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About Mill's Tavern

Taverns have had a constant important presence in American life since the late 1600's. Many of them, which were attached to inns, were opened as resting places for travelers needing a place to stop, relax and fortify themselves. Of course the local residents frequented the taverns too, purchasing drinks and meals as well as participating in lively conversations. Taverns were the focal point for neighbors to come together, exchange news, talk of politics, and share in the general feeling of conviviality. Taverns were firmly established as gathering places for the light hearted socializing, serious talk, and of course, a
hearty meal accompanied by a tasty libation or two.
In this American tradition, we at Mill’s Tavern welcome you with genuine enthusiasm. Our staff is warm, friendly, caring, and knowledgeable. So please come, relax, visit with friends and family. You will leave refreshed and nourished, body and soul.

101 North Main Street
Providence, RI 02903
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(401) 272-3331

Website:
http://millstavernrestaurant.com/

Catering:
Menu Options:

At Mill's Tavern we offer customized menus created specifically for each event to better accommodate the specific event or preferences of our guests.

Our menus change with the seasons using only the highest quality local and seasonal ingredients.

Parking Details:
complimentary valet

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Tasting Menus Available Upon Request.

Mill's Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (51)
Good for a Date (38)
Good for Anniversaries (37)
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Fit for Foodies (26)
Romantic (25)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Business Meals (19)
Notable Wine List (19)
Cozy (18)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Bar Seating (18)
Worth the Drive (17)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Good for Groups (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Seasonal (14)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Local Ingredients (12)
Authentic (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Fun (5)
People Watching (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Casual (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Scenic View (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Unfortunately a hefty price tag does not guarantee quality.

My wife and I had a Roast Beet Carpaccio which was excellent.

We also both had the filet mignon and it was perhaps the toughest filet I have ever had.

Service was ok.

Left disappointed and probably won't be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The hostess was cold, almost hostile. The waitress was also kind of hostile. "Aggressive" was the word used by one of the people at my table. She took our friend's food away before she was finished, then got defensive when we said she was still eating. Not a relaxing dining experience at all. Very unfortunate considering the high prices.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Our first trip to Providence. We love eating at local establishments when we travel. Mills Tavern did not disappoint! Great food, great service!

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Have dined here for both business and special family occasions . Never disappointed.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Had not been here for a while they have not missed a beat everything was spot on
enjoyed a wonderful quiet anniversary meal food,service ambiance was spot on!!
definitely worth a visit

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

This is our go to spot when we need something great and don't want to have to think about where to go. The service and food are always excellent. Management and servers always remember us and welcome us back. If you haven't tried this place out recently...stop waiting and do yourself a favor.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Never disappointed every time ago that’s all I have to say very very good expect to spend a little bit of money but well worth it

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Menu was quite unusual.....maybe a little too unusual for most people. Service and ambiance was perfect!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We have been to Mills Tavern many times and always had great food and service but this night the food was off and experience less than in the past.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Bar Seating
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Excellent in every regard. I think the sides are overpriced and the cheese &chacutieri plate was pretty sparse for the price. Meals were excellent and I am fine,with the pricing. Excellent cuts of meat, cooked to perfection. I always have the duck and have never been disappointed. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for fibe dining for a special occasion

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

This was an excellent choice for dinner prior to Waterfire. The server was very attentive. We had an excellent salmon dish and the pork-belly risotto-very well flavored and delicious. A fantastic creme brulee for dessert!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Took the extended family and we were set up in one of their private rooms. Steaks and salmon were outstanding as were the side dishes and apps. Service was personal and professional. We had a party of ten, but it was easy as if it had been a party for two. Reasonable pricing given the high quality of the food. They have upped their game since my last visit, though I have always had good dinners and service at the Mills since it opened. Will go again without a doubt. Everyone was very pleased.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Shane our waiter and everyone at Mills took very good care of us for my wife 's birthday And the food was absolutely incredible'. Our new favorite.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We go a few times per year and invited guests. We had 8:30 reservations and were seated after 8:30. The salad was very good but not generous to share. Get your own if you want more than two bites. The bread was ok.... a seasoned, softer dough. I asked for a more traditional crusty bread without seasoning and they did not have it. The entrees were delicious. I had the salmon while the others had veal chop, steak etc. all seemed satisfied. Not sure if they were understaffed this particular evening but the courses came out very slow. We never rush at dinner however we had 8 pm res and did not leave until 11:30. I think we were the last party left. Kind of unusual for Mill's. You won't be disappointed by the flavors .

