The Milling Room

4.5
1495 reviews
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American
The Milling Room features seasonal locally-sourced American cuisine served in a skylit dining room and lively tavern-inspired bar in the heart of the Upper West Side.
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a
Miami
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

I ordered a lobster dumpling and I got a gnocchi instead. When I complain the waiter said that “ their dumpling is like that!!!!)
This is at least disrespectful to don’t say dishonest!!

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SL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Yes, would recommend with a caveat. Service was extraordinarily slow, so if you've got anywhere to be short of 2 hours, I would not recommend. We had a 6pm res and needed to be somewhere local at 8pm. Food did not arrive until 730pm, which we then rushed and got takeout boxes. Otherwise, fine.

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OT
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All around fantastic experience that catered nicely to our 3 year old and made us feel special on our wedding anniversary!

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H
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, creative but not odd
Plenty of good wines
Fun atmosphere

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BB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

I had the special halibut and it was tasteless - We waited over 45 minutes from when appetizer served to get our main course.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fathers Day

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MF
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very classy atmosphere, good food prepared well. The wait staff was attentive and friendly.

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m
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Went for Father’s Day and they were out of several menu items that several of us desired. I understand this happens but it was a disappointment. One of our table ordered the potato latkes which were over cooked and more like three potato crisps. I got the avocado toast with kim chee. Good but not a deal or extra special in any way but certainly adequate. A veltliner by the glass was a generous pour and going rate 14$
Space is large and airy. Service was good.
By far dessert was the best part. The warm rhubarb tart with earl grey ice cream was delicious and the chocolate lava cake was also very good.
Not craving a re run but if I do would be wise to book much earlier for brunch than 2:30.

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L
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

As soon as I saw the picture of the place with the big skylight I reserved right away for Father’s Day. I checked for reviews and most comments was how slow the service was but still excited to go coz menu was also decent.
So in person awesome place a lot of attentive servers
But the kitchen was super slow for breakfast brunch
Eggs come on !!! But was good even though served cold.
We wanted to finish off with desserts but did not know that they’re making the cake from scratch- it was a long wait. The server took off the dessert charge thank you

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a
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 5

Great special occasion place. Beautiful room.

My friend ordered the yellowfin tuna puttenesca, its not sliced, the sauce is like a salsa on the fish, the side looked like some sort of salad like a seaweed.

I had the bucattini and clams, the clams are in the shell and taste like baked clams with breadcrumbs. Bery good. The bucattini had a lot of cheese just enough wine sauce. Excellent bread and olive oil for the table.

We had a bottle of wine. Glasses and cocktails are priced above average.

Lovely crowd, well behaved so you can acually have a conversation. Mixed ages.

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A
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Returning to The Milling Room 2 years later, my husband and I delighted in the unique ambiance, but were both greatly disappointed in the food - an attempt to create haute cuisine gone terribly wrong. Rather than achieving complimentary and unexpected pairings of flavor and texture, the kitchen took a deconstructed approach that resulted in a haphazard clashing of ingredients. My grey, undercooked risotto had at least 4 sauces or purees drizzled on top, including something I would describe as a thick vinegary balsamic, a sun-dried tomato puree, and something yellow. They overpowered the bland risotto; a mash-up of condiments reminiscent of what a home cook might resort to in an attempt to salvage a recipe that didn't turn out well. My husband's steak, while more simply prepared, was similarly underwhelming. The $39 NY strip loin was lean, tender, and without much flavor (should of guessed that ahead of ordering it). "Strawberries & Cream" trifle was not dreamy layers, but again presented in jarring textures, including coarse cookies and small dollops of gelatinous strawberry.

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MS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I love this place.
In Japanese words Oishii, Subarashii, kanji ga yoi, Suteki na kuukan, Akarui, Hiroi, Yuttari shita Kuukan,

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j
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My two friends and I had for the most part a wonderful dinner at The Milling Room. The room
is stunning! The food was excellent though on the pricey side. We absolutely loved our very
friendly and very professional server. The room is wonderful to be in and I would return just
for that. My only complaint is that the corkage was on the high side at $40.

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AA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was tasty and different, service was fantastic - felt the quantity of food for the $ value was a little disappointing. My husband ordered the Steak and for $39.00 felt it could have had another slice, as they cut the steak into 2 pieces and it look very stingy. Otherwise, we would go back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic all around. Five stars all around. With many so many dining options in NYC, few stand out and are truly worth time and money.

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CS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance of this restaurant is amazing. Went with a part of 6, everyone loved their brunch meal. I would highly recommend the Milling Room!

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a
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great for date night or a group dinner party! Delish food and drinks. Great open space.

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D
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Sure. Solid. Great service. Loved the server. She knew stuff and was happy to share what she knew. The yellowtail was wonderful, the tuna was terrific, but the pork chop was special. Get the cheese for dessert and not the more traditional dessert, as it's just serviceable rather than special. But we had a nice anniversary!

