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.
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: 4104648000x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Woodberry Kitchen Ratings and Reviews
I was really disappointed with my evenin ...
I was really disappointed with my evening at Woodberry Kitchen. The food was above average but not spectacular and nothing really stands out as memorable- just good decent food. I would have potentially enjoyed the evening more if it wasn't for everything else.
The restaurant was extremely hot. Not like a 78 degree kinda warm/ could use a fan hot. It was probably 82-85 degrees with a big open oven putting out even more direct heat. I was luckily downstairs because when I asked about the extreme temperatures the server joked- at least I wasn't seated upstairs it is even hotter there. No attempt to cool the room, clearly this wasn't a one time thing and as a result means I will not be back to give it another try.
The server was also a bit over the top. He was offended when I didn't order some of the items he spent 3-4 minutes describing. The drinks were good which was probably the only thing that kept me from passing out from the heat.
If the bill for two of us was $50 I could see giving it another try when the temperature cools but for $100 I have much better options in the DMV region.
I've dined at WK before. The menu was ...
I've dined at WK before. The menu was full of summer goodness. As Always- the menu was intriguing, the preparation and presentation was flawless. Our party of 2 sat upstairs. The warmth/heat was suffocating. Even our waitresses face was flushed red the whole evening and she seemed to be sweating a bit. Plus they don't serve water with ice, I had to ask for ice. There are ceiling fans, but the heat made enjoying dinner difficult. I ordered 2 small cold plates -which were very good- but I felt like I had to limit my selections to cold food to help with the heat.
I would recommend this place to anyone- but if you're going during the summer you may want to sit downstairs. Downstairs is quite noisy but cooler. Upstairs quieter but very warm.
Food and service were great, but the tab ...
Food and service were great, but the tables are right next to one another so you feel like you're at dinner with strangers and can't speak freely with privacy. So the seating situation is uncomfortable, but good food.
This was our first time here, we had an ...
This was our first time here, we had an 5:pm reservations. We arrived around 4:45 introduced ourselves to the hostess , the hostest told us the restaurant opens at 5pm to sit at the bar and she would seat us shortly. Well 5pm came and went everyone who entered after was seated, I asked the hostess " Did you forget that we were here with a 5pm reservation" the hostess showed us to our table. The restaurant was amazing with the original brick, open with upstairs seating. From up stairs I observed the bartender tasting the drinks and serving them out of the same glass WE DID NOT ORDER FROM THE BAR. THER service was EXCELLENT, the food good but OVER PRICED.
We were pleasantly surprised. The old W ...
We were pleasantly surprised. The old Woodberry style and food is BACK!!! Our prior two visits to Woodberry were a bit disappointing --with food quality and service not at their original levels. This time, it was back to greatness. Loved the chicken enchilada (gluten-free!!). Wish they would bring back the Breakfast Burger -- and let us know when it's on the menu, even if just for a day. We would drive from PA just for that burger.
Everything was excellent. The only reas ...
Everything was excellent. The only reason for 4/5 stars on value was the portion size on the Hand-stretched Mozzarella. For $18 it was quite small. Each of us (party of four) only got a tiny morsel. Wouldn't recommend it. Other than that, Woodberry never disappoints!
Woodberry Kitchen does an amazing job. T ...
Woodberry Kitchen does an amazing job. Their commitment to sourcing from quality producers and serving guests incredible food is admirable. Chef Spike Gjerde and his staff should be an example to restaurants nationwide. A must go restaurant experience in Baltimore!
Had an excellent dinner date with my wif ...
Had an excellent dinner date with my wife for her birthday. We got the crab pot (their version of crab dip) for an appetizer, which was awesome, and then my wife ordered the Tuna and I got a Ribeye, both were amazing. Both of us had excellent wines, Pinot for her, Cab for me. Top it all off with a delicious CMP (their take on a s'mores themed ice-cream sundae) and some sorbet for dessert and the experience was outstanding. Our waiter was top notch (wish I could remember his name).
From start to finish, everything was per ...
From start to finish, everything was perfect at Woodberry Kitchen! We were celebrating our anniversary and we loved everything from the cocktails (Match Point and Manhattan) to the appetizer (Tilghman Island Crab Pot) and our entrees (soft shell crabs and pork chop). Unfortunately, we were too full to try one of the offerings on the dessert menu, but our server brought us some mint ice cream with happy anniversary written in chocolate on the plate. What a nice touch! We will definitely be going back and won't wait for a special occasion.
We had reservations but still had to wai ...
We had reservations but still had to wait about 40 minutes. I wasn't expecting to wait that long to be seated and was very hungry. The food and service was great, but we it was hard to get over the long wait. I doubt we will visit again anytime soon.
On a beautiful summer evening, not too h ...
On a beautiful summer evening, not too hot, we were lucky enough to snare an outside table for a memorable meal with truly superior service. We prefer the outside dining here because the inside is too loud for us to enjoy conversation with our friends.
Food - DELICIOUS! Service - AMAZING! Th ...
Food - DELICIOUS!
Service - AMAZING!
