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  1. Distance: 0.71mi
  2. Distance: 1.29mi
  3. Distance: 1.34mi
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About Mill Creek Tavern

Mill Creek Tavern is a cozy and warm neighborhood restaurant with big city cuisine, served in an intimate dining room with exquisite menu selections. Start with the Tuscan calamari, onion soup, or a mussel pot. Enjoy entrees like Mim's meat loaf, pecan-crusted sole, or filet mignon. Save room for campfire s'mores or have it all with the dessert sampler.

275 Bayville Ave
Bayville, NY 11709
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Californian, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Pine Park

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(516) 628-2000

Website:
http://www.millcreekny.com/

Catering:
Speak to our catering manager about off-premise catering. To-go trays and party platters available.

Parking Details:
Private lot & street parking are available

Executive Chef:
Julio Cruz

Private Party Facilities:
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Mill Creek Tavern can accommodate all your special event needs.

Private Party Contact:
Private Event Coordinator: (877) 710-4640

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout

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Mill Creek Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Cozy (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Comfort Food (9)
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Casual (9)
Special Occasion (8)
Good for a Date (8)
Worth the Drive (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Kid-friendly (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Fun (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Notable Wine List (2)
Authentic (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Business Meals (2)
Romantic (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

MCT has a homey atmosphere. The wait staff is friendly and knowledgeable. The were tentative but not overbearing. The physical atmosphere is bright and clean. The food is pleasantly presented and served hot and the cold food cold. The wine was well chilled and a very generous pouring. I will be back sooner than later!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Healthy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

This is one of the best spots for dining on the north coast of Long Island! Great food, great service and great ambiance! The Trifecta! While we have eaten here many times (indeed, I have to admit that this is a family "favorite"), I have been at fault for never taking the time to write a review. Perhaps it was because, on Thursday night, we possibly had a "best ever" evening and I decided that it was about time! No......over due time!

We took the kids's grandmother (my mother-in-law), who is Danish and very much a sophisticated "world traveller"! And she was blown away! My son's filet mignon could not have been better at Prime, or Ruth's Chris, The Palm or Keen's or Gallaghers! The vegetarian dish was fabulous and on and on. Nothing was short of excellent. And...the service topped it all. The treated our children like the prince and princess we think they are and the service was effecient and professional without sacrificing an ounce of comfortable familiarity! All around I highly recommend Mill Creek Tavern....whether it be an everyday family meal (excellent value! The filet was part of a 3 course dinner for @$26, including several choices for appetizers and an apple crisp with ice cream that our 12 year old couldn't finish!) or a family birthday (yes, someone had the cake and song and everyone in the restaurant joined in. Yes, it felt like family!).

Don't miss this!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Delighted Road has been repaired... now I will visit more frequently.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Nice casual meal-great value great food . Lively bar crowd

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Our party of 4 went for Restaurant Week to enjoy the event at Mill Creek Tavern in Bayville. We always enjoy our visits to this quaint venue ....Restaurant week was an opportunity to try dishes not previously experienced and to embibe and party with nice people. You really dont need an excuse to go there only the need for fun and good food!

Tags: Casual, Fun, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Always a great time when I come here, the food is always delicious

Tags: Tasting Menu
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Food was amazing! Had the chicken pot pie and the skirt steak. Both were fantastic! Cocktails were tasty as well. Great portion size. My only complaint is the servers were hard to come by! Literally the bus boy came to our table 5 times more than the server. Would definitely go back

Tags: Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

We'd spent the afternoon exploring Oyster Bay and walking along the beach just up the street, and Mill Creek Tavern was the perfect place to stop in for dinner on a busy Saturday night.

We walked right in, were greeted warmly by the manager and waitstaff, and were seated in the small but cozy, comfortable dining area. The bar was cheerful and busy, and served up quick glasses of Guinness and pilsner that our waitress brought to our table. The dining room was mostly full, but our food came very quickly and was really excellent. The seafood pot-pie, one of Mill Creek's specialties, was a religious experience--this is a must-have! The penne with broccoli/sun-dried tomatoes/garlic/chardonnay sauce was also excellent. There were plenty of other pasta and seafood dishes that looked like wonderful choices as well.

This is a friendly, fun place with a good menu, great food, and great service. We would recommend this for a date, a special group gathering, or just a nice dinner at a great location near the beach.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Everything was very good except for the bread we asked them if they had any bread and they did accommodate us but the bread they brought out was not very good

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We enjoyed our dinner at Mill Creek Tavern, the other night. To our surprise they still had the summer Sunday lobster special. It was all delicious, the lobster, corn and bake potato. The staff was curtious, friendly, helpful making the even experience delightful.

