About Woodberry Kitchen
Baltimore, MD 21211
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: (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
Let's get one thing straight, right now. ...
Let's get one thing straight, right now...We're foodies.
As usual, our visit was completely awesome. Woodberry was crazy hopping. It's such a fun crowd, to watch and be a part of.
How does Woodberry get it sooo right?
Our server, Paul, was the best; attentive, personable and took wonderful care of us.
The incredible menu makes it so hard to choose...but is guaranteed to satisfy no matter what you choose. We started with oysters and flatbreads, then progressed to our mains of 14 hour Beef, Chesapeake Bounty x 2, and Dayboat Scallops. Every time the food arrived, it went dead quiet at our table - everyone drooling from the fantastic aromas wafting up from our plates. For dessert, we had the Lattice Apple pie (not too sweet, not too tart w/perfect crust), Plum Congee (best I'd ever had) and Butterscotch pudding (butterscotch cloud wow!)- all superior.
If only licking one's plate was socially acceptable...
The night didn't start well as we had to ...
The night didn't start well as we had to wait almost an hour for our reservation. The service made up for it though. They were very apologetic and offered us a couple of appetizers on the house. The food was excellent, but I though the serving sizes were small for the price.
Usually we love Woodberry and its one of ...
Usually we love Woodberry and its one of our favorite places as a special treat to go, but this time I was a little disappointed. I do want to note that the service is outstanding and the staff is excellent. We also still love the atmosphere to the restaurant as well. There were 4 of us in the party and we Ubered over to Woodberry so we could drink without having to worry about driving home. We started off with 2 round of cocktails (8 drinks in total) and while the drinks tasted ok, it didn't taste like there was any alcohol in any of them and when you are paying $12, you would think you there would be some. We had 2 appetizers to go with the cocktails, which both were very good, one was raw beef and the other was lamb sausage. For dinner, we had a bottle of wine for the table which was very good, Linden. For dinner, we ordered clams and grits, beef short ribs and duck. I will say the best entree's were the clams and duck, but even those were not stellar. The beef short ribs had a lot of fat on them, which made them taste good, but if you don't eat fat and cut all that off, you were left with very little beef/very little entree. The vegetables and sides that came with the dishes were all enjoyed. I have to say the best part of the meal was probably dessert, the CMP, Butterscotch pudding, and Crackling Creme were all very good. We also enjoyed cocktails with dessert, which the wine pairing and bourbon were excellent, however the amaretto was not good at all. We were just disappointed by the quality for what we paid (over $400 when said and done) and also by the available menu options. I felt like the menu during the winter is just ok, as opposed to the summer menu when you have a lot more options and I think everything tastes better. I still think Woodberry is a good restaurant, but I suspect we will probably stick with wine only and visit during the summer months.
The good: great food and service. Had a ...
The good: great food and service. Had a nice corner table upstairs. The old industrial theme and the great old building was a perfect marriage. The bad: very crowded, extremely loud, had to wait even with reservations, and ridiculously hard to find--not just the actual location but once you got there, the small, practically non existent signage to the restaurant was a challenge. Overall though, a very good experience, but those negatives detracted a bit.
We made a reservation for Sunday morning ...
We made a reservation for Sunday morning the night before right when they opened at 10am, but we hit an unexpected delay when we had to chip the ice off our car that morning and got to the restaurant at 10:15am. They said they have a 15 minute hold policy and said that they wouldn't give us our table even after we held up our phone to show the time said EXACTLY 10:15am. We were seated at some uncomfortable high tops even though there were empty tables everywhere and service was not great in the bar area (literally no room to put your food, we ended up putting most of our food items on a ledge to the side of us just to be able to eat) We had been here before and they definitely treat you better if you get a table - I understand not being able to hold a reservation past a certain time, but to deny us at 10:15am when they literally just opened is pretty ridiculous, especially since the next reservation time slot was at 10:30am. I guess we needed to be waiting outside the restaurant before they even opened their doors. We like to come here occasionally because the food is great and tastes fresh, very pricey, but I feel like they handled this situation poorly and I was disappointed with the bad bar service.
The food was amazing. Recommended black ...
The food was amazing. Recommended black bean dip and the chicken and biscuit dish. All the drinks were tempting to order but I went with something different, the one with the beet juice in it. Will come back again!
We have eaten at Woodberry Kitchen sever ...
We have eaten at Woodberry Kitchen several times. The food is well prepared from innovative recipes and the service is good. The crab fritters and sweet potatoes were terrific, but the rockfish was too salty. Desserts were mostly ice cream flavors; otherwise, they were limited.
The noise level is deafening and tables are too close together. We don't care for the decor and can't climb the stairs. The aluminum chairs are uncomfortable. Prices are too high.
Went there with my Girlfriend last week. ...
Went there with my Girlfriend last week. Food was great, service was great, overall feel was also great.
The staff was really nice and fast with food and drinks. However, when most approach you they say this strange "Hi Friends" or "how are you doing friends", the friends thing is too odd, cult like...
Prices were a bit high, no reason for any beer to be more then $7 And a steak for $110...
Reservations are a must!
Might go back at some point.
Woodberry Kitchen has to be my favorite ...
Woodberry Kitchen has to be my favorite Baltimore restaurant. The service, the food, the atmosphere - everything is fantastic. Local, fresh ingredients shape the menu that changes seasonally based on what is available. It is always outstanding. I can't recommend it highly enough.
