Nice dinner between Baltimore and DC
Start with Iron Bridge Wine Company, Trapeze, oZ Chophouse or Ranazul because they're good and easy access off Rte 29.
Iron Bridge is on Rte 108. The others are in Fulton just off Rte 29. That is the Maple Lawn development mentioned by "Bmar." They're classy places, and you can get reservations at anywhere except Iron Bridge.
If you want to explore more, try Mango Grove or An Loi Pho in Columbia. They're a few turns from Rte 29, but very close. Mango Grove is excellent Indian food. Try the masala dosa. An Loi is a small, casual Vietnamese place, but excellent food. Try the salted plum soda and/or the "French" coffee.
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8191 Maple Lawn Blvd, Suite A, Fulton, MD 20759
8180 Maple Lawn Blvd, Fulton, MD
Iron Bridge Wine Co
10435 State Route 108, Columbia, MD 21044
8171 Maple Lawn Blvd, Fulton, MD 20759
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