Our visit was to celebrate my daughter and son-in-law’s 🎂 and the whole evening was spectacular - the food, our server, Casey, the wine, the manager - what more can I say!!! The entire experience was thoroughly enjoyed by all of us. Thank you 😊 to all of your staff!!!!!!
Iron Bridge is our go to restaurant particularly for an early Sunday dinner. They have a combination of consistent regular items as well as very creative seasonal specials. But don't over look wine selection. It gets better every year. A wide variety of both US and European wines that fits everyone.
We enjoy a superb meal and the service was outstanding. Noise level was fine for a conversation across the table. We have always been more that satisfied with our experiences at Iron Bridge.
Second time visiting, first time was with a large group for a work function and was so impressed I knew I needed to come again. The staff at IBWC did not disappoint! I ended up needing to push back my reservation and had no problem doing so. When we arrived our table was immediately ready with a really nice anniversary card signed by the staff. Definitely let them know if you are celebrating something because the staff goes out of their way to make it special. I know we will remember the meal for a while due to the delicious food and the amazing service. Also- make sure you get the duck liver mousse!
Always a great place to celebrate a birthday. Gave us a nice table so women friends could viist and catch up. Christina picked a great moderate wine to have with dinner too. Loved the special tomato soup to start as well. My friend also enjoyed the signed card from their team and the new Iron Bridge Coffee to try!!!
I think they've changed chefs again. We have visited Iron Bridge in the past and have loved everything. This time things were average, nothing special, and not worth the money we paid for the meal.
My favorite place in Maryland . Stumbled upon a hidden gem.
This was our second visit and we were disappointed. The first time we were there everything was so much better. Still good but not as good.
Excellent menu this season!
We had stellar service and food! Thursday night was 40% off of wine which made our occasion more festive. We brought out of town family who also adored the restaurant. We tried mussels which were amazing as usual and dessert was excellent as well. Most of all we had a great server who really took care of us.
I've been going here since they opened in 2004. I've NEVER been disappointed. The wines are superb, the food is sublime, the kitchen hums like a Swiss watch and the wait staff are extremely well versed in every aspect of the meal they are presenting to you.
Eat at Iron Bridge!
You can thank me later.
Excellent food, as always, and of course excellent wine. Impeccable service. I particularly like that this restaurant provides a rectangular plate for the cutlery, so that it's not sitting directly on the table after you remove the napkin. Will definitely be returning many times.
Reservation was for 7:15 didn't get seated until 7:45.
I understand that seating can be dependent on when other customers leave but that should be coordinated better by the person handling the reservations. Especially when there's not really much of a waiting area.
Everything besides that was very good though.
Great wine selection. Excellent food. Flavorful and beautiful presentation. Really enjoyed the cauliflower chowder, a special for the evening.
I had dined at Iron Bridge before, but this was my husband's first time. He ordered the steak special and loved it. I ordered the filet mignon, and wished I had ordered it "medium" instead of "medium well". It had absolutely no pink in it, and was pretty tough. Not quite what I expected for $38, but I did eat it. Wines were good, especially the malbec, and you can't go wrong with the crème brulee. Overall a good experience.
The food was terrific!
Heavenly! Everything was so delicious and perfectly prepared. The wine flights were fabulous (and fun!). The filet was cooked to perfection and practically melted in my mouth. We've already planned another evening there.
Because I had listed "birthday" on my Open Table reservation, The staff was wonderful about making our "birthday girl" ( my son's girlfriend) feel terrific. They dropped off a birthday card at our table signed by all staff and she was tickled-- it was so unexpected! I think she got a 'boost' from the added attention. (Later, our waitress followed up with a birthday dessert with a candle!) The food was excellent, but I was not surprised as I had heard that it was.
It was notable that when we arrived for our 8:30 reservation, we were seated right away and all our wait-staff were outstanding!
I have been to the Iron Bridge on a number of occasions and it is always great; never disappoints. The food and wine make it a top choice in Howard county.
One of my favorite restaurants. I highly recommend it. I do suggest making reservations early if you decide to go for dinner on their busiest days during the week and on holidays. Not many tables, so seating is limited.
My wife and I look forward to every visit to the Iron Bridge, and this time exceeded expectations for a special Valentine's Day dinner. Their Gourmet Food and excellent, attentive service can't be beat!
AWESOME.., my husband and I eat here at least twice a month so we know the people and food well. However our meal today was extra special ... special "the bass" was over the top .. the sauce made me pause after my first bite ..., and the pork belly was great as always
Excellent food. The hanger steak is perfect. The plantain gnocchi with short rib ragu was fancy comfort food. This makes two weeks in a row for us. Might be our new favorite cozy spot.
The appetizer (grilled Brie), the bread was burnt and generally the selection lacked flavor. My entree, flank steak was also burnt and extremely chewy. It had been a while since I have been to this establishment and I was really looking forward to the food. Overall underwhelming.
