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Jul 28, 2008 01:39 PM

Nice dinner between Baltimore and DC

My husband and I will be meeting friends who live near Baltimore. We live in Chevy Chase. Can anyone suggest a Saturday night dinner restaurant somewhere in between. Is there anything good in or near Columbia? Thanks.

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  1. Cafe de Paris. French Bistro food, reasonably priced, right near 100 and 95.

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    1. re: JonParker

      I agree with JonParker - Cafe de Paris is in Columbia and definitely a perfect in between location for you all to meet.

      Other restaurants in the Columbia area for you all to consider are:

      - Iron Bridge Wine Co.
      - Victoria Gastro Pub

    2. Jordan's Steakhouse in Ellicott City is very good. There is also a few options in a new development called Maple Lawn:

      1. Tersiguels in Ellicott City is also great (and also French...)

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        1. re: Rosco1

          I went to the OZ chophouse in Maple lawn and was pleasantly surprised. they also have a few other restaurants in the area that are supposed to be good, trapeze? and ranazul? its actually more in the middle than Columbia.

        2. Iron Bridge Wine Company. It's great food, great atmosphere.

          1. Right off 95 is the beautiful, historic Elkridge Furnace Inn. I've never had dinner there but have had very good experiences at wedding receptions and afternoon tea.

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            1. re: BlueSwimmer

              Dined at Elkridge Furnace Inn years ago and it was quite lovely, but I believe that it would be a bit out of way, not halfway. You'd be best to consider the options in Columbia/Ellicott City or Maple Lawn. Tersiguels and Jordans are very good. Haven't as yet been to OZ Chophouse or Iron Bridge Wine Company. Many CHer's recommend Cafe de Paris. (Columbia area).

              By the way, no one speaks of King's Contrivance in Columbia. Haven't dined there in over ten years. Is it an 'Old cow?" FoiGras