The Elkridge Furnace Inn

4.7
2468 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 2468 people are saying
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4.6
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ToriC
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food. Everything was fresh. Would highly recommend this place

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great and attentive service with awesome and tasty food. Really appreciate the effort of the restaurant and its staff for making it a wonderful experience.

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JillB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and it did not disappoint. Interesting and delicious food choices. Excellent service.

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DonA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was excellent but the service and experience was even better. The perfect place for any special occasion.

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Anon
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elkridge Furnance Inn was a lovely spot for a mid week dinner. The service was a little slow but the server was friendly and tried to be as attentive as possible. Over all it was a wonderful evening.

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RitaG
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went to Elkridge Furnace Inn for Howard County Restaurant Week on a Wednesday evening. The food was excellent, that atmosphere perfect, AND we could hear ourselves!! The one thing, which I hesitate to mention, was service was a bit slow. The Inn was hoping (on a Wednesday!?!?) and the servers were trying. In an historic venue like Elkridge Furnace Inn moving from room-to-room and from kitchen to table is a bit more challenging than in a newly custom built facility. But that is all part of its charm. The evening was wonderful and I would not hesitate to return...soon. Thank you to Chef Dan and his whole team.

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AmyA
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful anniversary dinner. This is always our favorite place, especially for French cuisine.

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vipKimberlyN
Baltimore
29 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely spot with an excellent brunch! Service is top notch as well.

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vipBrianP
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place for a special occasion. Varied menu for Restaurant Week. Excellent cocktails and staff was great.

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SC1235567
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Food was delicious (always is). Nice to have music and seating in enclosure is nice - lighting and temperature good. Only complaint is that restaurant week menu listed creme brûlée as a dessert choice but later found out it was mocha creme brûlée- menu should indicate that because I wouldn’t have ordered from that menu if I’d known in advance. Got cheesecake instead but really didn’t want that.

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vipHelloDelicious
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad we tried the Elkridge Furnace Inn. Our experience was fantastic. Intimate setting. Food, drinks, service—all top notch. Will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The live music and food were wonderful!

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CharlesC
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We often go to the Elkridge Furnace Inn when we want an elegant atmosphere and a delightful dining experience. It is a bit formal, and has retained the historic atmosphere of its past, but we feel comfortable with regular restaurant attire.

The grounds are beautiful, the service is excellent, and the menus are designed around the produce of the region, most o f which is actually grown in the Inn's gardens.

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VirginiaK
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined at the Elkridge Furnace Inn for Restaurant Week 2021. The service was excellent and attentive (but not too attentive so we had time to catch up with our friends who dined with us). The setting is beautiful. The food was very tasty. My favorite was the Chef Dan soup (sweet potato, curry, crab=yum!). I also had the filet minon, which was presented with a very tasty sauce. The strawberry shortcake was not my favorite (a little dry) but my hubby let me steal some of his creme brulee which was fantastic! The adult beverages were really nice and the presentation of everything was nice!

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SissyM
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A special place for a special occasion or just a lovely meal. Service was great and wonderful to see the owner/chef to take the time and meet with the dinner guests.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great culinary creations

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Lovgoodfood
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

My daughter's meal was excellent. I had to send my steak back twice, overcooked. The Maitre d' offered to make me another, but I declined. I didn't appreciate his justification for the doneness of the steak as "different restaurants, like Ruth Chris, define 'medium' differently!" I eat at Ruth Chris and the Prime Rib often and they know what medium is!!!!
The server, however, was excellent.

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Delly
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to the Saturday Brunch. Food was delicious and all staff were friendly and efficient yet they did not hover. We sat outside in an unexpected comfortable July day. There was noise from passing traffic but it did not impact our two hour brunch. We appreciated not being rushed.

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NatsFan
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We ordered, got our drinks, and then waited 30 minutes+ until our appetizers arrived. I appreciate that each dish is prepared at the time of ordering but it would have been nice to have something to nibble on while waiting -- rolls, relish tray, something.

