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Permanently Closed - The Mill at Spring Lake Heights

4.2
746 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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This restaurant is permanently closed. The Mill has enjoyed a reputation as one of the state’s finest restaurants for 75 years! Situated in a beautiful lakeside setting, The Mill offers Innovative American Cuisine featuring great steaks and the Shore’s freshest seafood.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch Tuesday - Saturday 12 noon to 4:00pm



Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 4:00pm - Close



Sunday Brunch 11am - 3pm Sunday Dinner - from 4pm to Close
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Phone number
(732) 449-1800
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Ocean Rd.
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Entertainment
Live piano and vocals from Bruce Foster on Fridays during Happy Hour from 5-9:00. Live jazz bands every Saturday night beginning at 8:00pm.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2  based on all time ratings
4.2
food
4.2
service
4.3
ambience
4.0
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JerseyGirl (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2017

We had a great Sunday Brunch buffet. Unfortunately, it was their last and the restaurant is now closed.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 21, 2017

Nice entrance & bar area

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Teacher2urist (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 15, 2017

I have been to the Mill many times over the past decades. The decor and food are consistently good. We were there when they were transitioning from brunch to dinner on a Sunday so the service was a little disinterested.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 15, 2017

My sister and I brought our Mom to The Mill for her Birthday Brunch. We thoroughly enjoyed it and left in a food coma. The food was great, as were the cocktails. I would like to come back for dinner!

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vipRobin (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2017

We were celebrating the purchase of a home about 3 blocks from the restaurant. Unfortunately, it was dark and January, so we did not get the full beauty of the lake and mill through large picture windows, but what we could see was pretty. Food was excellent, service excellent as well.

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IreneMessimeri (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 1, 2017

Sunday brunch at the Mill for New years day was overall Excellent! Great food selection in the buffet from the On the spot custom made omelet to the prime roast to the chocolate Mousse was all so delicious. Our waiter was attentive and friendly. The water fountain in the middle of the lake surranded by trees can been seen throughout the many windows in the restaurant. Was very satisfied and made for a great beginning to the new year.

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vipMTG82 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2016

Spent the end of 2016 with my wife and parents. Although we are frequent customers, New Years Eve exceeded our expectations! Food was outstanding! Service was on point for as busy as it was. Don Rogers, owner, and his staff are the best we have ever been around. They deserve the credit for making our "date nights" awesome. We can not say enough about The Mill. See you Saturday night!

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Doxie (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2016

We were there for New Year's Eve. My dinner was very good, but unfortunately they had a special menu and there was nothing on the menu my husband would eat. He ended up just getting a salad. I wish they had a little more variety on the menu. He was very disappointed but said he would go back again just not for a holiday dinner.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 28, 2016

GRANTED IT WAS A MID WEEK EVENING, IT WAS NOT BUSY AT ALL. TOOK THE FAMILY OUT BECAUSE EVERYONE WAS HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS AND WANTED A SPECIAL MEAL. FOOD WAS EXCELLENT THE SERVICE WAS SUB pAR.

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LCH3 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 27, 2016

The Mill at Spring Lake is lovely and I can see why so many people have their special occasions there. The dining room is so pretty and the ambience was very calm and relaxing and perfect for allowing conversations. The service was the best, the pacing of everything from the drinks to appetizers to dinner was not rushed and we felt like our server was paying attention to us, but not hovering.
The food was good, but not amazing. All of our dishes were of the quality that I would expect at perhaps a nice wedding. The selection was good and even the pickiest of the people in our party were able to find a meal they would like. The fixed price menu was decided on by some of our party and they all raved about the selection within that menu. If I have any complaints at all (and this is very minor, everyone with us loved the place and the food) is that the food choices were a bit bland.

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vipKevinD (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2016

We have been to the Mill multiple times. Never disappointed. Happy to have them in the neighborhood.

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vipJack (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 17, 2016

Dinner for four on a Saturday night was OK at best. Guys ordered strip steak medium rare, came out medium. Streak was flavorful, but not cooked to order. Ladies ordered scallops - undercooked. Room was very nice, service was excellent, but not worth the expense. There are much better values in the area.

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vipMichelet (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on December 17, 2016

Food was excellent. Presentation of entrees was excellent as well as overall preparation. Had sea bass, seafood risotto and filet-everyone commented on excellent selections.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on December 9, 2016

Service was excellent, waitress very attentive. The food was very tough; We ordered the lamb & chicken.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 2, 2016

Haven't been to The Mill (then The Old Mill, I think) since going there back in the 60s with my grandparents, so was very happy when my friend suggested that we make the drive down to Spring Lake Heights for lunch. Went on a weekday. Made a reservation, but really didn't need to. Got a nice table by the window looking out over the lake. Started off with a glass of wine and the lobster bisque, made from their 1938 (?) recipe. The soup alone was worth the trip there. It was rich & so delicious... Followed the soup with a fried black cod sandwich, minus the bread to make it a gluten free choice, and a rare hamburger sandwich with loads of bacon & cheese on it. Both were very tasty, but after the generous bowls of soup that we had eaten, we were too full to eat our sandwiches. Packed them up and took them home. Next time I think that I would choose to have the soup and maybe a salad instead.
The restaurant was nicely decorated for the holidays and the service was attentive. Would definitely go back again, even, as I said, if just to sit at or in the bar and have a bowl of that soup and a glass of wine... Sounds like a perfect meal to me!
P.S. There are several dishes to choose from that are specifically designated as 'gluten free'. It is always nice to have that option available if needed.

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vipMJK959 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 27, 2016

We had been to the Old Mill many years ago and had read that it changed hands 13 years ago going by The Mill ! We figured we would give it a try since the last time it was so run down and not good food ! We were so wonderfully surprised at the outside of the building to start! the inside was just beautiful ! The bar was incredible ! The room we ate dinner in was so cozy and romantically lit ! My sister and I had the delicious wedge salad ! and for entree I had the delicious seafood crepes ! My sister had the Club Steak and could swear she was eating filter mignon ! Her favorite served with it was Potatoe Au Gratin ! Everyone else at the table was so delighted and thrilled with their dinners ! A lot of us had the Prixe Fix-and for $28 it was well worth it ! 3 BIG Courses ! My advice? Anyone who hasn't been to the (Old) Mill in years , go now ! you will LOVE IT!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 27, 2016

Always a great brunch spread. Love the lobster crepes.

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Foodie (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 18, 2016

Delicious meals. Wonderful presentation. Superb service.

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SandL (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 17, 2016

Excellent food, service, and atmosphere. We hadn't been to this restaurant for many years, but we decided to try it for Restaurant Week. We had such a successful visit, that it has been moved to our list of favorites and we can't wait to go again.

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Lainey (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 13, 2016

We were at The Mill for the Brunch before going to the theater. Food, service was excellant. I have, in the past, enjoyed their early bird menu. Again wonderful. Would refer any person that needs a special place or even if not.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 12, 2016

The ambiance is very nice overlooking the lake. The brie/pastry appetizer was awesome, along with the calamari appetizer. We had the pork chop and salmon, which was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on November 10, 2016

Great value,excellent service, and good atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 8, 2016

I went there with my fiance on a date and the service was great, the resturaunt was very clean and well decorated. The drinks and food were excellent and the portions were very reasonable. I would definitely recommend friends and family to The Mill as well as anyone inquiring.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 6, 2016

Excellent food and service. Went for my birthday with family

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 6, 2016

The brunch is outstanding! Selection of food & quality of food is worth the price & includes one drink! Service is excellent & your plates are cleared promptly.

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vipMarke (London)
5.0  Dined on November 6, 2016

Very nice. Well trained friendly staff, clean, nicely decorated facility. Excellent food quality, well prepared. Very pleased.

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Chii (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on October 23, 2016

Always a phenomenal brunch! A plethora of choices and always a few fun seasonal selections

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on October 9, 2016

This was our second time at The Mill for Sunday brunch and we will definitely be back again!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 7, 2016

As always the Mill never disappoints. The chef is super creative and seems to be improving each visit. The wine list is extensive and has a great variety across all price levels. We are looking to spending our fifth Thanksgiving there.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 28, 2016

The Mill is outstanding. Whether you are going out for date night or a special occasion with family and friends, The Mill is consistently good. Atmosphere is comfortable, warm and inviting with lovely views of the pond. The wait staff is always pleasant and attentive. The food, from appetizers to desserts are well portioned and delicious.

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