Millwright's Dining Room

4.7
1597 reviews
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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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JK
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My wife and I have been to Millwright’s several times before and we love the venue overlooking a waterfall and the great service and creative cuisine.

This time we were a bit disappointed with the some of the dishes. My wife had the lobster and it did not taste very sweet like a Maine lobster.

My artic char was undercooked and smelled “fishy” like it was not fresh.

The turnip appetizer and salad were excellent as were the strawberry and blueberry desserts.

I especially enjoyed my wine selections.

We plan to return.

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S
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, service and atmosphere. Always a positive experience.

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Naples
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding in all respects.

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AB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is fabulous! Yes, you MUST try the tapioca clam chowder! The food is delicious and thoughtful, but the service ( I’m talking about you, Ron :)) makes it an experience!
One of our favorite restaurants! Did I mention the tapioca clam chowder ?

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall best fine dining experience of my life. 11/10

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

I would recommend with reservation. The meal we had on fathers day was not up to the Millwright high standards. The skate wings were over cooked and Extremely salty as was the undercooked mushroom barley that also arrived 10 minutes after the entrée. Usually this happens because the restaurant was busy but that was not the case that night. The GM did comp the entrée and gave us complementary dessert. We will eat at the Millwright again because of past experience and Tyler Andersons passion for Great food and dining experience.

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Responded 5 days ago

Thank you Sandra for joining us and for taking the time to write a review. We always appreciate constructive feedback. Thank you for speaking up while you were dining with us as well. Those are crucial learning lessons for us. As much as we want to guarantee consistency, we didn't deliver the Millwright's standard that we are known for. We apologize that it impacted your experience with us. Thank you for giving us another chance. It was a pleasure speaking with you and your husband on Sunday.

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SW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Millwright's for a Father's Day dinner. There were 6 of us. The servers treated us like kings and queens and the food was superb! We all loved trying new things on the menu that we've never had before: lamb, duck, skate. Every dish was cooked to perfection and even my pickiest eaters throughly enjoyed their meals. I highly recommend Millwrights to anyone looking to have an extraordinary dining experience.

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Responded 5 days ago

Thank you Stephanie for your kind words. Also, thank you for coming in and celebrating Father's Day with us. We're ecstatic that you and your guests enjoyed some of our newest spring dishes; and that it appeased everyone in your party. Looking forward to your next visit with us.

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CT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Millwrights always offers an exceptional dining experience. We always seem to have the same waiter, for years, and he is just spot on. Bloody mary's at brunch are to die for.

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Responded 5 days ago

Thank you Christine! We're always happy to hear constructive feedback on consistent quality food and service. Looking forward to your next visit.

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Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

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Responded 5 days ago

Thank you!

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OT
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Several new items on the menu which is always a treat; as usual both the food and the service were exceptional.

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Responded 5 days ago

Thank you very much for your review! Looking forward to your next visit with us.

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KH
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Millwright's for my parent's 30th anniversary. I asked ahead of time for them to do whatever they could to make this dinner feel special for my parents, and the team really delivered. I had to adjust the reservation twice fro 5 people down to 4 then 3, and I never sensed any irritation whatsoever. From the time we entered the restaurant, several members of the staff wished them a happy anniversary. We had two excellent servers paying close attention to their every need, and Maria was especially impressive, making fun and casual conversation with my dad, and referring to my mom by name several times throughout the meal. We were seated at a gorgeous table by the window looking out at the waterfall. The food was impeccable, none of us could get over it, despite having eaten in the tavern before. I highly recommend the pork chop. We sprung for two desserts, and they both came adorned with "Happy Anniversary," and dinner was finished with lovely complimentary truffles from the pastry chef. I could not have asked for a more pleasant experience and I'm so grateful to Millwright's for giving my parents an extra-special evening to celebrate an extra-special milestone.

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Responded 5 days ago

Thank you Keelan for your kind words. We're thrilled that you and your parents thoroughly enjoyed yourselves. Thank you for choosing us as your milestone celebratory location. Please make sure to play Louis Armstrong's "It's a Wonderful World" for them on our behalf. Looking forward to your next visit with us, whether it's in the tavern or the dining room.

