The Elkridge Furnace Inn

4.8
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
For parties of five and over 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”.

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Sun 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Thu 4:30PM - 5:30PM
Fri 4:30PM - 5:30PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM

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JJ
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an old favorite that grows many of their own produce on property, awesome accommodating staff, great menu variety, everything is fresh and prepared to order. It’s worth a visit and we’ll be going again soon!

MK
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food and service at the Elkridge Furnace Inn was impeccable. It is one of our favorite special occasion restaurants.

OF
Baltimore
60 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is very nice to have a quiet place to visit with a friend. The food was wonderful as always and Brian took good care of us.

OT
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service have never disappointed, and the table/seating arrangement is pleasantly spacious. Despite that, the noise level made conversation difficult. The menu prices have increased to the point that dining here will have to be a very rare treat for us.

KF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Gorgeous setting, great food, wonderful wait staff.

M
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic time our server was very nice and the ambience was very cozy and the food was delicious and fresh

The Elkridge Furnace Inn
Responded on January 11, 2020

Wonderful news Melanie! Thanks for sharing... It is so gratifying to still be picking daily from our organic greenhouse and serving up all that goodness. Glad you enjoyed your visit!

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5
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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LT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place to dine for a special occasion, or any brunch/lunch/night you feel like enjoying high quality food and impeccable service. We enjoyed Sunday brunch to celebrate my in-laws' 50th anniversary. We were there for almost 3 hours savoring every course and never once felt rushed. We loved the fresh pastries, local ingredients and had the best french toast I've ever tasted. The chicken and waffles had unique spices that were simply sublime, the quiche was excellent, my smothered hashbrowns were probably my favorite. And if you like mascarpone and pana cotta you MUST get the parfait for your dessert.

It was an exquisite meal from start to finish.

GS
Baltimore
32 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always incredible food and truly outstanding service. Superior value on an extensive wine list.

PC
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our new favorite restaurant but just a bit too far from home. Delicious food -- loved the French onion soup with a little sweetness added and the appetizer of cauliflower and mushrooms in delicate cheese sauce; the flounder was also delicious with brussel sprouts and squash on the side. Excellent wine choices with a courteous host who discussed the choices and offered samples. Finally settled on a Sancere that was tops. Will definitely go back next time we're in the area.

JC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The service was painstakingly slow. Waitstaff was not available enough. Our glasses were often empty and the butter was served without the bread. As it turns out, we were there over 3 hours and were ready to leave after 2 hours. We felt the the volume of customers served exceeded the amount of help needed.

Although the food looked good, our meals were very undercooked (veal & lamb), the center of the meat was cold. We didn’t send it back because it would have taken a very long time to rectify. Sadly, the meal and dining experience was underwhelming.

We have been patrons in the past and love the soup and brunch. Just disappointed that our New Years Eve was very disappointing.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! My favorite restaurant!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Interesting building, good food but expensive.

DB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Totally exceeded expectations. Farm to table there actually means back yard to table for almost all of the vegetables. Locally sourced meats both butchered and cured in house were outstanding. An expensive meal but totally worth it.

M
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We always love this place because of the beautiful ambiance and the food. It’s not fair to judge a restaurant on New Year’s Eve, because it’s busy, but we had a few issues. The waiter rudely brought us our check right after we started eating desserts. We didn’t ask for it. At the price point we were paying, this was surprising and not welcome. We felt like it was a clear hint he either wanted to leave or wanted us to leave. It was at 9:30. There was also a long 25 minute lull between the appetizers and the main course which seemed disjointed. I’m chalking it up to it being New Year’s Eve. Other than that, everything was wonderful. It’s a magical place.

y
Baltimore
65 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way Gorgeous home, outstanding food and an owner or representative always comes to make sure all is well. Expensive but not outrageous. Our waiter, Aaron, was superb

L
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

New Year’s Eve

GS
Baltimore
32 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and exceptional service, a combination that cannot be beat!

W
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food. So great to have this caliber of dining in Howard County. Right up there with the best of Georgetown and DC.

R
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, a superb dinner.

g
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Dan always prepares the best food and the staff are pleasant and attentive without hovering. Our server, Brian helped us with selecting our wine and made our dining experience all the better. Kudos for the gluten free menu with excellent choices available without sacrificing quality.

K
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a special place to go when you want a special meal. Our waiter was very helpful in assisting us to pick the right wine, and in recommending dishes. My husband had the filet, which he said was perfectly prepared, and I had the mushroom risotto. Elkridge Furnace Inn always has great sides, and I was not disappointed with eggplant and braised greens. The room was warm and inviting, and we had a lovely evening before Christmas.

JQ
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Sunday brunch! Service and food and ambiance could not have been better and price very reasonable. Highly recommend!

SH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We came because of the extensive gluten free brunch menu. The food was delicious and fresh. We will be coming back!

SB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a copy of my Yelp review:
Found this gem on the web looking for a nice restaurant in Howard County to celebrate our anniversary. Made the reservations via opentable about a month out. I called the day before to alert the restaurant that it was an occasion. Finding the parking at night was a little challenging, but the restaurant itself is a beautiful rustic building the main part constructed in 1744. There is a LOT of history in this place! Ambiance was cozy and relaxed, semi formal with a fireplace and wood decor. It was comfortable having a glass of wine and chit-chatting without the "hurry up and order so we can turn your table" routine often projected by restaurants. The staff congratulated us on our anniversary upon arrival and offered complimentary champagne that was truly very nice. The menu is limited and creative featuring seasonal game (duck and rabbit) as well as common proteins (steak, pork, fish). I had a very tasty pumpkin chipotle soup followed by rabbit shank cacciatore with cheesy orzo and broccoli. My wife had crab cakes with potatoes, leeks and broccoli. For desert we both had creme brûlée and cappuccino. All was prepared wonderfully with great balanced flavor and a attractive presentation. There is literally nothing I can complain about from our experience. It was exactly what I wanted for a classy night out to make a memory in celebration of our anniversary.

P
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Service was good but slow. Food was good but not great. The restaurant is quaint but drafty.

The Elkridge Furnace Inn
Responded on December 20, 2019

We do take our customer remarks seriously, Purple. Our seasonal menu will be changing on January 7 with lots of great new chef-inspired options using a lot of local sourcing as well as produce from our own greenhouse. With the historic building that houses the restaurant, complete with a lot of original glass, it does unfortunately get drafty some times. Of course, there are many seats next to fireplaces which certainly are a plus! Hope you'll try us again! Cheers and Happy Holidays!!

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EJ
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the Inn is lovely and well-appointed. The food is delicious and very plentiful. The wait staff is courteous and anticipates their clients' needs. The owner/chef is friendly and personally checks on each table. And the ambiance is charming and welcoming. I can't say enough good about it all.

AR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant for special occasions in a quiet and intimate atmosphere. The food and service are always outstanding!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always excellent food and service!

M
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always. Safe for gluten allergy. Thanks again!

RS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in all categories. A bit pricey. Great venue for a special occasion.

JW
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall experience. Service from the moment we went through the door was top notice. The space was festive and a great choice for a small office dinner. The food was on point. I am still dreaming about buretta. Will definitely go back again. A real treasure.

LT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hour tour was interesting and full of history. We had brunch after and really enjoyed the food and the ambience was quiet.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice selection of cheese and charcuterie. Noise level was not bad at all. Staff was very polite.

VP
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Elkridge Furnace Inn is a very welcoming place to dine! I've dined there many times over the years.

The Elkridge Furnace Inn
Responded on December 2, 2019

Glad you felt welcome and enjoyed the time. Our regular guests mean so much to us!

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T
Baltimore
25 reviews