First time there even though
First time there even though it is right in our neighborhood. Excellent crab dip. I had the crabcakes (AMAZING) and my husband had a fish special which was very good also. Can't wait to go back. I want to also try their Sunday brunch with the Bloody Mary bar!!!
2/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our table was not ready at
Our table was not ready at our 7:00pm reservation (had to wait about 40 minutes). Inspite of this we enjoyed ourselves. Food is very good, Tuesday 1/2 price bottles of wine is a GREAT idea. We will do that again! Sunday brunch is also fantastic. Simple atmosphere, a little noisy on busy nights but still a great local spot in Eldersburg.
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Love the Cork!!! I have never
Love the Cork!!! I have never had a bad experience there! Food is amazing!!
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food is very good and
The food is very good and nice atmosphere. We have really enjoyed ourselves on a few occasions.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very nice dinner on a fairly
Very nice dinner on a fairly quiet Sunday evening. Chef is inventive, good service, good beers and OK wine list. Definitely one of the better in this area.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
The atmosphere was great.
The atmosphere was great. My food was very good and two friends said their food was also very good. Unfortunately a third friends food (pasta) was VERY spicy. In fact she couldn't even eat it - it was so spicy. However with that said I have recommended the
County Cork to other people.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Gourmet meal in Carroll County
We went to the County Cork for Easter brunch. I had the Irish Trucker (eggs over corn beef hash). It was the BEST corn beef hash that I have every had. My husband and daughter has a lamb sandwich which melted in their mouths! Can't miss the all-you-can-drink bloody mary bar (complete with old bay rimmed glass!). I have eaten here several times before and have always been happy with the food and service. Highly recommend!
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was my first visit to
This was my first visit to the County Cork and we will definately go back! Although it's really quite noisy and waitstaff was great and the food absolutely wonderful! My husband ordered a risotto with scallops and a blood orange sauce and he was raving about how good the sauce was. I ordered a salad and requested no beets..the kitchen mistakedly put beets on and when the waiter served us he immediately noticed and returned it to the kitchen. I hardly had to wait at all to receive a new salad and it was delicious! I highly recommend the County Cork!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Crab cakes! Have been
Great Crab cakes! Have been to County Cork several times and have never been disappointed.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
this is a best kept secret..
this is a best kept secret.. we drive 20 minutes to go to this place.. wine list is perfect not too expensive but great choices.. try the Predator Zin.. its great and ask for an aerator for the wine, they have individual ones you can put in your bottle at the table.
Sous Chef Connor is wonderful. he puts out some good lookin food.. the grilled cesear is perfect, the dresing is flavorful, the polenta croutons an added umpf! the selection of charcuterie and Cherry Glen cheeses is great.. ribeye perfectly cooked.
service attentive. love this place!!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband and I were pleasantly
My husband and I were pleasantly surprised to find such good food in Eldersburg! We had driven by the restaurant several times before, however the exterior did not make us want to stop in. The restaurant is located in a strip shopping center and the entrance is very unassuming.
Thank goodness they advertise! Everything was wonderful & it was exciting to learn that we no longer have to drive into the city to have a nice dinner.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great, fun and excellent food
Excellent food. Nothing like it in the area. Not an overwhelming menu but a ver good variety and all very good. (Working our way through it). It's a shame it's so small. Very, very crowded all the time and quite noisy. Don't need the (loud) background music. Excelent servers.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
We love this local spot. Warm,
We love this local spot. Warm, friendly, and great food. Open late during the week which is wonderful!
4/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place was recommended to us by a friend. The food was fresh and high quality. Wednesday nights they give a complimentary appetizer with the purchase of 2 adult entrees. We had the crab and brie fondue, which was amazing and couldn't taste any fresher. We split the Black and Bleu Beef Tips and the Crabcakes. The crab cakes had a spicy kick to them and while the sauce seemed heavy, they tasted light. The serving sizes were huge. The mixed potatoes were the best I've ever had. I would go back and order the exact same entrees again in a heartbeat. For dessert, we had popcorn ice cream. Real popcorn in vanilla ice cream drizzled with salted caramel sauce. They make it in-house and it's the only way I want to waste calories on ice cream now.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food, good wine
We always enjoy the different appetizer and dinner specials at the Cork. They are reasonable and always delicious.This type of restaurant is so needed in Carroll County and especially Eldersburg!
