Nearby points of interest
Nearby points of interest
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
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
A wonderful by chance 'find' after a business meeting. Housed in a quaint, elegant 1740 Inn, the restaurant provided a superb lunch. We started with the Grilled Wild Boar Sausage (the house made cranberry chutney was superb). My son dined on the Grilled New Zealand Rack of Lamb while I enjoyed the Roasted Pork Tenderloin. Both were prepared as requested and the accomplishments were great (I particularly enjoyed the wilted spinach sauteed in garlic and olive oil). We wash the meal down with a couple glasses of Chateau La Cardonne. Simply, enjoyable.
We visited the Milton Inn for a special night out. We were not disappointed! We sat in the back, near the bar, because we love this room. It is quaint and not as formal as the dining room. The food was exceptional. I had the filet and crab cake with béarnaise sauce. Melt in your mouth perfection! My husband had the tuna, and also enjoyed his meal. We also enjoyed our winter salad, hummus, and torte desert. Nothing was ordinary about our meal. The service was first class. We love this place! What a Maryland gem.
We love the Milton Inn - we like the elegance of it, the service, and the wonderful food. It is a perfect special occasion place, but recently we've also been for a nice relaxing Sunday brunch. They do not rush you and the food is excellent. Very classy place!
This was on a Thursday evening: sword fish was slightly under cooked, venison significantly over cooked, waiter was distracted, forgot birthday (as noted in OpenTable reservation). Beautiful restaurant and generally very pleasant, but for $$$$ it missed the mark. Aside from forgetting the birthday request, waiter provided the evening 'specials' in rapid-fire succession. When asked to repeat several, he again 'rattled' them off.
Never,ever again. we entered and waited for the hostess while she was on the telephone which apparently was more important than a live customer. After reading in the Sunpapers the Milton Inn is one of the ten restaurants to go to for a warm, roaring fire , we went. That room with fireplace was not being used-only the front room near the front door. We ate in our winter coats and shivered. Food was not worth the cold and we just wanted to finish so we could leave and get warm. Actually I am very sorry we went and will not make that mistake again.
The Milton Inn is a long time favorite place. We’ve been going for over 25 years. This was a birthday celebration and daughters home from college and New York City respectively. Inn looked beautiful. Our waiter was attentive it not intrusive. Would have been a perfect evening of not for a clearly intoxicated guy with his poor helpless date. The guy came in to the restaraunt barely able to walk and open his eyes. You could hear his vulgar comments to his date. He twice was passed out. Almost fell into a table when he got up to use the restroom and did fall on the stairs. Incredibly no one from the wait staff to a manager intervened for our entire meal. Instead of ordering desert we had to rush out fearing this derelict would end up face down on our table. $500 later we got a show we did not ask for .. I will Be retuning tomorrow to speak to the manager directly. Hopefully they do the right thing for every party trapped in that room with the infant who couldn’t hold his liquor
Memorable for all the wrong reasons....continued....
The Follow up: After spending 30 minutes with the owner and chef Brian Boston , I learned more than I had to offer . Brian graciously listened to my concerns stemming from the intoxicated patron from the previous evening. I have a much better understanding of the complexities of handling a situation that the staff was confronted with and I have a new appreciation for what I.T takes to maintain a consistent high level of performance while dealing with sometimes un manageable customers. Thank you for taking the time to hear me out. We will be back as the food and ambience is still the best in this town.
Ps to the drunk guy... get some help in 2018.
Happy New Year
World-class American fare in an authentic Maryland historic rural inn. Service, bar, wine list and ambiance to match. Creative DIY mix-n-match meat/fish with sauces and sides, prepared to cordon Blue standard, in addition to chef-created specialties. Worth traveling for.
I have been to the Milton Inn many times and will be going back again. After all, it's a Baltimore mainstay. First, the atmosphere makes for a cozy experience as if you are eating in a fine old Bed and Breakfast. Tables are packed close together and as a result when it is busy the noise level can become bothersome. The decor (rightfully so) has never changed. The late 1700's mansion has charm that should not be messed with. The food however comes from the mid-1970's and while tasty it lacks imagination and creativity that you would find in a more upscale, restaurant leaving the menu choices far from exciting. I would have like to have seen more than one chicken dish offered, but that's the way it goes. Plenty of steak choices and sauces to choose from. I will say that the sauces and soups are very good - especially the cream ones - but using that amount of butter and heavy cream can make anything delicious. They could definitely benefit from learning plating presentations - and please get rid of the doilies. It's not elegant - it's just plan comical. The wine menu is way overpriced, but a good selection. Service this night was friendly an efficient and could not find any fault. Deserts were a good selection but the portion for $11 was a bit insulting.
