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.View Private Dining Details
We dined at the Elkridge Furnace Inn on a Sunday evening in May. The property is lovely and the menu offers a good selection of dishes. Our appetizers and main dishes were well prepared and nicely presented. We chose the wine pairings with our dishes instead of buying a single bottle of wine. That was a good choice, offering us the opportunity to try different wines that were nicely paired. We had a nice corner table for two, which was perfect. We will definitely go back to try other items on the menu.
We've eaten at the Elkridge Furnace Inn a couple times and have generally been very satisfied. This visit, however, was a little off. The appetizer / salads were OK but not good enough this visit / that selection for the price - the $15 salad was just lettuce and dressing. The main course was very good, so price was less concerning. The service was mixed, perhaps they were rotating in new folks. Simple things like bread before / during the main course were mentioned but forgotten. There was no follow-up after the meal came out on whether we needed anything - salt, pepper, whatever. I'm a fan of the place and have eaten there a dozen times, but this time was decidedly mixed.
Great brunch menu but the service was spotty.
Although I indicated on the reservation that I wanted a first floor table, the hostess attempted to seat us on the second floor. The reservation also indicated that it was our anniversary. When we arrived, the hostess asked if we were there for a special occasion. She said she would let our server know, but the server never acknowledged the occasion while we were dining.
The gravlax was served without the dill lemon cream cheese. When I requested it, they brought out plain cream cheese. Coffee was served without spoons. Although we asked for refills, they were a long time in coming. The bartender was "on break" when we ordered a specialty drink, so that was also a long time in coming.
We go here often and are never disappointed. Requested a quieter area in advance and got the wonderful upstairs smaller room (although it is a quiet restaurant overall!), and where else does the Chef come out himself and check on your meal? A real gem and love this place!
Food was not at the level I expected.
I need to remind myself not to try a restaurant for the first time on Mothers Day. I've always wanted to dine at the Elkridge Furnace Inn, but I was very disappointed by the quality of the food at their buffet. At $50+ per person, my expectation was that the food would be at least warm. The service was friendly and the tent was lovely, but I doubt I will return.
As always, a very satisfying experience! We always like it for special occasions.
I brought my mom here for her birthday & had an amazing experience. The food was delicious, service outstanding, and ambience perfect. We will most definitely be back.
Excellent service and food in an old inn. I highly recommend their restaurant.
The food was fantastic. We love that they either grow or locally source their delicious food. The setting is impressive and gardens beautiful. We will be back.
I haven't been to this restaurant for years but I was in the area and my sister and I wanted a "good meal". From the moment we stepped inside the service was very friendly. The wine selections were very good and the menu had a nice variety of choices. Everything was delicious (I had the shrimp with gnocchi) and our meal was not rushed. We enjoyed the evening and would definitely return when I'm in town.
Our meal was most memorable! We e noted it to the last morsel and drop. And thank you very much for visiting our table Daniel.
Defines what a “fine” restaurant should be. Refined, pleasant, excellent food, exciting options...ideal for any occasion.
Great food with fantastic service
I took my secretaries here for Administrative Professional's Day. The food was excellent, the service was good, and the atmosphere was quiet for nice conversation.
I took some family members who I hadn’t seen in years out for a special dinner. EFI is the perfect place to do this. Their food is always first-rate with enough variety that everyone will find something. Chef Dan Weker’s approach to food places your meal first, and all other things, ambiance, service, locally sourced or grown at the Inn ingredients all support your meal. All parts of our meal from appetizer to dessert were outstanding. I listed the value as outstanding not because the EFI is inexpensive, rather because it is worth its price and, in my opinion, much more.
Went for brunch. Food was okay but not special; however, the wonderful building made it seem special anyway.
Waiter and owners and all staff including Chef visited our table. Food, atmosphere, and service AMAZING. LOVED IT!
Service and food were first rate. Hillary and Chef Daniel were outstanding hosts. We look forward to many returns. Hidden gem close to the airport. Great experience as a good dinner should be.
We have dined at Elridge Furnace Inn many times and are never disappointed. From the initial greeting at the door until you depart the service is excellent. Hilary was our server and remembered us from the past. He was well versed on the cocktail and menu selections and was very attentive. The menu selections we most enjoyed were the rabbit tartlet and artisanal cheese platter appetizers and the halibut (the fish selection of the day) and the mixed seafood selection featured on the Spring menu. Both were fresh with excellent sauces, although my companion would have liked to see the halibut sauce served separately as it overwhelmed the fish. For dessert we all shared the lucious creme brulee. Chef Dan, as is customary, came to our table for feedback. He informed us that the majority of vegetables and all the herbs come their garden/greenhouse on site. All of the pastry items are also made on site. All in all, it was a wonderful memorable dinner. We will definitely return.
