This restaurant added safety precaution details

This includes info about cleaning, sanitising, social distancing, and usage of personal protective equipment. Learn More.

Millwright's Dining Room

4.8
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
1855 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1855 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.9
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
MM
MaureenM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Although the restaurant was working with a limited menu, there was a variety of choices in all areas of the menu, and the drink menu was great as well. We ordered several different appetizers to share for the table along with our entrees and everything we ordered exceeded our expectations - fresh and outstanding flavors! The staff is doing an amazing job working under covid restrictions - we dined inside and felt extremely comfortable with everything they've done to make dining inside (this was our first outing to a restaurant since February) a relaxing and very enjoyable experience.

M
Mangiabella
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My boyfriend and I had our 1 year anniversary dinner here and absolutely loved it!!

IB
IgorB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A very nice dining room, spaced out properly. Huge windows overlooking the river. Just a beautiful place.

HJ
HJC1014
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very cautious of what’s happening and very appreciative of how clean and helpful everyone was. Food and drinks were delicious as usual. Our waitress was so sweet and helpful. Always the best fromMillwrights

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on 7 July 2020

Thank you very much HJC1014! We appreciate you joining us and for taking a moment out of your day to share your experience with us as well. We are thrilled to read that food, service and cleanliness standards were all contributing factors in an enjoyable evening shared with us. We look forward to your return. Stay safe and be well!

Report
h
viphallhigh70
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We finally got to make a reservation for inside dining after many tries for it after one great outside experience. Service was excellent and leisurely based on the new cleanliness and sanitary guidelines from the state and federal officials. We enjoyed our meals and had great food. We did notice that much later in the evening at home, the food had been much saltier than we are used to, and should have made a request to the wait staff on ordering to use little to no salt. Otherwise everything was great!

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on 7 July 2020

Thank you very much halhigh70 for joining us and for taking the time to share your experience with us as well. We appreciate your comment on the salt. We will discuss with our chefs and make sure we aren't using a heavy hand. We look forward to your return. Stay safe and be well!

Report
F
Foodie2
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first time dining out in over 3 months. Millwrights did everything right to make us feel safe while eating in the dining room. The food, as always, was superb. It was a perfect night out in these crazy times.

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on 7 July 2020

Thank you so much Foodie2! Thank you for your trust in us and our standards. We know these are unusual times and we appreciate your confidence in us providing a memorable, yet safe dining experience. We will share your kind words with our team as well. We look forward to your return. Be safe and be well!

Report
CP
ChrisP
New England
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The service was great and they did a great job accommodating all of the new rules. The food was very good and came out in a timely fashion. The drinks were also very good.

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on 7 July 2020

Thank you very much Chris for your review and kind words. We will gladly share your compliments with our team. We're thrilled that you enjoyed your time spent with us. We look forward to your return. Stay healthy, stay safe!!!

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

Really good service and nice building with great views of the river. But the food was just “OK”. Probably won’t go back.

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on 3 July 2020

Good afternoon. Thank you for visiting us and for taking the time to share your feedback. We would like to hear more about your dining experience. Any constructive feedback you have for us is greatly appreciated. During these difficult times, we want to ensure a memorable and worthwhile experience for all of our guests. If we missed the mark, we'd love to know how we can continue to improve. Thank you for your time. Be safe and be well.

Report
R
Rhino
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First dinner out in a COVID world. Professional staff that you could tell was smiling under their masks. It was me and two buddies for a birthday. One is in the restaurant world and does not hold back on criticism.

The consensus? Best meal we've had in a LONG time. Duck legs were great as an app. Steak and potatoes were memorable, which isn't easy. Friend loved the Salmon. We ate inside, which felt perfectly safe. They've really done up the outdoor seating, so I'd aim for that if you're in it for the instagram photos.

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on 3 July 2020

Thank you so much Rhino for your kind words. We appreciate your trust and confidence in us to provide you and your guests a safe dining experience, accompanied by delicious food. Thank you for choosing us to celebrate; and for your your first dining experience since COVID. We look forward to your return. Be safe and be well!

Report
ST
SophieT
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing as always. You guys are magicians. Thanks always for the hospitality.

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on 3 July 2020

Thank you so much Sophie! Have a safe holiday weekend!

Report
E
vipEmgee
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Millwrights has just reopened indoor dining and we had a very early reservation so it was quiet. Service was perfect and our meals were excellent. Started with creative cocktails, a few appetizers and salads, main courses and one dessert. I would bet that you could order anything here and it would be wonderful. We can’t wait to return.

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on 3 July 2020

Thank you so much for your kind words of support. We will be sharing this with our whole team. We look forward to your return. Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

Report
JD
JohnD
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, beautiful outdoor seating near the water fall. Food was creative an delicious.

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on 27 June 2020

Thank you very much John! We appreciate your support and patronage. We look forward to your return. Stay healthy, stay safe!

