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The Milling Room, New York, NY

The Milling Room

4.6
4.6
2348 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary Italian, Contemporary French

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 595-0380

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic, Women

  • Executive chef

    Marcus Ware

  • Private party facilities

    The Milling Room features American Cuisine served in a comfortable, tavern-like atmosphere in the heart of the Upper West Side.

  • Private party contact

    Hannah Newton: (877) 426-6956

  • Neighborhood

    Upper West Side

  • Cross street

    W 81st St. and W 82nd St.

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    MTA Subway Lines B, C - 81st Street<br />MTA Subway Line 1 - 79th Street

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,348 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. j

    jimd

    Los Angeles

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I had a delicious dinner at The Milling Room last night! I had a good heirloom tomato with burata salad and a delicious Cod main course. What I especially love about The Milling Room is the very beautiful space and how tranquil it is!
  2. M

    Margaret

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    We had a table of 6 for 7pm dinner with friends. Food/cocktails were very good but service was slow and forgetful. We had to wait close to 45minutes for a check with empty desert plates and no coffee refills Over all nice place but I will not come back quickly
  3. AT

    AnthonyT

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful old building creates a warm elegant experience, Seasonal focused menu delivers numerous delicious plates. Overall a home run.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food3service1ambience5
    Very slow service… Don’t order the gnocchi.. probably the worst I’ve ever had… The chicken dish was delicious..
  5. N

    Nope

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Grilled octopus was merely OK, salmon was good, but the side of potatoes (a separate item to be ordered at additional cost) were literally inedible. Seemingly cooked nicely-crisp and not greasy , however the flavoring was disgusting-literally so nasty they were inedible by anyone at table. We couldn’t place it exactly-but similar to rancid oil. The waiter was friendly but the bus person seemed angry to be there. At those prices- fake hospitality if you must -but don’t scowl at customers!

    The Milling RoomResponded 3 days agoThis is so unfortunate to hear that you did not have a good experience. Nonetheless, this feedback is useful in order to improve both our food and service. Please let us know if you decide to give us another try, and we will ensure your visit to be optimal.

  6. R

    Rebecca

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The roast chicken was the best meal I’ve eaten this year.
  7. j

    jimd

    Los Angeles

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I had a delicious meal last evening at The Milling Room, starting with a Kale salad and then a great roast chicken and creamed potatoes.
  8. S

    Sean

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    For a dinner for out-of-town guests we picked The Milling Room on the basis of online reviews. We, and particularly our guests, were disappointed by both the food and the service. One of our guests ordered the Saffron Lumache with rock shrimp, but the dish had no evident saffron and only a single rock shrimp. When she mentioned the latter omission to our waiter, he passed the comment on to the kitchen. Shrimp finally arrived in a separate bowl, but by then we had finished dinner.

    The Milling RoomResponded 3 days agoWe are so sorry to hear about your experience. That dish that you speak of, is one of our highlighted items. Nonetheless, this feedback will be reiterated to our chef as we strive to excel in our cuisine and service. If you do allow us the opportunity to recover your experience, please feel free to reach out to me directly at our restaurant. I'm certain we can successfully amend your most recent opinion. Best Regards, Anthony Henriquez

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the most beautiful spaces to dine in NYC, and the food and service are excellent.

    The Milling RoomResponded 3 days agoThis is great to hear! Thank you for your comments.

  10. JB

    JeffreyB

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The staff is beyond wonderful - very professional but not too formal. The dining room is quite striking. The food was well-prepared but a little stingy in portion size. We will return!

    The Milling RoomResponded 3 days agoThank you for your feedback! Let us know when you do decide to join us again. We will ensure a more optimal dining experience.

  11. AM

    AdamM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Milling Room is a rare restaurant in New York that sacrifices the cost of a large venue for an uncluttered, open ambiance while maintaining the highest standard for quality of food.

    The Milling RoomResponded 3 days agoThank you for your kind feedback! We love to hear when our guests have a great experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

  12. UW

    UWMIN

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The space is stunning. Great American food with local produce. Excellent seafood and meet grills.

    The Milling RoomResponded 3 days agoWe are so happy you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to having you back!

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and wonderful server. Really good date night!
  14. j

    joanm

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was very tasty and the server misunderstand a couple of items. He seemed overwhelmed. Otherwise, it was a good experience.
  15. N

    Neighbor

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food and food presentation is excellent. We will definitely return. I have previously dined inside, which was very nice, and it likewise is nice to dine outside. Our one criticism this time is that the service was not good. Our waiter was very slow, did not seem to know the menu items, and generally did not seem interested in being a waiter. I will chalk this up to him being an outlier, as The Milling Room has always been excellent, and the food is really excellent.

    The Milling RoomResponded 3 days agoThank you for your kind words! Sorry to hear that we had provided sub par service. This feedback will be passed along to improve experiences to all of our guests.

  16. SF

    SarahF

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food is always good, as is the service. Large open space in the back, fun bar up front, and outdoor seating as well. Accommodating for families, large groups too. Drinks are excellent!

    The Milling RoomResponded 3 days agoWe love to hear when guests have a great experience. Thank you for your lovely words, and we look forward to your next visit.

