The Elkridge Furnace Inn

4.8
1877 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
For parties of five and over please call for reservations.

Chef-owned, yard and farm to table, using lots of local sourcing, our complex dishes turn ordinary ingredients into something extraordinary. Seasonal menu and daily specials. Our historic location is part of the adventure!

We serve a fusion of New American and French Inspiration. Our executive chef was trained under the French disciplines which always come out in our stocks, sauces and presentations. Many regional and ethnic cuisines influenced by French cuisine are also reflected on our menu. Our in-House Pastry will add just the right ending to your dining experience.

We love creating special times to share with our friends. We intersect literature, history and geography as story with our food. There is always something new and creative happening. At the Elkridge Furnace Inn and Garden House, “we make Memories”.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Contemporary French, Farm-to-table
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Friday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
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Phone number
(410) 379-9336
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Daniel Wecker
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Private party facilities
Escape the typical meeting hotel ballroom or restaurant backroom
and experience the Elkridge Furnace Inn where you'll find a unique
and elegant setting for your upcoming celebration. Meals will be served in a private dining room, prepared by our award winning chef and his culinary team.
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Private party contact
Bethany Titman: (410) 379-9336
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Catering
The Elkridge Furnace Inn is delighted to deliver its fine quality food and exceptional service to the location that suites you best, home, office, or other rental site. We believe that any planned event should reflect the personality of the planner or host company. To this end we are delighted to custom design a menu focused around your corporate or personal taste or theme.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Levering Avenue from Route 1
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Parking details
Gravel parking lot, please use caution. Located to the left of the facility. Handi-Cap parking available.
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Special events & promotions
The Elkridge Furnace Inn hosts a number of special events from afternoon teas, to cooking classes for children and adults, to wine tastings, murder mysteries, and special entertainment dinners. Please visit our web-site for an updated calendar of events.
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Additional
Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1877 People Are Saying
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Baltimore
5 reviews
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

My wife and I went to EFI for our anniversary dinner. We loved the food, we loved the location and everything was great from start to finish!

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RB
1 review
5.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Treat yourself to this amazing place. The food, service, and atmosphere are unparalleled!

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A
New Orleans
4 reviews
3.0Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

First time I ate there was wonderful, second time was not that good. Not sure if I'll try again.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
4.0Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Such a great find off the beaten path. I rarely write reviews, but thought this place was worthy. I loved the historical charm and the fresh produce grown across the way! It brings back the charm of our history!

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AF
Charleston
10 reviews
5.0Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went out of our way to dine again at the Elkridge Furnace Inn. The food is exceptional and the staff is terrific. Both times we have dined, here we have been greeted warmly and not rushed at all. I highly recommend the Elkridge Furnace Inn for the wonderful food, lovely surroundings and excellent customer service.

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PL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
5.0Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely Brunch . Wonderful old home that was renovated. Intimate dining and lovely menu with lots of good options. Great service

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Baltimore
5 reviews
5.0Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Without a doubt my finest restarant experience in this area in decades.

Our party of three were treated to a pleasant low-key acknowledgement of a birthday.

The setting was delightful, and the service was perfect—not intrusive but appropriately attentive. One special dietary request was readily accommodated. Excellent selection of wines, and many excellent menu options. Our meals were outstanding in quality, diversity, and presentation. The one minor flaw—the sauce ordered to accompany the fillet did not appear at first—was quickly remedied.

Finally, our three dessert selections were each outstanding.

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OT
Baltimore
7 reviews
5.0Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best gluten free food in the area.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
5.0Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

ELEGANT RESTAURANT. WELL PREPARED FOOD, FRESH, AND WELL DELIVERRED

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HD
Baltimore
3 reviews
5.0Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I were treated as if we were royalty. The food was amazingly fresh and delicious. The staff were attentive and friendly. We will definitely be coming back!

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PH
Baltimore
6 reviews
5.0Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Hilary was amazing1 attentive, informative and pleasant. The food was amazing as was the dessert. All smiles!

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St. Louis
96 reviews
5.0Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a treasure delicious food fabulous service some of the kindest restaurant people I've ever met. When in Baltimore do not miss this exciting restaurant very peaceful beautiful setting very nice evening. SO Historic

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M
Baltimore
38 reviews
5.0Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous in house made pastries and vegetables served fresh from their garden out back! Chef Dan is a master chef! Never disappointed when we dine there.

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F
Washington DC
2 reviews
5.0Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an absolutely amazing meal. The wine list was plentiful with reasonably priced wines. The local food sourcing combined with mastery of their chef makes this a true gem! As a retired AIr Force veteran, I especially enjoyed the military discount.

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KH
Baltimore
3 reviews
5.0Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every year my husband and I visit here to celebrate our anniversary. It seems every year the food just gets better and better. The chef uses fresh and local foods. Most of the vegetables and herbs are from the restaurants own garden. The service is amazing and you always feel special when here. I would also recommend the EIF for anyone looking to get married in a beautiful place with great food!!

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JS
1 review
5.0Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, locally sourced (much of it from the property itself). Historic location, great staff.

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RS
Baltimore
2 reviews
5.0Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was impeccable, we felt welcomed and comfortable as soon as we arrived. Food was outstanding as well as drinks and desserts. They had a wedding reception going on while we were there that added to our enjoyment! Just a overall great night! We will be back. Thanks

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m
Washington DC
1 review
5.0Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, huge gluten free menu, and great staff.

