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“Always Excellent Food, Wine, & Service” 5 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
Baltimore-Washington, DC
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
“Always Excellent Food, Wine, & Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We have dined here often and have never had anything less than an excellent experience. The menu selections provide a wonderful variety from which to choose, the advice of the serving staff on wine selections with the meal have always been spot on and their signature bread puddings always a perfect choice for dessert. This is a justifiably popular place, on weekends especially, so book well in advance.

Visited September 2013
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English first
Tiffin, Ohio
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“Just average! Better restaurants for the money.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

Two of us had the hanger steak - medium was much over done and my medium rare with emphasis on the rare was more like medium. Duck was a leg with tons of beans and kindly our daughter said her coq au vin was okay. I've had much better meals elsewhere. Wine was wonderful but very overpriced. Peach cobbler for dessert was very pedestrian. Greg, our waiter was awesome. You will receive great service, a very well trained staff. Just wish the chef lived up to the service.

Visited October 2013
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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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Baltimore, Maryland
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“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
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“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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