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Old South Mountain Inn
Based on 88 traveler reviews
Jan 20, 2015 by: Christine C from Rockville, Maryland
My husband took me to the Old South Mountain Inn this past Saturday night to celebrate my birthday. We were having a lovely time until my entrée was delivered. I am the type of person who will literally eat almost anything, but my seafood-and-pasta dish was terribly salty. I made my husband try it just to verify that it wasn't me, and he confirmed that my taste buds were not deceiving me. I explained the problem to our waiter, and while I apologized for having to return my entrée, I did not receive any type of apology in return. Later, when my husband was in the restroom and the waiter returned to clear plates, the waiter actually said to me that the chef had tried my entrée and said it was fine. So, as opposed to being treated with any type of courtesy, I was basically blamed for returning my dish. Also, I was never offered any type of replacement and left without having eaten an entrée. We spent 100's of dollars just on wine that evening, so the absolute lack of courtesy was astounding. And here's the "best part"....we were the last couple in their "garden" room at about 8:45 p.m., and they turned off the heat!! This is a room which is literally made of windows, so heat was essential as it was about 26 degrees outside. We quickly became extremely cold, and it was too unpleasant to finish our bottle of wine.
Jan 18, 2015 by: longfordasurf101 from Maryland
Just returned from Old South Mountain Inn after celebrating a birthday. Brunch is served from 10:30-2:30. We had reservations at 12:00. The setting was very nice with Christmas decorations still up and snowflakes adorning the ceiling in the buffet area. The wait staff was very attentive and friendly. The brunch itself was okay. The food that was suppose to be hot or warm was room temperature. the selection was good but we thought it might have had more variety. All in all, a nice day spent with family members.
Elegance in the countyry
Jan 06, 2015 by: travelermir from Zug, Switzerland
One of the best meals I have had in a restaurant and a wonderful way to celebrate our anniversary. The wait staff was attentive and excellent. Could not have asked for a better eating experience. The Wasabi Salmon is great and you should try the dish. The vegetables are cooked to perfection. Shrimp cocktail and the escargot were great. You should not leave without trying one of their deserts. Traveled the world and must say this restaurant is on the top 10 of my list.
Well Worth the Drive
Jan 06, 2015 by: MomCamps from New Market, Maryland
This restaurant is a bit out of the way, but was well worth the drive. We wanted to go somewhere special for an anniversary dinner, and were not disappointed. Will definitely go back, and not just for special occasions. Medium pricy, food and service were excellent. Easy to make a reservation. Only hiccup was they started to put us right next to the service hallway, but moved us to near the fireplace with no fuss.
A very special Christmas/birthday celebration at the Old South Mountain Inn
Jan 01, 2015 by: Tim B from
We meet up with a dear friend every year around Christmas to celebrate her birthday. We seek out new restaurants that will be a memory maker. After decades of many great restaurants, we hit the jackpot at The Old South Mountain Inn. Our reservation was made with Tammy, who informed us that she would be waiting our table on the night that we would be there. She was very personable on the phone. Our reservation was early evening so we were shown to our table upon arriving. The storied inn was beautifully decorated for the holidays. Tammy shows up and it was as if we were long lost friends immediately. She was able to give us the history of the inn, which is quite fascinating. She also made recommendations on menu selections. All of us ended up getting the prime rib, which was the best we could recall having in a long time. Everything was cooked superbly. Our dinner was topped off with a heavenly strawberry and whipped cream covered crepe complete with a birthday candle. As special occasions go, our evening at the Old South Mountain Inn ranks very high. Tammy made it extra special. Definitely worth the trip up the mountain in a historical setting!!!
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