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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 #12 of 225 Restaurants in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Great Falls, Virginia
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118 reviews 118 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
32 helpful votes 32 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 Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Not coming back”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
8 helpful votes 8 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 Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“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 Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“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 Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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