The Milling Room

4.6
1988 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
The Milling Room features seasonal locally-sourced American cuisine by Chef Marcus Ware, 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 1988 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.7
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4.2
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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Drinks were great. Food was good. Great ambiance. But the service spoilt the night. Service was terrible. Had to wait over 30 mins past reservation time to get seated. No one came to take order for another 30 mins. Took forever to bring the food as well.

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vipArtyWoman
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food and ambience are fabulous. Too crowded to talk effectively. Service slow at the end.

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vipLarry
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service in quiet outdoor seating area

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Barrett
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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YungL
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner last night was spectacular, we had the chilled corn soup with lump crab meat, and the special roasted cauliflower with baby beets as appetizer, both were refreshing and well seasoned, then we had the gnocchi, and the pasta carbonara as mid course, they were delicious. For entree, we had the chicken, and the dry aged ny strip, flavors were great, and same as the presentation. For dessert, we had the sticky toffee pudding, and sorbet with berries. The wine pairing suggestions throughout the meal from the GM was spot on. The service was impeccable and unpretentious. The space and the deco is gorgeous. It was a great experience and we look forward to dining here again. We highly recommend the Milling Room for a nice dinner out.

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CangWaL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Our food took a while to come out. My dish was a bit cold when it came out after 30-40min after ordering. Our waiter forgot one order at the end.

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JoeW
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location for Sunday Brunch. Beautiful room and excellent food and service!

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viprestweek
New York Area
110 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

service was outstanding. food was not up to usual standards: peaches in salad were hard, & fish was dry. perhaps this was because the restaurant was closed for a private affair.

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vipLivieC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Love coming here - service was a bit slow but everyone is super nice, and the food and drinks are delicious.

GK
GiovannaK
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! It was the best meal I’ve had in a long time.

DB
DeanB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Excellent food and not just in a "good local place" kind of way.

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Now12
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food is okay, but pricey. Noise levels are relatively high, due to the big empty space. Service was way too fast, felt like we were being chased away even though the restaurant was not full.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, outstanding food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Miles, was excellent! He was extremely attentive, friendly, and knowledgeable, and made excellent suggestions for the table. I really enjoyed the Waterloo cocktail (refreshing but not too sweet) and the fried oyster appetizer special. We’ll definitely be coming back!

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vipJaewriter
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The space is beautiful. The food was not up to par. The salad was underdressed abs overpriced, the pork was tough, the seafood overdone, the coffee lukewarm. Fro start to finish, a disappointment.

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Gourmande
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Was by myself and quite disappointed all around.
Been there twice before for dinner and those experiences were delightful in every way.

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vipLocaluser
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, atmostphere is unique and attractive and the wait staff was outstanding. Definitely a 10!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The food was really delicious, and the service was attentive. We were sitting at a corner table, and it was freezing. The people sitting next to us were complaining about the same thing—the bar area was like 10 degrees warmer than the main dining room

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Mrchance26832018enjoythem
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!! Great customer service!!! Great ambience!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous! Great Saturday brunch.

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HappyCamper
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had dinner and brunch at the Milling Room recently and both times the food was terrific. Beautifully presented and delicious. The linguine alla carbonara was creamy and garlicky and the ricotta gnocchi was really nice too. Staff is friendly and efficient. Great to sit outside but indoor dining is a lovely atmosphere. This is my new go to on the UWS.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time ! Great food

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RubyS
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, impressive service. It was an early seating so the place was quiet.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food and atmosphere is outstanding. Highly recommend!!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anna the hostess is amazing! She’s incredibly helpful, warm, and kind and is an excellent manager!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even turning the storm the Wait staff were calm and lovely. The cod was fantastic!

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tbacher
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time here and we loved every aspect. The service was impeccable and our food was delicious. We happened to be dining during the rain and thunderstorm from Ida and it was a beautiful space to miss out on the weather chaos.

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Rilka
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, the portions were generous, the staff were attentive and friendly.

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vipNonoy
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dining room is beautiful with the atrium. Our proof of vaccination card was checked before entering. Melissa, i think she is the manager was very accomodating. The food was delicious and good presentation. I want to go back.

DB
DanaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for a late brunch with my elderly parents...the hostess was extremely accommodating, the service was lovely, and the food was delicious.

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vipnycdiner
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious — everything was so fresh! The server and hostess could not have been nicer. Service of drinks was a little slow, but every place is short-staffed now. Outdoor dining space is very nice.

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foodE
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and ambience at The Milling Room was good, prior to Covid. Now, it is excellent. The menu is creative without being bizarre; ingredients are fresh; the presentations attractive; and the service is absolutely wonderful.

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AnneG
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

originally planned to dine outdoors but once we saw the interior we had to eat inside. The place is designed beautifully and the seating is very spacious so we were not on top of other people. The service was impeccable the food was delectable.

Will definitely be returning. We started with the stone fruit and tomato appetizer which was seasonal and outstanding. The pork chop entrée and the salmon entrée were both excellent and served to perfection

JB
JeanB
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance for a friends reunion - fun atmosphere and still very able to visit with each other. everybody was able to find food they enjoyed. Will defiantly return

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Opticon
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The menu changes daily, which tells you how much attention is paid to the food. Our choices included cold corn soup, salmon, and black cod, both fish lightly sauced and melt-in-your mouth delicious, plus the sticky toffee pudding and berries over black raspberry sorbet for dessert. I kept stealing bits of my friend's sticky toffee. We sat in the middle of the main dining room, where all the tables are separated by at least six feet. The high-ceiling ambience with its glass barrel vault is lovely, although because of all the hard surfaces, I imagine the noise level could become quite loud if the space were filled closer to capacity. As it was, we could converse without shouting. All told, a very pleasant dining experience.

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jtanghow
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We got there a little after the reservation time because of the rain and they were very understanding and accommodating.

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alex
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. Absolutely delicious and excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The octopus appetizer is excellent and black cod with vegetables really well prepared with an excellent flavor.

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vickiec
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our experience was outstanding. The food, the service, the decor was the best. WOW. We will be going back frequently.

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vipJude
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch experience with waiter Miles outdoors. Came back unexpectedly after park concert rain out and crowd in bar and had terrific service and drinks served by Thomas. Friendly staff snd great food and drinks. Terrific find!

FAQs

The Milling Room is rated 4.6 stars by 1988 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.