The Smokehouse Restaurant at Antrim 1844

4.8
313 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary French / American
For over two decades, Antrim 1844's Smokehouse Restaurant has maintained its legacy as a culinary destination with exquisite ingredient-driven cuisine. Enhanced by the skillful techniques of our executive chef, the menu highlights the finest and freshest ingredients through a sophisticated interpretation of contemporary American cuisine to the delight of novice epicureans and gourmands alike.

The safety and comfort of our guests is our primary concern as we navigate thought COVID-19. In addition to spacing tables for social distancing, we are following the CDC guidelines to ensure we continue to provide superior cleanliness standards. Additionally, we have been recognized as a Select Registry Select Safe property as a result of the initiatives we are taking for our guests and Antrim 1844 and Smokehouse Restaurant family.

We have limited outdoor seating available, upon request and based on availability.

Experiences

  • Denner Wine Dinner

    $185.00 per person

    Aug 26, 2021 only

    Experience genuine expressions of vintage and vineyard combined at our Denner Wine Dinner on August 26, 2021. These versatile California wines will be paired with a delightful 6-course dinner prepared by The Smokehouse Restaurant's Executive Chef, Ilhan Erkek. Special guest, Paul Lopez, an associate Winemaker will share his hands-on experience of working with California soil and premium wines. We're thrilled to offer our wine dinner guests substantial savings on our luxurious accommodations. A limited number of rooms are available for guests attending this event from $150-$200. Call (410)-756-6812 to book your room accommodations.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 313 people are saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LaurenM
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and terrific service! Our thanks to the amazing chef!

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Bart
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish was outstanding. I had a lamb shank - I believe it was the best ever. Scallops as an appetizer and butternut squash were also delicious. Hadn't been there for several years, plan to return soon.

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MikeH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been wanting to visit this restaurant for years now and finally had the perfect excuse-18 years of marriage! Everything about the grounds, reception, bar and dining experience was 5 star. An expensive treat for certain, but one we will dare to repeat!

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PaulP
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant for a nice dinner and a special occasion. The selection of food and wine was extremely enjoyable. Service was friendly and made great recommendations. Would absolutely come again.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

absolutely amazing! Paul is an amazing guy and bartender!

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KathyC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is an absolute delight. What a phenomenal experience we had. It was my boyfriend’s birthday and they had specially printed menus. We were waited on hand and foot. The food was a revelation. The wine pairing was sublime. The service was perfection. It was our first time and the restaurant itself is so beautiful. It must be so amazing to dine there in the winter time with those fireplaces burning. A definite winner if you’re looking for a classy, delicious meal.

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GregH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to celebrate our anniversary! I highly recommend it!

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StevenS
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loud party of excited diners lowered the ambiance but the meal and service were outatanding. Great food and a great location for a terrific meal a few times a year!!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful 35th Anniversary celebration

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Elizabeth
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice prix fixe meal, great service and a beautiful setting.

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vipTheTwoofUs
Baltimore
48 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Vey nice for a special occasion. No rush from the servers over s very relaxed enjoyable meal,

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cmc18
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Antrim 1844 does not live up to its reviews or its sense of itself.

Except for an inventive lentil based amuse bouche, the food was conventional, fussy, and heavy-handed, pretending to deliver big city elegance, but feeling both out of date and pretentious. The amuse bouche, which was Middle Eastern inspired, felt like the one area where a chef with ideas was allowed to be creative, and it was the one item that was very good.

The ambiance also disappointed. The setting is undeniably beautiful, but once we realized we were sitting in a plantation built by enslaved people held by a notorious pro-slavery advocate, it was difficult to feel anything other than woefully uncomfortable. The owners would do better to acknowledge the terrible history of the house and grounds. Slavery was a fact in this country, and we should all study and learn from it.

Romanticizing plantations and glossing over their brutal history is not cool!!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked on OpenTable for my parent’s 40th wedding anniversary and it was everything I wanted it to be for them. They raved over how knowledgeable their waitress was and that the meal was perfectly prepared and delicious, all 6 courses! They allowed me to keep my card on file to cover the bill so that they didn’t have to think about that which was nice. It was very personalized, the bartender even welcomed them and knew they were celebrating their 40th anniversary, the menu was personalized with a happy 40th message, all very simple touches that made the difference. We are already planning another trip in October and will include the wine pairings option with it this time!

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an amazing place, I’m glad I chose to come here with my girlfriend on our first date

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always hoping they resume the passed appetizers in the living room again

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cristinaH
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my 40th birthday. So fantastic! The service and food was exceptional!

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Vanged
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a delight to return to The Smokehouse Restaurant after a year and a half of pandemic. The offerings were just as diverse and excellent as always, and the service may have been even better than we recall (of course, it had been so long since we'd been to a restaurant that our memories may not be entirely reliable in this respect). All in all, our evening was an absolute treat!

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MakaylaO
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place! The food was absolutely delicious, and it was a perfect place for me and my husband to dine after eloping. Gorgeous, would definitely recommend.

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PAfoodlover
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Not as wonderful as our previous experiences. Entrée was tough and oversalted. Waiter was distracted and had to be prompted for different items.

