Ampersea Restaurant

4.5
519 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's 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.
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vipGreat
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Bloody Mary was good food was average
Crab dip was good French toast was small chicken and biscuit was ok
Scenery was really good
Service was not good
The guy with filling our water was great

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vipmistyt
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely beautiful setting, delicious food, and wonderful service. I have tried quite a few of the menu items and none disappointed.

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Jake
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. It is not a cheap place to eat, but it is not overly priced. It was a great experience and the view cannot be beat. Covid protocols are followed.

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Duren
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of 12 but the restaurant couldn't support us as a large group. So, what we did is book 3 tables of 4 and the restaurant sat our tables 6 feet apart. It was a great work around. Also, we loved the crab dip with pretzel, salmon, beef short ribs, drinks and atmosphere. It was everyone's first time there and we'll all be back for another visit real soon. Also, the parking lot was right next door.

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Claire
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lots of seating right on the water, great food and service! We will be back.

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DomClifton
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience5

As parents, my husband and I don’t get a night out often. So I was really looking forward to the evening. Our server was great. However, there was an issue with the salad I ordered as an appetizer with the food runner. The issue was blown out of proportion by the restaurants owner and his poor customer service and the way in which he handled the incident really put a damper on my mood and the evening. This was my second time dining at ampersea in a month. I had brought my mom a few weeks before for her birthday and we really enjoyed ourselves for lunch. However, based on the way in which the owner handled the incident last night upon our return, I highly doubt I’ll be returning. The only thing that saved the evening was our server, who was really lovely. And overall we enjoyed our food. But customer service is big for me and I did not feel like the owner handled the situation as good as it could have been handled.

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CharlesH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First Visit
I had a great time
Server Evette was a pleasure and extremely nice and attentive.
Drinks are a little over priced but
Food was great had Raw Oysters and the Pan Seared Salmon.
I would definitely recommend anyone to go dine at this amazing restaurant.
Parking was great as well

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Our server was fine. The appetizers and main courses were good. The cocktails did not taste as though there was alcohol in them. Dessert took a long time and the deep fried cookies tasted and felt like rubber and the bread pudding was hard as rock. I had a direct view of the bar and kitchen entrance. I witnessed a male server wearing an Under Armor cap stand at the bar and pull his mask down. He proceeded to scratch and then place his fingers inside his nose. Then he pulled his mask back up, grabbed drinks and delivered them to customers. Additionally, upon leaving, we used the restroom, which was disgusting, in disarray, and devoid of toilet paper. We notified the hostess but received no response. Extremely dissatisfied and would not go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, great food and great staff!

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Nahla
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was great! The manager and server were amazing!

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CoreyB
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and friendly staff , I would absolutely come back!

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vipEmma
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful waterfront dining... great views, yummy cocktails and excellent menu with something for everyone. Jessica was our server, she was attentive and friendly

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Madi
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and really nice atmosphere. Best steak I’ve ever had.

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Knbdove
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my daughter to lunch for her birthday. The staff were very pleasant. The food was excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant. On a warm day sit outside along the water.

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OliviaL
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I asked for a table by the water and they provided us with one, the food was taking a bit to come out and everyone on the staff was so apologetic and kind. The food was great. Would definitely recommend.

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SMGre
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, live music was a such a nice touch, water views. Food was great! Can’t wait to go back

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AmirJ
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The food was okay it wasn’t the best thing in the world i had better the customer was about a 5 they took our orders weirdly & separately & they took forever to remove our dishes off the table & menus they were stiff I wouldn’t go again

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LoveMe
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We waited over 30 mins and had to ask for assistance! The waiter who ended up helping us was excellent but seems like no one was gonna help til we asked

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with amazing views. The lobster roll was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful scenario in front of the water.

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LauraC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wait staff was a little slow but overall excellent food and service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Easter Sunday

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PatriciaG
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ashleigh was our server and she was amazing! Super friendly and personable! She made our first time here an enjoyable one! We will be returning!

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Nellyf
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great girls date! The view was beautiful ☺️

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DomClifton
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great meal and experience. We enjoyed it!

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DevonL
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a good time going this past week on my first date. The atmosphere was amazing. It wasn't to loud or crowded. The food and service was good. Me and my new girlfriend definitely will be returning soon.

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Share
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the outdoor space that was newly created! Well done!

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ReneeB
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This was a very nice place. The food was very good but the drinks were not very generous with alcohol and it was definitely more juice. The bartender was a little more generous the second go round. All in all it was very good and my friends and I will be back

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vipMoeAl
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Best views, service, and value. The fire pit view is amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was very good. The waitress was super helpful with giving me information about vegan options

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scooterapd
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, swordfish that melted in my mouth like butter, and the best lobster Mac I've ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and the outside view amazing, inside very pretty. Drinks are great too

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ChristineM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful venue, excellent food and service! We look forward to coming back!

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SusieS
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love the location and the water view the food was excellent! We’ll be back!

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StaceyS
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an excellent time. Great restaurant, ambience, and was not noisy at all! Loved it. Will be back again!

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Mimi0
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing the views of the inner harbor are also perfect, top it off with lots of heaters to keep you warm and delicious cocktails. Perfect date night spot!

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corinneb
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great food. Our party had oysters, crab cake, swordfish, cheesecake and fried ice cream, all were delicious except the last one fried (ice cream was good but not outstanding). Service was a little disorganized, staff lacked attention to detail: longer wait than normal for drinks and entrees (Saturday evening at 8pm), starters plates were not removed before they brought the entrees, oysters were served with three different sauces but no spoons in each sauce. However staff was friendly and helpful and a supervisor/manager stopped by in the middle of our evening to check in. There was live music that night, our party of four felt that noise level was too loud, may be good for a bar ambience but not so good for an upscale restaurant, and the singer was not very good. Outdoor seating was very nice with views over water. Overall a nice evening and culinary experience but avoir Saturday evenings if you want a quieter experience.

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OliviaM
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall really good experience! I went for my birthday and had a reservation at 6:15 and they didn’t seat us till closer to 7 but other than that the food was very good (drinks pretty pricey) but would definitely go again, the view from inside and outside were both great

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DianneB
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere. Enjoyed a delicious meal overlooking the water. The service was excellent.

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Ampersea Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 519 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.