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice, classy joint for Eldersburg
My wife and I stopped by for dinner. Excellent service and nice atmosphere. The menu goes a bit far calling some standard food items 'deconstructed' or uses French words I don't speak but it doesn't go too far off the deep end. I think the restaurant would do better with chain saws and pick up trucks on the wall but it's nice to have a local, classy joint. I'm a local resident what can I say? The fries were very good which come standard with garlic. The fish tacos were very good but the steak was mediocre -it was a bit chewy. I plan to go back because prices were not bad and the beverage selection was excellent.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Can't wait to go back!!
Wine selection was great. Went on half price wine night. Started with the brie. Very good even my son ate it. I had one of the larger salads. Can't wait to go back for more. My husband had the fish and chips and son had the crab cakes. All were very very good. Will be going back for sure.
5/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We ended up at the County Cork Wine Pub in Eldersburg the 2 Friday nights. The first night we had to wait a bit longer than hoped, but it was worth it. The second week we got in upon arrival. On Friday's the music is just our style (same music I hear on XM Radio 32 - The Bridge). The scallops in blood orange sauce were fantastic, as was the steak special last Friday. We hope to become regulars. This is a great new find for us. For drinkers, try the unique Dark and Stormy, sort of a Dark and Stormy meets Orange Crush, very tasty (and pricey at $9).
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
My group of 11 had a awesome time with wine and food. Cindy best waitress. Owner is there to make a difference. Would go back again. Friendly atmosphere. Food presentation impeccable. Artfully placed on the plates. Very clean inside. High back tall stool style chairs.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Gem in Eldersburg
The County Cork Wine Pub has fantastic food and wonderful staff! We always look forward to dining here. And we have happily recommended this great place to friends! They too have become repeat customers! Looking forward with great anticipation to our next visit!
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Father's Day Brunch
Great food and the men love the Bloody Mary bar. It was really crowded but still got our table after a few minutes.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very interesting menu and
Very interesting menu and the food preparation exceeded preparations. We went for brunch on Father's Day, and the service and food was great despite a full house. Brunch menu includes several options for eggs benedict, omelettes and even tacos with fresh ahi. We plan to return to explore the dinner menu, including the cheese/meat plates.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Keeps getting better!
In a strange turn of events I am about to head to the cork for the third time this week, and you know what? I'm excited! Especially since this time is for brunch and their brunch is truly delicious! This is definitely my favorite place to eat in eldersburg. I just had the fish and chips from the new menu and it was so delicious I was a little disappointed my kids loved it to and I had to share. Their meat and cheese plate never disappoints and I I could eat their homemade ice cream and flourless chocolate cake every day. Also, great daily specials like buy two entrees get an app free. Only complaint is the service is hit or miss. Some servers are less attentive then others but I have never been disappointed by the bar staff.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cork is worth it!
good value, good food, quality has sustAined over time. Wait staff pretty good, but sometimes they are Iess attentive and talking with their regulars or bar staff. They can't seem to figure out how to use open tables...when I add a note asking for a booth I get a lame excuse that the reservation goes to the owners cell phone and he doesn't shAre the requests...heard that a few times. even with open table, they put walk ins that arrive at same time at better tables than for folks with reservations. In other words, the hostesses need to be retrained or spend a little more money for someone a bit more upscale, instead of the high school girls who are clueless.
All that stated, food is good and it can be a fun or romantic place to dine.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Worth the wait
Service is slow. A bit painfully at times. But the food. Oh my, the food is amazing. Worth the wait. Just be sure to bring your patience along and you'll have a delicious experience.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was the first time my husband & I went to the Cork. The entire experience was easy and fun. From making reservations on Open Table to meeting friends, to enjoying the pub with delicious cocktails & wine to the wonderful menu. The food was fantastic. I love that it had many gluten free options. Thank you!!! We will definitely go back soon.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great After Work Spot
We love going to the Cork. Our go to spot in the area for good food, nice atmosphere, and good wine. The popcorn ice cream (when they have it) is the best!
