Millie's

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440 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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Millie's....a Richmond landmark and locals' favorite eatery for 27 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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Sun 5:30PM - 6:00PM 8:30PM - 8:45PM
Tue - Sat 5:30PM - 6:00PM 8:30PM - 8:45PM

What 440 People Are Saying
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BD
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.

OT
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!

OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic lunch!

d
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.

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

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

L
Richmond
26 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food!

CD
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.

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

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

SH
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.

OT
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!

KJ
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great service and food.

PJ
San Francisco
1 review
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.

B
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night. Great staff and food

CS
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.

FR
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.

JK
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!

SR
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.

M
Richmond
1 review
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.

FW
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!).

EP
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.

MJ
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.

OT
Richmond
14 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.

BH
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.

JM
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Our meals were not as good as last time. Mushroom meal did not have much taste.

TJ
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Millie's is a great diner to go to for a casual dinner. The food is great, the service was amazing and I would recommend it to everyone!

r
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The grilled skirt steak was outstanding and so flavorful. we will be back for that for sure. The seared scallops were also quite good. The new creme brûlée was outstanding. Our waitress offered excellent recommendations, served our food timely and hot, and was very attentive to our needs.

D
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose Millie's based on a Trip Advisor review. We were visiting Richmond for a soccer tournament and wanted to find the local places to eat. Millie's was great- it wasn't crowded on a Thursday night. Really fun vibe. I had a thai shrimp dish as did a friend I was with, and my husband had the shrimp and grits- all food was delicious!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I had so been looking forward to my return visit to Millie’s, but I was disappointed with the food. My waitress didn’t ask how I’d like my salmon prepared, and it arrived overcooked. I also felt that the salads were a bit lackluster. What a disappointment, given my wonderful meals there in the past.

RD
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Four of us dined at Millie's on a Sunday evening. Among the four of us we had Caesar salads and soup for entrees, all were great. Two of the four entrees were very good, the Spicy Thai Shrimp and the Fluke. The two entrees that were beef were quite tough and tasteless. We all had the blackberry tart for dessert and it was very good. The last time we dined at Millies, we had a beef dish that was very good. I'm hopeful this was just an off night for that particular dish.

n
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was spot on! We were introducing colleagues to the area, so Millie's was a natural choice. The drinks were delicious, and the range of choices was perfect for 4 eclectic diners.

SC
Richmond
24 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Would not return..disappointing experience after being a customer for many years. Food soso....and lacking knowledge of offerings by staff. Sad, disppointed....other fabulous restaurants in Richmond for special times.

m
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time at Millie’s, and our meal was even better than our first. The flavors were crisp and fresh, and we agreed that we would have been happy with almost any item on the menu. If they are serving the Orange Ginger Creme Brûlée, don’t miss it ! We three shared one, and it was a marvelous finish for an excellent meal.

M
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, the food was perfectly cooked and plated. My out of town guests raved about the meal for days! The service was on point.

FS
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our food was expertly prepared and delivered in a timely fashion. The lamb chops were cooked perfectly and the serving size was certainly enough, served with fresh peas and fennel. The NY strip with fennel salad was served with a reduction sauce and perfectly presented on a wooden board. We loved the main courses and highly recommend them.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Quiet and romantic atmosphere. Classic Richmond dining spot.

JC
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Millie's is always a treat. Food is always interesting, although I'm not sure I'd order the bone marrow ice cream again. Service could be a little more attentive. Lots of time with dirty plates stacked up on the table, long wait for the check when we are clearly finished, that sort of thing. Little things that could help.

BR
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Brunch at this place is fantastic, highly recommend! Dinner is a different story. Not that is was bad, it just isn't brunch. The menu doesn't excite you. There is zero wait for dinner, and a line out the door for brunch so that kinda sums it up.

r
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Millie's crew is always on target; the finest restaurant I've ever eaten at. Really great people with real talent who care. Thank you for the consistently excellent service and food. Job well done!

HJ
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

I was not told I had to order from a prepared Valentines Day menu. I would not have come.
Strip steak was burnt and loaded with gristle.
Seats need cushions...way too hard.

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