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“Great place of small wedding” 4 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 #15 of 201 Restaurants in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, International, European
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Great Falls, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Great place of small wedding”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great hot hors d’oeuvres, and quick bar service. Buffet had hot, tasty food - chicken marsala, salmon, three salad, and a beef dish with veges. Excellent table service for wine, table bussing, etc. Nice fingerfood desserts and they were fresh and tasty. Plan to go back for lunch. Beautiful setting both indoor and out.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Not coming back”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

The Maitre D was arrogant and rude. We felt like we were rush to finish our dinner. Too expensive, bad service. Not coming back.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Still Wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This restaurant has it all: charming atmosphere, attentive service, and great food. Yes, it is still wonderful.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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“Charming, romantic, a classic any season”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The ambiance, the service, the food, always a wonderful experience.
In the summer, the sun porch and the grounds make a pretty setting. In the winter, it's a cozy romantic place. We've had many meals here, taken visitors here, had meetings here, and even a wedding!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Columbia, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best Early Bird Special”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The restaurant is a bit pricy but if you go to the Early Bird (anything before 6:00) you can get some great deals. We like to go to this restaurant for special occasions.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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