We have not had service like
We have not had service like that in along time. Nick was our waiter but I felt that the hole staff was waiting on us for the evening. Our drinks were never empty and food was timed perfect. We asked for recommendations from drinks to dessert the staff was spot on. We dine at Ruth Chris on a regular bases there service and food is also above and beyond exception, I put James at the Mill in this class. Thanks to the wait staff and chefs for a great annaversry. We will be back soon.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food, great service,
Excellent food, great service, can't ask or more than is delivered here. Ranks with the best I have had from any major city in the country.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Favorite Dining Places
We were in town for a Questers Convention and made reservations for dining at this wonderful restaurant. The food was fantastic and the service was superb. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and attentive. I had the Ahi tuna with short ribs and not only was the dish great but the presentation was spectacular. My husband had the Scottish Salmon and this was also great. We would definitely return whenever we are in town as it is a very lovely quite place to dine.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Graduation Meal at the Mill
I took my wife and son to the mill to celebrate my son's graduation at the U of A. They both loved their meals and the server was very pleasant.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
A really great place!
My Fiance and I took My son who had just graduated from the U of A and his girlfriend to dinner here. The Restaurant was beautiful inside. We all tried different things and the food was outstanding. The presentations were beautiful, the portions were much larger than I expected, and the service was impeccable. I would recommend the five course with wine pairings if you plan on having wine anyway. Its a better value.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Brunch to Warm a Mother's Heart
Great brunch menu and topped with mimosas to celebrate moms on Mother's Day! The potato wedge with warm goat cheese salad is easily the best merriment of warmth and crispness sprinkled with local flavor, Arkansas bacon flavor that is. The eggs Benedict with crab cakes sets your taste buds on a direct flight to Cape Cod.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
James at the mill a dining thrill
A wonderful meal in a setting that exuded tranquil beauty. The crab cake appetizer was delicious as was the gnocchi entree. The food was presented in a stunning manner as well. From the caviar with creme fresh, to the homemade breads, to the appetizers and entree selections it was all wonderful. I did not have dessert, as I could not stop eating the bread. I hear the desserts are a must so i will return for another meal and plan for dessert as well. I recommend this place heartily.
5/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best of the Northwest
Another great job by Miles James and staff. Excellent, precisely attentive service, inventive offerings with a refreshing variety and all topped off by artistic presentations. JATM continues to be the place of choice for a multi-star dining experience; certainly in northwest Arkansas, maybe the entire state. Kudos and brava to the entire operation! Certainly no disappointments or compromises.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
The architecture of the place is beautiful with all of the glass and the tree inside without feeling stuffy. The food is consistently good. The menu has not changed much in years but that said, everything on the menu is good. The tasting menu is for when you are hungry but an enjoyable experience. The rabbit is my least favorite dish but that is probably just a personal preference. The desserts are quite good and served plated to look too good to eat.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unique Dining Experience
James at the Mill is a restaurant that intends to please the customer. As soon as I told the waiter that my fish dish was a little dry, the manager insisted that I choose another entree which happened to be a delicious chicken. The restaurant's setting is memorable--it was designed by my college classmate, the late James Lambeth, a world-class architect at the University of Arkansas.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious Dinner at the Mill
My husband and I dined at James at the Mill Restaurant on a recent Saturday evening. The food presentations were beautiful and everything except for one dessert was fresh and delicious. We shared the Truffle Mac n Cheese as an appetizer, and it was very satisfying. For entrees, my husband chose the potato gnocchi, which he said was fabulous. I had the Spinach Fettucini with Grilled Shrimp and was in heaven! Unfortunately, the Chocolate Nemesis dessert was just so-so and was a ridiculously small portion for the price. The service was a bit lacking. One waitress didn't utter a single word to us nor did she manage to crack a smile. Despite those minor details, we'll surely return on our next visit to the area.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderfully Funky and Fabulous Gem!
James At The Mill is one you won't want to miss if in NWA! I moved to Johnson AR a little over a year ago and really miss good restaurants. I recently had the opportunity to dine at The Mill and thought I'd died and gone to heaven! The dining experience is just plain fun and artistically exciting! Fantastic food, great presentation and good service. You won't be disappointed!
5/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were extremely pleased with all aspects of.our experience! I was doubtful to begin but was quickly impressed! The experience was wonderful, not to mention the food was outstanding!
