The Colden Mill Restaurant

4.5
72 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Filet was amazing!

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TK
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we have been to the Colden Mill a few times and we are never disappointed. The food is fantastic, the service is outstanding & we love it!

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m
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous!! Go there now!! Food was delicious, atmosphere very cozy and the entire staff was so friendly. Chrissy our waitress, was outstanding and always there with a smile.

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BR
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was absolutely amazing and the chef always on point. The food, service and atmosphere was perfect!

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CK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely enjoyed the Easter brunch! Great environment, good selection and fabulous service

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SB
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chuck always mixes a great drink, and Matt makes amazing dinners! The atmosphere is so comfortable and the servers are all top-notch! One of our favorite places.

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SS
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We were very happy with our food and service and the ambiance of the restaurant. There were very few others dining so it was very quiet in the restaurant. I have only one suggestion and that is to offer a few other choices that aren't so high priced. This would certainly allow for more frequent visits to the Colden Mill. Overall, my party of four was very happy.

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a
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

2 couples on a night out, first time here. Once a grain mill, the Interior includes lots of rustic wood and antiques. Exterior a large water wheel dominates. Dinners were delicious. Salad ordered were the Iceberg wedge, presented about as well as you can 1/4 head of lettuce, and an antipasto reminiscent of and old Italian restaurant. I had the Eggplant Parm Napolean, wow! Wife and friend had the Meatloaf, and with the BBQ glaze it was the best she had ever had. A fish fry was good, and very filling (something they do all days they are open). The water glasses were never empty, someone was always making sure we had all we needed, and our waitress was especially friendly and attentive. A Great experience, highly recommended by all in our party. Would be good for special occasions. We were greatly impressed with our evening. I should add the place has changed hands since originally opened several years ago, and much for the better.

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P
Cleveland
36 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a quaint restaurant! We hadn't been in a few years but we were so glad we came back. We had a fish fry, others at the table sampled the salmon, fried chicken and meatloaf, all of which were exceptional! Very well prepared, interesting combinations (salmon was prepared on a savory pancake!) and nothing was rushed. They also have a good wine list and when the selection we wanted wasn't available, had another suggestion ready for us. We will definitely return.

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OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The filet was delicious and my boyfriend loved the fish fry! Super quaint and cozy atmosphere.

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MV
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service , food and atmosphere! Would definitely go again and recommend to others!

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AK
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an all around perfect dining experience. From a friendly staff to excellent food. Dinner rolls, appetizers and main course! Very pleased and relaxing!

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B
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Both strip steak and salmon were very good. Another enjoyable evening.

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RR
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my husband there for his birthday- they were very nice and personable. Plan to go back in warmer weather to sit out on the deck. This a wonderful restaurant tucked away in a quiet little town in WNY. Worth the drive down to make an evening out of it.

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BY
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite restaurant! Every time I fly up from Florida we plan a meal here. The French onion soup two ways is the most delicious soup I've ever had!

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K
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Let me start by saying that we went on Valentine's Day which I know is a busy day to dine out. We had to order from a special menu which came with very small side salads. It was odd that they brought out the salads before the appetizers (usually other way around). I will say the entrees were delicious. I had the filet mignon & my husband had crab legs. It went down hill after that. We ordered dessert and after 20 min. still hadn't received it. We then asked the waitress for it "to go" which she seemed annoyed with and then waited another 10 min. for our bill (which we had to flag down another waitress for because ours was MIA). Finally the boxed desserts came out. They were just thrown in the container & not even intact when we got them home. The 7.50 pineapple cheesecake was a sliver. The food & ambiance was good, but the service was just too slow! Waiting 20 min for a beer or wine or dessert is way to long! My husband does not want to return!

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C
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Had to wait an hour past our reservation time. Owner bought us a round of drinks as we waited to long. Soup and shrimp appetizer was good. My steak pasta was so salty it was inedible and made me feel sick the next day. Everyone was nice and it was a cute restaurant, just not worth the hour wait.

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NF
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fantastic meal service and ambiance!!