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SR
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful night! The chef’s tasting with the wine pairing was outstanding, kudos to Tyler! Ron provided excellent service, as did the rest of the staff. It was a great way to celebrate my husband’s birthday!

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Responded 5 days ago

Thank you Sarah for joining us! Thank you for also choosing us as your special occasion location to celebrate your husbands birthday. We're thrilled you enjoyed the tasting menu and beverage pairings! It's a special culinary journey through our menu. Looking forward to your next visit with us.

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KK
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

Millwrights has fantastic ambiance and wonderful service. The food is terrible. It's always too salty and the fish I had was bleh. On a happy note, the Johnny cakes are yummy & the wine is decent.

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Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for joining us and taking the time to write a review. We will share your feedback with our chefs. Thank you for sharing your sentiments while dining with us and writing a review as well. Constructive feedback is the only way we can continue to improve.

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c
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the lamb loin and it was amazing. My husband had the steak and enjoyed it very much. I would highly recommend this restaurant. The chef is outstanding.

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Responded 5 days ago

Thank you Carrie for joining us and taking the time to write a review. We're thrilled that you and your husband enjoyed all aspects of your dining experience with us. We're looking forward to your next visit with us. All the best, Vanessa

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BB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 5

I ALWAYS ENJOY DINING AT THE RIVER'S EDGE, ESPECIALLY FOR SUNDAY BRUNCH. I WAS SOMEWHAT DISAPPOINTED WITH THE FOOD AND THE SERVICE. PERHAPS, I WAS SPOILED BY OUR PREVIOUS WAITRESS MICHELLE. WITH THAT SAID, THE DESSERT WAS TOO RICH WITH LITTLE IF ANY TASTE OF RHUBARB. IT COULD HAVE BEEN ANY JAM OR JELLY. I PREFER TO CUT MY OWN STEAK, WHICH IS SUBJECTIVE, AS WELL AS POTATOES SLICED THINNER. EVERYTHING WAS YUMMIE, HOWEVER, I FELT THEIR WAS SOMEONE TRYING TOO HARD TO IMPRESS, WHEN THERE REALLY WAS NO NEED. SOMETIMES LESS IS BETTER. I HAVE TO ADD THE FAVORS OF THE FRENCH TOAST AND THE DESSERT IN TEXTURE AT LEAST WERE VERY SIMILAR. I HOPE YOU UNDERSTAND MY COMMENTS ARE HONEST AND I HOPE YOU FIND THEM HELPFUL.

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Responded on June 14, 2019

Thank you Barbara for joining us and taking the time to write a review. We always appreciate constructive feedback. We have shared your feedback with our chefs. We would like to hear more about the service you received. Please feel free to contact the restaurant and ask for Vanessa or we can also continue our discussion here as well. We're hoping that a different server doesn't constitute a 2 star rating. We take our professions seriously. Thank you for your time.

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TL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding atmosphere! Excellent service. Food was delicious!

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Responded on June 14, 2019

Thank you Tony for your review. We always appreciate constructive feedback on food and service. We're looking forward to your next visit with us.

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JC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the third time we’ve been to Millwright’s for our wedding anniversary. It’s an absolute delight every time. Exceptional food, enjoyable tap list, top-notch service and a beautiful place to enjoy a meal. Worth every penny.

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Responded on June 6, 2019

Thank you Jay for your review! Most importantly, Happy Anniversary! Thank you for selecting us as your special occasion destination. We look forward to your next visit with us. Have a great weekend!

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a
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The whole experience was amazing. The wait staff was extremely friendly and attentive the entire evening. We celebrated our 7 year anniversary and they made us feel special every step of the way.

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Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for joining us on your wedding anniversary! Many congratulations once again. We will share your compliments with our team. Looking forward to your next visit with us.

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KF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

Had the skate fish and it smelled like ammonia and sent it back. I was told something it happens because on the lemon used. They took it off but I couldn’t order anything else.

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AS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This wasn't my first experience and certainly will not be my last. The food is always amazing , but more importantly the service is over the top every single time. The staff is wonderful and everyone there does a great job of making you feel special.

