The Milling Room
The Milling Room

The Milling Room

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Phone: (212) 595-0380
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm. Friday - Saturday 5:30pm - 11:00pm
    Bar: Sunday - Thursday 5:00pm - 11:30, Friday - Saturday 5:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Scott Bryan
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: The Milling Room aims to make your event memorable and create the perfect experience for you and your guests. Our space is exceptional for hosting parties, business conclaves or promotional events, etc. We look forward to helping you select the perfect elements for an extraordinary reception.
  • Private Party Contact: Victor Salazar 8774266956
  • Special Events: A variety of spatial and seating options are available to fit almost any desired event's configuration.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: W 81st St. and W 82nd. St.
  • Public Transit: MTA Subway Lines B, C - 81st Street
    MTA Subway Line 1 - 79th Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
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The Milling Room offers comfortable American cuisine from Chef Scott Bryan.
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The Milling Room reviews from OpenTable diners
60 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (44)fit for foodies (37)good for groups (33)special occasion (18)romantic (17)notable wine list (12)hot spot (8)vibrant bar scene (8)late-night find (4)kid-friendly (2)great for lunch (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Lovely space, very good food.
    frieswiththatVIP
    Dined on 11/26/2014
    The restaurant is somewhat deceptive. It looks small from the outside, in a typical Upper West Side sort of way. We stepped in from the street noticing a bar area to the left. However, once the hostess walked us back for seating, we were surprised to find a large, open dining room with a very high vaulted ceiling, which gave the restaurant an airy feel to it. It was a really beautiful dining room. The tables are very well spaced for a Manhattan restaurant, with plenty of room between tables. Nice cocktails, excellent service and the food was very good too. The restaurant is essentially across the street from the back of the natural history museum, so a good place to go after a visit. (We went after seeing the Thanksgiving Day parade balloons getting blown up.)
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great New Neighborhood Gem
    FoodDoctorVIP
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    In a beautifully retooled space formerly occupied by Calle Ocho, and before that, Main Street, the Milling Room delivers great service and delicious food, serving belly warming fare, and thirst quenching cocktails. I hope this place is successful as I would like to return here often.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great new find
    EaterVIP
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    The salads, pork chop, and skate were truly terrific. The wait staff is not experienced, but they are eager to please. The plates were cleared a bit too fast. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Milling Room is my new favorite UWS restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    I have dined at The Milling Room 8 times and have had a marvelous experience each and every meal. The dining room is really warm and lovely as is the service which is very attentive and personal. The cocktails are great and they have some really wonderful wines on their list. The food, however, is the star attraction here. Their white bean soup is the very essence of comfort on these chilly November nights and the escarole salad is like the best caesar salad ever! So beautiful and tasty. Yum! Their pork chop with roasted cippolini onions is really fantastic as is the breast of duck which is the best I have ever eaten. Make your reservations and go to The Milling Room. I'll see you there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food/small portions
    jeanluc
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The ratio between portion size and food quality is a difficult one. The presentation and taste is outstanding - there is a serious chef back there. However, the portion sizes are fit for a tasting menu. The cost if adding extra arborio or mashed potatoes to a plate should do very little to increase the restaurants bottom line, but would significantly impact diner satisfaction.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Needs work
    PupsVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I would love this restaurant to succeed. Last night it didn't. The food is delicious and very, very well prepared with excellent ingredients. The sweetbreads, escarole salad and bean soup were outstanding. The salmon just okay and the rabbit papardelle had homemade noodles that were perfectly cooked. They also need some vegetable and potato sides on the menu to round it out as the portions are "European" size and may be too small for some.The deserts were just okay, nothing notable. They need a desert chef. The wine list is well thought out and not too expensive. The service was atrocious. The waitress was clueless and overworked. I hear that there is a sommelier but my party of four did not see him. There is no solicitude in this restaurant and the chef deserves better. Finally, on the way out, they lost our coats and it took three efforts to find them. In summary, this place needs more help and a different maitre d..actually, I never saw a maitre d. I will be back, but not for a while.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lots of Milling Room and Great Food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Finally a restaurant in NYC where the tables are not crammed together, the bar is not on top of the dining area, the ambiance is warm and inviting, and where you can actually have a normal conversation! Top that with terrific food, great service and a bill that doesn't make you shudder, and you've got a great recipe for a restaurant favorite. We look forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chef Scott Bryan plays is too safe
    Igor1968
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The only downside to this restaurant is how safe and unexciting the menu is. Knowing that it was put together by one of the city's most vibrant talented chefs. The Milling Room's menu reads like a very nice list of items of some higher-end hotel restaurant in New Jersey. No offense. Besides your usual steak, salmon, chicken, risotto & Tuscan bean soup staples, the only "exotic" items are skate & sweetbreads. 1995 called, it wants its menu back! The room is magnificent, although I fail to understand the connection between the giant cart wheels & shelves filled with old books. Pepper mills do make sense, though. Judging by the amount of strollers, the neighborhood had labeled this restaurant a safe place to feed the kids. A hard characterization to shake off, unless that was the original goal. I was so excited to try Scott Bryan's next step after Bacchanal, thinking that he's going to take it to the next level. Unfortunately he didn't, for some reason. Oh well, they just opened. We're definitely going to check their website in couple of months for possible improvements to their menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing
    Foodie79VIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    I read about the opening and made a reservation . I brought 3 friends who are all foodies and we all ordered something different and shared. Each dish was so delicious. The octopus was one of the best I have ever had. The cod and pork chop were also great. I will be back soon and I am telling everyone in the neighborhood they must try the new restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice addition to the UWS
    gg45
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The food is very good and the menu selection interesting. With all of the money spent on the renovation there was something missing in the atmosphere, could be the large space. Better for groups than couples. We ate in the dining room, the bar area felt more intimate. The crowd on the upper west side is sometimes challenging, for a Saturday night it lacked a vibrant feeling in the dining room. However, we always welcome restaurants with very good food on the UWS, so it is a nice addition to the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • UWS Gem
    UWSFoodie
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Beautiful space. Delicious food. Well-curated wine list. We highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is fantastic
    JEFNYCVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Loved the food and am thrilled the space has reinvented itself as the Milling Room. You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • At Last!