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·Dined on September 18, 2017

My wife and I went to Mill's Tavern for her birthday. A little pricey but after tasting the food, it was well worth it . My wife had the Ginger Beer Braised Black Angus Short Ribs, and I ordered the House made Sun-dried Tomato Ravioli filled with Mushroom and Ricotta swimming in a Basil Spinach Pesto Cream Souse & Pecorino. The service, and the server was outstanding and she went out of her way to help us with dietary needs. I highly recommend the Mill's Tavern if your looking for a memorable dinning experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We were only in providence for one evening. The menu was great. Oysters were fresh and delicious. Our server, Naomi, was friendly and helpful as was everyone on the staff. We really enjoyed it.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Food and service were great. The table for two was too tight and crammed next to others- the only suggestion I have is that they place the tables further apart and get bigger tables for two.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 5, 2017

Even with the prix fixe menu I found the ratio of serving size to price a little expensive. The ingredients are good quality. Salads were average, main course good, dessert fantastic.
Nice wine list, good price point.
The dining room was beautiful (don't look up, the ceiling tiles look as if they'll fall in some spots). The bathroom was not dirty but not clean smelling and certainly not what you'd expect from a fine dining establishment.
The service was fabulous. Naomi was attentive but not cloying. we enjoyed our experience with her.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Overall a wonderful dinner. The only downside was one element of my Thai glazed duck breast dinner, the Confit Duck Rillett, came out cold. The waitress offered to warm it but I declined the offer and skipped that part. The bourbon braised chicken was amazing. The winner however was dessert. The creme brulee was one of the best preparations we've had, and the Portuguese sweet bread bread pudding is the best I've ever had. I've never had bread pudding so creamy and fall apart in your mouth. It almost had a custard like consistency. The pastry chef knocked those two dishes out of the park.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We had the most amazing evening. We celebrated my in laws 50th Anniversary. We had Phil as our server and he was outstanding!! The food was delicious and plates were so beautiful!!

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 (New England)·Dined on September 2, 2017

7:45 reservation but no table when we got there. Sent to the bar and proceeded to wait more than 10 minutes for the bartender (2 of them) to have time to come over. They were not overly busy but making drinks for the wait staff. Very nice once they got there but once they got there they provided a wine menu and we waited another five mins for him to get back to us. We finally say at about 820, and waited another ten minutes for waitress. I had to go flag down a waiter to get their attention. Once she got there she was exquisite. The food was dynamite, from the apps to the main course and about half way through we decided that despite the Service issues we would come back and soon.

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·Dined on September 1, 2017

This was our first time dining at Mill's, but we will absolutely be back! As soon as we walked through the door we felt welcome. The manager greated us with such a warm smile and enthusiastic attitude. The ambiance in the restaraunt was beautiful. Our waiter, Nick, knew the menu inside and out and was able to give us the perfect food and wine recommendations. The food was fantastic. The lobster cocktail, filet mignon and rack of lamb were cooked to perfection. The "affogato" for dessert was the perfect ending to our meal. We have already been spreading the word on how good our experience was and are looking forward to returning soon.

