Ampersea Restaurant

4.5
596 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
At the intersection of Harbor Point and Fells Point, Ampersea is redefining cuisine that's modern, Maryland, authentic. A destination innovating the way Baltimore dines on the Patapsco River, Ampersea's dedication to locally-sourced, fresh ingredients--many from our very own greenhouse--and passionate commitment to storied Maryland recipes set our menu apart. Perched on the western corner of Thames Street and located in the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Museum building with the Living Classrooms Foundation, Ampersea dining room, patio, and event spaces offer a stunning combination of panoramic harbor views, impeccable service, and delectable dishes.
- Entire party must be present to be sat.
- No parties larger than 4 people Friday- Sunday.
- All tables are subject to an 18% autograt.
- Outdoor dining is not guaranteed for walk-ins/reservations
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DKLT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the servers were awesome.

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PatP
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful water view, delicious food and friendly not oner the top service. Went for my birthday and loved it!

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donte
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience3

The service is what what made this a overall bad experience. Took my wife on mother's day. The waitress was rude, did not even speak or introduce herself. Took my wife's drink order , just walked off never even Took my drink order just gave me what she wanted me to have. I guess you can do what you want when you are guaranteed a tip since it is already in the bill . Food was average Nothing special.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was delicious. We waited longer than I would consider reasonable for our entrees (about 45 min). A couple of tables seated after us were served before us. All in all, it was a nice dinner and I would return.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Mother’s Day. Great food. Terrible Bloody Mary’s.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time trying the restaurant. Would definitely go again!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Great vibe and decor, but the food was sloppy and very expensive for what you get. Seems like they didn’t put any thought into the entree. Drinks were good, took 20 minutes to get a martini though.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day weekend lunch. Once we found it, the entrance is under construction, so in the rear is a make shift ramp, that’s rather steep. Beyond that, the view (outdoor seating) was fantastic, food was outstanding, and the service was great. We will definitely return, Lord willing.

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Kaycibee
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

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MadisonS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most wonderful experience at Ampersea!

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StephenA
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was new and different for me, but was awesome to be out.

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MeganS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lobster roll was absolutely amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely one of the best experiences. The food was perfect. The oysters were fresh and clean, and the scallops were cooked perfectly, the desserts were amazing, and the cocktails were wonderful. I have such a great view and they let us move inside once it started to drizzle a little bit it was no trouble and it is now going to be one of my favorite spots it’s my friends birthday and she couldn’t have been happier and very grateful!

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Dance
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My food, service and atmosphere was awesome! I will be back!

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ShajuanF
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food, and scenery was awesome.

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JackJ
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst service I’ve experienced in 20 years. Waitress was inattentive and food was cold and undercooked. The busboy helped my wife and I and he was the bright spot of our dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

The service was really bad. It took 45 minutes to get someone to take our order. And when my date when to the bathroom, he saw all the waiters and hostess chatting or on their phone standing by the bar. When we finally got someone to take our order , the waitress kept on forgetting small things like spoon for my tea. The restaurant is beautiful and the food taste great but the service was the worst I ever had. I wish people would understand that customer wis everything.

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TearaE
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best cream of crab soup ever! Great location and quality customer service.

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TrinettaT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

The chef had a medical emergency. The staff couldn’t recover from one person having an emergency. Our food was over and hour and thirty mins late. They lost my order so I had to reorder and when I did they didn’t have what I initially ordered. I was given a substitute which still took almost another thirty mins to come out. Everyone around us even two tables that came after us were eating their food and/or preparing to leave when we finally got our food. I really wanted a desert but the kitchen was closed by the time we had gotten our food so it made no sense to order. My waiter wasn’t attentive at all. There was a young guy I didn’t catch his name who wasn’t our waiter but he was very attentive and paid attention to us. My husband and I were on a date night and wanted to try something new my husband completely regretted this experience!🤦🏾‍♀️

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience5

Después de 1:30 min nos dejaron saber que nuestra orden no iba a llegar a la mesa porque no habían los ingredientes. Una falta de respeto, pudieron haber avisado 30 min después de haber hecho la orden!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Service was extremely lacking, wasn’t even greeted properly. Server took 15 minutes to even greet us in the first place. If you need help ASK!