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have dined at James at the Mill several times and have never been dissapointed with the food or service. We would highly recommend it to couples! I would leave the kids at home though- no chicken nuggets here!
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Caesar salad was weeeeiiiirrrrd!
I ordered a Caesar salad as an appetizer since I wasn't certain what the portion sizes would be like. When it came, it was served in such a way that one could only baffle at it's appearance and wonder how on earth one was supposed to eat it in an elegant fashion. Whole leaves of romaine were standing upright in a ice-cream cone-like structure made of a long strip of crispy fried potato. We got a good laugh out of it, but as it turned out the entree portions were more than satisfactory. So next time, I'd just skip the salad and go straight for the homemade potato gnocchi...yum!
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, good service
This is the 4th we've eaten at James at the Mill. The andouille sausage corn dog was good. I had e Ribeye with roasted corn and mashed potatoes. Steak was cooked perfect and seasoned well. My wife had the gnocchi and chicken. It was as expected. We passed on dessert this time. We'll go back again just to try something different.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great place for a great meal
The food at the mill is always awesome. You can choose anything on the menu and know you will not be disappointed.
6/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Overpriced Wine if You not Careful
Know that this restaurant has many memories for us-- we had our wedding reception there years ago. That aside, be careful of the wine menu and prices. While not consistent, there are some selections that are grossly overpriced (take is from someone with a wine cellar).
For example, the Meomi was listed at $98 a bottle, and on the restaurant's "value menu" at around $68. We didn't buy it. Even at this price, this is grossly overpriced. We told our waiter, and he acknowledged this. . . and yet, he pushed this wine to the table next to us and asked us to endorse its quality.
By comparison, we went to an Italian restaurant the next night about 3 miles away. We bought the same Meomi at $38 a bottle. Come on!!!!
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brought my wife here for our 1st Anniversary dinner. Food textures, flavors, wine pairings and service were incredible. Best meal we've had in Arkansas. If you love a five course meal of excellent food paired perfectly with wine, you should try the "Chef Miles' Tasting." Pricey, but we thought it was worth the spend.
Also, they did an excellent job accommodating our Gluten-Free diet.
I am no interior design wiz, but the only critique would be to update the decor. While it did not distract from the meal, it was noticeably dated.
6/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our anniversary dinner at this restaurant was all we could hope for. Food presentation is outstanding!. Melissa provided us excellent enjoyable service. Great place for a leisurely meal. Deserts were way above average. Management greeting was nice.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Have been dining at James at the Mill for over 20 years and have never been disappointed. The food is varied and unique, cooked to perfection and always a treat to eat.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The setting is very romantic and beautiful. Food was very good but not great. The waiter was not very attentive or cordial for most of the evening. The rest of the wait staff was friendly and professional.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Didn't know what to expect but was really impressed.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food and Service
The atmosphere was a combination of modern and classic. So you felt like you were dining in a five star establishment without the "dark" or "stuffy" feel of many upper class restaurant.
Service is friendly, and professional.
Lots of glass, two levels, and outside tables gives every diner a view of the grounds including waterfalls, gardens, and the old mill. (The mill was built in 1865 and is now an inn)
The Wine list offers great selections for every budget. The food presentation is well done without sacrificing portions. If your really hungry, try the ribeye!
While the desserts tasted wonderful, they lean more towards art than substance.
I would highly recommend James At The Mill! I certainly plan on going back!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
5 star plus
Everything from the food down to the wait staff was excellent. What I really liked was the way the staff worked together. Food was very very good and beautifully presented. Can't say enough wonderful things aboutt the restaurant. It was a truly enjoyable evening.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service were amazing! Some music would have been nice.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Asked for a romantic table. They put us downstairs by the window so we could see the fish and the mill.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
I recommend the tasting menu with the wine pairings. It changes, but the tasting menu we tried was excellent all the way thru. Not a place for kids. I'm sure the staff would treat them well, but the food isn't "nuggets & fries" and other diners are usually there for a night out from the kids. The "ambiance" isn't to my taste. It tries too hard for modern when they should embrace the rustic setting of the mill. It's definitely a nice, tho a bit pricey, change from the chain restaurants.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great fine dining
The food is excellent and the service is what you would appreciate and expect.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were visiting the area and found James in in the Open Table website....after looking at the menu we made a reservation for the 4 of us. We found the old mill and were very surprised when we found James is a very upscale modern place with a good view of the old mill.
