About The Elkridge Furnace Inn
Elkridge, MD 21075
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.
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, young daughter, and I recently ...
My wife, young daughter, and I recently dined at the Furnace Inn. We were pleasantly greeted by the host, Jake, immediately upon entering and he accommodated us with a nice table in the front room. Benjamin was our waiter and he was extremely pleasant, well-informed, and did an outstanding job making sure our dining experience was memorable. Steven was our bus boy and he was also extremely pleasant and did a fine job keeping our bread basket full, charging our water glasses, and clearing our table for each course. And Nick was the bartender and he made great mixed drinks and suggested some delicious wines to complement our meal. Chef Dan's seasonal menus are always delicious! For starters, my wife had the Waldorf salad and escargot while I had the borscht and lobster pot pie. For entrees, my wife had the veal scallopini and I had the roast duck. And for desert, my wife had the berry cobbler and I had a glass of port and the artisanal cheese plate. Everything was fresh and delicious, as always! I highly recommend dining at the Furnace Inn!
The entire experience from beginning to ...
The entire experience from beginning to end was wonderful. Every member of the staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The food was incredible! I eat gluten-free, and their gluten-free menu is one of the best in the area with regard to fine dining. I can't wait to go back!
Just the usual outstanding experience. ...
Just the usual outstanding experience. We've visited Furnace Inn many times, and it's always at the top of the list and worth the trip. Affable and knowledgeable wait staff, fabulous sommelier and wine list (best wine pricing around), always imaginative menu selections -- and the venue can accommodate any group from intimate anniversary to business dinner. We've recommended it on numerous occasions and never failed to receive enthusiastic "local gem" and foodie feedback.
This visit was a business meal for eight, lasted four hours that went by in a flash, and felt like we were home. Our visitors from Seattle were extremely impressed, and that's saying something given the dining options in that city. Memorable time spent perusing the extensive wine selections, with admirable assist from Ali, their sommelier.
And, since the restaurant is located on one of the local biking routes, they always have roadside water available for riders in the summer. Have to love that neighborhood feel and commitment!
A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! From the beautiful outsid ...
A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! From the beautiful outside to the intimate relaxing inside, the great service from the manager, waiter & bus boy and the delicious food The Elkridge Furnace Inn surpassed every restaurant I have ever dined in. When they say freshly prepared it is true beyond words. I love that they use vegetables & meat from local farms & their own gardens. They change the menu every season so I have 4 reasons to dine there each year and I will happily go.
The staff was amazing. I felt awful abou ...
The staff was amazing. I felt awful about it but we brought our 11mo child with us since we were celebrating an event with my mother-in-law. I was so nervous about bringing a child, but the staff was awesome. The chef came out and offered to prepare food just for our lil guy. At one point, a staff person picked him up and took him on a tour (within view of parents, of course), so that we could finish our delicious meals. Everyone was so accommodating and we had an excellent time, even our son. I cannot thank the staff there enough.
we discovered this local gem while stayi ...
we discovered this local gem while staying overnight at the BWI airport. we simply took a $6 uber (and make sure you do NOT take highway route which is 2x normal rate). the maitre d' and waiter (who had 17 yrs tenure) were amazing. i understand this is a farm to table restaurant with locally grown veggies and game. the menu had something for everyone . i encourage you to attempt to get a table for 2 near the fireplace upstairs if possible.
thanks for the wonderful evening. we look forward to returning soon!
I've eaten at this restaurant many times ...
I've eaten at this restaurant many times, but my recent meal there was by far the best I've had there -- or anywhere else of late! The caramelized Waldorf salad was very creative (and very good), and the game hen with orange glaze was fantastic, as was the chocolate-orange mousse cake. The recommended wine pairing with the hen was perfect.
My husband and I went to the Elkridge In ...
My husband and I went to the Elkridge Inn for my birthday, and oh what a treat it was! It is a bit of a hike up to Elkridge, and the Inn is in the middle of nowhere, but that totally added to the charm for me: a feeling of getting away for a bit... The grounds are very nicely kept, the mansion is a historical gem, and all the service staff were very courteous and helpful. We got seated at a cozy candlelit table in a private room with one other couple and a roaring fire place.
