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“Rehearsal Dinner” 5 of 5 stars
Review of King's Contrivance Restaurant

King's Contrivance Restaurant
10150 Shaker Dr, Columbia, MD 21046-1304
301-596-3455
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Ranked #12 of 220 restaurants in Columbia
Cuisines: American, European, Continental
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Rome, Italy
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Rehearsal Dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

We had the rehearsal dinner for our daughter's wedding at the Kings Contrivance Restaurant this past Friday night and it was wonderful. We had 56 people on the lovely air conditioned sun porch.
The food was incredible...We choose a menu of 4 entrees and each and every one was delicious! Our family and friends raved about the food. Richard, the manager was a pleasure to work with and made the event run beautifully. We look forward to having other events there! Columbia Maryland which is filled with chain restaurants has this wonderful gem...We HIGHLY recommend it!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Excellent local restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

My wife and I made last minute reservations for King's Contrivance for an escape from the kids night out. We were one of the first people in the restaurant. The service was excellent. We both got the early bird specials. For appetizers I got the seafood crepe and my wife got the MD crab soup. My crepe was excellent, her soup was good, but was a little heavy on the Old Bay seasoning. For entrees, I got the pork tenderloin and my wife got the fillet minion. My pork disk was good, a tad to overdone but the sauce made up for it. My wife's filet was good, a little on the medium-rare side instead of the requested medium, but still good. Neither of us were big fans of the potato side dish that came with the fillet. Both of our desserts excellent.

All in all a great trip. It wasn't as a knock your socks off type of evening like we have had in the past but still great service and good food.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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New Market, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Exceptional in every way”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

We got married at the King's Contrivance in 1999 and went there for our 1st and14th wedding anniversaries. It is simply a magical place--our wedding could not have been more perfect and the food is ALWAYS great. If you are thinking about planning a small, intimate wedding--then this is the venue. The staff could not have been more helpful and we were able to have everything we requested.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Towson, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Casually Elegant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Celebrated our 29th Wedding Anniversary here with a lovely lunch complete with champagne. We both enjoyed the setting on the lovely side porch, the food (the seafood bisque was delicious) and the service. We will be back.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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YUMA
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106 reviews 106 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Yummy and Classy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

For a wedding meal, amazing food. Salmon perfect which is always a shock in a group. Lovely location and intimate set up. Lots of seafood choices and a full menu. Limited restroom facilities.
I would definitely return and have already recommended to others.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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