Millwright's

4.7
1407 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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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
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Phone number
(860) 651-5500
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Tyler Anderson
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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.
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Private party contact
Jeff Mussman: (860) 651-5500 ext. 103
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Waterfall Way
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Parking details
Ample parking located directly in front of the restaurant for our guests.
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

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Thursday, November 22, 2018

What 1407 People Are Saying
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LS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service and a lovely birthday dinner

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G
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 5

While the view is great the food was not good at all...

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KA
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

We were initially seated at an unacceptable table but it was quickly remedied and we were moved to an outstanding table. The restaurant has awesome ambiance and the food was exceptional. Our only complaint was the waiter immediately recommended we each order the tasting menu with wine pairing for $250.. When we decided to simply order from the menu and enjoy a bottle of wine the waiters attitude changed completely. He then was cool and aloof and it diminished our dining experience somewhat. Despite this we would highly recommend this restaurant.

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p
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is my 4th time here and have always had a great meal. It is one of my favorites.

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CG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Normally outstanding, our experience last Saturday night was not up to par at all. We were not given the table we requested a month out, the service was slow - we waited far too long for all our food. When it did arrive a couple of orders had to be sent back because they were wrong and then I had to remind the waitress to get them after nearly everyone else was already finished. While she did apologize, it really was not ok considering it was an almost $500.00 dinner. I will be back next weekend and I am hoping things are considerably better.

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CC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place and food, lovely waterfall view, obviously is on the pricey side, but no complains about the quality or the amazing servers, I feel like the entrees could be a big bigger given what you are paying, but then again, I feel that everywhere I go, so maybe is just me.

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RN
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and the service fantastic. The atmosphere was nice as well.

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DC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My wife and I had a great time at Millwright's. The servers were attentive, the maitre-d provided us with a thorough description of our wine selection, and the food was fantastic (oysters, lobster bisque, swordfish, and scallops - we went all in on the seafood). I would highly recommend Millwright's for a nice Saturday night dinner.

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R
New England
42 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice experience. Ron, our waiter, was superb and engaging...a real pro. The seven course tasting menu was outstanding. Only one minor suggestion: the time between courses could be a bit shorter.

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FM
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

My experience on 10/6/18 was just about average. Very slow service from the time we ordered our meals. Had to order more wine waiting on our food. Also, I thought more than just a little bread should be offed while waiting for our appetizer which was a very small portion, too.
Lamb was okay, gnocchi didn’t even look like gnocchi. Average all around although waiting time was long for our meals.
Ambience was wonderful with the water fall views.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Anniversary

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CR
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful anniversary dinner with Ron as our waiter. He was very personable and accommodating. We did the tasting menu, and with the exception of one dish that I didn't care for personally (personal taste), the food was beyond amazing and the ambiance was lovely. We would definitely go back for another special occasion!

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CF
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Millwright's many times and it never fails to please. The food is always excellent in preparation, quality and presentation. And Service is always great as well.

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JG
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff are very professional and genuine. The seasonal menu selections were outstanding. We never felt rushed and were treated like royalty every step of the way. They made a special occasion even better. Thank you.

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PM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Millwrights consistently has the best food in Htfd county, maybe the state. My lamb loin was perfectly done, with a lovely garnish to add flavor and interest. The starter heirloom tomato salad was fresh and very tasty. My dinner partner loved the tapioca custard starter. We will continue to return anytime we want a special meal.

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MG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great brunch! Benedict is delicious!

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DD
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great location, wonderful service, and great food. Really great wine pairings. Beautiful presentation.

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DR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in CT. Ask for Ron to be your server and get the tasting menu.

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JS
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I have been to all of Chef Tyler’s other restaurants but we truly saved the best for last. Millwrights did not disappoint- we celebrated our 3 year anniversary with incredible food, great service and a wonderful experience. Ron, our server, encouraged us to try the tasting menu and we were so glad we did. Our favorite dish was the tapioca - the lamb was also incredible! Such a great value for the price and amount of food that you get with each course. We look forward to going back very soon!

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MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second meal at Millwright’s in two months. Both were special occasions, which were nicely acknowledged at the restaurant.
During both visits, we did the tasting menu. What a great adventure! We tried familiar foods, along with some we had never tried before. All were prepared in creative, yet delicious, ways. I love that they use the local farms for food when possible.
My husband prefers beer, so, rather than matching wines to the dishes, our waiter brought beers that would enhance them. I was provided with a marvelous mocktail, a welcome change from my usual ginger ale/ginger ale with fruit juice option at most restaurants and events.
As to the staff: Ron, our head waiter, and his waitstaff were terrific: informative, non-invasive, and prompt. Chef Tyler, besides creating the amazing dishes, kindly accommodated a food sensitivity, which was greatly appreciated. And, finally, a shoutout to Kristen, the dessert queen, who gave me some handy hints on making a Pavlova.
Thanks, guys! We look forward to returning!

