Millwright's Dining Room

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$31 to $50
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American
With its unique setting perched atop a waterfall in Simsbury, Connecticut, Millwright’s invites guests to dine in the 17th century mill with acclaimed, James Beard nominated Chef Tyler Anderson and his team. Featuring daily-chosen farm ingredients, the freshest and most select product, proprietary cocktails, and exciting wine menu, Millwright’s offers a new experience to the Farmington Valley farm-to-table dining scene. The culinary team understands the impact of the highest-quality fresh ingredients. Millwright’s kitchen thrives on local ingredients – grown, raised, produced, foraged and prepared – whenever possible. They also take the farm-to-table concept one step further. Millwright’s has partnered with a farm that will grow most of its organic produce. The “Inspired New England” cuisine at Millwright’s pays homage to the land, to the flavor-rich quality of local, fresh ingredients and to the time-honored cooking techniques that enhance the natural goodness of those ingredients.

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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

We are celebrating Valentine's Day on February 14th &15th. We will be serving a 4 course prix fixe menu for $75 per person. You can view our menu through our website: www.millwrightsrestaurant.com

Friday, 14 February, 2020

What 1725 People Are Saying
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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Quite possibly the best restaurant in CT. A very strong tasting menu, each course was our favorite until the next course came out, they were all hits, not a single miss!

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Responded 3 days ago

Thank you Carl for joining us and for sharing your feedback on your experience. We look forward to having you back!

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A
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience4

Awful food. Truly amazingly poor execution both in terms of the food and the meal timing.

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Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for joining us and for sharing your feedback with us. We always appreciate constructive feedback. If you have any information that you would like to share with us in regards to food, beverage, service, ambiance, etc. we would greatly appreciate it. It's the only way we can continue to improve. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us.

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C
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Food was okay but not remarkable, service was very good, not worth the price.

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Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for joining us and for sharing your feedback with us. We always appreciate constructive feedback. If you have any information that you would like to share with us in regards to food, beverage, ambiance, etc. we would greatly appreciate it. It's the only way we can continue to improve. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We hope to see you again in the near future.

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JV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another spectacular meal/dining experience at Millwright’s!

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Responded 3 days ago

Thank you Jeff! We appreciate your kind words and support. We look forward to having you back.

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PW
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

This is a lovely restaurant in a beautiful location in a gorgeous town. The waiter was impeccable.
The brunch was good. Have to say that dinner has been much better but would not hesitate to recommend this to anyone wanting a nice experience. Took my 96 year old father there for the 6th or 7th time and he loves it! Keep up the good work!

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Responded on 16 January 2020

Thank you Pat! We appreciate the kind words and support. We are very happy to know that you throughly enjoyed your time spent with us, celebratory occasion or not. We look forward to having you back in the near future. We hope you're having a healthy and happy New Year!

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E
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was one of the best, if not the best, dining experiences I’ve ever had. The food was all beyond compare and the service, exemplary. My wife and I decided to make this an annual tradition at least. It’s expensive, but not bad for fine dining. I’ve been to more expensive restaurants that don’t compare in quality.

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Responded on 10 January 2020

Thank you Eric for joining us and for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are thrilled to know that you and your wife loved the tasting menu. Thank you for choosing us for your celebratory destination. We look forward to having you back for your annual celebration. Hope you continue to have a great start to your New Year!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tasting menu was incredible! So good!

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Responded on 10 January 2020

Thank you so much! We appreciate the positive feedback and support. Have a wonderful New Year!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing! Best restaurant for great food, great evening!

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Responded on 10 January 2020

Thank you very much for joining us and for submitting your rating. Have a healthy and Happy New Year!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious!

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Responded on 3 January 2020

Thank you! Happy holidays

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JM
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love coming to Millwright's and have been doing so for quite a few years now. No matter whether we are in the tavern or up in the main dining room, we have always had the best of experiences. Not only do we love the menus and food, we also love all of the staff that takes good care of us as if we are the only people in the room. From courteousness to recommendations, we have never been lead astray. This has always been our experience. While there are, perhaps, less expensive alternatives, we choose to give our business to Millwright's simply because the experience is worth it to us.

