This was a great place for Father's Day brunch. The whole family enjoyed it.
The food was delicious especially the dried tomato biscuits and the goat cheese tart.
Food adequate; service was horrible. Had to get up several times to find the waiter; we were left alone in a part of the restaurant with no people at all, four rooms, we were the only people. My meal was terrible (squid/shrimp with pasta), but the omelets looked good. By the time the extras are added to make a real meal it would have been too pricey for those however, the serving was only eggs and potatoes, all breads and meats extra. Have been there for a small group event, it was much better. Would not go back for a meal with a small number of people again. Waste of time and money.
The wine list is limited and some of the entrees seem overpriced. Good selection of food items, though, and everything was tasty. Our server was congenial. The building and grounds are lovely.
The Mother’s Day brunch buffet was cold and overpriced for the selection.
We arrived at the restaurant and were immediately greeted at the door by the maitre' d.. The menu looked great to me, but not to my mother, who was celebrating her 90th birthday. She is a picky eater and not inclined to like many vegetables, sauces, or dressings. So, she settled on a hamburger. Thinking that her birthday should have something special, I spoke with the maitre' d. He spoke with the chef, who came up with a lovely meal of the steak tips that were already on the menu as part of a salad, sauteed green beans, and French fries. Shows how a fine restaurant can be flexible with customers' likes and dislikes. My mother loved it. Lunch was followed by a birthday dessert--a lemon and blueberry tart with a candle. Not a lemon lover, my mother devoured most of it, with some help from my brother and me--we only got a few bites. All in all, an excellent meal for a very reasonable price, especially given that they only charged the hamburger price for my mother's meal! My husband and I, who appreciate fine food, will certainly go there.
We went for Sunday brunch and were the only two people in the restaurant. The service was slow and my friend had to get up to find the waitress to get more coffee. The food was good, but the service could be much better.
The buffet for Easter was OK it lacked vegetables , the lamb and fish were very dry. Overall it was overpriced for the meal quality and the service.
The Inn's combination of service and food quality are unmatched in the Olney area. Chef Paul's meals are imaginative and delicious. The servers are extremely accommodating, and you are greeted with a smile as soon as you walk in the door.
charming setting, plates were an assortment of patterns, it's expensive to do business, but it really needs to be neater inside and out. The place is a well oiled machine with solid food and service and would attract more if they could keep it all under control;clean, dust, and it's better to have a clear shelf than a cluttered one with dusty arrangements. perhaps turning the building behind the restaurant into a storage facility would help.
I have been eating here quite many times but the past Sunday I was extremely disappointed. My reservation was at 12:30 pm but our food was not served till 2:10 pm. I questioned about our food to our server and other servers three times. They kept saying it is coming. My patient went out. Finally I walked to the hostess and mentioned that we still have no food. I asked for the manager. She came and said they had a big party upstairs. I said this is not the first time they have big party. If their kitchen could not handle other reservations on top of the party. They should not accept other bookings. Our server did not even check our food if I did not question. Also when I ordered hot tea with lemon. She brought a ceramic tea pot with hot water but without a lid. I asked for the lid and she said they do not have it (Another server did bring me the lid). Unbelievable! The manager said she is new so I said maybe they have to train their staff better. It is not acceptable to keep us wait for more than 1 1/2 hour. They did not even offer some bread while we were waiting!
My wife and I went to The Inn at Brookeville for our Valentine's Day dinner. The inn is very rustic and was beautifully decorated. The staff were attentive and did a great job. This was our first time dining here and I think we will probably return for a special occasion or brunch.
Lovely place, great ambiance. Food was mostly wonderful, but skirt steak a little tough. Desserts were really tasty. Service was smooth and unobtrusive.
We Went for Valentine's Day. We were very much looking forward to it. However, the menu was limited, the waitress was not either helpful or friendly. She did not explain or talk about the menu, was not happy to answer any questions and never came back to ask if we like the food or want anything else. In addition, the menu stated that they have vegetarian dishes for substitute , but when asked the waitress said that they had no vegetarian entrees.
