Consistently delicious - well prepared food in a lovely setting - the problem is you can't frequent too often - the menu never seems to change - an occasional special but never more than one - service is outstanding. Gets noisy when it's busy - it's a cavernous space.
Great food good service
Great farm to table food. Very fresh veggies and salads, i recommend the asparagus salad if available as menu changes according to what is in season. My steak was delicious.
Our neighborhood gem for special occasions.
Celebrated 2 birthdays and our friends enjoyed the dining experience and we could socialize . Very informative and attentive waitperson, Vanessa. And the chef was extremely accommodating to a request for a dish to be adapted without pickled flavoring .
The staff remembered to place a candle into the desert for our birthday guests. Lovely.
Cool ambiance. The lobster dumplings were awesome! Super unique dish and friendly, helpful service.
Favorite place on UWS
Great service and wonderful food
Excellent dinner experience! Service was outstanding and food was delicious. It was my first time at The Milling Room, but I will be back!
Outstanding food, wine and service. Very knowledgeable staff. A very pleasant experience! Ask for Olga as your server.
I must said that this is my favorite restaurant for the moment. I went for the first time for my anniversary. The atmosphere was exactly what I was looking for: romantic, casual elegant kind of thing (plus a beautiful and subtle decoration/interior). The food was outstanding, the menu is quite limited but what we got was spotless. Great service as well. Please try the butternut squash risotto, it was delicious.
Great food but I do miss the old menu.
Corkage fee of $40 is a bit steep
Food was outstanding - great soups, salads, main dishes.... all had terrific, interesting, inviting flavors. Desserts were probably the weakest aspect of the meal... cinnamon apple worth ordering, but chocolate item was weak. Waiter was very helpful, super friendly and down to earth. I was in town for a weekend and found through Yelp, and while I ate out for every meal, the dinner here was the best of the weekend.
Perfect UWS spot for quick dinner before Lincoln Center performance
The staff was exceptionally helpful and provide suggestions on wine and food. We have a very nice time. Food was tasty and good portions
Great food and service. The only problem is the noise level.
Solid dinner option on the UWS. The food was fresh and the tasty. The only downside is that the dining room has poor acoustics and gets very loud.
Food was just Ok, and overpriced. The quality of the food was superb, but our meat was cooked incorrectly and both the chicken and steak had loads of fat.
Good atmosphere, but better options .
Been here twice in as many weeks and the experience both times was great. The food is very good (especially the herbed dumplings), albeit not the largest portion sizes. The drinks are well made and delicious. The staff is very nice. And the ambiance in general is beautiful.
Have been back a few times now and love it more each time. The bar is adorable and the happy hour cocktails are amazing. The main restaurant is beautifully appointed and the food is always outstanding.
3rd visit and each time the food choices and preparation has been worse. It’s an old joke but still true - “the food in this restaurant is terrible and such small portions “ - and I will add very expensive.
Fantastic food and impeccable service. My dining experience here was one of my best. These people know where they're doing.
Always great to go to The Milling Room! Fantastic food, service and ambiance!
Our waitress Vanessa was stellar! We have almost always enjoyed dining at the Milling Room and the new chef is most definitely an improvement. My wife loved her salmon. She was also taken with the rock shrimp and polenta appetizer. All in all a more than pleasant experience.
I thought we were off to a great night - the team at the front desk were so friendly, so welcoming, asked who the birthday person was etc. Server was very pleasant too - started with the cheese plate - I asked whether we could add meat to this too - 'oh yes we can do that' came the reply - and she was right - on one edge of the plate there were a few slices of salami - the plate itself was dropped onto the table with no explanation - and such meager portions of bland cheese. The main courses were ok - we had to send back the duck, because having asked for medium it was very rare. And is it just me, but is it pretty mean spirited when a small chocolate souffle arrives with a candle and then you're charged for it on the bill? All in all, it wasn't a special occasion at all - and it's unlikely I'd be back
Reservation was well managed. Service was professional and dedicated. Room is spacious, really well set and pleasant to be in. There is no background music; which is truly fantastic as nobody is yelling. Menú was precise and with interesring options. Meals were very well presented. Flavors were very good. Portions were reasonably adult (not tiny and not gross). Mushroom soup was wonderful. Kale salad was excellent. All other meals were great. In general, it’s a good contemporary experience not usual in NY. Worth it to try again.
