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About The Elkridge Furnace Inn
For parties of five and over please call for reservations.
The Elkridge Furnace Inn holds a unique niche in Maryland history. Nestled on the Patapsco River, the Inn was first established as a tavern in 1744. Today, The Elkridge Furnace Inn houses an elegant restaurant with an intimate setting with working fire places in almost every room, lit from fall to early spring. Private parties welcome.
Elkridge, MD 21075
Contemporary American, Contemporary French
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Friday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
$31 to $50
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The Elkridge Furnace Inn is delighted to deliver its fine quality food and exceptional service to the location that suites you best, home, office, or other rental site. We believe that any planned event should reflect the personality of the planner or host company. To this end we are delighted to custom design a menu focused around your corporate or personal taste or theme.
Gravel parking lot, please use caution. Located to the left of the facility.
Banquet, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
The Elkridge Furnace Inn hosts a number of special events from afternoon teas, to cooking classes for children and adults, to wine tastings, murder mysteries, and special entertainment dinners. Please visit our web-site for an updated calendar of events.
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Escape the typical meeting hotel ballroom or restaurant backroom and experience the Elkridge Furnace Inn where you'll find a unique and elegant setting for your upcoming celebration. Meals will be served in a private dining room, prepared by our award winning chef and his culinary team.
The Elkridge Furnace Inn Ratings and Reviews
My wife and I celebrated our 23rd anniversary at Elkridge Furnace Inn. I always try to find some place special for our anniversary every year, and believe me we have been to some very special ones. This place ranks right up there with the best of them. My wife ordered the delmonico steak, and the flavor, the seasoning and the doneness of the steak were immaculate. I seriously thought about hijacking her steak, but the soft shell crabs I ordered were quite delicious as well. Staff was very pleasant, attentive, yet not overly done to where you wish they would just leave you alone.
My family and I came to the Elkridge Furnace Inn to celebrate my mother in law's birthday. We had a party of 10 and had a nice private room. But it was all downhill from there. On an otherwise very slow night at the restaurant it took 15 minutes to get cocktails. Our server was not well versed in the menu and had to read from his chest sheet. He dropped lots of utensils all over the place and seemed appalled that we asked for white rolls for the kids. The meals are very pricey and just not special at all. I had brisket which was dry. I also tried my husband's steak and my son's pasta. All were sub par. The desserts were equally disappointing with the creme brule having an overly intense coffee flavor. So disappointed.
We celebrated a birthday dinner here on a weekday, and dinner was delicious. One of us had the trout, which was a special, and the other the brisket. We shared a salad. The bread basket has a nice selection of rolls. We really enjoyed the food. The only drawback is a limited by the glass wine list (not one sparkling wine is offered). Desserts were brought to the table to entice us, but we were too full.
This is a great restaurant. Quiet and Quaint ambiance, the menu is very creative and the food is excellent. The host and manager was welcoming. The wait staff attentive, the trout grenobloise was perfectly cooked and perhaps a little over sauced, but moist, meaty, and flavorful. The wine list has something for everyone.
My wife and I went here for her birthday. She is a vegitarian so I thought the farm to table Idea would appeal to her(which it did). Every thing was great. The service was exceptional. The only thing was I wish they had more than one vegetarian man course. But my wife was happy ordering more than one appetizer and a big salad. She was very satisfied as was eye. She didn't the only reason for a 4 on the food was she didn't like one of her appetizers. But they were very accommodating about it. Taking it off our bill and trying to make the rest of the meal right. Not only did the manager come out but the head chef also. We will definitely be coming back to the Elkridge Furnace Inn. This is one of our new favorites!!
We were married at the EIF 3 years ago and every year since we go and have dinner there to celebrate. The menu is always seasonal and a lot of the herbs and veggies are grown on the property. The chef is so creative and does an amazing job with local ingredients.
We both ordered the Soft Shell Crabs Almondine. Two good sized crabs were served with a slightly heavy sauce which I did not expect almondine to be. It was too salty for my taste. I was only able to eat one, but my husband finished his. Service and atmosphere were excellent.
We've been to the Elkridge Furnace Inn on several occasions--special birthdays, anniversaries. Service is welcoming and attentive; the chef came out to say hello. Food is well-prepared, with a good balance of flavors and textures. Crab cakes are almost all lump meat, hardly any filler; the rich sweet smoothness of the crab set off by the crispy bite of fried fennel. Creative but not over the top.
My wife and I have eaten here before (Valentine's Day) and everything was outstanding. The service, food, etc, was great. This time we went for my wife's birthday and had 2 guests with us. The waiter was arrogant and sometimes just downright obnoxious. The food was terrible. My son ordered the soft shell crab which was nearly impossible to eat. I had the special ribeye steak, and although cooked to my liking, was almost impossible to cut. The surface of the steak was so hard I would have needed a hard chisel to cut through it. The bill was over #300 including tip for the four of us and none of us really left the restaurant satisfied with our food or the experience. I hope this was just one of those bad nights because normally I would have recommended it to others. Now I'm not so sure I would do that.
This was our first visit to Elkridge Furnace Inn, and it will definitely not be our last! My husband and I both enjoyed our meals - I had the French Onion soup and filet mignon with the tomato risotto - everything was excellently prepared with wonderful flavor. My husband had the stacked Caesar (we're still trying to figure out why they call it "stacked" since nothing was stacked at all) and the lamb chops - which he said were delicious. The historical atmosphere of the Inn was very romantic and we look forward to many other visits!
I took my husband here for his birthday and it was perfect. He enjoyed every aspect of it - from the free glass of champagne, to the perfectly cooked steak, and the delicious chocolate espresso crème brulée. The service was excellent and all of the food was perfectly seasoned and cooked. The cuisine is French and having been born in France, I can tell you the food did not disappoint. The ingredients were very local where possible which follows the tradition of regions of France. The conversations were pretty quiet except for one group, but the restaurant is set up in a converted mansion so the waiter was able to close doors to make it quieter. We will absolutely be returning.
Elkridge Furnace is a beautiful old home with elegant dining rooms on both levels. The service is impeccable. The food is outstanding. The chef visited our table twice to ask how we were enjoying the meal. My husband I love to go there during the summer, when the garden is full of fresh vegetables and also during the December holiday season.
As always, everything was amazing. We had the Howard County Restaurant Week special and it was a very good value. My wife said the lamb was the best she's ever had and the key lime cheesecake was delicious. The service was personal and top notch. Highly recommend.
This was the second time in two weeks that we had dinner at Elkridge Furnace Inn. The first time we brought out of town family and last Friday we took our son and daughter-in-law for their first anniversary celebration. We chose the Inn both times because we wanted a delicious meal with excellent service in beautiful surroundings. Both meals were outstanding and memorable! Perfect! Will be back soon!
We celebrated our 9th wedding anniversary tonight. Not only was the service impeccable as usual, but we were treated to complimentary champagne and specially decorated dessert plates. Elkridge Furnace Inn is our favorite restaurant, and we look forward to celebrating our most beloved events here!
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