Outdoors at Millwright’s

4.9
173 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Welcome to the Outdoors at Millwright’s! As with our indoor dining, our goal is for you and our staff to feel safe. We will seat only one party each meal period per table and they will be fully sanitized after each use. Due to Covid rules and to be kind to our neighbors, we ask that you are out of your greenhouse by 9:45pm. Service will be either little or no contact (your choice). You can expect your customized meal to last about two hours. A special beverage menu will be available to you in addition to our full wine list. The customized 4 course menu is $75 per person ($50 for brunch)(does NOT include tax or gratuity). Beverage pairings will be $50 per guest. A deposit of $75 ($50 for brunch) per person will be taken at the time of making a reservation. This deposit will be deducted from your final bill. We will have each table heated but please dress accordingly and byob (bring your own blanket.) We are very excited about this and can’t wait to have you in!!

Experiences

  • Outdoor Dining Experience

    $75.00 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    The customized dinner menu is $75 per person (does NOT include tax or gratuity). Beverage pairings will be $50 per guest. Additional beverage options will be available. Please let us know your likes/dislikes and allergies in the special request section when making reservation. The deposit of $75 per person will be deducted from your final bill. Please read our important dining information and confirmation email for more info about our outdoor dining experience.
  • BRUNCH GREENHOUSE EXPERIENCE

    $50.00 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    The customized brunch menu is $50 per person (does not include tax or gratuity). Beverage pairings and other beverages will be available for additional charge. Please make sure to add your likes/dislikes and allergies in the special request section of the reservation. The non-refundable deposit of $50 per person will be deducted from your final bill. Please read the important information and confirmation email for more information about our outdoor dining experiences.
  • Mother's Day Outdoor Experience

    $75.00 per personPrepaid

    May 9, 2021 only

    Join us outdoors on Mother's Day in our Greenhouses or Bridge Pods. We will be serving a 3 course prix fix menu for $75 per person (does not include beverages, tax or gratuity). 20% gratuity will be added to final bill. A $75 per person deposit is require art time of making reservation and will be applied to final bill.

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
What 173 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highest recommendation possible. Service, food, and atmosphere are top-notch. Absolutely one of the best restaurants in Connecticut.

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219819
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our private table on the bridge had a beautiful view of the sunset. A lovely, leisurely evening, delicious from first bite to last sip.

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TomW
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our recent dinner at Millrights was, as always, outstanding. Dining on the bridge was a unique experience, not quite completely outdoors. During this period of social distancing, it was both secure and scenic.

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EmilyK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a private greenhouse for a party of 4. We were comfortable both from a sound level and temperature perspective. Our server was attentive. The food was delicious. A wonderful experience.

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vipuplands
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We were in one of the greenhouses - the waterfall and lighting were magical. Heating system was mostly warm enough and the staff upped it and/or brought a little heater when it got too cool. Of course the food was the star -- 4 courses: the first delivered in picnic baskets but plated individually was generous and delicious; the 2d, crudities for the table were lovely; the 3d, entrees were individually served and were again generous in size and delicious; and the dessert was just the right small, sweet ending.

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NancyH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fabulous outdoor dining experience in a greenhouse by the waterfall. Great service, great food - always the case at Millwright’s.

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DanP
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful view, food, and wine selection. The pork schnitzel was incredible!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a small bachelorette party! Good food. Amazing service!!! We loved our waiter. We LOVED the private green house.

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MichaelN
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with unique flavors every course. Awesome view too.

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RandP
New England
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful experience for a special event. A place we loom forward to going back to. The green house was so innovative and a wonderful way to dine out during the pandemic.

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Esila
Key West
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food..amazing ambiance and absolutely wonderful waitstaff :)

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RDW1
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Service and food were excellent.

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EricH
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in CT. Hands down. No competition. Been here numerous times and it always impresses. The ultimate special occasion dining experience!

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AveryW
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining here and the food was outstanding. We ate outdoors in one of the covid friendly spaces and it was very intimate and romantic. The staff was very cautious and kind. 100% recommend.

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JoshuaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Millwright’s 4 course outdoor bridge pod dinner was incredible! Everything we’ve come to expect from them, and looking forward to visiting them again soon.

