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The Valley Inn, Lutherville, MD
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The Valley Inn

4.4
4.4
1682 Reviews
$30 and under
American
One of Baltimore County's most historic and iconic restaurants, The Valley Inn features flavorful food & a passion for friendly service in the heart of Greenspring Valley, with a nod to the rich history and notable past. The Valley Inn's extensive space features a main dining room, a one of a kind oyster bar and a beautifully landscaped outdoor patio with a full bar.

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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 42 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (410) 828-0002

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    The Valley Room is on the 2nd floor & offers a private dining experience. Equipped with a full bar, 2 fireplaces & 10-foot projection screen, the Valley Room can accommodate guests for either a seated dinner or cocktail reception. Not looking for a private space? Our Porch & covered open-aired Veranda are perfect for smaller semi-private events.

  • Neighborhood

    Towson

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 1,682 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Most Booked

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  1. p

    plazagirl

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food1service5ambience3
    Server was great and very friendly. Quality of food very average and not worth the expensive prices.
  2. F

    Flies

    Charleston

    67 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    67 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Dining Location - Bar area. Nice high top table. Reasonable noise level. Business conversation accommodating. Wait Staff - Monica - helpful and attentive. Active level of diners - Monica made it all work. Meal - Short rib with broccoli alternative. Seasoned and tasty. Front of the House - Professional and helpful. Patti makes you feel like a welcomed guest. The Rate of Return is very high with Patti. Her participation in the overall Dining experience encourages you to want to come back.
  3. m

    marsha

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    too loud poor service- Prosecco was flat. Ordered a cocktail instead and cocktail came after meal food was okay
  4. e

    eatoutoften

    Baltimore

    29 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    First visit since the Atlas Group took ownership. Prices had been increase but not food quality. A $56 filet ordered medium was tasty but well done. The cream curled in the coffee. The pour on a scotch on the rocks was bare minimum. A party of six women seated near by were so loud that conversation was difficult. Overall a disappointing experience.
  5. W

    Wahoo74

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We worked at the old Maryland National Bank starting 40+ years ago.
  6. F

    Flies

    Charleston

    68 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    68 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Front of the House - Ambassador Patti was fantastic. Wait Staff - Monica was helpful and menu knowledgeable. Food - short rib very tasty. Broccoli alternative was a solid side.
  7. DS

    DebS

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    My lobster burrito was tasteless . In general the food is very inconsistent and not worth the prices which have increased .
  8. SM

    SarahM

    New England

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    The service was great; our waiter and manager were very helpful when we asked for a different table (to get away from the huge TV screen). However, the quality of the food was mediocre, the drinks weak, and the place is so noisy we had to shout at each other for 90 minutes. I know some people like it bustling, so this was partly a poor judgement call on our part, but it's an expensive place for what you get, basically pub food.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our wedding dinner as a couple at the Valley Inn. They left a thoughtful note at the table, and even offered complimentary first round of drinks, and a complimentary dessert for us. The food was impeccable, the service was second to none. Will certainly be returning soon!
  10. m

    miishuz

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating a birthday requested a seat near the fireplace. Everything was perfect.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    The food was fine!! But the service was terrible
  12. MV

    MaryV

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic dining experience!
  13. F

    Flies

    Charleston

    68 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Front of the House - Ambassador Patti - best of the Class. Helpful; attentive; and professional. Make you feel welcome and ready to return. Wait Staff - Monica - menu knowledge; positive recommendations; and delightful. Meal - plain wings with Buffalo on the side. Basic and solid lunch option. I recommend reviewing to determine if a larger size is available. The price versus wing size has a noticeable “gap”.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The atmosphere is great but the noise level is insane! And we were in the back of the room. Not sure what can be done about that. The food was good. The service was very slow - clearly they were very busy but we waited way too long to get our meal. The waitress forgot my salad add on and took awhile to bring it. Didn’t offer pepper shake. Just need to fix the noise issue and the rest won’t matter as much.
  15. L

    Lebowski

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance, food, and service - it is a bit $$$ but worth it considering the quality.
  16. PC

