The County Cork Wine Pub
The food is by far the best in Carroll County. The wine selection is excellent. We always ask for Nicole as our server because she will do anything to make your dining experience wonderful. Arlene, the owner, is incredibly welcoming, friendly, and dedicated. I would eat there every day if I could. The chef is creative and on point, and their wine dinners are beyond compare. I can’t say enough good things about the Cork. If you go there, I promise you will be hooked.
We aim to support all the area restaurants. The Cork is s one of a kind, small establishment with good atmosphere and food. I am had the scallops which were outstanding. They graciously substituted rice instead of mashed potatoes - also very good. Our waitress Valerie never disappoints.
Love the Cork for Sunday brunch. Their food is amazing, fresh, hot. Made a reservation as their brunch is typically crowded. Was seated immediately. Did I mention their bottomless mimosa and Bloody Mary special? It’s a bargain at $13 pp. Give the Cork a try.
We really enjoyed our New Year's Eve dinner at the County Cork in Eldersburg MD. The food was amazing and they have a great wine selection. The service was exemplary. We've done their New Year's Eve dinner for several years now and it's always wonderful.
So glad you had a great time with us on New Year's Eve. Hopefully we will be together again next year! Thank you for the positive comments on your visit. It really makes us want to try even harder.
My son and I have eaten here the last 3 Christmas Eves . Also a great meal . Special was Prime Rib and it was delicious with an Au Gratin potatoes that was just as good . So many delicious choices and grey ambiance
Thank you so kindly for the five star review and you positive comments regarding your Christmas Eve dinner with us. We always strive to give five star service on every visit. We hope to see you back again soon.
Thanks for a nice relaxing evening with good food, drinks, not too loud good music and friends to sit back and enjoy! See you next time!!!!
Thank you Janet for taking the time to review your recent visit. So glad to see we earned 4 stars and you enjoyed everything. Can't wait to have you come back again so we can try and earn 5 stars! I love good music that is not too loud so you can still enjoy your company and the musicians, sounds like we are on the same page!
We love that delicious, creative dishes are added to the menu regularly. Excellent service and great cocktails.
Thank you Charlie for the five stars and wonderful review. We appreciate you recognizing the effort we put into our menu and specials. Our servers strive to give their best service always! We hope you'll be back soon.
I have been here several times before and was always satisfied with the service and the food. Not this time...Hopefully it was just an off day for the kitchen and server. Will give them another chance...
Hi Carolyn, Thank you for taking the time to review your last visit and the constructive criticism. I would like to address this further. Can you let me know if you were here for brunch or dinner? We can only get better by learning from our mistakes so any insight you can give will be helpful. Thank you for giving us another chance. If anything should fall short on that visit, please contact me directly. Arlene Stecher, Owner
Not a bargain restaurant but the food is always good and innovative.
Hi Michelle, Thank you for the five star review! So glad that you appreciate our unique menu. We do try and keep it fresh and most everything is made from scratch. We hope you will be back to visit soon.
Service was terrible. It took almost an hour to get our food after it took forever for the waitress to take our order. Food was not worth the wait.
Hi Stacey, Extremely upsetting to receive this review and sorry you had that experience. We always try and give impeccable service and our unique menu is usually well received. I apologize that on your visit this is not what you experienced. I hope you give us another try and if anything should fall short again, please contact me directly. Thank you
It’s is the most delicious menu and food!! Great for any occasion!
Hi Adrian, Thank you for the five star review and wonderful comments on your visit. We do have a very well received menu and change it seasonally, along with food and drink specials every other week. We hope you will be back soon and look forward to giving you another five star experience!
Food was good but service this visit was very poor.
Hi Katy, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and appreciate your comments. We are known as well for our food as we are for our service so this is very concerning. I will be sure to address these concerns with the servers that evening. I hope you visit again and if anything should fall short, please contact me personally. Arlene Stecher, Owner
I would recommend the restaurant. And I will still come back and give it another try sometime. We have been there before and had fantastic food and fantastic service.... this time the food was fantastic again; but the service from out waitress was well below par. We had to interrupt other employees multiple times to ask for things - refills, ketchup, salt/pepper, etc.
Even when the waitress noticed that the food had been brought out, she still did not approach our table for the typical "how does everything look, do you need anything?" which would be bare minimum service. We honestly all said it felt she was just not interested in our table for some reason.
Hi Denise, First of all thank you for taking the time to write your review. I appreciate the positive comments on the food and the constructive criticism on the service. We are known for our service as well as our food (as you did note), and I take this seriously. You shouldn't have the bare minimum service, but impeccable service on every visit. Were you in for brunch or dinner? I would like to address this further. Thank you again.
