About The Valley Inn - Brooklandville
From the owner of The Oregon Grille.
Hours of Operation:
Everyday 1130- Close
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
The Valley Inn - Brooklandville Ratings and Reviews
One of our favorite places--nice atmosph ...
One of our favorite places--nice atmosphere; good food; burger night great! I love the steak salad and actually ordered it instead of a burger on Monday night!
This place is extremely popular--the huge parking lot is almost always packed! From relative obscurity for many years The Valley Inn has been reborn into a destination restaurant. Its location is also convenient from a number of neighborhoods in the north part of Baltimore County.
Had a great dinner there but something h ...
Had a great dinner there but something has to be done about the parking situation. Can't understand why there is no valet parking. At 6pm on a Thursday there was nowhere to park. People were parked illegally everywhere because that was the only option. Put a damper on an otherwise great dinner.
We've been back multiple times. We have ...
We've been back multiple times. We have been visiting on Mondays especially due to the 1/2 burger night. I feel that the burger is the best in town and for $6.00 it is a great value.
My other favorite, the steak salad, would also bring me back regularly.
There have been many upgrades and improvements to the restaurant. It is always busy and the large parking lot is always packed!
Food continues to be just fair. The dini ...
Food continues to be just fair. The dining experience is made less enjoyable by the skimpy outfits wore by the waitresses and hostesses. They look so sloppy and inappropriate for a nice restaurant. This is not a bar downtown where that could be expected. I am fine with casual, but they look like they are chilling out on the beach or at a bar. Our server was nice enough but made several errors.
Family birthday get-together for 10 adul ...
Family birthday get-together for 10 adults. Plenty of parking. Excellent flexibility (we had to add two from initial reservation). Caught our attention due to Restaurant Week offers, but only one in our party opted for the US$35 prix-fixe special (crab cakes) - everyone else took more ambitious selections, and everyone was very happy. I like the ambiance, the decor and the proximity to the 695 beltway. Might try the outdoor patio next time (was too hot in August, plus thunderstorm hit soon after we were seated). I had been here many times over a decade ago, and I understand this is now under new management. First-rate total experience.
food and drinks were okay. Were seated ...
food and drinks were okay. Were seated in a booth in the main room next to a screaming child -- not a good way to start dinner. Our waiter seemed to get lost at times. Meal and driner were okay nothing great. Next time, we'll try doing lunch. Would go back again. Should have an adults only room. Noise level even without the child was way too loud.
I want to like this place.... The food ...
I want to like this place.... The food was good (crab cakes, grouper); everyone in our foursome was happy with the food itself.... but... to swap out the cole slaw for french fries was $4. Really ? This is not Mel's Diner ! We paid $250 for 4 diners. That and the fact that the a/c wasn't working well and it was over 80 degrees in the bar where they sat us. Dining companions say they wont go back.
They MUST address the poor air conditi ...
They MUST address the poor air conditioning. It's Baltimore for goodness sake. Two times this summer it's been very uncomfortable- in 2 different locations of the restaurant . Was given the same exact story when I inquired the 2nd time #baloney. Kept my menu as a fan. Our server, Cameron was fantastic & our meal was good. On a different evening we met a group in the outdoor area and it was fantastic. Great atmosphere & good service.
We live close to the Valley Inn; I think ...
We live close to the Valley Inn; I think they are somewhat p[ricey for what they offer. Their hamburgers were realy great right after they re-opened, but they are not great any more. When my crab cake came with cole slaw which I do not eat, and I asked if I could substitute something else, I was told no. I got some really good brussel sprouts, but for eight or nine dollars--not real value there. The waiter was fine--did not check to see if I wanted more coffee until after we got the check. What can I say. I am glad it is there to give Tark's some competition, and if one likes a sports bar, this one is seemingly great. As I said, they are a bit too pricey.
I didn't enjoy my food. The crab soup w ...
I didn't enjoy my food. The crab soup was very peppery, but without the complex taste of an "Old Bay" type seasoning. It had very little crab meat or taste. I had the special fish for Restaurant week. The fish was dry, without seasoning, and presented over a mish-mash of 2 overcooked vegetables. Everything was heaped, one on top of the other, with no ability to separate them. The bread pudding with ice cream was very good. The fly in the iced tea was inexcusable. The bathroom appears to be from the 60's, and that may have been the last time it was cleaned.
our group of Diva's gather about once a ...
our group of Diva's gather about once a month, this was our second visit and we enjoyed it as much as the first time. We were again a little disappointed in not being able to get our separate checks. It makes the end of the evening so much easier when we can just pay for what we got instead of having to itemize the bill... Enjoyed and will probably go back again.
The restaurant is pretty, the wait staff ...
The restaurant is pretty, the wait staff attentive. Had a salad with salmon. The greens were fresh and salmon perfectly cooked. I would like to see a few more options on the wine list. It was very crowded on a Wednesday night. The huge parking lot was full and cars were circling waiting for diners to leave. Come early if you want a spot.
First time visiting and I liked the over ...
First time visiting and I liked the overall decor and menu. Basic garden salad was really good, and small was very big! Had rockfish entree which was a little overcooked but the crab risotto was very tasty. My husband had seafood salad which was very good. Service was slow and server seems a little overwhelmed.
Over-hyped restaurant with little to off ...
Over-hyped restaurant with little to offer but an interesting, old building. And one can't dine on a building...Our waitress was awful - late on delivering drinks and food, forgot a few things, too. And she was not busy while all of this occurred! My three companions and I agreed the food was nothing special. We went to the outdoor bar after dinner for a drink and the hostess staffing the area was just, plain rude. Service at the bar was poor, too.
Clearly the restaurant is riding the wave of being 'the' place to go but I won't go back. There are so many other restaurants in the nearby area that offer ambiance, great food, and great service.
I eat out often and have never written a ...
I eat out often and have never written a negative review. Fish was terrible and we sent it back and asked for another dish. Manager refused to not charge us for the dish sent back (we had to pay for extra meal). Never sent a meal back at any other restaurant or had manager show us such poor customer service. First restaurant that I will not go back too at any time.
First time visiting...celebrating our br ...
First time visiting...celebrating our brother's our brother's birthday. We made an excellent choice! The crabcakes were delicious! We ate our lunch on the terrace, which was very pleasant. Our waitress was fantastic! We plan to return!
Another very good dinner at Valley Inn. ...
Another very good dinner at Valley Inn. I had the chopped sirloin burrito, which was very good. Most people get the terrific seafood chopped salad, which I also love. The Graeter's Raspberry Choc Chip Ice-cream is great, too.
Dined on a beautiful evening outside on ...
Dined on a beautiful evening outside on the veranda. The fans kept us comfortable and the service was attentive. The food was disappointing -- my shrimp tacos had only two shrimp total and the tortilla chips as a side were definitely from a bag and lame. My husband's "sliders" were not a good value for $14 -- the fries were the frozen kind and only two sliders. But they tasted good enough. Our salad was ok -- we liked the sliced olives and it was a good size. The wings were the best thing we ate -- but, it's kinda hard to mess those up. In any case, we had high expectations and hopeful that our meal would be on par with Donna's or Johnny's but instead felt that the Valley Inn is a more the kind of place to bring the kids when we need a break from the kitchen.
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