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Iron Bridge Wine Company - Columbia
Iron Bridge Wine Company - Columbia
  • Address:
    10435 State Route 108
    also known as Clarksville Pike
    Columbia, MD 21044
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Iron Bridge Wine Company - Columbia Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ironbridgewines.com
  • Phone: (410) 997-3456
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: Dinner All Day from 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Wine Bar
  • Executive Chef: Christopher Lewis
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Party availability changes with day and time requested. For more information please contact Jessica Barber at 410.997.3456
  • Private Party Contact: Jessica Barber (410) 997-3456
  • Entertainment: We conduct casual wine tastings on select Monday evenings from 6:00-7:00.

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Private, safe, lighted parking lot is available. On busy evenings the lot does get fairly full, so carpooling is recommended.
A word from Iron Bridge Wine Company - Columbia
Top notch restaurant and wine bar featuring a 35+ wine-by-the-glass offering, wine tasting flights, a full service restaurant highlighting small plate entrees, as well as a boutique retail wine shop that boasts an unusual collection of wines from around the world. Purchase a bottle to drink with dinner and pay just $10 over retail cost! A full bar with signature cocktails using house made infusions and bottled beers are also available. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "it started small, and now it's grown in size and popularity. Reservations highly recommend (once upon a time they didn't take them), and it will be worth it. The wine is still the draw, but the food is an excellent support. A definite place to return."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "While the lunch menu is limited, all of the dishes I have tried have consisted of quality ingredients that have been prepared with attention to detail. The mussels the restaurant serves are more plump than at any other restaurant I frequent, and the broth balances the garlic particularly well with the other ingredients. The $18 lunch special, which includes an appetizer and an entree, is a very good value."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "We had a wonderful time celebrating a birthday at Iron Bridge Wine Company in Columbia. It began with a birthday card from the restaurant staff and ended with an amazing chocolate bread pudding. Looking forward to our next visit!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "The Columbia area has several choices for fine dining. The Iron Bridge Wine Company is at the top of our list. We had a special occasion to celebrate, so I made reservations a day in advance. No problem. We arrived late on a Sunday afternoon. Parking was no problem. The restaurant was busy, but not crowded. We were seated immediately. The waitress was courteous, attentive, and knowledgable. She explained the composition of their specials and suggested an excellent wine pairing. Our orders arrived promptly. The preparation was artistically stunning. Although the restaurant's setting (right on Rt 108) and its interior are not fancy, the food is outstanding. The seafood was fresh and delicious. The steak was cooked to perfection."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "The food was great, the service was great, I will definitely keep coming back."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We love this restaurant- from wine list to dessert! Staff friendly, knowledgable and engaging! Just took friends for their 50th anniversary, who had never been there before , & they loved it! Try buying your wine there too!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We go to Aida every now and then and I always hope for an somewhat better experience given the prices. The food lacked seasoning and my appetizer was served lukewarm. Waitress was overbearing and then disappeared. Wine is interesting, but seems overpriced and is served in cheap glasses. Best part was sitting on the porch on a beautiful summer evening."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Birthday dinner at Iron Bridge did not disappoint. Food, service, wine the best."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "When a couple with whom we are friends recently asked my wife and me to suggest a place where we could meet for "a glass of wine and small plates," I immediately thought of the Iron Bridge. As always, it turned out to be an excellent choice. We shared a couple of very nice bottles of wine, and--after the large, noisy party of diners at the table next to ours finished and left--lingered to enjoy the ambiance and each others' company. It made for a lovely Sunday evening, and a fine way to finish off the weekend."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "My husband and I frequent Iron Bridge Wine Company for our child free date nights. On this particular occasion we were celebrating my Half Birthday which Iron Bridge honors by sending a postcard offering half off your appetizer, entree and dessert up to $22. We had a 5:15pm reservation which is required for a Saturday evening and we were surprised that they seat us upon arrival at 4:50pm. Our waiter was amazing, he wasn't overbearing but showed up just when we needed him. My husband ordered the Lobster and Corn Bisque and soft shell crab entree and raved about how great it was. I had the Chef's Signature Stake and I felt it was under seasoned and over cooked which is the first time I have ever had anything bad to say about this place."