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Caroline · Married on 12/22/2018
Linwoods has a wonderful and longstanding reputation in Baltimore thanks to their restaurant in Pikesville. Of course their catering service is different, but because we knew that Linwoods has a name that people know and a reputation to uphold, we were sure that their catering would not disappoint, and we were so right! From start to finish, our experience was incredible. We cannot say enough good things about the food, the staff, and especially Rachel! She was the ultimate professional, so very organized, flexible, creative, understanding, and enthusiastic! Rachel knew that this was the most important day of our lives and she treated it as such. We were impressed with the fact that Linwoods brought us in to the restaurant to taste their food before asking us to commit to them. They know that their food and service speaks for itself, and they gave us the opportunity to see and taste that so that we could feel confident going into a working relationship with them. We were choosing between Linwoods and another caterer who said we wouldn't have the opportunity to taste their food until our official tasting- no thank you! The other caterer boasted beautiful table scapes, but we cared more about the service and the taste of the food than instagram-worthy charcuterie spreads. Linwoods has their priorities in order and will not disappoint you from start to finish. We didn't have a wedding planner or coordinator, but Rachel filled these gaps in a lot of ways, and was our go-to for most every question. She helped us with our timeline for the entire night and made us feel so confident that our event would be a huge success. The day of our wedding, Rachel and her staff executed a perfect evening and we can't say enough good things about Linwoods! We are so grateful to the family friends who used Linwoods before us and told us about their amazing experiences with Linwoods! We are writing this review in hopes that other people will realize that Linwoods is the way to go, too!Sent on 02/10/2019
Risa · Married on 11/17/2018
Linwood's is the best
Linwood's is truly the best. Consistently delicious food and excellent service. The best!Sent on 11/19/2018
Allison · Married on 09/29/2018
Above and beyond!
Linwoods went above and beyond for our wedding! Sherri was amazing to work with-- understanding, professional, and dedicated. She answered all of our questions and worked well with all of our vendors. She was quick on her feet and discreetly solved all the hiccups that occurred. Above all, Sherri was kind and kept the bride, groom, and guests happy. The food was phenomenal; all our guests are still raving about it! We were able to customize our menu and create unique fall-themed dishes (including soup with our salads). We couldn't have picked a better catering company for our big day!Sent on 10/21/2018
Jillian · Married on 06/29/2018
Linwoods is perfection.
It's hard to know where to begin to express the impact that Linwoods had on our wedding day. Every aspect of our wedding was perfect-largely thanks to Linwoods' attention to every detail!Sent on 01/20/2019
Initially, we evaluated two possibilities for our caterer. Through that process Linwoods was clearly the absolute best choice for us. We were invited to enjoy dinner at their amazing restaurant, where we met Sherri, the Catering Director. My husband and I were welcomed by the hospitality of the Linwoods' staff, enjoyed an outstanding dinner, and were able to talk through the many possibilities for our wedding day. We were also fortunate to have the opportunity to attend Linwoods' Open House at the Dye House, our wedding venue. It was so helpful to see the venue and the Linwoods' team in action as we were beginning the planning of our wedding.
Linwoods was instrumental in helping me enjoy the process of planning our wedding. I am very detail oriented and had a very specific vision for what I wanted for the day. Linwoods proved to be much more than a caterer. Sherri was our "go-to" person for every detail of the actual event. She offered her expertise in many areas, and was so accessible as we worked through each piece. For instance, she set-up and attended the appointment to choose the linens, which was so helpful. Not only was she able to answer any questions about the physical set-up, but that day also gave me such a clear vision of how the venue would come together. As the time got closer, we returned to the restaurant for our tasting. With our parents, we again enjoyed delicious food, attentive, friendly service, and an assortment of choices that were perfect.
Our wedding day went exactly as we had hoped. The Dye House looked just as I had imagined, the flow of the day went smoothly, the food was amazing, and the service was incredible! Our wedding guests were blown away at the quality of the food and the stellar service. Both were the best anyone has ever experienced at a wedding. Of course, the catering is usually the largest piece of a wedding budget. Linwoods was truly worth every penny. Their team had such a huge impact on the perfection of our day!
Without a doubt, Linwoods' biggest asset is their team of people. Every person we encountered was friendly, professional, and went above and beyond to make our day special. I cannot speak more highly of Sherri. Her knowledge, style, and accessibility were instrumental in how our day came together. On the day of, she was in total control of every detail-so much more than a caterer. As I think back on the whole process, I can't imagine how we would have pulled it off without her!