We had a dinner reservation for 6:45 on a Sat night. We were seated right away, however, not very sure what was going on in the kitchen but we waited over I hour for our food. Not to say it wasn’t worth the wait... it absolutely was !! The pot pie was the best !!
Hi Adrian, Thank you for the 4 stars and the very positive review in light of the long wait for you dinner. My apologies for that. It was an extremely busy weekend, which is in no way any reason that you should have to wait that long to receive your food. I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed your food (and somewhat made up for the wait), but it is still not ok. I had heard about that busy evening and have discussed this with the kitchen. Thank you for bringing that to our attention.
We had a good meal. My daughter did have to send her meal back as the mashed potatoes and broccoli were cold. There was live music which got loud at times. Will definitely go back.
Hi Pam, Thank you for the 4 star review. I must apologize for your daughters food being cold. We do make everything to order so that is not a common problems. I am very sorry it happened to her. When you come back, if the music is ever too loud again, please ask a manager or the owner to have them lower it. I do that a lot of times when the music is playing during dinner time. I personally don't like when the music is loud during dinner.
A nice cozy room, with booths and high tops. Full bar with a few nice bourbon and scotch selections. The wait staff was very friendly and super efficient
Thanks William. We do try and have a nice selection of bourbon and scotches (and not just our wine!). Glad you were able to enjoy. Our servers have been with me for a long time and always put their best foot forward. I will be sure to show them your review.
Food was delicious. The french toast was decadent, the eggs benedict with crab meat also very good.
Thanks Beth for the review and 4 star review. Our Sunday brunch has been called "The Best Brunch in the 'Burg"! We hope you'll be back to try us again. Our dinner menu is fabulous as well and we have live music on the weekends.
The wife enjoyed her go to Twisted Turkey sandwich and I had a couple of small plate happy hour dishes. Delicious as always
Thank you for the review and 5 stars! Our Twisted Turkey has been on our menu since we opened and seems to be a favorite to many. Glad you got the chance to sample several small plates at Happy Hour pricing!
Tasty food, that changes seasonally, welcoming staff, good drinks.
Thank you Dave for the kind words in your review. We do take pride in our menu, staff and drinks, so you hit all the high points. Appreciate the 4 stars!
Nice friendly atmosphere to enjoy with friends. Time to wine down and sit back without hassles or interruptions. Thanks for the ease of dining!
Thank you Janet for the 4 star review. So happy to hear how much you enjoyed your visit at The Cork!
The restaurant was quiet with few patrons, but food and service was outstanding as usual.
Thank you for taking the time to write a review and give us a five star review. We honestly try to earn them on every visit, every time.
Fantastic brunch! My wife declared her Eldersburg Scramble to be the best breakfast she has ever eaten! The Irish grits were delicious as well. The County Cork Wine Pub is a favorite for dinner, but this was our first brunch. It won’t be the last.
Thank you kindly for the five stars and awesome review. Yes we have been called "The Best Brunch in the "Burg" and glad to read your review. Eldersburg Scramble....one of my personal favorites! Happy to hear you've enjoyed dinner as well and will be back for another brunch.
Always enjoy the food at The County Cork and on the weekends the live music is a plus.
Thanks Seba for the five star review! We try to have a little different menu, while offering options for all to enjoy. I personally love live music (mostly local musicians) and glad to hear you enjoy as well!
Food was excellent!
Thank you for the five star review and glad to hear we hit it out of the park when it comes to our food!
Great night out - no real ambience - it’s basically a bar with 6 booths and about 10 tables but they have live music after 8 on Saturday nights. Food is very good - we had steak, fish and scallops. We returned one of the meals and they promptly gave us something else. The food is an attempt at a gastro pub and they do a decent job, especially for the area which is not diverse by any standard.
Thank you Michele for the five stars and the written review as well. I'm very glad to hear that the staff replaced a dish you were not happy with. That's what we do so the overall experience is a pleasant one. I'm glad you enjoyed the live music. I try and hire local musicians. We do have a bit "out of the box" menu and pleased you noticed!
Food and service was top notch. Drinks were good. Interior was pleasant. Menu selections were many (that's a good thing). Two small things I would have liked: 1. napkin under my drink and 2: salt and pepper already on the table. Overall a very pleasant experience. Will return!
Thank you Gabriel for the five star review and very much appreciate your written review as well. Totally appreciate constructive criticism. Extremely excited that you will be joining us again in the future and hope we earn five stars again. If the S&P happens to not be on the table, please ask ahead of time so it is there when your meal arrives and I will talk to the staff about napkins under the drinks!
