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The Milling Room, New York, NY

The Milling Room

4.6
4.6
2487 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 Indoors (Standard) and outdoors.
-Our hours of operation for dinner are Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm, and Friday and Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm. Brunch is Sunday 11 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.
-We require a credit card to hold this 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. The restaurant will modify this based on weather conditions.

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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 34 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary Italian, Contemporary French

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–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

    Ryan Cantwell

  • Private party facilities

    The Milling Room features American Cuisine served in a comfortable, tavern-like atmosphere in the heart of the Upper West Side.

  • Private party contact

    Hannah Newton: (877) 426-6956

  • 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

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,487 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Beautiful restaurant!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always it is one of our favorite. Great food and lovely atmosphere. Service is great
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience. Great environment, delicious meals, and attentive staff.
  4. M

    Merry

    New York Area

    54 reviews

    3.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    The Milling room has minimalist decor. It's large but we found a less noisy table. The food is good but not worth the money. It's too expensive for what it is
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to a play and ate here before it started. Came to happy hour. Great vibe, very modern, stunning dining room!
  6. AW

    AmandaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ambiance was amazing. Food and cocktails were great, and it wasn’t loud with music blasting like most places. Will definitely be back!
  7. BG

    BennettG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food and wonderful atmosphere.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was really good. Would definitely go back!Our server was very attentive. Cocktails were ok nothing special.
  9. DB

    DavidB

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend! Good selection of entrees, excellent wine list and a large attentive staff. Located just a half a block north on Columbus Ave., where we were visiting the American Museum of Natural History, we decided to dine in New York before navigating rush hour traffic back to our suburban home. After a great cocktail at their bar, with a very friendly and knowledgeable bartender, we were seated in their spacious and beautiful dining area. You're sure to find a selection on their menu to suit your tastes, as there were young and old alike seated around us. Their rock shrimp appetizer was superb; prepared piping hot, but not overcooked, a challenging accomplishment. The Milling Room is a very relaxing environment and no other excuse is necessary to go there other than to enjoy a great night of dining.
  10. R

    Robocopct

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Ruth was an awesome waitress and the food was amazing.
  11. RD

    RenaD

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    We really enjoyed our time at the milling room - a lovely room to be in and not noisy - the food was very good.
  12. SC

    SCS40

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great meal and very good service. The Milling Room is an UWS gem and we will definitely go back soon.
  13. MT

    MaryT

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Very little attention from the server through the whole time at the restaurant
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had a nice dinner with my husband everything we ordered was delicious.
  15. NB

    NothingBeatsNYC

    New York Area

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall4food5service1ambience3
    The Milling Room plays an important role in a neighborhood not known for contemporary places. Something is off, though -- maybe they are down servers, but we had pretty terrible service there in January 2023. The great quality of the food keeps us coming back. If the service is fixed, it's a gem.
  16. M

    Meredith

    Cleveland

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was delicious. Service was significantly lacking.
  17. W

    Westsidediner

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    I've eaten at the Milling Room before, but won't be going back. Always appreciate the large room with comfortable, well spaced tables. The service usually is reliable and was good on this occassion, although we twice had to ask for a drink order that was apparently forgotten. But the food was awful. A cold appetizer of burrata, beets and figs had just come from a very cold refrigerator, so cold it was almost tasteless. A main course of roast duck breast was incredibly and inedibly tough. Two different fish dishes were soupy messes covering overcooked fish. Roast chicken was the only entree that was enjoyed. Prices would be reasonable if the food quality met prior standards. But most of what we ate would be too expensive at any price.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance of the space was beautiful. The lighting was romantic, I love the arched glass ceiling and the aesthetic was a blend between the past and modern. I should speak to the food because the cuisine was perfection. The menu had everything I could ever want. We ordered the pate, mushroom risotto, duck breast and the New York strip. Each was prepared and coursed perfectly. The wine list offered options that I literally clapped my hands in excitement to see they had. Our selection: the Pouilly Fume, a favorite of mine. The service was friendly and professional, not stuffy. It was obvious that our server cared deeply for the guests quality of service and the regulars came back for that service. We finished the evening with a glass of Prosecco and the creme brûlée and toffee pudding. Just divine! This will definitely be a spot for special occasions in the future. I wish I could come back every week!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been to the Milling Room several time and it did not disappoint this time either. The service was friendly, kind and prompt. We made our concert in plenty of time, while having a relaxing dinner beforehand. They thoughtfully placed our starters in the middle so that it was easy to share both plates. The appetizers and main courses were absolutely delicious. We are looking forward to coming back again soon.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Moses was wonderful and so was the food! I’m glad we came early for dinner when the dining room was quieter, as it got noisier as the dinner crowd rolled in.
  21. RS