We are so happy to be able to continue to experience Linwoods perfection in years to come! Since our wedding, we have already celebrated another special event at the restaurant.
Heather · Married on 05/27/2018
We just had our wedding at the Gramercy Carriage House and Linwoods saved the day. We were due to have our ceremony and seating outside but there was a torrential rainstorm and they problem solved the set up and it worked out even better than we ever planned. I cannot say enough good things about the overall experience. In particular, we LOVED Sherri Levine who surpassed any of our expectations (and we had some high expectations). The food was outstanding as was the service. We would give them 10 stars if we could.Sent on 06/05/2018
Leah · Married on 04/21/2018
Royalty for a day. Linwood's only creates five star food. They handled everything for us - linens, food, bar, setup and take-down. The waitstaff were incredibly discreet, but the food spoke volumes!! Everybody left with full bellies and the restaurant's name jotted down! Special thanks to the management for ensuring the menu was a hit, and looking out for our friends and family's comfort ensuring a special day for all.Sent on 06/06/2018
Pilar · Married on 12/16/2017
My husband and I cannot say enough wonderful things about our experience with Sherri and Linwoods. From the very first tasting, everything has been above and beyond - from the service, to the quality of food, we couldn't be more impressed and grateful. Sherri is one of the kindest people I have ever met and made the entire planning experience stress-free. She had wonderful suggestions and provided guidance when I needed it. The food was outstanding - all of our guests are still raving about it! I would highly recommend using Linwoods for any event - truly fabulous!Sent on 12/26/2017
Emily · Married on 09/16/2017
The Linwoods team had no other competition when it came to quality and service. They were extremely helpful and organized and I trusted them 100% with my day. The day of they were committed to the timeline and kept all the other vendors in order. Everyone raved about the food and the cake! I will definitely be using Linwoods for future eventsSent on 10/08/2017
Andy · Married on 08/26/2017
Linwoods delivered Top Notch Service and Outstanding Food for our daughter's wedding this past weekend! All wait staff and bartenders were so kind, courteous, and professional. The chef was spectacular! With over 100 guests, the meals were prepared and served perfectly. Flavors were amazing... from the cocktail hour hors d' oeuvres to the main course! The catering manager kept everything moving and perfectly on time. We have heard nothing but rave reviews from our guests, many saying it was the best reception they have ever attended! Thank you Linwoods for making this even of a lifetime so special and unforgettable!Sent on 08/28/2017
Caitlin · Married on 07/29/2017
Sherri and Linwood's were an absolute joy to work with. They were the first tasting we did and they set such a high bar that our other tastings just couldn't live up to. From being flexible with our menu choices to being incredibly accommodating for our guests with special dietary needs there was nothing we asked them they didn't deliver on. Sherri even went with us to help us pick out our table linens! I can't tell you how many compliments we have gotten on our food from our guests. They even asked us how many of our guests were under 21, pregnant, or otherwise did not drink and they didn't charge us for those guests when we added our bar package.Sent on 08/07/2017
Dawn · Married on 07/01/2017
Linwoods is fantastic, without question. The food is top notch and the service is outstanding. What a wonderful experience we had with them. My dad is a huge fan of the restaurant, which is why we looked there in the first place. From the first meeting with the catering manager, the tasting, working with them on linens, etc, everything was great. We did have a change in who we were working with during the last week through unforeseen circumstances, but even that worked out without issue. Linwoods is committed to quality and to giving the couple the day they envision. I would highly recommend them - you will not be disappointed!Sent on 07/11/2017
Diana · Married on 04/08/2017
Linwoods did an amazing job catering my wedding at the Baltimore Museum of Art! All of the guests raved about the hors d'oeuvres and really enjoyed all of the food stations. The wedding cake was delicious and turned out more beautiful than I had imagined. Sherri did a fantastic job and made sure everything went perfectly. I am beyond pleased with my experience using Linwoods!Sent on 04/27/2017
Lisa · Married on 04/07/2017
