Linwoods

4.8
3685 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
It all began with a love story and a dream. Linwood, a chef, and Ellen, a reporter, met 36 years ago in a restaurant of course! They married and began to envision that someday they would open a restaurant of their own. The restaurant’s first business plan was written at their dining room table on an electric typewriter. In 1988 Linwoods opened its doors, and it has been a labour of love for more than thirty years.

Linwoods’ cuisine consists of the freshest ingredients, and inventive preparation. Our service is warm and attentive. We have developed a reputation for consistency an attention to detail. These qualities are key to our catering business as well. Our team has worked hard to connect to our community, and we value our customers. These values have been central to Ellen and Linwood’s vision, and we hope are felt by our customers each day.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 3685 people are saying
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vipVickieS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best restaurant ever!!!!! Definitely recommend it!

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vipnaneats
Baltimore
83 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Amanda, was terrific. Nearby when needed, professional & congenial— didn’t push us on immediately ordering 2nd course. Leisurely meal - always excellent food offerings.

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vipStephanieT
Key West
28 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always very friendly staff and so patient and accommodating. Food was delicious as always. We have been there 6-8 times in the past several months. It would be nice to see some new menu choices. Also, the portions are so big- especially for appetizers. We look forward to trying several dishes and find it difficult to do when the plates are so big. Quantity is not quality to us. We also appreciate the cost value of the wine selections. There are many nice wines with reasonable price ranges. We look forward to returning and hopefully seeing some menu changes. Thank you as always for a lovely evening.

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vipREVREV
Baltimore
47 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LINWOODS has been one of our favorite restaurants. In fact, it is among very short list of restaurants that I patronize since the Pandemic. Our dinning experience as always been delightful. When we arrived, I gave the hostess who greeted us warmly, my name and she immediately asked if we wanted Hollie who has been our server several times, I said yes! Once at our table, Hollie greeted us and it heartwarming that she remembered who we were. I realize that due to COVID-19, many businesses have reduced staff. I mention this because our sever was one of no more than four servers and even though Hollie had several tables; some with large parties, she still was very attentive to each of them. You are fortunate to have her as a member of your organization.
We look forward to our next visit.

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vipHappyDiner
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb…everything from cocktails to food, service and ambiance. Wow!

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AMS1
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience was lovely, the service was great and the food was delicious! It was a wonderful birthday dinner for my brother. I’ll be coming back for my own birthday dinner. I definitely recommend Linwoods.

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DanB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was wonderful. Great waiter. All were friendly.
Food was great even the octopus which was cooked to perfection.

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TimothyD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent and perfectly prepared. My wife and I were celebrating our first wedding anniversary.

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elizabethk
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. Great space for outdoor dining.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and drinks were all wonderful! Would definitely go again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Annie is the best waitress!

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vipNancyS
Baltimore
44 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always good our go to place

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SeanS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, food and drinks. Advise to check out

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vipDaveK
Baltimore
40 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a great time shared with friends. Always a delight dining at Linwood’s; the food is fantastic but I must say, Annie is what makes it the perfect experience. She is always upbeat, friendly and professional! She makes it special as she always remembers our preferences and when she sees us walk in she’s already placed our drink order!

We’re sad to be leaving Baltimore and Linwood’s and our two favorite servers, Annie and Holly! Good job Kevin and Linwood for hiring the best staff members!

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vipmngordo
Baltimore
103 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We each enjoyed a delicious salad, great drinks (Strawberry Fields Gin and Tonic), and the Six oz. beef tenderloin, and a cappuccino. Meal was excellently served by Sergio. Outdoor seating was very good with tables well separated in this age of Covid. Highly recommend but be prepared for $$$$.

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Josie
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was so excited to bring my boyfriend, who had never been, to Linwoods for his birthday. He lives in Philadelphia, but I knew that the trip to Baltimore would be worth it, if it meant that we could dine at this fabulous restaurant. The experience did not disappoint. Upon entering, we were immediately greeted and escorted to the perfect cozy table by the friendly hostess staff. Our server Madison promptly introduced herself. She was incredibly attentive, knowledgeable, and friendly. Her timing was so perfect we joked that it was as if she could read our minds. Her service alone would have made the experience a 10, but the beverage and cuisine were out of this world. Cocktails were crafted to perfection by the very talented Sommelier, Jason. Our appetizers were delicious and filling, and thanks to recommendation by our server, paired perfectly with our entrees. We both enjoyed the sea bass, which by itself would have been well worth the 2 hour journey. We finished off with a gracious birthday dessert, which was perfectly plated and tasted divine. Thank you Linwoods for making this special occasion beyond what we could have expected. I'm certain we will be back soon!

