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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
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.
Our drinks were excellent, as was our appetizers asparagus soup and cream of crab. We each had the fillet mignon and while it was good we both thought it overpriced compared to Ruth Chris. Did not taste like prime aged beef. My wife had foie graz and it was perfect. I had the crab cake to go with my steak served with bernaise sauce. The bernaise sauce was very good however the crab cake tasted a little fishy. Our waiter Ousmane did an outstanding job.
My wife and I dined at the Inn on a recent Saturday evening. We had made reservations well in advance and had requested a favorite table, only to be apprised by the hostess upon our arrival that they were not seating in that room this evening . Instead, she packed all the patrons on top of one another in the main dining room, seemingly for the benefit of the two servers. The noise level in the room was loud, the background music barely audible, and not the romantic experience we're used to (we dine here frequently) - very disappointing! Otherwise, the food was excellent as was our server (Ilya).
We call this a neighborhood spot on;y because we live 6 minutes away. It is not a "corner bar" kind of place. We do enjoy the new small plates in the bar plan and have dropped in for that. Very good things on that menu. My dinner on Saturday was the Mushroom "napoleon" that is a regular favorite of mine. It was very well done this time-sometimes it seems a bit "tired". My husband's cake and steak was excellent as well. Lots of those delish potatoes!
My wife and I had dinner for our 16th anniversary. The service and food were exceptional. For our dessert course, the chef/waiter wished us a happy anniversary, which shows their attention to detail. It was a near perfect night. The only drawback to the evening had nothing to do with the Milton Inn's staff. We were seated near a rather loud group which dampened the mood at times but didn't ruin our romantic evening. We both look forward to having dinner here again.
Dinner at the Milton Inn was an exceptional experience. It was a first visit for us, and about 40 miles from where we live (though only 20 miles from the home of the friends with whom we dined). It turned out to be well worth the trip. The décor and ambience were everything you'd hope for in a well-maintained, 300-year-old inn, and the service was attentive, insightful, and unobtrusive. We found the menu more creative than expected, the wine list capable, and the evening's specials enticing. The core brilliance of the place for us, though, was in ingredients and preparation. The overall price tag for the evening wasn't inexpensive (about $350 for the four of us), but it was nonetheless a bargain for a well-integrated experience. We'll return without question.
I ordered the day's special of filet mignon with crabcake. I ordered medium/rare to medium and received a very well-done piece of meat. The crabcake was delicious however. Otherwise nice meal, my husband really enjoyed his lamb chops. Waitress was helpful and delightful.
there was quite a wait until our waiter (who was very nice and very good) came to take our drink order. he was very knowledgable about the menu and pointed out for me those items that were very rich, with cream in them. i was so surprised to learn how many of them there were. i think the restaurant should decrease those rich items.
our dinner were both very good. i opted for the mushroom phyllo dish which was very tasty. drinks were well prepared and the creme brulee outstanding. and the ambience is beyond charming and cozy!
I had booked my husband and my Valentine dinner reservation on open table three weeks prior to our visit. A few days before our visit someone called from the restaurant to confirm our reservation and asked if we wouldn't mind sitting upstairs...they must ask this question for the customers who have a hard time going up and down the steps. When we entered the restaurant the hostess couldn't find our reservation in her computer. I gave her my last name and she couldn't find it. She then asked for my first name and she couldn't find it with that either. They weren't that busy so she said she could seat us. We were then taken through the bar and into a back room that was very narrow and dark. We were the only ones seated back there so it seemed odd for a while. My view was of the back of the bar where the servers were hanging out. There was a group in the bar that were a bit noisy for this kind of a restaurant. Our server was attentive, although not very talkative. The food was great...my husband ordered the short ribs and I had the Seafood Andor entree. The wine and desserts were also good. I would recommend calling for a reservation and making sure you are happy with where you will be sitting. Overall we were happy with the Milton Inn.
First, my wife ordered a steak, and was told they were out of that particular cut. This was 6:30 on a Friday night, not late on a Saturday night. How can they be out of an item at the beginning of the weekend? I will say that the steak that she did order was very good.
I ordered the large filet, and ordered it medium, and was assured that it would be pink and juicy throughout. When I cut into it (about an inch from the end) it was tough and mostly done. When I showed it our server, she agreed that it was overcooked. She took it back to the kitchen, and brought the SAME PIECE back to my table. It had been cut down the middle by the chef. Admittedly, it was reasonably pink in the middle of the steak (but not closer to the ends), and she said the chef said that was medium, and left it with me. So I tried it in the middle and it was still the driest, toughest filet I have had in a long time. No juice on the plate at all. I even tried pouring some of my wife's red wine sauce on it to moisten it up. It didn't help. Our server didn't come back to check on things until after our plates had been cleared, probably because she didn't want to deal with the situation. I normally finish a steak, and I left at least a 1/3 of it because it was so dry. I didn't want to make a scene because I was with my wife, but I was very disappointed at what was supposed to be a very nice restaurant. I don't think we will be coming back anytime soon.
Outstanding food. My only caveat was that the service started to lag toward the end, and we were kept waiting between the main course and dessert, dessert and the check, and then paying the check so we could leave. Rarely happens though, and we have patronized the Milton Inn countless times. Probably a fluke.
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