Good food, bad service. Recommend sit at the bar to mitigate the service aspect.
This is the kind of place you go when you're trying to make a statement. Expect a small plate, a long wait, and a high bill. It's good for someone who's used to that, but terrible if you don't know going in.
Server was great and very knowledgeable. Food was pretty good
Was expecting the usual amazing scott bryant meal, but found out the hard way that he is no longer there. Mediocre meal at best. No longer one of my favorite go-to dinner spots in manhattan. Truly unfortunate.
great food, excellent service, neighborhood gem, has a nice lively bar with seating, recommended to make a reservation.
We went to the milling Room for the first time and I don’t know if we’re going to give it another shot. Space is very large and it’s easy to have a conversation. But the food was subpar and not worth the prices. There were no bar bites available on the day we went during happy hour. And it was an unadvertised limited Valentine’s Day menu. Tuna was tasteless. Potatoes were good. Would stop by for a happy hour drink only as it’s a nice spacious bar area.
The space is beautiful, and even though there are many tables, it is quiet and intimate. I had wanted to come here for awhile. The lobster bisque and salad were delicious. The entrees left much to be desired. The steak was unevenly cooked (one piece medium rare, one piece medium well) and the slow roasted lamb looked like something you would get at a diner. I was expecting a lot more from this restaurant and ultimately felt that I could get a better meal at a much more reasonable price elsewhere.
We were visiting New York so I pre-booked some restaurants, The Milling Room being one. It didn’t disappoint - the food was absolutely delicious. The menu is quite limited but we all found something and couldn’t fault it.
Lovely ambience and setting, great service and cocktails too need a mention as they were superb.
Limited menu but good diversity of dishes. Enjoyed the Salmon. Good atmosphere and dining room layout.
We came in the late afternoon and the restaurant was not crowded yet. Couldn't understand why people being seated where seated right next to us when there were so many other available tables.
Had a nice family get together dinner here. The space is large but warm. Visually appealing. The food was delicious. We had the steak tartare, mushroom soup, winter vegetables and two kinds of salad to start. All good but nothing incredible. Then went for the duck, steak, red chicken, scallops and salmon entrées. Again all solidly delicious but not extraordinary. Service professional and friendly. Cocktails creative. If you have dinner here you not be disappointed but not overwhelmed.
Incredible food and a gorgeous restaurant. Felt like I was dining in the middle of an open atrium of a museum. I absolutely love this restaurant.
Beautiful large, yet warm, space. We had green salad, scallops, salmon, warm chocolate dessert all delicious. The wait staff was excellent. The front of house could use just a tiny bit of polish. I was early and was told the table would be “ready on time” . But then there was no following prompt to “enjoy a seat in our bar while you wait” (a courtesy as well as an up-sell opportunity). I just stood there till I noticed the bar to the left. They also neglected to offer coat check and I had to chase them down for it. We had a wonderful time and these are minor things but since so many restaurants are adept at these fine points - I noted it. We can’t wait to go back!
I was able to get a table for 2 at 8:30 on a Thursday booking two hours ahead. Our seat was in the main dining room that was full when we arrived, and nearly empty at 10:15. Other than the area being a little chilly (it was 28 degrees outside) there was a warm feeling throughout. Service is professional and unobtrusive, from the host to the table runners. The only service fault was a rather musty glass of red, but that can happen to the best of us. The menu is a crowd pleaser and well executed, though the modern portions lack sparkle for the price point.
The service was poor. No one asked if we liked our food or came to ask if we needed anything. The steak I ordered had some unedible parts to it and the chicken my girlfriend ordered was seasoned poorly and lacked any taste. I complained to the waiter about the steak and received no apology. Wouldn't recommend eating here.
Just about the worst experience in 40 years of eating out. Things went well at first- wine person was very helpful selecting a wine and waiter explained specials and competently took our orders. The octopus appetizer unfortunately was undercooked and staff were