Millie's

4.6
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456 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Millie's....a Richmond landmark and locals' favorite eatery for 31 years! Millie's is where casual meets dressy, classic meets modern, comfort meets contemporary, and the menus are always changing with the seasons and chef's creative leanings. Housed in an old diner in the historic Tobacco Row/Church Hill neighborhood, Millie's has been setting the standard in Richmond since 1989 with a popular weekday lunch, modern American dinner service and great wine list and their world-famous weekend brunches. Talented chefs prepare your meal right in front of your eyes at the tiny front open kitchen. A cozy and comfortable ambiance pervades Millie's, where you can be assured of friendly and personalized service. The original diner counter serves as the restaurant's bar area, with a full ABC license and original cocktails. Millie's also boasts a 150+ bottle creative wine list with a full choice of varietal, country and price options from which to choose to complement your dinner. Join us!
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.4
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CEandy
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good, interesting dishes and friendly service. Liked that I had the ability to reserve outdoor seating.

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vipLaurenC
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had amazing breakfast. Service was super fast.

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StephenT
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, prompt seating and excellent service - all at a completely reasonable price for the quality!

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NicoleB
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place for Saturday breakfast/brunch. The Eggs Benny was superb! Quirky atmosphere with great staff

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was amazing! I had corned beef with their famous potatoes and it was one of the best breakfasts I’ve ever had. I also loved the cold brew iced coffee. The atmosphere was cool too. I would highly recommend Millie’s 🙂

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PMC813
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I and a friend had a lovely brunch on Sunday. My crab and scramble egg was delicious and bountiful. Our server, Evan, was quite attentive to us. He was able to locate a wine we requested that was not on the menu. Overall, the food and service at Millie’s was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was amazing. My server was nice, but he touched his hair way too much. Constantly scratching and pushing it back. Thankfully he wasn’t the cook, but it was still too much.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

I was excited to go to my first brunch since COVID. I made a reservation with 3 other friends. I couldn’t decide what meal to get because i actually wanted something sweet but unfortunately there aren’t any sweet things on the menu. Finally, i ordered a bagel with cream cheese, which was clearly just a bagel bought in a grocery store. Honestly that wasn’t super surprising but what was surprising was how rude the waitress was. She was clearly annoyed that i was asking questions about the menu and then ultimately landed on something that was cheap. She was very brisk and handed my bagel to me vertically in a tiny cereal bowl. I had to borrow my friend’s plate so that i could actually open it up, spread cream cheese on it, and eat it.

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Gatoranne
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little place in Richmond. Met friends that needed to be close to I95. Great find and awesome choices in Brunch. The chef even helped create a different version of the shrimp and grits. Can't have curry since I'm a celiac. Serves was great and high energy. Did not feel rush or unwelcome. We will be back.

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vipBonnie
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

They did a great job. Allison was our waitress and she did an amazing job. Tough to handle such a large group but she did it flawlessly!

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PattyK
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really great but I think the waitress forgot us as we were the only table in the back. She was very sweet

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought some people from out of town to give them a taste of Richmond, and as usual, Millie’s did not disappoint. We all had different things, and my spinach salad was delicious. Everyone else loves their meal too—the French Dip and huevos rancheros. The only disappointing thing was the iced tea. It just does not taste fresh, and I’ve noticed that before. We finished it off with the white chocolate bread pudding, which was divine.

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AnnM
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meals for the 3 of us. Spinach and salmon salad as well as the shrimp and grits were especially delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great ambiance and customer service!

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vipLisaN
Adelaide / SA
6 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The crab enchilada is amazing. I wasn’t sure about ordering it, but WOW! I was glad I did. We sampled all of the desserts, and each one was simply outstanding. Don’t miss the peanut butter pie if you like decadent desserts.

