Iron Bridge Wine Company - Columbia

4.8
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top notch restaurant and wine bar featuring a 35+ wine-by-the-glass offering, wine tasting flights, a full service restaurant highlighting farm to table cuisine, as well as a boutique retail wine shop that boasts a collection of small production wines from around the world. A full bar with signature cocktails using house made infusions and bottled beers are also available.
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4.8
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4.6
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LT
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is excellent. Well thought out menu. Heavy on starters which are all outstanding, varied and imaginative. A nice selection of main courses and Sides. Best creme brûlée! Attentive and friendly service. Unhurried. Obviously their wine selection very good and alot of reasonably priced bottles.

B
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

First time for lunch and the food wasn’t as good as the dinners we always come for. The philly cheese sandwich was nothing special, the appetizer meatballs were horribly dry and hard. The burger is always good, the turkey BLT is good. I’m just so used to your amazinggggg dinner food and the lunch menu just seemed really ordinary....

UR
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. The only disappointment was the IBWC coffee. I always order it and it has always been served in a big mug. This time it was served in a smaller cup, which was disappointing.

S
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Always enjoy Iron Bridge. Creative and very tastefully prepared foods which are nicely presented. Birthday card and dessert add a special touch! Dined on Opah, others enjoyed scallops, duck, and local sourced steak. Wine selection excellent! A neighborhood gem!

LT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We go to IB every 4-6 weeks. The couple we dined with agreed this was one of the best overall meals we have had at IB. The sirloin and NY strip specials were well prepared, at the right temperature and with seasonings that complimented the meat. We each had different salads, all quite good. The fall panzanella and spinach salads stood out. The server recommended a S. African wine to start with and we switched to a CA cab the bartender recommended. We passed on dessert. Service was good, attentive without making us feel rushed.

M
Baltimore
44 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Why do we love this place? There are no flowers on tables, there is no beautiful wall art, and the people at the door only smile awkwardly to welcome diners. Must be the food and, of course, the wine! Loved my vegetable soup filled with winter veggies and not at all overcooked or soggy. The shrimp salad could be improved upon...too much red onion, though I love red onion. In this case, the red onion overpowered the shrimp. The flourless chocolate cake with marshmallow "fluff" was sensational! Our high complements to the chef! But, really, dress up the atmosphere at least a little so that we can feel like we're someplace special--and not just in our buddy's basement--just be looking around us!

j
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was lovely. He was very knowledgeable about the menu and made some wonderful recommendations. He was also very helpful and accommodating for a friend who is must keep gluten and dairy free.

JG
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, service was excellent. We were celebrating birthdays and got complementary champagne

SK
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We enjoyed a nice dinner with friends. Our server was knowledgeable about the wines and made excellent recommendations.

AC
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, our dinner was amazing! Service was impeccable! Celebrated husbands 65th that night, loved the simple dessert with a single candle!

OT
Baltimore
76 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent. The crab corquetts were a special tonight and I hope they come back. The were crispy, just The right amount of spicy and full of crab. The Aqua Pazza is wonderful with the fish perfectly cooked and the broth flavorful enough to want a straw. The service is attentive without hovering. This is our go-to place for a relaxing start to the weekend.

ON
Washington DC
67 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Got a great birthday card on the table nice touch. The server was slow. The appetizer came and then the wine. The food. The appetizer was the flatbread. It is large do not order it for one person. My beet salad had so much arugala that I had to search for the beets. The caesar salad my mate stated was good. the dinner i had was the pork, it was ok, not great but ok. Spouse had the duck leg. Duck was great but it had so much stuff around it. Way way too much beans, etc. We waited and waited for the server to come back to order dessert. But we just bagged it, and had dessert at home, the wait was way way too long. Check came quickly

WC
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiancee and I go here for every special occassion and always go here with friends and family. The food is always amazing. The service is always on point. Attentive enough for me not to request items, but casual enough for me to feel like they are overwhelming the table. The wine selection is great and if you don't find something on the menu you can browse the walls and pick something.

