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!
Contemporary American, American
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: 4107714366x
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
I've visited the Milton Inn a handful of ...
I've visited the Milton Inn a handful of times over 30 years. I'm not enthralled with their new makeover. I think they don't take advantage of the 1740 building they have. The interior does not reflect that period at all. On the positive side, the service is good, the food is good, the atmosphere is good, and the noise level is good. I don't recommend their seafood soup (clams, mussels, shrimp, crab, etc.). The broth that is in is just awful. I know the cream of crab or Maryland crab would have been much better. They were courteous, friendly, and they were prompt in delivering the flowers I ordered online. Their pork disk was certainly tasty, but I think I would have preferred one of their steaks, in retrospect, or perhaps their seafood entrée. This was our anniversary, and it was on our bucket list of things to do before we retire and move. I'm glad we went. It's a nice place. I think any negative reviews I've read are either situational or way too picky. I remember paying $150 for two 20 years ago and that's what we paid here in 2016, so I don't have an issue with cost. I guess the only disappointment again is that their remodeling inside entirely loses the feel of an 18th century tavern.
Arrived 15 min early, only to be steered ...
Arrived 15 min early, only to be steered to the bar until they were seating our time slot. Not very much room available there and numerous customers were crammed together standing in this area which also has 4 tables with customers eating. Once we were seated everything from the food to the service was great.
My wife and I went to the Milton Inn for ...
My wife and I went to the Milton Inn for our Anniversary. It was outstanding and what you would expect from a fine dinning restaurant of this caliber. Food was excellent and we really liked the atmosphere of the historic building.
The Milton Inn has never disappointed me ...
The Milton Inn has never disappointed me. Love the atmosphere, the food and the service. I do think the prices are a bit high but if you only go for a special occasion, it's doable for a once or twice a year occasion.
Milton Inn never disappoints - service, ...
Milton Inn never disappoints - service, ambiance, and food are consistently first rate. I thoroughly enjoyed my cream of crab soup and NY strip Chesapeake style as did my wife love her lobster with lump crab. Our server, Kathleen, was perfect - attentive but never intrusive. The classical music in the background was a nice touch too. We dine here often and always leave well fed and happy.
Because it is pricier than most restaura ...
Because it is pricier than most restaurants we frequent, we do not go here often. But each time we've been here we remember why it is so outstanding. The food, service, ambiance, presentation, everything about this place is fabulous. It's actually worth saving up to experience such an enjoyable and memorable meal.
We had 7:30 reservations last Thursday t ...
We had 7:30 reservations last Thursday to celebrate our anniversary. We were abruptly told by the hostess that the large party in the main dining room had just ordered. We looked at her questioningly as she told us to go to the bar. Then she said "I'll get you when we're ready for you". There were many open tables in the other 2 rooms. We just stood there for a moment trying to understand then she said here I'll take you. We sat at a set table as there are only 6 bar stools and we would not have been able to sit together. We had no menu and we knew the barmaid would never come to us so after 10 minutes I went back to the hostess and asked her if it would be better if we left. She said no and seated us in a dining room where we were helped by our waiter. We had delicious onion soup followed by the wonderful lamb special and short ribs entree. I'm glad we stuck it out but it was a very rough start.
We love the Milton Inn and have been man ...
We love the Milton Inn and have been many times for special occasions. We most recently went to celebrate my mother's birthday as the crab omelette is her favorite dish. It was very quiet on our 9/18/16 visit - a little too quiet although we did have the first available brunch appointment. Also, we typically find the service to be impeccable but our server this time seemed a bit unfriendly, but was efficient. No matter, we'll always come back for the food, which is excellent!
We're long term customers of the Milton ...
We're long term customers of the Milton Inn, but we had a terrible experience this weekend until we complained to our waiter and the problem was quickly resolved. We were seated in a dingy small room (actually a converted narrow corridor) just behind the bar. There were no other customers in this terrible room and it was immediately adjacent to an extremely noisy birthday party in a connected room.
The good news is that we were re-seated in a nice corner table in the bar and we enjoyed excellent meals. The New Zealand rack of lamb was as good as ever and the Seafood Andor was delicious.
Why would the management and staff of the Milton Inn ever consider placing its valued customers in this dingy room, very unappealing room? Isn't this a sure way to alienate customers? It will be a long time until we try the Milton Inn again.
The food was delicious at the Milton Inn ...
The food was delicious at the Milton Inn. Unfortunately, we were seated in a narrow, cramped room with five tables that was situated at the end of the bar. When making a reservation, I would ask for a table in the main dining room. This is an expensive restaurant, and the table at which we were seated definitely detracted from the experience.
Several members of the group made the co ...