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
The waiter could not have possibly been any more attentive and informative if he tried. He knew the beer and wine lists, was helpful with drink choices. His suggestions on the menu were spot on. Everything that we ate was presented wonderfully. I will go again soon and have already recommended this restaurant to friends.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
My Favorite Local Spot
I have been coming to County Cork for the past year and LOVE it! I refer all my friends to this bar for the happy hour specials on food and drink. Must try the fries!
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
The place has long narrow area. It was crowded when we got there, which suited fine with my wife. The food was excellent. My wife was very pleased with her food specifically the farmers salad. We tried sample of three wines and we were not crazy about any of the samples. Overall, our dining experience there was great!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Second time to this restaurant
Second time to this restaurant and it was better than the first. Recommend making a reservation for a weekend night. Love the live music on weekends.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were at The Cork for a
We were at The Cork for a wine pairing and loved every course. It was so much fun! We enjoyed it so much that we went back again. I ordered the prime rib special and it was amazing.....very tender and flavorful
8/5/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great little restaurant
Enjoyed everything about County Cork Wine Pub. Large bar meshes with the dining area nicely. I would definitely make reservations since the dining area is small. Excellent waiter gave helpful recommendations. Crab cake was very good--not the typical Maryland version but nice flavor and spicy. Grouper was very tasty. The Dark & Stormy drink was excellent. This place is high on my list for a repeat visit!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great little pub
I have eaten at the Cork Wine Pub multiple times. There food is always good! They tend to have some unique items on their menu, which I enjoy trying. Their service is usually very friendly as well. They have a nice bar and plenty of drink options. They serve the best martinis!!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great meal!
Have been to County Cork many times and have never been disappointed. Crab cakes are always a hit. Got the Dark and Stormy while waiting for appetizers at the bar and the bartender even gave us the recipe!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
I may have rated the food
I may have rated the food a bit better if not for the high prices. Because of cost I was expecting higher quality dishes. They were quite good. I just didn't think they were worth the amount we paid.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were celebrating a birthday so we were a large group - service was wonderful and food was great!
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
All three of us enjoyed our meal. Our table was
ready upon our arrival. The waitress came
to our table shortly after we sat down and
was attentive to us during our meal. They had
a Wednesday evening special of a free appetizer
if two entrees are ordered. We got the crab and
Brie fondue appetizer and it was very good.
All three entrees were excellent.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went on a Friday night. Amazing
Went on a Friday night. Amazing guitar -singer wasn't too loud and very pleasant to listen to. Great food, loved the pork belly and scallops.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never a Miss
This restaurant never misses a beat!! The food is delicious, the service is great and the drinks are perfect. The Cork has a different and varied menu. Always delicious.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Local find!
Been here many times and always enjoy it. This time happened to be a Tuesday evening and bottles of wine were half price, perfect! Bruschetta appetizer and twisted turkey sandwiches are the best.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
wonderful food, need more wine!
With a name like cork wine pub, I expected there to be more choices for wines than the list provided. However, the food was absolutely AMAZING, the service was wonderful, and live music was entertaining.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Girls Night Out
My girlfriends and I spent a fabulous night here. The wine and food were incredible. The service was impeccable. Great place to enjoy a fun night out!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good local place
First time dining at The Cork even though we live in the area. Good drinks and the food was good (but not great). Service was uneven -- started great and then our server paid more attention to friends that were having drinks at the high tables and we waited for dessert and our bill. For Eldersburg, it is as good as it gets although I think I still like the food at Beck's in Sykesville better overall.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Brunch in Eldersburg
My girlfriends and I went to The County Cork for their Sunday brunch, and we will definitely be there again! It was a great little place near where we all live, and it was nice not having to drive into Baltimore for a nice brunch. The food was excellent and the mimosa bar even better! We definitely plan on going there again, and recommend it to anyone looking for a small, cozy brunch place.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM