Millwright's Dining Room

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$31 to $50
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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.
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MichaelK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting and tasty food, superb service. Lovely view of millpond waterfall.

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Responded on March 26, 2020

Thank you Michael! We look forward to your return. In the mean time, please stay healthy and stay safe. We wish you and your loved ones all the very best during this uncertain time.

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DavidT
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went here for the first time to celebrate our 17th wedding anniversary, and we couldn't have been more well cared for. After being seated we were given a glass of champagne and an anniversary card. It was such a friendly gesture, and it really made the night more special. The servers were very attentive; we noticed every table had two servers which ensures each patron is well served and it’s easy to grab someone’s attention if needed. The night ended with a dessert from our server- which was such a nice surprise! We will definitely be coming back here in the future.

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on March 26, 2020

Thank you David for joining us for your anniversary celebration. Congratulations! Thank you for your review and kind words. We will be sure to pass along the sentiments to our team. We look forward to having you back when we are able to resume normal business operations. In the mean time, feel free to join us for our take out and delivery service during these uncertain times. We wish you and all of your loved ones all the best. Stay safe, stay healthy.

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vipLongTimeLocal
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice setting, top-notch food. Come as you are, or get dressed up. Works for both casual and special ocaisons.

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on March 26, 2020

Thank you very much for joining us and for sharing your review with us as well! We look forward to having you back as soon as we're able to resume normal business operations. Stay safe and stay healthy!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for our anniversary and we have no regrets! Everyone was so kind and hospitable and the food was out of this world delicious! We can’t wait to come back

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on March 14, 2020

Thank you very much for joining us and for sharing your feedback with us. Thank you for choosing to celebrate your anniversary with us. We appreciate the kind words and support. We are eagerly awaiting your return! Have a wonderful weekend!

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Summer
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Millwrights is by far the best dining experience in the Hartford area. Millwrights does everything right, from the attentive and professional hostess and servers, to the beautiful atmosphere, lovely table settings, and excellent food, wine and cocktails. Our server, Ron, was so attentive and professional. Ron went above and beyond our expectations of excellent service. Every time I dine at Millwrights, I wonder why I ever go anywhere else. I tip my hat to Tyler Anderson and his management team for creating such a consistently exquisite experience.

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on March 14, 2020

Thank you so much for your review and kind words! We appreciate your unyielding support during this trying time... and always. We are very happy to know that Ron created a memorable dinner experience for you and your guest. We take pride in delivering impeccable service and we're happy we hit the mark. We will pass along the compliments to the team. We look forward to your return. Thank you again for all of your support.

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MAN3KIN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good, atmosphere very good, wine really good, service excellent.

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on March 14, 2020

Thank you very much for joining and for sharing your rating with us. We are very happy to know that food, beverage, ambiance and service were all contributing factors to a wonderful dinner. We appreciate the support and kind words. We look forward to your next visit!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, amazing food, lovely service...we’ll definitely be back!

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on March 14, 2020

Thank you so much! We appreciate all of your support.

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ElizabethB
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with fantastic service and amazing food.

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on March 14, 2020

Thank you so much!! We looking forward to your return. Stay and healthy and safe. Have a great weekend!

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BillM
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our servers were excellent. Great food. Beautiful place to have dinner.

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on March 14, 2020

Thank you so much Bill! We're very pleased to know that you thoroughly enjoyed your visit and time spent with us. We appreciate the support and kind words. We will be sure to share your feedback with our team. In the mean time, stay healthy and we look forward to your return.

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JoelP
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Food was excellent. First time there and was very impressed. Best food in CT so far.

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on March 14, 2020

Thank you very much for the kind words and review. We're happy to know that you received the Millwright's experience we are known for. We look forward to your next visit with us! Have a wonderful weekend!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on March 6, 2020

Thank you very much! We look forward to your return. Have a wonderful weekend!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Insane food, wonderful staff, good wine pairings

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on March 4, 2020

Thank you very much for the kind words and review. We look forward to your return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go-to for special occasions and date night! It’s always a perfect romantic experience. The food was a journey with the 7 course tasing and boyfriend did the wine pairings (I can’t keep up!) I did enjoy a “dealer’s choice” cocktail which was fantastic and on the money to my favor (all I said was “sweet”, “tequila”, “ice”). All my favorites hit the tasting once again and dessert tops my cake! Tyler and his team rock our world every time. We had Ron for a waiter and he was amazing but every one of the wait staff was remarkable! This place owns up to its 5 star review. Can’t wait to go back!

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on March 4, 2020

Thank you so much for the incredibly kind words and review. We are thrilled to know that you enjoyed your time spent with us. We will pass along the compliments to our entire team, especially Ron and the chefs. We look forward to your next visit with us! Have a fantastic week.