The limited food available was good though, thanks to chef.
This is not our first time in your restaurant! Wonderful atmosphere and friendly service. Food as always was outstanding! Thank you. We will come again.
Looking for a last minute table on a Friday night is not easy - but we found plenty of space at the Inn of Brookeville Farms. Just north of Olney, it is away from the hustle and bustle and we enjoyed a quiet, relaxing evening alone. Our waiter did not rush us as we ordered one course at a time to stretch out our evening. Appetizers - the scallops were delicious and the cheese plate was filling. The small plate of beef tenderloin came with a 3 oz tenderloin and small servings of mashed potatoes and spinach. It was the perfect portion. My husband ordered the filet and enjoyed it, but was not a fan of the potato pancake served with it. For dessert the bacon brownie immediately caught my eye. A traditional brownie served warm with salted caramel pretzel ice cream (made on sight) topped with bacon and caramel drizzle. It was amazing. There are wines by the glass, and I felt their glasses/pour size slightly larger than similar style establishments. It was two hours of great food, great staff and great conversation.
Being early, we were the only guests and were seated in a lovely dining room. One other group of 4 came in and were seated right next to us. This was unnecessary and impacted on our quiet conversation level.
While I would rate our last meal at the Inn as "good", I would not say "very good" mainly because of the offerings and quantity on the $59.95 fixed menu on New Year's Eve. While it was purportedly 4 courses, we felt that the first course (carrot & roe soup) hardly qualified as a course since it was literally 1/4 cup (yes one-fourth) or a bit less. The salad was pleasant but not noteworthy. Our main courses were very good (pork and fillet mignon) except for a bitter-tasting "vegetable(?)". Dessert was also very good - it would have been nice (at that price) to have a choice of more than 2 items per course aside from the main course, which offered several choices. The service was excellent and the ambiance pleasant in the old farmhouse. The waiter was also very accommodating in bringing a taste of one wine.
Our experience at the Inn at Brookeville Farm on New Year's Eve 2015 was delightful. We did not want an environment of high celebration but preferred to concentrate on the meal itself and each other's company. We were placed in a small dining room where the service was very attentive and pleasant. The selections we picked from the special New Year Eve's menu were delicious, imaginative, and just delightful--extraordinary! We were able to enjoy the environment and the whole dining experience graciously and happily. Our "hats off" to the chefs and all the staff.
The Inn is now at the top of our favorite restaurants list. Many thanks for all the efforts of the Inn.
Three of us enjoyed the Inn at Brookville Farms on New Years Eve. We chose an early seating (6 pm) . We dined upstairs...our waiter, Zach, took very good care of us, checking back frequently, but not too frequently, to see if we needed anything. The NYE menu is prix fixe, three courses, with several choices. A vegetarian option is available for each course. The wine list includes a wide variety of reds and whites to suit almost any taste. This is our special occasion go-to restaurant and we are never disappointed.
Shrimp Bisque was cold and the consistency of jello. Calamari was tough and batter was underdone. Room was cold and needed to keep coat on. Service was good and no problem with no charging for sub par items.
Food and service was great... I plan on coming back...
We have had Christmas Eve dinner for the last four years at the Inn and this will be our last. We were seated in a small room with a table for two and a table for four, to which as additional chair was added to accommodate a 7-ish year old. There is nothing to absorb sound and so our conversation was constantly interrupted by the distracting noise of the other party, particularly the child. The restaurant's prices and menu cater more to adults and we never cease to be amazed by how many parents feel no obligation to teach their children to be quiet and not disturb other diners, especially in such close quarters, if they must be brought along at all. Before the evening was over, one of the adults stormed away from the table slamming back her chair, which certainly did not add to our comfort. We left without having dessert or coffee since the setting was so uncomfortable. Also, once this party arrived, we had virtually no attention by the waiter. For $130+ for two for only an entree and a glass of house wine, one would expect better.