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Responded on 3 January 2020

Thank you very much John! We appreciate your continued support and kind words. We will pass along the compliments to the rest of our team. Wishing you a healthy and Happy New Year!

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AK
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The greatest culinary experience I've ever had! Would definitely recommend!

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Responded on 3 January 2020

Thank you Alyse! We look forward to having you back! We wish you a safe and Happy New Year!

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DP
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It took us three hours of driving (round trip), but the experience at Millwright's was worth the time and trouble. We wish it was closer.

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Responded on 3 January 2020

Thank you for making the trek out here to join us! Wishing you and your loved ones a healthy and happy New Year! We look forward to your next visit!

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c
New York Area
112 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Tapioca custard is soooo good
Cauliflower was rubbery
Swordfish was ok not a repeat
Service was very good
Wine selection was good
Ambiance is great

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on 3 January 2020

Thank you for joining us and for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We appreciate the constructive criticism. Wishing you a healthy and happy new year!

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KP
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food and service. We will be returning in the future for sure.

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Responded on 3 January 2020

Thank you for your support and kind words! Looking forward to having you back.

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FC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An extraordinary meal in a rustic environment. We have been here two years in a row for Christmas Eve. We love everything about this restaurant and plan to come back next year!

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Responded on 27 December 2019

Thank you Frank! We wish you a safe and happy holiday season! Thank you for the kind words. We'll see you in 2020.

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c
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience5

50 mins to get our order taken, 50 mins to receive our food. Food was delicious!

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Responded on 23 December 2019

Thank you corij for joining us and for sharing your experience with us. We apologize the service was not prompt. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We apologize that this impacted your experience with us. We appreciate the constructive feedback. We wish you a safe and happy holiday season.

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n
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Special anniversary dinner, looking for an alternative to our favorite (and closed) Golden Lamb Buttery. Did the 7 course tasting menu, with a wine pairing for me. Food was creative and delicious! Service was excellent; efficient and friendly without being intrusive. Wines were also well-chosen. The tasting menu was a lot of food, so may just order a la carte next time, but there definitely will be a next time!

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on 27 December 2019

Thank you for joining us and for sharing your experience with us. We are thrilled to know that you enjoyed the tasting menu. What a special way to celebrate your anniversary! We look forward to having you back! We wish you a safe and happy holiday season!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Took my mom for her birthday and everything was perfect. First time there, will definitely be back!

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Responded on 19 December 2019

Thank you for joining us on such a special occasion. We're very happy to know that you enjoyed everything. We wish you a happy holiday season!

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GB
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience4

We tried the tasting menu last Saturday night and it was disappointing. One course was very salty and the 2 main dishes were very dry. On a positive note The environment was very nice and the service was great.

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Responded on 13 December 2019

Thank you Gary for joining us and for your review. We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed in our tasting menu. I will thoroughly discuss with our chefs. We appreciate your constructive feedback. We wish you a safe and happy holiday season.

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K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an excellent experience as usual, and encourage folks to dine here!

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Responded on 6 December 2019

Thank you Kiki! We appreciate your kind words and support. We look forward to having you back. If we don't see you before the new year, we wish you a very safe and happy holiday season!

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LW
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing brunch! Beautiful view of waterfall! Great service! Wonderful meal! Love the breakfast breads, maple scones mmmm. Turkey eggs benedict with stuffing and cranberry hollandaise sauce!!! Fabulous!

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on 6 December 2019

Thank you Lisa! We appreciate the feedback and kind words. We look froward to your next visit with us! Have a safe and happy holiday season!

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P
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Thanksgiving. Millwright’s was more crowded than usual. The Thanksgiving dinner was excellent and considering the number of people who were in attendance the noise level was really not much higher than usual. We were at the second last seating and despite already worked more than 10 hours, the staff was particularly accommodating and pleasant. There were a few people nearby who clearly had not eaten in a restaurant of this quality, ever, and were completely flummoxed as to how to behave, how to order, and generally how to eat properly.
But to get back to the food. It was a special menu but it was diversified and balanced selections that would please almost any palate. Very enjoyable, as usual.