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froger
New England
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful setting, food was delicious, service was great. Nice place for a special occasion.

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on March 4, 2020

Thank you very much for joining us and for sharing your experience. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed all aspects of food, beverage, service and ambiance. Whenever you are ready to re-book, please let us know and we will be happy to assist.

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JohnV
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the friendly hostess with a warm and friendly greeting to the mixologists behind the bar downstairs to the servers everybody was friendly and made you feel like you were an owner. Amazing place to impress someone on a first date. Looking forward to going back very soon.

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on February 27, 2020

Thank you John for your kind words! It was a pleasure hosting you and your guest. Thank you for the positive words and for sharing your experience with us. We are very happy to know that you received the full Millwright's experience. We will pass along the compliments with the team. We look forward to your next visit! Have a wonderful rest of your week.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a fabulous dinner. The wait staff is exceptional.

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on February 23, 2020

Thank you very much for your kind words and rating. We will pass along the compliments to our team. We look forward to your return. Have a wonderful rest of your weekend.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great and amazing service our waiter Ron was phenomenal. Could not have asked for a better experience!

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on February 19, 2020

Thank you very much for the kind words! Thank you for joining us over Valentine's Day weekend. We will pass along the compliments to Ron and the rest of our team. We look forward to your return.

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ThomasS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific setting with rustic ambiance. The dinning room looks onto a waterfall and mill. Light conversational tones are pleasing and comfortable. The service is top notch. Our server Rebecca was very attentive and could not have been more pleasant. We will return.

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on February 19, 2020

Thank you Thomas for your review and kind words. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time shared with us. We will pass along the compliments to Rebekah and the rest of our team. We're very happy to know that food, beverage and service were all contributing factors in enjoying your evening spent with us. We look forward to your return. Have a wonderful week!

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JenC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our dinner was perfect - from our pre-meal drink at the bar through the last bite of dessert. The Valentine's Day prix fixe menu had a variety of choices for each course, and everything we chose was prepared and served beautifully. Staff was attentive, friendly, and able to answer any questions we had, and the historic building's ambiance can't be beat. I will definitely be back.

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on February 19, 2020

Thank you very much Jen for the kind words and review. Thank you for choosing us to celebrate your Valentine's Day weekend! We are happy to know that you enjoyed everything from your pre-dinner beverages to your last bite of dessert. We will pass along the compliment to our entire team as well. Have a wonderful week! We look forward to your return.

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MeaghenS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food
First time and will definitely go back again

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on February 19, 2020

Thank you very much for joining us and for sharing your feedback with us. We are happy to know that we will be seeing you again in the near future. Thank you for celebrating your Valentine's Day service with us.

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ShaneM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food in a nice romantic setting and the server was very friendly. Everything was great.

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on February 19, 2020

Thank you Shane! We appreciate the kind words and positive rating. We will share the compliments with our team. We hope to see you again in the near future. We wish you a wonderful week!

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ThomG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our Valentine's Day dinner was a good experience overall. Downside was that I made the reservation months in advance and requested a table by the window. When we arrived, we were walked right past a prime table at the window and to a table in the back right next to the kitchen with no ambiance or good vibes whatsoever, just loud noise and bright light. The food and service was very good, but the overall experience had a damper on it thanks to not fulfilling my request.

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on February 19, 2020

Thank you for joining us and for sharing your feedback with us. We thank you for choosing us to celebrate your Valentine's Day. We apologize that you did not enjoy your table. Please know that we do honor requests when we are able to do so. Though some tables may appear empty, we had many guests who had started with a beverage down at our bar and were closing out their checks. We don't hold aside tables nor do we play favorites. We try our best to grant all requests, but we can never guarantee.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines
A fabulous dinner very quaint beautiful scenery with the waterfall and excellent staff

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on February 19, 2020

Thank you very much for the kind words! We look forward to hosting you again. Thank you for choosing us to celebrate your Valentine's! Have a wonderful week!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, wonderful service and food was delicious. We did the tasting menu, which is a must do. Value for the level of the food and entire experience was amazing.

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DianeH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Very disappointing meal. Food was very bland and over priced.

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on February 11, 2020

Hi Diane, Thank you for joining us and for sharing your experience with us. We apologize you did not have the Millwrights experience we are known for. If you wouldn't mind sharing with us more about your food experience with us, we'd greatly appreciate it. This will help us pinpoint the specific dishes we can continue to refine and enhance. We greatly value your time and feedback. Thank you again.

