Mill's Tavern
Mill's Tavern

Mill's Tavern

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://millstavernrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 4012723331
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: complimentary valet
A word from Mill's Tavern
Taverns have had a constant important presence in American life since the late 1600's. Many of them, which were attached to inns, were opened as resting places for travelers needing a place to stop, relax and fortify themselves. Of course the local residents frequented the taverns too, purchasing drinks and meals as well as participating in lively conversations. Taverns were the focal point for neighbors to come together, exchange news, talk of politics, and share in the general feeling of conviviality. Taverns were firmly established as gathering places for the light hearted socializing, serious talk, and of course, a hearty meal accompanied by a tasty libation or two. In this American tradition, we at Mill’s Tavern welcome you with genuine enthusiasm. Our staff is warm, friendly, caring, and knowledgeable. So please come, relax, visit with friends and family. You will leave refreshed and nourished, body and soul.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Mill's Tavern reviews from OpenTable diners
104 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (83)fit for foodies (66)romantic (46)neighborhood gem (33)good for groups (29)notable wine list (26)hot spot (8)vibrant bar scene (7)great for lunch (3)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (2)great for brunch (2)great for outdoor dining (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Perfect evenings are made here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Our first time here at the Tavern, but definitely not our last. The food was a treat to eat, simply scrumptious! The portions were just right, the food cooked to perfection and the dessert menu was a sweet tooth heaven. Definitely a place for a great night out with friends, or with a loved one.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KheYo
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The service was good, but the place was a bit noisy. I also wasn't impressed about the food. I ordered the lamb shank which came with mashed potato. Both were a bit citrusy for my taste. We tried Mill's Tavern based on recommendations but I do not it there will be a repeat visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our second time here was better.
    Marksreview
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was our second time here on our our Wedding anniversary. I booked though open table this time around and specified a window seat seeing it was number eighteen. We arrived fifteen minutes early to catch a drink when they mention your table is ready and right next to the window. Our waiter Jason was there shorty after mentioning happy 18 th wedding anniversary. We had a great time and the dinner was great
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food!
    Elizabeth
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had a special occasion and went to Mills Tavern to celebrate. We sat on the main isle, against a post. Not very romantic and very noisy, however, the food and waiter more than made up for the lack of intimacy. Exceptional service and great meals!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    IBChowinVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I didn't know anything about Mill's Tavern until I checked it out on Open Table. It looked good so I made the reservation. I was expecting good and got outstanding! Free valet parking made it easy (but I tip the valets anyway) We were greeted and seated right away. Nice older building, great ambience. The service was very good, drinks were excellent. We were never rushed, the menu had so many great offerings it was hard to choose. My wife had the tuna, said it was the best she ever had. I had the short rib and it was the best I ever had. Bottles of wine seemed a little pricey but they offer flights of wine that were very good with a reasonale price and flights make it fun! It's not cheap here but worth every cent. I'll be back!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, even better waiter
    ksniderVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We were visiting from NYC and had a great pre-Waterfire meal on Saturday night. Our waiter, Phil, was amazing- very friendly and very knowledgeable. We all agreed that the calamari and halibut were two of the best seafood dishes we had ever had. The raw bar selection was great. The only downside: Unfortunately, my mother in law's meal came out room temp after a fairly long wait (timing may have been tough on a busy Waterfire night) and the cheeses on the cheese platter were not all that interesting. That said, we had a great meal in a fantastic location. I have already recommended the restaurant to family in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    mamaQ
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The short ribs were amazing!!! Honestly, possibly the best I've had. Also enjoyed our server…pleasant, knowledgable and lots of energy…Look forward to visiting again next time we're in Providence.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Awesome restaurant!! It was my first time there and I will surely be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Quality dining
    roundtable
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Everything was excellent from the tasty cocktails and appetizers to the outstanding desserts.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    Valentine14
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I drove from Boston and visited for the first time. From the selection of wine to the food preparation and dessert all was great! The waiter Phil was knowledgeable about all the dishes. Braised ribs melted in your mouth.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Mill's Tavern has always been one of my favorite restaurants for romantic dinners, special occasions, dinner with friends. Always excellent food, wine and service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Miss the Tavern Menu
    CallmeIshmael
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    This place used to offer a great albeit limited three course menu for $30. We didn't always go this route, but it was a good-- and acclaimed-- option. We dined there last evening and it seems to be no longer available, or if it is, it's a secret you must ask about. It certainly was not mentioned to us. Otherwise food and service were good. Wish they'd bring back the tavern menu option.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • excellent experience!
