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Waterfront Kitchen

1417 Thames Street, Baltimore, MD (Downtown)
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Ranked #308 of 1,795 restaurants in Baltimore
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Caroline St.
Transit: Water Taxi stop #8
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88 reviews from our community

64% Recommend
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York, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Went here for my birthday on 4 Jul. We weren't able to get reservations at the time of the fireworks, so we went earlier (7 PM). Since I forgot to request outside seating, we were seated in the restaurant. No big deal. My only gripe about this was that despite the restaurant being mostly empty, they seated everyone at adjacent... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
Top Contributor
161 reviews 161 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We went to Waterfront Kitchen with high hopes but the food just didn't cooperate. We started with duck leg confit and an asparagus goat cheese terrine. Neither was good. The duck leg was the driest and most overcooked I have ever seen and it had a gamey taste to it. The asparagus terrine was nothing more than a bunch of... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We happened upon this restaurant for lunch. We were all very pleased with our food. If they have the shrimp salad sandwich on special it's worth a try. Our service was SLOW. The restaurant was not packed so there was no reason for the slow service. That being said I would eat there again.

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54 reviews 54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The first reason that we liked it was for all the normal restaurant reasons: good food, good service, great view. This is not a five star leading edge culinary center, it's a good, honest Baltimore restaurant with a staff that obviously cares. Our waiter was cheerful, knew the menu well enough, served us promptly and was attentive. No, he didn't... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I went to Waterfront Kitchen for my 4 year anniversary with my girlfriend. The view is the best in Baltimore. We started off with drinks and appetizers. Both were excellent! However after we got our drinks our waiter gave up. Lastly, we finally got our dinner. The filet was dry, cooked medium rare. The duck was delicious. Our waiter honestly... More

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Sykesville, Maryland
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Made reservations for a group of 4 ladies to celebrate the 60th birthday of one of them. Noted in reservation and when we arrived that it was a special occasion. We are not seated in a prime spot nor offered inside or out. Simply sat us near the busy entry door between the two. Also, while not expecting large freebies,... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We've been here before for the view and the ambience, but I'm afraid it's our last time. While the kale salad was outstanding, the trout was inedible. Assured that they could make my fried rice without the lobster I went ahead and ordered it. Sadly, the soy sauce was so overwhelming it overpowered the delicate (if overcooked) trout. Strawberry shortcake... More

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Top Contributor
160 reviews 160 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

As you can tell from several of my reviews, I always like to give a place at least two shots before I declare that it's not up to par. Well this place got its chance, and it failed. Took a visiting professor here for dinner with two other colleagues. Too hot to sit outside, so got a table inside with... More

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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88 reviews 88 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We had a wonderful dinner on the patio on a very beautiful Saturday evening. The patio was comfortable with a beautiful view but still able to hear our conversation. The waiter was wonderful although slow at times.(he kept forgetting our bread) However he was amazingly helpful describing each dish honestly and completely helping us make really good choices. The drinks... More

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belair, maryland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Reservations @1:00 pm...fixed 4 course menu...$35 head, VERY reasonable considering the location, the food, ambiance and focus of waitstaff..greeted by hostess jen who immediately escorted us to a waterfront table we had requested...2 bloodys and a Pinot Gris, delivered perfectly...started with assortment of quickbreads, sweet butter and homemade raspberry jam-killer flavor...ordered 3 different starters, beet salad with salmon,farm greens radishes... More

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