Report
OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first outdoor dining experience during Covid 19 and they did an incredible job of laying everything out safely and spreading people out according to social distancing. The meal was very reflective of the season and used local fresh ingredients. The cocktails were especially complimentary to our meal as well. We had the prix fix 4 course meal for $45 which is an incredible value for the quality of food. It was so good that we came back a week later!

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on 27 June 2020

Thank you very much for your kind words and support. We will share your compliments with our team. Thank you for the confidence and trust in our hands to provide you with a safe and memorable dining experience. Stay healthy, stay safe! We look forward to your return.

Report
GB
GeorgeB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Millwrights did an exceptional job considering the COVID-19 situation great service, good value, great safety protocols

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on 27 June 2020

Thank you very much George! We look forward to your return.

Report
SH
SamanthaH
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every time we visit, this place never ceases to amaze me. The food, and service are always consistently amazing and leave you wanted to come back again and again. I was concerned about the outdoor dining due to Covid-19 but it was nothing less that delightful!

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on 27 June 2020

Thank you very much Samantha! Thank you for your support and confidence in our team. We look forward to your return. Stay healthy, stay safe!

Report
M
Melissathechef
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place .. love the outdoor dining and hope they continue with that ... just beautiful setting.. food is always delicious 😋 the staff is friendly and very efficient..

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on 27 June 2020

Thank you very much Melissa! We appreciate your kind words of support. We will share your compliments with our entire team. We're thrilled to know that food and service created a memorable evening with us. We look forward to your return. Stay healthy, stay safe.

Report
LD
vipLuv2visitDC
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

We so enjoyed our Fathers Day brunch! The food was delicious and the outside dining on the covered bridge overlooking the waterfall was amazing! We will definitely be returning 😋😎

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on 27 June 2020

Thank you so much for joining us on a holiday brunch service! We love to hear that you and your guests enjoyed your time spent with us. We look forward to your return. We hope this message find you and your loved ones healthy and safe!

Report
AH
AlisonH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I had a picnic table right next to the waterfall. We really appreciated how much thought had gone into keeping everyone safe while providing a delicious, creative meal. Good value considering the wonderful ambience and great food.

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on 27 June 2020

Thank you very much Alison! Thank you for your confidence in us and the environment we created for a safe and memorable dining experience. We're thrilled to know that you enjoyed your time spent with us. We look forward to your return. Stay healthy, stay safe!

Report
F
vipFoodiefromct
New England
22 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

the setting , service and food were very good. The one disturbing thing was the constant back and forth of bus people wheeling carts of supplies. Instead of attempting to do these tasks quietly, maybe by carrying the used dishes, the carts rolled noisily past our table every few minutes.

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on 27 June 2020

Thank you very much for joining us and for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We appreciate you bringing this to our attention and we apologize that it impacted your dining experience with us. We have taken steps to replace the cart wheels with rubber ones to minimize the noise value. We are keeping the safety of our team in mind with long distances to travel with heavy plateware to be washed, dried and returned from inside of the restaurant. Thank you for understanding.

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As our anniversary approached, I knew there was only one place in the state of Connecticut that I wanted to spend out with my wife, of course that's millwrights. From the reservation process, to organizing a flower drop off, to all points of service, and especially the quality of food and value, we were constantly amazed. This was truly a unique, special and unforgettable experience, thank you to Chef Anderson, Vanessa, Brian in team.

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on 27 June 2020

Thank you very much for your kind words and support! Thank you for selecting us to celebrate your anniversary. We know at this time, more than ever, confidence in a safe food environment is paramount. Thank you for instilling trust in our team. We're thrilled to know that food, beverage and service were contributing factors in a memorable evening with us. Cheers to the both of you and happy anniversary!

Report
F
Fredo
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

As always the food was exceptional, service was great, the out door sitting was well planned out considering the current circumstance. The scenery was serine and beautiful, worth the trip every time, keep up the great work and stay safe .

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on 27 June 2020

Thank you very much Fredo for your kind words and sentiments. We will pass along the compliments to our team. We appreciate your support and we look forward to your return. Stay healthy, stay safe.

Report
MS
MattS
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Once again, Millwright's has impressed us--the service was friendly and gracious (thank you Ron!) and the meal was incredibly delicious and well-paced. No matter what combination of the four different courses any of our guests had, they were all well-balanced, cooked to perfection, and of such a high caliber that we could not imagine trying to replicate any of the courses at home. They have pulled off the outdoor dining with a fun sophistication--everything from the red and white checked napkins, to the picnic basket filled with table "supplies", to the tables being placed along the river that we always gaze at while dining indoors, everything was perfect! This was our second time dining in their new outdoor seating area and we will definitely be back. Millwright's continued to spoil us for other restaurants!

