Miller Tavern

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Located in the heart of Hogg's Hollow at York Mills and Yonge, Toronto's famous Jolly Miller has been reborn as the Miller Tavern, complete with an Oyster Lounge, casual fine dining and one of the city's largest outdoor patios. We also offer outdoor dining on our glass enclosed, heated veranda year-round. The Miller Tavern offers "serious seafood - superb steaks - sophisticated spirits" in a casual, comfortable environment.
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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

3 of 5 guests had Fish and chips , fish was extremely greasy. Fries were cold. 1 guest had a burger, it was under cooked and “watery”1 guest had pasta, asked for aldante. It was mush! That it strike 3 , I’m never coming back.

GS
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The new menu is limited in choice and a number of our old favourites are missing - lobster tacos for one. Service remains good and food quality is fine, it just needs a little more imagination

DF
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I took his brother and wife for a 25th anniversary dinner at The Miller Tavern. I had given the restaurant a heads up and we were treated to champagne before our meal and free desserts including sorbet, pie and cake. Very much appreciated by all. Our waiter Tyler was very attentive and polite, great server. Our meals were delicious and included shrimp cocktail, crab parfait, filet mignon, pasta, lamb shank and Cornish hen. Portions were a good size and most of us took home doggie bags to take home and enjoy the next day. A truly wonderful evening and our thanks again to Tyler and other staff members.

CK
New England
41 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was great. Good recommendation on the fish and chips.
New menu is less extensive but some good options. No much for vegetarians

GG
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

Disappointed with the changed menu and decreased food quality. Portions sizes are smaller. Please bring back the original caesar salad and jerk chicken. The Miller Tavern was our go-to work event spot but no longer!

N
Naples
17 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Lousy wine list; mediocre food; expensive for the quality. Terrific service!

s
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 5

The Miller Tavern. Our favourite restaurant - but sadly, no more. We arrived and I had already declared that I wanted the calamari appetizer and my favourite lobster salad. We sat down at a great table and were handed a new menu. New menu???? Yes, the Miller Tavern is under new management. We read the menu and turned the page really hoping for more. But no, that was it - very limited and NONE of the old favourites. We actually considered leaving. But, we decided to keep open mind and try something new. We both struggled. Then our server Alex came and he was fantastic at helping us decide what we might enjoy based on the old favourites we new. After a great glass of wine (thank you, Alex, for the suggestion) we were still struggling with the menu. They had calamari - would it be like old calamari? I asked Alex if I could make a meal out of a Caesar salad by adding steak or shrimp or chicken. Yes he said. Ok, we will start with the calamari and I will have steak on my Caesar and my husband, still struggling decided on fish and chips. The calamari was just ok - certainly NOT anything close to the old Miller's calamari. My Caesar salad was just ok. The steak was cooked to perfection at my request of medium rare but how the heck is anyone supposed to cut if with that giant steak knife on top of the salad in that serving bowl. Sorry, but I will go down the street to The Keg restaurant to get a better better less soggy steak Caesar. My husband said the fish was ok but some of the chips seemed undercooked. We are soooooo sad to have lost our favourite restaurant. Sorry, but unless some of the old favourites are put back on the menu, we do not plan to return.

FT
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The new menu looks awesome!! Looking forward to returning to sample more!

NL
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

New owners, new menu.
We came to the Miller for some specific menu items that are no longer offered, so we were disappointed.
For example, the Lobster salad and Lobster quesadillas, two of our favourites, are no longer offered.
Won't be going back in a hurry.

PG
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely! Fun!

k
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 1

Miller has revamped its menu and style. The website has been down for some time, so we were unaware of the changes. It's no longer a seafood/steakhouse, but offers a slightly upmarket pub menu Prices are reasonable, but with very small portions.

Been to the Miller many times over the years, as a lively steakhouse, but now it's just another mid-range restaurant.

We had very pleasant service which improved the experience.

SR
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great to have OUR north Toronto location open again.

Same pleasant staff and warm ambiance .

OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quiet, elegant and comfortable for business meetings.

TP
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

New menu is a welcome change and the burger was excellent. Service very good

KB
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Had a business meeting at the Miller Tavern, and the location was idea for people travelling, the food was amazing and service staff were very attentive. Prices were reasonable given the value. Definitely worth checking it out.

SA
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I would refer friends, but a little bummed on the new menu. Very limited and small and prices are largely higher, didn't seem to be a change for the better. The food and selection was much better before.

KW
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I would give 3.5 if possible. Appetizers were good and one persons steak was as requested. Three of us presses the prime rib all medium rare. What we got was quite rare and very tough to cut and chew. We should have complained but didn’t. I think it’s a decent spot and worth giving another shot but wasn’t a must go place

VS
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Experience made doubly good with the wonderful attitude of the server. Amanda was knowledgeable about the new menu items and thoroughly helpful in choice of wines and beverage options.