    martyandjoe
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    great food , excellent service easy valet - menu is outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid place
    tsank
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We were lucky enough to get a "day of" OpenTable reservation, especially considering that it was a Waterfire night in Providence. Great location, Super friendly staff, and very nice decor. Our waitress, I think it was Kate, was super accommodating and patient. The menu is very diverse and offers some great options. We ordered 6 littlenecks (came with 7 - one of which was an empty shell - huh?), the duck pizza - a solid app but a tad bland (nothing some fresh pepper didn't fix). For entrees we got the lobster risotto (half size - which was plenty) and the short ribs. For dessert the bread pudding. All and all, a solid place, not an A+, but a definite return is in order.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another amazing meal
    gymgirl
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    This restaurant is hands one of the best you will find in the area. And Providence is LOADED with choices. Food is exceptional and service is even better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another great dining experience
    David
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We celebrated my wife's birthday recently at Mills Tavern with our favorite server, Lynne. This is one of the finest restaurant experiences anywhere. I cannot recommend Mills Tavern highly enough for any occasion, personal or corporate (I have been there for both). Ask to be seated at one of Lynne's tables and you will not be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Excellent service, food was delicious especially the tuna entree!!!! Love the $1.00 oyster happy hour at the bar. Drink specials are delicious as well. Highly recommend this restaurant. Very rustic inside more for a rainy, chilly night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • excellent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    truly impressed both with the food, the wine list and the service. will return again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food is amazing!
    Hungry101
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    My husband and I went to Mill's Tavern last year for our anniversary and loved it. We decided to bring our in-laws this year for their anniversary and were not disappointed. The food was amazing!! The meals are unique and delicious. Some of the best food I have ever had. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Providence's Best Restaurant
    BobthebuilderVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Great food and service. By far the best restaurant in Providence. Steaks are the best quality anywhere. Asparagus with lemon & Parmesan is fabulous. Calamari was cooked perfectly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not run of the mill
    rusc
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We have dined at Mill's Tavern four times now, and on each occasion, the dishes were inventive and delicious (don't miss their seasonal heirloom tomato appetizer or the shortrib) and the service is outstanding. Desserts are spectacular.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great choice!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    I blindly selected Mills Tavern for our post-5k/beer fest dinner -- my husband thought a tavern wouldn't be as nice as this place turned out to be. Great food, awesome service from Kate, not rushed on courses/very well spaced out, and just a nice night. We plan to go back again when we're not so worn out! Love all the fresh ingredients that they grow onsite. And they provide comp. taxi service back to local hotels.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Perfect meal
    Irwinpeartree
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Our party of 6 was thoroughly satisified with our dining experience at Mills Tavern. All of the varied appetizers and entrees were prepared perfectly. I had the breast of duck; it was delicious, and prepared just as I had ordered it. Others had the halibut special, the short ribs special, and a steajk filet. They all raved at their dishes. The service was terrific-Our waitress was friendly and professional, and very helpful. It was a perfect meal.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a treat
    terryh
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    the food was creative and well executed-eg-cayenne dusted fried calamari with okra. There is alot of variety on the menu although it did not seem plain enough for the table next to me (looking for lobster). Unfortunately for me the prices reflect the steps involved in making the dishes so interesting, so it remains a restaurant week treat for me. Enjoyed every bite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ronaldo
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Once again, a very pleasnat experience as part of Providence Restaurant Week. Menu choices were great, food was delicious and the service was very good. Looking forward to another visit soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Appears their normally excellent cuisine has slipped. Perhaps an off night. One in the party had salmon and was excellent. The others in group were not pleased either. Ambivalent servie. Sadly, won't be rushing back.
