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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

service

4.7

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4.8

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4.4

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99% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (42)
Scenic View (41)
Special Occasion (38)
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Romantic (37)
Creative Cuisine (35)
Good for a Date (34)
Fit for Foodies (31)
Local Ingredients (29)
Tasting Menu (28)
Waterfront (27)
Worth the Drive (26)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Notable Wine List (18)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Cozy (16)
Good for Groups (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Authentic (11)
Business Meals (11)
Seasonal (11)
Hot Spot (8)
Fun (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Great for Brunch (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Great Beer (6)
Healthy (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
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Organic (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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

Excellent experience

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 23, 2017

This was our fifth Thanksgiving at Millwright's. Always perfect service, delicious food, and a setting that suggests Norman Rockwell is the resident artist.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The old mill is a wonderful location. Excellent food from an interesting array of choices

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Fun, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Vegan, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Amazing culinary experience. Service and cuisine was amazing. Highly encourage the tasting menu.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Ambience was great - lots of charm - setting is perfect for upscale dining. Food was really good - menu is somewhat on small side - clearly because everything is fresh. Presentation of food was spot on. Our server - of which there only seemed to be 2 was the less personable one - the other one, a female, was quite chatty with her tables and very informative - ours was not and everything was extremely slow for us - but didn't seem so for other tables.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Millwright's is a consistently great dining experience.
The historic building is carefully restored to maximize the ambience of the setting and view of the river and waterfall.
The food is always special as are the staff.
I like to treat guests from afar to a special occasion, dining experience.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Incredible! Perfect service, delicious food, warm atmosphere. Definitely coming back :)

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The tasting menu is always a treat. Food was superb, as expected.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

My wife and I chose Millwrights for our 5th wedding anniversary celebration dinner. We enjoyed the chef’s tasting menu, but brought our own special bottle of wine. The restaurant is beautiful, with a great view. Our server was fantastic - personable and very attentive. The dishes were beautiful, adventurous, and delicious. I would recommend Millwright’s for a fine dining experience or special occasion.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

At this price point, you expect something special-and Millwright's delivers. The dishes are creative and delicious without being pretentious. The wine list has depth. The setting is delightful and they craft a fine mix of informality and elegance. They do an especially worthy rendition of many fish dishes. I don't think you will find a more pleasing dining experience within a 25 mile radius of Hartford.

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Fantastic from start to finish. Relaxed bar atmosphere downstairs and comfortable old New England in the upstairs dining room. Great for a special occasion.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Great Beer, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 7, 2017

The old mill has been magically renovated. You are treated like royalty and Ron does a great job explaining the menu and talking about the chef. Pricey but worth it.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Millwrights is a very good restaurant with excellent food and fine service, but the pressure to order the $80.00 per person tasting menu was in poor taste. Everyone at the table was disappointed by the repeated attempts to sell "the chef" and his choices for us. We simply wanted to enjoy the great food and have a good time. In the end, that's what we did!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Did the tasting menu and had no regrets! The portions were perfect, just enough to leave you feeling satisfied and full without feeling weighed down. Impeccable taste. I cannot say enough good things. Possibly some of the best tasting food I’ve ever had.

Tags: Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Romantic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Excellent meal and service as always. Will return soon.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Outstanding (as usual). Service was 5+. Food was extraordinary. As expected it was a tad above MacDonald's prices but WELL worth it.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Waterfront
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Fantastic!!! Been twice in the past month and it is simply wonderful. I am a VERY critical customer so trust me on this one!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Authentic, Fun, Waterfront, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on October 24, 2017

We absolutely love Millwright's. And always have the best dinners & special occasions celebrating at your establishment. Looking forward to our next visit.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food was outstanding. The swordfish dish was the best I’ve ever eaten. 5 stars for the French press coffee.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

This was our 4th visit and once again, the food was awesome, and our waitress was excellent. We needed help picking a good bottle of red wine - the somalier was very knowledgeable and the bottle that was excellent. We will definitely be back again. Hats off to the chef!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

First visit for a special occasion and we chose the tasting menu paired with wines. It was fantastic, and our server Ron was very enthusiastic, knowledgeable and friendly. Definitely recommend you give it a try.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

We drove an hour to go to this restaurant and it was 100% worth the effort. We did the tasting menu with the wine pairings and it was one of the best tasting menus I have ever had. Over 7 courses we had everything from fresh oysters to foie gras to quail to monkfish and every course was better than the last. Our waitress did an amazing job pairing our wines and even added an extra pairing because the fish course had changed and she wanted to make sure everything matched perfectly. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone in the Connecticut area. It will be worth the drive!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I've been to Millwrights many times in the past few years. The tavern, brunch and dinner. We often go for birthdays. The staff is always really great. It's easy to make reservations on OpenTable. Everyone in the kitchen is skilled at their creations. Love!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Business Meals, Great Beer, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

We did the tasting course and enjoyed it very much. The team helped pick the perfect bottle of red for is to enjoy.

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Fantastic tasting menu with perfectly balanced drink pairings. Beautiful warm interior with gorgeous views outside. Expensive, but still an excellent value for the money. If you transplanted Millwright to NYC or even Hartford, you'd pay three times as much with 1/4 the ambiance, warmth, and personal service. Perfect for a special occasion evening you won't forget.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 12, 2017

One of kind restaurant! We appreciated the food, ambiance and effort!

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

This was, by far and away, the best meal I’ve ever had. My friend and I both had the tasting menu with drink pairings, and could not have been happier with the entire experience. From the second we sat down to the end of the meal, the staff was helpful and attentive to everything we needed (especially our server Ron). The food was delicious beyond compare. Each dish was complex and full of fresh wonderful flavors. The wine was also perfectly paired to the very unique palate of the tasting. If you have a passion for cuisine, this is an absolute must.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Excellent dinner and our server Ron B was wonderful. Well done.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Millwright's was fantastic!! I went there with my fiance who is a chef and we both were very happy with the food! We did the tasting menu and we definitely do not regret the decision. I am not an adventurous eater, but that night I went for it. Most of the dishes I ate were not what I would have ordered for myself, but I enjoyed each one. Since my fiance is a chef, he is an incredibly picky eater and he loved every single dish.
We will need to come in every time the menu changes for the tasting menu!
Would definitely come here again and have already recommended this restaurant to friends.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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