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.
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/Private Rooms, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, 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
This restaurant has an on site butcher, ...
This restaurant has an on site butcher, baker, and vegetable greenhouses. The food is all organic and fresh. Service was exemplary.
We often have dinner at the Elkridge Fur ...
We often have dinner at the Elkridge Furnace Inn when we have a special occasion, such as Mother's day, Father's day birthdays and anniversaries. The Inn never disappoints. Although it's not cheap it definitely is worth the extra expense, as the food is always fresh, expertly prepared and presented. It reminds me of good restaurants we visited when we were in France. Even though we do not drink alcohol, we know about good wines and the Inn does a great job in pairing the meals with the appropriate wines. Desserts are always grand and innovative and worth the splurge. What makes the Inn even more outstanding quaint setting. Many weddings are held here, and even if you are not getting married you can still enjoy the lovely gardens near the river's edge. The building itself has a storied history and one hopes that in this hectic time, when many people expect fast food and put up with substandard service a gem such as the Elkridge Furnace Inn survives these trends.
We have been Elkridge Furnace fans for y ...
We have been Elkridge Furnace fans for years. Daniel Wecker is always most hospitable. You know a good restaurant when the owner/chef cares to check on your dining experience. We love it and will be back again very soon!
Fantastic location on the river, restaur ...
Fantastic location on the river, restaurant is family-owned and sources local organic produces. Desserts are wonderful, original and worth every cent. Menu varies often, and is also fantastic. Service is top of the line, one of the best I have seen. Definitely worth the trip and will come back.
Great service with great food. Drinks we ...
Great service with great food. Drinks were the best Salads, crab cakes and filet were perfect Great experience. A definite new find for special occasions
Herbs and vegetables literally straight ...
Herbs and vegetables literally straight from their gardens. Chef/owner gave us a personal tour of the grounds and gardens. Food is amazing, extensive wine list, lovely ambiance, great service. Prices a little expensive.
Always a great experience at EFI. Fresh ...
Always a great experience at EFI. Fresh and local ingredients with good imagination shown on the menu. Not easy on the wallet, but a great place to celebrate a special occasion or dinner with someone special. Would like to see them get rid of the antiquated dessert tray, but it also adds to the charm of this restaurant. Plenty of parking.
A wonderful establishment filled with or ...
A wonderful establishment filled with organic vegetables from Chef Dan's garden and green houses . One of my all time favorites!
I was looking forward to visiting for so ...
I was looking forward to visiting for some time and was excited based upon the reviews. Unfortunately my visit didn't go well at all! Our server was inattentive no bread, refills or offers to pack leftovers and we had to ask for our check. At the end of our meal we discovered why the dining experience very wasn't good when we spoke with management, unfortunately management didn't win me over.
This is the 2nd time we have been there ...
This is the 2nd time we have been there to dine. The food is excellent and the service is exceptional. Ben has been our waiter both times we have been there and his knowledge of the food and his recommendations has always been great.
Food was great, service exceptional. We' ...
Food was great, service exceptional. We'll be back.
Great food, definitely expensive though. Service was impeccable, everyone was very friendly and welcoming.
Fantastic people, menu and service. This ...
Fantastic people, menu and service. This is the nicest restaurant near the airport if you are looking for a quiet place to meet clients. Chef Dan grows his own organic vegetables year round if you also enjoy healthy choices!
The food was amazing and the service was ...
The food was amazing and the service was great! We love the historic charm to the small rooms for dining.
Loved it! Our waiter Ben was excellent
Loved it! Our waiter Ben was excellent
The French toast appetizer was amazing
The French toast appetizer was amazing
Never fails to wow us.
We love this restaurant for special occasions . The food is consistently wonderful. The staff very helpful & friendly. We eat here for our wedding anniversary whenever we aren't traveling. The chef prepares delightful & varying cuisine all the time. Birthdays with small groups are fun here too. They have beautiful Afternoon teas & great brunch. Give them a try, you won't be disappointed .
