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About 74 Main at Millstone

The Millstone has been serving extraordinary food and drink to the Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee Region for thirty years. The menu focus is on natural, heart-healthy fare including grass-fed meats from local farms.

74 Newport Road
New London, NH 03257
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 9:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Menu Changes seasonally, items may change based on availability and price.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(603) 526-4201

Website:
http://www.millstonerestaurant.com/

74 Main at Millstone Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (12)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Good for a Date (9)
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Creative Cuisine (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Cozy (6)
Business Meals (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Romantic (5)
Healthy (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Authentic (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Fun (2)
Waterfront (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Service was excellent, my husbands steak was delicious but I was not wild about chicken and rice I had.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Years- our waitress was wonderful and very accommodating however they have a habit of having a different person bring your food out when it’s ready and the gal that bought it out, stomped up to the table and did a quick stop- she didn’t even know what was on the plates and we weren’t quite finished with appetizers and dishes weren’t cleared. The food was great, it just felt a bit rushed...

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We are repeat customers at 74 Main. We are consistently happy with the level of service, the quality of the food, and the atmosphere of nice but not stuffy. Their menu provides the customer flexibility to create their own combination of choices, making every meal fresh and interesting.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

My fish tacos were pretty good, but there was a 6", brown hair in one and I have short grey hair. The fruit crisp at the end was NOT crisp. It had partially cooked steel cut oats for the topping which was very chewy and not good. I did not eat it. The chocolate flourless tort was excellent as were the lobster dumplings and the broccoli cheese soup.

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on December 15, 2017

This was the third time we've visited this restaurant in the past year; the first time was fantastic, the second time, my wife's baby-back ribs were pretty tough; but this time, the food was excellent, and the service, as always, was first rate.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Cozy, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great meal as always! We brought friends along and they enjoyed it just as much!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Consistent food and dining experience!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Our meals were very good however one had to be sent back as they had not provided the vegetables that had been ordered. This was remedied quickly. Our waiter was terrific.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I order the lobster tacos (without the tacos) and they served it on slices of lettuce, which looked great. However, there were very few pieces of actual lobster in the dish. It was loaded with sliced onions (raw) and carrots, but there was very little lobster in the dish. My dining parter ordered the fish and chips, and his cod looked fine. He didn't eat the fries or cole slaw, but said that the fish was good.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We hadn't dined at the Millstone for quite a while due to our having sold a local condo in Newport, NH. Five years ago, however, we purchased another condo in Grantham, NH, actually farther away from the Millstone. Since we hadn't been there for a while, we decided to return to our old haunt and were we pleased we did. Apparently, it's under new management with a decidedly diner-oriented attitude. Our meals were superb especially the bourbon onion soup which we had as an appetizer along with some vegan pot stickers. The main courses were out of this world. Quite frankly, I can't wait until we have to return to our condo (it's presently rented) so that we can return to the Millstone.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Overall experience was wonderful ! Wait staff was in costume for Halloween , made for a fun evening. Our waitress was exceptional, made great suggestions, was friendly, professional and welcoming. Food was delicious . Would definitely go back when visiting the area again!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Have had some really fine meals there and some really bad ones. Always iffy. We keep going back because its handy and we do like the atmosphere and when we do get a gorgeous d meal, it’s good.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

The oatmeal brulee was INCREDIBLE!!! My new favorite brunch food.

Tags: Scenic View, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

OMG and...OMG again! We eat out a lot, I'm 71 and hubby 72, we are sick of cooking!! We had to visit the area for our grandson's soccer weekend. I may or may not be back to that area but I will encourage anyone nearby or passing through or taking a nice drive for fun...STOP and eat! We about moaned with every bite we took from appetizers to dessert. Thank you for the experience and the memory!

PS We adored our waitress and I never got her name, so sorry. Long, lovely blonde hair and she's supposed to visit us in Maine sometime....you know who you are!

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Cozy, Disabled Access, Tapas, Quick Bite, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Vegan, Paleo Friendly, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on October 17, 2017

A group of tennis-playing women get together once/month for lunch "The Out To Lunch Bunch". We usually number around 12+. The menu at 74 Main has something (many 'somethings' actually) for everyone one of us. The fare ranges from light to something a bit heavier if that's what you're looking for. Some of the women actually take a 'hubby bag' home. They are very accommodating with separate checks and they try to give us plenty of space so that we don't feel as if we are disturbing other diners. The kitchen is very adept at getting all the meals out together.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

What a good way to end a long day of hiking, football and driving. Our waitress was the best. Served us quickly and with a smile, taking into account all our special requests. A real keeper!

Tags: Fun
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 (Naples)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We were vacationing in New Hampshire this fall and stayed at a B&B in New London. This restaurant was recommended to us and we were very pleased with our dinner. It was quite busy that n night so we were glad we had a reservation. My husband had the turkey dinner and thought it was quite good but that the potatoes/dressing had a lot of garlic in them. I had the scallops and they were perfectly prepared. But the highlight of the dinner wad the carrot salad. Absolutely delicious!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Healthy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 24, 2017

I really enjoyed their spin on French Onion Soup. They also carry some very good select local beers.

