The County Cork Wine Pub

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Welcome to The County Cork Wine Pub. The "Cork" as we are known is a classy, but casual restaurant. We have a unique menu using the freshest ingredients available. We offer an extensive wine list, as well as a selection of craft beers and a full bar. Happy Hour is best spent at The Cork where all small plates are $7 and drink specials. The Cork is your neighborhood meeting place, whether you desire a quick bite from our lite fare selection or a night out with friends. Enjoy the evening experiencing our incredible menu and succulent specials at reasonable prices. Our Butcher Block and Cheese Boards are enjoyed by many of our customers with a bottle of wine. We have the best brunch in the "Burg". An extensive a la carte menu featuring benedicts, steak and eggs, omletes anyway, corned beef hash and much more. We also have an all-you-can drink Bloody Mary Bar for $10.00. Come experience the warm atmosphere and exceptional service. You'll come as guests and leave as friends!!
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HarryB
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great. Waitress was very helpful with recommendations.

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vipDanielS
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great live music Drew Stevyns always outstanding!!! Fantastic Classic chicken pot pie!!

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on March 8, 2020

Thank you Daniel! Appreciate the kind note. So glad you experienced a 5 star visit and Drew Stevyns is phenomenal (as you know!). I think we are going to keep the chicken pot pie on the menu for spring/summer since it seems to be everyone's favorite dish!

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vipJeannineC
Baltimore
32 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Pretty average food , good but nothing exceptional
good wine
Friendly staff

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on March 8, 2020

Hi Jeannine, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. So sorry you were not happy with the food you ordered on your recent visit. If something ever falls short for any reason, please do not hesitate to speak with a manager or the owner so we can address any problems. We do make everything from scratch and our meats and seafood are ordered almost daily. If you should visit again, please ask for the owner if there are any problems on your next visit.

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MichaelS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is great. Menu is small but everything is really well made.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on February 20, 2020

Thank you Michael for the 5 stars! We make almost everything from scratch, even our cheeses! There is a lot of prep that goes into our menu so its hard to have a larger menu. Having said that, we almost always run specials so there are new items all the time. We hope to see you back again soon. Thank you again for taking the time to write a review.

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MeganR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We went for Valentine's day dinner on Friday night and there was a fixed menu. Unfortunately the fixed menu was not clearly stated on the website. I assumed it would be clearly written on the front page of the website but only found that there was a fixed menu once I found the calendar of events. I was disappointed when we arrived because looking at the menu online I was very interested in ordering off of their small plates menu for a tapas style dinner. Right now they are doing a promotion for music every Friday night and the musician (Mark Jacob) was absolutely fantastic. The waiter was very friendly and attentive and the food was delicious. We ordered the thai shrimp appetizer and that was my favorite of the night. I would go back but hopefully without a fixed menu!

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on February 20, 2020

Thank you for the 4 star review Megan. I'm sorry that it was not clear that we were offering a prix fixe menu for Valentine's Weekend. To make it affordable for those that didn't want to do the prix fixe, everything on the menu was offered a la carte. I'm so glad you enjoyed the service, music and food! Please come back to enjoy our regular menu and we do have music most every Friday and Saturday night. Always check our website for more information.

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vipJanetS
Washington DC
91 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All is well at The County Cork Wine Pub. The service, appetizers, food, drinks and atmosphere are the perfect setup for a relaxing evening with friends. Thanks again!!

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on February 20, 2020

Wow Janet thank you for the kind words and the 4 star review! We truly try hard to give excellent service and food every time and so glad you noticed. We hope you'll be back again soon.

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Wking2929
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and the service was great.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on February 20, 2020

Love to earn our stars and glad we did on your visit! Thank you for the very positive comments as well. Hopefully you'll be back again soon.

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MichaelS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Small, but nice. Good selection of wines and food was good.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on February 20, 2020

Thank you Michael for the 4 star review. We hope you'll be back again soon. We have a monthly wine tasting that you might enjoy, if you haven't already been. Its on the first Tuesday of every month. Check our website for details.

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vipHappydiner
Baltimore
33 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went during restaurant wee. All 3 courses were delicious and prepared to perfection!

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on February 20, 2020

So glad you left as a "Happydiner" after your visit! We had a lot of positive feedback after Restaurant Week and so excited we earned five stars from you! We hope you'll be back again soon to experience our live music on the weekends or maybe a Sunday brunch!