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c
Washington DC
17 reviews
5.0Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, everything was perfect! The food was delicious; we especially like your seasonal fresh vegetables. Our server, Stephen, was courteous and attentive. And we were tremendously impressed that the maitre d' recognized us by name. We can't wait to return!

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OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
5.0Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our anniversary there when we received a promotional offer based on prior attendance and registration. My husband had the special clam soup and steak special. Everything was flavorful and cooked to his liking. I enjoyed the brook trout - one of the best fish dishes I’ve had. The key lime cheesecake capped off a wonderful dinner. We felt special based on the visits from the manager and chef checking on satisfaction.

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RH
Baltimore
11 reviews
5.0Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most elegant meal I've had in a long time. The staff absolutely pampers you from beginning to end. The meal was superb.

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JC
1 review
5.0Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My CEO was visiting from out of town and staying near the airport. He loves good food and a good wine list so I jumped on yelp to find something nearby. He claims it’s the best meal he’s ever had while traveling. After dinner, the chef came out and introduced himself and gave us a little history and thanked us for coming in. Overall awesome experience. This place is now at the top of my list. I’ll definitely be back

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M
Baltimore
1 review
4.0Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We returned to the site of our wedding for the first time in 20 years. Thank you to The Elkridge Furnace Inn and Garden House for your hospitality and warm welcome. Not to mention the great food.

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d
Baltimore
5 reviews
3.0Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

This has always been one of our favorite restaurants but we were so disappointed by our latest visit. Both of our entrees arrived lukewarm possibly because the waiter seemed to have too many tables to give adequate service to all of them. The rolls were very dry and hard and seemed a bit stale. I ordered the butternut squash soup but its consistency was more like mashed potatoes than that of a soup. My husband ordered the seafood stew and it too was way to thick to be called a stew. Overall, we were totally unimpressed this time around and will probably think twice about returning any time soon.

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E
Baltimore
23 reviews
4.0Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious french inspired locally sourced meals. Novel flavor combinations and great tastes. Knowledgeable wait staff with a focus on making your experience the best. Small rooms with only a few tables make this a great place for intimate dinners and for folks who want to talk. We had one person with a food allergy, they went out of their way to accommodate us.

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LR
Portland
9 reviews
5.0Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Had a menu with just gluten-free items. They had several gluten-free desserts that are made on site. Service went above and beyond. Super cute and historic building. I can't say enough wonderful things about this restaurant. It's a little off the beaten path, but worth the drive.

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KG
Baltimore
1 review
5.0Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at the Elkridge Furnace Inn. The food was delicious and the menu offered dishes that you are not likely to see everywhere else. The service was wonderful. A very enjoyable evening!

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OT
Baltimore
7 reviews
5.0Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always best options for gluten free meal in the area.

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BM
Washington DC
5 reviews
5.0Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for our 19th Wedding Anniversary! Love the complimentary glass of champagne. Delicious food, quiet dining and great service. A must-go-to restaurant for any occasion.

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Got there was greeted by the host. Got seated right away. Service and food were both amazing. Would definitely go back and recommend this place to others.

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w
Baltimore
33 reviews
5.0Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner with friends, seasonal menu, great service, food was outstanding, chef made a visit to check on everyone, will go back to enjoy more great menu items.

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RR
1 review
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant. Very quiet and classy. They have this pork with okra which was amazing. Very friendly staff. Will go back

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J
Baltimore
4 reviews
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had 11 year anniversary dinner at Elkridge Furnace Inn on 7/07/18. Service and food was outstanding! Host staff: Very friendly and welcoming. Server: did a great job and made good drink recommendations. Chef Daniel: stopped by our table for a few minutes to chat with us and wish us a happy anniversary. Food was very good. I'm a vegetarian and there were lots of options. Wife said the surf-and-turf was fantastic. For desert, recommend the pineapple upside-down cake with pineapple ice cream- delicious. Tip: Check their social media for some good discounts.

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M
Baltimore
78 reviews
4.0Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I have been to the Elkridge Furnace Inn on a number of occasions. It was the first time for my friend. The food is always quite good. The menu is changed often and always seasonal. The martini was ice cold (which is a good thing). The food was spaced accordingly and the service was excellent.

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M
Baltimore
3 reviews
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular !! From the moment we arrived. Amazing staff, service and cuisine! Chef stopped by to introduce himself and to see how everything was. Can't wait to come back for brunch!!

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LM
Baltimore
1 review
2.0Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

The food wasn’t good and we felt rushed

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KP
Baltimore
21 reviews
5.0Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a very satisfying and pleasant evening at the Elkridge Furnace Inn. This was our 10th Anniversary and we wanted it to be special. I was not disappointed. Between the complimentary champagne and appetizer and our meals, we could not have dessert. Maybe next trip. The staff is impeccable and on point. I love that.
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T
Washington DC
22 reviews
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite place to eat. Superb food and service.

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TM
Baltimore
1 review
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there to celebrate our 5 year wedding Anniversary. Both the food and service exceeded our expectations.

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S
Washington DC
4 reviews
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Historical venue with the best food. I took my husband and daughter there for Father's Day, and we enjoyed one of the best brunches ever. Tasty dishes presented hot and plentiful. Herbs and vegetables came from their garden. My daughter commented that the shrimp and grits was the best she's ever tasted. My husband enjoyed the western omelette and I throughly enjoyed the seafood omelette; crab, shrimp, scallops, scallions and gruyere cheese.

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