Mill Pond Steakhouse
Even though we had a reservation we had to wait fo 15mins. Once we were seated our server didn’t offer us cornbread , rushed through the specials, she didn’t even bring us any of our food. The only time she we did see her was to bring us the check. She didn’t even offer us the desert menu we requested it. While the food was good our service was poor.
I thought the lighting was way too dark. The food was not what I had expected - the steak was cooked good, but for $75 each I would have thought it would have been better with a better presentation. The steak was swimming in a reduction sauce. I couldn't even see the steak or scallop. And not even sure if there really was caviar on the plate. Scalloped potatoes were hard & nothing special. For spending $250 for 2 people - I would have thought it would have been better. Very disappointed. Would not recommend this place to anyone.
Mill pond is always excellent in every way. When making a reservation ask for Bill McCracken as your waiter as he is well-versed in all things restaurant & wines and 100% attentive.
Absolute must try steakhouse. I don't know that I've ever had a better steak in my life! It's a bit of a trip from Columbia, but absolutely worth it for special occasions.
Amazing first night. Only downside was we were placed in the bar area right beside kitchen. A lot of loud movement around us. But hey someone had to be placed there so we get it. Only bleak spot on an otherwise amazing night.
I had the ribeye steak and I have to say I've cooked and had a better steak taste myself. The flavor was just not there. I've been here before and everything was outstanding but not really this time.
Valentine dinner a day early! All was perfection
It was great!! We love the restaurant and will keep coming.
Old friends getting together. Great food
This was our first visit. We had to eat in the bar even with a reservation and were disappointed with that. After being seated we waited so long for someone to acknowledge we were even there, I eventually had to ask a server if we were going to be waited on. When the server finally came she was not dressed the same as the other servers. She didn't have a tie on. After she took our drink orders and served them she then proceeded to serve another table and left us waiting to place our order. Eventually our orders were taken. The food was excellent and the serving of the courses was better after that. We expected better service especially for the prices we were paying. Because of the food we will go back to see if we can have a better experience another time.
For an upscale restaurant service should have been better
Very disappointing steak and pricey menu probably makes this a one and done experience.
Daniel was an amazing waiter. The food and drinks were fabulous!
The amazing setting next to a fire place on a cold rainy night was only topped by the food. This place was amazing. This is some of the best food I have had in the southeast. The staff was courteous and attentive.
Great experience. The one thing that would have been better is if the pathway to the front door was better draining of the water from the rain that we were having that night. You can't help the rain but you might want to look at a better way to drain the rain from the walkway.
The Millpond steak house was as wonderful as we had hoped. Maryann welcomed us and made us feel comfortable. All of the staff were very nice and attentive to our needs. The bone in ribeye was cooked perfectly rare and extremely flavorful. My wife raved about the seafood dinner. The wine list was extensive. The homemade cobbler was magnificent! We can’t wait for the next opportunity to dine again.
As always, our go to place for a special occasion. Bill, our waiter, is phenomenal! His attention to detail, personal touch and level of service always exceeds our expectations! The food was delicious. The chef even accommodated a personal request for an addition to one of the specials. We love this place!
ALWAYS phenomenal food !
ALWAYS attentive service!
ALWAYS interesting surroundings.
We do not eat steak out bc we make it better at home - but this place- the steak is flavorful, juicy, tender...trust me, get the steak, ALWAYS!!
Everything was good. Our steak was good but the twice baked potato was a little dry. The homemade peach cobbler and ice cream was delicious. Great service and atmosphere. Can’t wait to go back.
Excellent everything! The staff have been taught well- very attentive, professional and service oriented . I wish our Columbia restaurants would understand the value of good service. The food is consistently delicious- and love the ambiance!
Daniel our server always makes the experience worthwhile.
A little on the pricey side for the food. My steak wasn’t cooked properly but they tried to correct the situation. Great old house and atmosphere.
My husbands steak was amazing as well as the sides. I was a little disappointed in my scallops. They were a little fishy tasting and extremely salt. The grits underneath them were cold and hard.
We have been here before and the food was excellent. However this meal was disappointing. My husband's rack of lamb half was cooked to perfection and the other half was raw. My medium well done steak and my daughters were both rare. The service was very good, but when you are paying top prices you expect better. Disappointed with this meal.
great meal as always
The Mill Pond is one of our favorite restaurant to take out-of-town visitors to or for special occasions (this was an anniversary dinner). We arrived early, so we had drinks at the bar while waiting for our table. The atmosphere is rustically elegant - more rustic in the bar area, but both the bar and the dining room are comfortable and inviting. The service, as always, was outstanding. Although the restaurant was very busy, the staff was friendly and attentive but not intrusive. Between us, we had a chopped salad, the loaded twice baked potato, the sirloin and the scallops. Each dish was delicious and the portions were generous. I've never been disappointed at the Mill Pond.
Daniel, food server was excellent. Description of food, history of place very nice. Lobster and steak outstanding.Caesar salad was not what I expected, edible but not classic. Mashed potatoes were cold, but were big enough for 4 people.. I appreciated keeping table clean but young woman was hastily removing everything before we were actually done. Still, it was a nice drive, great view and excellent service. Food overpriced a bit.
I had a wonderful dinner here with my family to celebrate my birthday. It’s a very lovely place to eat and decorated nicely for Christmas. The food was outstanding!
The food wonderful as it always is. The sad part of our evening was the service. I’m assuming our waitress was on “newer” she failed on her welcoming, sharing on the the nightly special other than- “ the bass looked good.”
Wonderful wait staff, delicious food. Worth the drive.
1st time and lived up to the reputation! Absolutely fantastic food!!
The food was outstanding and service impeccable.
Hands down the BEST steakhouse I have ever been to.
Exceptional service, relaxing atmosphere.
The Mill Pond never disappoints! We've been several times and the atmosphere, the service and the food are always excellent.
Excellent food in a wonderful atmosphere! Take care to book a mill pond table!
Liked every aspect of the restaurant. The server and his assistant missed a few ques but over all a good experience. Would come back again. We very much enjoy fine dining and I think we may add to our list of restaurants to enjoy.
Great meal and outstanding service. Great location and my wife the view! I will go back soon.
Delicious as always! Our faves are the duck spring rolls, lamb lollipops, dry aged steak, succotash and macaroni n cheese! ♥️
We absolutely love The Mill Pond! Daniel was so helpful in assisting us in making great decisions on menu choices. The steak with thai sauce was incredible and the red snapper was perfect. The food, view, ambiance and service are well worth the drive!
Fantastic service, beautiful views, and delicious food. This was our first experience and we will definitely be back soon. We enjoyed the waiters telling us about the history of the property and then pointing out the animals they saw for us to see.