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Ampersea Restaurant, Baltimore, MD

Ampersea Restaurant

4.4
4.4
999 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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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 46 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Organic

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (443) 681-5310

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    In everything we do, Ampersea aims to bring to life an authentic, modern Maryland dining experience. We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Dining Coordinator: (443) 681-5310

  • Neighborhood

    Harbor Point

  • Cross street

    Caroline

  • Parking details

    Parking is conveniently located on both Thames and Caroline streets, within half a block of the restaurant. There are also two public parking lots located adjacent to Ampersea.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 999 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Outdoor Dining

  • Baltimore

    Outdoor Dining

  • Baltimore

    Scenic View

  • Baltimore

    American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Good food Great spot Helpful staff We’ll be returning
  2. WS

    WilliamS

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Very limited menu and a little pricey. Service was good, however, wait time for meals to arrive was a little disappointing.
  3. FB

    FidelB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and ambiance. Choice of inside or outside dining was great. Will be going again!
  4. d

    dmg5096

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here and we highly enjoyed it! Our waitress was friendly and the entire staff was accommodating and helpful. The view is beautiful and the food is phenomenal. Can’t wait to go back.
  5. CD

    CourtneyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great and the view was too! Colleagues and I were in town for a conference and wanted dinner on the Inner Harbor and I’m so glad we chose Ampersea. The crab dip and lobster mac were fantastic!
  6. SS

    ShonnaS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    Wonderful ambiance however, they were out of wings and pretzel sticks that come w. crab dip that I initially ordered. I then ordered a beef cheesesteak and my server brought it out and it was a chicken cheesesteak and told me she “forgot” they only have chicken cheesesteaks today and gave me trouble about taking it back. Then, consistently brought back our food and check to the wrong table. overall terrible experience. server did not deserve the automatic 18% gratuity.
  7. JR

    JamesR

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    fresh catch special which was Swordfish and Crabcakes
  8. B

    Brewtour

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great food and ambiance. Terrific views of the harbor and Baltimore sights. Great value for portion sizes.
  9. TJ

    TiffanyJ

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    PLEASE UPDATE your the menu. I wasn’t expecting popular items to no longer be featured. The staff was pleasant however after arriving on time the table that was being prepared was given away to ppl who arrived late..as we waited and no one communicated with us.
  10. MC

    MC21

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience1
    Awful awful meal. Slopped on the plate. Fish overcooked, meat undercooked. Only good thing the outdoor seating. Never again.
  11. SM

    SteveM

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent. The service was fantastic. The.bar left a lot to be desired.. I ordered an Old fashion and my wife an extra dry martini. The drink price was a little on the high side but not bad until they charged us each $3.00 per drink because they had to be mixed and the bartender had do more than just pour. That seems absurd. Why have a bartender? I would go back to eat, but wouldn't order a mixed drink.
  12. S

    Shadia

    Baltimore

    41 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    Apparently they changed their brunch menu and now only have 4 dishes to choose from that left alot to be desired. I’ve had brunch at Ampersea more than once and it’s always good but this time wasn’t great and I probably won’t come back for brunch. Also our waitress seemed knew because she had limited knowledge about their menu. $25 bottomless mimosas were a waste because we literally had to ask each and every time for her to bring another…not really sure if she understood the concept of “bottomless.” If it wasn’t for the ambiance and great weather this would’ve been a total fail.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tucson

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience4
    Food was great, ambiance was great. Service was not good. Never got silverware, asked for napkins for the appetizers and we were provided bar napkins.
  14. MH

    MHMinuteMouse

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The view of the water was amazing!! It was my first time at the restaurant. All the staff were beyond friendly
  15. RV

    RachelV

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    Overpriced for what we got. Our server was very inattentive. The busboys were wonderful and Other servers seemed good. The food was good, nothing spectacular. I feel there are other better places to go around there.
  16. SL

    SimoneL

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ordered the lobster and shrimp sandwich, cauliflower tacos, Ampersea burger, brussels, green tomatoes and crab dip. We also ordered the sweet tea, strawberry lemonade and a signature cocktail with tequila (forget the name). Everything was flavorful cooked perfectly and looked great. Our waiter was pleasant and attentive. Four stars instead of five because the drinking cups were a bit cloudy. We will be back.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Fathers Day
  18. TS

