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The Milling Room, New York, NY

The Milling Room

4.6
4.6
2433 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 41 times today

Dining areas

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

    Ryan Cantwell

  • 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 2,433 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

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  1. g

    gidget

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a lovely surprise! Beautiful space and a moderate noise level. Food was very good and was actually able to have conversation.
  2. S

    Sdianneb

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Inviting for both couples and families. Nice space. Really enjoyed the mushroom risotto, and the banana nut pudding with ice cream was terrific.
  3. G

    Gertie23

    New York Area

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful space with separate bar and dining room. An array of apparel from patrons - sport coats to casual wear so very comfortable but can also be made more special. A birthday was being hosted while we were there and it seems like a great choice for a dinner with friends. The drinks were excellent - especially the gin gin mule - and the food was wonderful. Excellent service as well.
  4. RM

    RosemaryM

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Tables are nicely spaced and noise and music are moderate, so you can actually carry on a conversation comfortably!
  5. UW

    UWSfoodseeker

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Another amazing meal at The Milling Room. Great service, excellent food and wine! Our only minor complaint was that the Rohan duck breast was slightly tough. Every other item we ordered was to perfection! The Milling Room is a neighborhood MUSt!
  6. AG

    AnneG

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    REally always enjoy dining at the Milling room. I prefer to go early because it's less crowded, so less noisy
  7. G

    Giugiu

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Hi, I was very positively surprised by the food quality and service of this place. The food was excellent and also very nicely presented. The service was impeccable and friendly. Will definitely come back.
  8. LB

    LauriB

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Spectacular space, wonderful wait staff--we will return.
  9. B

    Badburger

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    The portion size for the "burrata and heirloom tomato salad", which didn't actually have any heirloom tomatoes, and instead was filled with beets, was pathetic. Drinks were fine. Service was almost fine.
  10. S

    S2go

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All so excellent—our second time here and we really enjoyed thanksgiving with you!
  11. BS

    BudSailing

    New York Area

    53 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Not enough for a thanksgiving meal and honestly one of the worst deserts I have had. Dry Turkey. Use kosher next time
  12. a

    apricotjack

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful service. Very attentive. The space is terrific, warm ambience and spacious. Food was good as were our drinks. We had handicap needs and they have not only a fabulous bathroom but an elevator lift to the dining room. Just fantastic.
  13. s

    supergirl177

    New York Area

    39 reviews

    2.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Main waitress service was bad. Other staff were good. But will not be returning… some of the food was pretty good some of the food was blah and expensive. The restaurant (or at least our area) smelled like a fish market. Bad experience with waitress and the attitude was not welcoming.
  14. GM

    GabrielaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a blast! Great food, nice place. Thank you
  15. BF

    BoulderFamilyMan

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience5
    Food was good. But service was sparse and when they messed up my order they didn’t compensate.
  16. LB

    LB2014

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    While a beautiful restaurant with great ambience, I did see several people using the iphone flashlight to read the menu. Could raise the lighting just a bit.
  17. d

    dayna

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic Brunch. This is a special place. The interior’s spacious light filled room is really lovely. The food was simply delicious and the service so friendly and attentive. Will absolutely come back again!
  18. J

    Janet603

    New York Area

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great find for dinner prior to show at the Beacon. The dining room was very unique and made for a special dinner. Drinks were delicious - be sure to try the Gin Gin Mule. Garlic shrimp appetizer was a hit, as was the duck breast which was prepared perfectly. Roast Chicken was juicy, and the cod was also very good. Service was attentive, but not overbearing. Overall, a very enjoyable experience.
  19. B

    Bjoto

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    duck and gnocchi both fantastic. the bread is delicious.
  20. SS

    SamanthaS

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    The Milling Room is such a great spot for dinner or brunch! The main dining room is a very cool space with interesting architecture and is designed to create a special atmosphere. Their food is always fantastic! The servers are very busy, but still took good care of our table. It never feels too crowded, even when the restaurant is full. A gem!
  21. LC

    LisaC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful environment. Delicious Food. Wonderful service. Highly recommend.
  22. TD

    TonyD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Nice place, decent food. 19.00 cheese plate was a bit sparse. The duck was tough. The noise level was very high. Hard to hold a conversation without constantly leaning in to hear or be heard. The room needs acoustic panels to abate the noise. Would recommend with some reservations.
  23. SS