We love it and go as often as we can!
Perfect for a lovely walk through the front garden to the restaurant, welcoming atmosphere, service, cocktails, and food preparation and presentation! My favorite is usually the fish of the day because all their fish is prepared just right. This time I tried a new pork item and it was perfect, too. We will continue to go as often as we can.
The overall experience was magnificent! ...
The overall experience was magnificent! Everything from the appetizer, to the entrees, to the desserts were wonderful. My wife's Delmonico steak was slightly overdone but very delicious. The Lamb chops were perfect, arguably the best I've had in years. I made prior arrangements for our Anniversary celebration, and the establishment stepped up to provide us little touches that were clearly appreciated.
Service and food is spectacular. Everyo ...
Service and food is spectacular. Everyone we encountered wanted to make a visit great.
A very romantic and historic atmosphere. ...
A very romantic and historic atmosphere. (The inn was built in 1744.)
Elkridge Furnace Inn is excellent for sp ...
Elkridge Furnace Inn is excellent for special occasions or any occasion. The wine selection is impressive. The chef recommendations excellent, but you can't go wrong with any entree. The service was outstanding. So many good choices from the dessert tray, all made in house.
Great Spot for a quiet Lunch
Had a business lunch recently, Service was attentive, food was great except the Duck Salad that was missing the duck, all in all a great spot for a business or private lunch Some Real Character and would be great for a range of occasions
Mother's Day Brunch Ok, Not Great
The Mother's Day brunch wasn't not as good as I thought it would be considering reviews of this restaurant. The french toast and asparagus with mustard sauce were excellent. Everything else was just ok or worse. Didn't even try the dried up looking scrambled eggs. The carved roast beef was gristly. Danish were stale. Our server was very nice but very slow. I thought it was really expensive at around $45/person- up from their normal posted brunch price of $28. We weren't seated in the beautiful, old historical restaurant, but ate in a big, crowded tent with extremely loud, kind of funny muzak playing so you couldn't hear conversations. (Ex. Muzak version of Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean")
Attended a 10 AM seating for Mother's Da ...
Attended a 10 AM seating for Mother's Day brunch. Although we were seated and told we could proceed to the buffet, when we did, the food was not ready. We went back and sat down and waited 10minutes. When we went back, the food was out but their were no serving spoons and forks to get the food. Most of the staff were young high school age kids. Nice but not professional. The food was okay but I thought the inn looked shabby. Area rugs were faded and worn. Also needed a good cleaning. We were seated in a tented area with lots of spider webs over our heads. I would not recommend this restaurant to others.
Early Mother's Day celebration. We don' ...
Early Mother's Day celebration. We don't go out to dinner often, but when we do we have a couple of favorite places and EFI is one of them. Always outstanding food and attentive service. Two of the special spring seasonal offerings--the Jaegerschnitzel and Veal Oscar--were wonderful and the paired wine suggestions were a great fit. Worth the trip.
From out of state so we don't get here often enough but we love it when we do. Food, service, ambience is top notch. Look forward to our next trip.
Lovely setting for fine food!
We went on my husband's birthday. We had liked certain items that appeared on their web site menu. It is not our first time, but it had been a while since we'd been here. The staff is friendly, knows the menu, and graciously answered our questions. Food came exactly as requested. We'll certainly come again!
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Elkridge Furnace Inn is one of our favorite restaurants. It has wonderful ambiance, superb food, and personable professional staff. Our server, Morgan, remembered serving us previously. The Inn, bordering the Patapsco River, is where we would have loved to hold our daughter;s wedding, had she not moved to Florida.
This is one of the best restaurants in M ...
This is one of the best restaurants in Maryland . The ingredients are always the freshest, finest home grown, butchered and prepared organic products. The presentation is creative. The service is friendly and flawless. All this set in a 1744 house.
