Millwright's
Millwright's

Millwright's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.millwrightsrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 860-651-5500x
  • 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

    Lunch:
    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 8606515500x103

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...
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Millwright's reviews from OpenTable diners
132 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (100)special occasion (98)fit for foodies (97)romantic (82)notable wine list (45)neighborhood gem (44)good for groups (30)great for brunch (18)great for outdoor dining (15)hot spot (15)vibrant bar scene (4)great for lunch (2)late-night find (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Millwright's continues to dazzle!
    jasonct
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Millwright's, oh how I love thee! You continue to dazzle and entertain the senses and the palate! Chef Tyler Anderson, you are truly gifted and I'm ever grateful that you are able to maintain such an astonishing level of quality and consistency. It's always a pleasure to return with previous diners and new alike because I know that I will be exposing them to a perfect night out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A treat
    JoePVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    A special restaurant for people who enjoy interesting food combinations but with a staff that is also willing to satisfy even the most simplest of tastes. Our server was Timothy who wss helpful and attentive without being overbearing. We have come here several times and never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Finally...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    I have been dying to make it out to Millwright's and I must say, the experience did not disappoint. We had a great table overlooking the waterfall, the service was top notch, and the food was prepared and presented perfectly. It was worth the 30 minute trip to get there, and I will be back with my husband, as long as I can plan ahead for those much coveted Saturday reservation spots. Millwright's has earned a spot on my list of top restaurants!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Culinary Find
    TopcrostataVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Everything you want in a New England experience. The building is stunningly rustic with modern touches including a waterfall directly outside the wall of windows. Incredible food. Tyler combines contemporary technique with a nod to the region's culinary roots. Jesse at the helm the night of our visit, was absolutely wonderful. Order anything, it's of that caliber. Our server Tim, also fantastic and spoke to Taylor another server who confirmed our reservation, is delightful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ABSOLUTELY FABULUOUS
    kitkatVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I have to say our experience at this restaurant was top notch and probably one of the best dinners I've ever had in my life. I dine in NYC and this tasting menu was definitely on par with anything you would find there. The service was excellent! Would come back here all the time if we lived in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First disappointing visit!
    SanibelVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    This is our fifth trip to Millwrights. After four great dinners with excellent service, we looked forward to brunch. We had a terrible waitress. Service was slow and off-hand, portions were tiny and the food was barely warm. Of course, the fact that our Inattentive waitress brought us the wrong meals first could have had something to do with it. My husband has a nut allergy, and she told us there were no desserts suitable for him until we asked her to check and she acknowledged that he could have sorbet. (Ironically, my chocolate torte was not made with nuts). Will return for dinner and hope that this server works only brunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pickles
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    From hostess to wait staff the service was less than acceptable. Hosts took care of business with manager rather than seat us. I had a friend with me of 83 that needed to be seated and can not stand long...which she did and then approached the hostess. Other tables were seated after us and served before us. The wait staff gave us the impression that we were a bother to them rather than them working for us. We had to remind her of the breads with the starters. When food arrived it felt like it was thrown at us and not gently placed. Our 2nd glass of wine was forgotten / had to remind her. No apology was stated. We wnet for brunch and each course took forever to get there. Too slow and not pleasant.
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  • Great food!