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AJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food and atmosphere we're great. The meatloaf was delicious. The service started off strong and fizzled after food was delivered. We waited over 20 minutes for our check and had to track down the hostess to get the bill.

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d
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent as was the service. room was a bit loud and it was a bit chilly near the window.
But the view out the window was beautiful. Will definitely return, did not realize we had this gem in the south towns.

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JL
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Large portions ,excellent flavor .I had the special chicken pot pie and my wife had the tenderloin pasta with a very nice and large salad. We'll plan to return often

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WK
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu offers something for everyone.
The combination of ingredients used in the dishes will please a variety of palates.

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JD
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cool ambiance and decorations. Rustic. Excellent food. Great place to meet friends and family or just have a date night.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Everything I had was excellent. Normally there is always one thing that is just okay but all the food was outstanding. They were out of a few things but I would rather that than get food that is leftover. We will be back!

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MD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent! I had mushroom risotto with sirloin steak & my husband had filet mignon-delicious! Great wine selection, salads were large, fresh - it was a great dining experience & we will definitely go back.

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JP
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This a wonderful spot. Well worth the drive. The staff is friendly and the food is always great. Perfect for special occasions.

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MD
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, love the Potatoes Au gratin, but limited gluten free options.

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D
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated our birthdays here. Quiet and romantic. Asked for a quiet table and was happy they obliged. Jackie was an amazing waitress and added value to our visit. Food was perfect and full of flavor. This place will definitely go to our places to visit again. We were also visited by the owner to make sure we were enjoying our food.

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AC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

The service was very good but the food was poor to fair at best.

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KG
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated at the front window and able to view the early evening Fall scenery. The food was delicious with very eye- pleasing presentations. Our waitress, Brittany, made the experience even more enjoyable with her sweet personality while taking care of anything we needed. This is definetely a return dining choice for us in the future.

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AK
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff, great ambiance
Cocktails, appetizers, main course excellent!!

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DR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Colden Mill is one of our favorite places to celebrate special times. We love everything about it!

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AH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always an exceptional meal. Have been there multiple times and have tried pretty much the whole menu. Have never been disappointed. Atmosphere and food is just outstanding. We are very picky about food and have never had an issue, great presentation of the food. Just love the place, recommend it to all.

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LJ
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our first trip out to Colden on a warm late summer evening. We sat on the patio among the trees. Excellent service, very good appetizers, and my wife enjoyed the buttermilk chicken. The trout was a little on the dry side, but overall the meal was fine and definitely a good value. We will make the drive out again soon.

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DF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Very cute place. The service was a little slow but the food was fantastic.
The portion size was more than I could eat.
It was a 45 minute drive for us so I'm not sure I'd go back unless I was
in the neighborhood. Loved the décor!

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DC
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

For starters, the hostess was anything but hospitable, feigning little interest (if any) in our arrival. We were seated outside, and for 20 minutes promptly IGNORED. ALL of the other tables were being served - one adjacent to us cleaned TWICE by the server without ANY acknowledgement we even existed. Finally, the "topper": a couple seated 22 minutes after we arrived IMMEDIATELY served and given water, list of specials etc. When we had enough - and finally left - and I confronted the server about the situation - she meekly stated, "sorry, it's the "rotation". Huh? Needless to say, we won't be returning.

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OT
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at Colden Mill. We will definitely be going back. Food, service, and ambiance top notch. Owner came to tables to chat with diners.

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EB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stumbled across this restaurant on Open Table and was so glad I did. While the inside of restaurant is like walking into a history museum, the menu was full of yummy, new dishes. The pesto mashed potatoes, beef medallions, chicken rosemary soup with couscous...delightful. Yummy cocktails. Desserts were only so-so - but the entrees were wonderful!

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s
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took out-of-town family for dinner. They loved it as much as we do. It's our "go-to" place! Fodd was outstanding as always. Be sure to leave room for the apple fritters with home made ice cream!

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JR
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It's a fast drive from Hamburg to Colden Mills. Hadn't been there in a couple years....but pleasantly surprised that food choices ranged from comfort to traditional....but very well done.

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