I see so many recommendations on this site for the Milton Inn and quite frankly, they puzzle me. I've been to the Milton several times over the years and was impressed only when Mark Henry was doing the cooking.
The last time I was there (about 18 months ago), the appetizers were decent, but the entrees were uninspired, the service terrible and the wine list WAY overpriced. Their signature dish, the lobster with black linguine and vanilla sauce was, I thought, an abonimination.
It would seem to me that this is exactly the type of restaurant that a chowhound would pass by. From my experiences at the Milton, it's reputation far exceeds its execution.