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Millwright's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.millwrightsrestaurant.com
  • Email: info@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 - 2:00 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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Diner Reviews
  • "Food was excellent and the service was wonderful! There was a large staff circulating and everyone stopped to see if we needed anything at all. The atmosphere is upbeat with a large crowd at the bar. Bathrooms were imatculate. I have already reccommended this restaurant to others and I went last Friday."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This was the best meal we have had in CT in a long while; everything on the plate added something to every bite;"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This is our second visit and we tried the 7-course chef tasting menu. It was outstanding. Everything from the table seating, to the food, to the service was flawless. A great restaurant and we plan to go back very shortly."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This restaurant always impresses me. They are always consistent with their food, quality and service. The menu changes often which is good. I'm there every couple of weeks. Looking forward to the opening of deck for the summer months. Chef Tyler Anderson has a good thing going."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I heard good things about the restaurant from a friend so when I was searching for a local place to take my wife on our anniversary, I had a short list of possible restaurants. When we got there, we were immediately impressed by the natural-themed decor. We were told that most of the food comes from their farm nearby which got us even more excited. We ordered the 7 course dinner and shared the wine pairing since we're not big drinkers. The next 2 hrs and 15 mins turned out to be the best dining experience we've had in a long time. All of the dishes were very tasty and yet unpretentious. The chef did a great job of balancing taste and presentation while maintaining the natural texture and essence of each ingredient."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We went on Sunday evening and it was quiet and food was good. Nice atmosphere and great service."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Food was spectacular as always. Was disappointed to be sat in the bar. Unfortunately there was a function upstairs. Will go back because we do love the restaurant."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "From the moment my wife & I ordered cocktails sitting at the bar we felt our dining experience would be special and it proved to be for the next + 3 hours. Mixologist did a great job recommending and then making our drinks. Once seated we selected the tasting menu plus accompanying wines and that was the way to go for us. Each dish & wine pairing went from strength to strength and the explanations were well thought out with attentive service that never interfered with our overall experience but only added to the overall positive impression. Can't say enough about our first dinner here and we certainly will be back again soon."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We heard that Millwright's, one of our favorite spots, is now serving Sunday brunch. We prefer cooked to order selections rather than buffets and we were not disappointed. As every time we have visited Millwright's, the food, service and ambiance combine to make the dining experience extraordinary. We loved every bite and look forward to our next visit."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Great view of waterfall from reclaimed mill building with rustic decor. A comfortable eating spot with professional and courteous service. Chef has prepared clean dishes with layered tastes. Top of the list for area restaurants- should be tried by all."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I enjoy going here for the atmosphere and view. I usually stop by for a cocktail before heading out to dinner. The food is delicious but not fit for a king. Small portions but presented very professionally. It's for fine dining and special occasions."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Great food, setting and ambiance. Every experience there is fabulous."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "what a culinary treat! we thoroughly enjoyed the tasting menu with the wine pairings. would highly recommend for a fun night out."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The food is created with a magic touch. The ingredients are fresh and well balanced."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The service, the food, the wine.....all 5 stars. Everything was just unbelievable. I would highly recommend but plan on bringing some cash. Well worth every dine. Will definitely be back."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Great overall experience - good food with eye appealing presentation. Moderate portion sizes on higher end of price scale. Vibrant energy in the room with nice views of the water."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Food was fantastic. We did the tasting and wine pairing. Tiffany, our server is outstanding. She's knowledgeable about the dishes and accompanying wine selection. World class food and service experience!!!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Chef tasting was good They met all food allergy requests proactively More courses than i can count Very unique items and combnations Service was superb Wine pairings very good Would definitely return Only negative is everyone (4) thought way too much salt on meat items My waygu beef was tough eventhough it was prepared rare to med rare as is appropriate"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Must say, the service has really been upgraded since our last dinner at Millwrights! We had an excellent dinner, the food is always really good, the only reason I didn't give it five stars....the new menu has some items I don't personally care for. The service was great!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Everyone has their own standards for what makes for a great dining experience and Millwrights measures up to ours. My wife and I have dined here half dozen times and always consistently good food and service. It is also one of few places where you can go with friends where the noise level is such that you do not have to shout to be heard. My favorite is the pork dish that is made to be so very tender and juicy."