Tags: Disabled Access, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Normally I would give a better review. Unfortunately the portion size on the pre fixed meal was smaller than expected
I normally love this place, but this time the price tag did not match the meal that I recieved. The chicken parm was not great.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food
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·Dined on August 22, 2017

Mill Creek Tavern is always an easy choice to make. Great food with something for everyone. My guests were from out of town and wanted seafood in Bayville. They especially enjoyed the mussels they all had as an appetizer. Personally I always enjoy their onion soup...it's not overly salty. It's easy to park in lot across the street if their lot is full. Worth the trip to visit quaint Bayville.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Bar was nice. Drinks were good. Happy hour was good. short wait for booth. other room smelled musty. pasta was dry.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Went to Mill Creek on a Thursday Night for the first time. The tavern was busy and full, but not overly noisy. Got seated in corner booth for two. Service was great and very attentive to all our requests. Food was great. Had the granny smith apples and chicken and the lemon sole. For appetizers split the wedge salad and perogies. All the food had great flavor. The server was knowledgeable about all the items and was helpful in deciding what to get. Will go back and try the other items on Menu.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

The menu was diverse, everything was well prepared, the service was outstanding, especially since we were a party of 8 and the drinks were well made - overall a place worth frequenting.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Great burgers and IPA's!! They even have a private room in the back for special occasions!

Tags: Casual, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Waiter was attentive and food was delicious , always a great place for a quick bite or bro g friends to get together

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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·Dined on July 27, 2017

My friends & I enjoyed a great dinner & get together here!

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 18, 2017

My schnitzel was over cooked. The hot German Potato salad was made with mushy potatoes and had a sharp vinegar taste. My wife's Risotto with shrimp and scallops Had very tiny shrimp. The asparagus was non existent. I expect better for what we paid. The Onion Soup was excellent.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Great experience, delicious food, and outstanding service!

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

Great food, great service, all around a great restaurant. I would recommend this place to anyone

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Since it was rated on yelp as the number 1 in BAyville, we expected better ambiance and food. But both were just average. The only food we really liked were the vongole with white wine and garlic.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Despite passing by here for many years, we never had a meal here. Starting with warm Brie stuffed bread and arugala salad we knew this was going to be memorable. One & 1/2 lb steamed Lobster was perfect. Shrimp and scallop on risotta with veggies was excellent. Save room for double chocolate cake with ice cream. Bar in next room was not even noticeable as far as noise. We will be back often

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Food and Service were great as always. Jennifer is a "gem". One of the main reasons we continue to make trip up north!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Cozy, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 15, 2017

We had a very nice meal at the Mill Creek Inn. Its a very casual but cozy, comfortable neighborhood spot. I had the smoked salmon appetizer, sauerbraten short rib with delicious red cabbage and excellent sweet potato fries and yummy Oreo mousse pie from the Thursday night Bavarian prefix menu. Good beer selection and the wine by the glass selection was satisfactory.

It's too far from home for us but if I was local I imagine we would eat there often.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Outstanding burgers and great sweet potato fries!!! Yummy.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Mill Creek was a perfect choice for our small birthday celebration. The appetizer, main courses, dessert and service were all top notch. My friends were impressed and will return for the delicious food!

Tags: Tapas, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Mill Creek Tavern is a favorite of ours. The food is consistently good and the service is typically a 5, but was a little slower this time, perhaps be4cause we weren't ready. The room has a nice ambiance, not too dark, not too bright and there is a fireplace as well. Love the Lobster Bisque, salmon, pot pies and there are many options for seafood.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 27, 2017

We have been here once before and had a better experience. Today's was good, but not stellar. The Pirogies were on point! Burger? Fantastic! I ordered the fish tacos and was slightly disappointed. I asked for the salsa on the side because I don't like onions, but it was on top anyway. The server offered to fix it but I had already taken off the onions and eaten one of the two tacos by this point so I declined. The tacos were hard to eat and not super flavorful. So I was disappointed but my husband loved everything. Last time was better so I would go back.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 26, 2017

The service and food was excellent. We had a wonderful experience. We will be back. Marcello was wonderful and so was our waitress. We'll be back.

Tags: Casual, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Good service and food! Always enjoy my dinners at Mill Creek!

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 19, 2017

This was our first visit and we loved it! The menu was diverse and had unique options. The server was knowledgeable and friendly and the food tasted amazing! We will be back for sure!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 18, 2017

I've been to Mill Creek before and the food was MUCH better than this (special event) evening. The waitress, who had the whole room was very good; I'd recommend more than one for an evening affair. However I was there to be entertained and meet with friends-it satisfied my goal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Went to eat there on Mothers Day we were seated 15 mins early which was fine. Took forever to get our food. Place wasnt that crowded yet. Only ordered sodas, 1 appetizer and 5 dinners no dessert. 2 1/2 hours till we left. Food was so so. My daughter wasnt impressed

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Great staff and great food

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Great brunch. There was a nice selection of food choices.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 9, 2017

The service was quite slow tonight. Usually it's not slow

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Quick Bite, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 6, 2017

The staff was great - very hospitable and accommodating. The food was good. The atmosphere was very enjoyable. A great local spot for a relaxing dinner.

Tags: Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Cozy, Casual, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Went during Long Island restaurant week, I've been here many times before, but it's always nice to get different options during that week

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2017

So glad we tried this gem restaurant week. My friends and I really enjoyed the food. I would love to go again and try other selections especially the Pierogies.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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