The County Cork Wine Pub
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Pan Seared Filet Mignon*
Gorgonzola gratin potatoes, Tomato-basil vinaigrette and asparagus. Wine Pairing: Ibericos Tempranillo-Drumheller Cabernet
Spinach pasta, romesco sauce and grilled cauliflower. Wine Pairing: Chateau St. Michelle Chardonnay or Rose
There are lots of good menu options and we love the Light Fare selections. Our favorites are the Ahi Tuna Tacos, Short Rib Tacos, and the Shaved Lamb French dip accompanied by the rosemary & garlic frites. The frites are so good we sometimes get them as an appetizer... definitely not to be missed!
Good food..Great service.
Food was too salty. Appetizer and dessert were good.
Hi Sheryl, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Very sorry to hear you did not enjoy your food as it was too salty. Please know that if you are ever dining at The Cork and are not pleased with a dish, please let the server, manager or owner know, so we can prepare a new dish for you. We always want to know about any dish that is not prepared properly so we can fix it! Please keep that in mind the next time you dine with us so you can leave a happy patron!
Bbq sauce was amazing maybe bottle?
The soup was amazing
Thank you for the 5 stars! I can assure you we do not use bottled bbq sauce...but we have had that question before. Our chef makes the bbq from scratch. Curious which bbq sauce you had (wings or blackberry bbq). We also make our soups from scratch and change them up every couple of days. We hope to see you back again soon to experience another great dish!
Best brunch in Eldersburg. Probably even all of Carroll County. Amazing.
Thank you for the 5 stars and awesome review! We are known as the "best brunch in the 'Burg", but I like your review better....all of Carroll County :) Thank you kindly.
The staff was friendly and helpful. And, my wife and I got to try a few glasses of wine we hadn’t had before. But, the food was, politely, lackluster. For example, I got the special: chicken fried flank steak because it sounded intriguing. Sadly, the breading was a rock hard shell that shattered when you tried to cut into it and the meat was hopelessly overdone. At the same time, neither the steak nor the sides were above room temperature. I think it’s safe to say we wouldn’t be rushing back anytime soon.
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. With all honesty, that was a special we were running and it was not one of our better specials. My apologies. If you dine with us again, please always let the server, manager or owner know of anything you are not pleased with and we will be more than happy rectify the meal. We always want our customers to experience the best food and service on every visit. We are known for 5 stars on food and service so we hope you give us another try.
Overall, we were very disappointed. We were greeted and taken to our table. The server came, took our drink order. My wife water and wine, and I had just water. We ordered the cheese board, which arrived in a timely fashion. The arrangement and the choices were very good. After this opening, we waited and waited for our entrees of creamy shrimp and grits and the fish fries platter of beer-battered cod. Rather than creamy grits, my wife ended up with what looked like packed rice cakes, a few shrimp, and a bowl of cherry tomatoes and scallions. The cod itself was good, but the beer-battered part was coated in too much salt as were the fries. Aside from the overwhelming taste of salt in my mouth, the lack of attention in filling the water glasses also proved disappointing.
We went on a Friday night at 6 p.m.; and as the evening passed, the restaurant became more boisterous in anticipation of the band that was playing that evening.
Rather than feeling overwhelmed by the restaurant experience and wanting to go out again soon, it made us realize that our home-cooked meals were better than what we received here.
Thank you for taking the time to write a detailed review. Sorry that you did not enjoy the shrimp and grits and too much salt on the fish and frites. We are always happy to replace any dish you are not pleased with. We never want any of our customers to leave without being satisfied. If you do dine with us again, please ask for a manger or the owner to accommodate your needs. We are know for our service so my apologies that fell short. Again always make us aware if you are not 100% satisfied
Great food with a mix of sports bar and wine bar.
Thanks for the 5 stars! Thanks for the review and that was what we wanted to be when we opened. An upscale but casual restaurant where you can experience awesome food and drinks but in a casual environment.
Great menu and knowledgeable staff! Second time eating here and satisfied again will definitely be back again! Great for dinner or apps and drinks!
Hi Kevin, Thank you for the 5 stars and wonderful review. We strive on great food and service so thank you for your comments. We hope you are able to visit again soon. If you haven't tried our brunch, there is a reason we are known as the "best brunch in the 'Burg"!
Corn and Clam chowder was delicious!! Always an enjoyable date night.
Thanks Shawne for the 5 stars! We put a lot of love into our made from scratch soups, so thank you for noticing. We hope to see you back again soon!
Menu is great. Very talented chef. Wonderful service - the entire staff is focused on giving the best guest experience.
Thank you kindly for the 5 stars and wonderful review. We do have an incredibly talented chef. He gives care to every dish he puts out. We do strive to give attentive service so thank you for noticing. We hope to see you back again soon.
