Smokehouse Restaurant at Antrim 1844

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Contemporary French / American
For over two decades, Antrim 1844's Smokehouse Restaurant has maintained its legacy as a culinary destination with exquisite ingredient-driven cuisine. Enhanced by the skillful techniques of our executive chef, the menu highlights the finest and freshest ingredients through a sophisticated interpretation of contemporary American cuisine to the delight of novice epicureans and gourmands alike.
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PA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I am French and this might be why I am so picky on the food..
We shall return..
Philippe

PH
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience4

This was an extremely disappointing experience. The atmosphere an location was great however it took a turn when we sat down for the meal. We were seated at a two top with both chairs facing the window with no view. The service was rushed at first then slow at the end. The wine pairings did not match the entree’s. Just an overall disappointment.

JE
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal!!! This is our second time to this restaurant. The food is Amazing!!!! Such a nice presentation & very friendly staff. Love the assigned menu with our family name or event name on them.

j
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Experience. Food & Service was great. Loved the shrimp & black rice. Rock Fish was a small portion but delightful. More options needed for desert bu the cheese board was tops

A
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 32nd Anniversary.... the whole evening was delightful... drinks in the cozy bar,appetizers in the lounge , dinner all 6 courses and a great evening in the Reindoor cottage....would definitely recommend this B&B!

DP
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wine dinner was excellent and service was excellent also. Only complaint was the noise level.

OT
Washington DC
155 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

First thesis review was a wine dinner and may not represent the restaurant overall. The place was crowded and noisy which does not fit the atmosphere. The service was terrible. Wine was poured as they talked about the first two wines and everyone sampling we were waiting. They started to bring out food and still no wine. We complained to the winery hosting and were finally brought the wine. The food was spotty. Some courses were good. However, you could tell by the plating that food was being rushed out. Also the hot foods were not hot. The worse was the ribeye. It was extremely salty like a pretzel and overcooked. When I complained to the waiter no response. I do not blame the kitchen entirely. The management decision to have so many meals pushed out in order to make a bigger profit was also to blame. I would consider giving the chef another try but they really need to work on the service.

TI
Dallas
29 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was outstanding and the meal was excellent. It is a special place.

DM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Florence and I are the owners of Battlefield Bed and Breakfast in Gettysburg, PA. We refer guests to your restaurant frequently, especially when they are celebrating a special occasion and are looking for a memorable dining experience.
We choose the Smokehouse Restaurant to honor two of our valued employees for their service and to reward them for a most successful wedding season.
The food was a gastronomic delight and the service and attention of the staff was exemplary.
Thank you.
Debbie March
Director of Weddings and Events
Battlefield Bed and Breakfast

DM
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely magnificent! What an experience. From the beginning we were personally escorted to a beautiful living room to enjoy a cocktail and hors d'oeuvres. The mansion is stunning and appointed with beautiful period antiques! I put my selection in the hands of their Sommelier, Sarah and she choose a wonderful red wine for me to begin the evening. My husband enjoyed his favorite gin! After exploring the mansion we were escorted to a lovely table by one of the many fireplaces! The meal was perfect, from the first course to the delightful dessert including the complimentary wine pairings and espresso ending! The lamb was tender and cooked to perfection. We especially loved the Amuse-bouche, a beautifully seared rock fish paired with a tomato orzo! My husband had the filet with the foie gras that he said was the best he’d ever eaten. We ended our evening with a tour of the unbelievable wine seller. Thank you Sarah for making this one of the best dining experiences we have ever had! 5 Stars and then some! We will return, hopefully to enjoy one of Sarah’s wine classes!

LM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely an experience everyone should try! Second time my husband and I have been here for dinner, and it never disappoints!

S
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An elegant, perfectly timed dinner experience with service unmatched by any restaurant in the Baltimore area. Well worth the scenic drive.

MM
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The pianist made the night. Also, passed appetizers and drinks while we waited was a nice touch.

k
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience. Service is top notch (kudos to Scott). Love the atmosphere, location, and food was quite tasty also

RE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Top notch service. Beautiful building and location.

FS
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is our special occasion restaurant, service, food, and atmosphere are all wonderful and exquisite

T
Jackson Hole
17 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the whole experience

D
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated both my wife’s and my birthdays. Delicious dinner, fabulous waitstaff and lovely ambiance.

TP
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

I would give it 5 stars however my experience didn’t match the amount that we paid. I have a ton of food allergies and noted that on my reservation. Manager called me and totally hyped up how great they would take care of me and so my expectations were very high. Much to my disappointment they were not prep for my arrival— the staff had no idea what was in anything to even help me navigate the appetizers or options for dinner. We almost left I was so upset. In the end the food was amazing but our special anniversary dinner started out terribly.

