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About Milton Inn
The Milton Inn, a 276 year old field-stone building in Northern Baltimore County,is counted among Maryland's historic treasures. It is believed that construction of the Inn began in 1740 and it has grown and changed over the years to become one of the premier country dining spots in the United States. The tradition of excellence has continued to grow under the current ownership Milton Fare Inc, who purchased the business in 1997. Executive Chef/Owner Brian Boston was named Chef of the Year by the Restaurant Association of Maryland in 2011.Chef Boston has also received many other awards including The Five Star Diamond Award by The Academy of Hospitality Sciences , The DiRoNA Award,and top ratings from Zagat. The Milton was named The Best restaurant in the Counties by The Baltimore Sun . Over the years , the Inn has engendered a legacy of romance and numerous couples have become engaged in its candlelit dining rooms and open air garden terrace. Many return year after year to celebrate!
Sparks, MD 21152
Contemporary American, American, Steak
Hours of Operation:
Mon-Fri. seating from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm
Satruday & Sunday Brunch:
seating from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm
Mon-Thu seating from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Fri-Sat seating from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Sun. seating from 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
They offer customized menus, serving 30-1000 guests.
On-premise parking, free
Private Party Facilities:
Circa 1740 stone mansion available, customized menus for 10-150 guests.
Private Party Contact:
Brian Boston: (410) 771-4366
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
The Milton Inn offers catering services on and off premise from intimate parties of 10 to grand tented events up to 300 guests. We will make your birthday,anniversary,corporate event, wedding or any other milestone perfect. Whether you choose one of our beautifully appointed dining rooms,a tented event on our manicured grounds, or venue of your choice;The Milton Inn will provide you with the excellent food,service,ambiance and attention to detail you expect from a Brian Boston property.
Milton Inn Ratings and Reviews
This was highly enjoyable night that did not disappoint in any way. The service was outstanding the food was incredible. Even my Caesar Salad was hand crafted with cheese and anchovy perfectly blended. My husband had lamb and my daughter said her duck was the best she had ever tasted. I have gluten allergies and the staff was wonderful, attentive, and even joked a bit with me. If you go, make sure you bring a Groupon and try the Lemoncello.
My family has been visiting this restaurant for over 30 years. In fact, when the "current" chef Brian Boston came to the house I gathered a group of 20 to dine there and welcome him. Something I am sure he does not recall. This place has pretty much had the same menu with slight variations all theses years which frankly is okay because it is pretty reliable and consistent although a little pricey for most people. We have never cared much about the price because it is a neighborhood place, convenient for special family occasions and a safe place for a woman to stop and dine in the bar on her way home from downtown. It's the neighbors that kept this place going through the lean summer months and quiet times. You knew many of the servers as they have literally been working their as long as we have been coming here. But lately for whatever reason, increased competition, their use of Groupons for marketing, who knows but the service is lack luster and dismissive. No one seems to care. You can put as much money into renovations as you want but they don't make up for poor service, or yes, if you aren't going to have flowers on the tables then at least make sure the sconces on the candles are clean.
My wife and I ate dinner at the Milton Inn for Mother's Day. Although our reservation was for 5:30, the staff was able to seat us a little early. Our server was friendly and greeted us promptly after we were seated. My wife ordered a Brandy Alexander and I ordered a glass of Moscato. For an appetizer, I ordered the Maryland Crab Soup. The crab soup arrived with large lumps of crab meat. The only downside is that the crab soup was too spicy for my taste (that is just me). The soup was delicious One of the specials was called The Chesapeake. The meal consisted of a Filet Mignon capped by a large crabcake covered with Béarnaise Sauce. The vegetables were Jack Tarr Potatoes and mixed vegetables. We like our filet done medium well. The chef did a great job of preparing the steak to our liking without burning the steak or making it tough. The meal was filling and delicious. Even the coffee was good. It did not taste like it had been sitting in an urn for several hours. Overall, we enjoyed ourselves immensely. We definitely would recommend this restaurant.
Requested seating in the bar, love the old rooms, and decided to pick from the small plates. Clams Casino were excellent. Crab dip was good but I think I would have liked a little less to be truthful. Our next plates were the scallops and the beef, both very good. Dessert, excellent! Chocolate cake with ganache. Great dinner will return soon again.