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vipcazbah
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Having been to the Cork on several occasions and had great food and service, this night was very disappointing. Service was very slow and waitress even forgot we ordered coffee. The restaurant week menu seemed to be very good. I had the sizzle shrimp appetizer that was excellent! I made the mistake of ordering the ribeye entree medium rare and was presented with a very well done and burnt steak which I sent back and asked again for medium rare. When I eventually got my meal, the steak was not quite 1/2 inch thick and well done. I couldn’t believe it and didn’t have the time to send it back again. The waitress asked how it was and u said “obviously no one in the kitchen knew how to cook a steak medium rare!” She said she was sorry and left. We had dessert to go but my friend ordered a coffee with Baileys. We waited and waited and when the waitress came to give us our check we asked about the coffee. She forgot about it and went to get it. It must have been a bad night because I’ve been there before and had good service and excellent food. This experience has made me hesitant to go back again. It’s unfortunate because I did like going there before.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on February 20, 2020

Thank you for the detailed review. First and foremost let me apologize for the experience you had that night and as you acknowledged, that is definitely not the norm for us. We are known for excellent service and food, which makes this review even harder to accept. I truly hope you give us another chance. If we ever fall short, please always ask for a manager and we will remedy the situation immediately. There are no excuses to be made, as that should have never happened. Our apologies again.

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LISAH
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service. Their wine choices are always fantastic!

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on February 20, 2020

Thank you Lisa for the five star review. I try and keep my wines new and interesting, thank you for noticing :) We look forward to serving you again soon.

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vipHayley
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is by far the best in Carroll County. The wine selection is excellent. We always ask for Nicole as our server because she will do anything to make your dining experience wonderful. Arlene, the owner, is incredibly welcoming, friendly, and dedicated. I would eat there every day if I could. The chef is creative and on point, and their wine dinners are beyond compare. I can’t say enough good things about the Cork. If you go there, I promise you will be hooked.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on February 20, 2020

First my apologies for not responding sooner. Thank you Hayley for such an amazing review. We always try to earn five stars and give our best on every visit. Its so nice to be acknowledged with such kind words. I'll be sure to show Nicole this review, she is definitely a valued employee. It sounds like we will see you soon and I look forward to meeting you in person. Arlene

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KathyF
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We aim to support all the area restaurants. The Cork is s one of a kind, small establishment with good atmosphere and food. I am had the scallops which were outstanding. They graciously substituted rice instead of mashed potatoes - also very good. Our waitress Valerie never disappoints.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on February 20, 2020

Sorry for the late reply Kathy. We very much appreciate the five stars and awesome review. I'll be sure to show Valerie your comments. Thank you for supporting local!

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FoodieNeecey
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Cork for Sunday brunch. Their food is amazing, fresh, hot. Made a reservation as their brunch is typically crowded. Was seated immediately. Did I mention their bottomless mimosa and Bloody Mary special? It’s a bargain at $13 pp. Give the Cork a try.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on February 20, 2020

Sorry for the late reply! Thank you for the kind words about our brunch! We love to earn five stars and so glad we did on your visit. We hope you'll tell family and friends, as word of mouth is the best advertisement!

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luvtheeagles
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our New Year's Eve dinner at the County Cork in Eldersburg MD. The food was amazing and they have a great wine selection. The service was exemplary. We've done their New Year's Eve dinner for several years now and it's always wonderful.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on January 5, 2020

So glad you had a great time with us on New Year's Eve. Hopefully we will be together again next year! Thank you for the positive comments on your visit. It really makes us want to try even harder.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son and I have eaten here the last 3 Christmas Eves . Also a great meal . Special was Prime Rib and it was delicious with an Au Gratin potatoes that was just as good . So many delicious choices and grey ambiance

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on January 5, 2020

Thank you so kindly for the five star review and you positive comments regarding your Christmas Eve dinner with us. We always strive to give five star service on every visit. We hope to see you back again soon.

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vipJanetS
Washington DC
91 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Thanks for a nice relaxing evening with good food, drinks, not too loud good music and friends to sit back and enjoy! See you next time!!!!

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on January 5, 2020

Thank you Janet for taking the time to review your recent visit. So glad to see we earned 4 stars and you enjoyed everything. Can't wait to have you come back again so we can try and earn 5 stars! I love good music that is not too loud so you can still enjoy your company and the musicians, sounds like we are on the same page!

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vipCharlieH
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love that delicious, creative dishes are added to the menu regularly. Excellent service and great cocktails.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on December 6, 2019

Thank you Charlie for the five stars and wonderful review. We appreciate you recognizing the effort we put into our menu and specials. Our servers strive to give their best service always! We hope you'll be back soon.

