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About Millwright's

With its unique setting perched atop a waterfall in Simsbury, Connecticut, Millwright’s invites guests to dine in the 17th century mill with acclaimed, James Beard nominated Chef Tyler Anderson and his team. Featuring daily-chosen farm ingredients, the freshest and most select product, proprietary cocktails, and exciting wine menu, Millwright’s offers a new experience to the Farmington Valley farm-to-table dining scene. The culinary team understands the impact of the highest-quality fresh ingredients. Millwright’s kitchen thrives on local ingredients – grown, raised, produced, foraged and prepared – whenever possible. They also take the farm-to-table concept one step further. Millwright’s has partnered with a farm that will grow most of its organic produce. The “Inspired New England” cuisine at Millwright’s pays homage to the land, to the flavor-rich quality of local, fresh ingredients and to the time-honored cooking techniques that enhance the natural goodness of those ingredients.

77 West St.
Simsbury, CT 06070
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday – Friday: open at 5:30 pm Saturday & Sunday: open at 5:00 pm Friday: Lunch: 11:30 am – 2:00 pm Sunday Brunch: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Cross Street:
Waterfall Way

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(860) 651-5500

Website:
http://www.millwrightsrestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Ample parking located directly in front of the restaurant for our guests.

Executive Chef:
Tyler Anderson

Private Party Facilities:
Millwright"s offers separate locations for private gatherings. In various arrangements, we are happy to host parties from 15 - 120 for either small corporate gatherings or kitchen demos & full restaurant buy-outs.

Private Party Contact:
Jeff Mussman: (860) 651-5500 ext. 103

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Millwright's Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.8

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (50)
Special Occasion (50)
Creative Cuisine (49)
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Scenic View (45)
Romantic (41)
Good for a Date (38)
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Fit for Foodies (37)
Waterfront (32)
Worth the Drive (31)
Tasting Menu (30)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Cozy (23)
Notable Wine List (22)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Authentic (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Business Meals (12)
Hot Spot (12)
Seasonal (12)
Fun (9)
Bar Seating (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Great Beer (5)
Healthy (5)
Organic (5)
Casual (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Vegan (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Our server Lauren was awesome. Valentines pre fixed but still sizable portions and quality prep.

Loved it- highly recc for next special night out.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

I am never disappointed with Millwrights. If you are looking for a special experience this is the place to be. Delicious food - that is unique. Amazing service - attentive, kind, professional, timely, and lovely. Great atmosphere - quiet, dim, romantic, with water view.
It is a pricey restaurant choice - but it is absolutly worth it. Treat yourself!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Amazing meal. I love this place for special occasions

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·Dined 4 days ago

In good conscience, I cannot give this place any less than 5 stars. The food is always beyond amazing and the flavor combinations are outstanding. The chef takes great care in what he's making and there has NEVER been a single thing on the menu that I haven't absolutely raved about. Major kudos to the pastry chef too - she's got a skill I could only dream of. Last time I went I got the venison which was out of this world; super tender, the sauce amazing, and cooked to a perfect medium rare. Every time I go, the food just gets better and better. Save room for dessert - it's not to be missed. Hazelnut cake was mind blowing - decadent without being too rich or too heavy. Paired perfectly with the French press coffee with the rock sugar stirrer. Just a classy meal and overall experience, and food that'll rock your world.

We went back for the Valentine's Day Prix Fix Menu and it was absolutely fantastic. I definitely recommend getting the guinea hen and the quail. My boyfriend and I got different items down the whole menu just so we could taste everything. The passion fruit mousse was out of this world delicious. I wish I could have licked the dish clean it was that good. Highly recommend going if you can still get a reservation!

Tags: Seasonal, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

It's hard to say enough good things about Millwright's.
I'm in NYC not infrequently and Millwright's is as good as any place i've dined in NYC.
Great food, great service, romantic setting.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 4 days ago

Everything was cooked to perfection and our waiter was the best! The only things I didn't enjoy was the fish cake- a bit dry and very fishy, and the bitter greens with bacon vinaigrette- it was all bitter and salt, not very tasty. Everything else was presented beautifully and tasted phenomenal!

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Millwright’s serves remarkable food in a remarkable setting. Great cocktails and impeccably crafted meals.

Tags: Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great service and amazing food!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We arrived early. The hostess welcomed us and directed us to the cozy tavern downstairs. Our pre-dinner cocktails were excellent. We were seated promptly. Our server, Marie, was a delight - very attentive, but never intrusive. Our entrees were delicious! The chicken was perfectly prepared, and a delicious burgundy paired beautifully. The potatoes were amazing. Everyone raved about their meals. It was a wonderful evening. We will return, and next time will try the chefs tasting menu.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We ordered the 7 course chef's tasting menu with wine pairing and were not disappointed. When you have one of the best chef's in New England at a local restaurant, you have to take advantage.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

My reservations were made 3 weeks prior with a requested table overlooking the water. Our table was given away (I know this because the hostess in training mentioned to the head hostess that we were supposed to sit at my requested table, but the other hostess had given it away and we were 10 minutes early for our reservation time) and they sat us at a tiny table in a corner right up against the kitchen and under a speaker with no water view. Very loud.

The food was sub-par at best. Chicken was dry and overly salty. The potato puree tasted of boxed potato flakes. Food was luke-warm. Nothing was hot. I was not impressed at all. Wouldn't recommend especially for that price! If the food was worth it, I wouldn't mind.

