Highland Inn, housed in a renovated 1890s farmhouse, was a long time coming. Originally scheduled for a July 2012 opening, the Howard County's restaurant's progress was slowed both by budgeting problems and by unexpected bureaucratic hurdles, owner Brian Boston told me. It finally opened this week.
Boston, the executive chef and co-owner of the acclaimed Milton Inn in Baltimore County, has said that Highland Inn will be less formal than the Milton Inn.
The opening menu, which you can see on Highland Inn's Facebook page, includes entrees priced from about $25, featuring things like grilled lamb rack, Creekstone Farms New York strip, pan-seared halibut and crispy-skinned rockfish.
There is also a listing of a la carte steaks and fish, which can be ordered grilled, pan-seared or blackened. Prices here range from $22 for a six-ounce filet mignon to $46 for twin lobster tails.
Highland Inn is at 12857 Highland Road in Highland. For information or to make reservations, call 443-276-3202 or go to highlandinnrestaurant.com.