The Elkridge Furnace Inn

4.7
2113 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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”.

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Sun 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Thu 4:30PM - 5:30PM
Fri 4:30PM - 5:30PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM

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j
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just great service and food

m
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The Elkridge furnace Inn is a great spot for an intimate date night or celebration of an anniversary. Located inside of a house, the atmosphere is very cozy and inviting. Some updates could be implemented to help improve the decor however. The food and service was top notch, very professional. Something which could be expected to be seen at a upscale steakhouse in DC or Manhattan. Excellent wine list to pair with your meal. Minimal selection in spirits (whiskey, bourbon l, rye, vodka, etc). Pleasantly surprised when chef came out and spoke with us. Overall I would recommend this place without any reservations.

DS
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The ambiance is warm and inviting from the brick path into the historic building to the comfortable chairs and friendly hostess. The food was superlative from the soups (onion soup) to the dessert (crème brulee). My spouse had the shrimp risotto and it was all one could expect. I had a filet mignon and it was prepared perfectly and it paired well with the lemon beans and the cheddar grits. The wine list is extensive but perhaps that was the first minor disappointment, the server mistook my order. While he made that right, the addition of a crab cake to my order was forgotten. Finally, my spouse had asked to have her unfinished shrimp risotto boxed to take home and it simply disappeared--never to be seen again. While the excellent food and comfortable atmosphere make up for a lot, given the price, the service could have been better. Four but not five stars.

JJ
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I just went to celebrate our first anniversary. We also got married there. The food and service was excellent, as usual.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful birthday dinner, excellent service from the moment we arrived! Food was excellent! Service very relaxed and perfect!

TD
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were more than well taken care of by all staff members. The food was exceptional. We will definitely be back.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I were celebrating our 1 year wedding anniversary. The staff was extremely friendly, accommodating, and personable. The food was excellent. We truly enjoyed our time there and will be back again!

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always.

F
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place.

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MS
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second time dining here in two weeks. It’s that good. I had the meatballs over mushroom risotto. My dining partner had the rabbit. Everything is sourced locally. The flavors are fresh but it is all about the way the chef puts it together that makes it so spectacular. Eat here. That’s my review. Just go do it.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Relaxing evening dinner with friends in this hidden gem. Excellent service and never felt rushed which is so appreciated with multiple courses. Two of us had the flavorful and tender lamb shank-“best ever” proclaimed my British friend. Crab cakes and chicken specialities were equally enjoyed by the others. We especially loved the farm-to-table veggies.

JM
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My wife and I visited the Elkridge Furnace Inn for the first time in many years. The occasion was our 57th wedding anniversary and we wanted our dinner to be very special. When we arrived, we told the maitre de that it was our anniversary and he escorted us to a nice quiet table on the second floor. Our server greeted us soon after and brought us complimentary glasses of champagne in honor of our special day. From the appetizers to the desserts, our entire meal was exceptional. At one point, the executive chef/owner visited us to ask how we enjoyed our meal. I told him that everything was delicious and I could tell that he used fresh herbs and spices in everything. Our bill was over $150 and for that reason, I would only recommend the Elkridge Furnace Inn with the caveat that it was fine dining and fine dining prices.

LR
Portland
15 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful, historic setting. Amazing farm to table food. One of the best gluten free menus (even a gluten free dessert menu!) I’ve ever run across. Great service. Can’t recommend this restaurant enough.

BW
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional ambiance.. competent staff.. complementary assorted bread/pasties are phenomenal and reason enough to return... bring had several unique dishes... food presentation is excellent

PB
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had a delightful, relaxed brunch. Food and service were both superior.

DP
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time at the restaurant and was very impressed! Brunch was excellent, my girl and I loved the appetizers, sides and main courses and of course the bottomless mimosas! Can't wait to try the dinner menu😊

B
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful anniversary dinner with complementary champagne and excellent food.

j
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food as always. Greeted and seated right away. Beautiful decor and quiet ambience. The chef does an amazing job with the menu and truly knows flavors. One of the best restaurants in the area.

WR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Outstanding experience overall. Well prepared and delicious food in a beautiful well decorated historic setting with beautiful trees and gardens outside. A must visit location.

SM
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

We were a party of six with a reservation for brunch at noon. We received our appetizers promptly, although we had to ask for butter and salt and pepper. The servers overlooked our table and we did not receive the basket of warm pastries until 1:15. Finally, our main course did not arrive until 1:45. The food was OK. None of us will return.

LB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hardly our first visit. We keep coming back for the food, the service, and the opportunity to carry on a conversation. The Elkridge Furnace Inn has an incredible staff, with a bus boy and a waiter for the table. The head chef has come around and chatted every evening we've been. A real gem!

HC
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Go at your own peril. Worst food and service I ever had.

JH
San Antonio
13 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Daniel and his staff were excellent host. The history provided by Daniel made the experience even more enjoyable.

Great food and great wine!

Thank you.

PG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely Restaurant Week meal, all 4 of us ordered from the special Restaurant Week menu. Chef Wecker made the evening even more special by visiting our table and chatting about some of our selections. Our waiter was knowledgeable and courteous. Jason the busboy was quick to refill our water bottles. Another great meal at Elkridge Furnace Inn!

R
New England
11 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A diamond in the rough.

FE
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Menu was very diverse. Source of food is local garden and other known and reputable providers. Chef came out and talked to his guests. Our favorite “go to” date spot

GS
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible service to compliment fantastic food. First Class Service and extraordinary food at this location can always be counted on when bringing guests. Thanks for a great evening!

R
Baltimore
62 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The Elkridge Furnace Inn is one of our favorite restaurants. I am glad they changed the arrangement of the tables on the first floor because in the back the tables were too close together and it was very tight. They have changed their brunch menu a little. I ordered my usual seafood omelette but the potatoes which I usually order were no longer on the menu. My husband had the waffles which he said were delicious. He usually has the french toast which I love also. The brunch price includes an appetizer and an entree with sides. You get a lot of food. Every table gets a basket of french pastries which are fantastic. I think their mimosas are a bit pricey but the brunch is a great value.

M
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Went for a birthday dinner. We were put in a room that was crowded with other diners, while other rooms remained empty. Our food was excellent, but we missed the amuse-bouche that we are usually offered. Service, while good, was very slow - probably due to a large function being held in their outside tent. There was a long wait between courses which we don't mind, but this was too long. There appeared to be only one waiter and one busboy for the entire area. We'll be back, but we'll stick to week nights.

PB
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I dined out to celebrate my birthday. We ordered from the summer menu which changes seasonally. The food all around was delicious as always. Our server was knowledgeable in assisting us in selecting menu and drink selections. The Chef even came at the end of the meal to wish me a happy birthday.

J
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner for anniversary. My wife and I had the steak salad and mixed green salad for appetizers and crab cake and vegetable ravioli for entrees. All were excellent! Met by Chef Daniel who welcomed us to restaurant. Great service and suggestions on wine pairings. One our our favorite meals.

J
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

We tried the brunch with friends in March and it was fabulous so we wanted to bring an out of town guest this past weekend. It was disappointing. The pastry basket was filled with an assortment but they were dry and tasteless, no butter was brought to the table. The sides which had been previously served in separate small dishes which was cumbersome, filling the table, are now plated so the portion is much smaller. In terms of appetite that is not a problem at all but just appears like cutting back from the previous offering. it was nice the first time to take home my delicious left over Dauphinoise potatoes and enjoy them again. Overall it was good but not fabulous. This is such a charming venue we would go back and we enjoy the food and appreciate its garden to table approach.

c
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always look forward to eating here. We usually celebrate our anniversary and birthdays as we know the food as well as the ambiance will be top notch. Best meal of the year for us.

CH
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was outstanding as always. The food was inventive and fresh.

KB
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambiance. We asked to be seated in the garden, to better hear the live music. We were even given the choice of sitting under the tent. The staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful. The food was delicious and portion sizes generous. We thoroughly enjoyed the intimate setting and the live music by Chris Dillard & Co. was exceptional. I would highly recommend this restaurant angain, particularly if you are able to attend when Chris makes his next appearance. We plan to return.

AD
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice repurposed 18th century building on extensive wooded grounds. French-oriented menu with an emphasis on local produce and meats. Well curated and remarkably reasonably-priced wine list. Excellent service. Near BWI and airport hotels. We will be coning back.

WC
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charming decor and smaller rooms provide lovely ambience. They serve some unique food offerings with farm to table freshness. The staff provides outstanding service with attention to detail.

JH
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an incredible dining experience and a great venue for our celebration. I highly recommend this restaurant.

A
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary. We were married there. Seafood boulliabaise was chock full of veggies without a lot of sauce. Panko rockfish cooked perfectly. Intimate setting in room with another couple also celebrating anniversary. Final bill reasonable

S
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s always a treat to dine here. The food is fresh and innovative and the grounds are beautiful.

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