The Valley Inn - Brooklandville

The Valley Inn - Brooklandville

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Phone: 4108280002x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Everyday 1130- Close
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

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  • Parking: Public Lot
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
The Valley Inn - Brooklandville reviews from OpenTable diners
133 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.8
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
77% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (74)great for lunch (39)vibrant bar scene (28)special occasion (20)fit for foodies (18)hot spot (15)good for groups (14)romantic (8)late-night find (6)kid-friendly (5)great for brunch (4)scenic view (3)notable wine list (2)Show More
  • A noisy neighborhood find
    DelectableVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Always busy....the food at this casual place is varied and good. It's not the setting for intimate dining and it can be hard to hear table companions in the bar room.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • princess1
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Expensive for mediocre food. Friendly waitress couldn't compensate for ho-hum food and very expensive drinks. Noise level difficult to talk over by end of dinner.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pearl
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The fried oyster appetizer was perfectly prepared. We found that the dining room was so loud we couldn't visit with each other; although, the other guests weren't particularly noisy. Perhaps the bar section would have been better.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ExpectMore
    SomeoneElseCookVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This is not the Oregon Grille. Just need to get that out first. Food is good, service is good, a bit loud but I would go back. Manager needs to be friendlier. This could actually be a great place due to location and the owner (great guy) knows what it takes. There is only one other real restaurant that could competed so step it up in all aspects and it will be a "hot spot" for the Falls Road corridor.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food okay but could be better
    SassdadVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The sliders were okay but unremarkable. French fries were copious but thick and gummy. Ceasar salad fine but uninspired.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Susan
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Meet a friend for lunch, it was delicious. The service was good, we lingered talking and no one seemed to care, we were not rushed. I would definitely go back for lunch or dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unfulfilled potential
    HankVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    The Valley Inn is close to our house and we were hoping to find a good casual place that was reasonably priced. One diner ordered sauteed soft shell crabs which were a "special". $34 dollars for two so-so crabs with no sides of any kind! A hamburger was adequate but instead of arriving medium it was thoroughly well cooked through and through. The vegetarian platter was lackluster. The hostess and staff were pleasant and professional save for the busboy who whipped the appetizer off the table without asking if we were done. Would consider going back for a burger in a pinch. There a better choices in the area.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favorite New find!!
    JackieVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I absolutely LOVE!!! It here!! It is my favorite new place to dine. The food us delicious, I mean I think I can order one of everything on the menu!! So glad it moved into the neighborhood!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Avoid this place!!
    cr52VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This was our first and last visit to The Valley Inn. We were there on time for our confirmed 7 PM reservation. We were advised that although we had a reservation, there were no tables available in the dining room and they tried to put us in the bar. The manager (with whom we asked to speak) was not only uncooperative but downright belligerent. We will not be back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Howard
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    T-Bone steak for $38.00 was overcooked and hard to cut. Service was mediocre. Waiter was not attentive.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • good neighborhood find
    JoanieVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I have been several times and it is always good. They have a nice casual menu and I like the fact that it is reasonable if you order lite fare. I have had the crabcake,the hamburger and the cobb salad. Everything was good. the wine list needs some updating. There are not a lot of choices. It is very noisy in the restaurant so I like the bar and that can be noisy too.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice evening!
    TabithaVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We had been to the Valley Inn for brunch several times, but this was our first dinner experience. The chopped house salad is HUGE--enough to split--and very good! The crab cake was filled with jumbo lump, but could have had a tad more Old Bay. The warm bread pudding for dessert was fabulous! Although every table was filled, we were not rushed, and our server was friendly and efficient without being intrusive. A very good evening!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dessert Wasn't Bad
    DavidkVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    First time here since the reopening. The decor was warm and club like. A wonderful make-over befitting a charming old building. Having only sampled a Seafood salad and a bread pudding for dessert I'm not sure I can make judgement of other menu selections. The dessert was homemade and satisfying On the other hand the Seafood salad was boring, not very tasty and overpriced especially since there was little seafood in it. I admit the glass of wine was a large pour and enjoyable. I would go back and try other menu items before I could recommend it to friends.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 3rd time's a charm
    mykitchenisclosedVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Outstanding service for a large party. Menu choices are the best around. Always ample parking. Excellent food.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • NicholasVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Overall not very good the bar didn't know how to make a cosmo and didnt correct their mistake. I just decided to write the place off rather than complain.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • watch the extras
    diningoutVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food here is good. The entree prices are very good but the prices on the deserts and appitizers are quite high! A bowl of steamed edamame with a little soy sauce on the side is $10! they charged us $9 for a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Asking for anything prepared special really threw the server. She had to ask the kitchen and then it came out wrong anyway. Our server last time was more efficient.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Katie
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We dined at the Valley Inn on a Saturday night. The food was very good, as was the service. My husband and I shared a dessert which was served already divided, a very nice touch. We ate in the bar area, and it is noisy which makes conversation a bit difficult. There seemed to be some background music playing which was not needed. I have also lunched there on several occasions and found the food to be very good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointment
    marsmob
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Valley Inn was always a favorite dining location for my parents and I was excited when it reopened. The renovations are tasteful and have kept with the historic nature of the site. The staff was receptive of our large party and placed us in a comfortable corner of the dining room. Service was excellent and timely. I was disappointed with the quality of food, though. The shrimp bisque, a specialty of evening, was inedible. The bisque had a sour taste and the shrimps were tiny and chewy. The entrees were satisfactory, not up to the quality to be expected. This was the first visit for my friends and I would not recommend a return visit.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Got better as the night went on
    rasc
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    After reading the mixed reviews, we decided to see for ourselves. I can't say I can argue with any of the negative things anyone else wrote (the odd smell at the entrance, the older crowd, the noise--it is all true), but the meal was well made and as the night went on, the crowd changed and became younger and more energetic. The waitstaff is young and seems inexperienced, but they were all friendly and polite. The noise seems to be hard to avoid. Though the bar is separate, noise from other tables in the restaurant carries easily due to the boxy nature of the room. If a louder party is anywhere in the room, you will hear them. Not a good place for a private conversation over dinner. Otherwise, Valley Inn is worth a try.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh
    LilyhillVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I met a friend for lunch at the Valley Inn. The lunch menu is fine -- salads and sandwiches, nothing too thrilling but plenty of good, safe offerings. The food was just like the menu: pleasant but nothing to swoon over. Biggest issue is the noise level -- it's realllllly loud. And then there are the other patrons...it's worth noting that it's a pretty 'seasoned' crowd with very few people under 60. Strangely, there were hardly any men in the place when I was there...it was just 'ladies who lunch' everywhere you looked. Our experience was ok, but there are way better restaurant options in Baltimore.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worth a try
    jdwbalto
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Despite the below average reviews, the four of us made a reservation to dine at the Valley Inn on 8/9/14. We found nothing major to complain about. Yes the Greeter was somewhat unpolished. The waiter was very satisfactory and polite, again, perhaps inexperienced. The appetizers and food were very good. Two of us had steak, two had fish. The place is pricey, but overall a nice change of pace, easy parking and relaxing. I will go back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food in a noisy room
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    LOVE the burgers. Everything Ive eaten there has been very good. Spaghetti squash as a side? Fantastic! But the noise level is deafening.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • way too noisy
    reviewerVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Our great service and wonderful food was spoiled by a room that is way too noisy. We found ourselves having to yell to each other and the waiter had trouble hearing us as well. You need to do something about softening the noise before I will come back. It made for a very unpleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dissapointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The crab soup was mediocre. The rest of the meal ok but not exceptional. The noise level was distracting. Service felt rushed. This should be a better restaurant, given the history of the owners, location and charm.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So glad to see the Valley Inn back!
    QuitaVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The ambiance of the old inn is there but refurbished. The pictures on the walls are fun (still a horse theme), and it's comfortable. Best of all, we could hear each other talk! We were there for brunch so can't really judge all the food, but what we had was well prepared and beautifully presented.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Way overpriced for what it is!
    Mimi
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    While the outside of the building looks nice, the inside decor is crying to be updated, especially the bathrooms! I got the seafood cobb salad which was pretty good but small for a dinner portion. Our appetizers were tasty but three appetizers for 6 people were skimpy. One of our friends ordered the scallop entree and it was $34.00 for literally 3 scallops (not even all that big) that were wrapped in bacon. My husband ordered the gumbo which was just ok. For dessert, we shared the bread pudding which started out ok but was literally ice cold in the middle. No need to come back when there are other places that give you so much more bang for your buck.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • CathyVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner but found the restaurant to be very noisy.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Sunday Brunch
    TabithaVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    My husband and I had brunch recently at The Valley Inn. It was our first visit since it reopened, and we were very pleased with the changes in the decor and menu. We will return for dinner soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Need to work out kinks
    Lynn
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Has potential, but needs some attention to facility and processes. Add something to absorb sound in dining room (and turn down bar music). Kitchen and service staff need to learn how to pace better. We went for a relaxing meal and were done drinks, appetizer, and entree in 35 minutes! We decided to linger and eventually ordered dessert, but felt extremely rushed. Salad and ice cream were excellent. Other items were okay. I'd go back, but am hoping they improve before I do or probably would pass it up for other local places that know how to serve a great meal.
