The Elkridge Furnace Inn

4.7
2467 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
For parties over six guests, 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2467 people are saying
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Nick
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I married here and have gone back for a few anniversaries. The service is always great and the food is consistently amazing.

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BevB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely our favorite restaurant!! We celebrate four birthdays there each year and wouldn't think of going anywhere else. The farm to table menus are ALWAYS prepared to perfection and the service is impeccable and friendly.

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viprolandparkneighbor
Baltimore
60 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time here, and we’ll be back. Food was excellent. Lovely soups, good salads, very good entrees, and amazing desserts. Shrimp and grits was different from any I’ve had before, but a very well-prepared and tasty dish. Lamb shank was beautiful. The apple trifle was delicious!! Service was attentive and cheerful but not intrusive.

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ScottW
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu coupled with suggestions from the chef. Great atmosphere and an enjoyable experience.

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StanA
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my go to place for any very special event, and celebrating my girlfriend's birthday for the first time in our new relationship was just that. The ambiance was just what we wanted, and the food was delicious. We'll be back when it's time to celebrate again!

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vipOperaFan
Baltimore
63 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The crab cakes were delicious, the service was excellent and the setting is beautiful. Well worth the drive to meet up with an old friend.

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KariM
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! We loved our experience. We were celebrating a new job change and were given free champagne! Such a great spot!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner, as always!

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DanielW
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food and nice atmosphere except some people tried to rope us into their ceremony out back as we were leaving. Sorry but we aren't wedding crushers LOL!

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Biomom18
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I love the look, feel and service at the EFI. The food was spotty, though. We really enjoyed the tomato and ricotta tart. The corn risotto was much less inspired. The texture was rather mealy, and the corn was overly starchy and chewy. I liked the roasted tomato garnish, same as came in the tart. My husband's steak dujour (strip steak) was rather "tendony" at the first couple of bites, but the rest was delicious, as were the smashed potatoes. We each had a cocktail: the pomegranate cosmopolitan and the highball. Both were excellent. We shared the creme brulee for dessert and it was perfect. Given the lack of consistency (especially with the risotto), I can't say the dinner at roughly $130 was a good value.

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teejaydee
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent birthday dinner. The entrees were spectacular. We had beef, veal and pork and all were prepared beautifully. The sides and sauces were wonderful. The chef came and told us the some of the history of the dishes we ordered. Will definitely return for the winter seasonal menu.

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vipdebbieiv
Baltimore
27 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

We sat outside and it was beautiful and the service was great

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matt
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience! Chef Dan always makes an appearance and we love the personal touch.

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Mary
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at the Elridge Furnace Inn. It was beautiful, the food was very good. We will definitely eat here again.

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MichelW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live the furnace inn. Food is great, service friendly and efficient and the location is fantastic.

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Gastronome
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The farm-to-table food was faultlessly prepared, the service was attentive, and we were delighted to be able to eat outside, on such a lovely day.
It’s a restaurant worthy of special occasions, for sure.

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misty
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Especially helpful, courteous staff. Food is unique, ate on the front porch, they let us stay as long as we wanted (3 hours!!). My favorite place to dine.

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vipMara
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was beautiful in a historic home with beautiful landscapes. Also the food is excellent along with the outstanding service.

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PaulB
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wine was a little pricey, but the meal was outstanding. Tony & Steven delivered exceptional service. Another associate gave us a quick tour of the house. Would have paid for tour of the wine cellar and a complete chef/kitchen experience. Would definitely go back … and can’t wait to!

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vipMichael
Baltimore
101 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The EF Inn is always a great dining experience. Their food is delicious and the staff is always courteous and helpful. Highly recommended!

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melisslyn
West Virginia
8 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family reunion dinner.

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RyanM
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and gracious staff.

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AJS86
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was very good. Might possibly have been the beat burger I have ever had. You can't go wrong with this place. It is pricey, so we will be back on special occasions.

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Frank
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service is outstanding. Food is farm to table, cooked to perfection and service is wonderful. Prices are high and there is very little outdoor seating.

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vipDenise
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect! Perfect food, service, atmosphere!!

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EdEH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both had the shrimp and scallop. It was excellent but they only gave you one scallop. We would order it again. Thank you.

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Donnab
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I was quite disappointed to pay $33 for an entrée that included three pieces of shrimp and one scallop.
Yes, the entree included mashed potatoes and broccolinii and the food was prepared well. However, the price was outrageous for the small portion.

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TylerS
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG, I cant believe we haven't eaten here before. This place was amazing. Best burger I have EVER had. I even requested a side of the scallop/shrimp sauce, and didn't need it the burger was so good. Can not wait to go back again!!!

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vipWDPJR
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dining on the patio with wife and sister-in-law (her birthday weekend)

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foodie4life
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful meal!

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Mike
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, nice ambiance and great service. A place for a intimate dinner or a nice night out.

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GregoryC
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The inn itself is charming. My wife raved about her coquille st jacques. I took the low road and had a burger…and it was fantastic! My missing star for ambience is due to the music selection — mostly jazzy instrumental with an occasional distracting vocal. If there were ever a venue crying out for classical strings, this is it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

The service was slow and our waiter only did about 20% of serving us, the rest was done by the busboy. However, we did meet Chef Dan, who was very passionate about the food and an all around great person to talk to.

My girlfriend ordered a Cesar salad with chicken added to it. When it arrived the chicken was hard, like it wasn't cooked enough. They took it back to 'fix', but what was returned was very cold, like it had just been removed from the refrigerator. We had to send it back again before it was right.

At the end of the night, my girlfriend noticed that the bill was incorrect. The steak that I ordered came with a side. The other one came with mushrooms and no side. When I pointed it out, they adjusted the check, then insisted that I had received the other steak, even though I didn't order it and there were no mushrooms on what I received.

We were very disappointed.

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Maryann
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My experience for the Sunday brunch was totally enjoyable. The quiet ambiance of the room was a welcome change to previous dining experiences. The service was impeccable!! The crab omelet tasted bland and was too juicy, due to the tomatoes.
Yes, I would order again, requesting the tomatoes be replaced with mozzarella.
Thank you !!

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Bill
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and wait staff was very attentive. They acknowledged our wedding anniversary and made it special. Would highly recommend.

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ReynaldoV
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate our anniversary. The place looks amazing, cozy and romantic. The service was excellent from the beginning. The food was great. Fresh, tasty and well portioned. They brought us complimentary champagne glasses along with the dessert. The chef/owner came to our table to chat and wish us a happy anniversary. We really had a great evening.

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GormanH
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a beautiful experience. The place is absolutely great. Staff is courteous friendly and on top of their game. The ambience was probably my favorite thing of the evening however the food was very good. The service was excellent we had Steven as a waiter and the hostess Bethany was very courteous. Chef came by our table twice to check on us and introduce himself. He was absolutely delightful. I would definitely go back and what a romantic beautiful venue.

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kristinb
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was a lovely experience. We were looking to have our rehearsal dinner here and the owner/chef even gave us a private tour!

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prstone64
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely experience - excellent wine selection and fantastic food.

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Natasha
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my birthday with dinner here along with my husband and my parents. Everything was absolutely fabulous! The food, the atmosphere, and the service were amazing and we can't wait to go back!!

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You can order delivery directly from The Elkridge Furnace Inn using the Order Online button. The Elkridge Furnace Inn also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 379-9336.

The Elkridge Furnace Inn is rated 4.7 stars by 2467 OpenTable diners.

The Elkridge Furnace Inn does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://egift.technology/Default.aspx?key=elkridgefurnaceinn.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.