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on 27 June 2020

Thank you very much Matt!! We truly appreciate your support and patronage. We're thrilled to know the setting, quality of food and service contributed to a memorable evening shared with us. We look forward to your return. Be safe and stay well!

Report
OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best experience ever! Food never fails, the 4 course prize fixe was delightful, perfect portions, variety and beautifully prepared. Same attentive service and can’t beat the sound of the waterfall while dining outside. Awesome!

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on 20 June 2020

Thank you so much for your kind and supportive words. We look forward to your return. Have a wonderful weekend!

Report
TM
ThereseM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They have done a beautiful job with their outdoor space and the food was amazing

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on 27 June 2020

Thank you very much Therese! We appreciate your continued support. We look forward to having you back in the near future. Stay safe!

Report
AS
ASJR
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great birthday dinner for my husband this week. The food is delicious and fresh. The staff are great and they have a well organized system in place for social distancing. If you’re seated on the bridge you have a better view of the water/waterfall but it is loud, if you sit on the side the view is somewhat blocked but it’s quieter. I was so appreciative of the candles and bug/mosquito preventing measures in place. I was not bothered by bugs at all. A waterfront restaurant we went to a few weeks ago did not have this in place and we had to take our food to go because the bugs were awful. So good on millwrights for having preventative measures in place.

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on 20 June 2020

Thank you very much for joining us and for sharing your experience with us as well. We're extremely happy to know that you and your husband felt safe while dining with us...and not bothered by any bugs. We appreciate your eye for detail as well. Thank you for choosing to celebrate with us! We look forward to your return. Have a wonderful weekend!

Report
b
bettya
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sitting out by the waterfall in the late afternoon sun was the first wonderful experience. The second, our waiter could not have been more professional! The food came appropriately slowly and we left saying “we should do this every week”.

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on 20 June 2020

Thank you very much for your kind words of support. We know these are uncertain times and we appreciate your trust and confidence for providing a safe and delectable dining experience. We look forward to your return. Have a great weekend!

Report
P
Prasad
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly, courteous, safe, caring service. Food was excellent as always.

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on 20 June 2020

Thank you very much Prasad! We extremely happy to know that we provided a safe and memorable dining experience. We look forward to your return. Have a fantastic weekend!

Report
MF
MitchF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful setting. Exquisite food. Exceptional service.

A can’t miss dining experience.

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on 20 June 2020

Thank you Mitch for joining us to celebrate your anniversary! We know these are uncertain times and we appreciate your trust and confidence for providing a safe and delectable dining experience. We look forward to your return. Have a great weekend!

Report
EB
ElizabethB
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A very pleasant experience can’t wait to come back for dinner!!!

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on 20 June 2020

Thank you Elizabeth! We look forward to your return. Have a wonderful weekend!

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Their outdoor setup next to and over the River was fantastic. Food, as usual was great. This time we had the 3 course Sunday Brunch. Service was outstanding and everyone seemed very careful to follow current safety protocols. Highly recommended

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on 20 June 2020

Thank you very much for joining us! We know these are uncertain times and we appreciate your trust and confidence for providing a safe and delectable dining experience. We look forward to your return. Have a great weekend!

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An amazing chef with an incredible menu and a well utilized dining area. Fantastic!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Chef Tyler and team were awesome. They have transformed their outdoor living dining space into an intimate setting. The food was fantastic and served with appropriate spacing. There was no rush and our evening was lovely
Kudos to team Millwright’s !

S
Sophia
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing and the outdoor setting with the waterfall was beautiful.

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on 20 June 2020

Thank you Sophia for your support and for joining us. We're thrilled to know that you enjoyed your visit with us. We hope this will be the first of many. We hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Report
G
G293537
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time at restaurant and we will absolutely return. It was perfect weather for outside and each course was amazing.

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on 20 June 2020

Thank you so much for your kind words and support! We're thrilled to know that this was your first of many visits. We look forward to your return. Have a wonderful weekend!

Report
JD
JenniferD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfection!

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on 20 June 2020

Thank you Jennifer! We look forward to your return. Have a wonderful weekend!

Report
NH
NancyH
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Which is better - the fabulous food, or the outstanding service? Both are beyond compare at Outside at Millwright’s! We can’t wait to go back

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful scenery and melt in your mouth beef tenderloin. They went above and beyond to make the whole family welcome.

c
carrie61
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience all around! We can’t wait to come back!

JZ
JulieZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was the first meal at a restaurant since the Covid lockdown began and I was so glad we choose The Millwright.
The food was excellent and service was outstanding!

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on 20 June 2020

Thank you Julie! We know these are uncertain times and we appreciate your trust and confidence for providing a safe and delectable dining experience. We look forward to your return. Have a great weekend!

Report

FAQs

Millwright's Dining Room is rated 4.8 stars by 1855 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.

Tweets by Millwright's Dining Room