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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
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "This meal was excellent and our server was great. The food, wine and drinks will bring us back."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We went to Mill's Tavern while on vacation in Providence -- my boyfriend, who went to school in Providence, remembered the restaurant being phenomenal during his college days. We went back and we were very impressed! The food was fantastic -- we started with the calamari, which was light and very yummy. I ordered the short ribs (which were some of the best I've ever had and the portion was HUGE!) and he had the duck (which was rich and perfectly cooked). We were so stuffed from our entrees that we had to pass on dessert, although the menu looked divine (I've regretted skipping dessert ever since). Food aside, the restaurant is a beautiful space and the service was wonderful -- it is definitely a gem in Providence."
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "Server was only fair. Seemed more concerned abt other parties. Too much lag time between courses. Dirty dishes remaining on table. His name was Phil."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Wonderful service, great food! They didnt rush you and folded your napkin when you left the table lol! My son ordered the special wagyu beef! That was an experience looked like it belonged on the flintstones. I do recommend asking the price of specials so not to be surprised when the bill arrives. Dessert was delicious wonderful choices. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The food and service at Mills Tavern continues to be outstanding....one of the finest gems in Providence."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "You can't go wrong with anything on the menu at Mill's tavern. Decent beer selection, great wine list, sea food tower was fresh and delicious, entrees are great, and the creme brulee is out of this world. Great for a romantic night out, dinner with friends, or a business dinner!"
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Overall, great restaurant. Would consider it a special occasion place due to prices. Only negative is being made to wait 10 minutes while table is being set even though we had reservation."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Just as an example; bought the same bottle of wine at one of my other favorite restaurants for $12.00 less. Paid $109.00 for a special steak for two and it wasn't worth it; no better than a steak I'd pay $30 - $45 for at other restaurants."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We had a great dinner with excellent service. The shellfish platter appetizer was incredible, assisted with oyster recommendations from our server. The short rib and pork shank entres were fantastic"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Terrific dinner, generous portions, warm atmosphere . . . My husband had the generously-sized risotto with lamb which he adored, and I had the veal cheeks which, despite being listed as an appetizer, were large enough for a main dish for me after we split a salad. The table breads are also quite tasty, and the Portuguese bread pudding (large enough to share) was quite tasty and unexpectedly light."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We were pretty disappointed with our experience. We had been there before when it was quieter, and the food was quite good. It was super busy. We had to wait to be seated even with a reservation. We were seated at a tiny table next to a large noisy group. The service was extremely slow, and the food was mediocre. There were bits of shell in my oysters and the scallops were overcooked."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Great food and service! The duck breast was divine!"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "This semester, we switched the weekly seminar dinner from Henmenway to Mills' Tavern. So far so good. Good in the following ways: 1) So far, all guests finishes everything in front of them, they even used breads to brush clean the sauce. This did not happn when we were dining at Henmenway. 2) Accepts reservation, this makes it more convenient than Alforno when it comes to bussiness dinner."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Food was fresh and yummy. Service was perfect in every way."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Loved my 32 oz T-bone steak that I shared with my husband. It was tender, tasty, and cooked to perfection. The asparagus as well as the mashed sweet potato & carrot was excellent as was the Malbec we ordered. The chocolate dessert was heavenly! And our waitress was very nice. Great evening!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I took my girlfriend to Mill's Tavern for Valentines Day. It was our second time dining here and the first time was incredible to say the least. This time, however, not so much. The service was just alright. The appetizer (calamari) and entrees (Rabbit with Gnocchi and the Duck breast)were fantastic, but the dessert (Honey Sponge cake) was severely dissapointing. I realize holidays can be hectic for everyone involved, but I thought Mill's Tavern could handle it. Unfortunately, I don't think I'll go back for a special occasion, but I will definitely be returning for a regular dinner at some point. All in all, Mill's Tavern is a great restaurant, but it fell short on Valentines."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We go here every time we're in town. The food is second to none and the atmosphere is perfect."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Tavern mill was beautiful and the food and service was amazing."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Mill's Tavern is our "go to" for special occasions. The wait staff are very professional. Meals are excellent and consistently prepared to order. The ambience is the icing on the cake."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "Have eaten at MT many times. Good food in a good atmosphere. Everything on the menu is well prepared, the drinks are well poured, and the ambience inviting. MT is on our regular rotation. If you haven't been, give it a try..."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Three out of 4 got the Fixed price menu. It was very tasty and reasonably priced. The only disappointment was that there were no sides with the entrée selections. In my experience, a Fixed price menu is a complete meal, including sides. So it was a surprise to have our server ask if we wanted to order a la carte sides to go with the meal."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "We eat out very often and Mills Tavern is definitely a step above the competitors. I know this is hard to believe, but Mills Tavern Is the only restaurant that can cook beef well done without burning it (and that includes Capital Grill, Ruth's Chris, and Flemings). The menu is creative but yet traditional. This is still one of best restaurants in Providence."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed the tavern menu. Our waitress mentioned that the portions were on the smaller side and suggested we add a side to share , however , that would have been too much food."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Took 2 suppliers for dinner on Thursday night. Every time they come to RI they want to eat at Mills! We had everything from soup to nuts (and a little wine). All was outstanding. Two of us had the Wagyu steak (Australian beef likened to Coby). One serving could have satisfied the both of us. All and all a great dining experience."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "I really like mills tavern and have had plenty a good meal here. Unfortunately I was disappointed by the quality and service this time around. My friend and I went on a not so busy Sunday night and were placed at a very oddly situated hidden table. Our order was initially messed up (we were brought the wrong appetizer) and the food was pretty average. We got the prix fixe menu which was really the previous weeks restaurant week menu that had been carried over but usually there is a different three course menu always available every day except Saturday for $30. I have definitely had better experiences here this was unfortunately not one of them. One of my favorite dishes happens to be their grilled pizzas so that is def something to try!"
