Millie's

4.6
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462 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Millies is located in the heart of Spring Valley and provides a delicious community dining experience. We focus on fresh coastal cuisine and refreshing, island cocktails. We offer a bright, indoor dining area as well as a large outdoor patio. Our patio also features full service Ice Cream and Take Out Windows.

We accept reservations on a limited basis via OpenTable, but hold the majority of the restaurant for walk-in parties. Because we hold tables for walk-ins, we recommend coming in and if there is a wait, we will seat you as quickly as possible. Generally speaking, everything moves pretty quickly in here and of course the bar areas are first come, first serve.

We do not reserve outdoor tables because we can never be sure of the weather. If you make a reservation, you can request to be seated outside on the patio when a table becomes available.
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love going to Millie's for a fun weekend brunch as a family. It is perfect with small children because the service is quick and the food is excellent!

s
Miami
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Server was great. Very noisy and hard to talk. Food very good

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love this restaurant. BUT, the noise level borders on the horrific. My husband and I finally gave up and just smiled at each other. Mind you, I have no problem with the families and kiddies, I just believe the owners should invest in some soundproofing baffles. It’s all hard surfaces and the ceiling is open so the sound is amplified. Staff and food are terrific

SW
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food, good staff. This is a good place to visit. Be aware there are a lot of hard surfaces, so the space can get quite loud (less of a problem in warmer months when you can sit outside...).

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The lobster roll is Sooooo 🤤-ing amazing. So much lobster meat. Perfectly buttered bead. Mm mm mm! 💯

CB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My salmon was delicious. Perfectly made. Cocktail was spot on and service good.

LS
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loud for a Sunday brunch. Food was tasty and came out quickly.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience as always!

c
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Loved our server, she was great, personality and patient with us.

K
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

A wide variety of casual yet upscale food. Love the Nantucket vibe with yummy lobster and cod and Cisco brewery specialties. It was quite noisy but when warm weather comes and everyone moves to the patio, it should be a more charming atmosphere. Prices are competetive.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is awesome, it’s very kid friendly and they have a great drink list!! What could be better?

CM
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I go to Millie’s regularly for happy hour but this was the first time for brunch. Great food in nice, warm environment. A little pricey but fun!

w
Washington DC
72 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Brunch date with lady friend - the food was great as usual; the service prompt. A local gem.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food1service2ambience3

Tasteless salad with a crab cake thrown on the side . Not appealing in looks or taste

SC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food. A bit loud.

LB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Having been to the original Millie's on Nantucket, I was excited to try the one in Spring Valley. The ambiance was nice, open and energetic with patrons. We had a great seat against the same wall as the bar so it provided a nice overview of the restaurant. The food was good, but I think I bit overpriced for what you get. I would go back, but I will pay more attention to what I order to get a better value. $17 dollars for a salad is a bit much.

Cheers!

l
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

The food was delicious which is the only reason for my recommendation. The service was pretty terrible. My friends and I split a few things: clam chowder, shrimp tacos, tuna sashimi, peach bruschetta, beet salad. All beautifully plated and scrumptious. However, regarding the service... upon arriving, I was seated first and sat for a good 10 minutes before someone asked if I wanted a drink. During that time, there were about 5 servers socializing at the bar next to my table. The waiter did not check in once during our meal while all of our wine and water glasses were empty. When I sat down, I told the host that we were celebrating my friend's birthday and he gave me a blank stare. Waiter did not ask if we wanted coffee or dessert; he simply brought the check. I'll go back because of the food, but the service could use some serious work.

MP
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Friendly staff as well as manager. The quality of service and food has made us wanting to return with friends very soon.

DC
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great ambiance and yummy food. Service is fine. When we visited the restaurant did not have any dessert except for ice cream, which was the only disappointment of our meal there.

t
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I’ve been to Millies a few times now and keep hoping it will get better. The food is decent, but expensive for what it is. Everything just seems a little bland to me. The atmosphere is lovely and it’s definitely a prime spot for ladies who lunch. The outdoor patio and ice cream window is by far the best part!

W
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Went on a Wednesday night. Requested a quiet table. They sat us next to the bar, even though we later saw there were several open table near the kitchen that were much quieter. Service was very slow. They held us hostage for 30min after dinner, taking our credit card, then telling us their computers were down, and refusing to return our card.

G
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I ordered the lobb salad for $27 there was arugla salad, small cut up potatoes, one hard boiled egg and the lobster and balsamic dressing on the side, everything was good except for the lobster. The lobster tasted flat, not fresh. I wish I ordered the lobster salad. There was 2 of us and my friend ordered a crab cake over salad for $22, she enjoyed it. With 2 cocktails and 2 entrees, it came to $74, with tip and tax, I ended up paying $96 for lunch. I will not be going back there for lunch, I have never paid that much for a lunch for 2.

WC
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Sat at the Bar. Abc was great and the noise was comfortable enough to have a convo. The Cod sandwich was really great.

GM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Millie's is the best, most lively restaurant in DC. If you want to feel like you've been transported back to 18th century Versailles, go to Millie's! The people watching alone is worth the visit.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the most fantastic meal at Nina

B
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good!!

JB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The food was poorly cooked. The quality of the food and preparation declined quite a bit in the last year. The service has also been on the decline. On this occasion our waiter disappeared for long periods of time despite the restaurant being empty. The bus team stood next to our table the entire meal and conversed which was quite awkward. Overall this was an Unpleasant and expensive dinner. Good place for a drink and appetizer but not likely to return for dinner.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Millie’s is a great place! Good fun, staff and ambiance. Always.

TT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Millie’s! Food’s delicious, great for families.

d
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

We went for an early New Year’s Eve meal with 4 kids. We felt rushed even though half of the tables were empty. Most us found the food to be mediocre.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grear overall

OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had brunch! It was great. Highly recommend the potstickers appetizer

AD
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good vibes and excellent food!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent experience!! Can’t wait to come back!!!

PR
Washington DC
67 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joined a friend for lunch and tried Millie’s for the first time. Literally the best chicken tortilla soup I’ve ever had. It was thick but not overly rich. Topped with fresh avocado, shredded cheese, cilantro and fresh made tortilla strips. The menu was clearly labeled with allergens (thank you!!) and had good variety without being overly extensive. Good wine and beer selection. Service and ambiance were great.

m
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful experience.. we went for Brunch and a surprise Birthday celebration.
Lovely restaurant.. great food.. nice service.. brunch was jam packed with crowd.. and lots of families and children .. it is very loud in Millie’s..
Music playing.. loud kids. Much of that is the attractive somewhat industrial design of the space. Sound bouncing everywhere..
that being said.. it is obvious that all the kids. And they certainly were all nice children.. liked the food..
wonderful testament to the quality of the menu..
we will find again !!
The Huevos Rancheros, steak and eggs, crab Benedict.. all great.. Oyster mini tacos.. yummy.. one hot sauce there.. just be aware!
Great place !
Make Reservations!!

LB
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and food. The restaurant accommodated for my celiac disease (gluten free). Great spot!

PL
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing server. We stayed way to long and never felt pressured to leave. Everyone was so professional.

k
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

too noisy! Acoustics is terrible.
Food is good. Not a place for conversatıon

M
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Food was fresh and well prepared. We returned for lunch a few days later