Millwright's Dining Room

4.7
1646 reviews
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romance
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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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

This was my first visit to Millwrights and I was not disappointed. The food and drinks were excellent, our waiter was attentive and knowledgeable (and suggested an excellent wine); the rest of the staff was pleasant and helpful as well. It took a bit longer to get our entrees than expected however we still very much enjoyed the evening.

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Responded a day ago

Thank you for joining us and for taking the time to submit your feedback based on your experience with us. I will review timing with our chefs. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

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MK
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Waiter Ron was excellent, great recommendations and wine pairings, informative without being pushy. Other waitstaff were friendly, supportive and attentive without hovering. Excellent food and wine. Great window views of the water (and wildlife) and peaceful ambience even with a fairly full dining room. Was on the pricey side, but worth the expense.

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Responded a day ago

Thank you Mel! We appreciate you joining us and for taking the time to share your experience with us. We'll be sure to pass along your compliments to Ron and the rest of the service staff.

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NN
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Was underwhelmed. Expected better for brunch. The Toast with Parmesan Cream and shishito peppers wasn't toasted and there wasn't enough cream to counter the overwhelming numbers and bright heat of the peppers. A steak ordered medium well came out well-done on the ends and rare in the center. The salmon was well-prepared but a little bland, the black rice was delicious. Staff was excellent, very accommodating for a party of 9. Service was prompt and professional. It's a lovely venue but I left not really feeling like I'd want to go back anytime soon except to give the kitchen a second chance to show how top-notch they really are.

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded a day ago

Thank you Nancy for your thorough report on your visit with us. We are happy to know that you received excellent service. We appreciate your constructive feedback on our brunch dishes. We will bring the following items to our chefs attention: non toasted bread, unbalanced proportion of parmesan cream and shishito peppers, irregularly cooked proteins, and bland salmon. Thank you for bringing this to our attention so that we can continue to improve.

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DW
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

New favorite. Expertly prepared ridiculously fresh food juxtaposing sumptuous flavor palates. We greatly enjoyed the tasting menu, and the wine pairings were immaculate

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Responded a day ago

Thank you Dave! We're elated you enjoyed the tasting menu with wine pairings! We'll be sure to send compliments to the chefs. We hope to see you soon! Enjoy the last portion of summer!

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K
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Millwright's is the perfect choice for a special occasion. For me, it was my 70th birthday. I appreciate the attention and care given to me in making this celebration a memorable one!

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Responded a day ago

Thank you Kathleen! Happy Birthday again! We're happy that you selected us for your special occasion. We're even happier to know that you thoroughly enjoyed your time spent with us. We're looking forward to your next visit with us.

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FV
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is gastronomically outstanding. The service is phenomenal. The view of the waterfall is memorable. A must visit.

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Responded a day ago

Thank you Fred! We're happy to know that you enjoyed the full experience from food, service and ambiance. Looking forward to your next visit with us.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best dinners I’ve ever had. Great service. Awesome place! Can’t wait to go back!

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Responded on 16 August 2019

Thank you for joining us! Happy Anniversary again! Thank you for choosing us for your spacial occasion destination. Looking forward to your next reservation with us.

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MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A bit pricey, even for the region, but altogether spectacular. Definitely a place to go to reward yourself (or impress anyone else!)

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Responded on 16 August 2019

Thank you Matthew for joining us! We look forward to your next visit with us.

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BG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was terrific! Very attentive and helpful wait staff , excellent food, view of the waterfall was outstanding.Would highly recommend the restaurant to anyone!

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on 16 August 2019

Thank you Barbara! We're thrilled you enjoyed all aspects of your dining experience with us. We're hoping to see you again in the near future.

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MW
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Had the 7 course tasting . Nothing stood out as great. Portions were small. For $80 expected better experience. Anniversary message on desert plate was nice. 2.5 hour service was a tad to long.