EFI is our favorite restaurant, and we h ...
EFI is our favorite restaurant, and we have greatly enjoyed dining there many times. We would like to consider this time an anamoly. There was a large wedding taking place outside, so we hope that was partly the reason for our experience. The food has always been outstanding, but this time it was a real let-down. While the jaegerschnitzle was very good, the spatzel was so overdone it was difficult to chew. The veal roulade was great, but the crab stuffing was watery and inedible. The wine was delivered cold, but was left sitting on the table, and not put on ice. It quickly got warm. For the first time in our experience, the service was less than impressive. We'll be back to try again, since it has been so good for so long. Hopefully our next visit will be back to standards.
Perfect Anniversary Dinner
My husband and I had our wedding ceremony and reception at the Elkridge Furnace Inn last year and returned this year for our 1-year anniversary celebration. Our celebratory dinner was just as perfect as our wedding day. We were greeted warmly by Michael, the host, who remembered us having our wedding there. Chef Wecker also said hello and welcomed us back to his restaurant. I started with the expertly-crafted French onion soup and my husband had the backyard springtime salad, which had marinated goat cheese to accompany the garden-fresh greens. We both ordered steak - I had the Delmonico and my husband had the New York strip. As with every time we have dined here, the steaks were seasoned to perfection and cooked perfectly. We finished our amazing dinner with coffee and one of the most creative desserts we have ever experienced - Whiskey chocolate cake and bacon ice cream. An experience of flavor is the best way I can describe this dessert. The bacon ice cream was smokey, sweet, salty, and creamy all at once with pieces of their house-smoked bacon in the ice cream. The Whiskey chocolate cake appeared heavy like a brownie, but was as light as chocolate mousse. It was a euphoric dessert and perfect ending to a perfect dinner. We look forward to returning again before our next anniversary!
Great experience from beginning to end.
Great experience from beginning to end.
a perfect Saturday meal
Simply stated. A fantastic dining experience. Put ourselves on their email list as we will be going back soon.
I discovered this restaurant a while ago and have been here several times since. I love that they grow their own vegetables and change the menu with the seasons. Service is excellent and the food is wonderful! They have a great wine list as well. Everyone is so nice and very accommodating, even when you don't have reservations. This is a must!
Food and ambiance is first rate. Nice up ...
Food and ambiance is first rate. Nice upscale dining experience tucked away in the woods. Five minutes from BWI.
hit or miss dish
Everything as far as ambiance and service were wonderful. We were greeted immediately upon our arrival. All the staff were very professional and obliging. The dining area and restrooms were well decorated and clean. They only had two available restrooms as there was a wedding taking place when we dined. We had to wait to use those facilities. There were two in my party. We both ordered appetizers one was fabulous (cream of crab soup) the other was lack luster (calamari and cauliflower). Only the protein portions of our entrees were tasty. We ordered the pork loin with cabbage and the crab stuffed veal. The meats in both orders were melt in your mouth tender. I would love for them to work on the flavor profile of their vegetables and sides. Technically they were cooked properly they just lacked creativity and elevation. At fine dining prices I would expect a higher level of consistency in the dishes. For these reasons I could not give them all 5 stars. They are however some place I would give a second chance if prompted.
Quality in a historic setting
Pleasantly suprised to find a hidden gem with fantastical food and flavors worth the experience. Prices are higher but not outrageous, and expected or on par with the high quality and creativity sold. Atmosphere was freindly but your privacy wasn't compromised. Not an everyday dinner, but if looking for a wonderful dinning experience this is the place.
Elkridge Furnace Inn
Fine dining, great menu, great wine list, and superb service. Ended up eating really slow so I could savor every last bite. Great menu for celiacs too (gluten-free), which I am. Highly recommend it.
Wonderful food. Great location in the h ...
Wonderful food. Great location in the historic property. Service was very attentive and professional. Great wine list as well.
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