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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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4.7

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4.7

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4.8

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4.3

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95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (44)
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Romantic (39)
Good for a Date (35)
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Local Ingredients (32)
Tasting Menu (32)
Worth the Drive (30)
Waterfront (28)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Cozy (21)
Notable Wine List (21)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Authentic (13)
Business Meals (13)
Good for Groups (11)
Hot Spot (11)
Seasonal (10)
Bar Seating (7)
Fun (6)
Healthy (6)
Great Beer (5)
Organic (5)
Casual (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Vegan (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

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

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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

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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·Dined 5 days ago

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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·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 January 1, 2018

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 28, 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 27, 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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·Dined on December 25, 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 25, 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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 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 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 24, 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 24, 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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·Dined on December 19, 2017

Great meal, great setting, great service. We will be back.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Was very delicious food but portions very small

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 (New England)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We have been to Millwrights several times and they have always delivered exceptional food and great service. Our visit on 12/16/17 lived up to expectations. This was a Saturday evening in holiday season so the restaurant was quite busy and reservations were running a bit late. Once we were seated we got an apology for the delay and a glass of sparkling wine (Cava) on the house for our patience -- a nice touch. For the first time we tried the tasting menu with wine pairing. Seven small plate courses accompanied by a different wine for each course. This is not a quick meal. We spent a leisurely 2 hours dining and enjoying each others company. The food was exceptionally good and what a great opportunity to try a variety offerings on the regular menu. Even though these were small plate servings there was plenty of food. And the wine pourings with each course were generous. Another great evening at Millwright’s, we will be back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Beautiful setting. Cozy and warm. Food was delicious and service was impeccable. The only issue was parking.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

This was a great find, a phenomenal meal with beautiful views. We sat overlooking the waterfall, wife and kids loved it. The special cocktails were wonderful and cannot say enough about our server she was spot on with all recommendations. Would go back in a minute.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Romantic, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Decided to try for Anniversary lunch - well worth the one hour drive. Beautiful setting in old mill.
Lunch included chicken wings (the best we've ever tried), pork sandwich, fish + chips, and salad. Simple meals beautifully executed and so full of flavor.
Service was very good - just the right amount of attention.
Tried their seasonal cocktail 'In Season' - seriously addicting! We look forward to returning to the Millwright again in the spring.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Elegant, creative food in a lovely setting.
Best restaurant in Farmington Valley for special occasion, business meal or anyone who enjoys a fabulous meal with impeccable service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 13, 2017

The food was expensive and only mediocre. I have eaten there often under previous ownership and always enjoyed the experience. It is a truly lovely setting. I will not be back again until there is, once again, a chsnge.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Excellent beginning to end. we will be back again. inventive cuisine. many items we wanted to have on menu. wait staff very professional

Tags: Scenic View, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Once again, we celebrated a special occasion at Millwright’s with their tasting menu and had a fantastic experience. The selection was amazing and our server, Marie (who we’ve had before) is by far the best.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Extraordinary food. Imaginative and varied menu with locally sourced ingredients.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Amazing dinner - as usual. Always a wonderful night dining here. We were lucky enough to have Marie as our server, who is just lovely and provide exceptional service. Truly one of the best restaurants around, you will not be disappointed!

Tags: Romantic, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Best meal ever
Magnificent setting
Wonderful service
Highly recommend

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Tyler Anderson lived up to his reputation delivering a phenomenal gastronomic experience. Beyond the deliciousness of the food, the presentation was spot on, and the service some of the best I have ever had. Definitely will be back to experience again.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

We had an awesome dinner experience with friends food was delicious service was a little erratic possibly because they were very busy but but not bad service.

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The service from the moment we walked in the door was outstanding. Every need was attended to before there was even a need. The food, as always, was superb. I love the different dishes that they serve. A great place to go for a special occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Fourth out of five years here for Thanksgiving.Last seating reservation at 6pm.Portions much smaller this year.Were running out of Sides.(2 very small squares of stuffing for 3 Turkey dinners.Salmon piece was about 2 ounces as a main dish.Service was excruciatingly BAD.Obvious that the Waiter was not trained and did not want to be there. After being seated, waited 20 minuets to get water,another ten to get 1 small biscuit each.Dinner was served at 7pm. The ONLY redeeming part of our Overpriced Thanksgiving Dinner was the Dessert.2 large plates of home made cookies.We will NOT recommend Millwright's.We were not the only Guests dissatisfied with our Waiter.

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

Our reservation for Thanksgiving 2017 was for 5:30. The "lobby" was crowded, however, we were seated within 15 minutes of our reservation.
The starters: salad and roasted parsnips. We each enjoyed our choice.
The entees: NY Strip cooked M and the Meyer lemon roasted salmon. My dining companion complained that the steak was gristlely and tough. My salmon had a mild "fishy" taste, but that was made less noticable by the side of Brussel sprouts.
The sides: the Brussel sprouts and the mashed potatoes were good. The cranberry sauce and the dressing were not to our liking. The squash was OK.
The dessert tray was varied, and the choices delicious.
If the entrees had been up to Millwright's usual standards, I would have given the meal 5 stars.

Tags: Scenic View
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

First time visit and we look forward to returning soon! Took Mom here for Thanksgiving and they treated us all like royalty. Great food, service, ambiance etc. Not an everyday place, but worth it for any special occasion!

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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