The Mill at Spring Lake Heights
The Mill at Spring Lake Heights

The Mill at Spring Lake Heights

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.themillnj.com/
  • Phone: (732) 449-1800
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Tuesday - Saturday 12 noon to 4:00pm



    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 4:00pm - Close



    Sunday Brunch 11am - 3pm Sunday Dinner - from 4pm to Close
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live piano and vocals from Bruce Foster on Fridays during Happy Hour from 5-9:00. Live jazz bands every Saturday night beginning at 8:00pm.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ocean Rd.
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from The Mill at Spring Lake Heights
The Mill has enjoyed a reputation as one of the state’s finest restaurants for 75 years! Situated in a beautiful lakeside setting, The Mill offers Innovative American Cuisine featuring great steaks and the Shore’s freshest seafood.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
The Mill at Spring Lake Heights reviews from OpenTable diners
81 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (54)scenic view (50)romantic (35)great for brunch (27)fit for foodies (26)neighborhood gem (21)good for groups (21)notable wine list (17)great for outdoor dining (13)vibrant bar scene (10)great for lunch (7)kid-friendly (6)hot spot (6)late-night find (2)Show More
  • We came for brunch for our 7th anniversary.
    Dinerat
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Every year since we were married here, we come for dinner or brunch, depending on the day of the week. This time we had brunch and it was fantastic! The salmon, the freshly baked muffins, the variety of meats, salads, cheeses- everything was perfect- even dessert.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Candy
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    The Sunday bunch is awesome. everything is excellent. so many choices.. I love the relaxing lake view and swans . The servers are fabulous... I highly recommend The Mill..
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Restaurant Experience
    eibell
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    My husband and I went to The Mill for Jersey Shore Restaurant Week. This was our second visit to The Mill, and it continues to impress with its outstanding food, menu selections, service, ambiance and location. Everything about our dining experience was superb. For us, this upscale restaurant is one we would visit for a special occasion, but Restaurant Week made this an affordable treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Greeneyez
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Never been to this restaurant before, decided to go there for my birthday, nice ambiance but it was very noisy!! There was a party going on it was on the level above us so u heard stomping above us, children yelling in restauraunt not a great experience! Not sure if I would go back. I'm sure it doesn't go on all the time but put a bad taste in our mouths.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Waiter
    Waiter
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Out waiter Tom was one of the finest we have ever had at any restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Large group dining
    walker1887
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We had the occasion to visit the Mill at Spring Lake Heights last Saturday night. Our company was having a retreat nearby. The Mill had accommodations for 12, which was perfect. We arrived about 20 minutes early and were encouraged to sit in a comfortable waiting area, while we waited for our table to be ready. It was ready early (they were waiting for us) and we were escorted to a nice long table by the windows. Scott, our waiter came to introduce himself to us and took our drink orders. Having dined at many restaurants in many locations, I found Scott to be one of the best waiters I have ever had. He was professional and attended to all of our needs without being intrusive. The food was very good and enjoyed by all. Great Night!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • EXCELLENT DINNER!
    JerseyGirlVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We frequent The Mill a lot….the filet mignon is always the best in town! along with mashed and vegetables…..excellent service always…..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    They have one of the best brunches around! They certainly know how to do eggs benedict. The bacon was too crispy on this visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poorly trained staff
    eatthecricket
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Steak arrived at the table rare even though we asked the waitress what medium well would look like and she assured us it would not be bloody. It took a long time to get a drink at the almost empty bar. It was 730 on a friday night and they were more concerned with preparing to close up. When i did get a drink it wasnt great. Staff was friendly the reastaurant is nice they just need to train the staff a little better.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • most enjoyable experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    over the top service! good scenery, good food........friendly good location easy to get to.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Knowledgeable and friendly staff, great food, a real gem!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Everything was wonderful, food and service. The Lamb chops were so tender and cooked to perfectiont.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    Dee51
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Sunday brunch was a lovely way to spend some time with family. The variety of foods on the buffet ensured there was something for everyone to enjoy, including the most picky eaters. Will definitely return for the brunch and will make it a point to get back for lunch and dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scrumptious!!!
