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Mill's Tavern
Mill's Tavern

Mill's Tavern Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://millstavernrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (401) 272-3331
  • 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The basic ingredients in my meal were not all that unusual, but their preparation was colorful, flavorful and unusual."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Food and Service were both excellent. Thought it was a little pricey but would highly recommend it."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "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....."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I took my daughter and two friend last week and we had a great. Nice cocktail and wine list. Loved the Valley of the Moon Pinot Blanc.My daughter had the cocktail with celery juice and gin and it was amazing. Oysters terrific, we had the calamari app and we all loved the addition of the artichokes. We split twp entrees, the halibut and the gnocchi. The broth and the spring peas were phenomenal for the halibut, the gnocchi was light and flavorful. Just a great time."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Skip typical and go with a unique alternative where Mills Tavern offers food creations and variety you can't find on Atwells Ave "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Mill's Tavern and we loved it! Everything was excellent. Our server was very knowledgeable and friendly. The main course was delayed due to some larger parties in the restaurant. But this did not detract from the experience. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "never a bad meal...waitstaff so professional, they make great recommendations if you are having a hard time ordering or if you are not sure about which wine. The Lamb...perfect...and I love they change their menu each season !! "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We had a lovely luncheon at Mill's Tavern on Mother's Day. The food was presented quite nicely and tasted delicious. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Excellent food & Service The waiter was very infomative & nothing was rushed the main course was done to perfection which many resturants cannot acheive the table was perfect & very quiet Would recommend Mills Tavern to all my Freinds & family"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Mills tavern is never a disappointment. We've been there as a small group of 8 and also as a couple and the service and food have been excellent every time. Beverage and menu choices are exceptional and we ordered a variety of food from lamb to steaks to fish. A lively scene on a Saturday night but our first choice for dining and we travel the 40 minute drive from Newport for many special occasions."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We had a private farewell dinner for a long time partner leaving for a new position. We had the small private dining room for 8 people. Service was excellent, allowing us plenty of time to socialize both before and after the meal and linger over after dinner drinks. Our waitress was very attentive and unobtrusive as well.Food was excellent as always, especially the Filet mignon, the duck and the HAlibut. We have use this venue for small business dinners before. It has always been excellent and this nuite was no exception."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "The menu descriptions were better than the actual food, except for the cocktail menu -- cocktails were terrific. Main course of house made parpadelle with oxtail and English peas was swimming with sauce. Dessert of molten chocolate cake was not exciting but was very tasty. Not having been to Mill's Tavern in some time, I was disappointed. Providence has a number of better restaurants in the same price range."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Friendly, pleasant greeting, knowledgeable waiter, food outstanding. Highly recommended"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Overall experience was positive, although pricey. Found it unusual that a server would have to check what specials were still available when we arrived for a 6:15 reservation. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Always amazing food, terrific location and great ambiance."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "steak was not anywhere near as good as it should have been for the price. "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Outstanding in every way! Everything from the wine to food to the service!"
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "We had forgotten how outstanding the food is here - very fresh, delicious, and beautiful presentation. I had the duck, which was outstanding, and my husband had the halibut, equally excellent. Generous martinis, perfectly made and served; excellent service, attentive without overdoing it. The food and service made up for our initial disappointment at being seated at a cramped table for two in the side room adjacent to a register. The hostess tried to move us but every table was taken. If you value ambiance as much as food, I would suggest requesting a table in the main dining space unless you want a quiet meal set off to the side - then request the other room."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Our server went above and beyond, and the food was unique and delicious. "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Rushed service; a waiter who wanted to offer up his political opinions to the guests at our table; valet keys dropped at our table as we were informed "the valet took off but you can leave a tip with the manager" (for what?); we have been here many times and the food and especially the service were always exemplary. What a let down. After paying $300 for dinner for four, we won't be running back. An embarrassment for my husband and I as we brought the CEO of his company and his wife to Mill's for dinner. Too many great restaurants in Providence to be treated that way for that kind of money. We had to apologize to our guests. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We were a bit worried after the 1st course - pork sampler served on a freezing cold plate (though one item was meant to be warm) and an utterly tasteless Caesar salad served also on a dish that was suspiciously cold suggesting it may have been sitting partially made in the fridge. The anchovy beignets were an interesting touch but the salad was barely worthy of them. Entrees - strip steak, salmon and halibut were all expertly prepared. The steaks had a nice smoky taste and were cooked to the requested doneness - no small feat. Desserts were nice, though not as spectacular as expected in a restaurant of this caliber. Would go back, but hope the restaurant takes more care with appetizers and first course items."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "The food is always incredible at Mills Tavern. I have been there 5-6 times in four years. It is a restaurant that for us is for a very special night out / celebrating an occasion or event. The prices are high but it is in exchange for an excellent meal and dining experience. I have always been extremely impressed with the service, except for this past time. Our waiter's support staff were excellent and efficient, but he seemed to be having an off night and was frankly terse and unenthusiastic. I suspect he will not last long there, but I however will definitely be going back. Best dining in Providence."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Meals were great. Maybe I didn't read the website correctly but I thought the oyster happy hour was in the whole restaurant and not just in the bar. Still ordered them and they were delicious. The swordfish was reported to be fresh and light. The duck was decadent but the rabbit was a bit gamy. Would definitely get something aside from rabbit next time."
    Dined on 3/29/2014