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vipCarolynf
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

I have been here several times before and was always satisfied with the service and the food. Not this time...Hopefully it was just an off day for the kitchen and server. Will give them another chance...

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on November 26, 2019

Hi Carolyn, Thank you for taking the time to review your last visit and the constructive criticism. I would like to address this further. Can you let me know if you were here for brunch or dinner? We can only get better by learning from our mistakes so any insight you can give will be helpful. Thank you for giving us another chance. If anything should fall short on that visit, please contact me directly. Arlene Stecher, Owner

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MichelleP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not a bargain restaurant but the food is always good and innovative.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on November 26, 2019

Hi Michelle, Thank you for the five star review! So glad that you appreciate our unique menu. We do try and keep it fresh and most everything is made from scratch. We hope you will be back to visit soon.

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Stacey
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Service was terrible. It took almost an hour to get our food after it took forever for the waitress to take our order. Food was not worth the wait.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on November 26, 2019

Hi Stacey, Extremely upsetting to receive this review and sorry you had that experience. We always try and give impeccable service and our unique menu is usually well received. I apologize that on your visit this is not what you experienced. I hope you give us another try and if anything should fall short again, please contact me directly. Thank you

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vipAdrianD
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s is the most delicious menu and food!! Great for any occasion!

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on November 26, 2019

Hi Adrian, Thank you for the five star review and wonderful comments on your visit. We do have a very well received menu and change it seasonally, along with food and drink specials every other week. We hope you will be back soon and look forward to giving you another five star experience!

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DeniseR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

I would recommend the restaurant. And I will still come back and give it another try sometime. We have been there before and had fantastic food and fantastic service.... this time the food was fantastic again; but the service from out waitress was well below par. We had to interrupt other employees multiple times to ask for things - refills, ketchup, salt/pepper, etc.
Even when the waitress noticed that the food had been brought out, she still did not approach our table for the typical "how does everything look, do you need anything?" which would be bare minimum service. We honestly all said it felt she was just not interested in our table for some reason.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on November 26, 2019

Hi Denise, First of all thank you for taking the time to write your review. I appreciate the positive comments on the food and the constructive criticism on the service. We are known for our service as well as our food (as you did note), and I take this seriously. You shouldn't have the bare minimum service, but impeccable service on every visit. Were you in for brunch or dinner? I would like to address this further. Thank you again.

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KatyP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was good but service this visit was very poor.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on November 26, 2019

Hi Katy, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and appreciate your comments. We are known as well for our food as we are for our service so this is very concerning. I will be sure to address these concerns with the servers that evening. I hope you visit again and if anything should fall short, please contact me personally. Arlene Stecher, Owner

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vipAdrianD
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a dinner reservation for 6:45 on a Sat night. We were seated right away, however, not very sure what was going on in the kitchen but we waited over I hour for our food. Not to say it wasn’t worth the wait... it absolutely was !! The pot pie was the best !!

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on November 26, 2019

Hi Adrian, Thank you for the 4 stars and the very positive review in light of the long wait for you dinner. My apologies for that. It was an extremely busy weekend, which is in no way any reason that you should have to wait that long to receive your food. I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed your food (and somewhat made up for the wait), but it is still not ok. I had heard about that busy evening and have discussed this with the kitchen. Thank you for bringing that to our attention.

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PamB
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We had a good meal. My daughter did have to send her meal back as the mashed potatoes and broccoli were cold. There was live music which got loud at times. Will definitely go back.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on November 26, 2019

Hi Pam, Thank you for the 4 star review. I must apologize for your daughters food being cold. We do make everything to order so that is not a common problems. I am very sorry it happened to her. When you come back, if the music is ever too loud again, please ask a manager or the owner to have them lower it. I do that a lot of times when the music is playing during dinner time. I personally don't like when the music is loud during dinner.

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WilliamP
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

A nice cozy room, with booths and high tops. Full bar with a few nice bourbon and scotch selections. The wait staff was very friendly and super efficient

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on October 29, 2019

Thanks William. We do try and have a nice selection of bourbon and scotches (and not just our wine!). Glad you were able to enjoy. Our servers have been with me for a long time and always put their best foot forward. I will be sure to show them your review.