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on 6 December 2019

Thank you very much Prestplan for joining us and for the kind words. We're very happy to know that you enjoyed your Thanksgiving holiday shared with us. We will gladly pass along the compliments to the entire team. Have a wonderful rest of your holiday season!

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RL
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They welcomed us warmly and professionally! Everyone from the front desk to the servers that attended to us were top notch. They were even able to accommodate a late addition to our party on a holiday!
The food and drinks were excellent, and the wine list well curated. The setting is so absurdly charming that a lesser restaurant would be able to survive on looks alone, but the Millwright was a rare combination of ambiance, experience, quality, and value. Highly recommended!

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on 6 December 2019

Thank you Rick! We appreciate you joining us and for taking the time to share your experience. We were more than happy to make the addition to your reservation! Thank you for the kind words. We will pass along the compliments to the entire team. Happy holidays!

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s
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We have eaten at Millwright's on a previous Thanksgiving and enjoyed the experience. The big concern this time was securing a table with sufficient natural light, as my 90 old mother is battling macular degeneration and often has trouble in restaurants, which tend to be less well lit. The staff at Millwright's were very understanding and accommodating to us, and seated us at a great table. The prix fixe menu had plenty of choices (but not too many) to satisfy everyone. We did feel a bit abandoned towards the end of the meal by the waitstaff, but overall it was a good and satisfying experience, with no dishes to do afterwards! I look forward to eating there on a day other than Thanksgiving soon!

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on 6 December 2019

Thank you for joining us and for sharing your experience with us as well. We appreciate your constructive feedback. We look forward to hosting you again in the near future. We wish you a safe and happy holiday season.

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DF
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service, food, ambiance in the tavern and dining room. The only reason for 4 stars overall, is that if you choose the have a couple of cocktails or a glass of wine with dinner your tab doubles.

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Responded on 6 December 2019

Thank you David for your rating and constructive feedback. We're happy to know that food, service and ambiance were all contributing factors in an enjoyable evening spent with us. Happy holidays!

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PW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff was extremely accommodating when half of our party was delayed. They continued to check in with us and the appetizers arrived just as our guests did! It wasn’t noisy even though the restaurant was full; we could easily converse around the table. The food was delicious, especially the roasted Brussels sprouts; they were just crispy enough without being burned. My husband raved about the coffee. We enjoyed the plate of small desserts—a perfect end to a Thanksgiving meal. The staff made sure water glasses were kept filled and the table cleared of dishes. I think we have a new Thanksgiving tradition. We want to come back for our anniversary!

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Responded on 6 December 2019

Thank you Patricia for joining us and for sharing your experience. It was a pleasure to meet with you and your guests. Thank you for the kind words. We're happy to know that one holiday spent with us has turned into a new tradition for future holidays and special occasions! We wish you a safe and happy holiday season!

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

My wife's pork was delicious and well portioned, but my black bass was overcooked and its accompanying sauce tasted like juicy potato salad. My portion was also small. We were given a inch square complimentary cheesecake that tasted like a refrigerator. The apple/celery soup tasted like mulligatawny weak on celery. I left hungry. Beautiful restaurant. Very good service.

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Responded on 29 November 2019

Thank you John for sharing your feedback with us. We will address these concerns with our chefs. We wish you a safe and happy holiday season.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The tasting menu was an amazing experience, the wines were perfectly paired, and the service was excellent. I will be back for sure!

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on 29 November 2019

Thank you very much for your kind words. We're thrilled to know that you thoroughly enjoyed the tasting menu with wine pairings. We're looking forward to your next visit. We wish you a safe and happy holiday season.

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S
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was outstanding. I even spilled my glass of wine, and the waitress came over and refilled both my wife’s and my my glass at no charge! Please go here, you’ll love it.

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on 29 November 2019

Thank you Shawn for joining us and for sharing your feedback with us. We're very happy to know that food service and ambience were all contributing factors in your enjoyment of time spent with us. We look forward to having you back. We wish you a safe and happy holiday season.

