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“Class Act”

King's Contrivance Restaurant
Ranked #16 of 263 Restaurants in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, European
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Baltimore, MD
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Class Act”
Reviewed March 21, 2013

We have been dining at the King's Contrivance Inn for years and have NEVER been disappointed in the food, service and ambiance. The waitstaff are attentive, but not overbearing, scheduling a reservation is painless, one is met at the door by a very courteous greeter, the food is consistently suberb. we especially like the veal and the seafood. There is a wonderful array of desserts, an assortment of teas and coffees to finish off the meal. We highly recommend it.

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank Robert W
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English first
Silver Spring, Maryland
Level 6 Contributor
370 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Great spot for a quiet, quality meal”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

King's Contrivance has been around for a long time and is a local favorite. It is located inan old mansion. Service was good but not great. Food was excellent. Scallops and pasta were the best we have had and their veal margarita was wonderful. This is a great spot for a special meal.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank JE01
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Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Very Classy”
Reviewed February 27, 2013

My second time here. Very classy, food was delish, great presentation. Great for a special dinner. The fist was cooked to perfection, but could have had a little more going on in the flavor department. The stuffed lobster tail was great from beginning to end.

Visited February 2013
Thank natinmd
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Baltimore, Maryland
Level 6 Contributor
141 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“I was wrong!”
Reviewed February 12, 2013 via mobile

In my October review, I stated that I was not impressed by the food but that I would give the place another try in a few months. Well, I've returned twice and found things much better than my first visit. I guess anyone can have a bad day! Both of my servers were excellent. I really liked the wedge salad and pork chops on my first return and the shrimp/crab cocktail and Sea Bass on my second return. Lots of crab and really large shrimp. I was still not too impressed but the cocktail or Louis sauce. The pork chop was one of the most tender I've had. A nice reduction sauce. I ordered it with garlic mashed potatoes since I am not partial to sweet potato fries. My wife had my previously disparaged seared scallops (and asked for extra seared) and they were great! And Friday was half-off wine night! What a deal! I'll put this restaurant back on my list of recommendations.

1 Thank Knotoncall2
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Columbia, Maryland, United States
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great ambiance”
Reviewed January 22, 2013

This restaurant has such great food. The chef makes some of the best Butternut Squash soup. Perfect for a romantic dinner for two. The prix fixe menu is very good as well.

Visited March 2012
Thank Mary T
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