The Elkridge Furnace Inn

4.6
2432 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
For parties over six guests, please call for reservations.

Chef-owned, yard and farm to table, using lots of local sourcing, our complex dishes turn ordinary ingredients into something extraordinary. Seasonal menu and daily specials. Our historic location is part of the adventure!

We serve a fusion of New American and French Inspiration. Our executive chef was trained under the French disciplines which always come out in our stocks, sauces and presentations. Many regional and ethnic cuisines influenced by French cuisine are also reflected on our menu. Our in-House Pastry will add just the right ending to your dining experience.

We love creating special times to share with our friends. We intersect literature, history and geography as story with our food. There is always something new and creative happening. At the Elkridge Furnace Inn and Garden House, “we make Memories”.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2432 people are saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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francesG
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience2

My scallop dish was not served as coquille saint jacques 1 scollop and the rest shrimp, I could not taste any sauce or cheese.
Presentation was lovely.

Will think about it.

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Boricua61
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a phenomenal dining experience with fresh ingredients, great wine, and no rush.

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DavidK
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting. Great professional but friendly service. Fresh food.

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vipHortenseD
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place. Food was great and staff was very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience2

We went for Sunday brunch and we’re totally underwhelmed. It took 15 minutes for our waiter to bring us cream after serving us coffee. Our $20 mushroom omelettes arrived with sausage that looked undercooked (we sent it back for a replacement). I asked the waiter for some bread or toast, and he came back several times to apologize for taking so long…. But the bread was never delivered. We’ve removed the business card from our restaurant file. Life is too short for bad brunch experiences.

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PHYLLISB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous celebration for my friend’s birthday. Service, ambiance, food was excellent

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DGMEK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Unfortunately we were not informed when we made a reservation (or when we arrived) for our anniversary diner that we were to be seated in a reception tent. The indoor seating was being used, but we were not offered the option of where to be seated. The ambiance was clearly not what we expected given the advertising of fine dining in at a former mansion. The food was average for the price, at best. The shrimp and scallops entre was served with 4 shrimp and 1 scallop. We waited for over 20 minutes for our desert which was simply a piece of cheese cake. They were obviously understaffed as evidenced by both the owners were engaged and working in the tent and the servers tried their best to be attentive to multiple tables simultaneously. Perhaps the number of reservations accepted should be reduced until adequate staff are available to provide the high quality service expected from this establishment.

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Theatermom
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We were celebrating our anniversary and included that on our reservation, but they sat us next to a table with two women who had obviously had quite a bit to drink and were speaking louder than necessary. It was distracting and put a damper on the experience. The menu is limited and the food was just okay. We thought they had sandwiches we were excited to try, based on the web site, but those were not on the menu that night. Considering the prices, it didn’t seem worth it. The only mention of our anniversary was when we were seated, the hostess wished us a happy anniversary while the table with two women (who appeared to run up a bigger tab) received free champagne. We didn’t order dessert because nothing sounded good to us on the menu. The place itself is awesome and I liked the ambiance. Service was a bit slow even though we went early in the evening. I’d like to try this place again and maybe sit outside. Maybe go for brunch.

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vipBaltimoreBill
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had another excellent dining experience at the Elkridge Furnace Inn which is our "go to" restaurant for local fine dining. Everything was first rate and the elegant and cozy ambience made for a great anniversary dinner.

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yshpakov
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food was not really tasty. We tried different dishes.

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MariaA
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food4service2ambience5

We went for brunch on a Sunday. The restaurant was very quiet. We got a table next to the window with a view of the garden. Service was very slow to start, but got better. The wait for our meal was very long as well - we all got regular brunch fare. I had the chorizzo scramble with potato galette, and we shared the stuffed french toast - both were very good. I also had a grand mimosa - I should have gotten two. The garden was beautiful and was a nice walk to the restaurant from the parking lot. I'd go back for dinner.

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michaelC
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was excellent and the service was very prompt. We throughly enjoyed our evening with a wonderful setting at the historic 1744 Tavern. We would recommend the venue while heartily.

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John
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The food was delicious, but it took over an hour for it to come out and some dishes came out cold. There is no bread basket to fill the long wait time and no explanations or apologies from the wait staff. It was a less than stellar experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a flawless experience! They know how to make any occasion extra special. The food and drinks were Superb. Will be back again soon.

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Sailormitch
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WE DECIDED ON BRUNCH FOR MY WIFE'S BIRTHDAY THIS YEAR. WE LOVE THE ELKRIDGE FURNACE INN! THIS WAS OUR FIRST BIG EVENT OUT AND ABOUT SINCE COVID HIT. WE FELT VERY SAFE THERE. FOOD AND SERVICE WERE OUTSTANDING AS ALWAYS. WE PLAN TO GO BACK MORE OFTEN!

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RyanK
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great times as always!! This place should be on everyone's radar in elkridge

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vipGary
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in this area. Exquisite preservation of an historic site. The Ambiance alone is incredible! Excellent service, far exceeded my expectations. Attentive, professional, and attentive without being overbearing.
Highest recommendations!!

