The Colden Mill Restaurant

4.3
242 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Colden Mill strives to make your dining experience unique and memorable, and is located just minutes from Kissing Bridge at 8348 Boston Colden Road. The historic and rustic atmosphere of the once Grain Mill dating back to the 1830’s, gives the impression of a time to be remembered. We aim to delight our guests with our Contemporary American menu highlighting Western New York’s abundant variety of produce and meats. Our casual yet elegant dining atmosphere always welcomes skiers and families. While our restaurant offers dinner service Tuesday – Saturday, our two banquet rooms can accommodate parties of up to 50 & 80 guests for parties 7 days a week, and also on or off-premise catering for any occasion.
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LisaS
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, especially the desserts and specials for the day. Service was very attentive and courteous. Atmosphere is very quiet and quaint. Definitely would visit again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
25 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had a great meal.
Best meatloaf I have ever had- seriously!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you dinner

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DonS
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience4

the meal was average as we ordered the prime rib special (for which the grade was poor) and then when we recieved the bill, we were charged $42 per plate for the prime rib. The Mill is not the Chop House or Russel's Steak house and has a long way to go to charge those prices. Not interested in going back.

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KateK
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Interior setting charming. They had really nice-looking outdoor tables too, but they are very popular -- if you want one make a reservation specifically asking for an outdoor table.

Server attentive.

Most of the food excellent -- onion soup, coconut shrimp, swordfish special. And big points for getting the swordfish right -- it is so hard not to over- or under-cook. Fish was fresh-tasting, nicely seasoned and juicy.

But my husband got the highly praised brisket special and it was horrible. Overcooked and incredibly tough with a massive slab of fat at the top. Only good thing we can say about it was that the portion was giant. But, my husband only wanted a tiny amount of it -- it was so tough.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience4

This restaurant could be really good if they could get their act together! The menu is creative and inviting. The atmosphere on the deck is charming and romantic. But the servers and the kitchen can’t seem to keep up with a typical Friday evening crowd and what looked like a large private party.

Our dinner took two and half hours. The two of us did have appetizers, salads, entries and split a dessert so I’d expect maybe an hour and half at most. Our server disappeared for long periods of time; we actually had to track her down to close out our check.

We started with the pork tacos as an appetizer. They were a bit better than ok. I had the grilled romaine salad and it was a complete disappointment— no flavor at all. I understand we are talking about grilling lettuce so I’d expect the dressing to take center stage. That was not the case! The dressing was completely tasteless. The only part of this dish with any flavor were the pickled onions. My husband had the wedge and said it was tasty. For entries I had the Eggplant Parmigiana and my hubby had the Brisket special. I was pleasantly surprised how enjoyable my eggplant was. Hubby couldn’t say the same; his brisket was dry and very tough. It was supposed to come with fried green tomatoes; he was done with his meal when they arrived. We finished with the Carmel hazelnut cheesecake. Sounds darn tempting, doesn’t it! It wasn’t as good as the description. The cheesecake itself wasn’t much to talk about- again, pretty tasteless.

We overheard the manager explaining to another table they had a large private party that caused the kitchen to get overwhelmed. Suggestion: shut down the rest of the restaurant to properly support that party. The kitchen nor the wait staff could manage both. It was a disappointing dinner that took way too long. We probably won’t be back.

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vipmichaelk
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

had 2 specials, turned out not to be to our taste, but parsnip soup very good

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was great,

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vipCarolynD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Pasta wasn’t al dente in the pork Ragu - it wasn’t cooked! The chicken Milanese was dry and tough, covered in extremely salty arugula. Then we thought the desert had to redeem the entrées. We were wrong - we ordered the blueberry crêpe. Expecting a warm soft crêpe with blueberry filling and topping. Nope! Two extremely large burritos stuffed with ice cream with a few blueberries on top. - the ice cream was good ha ha

The service was great! Our waitress was a delight.

We had been there many times before and had good experiences. This time was not same.

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vipCocoa
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere & service.

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vipPenny
Cleveland
48 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a good time, good meal and great service. Everyone made an outstanding effort for o answer a few questions about the menu and wine and overall it was very enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent!! It was our first time there and we absolutely loved it and can’t wait to go again!

GK
GermanKR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We were seated and it took 13 minutes for someone to come over to ask us what we wanted to drink. They brought out bread with butter about 15 minutes later but we didn't have any napkins or silverware until we asked for them when the app came out.

Wife ordered a steak medium. Came out raw. Not rare, but raw. Literally had cold spots in it. Came with tiny portions of mashed potato and creamed spinach. Waitress said she could substitute the spinach which I found a bit strange.

For the price of everything, this was 100% not worth and we will never go back. We have two small children and its difficult for us to get out of the house by ourselves and this really ruined a rare night out for us. Don't come here.

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DanD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Second visit and enjoyed my meal. My wife has had a steak dish twice and not so thrilled.

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Susan
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Good food and service. There was a wine mixup but all turned out fine. Good atmosphere, not too noisy. Would def recommend.

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BarbaraS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Colden Mill. Great service. Highly recommend the buttermilk fried chicken.

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AnthonyH
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice old atmosphere. Good experience.

LJ
vipLJZ1
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a nice drive and quiet meal in a rustic setting in beautiful Colden.

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TracyL
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brittany, our server, was kind and attentive. Food was outstanding - the best I’ve had in the area. Ambience in the main dining room was great - we were initially seated in the overflow room but the hostess kindly accommodated our request to move to the main dining room. Highly recommended for a lovely dining experience.

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vipSueN
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Menu was small. Food was just ok. I am sure they will get better over time.

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vipEmmaZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

The menu wasn’t correct with what was servjc

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SalM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual food was outstanding service was excellent not to much more could be said they do a outstanding job here we will return again and again

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal and service was outstanding!

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vipHaroldS
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Our first time at the restaurant the meal and service was exceptional. This visit it seemed much has been lost. Service was OK and food just so so. I probably will not be going back any time soon.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Will return for certain.

DM
vipDawnM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful, quality cuisine & friendly, overly efficient service in a charming & rustic environment!

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johnw
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for Easter brunch.
Everyone enjoyed and we will be back for dinner.

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EvaS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easter Brunch was fantastic. Food and service were spot on! Hope they keep brunch on Sunday’s for awhile

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place ! Perfect date night experience.

MS
MicS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Friendly.....date night restaurant.....menu could be a little more varied....

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DanD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our first visit. Great setting inside and out. Food was phenomenal and the service was good.

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

It was my first time and I will definitely go back! Great experience! Feel free to dress up but jeans are fine too!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great from the staff to the food to the environment. Can’t wait to come back!

JR
JessicaR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, great food, and I will be coming back again very soon!

GK
GailK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service, cannot wait to return!

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vipJetlaggin747
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Food very well presented and service was fantastic! Drinks were very good too. Love the atmosphere!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

It took well over an hour to get our meals. They were cold, not very good and overpriced.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great night out! Great drinks and great food. Loved the soup and inside of the restaurant is beautiful.

DG
DorothyG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great food. Good place to go. Enjoyed it.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good food but pricey

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The Colden Mill Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 242 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.