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  • in the neighborhood
    likes2eatoutVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We've been to The Valley Inn twice now. The food is quite good; the service has been very good as well. How did we do without this place for so many years?
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great but...
    psychdoc
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We recently went to the Valley Inn for a birthday dinner. I had asked for a quiet table as one member of our party is hearing impaired, and I had heard that the restaurant was very noisy. We had a table in the corner, right next to the kitchen. It was very loud in the restaurant and it was hard for all of us to hear each other. However, the next table was so close that it was hard to imagine that the party next to us didn't hear every word we said. We all ate from the light fare portion of the menu because the prices of the entrees seemed somewhat steep to us. That said, the food was very good and plentiful, and everyone was very satisfied with their meals. The kitchen was very accommodating to dietary changes and that was wonderful too.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too noisey
    gigiVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Couldn't have a conversation. I was seated near the bar area. Food was just ok. Steak fries are big and tasteless. Not impressed.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Valley Inn Enters the 21st century
    FoodieSue
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Rock fish dinner with Risotto was superb !!! Friends said Seafood salad was delicious, and shrimp salad was great. Lots of good healthy choices on the menu, and Bar comfort food as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BEST BURGER IN BALTIMORE
    IrvdermVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Warm horse racing themed main dining room. Generous pours from the bar. Burger good size and you can taste the delicious burger with havarti cheese. Service is friendly. Ice cream deserts more than enough to share.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious meal
    BMoreMim
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    The vegetable stack was amazing! My daughter & I ordered that to share and they kindly divided the dish on to separate plates. Burgers were amazing & the Raspberry Chip Ice Cream was like no other! I mentioned on our OT Reservation this was a Birthday celebration for our daughter & they surprised her with a candle thoughtfully placed in the center of her ice cream dessert!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Avoid at all costs
    BmoreDinerVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    When I read that the historic Valley Inn had new ownership, it was an exciting prospect. The building and location are ripe with potential. Unfortunately, the interior remains dark and dank, with a lingering odor of stale urine. The bathrooms have clearly been overlooked by the new owner as well as any cleaning staff, and are unpleasant at best. The service was mediocre. The firecracker shrimp appetizer had no spark. The saving grace was the TABLT, which was a generously proportioned sandwich with what seemed to be hand-carved turkey breast, served with crisp and flavorful potato chips. I regretted the messy ahi tortillas (which were raw, yet room temperature), and the bland and slimy guacamole was inedible. Bad lunch overall--for $68.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just One Flaw
    mykitchenisclosedVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Outstanding menu...good variety, unusual as well as classic. Outstanding food...ample portions, nice presentation, DELICIOUS. Service...friendly, but v e r y s l o w.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, portion sizes irregular
    MAC1313
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    I thought the food was good but what was very strange is that two of us got the same thing- the blackened mahi sandwich- and my portion size was about 3 ounces. My Dad's was about 6-7 ounces. My piece didn't even cover 2/3 of the bun, and it was thin. When we showed the waitress, she was not very interested and tried to say mine was "probably thicker" than my Dads, instead of saying oh yes, let me show the kitchen or anything of that sort. So- that has never happened to me in my life and I would think there should be better oversight in the kitchen, and more professional servers as well. The noise was extreme and made it hard for my parents to hear. It didn't bother me but beware if you are with those who are hard of hearing.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • save your money
    BillVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    My wife and I thought the food was just so-so. The menu was uninspired and the price just not worth it. For the same money we could have gone to Linwoods and had a much better meal.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BonsoVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Second visit and better than the first. Food was fine, liked the crab cake, not the lobster burrito. Crab soup different, should have kept Bud's recipe. Owner present but not engaging. Drinks finally improving but way expensive. It's got a great location and the improvements are first class. BUt you can't eat atmosphere so more treaking of the food and some reasonable drinks would be great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate