The Mill-Tampa

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Brought to you by Chef Ted Dorsey and Restaurateur Jason Griffin, The Mill is designed to be an all-around sensory delight. From the unique decor and top-notch libations, to Chef's delectable creations - we aim to please. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff is dedicated to providing you an experience that is second to none. We can't wait to feed you, and look forward to seeing you soon!
What 108 People Are Saying
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Tampa
27 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Service and food were wonderful.

G
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Met a friend for a few drinks at the bar to watch the game, we decided to stay for dinner and really enjoyed ourselves. All of the drinks were made perfectly and the food was delicious, the Head chef came out to chat a bit which is always nice to know the Chef cares if you are enjoying the food.

We will be back!

OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

They finally offered Happy Hour which is excellent! Great service and fun HH menu

m
Washington DC
74 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

While I liked the interesting on-theme decor, and the service was good...face it, the food is either too weird or not executed well enough to get my recommendation. We went for brunch and my eggs had runny whites, the bacon wasn't crispy, and the potatoes were soggy. If you can't even execute a decent egg, potato and bacon - what does that say. It's basic.

So, no, won't get my recommendation. Interesting concept - but more concept than execution.

OT
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the mill! Food was delicious at brunch! Drinks and food excellent. Our service was great and the cookies we got in our car when we valet was a nice touch! We will definitely be back next time we’re in town!

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite restaurant in south Tampa! Everything is delicious. It is probably more a foodie place but if you ask questions you can definitely find something for everyone. Yummy!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Birthday celebration

OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and I loved the decor. I will definitely go back.

OT
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was awesome! Drinks were very good as well, but a little on the pricey side (no specials for brunch). Service was a bit slow even though it was only moderately busy at the most. Overall, I would definitely go back and recommend it.

The Mill-Tampa
Responded on August 24, 2019

Please contact jsowa@themillrestaurants so I can learn more about your experience- we would love to know how to earn that 5th star!

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OT
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a Hidden Gem of Tampa, was here early in the day so there was a lot of space and quite. Our server was spot on to the party arriving and getting everyone taken care of as we arrived. The food was full of flavor and interesting to your normal brunch food. Drink was well done and completed the meal as a whole.

The Mill-Tampa
Responded on August 24, 2019

Thank you so much for the great review! Try us out for dinner sometime as well!

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SC
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Dissapointed with appetizers, the watermelon bruschetta was very soggy, it was recommended in reviews so that's why we tried it. $12 or $13 for 2 ribs, a tiny piece of corn bread and coleslaw that was totally flavorless.....not a good start. My rib eye and street corn was very good. Husband's chef special with seafood very good. Philip was our server and was excellent.

The Mill-Tampa
Responded on August 24, 2019

ScubaChick- Thank you for the great service review- please reach out to me at jsowa@themillrestaurants- i would love to hear more about your experience.

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N
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Don’t waste your time. Value for the meal is better placed elsewhere in town. The menu is ridiculous. Less is more and harder to do well. Loading up on long, drawn out menu descriptions of ingredients shows a lack of sophistication in entree design. Nothing is cohesive. From the decor to the menu - done by someone or someones that don’t know the meaning of the word edit. Heard good things about St Pete and that’s why we tried it. Hope you take this constructively.

MB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food was good, service could use some work.
But it was very loud and difficult to hold a conversation with the person sitting next to me.
Watermelon Bruschetta was great!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Disappointed with bar service with getting drinks out, was explained that the bar was training. The training is a very valid response, but poorly executed training time chosen considering it was Saturday night at 8pm. In general staff seemed overwhelmed. And 8:15 reservation not ready till 8:40pm. Potential but won’t be back soon or recommend.

d
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere-service was amazing. Only down side- I ordered the shrimp entree and got 4 shrimp for 26 dollars.

The Mill-Tampa
Responded on August 9, 2019

Danielle- Thank you for the amazing service review. please reach out to me at jsowa@themillrestaurants - we would love to invite you back!

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OI
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another 2-go-2 for us. If you like good food and different kinds of twists on food, you will love this place. Excellent customer service, excellent ambiance. The Waiter was very knowledgeable and that helped us to make multiple selections with the small plates.

The Mill-Tampa
Responded on August 9, 2019

Thank you for the amazing review! We take pride in our service and food knowledge and we are so happy it translates to the guest!

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T
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We went here as a family. The service was excellent from when we were greeted to the servers and manager. Even the valets were super friendly and left us cookies in the car! Food was a little complex for the kids (older teens) but all tasted really good. The excellent and friendly service would make me want to return and the decor was cool too.

The Mill-Tampa
Responded on August 9, 2019

Thank you so much for the amazing review! Come try our saturday and sunday brunch sometime- The whole family will enjoy it!

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KC
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

With four of us for dinner, we were able to trade bites throughout the evening. In general the food was pretty great (my ribeye "Pittsburg style" was the best I've ever had). One of the appetizers and one of the desserts was interesting, and sounded like a good innovative idea, but didn't quite hold up: the watermelon bruschetta ( a bit tasteless) and the pound cake grilled cheese (oddly constructed and fell apart). The crispy spare ribs and the apple streusel got rave reviews from around the table.

Amazingly attentive service, by all employees.

The noise level picks up after 7:00, and gets quite loud with a combo of music and chatter. Really comfortable and interesting atmosphere, though.

We all had a good time, and will go again, no doubt!