    PedroC

    Baltimore

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food and service was pretty good, only disappointment was the dessert menu.
  17. h

    harlemobserver

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    In💗 The Valley Inn! The food is delicious, they give very generous portions, the staff was welcoming, and they have plenty of seating and nice ambience. However on this visit I had two issues. Our waitress was kind and decided to bring out extra bread that she said was”toasted” but it was EXTREMELY hard and barely edible. She volunteered to bring out extra bread since we decided to share the crab dip appetizer, so we basically had 4 very hard and overly toasted pieces of bread. I appreciated that she was thoughtful enough to bring extra. We hate returning food or creating a fuss so we tried to nibble and dip it in the crab dip. I think the bread is Ciabatta bread which is naturally has a slightly hard outside/soft inside BUT this bread was hard all throughout!! We tried to nibble on it but the hardness was unbearable and when the waitress came back we passed it back to her barely eaten. We told her it was too hard and we couldn’t eat it. I requested that she bring more bread but don’t toast it, hoping that might help but this time she brought out cold hard bread! We didn’t want to make a big deal out of it, so we just let it sit there. Needless to say she still charged for the extra bread that she offered initially that I honestly thought was free (it said “$1.00 extra bread” on my check). Please get a better and softer variety of breads like Naan bread, wheat rolls, chewy french bread!) Hard bread is only good for dipping in very HOT soups that will naturally soften the breads once dipped! Also the booths in the middle room are great! and very spacious, HOWEVER there is an uncomfortable draft coming from the very back room which has large windows that aren’t properly insulated! The last time I visited we sat in the back room and it was poorly insulated in the month of December! I believe there are overhead heating or heat lamps back there which helped, but the room is still chilly which makes the dining experience a bit uncomfortable.
  18. F

    Foodie

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Service and food were great. A little pricey and very loud in the dining room.
  19. F

    Flies

    Charleston

    68 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Front of the Office - Simply the best. Ambassador Patti takes care of each and every diner. Patti provides excellent service that reflects positively on the Atlas Restaurant Group. Wait Staff - Monica - happy; menu knowledgeable; and attentive. Food - Wings plain with Buffalo sauce on the side. Easy menu item. Very tasteful sauce. Only comment - select large size wings. The existing portions are smaller than Peer Restaurants. Thank you.
  20. BK

    BKS527

    Baltimore

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service, food and ambiance was outstanding. We hit a home run eating here for our special occasion.
  21. RM

    RachelM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Valley Inn is a great place to meet up with friends for reunions and celebrations. The back tented area is very loud, but the live music was great. Inside is also very loud, but the ambience was very warm and inviting. The calamari appetizer and raw oysters were delicious. The soups were off in flavor, and I ended up sending my cream of crab soup back. As someone who eats cream of crab soup everywhere, this was not a good thing. I was offered the option of ordering a different soup but declined...and was still charged for the soup. A more experienced server might have paid better attention to that issue. Our server was very nice, but he seemed forgetful. The rest of the meal was just okay. Not delicious enough for the price, I guess. But the real reason to go to Valley Inn is for the back bar. Meet up with friends in a nice big open space with very good bartenders and fun music.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome experience!
  23. F

    Flies

    Charleston

    68 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Front of the House - Wonderful and professional welcome from Ambassador Patti. Patti coordinates the Front of the House with both pride and ease. In addition, on the fly she can move a four top from one dining location to another based on Customer desire. Wait Staff - Monica - menu knowledge and helpful. Assists with breaking out from the box and selecting different menu items. Lunch meal - wings plain with Buffalo on the side. Simply as well as delightful. Extra celery is a benefit. Blue Cheese dressing and Buffalo sauce is more than enough - no requirement for “extra”. Seasonal temperatures may warrant soup - the French Onion option hits the spot. Please leave time for crock temperatures to lower. This would be the time to have a friend at the table to converse with. Seasoning and other nature flavors are there. Thoughts - With supply chain management and pricing easing - please explore a different chicken wing supplier. The actual size of the meal is small compared to other wonderful establishments in your area. The Atlas Restaurant Group has so many wonderful menu options - please explore the wing selection. Thank you in advance
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We were at the Valley Inn for the New Year’s eve dinner! The food and the atmosphere were pretty good. The server was very attentive. We had good time.
  25. WM

    WillardM

    Birmingham

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very pleasant New Year's eve dinner in an historic restaurant. Nice table, good service and excellent food. This was all accomplished by the Valley Inn staff on a very busy night.
  26. JC

    JonelleC

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was really good! We will definitely go back! The beef short rib was cooked perfectly! Very moist!
  27. L

    Lesfancy

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience4
    Drinks at the bar were made perfect. Ordered same drinks in dining room and they were awful. Returned each one and the second ones were still not good. Need to figure out why. Both drinks were common cocktails
  28. B

    Booette

    Baltimore

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The place was pricey… 12$ for a glass of wine? Chicken parm was really good… I think $28 Gumbo was good $26… Server was not the friendliest… but the “water guy” couldn’t have been nicer and always made sure our glasses were full… I don’t know if I’ll go back.. I’m not sure the prices were right for what you got?
  29. DK

