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
134 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (114)special occasion (106)fit for foodies (100)romantic (84)notable wine list (50)neighborhood gem (46)great for brunch (30)great for outdoor dining (24)good for groups (20)great for lunch (9)hot spot (5)kid-friendly (4)vibrant bar scene (3)late-night find (3)Show More
  • Best food in CT
    CtdinerVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Crazy good-- creative recipes, vibrant sauces, beautiful presentation-- the sole and lamb were perfect, the chicken and dumplings light and flavorful. The desserts were very good. All three table starters were amazing-- the salmon rillette should be on every table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding!
    Jana
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We came here for our anniversary dinner. Found a handwritten note on the table welcoming us and wishing us a happy anniversary! We had a table overlooking water and the falls. Our waitress was Marie who paid attention to every detail and explained each course. We ordered the 7 course sampler tasting and would highly recommend it. Amazing presentations and blend of delightful flavors and textures and sauces. I loved the foie GRAS 'snow', shaved frozen foie gras on top of sunflower granola. The tapioca clam chowder custard was served...Chef Tyler Anderson's recipe used on TV in the Bobby Flay challenge. When was the last time you have frozen strawberry foam as a palate cleanser? Looking forward to returning soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Inventive food, attentive service
    Carolyn
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Milwrights is superb. The dishes are innovative and delicious. It is quiet and romantic in the restaurant. The service is attentive and prompt. The wine list is very good and they have super specials on Sunday evening.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • JASD
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Celebrated out anniversary and we couldn't have picked a better venue! A true night to remember!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Staff and Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The food was outstanding...from entrée to dessert. What was particularly impressive was the wait-staff...great personalities and very attentive without hovering.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well worth the trip!
    Thanks
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I've been in the food business as a Cook, Chef, General Manager and Administrator for over 30 years. I've worked with and ate at the tables of some major talent from coast to coast, celebrities included. Never have I had this complete of a food/wine experience. I had eaten at Armani's Restaurant in Manhattan the week before and I struggle to remember the meal. This is the first review I've posted about anything, but I would be re missed if I didn't offer up my praise for the culinary talents and execution of service that I experienced this past Sunday. And half price wine to boot!?!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful Night Out
    ssjspud51
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Aside from the ambiance of the restaurant itself, Millwright's has an amazing food selection and an even better drink selection. The Tavern is a gem and it is seperated from the restaurant so there is still privacy. Whether its a special event, a date, seeing old friends, or big moments. I highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful food with added pizazz.
    SaucyRedhead
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    A truly great place. However, nobody's perfect. Out of five dinners only one missed the mark with a Luke warm temperature. For the technique and quality of ingredients such as the salmon, quail and lamb it's reasonably price. The presentation is beautiful and the service very attentive. The cocktails and wine will cost you a little more than you might expect in this local but, their good. I've eaten here twice and I'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Friendly staff, beautiful surroundings and view along with inventive and delicious food!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was great; service was OK
    nomdecenaVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The food was excellent. Appetizer was green gazpacho served creatively in bowl with sliced peppers and frozen yogurt. Gazpacho was poured over at the table. Chicken also was superb. Wait staff was friendly, but only intermittently available until the end and the time between courses was long. The staff, however, did know the menu and how the food was prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Most Excellent dinner
    Trekman27
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We had a gift card for Millwrights and decided to go there one night during the week. The food was great and the service beyond expectations. Everything was just about perfect, wine also was excellent. Can't say enough, will definitely return soon!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The (positive) usual.
    Michael
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Always inventive food and attentive service and a great atmosphere. And we were welcomed back, showing that we were recognized as somewhat "regulars." A nice touch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Onlymyopinion
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Sunday brunch was very disappointing.very (very) small portions,extremely pricey ($10 for half of a warm grapefruit, tho yummy).the chicken hash was disappointingly tasteless,was only a 6 bite portion and was presented on a very small dish with no larger dish underneath.3 of us had poached eggs and all 3 were very undercooked.They do have really good bacon,sausage and seasoned potato wedges served family style and sweet breakfast breads as a starter. Hours are limited but the view,old structure,history and environment are delightful.Based on price/food we won't go back for Sunday brunch but may try the pub/dinner.Ample parking and amazingly beautiful flowers all over the restaurant, grounds and parking lot.of course the waterfall is a plus!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special Place
    Benvolio36
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Use lot of local produce.
    WhftdfoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappoints.
    Andy
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    kennyc
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Creative, delicious, beautifully presented food; warm, attentive, unpretentious service; charming atmosphere in a converted mill overlooking a waterfall. A+ in every regard.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary
    Rick
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FAbulous!
    lawyer1982
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    MickNoir616
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a treat
    JoePVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Millwrights never disappoints. The food is always creative, unique and delicious. From the biscuits to dessert, all is a true delight.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic birthday surprise
    EastmeetsWest
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Review from a "foodie"
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    From starter to dessert everything was delicious! Even the coffee was french press! Cant wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • lynne
    lynne
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    outstanding restaurant - great food - great service not your mother's cooking - for real food lovers
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great overall experience!
    kcat55VIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Wonderful Night Out
    ReservationsRule
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NancyDVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Terrific restaurant....my family loved it...great pastry chef,service was really good ...food was excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our New Favorite Restaurant!
    okpgail
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely evening
    Kayakwoman
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    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.)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place! Go there!
    FinerDiner
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad Service
    wishiwasntafoodie
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome!
    Geoff
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One Fantastic Restaurant
    jwh647
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Heavenly Spring Brunch
    Food4Life
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Kbn57
    KBN57
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Excellent dining experience. The service was top notch, food was fabulous. We definitely will be going back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food.
    TPCGOLFER
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An overall wonderful restaurant!
    SanibelVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Millwright's never disappoints, with wonderful food, attentive service and a beautiful setting
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.