The Mill

4.6
483 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
The Mill opened in 2015 on the buzzing strip of Central Avenue in downtown St. Petersburg, FL to rave reviews and received the highest awards possible that year for culinary achievements, including the prestigious honor of the Golden Spoon Award for Best New Restaurant in all of Florida. Led by award-winning chef, Chef Ted Dorsey, The Mill’s reputation as a place to share creative cuisine in a relaxed environment has continued to strengthen and garner national recognition for their inventive menus, which rotate based on the bounty of fresh, seasonal ingredients. Described as “Rustic Americana” cuisine with Southern and local inspired flavor, The Mill’s menu is a craftsman's approach to cooking with everything made from scratch. This is Southern soul food with artisan ingredients, and a focus on constant culinary evolution all served in the recognizable aesthetic of The Mill envisioned and designed by local artist Istvan Torok and his team at Torok Studios.
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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

This was our second time at The Mill. The first was exceptional in terms of service and food. The food this time was also wonderful, especially the watermelon bruschetta and mussels. If we had not previously experienced such great service, we would not have thought twice about this time. However, The Mill seems to be a place that prides itself on its creative dishes, and I felt this server didn’t capture that. We ordered a cheeseboard and two apps and planned to nibble on those for awhile before our meals. Ours meals came while we were about halfway through our first course. The server who brought our main course expressed it frustration that our main server had rushed everything.

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DeborahS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I simply love this restaurant! A combo of Rustic Industrial decor, Fantastic food EVERY time we go there and the staff is always attentive without hovering. One would expect to pay more for all this but the pricing is in line with all you get. Oh, and the Margarita's are so YUMMY! Thanks on this particular occasion for making date night so very enjoyable! We will be back!

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MarkF
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was mediocre at best. Duck was rubbery and tasteless. Meatloaf Wellington was good, but not great. Never put in order for appetizer so long wait. They were kind enough to give us a round of drinks. But took nearly 4 hours for dinner.

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Rickstpete
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful evening. The food is a bit different but, unbelievably good. Great night , great service, great food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Jim best waiter in town

The Mill
Responded on March 5, 2020

Thank you so much for the review! Can't wait to see you again.

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MichelleB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience3

I've eaten here many times but the last two times the food has not been good at all. The service is excellent so I guess that's something.

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vipChristopherZ
New England
16 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Tasty food, very friendly service and a pretty good value for the money. We will be back!

The Mill
Responded on March 11, 2020

Hi Christopher! Thank you so much for the review, we can't wait to feed you again soon!

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DeborahT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience3

The chef is clearly trying to do too much and using too many ingredients in each dish.

Drinks were average.

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vipDazz
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Food, drinks and service are always great!

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euqinoM
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Although the atmosphere was nice the food was not worth the cost. The octopus was amazing and well worth it but the ribeye and the pork shank pot pie were just ok.

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RandyH
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Most people were seated outside but we had an inside table. Service seemed to be focused on greater numbers of outside seating. Service attention improved as more insides guests started arrive around 1:30om.

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AnneMarieM
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, the food was even better than it sounded on the menu! We had the cherry stone clams with shrimp and the meatloaf wellington. Service was wonderful. Can't wait to go back!

The Mill
Responded on January 25, 2020

Thank you for the kind review, AnneMarieM! We're always delighted to provide a fantastic experience for our guests & we can't wait to feed you again!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Double date night and it was yummy!

The Mill
Responded on January 25, 2020

Thank you for the review! We're glad you had a great time!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and was totally impresses. Our waiter was fantastic (sorry I can't remember his name) & the food, although pricey did not disappoint. Will definitely go back!

The Mill
Responded on January 12, 2020

Thank you for the kind review! We can't wait to feed you again!

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vipDavidB
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

There were few customers since we were eating at an off hour, but the food was very slow coming out. The restroom wasn't clean and the furnishing are tattered. The place needs upgrades.

The waitress was very nice and comped a beer without us asking. She knew the kitchen was slow.

The Mill
Responded on January 8, 2020

DavidB, thank you for the insight into your experience. It's our point to ensure our guests have great service, food, drinks, & an overall experience when they visit with us. To know that we had failed to provide that experience properly is unacceptable. If you'd like to discuss your visit with management, our Assistant General Manager can be reached at abeard@themillrestaurants.c o m

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vipmaryf
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here 3 times now-
Clever and fun!! The watermelon bruschetta is the bomb!
And the fish is soooo fresh!!
Desserts, forget it, leave room you will be glad you did!

Will be back-!!

The Mill
Responded on January 8, 2020

Thank you for the positive review, MaryF! We're so glad you enjoyed yourself & can't wait to feed you again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Service was extremely slow. We were given a different server after being seated for 20 min, still without a beverage order taken. Had apps, all just so so. Not a good experience.