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NJMC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Would recommend with caveat....service was excellent. Out server was attentive but not intrusive. Food was good but not outstanding...and for the price it should be

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on February 19, 2020

Thank you very much for joining us and for sharing your constructive feedback with us. We strive to improve on all elements of our food and service. If you happen to have any constructive feedback for us in regards to food, we'd love to hear your input. We depend on honest criticism so that we can continue to refine our skill set. If we missed the mark in any way, this will be a valuable learning lesson for us. We appreciate you taking the time to bring this to our attention. Thank you!

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KateC
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose to try the 7 course dinner which was so worth it! We were able to experience food we wouldn’t have ordered normally and it was all fabulous!

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on February 11, 2020

Thank you Kate!

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EricR
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We liked the view of the river and the great attention from the staff. Great area and good parking available. Personally my entree was a tad salty, but otherwise ok.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant. The food and service were phenomenal!

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on February 11, 2020

Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolute amazing time at brunch this past weekend. This was my third or fourth time dining at Millwright’s, but my first time at brunch. The service was extremely attentive, kind, and helpful when it came to deciding on our pairing choices. The dining room and view of the waterfall was gorgeous (as always). The food was outstanding. I always like to try new things when I come here because I know that no matter what it will be delicious. The bottomless mimosas were the cherry on top. Everything was reasonably priced, especially for such a high end restaurant. Overall, my experience was fantastic and I will definitely be returning!

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on January 30, 2020

Thank you very much for joining us and for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are very happy to know that you throughly enjoyed your time spent with us, for brunch and dinner services. We're even happier to know that food, beverage, service and ambiance were all contributing factors in your enjoyment shared with us. We look forward to your next visit with us.

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RobertD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Excellent food and wonderful ambiance!

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on January 30, 2020

Thank you Robert! We appreciate your support and kind words.

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DaveWeHaCT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food. One course of the 7 course tasting menu was cold. Great wine pairings. Beautiful restaurant! Our favorite in Hartford county

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on January 30, 2020

Thank you Dave for joining us and for taking the time to share some constructive feedback with us as well. I will address temperature related items with our chefs. We look forward to your return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend doing the tasting menu when possible! It’s always a great deal and the food is delicious. We did the wine paring this time and it was a great treat! Love this place!

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on February 11, 2020

Thank you for your review and 5 star rating. We're very happy to know that you enjoyed your tasting menu and wine pairing experience. It's truly a special treat and culinary journey. We hope to see you again in the near future. Have a wonderful week!

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Carl
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quite possibly the best restaurant in CT. A very strong tasting menu, each course was our favorite until the next course came out, they were all hits, not a single miss!

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on January 23, 2020

Thank you Carl for joining us and for sharing your feedback on your experience. We look forward to having you back!

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Anon
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Awful food. Truly amazingly poor execution both in terms of the food and the meal timing.

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on January 23, 2020

Thank you for joining us and for sharing your feedback with us. We always appreciate constructive feedback. If you have any information that you would like to share with us in regards to food, beverage, service, ambiance, etc. we would greatly appreciate it. It's the only way we can continue to improve. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us.

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Carnivore
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food was okay but not remarkable, service was very good, not worth the price.

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on January 23, 2020

Thank you for joining us and for sharing your feedback with us. We always appreciate constructive feedback. If you have any information that you would like to share with us in regards to food, beverage, ambiance, etc. we would greatly appreciate it. It's the only way we can continue to improve. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We hope to see you again in the near future.

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vipJeffV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another spectacular meal/dining experience at Millwright’s!

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Responded on January 24, 2020

Thank you Jeff! We appreciate your kind words and support. We look forward to having you back.

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PatW
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is a lovely restaurant in a beautiful location in a gorgeous town. The waiter was impeccable.
The brunch was good. Have to say that dinner has been much better but would not hesitate to recommend this to anyone wanting a nice experience. Took my 96 year old father there for the 6th or 7th time and he loves it! Keep up the good work!

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on January 16, 2020

Thank you Pat! We appreciate the kind words and support. We are very happy to know that you throughly enjoyed your time spent with us, celebratory occasion or not. We look forward to having you back in the near future. We hope you're having a healthy and happy New Year!

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Eric
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best, if not the best, dining experiences I’ve ever had. The food was all beyond compare and the service, exemplary. My wife and I decided to make this an annual tradition at least. It’s expensive, but not bad for fine dining. I’ve been to more expensive restaurants that don’t compare in quality.

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on January 10, 2020

Thank you Eric for joining us and for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are thrilled to know that you and your wife loved the tasting menu. Thank you for choosing us for your celebratory destination. We look forward to having you back for your annual celebration. Hope you continue to have a great start to your New Year!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasting menu was incredible! So good!

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on January 10, 2020

Thank you so much! We appreciate the positive feedback and support. Have a wonderful New Year!

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