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Responded on 16 August 2019

Thank you Mark for joining us and for taking the time to send us constructive criticism. I will share your feedback with the chefs in regards to small portions, timing, and overall lackluster food.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another wonderful evening spent at Millwright’s!
It was great to see Ron and Bridget as well.
They always make the dining experience a sincere pleasure!

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on 16 August 2019

Thank you! We're beyond happy to know that Ron and Bridget provided you with top notch service. They're the best in the business. Thank you for joining us and for taking the time to write a review. Looking forward to your next visit with us. Have a wonderful weekend!

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LW
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome 7 course Chef’s tasting!!! Loved every course! The wait staff was so friendly and professional!

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Responded on 16 August 2019

Thank you Leigh! We're so happy to know that you enjoyed the tasting menu! It's such a special culinary treat. Thank you for your compliments on the service as well. We'll share your sentiments with our service team as well. Looking forward to your next visit with us. Have a great weekend!

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Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

I came into this dinner with very high expectations. I was impressed with everything but the food surprisingly. The appetizers were okay; i'd say 3 out of 5. What really disappointed was the entrees. My strip was not great and it came out borderline-cold. The whipped potatoes side was way cooler than room temp and I was surprised because our RSVP was for 5:30 and the place was still dead. They were also out of scallops which was what we really wanted. My wife's seafood dish had decent flavor but it was cold as well. The service was on-point but almost 2 advantageous. They were hovering waiting to clear every napkin, plate and piece of silverware which I found distracting. I'd probably give Millwright's another chance as the coffee served in the personal French press was the best part of the experience. 2.8 out of 5 stars. Will

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Responded on 16 August 2019

Good afternoon Will, My name is Vanessa Walsh and I'm the General Manager. Thank you for your constructive criticism. I will speak directly with our chefs. I do apologize that you did not receive the caliber of food quality that we are known for. We know exactly what happened and sincerely apologize that it impacted your overall enjoyment with us. If you decide to join us again, please let me know and I will facilitate in sending you a gift card to apply towards your next visit.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing evening! Extremely attentive staff. We had put a couple notes in Open Table while making the reservation, about this being our anniversary and that one of us is vegetarian. Both details were front and center with congratulations and menu suggestions. We never felt forgotten by the wait staff and everything from the kitchen came out at a comfortable pace and tasted delicious. We absolutely recommend Millwright's and we'll certainly be back.

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Responded on 16 August 2019

Thank you for your review and Happy Anniversary! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience with us. We take dietary restrictions and food allergies seriously; and we're happy that those notes were utilized to ensure a celebratory meal. Thanks again for choosing us for your special occasion destination. We look forward to your next visit with us.

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LW
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious brunch frittata and mixed breads! Very reasonable price! Awesome view of waterfall. Great service!

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Responded on 8 August 2019

Thank you Lisa! We will share your compliments with our team. See you soon!

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CM
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, service and value! A must visit restaurant

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Responded on 8 August 2019

Thank you Carmine! Looking forward to your next visit with us.

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Phoenix
26 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband & I recently enjoyed dinner with a friend at Millwright’s. Our friend has several food restrictions and when presented to our waiter, he was able to help her choose the perfect combination to ensure she had a great dining experience.
It was truly a great evening all around!

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on 2 August 2019

Good evening, Thank you for joining us and for taking the time to write a review. We are very happy to hear that you and your guests enjoyed your time with us. We take dietary restrictions and food allergies very seriously; and we're happy we were able to accommodate. Have a great weekend!

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MD
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service are tremendous. I had the duck and a chilled pea soup which I can highly recommend

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on 2 August 2019

Thank you Matt! We will share your compliments with our chefs and service team. Have a wonderful weekend!

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N
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal. Every bite was a treat. Our server was attentive but not intrusive. Love this place.

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Responded on 1 August 2019

Thank you Nancy! We will gladly share your compliments with our team. Looking forward to your next visit with us.

