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
Disappointed.. Didn't expect to spend $1 ...
Disappointed.. Didn't expect to spend $15 on 3 small shrimp tacos that had 1 shrimp on each and the shrimp was spilt to make it look like it was bigger.
Nachos were good. Ordered dressing on the side for my salad but it was put on the salad. Didn't want to wait for it to be remade took a long time to begin with they brought the wrong salad the first time
Parking was horrendous and unsafe! The ...
Parking was horrendous and unsafe! The restaurant had booked a private party resulting in no parking spaces for those in the restaurant. We parked 1/4 mile away and had to walk up Falls Road in traffic to get to the restaurant. Never again!
We return often to The Valley Inn. Ther ...
We return often to The Valley Inn. There are some great selections on the menu and some below par items which I stay away from.
The 1/2 burger night draws us back every Monday. It's the best burger around for only $6.00!
I'll be back, writing again about The Valley Inn. What a convenient and attractive dining option!
The outside seating area has grown and changed over the last year. There are lots of options and the place is happening!!!
Really beautiful and updated outdoor are ...
Really beautiful and updated outdoor area. We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience and will be back. It was a couples get together and everyone's food was awesome. A few kinks need working out as the place is fairly new. The bartender or waiter had a difficult time understanding the drink order of a dirty grey goose martini. The drink came sweet. Then it came clear. The waiter was very attentive and got some olive juice to add to the martini the second time to make it dirty. The other glitch was the computer lost the dinner order and it had to be resubmitted, so the wait was pretty long. It would have been nice to have been offered some crackers and cheese or dinner bread. We were starving!!
Once we got our food it was really flavorful, and everyone was happy.
Food and service were excellent. Howeve ...
Food and service were excellent. However, the hot fudge sundae we ordered for desert had only about a tablespoon of ice cream and a cup of whipped cream. To their credit, they took it off our bill, but this was a disappointment. Otherwise, the food, service, and ambiance on our several visits have always been great
The new rooms inside and the porch outsi ...
The new rooms inside and the porch outside are very nice. The wait staff are very helpful and cheerful. The limited menu, however, never seems to change, and I was told no substitutions can be made (i.e. for prosciutto on a salad) nor will a customer be charged less if a salad listed with meat is ordered without the meat. Crabcake was good, but shrimp salad needed more spices - was very bland. Clam chowder was much too salty. Seafood salad had only 3-4 small shrimp and no other seafood was detected, but very nice raspberry yogurt dressing.
The maitre d walked us past 9 empty boot ...
The maitre d walked us past 9 empty booths to a table in the very back of the room. Looking across the mostly empty room, I asked if we could be seated at a booth. He sighed, and moved our menus over 1 table to a booth; now in the back corner. I said to him "we can take a smaller booth, not so far back here". He replied that those were reserved. Of course I too had a reservation. I asked him what made some reservations different than others. He walked away without replying. Throughout my entire lunch, several of the "reserved" booths remained empty. The optics of seating the only African-American patrons in the entire establishment in the back corner and refusing to give them a better table should not be lost on anyone and was not lost on me. . I typically sit in the bar area for lunch meetings but brought my mom in this time as I had been telling her how lovely the place was and how good the food was. Instead, The Valley Inn has lost a customer.
I was one of Valley Inn's biggest fans w ...
I was one of Valley Inn's biggest fans when they first reopened but now ... I'll be taking a long break from frequenting this establishment. Nachos = good. Special of the day, Prime Rib = inedible. SALTY, thin cut of meat, and overcooked. Both of us returned our orders. Seafood Cobb which is ... was ... one of my favorites, was chopped up so finely you needed a spoon to eat it. Very slow bar service. A totally bad experience for what was supposed to be a happy birthday celebration.
Fabulous meal but the service dampered ...
Fabulous meal but the service dampered the evening. Had to ask for my waiter twice. Crabcakes were fantastic as were the avocado appetizers! And a very good wine list and wine by the glass. I'll definitely go back but hope for better service .
Solid performer for lunch. Plenty of par ...
Solid performer for lunch. Plenty of parking and a good central location for meeting people. The menu has lots of choices, nothing too fancy, all solid. Service is excellent and people are friendly and professional. seafood cobb salad is my favorite but burgers, crab cake, lobster burrito and other items are good too. Very accommodating as they make me my own dressing for the cobb salad when I request it. Also beautiful outdoor spaces!
Had a great time even though the noise l ...
Had a great time even though the noise level was HIGH in the bar area. Nachos were excellent but the crab cake platter was way too expensive for the size of the crab cakes; then to make matters worse, French fries were a la carte. Very good, but a la carte. Will continue to frequent the restaurant but still hoping to find a time that's not so crowded/noisy. We have over-60 year old ears! :)
Loved our brunch at the Valley Inn! The ...
Loved our brunch at the Valley Inn! The only tiny weirdness was that there were two different stereo systems playing different music while we were sitting on the porch... The clashing was distracting. But the food was very good with an interesting range of options, the service was great, and the restaurant has a really neat history to it. We were impressed by all the space, and we want to come back to try the cool outdoor bar!
I have been to The Valley Inn numerous t ...
I have been to The Valley Inn numerous times for brunch, lunch and dinner. This last time I strongly felt that my $18 lunch entree was very overpriced for the quantity of food. Because I didn't want to cause attention to this with my friends that day, I called afterwards and spoke with the manager on duty. He was, to say the least, politely rude to me and offered no solution other than to say he would speak to the owner and the chef because the food is supposed to be weighed prior to cooking/serving. The food was delicious but was not worth the cost. I left hungry!! I am so very disappointed with The Valley Inn. I don't believe I have ever written any kind of review but I am now because of the non-caring attitude of the manager with whom I spoke on the telephone. Shame on The Valley Inn!!
Parking was impossible. Service was ina ...
Parking was impossible. Service was inattentive. Food when it finally arrived was good. Dessert took forever. I think they had to bake one of the items. They should have informed us of the delay.
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.
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