The Milling Room

4.7
1813 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.

-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) and outdoors.
-Our hours of operation for dinner are Wednesday-Friday 4-9pm, Saturday-Sunday 4:30pm-9pm and brunch are Saturday-Sunday 11am-3pm.
-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
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
What 1813 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.7
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4.2
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipNicoleS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Protected from the street but still airy and open.safe.

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viprestweek
New York Area
104 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great service. great food. we were the only people eating outside. we love the beautiful restaurant inside, but we had heaters.

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vipvintagevogue
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing brunch setup! Fairly Covid safe, and delicious. Loved the huevos rancheros and salads.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always delicious and staff is lovely, especially the manager Olga!

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JuneL
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A bit overpriced for the amount of serving but overall great ambience and tasty food

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Rich
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place; loved how accommodating they are. It was truly a special anniversary experience!! They have the whole outdoor dining thing down pat.

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vipLindaP
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I wanted to take my husband out to dinner for his birthday, but was concerned about indoor dining. I thought of The Milling Room because we'd been there twice before (for his birthday 3 years ago and his son's graduation 2 years ago) and I remembered how spacious it was and figured it was a safe choice for COVID-time dining. They completely exceeded expectations. The tables were far apart, the staff stood back when speaking to us (always wearing a mask) and there were visible air purifiers throughout the space.

But even without the special precautions, The Milling Room is a beautiful space with great food and great service. Definitely one of my favorites on the Upper West Side.

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vipMichelaT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always such a great experience! Excellent food with relaxed, beautiful atmosphere. 10/10

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Plantophile
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside, there was some traffic noise but not overwhelming. One of us is a vegetarian and there were several options. We were pleased with everything, the kabocha squash soup was outstanding

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vipEatingOut
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Ambience and noise level were due to outdoor dining. Not the fault of the restaurant.

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Rebecca
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ambiance, excellent food and service. Will be back!

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JoshuaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in the city. Beautiful and spacious interior, consistently good service, and excellent food at a reasonable price. I order the pork almost every time, and it’s always perfect.

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vipTammy
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Faltan alternativas vegetarianas

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viprestweek
New York Area
105 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

wonderful experience. the bbt salad was delicious. the fish,dory, wasexcellent. we ate outside, and will be back soon.

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vipMichelaT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a cozy evening! Amazing food and service. They made the indoor dining feel safe. Highly recommend

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Genaro
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
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 on October 17, 2020
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 on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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ZahirC
New York Area
15 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
108 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
8 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
20 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!

FAQs

The Milling Room is rated 4.7 stars by 1813 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.