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We were both totally enthralled, and can't wait to return. We can't say enough about it - the atmosphere is wonderful, with tables rotated to permit a feeling of seclusion. The food was amazing, start to finish. We left with both of us simultaneously saying "We have to come here to celebrate our anniversary!!!" Thank you to all the staff, the chef and the owner. This restaurant is a gem, and a gift to our community."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Good job again! Millwrights is one of our favorite "go-to" restaurants. The food is always amazing, service outstanding, atmosphere beautiful! Try Millwrights and you won't be disappointed! We're hooked."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "food overall was excellent. cold lobster salad might have had a different combo to make it more flavorful"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "My partner and I had a really great time for our anniversary at Millwright's. A great view of the waterfall, friendly and attentive service who went far out of their way to make us feel special... oh and the food, the food, the food! A fantastic place for a special occasion with someone who really appreciates the culinary craft. Will definitely go again."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "We had an AMAZING meal from start to finish! Looking forward to returning soon!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Millwrights is a fantastic restaurant, never ever disappointed by the good and service is top notch. The bar is so good, we've never had dinner downstairs but sit by fire w a drink and it's perfect New England. They gave us a tour of their pristine CLEAN kitchen. Head chef is so approachable and pleasant. You must try this place!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Millwrights is absolutely outstanding in every aspect of dining. Number one on my dining list in CT. Chef Anderson is extremely creative and even more precise in execution. His staff exceeds all expectations of service and contribute to the divine dining experience. The beautiful view of the mills waterfall emphasizes the degree ambience as well. A must go for someone who appreciates artfully crafted food and excellent service."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "The chef at Millwright's clearly enjoys her work and produces some of the most interesting dishes we've experienced. The wait staff is very knowledgeable and will take the time to explain the menu and offer suggestions."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "First time I visited and it will not be the last . It was wonderful - innovative menu and fabulous steak. Lobster salad was delicious!! I will come back and bring other friends. It will be a beautiful setting in the spring."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The best salmon I've ever had & I've had a lot of salmon. Everything was just superb. The desserts were to die for!!!! Nice job!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We've been to Millwrights on several occasions and always find the food expertly prepared. Starters change and offer new and interesting tastes. Portions are small for American tastes, but I feel they are just right. I can have 3 courses without feeling stuffed. Staff is friendly and works hard to make your experience a positive one. My favorite in the area, as good or better than some I've been to in NYC."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We were exceptionally pleased with our dining experience at Millwrights from the warm welcome to the outstanding cuisine. Every aspect of the meal was wonderful. The presentations were both lovely and creative, the tastes delicious and often a bit surprising. The service also was very good, timed well with a relaxed but very professional staff. We highly recommend this lovely restaurant, with a terrific location and view, and look forward to visiting again.."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "One of our favorite meals in quite a while. Excellent food, great service, and charming atmosphere. We especially liked being able that the tables were spaced which gave each couple or family a feeling of privacy while still being connected to the ambiance of the restaurant."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We participated in the seven course chef's tasting with wine pairings. Truly an out of this world experience. We are so lucky to have this gem in Simsbury!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Wonderful Birthday party, only down side is the bar area downstairs. Some of the tables are not the best….and the bartenders are backed up. Took 20 minutes for our cocktails."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "This is such a wonderful restaurant and excellent service. There's nothing better than a cocktail in the tavern and a lovely dinner upstairs. I can't decide if the food or the service are better so I'll call it a tie."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • ""I loved the ambiance of the restaurant - comfortable and romantic all in one . I definitely plan to return to try more dishes. The menu although not huge, has so many great choices. Loved the parsnip soup and my husband enjoyed the twist on clam chowder. Service was implacable and friendly, wines were affordable." Would definitely request a window table next time to enjoy the view of the waterfall."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "very noisy and busy dining room due to location of kitchen, small portions with a good presentation only a chef would love, which we are not. A very expensive meal which to us was more like an appetizer .I myself left hungry and would not recommend to any one who was actually hungry."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "From the matire'd to the servers. , 100% attentive and professional . Our two favorites where the Kale salad and fried brussel sprouts. Sat by the window with beautiful view of snow covered waterfall at night, cannot wait to see it in the spring. Did not check the bar below as foot was in a cast but met a few peeps to say it was great. Love the Pnoit noir selections. We are going back for my Bday next month. When compared to the Mill @ 2T only thing missing was a signature complimentary bread or app as you are paying the same price. Yet we still luv it!! Recommended it to many friends already!"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "This is a wonderful restaurant with amazing service, blindingly good food made by a team of incredibly gifted chefs, and gorgeous ambiance. It is a restaurant that everyone should experience at least once. It is truly a wonderful experience going to Millwright's, and it rejuvenates us each time we go there. It's good to be treated like royalty on occasion! Thanks to everyone at Millwright's for the exceptional work that they do."
    Dined on 2/16/2014