Had a great time celebrating birthdays, a warm/friendly welcome, great service, excellent food and a charming atmosphere. We enjoyed the evening very much. Our first impression is begging for an opportunity for a second.
This place was great...charming, good service, delicious.
We went here to celebrate my best friend's birthday. From the host stand to walking out the door, our experience was terrific! I had the spring special and my friend had the shrimp and gnocchi. Both of our dishes were beyond delicious! The bread rolls they give you before your meal were delightful. Our server and everyone we encountered were super friendly, knowledgable about the menu, and attentive. Would recommend for a special occasion or if you want to treat yourself to a nice dinner!
Good service but the food was not impressive. Menu made options seem unique and elegant however when the meals came they were plain and bland. Too simple of a cuisine to go out for and spend a good dollars for. Could have just stayed home.
This was our first time dining at Elkridge Furnace Inn and it was an absolute pleasure from the moment we stepped through the door. We were welcomed like old friends and seated in a charming dining room with a comfortable fire going in the fireplace. Our servers Hilary and Jeremiah were attentive throughout the service and we enjoyed everything we ordered from cocktails and appetizers straight through to coffee and dessert. We'll definitely be dining with them again.
Very good food and service and my woofer and I ate very picky.
The veal was ok, the lamb was a bit fatty. The service was great.
We have been to The Elkridge Furnace Inn for lunch and enjoyed it. But the other day we dined with friends for dinner and the service, and food was perfect. We shall return!
Very nice meal with good service and pleasant atmosphere. Was there for a business meal due to proximity to the office; but would reccomend for special ocassions too.
Chef was magnificent in adjusting to some allergies
Wait staff so attentive
Beautiful fireplace on a cold day in Baltimore.
The ambiance was special because we got the two top right in front of the fire place on a very cold night. The French Onion Soup was actually not warm enough and the pricey crab cakes were very small. The service was attentive, but a little abrupt at the end. We didn't order desert, our bill was dropped on the table before we had even finished the bottle of wine. Overall a disappointment....probably won't be back.
We were visiting my son in Baltimore and he treated us to dinner as a belated birthday present to me. The food was delicious and the dessert spectacular. They even personalized it by putting Happy Birthday and a candle. The staff get 5 stars for their attentiveness .
Top notch in every way. My bf called it one of our top five dinners out ever...and we’re traveling foodies.
Every aspect of the dining experience was exceptional. Highly recommend!
This restaurant was unlike any i have ever been to. It was a wonderful dining expierence. The waiter was extremely helpful and had a wealth of knowledge about the restaurant, explaining the history of the building, where the produce is from, and excelent recommendations. The only thing that hate is i cant give a higher rating. 10/10
Thoroughly enjoyed dining with attentive service by the executive chef, hostess, matre d', and waiter who provided exceptional service. and delicious meals to all in our party.
I had a few issues with this place. The setting is charming but dated. The curtains were dingy our table. I found my food to be slightly above average. My husband liked his more than me but for an entree over $40 you expect stellar. The drink I ordered was terrible! The waiter took it away but didn’t say much and didn’t ask if I wanted another drink. I had no idea if we would be charged. My soup was average. Dessert was good. Again, my husband liked his salted caramel cheesecake more than either of us liked my cherry creme brûlée. It was very nice that the owner cane out and thanked us for coming. Because of that we might try again.
Beautifully restored 18th century home (with fireplaces in each room) makes the setting alone worth the visit, and then the food is excellent. Staff makes you very welcome.
Very quaint environment, full of history. Received by our Maitre’d who escorted us to our table and provided a description of the property and background, very informative and interesting. Our waiter was cordial but direct a wee stuffy but attentive. Food was visually appealing and tasty. Cocktails were mixed well, wife had the vegetable polenta, a little dry, I ordered the monk fish, the fish was over cooked and a bit rubbery. Dessert was delicious, blueberry crumb was very tasty as was the cheesecake. The service adequate the price on par with city fare. Our host who checked our coats politely did not accept a gratuity and asked I offer it to someone in need. I found that refreshing and took the five dollars and gave it to a homeless veteran the next day while visiting Georgetown. Overall a very nice experience.