Millwright's Dining Room
Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers
We are offering a 3 course prix fixe dinner for our Thanksgiving Day service! It's $59 per adult and $29 per child. There will be traditional Thanksgiving fare sides and dessert to share for the table. The menu will be available on our website shortly! We are open from 11am-6pm for Thanksgiving.
Thursday, 28 November, 2019
Would have loved to love this place however, it didn’t live up to expectations. I took my wife here for her birthday as it’s been something she has wanted to do since we saw Tyler on TV. The reality of it was a meal that didn’t blow us away (like Winvian had when we did their tasting menu) and I was left underwhelmed and a bit disappointed. I could live with it though as not everyone has the same tastes. The reason I am even leaving this is at the point we were done with our meal it was late and we were the last ones in the dining room. We paid our bill, collected our leftovers and went to leave. There was no one at the hostess station where we had checked our coats so I figured I would just pop in the open door and grab them to be on our way. It took a min of looking back and forth at the coat racks wondering where they were before I spotted them balled up on the floor in the corner. No hangers in them or anything just in a ball on the floor. Unsure why that was but it definitely made the experience go from meh whatever to, I wouldn’t recommend visiting. I sent an email about it to the restaurant that evening when I got home but, I have not heard back yet. For the money spent I would have hoped for a higher level of service and a prompt response from the staff when there was an issue.
Good evening Marc, Thank you for joining us and for sharing your feedback as well. Thank you for bringing underwhelming food and improper coat service to our attention. I did call and left a voicemail to connect and address your concerns. Please let us know how we can be of further assistance. Thank you for your time.
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!
Thank you for your review and rating. We look forward to having you back.
Excellent food and ambiance. Service was great. I would definitely recommend it.
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.
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.
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.
Spectacular food, wine and ambience. Will return again soon.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
Delicious food and wonderful service! We will definitely be back!
Thank you Melissa! We're thrilled you enjoyed everything! Looking forward to your next visit.
Party of 6, 5 meals were outstanding, my dinner, lamb was served COLD, including the Vegetables
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.
Awesome meal from starter through dessert! Excellent service in a beautiful dining room. A perfect spot for a special date night!
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.
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.
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!
Wonderful. Beautiful scenery. Tried the 7 course meal and it was amazing
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.
Beautiful restaurant and atmosphere. The staff was super attentive. My husband and I didn’t like our dishes very much.
Thank you Mrs Sheehan for joining us and for sharing your feedback. If you can provide us with any information in regards to the dishes you didn't enjoy, we would greatly appreciate it. Constructive feedback is the only way we can improve. (i.e. temperature, seasoning, portion size, etc.) Thank you for your time and bringing this to our attention! Have a wonderful day.
Food, ambience, service impeccable as always. We send every birthday and anniversary at our favorite restaurant.
Thank you Robbin! We're thrilled to know that food, service and ambiance are all contributing factors to a memorable experience here with us. We look forward to the next special occasion spent here with us. Have a great week! Happy Halloween.
Always spectacular! We come every year for our anniversary and my birthday for the tasting and it is always better than we could ever hope.
Thank you Karen! Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary as well. Thank you for choosing us as your special occasion destination. We're so happy to know that the tasting menu hits the mark for celebratory dinners. We look forward to your next visit with us.
All three of us ordered the NY steak. It arrived luke warm and it looked like they took a normal sized piece of NY strip and cut it right down the middle to give two portions .
Sweet potato puree arrived cold. My daughters French fries arrived half of the portion burned .
I asked for a second glass of Malbec and it took a really long time to arrive , where the waitress forgot , because as she passed by I pointed to the empty glass and she said “o yes your wine”.
It’s my third visit to this restaurant and I’m still not impressed ! Everyone in the area rants and raves about it but on our 3rd visit , I still don’t see what that’s about .
Good evening Mr Restrepo, Thank you for joining us and sharing your dining experience with us. I will share your sentiments and constructive feedback with our chefs and service team. Please never hesitate to bring these items to our attention while joining us. We will always gladly correct any items that our guests would like addressed. The last thing we want is for our guests to depart with a negative experience. Please let me know how I can be of further assistance for you and your guests.
Tonight, I was wowed.
It took us a while but we finally made it to this restaurant.
We love dining out, and tonight for my B'day my husband scored big time introducing me to this goodness.
I love the location, decor and feel of the place. Beautifully rustic with exposed original beams all the way to the peak, the chairs are solid with tall backs where one can sit like a true guest for this incredible experience. Once inside you can't help but feel special.
I prepared myself for big plates with a small amount of pretty looking food and a hefty price tag.
BUT! Man ohh man was I wrong... This was not the case.
The plates were large, the food was very pretty, but also filling. The chef plates just the right amount. Let's say I can eat and I left satisfied.
Our waiter Ron was amazing, he knew his s**t!!!!
He was knowledgeable, confident, great humor, polite but firm with quick answers and details about each dish, and may I add Handsome.
I questioned the bass, salmon and scallops, and he quickly placed them in an order of 1,2 and 3.
I ordered scallops, hubby had quail, son had steak and our daughter had chicken. All dishes were outstanding!!!!!
Ohhh, and for appetizers I had beef tartare and I could have licked my plate, hubby had foie gras and said it was the best he ever had. Desserts were also very good.
There was nothing I would change, this was a very pleasant experience, and we will return.
Thank you so much for your beautifully worded review of your dining experience with us. We're beyond thrilled to know that birthday dinner checked all the boxes with fantastic food, beverage and service. We will share your compliments with Ron, our service team and the chefs. We look forward to having you back in the near future! Happy Halloween.
Wonderful waiter, but I stupidly didn’t get his name. But everyone at Millwrights we’re tops in service and friendliness. Although the seven course sampler was compelling, we chose an appetizer (shared a tapioca with clams) that was incredible and plenty for two. My better half had lamb loin and I had quail. We ordered Brussels sprouts as a side. I had a wonderful brown ale with my dinner. The food was just outstanding, incredible. Service is terrific. The waiter patiently described things and answered questions. We’re going back for our next special occasion!
Good evening Mr Russell, Thank you for joining us and for taking the time to write a review. We're thrilled you enjoyed the food, beverage and service. We will gladly share the compliments with Ron. He's one of the best in hospitality. We're even happier to know that he made your evening more special. Happy Anniversary again to you and your better half. We look forward to your next visit with us.
Unbelievable food and atmosphere . 10/10 would recommend dining her. Fantastic experience
Thank you Ethan! Thank you for the kind words about food, ambiance and service. We're thrilled you enjoyed the whole experience! Looking forward to your next visit!
I want to like Millwright’s, attractive setting. However, second time here. Both times same problem: champagne not chilled. Waiter makes no apology that a bottle of champagne not ready to be served, begins pouring and declares it needs an ice bath to chill for proper temp. So we wait. 2x’s same problem. Not acceptable for Tattinger. Food is ok, not amazing, prices high. Service doesn’t meet this price point.
Good evening Westrick party, Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We are deeply apologetic that you received wine that wasn't chilled to temp. Please feel free to contact the restaurant and ask for the General Manager. I will be sure to continue to assist you in this matter. Thank you for your time.
Thoughtful and creative locally sourced ingredients served by a friendly yet professional staff in a tastefully restored 300 year old mill building.
Thank you Gerry! You nailed our concept in one sentence. Thank you for understanding what we strive for and how we execute it in a historical setting. We're looking forward to your next visit with us!
Is it pricey? yes. Is it worth it? absolutely! That is the value.
Thank you Mike! We look forward to having you back in the building in the near future! Have a wonderful week.
Nice place, great bar in basement. Planning to go again.
Thank you Keith! We're eagerly looking forward to your next visit with us.
Wonderful as always!
Thank you for your 5 star rating. We greatly appreciate it! Have a wonderful weekend! We'll see you soon.
This is the review I wrote for the Tavern; the same can be said for the restaurant. "Absolutely Awesome! Incredibly friendly service; fantastic food. Food was expertly prepared, delicious, elegant, wonderful rich flavors without being over the top. 10/10!"
More specifically: the lighting was warm; the windows look out at the waterfall; the service was outstanding; we were treated like VIPs even though it was our first time to the restaurant. Most importantly, the food was some of the best we have ever had. To repeat, flavors were rich and delicious without being over salted or over spiced. We can't wait to return to try the tasting menu, which was recommended, but we decided to choose a la carte this time. THANKS for a great experience!
Thank you Andy for your kind words! We are so happy to hear that you and your guest enjoyed both of your dining experiences in our tavern and our dining room! We love to hear that food and service lead to a memorable evening spent with us. We're very much looking forward to your next visit with us...whether it's in the tavern or dining room!
Probably one of the 5 best overall meals that we have ever had. We had the Chef's 7 course tasting menu and each course was better than the last. Service was impeccable. Beautiful view of the waterfall from just about very table.
Thank you Edward for joining us and for sharing your feedback based on your experience. Tasting menus are such a special culinary treat and we're so happy that you enjoyed the 7 course journey. Thank you for the kind words and we'll be sure to share your compliments with our chefs and service team. Looking forward to your next visit.
We just dined at Milwright's for a special dinner after having not eaten there in a few years. Our first visit was not overly memorable, but given all of the positive reviews, we decided to give it another try. The space and setting are beautiful. The staff was attentive and very pleasant. Unfortunately, the food was really just not that good. Truly. We did notice that there was a wedding being held upstairs, and maybe that put a strain on the kitchen, but I would guess that was handled by a separate kitchen crew. We had the dumpling appetizer and the salmon pate and both were marginal and just not that special. But our main courses were really disappointing. The striped bass was undercooked and not overly tasty and the scallops were fine but the accompanying squash bed on which they were served had an odd taste and was far from delicious. The icing on the cake came when we received our bill and there was a $2 surcharge for a drink I ordered on the rocks. I have never seen such a thing. I would've rathered just been charged $2 more instead of seeing that it was a separate charge for ordering a drink on the rocks. This seems like a really petty charge for a restaurant of this supposed caliber. Despite the truly beautiful setting and great staff, I am afraid I wouldn't recommend this restaurant.