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Responded on June 6, 2019

Thank you Allison for your review! We take pleasure in creating a positive, memorable experience for all of our guests. We will pass along the compliments to our team. Looking forward to your next visit with us.

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c
Washington DC
191 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful experience: Beautiful environment, delicious food perfectly plated! Because this was our first time at Millwright's, we had the seven course tasting menu. While everything was wonderful, the standouts, at least for me were: Tuna Tartar, Tapioca Custard, the gnocchi dumplings and the cornbread by Kristin Eddy, which I'll never forget! Thank you Chefs Tyler, Niles and Kristin!

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Responded on June 6, 2019

Thank you very much for joining us and taking an extra moment out of your day to write a review. We are thrilled that you joined us and enjoyed all aspects of your dining experience. It was a pleasure to meet and talk with you. We look forward to your next visit with us. The chefs thank you for your kind gift that you left for them to enjoy. Have a wonderful weekend!

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience and fantastic restaurant!! The hospitality was great!!

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Responded on June 6, 2019

Thank you!

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SM
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent. We didnt care for the sausage, dry and tasteless, but that could be personal preference. Great server, very personable as was the gal who showed us to our seats. The bread basket was to die for! Will definitely return!

Millwright's Dining Room
Responded on May 30, 2019

Thank you Sharon for taking the time to write a review. We will most certainly pass along the constructive feedback about the sausage. We will also share your feedback with our brunch service team as well. Thank you again for joining us and we look forward to your next visit.

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BB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Millwright was amazing! My husband and I did the tasting menu and shared a wine pairing. The tasting menu provides you with a sampling of various of the standard menu items, which is a great way to try many different things. The food itself was very tasty and our waitress was attentive and knowledgeable about the wines. We will definitely be back.

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Responded on May 30, 2019

Thank you for your review! We're very happy to know that you thoroughly enjoyed your tasting menu and wine pairing experience with us. We will definitely pass along your kind words to our chefs and service team. Looking forward to having you back.

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CP
Oxford
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Staff very attentive and accommodating where possible. Was my son birthday and they got him a happy birthday treat. That's was unexpected and such a nice gesture.

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Responded on May 30, 2019

Thank you Cinzia for joining us on such a special occasion. We're thrilled that your son enjoyed the birthday treat and a window view. We will share your sentiments with the rest of our service team. Looking forward to your next visit with us.

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AB
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing 7 course meal, highly recommend to anyone looking to not have to make decisions and eat great dishes they wouldn’t order for themselves.

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Responded on May 30, 2019

Thank you Andy! Couldn't have said it better myself. Thank you for being adventurous and indulging in the tasting menu. Looking forward to your next visit with us.

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SK
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Graduation celebration - and perfect setting and for it.

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Responded on May 30, 2019

Thank you Susannah! Thank you for choosing us for your special occasion location. Looking forward to your next visit with us.

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JB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely, as always.

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Responded on May 30, 2019

Thank you Jerry! Looking forward to your next visit with us.

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RS
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant to visit for any occasion. Wonderful service.

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Responded on May 30, 2019

Thank you very much for your review and kind words. Looking forward to your next visit with us.

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CF
Wilmington
37 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I can’t wait to come back!! The best thing we did was get the chef’s tasting menu with wine pairing. The most memorable course was the deconstructed clam chowder; it was out of this world good. What a fabulous dining experience. In my Top 10 restaurants in the world. See you again real soon!

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Responded on May 30, 2019

Thank you very much for your kind words! We our elated that you enjoyed the tasting menu with wine pairings. It truly is a culinary journey; and we're happy it surpassed any expectations. Thank you for joining us and including us in your Top 10. Let us know when you're ready to book your next reservation and we'll be more than happy to help. Have a great evening! -Millwright's

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SM
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a delight to eat at Millwrights. The food, the service and the ambience...everything is top notch! It’s truly a gem in town.

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Responded on May 30, 2019

Thank you Shazia for taking the time write a review! We're elated that you enjoyed all aspects of food, service and ambience during your time with us. We're happy we're here in Simbury. We wouldn't be here without guests like you. Thank you again. We look forward to your next visit with us.

