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The Milling Room

4.6
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1798 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.
-Dining experiences in our restaurant are limited to 75 minutes for parties up to 2 guests and are limited to 90 minutes for parties 3+.
-We are accepting reservations Indoors ( Standard)/ Outside.
- For dinner we are open Indoors (Standard) and Outside, Wednesday - Sunday 4-9PM. Brunch Outside only.
- We are not accepting reservations for Brunch. All tables are available first come, first serve.
-We have a 10 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 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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1798 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.5
service
4.7
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4.1
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Genaro
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and the service here! Our server, Roberto was so great!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was stunning inside!! The menu and atmosphere were equally amazing. We ordered steak, scallops and cauliflower - everyone’s dishes were fantastic. I would absolutely go back!

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Trishie
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

excellent service, as always...attentive but not intrusive..highly recommend

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ZahirC
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neighborhood favorite that continues to deliver great food and service. Love it!!

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vipMaddog
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great outdoor dining set up. New additions to menu are delicious such as the branzino and beet salad. Waiter was excellent.

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AllisonM
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There are lots of good restaurants in the neighborhood, but objectively - and even for value - The Milling Room is the best. The food is over-the-top exceptional - I've been four times in the past three weeks and every time the food and service have been flawless. It's pretty easy to spend $25-$40 on an entree on the UWS, but it really feels worth it here. More than happy to keep going to keep a local gem in business.

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Dennis
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and choice of wines by the glass were excellent.

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vipElizabethS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We love the Milling room, but didn't think the food was quite as good as in the past.

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vipElaine
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy The Milling Room has reopened! It’s the only restaurant where we feel comfortable sitting indoors, with its soaring ceiling and spacious dining room. While they took every precaution and followed pandemic protocols - temperature checks, contact tracing information, masks required, etc. it was still a very relaxing experience. My two friends and I thought the food was as good as always, and the service was friendly and efficient. My yellowfin tuna appetizer was beautifully presented and delicious, and the scallops dish came with celtuce, a vegetable I’ve only eaten in Asia. My friends enjoyed their dishes as well. We made the right decision when we selected The Milling Room for our gathering - it’s a special place! (10/7/2020)

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent service from Tomas, our waiter. The food was out of this world and the wine recommendation was on point. The restaurant honored my dietary restrictions and the accommodations did not affect the quality or presentation of my entree. I would love to come back and dine indoors when the opportunity arises. The pics of the indoor space look fantastic. This was a wonderful experience with strict adherence to social distancing and mask-wearing by the staff.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service. Just a pleasure every time

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vipErica
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The food is fantastic and the environment/ambiance is incredible - I think it's the most beautiful restaurant in the Upper West Side. Perfect date night in the neighborhood.

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Kundun9
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Pretty good. The service was excellent. My date showed up without a mask, so the restaurant supplied her with one. The wait staff was very attentive, friendly, and guided us through the food menu and the cocktail list, for us, very particular Foodies.

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dannygallagher
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I may be just a little bit old fashioned, but when I order a steak I crazily expect a steak, not just two slices of meat. For $$38 bucks it's hard to find "value".
Congenial service.
Delicious chewy bread and the Yellowfin appetizer, yum.

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vipFHFoodie
New York Area
101 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Interesting menu selections, prepared well. The outside seating was comfortable. COVID precautions clearly were being followed.

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fromstarwithlove
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They had amazing service and accommodated my friend and our three kids on the patio. It was so nice and the food was not only beautiful but delicious!

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vipMarkG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice outdoor dining but Columbus Avenue can be noisy.

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vipamyr
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!

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vipJARSD
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Given the stress of Covid19, the Milling Room was very relaxed and thoughtfully set up. The food was excellent and the service very attentive.

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HVines
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a perfect date night for us. The salmon was perfectly cooked. The roasted chicken was amazingly moist. The shishito peppers were delicious. We saw the staff wipe down every surface after each dining experience.

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LenaA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, delicious food. Overall a great experience. I will be back!

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vipEllenR
Milwaukee
19 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! The best distances set up

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LissaK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They've really thought through their outdoor space! It's pleasure to eat outside under the tent. The food has also improved a lot and it was good before! While it's a bit expensive it's a really good meal with great service.

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kaithow21
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Had a lovely meal at Milling Room’s lovely sidewalk set up! Terrific food and wonderful service.

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DonnaH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good service can make or break a dining experience. We had attentive (but not overbearing) service and delicious food. An overall wonderful evening!

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vipJobieL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous job with outdoor dining setup. Great to be back at Milling Room!

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gfreefoodie
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, good portions. Fresh and flavorful.

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JoshA
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great experience with outdoor dining, servers were excellent and food was delicious!

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vipjimd
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I was for the most part very happy with my meal at The Milling Room, especially since I
missed eating out so much! My first course, heirloom beets and burata salad with figues
was sublime, the next course Waygu beef less so. But I'm giving restaurants extra
allowances during these trying times.

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Eloise
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The opening of The Milling Room for outdoor dinning coincided with an event requiring celebration. The Milling Room has been the restaurant we turn to celebrate in the past. While we missed the indoor ambiance of light and largesse, the presentation of outdoor tables is well spaces with privacy structures between tables. The menu still offers unique dishes memorably delicious, the service is courteous and smooth, the celebration is fulsome as always at the Milling Room.

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vipBarbaraB
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We’ve eaten at the milling room when they had indoor dining. You could always count on well prepared, if perhaps uninspiring meals. However the salmon that I had was ok but price doesn’t make mediocre meals worth it.

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vipJakovlev
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very empty due to Corona virus but the place was great; we will come back for dinner after this pandemic calmed down

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kac923
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went to The Milling Room to celebrate our friends’ birthdays. This was not our first time at the restaurant The food was delicious; service impeccable and ambiance lovely for the occasion! Tables are set far enough apart that it made conversation easy and, given concerns regarding Covid-19, very comfortable. Will definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great way to spend a birthday! Highly recommended

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MC919
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Had a delicious meal inside a beautiful place! The special, beet pasta with lobster was a particular hit! Sadly had to wait almost 40 minutes to be seated even though we had a reservation. Yet-would definitely go back, it was worth the wait.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very beautiful setting, and plenty of room to be comfortable.

Food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing loved it

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great place. The food took a little long to cook

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vipmarkm
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It is a solid neighborhood restaurant with good food and service but it is expensive. It is priced like a midtown Manhattan restaurant which it is not. Dinner in the neighborhood should not have to be over 100 a person. 70ish is more my speed.

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Cait
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 stars for the bread alone. Great experience overall of course but, that bread though...

FAQs

The Milling Room is rated 4.6 stars by 1798 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.