My appetizer (the tart) was room temperature, which may have been the proper temperature, but I was too hungry to ask.

The two entrees were terrific -- veal scallopini and coquilles St. Jacques.

The desserts all "looked good." I had their take on English trifle and it was very good.

One last observation: I was asked in the reservation form if this was a special occasion. I said it was a birthday celebration but nothing was done. So why ask? And this may be Open Table's fault.

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vipTomA
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and an intimate, yet imersive experience. The food, decor, atmosphere and service were extraordinary!! Thank you for an exciting experience!

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Deidra
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and cocktails were splendid! We are definitley looking for the next time to return!

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LisaG
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very nice historic setting, but it was very cold! AC unit was running nonstop, and I heard others complaining of being cold as well. The food was excellent, and the waiter was awesome.

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JudyRR
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating love! Amazing food by outstanding chefs, beautiful gardens, organic farming delivers food to fork to table, welcoming environment, passionate owners, dinied alfresco. ❤❤❤

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disappointed
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Service was extremely slow and our entrees were not hot when they arrived at our table. Further, the dishes were not particularly noteworthy in terms of flavor and didn't quite live up to their respective menu descriptions. Overall a disappointing experience.

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Someone
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Mussels were not fresh, lamb chops not cooked at all. Table was shaking but they gave us a different table. Green salad had bad spinach leaves. All roasted vegetables were very good. Steak was very nicely cooked. Drinks were ok but quantity was not good. I think because of Covid they lost the edge but has very good potential. Still service was up to the standard.

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adarnellb
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants. Before kids my wife and I used to come here for discussion occasions. We visited this time with our teenagers and mother-in-law and the place is still fantastic. The atmosphere is great with tables set up in a house. The service is to notch and most importantly... the food is great!

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Jane
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are never disappointed at Elkridge Furnace Inn and last evening was no exception. The fried oysters were the best I've ever had - plump and very juicy. The rockfish was great and the chocolate blood orange creme brulee was so good! We love this restaurant.

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OutForDinner
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed an excellent meal and a memorable experience as we celebrated a birthday.

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Geoffrey
Baltimore
30 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a most wonderful celebratory dinner this evening with the Elkridge furnace Inn. From the moment we were greeted st the door we could sense we were in for a treat. The food was wonderful of course. The service, however, is what makes this place a stop for that special meal. Everyone had just the perfect blend of friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable. Recommendations were thoughtful and meaningful. Thank you for a lovely evening. We look forward to the next occasion so we may return.

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vipTomE
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place for a meal. The staff are professional and nice to talk to. The chef/owner shares stories and history of the restaurant. The place is a must go.

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SuzanneB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The shrimp and grits were outstanding!! Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Father’s Day, and sat outside on the front porch. Jake was our server and he was exceptional. The meal was amazing, had the ribeye and a special which was prawn with crab and it was just perfect. Highly recommend!!

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momsense
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Father’s Day brunch. It was good but looking forward to the dinner menu in the historic Inn.

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MaggieB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was difficult to understand our waiter, partly because of the mask. The MD was a bit frenzied but he still seated us at a table that fit us better. We had fewer than the reservation even though I mentioned it a day before. We had lovely time. Owner Donna was very welcoming. Lovely talking with her about mirror twins!

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KarenF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took my parents out to celebrate Dad’s birthday and it was the perfect spot. The Inn is gorgeous and the ambiance is casually elegant - special without being fussy. The Inn has a garden and many of the ingredients are grown in the garden. Three of us had steaks which were fantastic and the lamb was wonderful as well. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable and made great recommendations.

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richardp
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elkridge Furnace Inn is an excellent place to dine. The service was great, the food was excellent and you were never rushed. Looking forwar to going back again.

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CGM3
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were top notch. Loved dining in "The Tent"... Beautiful "weeding-like" setup with fresh AC and air flowing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, as always! The staff makes you feel like family and everything is so clean.

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vipBlairK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed outdoor dining for our Wedding Anniversary. We did not feel rushed and felt well taken care of. Food was great!

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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 4.7 stars by 2468 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.