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The Mill on the River, South Windsor, CT

The Mill on the River

4.7
4.7
2206 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Once a crumbling, condemned, ex-mill, The Mill on the River is now one of the most picturesque restaurants in Connecticut. With a reputation of excellence for over forty years, it is the flagship restaurant of the Mill Restaurant Group. The Mill on the River is the perfect blend of traditional New England comfort and upscale dining elegance.

Featuring an exciting menu of creative, modern American cuisine and an extensive wine and bar menu; The Mill on the River can please even the most discerning diner. Whether you’re looking for a romantic dinner for two, a special family celebration, a business meeting, or even a casual evening at the bar, The Mill on the River looks forward to accommodating you!

For Parties over 6 please call the us directly. at 860 289 7929.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 12:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (860) 289-7929
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Catering
    Please call 860-289-7929 regarding MRG Catering
  • Private party facilities
    The Mill on the River offers semi private and private dining locations for groups of 20 to 120. All of our banquet rooms blend our facility's New England atmosphere with modern set-up configurations and technology. The ability to customize your menu and setting make The Mill on the River the perfect location to host Business Meetings, Retirements, Seminars, Corporate Retreats and Weddings.
  • Private party contact
    Banquet Manager: (860) 289-7929
  • Neighborhood
    South Windsor
  • Cross street
    at Beldon Rd.
  • Parking details
    We have three parking lots, two on either side of the restaurant and an additional one across the street. For handicap accessibility we recommend using our smaller 'back lot' to the left of the building when facing from the main street.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Easter Buffet

    Mar 31, 2024 only
    Buffet

What 2,206 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tolland

    Contemporary American

2,206 Reviews
  1. ChrisD

    Connecticut

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. Will return and recommend to friends and family.

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  2. HeatherM

    Seattle

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We sat there 15 min before our waiter even approached us but he was good once he did.

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  3. Dws70

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great...portions were fair..drinks over priced as expected ...the server we had was great and met our dining needs and was patient with our guest...highly recommend the Mill on the river

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  4. Margot

    New York City

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We have often eaten at the Mill and always enjoyed it very much in every regard. Last night was a big exception. The service was much too fast!!! Before we even sat down or took off our coats we were asked if we wanted water, the waitress came quickly for drink orders, rolls came before our drinks were served. Before sipping our drinks the waitress wanted our order. Appetizers came quickly and the meal very quickly after the apps. Two of the three of us had an attempt made to take our plates away and we were not yet finished eating!!!! The dessert menu was rattled off to us while we were still eating our meals. The bill came a minute after the desserts!!!!! It was like running a marathon! As we were leaving and new people came to the next table the same thing happened to them. Before they sat down the water server was at the table!! This never happened to us before. I lessened my tip to 15% and I usually tip at least 25%. I just felt the service was a big rush with little time to enjoy each other’s company or our food.

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  5. joanr

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another wonderful night out! Service was impeccable! Atmosphere always beautiful.. festive! Our favorite !! Thank you Erind for your great service!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Connecticut

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My husband and I went out on yesterday for a Valentines Day celebration. We sat on the covered deck overlooking the river, with overhead heat registers that needed to be adjusted, which the waiter gladly cooperated with. Everything we had was wonderful- I recommend the Maryland crab cake, the pecan crusted salmon and the Lake Georges cod. Our only objection was the sauerkraut paired with the salmon- weird. Why not sautéed mixed veggies, or peas or escarole? The menu is pricey, but the portions were reasonable and the taste exceptional!

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  7. DanielC

    Connecticut

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wife had lobster pasta, loved it! I had the veggie ravioli, outstanding!

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  8. KenL

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been here a number of times and never dissatisfied. Great menu selection, high quality food and great servers with experience and knowledge.

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  9. MarkT

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Emma again made the evening with great service as she normally does.

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  10. LuisS

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came to have dinner and as usual Mill on the River never disappoints. From the soup and appetizers to the entrees and dessert, it was all top notch. The service and ambiance were perfect. My wife and I had an amazing night. We will be back again.

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  11. KristenG

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a fantastic visit to Mill on the River. Our server was extremely attentive and kind. The views are so pleasant so it makes it a perfect place to take a loved one. The food was also amazing. I don't think you can go wrong with anything on the menu. Everything from the steaks to the dessert is so good! I highly recommend a trip.

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  12. PaulJ

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was there for Valentine’s Day, exceptional service and wonderful food. The whole experience was amazing.

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  13. jeremyf

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had an absolute delicious meal and the atmosphere was very romantic and perfect for Valentine’s Day!

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  14. LuisM

    Charleston

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was excellent except for the little attitude of this unknown person who came to our table, without being called, to explain us how the fixed-price-menu worked. Upon approaching us she didn't introduced herself, was rude and quite loud while lecturing us about the menu, to end up repeating unnecesarily what the not too different waitress had already told us. When I asked her with the intention of lighting up the atmosphere, what about if I don't eat the dessert? her inmmidiate reply was "if you don't want it, you can throw it away." We love The Mill on the River and come relatively often (the ambience, food and drinks are excellent) with the expectation as seniors of being treated with respect and courtesy which we'll be looking forward to receiving if we decide to return....

