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Nov 9, 2010 05:42 PM

Hunt Valley area but if not....

Here's the thing. Our family is part of a wedding party looking for a location in the Hunt Valley area for a rehearsal dinner on a Friday night this summer. Parking is of extreme importance which should indicate something....Does anyone have any notion of a restaurant in this area for 40_+ people that would:
a. serve food Chowhounders would eat
b. provide such food at a price that would not require a third mortgage?

Many,.many thanks for any input. I appreciate the fact that the area is food bankrupt. If no ideas for this area, then maybe the I-83 corridor, including Woodberry Kitchen?

Woodberry Kitchen
2010 Clipper Park Rd # 126, Baltimore, MD

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  1. We did a rehearsal dinner for almost 75 at Liberatore's (just a little south of Hunt Valley) in October 2010 and it was wonderful. The family who owns the restaurant were great to work with and the staff on the night of the party was terrific. They offer a range of prices depending on your choices. We paid about $30pp including beer and wine. Liberatore's staff kept replenishing the food until everyone stopped coming up to the buffet (we could have had a sit-down dinner had we chosen) and we took home a lot of the wonderful desserts. I highly recommend your looking into it. BTW, its on the ground floor of an office building and thus there is more than ample parking.

    1. With those constraints I would get a bunch of food from Andy Nelson's BBQ and eat it over at Oregon Ridge State Park. They have take out catering starting at $12.95/person. See . You could also add some crabs from Gibbys Seafood or Captain Treys depending on tastes and budget. I don't know if what kind of arrangements you need for the park but should help.

      The big question is whether this sort of downhome meal will suit the wedding party. I expect it would either be a resounding success or total disaster depending on their style.

      Good Luck,

      Captain Treys
      10625 York Rd, Cockeysville, MD 21030

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      1. re: suttonri

        Hear hear. It's the only chow-worthy place in the area, including places that cost a lot more. I found both Milton Inn and Liberatore's mediocre at best.

        The Milton Inn
        14833 York Road, Sparks, MD 21152

        1. re: JonParker

          cosigning! i vote for andy nelson's.

      2. I would contact the Milton Inn in Sparks and let them know what you are looking for. I did some corporate stuff with them in the past and they were able to work around my budget.

        The Milton Inn
        14833 York Road, Sparks, MD 21152

        1. Another restaurant to consider is Restaurant Sabor in Lutherville. The chef there was formerly at Linwoods and is amazing. The regular menu changes seasonally. Also, since they do not have a liquor license the restaurant is BYOB which could save you a bit by bringing your own wine and alcoholic beverages of choice. Many of my wine friends have made them the restaurant of choice. Call over and I'm sure they would work with you on a menu that would fit the budget.

          Restaurant Sabor
          12240 Tullamore Rd, Lutherville, MD 21093

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          1. Might want to check out the New Peerce's Grill at the old Peerces Plantation on Dulaney Valley Rd near Loch Raven. Excellent food, great location....and you wont break the bank/
            I Know they have a private room

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              1. re: ronandaim

                AVOID Andy Nelsons at all costs - food and service is consistently poor. And not the only one here who can attest to that!

                Definetly the Milton Inn, Oregon Grille, or the Hunt Valley Grille at Embassy Suites would have a lot of parking for HV anyway..

                The Milton Inn
                14833 York Road, Sparks, MD 21152

                Oregon Grille
                1201 Shawan Road, Hunt Valley, MD 21030

                1. re: JamesPapa

                  While I wouldn't recommend Andy Nelson's for a rehearsal dinner, I don't think it falls into the avoid-at-all-costs category. I've never had bad food or bad service there. In fact, I've had some things that were really, really good.

                  1. re: JamesPapa

                    Dude.......please stop bashing Andy Nelson's based upon your tired rant of a bad chicken sandwich that was comped for your birthday. Learn to order BBQ at a BBQ place and add value to a conversation. While Andy Nelson's may not be what they are looking for in a rehearsal dinner, it is not a avoid at all costs place at all.

                    1. re: jck

                      Andy Nelson's BBQ is great. If smoked meat will please your crowd, then it is the way to go. Not vegetarian friendly for a rehearsal dinner. Personally, I have always had great service there.