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, Beer, Farm to Table, 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
I made a reservation and noted that it w ...
I made a reservation and noted that it was our 30th Anniversary. Upon arriving for dinner everyone of the Staff congratulated us on our anniversary. All of the servers/waiters were extremely attentive & professional. My wife wanted was interested in the softshell crabs but noted on the menu that they were cooked with ingredients involving almonds. The waiter spoke to the chef and next thing we knew he was at our table ensuring my wife that he would be more than happy to prepare them without the almond ingredients. Meal & atmosphere was fantastic. We ordered dessert and wouldn't you know it it came out on a plate where they had written Happy Anniversary in chocolate, What a great touch! On top of all that the Chef returned to our table to ask how we enjoyed the meal and they sent us home with a complimentary bottle of champagne. What a great evening. We will certainly be returning. Many thanks to all!!
All the staff at Eldridge Furnace Inn we ...
All the staff at Eldridge Furnace Inn were extremely courteous. We received a very detailed explanation of the focus of Chef Wecker's cuisine. The ambiance of the Inn was quiet, romantic, and quaint. We did take our well behaved children with us this time and there was a wide selection on the menu to suit all of our palates. All of the food was superb. The combination of flavors and textures was top notch. Can't wait to go back!
It's always good to visit the Elkridge F ...
It's always good to visit the Elkridge Furnace Inn. Our friend had not been there before and she really enjoyed having lunch with us. The food was excellent. I have never had a bad meal in the many times I have visited over the years. Many of the items on our plate were grown in the garden on the premises. The atmosphere is wonderful but I was distressed to see new town homes being built on Furnace Branch Road. I fear they will ruin the lovely location of the restaurant. Fortunately it's located a little further down the road. I love the history of the building and can't wait to dine there again.
This is really a very nice place, which ...
This is really a very nice place, which I would highly recommend. It is not cheap, nor should it be for the high quality creative food that they serve. The real disappointment was the server; a young man who was, to tell the truth, very polite and attentive. However, he knew virtually nothing about how the dishes were prepared or what their ingredients were. He had to go back to talk to the chef three times to answer what should have been quite simple questions. Either no one bothered to make sure he was trained on this information, or he simply didn't pay attention or write anything down.
At least my fifth time here at the Furna ...
At least my fifth time here at the Furnace Inn; however, this time, they earned five stars.
Everything was outstanding. From the greeting to the exit, it was as good as it gets.
The wine director, Ali, introduced us to a different wine than we were accustomed to.
Perfect. Service (Courtney) was stellar. Good job Furnace Inn!
I just love this restaurant for its ambi ...
I just love this restaurant for its ambience and service. My only suggestion when ordering food might be to ask the server's opinion. The menu is original, but not always in a good way. for instance, my sister ordered the braised rib eye steak. We were curious as to why a rib eye, which is typically tender and juicy, would need braising. Ultimately, she was underwhelmed. The meal tasted like Mom's post roast. It could have been any cut of beef, such as chuck. You could not tell it was rib eye. A broiled or pan seared rib eye would have suited my sister better.
I don't live in Maryland, so I am always craving crabs. I ordered the crab cakes, which came with a sauce containing mustard and herbs. The sauce overpowered what I imagine was a delicious crab cake. Some times it's good to just let a good food stand on its own. My other sister ordered jambalaya and the server excitedly said that was very popular. And my sister did, in fact, like it. So go with the servers' suggestions and you won't be sorry.
A really wonderful thing about this place is that fact that you don't have to shout to be heard. It is a rarity to find such a beautiful, refined atmosphere.
I have been here for dinner and enjoyed ...
I have been here for dinner and enjoyed my meal very much so when a friend suggested meeting for lunch I said yes. The lunch menu is very limited and after looking things over the only choice that didn't have an ingredient I didn't like added to it was the crabcake platter (which we both ended up getting. We both agreed that it was pretty much tasteless as far as what you'd expect for a Maryland crabcake and didn't find the ground mustard sauce they placed it on the taste we wanted added to a crabcake. While we both agreed we'd return for dinner, $14.00 for a tasteless crabcake didn't add to our get together.
What a delightful evening! We were ther ...
What a delightful evening! We were there to celebrate my daughter's birthday as well as to check out the facility… Our daughter is getting married there in April!
Everyone at the Inn was friendly and helpful. The food was delicious and the options for wine were excellent. There was a member in our group who had specific food requirements and the menu was able to meet those needs. We were able to eat at a leisurely pace without the waitstaff hovering over us.
I would highly recommend the Elkridge Furnace Inn!
We had never dined at this establishment ...
We had never dined at this establishment and what a pleasure it was. Our server Brian was outstanding. He was very informative and kind. The food was delightful and flavorful. I would highly recommend this local gem.
One of the reasons we like EFI is the un ...
One of the reasons we like EFI is the unique twist they put on their menu items. The way the kitchen team can elevate any dish to make it special is why we continue to make this one of our "go-to" places.
As some examples, if a dish has charcuterie as an ingredient, they make it in house. They grow many of the vegetables used in the meal preparation. Other products are locally sourced. They do their own butchering. I could go on, but I'm sure you get the point.
And, when you add the location, the ambiance inside the restaurant, and the top-notch service, EFI is very special destination. They also have plenty of parking.
I took my husband for an early birthday ...
I took my husband for an early birthday brunch. It took a while for a waiter to show up, but once he did, his service was great. The pineapple juice was a little warm, but the basket of pastries had the best croissant we've ever eaten. I ordered the cheese blintzes, potatoes dauphinoise gruyere, and steak & eggs. My husband ordered the french toast, potatoes dauphinoise gruyere, bacon, and quiche du jour (lobster and brie). His bacon was limp, so if you like crisp bacon, you may want to ask for it to be cooked crisp, but everything was delicious. They even gave him a complimentary small bottle of champagne for his birthday. We will definitely eat here again.
My wife and I have been several times fo ...
My wife and I have been several times for special occasions and wanted to introduce the restaurant to friends. Two of us ordered the Soft Shell Crabs and we were both very disappointed. The crabs were okay but should not have been smothered in a brown gravy sauce. All four of us agreed that the waiter was the most arrogant, unfriendly person ever and should have tried to not be so condescending.
For us, an undiscovered historical prope ...
For us, an undiscovered historical property and restaurant. Very suitable for special occasions yet comfortable for regular dining. The staff excelled with friendliness and helpfulness; the food was quite good.
I am surprised that I did not hear of this place before. We will be back!
Enjoyed our lunch and especially enjoye ...
Enjoyed our lunch and especially enjoyed being shown around by the Owner/Chef and
his great knowledge of the History of the Inn and the area. In fact we reserved a date for the Sunday Brunch for a party of 12 to celebrate one couple's 60th Wedding Anniversary. Looking forward to a relaxing and happy time on Sunday the 31st of July.
We often go to the Elkridge Furnace Inn ...
We often go to the Elkridge Furnace Inn for special occasions and have never been disappointed. The food is excellent and changes every three months, the sauces are wonderfully savory and delicious, and the chef takes special care to prepare each dish to a very high standard. At the moment, the mixed grill is especially good, along with the prosciutto wrapped peach app. Be sure to take some time to wander the grounds and see some of the mansion (especially the bar).
Overall it was lovely. Great atmosphere, ...
Overall it was lovely. Great atmosphere, wonderful service and a sweet exec chef.
But I was very disappointed in my main dish, a salad. Supposedly it was a shrimp salad, with shrimp skewered on sugar cane.
It was: 2 pcs. Yes it was good, but how hard is a shrimp salad? Pretty greens set down, with pineapple and some other slices and NOT doused in dressing...all good. But 2 pcs of shrimp?
Sorry, nothing amazing. My husband enjoyed his dishes, but nothing so incredible we'd choose this for our next romantic venue.
Tucked away from the hotels and noise of ...
Tucked away from the hotels and noise of BWI but only a mile away was this gem. The inn is from 1744 and has a good history to it. The chef is creative yet presents in proper French form. The wine wine is good with some fairly reasonable mark up. $100 is going to cover much of the list. I had the three meats of duck breast pan braised along with a quail stuffed with a rabbit sausage. Perfectly cooked and served on potatoes parsnips with a balsamic Demi. I highly recommend the inn, the chef comes out and thanks his customers and is happy to discuss his origins in his training.
I honestly can't wait to return. His menu is seasonal and I look forward to seeing what the fall will bring.
It has been a while since my last visit ...
It has been a while since my last visit to the Elkridge Furnace Inn. However, the experience was as delightful and satisfying as I remembered it. The ambiance was excellent, the service flawless and extremely attentive, and the food was indescribably delicious. Hats off to the Chef and the dining staff.
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.
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.
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.
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