Food was okay... Nothing special but it ...
Food was okay... Nothing special but it was fresh so you can't fault them for quality. It was a little expensive and our server gave me a $16 Glass of wine instead of an $8 glass I asked for which isn't a huge deal but they also got my food order wrong.. it's a pretty good place but it's hard to walk away from a $40 meal you didn't really enjoy Happy. Maybe I'll try it again later.
My daughter has celiac disease and Woodb ...
My daughter has celiac disease and Woodberry Kitchen is conscientious about gluten-free. She can eat a delicious meal here and not get sick. That may not sound like a huge compliment or a big deal, but it is. Thanks a bunch!
Woodberry Kitchen did not disappoint! I' ...
Woodberry Kitchen did not disappoint! I'd been wanting to go for years and never had the chance. When a friend came into town and had a couple of hours to spend before catching a train, I took her there. The service was outstanding and the staff was very accommodating of the tight schedule we had. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was rustic and quaint. I'd love to go back on a day when I have more time to take it all in. Thanks Open Table and Woodberry Kitchen for the easy dining experience!
Food was good but our service SUCKED! I ...
Food was good but our service SUCKED! I wish I got our server's name (guy with beard), but he was not attentive, he seemed like he had a couple of friends dining that night coz he noticeably paid particular attention to that table. Our drinks came late a couple of times. We asked him for recommendations between dishes and he had a sarcastic answer that our whole table didn't appreciate. For it's reputation, the experience that night was a disappointment, sorry to say.
We had a phenomenal date at Woodberry Ki ...
We had a phenomenal date at Woodberry Kitchen. Our waiter, Patrick, went above and beyond to make sure we had a great dining experience. He was a major part of why we had such a great night. The food was amazing as well! We'll definitely be coming back!
We arrived on time for a 1:15 Sunday bru ...
We arrived on time for a 1:15 Sunday brunch reservation. The waiting area was extremely crowded. The hostess let us know that they were running behind. They found a chair for my elderly mom to sit in. When the wait turned into half an hour, the manager brought us free drinks and pastries and was very apologetic. We had a time limit as we were scheduled to go to a concert later that afternoon and had thought we built in extra time. While the service was helpful, the kitchen was very busy so things took a while. Food was good and plentiful. Moral of the story: Don't go to Sunday brunch if your time is limited.
We were not seated until half an hour af ...
We were not seated until half an hour after our reservation, for which we arrived exactly on time. Hungry when we arrived, it took quite some time before we were actually served. Overall, the food was tasty and there were many options for vegetarians. The ingredients are locally sourced when possible and seasonal. It's certainly "a spot" but its popularity without expedient service makes the waiting in the crowded bar or hall area unpleasant and frustrating. With myriad other places in the neighborhood for brunch, Woodberry Kitchen will need to step up the game in terms of seating parties quickly and serving their delicious food with more expedience.
First time back in over a year...started ...
First time back in over a year...started with the winter radishes...very nice, simple appetizer...the sea bass was good...same with the crab rigatoni, plenty of lump crab meat...nice selection of local draft beers...the blizzard was very good for a winter ale...overall a good experience...will stop back at some point :)
Celebrated son's 24th! We ordered two a ...
Celebrated son's 24th! We ordered two appetizers and three Suppers. My son loved his meal which consisted of scallops and crab fritters. He said it was one of the best meals he had ever eaten!!
We shared steak tartare for the table. This was exceptional although a bit difficult to eat with the chips provided. We ordered one dozen Raw oysters and they were plump and delicious but it would have been better to serve the various sauces in small cups with spoons. The lighting in the upper dining area is poor and it was difficult to see what we were eating. Table was also cramped for 3 persons.
The "Old Fashioned" cocktail was delicious!! My husband ordered a whole fish but was unimpressed and it was again hard to see what he was eating. I ordered the Chicken and biscuit and was disappointed. The chicken was overpowered with herbs although the skin was beautifully charred. The collard greens were too briny but could have been delicious given the smoky flavor. The biscuit was the most delicious part of the meal. I wrapped the remainder of my meal to go and my dachshund loved the leftovers.
I believe sticking to small plates may be a better way to go at this restaurant during cold months . The "Supper"s are expensive and I don't mind that as long as the meal is stellar! I love this restaurant when crab is in season and if I go back soon, I'll stick with small plates. We shared a 1/2 bottle of Alexander B. Cabernet and it was nice.
Our server was pleasant. The staff is lovely but they can do better with the "Suppers".
Only three stars this time. Was hoping for five. The bill with tax and tip was $320.00.
Restaurant was way too crowded, and mayb ...
Restaurant was way too crowded, and maybe that's why we were seated so close to our neighboring tables. Hence, we had to converse loudly, as it was too noisy around. Food is way too pricy and options are limited. I didn't like any food item that had chicken. Nevertheless, the place is aesthetically rustic and old.
I've been to the Woodberry Kitchen maybe ...
I've been to the Woodberry Kitchen maybe 5 times within the past 5 years, each time prior to this most recent visit the service and food was remarkable. However, during my most recent visit in January 2017 the food was just okay. The bean dip, which was highly recommended by the server, was lacking in flavor and lacked salt and pepper. They did not have any sort of house vinaigrette, only buttermilk dressing, but offered to make one for the salad I ordered but that, too, was also very basic (white vinegar and oil).
Perhaps that night was just a bad night.
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