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GailO
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a fabulous restaurant

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OvettaS
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Server, Sarah was amazing. Very professional and efficient. She knew when to appear and when to disappear. She was outstanding !

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vipLeslieO
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We shared a pizza, salad, and bottle of wine after a long day. Ate outside, and the service was first-rate, the food delicious. Linwoods is a favorite of ours.

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vipPhilipM
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Moved out of area but delightful to return to this favorite haunt. One of the greats!

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vipGourmetCook
Baltimore
40 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Food is always perfect and we love Linwoods for our family events, parties, and just a night out. In fact, we made it a priority to support this establishment during the height of the pandemic. However, our waitress was spread too thin covering way too many tables. Our meal was served bordering on cold, food presentation was unusually sloppy, we had to hunt the waitress down for one additional drink refill in 90 degree weather even after our food was served quickly when our water and regular drinks laid empty at the time, and portions were a bit smaller than the norm…and we did not complain. We saw Linwood walk around and greet all the front outside tables,but mistakingly skipped ours…yet our daughter noticed. We are regulars but lay under the radar, come for the great food, and try to not be part of the scene, yet felt underwhelmed with our service and food experience on my husband’s birthday. We hope it was merely an “off” night, but you deserve the heads up about the service and food before nights like this happen for others…

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DavidJ
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience on my 19th anniversary! We’ll definitely be back soon.

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RegularVisitor
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a fabulous meal with wonderful service. A pleasant evening all around.

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vipElle
Baltimore
26 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection all the time. In 30 years since we have been dining at Linwoods we have never been disappointed which is why we continue to patronize this wonderful and horribly underrated restaurant. Linwoods is omnipresent and the brains and creativity behind every dish. It’s perfect for every day dining special occasions business meals and the best if you want to impress someone on the first date.

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Missie
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Linwood is my restaurant of choice for special occasions. Great food, nice atmosphere and AWESOME staff!

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ValerieW
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was wonderful but we were given a less than ideal table in the back. It was probably one of the poorest tables in the room. We didn’t understand why since you had so many attractive tables for two that were never occupied during the two hours we were there. As a first class restaurant you should seat diners in the best places as long as they are available! That was the only
part of our dining experience.

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vipdancer
Baltimore
42 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Linwood's never disappoints -- eating outdoors was quiet and enjoyable -- as always the food was excellent and the drinks robust!-- our server Molly was knowledgeable and attentive --she made the evening fun and we will surely ask for her when we return

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vipBernadetteS
Baltimore
54 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Annie always takes the time to make sure you meal is perfect!!! Food was delicious as usual!

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JC43
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Open kitchen was nice to see, staff all wore masks, French style of serving. The lobster tempura was great. The veal didn't have much flavor except the sauce. Portions were on the small side for the price. Overall, it was okay. Nice to try but won't be back due to the lack of value for the cost.

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LizZ
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful Anniversary dinner at Linwoods! Everything from the food to the service was above expectations! This was our first time and we will certainly plan to return. Thank you to the staff for a great evening.

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MonicaJ
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Our server, Barbara was phenomenal! We will be back for sure!

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vipclassylady
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our recent visit to Lynnwood’s. We dined outside on the terrace. The food and service is consistently outstanding. It’s always a pleasure to be there.

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AbrehetT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat with family and friends! I love it!

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jayc
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My date and I shared the Brussels Caesar appetizer and the grilled tenderloin steak salad. Both were outstanding, particularly the appetizer. The waitress was very efficient and accommodating.

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mindy
Baltimore
46 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service!

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ericg
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I ever had! Everything was perfect! This was my first time dining here… will not be my last

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vipGiggles
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday
Anniversary

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LexiF
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambiance service and food selections. Been dining here for years and will continue to come for all of our special occasions

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vipAlice
Tampa
46 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The two men next to us talked so loud that it almost ruined our experience and dinner. Our server was assigned too many tables and the manager had to come and help him. But, the dinner was delicious as was the bottle of fairly priced wine.

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KamauN
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect! You’ll spend some nickels but it’s all worth it. Service was impeccable! Food was perfect! I had the steak while my wife had the sea bass. Ambiance was nice early but does get a little loud later in the evening when more patrons are present. My wife and I have found our go to restaurant when we are in the mood for quality meals. Compliments to the chef and thank you for a fantastic experience!!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Linwoods using the Order Online button. Linwoods also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 356-3030.

Linwoods is rated 4.8 stars by 3685 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.