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CP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

The lobster/crab cakes were hard, dark, and seemed to be embalmed, then reheated.
I make better hollandaise sauce myself.
The "Pavlova" dessert was great.
The full pot of French press style coffee was very hot (the way it should be) and great.
The professional and patient waitresses were superb. They deserve a raise.
The tableware is clean and hygienic.
We had a perfect view of the waterfall, but the windows could stand a little cleaning.

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Responded on May 23, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your dining experience with us. We will share your feedback with our chefs about the crab cake and dislike of our hollandaise. Thank you for you positive constructive feedback on the service and cleanliness. We'll be sure to get the windows cleaned on the outside as well. Have a great afternoon!

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b
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Another great experience.
Ron and Brittany were outstanding. Attentive but not overly so...
We were celebrating our 49 Anniversary and we'll be back!
Marty & Becky

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Responded on May 23, 2019

Thank you for joining us on such a special occasion. Happy 49th Anniversary! We'll be sure to pass along your kind words to our team. Looking forward to your next visit with us.

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the host to all the servers everything was perfect.

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Responded on May 23, 2019

Thank you Marc! We're thrilled to know you enjoyed all aspects of your experience with us.

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W
New England
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Everyone except me had an exceptional meal. A vegetarian, my options were limited. In the turnip starter, the turnips were nearly raw. My entree, the cauliflower, was completely blah, although the lettuce was nicely prepared. My entire family loves Millwright's, so of course I go and don't complain, but every meal I've had there has been dismal.

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Responded on May 23, 2019

Thank you Wendy for taking the time to write a review. We will be sure to share your sentiments and constructive feedback with our chefs. To hear that food is blah and dismal isn't something we ever want to hear, nor send out to our guests. More vegetarian options are available during this time of year and throughout summer. We work directly in conjunction with our farms and design our menus based on what is in peak season. We apologize you haven't enjoyed any meals with us.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day dinner prix fix did not disappoint!! Excellent all around!

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Responded on May 17, 2019

Thank you! We are thrilled you enjoyed your Mother's Day with us. Looking forward to your next visit with us.

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j
New York Area
152 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dined here many times for special occasions and every day meals and the food and service is always top notch.

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Responded on May 17, 2019

Thank you Mr Palladino! It's always a pleasure to have you dine with us. Thank you for bringing in a new friend to celebrate over a birthday meal. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your weekend. Looking forward to your next visit with us.

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RR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The lamb main entree has changed and is not as good as it used to be. It is thin slices which get cold quickly and covered with something which takes away from the great taste of the solid strips which used to be served.

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Responded on May 17, 2019

Good evening Mr Redfield, Thank you for joining us and taking the time to write a review. We apologize that you didn't enjoy your lamb entree during your last visit with us. Please never hesitate to speak up while you are joining us. We will always gladly re-make you an entree or provide a different dish for your liking. We regularly change our menu based on produce and protein availability from our farms. We hope your next visit will be more enjoyable for you.

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L
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

My husband liked his meal and it was great to sit at the window and watch the waterfall. The corn biscuit was tasty. That said, I would not return. I ordered the striped bass. It came with bok choy that was tough and almost impossible to cut. A steak knife might have done the trick. Also, our server repeatedly called me "miss," which I found irritating. I am an older woman who was dining with her husband, I am not a "miss."

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Responded on May 17, 2019

Good evening Lulu, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your feedback on our food and service. I will share your sentiments on the bok choy with our chefs and we will make sure that course is properly marked with a steak knife moving forward. In regards to service, we always want our guests to feel welcome and comfortable while dining with us. We do apologize that the term 'miss' was insulting to you. I can guarantee that our staff wasn't intentionally offending you.

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c
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a treat to dine at a restaurant where they make you feel special. The waiter was spot on. The food was imaginative and delicious. Well worth it. Bravo!

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Responded on May 17, 2019

Thank you for joining us and taking the time to write a review. We will be sure to pass along your kind words to our team in regards to food and service. We are eagerly awaiting your next visit with us.

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