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vipRobin
Baltimore
30 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was a little slow, but did not mind due to the view of the water;. Scallops cooked just right, and twice baked potato also a great treat. Wait staff very nice and did not rush us out. Enjoyed the evening.

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YolandaM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

I had an horrible experience. I called frantic about my reservation since their was traffic and i’d be late. Manager said he couldn’t locate my reservation and that it was “my problem”. When my family arrived, there was no one in the restaurant so entire time he could’ve made me another reservation. I came for the lamb chops but they took them off the menu but never adjusted online menu. They had dirty bowls on table for candles, but no candles. I was charged $2 per person for cake cutting fee, the plating of food was horrible, and the swordfish tasted bland and unseasoned. The appetizers were good and fresh, the wine was also good too, but I did not enjoy any other alcoholic beverages or the experience. The bathroom wasn’t serviced and I had to ask a lady in next stall for toilet paper.

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KB3150
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shared an Ampersea meal with friends visiting from NY and DC on Sat 5/1/21. NY friend and I returned to Ampersea for Brunch Sun 5/2/021, and she wants to return Tue 5/4/21 for another Ampersea meal! NY friend is in love w Ampersea and me too! All of our Meals and Servers were Excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful experience ! Looking forward to another visit

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Kmcbride
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ampersea was wonderful, highly recommend! I got the half and half crab soup, which was delightful and chocked full of veggies and was noticeably homemade. I for dinner I got the lobster roll, which had great flavor and a very generous portion of lobster, especially for the reasonable price. My fiancé got the cut of the day, which was a filet mignon with a twice baked potato. Both were SO GOOD. Perfectly cooked with a ton of flavor from fresh herbs. The only thing I would change is I wish I got a twice baked potato to have to myself :) the service was kind and attentive, 10/10 experience!

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viprevicita
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing outdoor spot - great food!

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Bean
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Ambiance was amazing, food was good as well but it took over an hour to receive our appetizers. Though our waitress kept in contact and was very apologetic for being under staffed, our table and a few others were quite hungry. Will try again on a better day.

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Kimberly
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Went for the first time and i am obsessed with the location. I went on a Tuesday and i don't think they were prepared for so many people because we didn't have a server at first. Then Lamont came and he was great. The food did take forever but he was super kind and apologetic. I will say the lobster roll was so dry though, it needs sauce or something but otherwise the food and drinks were great!

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vipElizabethM
Jacksonville
21 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Took us over 30 min to get our apps, then another 15 for drinks that we ordered at the same time. Good appetizers, but left so we weren’t there late waiting for our entrees. Wonderful views of the harbor.

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Mary
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I was never seated. Although I called in advance to say I was walking from 2 blocks away. The hostess said it was okay that I could still be seated for my reservation. When I arrive, I was told that the kitchen has closed. The manager was not accommodating or helpful in the least. Considering how hard it is to get a brunch reservation these days in fells, I was hangry and disappointed in their service. Like why have a 2:30pm reservation slot if your kitchen closes at 2:40pm (even though the site said 3pm)!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful. Gabriella was amazing! She took care of our every need!

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BrittanyS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great experience! The food was amazing. Staff was great and I really enjoyed myself.

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HananH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. I highly recommend it! I ordered the chicken and waffles, it was amazing.

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Christina
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We randomly choose this restaurant for an anniversary dinner. It was a great choice! The food was great. We had the seafood dip (so good), and the oysters to start. Then, we had the scallops, catch of the day, and the twice baked potato was very tasty. Everything was cooked perfectly, came hot and fresh. We plan on going back more often now that we found this gem.

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BobK
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the water view, the ambience and all four of us loved our meal.

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KLGW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scallops and crabcakes were delicious! Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, nice vibe

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bmorefoodie89
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ampersea has so much outdoor space. It felt very nice to dine out again and I was worry free about social distancing here.

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vipTamara
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious. The service was great. Can’t wait to go back.

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Ampersea Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 596 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.