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
137 reviews since May 6, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (114)special occasion (105)fit for foodies (101)romantic (83)notable wine list (50)neighborhood gem (46)great for brunch (29)great for outdoor dining (22)good for groups (20)great for lunch (10)hot spot (7)vibrant bar scene (3)kid-friendly (3)late-night find (3)Show More
  • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A memorable experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    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.
  • 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
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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
    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
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    • 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
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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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    • 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
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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
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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
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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
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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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    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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  • 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
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    • 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
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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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  • 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
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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
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    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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    • 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
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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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  • 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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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.