    luvmick
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Quality of food was excellent compared to other area buffets. Wait staff was very attentive and courteous. Had reservations and were seated immediately. We're certainly going back and will try not to pig out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place
    jackiendanthony
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Celebrated my 19th anniversary the view was very nice but it could use a little more lighting to make for a better after dark view the food was excellent service also excellent staff is very pleasant made for a wonderful evening will definatley return
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Relaxing night!
    Reds
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    From the moment we entered we were treated very warmly and made us feel at ease. The waiter was attentive but not overbearing. It was a special occasion and was glad I chose The Mill. I had never made a reservation on Open Table before but definitely will again. I was impressed that the Mill had read my comments and followed through with my request. Also it was so nice to hear our names used by the waiter and hostess. Nice touch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    kiyote22
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The Mill has a fantastic vibe for both a younger and older crowd. The bar, which is nicely located outside of the dining area is very trendy, while the dining area is very calm and quiet - perfect for a relaxing, but classic dining experience.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A romantic dinner at the Mill
    HS9595
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    My husband and I dined here as part of a romantic weekend away. The service was excellent and friendly, with the server happy to make recommendations. We had a wonderful bottle of wine and their signature lobster pot pie, which was the best either of us had ever had (and we're from New England!). We topped it off by splitting the delicious chocolate lava cake and then took a stroll outside by the beautiful pond. Watching the sunset over the pond while having dinner by the windows was simply delightful. Highly recommend this restaurant and hope to get there again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A very pleasant dinner
    BillT
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We were a party of four. Greeted by the hostess in a very cheerful manner. Checked our reservation and sat us immediately. Service was pleasant and efficient. Food was good, except for one diner whose filet mignon was a bit on the tough side. They offered to replace it. A very good dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed!!
    rab00821
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Place is very nice. Bar was very nice, delicious drinks. Bartenders were professional. Crab cake appetizer was very good. Both entrees took a long time to be servred, and both were luke warm. Filet Mignon was bland and I did not care for the bread crumb crust. Wife had scallops which she enjoyed. Service was poor. Server spent too much time kissing butt at the table of 6 next to us. After entrees were served, next time we saw him was when we were finished eating. Never came over to check if things came out OK. Also, the manager was walking around greeting tables. Would have been nice if he stopped at our table. This was a special occasion dinner which I informed them of when reservation was made. We will not be returning.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • maurpaul
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    2 of three entrees were terribly disappointing. Lobster Pot Pie seemed to be missing lobster. Halibut special was very over cooked and dry.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday Brunch is a Winner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The Mills Sunday Brunch has something for everyone's taste. Aside from the standard breakfast fare of an omelet station, pastries, muffins and fruit there is a carving station with two types of meats and chafing dishes with two types of eggs, two types of fish and eggplant and chicken entrees. Deserts also offer tasty gluten free choices.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GOOD NOT GREAT
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    NOT AT ALL CROWDED ON LOBSTER NIGHT. BUT OCCUPIED TABLES WERE TOO CLOSE AND THE LIGHTS TOO DIM. THE FOOD WAS GOOD BUT NOT GREAT ESPECIALLY THAT THESE EXPENSIVE MEALS SHOULD HAVE BEEN TASTIER NOT SO BLAND. EXCEPT THE LOBSTER MAC & CHEESE APPETIZER WAS VERY GOOD. THE COST WAS OUTRAGEOUS COMPARED TO THE VALUE. SHOULD HAVE AT LEAST INCLUDED A SALAD. SERVICE WAS VERY GOOD. I ENJOYED THE SUNDAY BRUNCH MUCH MORE THAN OVER-PRICED DINNER.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wedding set
    Engaged2bWedAtTheMill
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    My fiancé and I love going to The Mill at Spring Lake Heights... For happy hour, brunch, lunch or dinner. We can't wait to share our special day, with family and friends, at the place we fall in love (a little bit more) each time we go. Excellent service and outstanding food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Place
    JohnP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Nice Place....service coudl have been better....waiter was complaining
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    service was not very good, new waitress, forgot our salad, long wit for service and food/