Our server Nathan was one of the best we've ever known anywhere. The menu is a challenge and he did a good job of explaining it to us.So the service was great. The place is beautiful....worth a trip just to see the facility. The food plating and presentation was exciting different artful etc. We are accustomed to spicy food and found most offerings a bit bland for our tastes. But everything we ordered was very good and exceeded our expectations.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the ambience and the
Loved the ambience and the food! Was a perfect evening for our date night. The quail was delicious as well as the blue lump crab. My dessert of banana cake and vanilla bean ice cream with the fried plaintain was almost too pretty to eat. All the plates are like artwork. They put a lot of handiwork into each dish. Will go back in the future!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
1st class no jacket required
James at the Mill is always one of my favorites. From the excellent staff to the superb food, it's just a pleasure going there. Try the truffled Mac n cheese for a different take on a classic as a starter! Save room for dessert too. I have had most of the menu and you just can't go wrong with anything. There are plenty of choices for whatever mood you happen to be in. Dinner for 1? Sit at the bar and watch the team cook, you might pick up a thing or 2.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have dined at James at
We have dined at James at the Mill on two special occasions and have not been disappointed on either trip. Great presentation!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first time to James at the Mill and we did not leave disappointed. From start to finish our experience was wonderful. The tasting menu and wines that matched made for a incredible meal. You can be sure we will return often
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
James at the Mill is always
James at the Mill is always a superb experience.
Great food with outstanding taste that is presented 5 star style. Service is prompt and courteous
Never have been disappointed. .
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, good service
We found the food to be stellar in some areas, and slightly above average in others. Nothing was bad or even mediocre though. I found the Miso Sea Bass to be one of the best pairings I've ever had. While the menu is slightly on the pricey side for the area, and some patrons, the perfection of each plate presentation, and the exceptional atmosphere make the prices very reasonable in my opinion. This is not a chain restaurant- each dish is designed and prepared carefully. We were very pleased with the staff's attentiveness (without being overbearing), as well as the relatively short wait times for food. Given the complexity and detail of the dishes served I can honestly say I was rather impressed overall. We'll join Chef James again for sure.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and Service
Service was efficient and unobtrusive.
Food was very good.
Overall great experience.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Several in our party have
Several in our party have hearing problems, so we requested a downstairs table away from the louder area upstairs. This worked fine for us. Nice place.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was so enticing and delicious
Food was so enticing and delicious everyone took pictures of it. Service was prompt and thorough even with a full house.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Game weekend and great food!
We have been to James at the Mill several times and the food and service is always superb. It's hard to get a reservation close in downtown Fayetteville on a home game weekend and parking can sometimes be a challenge, so we decided to give this restaurant a try. We had guests in town and everyone loved their meal and our waitperson, Jill, was excellent. Truffle Mac and Cheese--can't get any better than that!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Great Getaway
James at the Mill and Inn at the Mill were wonderful. We used them as a stop over point in our travels and found them to be very accommodating. I only wish that the weather would have been nice so we could have enjoyed the outside.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had the bone in rib eye "WOW"
Had the bone in rib eye "WOW" best steak I've ever eaten. Highly recommend!
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
good food, good atmosphere, excellent service, reasonable prices; will be back!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service.
Great place for business dinner and food was excellent for party of five.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
best NWA restaurant
The tasting menu is well thought out and executed. Being a diabetic, I asked if the chef could do something with low sugar, they custom made me a desert that was delicious! That is definitely above and beyond!
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another magnificent meal at probably the best restaurant in Arkansas. Miles and his staff are so attentive and the meals are always knocked out. Took friends from Atlanta recently and they were blown away. Said it may have been better than their favorite restaurants there.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food with a modern twist
Overall this was a great experience, the food was great and the service was as well.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth a special
If you are traveling in this area, make plans to dine here. One of the best in the country.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food Fantastic, Service Poor
The food and presentation of the meal was fantastic as always but our server must have thought we were cellophane as we had a very hard time getting her attention. When asked about recomendations, she wasn't really enthusiastic about the choices. Biggest compliment was to let us know the pork was a top seller. Our bus boy was much nicer, and while very shy, did at least acknowlege us. In all the years we have dined at this establishment, this is the first bad service event we have encountered. If the restaurant had been packed, we would have been more understanding but it wasn't that busy.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent as always
We sat at the bar so we could see and talk to the line chefs. Our server was excellent and the line chefs were very friendly and informative. We'll be back.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM