The Comus Inn at Sugarloaf Mountain
The Comus Inn at Sugarloaf Mountain

The Comus Inn at Sugarloaf Mountain

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thecomusinn.com/
  • Phone: (301) 349-5100
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm Month of December Lunch: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 11:00am-3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: Private rooms for parties and our Grand Room and tented Terrace can host weddings and parties 25-200 guests. The Terrace is beautifully landscaped with seasonal flowers, a water fountain and the most breath taking view of Sugarloaf Mountain.

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Private lot on site
A word from The Comus Inn at Sugarloaf Mountain
The Comus Inn is the perfect choice for a relaxing afternoon or evening out with family or friends. The restaurant is a rehabilitated historical property with a stunning view of Sugarloaf Mountain. The Comus Inn utilizes the freshest ingredients from local produce and cheeses, hormone free beef and sustainable seafood to provide a dining experience to suit your taste and appetite. Food is prepared to order with artful presentations that appeal to both the palate and the eye. Our goal is to provide our customers with a superior dining experience from the moment they enter until their departure. We promise to greet you quickly, sincerely and elegantly, serve you with highly trained staff and most of all serve dishes that are high quality, cutting edge and the best value.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
The Comus Inn at Sugarloaf Mountain reviews from OpenTable diners
129 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (104)special occasion (100)romantic (90)fit for foodies (52)great for brunch (49)neighborhood gem (38)great for lunch (28)good for groups (28)notable wine list (25)great for outdoor dining (17)kid-friendly (11)hot spot (4)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Beautiful setting, outstanding service, food good
    UncleBuck
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Beautiful setting - with a view of sugar loaf and the countryside (ask to sit on heated and enclosed back porch huge windows and beautiful views) patio in warmer weather, outstanding service - everyone from the manager to the server was friendly and welcoming (even the bartenders and bussers greeted us as we entered and left) very welcoming , food very good but not amazing - good basic food...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was not good
    RightStuff
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    The old world charm and service was excellent. But the food was not good. No plans to return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Gem in the Mountains
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    We drove there for a leasurely winter Friday afternoon lunch. The view of Sugarloaf mountain from the sun-room-like dining room is fantastic. The host and waitress were very friendly, good-spirited, attentive and helpful. A great find.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Almost Great
    Threaddancer
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    We ate dinner at the Comus Inn last Wednesday. We had been there for our rehearsal dinner for our wedding and wanted to go back. The service was outstanding! Our waitress was knowledgeable and came by at just the right times. She knew the menu and was helpful in making good dinner choices. The food was very good but very overpriced. I had the crab cake which was a $40.00 entree. Not that outrageous for a crab cake if the portions are good. This was tiny, served on 4 microscopic asparagus spears with 3 potato wedges served in a metal pot to keep them warm. There was no side salad. If this meal cost the restaurant $10.00 to make, I'd be surprised. My husband had the chicken which was good, but again, for $28.00, the portion was small and nothing exceptional. I wish I had nicer things to say about this restaurant. In spring and summer the views are wonderful and you can eat outside. I'm all for a business making a profit, but I felt like I was being fleeced.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor ambiance
    Romanticdiner
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    The food at The Comus Inn is always awesome. However, on our recent romantic night out, we couldn't leave the restaurant fast enough. The live music was far, far too loud. My husband and I were unable to converse at all. We weren't offered an option of sitting in the room with the music and were shocked to see available seats elsewhere when we were leaving. Had it been an enjoyable evening, we would have had another glass of wine or dessert. We were very disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time
    Motherof6
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Comus inn has been around for a long time! Beautiful views while eating. Premium food and prices. Excellent service and wine list. Food was delicious! Atmosphere quiet. No kids when we went so perfect date night! Would highly recommend if you want a nice night out!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening!
    Suezie
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Service was great. The staff made us feel special. Even general manager came over to talk to welcome us. very special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Our experience was a delightful mid-afternoon luncheon in the country. Our table overlooked Sugarloaf Mt. The wait service was friendly and helpful. The food was delicious and was presented in a lovely way. The ambiance was lovely and the restaurant was not noisy. My husband and I could actually carry on a conversation! Reservations are recommended as this is a favorite spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Lunch
    MattStur
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    This has become one of our favorite restaurants in the DC area. The setting is great, the service always friendly and welcoming and the food is as good as any on 14th St (where we live). The Maryland Crab soup is some of the best I've ever had.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great dining with a view
    SD21704VIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The Comus Inn has become one of our favorite dinner spots. We usually start by enjoying a dozen oysters which they kindly serve on two plates rather than just one large platter in the center of the table. The warm dinner roll with honey butter cannot be passed-up! Selecting a salad is not easy, the seasonal specials are wonderful treats; this visit we both enjoyed the baby kale with citrus. Entrees are also creative and delicious. I especially enjoy the salmon and any steak is a great choice. For dessert try either the crème brulee or chocolate cake. From the back dining room there is a lovely view on the surrounding farm land. Interior dining rooms offer a quiet elegance in an intimate setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • unseperatables
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    In making reservations we requested a window seat facing sugerloaf mountain. In reservation confirmation they did not state that this area of the restaurant had been planned for a reception later that night. We arrived early to insure good seating but they still did not inform us of the lousy seating we would be given. The rib eye steak was lousy. The salads and crab soups were outstanding. Not recommended for the average guy. Will not return and will not recommend to others
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    This restaurant is very overpriced for the quality of the food. It was disappointingly mediocre.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Debb
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    nice enough place to eat. the waitress was cute and friendly. great views of the mountains but obstructed by a huge white party tent right out the window. Awkward tables for two lining the wall opposite the windows. The tables were very long and skinny making it difficult to talk to the person opposite you. I wouldn't go back.
