The Milling Room
Very classy atmosphere, good food prepared well. The wait staff was attentive and friendly.
Went for Father’s Day and they were out of several menu items that several of us desired. I understand this happens but it was a disappointment. One of our table ordered the potato latkes which were over cooked and more like three potato crisps. I got the avocado toast with kim chee. Good but not a deal or extra special in any way but certainly adequate. A veltliner by the glass was a generous pour and going rate 14$
Space is large and airy. Service was good.
By far dessert was the best part. The warm rhubarb tart with earl grey ice cream was delicious and the chocolate lava cake was also very good.
Not craving a re run but if I do would be wise to book much earlier for brunch than 2:30.
As soon as I saw the picture of the place with the big skylight I reserved right away for Father’s Day. I checked for reviews and most comments was how slow the service was but still excited to go coz menu was also decent.
So in person awesome place a lot of attentive servers
But the kitchen was super slow for breakfast brunch
Eggs come on !!! But was good even though served cold.
We wanted to finish off with desserts but did not know that they’re making the cake from scratch- it was a long wait. The server took off the dessert charge thank you
Great special occasion place. Beautiful room.
My friend ordered the yellowfin tuna puttenesca, its not sliced, the sauce is like a salsa on the fish, the side looked like some sort of salad like a seaweed.
I had the bucattini and clams, the clams are in the shell and taste like baked clams with breadcrumbs. Bery good. The bucattini had a lot of cheese just enough wine sauce. Excellent bread and olive oil for the table.
We had a bottle of wine. Glasses and cocktails are priced above average.
Lovely crowd, well behaved so you can acually have a conversation. Mixed ages.
Returning to The Milling Room 2 years later, my husband and I delighted in the unique ambiance, but were both greatly disappointed in the food - an attempt to create haute cuisine gone terribly wrong. Rather than achieving complimentary and unexpected pairings of flavor and texture, the kitchen took a deconstructed approach that resulted in a haphazard clashing of ingredients. My grey, undercooked risotto had at least 4 sauces or purees drizzled on top, including something I would describe as a thick vinegary balsamic, a sun-dried tomato puree, and something yellow. They overpowered the bland risotto; a mash-up of condiments reminiscent of what a home cook might resort to in an attempt to salvage a recipe that didn't turn out well. My husband's steak, while more simply prepared, was similarly underwhelming. The $39 NY strip loin was lean, tender, and without much flavor (should of guessed that ahead of ordering it). "Strawberries & Cream" trifle was not dreamy layers, but again presented in jarring textures, including coarse cookies and small dollops of gelatinous strawberry.
I love this place.
In Japanese words Oishii, Subarashii, kanji ga yoi, Suteki na kuukan, Akarui, Hiroi, Yuttari shita Kuukan,
My two friends and I had for the most part a wonderful dinner at The Milling Room. The room
is stunning! The food was excellent though on the pricey side. We absolutely loved our very
friendly and very professional server. The room is wonderful to be in and I would return just
for that. My only complaint is that the corkage was on the high side at $40.
Food was tasty and different, service was fantastic - felt the quantity of food for the $ value was a little disappointing. My husband ordered the Steak and for $39.00 felt it could have had another slice, as they cut the steak into 2 pieces and it look very stingy. Otherwise, we would go back!
Fantastic all around. Five stars all around. With many so many dining options in NYC, few stand out and are truly worth time and money.
The ambiance of this restaurant is amazing. Went with a part of 6, everyone loved their brunch meal. I would highly recommend the Milling Room!
Great for date night or a group dinner party! Delish food and drinks. Great open space.
Sure. Solid. Great service. Loved the server. She knew stuff and was happy to share what she knew. The yellowtail was wonderful, the tuna was terrific, but the pork chop was special. Get the cheese for dessert and not the more traditional dessert, as it's just serviceable rather than special. But we had a nice anniversary!
Beautiful large room. Food was good, pre-theater dinner was a good deal. Nice spot to take friends. Noise level was low enough you could hear each other. Service was on the slow side so you never feel rushed.
Excellent food and amazing ambience! If you're on the UWS, I HIGHLY recommend this place for a meal - it is spacious, gorgeous and totally awesome - we had a super time!
Very attentive service, tasty entrees and nice ambience.
The space is gorgeous: bright and lovely decor. We were pleased that there were vegetarian options to choose from. The celery root soup was promising, but arrived with a thick skin on top and could have used for seasoning. Loved the offerings on the cheese plate! The asparagus salad was fantastic. and the fresh baked bread was a nice surprise. The white asparagus and latkes: latkes were great, but the white asparagus was limply strewn over the plate and so over cooked that it was mushy and turned to goo when I tried to cut it. The woody ends weren’t trimmed either, which was surprising. Service was unimpressive: our server wasn’t very attentive and never once asked how our meals were. But the other staff made sure plates were cleared, waters filled, etc.
Excellent attentive staff couldn't be lovelier. Really enjoyed out bunch. Was there recently for a great dinner as well. Open, light and airy feel.
Fish always excellent here. Salads were great. Love the Tuesday night BYOB with no corkage fee.
