New Mill Restaurant

New Mill Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.newmillrestaurant.net/
  • Phone: 8606200300
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Bob Martucci
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer a dining room for up to 80 guests for private dining.
  • Private Party Contact: David Jenkins 8606200300
  • Entertainment: Wide screen TV's in bar.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Router 322
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from New Mill Restaurant
Plantsville's well-known Old Mill is now New Mill Restaurant, featuring the culinary talents of its new Executive Chef, Bob Martucci. This lovely 1737 cider mill has been a Connecticut favorite for many years, and has now completely renovated by its owners, Chris and Michelle Calvanese. Menu specialties include fresh-only seafood and raw bar selections, "chop house" Angus steaks, and homemade pastas and desserts. An expanded wine list and a large sociable bar round out the new offering.
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New Mill Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
56 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (30)neighborhood gem (26)romantic (20)good for groups (19)fit for foodies (18)vibrant bar scene (18)scenic view (12)notable wine list (8)hot spot (8)great for lunch (6)late-night find (4)great for brunch (3)great for outdoor dining (3)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • What a find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Thanks to friendly, attentive service, New Mill Restaurant is a gem. The dishes are tasty, the portions sizable, and the prices are reasonable. We look forward to returning again soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Great...
    VinceMazz
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I have dined in the New Mill many times over the last 8 or so years and it's been consistently great as I've always had wonderful service and delicious food. Generally speaking, the specials for the evening are well-prepared and tasty but you can't go wrong with any of the standard menu items including the variety of pasta dishes. The wine list is solid but if you don't need a full bottle, their choice of house wines sold by the glass is also solid. This restaurant features a large bar area which is very comfortable to have some appetizers and beverages with friends or even a nice spot to enjoy your full meal. This is a great place to visit during Christmas time as they decorate the restaurant in a very festive and tasteful manner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • satisf13d
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Our party (4) had a great time at The New Mill. We enjoyed wine and dinner that was prepared and presented expertly by your staff. Everything was delicious, start to finish. We will return in the future.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This was our 2nd time at the restaurant. This time we had a table that was next to a dividing wall and close to another table that had 4 loud old people. Eh. Our experience was good but we felt it lacked that special something. Our 1st visit was nice and evenly paced. The 2nd felt like they wanted the table to get used again. I actually had to ask for more time. It was OK. I ordered a medium/rare steak and got rare/raw one. It could've been cooked a little more. If I'm going to order a steak at a restaurant I want it cooked better than how I would cook it. Also, they didn't have a particular type of liquer that was on the menu. I'll go again but this visit didn't come close to our impeccable first experience that happened a few yrs earlier
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food tasty
    Mind
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We had excellent main dishes and salads, only issue was bit of disorganization from kitchen or perhaps way wait staff organized in teams. Husband served wrong meal and friends dessert described was not as delivered. Would go again but this probably is area that needs work to bring restaurant to next level, considering prices of meals.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steven veneziano
    Venzer
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The food was excellent, the only thing was we were shocked that there was no soup available. Seeing it was a cold week, you should have had one or two soups available.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent Food, Poor Service
    Italiangirl
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Went on a Saturday night, had an 8:30 rez, thought we would be safe as it was later. No one came to our table for a good 10 minutes. Finally, we were welcomed and given some water. Our waitress seemed like she was too busy to come over, when she finally appeared to take our drink order, there was no apology for the wait. Food was very good and came out promptly, I waited a while for anyone to offer me a second glass of wine and my husband had to flag down the server.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We haven't been to the New Mill in some time and were pleasantly surprised that they upped their game a notch. Food and service was five-star.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Last minute plans
    haipal
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We hadn't seen our friends for a few months and we were trying to find a place that was equal distance to each other. Low and behold we found this great place that was open on a Sunday and had great food and service. This was really a great find and we will be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CliffSue
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Service and food was great. It was our anniversary and I asked for a quiet table. The table we were given couldn't have been better. It was quiet and romantic. Thank You. It was a great night!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always satisfied
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We keep the New Mill for special occasions. The food is great with good portions. We have always found the staff friendly and efficient. The ability to make our reservations on Open Table is a definite plus Keep up the great work.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    Doreen
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We have never had a bad meal at the New Mill. We love the food and service
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Needs tweeking to make more special
    RayM
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Large portions. Entres had good flavor. Rolls very good. A bit on the pricier side. Food presentation could be a little more creative. My tres leche cake was flavorful, but a bit drier than it should have been for that type of dessert. Water had an off taste.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • IlPapa
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Great Service, nice atmosphere, quality food and drink
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Back again
    FoodDocVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Two close friends arrived in CT from Oregon and wanted a great meal. On their list was fresh fish and steak with an Italian flair. The New Mill came to mind immediately. Veal meatballs to beet salad on the way to shrimp/chicken piccata and continuing on to tartufo, there was no disappointment. They (we) enjoyed every bite. They are traveling back to Oregon but will carry the memory of CT's New Mill all the way.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Food was good and had great presentation. My wife especially enjoyed the salmon. The lobster encrusted tilapia was good. This was our first visit and we sat at a 1/2 booth but a better location would have been along the windows looking out at the garden. Our only criticism would be that the menu had a limited selection. Appeared that their specialty was steaks.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good
    jerrytwotwo
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    All the food was very good and the portions was large but the service was a little slow.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    I took my wife here for our three year anniversary. Wonderful atmosphere, rustic elegance. Great food!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dellie
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    there were four of us and we all loved it....Food was so delicious and they give you a great portion ..the men had steaks and they said it was one of the best. I had pasta dish that was so so tasty. We have been there before and always bring our friends there.Great waitress also and it is just a real cozy place to go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over priced and overrated
    cavy
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    I had chicken parm for dinner. It was at most adequate. And all the entrees were overpriced! My friends and I will not be returning.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Service
    MindyT
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We went looking for outdoor dining, but the pond was a little less than beautiful. It was still a gorgeous night and very nice sitting outside. We will return for sure. The service and food was all amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • CTfoodie
    organicfoodlover
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    We had great expectations for this restaurant after a memorable dinner a few years ago. The jungle theme was odd and forsythia flowers on the bar ceiling? This is an old mill. The shining star was our server Michelle who constantly checked on us. The food was not dreadful but for the prices, mundane. The spiedini was a fried blob of overcooked, pieces of tasteless crust, a big hunk of melted cheese with a flavorless pink sauce. The shrimp appetizer was served on a very small plate, with a bit of lettuce good but difficult to eat. The house salad served on small plates, coated with a mayo? based balsamic dressing, not a vinaigrette. The fresh lettuce, veggies lost. The filet (very good) and the veal shank (ok) were marred by terrible sides.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 34 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 441 reviews are from the New Mill Restaurant reviews archive.