This was our first visit, so we tried several appetizers and entrees, everything was fresh, perfectly seasoned and so tasty. The wait staff works as a well-oiled machine, helping each other and ensuring that our every need was met almost immediately. Overall, this was a fabulous experience, we will return.
Fantastic! Went for my partner's and my ...
Fantastic! Went for my partner's and my anniversary. I had the duck breast while he splurged on the 2.5 lb ribeye steak with crab imperial. Everything was perfect, from the drinks to the ambience, to the service, to the food, everything. Will definitely be back again and again!
Upbeat, hip atmosphere. HIghly recommend ...
Upbeat, hip atmosphere. HIghly recommend the soft crab, steamers, and scallops. The duck salad was tasty, but the duck fried rice was too salty. Our group of 4 ate family style but our server who otherwise was terrific, seemed to forget to include a serving spoon for each of the dishes he brought us. Overall, a good meal.
This was the best restaurant in Baltimor ...
This was the best restaurant in Baltimore in which we have ever eaten! Baltimore has some great restaurants so I do not say that lightly. We have been to all the restaurants in Harbor East and all the Foreman-Wolf restaurants (Charlestown, Cinghiale, Pazo, Petit Louis, etc.) and Woodberry Kitchen is the best, hands down! The service was absolutely fantastic without being pretentious. We wanted for and waited for nothing, not once. The service was friendly and efficient without being rushed. The food was amazing, original, fresh and local. We had the squash blossoms, crab pot, flat bread, soft shell crabs (the best I've ever had) and diver scallops. The presentation, beautiful; the sauces, superb; the food, so delicious we can't wait to come back for more. Thank you Woodberry Kitchen for an amazing night! We can't wait to return!
The locavore cuisine is inspired, and th ...
The locavore cuisine is inspired, and the waitstaff are extremely helpful and friendly. Nevertheless, I was dismayed to see that the bathroom made no attempt to accommodate disabilities. The toilet is extremely low, and there is not even a handrail fixed to the wall to help the person get up and down. Anyone with hip or knee problems will have a problem here. Since there are three unisex bathrooms, surely one could have a higher toilet and a solid handrail next to it. Doesn't Baltimore require such things?
Unfortunately, prior to being seated, re ...
Unfortunately, prior to being seated, reservations were made and we didnt get seated til 35 minutes later. The hostess had noted that the restaraunt would "absolutely make up for this delay" however nothing was mentioned thereafter. What is the point of a reservation? The food was decent but nothing to write home about.
Our waiter was fantastic, a lovely irishman, knowlegeable, animated, and attentive.
Great farm to table experience, very goo ...
Great farm to table experience, very good food! Fresh mozz and steak tartare were among the best ever. Passionate servers. We spread the news of our experiences to a wedding-full of friends this weekend. We will return. Only suggestion: please offer citrus (not grown locally), at least for drinks, or advise patrons to bring their own.
Woodbury Kitchen basically invented farm ...
Woodbury Kitchen basically invented farm to table, a concept that is spreading around the country like wild fire. The fact that the menu constantly changes with available local meat, seafood, fish and produce is one of the enticements to keep coming back. Combine this with some of the best preparations EVER, and you have a dining experience that will not soon be forgotten. The wait staff is very enthusiastic, and lives and breathes the food; if they can't get you excited about what's to come, it's probably because of oxygen deprivation. I will say that Woodbury Kitchen is not shy about their pricing or overly generous with their portions, but everything is so damn good, you walk away not even caring. This has quickly evolved into one of my favorite restaurants in the country, and it's no wonder why reservations are required generally weeks in advance.
Highly disappointed. My entree was so ba ...
Highly disappointed. My entree was so bad I took no more than two bites of crab cake and a tasteless potato thing. It was $36 and nobody seemed to care that I hated it and ate none of it. It was a waste of money dining here.
Let me start by saying that the food was ...
Let me start by saying that the food was great. However, the experience was marred by the abysmal service. We waited over 30 minutes for our table (even with a reservation), and since the bar was full , we were left standing in the hallway to wait. When we finally got seated, we waited a long time for everything. Our drinks took about 20 minutes after we ordered. We weren't brought any bread. After the appetizers, we waited a looong time for our dinners. There were two mistakes with our order (wrong beer and wrong side dish). When they found out it was my husband's birthday, they brought him a nice dessert, and then charged us $20 for it. It took two tries to get this corrected on the check. This should have been a nice celebration dinner, but instead it was a comedy of errors. It's a shame that some of the best food in Baltimore gets the worst service.
On this most recent visit to Woodberry K ...
On this most recent visit to Woodberry Kitchen, our dishes were expertly crafted from top notch ingredients. The service was a different story. We waited 45 min beyond our reserved time to be seated, with little apology. Our server was downright unpleasant. I'll think twice before heading back.
Overpriced but I do not mind for a speci ...
Overpriced but I do not mind for a special occasion.
The food is very different from the "usual". One could make a case that it is not overpriced but with my limited funds, it is overpriced? My limited funds are not your problem but I still think it is overpriced. I was in the hole right away when we spent $30 (tip included) on a drink while waiting for a table. We ordered two small fruity drinks that had very little alcohol.
Still, we had a great time. The food and service was great.
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