Several members of the group made the comments after we left that the $5.00 charge for a small cup of coffee or the $5.00 charge for a glass of iced tea seemed way too much. The food was ok but nothing great. The bread on one of the shrimp salad sandwiches was stale, unacceptable at $19.00.
Our meal was fantastic and it is a lovel ...
Our meal was fantastic and it is a lovely dining room. The seafood martini is a must. We also enjoyed the tuna entree and fish special of the night - swordfish. The serving were very generous. The staff was also very welcoming and attentive. I did have a blueberry mojito that wasn't really a mojito because it lacked the fresh mint and lime, but still fine. Perhaps stick to wine :-) I want to go back and visit the lounge for their tasting menu.
We went to the Milton Inn to celebrate m ...
We went to the Milton Inn to celebrate my husband's birthday. I hadn't been there for a while and didn't know exactly what to expect. I was very pleasantly surprised. My seafood roll with remoulade sauce was yummy and my husband's surf and turf was simply amazing. The lobster was tender and succulent and the filet wonderful. The accompanying potatoes and vegetables were wonderful and bountiful too. It was definitely a special occasion.
The food was very good as always. Howev ...
The food was very good as always. However, the service was very poor. We waited over ten minutes and had to ask the hostess as she was seating another table if our server would be coming soon. After another five minutes, we asked to see the manager. He was all apologetic and we did get waited on, but it is not the type of service one would expect from a restaurant of this caliber.
What a great atmosphere. From the moment ...
What a great atmosphere. From the moment we walked in the door we were in love with the place. Gorgeous setting, friendly staff all around. We started off by enjoying a cocktail at the bar. Pleased to see they offer small plates if we decide to come back just for drinks. When our table was ready the hostess came to get us. We were seated by the fireplace. It was so cozy and romantic. Most likely the best steak I had ever had. Cooked exactly as I asked. Our only regret was not saving room for dessert.
The Milton Inn, under the tutelage of Ch ...
The Milton Inn, under the tutelage of Chef Brian Boston, continues to maintain its high culinary standards. Our meal was superb in the bar/lounge area; the noise level was low and the room was not crowded which made for a perfect environment.
We started with the most delicious sweetbreads with a rich sauce that was outstanding. My husband's oyster stew was better than he'd had in a long time. We also had beef tips, boar sausage and short ribs as well as a fabulous harvest salad with crisp, fresh greens. Since it was our son's birthday, we were presented a decadent chocolate dessert.
We vowed to return soon as it's the best restaurant in Baltimore County!
Recently dined with my wife on a Saturda ...
Recently dined with my wife on a Saturday evening - I enjoyed the filet and shrimp special while my wife enjoyed her lobster and lump crab dish. Ousamand, our server, was his usual fantastic.
A very nice, upscale experience.
We had a wonderful time connecting with ...
We had a wonderful time connecting with friends we haven't seen in a while over a lovely meal at the Milton Inn. The atmosphere is quaint -- probably ideal for cool fall/winter evenings when a fireplace would be enjoyable.
We visited during Restaurant Week and al ...
We visited during Restaurant Week and although the menu was limited, there were several options (not just the three or four that most restaurants provide). For appetizers, my wife had the Caesar salad which was excellent – crisp veggies and a tasty dressing. I chose the beef tartare. I’ve never had that before so I don’t know how it compares to anyone else’s, but I thought it was great, especially with all the “extras” - anchovy aioli, sriracha, capers, shallot, cornichons, quail egg yolk, smoked sea salt. We had the Cuban Mojo Chicken and Grilled Filet Mignon entrees, and both were excellent, as were the sides that came with them. I did expect my chicken to be a little spicier than it was, but it was delicious; very moist and tasty. My wife said the filet was cooked perfectly. For dessert, we had cheesecake (wonderfully moist; not dense like most) and the chocolate macadamia tort, which my wife loved. Our server, Matt, was excellent; attentive without being overbearing, and friendly. The Restaurant Week deals were great. For what, according to the regular menu, was the price of the entrée alone, we got the appetizer and dessert as well. So, all-in-all, a great deal. According to my wife, we’ll be putting this on our list of restaurants for next year’s Restaurant Week. I will not argue that at all. Well worth the 40 minute drive from Ellicott City to Sparks.
My wife and I went for our Anniversary. ...
My wife and I went for our Anniversary. The restaurant was very empty when we arrived for a 6PM reservation on a Saturday. There are many "dining rooms" which allow for a quite dining experience. The food was excellent. My Jalapeno Mule cocktail was something different, but not something i would order again.
My only nit-pick was that our main course arrived almost directly after we finished our appetizers. A complaint about service being too quick? Maybe if they were busy the food may have taken longer in the kitchen, but i would have liked a 5 minute breather in between courses.
Will definitely go back.
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