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Was hoping to go for restaurant week (of which we thought we caught the last night of it), but the website didn't mention they weren't participating on Saturday. Since the regular menu looked so good, we stayed and ordered the lamb risotto half portion for an appetizer, the roasted chicken and the rabbit gnocchi for our meals. All of them exceeded our expectations which more than made up for the restaurant week bummer, but the risotto appetizer was so good we both said we should have just ordered full sizes of it for our meals. Pair that with their gorgeous bar and creative cocktails, not to mention half priced raw bar during happy hour (oysters are spectacular), will be back next chance we get!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We dined during Restaurant Week and our meal was delicious! We also had a great waiter with a good sense of humor. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "I'm amazed every time I visit Mills Tavern at the high level they are able to achieve and consistently maintain. Their food ,service and atmosphere remain superb. The restaurant is beautiful and has been kept that way over several years with consistently good maintenance. The chef and staff prepare wonderful standards while adding creative new items. It is never boring and always excites the patron."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "Long wait to be served and when we mentioned our interest in the restaurant week menu our server LITERALLY rolled her eyes and sighed. We asked if she was ok and she said "this brings a lot of inexperienced diners here who don't tip well and its twice the work." well.. ok, tell me how you really feel. 10 minutes later she comes back to take our order. It was only When we began by ordering an expensive bottle of wine and oysters to go along with our meal that she perked up and seemed to care at all. The food is usually great, but the dishes did NOT include what was advertised for restaurant week including the puree with filet and the chopped greens and citrus gastrique with the duck. Overall, massive dissapointment. Very upset about it."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Went to Mill's Tavern for restaurant week. I've driven by it a thousand times and have never thought once about going in. Then, I saw the pre fixe options, and it became a must-try. The food was fantastic. We tried the calamari appetizer and agreed that it was some of the best calamari we had ever had--it came with lightly fried sausage and an interesting seasoning variety. The meal took a little longer than expected, but everything was delicious. Will definitely be going back!"
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "The food was spectacular and the drinks were phenomenal."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Always have loved my experiences at Mills, but restaurant week is a great way to introduce yourself to Mills. We had Lynn as our server, who was excellent-attentive, knowledgeable, & pleasant!"
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "Mills Tavern was execellent. Wait staff was great as well as the food."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "We went for restaurant week. All three courses were fantastic. My husband had the duck and said it was hands down the best duck he has ever had (he has eaten duck at many place all over the globe). The Portuguese bread pudding was also in a class of it own. our waitress was helpful and gracious."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Thanks for giving us a fun and romantic evening. The service and food was terrific!"
    Dined on 10/31/2013
  • "We will return to this special occasion restaurant with upscale, quiet ambiance. The staff made great recommendations and was very attentive. The foie gras appetizer was delicious but served with a pecan waffle that was too crunchy to cut easily. We also tried the scallops, rack of lamb and chicken main courses. Everything was delicious and beautifully presented and the dishes were quite large. A special treat was the side of macaroni and cheese with bacon lardons. Absolutely delicious! If you like a raw bar, this is the place. Great bar for drinks and appetizers."
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "No Complaints Everything was Awsome. Including our waiter Phil he was the best."
    Dined on 1/5/2014