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Millwright's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.millwrightsrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (860) 651-5500
  • Hours of Operation: Dining Room:
    Tuesday - Friday: open at 5:30 pm,
    Saturday & Sunday: open at 5:00 pm

    Tavern (No Reservations, Walk-ins only):
    Tuesday - Sunday: open at 5:00 pm

    Friday: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

    Sunday Brunch: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Tyler Anderson
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Millwright"s offers separate locations for private gatherings. In various arrangements, we are happy to host parties from 15 - 120 for either small corporate gatherings or kitchen demos & full restaurant buy-outs.
  • Private Party Contact: Jeff Mussman (860) 651-5500 x103

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Waterfall Way
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample parking located directly in front of the restaurant for our guests.
A word from Millwright's
With its unique setting perched atop a waterfall in Simsbury, Connecticut, Millwright's invites guests to dine in the 17th century mill with acclaimed Chef Tyler Anderson and his staff. 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 dining scene. Our staff eagerly awaits your next visit...Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "The place is rather small of the the staff was very friendly and attentive. Food portions were moderate not too much not too small. I tried the Lamb it was very good. I noted in our reservation that it was our anniversary and they gave us a small card and a nice table and everyone congratulated us. A pleasant experience."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Ask for Jeff when you sit down...He knows the menu and how each are prepared. The service was only outdone by the food! Wine list is small but full of the right names."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "As always, the food and service was fantastic. Being vegetarian, it's refreshing to dine at a restaurant that accommodates my needs."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Creative, delicious, beautifully presented food; warm, attentive, unpretentious service; charming atmosphere in a converted mill overlooking a waterfall. A+ in every regard."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We had a wonderful meal and experience for our anniversary. Service was very attentive and the food was great. I recommend Millwright's for special occasions or just a great dining experience."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "This is a wonderful spot to have a delicious beginning to Sunday. The courses were all unique, the pacing was restful and an overall terrific dining experience"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Personable, almost over the top friendly. (Not a bad thing at all!) Food was artfully presented, each dish, including the bread and butter was explained perfectly. These people know food and and again the service was out of this world! So good"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The food is always outstanding. I had the lamb dish and my wife the halibut. The cheese platter as an appetizer is wonderful. The setting on nice day is so nice."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Millwrights never disappoints. The food is always creative, unique and delicious. From the biscuits to dessert, all is a true delight."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Millwright's. My lady and I were celebrating her birthday. We were seated immediately and the waitstaff was friendly and attentive, making every effort to get the perfect wine for my lady. Food selections were fairly limited, but you know that in advance when looking at the online menu. The food was good but woefully small portions. The halibut and BBQ carrots were excellent,but the pork loin was dry and forgettable. Desert was strawberry shortcake. It was Beautifully presented with "Happy Birthday" written in chocolate syrup...a nice touch. The ambiance was perfect for the occasion and made up for the small overpriced cocktail. Definitely worth a second visit."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Well one can never go wrong starting off with those corn bread things (I'm sure that's what they call them). The honey butter puts them over the top. Thenone of the best Rieslings I have ever tasted came to the table. I'm a visit was from the loosen brothers. the main course was a perfectly cooked duck breast with Parmesan grits and sauteed onions and a few other veggies, to say it was outstanding is truly an understatement. no way all the flavors came together is truly remarkable and one of the best dining experiences I have enjoyed in a very long time."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "From starter to dessert everything was delicious! Even the coffee was french press! Cant wait to go back!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "outstanding restaurant - great food - great service not your mother's cooking - for real food lovers"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My husband and I dined here to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary and we had a wonderful time. The service was friendly and attentive, the view was gorgeous and the food was exceptional. All of the courses were so delicious! We had the oysters and salmon rillette for appetizers, the tapioca and the Maine crab for the starter, the fisherman's stew and duck for the main entrees, and the butterscotch custard for dessert. Usually when you go to a restaurant, one of the courses is just okay but everything we had was excellent!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "An absolutely fabulous evening from the welcome to the thank you. I picked this restaurant based on their website and it was everything I hoped for. My wife and I enjoyed a nice bottle of wine as well as each other's entrees (ny strip and halibut) and were just too happy for words. The service was excellent as was the ambiance. The evening was a real treat start to finish and I'm only afraid it won't be as good when we go back."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Outstanding! Excellent dinner and service. We had the duck and fish stew, have to admit the duck blew the stew away! It was the best duck I've ever had. Will be going back soon."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Terrific restaurant....my family loved it...great pastry chef,service was really good ...food was excellent"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Yes, it's expensive but it is the HIGHEST quality. Fresh, local, made to perfection. The highest level of service - EVERYONE who passed our table seemed to find a way to help us, not just our own waiter. I can't say enough about what a wonderful experience this was and what an amazing restaurant it is. I'm SO thankful I found it. Waiters so helpful, in recommending wine and food. A "Happy Anniversary" card waiting for us and sparkling wine on the house, after they asked us when making the reservation if this was for a special occasion. Very beautiful setting, water, trees, large windows. The food was the best tasting."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We had dinner at Millwright's to celebrate an anniversary. The service was friendly and knowledgeable, the food delicious and there were several small touches that made the evening special. (Two flutes of champagne on the house to celebrate the anniversary....) Excellent coffee to top off the dinner. Only suggestion: provide a menu for the tasting menu.......we were unwilling to fling caution to the winds and order it without understanding what food we would be eating. (food allergies make that a no-no.)"