The Grill at Harryman House
The Grill at Harryman House

The Grill at Harryman House

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.harrymanhouse.com/
  • Phone: 4108338850x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 3:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Tuesday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm, Wednesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 11:30am - 3:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Thomas Casey
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Harryman House will cater for smaller parties & wedding receptions. Full service catering includes Hors d'oeuvres, buffets, seated affairs and full bar/wine service.

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from The Grill at Harryman House
Harryman House Restaurant is proud to serve their brand of American style cuisine. Housed in a restored eighteenth century log cabin, Harryman House offers their guests a "casual" dining experience served with formal excellence.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
The Grill at Harryman House reviews from OpenTable diners
94 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (60)fit for foodies (39)special occasion (37)romantic (28)great for lunch (27)great for brunch (25)good for groups (21)notable wine list (17)vibrant bar scene (7)late-night find (7)kid-friendly (5)hot spot (3)great for outdoor dining (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • 4GoodFood
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Stick to the "Casual" menu, meaning pizzas & sandwiches. The "Polished Dinner" items were bland, lacked seasoning, inconsistently cooked, not warm and overpriced. Service was poor though they weren't busy. We waited over 20 minutes after being seated to even be approached for a drink or to have our water glasses filled. We had to chase down a server after that to ask for the bread. For dessert we ordered a creme brulee. The sugar on top was so burnt that it was bitter and even from a distance smelled acrid. I couldn't believe the kitchen actually sent it or the waitress served it to us that way. When we called her back, she responded lightly that, yes she could see how charred it was and that she would 'yell' at the chef. Excuse me?
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Place off the Beaten Path
    Dave
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We've been to the GRill at Harryman House a number of times and have never been disapointed in the service or the food. We've had small, medium and large meals and all have been excellent. The servers have always been attentive and the ambiance is cozy. This is one of our favorate places to go in the area and have brought many friends with us in the past.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday celebration
    BabaVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    New menu, great food, great service. We all enjoyed it, grandchildren, children and parents.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CovergirlOM29
    CovergirlOM29
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    This experience at HH was unlike any other I have experienced. That's why it was so hard for me to rate the service this time. We arrived earlier then our reservation time. The hostess was not very welcoming, just kind of "matter of fact". She sat us. Then the highlight of the evening came over to the table, a busboy by the name of Blake. He was very welcoming, mannerly and pleasant. Our server on the other hand was some what aloof. He told us what the soups were for the night, but never told us about the dinner specials. We ordered drinks, dinner. Our drinks arrived, mine was not what I ordered. After having to bring this era to his attention, he seemed to change his demeanor. he then became a good server. Odd night at HH.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dependable
    garbeans
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Always delicious -- from the smooth and creamy crab dip to the always a favorite black bean soup (yay fall) to the shrimp and grits (or grouper)!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best as usual
    bob26
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Great service, great food. Friendly service. Menu was a very nice one. Specials were printed and very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Recommended
    WalkingChef
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I do not recommend this restaurant. Food was disappointing, and atmosphere weird. Noise from bar side could be heard in new dining space which feels like an atrium. Food did not keep up with contemporary standards. Menu has too many selections for chefs to be able to focus on doing anything well. Menu selections promised to be more interesting and delicious than they actually were. (Vidalia onion tart was overcooked and soggy, the tomato jam was more like a thick sauce, and Brussels sprouts were over-sweet and not caramelized at all. butternut bisque was decent. Molten Chocolate cake---not fresh or molten. Shrimp salad croissant was shaped like a croissant but made of multi-grain heavy tough bread--totally opposite of what a croissant is!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding waiter!
    EnjoydiningoutVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We had an Outstanding waiter! We had a baby with us. The waiter knew exactly what we needed to accommodate our needs. He made good suggestions as far as food choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I have never been to Harryman House and was looking forward to it. I was very disappointed!! We arrived for Sunday brunch, restaurant was empty, service was slow!! It took almost one hour to get our meal which was lite fare. I would not recommend or return. Did not live up to the hype!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Brunch
    Scott
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The eggs benedict served with corn bread or over the traditional english muffins are both very good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Off night?
    liquidambar
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The Grill at Harryman House is a go-to place for our family as we count on the consistent quality of food and service--and the excellent wine list. Saturday night was not up to their usual standard. Though the fresh rolls and oysters on the half-shell were outstanding, my chicken saltimbocca was, in a word, inedible. Dried out and plated in a sauce that tasted like a mixture of jarred BBQ sauce and swamp water. To their credit, it was taken off the bill. My husband's medium rare filet came out initially cooked medium well and had to be redone. Our dining partner's crabcake and rockfish specials were delicious. Service was OUTSTANDING. it is unfortunate that two dishes were problemmatic in one experience; however, we will return.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Place
    lovegoodfood
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Harryman House is a great restaurant that is constantly making changes for the better. The food was delish and Lori, our waitress was a pleasure. We will be back again very soon. I am looking forward to the new fall menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Food was outstanding and service matched. Fine dining at a reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    There for a special occasion with dear friends. Always love it when I go there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service, Mediocre Food
    ALT1052
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    As other reviewers has stated the wait staff here is excellent. They are tentative when needed, but give you the time and space to enjoy your dinning experience. The food however is another story. Given the level of service and ambiance of the building, I was expecting to be blown away buy my meal, but I was sadly mistaken. The Food is " ok" at best for the price charged, but leaves a lot to be desired.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Something's happening here
    HankVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    There has been a definite change at The Grill. Over the past couple of years the food has noticeably improved and become more consistent. We used to be surprised at getting a really good meal. Now, we look forward to dining there on a more frequent basis.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved the place!!
    CGJ1
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food and service was stellar!!! We loved our dinn there
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small Portions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Crab soup basically tomato sauce with vegetables and stringy bits of crab meat. Shrimp and Grits, four 21-25 overdone shrimp with maybe two tablespoons of grits for $20.00 definitely not dinner size. Same with spaghetti squash with tomato sauce and veggies, they have a better larger size version at Ruby Tuesdays. Have been going to this restaurant for years and assume they changed cooks because this has never happened before. Food was flavorful though.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    The soups here use to be so good. The other day I order crab soup and had to send it back because there wasn't any crab meat in it. It appear the chef put too much tomato sauce in the soup.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was ok
    Mazmiata
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    My entre, the boullibase was delicious. Not enough fish and seafood and too much rice. Pork chop was too fatty and grisly.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Fabulous!
    JoAnn
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    You can never go wrong at the Harryman House! Great food, service and ambience. Never hurried, a great place to unwind and enjoy wonderful food in a very historic setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Lovely and delicious
    Daveyboy
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great date night. Very pretty and historic. Great wine list. Delicious shrimp and grits! Great atmosphere. The service was topnotch. I am now planning a brunch for my folks 50th. I am going there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ronald
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The menu is quite unique but still has simple favorites to suit everyone's taste.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Summer Restaurant Week
    PerfectBiteVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We were delighted to discover that the Grill at Harryman House extended its Restaurant Week menu. The members of our party do not eat meat. We were very happy to see both a fish and a vegetarian entree option on the special menu. The red snapper was moist and delicately flavored with summer vegetables. The summer squash/pasta entree, with fresh peas and asparagus tips was also exceptional. We enjoyed our meal in the lovely new room at the back, where we were also able to enjoy the Ravens game without having to sit at the bar.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Letseat
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I made reservation for a date during Restaurant week. Asked to be seated in 1 of 2 areas (out of more) and that was accommodated. Wait staff was consistently attentive, and very patient during a rather prolonged process of choosing menus. When a bar beverage was not available when ordered, our waitress came back within minutes to say it was now available - thank you! This restaurant is consistently good. I traveled 15 miles to get to it as a central meeting point with friends. Could have met closer to home and still been a central meeting spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice
    Nice
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Very nice place for a special occasion, but not white linen. Service was excellent, waiter was tentative but not over bearing. Food was good and the snicker bar dessert was a great ending to a very good dinner.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy vegetarian
    veggiehunter
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I can't always find interesting and delicious vegetarian dishes at restaurants. Here I had several selections. The tomato mozzarella salad was wonderful. I'm not normally a spaghetti squash fan but my main dish of spaghetti squash with vegetables made me a convert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, interesting food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The main thing I want to say is that I admire the chef's creativity. Food is very creative, but not weird. Good taste and great service for a higher, but not too high price. I and grateful to have Harryman House in my area. I would like to encourage the kitchen to make the desserts as special (creative) as the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had a Wonderful Dinner
    Dlb61
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Brought my teenage sons for dinner. We sat at a high top table in the bar. The food was fresh and seasonal (and delicious!) The bar was busy (a good thing!) but very noisy. Despite the noise, we still enjoyed our dinners and the company.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    finches46VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    good food, quiet surroundings- gazpacho was very god. Waitperson was very helpful
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SandyVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We were very disappointed with this restaurant for dinner. I had previously been here for lunch and it was great. Dinner is another story. Menu is kind of limited with not a lot of "popular" food choices. Waiter gave the impression that he would rather be somewhere else than working. We felt like we were " bothering" him whenever we needed / wanted something. Dessert was great, chocolate chip cheesecake!!