OT
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, environment and service

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Creative, excellent food. Service was friendly and attentive. Were there on a Sunday night, quiet with only a few tables occupied. The atmosphere is casual, not a complaint, just a bit of a surprise given the sophistication of the cooking. Will certainly return and recommend this restaurant to our friends.

SB
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

We went to the Mill for dinner as a couple. We were seated right away, and the server was courteous and prompt. The southern fried chicken salad was good, not great. Scallops were served in a sauce with too much balsamic flavor and a bit too salty. Initially my husband was brought the wrong entree, but they quickly brought the correct one- short rib, which was over cooked and dry. To their credit, the manager and chef apologized and comped the entree and gave us a free dessert. Valet parking was nice. They are trying but need to improve the food, considering it is fairly pricey.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the food & atmosphere! The Executive Chef came out to talk to us and service was wonderful. They didn’t let our water glasses go half empty and changed out plates and silver appropriately! To top it all off our car had fresh cookies waiting for us when we left! We will be back!

s
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

2 friends & I tried The Mill this week. The service was somewhat slow, however I may have been in a hurry due to tickets to a movie 1-1/2 hours after our early reso. We had a delicious charcuterie platter & cocktails. And then 2 of us ordered the mussel dish & the other ordered the grilled octopus. We weren’t crazy about the mussels. They were in a cream sauce instead of a wine broth, but the octopus was out of this world! Amazing!!! Chef came out to check on our meal and we were honest. He was truly gracious & we definitely will return. The server was super nice, as was the MOD.
Hopefully they will have their draft beer machine hooked for our next visit. The steampunk/bamboo decor is fun. Parking is great at this venue.

P
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great. Share the food.

SM
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very eclectic menu. It can be a little intimidating if you aren't a foodie but that's where the server comes in handy. He or she can help you sort through some of the options to dial in on what best suits your taste. The only issue was the lack of healthy options. My wife watches her diet closely and had a hard time finding something she could eat without eliminating several ingredients, which defeats the purpose of the dish. She ended up going with a salad.

The Mill-Tampa
Responded on July 10, 2019

ScottM-Thank you for the review- Next time you come please ask for our chef- we are happy to make a special meal to suit any dietary needs! We hope to see you again soon!

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BL
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, interesting dishes paired with incredible cocktails and a charming atmosphere.

The Mill-Tampa
Responded on July 10, 2019

Thank you BrettL - we cannot wait to have you back!

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RK
Tampa
22 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great times at the Mill.

The Mill-Tampa
Responded on July 6, 2019

Thank You RKJRMJ

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JP
Tampa
73 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Very disappointing. We lived in downtown Saint Pete and discovered them out there. It was great, a real draw, people loved going. This new location in Tampa just feels tired, out of date and not really ready to carry the legacy.

Food was terrible, the service wasn’t much better. The magic is gone for Tampa. Hopefully the downtown Saint Pete operation is still carrying the torch.

Go somewhere else

D
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Good drinks and service. Was a little noisy. Food was poor. Everything was very sugary. The watermelon bruschetta was sweet to a point of us not being able to eat it. Noticed quite a few tables sending food back.

p
Tampa
32 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I thought the food was good especially the Meatloaf Wellington. The noise level, however, was quite loud. Service was excellent.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The food is ok....nothing special at all. The service was average. There is too much competition in this area I’d town to have ok food and average service. We will not be going back anytime soon.

OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

From my Facebook post:

Tall Boy, his brother, and me go to a relatively new south Tampa restaurant on Father’s Day, lured by the exotic things on the menu. We make reservations.

We’re seated right away. We look at the menu and decide.

“Oh no, the waitress says. We just ran out of snapper.”

We try again. This time, bison. “Oh no, we just ran out of bison.”

The boys adjust. They order something else. It takes forever. The salads and meal come out together. Who does that?

Then: dessert. We order. She comes back. “So sorry, we’re out of our chocolate desert”.

Are you kidding me? WTF? Do you have ANYTHING?

I really hate to give the name...but really...this place does NOT have its act together and should be avoided at all costs. Crappy Fathers’ Day to you!

DL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service, ambience and food! Disappointed, Jack Daniels or Tito’s not served.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Bern’s pricing, but this is not Bern’s

GN
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Enjoyable and I will return!

TM
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to celebrate. Will go again...........................,......

MD
Tampa
25 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We really enjoyed the food and our service. We were not impressed with the wine selection. Overall, we enjoyed ourselves!

OT
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

6 of us went out and they put us at a great table in a separate area. It felt like a private dining room. Waitress was great and thoroughly explained the whole menu to us! Food was yummy. Drinks could have come out quicker from the bar.

KM
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were outstanding! I will definitely go back.

TS
Dallas
27 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Good place for brunch. Food is very interesting and uses great flavors. The small plates we had were the fritters and biscuits and gravy (and sausage patties) and they were dynamite.

I had the BBQ grilled chicken sandwich and really enjoyed it. My wife had the burger and it was a bit overdone, but not enough worth complaining. We've both had it before and it is delicious when cooked right (medium rare to medium max).

Cocktails were a mixed bag - I thought I remember the bloody Mary being better than it was. Ask for the drunk that looks like the tazerac from avengers if you like gin. Very good.

Josh was a nice server and gave a good effort, he just was a bit behind on everything (probably due to the rush). We had to ask for refills often. Perhaps staffing a few more on Sundays could help.

All in all, a good experience.

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