Very pleasant meal with mom
Thanks for the 5 stars! Dinner with mom is always a special occasion so we are very happy you enjoyed your time with her.
Loved their drinks
Thanks for the 5 star review. So glad to hear you enjoyed the drinks you ordered. We do make our craft cocktails with a little bit of love!
I only made the noise level "moderate" because there was a baseball game, the Olympics, and a rugby match on at the time. Even with all this, it was easy to carry on a conversation.
The menu had many varied choices and I had a difficult time choosing which to order.
Food was excellent as well as the service.
Hi Dave, first my apologies for not responding sooner. Than you kindly for the 5 stars and nice review. So glad you found the service and food to be excellent. We hope you come back again to try another dish that you didn't get to taste!
Extensive wine list and more than adequate beer and mixed drink list. Half-price 2nd entree on Sunday afternoon--but you may need to remind your server. Owner charming and took time to chat. Server (name?) really listened when we made a request.
Hi Gretchen, first my apologies for not responding sooner. Thank you for much for the wonderful review. I believe we had made some new hires and they failed to remember the nightly specials/discounts. Glad it was taken care of. We hope to see you back again.
We have been eating at this restaurant since they opened. Great food, service and reasonably priced bottles of wine. When they first opened, there were a few dishes we didn’t like. Example - anything with ‘smoke’ flavor that had an artificial taste. We’ve been half a dozen times over the past year and it was delicious each time.
Thank you for the 5 stars and wonderful review. So glad you gave us another chance and we've been consistent on every visit. We have changed our menu from awhile ago. Every dish is made to order and prepared with natural, fresh ingredients. Can't wait for you to visit again soon.
Food & service were outstanding! Can’t wait to go back
Thank you Angela for the 5 star review! Awesome to hear that everything was outstanding and we can't wait til you visit again!
Located in nondescript strip center, nice surprise. Creative, eclectic menu, nice selection of brews and wines. Low key atmosphere. Casual yet attentive service.
A nice surprise in Eldersburg.
Thank you Westiex for the 5 stars!! My apologies for not replying sooner. So appreciate your review and couldn't be happier to see what you said. Look forward to seeing you back again!
We were celebrating a birthday and everything was perfect!
Thank you for the 5 star review. So glad we could make your special occasion special and perfect :)
First visit in maybe a 100 years for us, but definitely worth the wait. 17 minutes from Owings Mills. Delightful menu with tasty treats and choices. Terrific wine selection as well as local and big brand brews. Large bar. Comfortable, relax service. Nice portion size. Everyone enjoyed their meals. We had perfectly seared ahi tuna, short ribs and burger. Next time, I'm getting the steak with crab & mac chees and Brussel sprouts.
Reasonably priced too.
Inline in a non-descript strip center across from the mall in Eldersburg. Worth finding.
Hi Westiex and thank you kindly for the wonderful review and 5 stars! So wonderful to have you back and glad it was worth the wait. Sounds like everyone had an enjoyable visit. Looking forward to when you come back and experience the Smokey Ribeye entree!
Love it here!!
Thank you Randy for the 5 Stars across the board! So glad you enjoy your visits to The Cork!
Thanks for the 4 star review and glad you enjoyed the food!
My only comment is about the potatoes that were served with every meal. They were fried in Old Bay and sugar. We had to ask for regular fries. I’d suggest that you give your guests a choice instead of serving the sweetened potatoes with everything.
Hi Harry and thanks for the suggestion. We serve those style potatoes just at brunch. Our frites (served with rosemary, garlic, salt and pepper) are always available at every meal. Most of the customers that come in for brunch are looking for "hash browns" with their breakfast choices. However, I will encourage the servers to remind customers they have a choice!
Without doubt the best restaurant in the Eldersburg/Sykesville area.
Wow and thank you! Five stars and an incredible accolade about The Cork! Comments like that make this all worthwhile! Thank you again.
Wonderful place with great servers and food!
Thank you Bonnie for the 5 star review. Glad to hear you enjoyed our food and the service! We hope you visit again soon.
Excellent food!! Ate there twice last weekend. Friday night dinner service was excellent. Sunday brunch it was a little slow. Had to ask for refills twice. Overall, will definitely be back!
Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for the 5 stars! Sorry to hear brunch service was a little slow. We do get very busy during brunch but we always try to stay on top of our game. If you encounter a problem again, please don't hesitate to ask for a manager or the owner, as I'm usually there every brunch and would love to make sure its going smoothly. Great to hear you will be back and hopefully become one of our regulars!
First time and we really enjoyed our meal. We had the seared scallops and the chicken pot pie, as well as a cheese board for an appetizer. A great wine list, too!
Hi Dean, thank you for the 5 star review! We love first time customers as we hope to make you one of our regulars. Word of mouth is our best advertisement, so please let your friends and family know of your experience at The Cork! We hope you visit again soon.