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday brunch
    Goodfoodlover
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    As always, excellent food for brunch, friendly atmosphere, and beautiful view.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    * Used a Living Social/Amazon Local deal. * Greeter got us a 'better" table after a small wait. Thanks. * Owner/General Manager stopped at our table to talk. Gave us a small history of the restaurant. Nice personal touch.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Fall Lunch With a View!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Checked Out the Comus Inn for the first time for a Fall Lunch. Ordered he Chicken Potpie, and Hushpuppies, was a perfect and very tasty meal on a crisp and cool Fall Afternoon, the ambiance and View completed the meal even more.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Autumn brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    From start to finish everything was fabulous. Comfortable, quaint, awesome view. The maître d Jesse was professional and pleasant. The service was just right. Not too much where they're checking on you every 2 minutes. The food was perfect. My crab BLT was delicious. Defiantly try the crab hush puppies.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An excellent experience
    MarylandNewbie
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    The atmosphere at Comus Inn is very relaxing, very inviting, very friendly. Jesse Goode is a real treasure. The food and service are excellent. The view is gorgeous. The prices are surprisingly affordable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Missed Opportunity
    Tony
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    The Comus Inn is beautiful. The service is good. The only problem is that the menu is heavily carnivore. There are no choices for vegetarians or pescatrians.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beeakfast doesn't get better
    Cdb1
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Exceptional service, food, and friendly banter from the staff. A nit out of the way but I'd drive out just for the food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Watermelon salad
    SD21704VIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The seasonal watermelon salad was unbelievable - the absolute best watermelon I have enjoyed in years! Go to The Comus Inn for dinner, you won't be disappointed, we never have had a bad meal at this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Country Inn Charm
    ComusCharmed
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Very good wait staff! Carla was warm and friendly, accurate and prompt. Great recommendations for entrees and excellent service. Food was unique and delicious!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Afternoon Tea
    TeaFan
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Service was excellent.Teas, scones, & pastries delicious. Sandwich selection mediocre. Comus Inn is a lovely setting with beautiful views of the mountains. Lovely decor and such friendly staff. Our only disappointment is that their Sunday tea is served group style with everyone seated at a long table in a private room. The explanation was that Tea is to be a time to socialize and meet new friends. That's not what my friends and I look for in an afternoon tea, but rather a private table in a quiet environment where we can catch up on what's been going on in each others' lives. We don't go to Tea to make new friends. So if you are looking for a nice quiet table to relax over tea and pastries to talk privately, this is not the Tea for you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Charming
    PopoverKing
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This is a charming place for dinner or brunch. We had dinner and could see the sunset on Sugarloaf mountain. We both had filet mignon and they were excellent. While the experience was good and will go back, I would say the service was on the slow side and menu could have a few more choices.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dawgmom
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Beautiful setting, very elegant. One of the wonderful things about this restaurant, however, is the view. Therefore, we were very disappointed when we arrived to find that the view was almost entirely obstructed by a huge white events tent, set up for wedding. I know they do events, but it ruined a special dining experience. The food was well prepared, but nothing extraordinary or partciularly creative or complex.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid Classy American Food
    danjng
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Sad to see that they've opted to start charging for biscuits and whatnot, but they haven't let me down in terms of food yet. The view is amazing on a nice day and it's the perfect place for a meal with the parents. It's not as dressy as Yelp states, but I wouldn't come in with jorts and a no-sleeve shirt. Service was great and the staff has a great attitude. Food is not mind-blowing, but good with interesting combinations of ingredients in their dishes (nothing crazy though). Would definitely be coming back here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reliably nice dining
    SD21704VIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    From the moment Jesse greeted until he bid us farewell we had a lovely evening. The Comus Inn is becoming one of our favorite dinner restaurants. Everything we ordered was very fresh, delicious and nicely plated. Their wine options are very impressive, with choices to fit any budget, including many choices by the glass. The service pace is maybe a little slow for those prone to eat quickly and not interested in being seated at a dining table for more than a few minutes. But, if you’re going out for a nice dinner and want to enjoy the company of your dining companions and take in the beautiful view of the surrounding farm land this is the perfect restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful experience!
    JoshVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    What a lovely place! The Comus Inn is beautiful, romantic and picturesque. I took my girlfriend and her kids and my kids there to celebrate two birthdays. We had a great time; the food is delicious, service excellent and the place couldn't be more lovely with a beautiful view of Sugarloaf Mountain. The charcuterie plate is very nice - with homemade meats; I had the delicious and very filling Shrimp and Grits with Andouille Sausage. The homemade waffles were a big hit with the kids and the crab hush puppies were delicious. Great bloody mary's too! The wait staff and management were very friendly and accommodating. I highly recommend The Comus Inn for a great brunch, a romantic dinner or a special occasion like a birthday or an anniversary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for Brunch on Sunday
    Jorge
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We love Comus Inn!! Brunch on Sunday is super. Food is wonderful and service is fine. View is a big plus. We always bring special guests when we visit the Inn since the overall atmosphere is splendid.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Wonderful special evening. The staff is extremely friendly and the view is wonderful. The food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • could be great
    disappointed
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Has amazing potential if decor etc were more in keeping with old country inn - also disappointed in food -- too much and mediocre-- reviews on line in August were discouraging - almost decided agst- but some September reviews were enthusiastic -- service was great except waitress should have told us much sooner lunch was really late being served due to mixup in kitchen
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dave S.
    FineDiner
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    My wife, cousins and I really like coming to the Comus Inn for Sunday brunch. The food is excellent and the service is great. We all like looking out the windows at the surrounding countryside.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall an Excellent Experience
    RandyVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The only thing we can find negative to say is that they didn't have our first choice of wine, and seemed a bit rushed in the service, even though there were empty tables in our room. Food was very well prepared (we both had beef, and the sauces were very tasty). Peanut butter Napoleon for dessert was unique and delicious. I'd have made the chocolate on the top a bit thinner so it was easier to pierce with a fork. The setting is charming and the host was friendly and engaging. We'll be back for another special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely but disappointing
    DinerJ
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I've been to the Comus Inn several times before and left feeling disappointed this last time. The staff is friendly and the views if the sunset and Sugarloaf Mountain were beautiful but other than that the dining experience wasn't one that made me want to come back. We waited more than an hour for our dinner entrees and when they finally did arrive they were "okay". The portions were small and the food was overpriced. I'm not usually a fan of massive portion sizes or "cheap food" but if I'm spending more than $100 for dinner for two I'd expect a little more food than what we were presented with, especially after having to wait an hour for it. The wait staff was friendly but I wish someone had checked on the status of our order sooner.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Comus is a MUST!
    RogerRabbit
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The Comus Inn is one of the most beautiful venues for American style fine dining and weddings alike. The spectacular view of Sugarloaf Mountain is worth the trip alone, but to have it as the backdrop to a delicious savory/sweet meal is worth the time and money. I have been a regular at The Comus Inn's lunch for events like Birthdays and Anniversaries, and it is always gorgeous on a nice day. The staff are the most polite, engaging, and down-to-earth that I can say I have ever experienced. Located at a truly historic crossroads, this restaurant is, quite simply, perfect. The food is great, but try not to over order as it can be rich. Be sure to make a reservation ahead of time and request a table with a view. PS: 1 word: Mojitos.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely quiet dinner
    SD21704VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The seasonal watermelon salad was fabulous! We also enjoyed the fresh oysters, Caesar salad, dinner rolls, rib steak, crab cake, and a nice bottle of wine. Table service was very good, but the kitchen was a little slow on this visit. This was our third visit to the Comus Inn and we will return. The view of the countryside is a lovely bonus. Although the dining room was filled with guest enjoying themselves, it was not excessively loud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • goodtime
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Our evening to celebrate my wife's birthday was perfect. The food was tasty, (my ribeye steak was tender and juicy) the wine good and the service superb. I highly recommend the Comus Inn. In addition, we got to watch a spectacular sunset over Sugar Loaf Mountain.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Lovely Country Find
    Neighbor
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    It was a special birthday brunch and The Comus Inn was the perfect spot. We sat on a glass-enclosed porch overlooking the valley and mountains. Crab hush puppies with a selection of dipping sauces kicked off the meal -- crisply fried and full of flavor, followed by a shared serving of Caesar salad, nicely topped with shredded parmesan. The shrimp and grits were bold and delicious! The crab cake BLT was plentiful and very tasty. Desserts -- though on the sweet side -- won points for presentation and preparation. I especially enjoyed the macaroon that accompanied my lemon meringue tart. But best of all was the attentive but not too intrusive service -- everyone seemed eager to please!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful place!
    KEArion
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My group went to dinner at the Comus Inn after a day of hiking on Sugarloaf Mountain and after a visit to the Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard. Dinner at the restaurant was a perfect way to finish out a wonderful day. The staff at the Comus Inn are very accommodating (they didn't even mind that we were in our hiking clothes), the food is excellent, and the building and grounds are just beautiful!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • all is good except food
    TabearukiVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Wonderful setting. Scenic view of the Sugarloaf Mountain. Friendly servers and historic looking house. Food is mediocre. If they can serve better food, we will definitely go back to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet