Ashling Kitchen & Bar

4.7
118 reviews
$30 and under
American
Ashling Kitchen & Bar came to fruition with the goal of creating a restaurant full of delicious, fresh food that never takes shortcuts in its efforts to achieve a stellar guest experience. Our menu was created to make sure that we have something to satisfy every type of palate. Ashling is proud to deliver a high-end restaurant experience where people come together for food and fun that is unique to the Crofton community. With our catering company so heavily involved in the music industry, Ashling wanted to find a home base where we could share our event and entertainment culture and love for music with friends and family in the community.

Experiences

  • Plant Night

    $50.00 per personPrepaid

    Apr 22, 2021 only

    Come join us to bring in Earth Day here at Ashling.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 118 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Gigi
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We had a lovely time. We were seated at a table near the bar and window. Music was way too loud. We had an excellent waiter. Hostess needs customer service training. Food was excellent except two of us who got the meatloaf felt the gravy was too salty. Meatloaf itself was delicious. Rest of the meals were very good.

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NikkV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to dine...cozy setting & friendly staff. The owner is very nice and the food was delicious...

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Gabby
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time dining in and enjoyed everything. The drinks were super cute and taste delicious. Service was 10/10. Good was great, I will most definitely will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ashling is definitely a hidden gem. My family and I went for dinner and it was delicious. There was a variety of items on the menu I wanted to try so I am definitely going back. The waiter was great and the music was a vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place and is now one of our faves to dine at. Everything about Ashlings is amazing! The staff is very friendly and helpful. The food is delicious! We love the ambiance but noise level in the back is a bit loud. We were celebrating our almost 16 year old son who just finished 4 years of high school in 3 years and is now ready for graduation in June. We are extremely proud of our son.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent! Some of the best food in the area!

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JMarie
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Food and drinks, will definitely dine there agai! Yes

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Prose20770
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent. The service was fantastic. Beautiful ambience. A very nice date night for hubby and I. It is a bit pricey (we got two sandwiches, bread pudding for dessert, and soft drinks - total with tip: $60) but it was worth every bite.

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vipMichelleH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the decor and the ambiance. Our waiter was wonderful and the food was delicious and well presented.

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TracyH
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Best kept secret in the area. It's in the perfect location tucked away from busier, larger shopping complexes. Customer service was outstanding! We were greeted and served with a smile and received prompt attention and responses to questions regarding our meal choices. The atmosphere was just right, considering the social distancing requirements. The food was well prepared and the specialty cocktails were great too. I look forward to experiencing the chef's creations over the Spring and Summer months. I will definitely return again soon.

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PatriciaG
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the restaurant. Have been going there since they opened.

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Karla
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time and the food was great! One of the best dining experience I've had since pre-covid.

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vipFoodiewannabe
Washington DC
56 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We happily returned to Ashling Kitchen better than I remembered from my last visit. I do miss their cute menus, but I hope they will bring them back when it is safe to do so.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saeed, the owner, was very hospitable. He stopped by our table to check on us and shared some amazing stories about how Ashling came to be. Really enjoyed ourselves!

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Lisak
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner here on 3/10 and all six of us loved our food, and 3 of the 6 are very picky! This will be a regular for us!

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StevenE
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food at a fair price! Servers are very attentive. The food was served hot.... with great flavors.

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sdlwinchester
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time to Ashling Kitchen and everything was perfect once more. The food here is amazing and innovative and the Ashling signature cocktail is delicious. They were quite busy, but the server was very kind and did a good job. I appreciated the manager coming by to check in on how things were going. The ambiance of the restaurant is good as well - I like how it isn't too loud. I also like how they offer a seasonal special menu, the Beef Wellington offered in December was amazing. We will definitely be coming back to Ashling Kitchen again.

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TKreit
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit for my family. We had the crab dip, shrimp tempura and Brussels for apps. All were delicious. For meals we had kids pasta, shrimp scampi, pot roast, ashling burger and steak frites. All were delicious except the burger did not live up to the price tag.
Service was wonderfully attentive. Manager came to the table more than once. They had a private function coming in that evening and it appeared they planned out the reservation very well in order to accommodate everyone.
I will definitely be returning with my family. Highly recommend for date nights, family dinners, and the private dining area looked fantastic as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience1

When I walked in, I was asked by the hostess if we had a reservation. I did not. She responded in a snotty tone “we haven’t taken walk in’s in 2 months”. The restaurant looked dead so i asked if they had any availability for a reservation. She again responded in a snotty tone “no, we are booked for the evening”. That’s when I decided to check on Open Table. I was able reserve a table within the half hour. The hostess was obviously not thrilled to see us back. She sat us in the corner. There were plenty of other tables available. When a server finally arrived at our table she apologized and said the hostess never told her that we were sat in her section. Other than that the drinks and food were great.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Overall nice. Enjoyed what they did to the old space. Food was good. Ordered a Pork Porterhouse. It was not the cut that was advertised. It was a thick chop that was butterflied, not a porter. After dinner cordial was not served in proper glassware. The glassware is just a training opportunity, but the cut of meat was a bait and switch, intentional or not, or lack of knowledge in the kitchen. No issue with the chop (although it was butterflied), but change the menu to pork “chop”.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Danielle was a fantastic server - very friendly and knowledgeable. The hostess discreetly took temps and all parties were spaced out throughout the restaurant comfortably. The food was delicious! We had the shrimp and grits, roasted brussels sprouts and the rigatoni Bolognese with bonus leftovers for the next day! The Baltimore Mule and margarita were fantastic too!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A go-to for us.