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JD
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Limited and boring menu. Hard to find something healthy to eat. Disappointing.

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CK
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The atmosphere is always inviting. The food was not as good as the last time I was there. Still a good restaurant.

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J
New England
16 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Millwright's is always excellent. You will not have a better dining experience with the food, service and ambiance. The staff is on top of their every detail and task.
From start to finish the entire experience is 5 stars.

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MS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The meal itself was outstanding. The salmon was the best salmon we have ever had. We asked how the Salmon was cooked - the waiter said it was roasted - no way it was solely roasted, as it was cooked perfectly.
The cucumber, tomato, and onion salad perfectly complimented quinoa. The other meal we had was the Halibut - very good, but not close to the salmon.

The cheese platter left much to be desired, although it was a thoughtful cheese selection. At other restaurants in the same class, cheese platters had an assortment of candied nuts, fruit, honeycomb, etc. The cheese platter here had just a schmear of honey and strawberry jam (don't get me wrong, they were very good).

The panna cotta dessert was delicious. The restaurant was made aware it was our anniversary and added an nice touch with a chocholate "happy anniversary" on the dessert plate.

The chocolate mint truffles that came with the check were a nice touch!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Was our 3rd visit to Millwright, and have never been disappointed. We brought my sister who had never had a "high end" dining experience and she was overwelmed, and very very happy with the
food, ambience and service. It is a memory she will not forget. Both my sister and I had just retired and my husband had requested a table with a view. It was perfect as was the lovely card Millwright gave use
for the occasion. This is a very special place, with excellent quality food and service.

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SB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our dinner. Food was very good and our waitress, Marie, was wonderful...very personable and knowledgeable. And the waterfall outside the window was beautiful. We will return.

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RW
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good tasting menu with wine pairings. Great evening out for our anniversary. Tyler Anderson of Top Chef, Chopped and Beat Bobby Flay fame greeted us in his kitchen and spent time with us and other guests throughout the evening.

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ZL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just had an anniversary dinner there and it’s absolutey stunning. The food, the service, the ambiance... truly one of the best restaurants in the Hartford area and the prices are reasonable for what you get.

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HL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

I love this restaurant, but always leave feeling a bit underwhelmed with the upstairs dining experience. Service was good, but a bit stiff, bordering on awkward. Corn chowder and crudo first courses were superb. Bass and scallop entrees were passable, at best. Certainly the most beautiful room/setting in the valley. We’ll be back, hoping to someday be “wowed.”

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SN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food always excellent. Service as well. Beautiful overlooking the waterfall and nature in the river.

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W
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Bummer the scallops were sliced in 1/2:(
Otherwise food was outrageous. Server could have been a bit more attentive in checking in on us-how is meal? Drink refills? Water refill?
But Overall a great experience-lovely there was no music which made conversation very enjoyable instead of raising our voices!

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D
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Chef Tyler customized out seven course tasting menu due to dietary restrictions and it was phenomenal. Amazing dining experience.

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Scenic view, wonderful staff, and delicious food. My wife and I enjoyed a lovely evening whilst celebrating our 7th wedding anniversary. We opted for the tasting menu so we could explore the options and it didn't disappoint. The servings were consistently flavorful, beautify presented and satisfying. The staff also went the extra mile to offer us a nice table (there weren't any bad seats, but we were seated at a table for 4 so we could stretch out) and hand-written card for our anniversary. Thanks for a memorable evening, we will return.

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PB
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic chef’s tasting menu with wine pairings. Love to go here for any occasion or to make a night special for their tasting menu. Not cheap, but. It that expensive. Great food and can usually discover a new wine or pairing. Great service again tonight. ( Thanks Kevin and Bridget).

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B
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very comfortable and casual yet classy restaurant; non-pretentious environment. Staff exceptionally well-trained and service oriented. The chef has a regional reputation and it shows in the preparation and presentation of the food.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Very dark and it was difficult to read the menu and see our food.

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HG
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Millwright's never disappoints! From the warm cornbread with honey butter to the seasonal fruit zabaglione, our meal was splendid. We tried a sashimi appetizer that had several interesting flavors working together. Swordfish was perfect--done throughout, but moist and tender. Quail with plums was perfect for end-of-summer, aside from being delicious. We got the broccoli side with black rice--beautiful light char on the vegetables, something savory in the rice; had we had room, we might have reordered this side. Great service and atmosphere in the dining room, with a view out to what I imagine was the mill creek.

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F
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and wait staff. Have tried the tasting menu and also the regular menu and both were fabulous. Its a must!

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KL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought my wife's youngest brother and his wife to dinner while they were visiting from California. Had a wonderful meal with great service overlooking the mill pond. Great place to go for a special meal.

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TR
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently our favorite go to restaurant for special occasions. Great food, service and atmosphere. The tasting menu is a must.

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