Millie's

4.6
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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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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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

l
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

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 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

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
8 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

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

OT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great but not enough choices for non-fish eaters.

j
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

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
10 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a beautiful evening to be seated outdoors!

MM
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

W
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

A
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Cocktails are kinda bland.

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and service!

S
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was delicious

C
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

DC
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best brunch spot in NW DC!!

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVE that u will take a reservation! Food was deelish

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

IL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service was amazing.

J
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Pleasant vibe, good food, nice outdoor seating if the weather's right.

MS
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding! The drink selection is also really good. It is a great place to hangout and have a drink and appetizers or to bring a date for dinner. The only drawback is that the place is a bit noisy.

JD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Had very bad luck with our server Had to go to the receptionist TWICE to just get her to come to our table. She finally came and took our order. She delivered our food and we never saw her again -- had to ask various other staff for things like salt and pepper. We go to Millie's a number of times and this was VERY bad service.

L
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Two things: (1) why not serve those good looking sandwiches after 5? Their prices are pretty close to entree prices and it is something beyond tacos etc. AND
(2) Hard time getting a reservation so we get there for our forced early reservation and the place is empty! We find out that only 20% of seating is reservations. Maybe state that somewhere?

T
Baltimore
36 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This was my first time at Mille’s. We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch there. We had ice cream for dessert. We looked forward to returning for a dinner.

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Service was slightly slow but friendly - rockfish tacos were delicious.

T
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good for lunch, and not too crowded an August day as many kids were already back in school. We had a lovely young waiter, a student at AU who was funny and charming. I’m afraid I’ve forgotten his name. Food was good, very quick but we weren’t pushed out as it was still fairly empty. Many folks were outside. It is a noisy place and there were two moms who let their kids run all over and stand on the banquettes. Even though it’s a very family oriented place, I found that to be annoying.

The tuna tacos with Asian flare were very tasty and filling.

GJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent atmosphere and very well prepared dishes. It is on the upscale side of a casual restaurant in price, but still reasonable in the context of DC prices. Service was very good. The restaurant seemed nearly full for lunch so reservations are recommended.

j
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food is great. First time I order the pot stickers and they were excellent. I had the mahi mahi tacos and they were excellent. Good beers too.

AM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I like going to Millie's. The prices are reasonable and the food is good. I like the decor because I feel as if I am at the ocean. BUT, it is extremely noisy. Even the outside area is very noisy when there are a lot of people seated in the area. I decided to give this 3 stars because I was stunned that they took the fried chicken salad off the menu and had some other Panko-type-crusted chicken seemingly in its place. I did not like it and I was disappointed. I did have their coffee ice cream for dessert and that was outstanding. Our waiter was very friendly and helpful. Our reserved table was there waiting for us too.

w
Washington DC
66 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Loud, loud, and loud. Food is great, drinks okay, service good. Loud.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service

DC
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The first time there, but won't be the last. The food was delicious and the cocktails didn't disappoint.

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

The overall experience was not as good as we expected, as we returned to the restaurant after a good experience lunching there six months ago. We booked our reservation well over a month in advance and was given the worst table in the restaurant. It was about 95 degrees outside and we got the booth for 6 closest to the kitchen so it was very hot and very loud. A couple guests wanted a burger and they said they could not serve one at dinner time even though they did have a mini kids burger at dinner time. We were not checked in on regularly so we sat without beverages for much of dinner and waters were not refilled. Our entire party left very underwhelmed.

L
Washington DC
60 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Frose was A+! We liked the pepper appetizer and the tuna poke was amazing! My fish tacos were a little bland but my friend got the lobster salad and it was so good. We'll return.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot. Brought my kids who are adults and we all loved it!

JM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We arrived at peak dining hour of 7 pm Sunday and the place was filled with people and kids. This was the noisiest time I have been here, and my companion and I had to speak quite loudly in order to understand one another. It has been much quieter when I usually come for lunch.

Also, the chairs are hard on my butt. Can you get some cushioned chairs for those of us with ender posteriors?

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