What You'll Get
The monopoly tycoons of the late 19th century traditionally did their wheeling and dealing at exclusive restaurants, cleverly concealing the fact that they still lived with their moms. Linger at one of their former stomping grounds with today's deal: $30 for $65 worth of fine dining at The Milton Inn Restaurant in Sparks.
Housed in a quaint, 270-year-old fieldstone building, the award-winning restaurant's country manor setting is straight out of Beauty and the Beast. The dinner menu is a prestigious collection of carefully crafted cuisine. Appetizers include a selection of shellfish (oysters Rockefeller and clams prepared with garlic butter, bacon, and red peppers) and saucy morsels. The pan-seared foie gras ($18) drizzled with blackberry balsamic and sided with prosciutto and chive crispy polenta is mysterious and indulgent. Main courses include seafood andor ($36), a cluster of aquatic proteins (lobster, rockfish, crabmeat, mussels, and shrimp) tossed in a smooth dill sauce and sided with vegetables and wild-mushroom risotto; and an 8 oz. filet served with mushrooms, asparagus, and buttermild chive potatoes ($36).
The Milton Inn has been praised by notable glossies including Life and Time, and its wine cellar is among the region's most revered. Business-casual dress is preferred, and parking is complimentary at the Inn's private lot.
This Groupon is valid toward dinner only.
The Baltimore Sun says the Milton Inn is one of the Baltimore area's best bets:
- Spring may be the best time of year to visit the Milton Inn, Baltimore's favorite destination restaurant. The front dining room of the mid-18th-century fieldstone house has large windows on two sides and is filled with light as the sun sets. The apple-green walls and handsome period furnishings of this pretty room look their best this time of year. Its well-spaced tables beckon, set with white linen, sparkling stemware and fresh flowers. The effect is fresh and appealing. – Elizabeth Large
Gayot spotlights Milton Inn's intimate ambience:
- This grande dame of a stagecoach stop-turned-country inn (c. 1740) radiates care within a series of small rooms that make for intimate dining, and the manor house décor is striking. We like the red room, its crimson walls edged in white, its collections of prints and china plates artfully hung. But then there’s the hearth room to consider, with its massive stone fireplace, and the blue room, too, with its curtains in soft yellow chintz. Chef-partner Brian Boston is upholding its reputation as a bastion of fine dining. His seasonal menu nods to regional traditions while adding Southern touches… – Gayot
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 15, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person, 1 per table. Reservations required. Dine-in only, dinner only. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers, on Valentine's Day weekend, Easter, Mother's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, or New Year's Eve. No cash back. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About The Milton Inn Restaurant
Within a 272-year-old fieldstone building, the aroma of pan-seared seafood and glazed meat drifts through dining rooms as patrons clink together glasses of fine wines. Throughout its history, the building served as a rest area for travelers and a prestigious school for boys. It wasn't until 1947, when Ivan Drechsler purchased the location, that it was restored and established as a country inn.
Executive chef and owner Brian Boston, who was named 2011 Chef of the Year by the Restaurant Association of Maryland, crafts upscale American dishes in the Inn's bustling kitchen. To complement its food, the Inn boasts a wine cellar that includes more than 200 handpicked selections, which rest beneath colonial-style dining rooms illumined by tabletop candles and crackling flames from a rustic stone fireplace. The restaurant's romantic ambience and open-air garden terrace have drawn diners celebrating momentous occasions for many years.