Millwright's Restaurant

4.7
2343 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
With its unique setting perched atop a waterfall in Simsbury, Connecticut, Millwright’s invites guests to dine in the 17th century mill with acclaimed, James Beard nominated Chef Tyler Anderson and his team. Featuring daily-chosen farm ingredients, the freshest and most select product, proprietary cocktails, and exciting wine menu, Millwright’s offers a new experience to the Farmington Valley farm-to-table dining scene. The culinary team understands the impact of the highest-quality fresh ingredients. Millwright’s kitchen thrives on local ingredients – grown, raised, produced, foraged and prepared – whenever possible. They also take the farm-to-table concept one step further. Millwright’s has partnered with a farm that will grow most of its organic produce. The “Inspired New England” cuisine at Millwright’s pays homage to the land, to the flavor-rich quality of local, fresh ingredients and to the time-honored cooking techniques that enhance the natural goodness of those ingredients.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Featured specials

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Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 24, 2021

Millwright's will only be serving our 4 course Christmas Eve menu. $70 for adults and $35 for children under 10. Please see our website for details.

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MTdd
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Nice view of waterfall, but that was the best of it. Steak over cooked, salsa on steak is poor choice for winter month. Chef? Should of been a cab or peppercorn deep in taste..

Service was just ok. She was short in attitude. Not asking me brand of vodka I preferred was not good.

Nice restaurant but attention to making it a delightful dining tasteful experience was average.

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diningontheedge
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food Service and atmosphere awesome our first time there we will be back

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vipBethy
New England
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an incredible experience. It felt elevated and enhanced our Thanksgiving tremendously.

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Brendastar
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time in 38 years not cooking Thanksgiving dinner and the Millwright did not disappoint. Food was just like a great home cooked meal minus the prep and cleaning. Our server Ron and his right hand man were top notch, very attentive as well. I think we have a new tradition. Thanks again we’ll be back soon
Brenda & Mark

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KateT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit for Thanksgiving dinner and everything was incredibly good. Service by Ron and other staffers was excellent. The most expensive dinner we've ever had, including Paris, but we enjoyed the culinary delight.

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vipChrisH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Thanksgiving meal. Some of the best turkey we’ve ever had.

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CraigW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here more than any other fine-dining establishment and never get tired of it. In fact, we are going back in January, and I am already looking forward to it. Anybody who knows me realizes how amazing this is, because I usually never want to go back to a restaurant, no matter how good, a second time. This place is everything a good restaurant should be--great food, which changes regularly, great service, beautiful surroundings, and reasonably priced (not cheap, but, based on quantity and quality, definitely worth the price).

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ChristopherB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving - well-organized, turkey was the best I have ever had, I cut it with a fork. Delightful experience.

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KarenG
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome and exceeded my expectations as always! ❤️❤️❤️

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Cindy
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Kale Caesar Salad was the best I've had, and the Chicken & Dumplings, and Roasted Half-Chicken with cavatelli, sausage and broccoli rabe were fabulous as was the deconstructed Cheese Cake! Great waiter, great food and great atmosphere.

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RobinJ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for the greenhouses, wouldn’t be able to dine with our high risk 4 yo daughter indoors so this is a godsend. Lovely experience.

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SaraB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chefs tasting was phenomenal! Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and so was our server Brian. I was undecided about the menu and opted for the tasting menu. Wow, each course was just amazing. I can’t wait to return soon

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TianneM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner in one of the greenhouses. Very quaint. Heated. Made for a more private dinner. Definitely recommend. Next time I would really like to try one of the private tables for two overlooking the waterfall. Looked very romantic.

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ChiwandaI
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Food and service just ok. Too many blunders to describe but not what I expected for the price. Great ambiance.

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BobbynGrace
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very nice. Our waiter was great. We’ve been here a few times in the past and never had a bad experience. We will return more often and invite our friends and family too.

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DavidF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, a wonderful evening with great food and outstanding atmosphere. It was an extra special occasion to celebrate my wife's birthday; we had a most enjoyable time!

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LoriS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance, food and our server, Ron, were nothing short of spectacular!

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Annie
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely birthday dinner for my husband Tom. Our server Rebecka was awesome and made our experience even better.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always Amazing!!!!

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KatieG
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING food and views of the waterfall. Highly recommend!

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Alaken
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of 6 celebrated 3 birthdays with excellent appetizers, meals, desserts and drinks. Our two servers were wonderful. I can't wait to go back!

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FrankA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding service was outstanding great meal great night out

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KristynR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Heather was beyond amazing, the food-out of this world!!!!

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JakubR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Window view of waterfall, delicious food, lots of choices you won't find at other restaurants. Great choice of wines. Very friendly staff. New favorite restaurant.

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LisaT
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Are in Greenhouse, food was amazing & our waiter was excellent- very attentive & friendly!

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Laurie
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Impeccable service!
Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I’ve had in Connecticut, and it’s not even close.

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JohnC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Wait staff was friendly, attentive. Food was excellent and well prepared. Restaurant dining room ambiance was great. Greater at front door friendly. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 Star experience from start to finish!!!

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JuliaB319
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is by far my favorite restaurant in Connecticut. I’ve been here twice and each time was absolutely incredible. Everything about this restaurant just tops the charts in the best way. Our waiter, Ron, was so friendly and knowledgeable, my fiancée and I loved him. Although it is on the pricey side, every penny is worth it. I’ve never had a better experience with a restaurant in my life. Already planning my next trip there!

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vipcarywh
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Millwright's has such a sterling reputation that expectations may have been too high for this return visit.
Started with a Sunchoke and Apple soup which was tasty, but not a "wow". I wouldn't order it again. I had the NY Strip that was reasonably tender and had an interesting onion topping. Still, It wasn't a great steak. I ordered it with French Fries, which were truly pedestrian. My wife had the scallops and liked them but not the sauce in which they were prepared.
We split a cheesecake for dessert. We commented that it tasted like a hunk of cream cheese.
All in all, satisfactory yet disappointing. Does that make sense?

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CristyR
New England
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. The greenhouse experience is very cool, your own private dinner party.

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vipKarenGaston
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best experience all around. Service, food, can't be beat!

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ThomasB
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great in every way - good, service and experience.

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MattB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Millwright outdid themselves!! The food was just as incredible as their food and drinks. We celebrated our 14 year wedding anniversary and will be celebrating more at Millwright. Thank you so much for making our evening romantic and beautiful.

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SethA
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Lincoln has attentive and made wonderful suggestions. He made us feel like we were is only table. The food was cooked perfect and the entire table thoroughly enjoyed our time.

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CianM
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did the Chef’s tour and it was simply the best food experience I’ve ever had.

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You can order delivery directly from Millwright's Restaurant using the Order Online button. Millwright's Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (860) 651-5500.

Millwright's Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 2343 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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