Tags: Great Beer
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 (New England)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Noisy atmosphere , person greeting and seating stressed and not welcoming, waitress not knowledgeable about cocktail menu. Steak cooked perfectly, asparagus over cooked and prosciutto burned.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Great for after theater (730 pm) dinner with friends. Imaginative appetizer tomato/mozzarella/golden beets. Nightly special swordfish cooked and served fresh mussels/shrimp/pesto/tasty broth over fingerling potato. Flourless chocolate torte with raspberry to die for

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 (New England)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Grilled cheese & tomato soup were so good!! Waitress was very friendly!!

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on August 22, 2017

While the service was good, it seemed the kitchen was trying to do too much with each dish. One of our appetizers and both entrees had competing flavors that did not compliment each other and overpowered the dish. The ingredients they used were delicious, so it would be great if they just let those shine more.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 22, 2017

New chef at 74 Main...excellent choices on the lunch menu. All eleven of us were more than happy with our choices (mine was a very light, delicate lobster salad with arugula, avocado dressed with a light citrus vinaigrette dressing on brioche toast...lots of lobster!).

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Wonderful dining experience. Service could not have been better. Menu is limited for non meat/fish eaters, but likely they would have made something special if we asked.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Scenic View
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

We dined before the show and sat at a table outside. The service was wonderful, the food wonderful. An overall enjoyable experience !

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·Dined on August 14, 2017

We felt the quality of the food did not match the prices. The BBQ ribs were not tender although the sauce was delicious. We were expecting fall off the bones tender.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Don't understand what happened. We were seated promptly, and service flowed until halfway through our entrees when the wheels fell off the wagon. Second round of drinks never delivered; request for water refill went unanswered. Servers were busing as well as serving tables. Where was the Manager???

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·Dined on July 25, 2017

We had a huge group and then had a surprise of a few more! The Millstone handled us beautifully! The food was delicious. The service was attentive and friendly. The garden was a lovely place for young children to play. It was a wonderful pre-theatre dinner for our group.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on July 21, 2017

This was one of the worst dining experiences I have had in recent memory. It took us over 20 minutes to get our drinks. And then it took over 30 minutes from when we finished appetizers until we got our entrees. During this time, we only saw our waitress three times and she was completely inattentive. Over a half dozen parties came in after us and finished their meals and left before we even got our entrees. To top it off, I ordered my steak medium rare and it was well done and my wife's salmon was raw. At that point, we just asked for our check.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Excellent restaurant. Nice decor, good service. Pleasant staff. Food was very good. We had the braised cod and the scallops. Nicely presented. Wine list is very large with some very expensive wines but also a good selection of everyday wines. Very good selection of wines by the glass.
The desserts are to die for, recommend sharing one between two people.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on July 12, 2017

We have been here before and enjoyed our first experience. On July 12th, my wife and I celebrated her birthday, as well as our anniversary. My wife really likes ribs, and on our first visit, they were "fall off the bone" tender. However, on July 12th, the ribs were quite tough. This was quite a disappointment to my wife, and the restaurant didn't seem to want to give us a discount or an apology. My meal, the local chicken with potatoes and green beans, was very good.
Our server was very efficient and friendly, and we enjoyed being next to the window, looking out on the beautiful flower garden.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Passing through New London on way home to Boston, we stopped here for dinner. The food was as good as any we've had at fine restaurants in the city. Fish and vegetables cooked to perfection, with well-developed flavors in everything. The broth in the summer vegetable soup was intensely delicious. Our server was friendly and attentive, but never intrusive. Loved it!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 10, 2017

We came to 74 Main on a recommendation. It was my wife's birthday so we wanted a nice upscale place. We were pleasantly surprised and will definitely return when in the area.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Food is very good here and Deb the bartender is great!

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Good menu, ambience, and waitstaff. Love the birthday special!!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Late-night Find
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 (New England)·Dined on June 25, 2017

I came with my mother mid-afternoon on a Sunday, and we each had the lobster benedict on gluten-free toast. The dish arrived with home fries, bacon, and fresh fruit, and the whole thing was spectacular -- perfectly delicious and cooked just right. Our server was fabulous, too.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Paleo Friendly, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Wonderful fine dining in New London. Menu, preparation, service, ambiance. All well done.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on June 20, 2017

We always look forward to dinner @ 74 Main in the summer when we are going to a performance at the New London Barn. Food is very good, ambience and service friendly, well-priced menu and wine list.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on June 18, 2017

The food is very good here. Service is good nothing not to like about it.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We were here for Father's Day with a party of eight. GREAT service, food was very good - two errors that were sent back but and fixed right away - no questions! Really nice dining room towards the back that overlooks a beautiful garden. VERY happy - we will return.

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options
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