The Milling Room

4.6
1927 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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  • The Happiest Hour at The Milling Room

    Jul 28 - Aug 1, 2021

    Sun 4:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Wed 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Thu 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM, Fri - Sat 5:00 PM - 10:30 PM

    The past, present, and future walk into a bar... it was tense. The only time you need to remember is happy hour every day from 4:30-6 in the tavern at The Milling Room. It's so happy it we had to give you an extra half hour.

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
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRobertG
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall enjoyable Bday dinner! Thx!

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AdamI
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Surprisingly spacious, comfortable and attractive ambiance for Manhattan which was nice - we weren't sitting on top of the people at the next table on either side.
Food was excellent - we enjoyed a very nicely cooked octopus & chick pea starter and black cod and branzino entrees which were nicely done.
Lots of servers (waiter, someone who brought bread and olive oil, someone who brought salt and pepper, someone who brought our food) but the result was occasionally longish waits in between wanting help, but nothing to complain of, especially in these early post-pandemic days.

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AndreaH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful space, friendly and attentive staff, food was delicious. One of my go-to space on the UWS

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christinem
Miami
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The room and ambience really inviting and good balance of refined and comfy.
Food was good.. not great. I had octopus appetizer as a main and would not recommend. Was all chickpea and no octopus. The pastas were good. Specialty cocktails a must ( esp the watermelon basil something) .

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vipSplitRock
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The grilled octopus is distinct...and great. Worth a try.

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vipLeonore
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food and service were wonderful. The salads, pork chop, bronzino, and brussel sprouts were terrific. The a/c was too strong at first but it warmed up. I thought the prices were high. For 3 of us plus tip it came to $250.

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JuanF
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and ambiance!!!

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tony
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a beautiful place with terrific service and outstanding food.

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SaraS
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Very uneven. Restaurant is beautiful and the space is so inviting. Food was very good. Not out of this world, but more than satisfactory. The service was lacking. Our server was overwhelmed from the start, which impacted the experience from the moment we got there. Food came late and the our sides only came out after we reminded our service team.

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LRosen
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous!! Every dish was fresh, delicious and beautifully presented. Fish cooked perfectly! Staff all lovely and friendly! Can’t wait to go back!

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vipRedTT
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Character, attention to detail, and delicious food. What more could you want. A great family to experience it with! Although the menu is pared down .... what is offered is outstanding. Portion size is perfect and dessert is great for sharing. Definitely on the list to come again the next time we’re in NYC!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Kyle, our server, was wonderful. He knew the ingredients and was helpful in deciding what wine and cocktails we should try. The food was delicious. Brussel sprouts were very tasty and the salmon tartare was refreshing. Our only concern was the lack of sir conditioning - especially considering that it was over 90 degrees outside.

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vipGourmant
New York Area
353 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This being my first experience at the milling room, my first impression is the beauty of the room with the skylight dome and relaxed cool decor. The hostess couldn’t be more cordial and our server, Kyle, was professional and friendly and extremely helpful deciphering some of the unusual menu items. While the menu is not extensive, each choice Had something different to offer. We had the Hamachi appetizer the fusilli and gnocchi all prepared to perfection. This restaurant is a treat in the area, a new find for me and I intend to bring many friends and family in the future. BRAVO!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service that I’ve had in a long time. Friendly staff. Wonderful food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food
Great specialty cocktails
Nice bright and airy ambiance from skylights
Outstanding service

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vipFreddy
New York Area
109 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A pleasant brunch with my wonderful granddaughter is hard to beat. We both had a good time and enjoyed our meal. Our waitress was particularly helpful which is not always true.

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LuisO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazingly decorated and the food is great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything outstanding. Ambience with lovely high ceilings as advertised. Music pleasing but not overbearing. Ingredients fresh and meals prepared perfectly.

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MaryC
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Sitting outside after the heat of the day dissipated was very pleasant. The grilled eggplant with anchovy was excellent.

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DenizeS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Lovely looking restaurant and out of the ordinary food (seasoning and preparation/presentation), except for some surprisingly luke warm and bland steak fries despite their exotic name. Service was efficient and warm. This restaurant has some very strict, not to mention offputting rules about last minute cancelltions or no shows. Read the fine print before making a reservation.

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vipjewele
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous. Food. Service. Ambiance. Wine list. Lovely date night with my husband. Would definitely go back again

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vipBrynaB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent experience!! The room is just beautiful, the service was wonderful and the food and wine were excellent. We ordered the kale salad, salmon tartare, bronzino and chicken and all were cooked to perfection. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food was disappointing. Not actively bad, but totally boring. Drinks were very good. Excellent staff

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Wahine
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Birthday, which I noted, but was never acknowledged at the milling room. This place has slid down from my favorites. Waitress was falsely enthusiastic and seemed fake with comments about all the “fantastic” entrees and appetizers, she stopped wearing a mask and was sneezing and coughing(into her sleeve). The music was inappropriate for fine dining, but luckily the place filled up by 8 pm so we didn’t hear it after that.matitre d’ claimed he couldn’t change it when asked.
I think food is overpriced . Branson’s was good though.

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EllenS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

They need to hire more staff

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vipOctimon
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful space, attentive staff, exceptional cuisine.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best French toast I have ever had

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Mike
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service thank you Tomas, Betty, Neftaly for their care and hospitality. Food was excellent - especially pork chop and octopus. Cocktails are amazing also!

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MollyF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a joint birthday dinner at the Milling Room and it was absolutely perfect! It exceeded our expectations and we loved the food, drinks, kind and prompt service, and beautiful environment. Thank you for making our night so special!

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vipLuis
New York Area
229 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first time... It was wonderful! Friendly and helpful staff. We arrived early and were given the choice of being seated or having a drink at the bar. Glad we chose the latter. Loved our martini and the comfortable setting. Nice to relax a bit before dinner. When we entered the dining room - we loved the decor, the light and the cleanliness. Our server was on point and very effective. We loved our appetizers (burrata & beets, shishito peppers and the octopus. Wow... Our entrees were also perfect. My husband's halibut special over broccolini was great. My asparagus and gnocchi also creative, fresh and perfect. Great wine list. Loved the experience... the food, the setting and the service. We'll be back...

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thediplomat
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good place, especially outside dining, for dates and celebrations!

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vipthegangof4
New York Area
93 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambience. Definitely an excellent combination of tastes!

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misspraylow
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I made reservations for my family and I for Father’s Day. We sat outside the service was not great. Our female server never introduced herself and I felt like a burden since at that time we were the only family seated outside. I’ve dined at The Milling Room several times although indoors and I’ve always had exceptional service. The food and drinks are never in question. Overall we had a great day

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SaraS
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! Definitely in the pricey range and some portions larger than others. Beautiful venue.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience3

Very expensive for pretty average food.

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vipJnyc
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a nice time, first time back since the pandemic. Pork Chop amazing. Wagyu steak, good, but probably not worth the price. Sticky toffee pudding very good. Sweet sauce was good. Could have used more candied pecans. Berry Vacherin good if you like a not very sweet, berry filled dessert. We miss the truffle asparagus appetizer and the duck.

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vipfoodE
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The occasion was ‘special’ because we were out w/ friends inside a restaurant for the 1st time since Covid began.
The food is inventive and the staff friendly and accommodating.

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Review4545
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been here so many times can’t believe I never left a review! The food is amazing, staff is friendly can’t go wrong with any occasion! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate in their outside area and it was great!

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vipVasiliB
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great spot. Open airy room. Good food and service. Recommended.

FAQs

The Milling Room is rated 4.6 stars by 1927 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.