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  • Great Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Lunch is always wonderful at Harryman House. The only disappointing things was that they ran out of the crab quiche, which was the quiche of the day. We thought that it was strange that they ran out of it by noon since it was the quiche of the day. A daily special should be plentiful. I had the crab soup of the day and a shrimp salad sandwich. Both were delicious. Our waitress, Mickey, was terrific and very honest about recommendations. Looking forward to returning soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • History was saved by Harryman House
    VerneneVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The best place to dine is in the historic authentic log cabin part of this restaurant. Thanks to the owners, they preserved an important aspect of Reisterstown's history. Dining on thee porch is also delightful IF a person does not mind watching the traffic on Reisterstown Road. This is the only restaurant in Reisterstown area that offers fine dining. Thanks.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good--Will Definitely Return
    TravelFoodie
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I hadn't been to The Grill at Harryman House in about 20 years. I was pleasantly surprised about everything -- the decor, the food, and the service. I had the shrimp and grits. The shrimp was slightly overcooked but the goat cheese grits were delicious. Several others in my party had the crab cakes which, everyone agreed, were outstanding. Our server was very friendly and attentive. We were seated in the more casual area of the restaurant. The acoustics were a bit loud and the t.v.'s were distracting, but I enjoyed the overall elegantly rustic decor.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Something changed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    My husband and I use to frequent Harryman House on a somewhat regular basis, but after this last visit we wont retun. The service was great, vert nice and attentive. The problem is their food and prices. One trout entree and spaghetti squash. Food was barely warm and presentation was something I could do at home. Slices of bell peppers and shredded carrots like they came from a bag? That cost $22. The spaghetti squash was tasty, but again barely warm and very small portion. The dessert was the best. Awesome cheesecake. Could tell it was homemade. The menu themed idea is cheesy to say the least. Some definite changes at Harryman House that arent positive. Food is underwhelming. Ill keep going to Glyndon Grill
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  • Delicious food, long wait.
    vamomoftwo
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We dine at Harryman house several times per year, and usually have no complaints. During this visit, however, we were kept waiting well beyond expectations. We are hoping that we just caught them on an off night. They were obviously short staffed.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty but Tiny
    mari
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Our entrees were very good, but very tiny. My crab cake seeed to be about 2 oz. and the only other item on the large white plate was a minute portion of an overly oily salad. My husband's steak was large, and tasty, a bit too well-done, but could have stood some veggies.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not up to par
    lmooney
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    We have been dining at the Harryman House for years and found this past experience below our normal expectation. The meal was mediocre, did not like the change in menu and very overpriced for the service we received.
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  • very nice
    will
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I absolutely loved the food and eating there. Great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 55 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 457 reviews are from the The Grill at Harryman House reviews archive.
  • Great mussels !
    ItaliangirlVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Dined with a friend on Monday night which to our delight was mussels special night. 4 kinds of mussels for $10. You could pair it with a glass of wine for $5. And frites with unique sauces for $4. We tried two of the four and couldn't decide which sauce we loved more! Both delicious and rivaled mussels I have had at restaurants known for mussels in Manhattan. And you can not beat the deal. I have been going to the Harryman House for many years since I live in the neighborhood but I think lately the food is better than ever. Very happy to have this gem in my hood.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.