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Bibsy
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our evening at The Smokehouse was just what it was intended to be when my husband made the reservation to celebrate my birthday. Just terrific! From the moment we walked in the front door (although parking was a bit difficult, but I'm sure you are very aware of that issue), we were beyond impressed with the beauty of the house, and the folks who greeted us. The bar was beautiful and Paul was a great, friendly bartender, and we relaxed while waiting for our table to be ready (we were early).
When we sat down in the smokehouse, our table was one of only four in the room, and it wasn't long before all four parties were chatting as marvelled over the original smokehouse and the parade of fabulous food coming our way. Choosing the entire evening's menu at the outset made for a relaxing evening anxiously awaiting the wonderful tastes of the next course. The portions were perfect, and the service continued to be prompt and beyond attentive.
My only comment would be that given the day's temperature, a little more air circulation in the room would have been welcome, but it was a passing criticism overwhelmed by the beauty of the evening. I can't say enough good things.
I wish there were a better way to get the story of how the house was redone and opened as it is, as well as the other buildings on the property and their stories. But perhaps this is planned for the future. I'm sure it would be very interesting. And it was amazing to see a Barouche Box in the parlor off the front lobby - amazing!
We would highly recommend the 1844 Antrim house to friends and hope to bring friends and visitors to Gettysburg who appreciate a fine dining experience that for us was second to none! And I cannot forget the fabulous piano player, he added so much to the ambience of the evening. Congratulations to the entire staff and the owners for an unmatched evening of fine food and an overall evening to remember, complete with personalized menus - Thank you!!!!

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Rabbit
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food is very good, but it's the service and atmosphere that make it memorable.

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KarenS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ambiance. Delicious food and wine and fantastic service!

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Carly
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Upscale fine dining in an intimate romantic setting. The restaurant asked about dietary restrictions while booking the reservation and were well prepared to offer substitutions to fit my needs. Timing of the food, service, and food quality were all magnificent.

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Jeff
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the nicest restaurant in Carroll county. The service and food were amazing.

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MarkD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pricy pris fix but well worth it. None any better in Balto metro area.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service and food and wine pairing !

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SageH
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so looking forward to coming here and it didn't disappoint. Incredible service and delicious food.

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JimS
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Diners may want to consider requesting smaller portions. It's a lot of food. I understand management will consider adjusting the price accordingly. If you can take leftovers home that's great. Because we stayed over one night, management offered to keep our food refrigerated until we left next day. Breakfast was included with the overnight stay.

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ChristinaB
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Did the 6 course dinner with wine pairings two nights in a row. Amazing...

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PamelaS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food. Every course was prepared perfectly and allowed for a variety of choices.

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BernS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was very nice! The food, service and atmosphere were all you could ask for. A beautiful country mansion with nice gardens and fountains. Also enjoyed the talk with our bartender and the many choices of whiskeys.

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MelissaC
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first dining trip out of the house in over a year and it was absolutely wonderful! The food was amazing and we felt safely distanced. Don, our server, was an absolute treat!

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RitaH
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner in the Smokehouse to celebrate our 10 year anniversary. It was a wonderful experience, the people, the food, the drinks,...outstanding. My husband requested that I book reservations regularly here, it was that good.

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GApeach
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands-down the best restaurant experience I’ve ever had. The sommelier was very knowledgeable and attentive. I felt like the wine pairing was spot on. We will definitely be back!

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CharlotteH
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always. Some other diners were a little loud but we dealt with it!

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Sbell412
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow!! Most incredible experience and beautiful atmosphere it is a must see!

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vipGdgirl
New England
75 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

This is a lovely venue with high aspirations for top-notch food, wine, and service. Recognizing the times we are in with everything in hospitality being topsy-turvey, I have to give a little leeway to the situation, but our "sommelier" and lead server (a fact she reminded us of, oh, maybe 10 times) was really grating. A very loud voice, an "over-studied" and obviously much-rehearsed script made for a clumsy and awkward dining experience. Service at this level should be accommodating, thoughtful, and inconspicuous. Servers should be attuned to the conversation at the table and the pace of consumption. She called each of us "my friend," maybe fifteen times and insisted on giving long-winded speeches about each wine being served despite the fact only one person was enjoying the wine pairing. Our "Professional Sommelier" was someone who has a great interest in doing a good job, but an individual with, it seems, little personal experience in what fine dining service ought to be like. You can't learn to be a top drawer server on YouTube. Observation and personal experience are better. Further, and this is a pet peeve, women in service ought not to be forced to dress as men. "Tuxedo" attire seems awkward on women and a, perhaps, unconscious nod that the best servers are male. Which, of course, is not true.

The Smokehouse Restaurant at Antrim 1844
Responded on April 16, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to share your visit with us. Understandably, this is not the experience we want our guests to have when dining with us. I would be very interested in having further conversation regarding the other aspects which were also rated low (food, ambiance, etc.) so I can have a better understanding of your overall experience. At your convenience, would you mind contacting me directly? I look forward to hearing from you. Kindest regards, Jim S. - General Manager.

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vipRenataS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful venue and experience. Food was delicious Nd service wonderful

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Mike
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible experience from start to finish. It's a bit expensive, but it is well worth every penny. Amazing waitstaff, incredibly food and drinks, and the atmosphere can't be beat. I can not recommend it enough!

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happygirl
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We truly love the Antrim and we’ve been coming during the holidays which makes it extra special. Absolutely love the details of brunch and the Riesling wine was lovely. My compliments to the Chef and staff.

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The Smokehouse Restaurant at Antrim 1844 is rated 4.8 stars by 313 OpenTable diners.

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.