I had the Game Bird Duo and savored every bite! It is the best quail dish I have had in a long time and it was accompanied by candied pecans, mashed sweet potatoes, broccolini and a fig balsamic glaze. I had it with the recommended wine pairing, a nice full-bodied Pinot Noir. Wow... And for dessert, we shared a chocolate sea-salt mousse cake with house-made ice cream.
It was a marvelous experience from start to finish, and I highly recommend it to others that are looking for a special evening out.
As usual, the food was delicious, well p ...
As usual, the food was delicious, well prepared and attractively presented. The wine list is extensive and offers some great choices. Unfortunately, the service this time was a tad slow, our entrees seemed to be a long time coming. I am fairly certain this was an anomaly as it has not happened on any of our prior visits. The staff however was, as always, attentive and friendly.
Dinner was amazing, a little upset that ...
Dinner was amazing, a little upset that we were sat next to doors that kept getting pushed open after the 4th time they asked us to move to try to fix the situation but it was a bit fustrating. The meal was so good! The soup could have been a bit warmer but everything else was perfect. Our waiter was very good. We will definitely go back but we will make sure we are sat somewhere where we don't have to worry about our table being turned over.
Met up for "Holiday Brunch" for four on ...
Met up for "Holiday Brunch" for four on a Sunday. At 10:30 - 11 it was nearly deserted (like I've never seen). Our food was good but in the few years we have been going, the brunch menu NEVER changes at all. Food was not as hot as we would have liked - and took FOREVER to get which was odd since it was so deserted. We waited at least 30 minutes for the first pot of coffee to arrive (it was "brewing"). Our service was very pleasant. It was a decent meal, but unremarkable and certainly not spectacular.
The restaurant manager and the ambiance ...
The restaurant manager and the ambiance were outstanding. The food was sub par the lamb was Luke warm and very tough and it was prepared correctly at medium. The wilted greens were overpowering and you could only taste that metallic flavor. The French onion soup was ok the charcuterie was dry as a bone to the point it started to curl. Had high hopes but the food was a let down
We've been to the Elkridge Furnace Inn s ...
We've been to the Elkridge Furnace Inn several times over the past 8 years, and have always been very pleased. This time though, it seemed extra special - we were there to celebrate my birthday on Sunday, and were treated even better than usual (and have been here for previous birthday celebrations too) - complimentary champagnes, along with a candle on my dessert with a Happy Birthday greeting made me feel especially appreciated! Thanks to the staff for a wonderful meal!
After reading the other reviews, my husb ...
After reading the other reviews, my husband and I were very excited to try the Elkridge Furnace Inn. Unfortunately we were very disappointed. We did not receive our wine or bread basket until approximately 15 minutes after being seated. When the wine arrived, it was not the bottle we had ordered. When our food finally arrived (after 30 minutes) it was warm at best; the sauce with the lamb chop had already chilled to the point of congealing. However, the deserts were fabulous, arrived quickly and well prepared.
The waiter did mention that they had "a lot going on that night"- so we will give them another chance.
A great example of fine dining in a styl ...
A great example of fine dining in a style that is sadly passing away. The menu is a bit conservative but not stodgy. The portions seemed about the right size for my wife and I. We didn't leave feeling either hungry or uncomfortably stuffed. The wait staff was attentive without being annoying. All in all a very pleasant meal.
Outstanding ambience and an amazing, uni ...
Outstanding ambience and an amazing, unique, chef-inspired menu offering that is locally sourced (most vegetables grown on premise). Exquisite historic location. Would not recommend for an intimate evening where a quiet atmosphere is desired.
The crab-cakes were the best I've ever t ...
The crab-cakes were the best I've ever tasted! Chef made a vegan gnocchi for my son-in-law that he couldn't stop talking about all weekend! The pumpkin fritter salad, sadly, was somewhat lackluster but given the rest of the meal, still a 5-star overall. Would definitely return!
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