They have coupons from Groupon and other social media sites so don't go there without them.
In short, atmosphere and food don't make for the best experience ever, but if you don't want to go downtown and have a consistent product, the Milton Inn is a once in a while good choice.
This was our second annual Christmas get-together. The Christmas decor set the stage for a delightful lunch by the fireplace. We each had the 6oz lobster tail which was prepared perfectly w sides of vegetables and grits. We topped off the meal with mini dessert plates.
Very busy pre Christmas dining atmosphere. When we were finally seated our party of 5 had a wonderful dinner. The only issue was being seated next to a table of 8 who had very loud conversations the whole night which made it a bit difficult at times for us to carry on a conversation. That said, we still had such a good time it seemed as though we were among the last to leave. We will be back but probably not at the peak of a holiday season.
We always love the food at Milton Inn. This time I tried the short rib--superb! Looked like a large fillet but had the wine reduction sauce that is delicious, and it was fork-tender. The al dente carrots were a bit too underdone. Potatoes great. Prosecco ahead of time was flat, but our server who was personable was not in the area to ask for a replacement. Husband had seafood cocktail and seafood Andor. He never spoke; just said mmmmm. A lot. I remember years ago asking what kind of water we were drinking and we were told it was tap in re-filled bottles. That bothers me because I wonder how well bottles like that can be cleaned. Overall, I am nit-picking. We go to the Milton Inn for our anniversary, for a quiet December dinner, a lunch, and an occasional groupon dinner. At least 4 times a year for about 30 years. It feels like home!
This is an historic building and a fantastic restaurant. The cuisine is extraordinary as is the
impressive wine list. My wife and I went during the holidays and to celebrate our 40th Christmas together and the restaurants decorations, the smell of the real wood fireplace and the cozy rooms, in addition to the culinary elegance and attentive service made for a truly magical evening. This restaurant is a must any time, but is particularly special in December.
Our server Ousmane was friendly, helpful and attentive. We were very happy with his recommendations for wine and entrées. Lamb chops were cooked perfectly, as was everything else. We dined in the main dining room which on a weeknight was quiet enough for cozy conversation.
I have a daily intolerance. I requested that server advise which dishes were prepared without dairy or could be modified to omit all dairy products. Ordered a special, filet and crab cake with bernaise sauce..I asked if it was dairy based and was told it was not. I also inquired as to whether a crab soup was cream based, the server assured me it was tomato based.
Our meals arrived, I suspected the the mashed potatoes contained dairy products and the server asked if cheese qualified. I patiently explained that "dairy" referred to the product bovine mammary glans, including but not limited to cheese, yogurt, milk, cream.... he asked if eggs counted and I asked him if he ever saw a chicken wearing a bra.
My plate was removed and about 15 minutes later a replacement arrived. I was told that the bernaise was omitted as it was dairy based.
The meal was disrupted to the poorly trained staff. The filet was overcooked and was certainly shy of the advertised 8 oz.
Food allergy or intolerance? You have been warned. The Milton Inn doesn't care.
We've been to the Milton Inn many times for our anniversaries. This time was a Thursday night and the only issue was that they seems understaffed. Through no fault of her own as far as I could tell we did not (nor anyone ) get the attention/time of the waitress. She was clearly working hard but other than her and the hostess ( who may have been new) I never saw any other staff. For the prices, I think we should expect more.
Everything else was terrific, including the waitress (just wanted to see more of her).
The Milton Inn is the epitome of a "prestige" dining experience. If you don't mind very high prices for what is unquestionably fine cuisine, then this is the place to dine. Even more so, if hobnobbing with movers and shakers is important to you. If none of that is important to you, then there are probably better places to spend your inheritance.
Please sign in to record your input. Thanks!
Report this review as inappropriate?
If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.