Chef Tyler did personally contact me offering a refund which was commendable. Still awaiting that in the mail.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Quiet dinner among 4 friends. Food was excellent and service matched. 10/10 would recommend.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Just plain wonderful. Interesting menu with innovative dishes. Everything was prepared beautifully. The server was excellent, helpful and friendly and knowledgeable about her menu.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent service by our server. Very knowledgeable. He made lots of recommendations. Had complimentary champagne to start as it was for a birthday and it was a nice acknowledgement! Food was excellent, fresh and very tasty. I highly recommend the venison. Great wine by the glass selection.

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·Dined on February 2, 2018

Outstanding service...I made an incorrect reservation and staff fixed it and made our evening delightful...

Tags: Great Beer, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on February 1, 2018

We had a lovely meal on Thursday. The waiter was courteous, polite, thoughtful, and informative. The service was excellent and the attention to detail was spot on. We will be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Seasonal, Waterfront, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Our server Joe was exceptional (friendly and engaging, providing exceptional service and attentiveness without being intrusive, and allowing us to linger in excellent conversation, as he timed the delivery of all our food and beverages perfectly over the course of 3 1/2 hours), the food was outstanding, and the ambience was lovely. A high-end dining experience without pretense.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Fabulous all around. GET THE TASTING MENU

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

An exceptional dinning experience. Impeccable service. Can't wait to eat there again soon.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2018

I expected more. It was ver over priced and we were underwhelmed. Will not go back.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Spectacular birthday dinner for my husband. I 100% picked the right place to commemorate and celebrate.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 17, 2018

As always some of the best food around and one of the best overall restaurant experiences I’ve had.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Business Meals, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Opted in for the tasting course and loved every second of it. The progression of courses, creativity of each course and the skill and technique utilized to prepare the food was phenomenal. The wait staff was amazing, attentive yet not intrusive and gave great recommendations and input. I honestly can not recommend eating at millwrights enough. It was a top to bottom great experience and I can’t wait to go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Casual, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Fun, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Waterfront, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Consistently great all around. Never been disappointed.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Disabled Access, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Organic, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I was not informed at booking that the menu was price fixed.it was an expensive , redundant, seven course meal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Outstanding in every respect. Dishes are often a surprise in how they are constructed (both visually and by ingredients). Unique experience. Can't say enough about the ambience and service.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent dining experience with great staff! The food was upstanding along with the wine pairing.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Food was exceptional. Service was great. We had a wonderful time at Millwright’s.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Tasting menu was a tremendous experience!! Will go again

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We came to see Tyler Anderson in action, and we were not disappointed. According to our server, he is there most nights. We had the tasting menu, accompanied by the wine pairings. Pricey, worthy of a special occasion, and quite delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Ron guided our family through a wonderful dinner celebrating a birthday - every recommendation he made that we followed was outstanding! The table help was always present but not hanging over us, so we enjoyed talking and hanging out together in Millwright’s cool atmosphere. We were also grateful that the youngest member of our party could order a cheeseburger from the tavern menu since it’s what she really wanted!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We were very disappointed in our dinner experience here. My mom and sister had raved about the food here so, at mom's request, we dined her for an early celebration of her 90th birthday. Restaurant is very pretty and elegant. Service was also very good, especially given the fact that we dined here on the day after Christmas. Food, however, was a major disappointment. Appetizer bukked as "Foie Gras" was anything but. Not terribly tasty and certainly not anything like a traditional pate. "Beet Toast" included tasty beets but the toast must have been made before Christmas....I thought I would break a tooth. Off to a bad start. Our two entrees were the roasted salmon - much too salty - and the slices of acorn squash were not tasty at all. Other entree was the pork osso bucco - another disappointment. One a higher note, the cheese platter which we ordered for dessert was very nice as was the ice wine we paired with it. At least our ending was satisfactory. There are other restaurants in the area which we believe are far superior with a better price point.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 24, 2017

As always, Millwrights delivered an evening we'll never forget. Seated by the waterfall on Christmas Eve, served by a professional, friendly, dynamic staff, and then enjoying an exquisite dinner was the perfect way to escape the holiday crush. At Millwrights, we found a classic enclave of peace and tranquility. Thank you all and Happy New Year!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Memorable Christmas eve dinner at Millwrights. Seated promptly and attentive service. The chef willingly and creatively accommodated our two vegan dinner companions even given the limited holiday menu. We will most definitely be back to Millwrights for more memorable meals.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Wonderful experience! Food was superb and Ron, our server was very knowledgeable and engaging. Our daughter and son-in-law were visiting from Chicago and were very pleased with our restaurant selection as we celebrated my wife’s birthday.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Outstanding, as always. Would highly recommend for dinner. Don't forget the 1680 Tavern downstairs too.

Tags: Organic, Waterfront, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We had a delicious meal with great service even on a very busy night.
All the food is original, delicious, and presented in a gorgeous way. Love it here!

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Have been many times. Beautiful spot with delicious food. I think that it’s getting better and better. Recommend dumplings appetizer with short ribs. My favorite thing on the menu!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We had a fantastic time! It was 2 days before Christmas and our family had just arrived. Everything was perfect from delicious cocktails, tasting menu and Ron, our server. He made the evening so much fun and he even brought out Tyler after he heard that we were following him on Top Chef. Couldn’t have been a more perfect time

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Tasting Menu, Waterfront, Cozy, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 23, 2017

A Top Chef contestant restaurant that is worth the visit! The appetizers we shared were especially well-done and our entrees were both also quite good, though larger portions than we really needed. Highly recommend the dumplings - spinach gnocchi that we can say are "little pillows of love". The service was also exceptional.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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