The Milling Room

4.5
2017 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 2017 people are saying
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4.3
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4.6
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4.1
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vipCorinaD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. Too expensive

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1food4service1ambience3

bad service

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Thoc
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular evening. Felt very safe dining in! Highly recommended!!!

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Anemone
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love going to The Milling Room for Dinner. The space is especially nice with the vaulted, hight ceilings making it feel very roomy. The food is delicious too. It's creative, new American...I think. While I consider it to be priced moderately, everything is expensive now!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A nice place for a birthday, anniversary or friends reunion, they don’t rush you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Migel our server was wonderful and food delicious. Party of 4 we tried most things on the menu- wonderful!

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CeeGee
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

We really wanted to like our 8:15 dinner. But the specials were all sold out. The menu is kind of meh. The gnocchi should've been called mushrooms with potato dumplings on the side. And the service? The runners and plate cleaners were great. The wait staff? Practically non existent. We live nearby and wanted to support this restaurant. But, this was probably our final visit.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Despite the website saying “Please notify your server of any food allergies. We can accommodate most dietary restrictions.” They could not accommodate a dairy allergy. I could order from a choice of two fish dishes, but they could not make the vegetables served with the fish, dairy free. As that is a pretty common allergy, it seems rather ridiculous. In addition, the service was sub par, especially given the prices and ambiance.

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vipDamionS
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Outdoor dining pre-Ballet at Lincoln Center. Early-ish reservation. Almost late to ballet. Maybe they are understaffed, but service extremely slow. Very quick to want to clear table, but slow to bring food/drink. Post-pandemic problems. Food adequate, however, and my guests were pleased. Nice outdoor area. Overall restaurant has lost some of it’s pre-pandemic shine. At least there is hope for improvement.

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vipMichael
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Melissa saved the day for our Brunch yesterday, and we are grateful for that. Great wine selection by the glass and we actually enjoyed sitting in the bar area more than in the main dining room, but there is plenty of space for everyone to find a cozy spot to enjoy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

My reservation was at 8:30 and we were not seated until 9:30 - didn’t receive our drinks and apps until way after 10. The restaurant was beautiful and food was amazing, but services was horrendous. The waiter comped a bunch, but it also sounds like the manager was making up excuses about why they were running slow, it was odd

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The most AWFUL NYC DINING EXPERIENCE… we had a 7:30 reservation last Friday night.. we were seated within 10 minutes.. But waited ALMOST AN HOUR to get a cold octopus appetizer.( supposed to be hot)
Adding insult to injury was waiting OVER AN HOUR for our entrees….which NEVER ARRIVED!!
The General Manager would not speak to my husband, instead sent a waiter to say they were having trainee issues in the kitchen … And we’re expected to pay “Chef” prices for trainee experience??NO WAY!!
We ended up walking out hungry and embarrassed, as we were entertaining out of town guests…can’t take back that BAD experience!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Came for my wife’s 50th. Had spoken to concierge in advance to let them know it was a special night. Unfortunately the entire experience was a disaster from the moment we arrived. Our table for 8 was set for 5, and was too small. It took over an hour for our order to be taken. Almost two hours before appetizers. First waiter was so overwhelmed, he lost his cool when one of our guests who has allergies tried to talk to him about that. He ended up walking away from our table, before completing our orders. The manager took over and was kind and attentive. But after that we didn’t see her until she offered up free desserts to try and make up for what was just a terrible dinner. Would not recommend. Shame, because place is pretty and food is good, but it was overpacked and understaffed, and not committed to service in any perceivable way.

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ConorC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Had 7pm reservation for wedding anniversary, arrived at 6.45 we were left sitting at bar until 7.45 and forgotten about. Finally got seated and we’re waiting 2 hours for our meal to come out. We got up and left. Very very poor service. Organisational skills was a mess. Definitely wouldn’t recommend going back. Very disappointed.

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vipBudSailing
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food is always great here and very special. Fish is always amazing

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love The Milling Room! The food is always delicious! The indoor space is beautiful, but since Covid we have eaten outdoors and it is a comfortable and safe space!

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Pegcrane48
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The restaurant, in my view, is too expensive for what it offers: small portions and fairly limited menu choices.

JT
JonT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outside dining. Great.

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RW222
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The gnocchi was to die for. It, alone, would bring me back. Ambiance was nice. Service was fine. Did I say anything about the gnocchi? I’m still dreaming of it.

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vipLindaN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really nice to be back at the Milling Room. Food was amazing! Attentive service too!
Overall a great experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

It took 35 minutes for our Diet Cokes to arrive. The service was quite slow. When our food arrived, my friend’s “medium” hamburger was raw in the center.

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vipgwenW
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Very disappointing experience. Ignored by waitstaff, xtremely long wait for drink food and check. No one asked how the meal was. 4/5 guests served then they forgot to serve the 5th person. Will not be going back

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Mels
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Service and set up great but food leaves something to be desired. Great wine list

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vipr200
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

less than half a bronzino was $38...
i found that outrageous!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Overall a great restaurant that matches its beautiful ambiance with its delicious food. Service is a bit slow even though the restaurant was not fully packed. It could be just new staffs need more training. I blame it to Covid.

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Marie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, beautiful setting, delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Drinks were great. Food was good. Great ambiance. But the service spoilt the night. Service was terrible. Had to wait over 30 mins past reservation time to get seated. No one came to take order for another 30 mins. Took forever to bring the food as well.

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vipArtyWoman
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food and ambience are fabulous. Too crowded to talk effectively. Service slow at the end.

MC
MichaelC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Good food lovely venue

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vipLarry
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service in quiet outdoor seating area

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Barrett
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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YungL
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner last night was spectacular, we had the chilled corn soup with lump crab meat, and the special roasted cauliflower with baby beets as appetizer, both were refreshing and well seasoned, then we had the gnocchi, and the pasta carbonara as mid course, they were delicious. For entree, we had the chicken, and the dry aged ny strip, flavors were great, and same as the presentation. For dessert, we had the sticky toffee pudding, and sorbet with berries. The wine pairing suggestions throughout the meal from the GM was spot on. The service was impeccable and unpretentious. The space and the deco is gorgeous. It was a great experience and we look forward to dining here again. We highly recommend the Milling Room for a nice dinner out.

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CangWaL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Our food took a while to come out. My dish was a bit cold when it came out after 30-40min after ordering. Our waiter forgot one order at the end.

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JoeW
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location for Sunday Brunch. Beautiful room and excellent food and service!

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viprestweek
New York Area
112 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

service was outstanding. food was not up to usual standards: peaches in salad were hard, & fish was dry. perhaps this was because the restaurant was closed for a private affair.

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vipLivieC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Love coming here - service was a bit slow but everyone is super nice, and the food and drinks are delicious.

GK
GiovannaK
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! It was the best meal I’ve had in a long time.

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DeanB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Excellent food and not just in a "good local place" kind of way.

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vipProsecutor
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place cool and good for date or dinner w a friend

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Now12
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food is okay, but pricey. Noise levels are relatively high, due to the big empty space. Service was way too fast, felt like we were being chased away even though the restaurant was not full.

FAQs

The Milling Room is rated 4.5 stars by 2017 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.