We've been coming here on and off for many years, and the food is always noteworthy. We recently have been forced to adopt a gluten-free diet, and they are happy to accommodate -- many menu items can be prepared in this fashion, and the chefs are knowledgeable. They even provide an alternative to the table bread.
We went on a Friday night expecting it to be crowded. We were pleasantly surprised to find the main restaurant not crowded at all. The food was excellent from the clams casino to the buttery, smoked salmon w/ pumpernickel toast. The main courses - New Zealand rack of lamb and Shrimp & grits were perfect. Our dessert - the truffle torte - was sinfully delicious.
For an intimate dinner or special occasion I would recommend the Milton Inn to anyone.
We've been dining at the Milton Inn for our anniversary for most of our 20-plus years together, and we are rarely disappointed. Friday's dinner was delicious: our crab cake and salmon were prepared just right, but my filet mignon, which I'd requested well done, was actually quite pink. Still very tasty, though. Our waiter was a good combination of attentive but not overly so. Our only complaint was that we were sitting in the room that's basically behind the bar, and it's a bit too small for the number of tables in there. Even though it looked like only 3 of the 6 tables in the room were filled during our meal, a couple was seated right next to us, and it felt a bit cramped, with barely a foot between our table and theirs. Thankfully, they were quiet like us, so it wasn't a big deal. But with several empty tables between them and the other couple in the room, it would've made sense to at least seat them one table away from us. It's one of the minor problems that arise when visiting a restaurant that's located in such an old building - the rooms are not all built to ideal specs for accommodating customers. But it does feel cozy and historic.
So, despite a few minor issues, we still enjoyed another memorable meal at the Milton Inn, and plan to return next year (if not before) for another anniversary celebration. After dinner, we bought a gift certificate for a relative who was married over the weekend, proof that we highly recommend the dining experience at this historic restaurant!
What a wonderful restaurant to celebrate my husband's birthday! Our server, Matt was professional, knowledgeable about the menu and very pleasant. The spacing between the servings was perfect. Our entrees were delicious and expertly prepared. The Milton Inn always delivers the best food, and service in an elegant, historic setting. Looking forward to our next dining experience at the Milton Inn.
Dined at the Inn on a recent Sunday evening. Our server, Sharyl, was prompt, attentive, and 100% professional. So glad the cream of crab soup was available - its' the best! My wife's lobster with lump crab and my NY strip Oscar style were fantastic! The classical music made for a splendid atmosphere.
Milton Inn was disappointing, especially considering the price. My asparagus soup was fair. There was a skin on top of it. I thought that was strange. I had the scallops with grits and the scallops - the two that I had in the small portion - were black. They were not blackened scallops, they were seared scallops but they came out black. When I said something to the server about the scallops being black, she just said "I guess that's how they're supposed to be". They were not very good, nor were the grits. My friends had an egg dish, something similar to eggs Benedict, and it was supposed to come with asparagus. Neither of them received asparagus. One had broccoli with some mix of steamed vegetables, the other had the steamed veggie mix but no broccoli. They said something to the server and she went to the kitchen to get asparagus for them. Just 2 stalks each that looked lonesome on the plate. We've taken Milton Inn off our list for future get-togethers and that's a shame because it's a beautiful space. Just not worth it.
We thoroughly enjoyed dining at the Milton Inn for Easter. We had a party of 6 and we sat at a lovely round table which aided conversation. It was quiet so that no one had to shout. The food was very good albeit very expensive. Our dinner was about $80 per person with one bottle of wine and two extra glasses of wine. I would go again for a special occasion.
This historic inn is exquisitely maintained. I had my first date there about 55 years ago and it is as nice as then. The food is excellent with wide choice such as small plates, hamburger, watermelon gazpacho, and many other treats. The waitress was extremely knowledgeable about the food and the history (John Wilkes Booth attended school in the building). There was a full range of options from hamburgers to steaks. Its a wonderful place to use as a regular special dining place. My brother was married there 45 years ago.
There is a wonderful Orvis fishing store nearby in a 250+ year old house that is worth seeing.
This restaurant is one of a kind.
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