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Pitsy
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

The service was slow which was surprising considering the restaurant wasn’t busy. We ordered three appetizers, three entrees, an extra side of truffle mac and cheese, one cocktail, a glass of wine and a soft drink. We tried and didn’t like the truffle mac and cheese and sent it back. The manager told us that they were not going to remove the $6.00 truffle mac and cheese because it had nothing to do with the kitchen. We said we didn’t eat it because we didn’t like it. He proceeded to let us know that other tables like it and we had to pay for it. I have never experienced such horrible customer service before. I asked then manager if he was willing to lose three customers and potentially more because of his unwillingness to remove a $6.00 truffle mac and cheese. Apparently he is okay with the bad review and word of mouth. I will never return and would never recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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vipReginaM
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

service with Todd was above what was expected! Will return to this hidden gem that we probably would not know about if not for the pandemic an open table.

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AmeliaS
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had such a wonderful time at Ashling. We had been to their food truck and were really excited to eat at the restaurant. The ambiance was on point- it was trendy without trying too hard. Candles at every table aided in the romantic ambiance. The food was sooo good- we had the Brussels sprouts to share, the vegan burger, margherita pizza and banana bread pudding for dessert. Our waiter, Todd, was great- highly efficient which is great in COVID times. We’ll absolutely be back soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The meatloaf was delicious! And our server was very attentive. I would come back to try more menu items.

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bigd
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was great. i got a poutine which was great. Being also from Quebec I have eaten that many times.

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TalyiaB
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall1food2service5ambience2

When I first went there I loved it. But these last few times I ordered a burger and fries either I did not get enough fries to this time where my burger was not seasoned at all it was very bland and my husband ordered wings and his was entirely too salty. I’m not sure if it changed management or cooks but I will not be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very crowded for Covid precautions. Server seemed overwhelmed. Food came with sauce (fish tacos) despite order to hold it. Overall pleasant experience evening but fell short of our expectations.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

This is my first time at Ashling Kitchen, I have been recommended by many clients and my boss! Friday I decided to take my friend out for a going away dinner with my husband and my other coworker, at first our server was amazing he talked us up quite a bit. He was explaining all these different entrées and telling us that certain Ones were better than the other and then we had asked him about one of the ones he said wasn’t so good, So my husband was interested in the surf and turf, Let me just say for $40 it was not worth it it was terrible the fillet was thinner than a pancake and he couldn’t even eat the crab cake it was so fried on the outside and taste of like macaroni and cheese on the inside we were very disappointed. I didn’t think any of our food was worth it It didn’t have taste and it was COLD!! Later when we were finishing our drinks we felt rushed. I had walked to the bathroom and as I was walking back three young girls were talking about us and how they wish we would leave already... as well as the server we felt very uncomfortable and that we shouldn’t be there so we just got up and left and left our drinks! I will never go back to this place especially spending $200!

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vipDinner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service!!!! The food was remarkable, will be back soon.....

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DavidS
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good restaurant. Dinner was pleasant. A few good and delicious plates that evening, a few excessively salted and overcooked that same evening. A little more over all effort and Ashling Kitchen & Bar may become excellent 5 of 5. Today the best I can give is 4 out of 5.

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GaileE
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Very clean. Waiters and waitresses are very good and attentive to your needs. Had their Valentine Dinner special. Yum.

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AshleeG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The shrimp tempura, wings and drinks were amazing.

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sweetabbeymae
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never judge a book by it's cover! You might pass by this hidden gem daily, but trust me, it's worth the stop! The pasta dishes were delicious, they had amazing music, and the service was outstanding. It was the best Valentine's Day dinner we've had yet! Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!

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DonnaS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always looking for a new restaurant in southern Maryland and the 45 min. drive from Calvert County to Ashling was so worth it! The romantic industrial ambiance made me feel like I was escaping to downtown Manhattan. The crab soup, fried green tomatoes as well as our main courses were outstanding, and our waiter friendly and efficient. We will definitely return!

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arpritchard
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed a combination of the regular menu and the special Lentine’s Day menu. Everything was delicious. Only downside was our oysters weren’t shucked properly so they were hard to eat.

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AlanL
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food tasted very nice, but seemed a little overpriced for what was received. Also, the waitress we had was distracted and non-attentive to what we needed. We went on the evening of February 10th. Due to limited seating it would seem better service would be provided. I may give them another try at some point but it will be a while.

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robertk
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Time restrictions made it less hospitable than pre-covid

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Ashling Kitchen & Bar using the Order Online button. Ashling Kitchen & Bar also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (443) 332-6100.

Ashling Kitchen & Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 118 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 bookings at the moment.