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
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.
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.
Always enjoy going to The Valley Inn! Refinement and civility prevail without stuffiness. The menu is interesting, varied, and creative. The service is always first class. We two sat in a booth in the bar on a not-so-busy Monday for lunch. Perfect ambiance with no problem conversing amid an agreeable noise level. On this occasion, it was quiet. Best to make a reservation, even at lunch, because it seems usually to be busy for both lunch and dinner. Bon Appetit!
Had a great night out on the veranda last night next to the waterfall. Prime spot! Food was fantastic, server was awesome! We didn't feel rushed at all and enjoyed a great long meal. Only thing I will say is that the bottles of wine are too pricey- even the stuff that sells for 13.99 at the store was over 45 dollars- wish there was some easier selections for wine so you didn't have to spend so much but- I'm sure the bar has better selections? Cocktails (seasonal libations) were amazing!!! Overall we enjoyed our night and I forgot how good this place really is. It's on the radar again as a place we will begin to visit more often!
I had mixed experiences with Valley Inn when it first re-opened but have enjoyed every meal there this past year. Excellent salads, seafood and steak with diverse choices. Good for every occasion from casual to celebratory. Comfort food with just enough creative dishes. Most palates' needs will be met. Nothing WOW but we always leave satisfied.
And the best mint julep!
Consistently amazing restaurant--my favorite. Lots of original takes on traditional Maryland/East Coast dishes. Quality food, drinks, great service, great environment. The perfect restaurant for a Marylander and horse person. Diehard regular since Ted Bauer reopened it! The scallops and rockfish are too good to pass up.
My husband and I have eaten here on plenty of occasions but for some reason, the other evening was a total bust. We ate outside and it wasn't that crowded being a Tuesday evening but some citronella candles on the table would've been great to keep the pesky bugs at bay. The arugula prosciutto salad was decent, but not nearly as good as it has been in the past and we order it almost every time. We also ordered the chargrilled oysters which I was very excited about but there was so much cheese on the top baked completely over the oysters that that was all you tasted. The shrimp tacos were awful. The chips on the plate were stale and the nachos were cold. There was so much of that sauce on top, and it was sickly sweet. We planned on ordering more food after the initial apps but decided not to since it was just a really off night apparently.
would love to be offered a seat in a different area - always the same spot off the original dining room. Tables were open and not sure why we were seated at this little table for 2.
We had no one busing our table. We had so many glasses that were never cleared off. Waitress was excellent but forgot we needed forks when she cleared our appetizers. I went over to another table and took care of it.
Other than that, it was fun and we enjoyed the restaurant week menu Love to know what's the deal with being seated in the main dining room?
It was very very loud. Too loud to enjoy conversation with my friend. I could not hear her. It was so bad that I had to request to be reseated in an area less noisy. Once moved, it was much more enjoyable. The food was okay. I have had more flavorful food. The service was very good. I definitely cannot say anything negative. They were very understanding about the noise level and very acommodating in moving us.
we have been coming here for a long time. I had 6:15 reservations and asked to be seated in the bar. The hostess took us right to the dining room without mentioning our request. We asked her if we could sit in the bar and she told us she would take a look. She sat us at a high top table with backless chairs. There were tables marked reserved and others not marked. We asked if we could sit at a booth and were told it was reserved. Really> No sign or anything and the restaurant pretty empty at that time. Anyway, she wouldn't move us. I am 60 and sitting in a backless chair is very uncomfortable. Server and food were good. The hostesses are VERY young and should be trained better on customer service as I found her to be very unaccommodating.
We decided to try the Valley Inn for restaurant week and were unfortunately left with wishing we chose a different establishment. Early in the evening we received a text stating our table was ready. We traveled 25/30 minutes to dine at this location so we were pleasantly surprised to be seated promptly. Yet after sitting down to our table we had a brief hello from our server and then waited over 20 mins for drinks. We had to ask another server to place our food order as we were all hungry and left w/wondering when we'd eat. Although our server tried to keep the night light with witty one liners and numerous apologies on how busy the restaurant was, we felt quite ignored. Other tables who were seated well after ours - ordered, ate and left long before us. The food was ok, my husband did enjoy his steak yet the bill in our opinion a bit high for being narrowed down to an all inclusive menu for restaurant week. The dessert was also just ok. We loved the ambiance yet unfortunately do not think we will return.
We all ordered burgers, which were delicious, and the accompanying fries were also very good. One person in our party substituted a vegetable for the fries, however, and the upcharge was $4, which I thought was steep for a swap. This is a great place for lunch or a casual dinner, though, and I'll definitely return.
I really don't care what the other reviews say. We have been there a few times and the experience has always been top notch. Tonight we had the restaurant week special, the Bronzino and it, along with the soup and sides, was simply amazing. Probably the best, and we highly recommend it, is the house salad. What a gem of a salad. Its got everything you would want, plus bacon, feta, and we believe a bit of reggiano. Finally, if you get the fries, get the basically pot roast gravy on the side. Wow...we are "foodies" and pay for good food and we will pay again for it, here.
Overall it was pleasant and my husband enjoyed his tuna, which was seared perfectly. There is a fabulous outdoor patio/bar that is lovely. One thing that annoyed me was that they did not offer any bread/butter for dinner. I thought that was a bit odd considering that other nice restaurants such as Oregon Grille and Milton Inn automatically provide bread. This would not prevent me from going there again, because it is a lovely restaurant and food is good; i just wanted to provide his suggestion to their management. Also go their for brunch... good menu and not as expensive as dinner.
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