    Ruinedeffigy
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Great food - would recommend. We were celebrating a special occasion and found the ambiance to be appropriate. The staff was attentive, but towards the end we have three different people serving us, which was a little confusing. There was a particularly loud party seated near us about half-way through our meal, which kind of made it a little less romantic. In the end, the restaurant can not be faulted for rowdy patrons. Everything was great otherwise. The steak and eggs were fantastic, the bearnaise sauce was truly exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Charming on All Fronts
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    A wonderful, local-ingredient menu complements the rustic atmosphere of this charming place between Simsbury and Avon. In particular, the duck entree and carrot appetizer really stuck out as delicious, as did the must-order tapioca custard — not sure how I can go back to eating traditional clam chowder after that incredible dish! We had 3 different servers on the night, but each was friendly, knowledgeable and took care to make sure we were comfortable and well-equipped for dinner (from new silverware to water refills, they were so attentive). Clearly one of the best places in the area to enjoy a lovely meal with family or friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional
    aasteapots
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The best food I have ever had. The service was excellent. The food was exemplary. Their pastry chef deserves the highest of praise. The desserts were by far the best blend of flavors I have ever had. So much thought put into her work. Kudos!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great bar experience
    table42
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Had a wonderful meal here Friday night. Decided to have an after dinner drink at the, by 9:00, quiet bar. The lack of crowd after dinner offered some one on one time with the bartender. I noticed some interesting bottles I was not familiar with. He offered a great back story on several Italian liquors, poured me a glass and then offered a taste of several more. A learning experience, good time and worth the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific meal and service
    Jana
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We are never disappointed at Millwright's. Personable and professional servers who describe each dish that are set before you. The food presentation is amazing. My husband had the Portugese fishermen's stew and loved it. I had the pork which was tender and tasty. We shared the plum upside down tart for dessert- yum. Ask for a seat by the window overlooking the waterfall.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent meal exceptional service
    OpenTablefanVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Would highly recommend Millwrights. The fiid is exceptional and the service is to notch. You won't be disappointed
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Keeps getting better
    AllTheFoodThatsFitToEat
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    When Millwrights first opened we dined there and the food was over the top good but the overall feeling was a bit stuffy. It's mellowed nicely and you'll get some of the best food found anywhere near or far.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A very speical evening
    BobfromBranford
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My fiance and I experienced a very special evening and a dinner to remember. So restaurants have very good ambiance but disappoint with the food. Others might have excellent food but not the right atmosphere but Millwright's got it right. From the moment we got there we felt like we were treated special. The waitstaff was well informed, helpful but not overbearing. I had the beef and she the fish. It was prepared to perfection. Cooked just right with the right amount of flavor and the perfect compliments. My fiance did say she wished there was a little potatoes or rice to go with the fish. Desert was excellent. We shared the chocolate cake. It was our first time there but we will definitely return and have already told others.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great first time experience
    StarWine
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We decided to try Millwrights's for our anniversary dinner. We really liked everything about it, and the food was delicious. Although the menu selections are limited, the quality in preparation and presentation exceeded our expectations. Would definitely dine there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We had a great experience here. Food wonderful, service as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Romantic and Delicious
    cristina
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The room was warm and inviting, lots of candles. We were seated and served immediately. Food diverse, delicious and fresh. Incredible mint farro risotto. We took a walk across the river and saw gorgeous view of restaurant with reflections in the water...imagine that a cool Fall evening on the terrace, accompanied by the sound of the trickling water, would be wonderful. Suggestions- silverware directly on the table feels unsanitary, and when the wine was poured, they should have showed me the bottle first. Otherwise, wonderful and prices within reason!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • World Class Dining in Simsbury!
    NanaPoppyVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Millwrights is the total package: fabulous, creative cuisine using finest quality local ingredients in a most attractive venue with attentive service! Each course was superb! Stunning wine list .... variety at every price point. You won't be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dining experience
    Patrick
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Outstanding dining experience. Great food and excellent service. We look forward to going back to enjoy another meal with our family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We tried the 7 course tasting and enjoyed each course. The waiters explained each dish when they brought it to our table. The mix of flavors was exceptional and the presentation was beautiful. Everything about each course was amazing! The waiters were exceptional and made us feel special as we were celebrating our wedding anniversary! We highly recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Fantastic
    MicksterVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We finally got to experience Tyler's cuisine. We know him from his time at Copper Beach in Ivoryton where he made the restaurant there once again a destination. We loved the tornados and salmon, fabulous cheese puffs there were gifted by our host, and his cornbread muffin was more flaky and a mind blow in both texture and and flavor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dinning experience
    JSK921
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    First time there for my wife and myself. The attention given by the staff was phenomenal. We did the 7 course tasting. Visually beautiful food gave the feeling that they really cared about presentation. Uniquely composed dishes (have the tapioca pearl NE clam chowder) kept each course very interesting. Not every plate was perfect (some were a little too rich for my liking), but overall, very good food. I will definitely be back and would recommend the dinning experience to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't wait to return!
    MDSnowdrop
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Once again we had the chef's tasting menu with beverage pairing and it was beyond phenomanol! Each course had an amazing mixture of flavors and texture. And then to follow with a beverage that enhanced all of that! Amazing! We look forward to our next night out at Millwright's!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Ambiance!
