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Old South Mountain Inn
Based on 68 traveler reviews
Feb 26, 2014 by: cfischer41 from Purcellville
My wife and I love to visit restaurants and country inns that authentically reflect the rich heritage of Washington's suburbs. and this is one we enjoy. We popped by on a frigid Sunday afternoon at the "wrong time" in the early afternoon (shift change?) but found a delightful nook in the tiny bar, ordered a great Cabernet, and decided to pass the time with an order of escargots. To my delight, they were exquisite. Served in a cast aluminum tray with toasted garlic bread on the side, they were immersed in garlicky butter and herbs, and piping hot and delicious. For our entree, we opted to sit I their bright, light, and airy grand dining area, which we shared with only one other couple. On previous impromptu visits, we had seen this area swarming with wedding guests, flowing out onto the patio with glasses of champagne, and "shared the moment" from our Harley parked outside. On this day, we waited with great anticipation as our friendly and most professional server, Bill, saw to our every need. My wife choose a house specialty, Chesapeake Rockfish, served appropriately hot over a bed of rice with a side of steamed veggies; she loved it. For me, they served a peppercorn encrusted steak (not au poivre) with a delightful glaze, al dente steamed fresh asparagus, and garlicky mashed potatoes. What a treat. For dessert, we split a memorable "fresh strawberry in crepe" with ice cream, whipped cream, and raspberry drizzle. Oh.. My... Goodness. Three hours after our arrival, we walked to our car, and the smile has yet to leave my face. Try this one if your in the area; it's on top of the mountain on old Rte 40 just east of Boonsboro, MD.
Great meal beautiful setting
Jan 26, 2014 by: USAFret from USAFret
After moving to the area a while ago I finally tried this restaurant and was more than Impressed. The dining room is glassed in providing a beautiful view of the surrounding mountains. The room was comfortable and nicely appointed. The food was excellent. The escargot, filet mignon, and beef Wellington were all excellent and prepared exactly as ordered. Desserts were very good and a nice end to a great meal. The wine list is extensive and has something for every taste and pocketbook. Lastly our server was very friendly and professional. This a local restaurant that can cover all occasions from a simple night out to a special event.
Jan 12, 2014 by: humperdoodler from Breezewood, Pennsylvania
I have been to this place twice now to have the buffet. Both times, the food was absolutely horrible. And it always taste old and like it had been sitting out all night. Presentation is tacky, and the price is outrageous for the amount of food they have to offer. This past visit on Jan 12, 2014, the london broil was so tough that i couldn't even eat it.They seem to never have enough food available to finish the buffet. The best thing was the decorations, and the waitresses.
Dec 23, 2013 by: Lisa L from Smithsburg, Maryland
This is a classic, historic restaurant. A "must visit" at Christmas. They go all out with their festive decorations. The cream of crab soup, salad ( they have a wonderful curry dressing) and stuffed flounder were all very good. Our waitress was amazing. Very attentive. It was a busy Friday night and we were a party of 11. Our party had a wide variety of entrees- from salads, sea bass, steak to beef Wellington. Everyone raved about their meal. Most had dessert as well and those were enjoyed equally.
Dec 22, 2013 by: David T from Washington, District of Columbia, United States
One of my favorite places for a special meal. Very cozy old style place with great fireplaces in most of the rooms. Outside seating when the weather is warm too. They have a well rounded menu, with my favorite being the rainbow trout stuffed with crabmeat. however, everything on the menu is amazing. They also have a full drink menu, and fine wines to add to your meal and celebration. The service is great also. A great place to go when in the area.
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