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Ampersea Restaurant, Baltimore, MD

Ampersea Restaurant

4.5
4.5
1128 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

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Organic

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat 3:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 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

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What 1,128 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Baltimore

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Baltimore

    Romantic

  • Baltimore

    Great for scenic views

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  1. DBolt

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My daughterand I had a great time at Amperseas. Joey and Diondre were phenomemo at making our brunch and experience to remember.
  2. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love it there! Adam the bartender is amazing!!!
  3. JulieM

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was good; we’ll definitely be back!
  4. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went for the pretzel that comes with the crab dip and was not disappointed. It is SOOO GOID! We had the sea bass and a crab cake for an entree and the stuffed lobster. Both were delicious. Nice date night place.
  5. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Omg yes, I will definitely be back. The food was so good, plus the service was great. I had the crab dip with pretzel bomb and I also had the lobster roll with truffle fries, which was bomb too. I definitely recommend it.
  6. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent raw oysters; scallops superb- veggies accompanying and sauce could have been warmer. Excellent server, relaxed pace
  7. Britt

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Atmosphere was great , lighting was perfect , i just wish it was a little bigger inside .
  8. John

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Food was decent. For the price, thought the portions would be bigger and the size of the place made it feel tighter. Won't be going back
  9. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    The food was just ok to me. The menu was very limited. It didnt have much to chose from. The service was slow.
  10. CheriK

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    There was a party celebrating a birthday and they were loud. Would have been nice if the restaurant had a private room for these types of events. The cheesecake was horrible. It didn’t taste like cheesecake and left a terrible residue in my mouth. Food was average and not worth the over $200 bill that already included 18% gratuity. We will not be going back.
  11. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice staff , great food , & beautiful scenery! I highly recommend!
  12. LaurenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was outstanding!! We can’t wait to go back for the braised short rib… I’m still dreaming about it the next day! Plus the service and ambience was amazing!
  13. RemyW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This was a dope spot. My partner loves seafood so she was happy enjoying the crab cake and I with the chicken sandwich. I'd definitely come back.
  14. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect spot . Perfect food . Perfect service
  15. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I went on 2/14/2023. The restaurant was extremely busy! That did not deter from the service. Everyone was knowledgeable of the menu and provided great suggestions. We will attend again!
  16. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the service and the food was great. The seating was not bad for valentines
  17. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2023

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    For the cost, I expect more. Ambiance: The tables are tightly packed in to take up as much space as possible. You are basically dining with the group next to you and sharing their conversations. Food: The oysters were not shucked properly, leaving bits of shell inside, which needed to be picked out. The half and half crab soup was so salty, it was inedible and sent back. When asked to substitute the cream corn with mushrooms for the steak dinner (NY Strip, red potatoes, cream corn), instead I received mushrooms under the steak, swimming in cream corn. The other entree of a salad, Chilean sea bass, was adequate. Bill: Be prepared that they add an 18% gratuity to the check to all size parties. So whether your experience is awful or excellent, they decide your tip. Of course you can always decide to tip more. Without cocktails, and added in tip (18%), prepare to spend about $100/per person. There are cheaper items to choose from, but you can get a burger or chicken wings anywhere. Service: The server was very polite and friendly. They offered a substitute for the soup, but we were not interested and instead of removing it from the bill, comped the bottle water. Outcome: We would not recommend this restaurant, or plan to return.
  18. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2023

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    The photos on IG makes it look a lot more put together and classier than the inside really is. The outside seating area has a nice view of water. The seafood platter was pretty good and came out fresh and hot. Had to ask for bread though. Our waiter was very friendly and had a good knowledge of the menu and offered decent suggestions.
  19. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, the vibe & the service were all great. We look forward to going back.
  20. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The host and chef were very kind and accommodating
  21. Tanaesis1

    San Antonio

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kudos to the chef for accommodating my wheat allergy. Crab cake no planko. 💕💕💕
  22. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing experience at Ampersea. The service was amazing, the food was so delicious, and the atmosphere is to die for! I definitely enjoyed my anniversary dinner there and I plan on going back to try the brunch! Totally give it 5 stars and I recommend it.
  23. CourtneyE

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great experience at this restaurant the vibe was very nice and quiet and the ambiance was great! Our server was great and very knowledgeable. Would definitely go back.
  24. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing!! Every thing was great
  25. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    The food was lack luster. The bacon brussels sprouts were way too greasy. The chicken barely had any flavor to it and my daughter’s dessert was still raw. For the pricing the food coulda been way better to par. The ambulance was fantastic. However, our waiter could’ve been more welcoming.
  26. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was absolutely delightful!
  27. Angel

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it!!!
  28. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    The waiter was extremely rude and unprofessional.
  29. TruFoodie

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Had a Bookclub meeting. The service was good. The food was great. The specials of the day were delicious. They ran out of a few things, but that’s a reflection of our current state of affairs, everybody’s having supply chain issues, We loved the winter wonderland decor. It was my Bookclub’s second time there and I’m sure we will have future meetings there.
  30. Lianne

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed our date night here. Food was amazing , the service & Recommendations were delicious. I would definitely be coming back!
  31. ChantelleM

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Small and intimate location. Staff are very attentive and pleasant.. the food was excellent.. The crab dip with the soft pretzel, cheese charcuterie board, oyster Rockefeller and the cut of the night were tasty. I would suggest making a reservation as it is a small location.. wonderful dining experience
  32. Kojo

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Food and atmosphere were excellent. Service was good, just a bit slow with bringing drinks… may have just been a little shorthanded at the bar or something.
  33. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The decoration in the store is very beautiful,I love it! we ordered meals and the desserts are so delicious! The environment in the restaurant is very clean, quiet and comfortable. I recommend this restaurant.
  34. Mariner

    Baltimore

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Tasty innovative sandwiches. Beautiful setting and a good cause to boot. I had the cauliflower filled tacos and couldn't believe how good they were. As good as any meat filled taco I have had. I wish I knew how they made to taco shell soft on the outside and crunchy on the inside. My wife had the salmon BLT and loved it.
  35. BrianH

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and food. Also the backdrop and decor were amazing for photos. Will come again!
  36. Emily

    Charleston

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ampersea did not disappoint. Highly impressed with the food and the holiday decor. The manager was a lot of fun and sent me a shot. Loved the atmosphere and would definitely return for dinner or brunch. Locals also recommended this restaurant to us so I know it wasn’t just a fluke.
  37. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Great dining experience. A little pricy. Love the holiday decor.
  38. ABMustang

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Meh experience! Not worth the $151 we spent on dinner. Food was ok. I would not recommend this if you are seeking a great dinner experience!
  39. Crystal

    Seattle

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the cocktails were amazing. The waitstaff were incredibly friendly. I was visiting from out of town and I can't wait to go back. Highly recommend.
  40. JeremyB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Beautiful place and the food was amazing. Will be going back

FAQs

Ampersea Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 1128 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 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 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat 3:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 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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