About The Elkridge Furnace Inn
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.
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
$31 to $50
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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.
Gravel parking lot, please use caution. Located to the left of the facility.
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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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.
The Elkridge Furnace Inn Ratings and Reviews
This is one of the best restaurants in M ...
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.
Great experience from beginning to end.
Great experience from beginning to end.
a perfect Saturday meal
Simply stated. A fantastic dining experience. Put ourselves on their email list as we will be going back soon.
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!
Food and ambiance is first rate. Nice up ...
Food and ambiance is first rate. Nice upscale dining experience tucked away in the woods. Five minutes from BWI.
hit or miss dish
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.
Quality in a historic setting
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.
Elkridge Furnace Inn
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.
Wonderful food. Great location in the h ...
Wonderful food. Great location in the historic property. Service was very attentive and professional. Great wine list as well.
WOW - Great Dining at The Elkridge Furnace Inn!
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!
Staff forgot this was her Birthday dinner although I had confirmed with the staff 3 days prior.
The food is overpriced and not "all that ...
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.
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.
Extensive wine selection. Fabulous duck ...
Extensive wine selection. Fabulous duck and veal scallopini entrees. A wonderful experience- fine dining as it should be.
Lovely setting, attentive service, nice chat with the owner and delicious food. Perfect spot for a special birthday treat.
This is a one-of-a-kind place. Loved the experience, definitely will be back.
A Wonderful Anniversary Meal
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!
Great place, great service " A MUST VISIT"
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.
In a world full of chain restaurants....
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
Excellent Experience, as always
This is our go-to place with friends when we want a wonderful experience and leisurely dinner. We are never disappointed.
Consistently one of the best...
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.
Excellent dinner in an historic tavern.
Excellent dinner in an historic tavern.
Food was good but not extraordinary. For ...
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.
Always the best
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.
Love this place!
Excellent food in an historic treasure of a house. Fresh seasonal ingredients and inventive cuisine in an upscale, yet friendly, atmosphere.
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))
The service and food were wonderful. Can ...
The service and food were wonderful. Can't wait to go again.
Great food in a very comfortable space
Great food in a very comfortable space
My wife and I had a nice meal coupled wi ...
My wife and I had a nice meal coupled with attentive service.
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!
It was a great experience. It was above and beyond of we expected. Thank you.
Hillary is an awesome server. Very pers ...
Hillary is an awesome server. Very personable.
Dessert is a must-have!
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.
Historic Home With Nice Local Seasonal Menu
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.
Elkridge Furnace Inn - A happy visit
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.
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.
A wonderful place for a romantic dinner ...
A wonderful place for a romantic dinner or a business meal
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.
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.
A top level place
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.
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