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  • Excellent!
    sekhmetgoddess
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We haven't been to Mill's Tavern in a few years, and I don't understand why! The food and drinks are amazing. If you go, you MUST get the foie gras. It's a different presentation then usual, and melts in your mouth. My wife had the lobster and saffron risotto, which she loved. I had the rack of lamb which was very tasty. For drinks, the basil gimlet was outstanding as well. We brought out of town guests with us and they were impressed. We will definately be back. Don't forget to sign up for the rewards program!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious dining experience
    WalthamRick
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We were on an overnight visit to Providence and had an early reservation so we could be back outside for WaterFire. We were greeted by a friendly host, seated promptly, and the excellent service continued through the meal. Our server Lynn was perfect - attentive, very friendly, helpful and knowledgable, and she offered some great recommendations along the way. The food was amazing - we started with oysters and shrimp, had the halibut and the salmon with the asparagus side, and finished with panna cotta; drinks, wine, port. Everything was beautifully prepared and presented and cooked perfectly - a thoroughly enjoyable meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Experience!
    Gabby
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Wow, what a meal I had this past weekend at Mill's Tavern. My boyfriend and I opted to go with the restaurant week menu, and it highly exceeded our expectations. One of the best meals I've ever had, and the service was top notch as well. Will certainly be visiting Mill's the next time I find myself in Providence!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Here for Restaurant Week
    btpockets
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We came for restaurant week. The options looked very delicious. My date and I ordered the spring salad, the pork dish, and the cobbler. My only issue was there were onions in the pork dish which it did not say on the menu. I'll never understand why menus do not list onions as part of the dish. They'll list every other thing on the plate but onions. Obviously I am not a fan. Otherwise, everything was good. The drinks were great. I would probably go again for another special occasion.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    Neighborhoodfan
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The basic ingredients in my meal were not all that unusual, but their preparation was colorful, flavorful and unusual.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find!
    loismustdieVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    I noticed this place was participating in Restaurant Week and had an awesome menu so I decided to come here for dinner. It was absolutely amazing. The food was tasty and the drinks were creative and delicious. If there was a negative it was that the drinks menu online wasn't the same as in the restaurant. Even still I found cocktails that were just as enticing. Can't wait to come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great potential - weak execution
    Laxman
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    They seem to be so close to being good; as we've eaten here a number of times, food quality is always great, food preparation is hit or miss as is the service. We love the location and the atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of thr best!
    HankVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    The food was delicious! it has a creative slant that gave it a special edge above its competition. Our wait person, Lyn, was outstanding. Ask for her.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • delicious and pricey
    occasionaldiner
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The food is innovative American and fantastic and the service impeccable. We love that you are never made to feel rushed at all. The prices are quite high so best to know that going in.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fabulous
    lca1
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We have never had anything but a fabulous experience when dining at Mill's. This time was even more special because we had our children with us. The chef prepared a special pasta dish for my son because the menu is a bit unique for kids. We really appreciated this. We love it here and will return again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • chickie
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    We all ordered the Prix Fix. 3 out of the group ordered the Ox tail which had a lot of sliced garlic. A little much for some people. The swordfish was great. All the appetizers were wonderful. The deserts were outstanding.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spirito
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Food and Service were both excellent. Thought it was a little pricey but would highly recommend it.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Eats
    Skip
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Ordered from the reasonably priced prix fixe menu (chicken and pappardelle) and very pleased with our early dinner. Found the wine list to be ambitious (expensive) and limited ourselves to a single glass. Regular menu rather ambitious as well but thought the prix fixe menu comfortably priced and the servings an excellent value.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waiter
    Mills
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Was really taken advantage of by the waiter...He pushed the special of Tomahawk Steak never telling us that the steak was $109. Ridiculous. Told us he brings a couple home to throw on the grill all time. Very misleading. If you are offering a special like that you should disclose the patron the the price. Some of his comments were rude....it was my birthday...."left a bad taste in our mouth" too bad. The waiter should be trained to make sure the price is disclosed it's not normal to have a steak that cost $109.....
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.