Our restaurant is named for "Riversdale", the Calvert Mansion located in the town of Riverdale, Prince Georges County. The Mansion was built from 1801 ... More
The Calvert House Inn
Our restaurant is named for "Riversdale", the Calvert Mansion located in the town of Riverdale, Prince Georges County. The Mansion was built from 1801 to 1803 by Henri Joseph Stier of Belgium and is a National Historic Landmark. This magnificent Federal structure became the home of his daughter, Rosalie Eugenia, who married George Calvert, grandson of the fifth Lord Baltimore.
the food is excellant and as far as i could see a very clean and sweet restaurant, i had steak and crab cake was delicious steak was perfact and crab cake was almost all jumbo lump, my sister had grilled korubuta with some kind of sweet sauce my god it was fantastic for dessert we shared napolion (yam) wine list very resnable priced, service excelant overall we love it.we are definitly going back.
I went to this so called fine dining establishment last week and it is quite a stretch to call this fine dining.The dining area was disgusting and dirty,the bathrooms were filthy. the service was terrible waiting 30 minutes to get our first drink is totally unacceptable, but we ordered food against my better judgement, our steaks came out and they were overcooked mine was like leather,I did not finish my meal I paid my check and left I am amazed that the health dept even lets this place be open I would rather have eaten at mcdonalds at least they are sanitary .worst dining experience ever
Hands down best place ever. The pianist was amazing. The bartender must've known as much about the menu as the waiting staff & made me a tasty Manhattan. The symphony of seafood had a well sized crab cake, two huge shrimp, three delicate scallops, a small piece of lightly seasoned salmon, and one of the largest Chesapeake bay oysters I've ever seen/had (and it was stuffed with crab meat!!). It was only 21$. The only complaint I had was that I wasn't hungry enough to enjoy it all.
Tucked away in an unassuming little store front, the Calvert House Inn is the type of place this area needs more of. Nice enough you can take your parents there when they visit you at UMCP, but casual enough you can meet friends at the bar there after work. They do an excellent job with crab cakes and other seafood, but the Middle Eastern options are surprisingly good.
A local institution, and the only really upscale restaurant in or around College Park, this gem nestled in Hyattsville just south of 410 (the SoFo district), has the perfect blend of ambiance and excellent food for a couple, a group, or a large party. Even takeout. I've eaten there several times over the last 10 years. In fact, we held our wedding reception there. People are still raving about the food (at least I am!). They did a great job hosting it, too. Our party had about 40 people.
The Calvert House Inn has been around and under the same ownership since the mid-70's. They serve a great number of gourmet dishes, and some exquisite Mediterranean food. My husband's particularly fond of the crab cakes. I enjoy their pastas. I frequently get the calcuminto salad (salads included with entree), the Maryland Crab Soup, and if not a seafood pasta then the lamb or a good steak.
The service is what you'd expect from an elegant restaurant: quiet, and unobtrusive. Our waiters always check on us several times during the meal, and bring our food so as to allow full digestion and conversation between courses, rather than concentrating on turnover and rushing us. On Fridays and weekends, they often have local musicians, though I should point out it's more acoustic guitar than rock.
This excellent eatery has an extensive bar, and very nice wine list. I've enjoyed the reasonably priced daily lunch buffet, and the early bird dinner specials before 5:30 pm. They also have a rather sedate party on New Year's Eve, when they offer a prix fixe, 5-course meal and midnight champagne. We attended in 2006, and I'd go again, only much later -- around 10 pm is early enough. (New Year's Eve by reservation only.)
They've just converted the large bar area and dining room into a club room on weekends, but will still host dinner in their two other dining rooms, one with it's own bar. Private parking (free!) in rear. Sidewalk cafe in good weather. Daily specials. Reservations recommended, especially for weekends or special events. They also do private, off-site catering, which I've never used.
Prices are mid to upper range. You can eat for $12 or $30, depending on whether you order a dinner salad or an entree with soup and dessert. It's the best food near UMCP, or to be found on Route One from the DC line to Baltimore, in my honest and studied opinion. I'm slightly biased because I'm a local -- we've walked there. Still, I'd put their dinners up against any cosmopolitan restaurant in the world (at least those that I've been to).
we been passing by this place for years and never knew that there is a restaurant until recently they done some improvement out front now it is very visual.i had steak and crab cake special, the steak was so tender and crab cake!! oh my god was the best i ever had and my friend had salmon w/mix vegetables which she loved it very much, our server was so nice and professional, I truly recommend this fine place to everyone i see.the day after i went their with some friend for lunch and we end up having the buffet, unbelievable price 7.95 who can bet that.I truly recommend this fine place to everyone i see.
My girlfriend and I went here for a date night, and were sorely disappointed. I like the building, it's quaint, comfortable, and interestingly decorated, if a little on the antique side. She had a pork dish, I had a steak. Her's was pretty bad, very bland and dull. The steak was reasonably good, but not great. The worst aspect of this place was the service. It took over ten minutes to order drinks (just to order them, mind you) nearly a half hour to get the waiter to take our dinner orders, and then we waited nearly an hour for our food. During that time, we saw the waiter twice. It was not a busy night, so maybe we just got unlucky with a bad waiter. The pace there was just too slow for us, and we're not going to be giving them a second chance for second rate food AND bad service.
We can always find an occassion to have dinner at Calvert House Inn. The seafood and steaks are always top quality and prepared as ordered. The service has been consistantly attentive and professional. Thanks for the many years of quality dinning.