Thank you for joining us and taking the time to share some constructive feedback. We apologize that you did not receive the caliber food we are known for. We appreciate your honest opinions shared with us; it's the only way we can continue to improve. We will review these food items and discuss with our chefs during our weekly meeting. In regards to the $2 rocks charge. You are not being charged for ice. Rocks pours are a larger pour of alcohol. We will correct this on printed checks. Thank you!
Delicious food, carefully prepared, pleasantly served, perfectly paced, meticulously designed. We’ll be back.
Thank you Catherine! We're so happy that everything exceeded expectations. We appreciate the kind, constructive feedback. We'll be happy to pass along the compliments to our chefs and service team. Have a wonderful weekend.
Overall a good experience however my guests meal was visually unappealing and undercooked. they should remove the striped bass from the menu.
Thank you Damien for joining us and for sharing your feedback as well. We apologize that your guest did not enjoy our striped bass entree. Please never hesitate to share your feedback when you are joining us. The last thing we want is for a guest to not enjoy their time with us. We will always gladly re- make a dish, provide a different dish and remove the item from the check for you. Please let us know if there's anything else we can assist with.
Absolutely wonderful! Beautiful location. Food was delicious and fun!
Thank you Beth! We're very happy to know that the setting and the food were thoroughly enjoyed; and helped create a memorable experience for you and your guest. We look forward to your next reservation with us!
Our waiter, Ron was exceptional and our out of town guest thought the atmosphere and location was terrific.
Thank you Badge for joining us and for sharing your feedback as well. We will gladly pass along the compliments to Ron! He's one of the best in hospitality and we love that he made your evening with us that much more special. Looking forward to your next visit!
Being a big fan of Arethusa in Bantam, I feel Millwright’s is it’s sister restaurant.
Food was outstanding, service was top notch and loved the rustic ambiance, I can only imagine how beautiful it looks during the upcoming holiday season.
Our first experience was delightful, but definitely not our last, worth the hour ride.
Thank you Fredo for joining us and for the kind words as well. Thank you for making the journey to us here in Simsbury. We're happy it was worth the drive and your time. We will gladly pass along the compliments in regards to food, beverage and service. We are eagerly awaiting your next with us. Have a wonderful week!
The menu is limited but excellently prepared. It is pricey however we enjoyed a reduced price prix fixe "taste of suburbia" special.
Thank you kdzdoc! We're happy to know that you enjoyed your time spent with us, in addition to our Taste of the Suburbs special as well. We're looking forward to your next visit with us.
We went to celebrate our Anniversaries and had a wonderful meal and evening. Our servers were attentive and pleasant. Even though the restaurant was busy, the noise level was pleasant. Pretty setting.
Thank you Sandim for joining us and for sharing your feedback with us. Thank you for joining us for your anniversary celebration. We're very happy to know that you thoroughly enjoyed your time with us. Looking forward to having you back.
Old New England flavor all around. Traditional fare. Very pleasant experience.
Thank you LACC! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're looking forward to your next reservation with us.
First time visit for my husband's birthday. Our server was incredibly knowledgeable about the menu, as well as recommendations. Entire meal was fantastic - we look forward to visiting again!
Thank you JenP! And thank you for joining us for your celebratory occasion. We will be sure to pass along your compliments to our service team as well. We're looking forward to your next visit with us.
Visited for wedding anniversary. Perfect experience. Tremendous value for the money, service and food was excellent. Seated by window, next to hand hewn support beams and an evening view of the waterfall - what else can you ask for?
Recommend the Dining Room, not the Tavern, if you are looking for an elegant experience.
Would definitely visit again.
Thank you Raymond for joining us and for sharing your experience with us! Happy Anniversary again! We're elated to know that food, service and ambiance were all contributing factors to an enjoyable evening. We look forward to having you back soon.
This is a lovely place with excellent food, ambiance and service. Each entree seemed to have that little something extra that made it out of the ordinary. We were a party of six and everyone (including a few fussy folk) thoroughly enjoyed what they ordered. Would love to see Millwrights open some outdoor seating to take full advantage of the views. Excellence all around!
Thank you Fredricka! We are thrilled to know that food, ambiance and service were all contributing factors to your enjoyment with us. We have a few things on the drawing board for outdoor seating. We'll be sure to announce any changes as they arise. We look forward to having you back. Have a wonderful evening!
An incredible experience. The seven-course tasting menu is the way to go. We were blown away. Every course was exquisite and our service was wonderful.
Thank you so much! Tasting menus are a special culinary journey and we're happy to know that you enjoyed everything it had to offer. We will share the compliments with our chefs and service team. All the best!
Went for our 1st wedding anniversary dinner and did the tasting menu. It was phenomenal....the food and the service. Ron and Bridget were exceptional. Highly recommend.
Thank you! And Happy Anniversary again! We are very happy to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed the tasting menu and the service that accompanies it. What a way to ring in the 1st wedding anniversary! We look forward to many more anniversary dinners with you and your spouse. Have a great day!