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We first went to Iron Bridge ~2009 and were really impressed. While we'd been to fine dining establishments before, this was the first time we had thought the food was worth the price tag that came with it. We've been less impressed with subsequent visits, but still enjoy the restaurant as the place we go for special occasions (in part due to gift certificates we've had). Perhaps some of the draw is lost on us as we're not really wine connoisseurs, but the food should provide consistent home runs on its own. For our next special outing we'll likely try someplace new."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We love Iron Bridge - great food, great service. Don't skip dessert!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "I made a reservation, but when I got there was seated in the bar area rather than the dining room. Neither was full so I felt I was "sorted" and deemed not dining room worthy."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Our food, service, and atmosphere were terrific. This was our first time there and we will definitely return!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "I was surprised to find such fine and creative dining with an excellent wine menu at such a distant location. The heirloom tomatoes were like those from our back yard when I was a kid. The broccoli rabe was perfect. The steak melted. The entire meal and the wines were so very delicious and perfect. The creme brûlée was to die for. This was a very special treat and a perfect way to spend a Sunday evening. I couldn't have been more pleased."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "I love the options for the wine and food. The staff is amazing!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "First time there and was impressed all around. Service, food, ambiance, and wine all top notch! All staff including manager were attentive to make sure the experience was the best it could be for all diners. My only complaint would be that though there is plenty of room to move and the noise level was modest, there was no intimacy at my table. Tables are close enough that I knew what was happening at both my neighboring tables, without having to pay attention to what they were saying. Highly recommend unless u are looking for a more private/intimate experience."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Iron Bridge is located between DC & Baltimore. Our 6 pm reservation was for the Monday after July 4. My colleague's drive was easy, and she was early. My drive from DC was nuts, and I was late. Iron Bridge is misleading from the outside; one might even drive past it, and I wondered if the exhausting drive would be worth it. It really was! Inside was lovely though informal. Our server and the manager checked on us well, but did not hover. The wines were very impressive. My colleague's scallops were perfect. She loved the asparagus veloute that came with the scallops, and she doesn't like asparagus. My vegetarian meal was beautifully done as well. Other diners ooo-ed over their food. The panna cotta was sublime; I'd go back just for that."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "I have been to Iron Bridge many times and always enjoy the experience. My only complaint is that the tables in the original section of the restaurant are set quite close together, making a private conversation nearly impossible. Otherwise, a lovely evening. Thank you."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "The food was delicious - the server was very knowledgeable about all the meals and even let us know they were running low on the lamb. The fococcia type bread they bring out at the start of the meal was divine. We shared the wahoo and the lamb chops. Everything was cooked perfectly. Oddly his entree didn't include any veggies - only lamb, potato and a sauce, all of which were delicious but not a well rounded meal. We could have ordered an veggie appetizer or a salad, but we really didn't want *that* much food. The wine selection is wonderful we had a great non-oaky chardonnay. The desserts looked amazing, maybe next time! Atmosphere is relaxed and the dress is whatever, you see it all and somehow it all works!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The Iron Bridge is a great place to enjoy a wonderful atmosphere of bottled wines that make up the walls, some small tables as well as a bar in this area. There is also a small adjoining dining room that features a large "sit around" area in the center of the room. I prefer the tables, but can see where the application would be great for a group enjoying dinner or happy hour. The food is outstanding as is the service. This is a spot that should be on everyone's "go to" list."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Was our first time there and were celebrating our anniversary. Everything was very nice, food was good, wine & service excellent. We will go back again for sure."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "This is the place for wine lovers. Many wines on display to have with your meal and take home. The food is excellent and the service is excellent. The staff are friendly and know the wines to help you make the right choice for you. The rooms fill quickly so make reservations."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We planned a special birthday event and the Iron Bridge staff couldn't have been nicer. We were offered a complimentary champagne toast, but 2 members of the group could't drink champagne, so the waitress quickly suggested substituting a delightful (expensive) rose wine. She provided a birthday card, a candle on the desert and on the spur of the moment, designed a cute lemon and lime garnished wine glass to go along with a beach trip theme. And, as always, the meal was delicious!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Stopped in to have a light bite before attending the Benzinger wine tasting. Had the Shrimp Lobster Risotto - VERY good! Tasty and filling. The wine tasting was a very nice event too. I definitely plan to do that again!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Brought my sister who was visiting from out of town - had another great meal!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Iron Bridge is a gem. They always honor our seating requests. The food was superb. I had sweet, succulent soft shell crabs, two nice size ones on a bed of vegetable couscous. My husband had a lamb which he said was done to perfection, pink and juicy. He enjoyed the rhubarb strawberry crisp and I had the sorbet trio, all made in house and delicious."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Great central location to meet friends from Carroll County. The food was good, nice eclectic menu and I had an awesome Cabernet. The House Made Fetticini was very good although the soft-boiled egg sitting atop it freaked me out a little. Old -world recipe, I know, but I ate around it and it was the only thing left in the bowl once I was done. (Just couldn't fathom a running egg in my pasta!). For dessert I had Strawberry Rhubarb crisp. Nice flavor, but a bit too runny. I would have liked to have had more fruit. My friends had an orzo dish and a steak. There was nothing left! Heading back Wednesday for a wine tasting! Looking forward to trying something else on the menu!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We have loved this place since the first time we went. The food is always delicious, the staff is always friendly, you are encouraged to take your time and enjoy each dish, and the wine is spectacular. This is our place for all special occasions or just a night out."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Food was excellent. Server terrific! Was an especially enjoyable evening."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "I was looking for some place to just have lunch with friends. discovered this through a Yelp. What a wonderful discovery. Not only was service and friendliness of staff on point, the food was quite delicious. will be back"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "My wife and I dined here Saturday evening for a pre-father's day celebratory dinner. Maureen was great. Prompt and knowledgeable service. She seemed to enjoy herself, smiling the entire evening. The food was delicious. We had the ceviche, which has a nice kick, and the chicken liver mousse to start. My wife had the crab cake entrée and said it was the best crab cake she has ever had. I went with the dry-aged rib eye which was cooked perfectly and could have been cut with a butter knife. It had the intense flavor you expect from dry-aging. We shared the crème brulee for dessert. The chocolate ganache on the bottom of the crème brulee really took it over the top. This was our first visit but there will be more. Cheers."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Great food as always and good service but a bit pricey."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Very nice restaurant, good wine selection and delicious food."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Great Food, Great Atmosphere, Excellent Service! I would highly recommend this restaurant if you like and appreciate innovative preparation of food and comfortable atmosphere."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "I chose this spot because one of my clients is vegetarian and the menu has several meatless options. Two of us had the home ground burgers and two had the grilled cheese although the vegetarian had hers without the bacon. (Which I understand was delicious) Not to be missed though are the french fries. Best I have had in years! Thin and crispy. All four of us ordered fries and all of us could not stop eating them! The restaurant is much nicer and larger on the inside than it appears on the outside. Although a bit off the beaten track it is so worth it!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "It was my boyfriend's and my first time here. I took him here for his birthday and it was amazing. We got the calamari (to die for), brussel sprouts, halibut and duck. The appetizers were so tasty and the entrees were seared to perfection. We also got the creme brulee because of other reviews, and it was just as expected, amazing. Our waiter was great, and the atmosphere was nice. We will definitely be going back!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Returning diners know it can get somewhat pricey, but the visit is always worth it. The food is always excellent; and the menu changes with the seasons and the availability of good stuff. Portions, at first, look small but they always satisfy. No one goes away still hungry. Offerings are always balanced, well seasoned (no salt or pepper on the tables) and have that special touch from the chef. Wine list is ample; or select your own from the huge racks on the wall; or if a beginner, ask for help with paring the wine(s) with the food you ordered. The experience will make you want to come back."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "The atmosphere is quiet and relaxed. The food is superb. I have never had a bad dish. Service is excellent. Their 3 wine sampler is a good addition to a meal."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "I took my husband (Thursday, June 5) to Iron Bridge for the first time (2nd time for me). We were blown away by the wine, food and service. We had the strip steak, nestled atop the fried polenta. The steak was seasoned and cooked to perfection!!! And, the fried polenta was truly a guilty pleasure. They did not have my husband's favorite drink, Jack Daniels, but their Monticello Vineyards Estate Grown Merlot, Vintage 2010, more than made up for that. We went there at 5:30, which was perfect and I highly recommend making reservations (I'm a big fan of Open Table). So, the following day, when trying to decide what to do for dinner, we had to resist not returning to Iron Bridge (trying to lose weight). "
    Dined on 6/5/2014