    G8tMeal
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Wonderful Dinner, special setting, unique flavors, outstanding service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Perfect Evening
    Edgar
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Millwright's just gets it right every single time. The food, the service and the overall look and feel of the restaurant is amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Gem in Simsbury CT
    Cantabrigian10
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I discovered this wonderful restaurant while visiting West Hartford, staying in Simsbury. The food is locally sourced, innovatively prepared, beautifully presented and absolutely delicious. The service is excellent, hitting just the right notes. While the prices may seem high, they are appropriate for what you are getting. Millwrights deserves more attention from the locals. Really, West Hartford people, it is just over the hill in a relaxing, bucolic setting. You are lucky to be near this sophisticated, well staffed gem that is turning out top notch dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Go to this hidden gem in Simsbury!
    happyeating
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Millwright's made us feel completely at home for our 27th wedding anniversary. Our night started off very special with a surprise happy wedding anniversary card waiting for us at our table. The wait staff was incredible (I think there were a combined 5 people that waited on our table). We wanted for nothing because the wait staff anticipated all of our needs before we asked. The food was cooked to perfection and had combinations of flavors that were delicious. I would highly recommend this restaurant for any special occasion or romantic night out. It was expensive, but well worth the cost.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Special Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Dinner at Millwright's was a great experience. While confirming my reservation I was asked if this would be a special occasion. "It's our 25th Wedding anniversary", I replied, and she wished me well. Upon arriving and being seated we were greeted with a special card wishing us a Happy Anniversary and a enjoyable dinner. I was very impressed with the attentiveness and knowledge of the staff. Our food was wonderful and our dessert dish came on a slate plate with "Happy Anniversary" written on it in icing. I will return soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    Tryggerm
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Every time we go, the food is exquisite, the service is friendly and attentive without being intrusive, and, the atmosphere is lovely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Its one one the restaurants we keep going back to for its great food and service. The little intricacies in the food are always a nice surprise.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gourmet Meal, Impeccable Service
    happy
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We had dinner at Millwrights to celebrate my girlfriends birthday. The service was way above and beyond what I expected! From the personally written welcome card on the table to the caramel handwritten “Happy Birthday” on her dessert plate, all was perfect. The hostess coordinated delivery of a surprise birthday gift I had arranged. All the staff was impeccably trained, charming and efficient. The food was second to none. Delicious, prepared and presented elegantly and a treat to enjoy. Thank you for such a special evening. Millwrights certainly sets itself apart from all others with their caring attention to every element of the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome service and awesome food!
    mclava
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Went for our 26th anniversary. We told the hostess and before we knew it, all the staff knew and congratulated us. Our dessert plate was adorned with "Happy Anniversary" written out with dark chocolate syrup. The food was excellent! We sat by the window overlooking the waterfall. Overall, excellent!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant
    CTVisitor
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Attentive service, doesn't rush you. Food is amazing - presentation, favors, delicious.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Millwrights gone wrong
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Was really looking forward to this meal with all the high ratings but the six of us did not enjoy the food at all. Small portions of VERY average preparations, weak, tiny cocktails began the downward spiral. We all had different entrees so it wasn't a particular dish that disappointed . My beef tenderloin was a thin, undercooked unspectacular serving of meat on a puddle of Bernaise with small potatoes in a sweet coating I did not enjoy. My wife had sole that was small and had an herb 'mousse that did not enhance the dish. Our guests felt their salmon/lamb was just so so. The one friend who ordered chicken like the preparation but her portion was also very small. Don't know if we caught a bad night but none of us felt like we'd return.
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  • A memorable experience
    Kpw3
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Beautifully restored historic mill, just right service, and incredible food! Our special anniversary was celebrated at Millwrights's - and Chef Tyler Anderson left a lovely note at our table. Highly recommend for a special occasion!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Awesome food and great service
    mmmmdinner
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This past weekend I surprised my wife with a dinner at Millwrights. The manager, Jeff, was extremely helpful in making the evening a night to remember. I had bought my wife flowers which he delivered to the table, then, at dessert, he brought her my gift on a plate with "happy anniversary" written in chocolate. The staff was excellent and the food was AMAZING. We almost got the tasting menu, but I wanted the lamb ever since I looked at the online menu (their site is amazing too), so we went with that while my wife had the cod. The cod was good too, but the lamb was...words cannot describe. Anyways, if you're planning something special, or if you just want some great food in a beautiful atmosphere—Millwrights all the way. You can't go wrong.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best
    outstandingVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Just about the best meal and dining experience I can recall. The food was exceptional as was the service. I can't think of anything about the evening that was not just perfect!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprisingly excellent
    KnitmammaVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This is our 2nd Aug. birthday dinner at Millwrights - and it far surpassed our expectations. We were seated next to the window (at my request), treated like honored guests, served utterly delicious food, and thrilled with our total dining experience. This chef can cook!! Each dish (my husband had the tasting menu) was surprisingly excellent. The choice of fresh ingredients and herbs made each bite a treat.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find in Simsbury
    TippyToes
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Beautiful venue - old converted mill on a river. Had an outstanding lunch last Friday. Small number oc items on the menu but everything was a winner. Service is great. Pricey but worth it
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.