About The Elkridge Furnace Inn

For parties of five and over please call for reservations.

The Elkridge Furnace Inn holds a unique niche in Maryland history. Nestled on the Patapsco River, the Inn was first established as a tavern in 1744. Today, The Elkridge Furnace Inn houses an elegant restaurant with an intimate setting with working fire places in almost every room, lit from fall to early spring. Private parties welcome.

5745 Furnace Avenue
Elkridge, MD 21075
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Contemporary French, Farm-to-table

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

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 379-9336

Website:
http://www.elkridgefurnaceinn.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Gravel parking lot, please use caution. Located to the left of the facility. Handi-Cap parking available.

Executive Chef:
Daniel Wecker

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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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Private Dining

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.

The Elkridge Furnace Inn Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

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4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.1

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Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (46)
Romantic (45)
Good for Anniversaries (40)
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Good for a Date (39)
Quiet Conversation (34)
Local Ingredients (33)
Worth the Drive (31)
Fit for Foodies (28)
Cozy (27)
Creative Cuisine (27)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Notable Wine List (25)
Seasonal (24)
Authentic (23)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Great for Brunch (17)
Business Meals (15)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Good for Groups (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Scenic View (9)
Organic (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Afternoon Tea (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Healthy (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Casual (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Fun (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined 2 days ago

Loved the new menu choices! Service was wonderful and attentive. We stated witht the pork pie and rabbit salad as appitzers. The pie crust was flakey and tastey. My only criticism is that there was not enough filling to crust but otherwise it was very good. The rabbit salad was awesome and such a different menu choice. It was a warm potatoe salad with roulettes of rabbit. For entres we had the game hen and the veal. Both were very tasty and large portions. We will definitely be back to try some of the other options.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Overall, good experience. Food very tasty. Price of meals a little costly but at least when I walk away for my $100 for two people I was not upset. Loved sitting by fireplace. Very cozy!

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Have always enjoyed this restaurant especially on our anniversary. It is consistently exceptional regarding food, ambiance and service. Simply a pleasure!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

This is one of my favorite local restaurants. the food is always outstanding. it is located in a beautiful historic building. We always come back to this place

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We had a very pleasant evening, a warm table near the fireplace. The food was fabulous. The wait staff was knowledgeable and attentive. The chef came to our table twice, making an excellent recommendation of a wine to accompany our meal.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

Exceeded our expectations in every way. Utter delight.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

Had tenderloin tips and seafood St Jacques. Both were exceptional French cuisine/sauces out of this world!

Tags: Seasonal, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food and fantastic service. A truly wonderful dining experience,

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our entire experience at the Furnace Inn was incredible. Brian, our waiter, was very knowledgeable about the menu and made wonderful recommendations. The food was amazing. The atmosphere was perfect. We simply cannot recommend the restaurant enthusiastically enough.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Toledo)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Another fantastic meal at the Elkridge Furnace Inn. I've been here (3) times now, and each time has been great. If you want a more romantic setting, ask to be seated near a fireplace!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 30, 2017

It is so difficult to find a quiet restaurant that is condusive to having a conversation. Elkridge Furnice Inn is one of those rare finds. Not only was it quiet but it was cozy and warm on a cold evening. The food was very good and the chef even made an appearance at our table. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Loved the food, but most of all the service and personable staff was extraordinary! Our waiter was entertaining and made all of the guests feel as though he was very interested in customizing our evening to ensure that it was above any expectations. The Chief visited the table to find how we liked our meal. His Daughter made the pastries, and he was right that they were unique and delicious. Thank you to everyone at the Elkridge Furnace Inn!

Tags: Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Afternoon Coffee, Authentic, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Afternoon Tea, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 28, 2017

I just left a detailed review on Trip Advisor; please refer to that extensive review.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Always an amazing experience

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2017

The restaurant is located not far from BWI, but nevertheless a quite remote place. The food is on the expensive side but quite delicious and worth it for a family occasion or the right client to impress. The service is outstanding - you get the right level of attention. Overall, a great experience. I will be back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Celebrated Christmas with friends. The service was amazing. The food was awesome. The sommelier was very helpful. It's a little pricey but for a special occasion it's an excellent place to dine. The ambiance and the place itself is beautiful

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

A fabulous brunch! Food and service were excellent. I look forward to going again.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The meal I had was delicious but a bit skimpy. I would have liked the portions to be just a little bit more generous.

Disabled access was essentially non-existent. Navigation in and out was difficult. I am disabled but I managed to get around get around. A few less tables would have made things easier.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Wish the waiter had given us all the menu options in the beginning. Otherwise very good service.

We (2 of the 4) were expecting a bit more holiday/Christmas decorations for the season.

The music from the wedding reception in the tent outside was a bit too loud at times.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 16, 2017

I hadn’t been in years but not what I remembered. We were the only people in the restaurant and it took 15 minutes for water and to get our drink order. The salads were good but the meals, not so much. My crab cakes were awful and the risotto with seafood was smothered in oil. Absolutely the worst meal ever. The company, wine and bread were the best things in the menu.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Have always enjoyed the time spent with friends at the Inn. Food, service, and value make the visit well worth it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Scenic View, Casual, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 14, 2017

EFI never disappoints! Our celebration of my wife's birthday really made her day.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Imaginative foods - ordinary ingredients blended to create an extraordinary taste experience. This restaurant ever disappoints and provides many options for discriminating diners - we’ll done!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Fantastic grand old inn. Good was amazing and the service was outstanding. This is a rare gem in an unexpected neighborhood.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

From appetizers, salad, to main meal, everything was delicious. Service impeccable, very friendly and welcoming staff. This was a birthday dinner for my mother in law and was given a lovely surprise by the restaurant.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We have celebrated our anniversary at Elkridge Furnace several times and enjoyed each one. Great food and service. Fairly quiet, but cannot absorb a person speaking too loud.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

This is a very cool location with an upscale restaurant. Great atmosphere and an interesting clientele. Outstanding wine selection and great service.
The acoustics mean that you can hear the conversations at most of the tables int he room, so keep that in mind.
Outstanding wine list, and a great menu. Only reason this doesn't get a 5 overall is that the duck breast was tough. Duck can be tender, if cooked right, but this was cut too thick for searing, leaving it rare, rather than on the edge of rare/MR in the middle.

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Romantic
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

Friendly service and great food. I am definitely coming back.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 5, 2017

I was really looking forward to going back to this restaurant. It had been about four years since my last visit. The ambience is as charming as i remember. Unfortunately, the food did not match my memory. The Caesar Salad was strange with hardboiled eggs and an odd dressing. It was disappointing. I had the Seafood Risotto. Both the seafood and risotto were overcooked. Another disappointment. At $38, I expected higher quality seafood and a much better dish overall. The best part of the meal was the Caramel Ice Cream that I had for dessert!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The entire experience was really wonderful in this historic home, with quaint little rooms and fireplaces in each room. We were there for the Sunday brunch menu and everything was delicious! I can't wait to go back to dinner one day!

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Fabulous brunch! French toast was outstanding! Highly recommend!

We've hosted our daughters wedding here, celebrated our anniversary and enjoyed a lovely brunch! Everything is excellent!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Organic, Comfort Food, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Simply the best in Baltimore. Wonderful setting. Attentive staff and the food was the foundation of beautiful memories. Every visit impresses us more.

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·Dined on November 30, 2017

This place is a hidden gem. I always receive great service and wonderful food. The chef frequents the dining area and answers any questions you may have about the menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Organic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Note: We did not stay to dine, so the ratings required to put in to write this review are inaccurate because we never got to taste the food. We had issues at the outset just ordering wine. First, the restaurant was out of the first wine we selected from the wine list. This we learned this from the waiter after a long wait. We ordered another wine by name and number from the wine list. Again, a long delay before the waiter returned and he had the wrong wine. When questioned, he had to go check why. After a wait, he said he was told the wine list had not been updated to match the computer. The name and type of wine did not give him a clue he should not have brought the bottle to the table, nor was it listed anywhere in the wine menu. The issues with the wine and the fact we had not ordered food after over 30 minutes, we began to doubt whether this restaurant could handle my wife’s necessary gluten free requirements. We explained the stress she felt as a result, and departed without ordering our meals.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Don't get me wrong, this place is worth going back to, because the food was excellent in our previous visit, but I guess we made the mistake of going on Thanksgiving day. We waited for over half an hour after making it to our 6pm reservation on time. There were other unhappy customers waiting at the lounge too. We got the braised short ribs and rock fish for entree, and while it was ok, it was nothing compared to the heavenly Delmonico steak we had in our previous visit, and I attributed this mediocrity to the mass production that was required for such a busy evening. Our waiter was kind, but you could tell he was simply too busy to be attentive, and our requests for small items were forgotten every time. We tipped generously only because we liked the place and we wanted to remember the experience in a positive light.

If the Elkridge Furnace Inn is really into offering fine food of the highest quality that I know they are capable of, please stop offering set course menus for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Very disappointing. Love the ambiance. The food was actually very good.

Unfortunately everything arrived cold. Service was slow. It took 1 hour and 35 minutes for our first appetizer. Then another 20 for the next. After that we received our rolls. Had to ask twice for a wine refill.

Unfortunately it made the Thanksgiving dinner we looked forward to disappointing.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

It was a memorable Thanksgiving meal. We would definitely do it again!

Tags: Romantic, Afternoon Coffee, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Seasonal
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

It was my first visit and it happened to be Thanksgiving. The whole experience was excellent.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 23, 2017

As always, the Furnace Inn never disappoints. Wonderful Thanksgiving dinner choices. I chose the rockfish with risotto. The risotto was so wonderfully creamy and the rockfish melted in my mouth. I also enjoyed the fresh baked rolls with sun dried tomatoes. Adding the home made cranberry relish with butter to the roll was delicious. Thank you again Tim for another unforgettable Thanksgiving.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We had Thanksgiving dinner at the Inn. I had never been there but had heard from friends that it was very good.

It was great from the beginning to the end.

Any one interested should look up the history of this Inn. It is very interesting.

I will definitely return and do recommend this Inn to everyone,

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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