    TeeS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Sat on the lowest level by the water the view was great the food was great too. Service was on point, our waiter kept checking on us and brought us everything we asked for. Try it out!
  19. DM

    DeneenM

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great view, good food.
  20. FR

    FREDERICKC

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    The location of the restaurant is great. You can sit outside right by the water and have dinner. The service was okay. We had a couple special requests for the preparation of our meal...none were honored. Simple requests like well done wings, blackened swordfish, etc. The menu did not offer an abundance of choices. The food was not seasoned well and did not look as if it was freshly prepared. We had swordfish and salmon. Appetizer was honey wings. There was also a mandatory gratuity of 18% added to all bills which I thought was too much considering the service and the food were not worth that level of gratuity. Our bill was about $140. We had one appetizer, one mixed drink ($16), one salmon entre' and one swordfish entre'.
  21. JB

    JamesB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great from the food down to the service. EXCELLENT!!!!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This experience was absolutely great. I really enjoyed the view the music and the service. I would definitely come back here again.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food and atmosphere. Perfect spot for a Sunday brunch.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    10/10 experience, friendly staff, great ambiance, beautiful location
  25. NN

    NoNo

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I absolutely loved her waiter she was amazing. The food was great I loved how I asked for the bbq chicken and it felt like I was at a family cook out. The crab dip with the pretzel was love. We had sangrias and we loved them. Next time I would love to meet the owner because this restaurant was amazing. Thanks again
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waitress the nurse was wonderful. Great personality.
  27. S

    Sunshine

    San Diego

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a beautiful night. Sitting outside was perfect. The oysters were the best. Our server, Jah, was so kind and helpful. Newer to serving but he put his best effort forward and we had a lovely evening. We will return.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious, lovely setting, hope to be back
  29. A

    Andi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food was a good quality. A bit on the pricy side, but good ambiance overall.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrate a promotion
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Despite our 915pm reservations, we were told that the kitchen was closed and they could not accommodate us. We weren’t even offered drinks. This needs to be fixed between ampersea and open table because we paid for parking as well. I would hate this to happen to anyone else.
  32. LS

    LawrenceS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, very good service and a beautiful terrace.
  33. m

    michaelc

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant was excellent
  34. SS

    SusieS

    Baltimore

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Really enjoy AmperSea! Nice location, good food, always a nice experience!
  35. E

    Erica

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating a new job and late birthday with a great friend of mines. The service was amazing as well as the food, can’t wait to go back.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Poor wine poor. Like 2 oz.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Upon arrival, we were greeted with friendly smiles. Even though we had requested to sit outside, the weather wasn’t in our favor, however, Kristen gave us the next best seat by the window. Our server Maleke (don’t quote me on the correct spelling) was amazing. Great personality and would request to be sat in his station again. Despite being out of some of the daily specials and oysters, our meals were cooked to perfection; however the risotto was regular rice. Guess it was substituted due to being out of items? Overall, will be back as the atmosphere as we love being close to the water.
  38. j

    jerry

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    The service was spotty. Server forgot that a diner asked for coffee refill; server charged $75.00 for three drinks that should have been $24.00 total; the drink menu cover was on the table but no drink menu was inside it; otherwise, food and ambience were good.
  39. DS

    DawnS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Fair. Outside seating is way better than insude. Service lacked, bathrooms were dirty, some food was outstanding, other food was over-seasoned and overcooked. Much better pre-covid.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Food was good Though the service is a bit slow. Not blaming the servers because they are all very friendly and attentive.

FAQs

Ampersea Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 999 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 46 times today
Google Map for Ampersea Restaurant

1417 Thames St Baltimore, MD 21231

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Caroline

  • Neighborhood

    Harbor Point

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Organic

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking is conveniently located on both Thames and Caroline streets, within half a block of the restaurant. There are also two public parking lots located adjacent to Ampersea.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (443) 681-5310

  • Private party facilities

    In everything we do, Ampersea aims to bring to life an authentic, modern Maryland dining experience. We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Dining Coordinator: (443) 681-5310

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