The costs is what you make of it. You can walk away with nice priced meal and keep it under $50 for a couple or you can make it a 4 course dinner and spend as much as you want. It's worth going! I recommend the Wednesday and Sunday as they have a great 3 course meal for $40.

MM
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, fabulous service, fabulous wine. See a trend?

f
Baltimore
47 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We all had the special of the evening: Red Snapper with chard and lobster sauce, excellent entree.

b
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

iron bridge staff and restaurant is perfect place for friends, dates, or any occassion. the staff are friendly and recommend wine and food pair. their recommendations are spot on and wine tasting is great, only 2nd tasting and you have your wine. food is delish, recommend getting the brussel sprouts and branzino.

FO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Iron Bridge Wine Co. was a pleasant surprise. This was our first trip, and we came as a result of a gift certificate, and would probably never have thought of this place on our own. It is a little pricey for sure, and everything is a la carte, but for a special occasion, I would consider a return visit. The food quality is very high. The calamari appetizer, though small in size, was the best we have ever had. Service was polite and prompt.

Iron Bridge Wine Company - Columbia
Responded on January 6, 2020

Dear FrankO - Thanks so much for taking the time to write this review! I'm thrilled to hear that you had such a great experience your first time dining with us! While we do have an a la carte menu most days, I invite you to give us a try on Wednesday or Sunday evenings when we offer our optional 3-course prix fixe menu...an appetizer, an entree and a dessert of your choosing for $40/person. Hope to see you soon at The Bridge! Sincerely, Jesse Corwin Assistant General Manager

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IH
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and experience for all the senses. We love this place.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal with a superb wine pairing. Highly recommend a for a special night

ES
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday celebration! Service was superb! I love this restaurant

Iron Bridge Wine Company - Columbia
Responded on January 6, 2020

Dear ESDouble - I'm so happy to hear that you had such a great time dining with us on your last visit. Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review & we hope to see you soon at The Bridge! Sincerely, Jesse Corwin Assistant General Manager

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BR
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant. Good food and excellent wait staff.

MM
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time celebrating my daughter. I would suggest having children’s options- we had a 4, 5 and 10 year old with us and they had very limited options (e.g. buttered noodles).
Thanks!

J
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Iron Bridge Wine Company has been one of our favorite restaurants to dine in. The food quality is always consistent every time we visited. This restaurant has never failed to meet our expectations. Our server, TJ, provided great service to us. He was very helpful answering questions. We had the duck cassoulet and pan seared diver scallops. Both entrees were delicious! I especially enjoyed their signature creme brulee. It was creamy and the addition of chocolate ganache made this tasty dessert ten times better! Overall, we had a great dining experience with this restaurant and would recommend anyone to try this place out.

D
Baltimore
123 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We've eaten at this restaurant a handful of times. In the beginning, the service and food were excellent. Since then, there's been a little bit of a downfall. We're not sure if it is different management or chef, but it's not quite as good as it once was.
On our recent trip, the drinks were delicious, as well as the burrata. Unfortunately, I ordered the ribeye, but I was served the sirloin. Ive had a lot of steak in my life, and I certainly know the difference between the two. When we brought the error to the server's attention, he said the piece of meat was clearly ribeye but that he would also consult the chef. The chef also agreed that it was ribeye. The manager, however, agreed with us, as it was clearly like passing off a carrot for a potato. In the end, they issued a gift certificate, which helped to ease the issue. We'll certainly dine there again, but will not order the ribeye.

KN
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

As usual for this restaurant, excellent food with a semi-professional wait staff. It’s kind of like listening to very good music through a mediocrre sound system.