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Will
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner a price fix dinner for 4 in one of the greenhouses on the river bank, it was spectacular and solid value! The greenhouses make it seem like you have your own private restaurant and the service was excellent. There were no misses with the food, everything was well paced and tasted delicious. Hats off to team at MillWrights - my only request is you keep some of these available for next Fall/Winter/Spring!!

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StephanieD
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for an outdoor brunch for my husband's birthday this past weekend and everything was amazing! The food was delicious, the service was great, and the view of the waterfall from our private bridge pod was perfect. My favorite was the Pork Carnitas Hash with BBQ Hollandaise, the eggs were cooked perfectly, the pork was so tender and flavorful, and the bbq hollandaise was drool worthy. The Cinnamon Crunch French Toast was also a favorite, so crunchy and crispy on the outside, but fluffy and gooey on the inside. So good. We will definitely be returning!

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vipTLH1
Columbus
26 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic view and experience.

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JPLY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner outside at Millwright’s was an incredible experience! Our first restaurant in a year. The outside individual “greenhouses” were ingenious, comfortable and beautifully set up. And the ambience of the waterfall and covered bridge was stunning. Needless to say the food was spectacular and service flawless (thank you Ron!). Cannot wait to return.

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cindybmiller92
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience, the greenhouse was decorated beautifully. Ron made our night, and the food was to die for. We will be coming back asap.

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SonjaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food! Experience! Our server Cory! Everything was superbly wonderful. An excellent dinner. The best I’ve had in Connecticut.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and wonderful service. Highly recommend.

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yumseeker
New England
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfection! We can’t wait to go back. Thank you!

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NicA
New England
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great ambiance and safe.

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AdhavanV
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place to dine. Their outdoor dining is amazing and warm even in the colder weather!

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Leonello
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic date night. Our outdoor seating overlooked the waterfall, and it was the perfect setting. Really gourmet 4 course meal with attentive waitstaff. Top notch all the way :)

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such an amazing experience here and I can’t recommend it enough.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything great but wine pours for $50 per person a little small

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EliseM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a great meal and experience. This is the only restaurant I know that has been open for outside seating throughout the entire pandemic. The set up they added on the bridge along with the greenhouses is done with extreme class and thought and they make people feel extremely safe. This is my favorite restaurant by far in CT...well done Millwrights.

Food is always tasty...fondue course was outstanding and unique. As weather warms up, I would like to see additional menu options for outside dining as we would have ordered more food if we could have!

JM
JeanneM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a birthday dinner with friends. Great menu options and the food was delicious. Josephine, our server, was very helpful and the right amount of attentive.

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AlanE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as always. The staff did a great job with COVID protocol.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely time at brunch for our anniversary. The food was excellent and the kitchen was super accommodating—one of our guests has a dairy allergy. We loved the experience and can’t wait to come back!

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EvaP
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely prix fixe brunch outside in a little cubicle on the bridge overlooking the water! Food was fantastic, atmosphere was lovely, service was pleasant. Overall we really enjoyed the experience!

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Adam
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great dining experience. Love Millwrights!

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ValorieH
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner in one of the private greenhouses. It was very intimate and quiet. First time out to eat in a year. Felt super safe. Staff and service was impeccable. Food was amazing.

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KARENH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE ESPECIALLY DURING A TIME WHEN YOU NOW APPRECIATE WHAT WE HAVE MISSED FOR THE PAST YEAR. SAFETY SEEMED TO BE THE PRIORITY WHICH IS WHAT WE WERE LOOKING FOR.

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Sliver
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! The wait staff professional and safe. I was concerned I would be cold, the heat is set to your preference. We dined in the greenhouse so it was a prix fixe menu, a bit pricey but worth it in these difficult times. There were four of us so we sat in a greenhouse but I wouldn't hesitate to try the pods for two. Our first "inside" dining experience in a year in our own outdoor greenhouse. If you are vegetarian or have dietary concerns let them know before you go.

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JanD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience and great food, while still keeping safe during this pandemic!

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KathyW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambience, service and amazing tastes made our anniversary celebration wonderful. Every detail was addressed and the setting was wonderful. I felt like I was in a private trolley car being served like a queen. Every course of our dinner was unique and exciting, we felt excited each time something new arrived!

FAQs

Outdoors at Millwright’s is rated 4.9 stars by 173 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.