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OT
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Our server was excellent. Professional. Personable. Knowledgeable. Relaxing and rustic ambiance. Brunch is limited to the excellent menu... Could have chosen any first or second course and been happy. Reservations likely a must. Took a peek at the tavern down stairs... Got to go back!

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Responded on 21 November 2019

Thank you for your review and rating. We look forward to having you back.

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MC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and ambiance. Service was great. I would definitely recommend it.

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on 21 November 2019

Thank you Maggie for joining us and for sharing your feedback with us as well. We are thrilled to know that you enjoyed food, service and ambiance. We look forward to having you back in the near future. Have a wonderful holiday season.

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F
Orlando
18 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved celebrating our 57th Anniversary at Millwright's. Wonderful ambience, warm friendly professional service, nice menu and fab dinner all around. Will definitely return...destined to become a favorite.

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on 21 November 2019

Thank you so much for joining us on such a milestone occasion. We're thrilled you enjoyed your time spent with us. We look forward to hosting you again. Have a safe and happy holiday season.

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DH
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Spectacular food, wine and ambience. Will return again soon.

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Responded on 21 November 2019

Thank you Diana! We're thrilled to know that you enjoyed the food, wine and ambiance. We're eagerly awaiting your return. We wish you a safe and happy holiday season.

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MB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We ordered the chef tasting and wine pairing to celebrate my Birthday. The restaurant gave me a Birthday card and a surprise message with dessert which made our evening so memorable. The ambiance and charm of this restaurant definitely sets the mood for a romantic and cozy night out. Our waiter Ron was absolutely outstanding and made us feel right at home! It really makes such a difference when the staff and especially Ron were so welcoming and knowledgeable! Can not thank him enough! Such an amazing dining experience!

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on 21 November 2019

Thank you Michelle for joining us and for sharing your experience with us. We are so happy you enjoyed your birthday dinner here. We will gladly share the kind words with Ron. He's one of the best in hospitality and we're happy to know that he made your experience memorable. We hope you have a great holiday season!

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p
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

7:30 on a Thursday night. Nearly empty.
Amazingly situated, practically on a waterfall, the setting is unbeatable. Tha waiter, Ron, as professional and attentive as they get. We had the 7 course event with beverage pairings. $125 per person. Everything excellent save the pesto-esque vegetabular stuff under the scallops which was too salty.
I wouldn’t hesitate to return.

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on 21 November 2019

Thank you Peter for joining us and for sharing your sentiments as well. We will share your words of praise with Ron. Thank you for your constructive feedback on the spaghetti squash. We will address this with our chefs. We wish you a safe and happy holiday season.

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M
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and wonderful service! We will definitely be back!

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on 14 November 2019

Thank you Melissa! We're thrilled you enjoyed everything! Looking forward to your next visit.

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OW
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Party of 6, 5 meals were outstanding, my dinner, lamb was served COLD, including the Vegetables

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on 14 November 2019

Thank you for joining us and for sharing your sentiment. I would ask you to be respectful when delivering your constructive feedback. You berated me at the host stand and said, verbatim, "tell the chef the lamb was fuc**** disgusting. Tell him those exact words because he needs to hear it." You also asked me not to address it at the table or discuss it. We followed what you had asked for and removed it from the bill, along with asking to cook you a new dish. You declined. We wish you the best.

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c
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome meal from starter through dessert! Excellent service in a beautiful dining room. A perfect spot for a special date night!

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Responded on 7 November 2019

Thank you very much for your kind words! Thank you for joining us and for sharing your feedback. We hope to see you again in the near future.

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l
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Chef Tyler has an amazing team. They tend to your every dining need. I'm a repeat client and will continue to repeat my dining experiences at Millwright's.

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on 7 November 2019

Thank you Lunabeara! We are so happy to know that you love and continue to come back for quality food, beverage and service. We will share your compliments with the team. Have a great evening and we'll see you soon!

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c
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful. Beautiful scenery. Tried the 7 course meal and it was amazing

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on 7 November 2019

Thank you Carlab! We're very happy to know you enjoyed all aspects from food, beverage, service and ambiance. We're looking forward to your next visit with us.

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