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Nice space, renovated old mill w/ waterfall. Casual atmo -- uniform for waitstaff is jeans. Service was excellent - personable, on top of menu, attentive w/o being there too much. We did the 7 course tasting menu + wine pairing. Some nice little opening amuses, raw oysters, a crab salad type app, a canolli type thing that was a bit odd for an app but still good, a "tapioca clam chowder" sort of soup that sounded strange but was really quite tasty, a cioppino-type dish (excellent), and lamb (also great). Dessert was the only course I wasn't too keen on -- not "bad" but just not my thing. They comped us some extra oysters, couple glasses of bubbly and a little extra dessert bite as it was our anniversary - nice touches. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "I would have enjoyed more attentive wait staff. I had to ask for a basket of bread for the table three times before it arrived DURING our meal. I also found that the staff seemed preoccupied and not attentive to us in the least. The table next to us had to ask for the bill by going up to the service desk because no one was coming out to us, he even had to say 'I thought you forgot about us.' We were very excited about Millwrights but unfortunately felt like our dining was an imposition."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "My wife and I love our date nights at the Millwright. It's a very pretty property (next to the pounding river), the building is amazing (an old mill). The people are wonderful, service is excellent, and the food is to die for. All in all a great place to go. A little on the pricy side, but we think it's worth it."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Overwhelmingly good food served in a wood beamed glass walled setting overlooking a waterfall...what could be better?! Millwrights has the farm to table formula down pat; each course is innovative and artistically presented by knowledgeable servers which makes for a memorable dining experience. From the moment we walked in the door every member of the staff bent over backwards to wish us a happy anniversary and to make the evening a memorable one. Millwrights has become our new favorite dining spot in the Greater Hartford area."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "The attractive and varied brunch menu presents three courses for a reasonable $29. After making a difficult choice, we were more than satisfied with our selections. Portions were sufficient, attractively presented, and delicious. Service was attentive and efficient. The location of our table--overlooking the falls--provided a romantic backdrop (not to mention a lovely sound) to a beautiful spring morning. We will definitely return--perhaps for dinner next time."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Excellent dining experience. The service was top notch, food was fabulous. We definitely will be going back. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "From the appetizers to the deserts, everything had amazing flavor. The services was great. The waterfall view was perfect for the occassion. Amazing chef. Will be coming bazck very soon with friends."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Millwright's never disappoints, with wonderful food, attentive service and a beautiful setting"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Beautiful setting and lovely views. Food was fabulous! Service was friendly and top notch. I would highly recommend Millwrights. I was told that the prices were high but didn't think they were over priced at all. Can't wait to go back again!"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "This has become our favourite restaurant in the area the food is creative, surprising and delicious. The service was excellent. We dined outside by the waterfall and pond at sunset."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Perfectly prepared and well presented dinners. This was our fourth visit to Millwrights. We are fans of this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Do not bother, OVER PRICED for the mediocre menu and less than great food. Too bad, expected great things for a special event."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I went here for our 1-year anniversary last weekend. Called a week ahead and were able to grab a 7:30 slot for Sat night. The restaurant called ahead to confirm and asked me if it was a special occasion. They held a nice table for us and started us off with a free round of champagne. The waitstaff was so accommodating and kind. We had to wait quite awhile between apps and our entre (which was fine because we wanted to take our time)... the owner came over to our table to apologize for the delay without us saying a word and brought us the crab appetizer as an apology offering. Everything was delicious! After our meal Jeff (the owner) took us out to the waterfall and took our picture. It was a perfect night!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We went on a recommendation from friends for our 6yr anniversary. We decided to do the tasting menu with beverage pairings and it was absolutely amazing! The food, wine, service and atmosphere were absolutely the best! We will definitely be back!!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The food is absolutely impeccable and the service is very, very good. Good atmosphere as well. We ate an early dinner (rez before 7) because it was a special occasion with my septuagenarian parents. We had a great time."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "My husband and I just celebrated our wedding anniversary at Millwright's and we were blown away by the attention to detail and level of perfessionalism they displayed. This was our first visit and when making reservations on line I had specified a view of the waterfall and that it was our anniversary. Not only were we seated in a perfect spot overlooking the water but they placed a very nice welcome/happy anniversary card on the table for us. The quality of the food was outstanding! We compared it to The French Laundry in CA. We enjoyed the 7 course meal( that ended at 13!) Hats off to Chef Tyler, Jeffrey and the entire waitstaff! "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Millwright's is without a doubt the best dining "experience" in the Farmington Valley. The food, from appetizer to dessert was flawless, each item imbued with flavor, and presented with artistic flair. Alice in Wonderland would have found both the quantity and quality of each course "just right". The ambiance, with the mill pond and waterfall visible through massive plate glass windows added to what can only be called a "supreme dining experience". Service was attentive and non intrusive. The wait staff was very informed about the menu items and described them in an appetizing manner. All in all a 5 star dining experience."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • " This was our maiden visit to Millwright's and we definitely return. The atmosphere is sublime, service was good, and the food was beautifully presented and quite tasty. We ordered cocktails prior to brunch which superb! "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Millwrights may just be the finest dining spot in the TRI-STATE AREA. The attention to detail is second to none and the food shines! The Chef/Owner brings dineing to a new level with a menu that is different and full of imagination. A can't miss!! "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The food was unique and it was excellent!! We raved about each dish. The fish was cooked perfectly and the sauces made it so delicious! The service was the sensational and we felt so pampered!! There are very few restaurants that compare! Of course the view of the waterfall and the gorgeous building didn't hurt!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We enjoyed the meal tremendously. Service was impeccable!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014