Millie's

4.6
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421 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Millie's 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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DD
Washington DC
66 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I would highly recommend Millie's. Fun atmosphere, really good food, good service. Great setting. One significant complaint though- The noise level is way too loud and the proprietors should do more to deaden the sound (cloth inserts in the ceiling?).. Too many hard surfaces and the noise just echos everywhere making it hard to carry on a conversation..

C
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent neighborhood gem. Lobstah!!

ST
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I had the seared tuna in a flour tortilla. The tuna tasted a little tired. It was just okay. Not delicious by a long shot.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food and service. Very loud.

J
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Millies. It’s our neighborhood gem. It feels just like you’re on Cape Cod and everyone at the restaurant really shows you a good time. Kid friendly.

MO
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vibrant atmosphere, very friendly and attentive staff, excellent food. One of our favorites!

A
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High end neighborhood place in a high end neighborhood.

KM
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Convenient, lively and good drinks. Food seems to be slipping and new menu isn’t rocking me. The roast cod was undercooked and a sparse portion, the oyster tacos were flavorful but dry.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall, great food, drinks, and experience. Our server was friendly and was attentive to our needs. The menu rotates on a seasonal basis. We ordered the Caramelized Pear Bruschetta to share between two. The sweetness of the pear, nuttiness of the arugula, saltiness of prosciutto, bitterness of the blue cheese was a great combo. We also ordered the Baby Lamb Chops, which was tender and came with perfect vegetables and whipped potatoes all in a flavorful buttery sauce. The Lobster Pot Pie was very flavorful. Not your home-made flaky crust pot pie. The pastry top was very difficult to eat because it was thick and very hard. The lobster bisque came with at least three pieces of lobster and hearty vegetables. It was a bit on the salty side, but still very delicious.

LB
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Enjoyed Millie’s very much! Had some gluten free options if needed.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

brought my parents in for dinner and we were treated very well

S
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Birthday celebration

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great salads and server (Jordan!)!

l
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The menu is varied but I find most of the dishes are a little too heavily sauced. There is an underlying richness to the soups, tuna poke, chicken skewer that is unexpected. The potstickers were delish!

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

The best! Everyone needs to come here.

CM
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Millie's was FANTASTIC! Great food and great atmosphere!

RA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Noisy and uninspired food served too cold. Won’t be back.

EV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a lovely time - can't believe I hadn't made it to Millie's before, as many of my friends love it! I will say our server was extremely attentive, service was fast yet patient when we took a little while to savor the pleasure of ordering. We were one of the last tables to finish and had our leftovers boxed up, then ate some delicious ice cream from the order window. After we realized that our leftovers had been mistakenly thrown out, the manager brought us back to the open kitchen and had our server make up a bag of all the wonderful leftovers that the staff eat up after the night has ended! I will be coming back for sure. Food was to die for!! Until next time Millie!!

b
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I want to bring friends for lunch. Is it as noisy?

l
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience3

We had a super brunch on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon. Food was delish, drinks fun...will be back!! The coffee could be better...something I don't understand about restaurants...it never seems fresh or hot enough.

C
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Went here for lunch and sat outside. The food was great, service was a bit slow. Would recommend if you are need of a great brunch spot and want to be able to sit and not feel rushed.

EI
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Delicious scallop tacos. A bit pricey at $18 at lunch.

OT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great but not enough choices for non-fish eaters.

j
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

We got to the restaurant around 5:00 p.m. on a Wednesday for Happy Hour. There were no seats in the bar area but an almost empty restaurant area, and they would not allow us to order from the Happy Hour menu. Because it was after 5:00 p.m., they would not allow us to order sandwiches, since we wanted something lighter than full entrees. They had no desserts available. Our server was nice and professional and the food was good, although overpriced. It was not a bad experience, but it was not anything that made me want to go back there again soon.

OT
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a beautiful evening to be seated outdoors!

MM
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I will be going back. Very much like Millie's in Madaket, only better!!! I just loved this place.

C
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience5

I love this place and have been there a number of times. The service was very disappointing. The lemonade I ordered never appeared despite asking. I then asked for it to be taken off the bill, but was charged the wrong amount. Waited far longer than usual for food. It was disappointing because it was the first time I was bringing my parents and I had spoken so highly of this restaurant.

MD
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Everything was great and we enjoyed the service.

W
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal at one of our favorite places in DC. Salads were terrific!

A
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food was very good. All dishes were good. Service was quite poor. Seemed like maybe a new server, but she didn’t know menu, was very late to tell us that the kitchen ran out of one of our orders (she told us when the other orders were delivered), forgot an order and then forgot about us when it was time to deliver the check. I’ve had good service here before, but this was not acceptable.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Cocktails are kinda bland.

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service!

S
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My food was good but I asked for the sauce on the side. They delivered my great soft shelled crab sandwich but had run out of the sauce. It was delivered to my table, after my plate had been cleared. Plan ahead?

SC
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience3

The food was delicious

C
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Millie's was a fun place to dine. The service was outstanding and the food was terrific!

DC
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch spot in NW DC!!

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Celebrating with out of town fiends, we got an early reservation- loud like a playground.
Honestly the entree’s were blah especially the soft shell crab.
Then, some confusion with the wine.
There was one Rosé by the bottle listed on the menu, but the server said there was another one and brought the one I did not want. Secondly,when it arrived, it was warm so we had to ask for ice for wine chilling.
It was lovely and fun vibe over all, but a bit too family friendly and “Smith point” for us.

JW
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I had the Tuna main course during an earlier visit and found it outstanding, but was disappointed this time. The pieces were sliced unevenly and there was hardly any of the delicious sauce that made it so special last time.

SD
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE that u will take a reservation! Food was deelish

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fun environment, friendly service and great food! What is better than that?