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“How a restaurant should be !!”
Review of Grillfire

Ranked #11 of 111 Restaurants in Hanover
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Milestone Parkway
Pasadena, Maryland
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“How a restaurant should be !!”
Reviewed January 4, 2013

After too many bland open spaces with ugly stained suspended tile ceilings finally a place with some ambiance!
Stone walls, wooden beams, fancy light shades, divided dining areas, choice of booths and open tables, this place has it all.
Its not cheap but its worth it.
The Cowboy steak is awesome.
Try the Meatloaf - probably not something you expect to order at this scale of place but well worth it!
This has become our special occasion go to venue!

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank wayneblen
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English first
washington dc
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Nice ambiance”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

Great atmosphere
Wonderful staff
Everyone cheerful/helpful
Food delicious
Great wine selection
Late night menu
Fireplace is swagged out

Visited January 2013
Thank touringtheworldyoung
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Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Overall a keeper”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

Had four meals there. Breakfast is exceptional, limited menu but hits all of the usual items and does them well. Eggs Benedict both with crab meat and ham versions very good with great breakfast potatoes and above average coffee. Burgers are good, had duck the first night, nice portion, well flavored, could have been more tender but otherwise very good. Service the first night a bit slow, but other visits very fast. Huge house salads, Caesar very good but could have been a little less generous on the dressing. Cobb salad avocados need a little more time to ripen but otherwise very good an sized to biblical proportions. Overall value and quality a real cut above from the usuall found in a hotel. Cotton candy with your check a hoot!

Visited December 2012
Thank Fludoc
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New Carrollton, MD
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Good lunch, but quite busy.”
Reviewed December 19, 2012

I arrived at 12:30 (obviously prime time) and there was a wait with the exception of two seats at the edge of the restaurant adjacent to the hotel lobby (*The Hotel at Arundel Preserve* is the name of the hotel), so we took one of those tables. It turned out to be a blessing because the restaurant was packed with many people and I wanted to have a quiet conversation with my lunch partner. The table and seat was comfortable and we were able to relax. We ordered the “Japanese Peanuts” (steamed edamame) and munched on them while our lunch was being prepared. I ordered the Seared Tuna Wrap (salsa, black beans, avocado, baby greens & wasabi mayo) and my lunch partner ordered a salad (not sure which one). The server was attentive and polite and he kept our iced tea glasses full. Although we were lost in conversation, lunch seemed to take a bit long to arrive. I was pleased with my tuna wrap. The wasabi and avocado tasted very good and all the components of the wrap were nice. I think they could have put a little more tuna in it for the $16 price, but I was full after eating that and the steamed vegetables that came with the order.

I've been here once before for happy hour and it is a bit pricey, but the atmosphere can be nice if it's not too busy. It's worth a visit if you are in the Arundel Mills area. Free parking is abundant and the location is very easy to get to from I-295.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank MD_scubanut
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Baltimore, MD
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent variety, not a "chain restaurant".”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

This restaurant is in a hotel, but it doesn't have the feeling of your typical hotel restaurant. It has its own separate entrance. Not a chain restaurant. This brand does have a couple of restaurants in New York, but this is the only one in Maryland & each of their restaurants are differant. Salads are awesome, steaks cooked perfectly. Inventive menu, something for everyone. Very friendly staff. You get swirl of cotton candy at the end of your dinner for free.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank PaulShan
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