    CJPNY
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    A restaurant and chef this fantastic space deserves. When you bring the publisher of Downtown magazine to a restaurant you have never tried before (they have only been open for 4 weeks) and persuade her to travel north of Canal Street you have your fingers well and truly crossed everything works out. We needn't of worried. Great service, wonderful food and simply the most stunning space in the UWS ensured an excellent evening worthy of a feature in a high end glossy magazine. Which I believe is now in the making.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great UWS Addition
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Fantastic food and fantastic ambiance. The restaurant is much bigger than it appears from the front door and the dishes are phenomenal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice addition to the area.
    RichardVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We were pleasantly surprised by The Milling Room. The staff was very attentive to our needs, especially Enrique, the wine steward. The only possible negative at this point in time was the limited number of appetizer's and entrees available.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SuzzyVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    A dramatic and beautiful setting plus an enticing menu equals a great evening out. The wine list was notable for being accessible. The menu was also interesting but not so complex that it might turn off the meat-n-potatoes diner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Welcome to the neighborhood Chef!
    KmeltzerVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    We had a fantastic dinner! 3 of us and each ordered something different (duck special, salmon and rabbit pappardelle). We had that extremely rare occurrence where we agreed "we all won", each of our meals were equally delicious. The space is beautiful too. So happy to have this chef in this restaurant on the UWS!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Loved it when it was Corvo Bianco, and LOVE it as the Milling Room. Excellent food and service and a great space!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • UWS needed this!
    JeninNyVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Thank goodness, UWS needed this. I have been a fan of Chef Scott Bryan since Apiary and am so happy to see him in my neighborhood. The room is lovely, and the food was delicious. Grilled octopus and rabbit papardelle had me wanting to lick the plate. The wine list has a great selection and all so reasonably priced which is such a nice change these days. I am sure it will not be long before this place is booked out once the word gets out. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dont Milll Arond
    BrunoNYCVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Hey Upper West Siders, get to this neighborhood restaurant before the rest of Manhattan discovers it. Only open one week but the staff and chef are cooking on all burners. Great pastas and entrees and the service was most hospitable and welcoming. The atmosphere is much warmer than the harsher previous incarnations. Who remembers this space started out as the DDL Food Show, an Eataly ahead of its time alas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Nice--but not enough veggie options
    AliEatsVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I really enjoyed dinner with my husband at the Milling Room, but was very disappointed that there is only 1 vegetarian option for the appetizer and entree. When I asked about alternatives, the server told me that the salad and risotto were my only choices. The food was very good, but I would have liked more choice. Our cocktails were also very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice, but no soul
    MirandaVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The food was really delicious, the setting open and designed well, with high ceilings and room to move and service was affable, but I just kept feeling like something was missing, like it just felt...a bit soulless.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enthusiast
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The Milling Room combines all the elements of very good food, in a beautiful setting with excellent service and friendly attention. It is a winner not only for the neighborhood but also for people who enjoy trying new places to dine seated in a dining room that is unique.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find
    clyde
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The Milling Room just re-opened in its new guise, and it is very, very nice. The wine choices are great, the food is prepared well and tastes great. Loved our table and at 7:00 pm on a Saturday night-- it wasn't overly crowded (though it was busy) or loud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious experience!
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    All the way around, the Milling Room was terrific. We were surprised to learn that they had only been opened two weeks. Kitchen obviously working smoothly, and the food was super yummy. I'm sure we'll have to book this one ahead of time in the future; it's one of those places you just know is going to be a hard to get into place one word gets around. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MaddogVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Food and service were very good. New decor is warm and comfortable. It's a big beautiful room but needs some music to give it an upbeat vibe. Could be a hip place if they pick cool music and turn it up. Needs something to get a younger crowd and keep this place going longer than the others that have been here
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hope this works!
    NoisyVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    A great chef in a great space - let's hope the spave finally works. Service was a bit off, but it was only dy 3 since they opened. Sommelier is excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Try it
    uwsider
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Good new place. Wish them the best of luck! They are introducing a new menu in the bar area which will be interesting to try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A true gem on the UWS
    DallasDinesVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    If you are looking for a true dining experience on the UWS, this is the place for you. Our meal was outstanding in every way. In addition, the wine list contained several gems from around the world at reasonable prices. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 31 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
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