About The Valley Inn
From the owner of The Oregon Grille.
Lutherville, MD 21093
American, Seafood, Burgers
Hours of Operation:
Everyday 1130- Close
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
The Valley Inn Ratings and Reviews
We're glad that TVI has revived this spot in the county. The interior design is superb with a hand towards Baltimore County history and culture. It makes for a cozy meal on a cold evening. It feels a bit "old-school" which creates familiarity. The menu is all over the place but allows for a variety of options. The apps were tasty but not all together excellent. Fried deviled eggs were unique but quite dry; a bacon jam or something piquant would elevate. The calamari was fairly standard and chewy though sauce was sweet and tangy. Meatballs were ok but did not arrive hot. The kids' meals were gigantic - a bit much for our little guys but we appreciated the generosity. Entrees arrived promptly and everyone seemed happy with their meals. My own meal, the Filet and Sweets (8oz, fries and brussels), underwhelmed me for $38. My mid-rare cut came past medium - not something I expected for the price. It should have been perfect. And I am in the camp that Brussel sprouts, because they are hard and bitter, should always be caramelized in the oven, which nobody's at the table were. They were somewhat inedible. We had a nice time overall: thank you. It was a special occasion as my mother retired after 54 years. We'll come back and try some other things. But for the prices, the rather casual service, and the fact that a few minutes down 83 I can, for less cost, have a mind-blowing food experience in warm environments with professional service, I think the cost is high.
We have been to the Valley Inn many times and have never been disappointed. But this past week we went and sat for over 20 minutes before I went up and said that no one had even come over to our table. The waiter saw us sitting there. We requested a different waiter and he was excellent, attentive and was very friendly.
Would still go there again because it is a great and wonderful neighborhood gem!
Valley Inn was delicious as usual, although the cheese in the chicken noodle soup could have been just a little more melted. We had a large group and sat in the bar area and the service wasn’t as good as it has been on previous visits. Overall an enjoyable meal, as long as you’re willing to be patient.
I had a great experience. I was sat outside on enclosed deck and was told the fire would be on. When it’s wasn’t, I addressed it with the server and monies later a bus boy was outside building a fire. That really showed how the staff goes above and beyond for its patrons. Food was good. It did become very loud though which made it difficult to have a conversation.
The servers were perfect—patient and attentive—which enabled old friends to catch up over a leisurely lunch. The food was likewise perfect as delectable as it was comfortable. We chose the Valley Inn because we’ve been there before and know how quiet, accommodating and satisfying it consistently is for getting together with friends.
I love The Valley Inn to meet friends for lunch. The chopped seafood salad is excellent, and the small is more than enough. This is the first time I've eaten in the enclosed porch area, and while it was nice to see the gardens, I prefer the front paneled room for ambience. Still, I'll return again and again.
The decor and ambiance were just what I enjoy! Beautiful wood tones, charming and lovely! The equestrian theme in our dining area was perfect and suits the close proximity to the Hunt Valley/Worthington Valley/Hunt Cup areas! Heidi, our waitress, was exceptional handling our party of 5!
Hostess and server were both exceptional, friendly and helpful.We sat in the outside porch, enclosed and heated, which gave us a nice view as well as keeping us out of the inside rooms which were full and cramped. We loved the crab soup although more crab meat would have been nice. Our only real complaint was the saltiness of the meatloaf and the crab imperial. So much so that we couldn't finish either.
Creme brulee came with mounds of whipped cream so say something if you aren't a fan. The hot fudge sundae was delicious, with so much fudge I couldn't finish it. Not a bad thing!
We also shared the fried deviled eggs, sounds terrible but very tasty. And we shared the brussel sprouts side dish, also very good.
We have been there a number of times and it was clear that Sunday evening is an off night. Our server was fine, but had to constantly apologize for things beyond her control. The worst was that all the food came at once. We had just started on our starters (oysters and salads) when the warm mains arrived. Needless to say they were cold by the time we got to them. This was kind of strange because we had experienced a long wait to have our orders taken and to receive the oysters. Getting the wine list, breadsticks and condiments all required a request and further delay. Will think hard about going back on a Sunday night.
I enjoyed the Valley Inn. I had not been there since it had been redecorated, and under new ownership and management. The ambiance clubby, with booths, wood paneling and horsey items. It felt very comfortable.The menu had lots of nice options, from full dinners to lite fair. I opted for the steak salad, which was good. It could have had a little bit more blue cheese, and a bit more steak to make it even better. One of our party had the t-bone steak, which was enormous, and cooked to perfection. He demolished it, so I didn't need to ask if he liked it.
Loved the food @ Valley Inn. Had the Seafood Cobb- small size. It was delicious & enough for dinner! Enjoyed sitting outside.Tables are not too close together so noise was not a problem like so many places. Am picky -found many items on menu that I would like to order in future. I don't eat meat so often menus selections are limited.It is a MUST!
Myself and three friends had dinner at the Valley Inn last Saturday evening. We went early, 5:45PM before the crowd. Believe me, by 6:30 the people were pouring in the door! Beautiful Ambiance warm, inviting and comfortable. Service very good and food excellent! I will be back.
First time dining at The Valley inn. Beautiful setting. We were seated on the porch so fairly quiet. Wonderful service with enthusiastic waiter Mark who made terrific suggestions for each course. Each were winners. Ahi tuna tostadas and calamari for appetizers, small chopped salad for myself and rockfish for my husband for main courses and shared ice cream sandwich for dessert. Will definitely return to try out other items on the menu!
I have been to the Valley Inn numerous times, and the food has always been excellent. The space outside is very pleasant on a nice evening. Unfortunately, the food last night was not very good. This was a huge surprise. Maybe a backup chef or something? Very much not up to the usual standard. Will make me reconsider choosing Valley Inn for a quick casual dinner - there are many other excellent choices.
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