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Steakhouse at Millpond Gathering, Northford, CT

Steakhouse at Millpond Gathering

4.3
4.3
175 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
At Millpond Gatherings, we are an all encompassing hospitality center where you can eat, celebrate, shop, and stay with us here in the quaint town of Northford, Connecticut. The Millpond Steakhouse, run by Executive Chef Pedro Avila, is a farm-to-table modern American steakhouse with a fine dining flare. Our dry-aged grass fed beef is sourced from our own cattle farm just 2 miles up the road, and accompanied with local produce from our surrounding farmers. Downstairs in the Tavern we encompass the spirit of historic New England with a cozy laid back atmosphere and weekly live music on Thursdays and Sundays.

Millpond Events is our venue hall located adjacent to the restaurant. This rustic charming space will harvest many special memories and celebrations.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (203) 714-4400

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    North Haven (CDP)

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access

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What 175 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is incredible, the service was fantastic, and it's an awesome facility.
  2. SS

    StephenS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Everything was fine. The entree could have been produced in a slightly shorter time. But that's just nitpicking. We'll be back.
  3. JB

    JBo1

    Caribbean

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Checks all the boxes for a special night out. On the more expensive side, but healthy portions, great taste, very attentive service, fabulous atmosphere. Will be back!
  4. S

    Sarah

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall2food2service4ambience5
    Not impressed at all. Extremely overpriced. Nothing made sense. Chef must be obsessed with vinegar. Salads and entree had misplaced vinegar onions, even the onion soup tasted off- then I realized maybe vinegar there too. Pop overs were the highlight. Steaks come thrown bare naked on an oversized empty dish- no garnish. I understand ala carte at an upscale, which is fine, but to pay upwards of $50 for a piece of meat half the size of your palm on a plain white dish? some presentation would be nice. Meat was cooked properly and seemed of good quality, but absolutely no taste, no seasoning. Food was warm, not hot. And no salt and pepper on the table. Surf and turf was the same situation. Bland dry lobster, no butter, no side of butter. Mashed potatoes with spinach sounded an interesting concept until it’s just a fistful of raw spinach folded into unseasoned mashed potatoes so you are crunching on your side dish. Desserts were pretty; lava cake was not lava but warm chocolate cake with ice cream, ricotta fritters fried so hard almost burnt. Was hoping for an amazing meal and a new favorite local spot without having to go to New Haven, but very disappointed. Waitress and staff were friendly.
  5. AM

    AugustaM

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Excellent service, Ryan was friendly and efficient. The soup was fantastic as was the chicken another person in my party enjoyed. Salad and other main courses are good yet could be elevated to the next status by keeping them simple. Excellent location and ambiance. We will be back again. Hard not to with the $35 three course prefix on weeknights. What an excellent idea.
  6. RL

    RoseL

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Beautiful property and building, they seated us right next to the fireplace and it was really lovely. We had the Brunch Buffet, which was ok. I think the lunch or dinner menu is what we would have preferred. The Brunch was pretty but not a lot to choose from. The staff was nice. We’d like to return to try dinner. The outdoor deck looks beautiful in good weather.
  7. LM

    LindaM

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Service was mediocre at best especially for the price. Would’ve preferred a more professional waitress. Asked for a table by the fireplace and got a table in the bar. Beautiful location and would try again just not with that waitress hopefully
  8. MB

    MarkB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere is incredible. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and polite. We were a party of seven and not one of us was disappointed. It’s definitely a place we will return to many times
  9. R

    Ryan

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The main condition of a high end steak house is the proper cooking of the steak. While the steak was seasoned well, and tasted good, it is upsetting that I had to send the first $145 steak back because it came out well done when we ordered it medium. The waitress was more then happy and brought us an extra order of croquettes and complimentary dessert at the end of dinner. Problem was is that the second steak came out rare and I can't bring myself to send this one back too. I like my steak medium rare, my wife medium, and this was not medium rare temperature. I might go back and try again at some point; maybe it was because it was new years eve and they were running the steakhouse, tavern, and event space all in one night, and were understaffed, but to me, a high end steakhouse needs to learn how to cook a steak first and foremost. The rest of the meal was tasty and delicious.
  10. JN

    JaneN

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Year’s Eve and there were 6 of us. LeighAnn was our server and she was fantastic! Great steaks and sides and we were able to pace the food without worrying about needing to turn over the table. Years ago we went to Mill Pond for New Year’s Eve and now that it has reopened it will be our tradition again.
  11. LF

    LynneF

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    Between the four of us we ordered a tomahawk steak for two and a porterhouse for two. The tomahawk was cooked perfectly. The porterhouse was very over cooked. The waitress just said she “hates when that happens”, and they could make another but it would take a long time and we were already an hour and a half into being there. The service is extremely slow and they were out of pop overs (we had a 6:45 reservation). There was no real concern to substitute bread so we paid for the garlic bread. Overall, besides the steak being totally overdone the food is good. The location and ambiance is awesome. The staff is friendly. The service is way too slow (which we were warned by several people) and to spend $500 for dinner and have the steak come out like that and additionally to be out of pop overs was just disappointing. We will stick to Capital Grille.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Everything from the atmosphere, service and especially the food was exceptional! We will definitely be back! The prices were definitely reasonable and the portions were very generous! Definitely a must go
  13. EK

    EricK

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    No follow-up check-up after meal was served.....Food quality was poor.....Braised short rib app was cold, Skirt steak tasteless, Prime Rib was lukewarm and the Loaded potato was a very small half only. And the first time a restaurant was inflexible to swap vegetables, which defied logic. Waitress seemed more interested in chit/chat and making a relationship than performing her duties. Given the high prices, we will not be returning.
  14. F