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AnnetteB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Service is friendly and prices reasonable.

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vipMealsSansKids
Baltimore
48 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful to get back!

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Jack
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

I ordered coquelle etc. The meal arrived without scallops and was sent back. Several minutes later it came back cold and was sent back again. In the meantime my guests were not eating in order to not finish while I waited. Your manager came over and reduced the check, but it was not a good experience. JohnMcSweeney

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vipOperaFan
Baltimore
62 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food was delicious and our waiter Steve took very good care of us. It is a beautiful atmosphere both inside and out. Hope to try the outside seating next time if the weather is as nice.

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Yaariana
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had brunch outside at the Elkridge Furnace Inn. Beverage options include cocktails, and they will make you any kind of coffee to your liking, have a variety of juices (pineapple, orange, apple, a few others). The menu had fresh baked candied pecan scones with fresh clotted cream. A few of the notable entrees (that were absolutely delicious) were huevos rancheros, a creole scramble, french toast, and their breakfast sandwich selection. Service is always friendly and accommodating, and it was a leisurely family brunch we'll definitely do again soon!

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Foodie
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience and friendly service.

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garyf
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Dan and his staff provide the best food and service in the area. Treat yourself and your guests: enjoy their hospitality.

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vipGregS
Baltimore
47 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly exceptional food and fantastic service are tough combination to beat.

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vipMoxieone
Baltimore
35 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great historic venue with excellent food and service
Very expensive but great special occasion restaurant for adults

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DarrenG
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

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vipnbrains2
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The Elkridge Furnace Inn is a beautiful building. Unfortunately, because of Covid 19, we did not dine in one of the rooms in the Inn. We dined in an elegantly decorated tent. The brunch menu online looked like the perfect pre-Mother's Day brunch for our family of 5. My twin grandsons had just finished playing their last seasonal lacrosse game. which they won, in an unseasonally cold rain. The game started at 8 am and ended around 9:30 am. Their grandfather, mother, and I cheered from the stands. After showering and changing out of our damp clothes we headed to the Inn for an 11:30 am reservation. As you can imagine we were very hungry. We knew what we wanted to eat from the menu we read online. However, because the Inn was hosting 2 weddings the menu was abbreviated. Service was very slow. This allowed us to spend family time together, however, two 13-year-old growing boys grew very annoyed. The food was delicious when it arrived at the table and some of our selections were comped because of the slow service. Would we return? I'm not sure. My husband and I live in the Philadelphia suburbs. I would like to give the Inn another try. Would I recommend The Elkridge Furnace Inn to a friend? I would with qualifications. The service definitely needs to improve.

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LaurenM
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Motthers Day brunch!

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vipbetty
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Inviting menu and delicious food. The servers were most attentive. A wonderful reminder of how relaxing an evening out with good friends and good food can be in such a special location.

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JimT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal! Great service! Excellent selection on the menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. It was wonderful to get out again!

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DorothyV
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible. The service was a little slow, but I would recommend this restaurant. It was a great experience overall.

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StacyB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner the staff was very friendly and helpful. The food was out of this world! Very delicious had the fresh ricotta with rhubarb jam with bread. It was so delicious would order that all the time!

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GDBass
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were married here two years ago and came to celebrate our second anniversary. The experience here is always perfect. The food and service are outstanding and a reflection of the respect this establishment has for their guests. Cannot recommend more highly.

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vipLMV126
Baltimore
116 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Every few years we come back here, hoping things have improved. Sadly, they never really do. Food is just ok, service is dreadfully slow, and the facility itself is in desperate need of renovation. It could be such a wonderful place. It just needs some better management, and TLC.

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SharynS
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was wonderful as always. The service was a little slower than usual. They did not have any white zinfandel, which is the wine I prefer.
The Inn is one of my favorite places for a special occasion.

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vipPamelaP
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Servers were very nice but everything was very slow.
Did expect a small dessert/recognition of husband’s birthday since they were aware, but no.

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EmilyD
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing experience! The place is beautiful and the food is lovely! Also the mimosas were heavenly.

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vipAbbeM
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Word of warning to the wise... This is a great restaurant in a beautiful old home with delicious food. However DO NOT book this restaurant when they are having a special event because the service and kitchen cannot handle regular diners while the event is going on. We were seated at 5:30 p.m. and did not receive our meal until almost 8 p.m. We were dining outside under their tent. Meanwhile, the "event" was being served food and wine courses in the same tent we were seated in. The focus was clearly on the dining event and not on the regular customers. Truly unfortunate for those of us not at the event. I would recommend you contact the restaurant before you book and make sure there is not an event/special dinner the evening you want to dine. If you book the event, you should be fine as the kitchen is clearly focused on the event.

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You can order delivery directly from The Elkridge Furnace Inn using the Order Online button. The Elkridge Furnace Inn also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 379-9336.

The Elkridge Furnace Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 2432 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.