Dining in the upstairs nook is a quiet treat for celebrating an anniversary. We were the only customers on the second floor, and yet the service was just as attentive as if we were in the main dining room. The cheese sampler was outstanding--we ordered the smaller selection, but next time would consider the larger. The pork cheek ragu had a delicious smokey taste. The wine list may be impressive, but the selection by the glass is very limited.
Housekeeping leaves a lot to be desired. Vent in our room was duct-taped to the ceiling.. Another vent over our table needed obvious cleaning. Holes in walls needed to be repaired. I could go on.........
Our first and last visit to Inn at Brookville Farms. We decided to spend our Thanksgiving dinner at this restaurant. They were serving a fixed price meal at $45.00 pp that included a choice of several appetizers, three main dishes, and three desserts. Service was extremely slow and disjointed. The candles on the tables in the room where we were eating were not lit. The food was beyond disappointing. Two in our party ordered the turkey dinner...it was a type of pressed then rolled turkey...not cut from a freshly cooked turkey. The dressing was fine as was the cranberry sauce but, the portions were so minimal that you only got two bites of each. The fish had no taste and the desserts were horrible. .....very disappointing.
We had dinner at the Inn at Brookeville Farms on a busy Thanksgiving evening, which might have affected the quality of the food and service, but even in light of this we were disappointed compared to our previous dining experience there. The service was slow to non-existent from a somewhat late seating to a waiter who rarely showed up, forgot to serve us the included cheese plate at all even after we had previously asked for it, didn't refill our water glasses, etc. When we finally did get our steak dinner, the meat was gristly (we have had much better there before), not something we expected for the $45.00 cost of the meal. Overall, a below expectations Thanksgiving dinner experience.
It may not be fair to judge a restaurant for a holiday meal like Thanksgiving, when it gets so overworked AND people have such high expectations. BUT - our booking was for 530pm. Restaurant had been serving lunch since 2pm. By the time we got to The Inn, the place was packed to the gills, looked like a Thanksgiving dinner assembly line. Our waiter was exhausted and punchy, and was so overfamiliar w/us it verged on rude. Food over cooked, turkey & stuffing dry. Ick.
My wife , mother and I had thanksgiving dinner there last night and it was mediocre at best. They served a price fixed dinner of three courses; appetizer, entrée and desert. My wife and I had the spinach salad as an appetizer which was supposed to come with a warm bacon dressing. The dressing was not warm and was had no bacon. It was a vinaigrette that was fair at best. For entrees (as per the menu) my mother had the turkey platter, I had the ravioli with braised short ribs and kale and my wife had the roasted cod with crispy Brussel sprouts and mashed potatoes. The turkey platter came with a turkey platter had the requisite stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and turkey. The turkey was a thick slab of turkey cutlet from a pressed roll of turkey and was disappointing, Its thanksgiving, should the turkey be sliced from the bird? My wife's entrée, which was the best of the lot, was very tasty except that the crispy Brussel sprouts were not crispy at all but soggy. Probably from sitting in the broth that was served with the cod. My raviolis were tasteless with the only flavor coming from the bits of braised short ribs and kale. Desert was the worst part of the meal with the offered spice cake and lemon pistachio cheesecake something even Costco would not be proud of. The cheesecake, which was served cold, tasted of neither lemon nor pistachio and was somewhat hard. My wife's spice cake tasted like it was previously frozen and warmed in a microwave. We were very disappointed and the meal was definitely not worth the $45 per person charge. As a post script, the wine list was nothing to write home about and pricey.
Will not be returning.
Our party was looking forward to having Thanksgiving dinner at the Inn at Brookeville Farms. The service was very slow, we had to ask for our appetizer plate. We also had to ask for salt and pepper that was never brought to the table. The meals were delivered cold and were not tasty. The cheese cake was dry and we were charged for an extra glass of wine. We will not be returning.