J
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The new menu has some very delightful healthier choices. Thank you. However not much in the way of Vegan choices. It was nice to see the staff in new attire. I like the clearer hallways upstairs near the bar & seeing into the back dinning rooms, it feels much friendlier. There was a definite improvement in the washroom. I look forward to more changes. Maybe s bit more lighter choices on the menu and or shareable snacks

MB
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and our server Howie was superb! And the coffee was amazing thanks also to Patera for the coffee!!!!

OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We have been eating at the miller for years as we live nearby. We were excited to try the new menu but unfortunately we did not feel it was a change for the better. The menu is more limited and has fewer share plates. We also thought the prices were high for the food we received. One person in our party had the seafood platter but there was not much on it for $55. The King salmon was a reasonable portion ( on the smaller side) but either the salmon or the grains it was on was extremely salty - almost inedible. One person at our table had a poultry dish ( Cornish hen maybe?) and it was a large portion and thought it was quite good . We ate in the upstairs dining room. I don’t know if the downstairs room has the same menu or if they have a more casual and shareable menu- I hope so because otherwise we probably won’t be back as we usually liked to eat once a week at the miller for a casual meal.

DB
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

I took a group of 7 here for dinner for a business dinner....won’t be back.

5 of the 7 had appetizers and it took a long time for them to come out and then they forgot one.

Entrees took an incredibly long time to come out and they were average at best. One colleague had the salmon, small portion, full of bones and salty. (They comped it but we weren’t looking for freebies, just good food, well prepared and served in a timely manner).

The server was apologetic and brought a round of Prosecco at the end of the meal which we left on the table as we were all driving.

The frustrating part is that a manager walked through the room at least 4 times past our table and didn’t recognize any issues (or did and didn’t do anything) and never stopped to speak to us once.

I apologize to my group and assured them we wouldn’t be going there again.

Very disappointing.

D
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The setting was lovely but the menu very expensive and the portions small. I felt the restaurant was overpriced and pretentious.

LV
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service made for an enjoyable lunch.

SM
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Service pleasant but not responsive. Server would disappear for too long. Caesar salad had too much dressing, burger was good.

DS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Always a nice place for a meal Good service, free parking and half priced red wine. What more could one want.

TD
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I am a Senior with enough $$$. I have co-hosted parties at your venue. We had lunch there August 27 at 1:00 pm...upstairs. I do not plan on returning again. For quality of food served, prices have become outrageous and to add insult to injury my martini was watered down. When you charge $22.50 for a very average Cobb salad and there is no bread offered or fresh, crisp greens on plate (limp and tired) and avocado minimal the only sunshine were the slices of white (dry) chicken. My friend ordered a lobster salad. Expectation was green salad with chunks of lobster, etc. What arrived was lobster in small half-shells topped with a sort of watery relish. The lobster had to be picked out of shell after relish was scraped off. Not much lobster, lots of effort. Again very expensive and without style or imagination for the price.

I have ignored overpriced food in the past because of your location, nice staff, easy parking, and attractive restaurant. Sadly, there will be no more meals at Miller Tavern for me or mine.

AM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Server was wonderful.
Disappointed that menu offered was not name as on website -- many items no longer available. One of our party has serious dietary issues and could only order soup and a salad.

AL
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Restaurant is very dated and there was an unappetizing odour near the bar. Food was dull and service was okay.

J
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

I know renovating will start soon, which is good. The bathrooms are never up to par!!!
The menu & food selection is outdated. I understand there is a new menu for the new look.
Please don’t forget the gardens!!!
I can help as part of my business is landscaping. Trust me it doesn’t have to be expensive.
Overall we love that it’s close by location for us & we love the staff!
It’s a beautiful historical venue, definitely a place to bd proud of.

e
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very pleasant...staff friendly..food good.

R
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious. Elizabeth our server was so pleasant and very knowledgeable whether it was about the food or alcoholic beverages

FE
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Great place for a business lunch due to close proximity to the office.

Service was decent, prompt but lacking in pleasantries, and a few things forgotten from the order.

When booking I confirmed it was a new hire lunch so i was surprised to see the lack of enthusiasm by the server. Next time I host an employee welcome lunch I will try to pick a restaurant with staff who can add the finesse and help create the ambiance we are looking for that makes our staff feel valued.

ND
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and so was the service, it was my friend's first time at Miller Tavern and she was very impressed, what makes it extra nice is that you don't feel like you are in the middle of a city dining in the country. Thank you. N.D.

AA
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Poor service. Felt untaken care of. We ordered a soup. Had to wait for the spoon. When we asked about suggestions what to order, we were advised to order the most expensive item on the menu.

FC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Always a good place to be but it is looking very dated, especially the downstairs area.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Maybe. Just very expensive for a meal. Service not great but acceptable.

DH
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service!

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B
Phoenix
49 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Brooklyn was outstanding.
We have always enjoyed the food in the Miller. We often come to the restaurant and always have a great experience!!! Great staff.

EJ
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good hamburgers and fries, nice patio, delicious cold Provencal rose and excellent server!

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