The Milling Room

4.4
2067 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 2067 people are saying
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CharlieG
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and services were excellent!!

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vipBudSailing
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Milling Room continues to deliver - excellent fish (we had salmon, Dorade and Black Cod - each was more delicious than the next. Really terrific. Service was impeccable and the ambiance is quite nice. This is a local treasure.

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MartynL
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little pricey, but quality of food excellent, same for drinks, service and overall ambiance. Very creative menu, a great place for special occasions. We had brunch, and will be back.

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Jmdskyline
Detroit
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience1

We decided to eat outside as we were told they had heaters. Food great but we were freezing as they had cheap ineffective heaters

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vipRockDiner2
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

A bit mixed and unsure of the rating. Food was good, but a few misses. Appetizers for sharing came without small plates to eat from. We had finished it by eating directly out of the main dish. They could not accommodate a change to make a particular dish more child friendly. But ok, it’s not a family restaurant. I would eat there again, however.

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LianneR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Anniversary. Waited 30 + minutes for food. We we starving at 3pm. The Egged Benedict no hollandaise no salad. Waitress sweet but distracted and not listening. Awful cold food. Very disappointed as we’ve had good meals and service many times. This was mostly worth complaining about after because they were not interested at the tim.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

I recommend this location. It is really light/bright and has a great feel to it. Food was good. Improvements: We checked in and they made us wait like 10 mins while they set up the table. The place was empty. And all the tables were already set up. Strange. But we waited. Prices on the receipt did not match the menu. Strange. Service is slow. I know you may say, did you like it? We did. The place had a great atmosphere and the food was good. It was just wrapped in some weird service issues.

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vipAlexa
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about this spot! The ambiance, the service, and of course the food.

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vipMary
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Rudy, was AWESOME! Food was yummy.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a beautiful room. Great food and great service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Service was a shambles and was not particularly busy

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DonnaA
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Very pricey for the quality of food and service. Chose this restaurant on ambiance, but that was a mistake. The $16.00 French martinis filled half a glass each with a very slight vodka pour. The salmon, ordered medium rare, was still swimming and had to be sent back. We didn't have a dedicated waiter and had to hail whoever came by, including the hostess.
Like other reviews, we waited 20-30 minutes for coffee and the check before hailing a cab to the theatre. It's a lovely space, but I'm not in any rush to return.

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suzrtay
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely large room, very tasty menu! The service was lovely but I had to chase down a waiter for a wine refill and to get the bill. I have never been disappointed by a meal at the Milling Room and I'm glad to see them back open.

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vipdeborahb
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food here was all excellent on the night we were there. The service was also great. Overall it was a pleasant surprise, since none of us had been there before. The space could feel large (it is a big room) depending on your table, but we were at a banquette and it felt quite pleasant and cosy.

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KristenS
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our server Billy was very accommodating and friendly. We sat outside since one of our party is a new mommy and not comfortable indoors yet. It was freezing but Billy was just as attentive as if we were indoors. My only Con was that the heat lamp was small and didn't have much power other tan keeping our heads warm. I couldn't feel any heat on my back lap or feet.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm reception. Attentive service. Excellent food preparation and presentation

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MikeyA
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Just a very non attentive borderline unfriendly Waitress, 20+ minutes to wait to order it wasn’t even that busy nor did our waitress have that many tables to cover.

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Adam
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing time. Delicious food with attentive and friendly servers.

We went for brunch on a Sunday at 11am. Not too busy, and we were seated right away. Beautiful seating area in the back.

The waitresses and waiters were very friendly, prompt, knowledgeable, and attentive. They answered any questions we had.

I had the Eggs Norwegian. The smoked salmon was delicious, and the kale salad was surprisingly a refreshing pairing with the food.

My brunch guest had the French Toast. Thick cut brioche loaf, deliciously fried and served with sweetened whipped cream and delicious berries. The berries were almost like compote, but still retained their shape, just having an incredibly sweet flavor.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

They should have told us when we arrived that the food would take 40 minutes, it was overpriced and not particularly good.

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OykuU
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We went to the Milling Room for brunch and I found everything we had quite delicious. My friend and I shared three dishes: avocado toast is very average I wouldn’t get again, Ricotta Gnocchi with egg in it was very good, and the French toast was absolutely delicious. French toast was so good that we actually considered getting a second plate of it. I’d definitely recommend this place for brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant. The skylights and resulting natural light energize the atmosphere. That said, it’s still a very cozy and welcoming environment. Effortlessly cool without pretension.

The menu is elevated enough to feel special and the food is very well prepared.

The service is warm and attentive from front to back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Abbiamo consumato un buon brunch in atmosfera rilassata e tranquilla, servizio cortese, forse un po' lento ma non era un problema dato che nom avevamo fretta. Prezzi adeguati

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vipMmPp
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

We waited over 30 minutes to order and another hour for the food to arrive. We only got to order when we went inside looking for a server and had to check in again to actually have food served. No one checked on our table during our entire meal. Consider the pricy menu and generic brunch offerings, I wouldn’t recommend The Milling Room.