Iron Bridge Wine Company - Columbia
Responded on January 12, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We pride ourselves on offering the absolute best service in the industry, but it sounds like you've been underwhelmed by the service you received on past visits with us. If you'd be so kind as to contact me directly, I'd really like to chat with you to get a few details about how you feel we could improve. Feel free to call me anytime at (410)997-3456. I look forward to speaking with you. Sincerely, Jesse Corwin Assistant General Manager

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MM
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a little pricey but I ALWAYS enjoy my experience at the IBWC. You get what you pay for and that’s why I keep coming back. The food is always amazing and the wait staff is knowledgeable and can always recommend a fantastic wine pairing. If you are a foodie this is the place for you!!

MU
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent experience. From the outstanding service to the incredible food, Iron Bridge is the place to go!

JS
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak frittes was marvelous, cooked just as I asked. We tried 4 wines, each was excellent. The waiter was attentive, but not intrusive. All around excellent first visit.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary. The staff was attentive and they provided a champagne toast and anniversary card.

KH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Matt B, was knowledgeable and had wonderful recommendations.

t
Baltimore
43 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great wine. Iron Bridge is a gem for foodies and for those who enjoy good wine. Service is attentive and professional. Will definitely go again.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! Great food, service, drinks and atmosphere!

A
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place in town! Staff is friendly and courteous, food is excellent, our go-to place for date night, special occasions, Iron Bridge cannot be beat...

Iron Bridge Wine Company - Columbia
Responded on December 27, 2019

Dear Andy ~ Thank you so much for your review! We're honored that you choose us to help you celebrate your special occasions and we look forward to seeing you again soon at The Bridge! Sincerely, Jesse Corwin Assistant General Manager

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I
Washington DC
111 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Arrived a little early for the reservation and ended up taking seats at the bar. We like the bar here as the bartenders are extremely friendly, attentive and will talk to you about the wines they have a available on the menu. I have been here before and this is one of the first times that I will say that the food preparation was not five stars. Four, but not five. Had the octopus which was in a great tomato based sauce. It was not as tender as I have had previous but still very good. We also had their brussel sprouts and duck confit. The brussel sprout are absolutely a great dish. Perfectly charred, tender and flavorful. The duck was served with black eyed peas and was good. The wine selection and service as always was spot on.

MJ
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

It was very loud and the service was poor. It took over 15 minutes to get our drinks. We had to ask for bread, and when it came out it was burned. The food was good.

Iron Bridge Wine Company - Columbia
Responded on December 27, 2019

I'm so sorry to hear about your most recent dining experience with us. We pride ourselves on offering amazing food and the absolute best service in the industry, but clearly we missed the mark on your most recent visit. If you would be so kind as to reach out to me at (410)997-3456, I'd really like chance to chat with you about the details so that we may improve in the future. Thank you for your review and we wish you a happy and healthy New Year! Jesse Corwin Assistant General Manager

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JB
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A birthday evening was made that much more special by celebrating at Iron Bridge, an intimate restaurant with knowledgable servers who know their wine and how to make an evening wonderful! From delicious food, to Michael, our server, taking our photo, we had a very memorable evening! Five stars plus! Thank you!

f
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening with friends and family visiting from California. Great atmosphere and amazing food and wine...the best in Howard County.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is our go-to place for anniversary and birthday celebrations. We love the exceptional food, comfortable environment, and attentive service.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food, just took about an hour to get served.

RB
Washington DC
652 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Despite the fact that we do not live in Howard County, Iron Bridge is the only restaurant in the county that we seek to visit at least every month or two. We like the way the restaurant prepares dishes in a way that retains the flavor and texture of the ingredients rather than overwhelming them with sauces. This time, we had the PEI mussels, which are always plump at the Bridge. The sauce always has the right amount of garlic. The kitchen has occasional misses. This time it was the lamb tacos. The tacos lacked the firmness we like. As always, we enjoyed trying a wine label unknown to us: Domaine Fournier, a French sauv blanc. The espresso was excellent as always, The service was friendly, but not intrusive.
We will be back in January.