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The Milling Room, New York, NY

The Milling Room

4.5
4.5
2918 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
The Milling Room features seasonal locally-sourced American cuisine, served in a sky-lit dining room and lively tavern-inspired bar in the heart of the Upper West Side.

We are accepting reservations for the Main Dining Room. Our Tavern welcomes you for walk-ins.

Our hours of operation for dinner are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm, and Friday and Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm.

We serve Brunch Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

We have a 15-minute grace period. Please call us if you are running later than 10 minutes after your reservation time otherwise, we will release your table.

For larger parties, 6+ we require a credit card to hold the reservation due to limited availability. Any cancellations made within 24 hours of the reservation time or no-shows will be charged a $35 per person cancellation fee.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Bistro, Comfort Food
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 595-0380
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic, Women
  • Executive chef
    Marcos Margain
  • Catering
    Please, contact Caroline Leggett at events@themillingroom.com
  • Private party facilities
    The Milling Room is located in a magnificent courtyard that was once the lobby of the Endicott Hotel (1890) and is the ideal meeting place for friends, families, and colleagues. Please, email Caroline Leggett at events@themillingroom.com
  • Private party contact
    Hannah Newton: (212) 595-0380
  • Neighborhood
    Upper West Side
  • Cross street
    W 81st St. and W 82nd St.
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    MTA Subway Lines B, C - 81st Street<br />MTA Subway Line 1 - 79th Street
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,918 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

2,918 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere and interior is gorgeous. Nice bright and airy. I will say, $7 for a subpar latte doesn’t make my day. I will admit, I’m a bit of a coffee connoisseur, so hard to please, but still. I also don’t like when you can’t see the prices of the coffee. Burger was just ok; I’ve had better. Service was cheerful and polite and accommodating. Definitely will come back, it’s lovely for brunch and a very tasteful setting.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    King Salmon was amazing! The Hostess was so kind welcoming.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We sat down, ordered a cocktail and our dishes. We mentioned that we wanted to order wine with the main meal. After about 10 minutes and 4 sips of the cocktail, our food dishes arrive. We asked the waiter why so fast and it’s kind of awkward that he would bring our food that fast and he got defensive. Honestly, he thought we wanted to eat fast. Really felt like we were shuffled out the door in 20 minutes of sitting down. They apologized and ignored us the rest of the evening. Not impressed. Food was great though. Wouldn’t go back

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was very nice. Excellent food, very kind and lovely weight staff, nice ambience. The only thing might be the small portions compared to the price point which you might expect at a place such as this. But we would definitely return!

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  5. ALLF

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Attentive service. Great atmosphere. Innovative and really yummy food.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Horrible - stay away from this place. Not even remotely decent

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Great setting for Mothers Day there was however some serious temperature control issues one minute warm and one minute hot in the room. Food overall was very good. The service was decent but they did seem a bit overwhelmed at times.

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  8. foodieandwinesnob

    New York City

    60 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    So here is the rub. We have been in the Milling room before, for dinner mostly. This time was Mother’s Day brunch and unfortunately, neither the menu, nor the quality of the food measured up. I asked for the Steak and eggs, my wife asked for the eggs Benedict with salmon, and my daughter ordered the same. My steak, was definitely very low quality. It was tough, full of cartilage, I was going to send it back but my daughter was a little embarrassed, so I did the best I could. The eggs Benedict were FULLY cooked. They were really, really, awful. So even though used to be one of our favorite restaurants, we will not visiting soon. Maybe was a day off for the chef/cook but I shouldn’t have to pay for the negligence. Sorry, I know it is a rough review but I think it is warranted.

    1 person found this helpful

  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Rounding up overall experience as it was a holiday. Everything went smoothly in general aside from the service. Extra disappointing given gratuity was automatic despite the poor service. Would be open to going again on a non-holiday.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Mother's Day brunch was not well executed—for a required prepaid menu of $45 with no cancellation, you would expect something special like a small prosecco, a flower, some decor, anything... Instead there was nothing mentioned about Mother's Day and nothing that made Mom's feel like this was a special brunch. In addition, the menu was weird—no sweet dishes like pancakes or French toast, etc. offered at all, which was a strange decision considering these are on their normal brunch menu.

    1 person found this helpful

  11. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Would not recommend. We went for Mother's day fixed menu, which was basically $45 for $30 worth of food and 25% mandatory gratuity for what was lackluster service. The front of house was more concerned with his cell phone and telling staff what to do rather than help the customers - which was evident by the wait time trying to close the bill or order a drink. Also - had egg shells in the food (which I don't judge because accidents happen) but worth mentioning. Overall - value for money extremely low but the place looks great.

    1 person found this helpful

  12. Love2Dine

    New York City

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed everything especially our server. She recommended some delicious dishes and the service was fast.

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  13. JacquelineB

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great experience! The service was prompt and attentive, and we loved both the branzino and the duck. Beautiful setting. We will be back!

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  14. SjclocalDiner

    San Francisco

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just fantastic, we (party of 6) probably stayed a bit too long but we all had a great time - and tipped well for that. The whole staff was amazing, food timing was perfect, food quality was defintely beyond expectations. Would definitely select again. Bravo!!

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  15. JanetB

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Much better service than in the recent past, when service was bad

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  16. KlaraS

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My second time there, and will return again. Wonderful experience again! Thank you!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Overpriced and underwhelming. Service was lacking and food was mediocre but $$. The best thing was the espresso martini!

    1 person found this helpful

  18. Christian

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a great space! I was the hero in our group for finding this restaurant. Every single member of our party walked in and said "Wow who found this place?"

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  19. Popuplady

    New York City

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time attendee with my birthday friend. We both felt we stumbled upon a real find. Excellent menu including for Passover, attentive waiting staff and delightful ambience.

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  20. Mae902

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, nice ambiance and great service!

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  21. Laura

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    For no particular reason, we hadn’t been to The Milling Room in quite awhile. After enjoying a delicious meal, professional service and a comfortable atmosphere, we can’t wait to go back!

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  22. AndyL

    New York City

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant, delicious food, and friendly service! We’ll definitely come back.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Saturday brunch before going to nearby museums. Good food, service, decor and ambience. Definitely would recommend.

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  24. Dadandkids

    Toronto

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Staff were nice but very slow service. Our waiter brought tea and coffee and disappeared for 20 minutes. The food (brunch) was ok but not great. No kids’s menu, which was a problem.

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  25. Jake

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambience - quiet enough for conversation but interesting and creative space. Food is consistently good and creative.

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  26. ValPu

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely atmosphere, fabulous service, the bread, the meal. Perfection!

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  27. Sassafrass

    New York City

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious, service excellent and the setting with its vaulted, windowed ceiling lovely. The duck breast was cooked to perfection as was the steak. The squid ink linguini with shrimp was scrumptious and the branzino was terrific. Wines were not outrageously priced. All in all, a truly lovely dining experience for this birthday girl, but a great place for any celebration.

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  28. JaredS

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    I've been a loyal patron of the milling room for several years, but my recent visit was a stark contrast to the positive experiences I've had in the past. The once-bustling atmosphere was sadly absent, with the restaurant half-empty on a typically busy night. My disappointment continued with the service. The large bottle of Pellegrino I ordered arrived lukewarm. When I mentioned this to the server, he offered ice instead of a properly chilled bottle. After requesting an ice bath three times, it finally arrived after a significant delay. The most bizarre turn of events came midway through our appetizers. The staff, without a word of explanation, surrounded our table and proceeded to move our partially eaten plates to the adjacent table! Our main courses – salmon and steak – were then brought out and placed on our original table, still warm from the kitchen. Again, no communication from the wait staff. We were left in a precarious situation. We awkwardly moved our starters back and attempted to enjoy the hot entrees while our appetizers sat untouched for ten minutes. Finally, the server reappeared and inquired if we wanted the mains returned to the kitchen. When I asked if they would be reheated or remade, his answer confirmed my fears: the heat lamp. Faced with the choice of overcooked or cold food, I reluctantly agreed to keep the dishes warm. Unfortunately, as expected, the main courses arrived cold, and my steak was simply inedible. This experience marks the unfortunate end of my patronage at the milling room. The significant drop in service quality and the bizarre table shuffle left me feeling disrespected and disappointed.

