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“Excellent Sunday Bruch” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Harryman House Restaurant

Harryman House Restaurant
340 Main St, Reisterstown, MD 21136-1904
410-833-8850
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Ranked #3 of 40 Restaurants in Reisterstown
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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53 reviews 53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Excellent Sunday Bruch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

First of all, the atmostphere and ambiance in the Harryman House is excellent. They have done a wonderful job using the given space to create an excellent dining experince from the glass sun room, to including the original half-timbered walls of the house. Unlike some restaurants in old houses, you know that you're in a historic home, but it doesn't feel like the transition from house to restaurant was forced, which creates an awkward cacaphony of historic decorum and sterile kitchen.

The food for brunch was excellent and decently priced. They have rotating specials, which is always a plus, and the brunch actually had character. Sunday brunch's always seem to have the same thing, and many upscale restaurants simply feel they can simply take a gourmet approach to blaise standards to produce a quality menu. This is not the case. Nor is it the case with the Harryman House. The menu, of course, includes the standards, but everything is done with a twist. Eggs Benedict is given a regional flare with the inclusion of crab meat and Chesapeake seasoning, and the chicken and waffles was just a fun to eat as it was to look at. They do a great job of making brunch an event again and not just the ritualistic pilgramiage to the local grease hole to soak up all the bad decisions of the night before.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
MD USA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Always a Delightful Evening!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The Grill at Harryman House is our Sunday evening spot for a relaxing, yet slightly upscale meal. The food is always good, the wait staff attentive, and the atmosphere divine. The restaurant is broken into a series of smaller rooms with varied decor that helps each room feel intimate and special. We go as a family and both the kids and adults always find something good to eat. Our children dont refer to this as The Grill at Harryman House, but as "The Creme Brulee Place." Saving room for dessert is a must here! It is always Creme Brulee for my daughter and Sorbet for my son! The Grill at Harryman House is one of those places that you can always count on for a delightful evening.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Baltimore, Maryland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Classy local pub”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013 via mobile

We visit this pub often, usually in the bar area, where there are also high top tables, booths, and tables. Great atmosphere, employees and food! The bar tenders and servers are very attentive and personable, serving a varied light fare and restaurant menu. Our own "Cheers" location!

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Baltimore, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Atmosphere nice, food not so nice.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

My husband took me to the Harryman House for dinner to celebrate my birthday. We ordered the baked oysters which came to us barely warm. We did return them to be reheated. When the second order came, they were slightly warmer.....didn't bother to send them back again. Also, just so you know the oysters were the size of a thumb nail and smothered in cheese. They should be ashamed to charge the price ($12) they do for three microscopic oysters and cheese.....can you even call that an appetizer? I ordered the New York strip ($26) for my entree as did my son. The chimicchurri sauce gave the steak and potatoes a sour taste. The Seasonal Grill Salad ($11) had good ingredients but the dressing was bland. My husband ordered the fish and chips which was one of the specials that evening. It was fair...not bad...not great. I will say that our server, Lori, was very nice and attentive. When all is said and done, we paid our $160.00 bill and left feeling as if we really did not receive our money's worth.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Bel Air, Maryland
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Nice Historic Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

A wonderful place to take friends, family or business associates. Wonderful old building which has been renovated and updated over the years. Excellent food, though the service can be spotty at times depending on who is working the lunch crowd. They always have a nice quiche special and wonderful seasonal soup selections. Very nice wine selection and the deserts are worth a trip to the gym to burn off the calories.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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