Smashing Grapes - Gambrills

4.5
494 reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
A fusion of Mediterranean and California Coastal cuisines, paired with world class wines and craft cocktails that will transcend the expectations of even the boldest of palates.

This is something very new and completely unique both to our region and the larger food scene. Smashing Grapes brings what is timely and special about the West Coast food scene to the Mid-Atlantic region.

Smashing Grapes boasts an expansive wine lists of bold reds and crisp and tangy whites from Spain, Argentina, Germany, California and beyond. In addition to its broad wine list, Smashing Grapes’ seasoned chef, Matthew Newland, crafted a menu highlighting Coastal California inspired dishes with sustainably sourced, unique ingredients.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
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
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 494 People Are Saying
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RebeccaV
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The appetizers were excellent! However I wanted the lobster risotto and shall go back for it since they ran out!

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BarbP
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Quality of the food was very good. Drink prices a little high. Was disappointed with the level of service and don’t think it was up to par for a restaurant of this caliber. Took a very long time to get our order placed and our drinks arrived after our food, which was disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BEST LOW KEY SPOT EVER

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vipAndreP
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2022
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Amazing service. Wait staff very attentive. Food was just….meh. Maybe it’s what I ordered but I was impressed.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Smashing grapes is always a great experience. Whether you’re there for brunch or dinner, the food is good.

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KatrinaT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was SUPERB!! From the food, drinks, wine, bar and live jazz duet.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice meal, service was awesome.

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AllisonB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s hard to find a restaurant in this area that is quiet, comfortable, has great service and the food is good. Smashing Grapes has all of it. My friend and I were able to chat comfortably during our delicious dinner. I will definitely dine here again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2022
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The server was amazing and the restaurant had great ambiance.

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RandyC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were amazing! I will definitely return to Smashing Grapes!

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AllannaC
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed brunch. Nice atmosphere and friendly wait staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful New Years brunch. Wonderful menu and great service from Kyle.

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vipEmmaJ
Baltimore
43 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome quaint New Year’s Eve Dinner Celebration with COVID precautions. Great Jazz Band, nice Dinner with wine pairings, and overall ambiance and service.

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GMoneyDMV
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I purchased the Smashing Grapes 4-course New Year's Eve experience. It was outstanding!

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Faye
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great! Taylor took great care of us for the New Years Eve special! The Spicy Crab Bisque, Fried Lobster Tails and Oyster’s Rockefeller was amazing. We will definitely be back.

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AnnmarieT
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My only concern was that the 4 course meal seemed rushed. No time between courses.

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RachelH
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time at Smashing Grapes and we did the 4 course meal for NYE. Every course and wine pairing with the food was delicious! We can't wait to go again.

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ElizabethM
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Food was mostly good. Service was absolutely horrible. Worst we've ever had.

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VALERIEBE2018
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Had a bad experience last year and gave it another try. Wonderful.

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vipLeeW0004
Baltimore
24 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The minestrone pasta was not cooked long enough. Too tough to chew. The Crab Bisque was excellent. The pizza would have enjoyed spending another minute in the oven. The Sea Bass was very tasty. Our Server, Jason, was SUPER!

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missnikkithediva
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my mother there for lunch. We have a very nice experience. Steve, our server, was absolutely awesome. I can’t remember the hostess’ name at the moment, but she was wonderful, as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bartender/server (so sorry I do not remember his name), was extremely knowledgeable, helpful, and pleasant.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Atmosphere was great. Service was awesome.
Would highly recommend and visit again.

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StanleyC
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Victoria was excellent. She took great care of us the whole time there. The food was delicious!! Looking forward to my next visit!!!!!

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vipLooking2Relocate
Baltimore
52 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were greeted by a nice gentleman who asked if we’d dined there before then explained the menu. Everyone tried something different and it was SO GOOD, we will definitely be back.

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ReginaT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Experience was good with the exception of servers dragging chairs on the concrete floor next to out table. We politely requested that they at least pick up the chairs and the individual was very polite and obliged.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impromptu date night with my husband…live band was very cool jazzy holiday classics

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place

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AshaD
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The overall experience was good but the appetizers and entrees took way too long to arrive.

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ChristaO
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Everything was good.. Great service. Nice Drinks. Food was okay. It was good but lacked flavor.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was excellent and the ambiance of the setting was outstanding. Great work SG! I will be back!

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vipLolo
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive waitress and food was fantastic

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NatV
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, wonderful service, and great atmosphere with live music! The four of us had a great time!

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KeilynP
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience4

The food was great (rib amd mago magi tacos) but the cost for lunch was a bit much for what they offer. The cream cheese brûlée was excellent. The service was not so great but we think the gentleman was new. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough for us to return to this place.

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Amanda
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment I stepped into the restaurant, the ambiance was wonderful. It was quiet but welcoming. Our server was excellent and full of great recommendations. The food was delicious. I usually enjoy Ruth Chris but this restaurant food and quality control is impeccable. Good portions, reasonable prices and timely dinners.

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MeraT
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I had an amazing experience at Smashing Grapes- Gambrills. Jeff, our server was knowledgeable about the menu, offered delicious suggestions for food and kept us laughing! He has wonderful customer service! The food came out beautifully presented, hot and flavorful. The wine was great and we overall had an enjoyable time.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was nice. Pretty decorations. Meal was good. Very small portions. Expensive food. Everyone was nice! The problem is I waited over an hour for the bill. My waitress was very chatty, talking to the rest of the staff and not very attentive to me. Apart from that it’s a nice restaurant.

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vipCrangee
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The overall experience was fantastic and that was 100% due to Shannon the host and Jason the waiter!!! Upon arrival Shannon was warm, friendly and made me feel welcomed. He advised we would have Jason, one of the best waiters, and he was right! Jason was fantastic!!! The food itself was good but not spectacular. I found everything to be a tad bit too sweet (and I like sweet). My spinach Campanelle was good but again tasted a bit sweet as did my friends Italian Sausage and Meatball flatbread (perhaps the sauce was sweet ... idk). The drinks were also good but not fantastic and they glasses were so full of ice that after about 4-5 sips the drink was gone. All that said, the host and waiter made the experience a positive one.

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vipJane
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Waiter was attentive in the beginning but than became scarce. Didn’t clear the table of used dishes when he brought new things. Food was so-so. We have eaten at other Smashing Grapes but this was disappointing

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Nicole
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks. Also had a great waiter. He was very attentive.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Smashing Grapes - Gambrills using the Order Online button. Smashing Grapes - Gambrills also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 451-7544.

Smashing Grapes - Gambrills is rated 4.5 stars by 494 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.