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Woodberry Kitchen in Baltimore

I would like to get the opinion of everyone regarding Woodberry Kitchen in Baltimore. What do you think about the food? Is it good, overpriced, or not good at all? I was able to secure a reservation for this restaurant and I was wondering if it is worthwhile to go to or should i save my money for another restaurant? Unfortunately, Charleston is too expensive for my budget.

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  1. I think the food is very good. We tend to hit the brunch most often but their dinners are great as well. I don't find it to be too expensive at all. They try to source local ingredients as much as possible. The menu changes often. I would say it is worth keeping the reservation.

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    1. re: Tugboat

      Thanks Tugboat for your feedback. Are there any dishes that you have had at Woodberry Kitchen that you recommend? I know the menu changes all the time, but I'm curious to know what they do well there.

    2. If you search Woodberry Kitchen on this board, you'll find plenty of threads. This is a restaurant that gets plenty of press both local and national (on F&W's list of best new restaurants a few years back). Like all restaurants, it has fans and critics (more of the former on this board).

      Not overpriced, usually very good, often inconsistent, sometimes brilliant.

      Try: Flatbreads: superb. Cocktails: among the best in Baltimore. Homemade bitters, fresh squeezed juice, lots of care in each drink. Charcuterie very good. Seafood is locally sourced. The CMP is one of the best sundaes you'll have (though overpriced).

      Have a try and enjoy yourself. Let us know what you think--

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      Woodberry Kitchen
      2010 Clipper Park Rd # 126, Baltimore, MD

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      1. re: chefdilettante

        Thanks Chefdilettante. I'm definitely going to keep my reservation at Woodberry Kitchen then. Now, I'll have to find a place to eat on a Friday night that is equally as good or better than Woodberry. Unfortunately, Charleston is too expensive for my budget.

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        Woodberry Kitchen
        2010 Clipper Park Rd # 126, Baltimore, MD

        1. re: manhong

          B&O on Charles Street is probably my favorite spot in Baltimore.

          1. re: hotel

            hotel, B&O's menu looks awesome. I might have to hit that up when I'm there on Friday.

            1. re: hotel

              hotel, what is the dress code like at B&O? Sneakers and jeans okay?

            2. re: manhong

              What about Bluegrass Tavern? We went there and to Woodberry Kitchen when we were in Baltimore a couple weekends ago for the Grand Prix and really enjoyed both.

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              Woodberry Kitchen
              2010 Clipper Park Rd # 126, Baltimore, MD

              1. re: ktmoomau

                ktmoomau, I also thought about Bluegrass Tavern as well as Ryleigh's Oyster. Those places seem like great places to hang out as well.

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                Ryleigh's Oyster Bar
                36 E. Cross Street, Baltimore, MD 21230

                1. re: manhong

                  I loved the cocktails at BlueGrass. I thought they were well crafted and balanced and liked the ambiance, casual, but focused. And the cornbread was really good, most of the rest of the menu we had is gone now, I don't see either of our entrees, but other stuff looks good.

                  1. re: manhong

                    Sad to say, my last two visits to Ryleighs have been quite sub-par, both the food (oysters included) and service. Oysters were fresh, but badly shucked and some were so puny and mangled they should not have been served. Fish overcooked, salads drowning in dressing, waitress nowhere to be found... I'll give it one or two more chances, but I'm going to be checking out Thames soon.

                    1. re: crackers

                      The only thing I have had at Ryleighs that I liked was the oysters, sorry to hear thats gone down hill now. Thames Street is awesome, I have been there a few times now.

                      1. re: hon

                        Thanks for the info on Ryleighs crackers and kitmoomau. I think I'm going to end up going to Woodberry Kitchen and then B&O the next night. I would love to check out Grace Garden as well, but I'm Chinese so I've had really good Chinese food before.

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                        Grace Garden
                        1690 Annapolis Rd, Odenton, MD

                        Woodberry Kitchen
                        2010 Clipper Park Rd # 126, Baltimore, MD

              2. re: chefdilettante

                their meat, veg and other raw ingredients are wonderful. Sometimes they oversauce, so I stick to the plainer dishes there. Agree with chefdilletante about the quality of the cocktails. A few things, like their devilled eggs and popcorn, are just a waste of space, but this and Grace Garden are the two stars of the Baltimore area, IMO. Def better than Charleston.

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                Grace Garden
                1690 Annapolis Rd, Odenton, MD

              3. YES! GO! I live in Baltimore and am currently visiting Charleston and wish like HELL that I could find a restaurant like Woodberry here.

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                1. re: jenniferCordes

                  Charleston, SC?? If so you need the fried chicken livers at Magnolia and should try FIG. If you mean WV, no help for you.

                  1. re: jenniferCordes

                    If in SC, then Husk on Queen Street.

                    1. re: jenniferCordes

                      I've decided to go so I'm keeping the reservation.

                      1. re: manhong

                        Let us know what you think. Bon appetit!

                    2. Went there twice while getting my girl nested into her dorm at JHU.
                      I'd go back as much as possible trying all their offerings.
                      Spent a lot, but didn't really have to. We just kept trying new things and didn't hit any losers.
                      Just the opposite, can't wait to go back.

                      1. It's interesting the first time around. I think second time, that overly salted vinegar taste plus hot pepper and some funky spice started to get a bit old.

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                        1. re: cfoodie

                          Which dish are you talking about?

                          1. re: bmorecupcake

                            Heading to town next week and we'll definitely go to Woodberry Kitchen. I'll report back.
                            In Seattle an old guy named Ivar Haglund had a clam shack which grew into a mini seafood empire. He was a local character as you can imagine. His expression was, "Keep Clam!"
                            In Baltimore do you say, "Keep Crab"?