Millwright's Tavern

4.5
17 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Welcome to Millwright's Tavern. A perfect spot for gathering. Our cozy basement tavern is open nightly and serves upscale bar food. The character of the tavern lies in the crafted bar, intimate seating, and a large stone fireplace that adds to the ambiance and warmth. The space seats up to 65 with plenty of pockets for intimate dining and quaint conversations.
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New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Taproom much more casual than the upstairs restaurant, but it was nice. Great service, great food, and we had the options of both menus which was unexpected and great. Overall highly recommend.

FC
E. Tennessee
7 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

On a beautiful summer evening the temperature inside the tavern could only be described as freezing. All three of us were cold as soon as we sat down. A move to a table slightly away from the AC vent helped, but only marginally.
The tavern seemed mostly empty, which itself was a bit of a surprise for a Thursday evening.

Our dining experience was mixed. My son felt the wings were overwhelmed by the sauce they were drenched in. To his credit, our server immediately said he would take them off the bill. I had the gnocchi starter, which was nicely presented with a peas and chicken, however it tasted rather bland. My wife’s chose the hummus which was ample and tasty, with delicious home made pita. It would have benefited from the addition of a few crudités (carrots, peppers perhaps)

My son enjoyed tacos for his main course and judged them to be very tasty. My pulled pork brioche was also excellent, although the duck fries were covered in far too much salt making them almost inedible. I didn’t have the heart (or the patience) to tell the server though I have no doubt he would have replaced them. On the other hand I would not expect to be served over salted fries in a high end restaurant. My wife chose the chicken dish and judged it to be uninspiring, somewhat bland and dry.

We shared a delicious rhubarb fool dessert.

So overall we left disappointed. The temperature of the premises was, by far, the biggest detractor however the hit or miss nature of our menu choices was also a disappointment for a restaurant with such a strong reputation.

Millwright's Tavern
Responded on August 8, 2019

Thank you FeilimC for your review. We will share your criticisms with our chefs in regards to over sauced wings, bland gnocchi, uninspired chicken, and overly salted fries. Please never hesitate to ask to have the temperature adjusted; we are always more than happy to help make those adjustments. We also have crudité available at no extra charge. We are always more than happy to provide it to accompany our hummus. We are sincerely sorry that you were not happy with your experience with us.

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GW
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in Windsor for a business trip and decided to try based on reviews. I am so glad we did. Lauren was an amazing server. The food was excellent. I tried skate wing on her recommendation for the first time, and it was delicious! Thank you.

PS - my husband has been searching for a recipe for their delicious tapioca custard (NE clam chowder style) .

Millwright's Tavern
Responded on August 1, 2019

Thank you Gail! We're happy you checked us out on your business trip. Thank you for joining us and for taking the time to write a review. We will gladly pass along the compliments to Lauren and our chefs. Safe travels!

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JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

By far the best steak I have had in a while! The ambiance is perfect for date night or a special occasion. While you’re there, check out their drink menu, my husband always loves their craft beer selection, too!

Millwright's Tavern
Responded on July 25, 2019

Thank you very much for your kind words and review! Let us know when you're ready to join us again and we'll be happy to help book your next reservation. I will share your compliments with our chefs and bartenders.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service, food, and atmosphere at the tavern was perfect. Had the best homemade pita and hummus. 👌🏽

Millwright's Tavern
Responded on July 25, 2019

Thank you! Very happy to know that food, service and ambiance delivered on all levels! Have a great day!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great experience seated right away food was excellent

Millwright's Tavern
Responded on July 25, 2019

Thank you very much! Come visit us again. Looking forward to your next with us.

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c
New York Area
105 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

So good yesterday we went back today!
Yum!

Millwright's Tavern
Responded on July 18, 2019

Thank you ctpw for joining us on back to back days. We're looking forward to your next visit with us. Have a great weekend!

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c
New York Area
106 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Millwrights is top notch for great flavors - we didn’t know but tonight was taco Tuesday in the Tavern the beef and chicken 🌮 were good. Their chopped kale Caesar is always a favorite! The dick fat fries are back thank goodness - tonight though they were too soggy
Wine and beer selection is very good
Service was and always is great 👍Brian is excellent 👍👍

Millwright's Tavern
Responded on July 18, 2019

Thank you ctpw! Taco Tuesday is like finding a diamond in the rough. We're happy you were able to take advantage of our Tuesday specials. We will share your feedback on the duck fat fries. We will also share your compliments with Brian in regards to service.

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CS
London
9 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous evening- food, service, and ambiance. We will definitely return.

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Responded on July 11, 2019

Thank you Cynthia! We're looking forward to your next visit with us.

