The Mill

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$31 to $50
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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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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Double date night and it was yummy!

OT
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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DB
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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m
New York Area
23 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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OT
Tampa
4 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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JT
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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DA
Hertfordshire
4 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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AF
Chicago
1 review
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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OT
New England
9 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!

OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, unique dishes and fantastic service.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous everything!

The Mill
Responded on December 22, 2019

Thank You Anonymous!!

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ST
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.

PM
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

GK
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

V
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.

RS
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.

E
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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

OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

LN
New York Area
51 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!!

k
London
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MR
Tampa
27 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.

s
Tampa
6 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.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food!

JS
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

DR
Baltimore
29 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.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good, everything is just so tasty!

VM
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!

GF
Orlando
26 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding find. Everything we ordered was excellent and exceeded expectations. Service was outstanding for our group. We sat in the bar area and the bartender was exceptionally knowledgeable about the menu, guiding us in expert fashion. Look forward to many future visits.

OT
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Raw. And I mean dangerously raw (not rare) pork chop.
Sides were salted to the point of inedible. Pete alonso could have hit the Pimento crab app out of the park without damaging it or was so dense.
Cool place but wildly inconsistent in food quality (been there 5times) Nice servers. Adventurous food. Unapologetic or even interested management.

T
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I wasn’t overly impressed with the salad I had. It was nothing special and quite bland. The service was just ok. The sever was pleasant but never mentioned the specials for the day. In fact we were unaware of any until I heard another server offer them to another table. Not sure I’ll return with all of the other dining options downtown.

C
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside, menu was interesting, our waitress suggested a few things and we went with it and they were excellent. She was also knowledgeable about the mixology, everything was perfect and the staff were great, happy, knowledgeable people in the service industry can make or break a place, sad to say that that is seldom the case...
The meatloaf Wellington and short ribs were delicious!

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not an upscale place. It’s more like a hipster cafeteria masquerading as a folksy bar. The menu was cliche and the atmosphere was not what we were expecting.

RT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Mill is awesome! Delicious food and excellent, happy service.

OT
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went to The Mill for our 30th anniversary. We got the fritters for an appetizer, which were excellent. I ordered the pork shank pot pie and he got the meatloaf Wellington. Both entrees were outstanding. Cocktails were top notch, too.

TR
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter, presentation and food. Was recommended by a friend and everything was fantastic.

EV
Tampa
40 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First, second, third and fourth time and each was a charm! This is my go to place for roasted duck... 1/2 of real on-the-bone duck! Service, ambience, creative dishes, killer Old Fashioned cocktails, and consistent quality make The Mill a favorite in heavy rotation on my dining out play list!

B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We liked it but would be nice to have more non-pork options...

The Mill
Responded on August 30, 2019

Thanks so much for the rating!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We love The Mill and make a point to go every time we are in St. Pete!

The Mill
Responded on August 30, 2019

We love to hear that! We hope to see you soon.

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OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

great place for Birthday brunch. Amazing cocktails.

The Mill
Responded on August 30, 2019

Thanks so much! We hope you celebrate your next birthday with us!

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was delicious. Service excellent.

The Mill
Responded on August 30, 2019

Thank you! We can't wait to feed you again.

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