Server was informed and professional
On Tuesdays they have a BYOB policy which is great and we take advantage of this frequently. The big faux pas they consistently make is whomever (server/sommelier) opens the bottle patrons have brought will pull the cork and pour a taste for themselves before pouring for the customer. This is such poor form, just the assumption that the customer doesn’t mind is terrible. When it is a restaurant supplied bottle from their wine list then tasting to ensure it’s quality is appropriate but tasting a customer’s bottle without asking first isn’t.
Watching the server do this completely stalled conversation at our table and my guests were appalled.
We went for Sunday brunch and it was perfect for our small group. The airy, light-filled atrium provided a feeling of the outdoors without the direct sunlight. We also appreciated that each table had plenty of room, so it's a nice ambiance for conversation. The service and food met the level of the ambiance, so we had a wonderful time catching up with friends. Good food, great ambiance, excellent conversation -- we thoroughly enjoyed The Milling Room.
Our brunch was delicious, the atmosphere very nice and the service really wonderful. But with two orders of scrambled eggs, a shared dessert, no alcohol, no coffee, the total with tip was over $75. That seems really much too high. Had the eggs been $14 instead of $23, it would have made a huge difference.
Nice food in a lovely setting. Very good ambience. Quite expensive.
The food is unique and exquisite. The server was very attentive and organized.
Best food and service I’ve had in years!
Everything was great!
Wonderful evening meal with parents visiting town. The dining room is beautiful and has a nice ambience. The food was fantastic - I had the salmon which was cooked perfectly and very light and fresh. Everyone on the table was very happy with their main. Bread to start was great, warm and crusty, and the sides were also delicious. Chocolate dessert was divine. The only negative was that it took quite a long time to be served our drinks to start and then our food. However, was a lovely evening and I will be returning. Great spot on the UWS for special occasions.
One of my favorite places to go for special occasions! Exquisite food, great ambiance and service - an elevated dining experience but also cool and comfortable.
Overpriced, uncomfortable and very slow - hard to say much more
Go elsewhere - there are a lot of better options for a nice meal in NYC
One of my favorite restaurants,and my companion ,who was here for first time, also loved it all.
i began with delicious salmon crudo-almost always have something like this here as appetizer and its great-very delicate and tasty.My companion loved the arugula salad -maybe a special.We both loved the trout special-came with good puréed lentils.Shared an excellent molten cake dessert-the wine was also excellent, as was the service.
We came early, as it can get very noisy here after eight oclock...
It is TOO TOO noisy, but otherwise it's wonderful. Go with people you don't want to talk to or people you see and talk to all the time.
The space and decor are lovely, the service easy is and not too fussy. In general the prices are a little high. My berkshire pork chop was excellent. It was however very disappointing that a very ordinary glass of wine was $17.00
Unfortunately, there was a problem with the air conditioning system when we were seated at our table. After mentioning it twice to our server, and witnessing other patrons complain, I asked for the manager who told us that they had to keep the system running in order to fix it. Ten minutes later the air was still very cold, and I threatened to leave. At that point, and after complaining several times, they moved us to another table. The food was okay, but just okay. There was no offer of compensation for freezing us in any form at all.
We won’t be back.
It’s just such an impressive place. My client was impressed.
Our waitstaff person (lady) was outstanding!
(I would prefer to keep this short.)
Great room excellent vibe, food was awesome, service could have been a little more attentive
On a dreary, rainy Mother's Day, the Milling Room's industrial design, featuring an arched skylight stretching the length of the spacious dining room and a large arrangement of forsythia shoots, created a bright and inviting space. My family was originally seated along the banquette in the back near the fireplace. Slightly out of the fray, it was a little more intimate than the center of the dining room that seated the bulk of the Mother's Day crowd. As we reviewed our menus, several drops of water fell from the skylight (it was pouring outside). A table opened up in the center of the dining room, and the staff quickly and seamlessly reseated us. While a little noisier, it was not too bothersome. The food was very good. My omelette was one of the best I've ever had -- a nice blend of cheese, herbs and egg, cooked perfectly. The fingerling potatoes lived up to the hype they received in reviews online. They were crisp on the outside and tender on the inside. Everyone was happy with their selection. The price was what we expect to pay for a nice dining experience in Manhattan, though not something we can do every weekend. We entered the restaurant a little cranky, damp and tired. We left happy, full and looking forward to our next meal at The Milling Room.
The food is...fine. It's pricey for what it is. The space is lovely. I find it weird that they don't have any kids options for food. I mean, you are on the UWS, have a huge space and even have a bathroom with changing tables!
At this point, no recommendation--not until we try them again. We've been return customers for a long time, bringing friends and family. This visit was shockingly disappointing, with food coming 40 minutes after we ordered. It was cold, and no one ever came by to ask if everything was satisfactory. We were polite and did not make a fuss. When they next came by, with the bill, after everything was finished, they said they were sorry about that--but didn't even so much as offer a dessert or reduce the bill. I can't imagine what has happened to the restaurant for all that to have occurred. We will go one more time to see if it was just a terrible confluence of issues or it's a pattern--and will review again then.
We went for brunch and really enjoyed everything we ordered. Great selection of cocktails, beer and wine. Wonderful light and open atmosphere.