  17. D

    Disappointed

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Dinner was good but my wife, who has several food allergies, was told when she called ahead of time that she would be able to get a plain duck breast along with a few other items she asked about. When trying to order it she was told by our server that the duck breasts were already marinated. When she ordered the Branzino but said she was allergic to Arugla they refused to do any substitution so all she got was a plain piece of fish. The Branzino was very good but kind of sparse for a whole dinner...
  18. n

    neighborlybarrister

    New York Area

    81 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waiter, Ari, was tops as was the hostess whose name I forgot to get. She gave us Table 18 which is the best for 4 people to have a conversation.
  19. c

    chp21403

    Baltimore

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Table next to us was a little noisy but they were having a fun family reunion so no complaints there. Service was prompt and we were enjoying a good catch up conversation so they allowed us to take out time, which was nice. Burger was excellent.
  20. j

    jimd

    Los Angeles

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The Milling Room is a very welcome addition to the UWS dining scene. I had a delicious meal in a spectactular setting with very professional and not obtrusive service. Who could ask for anything more?
  21. O

    Overrated

    Philadelphia

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love the Milling Room. I’ve been several times, and its food is always excellent. Great, professional service.
  22. M

    Micarl

    New York Area

    103 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    103 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Always love you. Service was sluggish but kind.
  23. r

    rams

    New York Area

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everthing was excellent
  24. S

    Sharfood

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The food was average--our main dishes (turbot special, Branzino) were all good (not great) but the grilled octopus was cold and did not appear freshly cooked. The server was not particularly familiar with the food or the wine menu. The dining room is lovely but a bit loud (need more sound proofing) and it was not particularly good value for money.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Gorgeous indoor space with arched ceiling windows. Service is excellent. Food decent. I would return!
  26. f

    forestgrace

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and friendly service. The space is really lovely.
  27. t

    tomandjoseph

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    first time there, excellent brunch. food was delicious. we will definitely be back
  28. t

    travel4food

    New York Area

    57 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    I’ve been away, so haven’t been to this restaurant in several years. We ate outside so ambience and noise don’t relate to the restaurant. This is outstandingly good food but not “fine dining”. The pastas were delicious as was one friend’s chicken. A snap pea Caesar was different in a very good way, and the banana sticky date pudding was so good to share, the three of us ordered a second. I’ll be back often.
  29. R

    Robby

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently lovely service and delicious food. Relaxing interior-well done. Tables not on top of each other.
  30. ER

    ERWC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The room is lovely but the food was quite bland. The gnocchi had nice ingredients but was tasteless. The little gem on the menu is the spring pea Caesar salad. The service was efficient. We had a change in servers in the middle of the meal.
  31. MC

    MichaelC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was just wonderful. Everything delicious and beautifully presented. Service was friendly and efficient and easy. We loved our meal and will come back soon.

    The Milling RoomResponded on August 17, 2022Hello Michael, We are elated that you had a wonderful experience with us. Thank you for your feedback, and we look forward to your next visit!

  32. IN

    IvyNYC

    New York Area

    102 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I love this place. The atmosphere is beautiful, modern plus a bit farm house. The menu selection is diverse and delicious. The watermelon cocktail was amazing!

    The Milling RoomResponded on August 17, 2022Hello Ivy, Thank you for your patronage, and for your great feedback. We look forward to hosting you again. The Waterloo is one of my favorites too! You should try the Oompa Loompa next time!

  33. G

    Galatea

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great food and service and ambiance! definitely enjoyed our dinner
  34. f

    foodfun85

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a gem. The light, the ambience and the service are all lovely. The staff is friendly and wonderfully human. Fun to talk with. The salmon tartare is a surprisingly rich treat. A disk of fresh chopped salmon with a layer of avocado purée, almost like an avocado crème fraiche in a pool of citrusy herbal sauce. Couldn’t figure out what was in it but didn’t want to leave a drop. The octopus is perfectly grilled. My friend had the branzino, which was also beautifully presented. Truly one of the best on the Upper West Side.
  35. n

    nell

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very good. We were disappointed that the outdoor seating is now very closed in. The shed used to be completely open on one side with roof sloping upwards so protected from any potential rain, but very airy. Now they add plexiglass and that does not open on 3 sides and small doorway. We sat down and was very stuffy and did not Feel Covid safe. So we asked that we have our table moved out of the shed which they were quite accommodating to do but it hadn’t rained it wouldn’t have been as good
  36. EB

    EricaB

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful dining room with high ceiling, natural light and wonderful food. Our waiter was great, very informative. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
  37. TG

    TressaG

    Greensboro

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding meal and service from Ari!
  38. AM

    AlanM

    New York Area

    48 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    Asked for outside, but didn’t expect to be dining with rats. When we left there was a 1-3 day old rat under my foot Food was ok, but overpriced. Waiter was nice, when he finally got to us. We just had 2 apps. and a drink per and it was $65 plus tip. Not worth it
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Lovely ambiance. We come here when we can with out of town friends. Staff is on it. Love the menu too. Lots of variety.
  40. S

    Story

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is always exceptional.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

The Milling Room is rated 4.6 stars by 2348 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today
Google Map for The Milling Room

446 Columbus Ave., New York, NY 10024

Additional information

  • Cross street

    W 81st St. and W 82nd St.

  • Neighborhood

    Upper West Side

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary Italian, Contemporary French

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    MTA Subway Lines B, C - 81st StreetMTA Subway Line 1 - 79th Street

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic, Women

  • Executive chef

    Marcus Ware

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 595-0380

  • Private party facilities

    The Milling Room features American Cuisine served in a comfortable, tavern-like atmosphere in the heart of the Upper West Side.

  • Private party contact

    Hannah Newton: (877) 426-6956

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