74 Main at Millstone

4.4
326 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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.
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New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pleasant environment for family or couple, courteous and attentive waitstaff and timely presentation.

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

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LM
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

We have been here before but the food this time was very disappointing. While my dinner was good, my husband and our friends got meals with beef. One had a steak with grizzel in it. One had prime rib that he said was tasteless. And one had the steak tips that was a very small portion for the price. While we may return for drinks and appetizers, we won't be back for dinner.

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New England
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We liked the experience it’s nice having options. The wine menu is very good. Our waitress was attentive & there were no delays or problems at all. Our booth was in the corner which we prefer for noise reasons. This restaurant is our favorite in New London for these reasons and the consistency of quality.

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RS
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always they do not disappoint me! It was our 41st wedding anniversary and we knew we wanted a special dinner and we got it at 74 Main! Lovely evening.

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KR
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 5

My meal was disappointing. Prior to coming, I selected a meal from the menu provided online through OpenTable - the roast turkey dinner. I liked the reasonable price ($12) and was hungry for turkey. When I ordered that meal, the waitress told me it was not on their menu (old menu?), so I had to select from the other, pricier, items on the menu. I selected the veal Osso Bucco priced at $25. The meat was very tough, and I had difficulty chewing it. Eventually I ate less than a third of the meal, and gave up when I reached a piece that I simply could not chew, too tough and dry. The vegetables and noodles were thick with fat, which for me was distasteful (but perhaps because I usually eat vegetarian). The waitress gave me and my dinner guest complimentary desserts, but the tab was still more than $80 with tip. Much too expensive for the poor quality of my supper. I suspect I probably just had a bad piece of meat, and I know that happens, but the bottom line is that I will not be returning to 74 Main.

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great! Of course, we'll be back.
But, they changed the menu the day we went so we had to regroup.

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Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We have been here many times. Over the past couple of years we have found the food and the service to be consistently good or better. This time we did not think the food was quite up to our expectations, but it was still good.

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EC
New England
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a get together with friends. The waitress was very helpful and accommodating and the atmosphere was good for visiting. Very enjoyable evening

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DL
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was amazing. We will definitely return in the near future.

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MM
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Need more vegetarian meals on menu !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Richard and his team do an excellent job making all guests feel important. The food is quite good on a consistent basis.

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New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our firat visit. Our daughter goes
to Colby-Sawyer College. We took her there for lunch to celebrate her birthday. This meal was the best we’ve had in New London. WIll definitely visit again.

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New England
12 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The lunch specials ar 74 Main are always diverse and tasty. Consistently a great place to dine.

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Very 80s decor... food was good but nothing special. Service was really friendly and the best part of the evening!

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New England
10 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always our group's go-to monthly lunch outing. Variety of specials combined with menu regulars means there are many possibilities to suit everyone's dietary needs and taste.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The wait staff and service here was exceptional. The food was good. Decor is dated.

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MM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Not for dinner in the D/R, maybe lunch.
Food was OK/Avg, everything was ok/Avg.

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BG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

I left the Millstone very disappointed with my Anniversary/Valentines meal. We got the appetizer with Crab cakes (which were very small and mushy on the inside) the spring rolls (which were very bland) and one coconut shrimp (which was the only good thing I had). We also got the pierogis which seemed to have been microwaved or sat under a heat lamp because they were hard and tough. Entrée for me was the scallops. 6-8 very small, bland scallops thrown in a bowl with a handful of cherry tomatoes and a few grapefruit segments and a weird blob of butter. Not even on a bed of rice or pasta. No flavor and not at all worth the cost. My husband got the ribeye with mashed potatoes and Brussels sprouts. The potatoes were good but the cut of beef was terrible, with lots of fat and the Brussels sprouts were not good at all, they were in some sort of sauce which had thickened up and was cold. We had a few glasses of wine, one mixed drink, coffee and one dessert (which was good) and the meal came to approx. $150, plus a $30 tip. NOT at all worth the cost, especially since it was not only Valentines but also our Anniversary. The waitress was good, so the service was not a complaint. I had not been to the Millstones in years and will not be returning or recommending the Millstone as a result of that meal. I did not want to complain at the time since it was a special night out and didn't want to ruin the occasion for my husband and he felt the same, but after we got home it came out that we were both very disappointed with our meal. Also, the booth was very uncomfortable and I had a back ache by the time we left. I have never complained about a restaurant meal before but felt this was worth doing the review for since it was very poor and very disappointing in many ways.

