Milton’s Cuisine and Cocktails in Milton, GA has a spring menu that is perfect this time of the year. The menu is built around the vegetables grown in their garden behind the restaurant, which is a 150-year old house in charming North Fulton.
For example, the Chef’s Vegetable Plate features garden vegetable and almond quinoa, grilled asparagus, garlic wax beans, pickled beets, summer squash casserole, and sunflower pesto. Vegetables are the star of this plate, but Milton’s offers so much more.
Let’s start with the service. A knowledgeable wait staff took care of all our needs on a recent Saturday night visit. After spending a few minutes in a busy bar area, we were taken to our table in a quaint room with a fireplace that we shared with two other tables. The service was spot on throughout our meal and the server wasn’t afraid to give us his expert opinion and out of the box suggestions.
Along with the vegetable plate, the menu offers a number of other things that appealed to my eye.
I couldn’t pass on the Chef’s Signature Pimiento Cheese “Dip” since it was house-made, with lavosh and crisp celery. Pimiento cheese is everywhere these days and I love it with flatbread and that is how it came at Milton’s. It was delicious and fresh.
Other notable starters on the menu include deviled eggs, Southern-fried pickles and clams.
If you opt for a salad, there are choices here as well, with a Caesar, a wedge or a baby romain.
We skipped the salads, so we could head right to the entree.
Who’s to argue with choices like a Southern-fried chicken breast, mountain trout, blackened salmon or honey glazed-bacon wrapped pork tenderloin.
There are also daily specials which include a “pasta of the day.” I went with a chicken pasta that was enough to serve three. Perfect, as I was able to take some home for the next day. My wife picked the Southern-fried chicken breast and she said it was, “bursting with flavor.” It was served with a heaping of delicious mashed potatoes and green beans- the perfect Southern dish.
All of our food held true to the “freshness” theme that Milton’s emits and my pasta even tasted table-fresh the next day for lunch.
Our server told us the dessert menu is “ever-changing” and always a “must look.”
Ok, he didn’t have to ask twice. I had heard they make an amazing blueberry cobbler, and our server said, “yes it is amazing,” but they were out of it on this particular night. Darn, but we chose the strawberry hand pies and they were loaded with great strawberry flavor and just enough powered sugar on the top.
Milton’s is know for it’s drinks, heck, “cocktails” is part of it’s official name. The bar was crowded and the drinks looked unique. The Georgia Peach Basil Mojito looked to be a favorite, and why not it looked fresh.
If you have a hard time making decisions when out at a restaurant, you are going to struggle at Milton’s as there are dozens of great options. It doesn’t matter what you choose, you know it will be fresh!
Milton’s is open daily at 5 pm and is located at 800 Mayfield Road in Milton, GA. You can make reservations at (770) 817-0161.
Visit their website here for more information and the complete menu.