Our Story

Our Story

 

Magdalena is the celebrated restaurant of The Ivy Hotel, a Relais & Châteaux property in Baltimore’s historic Mount Vernon neighborhood.

High-quality, local, seasonal ingredients are at the forefront of the menu. Revelatory simplicity, subtle complexity. It all goes hand-in-hand with a wine cellar of great depth and variety, the finest malt whiskeys, and some of the most delicious craft beers ever brewed.    

Five different Baltimore dining spaces and Magdalena’s top-notch service create a five-star restaurant experience for guests. The comfortable, elegant main dining room looks out to the walled garden; the bar offers adventurous cocktails, craft beers and the finest malt whiskeys; the Wine Cellar is a chic and seductive retreat for special evenings; the Treasury is intimate and refined. 

Executive Chef Mark Levy

Chef Mark Levy is a classically trained, award-winning chef. He has traveled the world exploring various cuisines, which is where he draws his inspiration for the menu. Levy takes pride in combining fresh ingredients while using imaginative techniques that tell a story on every plate. Read More

Restaurant Manager Emmanuel West

Emmanuel began his hospitality career by chance, and in the kitchen.  Read More

Maitre d'hotel Mardee Bennett

Mardee Bennett brings experience with the theater to the stage of Magdalena.  Read More

Pastry Chef Sarah Malphrus

Sarah Malphrus brings southern influence and classical training to create Magdalena's delectable desserts.  Read More

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Reservations

Reservations are recommended for dinner at Magdalena. If you would like to reserve the Wine Cellar for a private dining experience, please call in advance.