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JS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful large room. Food was good, pre-theater dinner was a good deal. Nice spot to take friends. Noise level was low enough you could hear each other. Service was on the slow side so you never feel rushed.

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

Excellent food and amazing ambience! If you're on the UWS, I HIGHLY recommend this place for a meal - it is spacious, gorgeous and totally awesome - we had a super time!

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TZ
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very attentive service, tasty entrees and nice ambience.

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MO
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

The space is gorgeous: bright and lovely decor. We were pleased that there were vegetarian options to choose from. The celery root soup was promising, but arrived with a thick skin on top and could have used for seasoning. Loved the offerings on the cheese plate! The asparagus salad was fantastic. and the fresh baked bread was a nice surprise. The white asparagus and latkes: latkes were great, but the white asparagus was limply strewn over the plate and so over cooked that it was mushy and turned to goo when I tried to cut it. The woody ends weren’t trimmed either, which was surprising. Service was unimpressive: our server wasn’t very attentive and never once asked how our meals were. But the other staff made sure plates were cleared, waters filled, etc.

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NY
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent attentive staff couldn't be lovelier. Really enjoyed out bunch. Was there recently for a great dinner as well. Open, light and airy feel.

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J
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fish always excellent here. Salads were great. Love the Tuesday night BYOB with no corkage fee.
Server was informed and professional

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CD
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

On Tuesdays they have a BYOB policy which is great and we take advantage of this frequently. The big faux pas they consistently make is whomever (server/sommelier) opens the bottle patrons have brought will pull the cork and pour a taste for themselves before pouring for the customer. This is such poor form, just the assumption that the customer doesn’t mind is terrible. When it is a restaurant supplied bottle from their wine list then tasting to ensure it’s quality is appropriate but tasting a customer’s bottle without asking first isn’t.

Watching the server do this completely stalled conversation at our table and my guests were appalled.

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HC
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We went for Sunday brunch and it was perfect for our small group. The airy, light-filled atrium provided a feeling of the outdoors without the direct sunlight. We also appreciated that each table had plenty of room, so it's a nice ambiance for conversation. The service and food met the level of the ambiance, so we had a wonderful time catching up with friends. Good food, great ambiance, excellent conversation -- we thoroughly enjoyed The Milling Room.

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L
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our brunch was delicious, the atmosphere very nice and the service really wonderful. But with two orders of scrambled eggs, a shared dessert, no alcohol, no coffee, the total with tip was over $75. That seems really much too high. Had the eggs been $14 instead of $23, it would have made a huge difference.

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OT
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice food in a lovely setting. Very good ambience. Quite expensive.

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AM
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is unique and exquisite. The server was very attentive and organized.
Best food and service I’ve had in years!

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AK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great!

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A
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Wonderful evening meal with parents visiting town. The dining room is beautiful and has a nice ambience. The food was fantastic - I had the salmon which was cooked perfectly and very light and fresh. Everyone on the table was very happy with their main. Bread to start was great, warm and crusty, and the sides were also delicious. Chocolate dessert was divine. The only negative was that it took quite a long time to be served our drinks to start and then our food. However, was a lovely evening and I will be returning. Great spot on the UWS for special occasions.

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BS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places to go for special occasions! Exquisite food, great ambiance and service - an elevated dining experience but also cool and comfortable.

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A
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 4ambience 3

Overpriced, uncomfortable and very slow - hard to say much more
Go elsewhere - there are a lot of better options for a nice meal in NYC

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n
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants,and my companion ,who was here for first time, also loved it all.
i began with delicious salmon crudo-almost always have something like this here as appetizer and its great-very delicate and tasty.My companion loved the arugula salad -maybe a special.We both loved the trout special-came with good puréed lentils.Shared an excellent molten cake dessert-the wine was also excellent, as was the service.
We came early, as it can get very noisy here after eight oclock...

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is TOO TOO noisy, but otherwise it's wonderful. Go with people you don't want to talk to or people you see and talk to all the time.

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M
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The space and decor are lovely, the service easy is and not too fussy. In general the prices are a little high. My berkshire pork chop was excellent. It was however very disappointing that a very ordinary glass of wine was $17.00

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JB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Unfortunately, there was a problem with the air conditioning system when we were seated at our table. After mentioning it twice to our server, and witnessing other patrons complain, I asked for the manager who told us that they had to keep the system running in order to fix it. Ten minutes later the air was still very cold, and I threatened to leave. At that point, and after complaining several times, they moved us to another table. The food was okay, but just okay. There was no offer of compensation for freezing us in any form at all.
We won’t be back.

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T
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s just such an impressive place. My client was impressed.

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JB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitstaff person (lady) was outstanding!

(I would prefer to keep this short.)

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g
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great room excellent vibe, food was awesome, service could have been a little more attentive

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