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CP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed EVERYTHING about our time at Millwright’s and plan to return! Ron & Bridgette were outstanding and treated us SO well!

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on 1 August 2019

Thank you so much again for joining us! Happy birthday!!! We will share your raving reviews with our chefs and service team. Come back and visit soon, regardless of special occasion or not.

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FD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent ambiance, great service, delectable food!

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on 1 August 2019

Thank you very much for your rating and your review. We're looking forward to your next reservation with us.

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GG
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional gourmet food, often with significant creativity-- without being silly. The food supplements the special view of the waterfall, which in turn is enhanced by steady, friendly, and knowledgeable service. Overall a great place for romantic dinners, business dinners, family events, or just plain a night out to enjoy exceptional cooking.

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on 1 August 2019

Thank you very much for your well written review. We appreciate constructive, positive feedback. We will gladly share your compliments with our service team and the chefs. Thank you again for joining us. We're looking forward to your next reservation with us.

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N
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Four words: Get the tasting menu.
I am ruined for all other food and restaurants. :)
Our server, RON, was the BEST.
Bravo!!!

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on 1 August 2019

Thank you for joining us and for taking the time to write a review. We will gladly share your raving review with Ron and our chefs! We're thrilled that you enjoyed the tasting menu- it's such a delight. Whenever you're ready to join us again, don't hesitate to reach out. We'll be more than happy to help book your next reservation.

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D
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The place is beautiful, the lambloin delicious and Marie, our server was very warm.

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Responded on 25 July 2019

Thank you Dana! We will be sure to send along the compliments to our service team and the chefs. Have a great day!

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JK
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

We had invited a relative who had birthday. The Startert were great but unfortunately the main course for 2 of us was not up to our expectations (Lamb loin). The meat was cold. The coffee we got were cold and we did return these. We did not want to make a fuss about the meat as we wanted the invited guests to experience a good atmosphere.

The waiter was asked questions on some of the wines, but he was unable to give any answers. I asked if there were someone else he could ask, to which he responded no. He said the wine list was new and they has scheduled training next week for the new list. I ordered a white Chardonnay Burgundy and he brought a room temperature wine to the table and said this was the temperature it was supposed to be served at. I then asked for another wine. He admittedly brought us a small taste of Cava for the extra wait, but it is not what I had expected from a restaurant that claims it is among the top 100 restaurants in the US.

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on 25 July 2019

We thank you for taking the time to join us and for writing a review. We apologize that you did not receive the level of service, nor the consistent food quality we are known for. We appreciate you bringing these items to our attention: lack of wine knowledge from our server, cold food temps and cold coffee. I have spoken directly with the responsible parties and appropriate disciplinary action has been taken. Please don't hesitate to reach out if I can be of further assistance.

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GM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful dinner, we did the tasting menu, and Millwright's does that right. Right sized portions so you can get to 7-8 taste experiences without being stuffed. Staff is great, the Food is amazing (world class).

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on 25 July 2019

Thank you Geoffrey! Thank you for joining us and for taking the time to write a positive review. We will gladly pass along your positive sentiments to our chefs and service team.

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BC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Opted for the chefs selection. Eight courses of all the best on the menu. They are right they were the best.
Hands down the best restaurant in CT.

Service is led by key team players who have been there since day one. They are experience and will meet all your expectations.

Wine and drink selections there are excellent.

What more can I say other than keep it up Millwrights

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We try to get here once a season! The tasting menu never disappoints. My favorite date night always

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Responded on 25 July 2019

Thank you! And thank you for joining us for a special date night. We're eagerly awaiting your next reservation.

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OT
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had the tasting menu with wine pairings. It was quite tasty but we were not able to finish all the courses. We took them home and ate them the next day. This was an expensive meal but a real treat. I definitely would dine there again.