Honestly I can't rave about Linwoods and Tali enough. First off the food is absolutely amazing! I've gone to many weddings and the food is not always the best, but what you get at your tasting is what you get at your wedding and your guests will be drooling over it well after the wedding! Tali is so amazing and will make sure things go so super smoothly on your day! Her staff run things like clockwork and you will have no worries on your day! They were super accommodating to my husband and I after I had a huge medical incident right before the wedding and worked so well with us on it. They even helped my parents pack up the car with the presents! During the day of the weather was iffy and Tali was flexible with changing having the cocktail hour be inside and things went without a hitch. She made sure there was food and drinks for my husband and I right after the ceremony so we could have a few moments alone together and that there were someone catering to our needs throughout the day. They were so awesome that they even made our cake dreams come true by having it be beauty and the beast/batman themed just like our wedding and it couldn't have been more perfect, and they even gave us the cake as a wedding present to us too, which was incredibly amazing since we were on such a tight budget. Linwoods is worth every penny, the food is so delicious, they are extremely professional, and they make sure everything is perfect. They even folded the napkins into roses when they saw my theme with beauty and the beast, which was a complete surprise to me but so perfect. I highly recommend them and I thank them so much for all they did!!! Oh and they even pack up the leftovers to send home with you, and believe me, you will be sooooo grateful for that!! After a wedding you won't want to cook and will want to relive that food over and over again :)Sent on 04/27/2017
amy · Married on 03/04/2017
The only advice I can give you is to BOOK THIS CATERER! Linwoods, and its representative Sheri Levin, was absolutely amazing. First, the food is not like any wedding food you've ever been served. The quality, quantity, and presentation--unbeatable. The waitstaff so professional and caring. The attention to every detail and the flexibility of every person involved-- outstanding. Just a little example: one guest was gluten-free. He realized the meat had been slightly dredged in flour -- before the guest knew it the chef had grilled him a delicious steak and had it to the table. There was no request too big or too small. As the mother of the bride, my server asked me what I was drinking, and every time I came back to my seat there was a fresh glass waiting for me. My guests raved about the food -- one guest called me the next day to ask the name of the restaurant (Linwoods has a brick and mortar restaurant) because he wanted to take his wife for their anniversary. His words, "It wasn't the best wedding food I've ever had; it was the best food I've ever had."Sent on 03/25/2017
Last but certainly not least, Sheri Levin was amazing to work with. She was calm, supportive, professional, informative -- and she cared, really cared, that our event would be everything we hoped for. What a gem. We were careful with our budget, and Sheri helped up find ways to have the best food and honor it. For example, we provided our own alcohol, a great savings. Sheri told us exactly how much and what to get. In the end, we spent a little more than we thought when we started but every penny was worth it ten times over.
Emily · Married on 11/19/2016
We loved Linwoods. The staff were so professional, calm and detailed. It was better to call Sherri instead of email and it was all pretty easy to decide on the foods. The tastings were absolutely stunning and on the day the food tasted pretty much exactly like the tastings! We highly recommend Linwoods!Sent on 09/26/2016
Rachel · Married on 10/01/2016
Seriously I can't say enough good things about Linwoods - the food is perfect, the service is impeccable, and the staff were all kind, fun, and extremely professional. We worked with Sherri and she not only helped us choose an out of this world menu, but she went above and beyond by helping to schedule and plan out the evening. The food at Linwoods is just superior and my husband and I enjoyed picking unique, delicious courses to share with our guests. The staff serving the dinner at our reception were all attentive and extremely kind. My husband and I were especially impressed by June - she was extremely sweet and checked on us continuously throughout the night and brought us drinks, snacks, and water when we needed it. We love Linwoods and look forward to returning to the restaurant for anniversaries and special occasions in the future!Sent on 11/02/2016
Johanna · Married on 09/30/2016
Linwoods was our caterer for our wedding at the Baltimore Museum of Art and they were just amazing. Sherri was very quick and helpful with any and all questions and concerns we had. The staff was very professional and the food was AMAZING!!!Sent on 10/14/2016
Delores · Married on 09/27/2016
Sent on 09/27/2016
Rachel you and your staff was outstanding and the food was very tasty. Everything was very professional and my client and all their guests were impressed with the quality of the food. I highly recommend Linwoods for your next event, big or small. The wait staff were 100% professional and polite. Looking forward to working with everyone again in the future.
