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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.
Simsbury, CT 06070
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Ample parking located directly in front of the restaurant for our guests.
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
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
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!!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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