    StevenS

    Orlando

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lauren was excellent server Friendly and professional
  24. s

    shadim

    New York Area

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    I wrote the restaurant a note, saying that this was a birthday celebration and asked for a good table away from wait stations, kitchen, restrooms and the entrance. My friend got there earlier, the hostess couldn't find the reservation. When I got there the same thing. I had to show her the confirmation on my cell phone. The service wasn't that great. The bartender was overwhelmed. The server was new so we forgave her; she was nice. The food and wine were great. I always go for the food and will again.
  25. S

    robinS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Very special dining room with large atrium. Excellent food too.
  26. TS

    ThomasS

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was outstanding, with cheerfulness, expertise, making the whole meal enjoyable. The cuisine served was very memorable, and very unusual for a brunch. I highly recommend it.
  27. RK

    RichardK

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Always a pleasure. Very good and interesting food. Great service.
  28. JW

    JonathanW

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food is a little heavy, service was excellent
  29. O

    Oblomov

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    I returned as I had episodically for years. The prices have risen greatly. On the other hand, the quality and quantity of the food has greatly diminished. Quoth the raven: NEVERMORE
  30. DR

    DavidR

    Naples

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    This was the latest of several visits to Milling Room so obviously I like it. Service is a high point with friendly proactive servers. The room is lovely and light with a high glass ceiling. Food is excellent, simple, healthy.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    86 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    This restaurant's skate is mentioned on an internet sight as being one of the best, so I decided to give it a try, I was disappointed. It seems to me that the effort of the kitchen is to prepare the skate in a different manner than most restaurant kitchens. In so doing, they cook it in two manners, the first is the traditional one, and the second is to pan fry it on the top only. The one they served to me was dry and lacking the full flavor of skate (perhaps due to frying it too long). A mild tasting lobster sauce was added to plate, but in regards to my enjoyment of the dish, that did not make up for the loss of the full flavor of the skate. Again, in my opinion, in an effort to prepare food in a different manner, they prepare the brussel sprouts that way too. Due to that, the taste of the sprouts did not taste fully like brussel sprouts, but were uniquely enjoyable, more so than the skate.
  32. g

    gigi

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    good experience overall, good food, not too loud.
  33. w

    writer83

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is a wonderful neighborhood restaurant with very good food and excellent service.
  34. J

    Jeff

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience5
    Sadly our experience did not match the reviews. We called it early and left after the awful cheese plate and impersonal giant table for our party of 3. They didn’t even ask why we left early. Very disappointing for a 25th anniversary. The room is very beautiful in candlelight and the location is very convenient to nice west side hotels.
  35. B

    Bonchi

    Caribbean

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our experience at The Milling Room was really enjoyable. The service was good and the staff was pretty attentive. The dining room is really spacious and comfortable, especially for NYC where restaurants tend to squeeze people in. The bar has a nice size. I ordered a special bourbon cocktail that was delectable. The food was flavorful as well as the lava dessert.
  36. LH

    LoriH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Airy room in the back which is nice for Covid but a little noisy. Went for brunch which seems more reasonable. Food is a little pricey for what you get but high quality. Service was good.
  37. RS

    RSGNYC

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had four appetizers and one pasta with the Brussels sprouts. Each dish was delicious! Very lovely& efficient service.
  38. WT

    WestchesterTravel

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was on point as was the service. The space is beautiful and the server was friendly. A drink I ordered didn’t come out so the server comped it which was very nice. I’ve been here for brunch and dinner. Overall great choice on the UWS.
  39. LB

    LeahB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently great! A beautiful space and the food was excellent. The salmon was amazing.
  40. DF

    DavidF

    New Orleans

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just a wonderful neighborhood place with great food and great service. From the outside, you'd never guess how large the interior space is. The size of the bar area is typical for a smaller-appearing restaurant. However, when you go back to dine, the space is huge. A glorious high ceiling with a warm, inviting ambience. The menu has many wonderful choices and the cocktails are great.

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

FAQs

The Milling Room is rated 4.6 stars by 2433 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 41 times today
Google Map for The Milling Room

446 Columbus Ave., New York, NY 10024

Dining areas

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

    Ryan Cantwell

  • 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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