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 17 years
    GrouponVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We are married 17 years on Sunday. Saturday night we went to the Mill for dinner. You are always greeted at the door and treated nice. We had a nice table with a great view of the pond. The service was unbelievable, Tom was our server and he was great, always around when you needed something, however not one that hangs over you. He made our night a very enjoyable and relaxing night
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal and service
    SimoneT
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We went for our anniversary. It was lobster night and I got a 1.5 lb lobster for $20! My husband's steak was cooked perfectly and the apple crisp was to die for. Our server was knowledgeable and attentive
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Brunch
    Billythechef
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This was the first time we actually sat in the dining room, our previous visits have been spur of the moment and we sat at the bar. Nice selection of food, something for everyone. Service was ok but acceptable. The bisque was particularly good. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We were very happy with our dinner and our choice of restaurant. The servers were excellent and. Everyone was friendly. We will definitely return, and recommend it to our friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely evening
    Gvm267
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Couldn't have asked for a better night out and dining experience! Menu was exceptional as was the service and view.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    My wife ordered a Rib Eye steak medium to rare, it was served to our table well done. My meal was fair . The server was advised of the problem, but I as eating my meal, and my wife did not want me to not finish my meal.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    Party
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Quality of food less than expected. Odors from the hot plates were taking over the front entrance area. Brunch spread should be in a separate room. Our comments card reflects the opinion of all 6 in my party.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food is excellent but the restaurant is mismanaged. We received a confirmation for a table on the terrace the day before our date and when we arrived we were told that a message had been left on our phone in NY that there was a wedding and they couldn't put us outside. they had to know about the wedding way in advance and they should have let us know earlier so we could have decided to eat elsewhere. As it was, the meal was successful and we did have a good table near the window inside. We were disappointed for our guests who also expected to eat on the terrace. It just wasn't very professional.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food. Good ambiance.
    mydining
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We had dinner here while we were on vacation in Spring Lake for a few days. The Mill is set on a pond with a water fountain and swans. The view is nice, especially at dusk. The service was excellent and attentive. The food was very good overall including apps, salads and entree. We skipped dessert as we were full. The ambiance is nice. There was a wedding upstairs but we didn't hear them at all. Will go again for a nice meal and good atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprisingly good
    Stacysmom2VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Although the appetizers were a little disappointing, the steaks were excellent. Service was friendly and efficient and kept in touch through the meal. Definitely a positive dining experience and we will go back.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Another awesome meal!
    JoeM
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My wife and I always enjoy dining at The Mill. The food is awesome and the service is just as good. I would absolutely recommend The Mill and plan on coming back in the very near future. We sat outside and had a spectacular view of the lake. At the end of the meal, we saw the swans floating near the backside of the lake. A picture perfect way to end the meal!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The setting is very pretty but the food was just fair.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great service, diner quality food
    grad2013
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Lovely setting overlooking a pond, fabulous service, our waitress could serve in any 5 star restaurant. The food however is diner quality, menu has numerous selections and although we sampled several appetizers, none were remarkable , the calamari was overpowered by the oil it was fried in. Main courses arrived promptly bit lacked any flair or surprises, again it reminded us of diner quality food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • EXCELLENT DINNER!
    JerseyGirlVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We frequent The Mill a lot….the filet mignon/mashed potatoes/wilted fresh spinach is my favorite! The steak is always done to perfection……also love their caesar salad!!! The bar is nice and the dining pretty overlooking the lake……always a nice evening!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate