About The Elkridge Furnace Inn

5745 Furnace Avenue
Elkridge, MD 21075
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For parties of five and over please call for reservations.

The Elkridge Furnace Inn holds a unique niche in Maryland history. Nestled on the Patapsco River, the Inn was first established as a tavern in 1744. Today, The Elkridge Furnace Inn houses an elegant restaurant with an intimate setting with working fire places in almost every room, lit from fall to early spring. Private parties welcome.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Contemporary French

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Friday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 379-9336

Website:
http://www.elkridgefurnaceinn.com/

Catering:
The Elkridge Furnace Inn is delighted to deliver its fine quality food and exceptional service to the location that suites you best, home, office, or other rental site. We believe that any planned event should reflect the personality of the planner or host company. To this end we are delighted to custom design a menu focused around your corporate or personal taste or theme.

Parking Details:
Gravel parking lot, please use caution. Located to the left of the facility.

Executive Chef:
Daniel Wecker

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
The Elkridge Furnace Inn hosts a number of special events from afternoon teas, to cooking classes for children and adults, to wine tastings, murder mysteries, and special entertainment dinners. Please visit our web-site for an updated calendar of events.

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Private Dining

Escape the typical meeting hotel ballroom or restaurant backroom and experience The Elkridge Furnace Inn where you'll find a unique and elegant setting for your upcoming celebration. Meals will be served in a private dining room, prepared by our award winning chef and his culinary team.

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4.7

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93% would recommend it to a friend

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food5
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service5

This is one of the best restaurants in M ...

vip
Dined 2 days ago

This is one of the best restaurants in Maryland . The ingredients are always the freshest, finest home grown, butchered and prepared organic products. The presentation is creative. The service is friendly and flawless. All this set in a 1744 house.

food5
ambience5
service5

Great experience from beginning to end.

Dined 6 days ago

Great experience from beginning to end.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

a perfect Saturday meal

Dined on April 23, 2016

Simply stated. A fantastic dining experience. Put ourselves on their email list as we will be going back soon.

Tags: romantic
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Always Outstanding

Dined on April 20, 2016

I discovered this restaurant a while ago and have been here several times since. I love that they grow their own vegetables and change the menu with the seasons. Service is excellent and the food is wonderful! They have a great wine list as well. Everyone is so nice and very accommodating, even when you don't have reservations. This is a must!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service4

Food and ambiance is first rate. Nice up ...

vip
Dined on April 17, 2016

Food and ambiance is first rate. Nice upscale dining experience tucked away in the woods. Five minutes from BWI.

food3
ambience4
service4
value3

hit or miss dish

Dined on April 15, 2016

Everything as far as ambiance and service were wonderful. We were greeted immediately upon our arrival. All the staff were very professional and obliging. The dining area and restrooms were well decorated and clean. They only had two available restrooms as there was a wedding taking place when we dined. We had to wait to use those facilities. There were two in my party. We both ordered appetizers one was fabulous (cream of crab soup) the other was lack luster (calamari and cauliflower). Only the protein portions of our entrees were tasty. We ordered the pork loin with cabbage and the crab stuffed veal. The meats in both orders were melt in your mouth tender. I would love for them to work on the flavor profile of their vegetables and sides. Technically they were cooked properly they just lacked creativity and elevation. At fine dining prices I would expect a higher level of consistency in the dishes. For these reasons I could not give them all 5 stars. They are however some place I would give a second chance if prompted.

Tags: special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Quality in a historic setting

Dined on April 12, 2016

Pleasantly suprised to find a hidden gem with fantastical food and flavors worth the experience. Prices are higher but not outrageous, and expected or on par with the high quality and creativity sold. Atmosphere was freindly but your privacy wasn't compromised. Not an everyday dinner, but if looking for a wonderful dinning experience this is the place.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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ambience5
service5
value5

Elkridge Furnace Inn

Dined on April 10, 2016

Fine dining, great menu, great wine list, and superb service. Ended up eating really slow so I could savor every last bite. Great menu for celiacs too (gluten-free), which I am. Highly recommend it.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

Wonderful food. Great location in the h ...

Dined on April 9, 2016

Wonderful food. Great location in the historic property. Service was very attentive and professional. Great wine list as well.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

WOW - Great Dining at The Elkridge Furnace Inn!

Dined on April 9, 2016

My wife and I went to The Elkridge Furnace Inn to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary and it was fantastic. The Inn is an historic property and an elegant, romantic setting, and special occasion restaurant for any level of formality - coat & tie, black tie, or if you have it white tie. We shared a room with a fireplace with two other couples celebrating their anniversaries: one 5 yrs and one 46 years. The service was impeccable, great selection of offerings on the chef's Spring 2016 menu - many choices for all courses and tough choices because they all sounded so good. Everything was prepared from scratch, fresh, and served to perfection. Dessert and special after dinner beverages were exceptional, too. Overall, I would recommend The Elkridge Furnace Inn to anyone. The cost is expensive, but good value and well worth the experience for first class dining. Compliments to the Chef and our server Hilary and his helper Sam. We'll be back!

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Birthday

vip
Dined on April 1, 2016

Staff forgot this was her Birthday dinner although I had confirmed with the staff 3 days prior.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food2
ambience4
service3

The food is overpriced and not "all that ...

Dined on March 31, 2016

The food is overpriced and not "all that" particularly given the hype - i.e. they grow all their own veggies, butcher their own meat etc. much better and fresher and tastier (and more realistically and reasonably priced) fare at other nearby hot spots for gourmands such as Iron Bridge and Rumor Mill for example. All three starters, mains and desserts were "meh". In addition we were repeatedly given info about future events discounts etc. very annoying. Great location lovely historical house, but not for children and not particularly good for private conversations. Wine choices were good and ok on price - on par with other places. Going back again for work and will try something else - hopefully it will be better than this visit.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Consistently great!

Dined on March 31, 2016

It is always a treat and a fine dining experience at the Elkridge Furnace Inn. Menu selection is diverse and unique. Martinis are exceptional! Staff is so professional and friendly.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Extensive wine selection. Fabulous duck ...

Dined on March 19, 2016

Extensive wine selection. Fabulous duck and veal scallopini entrees. A wonderful experience- fine dining as it should be.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Birthday celebration

Dined on March 16, 2016

Lovely setting, attentive service, nice chat with the owner and delicious food. Perfect spot for a special birthday treat.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Loved it

Dined on March 12, 2016

This is a one-of-a-kind place. Loved the experience, definitely will be back.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

A Wonderful Anniversary Meal

Dined on March 6, 2016

We choose this restaurant for our 45th wedding anniversary brunch. It was wonderful! The service was impeccable, and the food was delicious. The meal was well paced. They knew it was our anniversary; our desserts were served on a platter with "Happy Anniversary" written in chocolate. What a treat!

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Great place, great service " A MUST VISIT"

Dined on March 5, 2016

The Elkridge Inn was excellent. The appetizers throughout the main course were great, with unique ingredients and wonderful flavors. The ambiance was quiet elegance in a historic location. From the host to the wait staff, the personnel were mature, well trained and always there to help. Our waiter was great he was thoughtful and timed the delivery of all parts of the meal to perfection. He made pleasant conversation and explained all aspects of the menu. This restaurant should be a must for everyone who wants great unique food, good service away from the issues in the city.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

In a world full of chain restaurants....

Dined on February 27, 2016

I know that we live in a world that appreciates predictable, fast and the best bang for your buck, but if you want a refined evening in a beautiful location with a seasonally appropriate menu then the Elkridge Furnace Inn is your place. I went to celebrate the end of a project with my husband and my daughter, we all loved it. It's a wonderful place to share a memorable meal... I had the crab cakes and they were divine. Everything was wonderful from the beginning to the end... thank you

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Excellent Experience, as always

Dined on February 19, 2016

This is our go-to place with friends when we want a wonderful experience and leisurely dinner. We are never disappointed.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service4
value3

Consistently one of the best...

vip
Dined on February 19, 2016

We had another memorable experience at EFI. We asked for a table in front of one of their fireplaces and our request was honored. We started with the escargot appetizer for me, and my wife had the soup of the day which was potato, leek, and celery root. The preparation on the escargot was not your usual garlic and butter, but the dish was served with bleu cheese ravioli and a brown butter walnut sauce. The escargot were on top of the ravioli. All the components were very good and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The soup was hot, very creamy and tasted great. For our entrees, my wife had the oxtail dumpling stew and I had the Irish cheddar stuffed pork scallopini. Again, both dishes were a success. Everything worked well together. We also enjoyed selections from the dessert tray. All of EFI desserts are made in house and we have never made a bad choice. Our server Morgan took very good care of us. Some of the things that separate EFI from other restaurants is their attention to detail in their preparation. They butcher a lot of their own meat and/or source it locally. Their sausage and other elements are all made in house. They grow their own vegetables for their salads. All of these things are what elevate EFI above so many other restaurants. They also have a huge parking lot which removes another concern about going there. I highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5

Excellent dinner in an historic tavern.

vip
Dined on February 18, 2016

Excellent dinner in an historic tavern.

food3
ambience3
service2

Food was good but not extraordinary. For ...

Dined on February 17, 2016

Food was good but not extraordinary. For the prices I expect more. The service was slow also considering the level of the restaurant and it was a Tuesday night, not exactly the busy night of the week. I'll give it one more try another time because everyone deserves a second chance.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Always the best

Dined on February 16, 2016

My husband and I discovered The Elkridge Furnace Inn a few years ago when looking for a place to have dinner that wasn't in the city, We have been there many times since and never once have we been disappointed. The food is consistently top notch and the seasonal nature of the offerings is always interesting and always of the highest quality. The chef truly loves food and usually comes out to talk with the diners during the evening. Off the beaten path but well worth the trip.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Love this place!

Dined on February 16, 2016

Excellent food in an historic treasure of a house. Fresh seasonal ingredients and inventive cuisine in an upscale, yet friendly, atmosphere.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food2
ambience4
service2
value1

Diappointed

Dined on February 15, 2016

I have been to the Elkridge Furnace Inn on another occasion and had an excellent meal. I did not like the prix fixe menu which was the only available menu for Valentine's Day. The food was average and we had to ask for items multiple times. I expected better for the price we paid ($250+ for two))

food5
ambience5
service5

The service and food were wonderful. Can ...

Dined on February 14, 2016

The service and food were wonderful. Can't wait to go again.

food5
ambience5
service5

Great food in a very comfortable space

Dined on February 14, 2016

Great food in a very comfortable space

food4
ambience5
service5
value4

My wife and I had a nice meal coupled wi ...

Dined on February 14, 2016

My wife and I had a nice meal coupled with attentive service.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

Lovely, Historic

Dined on February 14, 2016

The restaurant is lovely an the food is good. The servers were attentive without being intrusive. I just love the history of the place -- ask your server and if they don't know, ask for the wife of the chef -- she runs the place!

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Valentines day

Dined on February 14, 2016

It was a great experience. It was above and beyond of we expected. Thank you.

Tags: great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Hillary is an awesome server. Very pers ...

Dined on February 13, 2016

Hillary is an awesome server. Very personable.

food3
ambience5
service4
value5

Dessert is a must-have!

vip
Dined on February 13, 2016

Elkridge is one of my favorite restaurants and I have celebrated birthdays and anniversaries there. I love their steaks, and I recommend that you try one of their toppings or sauces. This time I was disappointed with my French onion soup because the cheese was burned but the dessert made up for it. I had a chocolate tart with pecans and walnuts with Black truffle ice cream.

Tags: great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

Historic Home With Nice Local Seasonal Menu

Dined on February 13, 2016

The Valentines weekend menu had winter seasonal local ingredients with some items from the gardens on the property grounds. The historic home is a nice setting, the staff is very at tentative, and the food was good.

Tags: special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Elkridge Furnace Inn - A happy visit

Dined on February 6, 2016

My girlfriend and I found the staff attentive and pleasant. The atmosphere was comfortable and relaxed. The resident chef even found time to walk amongst the diners and chat. He has a great sense of humour and seemed genuinely interested in our satisfaction. We will return again to try other menu offerings. This time I sampled completely from the specials menu and was pleased with the Lobster Ravioli and braised lamb soup. This and the Cavit Muscato made for a very happy visit. Give this establishment a try.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

Great experience

Dined on January 29, 2016

We had a wonderful dinner during restaurant week. The service was wonderful and food was excellent, even with the limited menu for restaurant week. This place has never disappointed us.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

A wonderful place for a romantic dinner ...

Dined on January 27, 2016

A wonderful place for a romantic dinner or a business meal

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Grand dining

vip
Dined on January 20, 2016

We were in nearby Linthicum Heights for a conference at the Maritime Institute. A quick $6 uber ride across the river brought us to this elegant setting on the river. Was originally a tavern in 1744, I seem to remember. They told us they host over 100 weddings a year on the grounds. Excellent food, wine and food amazingly well priced, and wait/management staff service fitting in a Michelin starred establishment. Highly recommended!!!! You won't be disappointed.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food4
ambience5
service4
value3

Lovely evening.

Dined on January 17, 2016

This was a special evening so I was very glad when we were moved to a more romantic table. Because I have been here several times, I was familiar with the menu; however my friend was not, therefore it would have been most helpful had our waiter explained several of the items or how something was prepared. (My past waiters/wateriest had done so.) My last 2 visits I ordered the filet and was not disappointed...excellent cut and cooked to perfection.

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

A top level place

vip
Dined on January 15, 2016

We moved to MD about three years ago. We are restaurant people, but while we had heard of Elkridge Furnace this was our first time eating there. The menu is wonderful with items that are not on the usual menu. One needn't worry, though, there is plenty to interest those less interested in wild catch. The kitchen was superb and the staff was well trained and helpful. What more can I say than we will be back, sooner than later.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list

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