    Farmers

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The prix fixe menu was a good deal, but the salad greens were old, meal was warm, not hot. The $20. wine was poor quality or maybe it was what you get for that price in a restaurant. We were met by people folding napkins at the reception desk.
  15. CP

    ChuckP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience5
    Hate be cranky, but this was a disappointment. Not only were each of our main courses not cooked as ordered, but the quality of the meats were sub-par, especially for the price. No one finished their meal - we took everything home to cook it to taste, although we know it won't be great.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff and the food was excellent.
  17. S

    Suzanne

    New York Area

    211 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    211 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Cocktails were good for all 4 of us and the wine was awesome with our dinner. Our appetizers were good (oysters & clams) as were our salads. Three of four of us decided to have the steak Diane and the fourth had fish. All were good but I would say the Diane sauce could have had a bit more creaminess and mustard flavor but it was very good and the steak was excellent. Our service started out excellent but then our waitress got very busy and we saw little of her….fortunately we were enjoying our great meal and evening so it didn’t matter much except when we needed more water…finally we ended up getting our own water. Despite that small service snafu we enjoyed our night and will be back.
  18. SO

    StephanieO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Must try the age steak. Was amazingly delicious. The short rib dumplings were a beautiful addition to our meal. Will be back.
  19. JB

    JodyB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time dining here. It was amazing. Beautiful place and very romantic. Food was delicious, atmosphere was great
  20. RK

    RachaelK

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a delicious meal, next to a fireplace and with our waitress Kelly (and her helper Ryan) who were both awesome! The restaurant itself is gorgeous but especially so with the holiday decor - we will be coming back soon!
  21. RI

    RICHARDS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very nice, good to have the old place back that is great to go to and have very good food. Otherwise the prices are up their and all food services places are but it hard for the regular person/family to enjoy a nite out. The service was great all were good and I will come back again since my family is from Northford and did much of the building it great to be there.
  22. K

    Kurtk

    New England

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Shrimp Cocktail were undercooked, all steaks at table were undercooked . Fireplace has only one settings which is high and way to hot if you back is seated near it . Food presentation was excellent . Bartender and waitress were excellent , just needs some kitchen guidance .
  23. m

    matthewh

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous from start to finish! Excellent service!! Food phenomenal!
  24. RW

    RobertW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Expectations were high. They were met. Food was great. Service was worthy, and amusing. A good time was had by all.
  25. DP

    DavidP

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This review is for The Steakhouse at Millpond (The Tavern and The Gathering are in the same property). This restaurant advertises farm-to-table and is one of the few places where it’s absolutely true! We splurged on the Porterhouse for Two, and I can honestly say it was one of the most tender and tasty pieces of meat I ever ate. There is a very distinct difference in taste and texture, and this meal was well worth the $125 price. It also came with two very generously portioned sides. Highly recommend The Steakhouse at Millpond to anyone who considers themselves steak connoisseurs!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time dining. Our waitress Brenda was great! We will definitely come back!
  27. S

    Susan

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    What a great place overall! Newly opened and its first big holiday public event! Was impressed with the head chef and his presence regularly on the floor. At first, was not too impressed with being seated right in front of the kitchen to see all the prep work, but it did give us the opportunity to see all the fine detail work going into the soups, appetizers, etc. I'd probably use those 2-3 tables as a last resort seating, not for people with established reservations. The food was very, very good and flavorful. A few things were not popping hot, but acceptable. The service was very good, although they are learning, but we did not want for the wait staff checking in. We will definately be back and for a newly opened restaurant working it all out, they did an excellent job and its worth going there!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to Millpond for Thanksgiving dinner. The food was phenomenal. The warm pumpkin pie was the best I have ever had. The service was friendly and fast. Our waiter, Moro, was outstanding. I wish they were offering a Christmas dinner, because I would absolutely make reservations for that.
  29. RP

    RossP

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    It was our first time to eat here. I was extremely impressed with the interior craftsmanship. The food was great, service was great, and the meal came quickly. We'll definitely return!
  30. S

    Suzeq

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent - ate at the bar and had the pleasure of being served by Bill.
  31. CC

    CynthiaC

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious, nice environment. Our server Leanne was very friendly.
  32. DM

    DeborahM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was excellent, ambience, spectacular. A great place to plan a special outing.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful restaurant! Will def be going back.
  34. M

    Marilinai

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    First time dinners and were very happy with service and food. I ordered from Pre fix menu. Short rib dumplings, flank steak over mashed potatoes topped with some greens and pickled onions and Creme Brule for dessert. My husband got the prime rib special with greens beans and carrots and loaded baked potao with bacon and cheese. Very rustic but bright and airy.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I recommend marking the step down outside the Steakhouse entry. 85 yr old friend did not see the small step because it blends in with the sidewalk and accidentally stepped off thinking it was flat. He Almost fell and was quite shook up.. VERY DANGEROUS, It will not be the first time this happens. Please mark the sidewalk, it is a big liability.
  36. MT

    MichelleT

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dumplings were amazing! The NY strip and pork chop were perfect!
  37. MC

    MikeC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Greattt service, very good food and amazing atmosphere. Highly recommend Millpond Gathering!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience. The staff was attentive, our waitress was excellent and the food was great!
  39. JM

    JeffreyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely evening at the Millpond, the food was delicious and service wonderful. Although a little pricey it was worth it.
  40. FR

    FrankR

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and our waiter was one of the best we’ve ever had anywhere. Great date night menu and recommend the cavatelli. We will be back soon for the prime rib special!!

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Steakhouse at Millpond Gathering is rated 4.3 stars by 175 OpenTable diners.

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Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today
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1565 Middletown Ave, Northford, CT 06472-1066

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    North Haven (CDP)

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access

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