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on 25 July 2019

Thank you for joining us and for taking the time to write a positive review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your tasting menu... and that it spanned two days to enjoy! We're eagerly awaiting your next dinner reservation with us.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Marie was very attentive
Food is always interesting and well prepared.
Location is lovely

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on 25 July 2019

Thank you! We will share your feedback with our service team and the chefs. Thank you again for joining us.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service (Ron) and the food continues to impress!

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on 18 July 2019

Thank you for your review and kind words. We will share your review with Ron! Looking forward to your next visit with us.

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HD
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is a special place! We had the 7 course tasting menu which was a amazing. The wait staff were extremely knowledgeable and friendly as the brought out each course. Timing was just right. They took into account all allergies in what was served, even remaking a course! The atmosphere is warm and inviting and comfortable. For anyone that appreciates really good food and good service, I would highly recommend milwrights!

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on 25 July 2019

Thank you very much for joining us and writing a review about your dining experience. We are happy that you enjoyed the tasting menu and the service that accompanies it. We will gladly share your compliments with our chefs and service team.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent!!

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on 18 July 2019

Thank you!

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MS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Millwrights food offerings never disappoint; our server during this visit was Marie, who we love to have serve our needs. She is warm, always very genuine and relatable. She remembers little details about any of our previous visits too, which I do not understand how she does that. Great attention to personal details and little nuances of the meals themselves.

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on 18 July 2019

Thank you Matthew! We will share your review with Marie. She's one of the best in hospitality. As they say, love is in the details. Thank you for taking the time to join us and write a review. Have a great weekend!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere and the food is amazing!

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Responded on 18 July 2019

Thank you! Looking forward to your next visit with us.

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RC
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The waiter Ron made our experience wonderful. He recommended the 7 course meal with wine pairing, which we gladly accepted. Everything was perfect and enjoyed a little bit of everything on the menu. We are looking forward to going to Chiefs Tyler Anderson other restaurants.

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on 18 July 2019

Thank you Rachael for joining us and taking the time to write a review. Tasting menus are a special treat and we're very happy you enjoyed your culinary journey with Ron. We will share your compliments with him and our chefs. We're looking forward to having you back and also looking forward to hosting you at our other locations as well.

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DM
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food and fantastic service, no rush. Was a great meal in a great location. One of my favorites!

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Responded on 18 July 2019

Thank you David! We're thrilled you enjoyed your time with us. We're looking forward to your next reservation with us. Have a great weekend!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious with amazing service!

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Responded on 18 July 2019

Thank you!

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N
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Millwrights is hands down the best restaurant in Connecticut. The food is delicious, inventive, and prepared with care. The wait staff is knowledgeable and attentive. The menu has variety: New American fare, a tasting menu for the adventurous, as well as a variety of seasonal dishes-- definitely not the same old, same old. The dining room is lovely even if you are not sitting at the window near the waterfall (which we were). The wine list is not super complex, but is nonetheless reasonable. This is a great special occasion place fit for even the most finicky of foodies.

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on 18 July 2019

Thank you so much Nancy for your review and kind words. We're happy your visit with us checked off all boxes on food, service, wine list, ambiance, etc. We truly appreciate a constructive breakdown and rating like you provided. We're looking forward to your next with us. Have a great weekend!

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JB
New England
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is a good choice for a special occasion or a splurge. Be prepared to wait for your food to be made to order — but it’s well worth the wait! They have a kids’ menu and provide crayons. They are more kid friendly than I would have expected. Such a beautiful setting too. Recommend for couples, families, friends’ night out, or special occasion gatherings. There’s a tavern downstairs. We had a group of 10 for my parents’ anniversary dinner and it was great for the variety of ages we had.

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on 18 July 2019

Thank you Julie! We appreciate you taking the time to join us and write a constructive review. We're happy that we were able to accommodate all age groups and diners in your party. With Chef Tyler Anderson as a father himself, he always ensures at his locations that well- balanced, approachable food items are available for younger diners too. Family matters. We're looking forward to your next visit with us. Have a great weekend!

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