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ArtyWoman
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a charming, well-ventilated restaurant with excellent food and service. It is a bit pricey so we save it for special occasions.

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AliceNYC
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience1

Music was very loud even at 6pm. And, music was not appropriate for evening dining after 7pm:..oldies from the 60’s ? Jazz or blues at a moderate, background volume would have been nice. When the music is calmer the noise level is lower.I think more service attention is needed approaching peak times. Food was good especially seafood. A fruit compote would have been nice with the pork but had to ask for it from busboy sine server was not available.

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LinaT
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went with a group of girls for Sunday brunch. Am I ace is beautiful. Our waiter was helpful and very nice. Food was absolutely delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

The food was good but the portions are small and it was very expensive.

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JasonW
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the perfect UWS place to go for a date night! We love this place every time.

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vipUpperWestSider
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this restaurant has been getting better and better. The food quality and presentation are outstanding. The dorade with provencal sauce was superb. The dessert: sorbet with berries and meringue was so good we ordered another after planning to share a single one. The service was impeccable and very friendly, from the reservation person to the waiter, to the runner. The noise level is quite low until 7:30 pm. Noisier later. I would go back anytime with pleasure.

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Lena
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was a good experience. Food was delicious, but we waited for our check for a long time afterwards.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch experience..loved the food and atmosphere..

LB
vipLuciaB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Nice place and good very expensive

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MaryL
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Small portion of a bland Potato leek soup. Despite it being served with a flourish in a large bowl the course was tiny and tasteless. Pork served with escarole and white beans was good but very fatty. The vegetarian squash dish was tasty but also too small a portion. Service, however, was attentive and it’s a pretty room.

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Westsider
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely place, good food, good service, a wee overpriced and a little too noisy though. Nice attentive staff.

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TracyH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time at the Milling Room.! We were seated at a lovely table. The dining room is beautiful. Our server Jacqueline was extremely attentive. As it was my daughter's birthday, she went out of her way to make it special! Also, the sommelier suggested a wonderful wine to go with our meal. The meals were beautifully presented and so delicious. My favorite was the Alaskan Black Cod. All the appetizers we had were excellent as well. Great experience - looking forward to our next visit!

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vipPeteDakota
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

We had a reservation for 6:45 PM and when we arrived, we were told that our table was being set up and we should wait at the bar. The bartender was wonderful and made fantastic martinis. However, as we were enjoying our cocktails, we were watching multiple people come in and being brought back into the dining room. Finally, we asked the hostess what was up and were told, rather unapologetically, that they forgot about us, even though we were well within her eyesight.

The busboy was super nice, but our waiter was not very good. After a 15-minute wait, he finally came up to our table and just said, "ready to order?" What? We had to ask about specials and he didn't bother to ask if we wanted anything to drink. He disappeared before we had a chance to ask about wine.

We ordered food and he didn't check on us. Thankfully, the busboy (who was WAY more attentive than the waiter) stopped by and brought the wine guy Tomas to our table so we were able to order a bottle. Tomas was wonderful. The food was delicious, but the waiter never checked on us.

We were told that they all pool their tips at the end of the night, but I wish we could have tipped the bus boy , bartender and Tomas separately and given our waiter well below the 20-25% we usually tip. But we didn't want to penalize the others. So all in all, a mixed bag.

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CentralParkinview
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The beautiful barrel-shaped, glass ceiling of The Milling Room makes an unusual and wonderful place to have dinner. I and my companion each had different fish dishes, I had the Dorade, my companion had salmon. Both were excellent. Service is attentive without being intrusive. All-in-all, The Mill Room is a special restaurant that we're luck to have in the UWS.

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FoodiefromNYC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Food is a mixed bag.
Cod was fantastic, butternut squash main was very disappointing.
Pork chops were so-so.
Service was very slow and server didn’t know how to direct on the menu.
For a pricier menu like this servers really need to know their stuff. Was disappointing.

The room and ambiance helped on all the negatives.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Food is always delicious and the bread is to die for. I don’t know what’s going on in the kitchen but it is so delicious LOL. The service was great and I hadn’t been there since before the pandemic and I still love you just as much. I had my husband’s 60th birthday party there a few years ago and highly recommended for anything.

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MicaelaT
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were seated late. After 45 minutes of waiting for our food, we were told it would come out in aprox 40 minutes. Asked for the bill since we had to catch a plane which we informed right when we sat and ordered. Waitress was very rude at the end for some reason to this moment I don’t understand. Very sad as we were all excited to eat TMR’s food.

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The Milling Room is rated 4.4 stars by 2067 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.