unacceptable. It would be different if it were ten or fifteen minutes, but over a half hour is very inconvenient and doesn't engender positive relationships between patrons and the front of house.
The food tends to make up for it, but for the prices, it would be nice if they comped our first round of drinks or an appetizer, or something for the inconvenience.
Even an apology or acknowledgement of the situation would have been nice. Neither of those things were offered.
The chicken and biscuits was delicious, but the biscuits were much smaller than when I've previously ordered this meal.
The duck ravioli was out of this world.
great food and service. five of us shared fried oysters, roasted garlic, spicy cheese, deviled eggs, meatballs, the crab pot, chicken and biscuit, strip steak, dirty rice rockfish, rabbit rigatoni and a verity of drinks and desserts. everything was wonderful and I can't wait to get back.
Our waiter, Patrick, was absolutely phenomenal. He really knows how to make a table feel special. The trout was overcooked, and in lieu of a part of a dish left off because of an allergen, no alternative side was offered and we still paid the same price. We will come again, but next time will be sure to ask about sides being left off and what alternatives are available, or a discount.
Took an out of town friend here today for the first time ever and we had a fantastic time. We were seated upstairs, which we loved, and got the donut and corn bread to start with. Donut wasn't the best, but we enjoyed the corn bread. Breakfast was delicious, and the waiters were very attentive. I would definitely recommend this restaurant, it was very scenic.
This was my 4th visit to Woodberry, but first for brunch. No surprises -- impeccable food, fantastic food service, a little too noisy (energetic per Open Table is not the right adjective), and a wait for the table although reservations were made well in advance. That's the reason for the 4 stars instead of 5 stars on service. The staff is fantastic but managing reservations lacks, especially after they confirm the time and party ahead of time. A free pop-tart and crumb cake are nice but do not make up for the 30 minute wait for a reservation.
This was our second visit to Woodberry Kitchen. My husband and I love the food and the atmosphere. I had a delicious cocktail called Gold Dust, and my husband and I shared the crab pot as an appetizer and then enjoyed our entrees. Everything was delicious. I have 2 complaints, however: I made a reservation for 9:00, and we arrived right on time (despite having a confused Uber driver), but we weren't seated until almost 9:30. Luckily we got seats at the bar while we waited. The other issue: when I made the Open Table reservation, I received a confirmation email letting me know that someone from the restaurant would call the day before our reservation to confirm. The email also stated that if it was a special occasion, I should let them know. It was my husband's 50th birthday, so I told the person on the phone, and she said she'd make a note of it. However, the night of our dinner no one mentioned it at all. I didn't expect all the servers to gather around our table and sing Happy Birthday, but I thought someone might at least mention it. If you indicate to your customers that a special occasion will be acknowledged in some way, you should follow through.
They noted my dietary restrictions and allergies from my previous visits. The server came to the table with recommendations based on my dietary restrictions when we arrived. Each plate came out with a note that the food was prepared with my allergy in mind. This is a level of service I have not received at another other restaurant. The food was exceptional and the service was fantastic.
We had a nice family meal but were both disappointed by our entrees -- the crab cake was good, not great, and not too much meat included. The sides were meager and not that filling -- for the price, we were disappointed. My husband had the special short ribs that tasted fine but I did not have the discerning palate to understand how good it was supposed to be. For 34 bucks, it seems it should be a bit more of a wow experience. It tasted like good pot roast! The kids were happy with their meatballs, fried potatoes, and salads. The flatbread was actually the very best thing we ate -- oh and the apple tartine dessert. For such a hyped establishment, we came away satisfied but not overly impressed.
We got to the restaurant a little early and they accommodated us. The initial table was in between 2 other tables so we asked for another table and again they accommodated us. The waiter was attentive and knowledgeable. They brought our dessert out with Happy Anniversary written on the plate. Nice touch! The food was amazing!
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