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  15. Mesha

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The main server was excellent The food was just as good especially on a set menu. I would recommend this restaurant

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  16. BettyB

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent! We went for brunch. Service was great until the end of meal. They were trying to clear our plates off before we were finished. They were. Setting up for the next seating - which was not for another half hour. We felt rushed.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Wide variety of food. Never had a bad meal. Good service.

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  18. Jason

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was prompt and professional, food was amazing, ambiance was romantic.

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  19. Greenpony

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is good but a little pricey for amount of food and nothing comes with the main course.

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  20. Maxine

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service! Fried calamari is crispy and soft not rubbery, seasoned well, Cordon Bleu and scallops were delicious! Ambiance is romantic 💕

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  21. Edward

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to enjoy a nice meal. Fantastic food, great service.

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  22. MarcS

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I often frequent the restaurant, but it has been a while since we have been there. We had an exceptional dining experience less the rude hostess that sat us. I specifically requested in my reservation that the more private the table the better, but we were being sat at a central table that didn't offer any privacy. So, I politely asked to be sat at a table against the wall and the hostess said she couldn't because that was for a party of 4, so I pointed out another table against the wall that sat 2 and she seemed annoyed and made a face that my wife quickly called out in a soft voice. The Hostess was young and had strawberry colored hair. We still managed to have a wonderful experience and spent 350.00 in the process. It would have been a perfect experience if the hostess handled our request with a little more dignity and grace.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal. Good service. Love the ambience. 👍

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  24. AshleyV

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always have a great experience eating here. We are repeat customers for special occasions.

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  25. LizY

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time at Mill on river, the service, cleanliness, responsiveness and food were excellent! Nancy was our waitress who did an excellent job, the food also came out immediately. We will be back

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  26. Gene

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The meal was AMAZING!! The atmosphere is Romantic and very Comfortable! The Waterfall and Cover Bridge Walkway add Old New England Charm! Our Server Mary is The Cream Of The Crop!

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  27. GinaD

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Have been to Mill on the River several times. Food and service is always good. Have had Jill as our server and she is great!

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  28. Sree

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was good. Inside was best during winter time

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience and delicious food. We’ve been going here for 20+years and the quality and ambience is always incredible

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  30. April

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Eric was highly attentive, made wonderful suggestions, and made us feel like highly respected guests. We had a great meal and we will definitely be back!

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  31. MaryanneQ

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent. We have to thank Mary! She was amazing. Food was great. Seated us right on time for our reservation.

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  32. Chris

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic! Our waitress overheard us saying happy birthday to our friend that was dining with us So without us asking, she brought out a glass of champagne for each of us and a bite of cake for the birthday guy Very nice!

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  33. Bill

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food, but was put on an enclosed patio under a French fry lamp. As you can imagine, it became uncomfortable quickly. We mentioned it to our waitress several times, but nothing changed.

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  34. GourmetFoodieSandy

    New York City

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The 3 course price fix menu was very good! Lots of choices! The clam chowder was excellent, best I’ve had at any restaurant. My fish & chips was excellent, nice crispy fish! The apple strudel was one of the best! Didn’t like the French Connection coffee! There was too much alcohol in it which made it horribly sweet! Couldn’t drink it at all!

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  35. DIANEM

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely venue with great professional service. Food was great but dinner rolls were not as good as they used to be. The portions seemed smaller as well. In particular, the dinner roll and Tuscana Salad

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  36. MarkT

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service from Emma as normal we love having Emma as our waitress .

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  37. JamesD

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good. Service was good. Unfortunately the area we were seated was very cold making us uncomfortable

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  38. BethB

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful high quality restaurant. Quiet, calm environment and delicious food.

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  39. StevenB

    Greater Boston

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is only the second time coming to The Mill on the River and just like the first time everything was fantastic. My wife had the Redfish and she said it was wonderful. I went a different direction than usual and had the Jägerschnitzel but substituted the German Potato Salad for the Yukon Gold Puree. I am a huge German food fan and this did not disappoint. This was as good as any I have had in Germany or the many German restaurants I have eaten at in the US, in fact it was one of the best.

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  40. StephanieM

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff were all very friendly and welcoming. Food was served in a timely manner, all cooked correctly and nice presentation. Staff were also able to accommodate our table setup so our 2 year old could join us for the special occasion, and we all had a great time!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers

FAQs

The Mill on the River offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (860) 289-7929.

The Mill on the River is rated 4.7 stars by 2206 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 31 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Mill on the River

989 Ellington Rd, South Windsor, CT 06074

Additional information

  • Cross street
    at Beldon Rd.
  • Neighborhood
    South Windsor
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 12:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    We have three parking lots, two on either side of the restaurant and an additional one across the street. For handicap accessibility we recommend using our smaller 'back lot' to the left of the building when facing from the main street.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (860) 289-7929
  • Catering
    Please call 860-289-7929 regarding MRG Catering
  • Private party facilities
    The Mill on the River offers semi private and private dining locations for groups of 20 to 120. All of our banquet rooms blend our facility's New England atmosphere with modern set-up configurations and technology. The ability to customize your menu and setting make The Mill on the River the perfect location to host Business Meetings, Retirements, Seminars, Corporate Retreats and Weddings.
  • Private party contact
    Banquet Manager: (860) 289-7929
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