MC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best food I’ve had in years
Highly recommend for special occasions

L
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Outstanding food. Outstanding service. Outstanding ambiance. A definite repeat.

GC
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences I have every had!

SM
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was not expecting the outstanding service, and the most romantic experience I have had in years. The Menu memento was a lovely touch!

SC
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was very pleasant, a lovely atmosphere, staff were very helpful. One of my dishes was over cooked and they replaced it with something else and were quite apologetic. Most everything was very tasty.

l
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

TO MANY FLYS, FLYS, FLYS, FLYS, FLYS, FLYS, FLYS, FLYS, FLYS, FLYS.

CW
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect restaurant to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or other major event. Food and service were delicious; atmosphere charming. Would highly recommend this restaurant. We have celebrated here for about 5 years and it keeps getting better!

PB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and atmosphere were excellent but in my opinion the best thing about the dinner my wife and I shared was the excellent service we received from our waiter. He was not only timely and attentive, he had excellent recommendations for food and his knowledge of and care in sharing the wines with us was unbelievably good. Thank you!

TL
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a luxurious meal we had from the Chef and the Servers were top notch! So delicious and was fun trying different excellent foods and extremely fresh. Beautiful place! We live within 10 minutes of Antrim 1844, and have gone past Antrim many, many times over the years. We were given a gift certificate from our daughter and son-in-law and finally decided to use it. So extremely happy we did, this was one of our most memorable experiences! The presentation of the plated food was just beautiful art work from the chef and it totally amazed us how full we became. Reservations were at 6 and we left at 9, so well worth it! To the Chef, kitchen staff and servers, thank you a wonderful evening! My husband and I are already talking about going back again before year end.

OT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional! Everything was done well, from the Hors d’oeuvres all the way to dessert. Time to savor each course. Friendly staff, excellent ambiance. Loved every minute of our meal.

OT
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A very special place! The service, food preparation and presentation coupled with consistently outstanding service make the Smokehouse Restaurant my "go-to-place" for any special occasion!!!

BR
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved all of the personal touches and attentive staff. Expensive but nice for a special occasion.

B
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great restaurant with a well-thought-out menu. Everything I had was very good. The service was excellent and very friendly, and even included an impromptu wine-tasting from the very large cellar on the premises. The setting is cozy and relaxing. Would gladly go back if I am in the area again.

JF
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice subterranean surrounds with cobblestone floors and open fireplaces. Lots of well thought out touches, like the personalization of our names printed on our menus.
The food was lovely and nicely presented.
Ambience slightly quiet and felt a little awkward.
Staff super sweet, however mostly younger women who did not seem to have much knowledge on wine or service nuances like tasting the wine before it was poured... just more training and they will be great.

MB
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall the experience was outstanding the grounds were beautiful. The service was excellent we didn't have to wait for anything upon arrival the staff was waiting at the entrance for us. They knew who we were out of the three couples that were scheduled. The food was very good, this is just our taste we didn't care for the Lobster Bisque soup it was just to strong . Not sure what type of herb was in the soup. However, I still will give the executive chief a outstanding rating because everything else was finger licking good especially the chief's special compliment Tuna tartare we will be back.

KL
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Sara was spectacular. Food was beautiful and delicious. Wine was incredible. Ambiance was so unique and grand. We had one of the best dining experiences ever.

JD
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful all around experience for our 12 year wedding anniversary. Would highly recommend this place. Next time we will stay a night or two.

h
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I are both foodies, and this restaurant hit the mark for everything. The experience began in an anteroom where small bite-size appetizers were served. The menu is prix fixe, very imaginative, and exceptionally well prepared. The service is very attentive, but not overbearing. The sommelier helped up pick an outstanding selection from a list boasting 2700 labels. The dinner and ambiance are well worth the price and drive.

M
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

For very special occasions (our 40th Anniversary!), the Antrim is the perfect location. Service is top flight all the way, old school, white table cloth perfection. The ambiance rating would have been 4-5 but our table was adjacent to the inactive fireplace in the "old section" and the slight odor of damp wood was evident, but overall the environment and room are authentic pre-civil war era historic experience. The food was awesome, from the many different appetizer bites to the espresso and sommelier-recommended pairing for wine.

BR
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pick the Antrim 1844 Smokehouse as the place to go on my 1st date in 30 years and I was not disappointed. From the time we walked in until the end of dinner everything was perfect and the entire staff was very attentive and polite. Thank you for a great experience!!!

D
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I would recommend this restaurant for the atmosphere and the overall experience created. The rooms are spacious, quiet and tastefully decorated. We are looking forward to our next opportunity to return. Thanks to all the staff who created this pleasantly enjoyable stay.

Joseph & Wanda Gerstner