    DoubleK

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there for a birthday lunch and the staff went above and beyond to make it special. Much appreciated!
  30. F

    Flies

    Charleston

    68 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Pricing - remains on the high side. Market conditions may still be driving this situation however; let’s work together to be more competitive. Front of the House - Recent additions and active training. Please unless it is work related have the new staff not use their mobile telephones and miss the opportunity to greet their Client. Ambassador Patti makes the coming and going process a special process which makes you feel you are the only one she is working with a that moment. Please ensure the new staff learn solid customer experience techniques. Wait Staff - Monica - solid professional. Menu knowledgeable. Helpful and engaging. Menu - Tenderloin with broccoli. Wonderful lunch or dinner entree.
  31. m

    macr

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    I was disappointed! My tacos came with mashed potatoes instead of ff, the gumbo was watery , the chicken parm was tasteless. Had to wait for fries , the second beer that was ordered had to be cancelled as meal was over. The acoustics on that porch were awful. There was a manager(?) who came into the room 3-4X and did nothing. If you are short staffed then he should have helped out instead of doing nothing. I expected more out of Alex’s group at this restaurant. After waking up this am everyone was thirsty a sign of cooking with a lot of salt. Maybe Alex needs to not expand so fast with all the restaurants and make sure what he has is quality. We all know this neighborhood restaurant well . Teddy did a better job
  32. T

    Trish

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience4
    When we first arrived, I had high hopes. We were seated immediately and water poured. It did take a while for the server to get to us but when she did we were ready. We ordered two cocktails, a salad, two entrees. The salad arrived before the cocktails which is understandable although not ideal. I had the green spring and my husband a ketel one martini. He found it odd that it came with blue cheese olives when he had not requested that and thought it would have been asked. Then we ordered two glasses of wine. Our entrees arrived but we held off until our wines arrived. Our food was delicious and highly recommend. But the service not so much. Our server went by our table a lot to the one other table behind us but was unconcerned with checking in on us. We ordered another round of wine and this round took over 15 minutes. I know because I was waiting to finish my risotto until I had more to pair it with in terms of wine. However when the wine finally arrived, the server took my plate which still had a full layer of risotto on the bottom. She did not ask me if I was still enjoying it or even still working on it- just grabbed it to the point that I had to quickly say I was not done with it and had been waiting for the wine. My husband then ordered a dessert. We asked for dessert menus and she brought them and put them down with no explanation. When the dessert arrived, I was still eating my entree and the server again tried to take it without asking even though the dessert was going to my husband. The cheesecake was stale as was the bread but the salad and entrees and wine were amazing. I wish the service had been. We felt ignored and tolerated. Finally when the check was dropped, the server wished us a happy new year and I then said to my husband yes and a happy birthday as that was why we were there. The server came back and said she just saw it was a special occasion but after 210 on a meal for two, too little too late. Then we were ignored by host as we left.
  33. GF

    GregoryF

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved this place for good selection, great service and quality food. Those low ratings are just plain wrong.
  34. F

    Flies

    Charleston

    68 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Front of the House - Another wonderful experience. Patti is an experienced and helpful Team Member. Assisting diners to vehicles and holding the door open for ease of access. Wait Staff - Monica menu knowledgeable and helpful. Attentive. Lunch - short rib - plan with broccoli as an alternative. Very solid lunch item. Flavorful and filling. Outdoor flags are flying. Wait staff is expanding. New faces. The original guard remains for the long term diners.
  35. p

    pollys

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Maybe an off nigh- device was nice- warm atmosphere- but food was off. Stale rolls- food cold. Will return because I think it was an off night an the place really is warm n inviting.
  37. JP

    JenniferPBrentD007

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Perfect atmosphere for a holiday gathering with old friends. Convenient for the group as we were driving from around the "beltway."
  38. S

    Sammy

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Horrible service. Very cold room. Very disappointed
  39. E

    Elizabeth

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    It was a terrible experience. The service was slow the drinks pathetic and the room was freezing. I will never go there again.
  40. BW

    BrianW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, great service. They were very busy but we never felt rushed

FAQs

The Valley Inn is rated 4.4 stars by 1682 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 42 times today
Google Map for The Valley Inn

10501 Falls Rd., Lutherville, MD 21093

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Towson

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (410) 828-0002

  • Private party facilities

    The Valley Room is on the 2nd floor & offers a private dining experience. Equipped with a full bar, 2 fireplaces & 10-foot projection screen, the Valley Room can accommodate guests for either a seated dinner or cocktail reception. Not looking for a private space? Our Porch & covered open-aired Veranda are perfect for smaller semi-private events.

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