The Elkridge Furnace Inn

4.7
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2249 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
For parties of five and over please call for reservations.

Chef-owned, yard and farm to table, using lots of local sourcing, our complex dishes turn ordinary ingredients into something extraordinary. Seasonal menu and daily specials. Our historic location is part of the adventure!

We serve a fusion of New American and French Inspiration. Our executive chef was trained under the French disciplines which always come out in our stocks, sauces and presentations. Many regional and ethnic cuisines influenced by French cuisine are also reflected on our menu. Our in-House Pastry will add just the right ending to your dining experience.

We love creating special times to share with our friends. We intersect literature, history and geography as story with our food. There is always something new and creative happening. At the Elkridge Furnace Inn and Garden House, “we make Memories”.

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vipDenise
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love the Elkridge Furnace Inn and try to go there for special events and every couple months because the experience is seasonal and always fantastic. Now with our stay-home, stay-healthy in place, we are carrying-out. The options are delicious, the price is great, and it is very convenient. We will continue to carry-out until we can dine in, again! Thank you!!

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Datamodlr
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Athmosphere is excellent, with refurbished 18th century farmhouse to start. Food is awesome, with a new menu every season, lots of local food, and vegetables and spices from their own greenhouse. Always something new, always something different, food is consistently excellent. And, a great wine list.

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vipRoblou5
Baltimore
69 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We love to dine at Elkridge Furnace Inn. We come for brunch at least 4 times a year. It is always a pleasure to see our favorite waiter Brian who provides us with excellent service.

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2seekingthebest
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Great food and ambiance. Service was attentive but they were short handed, so a little slow.

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SmlBizMgr
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place for a quiet dinner with a friend. No worries about whether the food or service will be good. Warm atmosphere. Bring your wallet, but it's worth it.

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Angie
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Elkridge Furnace Inn is one of our favorite places for brunch . The service is exemplary and the food is absolutely fabulous. We always feel welcome and love to bring friends and family there for any occasion. I love the fact that the food is locally sourced and prepared fresh . The chef/owner is very personable as well. If you have not dined here , put it on your bucket list . We can’t wait to have dinner there soon !

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KevenP
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been here many times the chef is amazing the staff is perfect.

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Raye
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Amazing brunch!$32 may seem like alot for brunch, but the quantity and quality of the food make up for the price. It's a bit loud at times upstairs depending on the amount of people of dining. Service is good, but slow. Party of 8 arrived for 10:30 reservation, left by 1:15. Longer than anticipated.

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BethB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

The waiter we had was phenomenal, the drinks delicious, the appetizers were so good. Especially the pastrami smoked salmon!,,I had the veal risotto which was good but the meat was full of fat and grisle...my husband had the strip steak which was good. Dessert was very good the ice cream is fantastic the decor was pretty tired needs update....

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johan
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a delicious quiet winter lunch by the fireplace. Haven't eaten there for a while since we are not often in that area but was better than my memories which were that it is very good.

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vipGregS
Baltimore
36 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible farm to market menu with exceptional service.

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Steve
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

The overall brunch meal was nice, but there were a few issues relating to service that prevented this from being a 5 star experience. We were not attended to after being seated for over ten minutes, and then when a water glass was not filled, it took several requests to have someone come back and fill it after 25 minutes. Drinks service from the bar was slow, however the food was excellent.

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vipAnneB
Baltimore
41 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food with many options from which to choose, excellent service, lovely setting

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vipThWW
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

EFI is an absolute gem. Top talent in the kitchen, astute attention to quality ingredients, fantastic front of house execution, in a spectacular historic venue to boot. We’ll be coming back for years.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Unfortunately we were there on a busy night. We waited about 30 minutes after our reservation for a table. The main courses weren't quite up to the standard of our previous visits. The desserts were good. The staff were very friendly and we still enjoyed our night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had just gotten married here in Dec. and came back for our Valentine’s Day dinner! This place is so special and the food to die for. The quality of ingredients is truly

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great unique food and service! Definitely coming back!

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Augustine
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience3

Reserved a table over a week in advance for Valentine'a Day. Walked in, were told there are no tables available. Long line of people waiting. The staff didn't budge when it came to accommodating for those of us waiting. When someone reserves a table, the restaurant should do their accounting before accepting more reservations. We left and thankfully I had a second reservation at a different restaurant just in case. The experience on Valentines Day was just embarrassing. If you're celebrating an important event, don't count on the Furnace.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Reservation was for 9:00 but did not get seated until closer to 9:45

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ChuckR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the delicious wine, great atmosphere, great staff, and delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

I don’t want to trash the place because I know Valentine’s Day is so unpredictable for the service industry. However, I will offer our experience from the night, both good and bad, for other users. Reservation made 1mo in advance; the place is gorgeous and so historic; showed up on time at 630p; ushered to a small back room sitting area to wait for table; I was hit by the door of the waiting area by two separate waitresses who carelessly and forcefully kicked the door open; no apologies (one commented after I said WTF with, oh this door sticks); seated at 7pm; plenty of variety on the menu; asked for no anchovies on Caesar salad but there was; brought it to attention of the assistant waiter and I sat without a salad for 15 min until waitress came to check on us; we purchased a wine pairing with each course; not only did we not receive all wine pairing, but of the ones we did receive, none came out with the course it was intended to be paired with; while eating our entrees the assistant waiter tried serving us another table’s salads; we sat for 30min after our meal waiting for the waitress to get our check; had to flag her down in the hallway for the check; almost missed our babysitting hardstop; we walked out of the restaurant at 917p from at 630p reservation.

Even given all these crazy experiences, we would give them another try on a not so busy night, but I don’t think we would recommend this place on a holiday or popular date night.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Very nice ambience, perfect lighting, and our service was amazing! Also good food and great wine flight. Was disappointed that it was a very expensive pre fixe menu only, and that I couldn’t get the crab cakes that I love.
The special Valentines menu was not on their website, we were not expecting the price and lack of options, and probably wouldn’t have gone had we known.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Valentine's Day prixe faire menu was phenomenal. I had a difficult time deciding on what to get, but the Cream of Chesapeake soup, Beet Salad and the Shrimp, Scallop and Lobster St. Jacques were all delicious. My husband ordered the same soup, but got the Mediterranean Salad, and the Rack of Lamb. He thoroughly enjoyed his meal. We both finished off the meal with the Dark Chocolate and Berries Creme Brulee, and we were not disappointed.

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vipCStar13
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

My husband & I went for Valentines Day. The parking was far because the 1st lot was full. The restaurant itself is beautiful. The staff wasn’t very knowledgeable of the menu if you have a ?. Took awhile to get a drink. In between each serving of the special menu no one came back to ask if everything was ok or if you needed anything. When asked a ? they said I’ll be right back & never did. The meat trio meant 1 meat was purée. The portion size was a little under for $95 per person. Probably won’t return but the restaurant is beautiful because it’s so old.

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MikeG
Baltimore
1 review