    RobertS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect. We enjoyed a cocktail at the bar and then were seated in the beautiful dining room. The service and food were excellent. We will definitely be coming back.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    A few things were less than perfect — like a side order that didn’t make it out until we were done (but the server removed it from our tab). Or a drink order that was forgotten then immediately remedied. Nothing was a big deal, but it’s why I didn’t give five stars.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    Beautiful space - lends a real sense of occasion. Food is reliably good, sometimes impressive. A regular spot for me. For a high end place, however, their service is surprisingly inexperienced (inattentive at times, forgetful) and poorly coordinated. Examples: forgetting my soup order, difficult to flag someone down when a dessert spoon was missing, promising to be right back to take our coffee orders when dessert arrived but not returning till we were almost done with dessert, etc etc. Well intentioned, just not very experienced or well orchestrated. Still I’ll come back because I like the menu and food is generally well-executed.
  24. EM

    EddieM

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great place, interesting dishes - awesome service.
  25. T

    Thompa

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    On New Years Eve we had a delicious Three course $100 meal. The service was very attentive and we all had a wonderful time.
  26. m

    miguel

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    NYE dinner with the family was great.............................
  27. JW

    JasonW

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great New Year's Eve dinner (excellent pre fixe menu) and delightful service!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Years Eve Dinner. Old work charm inside which you would have never guessed from the outside. The service and food was delicious…
  29. r

    ronshep

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve been enjoying The Millimg Room for several years and it’s always a delight to return there I had a lobster dish which was incredible and my wife had the short ribs that was the most tender and delicious we have ever tasted
  30. A

    Anonymous

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, friendly and attentive staff, and great food. I ordered the duck breast (pan seared) which was very flavorful. My date ordered the Cod with a mushroom sauce which was also amazing. Fantastic presentation. My only thing was the lack of sharing options for appetizers, we shared the Octopus with fingerling potatoes. Again, really delicious dish but probably the only shareable appetizer.
  31. B

    Bill

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a delicious meal, drinks, and dessert. Each course was perfectly spaced. We shall return.
  32. JR

    JeffR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We only had one dinner in NYC during our short stay before we flew home, and this was the best decision! The food was excellent, and the dining room is fantastic. Highly recommend!
  33. L

    Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went there for Christmas eve with friends and family. We enjoyed the place a lot - good ambience, food was tasty (in particular the grilled brussel sprout is really good as a side dish) and the waiters were very attentive.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    all was great.. but Christmas dinner closed menu was too expensive
  35. JB

    JustinB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christmas dinner
  36. A

    Adam

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our entire experience was absolutely lovely. They were very accommodating to our requests, the service was very good and the food was excellent. Our dining experiences had been disappointing lately. It is so gratifying to be able to write a review for a praise worthy restaurant. Truly a wonderful experience the Duck breast was prepared very well and the Banana Sticky Toffee Pudding was delicious!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, amazing atmosphere, and our waiter was the best and super friendly and fun
  38. m

    michellew

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  39. GN

    GlobalNomad

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The Milling Room is a very nice neighborhood tavern with an open, spacious and airy dining room. Greeted with a smile and mostly those who attended us were friendlly and professional. Unfortunately, the food, depending what you order is hit or miss. We were there for a late brunch, wasn't very crowded and ordered the short rib hash and cheese burger. Mixed verdict on the food....the short rib hash was bland and meh at best as so were the fries, while those in our party who ordered the burger said it was very good. Reasonably priced for the UWS, but doubt would try again or recommend with so many great neighborhood restaurants in the city. Perhaps the other dishes or night menu are better? I wish them well.
  40. l

    loria

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice place to meet friends. Food good. Service lovely. They didn’t rush us. No complaints-not exceptional.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Milling Room is rated 4.6 stars by 2487 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 34 times today
Google Map for The Milling Room

446 Columbus Ave., New York, NY 10024

Dining areas

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 Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary Italian, Contemporary French

  • 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

    Ryan Cantwell

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 595-0380

  • Private party facilities

    The Milling Room features American Cuisine served in a comfortable, tavern-like atmosphere in the heart of the Upper West Side.

  • Private party contact

    Hannah Newton: (877) 426-6956

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