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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
Ambience is excellent. Food was above average but not over get top. Drinks were very good and creative. Our server was fair. She forgot one of our guests appetizer. After a long wait for brunch to be served, none of us had forks. We asked for forks on 2 separate occasions, while she prepared and delivered a tables Check, other services etc. After a good 10 minutes and 2 requests, she brought 3 forks for 4 people. After waiting some more, we finally stole one from another table. By that time, the food was cold.
Waited 30 minutes for a table with a reservation. We were only offered water as a apology. Unfriendly server and management. Okra over fried and the dip was unpleasant tasting. Some dishes were a nice size but most were tiny especially the . Gazpacho and so ft shell crabs. Meatballs and the beet salad were good. Has more potential than the restaurant exhibits. Most importantly the staff should be friendlier which would make up for many of the other concerns.
I don't mean to be negative. Woodberry has a great reputation and reservations have been hard to get. It's great that they specialize in local sourcing, but I never expected that mean my husband (whose birthday celebration it was) couldn't get an OLIVE for his Martini! We were also packed in cheek-to-jowl and could barely converse. They asked and knew it was a special occasion, but didn't provide a table that was conducive. I'm glad we tried it, the food was very good, but not our sort of place, ultimately.
Great food and service! The handcrafted cocktails were excellent and my food was excellent. I had two different entrées because I'm greedy and love to eat : ) The waiter suggested I order one as a kid portion if I thought it would be too much. It was the perfect size and just enough. If you're in Baltimore and looking for a place with great food and drinks. This is the place!!!
The service was impeccable - from the moment we entered the door, to when we departed. The watermelon appetizer was an interesting combination of herbs, salt and perfectly ripe melon, perfect greens, and entrée as expected - perfectly cooked chicken with accoutrements. Loved the simple espresso ice cream float (simply a coffee cup of ice cream, we chose vanilla, and a full espresso cup - to be combined however desired). I wish that there were more vegetarian/vegan options. Many entrées had an accompanying pork variation of something, including fish.
We've been going to Woodberry Kitchen for years to celebrate special occasions like birthdays and graduation and it's always been great. This time I was underwhelmed. The food was good but not outstanding. My steak was not cooked as I wanted and while the hostess took it back to the kitchen to try & make it right, it just seemed like the put more sauce on it to cover up the fact it was still undercooked. Therefore my son ate most of my dinner. Hoping it was just an off night.
I have been to Woodberry Kitchen several times. Each time I go I am less impressed, perhaps inversely proportionally to how self impressed the staff is. This visit was no different. The best aspect of the meal was that the weather cooperated and since the restaurant was not busy (midweek in August), we were able to sit outside. The food was solid but contrary to what our server said - the menu had not changed significantly in the past week (I had looked prior to making the reservation). I had the trout. It was rather dry and uninspiring. One of my companions had the skillet chicken. That is on the menu (almost) every time I have been there. It is very good, but it's still just chicken. Other people had crab cake, tavern steak - nothing notable. The service was marginal. We asked for more bread, and then had to ask again. We ordered a couple of additional drinks during the meal. They arrived near the end when we were preparing to order dessert. Please note that the restaurant was not busy.
Overall, Woodberry Kitchen is solid. The pretentiousness of the staff is off-putting. The food is good but not great.
This was our 4th visit and we continue to LOVE it! Each time we have sat in a different 'section' which really changes the experience. The appetizers and entrees are good, but desserts are 'to die for'!!! Great cocktails and tasty beers. We will continue to visit...
The food, as amazing as it is, is only one of the wonders of this place. Complementary valet parking attendants are courteous and friendly. The staff knows the menu, what ingredients are used and their source, what's in season. My wife and I have NEVER understood the desire of others to take photos of their dinners, but this place made us both want to do exactly that. Even the cocktails are nearly works of art (and delicious!) As most restaurants throw a complimentary basket of bread at you, Woodberry Kitchen brought out samples of deviled eggs, toasted sourdough bread with crab dip, and salted watermelon slices. It's more than a dinner, it's an experience.
What can I say about Woodberry Kitchen. It is probably one of the top 5 dining spots in our area. Yes it is very expensive but this is a dining experience not just eating. If you do not like an open kitchen, open bar and noise do not go. It is high level dining in an old warehouse with some of the most imaginative food in our City. We had so much food it is hard to talk about all of it.. However, I want to point out two or three really exquisite items. The bread was to die for. Our Maryland crab cakes in a skillet were superb and oh so sweet with no filler and no grease. This makes every crab cake in our City seem ordinary. It was served with a fresh luscious tomato salad and a potato dish that melted in our mouths. My son had a beautiful garden salad that looked like a freshly picked flower. We ended with a dish of three flavors of cold but not overly sweet home made fruit sorbet. The service was impeccable with Brad our server leading the team of many. The check was provided and yes it was expensive. However, if you want to dine and not just eat, go to Woodberry for a special occasion.
This was our first visit, and we were very impressed. The locally sourced ingredients, including many distilled spirits, were varied and what we tried was delicious. Portions were small enough that adding on starters and having dessert didn't leave us completely stuffed. The flank steak was perfectly cooked (for me) and not dry. The crab cake was awesome, very fresh and with no filler.
We will be back!
The food and drinks were amazing as usual. We love the seasonal menu. We had lunch here on a Sunday. They were quite busy so our service was very slow and lacking. We weren't too upset that the hostess and servers seemed to be ignoring us, because the meal was very memorable.
I do not take pleasure in writing this review but I felt like I needed to express my disappointment. My sister picked this place to celebrate her Birthday. I made a reservation several weeks prior for an afternoon luncheon. We were seated upstairs; I know we waited close to an hour for our food and when we finally did receive it , well, it wasn't very good. Between the the service, food and value... not worth it to us, very overrated.
We waited for over a half an hour past our reservation to be seated. Our order took almost an hour to come out of the kitchen. No one came by to speak to us during this time, and, even when I approached front of house staff, no explanation was ultimately given other than "it's not personal the chefs are doing the best they can."
Additionally, I had asked for a side which never came but we had been waiting so long I opted not to wait any longer at that point.
It is really unfortunate because we had always had great brunches here when we visited our Baltimore friends in the past, but now don't think we will return.
I was so excited to go to this restaurant because everyone always raved about it. We weren't able to get a reservation until 8:45 so we decided to go early and have a few drinks. When it came time for us to be seated, we were told our table was not ready. 45 minutes later we were still at the bar with no answers as to what the issue was. Thank god a few seats opened up at the bar itself and we just ate there since it was almost 10pm. The bartenders were amazing at trying to remedy the issues and the food was excellent but overall I was disappointed with the way the hostesses dealt with the reservation issues.
Woodberry Kitchen is my all-time favorite restaurant. The food melts in your mouth, and the servers know absolutely everything about what is being served each day. Even their gluten-free options are delicious. I have come to really enjoy the friendly, homey, yet classy and special feel of this place. I especially love the outside dining area, complete with fireplace. I will be going back again and again!
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