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“Good but ....” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Iron Bridge Wine Company

Iron Bridge Wine Company
10435 State Route 108, Columbia, MD 21044
410-997-3456
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Ranked #6 of 223 Restaurants in Columbia
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Wine Bar
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
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“Good but ....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

Had not been here in some time and thought would be a good Saturday lunch. Service and food was good. Server was knowledgeable, talked up wine selection and noted they only charge retail price, not marked up like many restaurants. However they charge $10 uncocking fee!! Pretty pretentious. Otherwise a good place to go.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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IBWC-MD, General Manager at Iron Bridge Wine Company, responded to this review, December 1, 2013
MDFiosUser,

Thanks for taking the time to write review of The Iron Bridge. I was glad to read that you were happy with most aspects of your lunch experience.

As for our wine pricing, we do charge a $10.00 corkage fee over the retail price for in house consumption of wine. This has been our policy since opening over ten years ago. (Full disclosure: we charged $5.00 when we opened but raised it to $10.00 about seven years ago)
We do, however, offer a no-corkage special on Thursdays when we waive this fee.

We fell this is a very fair practice for our more than fair pricing. Most restaurants charge 200% or more over the retail price of a bottle of wine to consume in house. Because of our unique license that enables us to sell wine for on or off premise use, we add this nominal fee for in house purchase. This and this alone enables us to sustain the small mark-ups we run on our wine by the bottle program. We feel we offer the best value around for by the bottle purchases of wine when dining.

Thanks again for taking the time to write a review. It is only with feedback from our guests that we can hope to improve our dining experience.

Vince Culotta
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English first
Baltimore, Maryland
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great wine, great food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

It had been many years since we had been at Iron Bridge Wine and wanted to try it again. We had great meals. My wife picked the hamburger (unusual choice for her) and she LOVED it. The side fries were also amazing. I had the chef special coq au vin and was very pleased. The food and our wine was very good. The restaurant is small so if you like a more lively atmosphere close to other diners, Iron Bridge will be a great choice. If you prefer quiet and romantic, this may not work well for you.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Columbia, Maryland
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Can't keep to myself”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

My last visit was as the result of a 1/2 yearly birthday certificate I received in the mail as a result of being on Iron Bridge Wine Co's mailing list. I was so glad to have received such a valuable coupon with a percentage off an appetizer, entree and dessert. So three of us Aries went and we had to share our meets with each other because we just couldn't pick only one item we wanted to taste. As a result, I highly recommend the Octopus for an appetizer, the lamb ravioli and the rabbit...yummy...accompanied by a Cote' de Rone wine and topped off with their peach cobbler so warm and mellow.

  • Visited September 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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Columbia, Maryland
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118 reviews 118 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Consistently good service & food, good ambiance”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We go to Iron Bridge several times a year--have never had a bad item. Great ambiance for wine lovers. We always have the wine flights. Great for a special occasion.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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“Always a good evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

We get to the "Bridge" 5-6 times a year, consistently good service and food. It does take discipline to finish a dinner without spending more than you expected. Tonight's meal was very good. Our server did not rush us, knew the menu well, and made a nice wine recommendation.

The burrata starter was very good as was the heirloom tomato salad. We each enjoyed our entrees - leg of lamb and rib eye steak. Good flavor. Although as we have learned in the past the kitchen tends to cook meat a temperature less than requested.

The double chocolate mousse went very well with a good cup of coffee.

We will be coming back again!

  • Visited September 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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