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Splendid seasonality meets sustainability

Magdalena, A Maryland Bistro, features refined, “from-scratch” bistro fare driven by the bounty of the Chesapeake Bay region. The seasonally-evolving menu celebrates the finest local ingredients, sustainable values and culinary craftsmanship resulting in dishes brimming with character. 

Head Chef Scott Bacon’s ethos is rooted in “nose-to-tail” cooking, thoughtfully sourcing as close to home as possible with farmers and fishers as friends. Drawing inspiration from organic growing and foraging methods alongside his own Black experience and British background, Chef Bacon’s care and craft is present on every plate.

A group enjoying a seafood platter outdoors at Magdalena Restaurant. A group enjoying a seafood platter outdoors at Magdalena Restaurant. A group enjoying a seafood platter outdoors at Magdalena Restaurant.
When will you be joining us?


Tuesday-Thursday from 5pm-9pm

Friday-Saturday from 5pm-10pm



Phone (410) 514-0303
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Complimentary valet parking. For private dining requests, contact (410) 528-8092 or sales@theivybaltimore.com.


205 E Biddle St.
Baltimore, MD 21202

Located on the ground floor of Mount Vernon’s Ivy Hotel, Magdalena’s newly imagined interior balances neighborhood charm and modern elegance. Each of the five handsomely adorned dining spaces exhibit an organic yet refined approach to design, with classic bistro touches throughout. The courtyard garden welcomes guests for outdoor dining in a sanctuary like oasis that feels like the best kept secret in Baltimore city.

Other dining rooms include The Garden Room, which looks out onto The Ivy’s walled Courtyard; the intimate, romantic Treasury – where sterling and crystal were once kept under lock and key; the vaulted, brick-floored Robert Parker Wine Cellar; the cozy and private Tasting Room; and the welcoming, convivial Bar. 

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Scott Bacon

Chef Scott Bacon, a contemporary and classically trained chef, unites culture, tradition and sophistication to create dishes full of character. Chef Bacon’s culinary repertoire stems from both his southern Black and British roots underscored by classic French finesse. Honoring his own culture and upbringing, he is inspired by the comfort, depth and deliciousness that is ever-present around the table. “When I was growing up, dinner was always the time when things slowed down, if only for a moment, giving us a chance to come together as a family and share in the happiness ignited by beautiful food. That is the feeling I want to share with our guests.”

Chef Scott Bacons

Gather at the bar for sipping and storytelling

Magdalena’s cocktail program offers culinary-forward libations with a focus on rare spirits, small batch concoctions and hyper-seasonal fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices. Every drink is carefully composed and tells a passionate and often historic story, sending the sipper on an enthralling expedition to another time and place. 

An award-winning whiskey collection and Wine Spectator recognized wine list await the curious to the seasoned collector. Our team delights in education and sharing knowledge with those who seek it. We are dedicated to creating lasting memories through exceptional hospitality to locals and travelers from near and far.

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We look forward seeing you...