The Mill
Responded on January 8, 2020

We sincerely apologize for your less than phenomenal experience with us. If you'd like to share your experience with our management team, our Assistant General Manager can be reached at abeard@themillrestaurants.c o m

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vipJTDB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Our food was all very good, but it took 15 minutes just to get a server and 45 minutes before the first dish arrived, which is a deal breaker when feeding a family. They seemed understaffed for a Thursday evening even though we were ahead of the dinner rush. Everyone was courteous, but it wasn’t a great first impression compared to the many great meals we’ve had all over St. Pete.

The Mill
Responded on January 8, 2020

JTDB, we sincerely apologize for the less than stellar experience you'd had with us. It's our mission to ensure every guest has a fantastic experience everytime, and to know we didn't meet that goal with you is unacceptable to us. If you'd like to reach out to management, our Assistant General Manager would be more than happy to discuss your visit if you'd like to email her at abeard@themillrestaurants.c o m

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DARRENC
Hertfordshire
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

the pork shank pot pie was excellent. The waitress said it was her favourite dish on the menu and it didn't disappoint.

The Mill
Responded on January 8, 2020

Thank you for the review, DarrenC! We're glad you enjoyed & can't wait to feed you again!

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AndrewF
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special location and awesome food

The Mill
Responded on January 8, 2020

Thank you for the review, AndrewF! We can't wait to feed you again!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere. Food was a bit different than most places in st Pete. A little bit more creative and out there. But in a very good way. Would recommend!

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KelliM
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, unique dishes and fantastic service.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous everything!

The Mill
Responded on December 22, 2019

Thank You Anonymous!!

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SusanT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Crab and corn fritters were excellent.
The octopus was nicely grilled but a bit chewy. Mussels were excellent.
Scallops were very nice. The meatloaf texture was disappointing for me but the flavor was good. Too mushy. The greens were well flavored.

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vipPaulM
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very pleasant experience. Interesting decor and delicious food. We’ll definitely be back.

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GordonK
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it all 2 couples, 4 of us.... food was great.... .servers and atmosphere..... very good !!

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Vincentf
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The Mill consistently delivers great food and friendly and responsive service. Whenever I have guestsv visiting, I bring them to the Mill and they are never disappointed. Highly recommend.

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vipRobertS
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, the flavors popped out, especially good were the mussels. Highly recommend, definitely a top 3 restaurant in St Pete.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative menu. Excellent service. In town visiting my son, we will definitely be back.

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vipEric
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Mediocre food, mediocre service and server was not a happy person, atmosphere OK. House wine terrible.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greasy atmosphere. Great food. A wonderful experience. We will definitely come back!

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vipLoveNYC
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the most delicious breakfast we’ve had in eons. Creative, fun, and so, so good. Croque Madame was perfect although you might order it without the top piece of challah- but who’d complain about delicious bread! Joni special was a Naan breakfast sandwich-andouille sausage, havarti cheese and perfectly scrambled eggs with sweet peppers. 100% recommend!!

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kdgarsh
London
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, from the old fashioned to duck main course and chocolate dessert!

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CorvetteRich
Tampa
28 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I took my wife the The Mill for her 70th birthday. Had heard from very good things about The Mill from a friend who manages a restaurant in Pass-a-Grille. Upon entering I spotted a nice table up front near the wine racks where we could watch the pedestrian traffic pass by on Central Avenue. A nice table as it was quieter than those gutter back into the restaurant. Our server was “Will”. He was excellent! Will explained the menu, including the detail on the preparation and presentation on most of the featured items from appetizers to entres. Started with Prosecco to toast my wife’s birthday, then had the pork
Belly...wow, it was a meal in itself for the two of us. We followed with the southern Bell Salad, which had 4 pieces of southern fried chicken & a great light dressing and lots of mixed greens...delicious. Then we ordered our entre, a tomahawk pork pot pie...”Will” was wise to advise us that with what we had ordered, one entre to split would be plenty of food (we had the salad and pork shank left-overs for lunch the next day). The pork shank was very meaty and the creamy sauce with peas was perfectly topped with a crispy, flaky pastry. The meal went perfectly with the bottle of red zin that was light bodied enough not to over-power the flavors of the pork.
Great meal, great server (“Will”), and a great restaurant that we will definitely put on our list of favorites in St. Petersburg.

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Spindoctor
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Greeted warmly and Seated immediately upon arrival. Interesting and delicious variety of menu choices. Server Aaron was terrific! He was Super knowledgeable about the menu. Only downside was the noise level. Hard to have conversation without yelling across the table.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food!

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JacqueS
Mississippi
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Austin is a great server and the bar tender with that the unique name is awesome as well

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vipDennisR
Baltimore
33 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We are former Pinellas County residents who were back in town for a wedding and were looking for a nice place in downtown St. Pete for dinner with a special group of friends. We picked the Mill from the reviews listed in Yelp and Open Table and were extremely pleased all around.

The service was exceptional, the food was outstanding and the location was perfect for all involved. The Pittsburgh Steaks were done to perfection. The wine selection was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good, everything is just so tasty!

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VishnuM
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Great! Jim was awesome, Jess was great, and Rian was a great hostess at the bar!

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The Mill is rated 4.6 stars by 483 OpenTable diners.