    2 people found this helpful

  29. MoTD

    New York City

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Ruth was a delight. Excellent service, delicious food. Everyone in our party of five enjoyed the meals. Second time Ruth has served us, always outstanding. We will return.

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  30. Khloe

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We had an early dinner reservation on a Sunday. The buser was absolutely rude to us, he would remove utensils without replacing them and whenever we had a request (for utensils, water) he was actually rolling his eyes and scowling. We saw our server maybe twice. It was appalling service for a white tablecloth restaurant charging what they do. The rock shrimp was way overcooked and rubbery. The only saving grace were the pastas.

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  31. RobertM

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice place. Large dining room that transforms from very bright to more romantic at night time. There is a huge overhead glass ceiling that lets sunlight in. At night it is much more intimate. Food was good I had the pork chop. Great sized portion, cooked well. My friend had the branzino also nicely done. The cheesecake dessert was the only disappointment.

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  32. FaithN

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our host and waiter was absolutely fantastic…the food was subpar and lacked flavor and appeal. Wouldn’t recommend eating here when there are so many other places to enjoy in the Big Apple.

    1 person found this helpful

  33. JohnnyMaroneynewyork10011

    New York City

    67 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great brunch with a wonderful server enjoyed the food. We were surprised by the charges for the wine by the glass 24 - 26 dollars. I feel the waiter could have mentioned the charges for the glasses of wine being served was 70% percent of our total bill. Disappointing.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The waiter was outstanding... The wait staff were not that nice... Didn't make the experience as nice as it could have been... they also didn't understand what we were asking them for ...🎭

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  35. LisaB

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a lovely dining experience. No rush and let us savor our meal. Wait staff was superb. Thank you for a wonderful meal!

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  36. Suffolkgirl12

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely spot in the Upper West side. The natural light was truly beautiful and the food was outstanding. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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  37. uwseats

    New York City

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Good, diverse brunch menu. Despite the grey day, the room was cheerful and well lighted. Noise level low, we could hear each other talk!! Would recommend for brunch or dinner.

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  38. dgold606

    New York City

    140 reviews

    2.0

    140 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Let's just say ..One and done!!! The wait time after placing orders was long food fair

    1 person found this helpful

  39. KlaraS

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was absolutly a wonderful experience! We’ll be back soon!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cocktails were amazing, and the duck breast and tagliatelle were scrumptious!

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Milling Room using the Order Online button. The Milling Room also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 595-0380.

The Milling Room is rated 4.5 stars by 2918 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Milling Room

446 Columbus Ave., New York, NY 10024

Additional information

  • Cross street
    W 81st St. and W 82nd St.
  • Neighborhood
    Upper West Side
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Bistro, Comfort Food
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    MTA Subway Lines B, C - 81st StreetMTA Subway Line 1 - 79th Street
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic, Women
  • Executive chef
    Marcos Margain
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (212) 595-0380
  • Catering
    Please, contact Caroline Leggett at events@themillingroom.com
  • Private party facilities
    The Milling Room is located in a magnificent courtyard that was once the lobby of the Endicott Hotel (1890) and is the ideal meeting place for friends, families, and colleagues. Please, email Caroline Leggett at events@themillingroom.com
  • Private party contact
    Hannah Newton: (212) 595-0380
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