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JJ
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The service and ambiance were both excellent. The food was not as good as previous meals here. The wings appetizer was not very good. Prior to this experience, I would have said they have the best wings in the Hartford market. My burger was good, but the fries were lightly fried and not crisp like they normally are. I will definitely go back because this is a great restaurant, and all of my previous meals have been excellent.

Millwright's Tavern
Responded on July 5, 2019

Hi John, Thank you for joining us and for taking the time to write a review. Thank you for your constructive feedback on the wings and the fries. We will share your sentiments with our chefs. Can you offer us more insight to the wings? Was it the sauce? Breading? Temperature? All of these answers will help us in continuing to serve a consistent product. Thank you for your time.

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FF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate in the Tavern, overlooking the waterfall, and there was nothing but excellence going on: ambiance, service, food & drink...we’ve just moved to Simsbury & this will be on our go-to list, for certain!

Millwright's Tavern
Responded on July 5, 2019

Thank you! Welcome to the neighborhood and we look forward to your next visit with us.

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MM
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Music loud at our table. Had to shout to be heard. We were the first table seated in the pub when service started and we were seated across from the waitress station which is the worst seat in the house. Timing was VERY rushed. Expecting a leisurely dinner and our entree came very soon after appetizers. You lost a second drink order because of it. My entree had quinoa that can only be described as a pile of mushy salt. This grain is the easiest thing in the world to cook so I’m not sure how the kitchen could mess it up. You also lost a dessert and coffee order because we just wanted to leave. Such an interesting menu in a great location but the overall execution was awful.

Millwright's Tavern
Responded on July 5, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to join us and write a review. Please never hesitate to speak up when you are joining us, or any other establishment. We apologize a waterfall view with a window booth did not meet your seating expectations. You are always welcome to seat where we can accommodate your request. We are also happy to adjust the level of the music as well. We will speak with the kitchen about timing of courses, in addition to the quinoa preparation. Did you let your server know?

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

All around, incredibly disappointing. Server was poor, food was mediocre at best. I’m Beyonce and view is nice. That’s about it. Disappointed we chose here for our anniversary dinner.

Millwright's Tavern
Responded on July 5, 2019

Good evening, My name is Vanessa and I'm the General Manager for Millwright's. We would like to hear more about your experience with us. Please feel free to respond back here or reach out to the restaurant and ask for me directly. It's always helpful to have constructive criticism. Have a great weekend!

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C
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful location: perfect table for a birthday celebration! Food was very good; unfortunately my burger had quite a bit of gristle in it ( I was quite disappointed by that). Our server was hospitable and helped make the evening a pleasant one.

Millwright's Tavern
Responded on July 5, 2019

Thank you for your review! We are happy you chose Millwright's for your celebratory location. We apologize you had some gristle in your burger. We do grind the meat in house daily, so we'll be sure to keep a closer eye on that. Thank you for saying something, it's the only way we can continue to improve. We hope you join us again in the near future.

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RH
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

Their food is very unique and pricey. The building and the waterfall are awesome. We had a loud customer sitting across from us so it could have been quieter. We had a gift card that we needed to use and that is the only reason why we went there. The $10 desserts were just as odd as their entrees. We will not be going back.

Millwright's Tavern
Responded on June 28, 2019

Hi Richard, My name is Vanessa and I'm the General Manager for Millwright's. I would like to hear more about your experience with us. Please feel free to reach out to the restaurant and ask directly for me. Have a great day.

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DP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The overall atmosphere of Millwright’s is fantastic. We love going down to the tavern, great beer and wine selection. However, we were really disappointed in the dinner menu. The meal I received wasn’t filling, still hungry when I left, half my plate was just empty, probably for looks, but for the value not worth it. My husbands steak was mostly fat, I would suggest revamping your tavern menu a little. Add more shareables add some better tavern fare.

Millwright's Tavern
Responded on June 20, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your experience with us. We will share your sentiments with our chefs, along with recommendations for revamping the tavern menu. We apologize you didn't enjoy your entrees while dining with us. Please never hesitate to speak up while dining with us. We will always make a new item, remove items from the check or bring a new dish all together. We never want our guests leaving unhappy.

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JS
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time experience was fabulous in the Tavern even though we looked at a full height stone wall through our table for two window seat. Service was excellent from two very attentive staff. Photo worthy starters and entrees were much more than expected .... thank you to all for your friendly evening of dining. We will return.

Millwright's Tavern
Responded on June 20, 2019

Thank you Jim for joining us and taking the time to write a review. We always appreciate constructive feedback. Looking forward to your next visit with us.

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