Valentine’s Day. The price was outrageous but everything was great. I wouldn’t do it again because of the price and the price alone. Service, food, ambiance, etc were all excellent.
We had a wonderful 4-course Valentines Day meal. The special menu had nice offerings for each course. Our selections were beautifully prepared. The service was attentive and the meal was nicely paced.
Great place , great food . Great people !!
Valentine's Day lunch was very enjoyable and service was excellent.
We love Iron Bridge Wine Company and eat there several times a year with wonderful meals. The service and the food quality is always really great! But for some reason this past week, we got there at 7:55 for our 8pm reservation but we're told our table wasn't ready ans we could go to the bar to wait if we wanted to. We stood there for a while because we wanted our wine with our meal, not necessarily beforehand, but then ended up going to the bar and it ended up being over a 35 minute wait to get our table.
We couldn't figure out what took so long because there were some open tables when we got there and other people were seated before us. Then we were seated it was at a table for 4 but my reservation was only for 2, I double checked. I'm not sure what the wait was for so long or why we were seated at a bigger table when there were other tables for two open. Anyway it was just disappointing since we've had so many amazing experiences there and always loved the place. We will definitely be back but hopefully will not have to wait so long next time.
Delicious food, informed & attentive staff. Great date night!!
The food is always very good. The service is generally good, but the last 2 times I visited, my wife and I had to wait an exceptionally long time for the entrees, with one steak coming out cold. Generally a great date spot, but kind of ruins the date when you have to talk about how long the food is taking. Hoping this isn’t the new service norm...
The service was excellent and my filet mignon was “melt in your mouth” cooked to perfection. A wide variety of wines is offered; our server recommended a Cabernet that was bold and full of flavor. Really enjoyed it. The sorbet selection for was delicious and so refreshing. The card signed by all the restaurant staff and complimentary chocolate lava cake were a nice surprise for my birthday.
We made reservations for a Sunday. The price could not be better we got an app., main and a dessert for $40. Our server, Matt, was outstanding. Everything was delicious, our favorites were the steak tartar and the lamb. The desserts were out of this world-the s'more and the creme burlee were perfect with our madeira .
Our only regret is that it over a hour from our home.
Nice meal with new friends we met traveling . Dan did a very nice job as our server.
The lamb was very fatty and there was some sort of undercooked pasta served underneath it. For a “house special”, it wasn’t very special. The Brussel sprouts were fantastic.
My 5 siblings and I celebrated my Dads 89th birthday here on Saturday. Outstanding on all levels!
The food was solid, the service was friendly, and loved the ambiance. This is definitely a place I would go for special occasions even with the casual dress code and not a weekly dinner date restaurant.
The food was good but nothing seemed to be a home run.
My wife and I came to Iron Bridge to have an early Valentine's Day celebration. We were very excited to try the restaurant based on its reputation. Boy, were we disappointed!
We were a bit surprised by the lackluster performance of our waitress. She was pleasant enough, but had no energy and seemed to just be going through the motions. When she disappeared for 10+ minutes, we had to flag down another server to order drinks.
The food was the biggest disappointment of all. I ordered steak tartare with foie gras. The steak was cut into large chunks and was completely unseasoned. The foie gras was basically a semi-cold, dense hockey puck of liver. A crispy cheese cracker placed on top was so salty, it completely overwhelmed the rest of the dish. Overall, it was just a poorly executed plate of food. My wife ordered rabbit roulade as a first course. The roulades were wrapped in bacon, and unfortunately, that’s all you could taste. Being a mild meat, the rabbit was completely overwhelmed. They might as well have just served us a plate of bacon.
I ordered the halibut special for dinner, and my wife ordered a flank steak with yucca fries and root vegetables. My fish was completely overcooked and dry, and the sauce it was resting on was so salty that it was unappetizing. Paying $32 for a piece of dried out fish in ridiculous. Fortunately, my wife’s steak was cooked as she ordered it, but the sauce was over seasoned, and she literally could not cut through the yucca fries, even with her steak knife!
The servers did make excellent wine recommendations, and the cocktails we started with were great. We ordered a crème brulee with chocolate ganache for dessert, and we enjoyed that.
Overall, our experience at Iron Bridge was very disappointing, especially considering the amount we paid for dinner and their great reputation. We feel that we will not return unless there are big improvements made in the kitchen.
Iron bridge is a great place for lunch. If you order the quiche or the omelette, it comes with salad and fruit so it’s a complete meal. If you order the 2 for 20, you can get an appetizer for the table - we had fabulous Brussels sprouts - as well as an entree. At lunch, it’s usually quieter. We were in the room to the right as you enter, which has a noise level that is in the ear plug range when there is a big table in the middle, but it was all small tables and therefore it was easy to have a conversation. Everyone had a lovely meal and we were able to talk to each other, plus the wines of the month looked great and we snagged a cote de Rhône we loved for $11. As long as there isn’t a big raucous party at the long table in the room on the right, it’s all good.
Best wine list in the area .........Always a great experience at the Bridge !