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Welcome to
The Kings Contrivance Restaurant





The Kings Contrivance Restaurant is located on what was a 370-acre farm granted in 1730
by The Lord Baltimore to The Reverend James Macgill. A stately Federal Period mansion
was built on the present site. It burned to the ground and was rebuilt in the late 1890's. The residence remained in the Macgill family until the 1960's, when it was converted into its
present form as a fine dining restaurant.

The Kings Contrivance Restaurant is considered Howard County's finest restaurant, serving the very best in New American cuisine with European and Asian influences. In fact, we have been voted Howard county's finest dining for over twenty consecutive years.

We feature one of the most outstanding wine lists in the world and have been awarded the Wine Spectator Best award of excellence each year for the last decade.

The Kings Contrivance Restaurant is the ideal venue for rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, special occasions, business functions and private parties from 5 to 200.

Our tented patio is available for outdoor functions.

Our exceptional cuisine and professional service will make your visit an occasion to remember.


* Gluten Free Options
* Free Parking
* Handicap Accessible
* Smart Casual Dress