Darlene · Married on 09/11/2016
We were looking for an intimate venue to hold our small (72 guests) family wedding ceremony. Most venues seemed way too large for the size and style of the wedding we wanted. We actually held our ceremony and reception replete with dinner and dancing in the Linwoods' Due Dining Room. It was the perfect fit and atmosphere. Our guests raved about the food and the service of the staff. The onsite venue manager Rachel Maw was an absolute gem, and she made our special day even more special .Sent on 09/19/2016
User6910141 · 2+ years ago
Rachel and Terry were fantastic to work with. The staff was terrific, food fantastic, as always. Linwoods made our special night even more special. I highly recommend them for your special night.Sent on 07/01/2016
Christina · Married on 06/18/2016
Linwoods did an absolutely amazing job at the reception! The guests constantly commented how much they enjoyed the food and how wonderful the wait staff was. We worked primarily with Sherri and then Ellen was there the day of to direct everyone. Throughout the process, Sherri was great, repeatedly reminding us that if we wanted something all we had to do was ask and Linwoods could (probably) do it! Which was true when I sent Sherri a picture of the wedding cake that I wanted! The specialty cocktails were such a big hit, and at the end of the night when there was only enough left for one more glass the bartender poured it in a glass and gave it to my husband to give to me so that I could have the last glass of my specialty cocktail! I also can't not include the now famous "dancing bartender" in my review. The dancing bartender was a HUGE hit with my guests and has been mentioned be every single person I've talked to! My only regret is that I somehow managed to miss him the entire night, I did not get to witness his dancing! I could leave a long list of all of the wonderful things Linwoods did but I will just sum it up in this, they are professional but fun, I received numerous compliments on their food and service throughout the night from our guests, and they really want to work to make your day exactly what you want!Sent on 06/20/2016
Tiffany · Married on 06/18/2016
Linwoods really does service and food right. From the beginning Tali invited us to the restaurant to introduce us to their menu. The food was nothing short of spectacular. The menu options that were available for us to pick from was nothing short of a book and it was incredibly difficult to narrow down the choices for our tasting.Sent on 06/20/2016
Tali understood our desire for locally sourced seafood and took great care to respect all of our guests that had allergies and dietary restrictions. We kept hearing from our guests all night what great service they provided, and everyone was very complimentary of our menu. The late night snacks were also a huge hit!
Tali and her staff were wonderful - with a special shout out to Michael who was assigned to take care of myself and my new hubs with drinks and snacks and basically anything we could want or need (even before we knew we needed anything). He was always available and anticipated everything. Everyone says you never eat enough at your own wedding but Linwoods made sure that was not a worry for us! Michael even took special care of our dog (our ring bearer). He really went above and beyond in his care of us throughout the day. Her entire staff were warm and friendly and took excellent care of us - including the two gentlemen that stayed behind while we after-partied. I really cant say enough about how great everyone was throughout the entire night.
Vince · Married on 12/19/2015
Linwoods and Tali were absolutely amazing! From the very first three hour tasting with my parents and future parents in-law, Tali guided us through every step. My fiancee/wife is Indian and I am American, so this was to be a full Indian ceremony as well as reception, about 120 people. Our event was at the Gramercy Mansion, both the ceremony and reception. Tali and the Linwoods crew did such an amazing job of switching over the atrium from ceremony to a full 13 tables all beautifully decorated during our cocktail hour. The whole process was seamless. Tali had a personal waitstaff for my wife and me, who discretely whisked us away to our suite for 15 min to change and take a breather before the reception.Sent on 01/06/2016
With Linwoods you receive every bit of class and value that you pay for. The food really can't be beat and all our guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves! Linwoods gladly accommodated several Indian dishes that were delivered prior to the dinner.
When you work with Tali you don't just get a caterer; we were a bit unorganized as to our timeline but with Tali's vast experience with weddings there were no issues. Tali helped guide us through our timeline to make it both efficient and effective and to make it a truly wonderful experience for our guests and for us!
I will certainly look to Linwoods for future events.
Kimberly · Married on 08/15/2015
We want to express our thanks to Tali and her staff at Linwood’s. We are grateful for the work they did to make our wedding reception one to remember. Everyone mentioned to us how beautiful, delicious, and elegant the dinner was. We knew what to expect from Linwoods, but they still managed to exceed those lofty expectations by a factor of 10. Everything was perfect.Sent on 10/03/2015
Tali worked with us from day one on every aspect of the wedding, offering expert advice from menu selections, table settings, place cards, scheduling, and a number of other matters both big and small. No question, whether in person, by phone, or email went unanswered. And Tali was always happy to field questions from other members of our family. It was important to us to forge a comfortable, professional relationship with our vendors. Tali and her staff are pros in every sense of the word.
Linwoods catering, with Tail at the helm, is without question the best in the business.
Heather · Married on 08/15/2015
There was not a single person (and we had picky eaters) who didn't LOVE everything they tried at our wedding. The options were amazing and the choices we went with were perfect. Linwoods sent us home with extra meals and leftover appetizers which allowed us to not have to worry about our meals for an entire week and feel spoiled as if we had taken a honeymoon-- which we haven't yet. I want to go to their restaurant for our anniversary every year because they are so amazing! Words cannot explain how happy we were with not only the food served, but the staff as well!Sent on 10/28/2015