The Blackwall Barn and Lodge

4.8
656 reviews
$30 and under
Farm-to-table
The Blackwall Barn & Lodge will be the destination of choice for guests looking to host a memorable special occasion where their guests are pampered and appreciated. Whether meeting clients, friends or family in the Lodge or hosting a wedding, corporate event or retirement party in the Barn; our seasoned management team will ensure that every detail will surpass our members expectations and our patrons will leave feeling special and with a desire to return.
What 656 People Are Saying
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4.8
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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jojo
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive, food was excellent, love the atmosphere.

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Nichole
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our engagement. Fireplace seating was incredibly romantic! Simply amazing!

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TrinaM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service was great. The set-up was accommodating appropriately for COVID concerns. We will dine here again in the near future.

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SharonS
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere! Besnick is the best Waiter ever!
Follows COVID-19 guidelines! Very nice ambiance!
I already have reservations to return.

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TiffanyB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Beautiful building but the quality of the food could be better it’s in MD seafood world there should not be all that filling in the crab cakes, the lobster soup should have more than two pieces of lobster in it and that steak was extremely chewy but the seasoning of the food was excellent and the drinks were great

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LisaH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious brunch and excellent service. Proper Covid procedures in place. Always an enjoyable experience at BB & L.

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ChelseaP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The brunch menu is small and does not have a ton of variety. We both got the short rib hash and there was barely any short rib. Bloody Mary was good but the other cocktails were not—the lavender vodka martini tasted like a salt bath and the coffee cocktail tasted much to like black licorice.

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Ange
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great visit, as usual. Only downside was the $17.00 margarita.

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DianeT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food and service was great. We enjoy coming here.

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Rick
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious meals and the flaming crab dip was excellent, although we needed more bread with the dip. The screens give the space a bit of a maze look but provide a lot of privacy. We will be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Friday Night!

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LLMCD
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service, great ambiance

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RandyC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was amazing and the food was delicious! I will be visiting this place again in the very near future.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

2nd visit - my dates steak was overcooked and my meal was okay but lukewarm. The service and ambiance was great. Of the 2 visits we’ve made the most memorable items for us both was the butternut squash soup and bread pudding dessert.

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vipSWFLDiner
Baltimore
35 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Had to wait 15 minutes for a high top despite specifying high top in reservation

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Elizabeth
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ventured out for the first time since Corona to celebrate our first wedding anniversary and it was amazing! Everything was delicious! We will definitely return.

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TEKESHA
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I love everything about this place. Love the food and ambiance.

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TERRYG
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful experience. Waiter was great and we really enjoyed the food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and service was good!!
Only complaint would be that I wonder if reservations are read - ask if celebrating a special occasion and on Valentine’s Day was also our 23rd wedding anniversary which I noted in the reservation. No mention at all.

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AllisonP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and atmosphere was wonderful. I’ll definitely be going back

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Dennis
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

2/14/21
They came close to ruining a Valentines day meal with my wife.

The first burger @$21 was raw when it was ordered well. The second burger was not the one I ordered (lower price).

When the manager finally came out, the only thing she offered was to remake a burger (3rd time) which I didn't want because I believe it would have been wrong as well and we were already at the restaurant for 1 hr. She didn't even offer to comp the appetizer from our $60 meal, which by the way was just for an appetizer, my wife's $18 pasta, my wife's margarita and my soda (my wife stated that olive garden has better pasta). The $60 was not including the price of the burger of course.

The cost of a restaurant has never been an issue when there is excellent food and customer service.

Maybe they should hire managers with experience in running a restaurant instead of the unexpeirenced who fall short of quality customer service. Maybe they should recruit burger cooks from McDonald's or Red Robin where they know how to cook a burger.

Not once did the manager apologize.
Our server was more upset and concerned about our situation than the manager.

And when we were seated at 4:15 pm, the restaurant was not crowded at all so there is no excuse for what happened.
Covid is not an excuse either because if they are open for business they should give 5☆ service for what they are charging.

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Love
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated by the Fireplace which was very cozy. Our server was wonderful and informative and we enjoyed our meal. I can't wait to go again.

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vipInsana
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went for Valentine’s Day at 2:45 pm. Table for 4 in the barn area (my favorite area). I love their Smith Island Cake but they were all out. 🥲. The avocado and crab dip, short rib flatbread, and fried green tomatoes were very good. The chicken, apple, and brie sandwich was delicious also. The crab cakes have too much filler—would not recommend. Service is always great at Blackwall.

Blackwall is the only restaurant in the DMV that has partitions placed between the tables during this pandemic and great food. I love eating there.

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StephanieA
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been here several times and love this place

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AudreyM
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their food and service never disappoints! Love that place

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The food was underwhelming. I got the mahi mahi tacos and sent them back. The slaw was under the fish so it was warm and wilted rather than a crisp fresh topping. The ketchup they gave us had been sitting out so long we couldn't pierce the hard layer on top and had to scrape it off. The flaming crab dip was mostly filler and very little crab. They light it and it burns for about 3 seconds and then you have puddles of brandy in your dip. We've eaten here before and enjoyed it. This time just was not good. My husband got the burger and really enjoyed that, so that was a win.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my daughter's 16th birthday and they did amazing job selecting the perfect table with a fireplace and making her and the rest of the family feel special.

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vipElizabethP
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greeting was very nice. Lauren was exceptional. Food was delicious and high quality. Very nice ambiance. Covid safety in full effect.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a absolutely beautiful setting for Valentine’s Day the service was excellent , the food was excellent and the atmosphere was second to non . Truly great dining experience I highly recommend it .

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MichaelH
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

.Would you recommend The Blackwall Barn and Lodge to a friend?

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines date

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, great staff and wonderful food!

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WinsomeB
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I like my food to be hot when I get it. The lobster bisque had to be sent back because it was basically room temperature when when it was brought back to me it’s still in was not very warm. Wasn’t a fan off the aïoli sauce that was served with the calamari we asked for some marinara sauce but the calamari itself was delicious

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StacyS
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

MY overall experience was FANTASTIC! The staff is so friendly and accommodating. The food ... WOW! I highly recommend. You will not regret it!

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Vanessa
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere for our Valentine's day dinner. Ordered the lobster bisque to start and the Chesapeake pasta for entree. Both were excellent. Our server was kind and helpful with our questions. Service was excellent as well. Definitely would recommend.

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CarolynP
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I chose The Blackwall Barn & Lodge to celebrate our Valentine's Day this year. So glad we did! The food, service and ambience were all impeccable! This restaurant is definitely a local favorite!

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Teawit
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Worth the drive and time! Other than I prefer rare to be 100x rarer than they serve, the food is delicious, the menu extensive and unique, the service extraordinary and the ambience lovely. Highly recommend.

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vipjennyp
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and services was EXCELLENT!!!

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vipDeltalee
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We didn’t get the table we requested on our reservation. The chairs we sat in we soft and comfortable; however they were so far below the height of the table, my jaw almost touched the table top. Not great for eating a relaxed dinner.

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DurielB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My overall experience was great!! I'll be back for sure. Great Service!!

FAQs

The Blackwall Barn and Lodge offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 317-2276.

The Blackwall Barn and Lodge is rated 4.8 stars by 656 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.