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 31, 2017

We have been to Mill's Tavern many times with great experience. However, the meal I had this past Thursday was well below par. I ordered the rack of lamb along with the lobster Mac 'n Cheese and asparagus. Not only was the lamb tasteless and dry, it was served at room temperature as was sides. When the waiter asked about our meals, I promptly pointed out how poorly prepared my and cold the meal was served. He took it back to the kitchen and five minutes later returned on a hot plate but with the meat still cold. REALLY!! Given their prices, shouldn't you expect meals served hot and fresh. The restaurant was very slow so you can't blame a harried kitchen. As with the rack of lamb, both the mac 'n cheese and asparagus where served at slightly warmer than room temperature. The waiter did comp us a round of champagne and a dessert.
There are way too many dining choices in the Providence area to have food served with the proper preparation. We will think again when Mill's Tavern is suggested.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on August 27, 2017

First and foremost, our server, Nick, was EXEMPLARY. All the food was wonderful, but it is pricey, and you should be aware of that straight away. $14 for a side of asparagus seems quite ridiculous to me, and I'm not quite certain how I didn't spot that price prior to ordering. The mac n' cheese side was fabulous at $10. Tremendously overpriced, however, was the Lobster Tail appetizer at $29. Nothing to brag about and certainly not worth the money. Our entrees (Filet Mignon and Ribeye) were cooked to perfection and were very tasty. Dessert plates both read "Happy Anniversary" and were fantastic (Portuguese Bread Pudding and Japanese Cheesecake). All in all, it was a relaxing, romantic anniversary dinner....with a giant price tag.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

I have been to the restaurant several times before and had greatly enjoyed the food and the ambiance. This time, the food was mediocre and totally not worth the price.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Excellent in every possible way. Our server Lynne was wonderful, efficient and informative in describing various items on the menu. The menu changes seasonally, emphasizing what is fresh. Appetizers and entrees were simply superb. Desserts are all made in-house, and they are exquisite. Yes, it is a bit pricey, but it is worth every penny!

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Had great service and food was great.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 18, 2017

An amazing experience. The food was delicious and our server Phil was outstanding. The restaurant is clean and upscale, elegant yet rustic. It was our anniversary and the team gave us toasting champagne and a special dessert presentation. We were blown away. I highly recommend this beautiful restaurant.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Our service was excellent from the minute we walked in and we're seated. Three of us were celebrating my wife's birthday. Our server, Nick was very attentive and informative, describing the specials in detail and done menus highlights. Drinks and food were great. Even when one entree in our party received his item a little different than expected, it was " immediately" corrected with a sincere apology.

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·Dined on August 9, 2017

Expensive, but very good food. Service was excellent, as it always it. Server was friendly and helpful when it came to suggestions.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Great place to gather friends for festive bar scene

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on July 29, 2017

We've been to Mill's Tavern several times and have never been disappointed. The timing between courses was perfect which means the wait staff was paying attention. As always, our meals were outstanding. The first course of oysters on the half shell and shrimp, offered with three different sauces, was a gastronomic delight!

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on July 26, 2017

One of my favorite places, great food and service.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 24, 2017

We eat out a lot and Providence is one of our favorite places to dine. We have eaten at Mill's Tavern twice now and each time the food was very good and inventive. However, the server in both occasions is what has made me give the 5 stars. I apologize because I forgot her name but she was attentive, made great suggestions, and when there was an issue it was handled professionally. It has become our favorite Providence restaurants.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on July 22, 2017

We came before Waterfire. It was convenient and delicious. Great food and good sized
portions. Would recommend it!

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

A great upscale restaurant if you are looking to impress. Everyone is very friendly and genuine. The food selection covered all tastes. Place had a buzz but by no means loud. Our server Naomie was perfect. Friendly and knowledgeable. Seemed to be there at the right time when needed. We wanted to ask her to sit down and join us. Highly recommended. A really memorable dining experience. Bravo Mill's Tavern.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Excellent good and very pleasant experience. Bit overpriced

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Just perfect. Our waiter was fabulous!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 18, 2017

The server did his best. However, the food took over an hour to arrive.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 14, 2017

6 of us went for Restaurant Week. One of the couples had never been to Mills Tavern before. They will be coming back.
Our waitress was great; food excellent and wow the desserts were fabulous. I am always too full to get dessert when coming here not during restaurant week. After this experience, I need to make sure to have dessert as well.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Fun
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