Had another amazing dinner! Cork Wine Pub never disappoints! Great food, service and ambiance!
Hi Aimee, thank you for the 5 stars and amazing comments. We love that you love it here and visit often! We hope to continue to earn 5 stars on every visit.
We love this place!! They actually cook the food there and the quality and taste is one of the best in “The Burg”
We love the Cork. First time back in over a year because of pandemic. Same friendly atmosphere and great service. They seemed to have changed out the shrimp and grits to a chipotle sauce which made it a little too spicy for me, but it says chipotle sauce on the menu so serves me right for not asking. If you like moderate spicy, still a great dish. The corned beef was a little dry, but overall still a good dish. We continue to highly recommend the Cork.
Hi Bob, thank you for taking the time to write a review and the 4 stars! If you ever encounter a problem on your visit, please always ask for a manager or the owner, so we can rectify the issue. We always want you to enjoy your food and we can usually correct a problem right away. We appreciate that you visit often and want you to leave each time with an enjoyable experience. Thank you again for taking the time to write a review!
Best crab cakes ever!!
Thank you for the 5 star review and so glad to hear you loved your crab cakes! We put a lot of love and experience into our dishes and happy to hear you enjoyed!
As always, the food was just delicious. It’s a friendly, welcoming atmosphere, and the service, impeccable. Great wine list, too. We love it there and go as much as possible.
Hi Hayley, Thank you for the awesome review and 5 Stars! Sounds like you visit often and we truly appreciate all our customers but our regulars are why we are still here!
I took my mom for Mother’s Day and we had a very nice lunch. The staff was exceptionally nice and accommodating. Rueben with garlic fries were delicious!!
Thank you for the 5 star review and so excited you were in on Mother's Day. We hope you visit again soon.
Great food, good service.
Thank you for the 5 star review!
Great place to meet a friend after a year and a half of the pandemic! We both enjoyed our meals and the cocktails were fun and tasty. Staff as usual was very friendly.
Thanks Carolyn for the 5 stars and kind comments. We hope you visit again soon and now with no masks!
Service was excellent. Food quality was good for the most part. Thai shrimp were excellent. Scallops were very good. Crab cakes were large but somewhat disappointed in the quality and consistency of the crab meat used as well as the taste. On a scale of 1 to 10, they were about a 6 -- OK but not great. Overall visit was fine.
Hi Doug, first let me apologize for the late response to your review. Thank you for taking the time to rate and review your dining experience. I'm sorry to hear that the crab cakes fell short. If you visit again and encounter any problem, please ask for a manage or owner so that we can rectify the problem immediately. We want all our customers to experience awesome food and service. We can't always guarantee it, but we can try and make it right. Thank you again for your comments
Absolutely love this place! Great food and drinks, friendly staff!!
Thank you for the 5 star review and appreciate the wonderful comments. Sounds like you visit often and we are most grateful for that. We hope to earn 5 stars on your next visit and always!
We are regulars at The Cork Wine Pub. It is close to wear we live so very convenient. We started with Grey Goose dirty martinis - the best we have had in awhile. We had a charcuterie board that was really good and we tried two new entrees. We are typically creatures of habit and stick with the same things on the menu. This evening I selected the Mahi Mahi - which was a special - and it was fantastic. I am really picky when it comes to fish so I don't want it to smell or taste fishy. This was neither - very fresh and tasty. My husband got the Paella and he really like his as well. Our waitress was excellent and we adore the owner!! Nights like this one keep us coming back to The Cork.
First let me apologize for the late response to your awesome 5 star review! We so appreciate our regulars. We wouldn't be here today without loyal customers like you. So glad you enjoyed all aspects of your dining experience. We can't wait to have you back soon. I'm not sure of who Foodie is, so ask for me the next time you are in!
It was all great.
Thank you for the 5 stars and your comment says it all!
It was fine but we were a little disappointed with the Wine selection and taste. Considering the name has "the county cork wine" in it we assumed it would have had a better wine selection and pairing. It was more of a pub with some wine. One of the popular wines recommended was Apothic Red which is a good wine but very mass produced. We like Apothic and purchase at the store because its inexpensive but nice and easy to drink. It would be like a brewery recommending a Miller Lite as a popular option. I like Miller Lite but would not expect Oscars Alehouse to recommend it.
The food was good and the wine was good but nothing to make us want to return.
Hi Gordon, Sorry for the late response to your review. Also my apologies for your experience. I had spoke with the server that waited on your table. Some of the servers are not familiar with all the wines on the list. If you dine with us again, please ask for me, Arlene, and I will be more than happy to recommend a wine to pair perfectly with your dinner.
The County Cork Wine Pub offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 970-8110.
The County Cork Wine Pub is rated 4.7 stars by 582 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.