Two of us for dinner - the Shrimp and Grits was a hit with my husband. I did not enjoy my Herb/Citrus Roasted Chicken Breast. Creme Brulee was fine, but nothing special.
Service was outstanding though.
Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your dining experience. So glad to hear that your husband enjoyed his dinner and equally disappointed that you did not. I'm hoping you told your server or a manager that you did not find your dinner to your liking. We often will make something immediately to replace what you are not happy with. We can only hope you give us another chance to make your visit a 5 star one. Thank you for the 4 stars and happy to hear service was outstanding.
A diamond in the rough. Great wine and food. Something different.
Thank you Stacy for the five star review. I love that you feel we are the diamond in the rough! If you would be so kind to tell your family and friends about us, that would be greatly appreciated. Word of mouth is the best advertisement! We hope you'll be back for another visit soon.
Cork burger was perfect even cooked to level I asked for Reuben was perfect, Fisj Taco were great! BERRS as usual always perfect Guinness poir
Glad to hear that the food was hit as well as the Guinness! We appreciate the five star review and we will see you on the 20th!
Horrible old fashioned. Never put muddled cherries or an orange SLICE in the drink. Simple sugar, angostura bitters, bourbon. Over large ice cube, not small cubes. The wine list is great but mixed drinks not so good. Excellent service, friendly always great food.
Thank you for taking the time to write a review and the four stars! Very sorry to hear that the old fashioned was not properly prepared. What you described is exactly how it should have been made. I will address this with my bartender. Very much appreciate the other positive comments. Thank you.
Thank you for a great experience It was our first time there
Thank you Holly! We love to earn five star reviews. We hope you'll be back again soon. We have live music on the weekends and a wonderful Sunday brunch. If you would be so kind to tell your family and friends about your experience that would be wonderful. Word of mouth is the best advertising we can do!
One of the best in Eldersburg! We choose it frequently when entertaining.
Thank you Bob. We very much appreciate you bringing in friends and family when you are going out. We truly value the extra business.
The server was great. The kitchen was slow. Food was good wine selection great. I enjoyed a relaxing time
Thank you Ronald for the five star review. I'm sorry the kitchen was running behind on your visit. Were you in for brunch or dinner? We hope you'll be back again and if you encounter any problems, please ask for the manager or owner so we can stay on top of it. Thank you.
Our first visit was this past Tuesday and was so good, we went back on Saturday with friends. What a great spot with great food. Many different delicious dishes that we shared. We will be back for sure.
Thank you for a wonderful review. Very happy you liked it so much the first time you came back! We hope to make each and every visit a five star experience. We hope you'll be back soon.
I got the Tuna small plate and the tuna was over cooked (I prefer closer to rare for that type of dish) and a little dry. Normally the food is stellar but on this particular occasion, I didn’t have the same feeling.
Thank you for taking the time to write a review and very much appreciate the four stars. Very sorry to hear that the tuna was over cooked. Our two-faced tuna is served just seared and it should be rare and never dry. If ever the food is not served to your liking or as it should be, please let your server, manager or owner know so that your dish can be prepared properly. Every dish should be consistent and what you are expecting from your last visit. Thank you again and hope to see you soon.
Nice way to relax with half price wine night with friends and family. The service was friendly, very attentive and went the extra mile to accommodate any little quirk or request. Thanks for a great night at The County Cork Wine Pub. See you next time!
Thank you for the review and kind words. So glad to hear that the service was five star worthy. We hope you visit again soon.
What a great little place! We were looking for a quiet little dinner spot. We found it. Very comfortable. Very nice people. If we lived nearby it would be a regular stop for us. Til next time....
Thank you Stacey for the kind words and five star review. So glad you discovered us. You may not be able to visit often, but we hope you stop in the next time you are in town!
I love this place. It has all the right stuff. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable about the nightly offerings, and are attentive with out being pushy. The food is well prepared and presented and is very very good. There is something for everyone on the wine list, then there are plenty of other choices such as speciality drinks and beer. I've been often and will go back again and again. Ty quiethe atmosphere is always to our liking whether it be slightly noisey or very quiet.
Thank you Sandra for the five star review and wonderful write up. So glad to hear how pleased you are with The Cork and that you appreciate everything from service to food! That is our goal to give five star service and food. We hope you'll be back again soon to visit!
Nice evening with my family - good was great
Very much appreciate the five stars! We hope you come back again soon.
Our go-to local spot for special occasions. Interesting and varied menu and have never had a disappointing dish. Staff are friendly and down to earth.