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
Crammed in on a small table next to a cold wall with people yelling to hear one another I enjoyed a less than enjoyable meal. Overall, the waitress wasn't accommodating and simply did a routine job of pouring water, serving disgusting over-priced coffee and making me feel uncomfortable about eating there. She didn't even describe the food and why she thought one option was better than another when asked for her suggestion. Instead, she appeared to be more concerned with her tip and appearing proper than anything else. I will never go back for brunch again - there are many better place in the Baltimore area for that.
Expected more from a james beard nominee. Meatballs were raw, sent back, and got another raw plate. Pretty ridiculous given restaurant's reputation. Manager was apologetic but waitress replied smugly: "we serve raw beef here." Well, that may be true, but certainly not raw meatballs, and we didn't order raw beef. That soured our experience, to be sure.
The Woodberry Kitchen was established with the same principle as Chez Panisse: local ingredients, gathered in season and made to shine on their own. They also have very creative cocktails and sauces (which can be bought and enjoyed at home). The staff-to-customer ratio is quite high, so service is quick and excellent.
Another enjoyable dining experience at Woodberry! Chef is getting a bit more absolute in his requirement that everything be locally sourced. Couldn't get an olive for my martini because olives are not indigenous to the mid-Atlantic. Nonetheless, my wife and I really enjoyed all aspects of our meal. And as mentioned by prior reviewers, the waitstaff is well versed on the menu, ingredients and preparation. Looking forward to our next visit!
I brought my girlfriend here as a cap to a weekend spent exploring Baltimore, Annapolis, and D.C. This was by far the highlight of the activities we did and the food we ate. Service was infinitely knowledgeable about ingredients, sourcing, and general food trivia. Additionally, the table service and barista who worked next to our table were friendly, accommodating, and reciprThe food, wine, and ambiance were reminiscent of a restored farmhouse with a romantic and alluring character. A very easy to navigate menu offered enough options to satisfy diverse palates without presenting so many choices that you felt cheated by not getting to try everything. We will be coming back when next we visit the city.
Arriving to Woodberry 10 minutes before our reservation for Sunday brunch, we were invited to visit the bar or go outside to a lovely outdoor area with large fire and seating areas - very nice. We waited for our table which wasn't ready until about 25 minutes after our reservation time. Service was attentive after that. Coffee was served in individual french presses, bakery board and crab pot were great starters. Meals were varied including biscuits and gravy, egg dishes, chicken enchilada, etc. After all was said and done, we spent about $33 a head including tip...no alcoholic beverages or dessert.
Had an 11am reservation for brunch to celebrate 2 birthdays. Got there 10 minutes early and didn't get seated until 11:30. Ordered 15 minutes later and the food didn't come to the table until almost 12:30. Some of the food was overcooked and some cold. Ended up not staying for dessert because we were so displeased with the experience. The manager handled the situation well and gave us a discount on our bill and a gift card to come back. Overall it was not Woodberry's best showing.
Disappointed. We just went to Woodberry for family/friends brunch with a party of 10 people - including 4 kids under 5 and 3 pregnant women. We were the first seating Saturday morning (10am), and had a surprising and relatively bad experience here. The service was unacceptably slow - it took over an hour from when we ordered until our meals arrived.
We used to be regulars before moving out of town two years ago; we used to love this place. In fact my wife and I had been saying it was one of the things we missed most about Baltimore. The food didn't disappoint - it was amazing - as were the cocktails. However, it seems that the restaurant has gotten really full of itself. No limes, lemons, or tequila because they're not locally sourced - but I'm sure the delicious coffee that they served us grew in DelMarVa. Come on. Our server similarly had a bit of an attitude about the restaurant, and was very confrontational about how we were going to order and about the discussion we were having around the table about who was going to have coffee. Then she just vanished for about a half hour. We sat in front of the big window, which was lovely except that the only speakers in the first floor were right overhead and blaring loud enough we were yelling across the table, and when we asked if they would turn them down it lasted about 15 minutes before someone cranked it back up again. I'll look elsewhere next time we're back in town...
We've been coming here for a while now, and have always had a great experience with both the restaurant's charm, the staff, and the menu. What makes them stand out to me, however, was the regards they have for each individual. We came to celebrate my husband's birthday, this past visit, which they noted upon my initial reservation. Throughout the evening they went out of their way to make him feel special, without going obnoxiously overboard as some places would. These warm gestures really made for a wonderful evening - with a surprise treat at the end, a small tasting of their sorbet a single candle, and a special "happy birthday" note written in chocolate. Aside from the unique birthday experience, the food is always on par, catering to different tastebuds and diet choices. Local, select produce and an eclectic, creative menu marry with well craved comfort foods and diverse flavors, giving patrons a unique touch on familiar dishes that truly satisfy. Always look forward to dining here, whether a special occasion, or a nice night out.
letdown. My steak was extremely tough. My dates chicken was excellent. Desert menu was excellent. Coffee (French Press) was horrible. Wait staff was very knowledgeable and good. Had to find after you arrive. Finally found sign for valet parking but then had to walk back to restaurant that still didn't have very visable sign. Overall a big letdown.
Woodberry Kitchen is a beautiful restaurant with great ambiance, a fantastic staff, and delicious local food. The food is pricy, as are the cocktails and wine. I usually don't mind paying for quality and that's what you're getting here. However, the portions are so small, I left hungry. I wish for the price I got mire quantity.. or they could stand to lower prices by a margin
I ate here solo and thoroughly enjoyed the food. I went for the "local" experience and got the ridiculously rich Maryland crab flatbread (delicious!), a Boody rose wine from Maryland, local White Stone oysters and radishes with butter. Oh, and I was dining solo. It was an absolutely perfect night out eating alone. The only problem was service. I'd wait forever just for simple things - it took 10 minutes after seating just to get water, another 15 before my order was taken, and so on. Strange for a Sunday night. But the ambiance made up for it slightly.
Nice experience but surprised service wasn't as good as usual. Server didn't know several menu items. Past experiences, servers knew menu and were very knowledgeable . Food took such a very long time, the manager (?) came out to apologize without being solicited. Not sure if was issue with server.
Don't believe the "valet parking" service. You drive a half block to the parking lot and THEN they take your car. You walk back - in the rain - to the entrance. Food was so-so. Service slow, staff overworked. Then to get your car you walk back to the lot and stand - in the rain - while they get your car from a lot, I then noticed, about another half block away, which had a sign for "restaurant parking." Overall, I had told friends this is the best restaurant in Baltimore, not sure I will do that again.
Wonderful brunch at Woodberry!! Started with a delightful blackberry coffee cake and French press. Each of us had a perfectly prepared entree. Biggest disappointment was that we had no room for desserts! I love the seasonal variety of foods, but the consistency of excellence that Woodberry provides.
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