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Beth
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious. The french toast was decadent, the eggs benedict with crab meat also very good.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on October 29, 2019

Thanks Beth for the review and 4 star review. Our Sunday brunch has been called "The Best Brunch in the 'Burg"! We hope you'll be back to try us again. Our dinner menu is fabulous as well and we have live music on the weekends.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wife enjoyed her go to Twisted Turkey sandwich and I had a couple of small plate happy hour dishes. Delicious as always

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on October 29, 2019

Thank you for the review and 5 stars! Our Twisted Turkey has been on our menu since we opened and seems to be a favorite to many. Glad you got the chance to sample several small plates at Happy Hour pricing!

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Dave
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Tasty food, that changes seasonally, welcoming staff, good drinks.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on October 29, 2019

Thank you Dave for the kind words in your review. We do take pride in our menu, staff and drinks, so you hit all the high points. Appreciate the 4 stars!

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vipJanetS
Washington DC
91 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice friendly atmosphere to enjoy with friends. Time to wine down and sit back without hassles or interruptions. Thanks for the ease of dining!

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on October 29, 2019

Thank you Janet for the 4 star review. So happy to hear how much you enjoyed your visit at The Cork!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was quiet with few patrons, but food and service was outstanding as usual.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on October 4, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and give us a five star review. We honestly try to earn them on every visit, every time.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic brunch! My wife declared her Eldersburg Scramble to be the best breakfast she has ever eaten! The Irish grits were delicious as well. The County Cork Wine Pub is a favorite for dinner, but this was our first brunch. It won’t be the last.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on October 4, 2019

Thank you kindly for the five stars and awesome review. Yes we have been called "The Best Brunch in the "Burg" and glad to read your review. Eldersburg Scramble....one of my personal favorites! Happy to hear you've enjoyed dinner as well and will be back for another brunch.

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seba
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy the food at The County Cork and on the weekends the live music is a plus.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on October 4, 2019

Thanks Seba for the five star review! We try to have a little different menu, while offering options for all to enjoy. I personally love live music (mostly local musicians) and glad to hear you enjoy as well!

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vipDaveW
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent!

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on October 4, 2019

Thank you for the five star review and glad to hear we hit it out of the park when it comes to our food!

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vipMicheleW
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Great night out - no real ambience - it’s basically a bar with 6 booths and about 10 tables but they have live music after 8 on Saturday nights. Food is very good - we had steak, fish and scallops. We returned one of the meals and they promptly gave us something else. The food is an attempt at a gastro pub and they do a decent job, especially for the area which is not diverse by any standard.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on October 4, 2019

Thank you Michele for the five stars and the written review as well. I'm very glad to hear that the staff replaced a dish you were not happy with. That's what we do so the overall experience is a pleasant one. I'm glad you enjoyed the live music. I try and hire local musicians. We do have a bit "out of the box" menu and pleased you noticed!

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GabrielR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was top notch. Drinks were good. Interior was pleasant. Menu selections were many (that's a good thing). Two small things I would have liked: 1. napkin under my drink and 2: salt and pepper already on the table. Overall a very pleasant experience. Will return!

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on October 4, 2019

Thank you Gabriel for the five star review and very much appreciate your written review as well. Totally appreciate constructive criticism. Extremely excited that you will be joining us again in the future and hope we earn five stars again. If the S&P happens to not be on the table, please ask ahead of time so it is there when your meal arrives and I will talk to the staff about napkins under the drinks!

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Ervan
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Two of us for dinner - the Shrimp and Grits was a hit with my husband. I did not enjoy my Herb/Citrus Roasted Chicken Breast. Creme Brulee was fine, but nothing special.

Service was outstanding though.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on October 4, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your dining experience. So glad to hear that your husband enjoyed his dinner and equally disappointed that you did not. I'm hoping you told your server or a manager that you did not find your dinner to your liking. We often will make something immediately to replace what you are not happy with. We can only hope you give us another chance to make your visit a 5 star one. Thank you for the 4 stars and happy to hear service was outstanding.

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StacyT
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience5

A diamond in the rough. Great wine and food. Something different.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on September 7, 2019

Thank you Stacy for the five star review. I love that you feel we are the diamond in the rough! If you would be so kind to tell your family and friends about us, that would be greatly appreciated. Word of mouth is the best advertisement! We hope you'll be back for another visit soon.

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vipDanielS
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cork burger was perfect even cooked to level I asked for Reuben was perfect, Fisj Taco were great! BERRS as usual always perfect Guinness poir

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on September 7, 2019

Glad to hear that the food was hit as well as the Guinness! We appreciate the five star review and we will see you on the 20th!

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The County Cork Wine Pub offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 970-8110.

The County Cork Wine Pub is rated 4.5 stars by 517 OpenTable diners.

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