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vipBillymac
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spicy and good good

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BillD
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Service was great and it is quaint. The challenge was the food. While the portion sizes are fine and price is good the quality was so so. My guess is it was an off day as I had heard so many great things. Perhaps it was my fault for ordering pastrami but I honestly did not think it could be bad. It was one of the worse sandwiches I have ever had. It was really tough and flavor was blah. Typically pastrami is slow baked and sliced thin. This was sliced like corned beef but rubbery like it was cooked too fast. Honestly it was very difficult to chew. A colleague had shrimp and grits while another had an egg special. Neither raved about the flavor.
So for a first timer I am hoping it was simply an off day for the cooks. If we go back I will stay with something safer.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The devils mess was fabulous. This will be our first stop when we come to Richmond from now on. What a find!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic lunch!

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dstanzi
Richmond
22 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food and great service. A very noisy table next to us made it difficult to hold a conversation; as that was at a slow time of the day.

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KaDeB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

It was a cute environment but the menu is very limited especially for children.

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vipLuv2eatout
Richmond
30 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food!

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ChicagoDad
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Funky, Funky.....do not judge this place's splendid "book" by its cover!! Outside may not look like much but the interior is old time throwback, great menu, tasty brunch items.....highly recommend.

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ToddD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Millies has been one of the best restaurants in Richmond for 30 years.

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ScottH
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Food was great server was great but the whole wait staff was at the bar staring at us. Was early for Friday night- but too much staff standing around.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious dinner and a very unique dessert! Going to continue going back for sure!

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KimberlyJ
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great service and food.

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PaulJ
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

It had been years since we had been here and thought it would be better. We had a window seat but a fly kept walking up the window. And i killed a bug crossing the table.
The food for me was just ok. My wife enjoyed hers a bit more than me. The service was good. Nice friendly man providing service.

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vipBobby
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Cozy and comfortable. Parking across the street which was a plus.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night. Great staff and food

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CarolineS
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A small environment, so a bit noisy, but friendly. Diversified menu that is appealing and creative.

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FrancesR
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent edgy food,made even better by great service and casual atmosphere. EVERYTHING we had was just delicious from the appetizers to the desserts, we were very pleased.

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JeffK
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had excellent service and the food was great. We had a party of 6 on a Tuesday night. It was quiet; a perfect night for some of us to experience Millie's for the first time. Won't be the last!

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SadieRose
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Millie's is always great! This evening was Restaurant Week so even a better value but food is tasty, not pretentious and creative. Low key vibe.

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Mifawy
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Besides the fantastic food, one of the things I really liked was the welcome feeling I got as soon as I walked in the door. This comfortable welcoming service continued throughout our enjoyable evening.

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FtWorthFoodie
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely night for outdoor seating - the server was attentive but not disruptive - the food was great (as it always is!).

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EddieP
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Millie's is always so good. Staff very welcoming and the food and drink were were both exceptional.

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vipMadJane
Richmond
38 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Last Saturday evening we enjoyed yet another outstanding meal at Millie's. Having just returned from Chicago, where the extremely loud music drowned out any dinner conversation we hoped to have with our dining companions two nights in a row (even in a one-Michelin star restaurant), it was so refreshing to enjoy great food with a normal level of music in the background. The spicy tuna starter was one of the best dishes I've eaten at Millie's over the past three decades. Both my lamb sausage entree and my partner's puppy drum were cooked perfectly. These guys can compete with the best chefs anywhere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

We were celebrating the going away of a friend. A few gals in the group ordered just a drink or soup because they just wanted to be there with the group. The resultant wasn’t packed, so it wasn’t like we were taking up valuable space, but we overheard our waitress telling 2 other employees how annoying it was that she wasn’t going to make any money off of our table. It’s a cute place with some great options, but our server’s attitude definitely dampened the occasion some.

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BrandonH
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Went for dinner. Food is inventive, which I love, but execution is uneven; some dishes are great, others either bland or "off" (the desserts in particular, which looked fascinating on paper, were texturally goopy and the flavor just wasn't right). For $100+, simply not worth it, especially with all the other amazing dinner options in Richmond. Probably won't be back anytime soon, though we might check out the brunch, since it seems that's where their strength is.

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