The Milling Room

4.4
2120 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.

-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 2120 people are saying
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SueBNYC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place is fabulous. Everything. Period.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always wonderful it’s one of my favorites living in the city!

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vipBonrepas
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice meal with excellent service

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vipRickFlare
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience5

The food and service were poor quality, but the space is nice.

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vipDanaB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Give your on UWS would be great if you could add some kid friendly items on the menu and be a bit more geared towards families. I like the food but feel very unwelcome w kids.

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JERRYF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great atmosphere for anyone looking for a date night out with a wife or girlfriend. Limited items on a menu, so don't expect lots of choices; however, just enough to have satisfying experience wonder how many times they update their menu through the year.

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AllenS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on a first date here. Beautiful bar to wait at. Lighting was just about the right level. Wait staff very nice and engaging. And the food was perfect. Recommended.

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vipOritO
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as usual!

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SIfoodie44
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and service was amazing!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Had a good experience for a Sunday brunch
the food was good we started with the octopus and avocado toast and eggs Benedict with Brussels as well as eggs with smoked salmon.
the dessert was excellent we had the cake with almonds.

The service was a little out of whack although our server was nice and attentive, our cappuccinos were not hot and the server had a hiccup with the food. Other wise great place.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend wonderful staff tranquil environment

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vipMKM11
New York Area
92 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The high-ceilings, well-spaced tables, attentive service, and good food make this a fine spot for indoor dining in these pandemic times. The menu offers interesting choices well prepared and thoroughly delicious. There are many good wines by the bottle or glass, as well as unusual cocktails for those who wish to try them.

I'm glad to have spent such a pleasant evening with my friend at The Milling Room.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall fantastic! Ambiance perfect :)

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great brunch experience at The Milling Room. Consistently great food and service in a beautiful room. Love it.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super cute fun place! Amazing place! Not super busy! Great service!

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NicholeT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10s all around !! Best dinning experience I’ve had in a while, this is a hidden gem. MY FOOD WAS GOOOOOOD!

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Waxy
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

So beautiful. The appetizers and desserts were especially good, and the service was so warm.

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vipUWSide
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Big open dining room with high ceilings which makes it covid safe. Easy to spread your. Tasty food. Food and drink is pricey!

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JeanneG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Very nice setting and service !
Food was okay for the price but I would have liked a bit more creativity in the brunch food that was proposed.
It all seemed rather common.

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vipDanR
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve eaten here many times and every meal has been great. The grilled dorade with caponata is especially tasty. The cocktails are also really nice. I would highly recommend this place.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great ambiance. Little pricey but what isn’t these days. Would definitely go back.

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JojoeW
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We waited like 15 mins to get our server to come and 10 more mins to get a drinks

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vipeagle
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Just what we were looking for on NY Eve. Good food, adult noise level and ambience, and a distanced setting.

The pasta carbonara was worth the price of admission.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Menu du nouvel an extrêmement cher (115$ hors taxe et boisson) pour ce qui a été servi. C’était tout de même très bon. Menu obligatoire même pour enfant de 8 ans, impossible d’avoir un autre plat au choix.
Cadre et ambiance agréable, personnel serviable

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time and the food was amazing, nice atmosphere, warm lights, and service was great from the the guy who’s name was John.
Thank you for the pleasant New Year’s eve.

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TJNyc
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a lovely NYE dinner. The ambiance was exactly what you’d want it to be and the service was fantastic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience5

The place is beautiful , however our bartender wasn’t really paying attention , and I also disliked the bar menu . WHI has 4 items on a bar menu for New Years Eve ?? Not that the dinner menu was that much better either , so they absolutely need to do a better job next time .

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vipJasonP
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Menu has become too basic relative in the past. I guess this is due to covid

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CherieS
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spacious, beautiful restaurant. Amazing staff. Incredible food!

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Robby
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pretty restaurant. Food was excellent and fresh as always. Service is very friendly. Fair pricing.
Restaurant was not full but service was a bit rushed. Our salad came before drinks. As soon as I put my fork down my plate was taken away even though my dining companion wasn’t finished. Main course came as soon as salad plates were taken away.

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Hs246
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent drinks and thoughtful menu

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NYCDINER
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We had a reservation but still waited about 15 mins. Waiter was friendly but took a while to get to us and initially only asked for coffee and tea order. He left before we could tell him we wanted brunch cocktails to start. Service was slow so brunch took about 2 hours total. Food was good, we got dessert as well, toffee pudding and chocolate mousse. It's a nice place if you are looking for a leisurely brunch and not in a hurry.

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bente
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Music too loud for quiet conversation. Glad to hear all staff members were vaccinated and tables seems far enough apart, though would be better even farther. The outdoor option wasn’t available.
With covid being the main concern, you need to ask people how safe they felt. The rest almost barely matters. We choose the restaurant because of its size (perceived increase in safety), and little else.

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Edt1974
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

It was my friend’s 21st bday.

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ClaireM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing ambience. Stellar cocktails and wine. Really good pacing between courses. Can't wait to come back!

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WILLIEM
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience1

Food wasn’t worth the price. Drinks were good. Service was odd if that makes sense. Waiter had no sense of humor or personality to deal with public. Also thought he was a regular customer not the waiter.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

It’s a beautiful space but there is a poor value. Portions were extremely small. Our food arrived cold and when I spoke to the manager he said he would talk to the chef but made absolutely no effort to compensate for the small portions or check in with us once it arrived a second time. Don’t plan to visit or recommend the restaurant again. Also the place was pretty empty and didn’t have a good vibe.

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vipIvyNYC
New York Area
100 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a gem! You cannot tell what an inviting place this is from the front view. You follow the corridor to the dining room and it is beautiful, inspiring and warm with extremely high ceilings and deliberate decor. The waiter was outstanding. We had a guest with food issues and he helped with great finesse. The menu selection is outstanding. The wild mushroom soup was a big hit. The gnocchi, honeynut squash and salmon were equally delicious. The selection of desserts hit all palates. This place is great for special occassions or fine dining (not as high priced).

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JohnH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Noisier than we had been led to believe. Otherwise an outstanding dinner, service, experience.

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SamanthaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a fantastic brunch at The Milling Room, and plan to return soon for dinner! The food was delicious and the restaurant was accommodating of food allergies which is always much appreciated. I could have used a coffee refill, but other than that the service was excellent. The space is really unique, and though it lends itself to being a little bit echo-y I didn't find the restaurant too loud at all - it was easy to converse at our table. Overall a wonderful experience!

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The Milling Room is rated 4.4 stars by 2120 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.