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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Millwright's reviews from OpenTable diners
141 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (115)special occasion (107)fit for foodies (104)romantic (90)notable wine list (52)neighborhood gem (46)great for brunch (26)great for outdoor dining (22)good for groups (22)hot spot (7)great for lunch (6)late-night find (3)kid-friendly (2)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant
    CTVisitor
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Attentive service, doesn't rush you. Food is amazing - presentation, favors, delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    Acdeg
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Third visit and wonderful as with our other dinners
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Treat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I go to Millwright as often as possible with friends, or guests in town as a treat. Everyone remarks how special it is. The dishes are created with thoughts & care. The staff and setting are equally special
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Ambiance
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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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Inventive food, attentive service
    CarolynVIP
    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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A disappointing lunch...
    Out2lunch
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    A tiny amount of food on a very large plate does not an entree make--even for lunch! The Fish taco "entree" was very disappointing-- small bites of too-salty cod, a small paper-thin scallion "pancake", a tablespoon of pickled cabbage, and a few ultra-thin slices of radish. It would have served as an appetizer--definitely not an entree.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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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
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    • 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
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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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    • 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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    • Noise LevelModerate