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JC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had asked not to be seated near the bar area, to avoid the noise and activity. We were pleased to be seated at a nice table in a corner far from the bar. Our waitress was friendly , pleasant, and accommodating throughout our meal.
Our food was prepared exactly as we asked and was brought at the appropriate time for a quiet slow paced meal and we were encouraged to take our time staying as long as we wished. We enjoyed ourselves immensely and will continue to dine at 74 Main.

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New England
12 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another excellent meal at 74 Main.

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New England
45 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyable every time!

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New England
12 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Salad done w/ fresh ingredients. Tried crab-stuffed sole and duck done two ways. Fish was generous portion, served hot, and nicely presented. Duck (dark meat done confit and breast seared) was good, but could have been excellent if cooked a few minutes less - I think the confit was done too far in advance. Extensive wine list. Service very good - there when you need it but not oppressive. Pricing was fair for entrees & service rendered.

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TD
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had dinner there the other night celebrating my husbands birthday. Food and service was excellent!

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New England
13 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A New England snow storm was barreling down on us for the weekend, so we decided to go out for dinner, knowing we would be in for the weekend. We have been to 74 Main several times, and knew it would be good. It did not disappoint. Ambience, staff, and the food were great, as always. 74 Main is on our very short list of favorites.

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New England
11 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to go for good food, good service and good value. This is the go-to place for our Out To Lunch Bunch nearly every month.

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New England
7 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, great food, service, and ambience.

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SK
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great menu and good service. Second trip to this restaurant and was well worth it.

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SW
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

New years eve....they were out of several specials by 7:30 and service was inattentive...boarding on rude. Too bad. Previous experience at 74 Main was positive...not this time!

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to 74 Main many times and have never been disappointed. Food, service & ambiance has always been top of the line.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Food took awhile to come out of the kitchen and half the dish (potatoes and Brussels sprouts) was under cooked. We returned both dishes to the kitchen and the dish was still undercooked and inedible. I would not recommend this place. I also asked for no bacon since I’m pescatarian and of course the fish dish I ordered was sprinkled with bacon! Good heavens!

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BB
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. My brother and I had the Sea Scallops, served with small red potatoes cut in quarters. We felt the Potatoes were harder than usual, but still an outstanding meal. The Service was great as Debbie was very attentive to our needs.

We expected to the see the Owner, but he was probably having a burger.

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D
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food but not amazing. Waitstaff was attentive and pleasant. A bit pricy for the area.

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DS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We have been here many times and have usually had an excellent experience, but on this past visit the food was disappointing. Both the duck and lo main were less than tasty. Perhaps they are overloaded during vacation week.

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AB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Christmas Eve dinner with some of our family was just delightful! Our server was was outstanding. . . cheerful, attentive, funny. Each of us very pleased with the entre we ordered. The Christmas tree and general ambiance was festive and cozy. Just what we hoped for.

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New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Although 74 Main can be inconsistent from time to time, our meal last Friday was delicious. I had the pan seared sea scallops, which were cooked to perfection and served with red potatoes and brussel sprouts. My husband had the steamed shrimp/mussels as an appetizer and the swordfish as an entree. Both were delicious. The broth for the shrimp/mussels was very garlicky, but we like garlic. Service was personable and efficient. All in all, a very pleasant evening. we are going back next week to have their duck special.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's not an inexpensive place to dine, but my wife and I have gone there a few times a year for birthdays and anniversaries, for many years, and have never been disappointed.

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New England
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed our meal, the service and everything about it. I would recommend it highly.

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New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

We order beef and mashed potato. Food was serve cold. Sent back came out with beef now well done but still cold. Potato cold very disappointed. If this was our first visit we might not come back. But will give it another try. They gave us two drinks on the house but really we just wanted a good meal.

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NM
New England
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cozy, warm and inviting setting. Great Moderately priced menu with just enotoptions.

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