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

Iron Bridge Wine Company - Columbia

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ironbridgewines.com/
  • Phone: 4109973456
  • 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: Wine Bar, Contemporary American
  • 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 4109973456
  • 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.
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Iron Bridge Wine Company - Columbia reviews from OpenTable diners
208 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
99% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
notable wine list (165)fit for foodies (157)special occasion (128)neighborhood gem (117)romantic (92)great for lunch (55)great for brunch (35)good for groups (26)hot spot (19)scenic view (13)vibrant bar scene (12)late-night find (12)kid-friendly (5)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Afternoon delight
    FerliseVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    A friend and I had a delightful quiet lunch here in the middle of the week. The atmosphere was quiet and relaxing. a distinct contrast to the bustling dinnertime activity. We shared the always scrumptious crunchy brussel sprouts. I had the tasty black bean soup and an asparagus salad that was quite good. My friend had a very filling and delicious hamburger. I haven't dined here for lunch in over six years and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I definitely recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • anniversary dinner date
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The wife and I met here so we decided to celebrate our 2nd anniversary here. The staff took excellent care of us, and the food was perfect.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing Brunch
    MsMontana
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    My friend and I like to celebrate our friendship by enjoying a great lunch/brunch/dinner somewhere in the local area. Iron Bridge was the perfect location and the food was amazing; fresh and seasoned perfectly. Kate our server was very knowledgeable about the prep and ingredients of our selections. It was all good. From beginning to end. We will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OK
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The service is always good, but seating is crowded and noise levels can be tough. The food seems to have lost a step from the past, and entrees are pricey for the quality. The wines are always interesting and the staff knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food & Wine, Neat Decor
    Los4Wine
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    This restaurant was cozy and warm when you come in. Large dining table in the middle of the main dining area for large parties, which I would like to come back for. The food was reasonably priced for delicious dishes and a fabulous wine selection. My wife had ordered her dessert with the paired wine, and it matched perfectly - I'd like to see how the other pairings matched up. I will be coming back to the restaurant with friends in tow.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MacChez
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The SOUS-VIDE PORK CHOP was fantastic! Tender, moist, close to the best Pork Chop I have ever had...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The wine was ok, nothing special and reds served a little warmer then they probably should be. The food was fantastic though! The burrata was a newly discovered dish I will not soon forget, highly recommend! The main dishes and desserts were also very well made and tasted delicious. I will be back, but next time will probably select a wine for the table as opposed to the flight as it was just not up to the quality of the rest of the meal.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Linda
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Wonderful night out to celebrate a birthday. Extra special treat was that our table had a birthday card for my husband signed by all the staff! Food was great, unique but not too wierd for the fussy.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wineguy
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Had a great tasting flatbread pizza and bottle of vino that was terrific! It was a laid back affair with the impeccable service from ALL the staff. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome! Loved it!!
    Carolyn
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    First visit for a business meeting with an old colleague. This was the perfect spot. Food was fantastic (totally do the steak special), the wine selection was interesting and of very high quality, and the staff were very helpful and knowledgeable. The wine recommendations paired beautifully with the meal, and the dessert & port selection was lovely. we will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Wine Place to Go
    Jazzman
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Unfortunately the menu is small with limited choices, so you have to get lucky. The menu does change very often so many of the same items. Also the prices are expensive; a glass of Chalone Chardonnay was $15 and dinners ran $24 per person, so it was an expensive night out for dinner and a couple glasses of wine. However that being said, we love the Iron Bridge for the ambience, wine list and special occasions. Looking forward to the wine tasting.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sophisticated in a country setting
    kay2838
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    I enjoying having lunch at Iron Bridge--meeting a friend or two--and talking for at least an hour. Having a glass of wine or tasty tart Margarita. The pace is relaxed; the food, excellent; and the service, ditto. It certainly could be romantic for couples. Yes, I do recommend this place wholeheartedly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nosh
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Wonderful atmosphere amazing food and excellent service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great experience
    DonnaVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I am very fond of the Iron Bridge Wine Company. The wine list is extensive and the staff knowledgeable and I have never been disappointed by their recommendation. My favorite side dish is definately the brussel sprouts. They are amazing! I have never had a bad meal here. Love this place and will visit many times to come.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner among the Bottles
    SparkyVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The restaurant is divided into two sections - a wine store with tables and a smaller separate dining area.Overall, the food was quite good and the wine list ($!0 discount on Thursday) includes many interesting wines. The Brussels sprouts ($4.00) make a great appetizer and are very tasty. The dinner menu is not extensive but what we had (hamburger and pasta) were nicely done. Service was very good (Abbey) and contributed to a very pleasant dining experience.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistency
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We have eaten at Iron Bridge hundreds of times. Have yet to be dissappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still the perfect note
    FerliseVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Has been a while since dining here but Iron Bridge continues to deliver. Burrata and tomato jam delicious, brussel sprouts delicious and a perfectly cooked buttery trout were highlights, as well as unbelievably tender sous vide pork in a peach glaze on a bed of hominy/bacon sauté made for a great Sunday dinner, topped off with a light key lime panna cotta. A sure thing!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time there
    Columbia2
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The decor is very cozy and welcoming, but too dimly lit in some spots. We had a small table for two in the back section and there was no direct light from above, no candle on the table or wall sconce nearby. We had to use our cell phones to illuminate the menu well enough to see it. Although its known for its wine selection, we both opted for specialty cocktails and were pleased with those. The apps and starters were very good, but the entrees fell somewhat short in comparison. The NY strip steak I ordered was cooked beyond my requested medium, and the scallop portions on my wife's entree were stingy to say the least. Cost vs. result...we've had better elsewhere for less. It might be worth visiting for the wine, though.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hidden Gem
    luvfinerthings
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The Iron Bridge Wine Company was a pleasant surprise to my husband and myself and was exceptional from the service to the food and wine. It was our wedding anniversary and they provided complimentary champagne. The staff even gave us a card congratulating us on our joyous occasion. I would definitely visit the establishment again!! I had the Lobster and Shrimp Risotto and my husband had the pan-seared scallops. Both dishes were delicious and the sauces were perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Perfect place for pleasant conversation and wonderful food and service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Never Disappointed!
    DebbieVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    My husband and I dined here on his birthday and we had a wonderful dinner. The food never disappoints. Fish dishes are especially well done. Our server was knowledgeable and we enjoyed a great bottle of wine. All in all a great evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    I went there a few years ago and did not have a good experience so when I received a gift certificate I was not really excited to go but I was pleasantly surprised. On my first visit I found the plates ridiculously small and wine prices too high although service was good. All these issues were corrected and I will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Night with Friends
    Bridgedenizens
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We've been to most of DC's highest-rated restaurants, others around the country, and a few in Europe. Although many were superlative, the Bridge beats them all in friendly atmosphere and value. It's simply the best place to have excellent wine with consistently excellent (sometimes exceptional), imaginative dishes using the best ingredients, at fair price. The wine list is extensive and very reasonably priced--the markup is a flat $10 over already fair (often best in town) prices. Wow! The Bridge has been our favorite place to be for more than a decade, and will remain our restaurant of choice for fine-dining, and evening with friends, or just a nice lunch or dinner because....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Small place, great atmosphere/food
    MattB
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This is a small place that has an upscale feel to it, in between casual and fine dining. The food was displayed well and tasted great. They have an extensive wine list and their service was outstanding. I would definitely recommend to anyone, I would say reservations are a must. Also of note, I would leave the children under teenage years at home for this one.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a great experience
    RichG1984
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I took a girl out here for our first date on Saturday night. I had never been to Iron Bridge before but heard nothing but good things. I was not let down. They have a great selection of wines and a staff who is familiar enough with it to make meaningful recommendations. The food there was excellent, I had a duck beast special and the lovely lady had the asparagus salad. Overall, it was a great experience. I will define be coming back for more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful food & wine!
    mbsafoodlover
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    DH and I had a great impromptu dining experience here at Iron Bridge. It was our 3rd time, and we have never been disappointed at all with the food or the wine. We like the fact that the servers are knowledgeable about the wine and suggest very nice pairings based on a client's stated preferences. Just top notch all around. The charcuterie plate is not to be missed - we tend to order it every time we come, as it seems to change seasonally. Always meets our (now high) expectations. The 3 items (starter, dinner & dessert) for $38 was a nice surprise (I think it was for restaurant week). We always seem to buy at least one of the wines we've ordered by the glass, also. The retail prices for that wine is also competitive. Recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Enjoyable
    kay2838
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    This last time, I was to meet a friend for lunch; however, she had called in the morning to say she was going to recover from cold, and wanted to re-schedule. I missed the call, and ended up having a delicious omelet and glass of wine solo.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great if you don't want to talk
    TripaddictionVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    So as always the food was great, wines interesting and service good. However it is IMPOSSIBLE to hold a conversation without screaming. We spent the entire evening saying "say that again?" And "what was that?". Totally frustrating to have such a distraction from the otherwise very good restaurant. Put some carpet down and some curtains up to improve the acoustics!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food, good service
    nnebb
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Deserving of its excellent reputation, we had a lovely birthday dinner
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • one of my favorite restaurants
    Mermaid
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I just love going to Iron Bridge Winery. It's always a hit with guests & for special occasions
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a winner!
    savta3
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The food is always delicious and beautifully plated. Service is attentive without being intrusive. Our only wish is that they had better sound-quieting materials on the ceiling and floors. It is a very small place, and active conversations tend to reverberate, even more so for those of us with hearing aids. We try to accommodate for this by going early and finishing before the crowds come. Be sure to sign up for their birthday and anniversary specials.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Inconsistent
    foodExpert
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The service is consistently good but the food is unpredictable. Sometimes, is fabulous and other time is disappointing.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • always a pleasure at Iron Bridge
    Theresa
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    ... when you are able to actually get a reservation or arrive early enough to be seated within a reasonable time. Definitely make a reservation and then enjoy the wonderful food that is fresh, local, seasonal and prepared very well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb lunch
    PatR
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My friend and I both enjoyed our selections. The wine was a delightful addition to the meal. Our servers were friendly, professional and were attentive without being overbearing. I have been there several times and I look forward to returning soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fair Farm to Table Restaurant
    AprilA
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Our Go-to is Woodberry Kitchen but we thought we'd try something more local. The food was tasty, but the portions were off. The creamy corn chowder was so heavy and with a big portion I really filled up. I couldn't but a few bites of the pork I ordered. My dessert portion was huge (panna cotta) but my husband's (ice cream cone) was tiny. The wine was wonderful and the server was very helpful when it came to choosing the right wine. I would go back but I still think Woodberry has the best farm to table experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A hidden gem
    Brian
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    People might drive by this small restaurant set in the rolling hills of Columbia, but inside are some of the best wines and chef-perfected dishes I've ever tasted. Worth every penny.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasure!
    Lyrexis
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    This is my third time going, and they have stayed consistent in their excellent food, great wine, and superior customer service!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great food, wine & service. The restaurant staff were all very friendly & prompt to serve us.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Went for Howard County restaurant week. They do not skimp by offering the entire menu as part of the deal. Wine selection was awesome, waitress was very helpful in making recommendations that did not disappoint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 31 July
    RLA52
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Both entrees excellent (pork chop sous-vide and shrimp-lobster risotto) as were salads and desserts. Suggested wine (dry riesling) excellent with both entrees.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.