  • The New Mill
    tnm1
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We started our meal off with salads, which were both very good. The bread was delicious, although we asked for more and never received it. The cavatelli was fantastic, and enough for 2. My husband ordered the penne alla vodka which was not as flavorful as we would have expected. Overall, the food was good, and slightly better then the service.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Went here for my boyfriend's birthday. We went last year for the first time and were both quite impressed. Not so much this year. Would I go back again?..probably. I understand that sometimes restaurants have 'off' nights. My boyfriend and I are excellent cooks and are very critical of our meals when we go out. His steak was very good (his words) and my pasta dish was also very good. The Caesar Salad was very, very bland; no taste. I would not order that again unless they change their dressing recipe. A restaurant of this caliber should be creating a fresh authentic Caesar Salad Dressing using real anchovies. The service was excellent, though the waitress misunderstood and gave wrong info about the broccoli rabe being served with the steak
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    Doreen
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    We are never disappointed in the food, service,and drink A great place to eat
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The place is always very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    I frequently go to New Mill and the food is very good. Every time l have gone it is consistent the service and food. The staff are always pleasant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome all around.
    Kmoq
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Great food, atmosphere and service! Would recommend this restaurant for a group, special occasion or romantic dinner. The restaurant is beautifully decorated.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Its been better...
    Geoff
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Nice ambiance, service is okay, not bad, not great. The food leaves much to be desired. Uninspiring, everything seems to be served on mashed potatoes. Little flavor. My steak was charred on the outside and okay on the inside, but was HUGE. more than any one human being can eat in one sitting. Food is just dull
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 3.5 stars
    mrsthing
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Service here was quick but just right. We had time to finish each course before the next one came. It was noisy enough that I had to raise my voice to talk with my husband. Lots of kids, a number of large parties, so maybe this wasn't a characteristic night. We were in a back dining room, but the noise from the bar still spilled into the space. The food was pretty good. The bread was fantastic. I had the beet salad, and beets tasted a bit...off, but I ate them anyway, and lived to tell the tale (didn't tell the waitress). My Penne ala Vodka was tasty and the serving size was generous. My husband's wasabi salmon was cooked properly and the wasabi was genuinely hot. We didn't get appetizers, alcohol, or dessert, so I can't comment on that.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scrumptious
    LakeGirl
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    We have eaten at this restaurant several times and have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great meal, again.
    FoodDocVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    This night we brought two close friends who enjoy good food and drink. All of us had a great time and enjoyed our dishes. There was a slight error in preparation of two drinks, which was corrected cheerfully and quickly. Our friends will be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    I had salmon and it was fantastic. It was my first time having salmon. Just great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great eats
    princessp66
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The specials are extraordinary! I really enjoy the diverse selection.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    It was our 43rd anniversary. Our first date was at the Old Mill and we have returned there many times. Now that the restaurant is the New Mill, we continue to go there and have never been disappointed. Food is always delicious, service excellent. Enjoyed being able to make reservations on line. Have brought friends there, as many as 10, and the service and food were the same good quality. Overall, it is one of our favorite places to go for a special dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful time
    FoodDocVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    The veal osso bucco and sole were to perfection. Appetizer to salad to main course, the service was timely and professional. Great food
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foxer
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Food was good but was ruined as we were seated between 2 larger groups, one of which you would thought they owned the place by the way they carried on for all to see and hear.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • new mill
    goodeats
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Food was excellent. Service above average. Would definitely come again.newn.n
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Ok
    DateNite
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We had not been to the resturant in over a deckade and though we'd give it another shot after reading the reviews and always seeing the parking lot packed. Well, we were not impressed. The food was just Ok and the service was subpar. You can get much better food and service elsewhere for less money, so we won't be back...and this time we don't need another deckade to confirm this! Hope this review helps.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • More expensive than advertised
    VikkiJ
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We went on Mother's Day with a party of 6. We were very disappointed to learn of the prefixed menu for the day with prices much higher than their normal selection. It put us in an awkward position of staying despite not wanting to pay that much....we will not be going back there again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very nice anniversary dinner
    Marilyn
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    The restaurant and bar can be boisterous and fun most evenings but a quiet Sunday night was optimum for our romantic dinner. The room overlooking the pond and mill wheel is just small enough to be almost cozy and our waitress let us take our time enjoying cocktails - a perfect dirty Smirnoff's martini and cosmopolitan. She let us savor the dinner, too, with no hovering or rushing. The rib steak special was perfectly prepared, as was the ginger wasabi wild salmon which was flavorful, moist and well complemented by the Asian spices. The best decaf (yes!) accompanied our dessert of crisp and smooth banana creme brûlée and dense, creamy, and not too sweet lemon cheesecake. We were there for two delightful hours and enjoyed every minute!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.