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“Elegance at Lunch time” 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 #21 of 249 Restaurants in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, International
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Columbia, MD
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Elegance at Lunch time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

What a joy to have sometime unique and delicious for lunch. The presentation and flavor of food was so inviting. I can't wait to go again. Maybe my birthday or someone else's?

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank HATravellog
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English first
Columbia, MD
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Consistently delicious”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We have had many special dinners at King's Contrivance and it is always good. There is a reason they have been in business for so many years.

Visited October 2013
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2 Thank Cindy M
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NY
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252 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
“An escape from the usual places”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

The King's Contrivance is a luxury restaurant, the kind that will provide your group with a separate room, a large table, dedicated service, great food and wine. The ambience is good and allows people to relax and talk freely with no crosstalk from other tables. Great place for a business meeting.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank R_TheReader
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Ellicott City, Maryland, United States
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95 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Overpriced, Poor service, Disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Very overpriced! A glass of wine was $12 and they gave you very wine. The calamari was in nuggets.The service was so bad, I had to ask the bellboy for more blue cheese dressing and for the bill. They do not have ranch dressing.What is that about? I would NOT recommend this place.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Jay B
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Newark DE
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199 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Still very good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Went for brunch after a three decade absence. It used to be way out in the country and now the suburbs have grown up around it. Beautiful grounds, very nice inside. Service attentive but not overly so. Brunch was very good. E very thing fresh and well prepared.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank SteveDELIWEAR
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