We’ve all seen them: dining establishments in historic buildings, rough stone floors, a setting that screams “old school”–but that’s where the Milton Inn turns the tables. Brian Boston respects the traditions, but wows with the food. Classic American dishes all get a twist, whether it’s in the ingredients or the presentation, and the results are fresh and always delicious. The Milton Inn is a lovely restaurant with a long history that isn’t just resting on its laurels!“
– Nancy N, Baltimore, MD
Stock Player Brian Boston of the Milton Inn
One word: Stocks. The basis for every meal Brian Boston produces comes from his homemade stocks. He roasts bones for hours (veal, beef, chicken, lamb) then simmers them overnight with a mirapoux’; next he skims the broth continuously for impurities, then strains it, reducing it to the cleanest most lucious tasting stock imaginable. “It’s a process that takes about four days, we don’t short cut the sauces. Fresh ingredients, prepared in a loving way, make great things happen”
His favorite cooking tool: “My hands, they tell you everything. I can touch a piece of meat and tell you how it’s cooked. I can do intricate, delicate work cutting fruit. You have to be able to feel the food.” He tries not to be too trendy, but he keeps up with innovative cutting edge cuisines in the sides he serves and the presentation. “Real food doesn’t have to be trendy. I want to be able to do the best again and again. If you serve something to someone today, it should be just as good 20 years from now.” And being from Baltimore County he knows how Baltimoreans love their crab. “Put crab on anything and they’ll order it. And they love their red meat. They don’t want their food to be to fancy and they want big portions. Don’t give them the small portions, they want to be fed”.
Sara Gilbert Fox- Style Magazine- November 2008
"On behalf of the Wine & Food Society of Baltimore, I want to thank you and your excellent staff for the stellar dinner provided to us last night. As you could tell from the questions & comments put to you afterwards, those of us fortunate enough to attend were thoroughly impressed with the delightful menu, its preparation and presentation, from appetizers to dessert, although the dessert truly 'brought the house down'!
I would also like to commend Maggie for her responsiveness and efficiency in setting things up and Cheryl for the professional and pleasant way the service was managed.
We look forward to returning to The Milton Inn for a reprise next year."
- Dan Tracy - Wine & Food Society of Baltimore
“Sparks still fly at the Milton Inn.”
– Richard Gorelick – The Baltimore Sun (Read more at: BaltimoreSun.com)
“With country charm created by its fieldstone exterior, brick floors and wide windowsills, The Milton Inn illustrates the difference between eating and dining.”
– Elizabeth Large – The Baltimore Sun
“Thank you so much for the absolutely perfect rehearsal dinner! Everything was exactly as I wanted and envisioned; your staff was so professional and courteous, the timing of serving drinks and meals could not havedone better and I had so many comments from people that the food was the best they had ever had! Even your “house” wines were delicious! The wonderful Milton Inn made the start of my son’s wedding celebration truly storybook perfect.”
– Kathy B. – Fresno, CA
“The room looked gorgeous and the flowers were stunning as well as the tablecloths and candles and votives. It was very attractively decorated and everyone was impressed.”
– Paula S. – Shrewsbury, PA
“What a beautiful dinner party my children arranged for me on Saturday evening! The food was delicious, and the tables were beautiful; the flowers, place cards and special menu just added the perfect touch to a lovely setting…Thank you for helping to make my special occasion such a memorable one. When you put together the ingredients of loving family and friends with delicious food and excellent service you come up with a successful function.”
– Sonia A. – New Oxford, PA
“On behalf of over 250 members of the American Institute of Wine and Food Baltimore, we express our appreciation for your efforts in helping us to meet our mission- to enhance the quality of life by providing education about what we eat and drink”
“I held a small surprise party to celebrate my grandmother’s eightieth birthday. I chose the Milton Inn because my husband and I have enjoyed several wonderful evenings there and I knew it would be the perfect ambiance for the occasion. In fact, the evening exceeded my expectations because of the wonderful staff we encountered.”
– Stephanie H. – Baltimore, MD
“Thank you for the fantastic surprise party you helped me give my wife…the attention to detail, the quiet sequestering of our guests to surprise my wife, the delicious hors d’oeuvres, the set up of the dining room including a table for gifts, the outstanding service at the bar and at our tables and the delicious and beautifully presented meal, including the lovely, decorated birthday cake, were all super. All made for a most enjoyable, classy, and truly memorable evening with some of our closest friends. Every guest had a wonderful time and as we, thoroughly enjoyed the food, the service and the ambiance of the Milton Inn we’ve always felt was superior. You can be assured we and they will be back often”
– William M. – Towson, MD
“You guys were awesome! What an incredible and beautiful job you all did to make our wedding exactly how we imagined it would be. Our guests RAVED about the food and the service. We were very pleased with all the special touches and personal attention you gave to all of our guests. It’s a perfect memory to last a lifetime! We will be sure to come back for many anniversaries in the future!”
– Tom and Kristina W. – Sparks, MD
My brother and I hosted my mother's 90th birthday party and everything was excellent. The food was delicious of course, but perhaps more importantly, everything else that went into the afternoon was perfect. Maggie had helped us make arrangements for a "seasoned" (a.k.a. elderly) group and was very attentive to our needs. Kevin was incredibly accommodating in showing us different rooms when we visited a month ago. And Cheryl was a tremendously skilled, polished and ever-so-kind server. Kudos to all. You should be very proud of your restaurant. It is truly a gem Thank you Again!
– Rich H. – Sparks, MD
"It has been a week and time has not dimmed our appreciation for the excellent experience we had working with you and the Milton Inn. Our son's rehearsal dinner was perfection. Our guests really enjoyed the experience of eating a meal at the historic Milton Inn. The atmosphere set by the staff reflected the "fun but formal" vibe of the evening. The meal was perfection. Many of our guests made statements such as, "this is by far the best crab cake/filet/dessert that I have ever had". The wait staff could not have been more welcoming and attentive. The meal was timed perfectly.
– Dave and Kim
Restaurant Review: Spark still fly at the Milton Inn
Richard Gorelick from the Baltimore Sun Newspaper did a review of the Milton Inn on January 28th, 2012. Please go to articles.baltimoresun.com and read the article along with his star ratings.
Lunch Hours: Mon-Fri. seating from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday Brunch: seating from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm
Dinner Hours: 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
We are closed for the following holidays:
New Year's Day, Super Bowl Sunday, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, and Christmas Day