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The Mill on the River

4.3
1219 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Romantic

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About

The Mill on the River is a 200-year old Connecticut mill that has been converted into one of East's most esteemed restaurant and event venues. It is all about the historical experience and one-of-a-kind ambience and is not simply a meal - it's an overall dining enlightenment.

If you're with a group at The Mill on the River, it should be a dining prerequisite for you to order the Atlantic Ocean Rocks Tower. This Goliath appetizer comes with jumbo shrimp, clams, oysters, Maryland lump crab meat, cocktail sauce and remoulade sauce (as long as all of these items are freshly in season). Follow this with the blackened swordfish and you will experience a life-altering, culinary sensation. Sides are served à la carte so you can create your perfect meal and nothing less than perfection is served at The Mill on the River.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Steakhouse, Continental
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Hours of operation
Sunday: Brunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 8:30pm
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Phone number
(860) 289-7929
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Private party facilities
The Mill on the River offers 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, and Corporate Retreats.
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Private party contact
Banquet Manager: (860) 289-7929
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.3  based on all time ratings
4.4
food
4.3
service
4.4
ambience
4.7
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on October 5, 2015

Very nice memory for our one year anniversary.

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forgottendiner3 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on October 3, 2015

I am having reservations about booking on line for the Mill on the River in the future or even returning at all. My reservation for 3 people was made for 5:00. When my party and I arrived at 4:50, we were told that seating starts around 5:00 so to have a seat in the lobby. At about 5:05 a large party came in and was seated immediately. Had I not gone back up to the hostess, who knows how long we may have sat there?!

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Mimmi (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on September 28, 2015

The Mill On the River is an awesome restaurant. Their food is delicous. Will definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 21, 2015

It was our anniversary and Catherine, our server, made our evening feel very special.
The meals were excellently prepared and we were treated to complimentary champaign and dessert. A class act that was appreciated.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 19, 2015

Thanks to the hostesses and Emily our server, we had an amazing experience. We will be back!

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SueBillII (New England)
4.0  Dined on September 17, 2015

Brought 2 girlfriends, one hadn't been there in years the other her first time there. Enjoyed having lunch outside. Our waiter was very good and very attentive. I had the chicken snitzle for the first time was very dry and very little flavor would never order it again. One friend had the fish special which was good and my other friend had the reuben which she enjoyed. Two of us had dessert was not good crust was undercooked and tough I have never liked the desserts there. We will go again but noticed prices have really gone up especially for dinners.

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CTgolfgy (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on September 16, 2015

I ordered prime rib (medium rare) and it came out cold. Sent it back and came out cold again. Sent it back and was OK but now it was not medium rare anymore. It is quite obvious that they cooked and sliced this roast many hours before and upon ordering, it was then impossible to get it back to proper serving temperature without overcooking it.

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Norm (New England)
5.0  Dined on September 15, 2015

My wife and I had another great meal. We have been going to this retaurant for 41 years since we started dating (previously Podunk Mill). We have never been disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on September 13, 2015

The food was very good. The atmosphere is beautiful, upscale rustic. The resteraunt is an old mill on the Podunk River. My fiancé and I are kinda foodies so we a little more picky than average. Our meals; Medalian Trio (beef, pork, veal) VERY tender, asked for medium but got medium well, nicely seasoned. Creamy polenta was excellent, with broccoli rabbe. Blackened Redfish; 30 seconds more cook time it would have been perfect. Jalapeño slaw was good, rice pilaf was a little bland. We had 2 Grey Goose straight up Martinis that could have been colder and had an odd sweetness to them, maybe a different brand of Vermouth than we use. Cappuccinos after dinner were perfectly made! Solid 4 stars, 4 1/2 with a little more attention to detail.

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Ralph (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 13, 2015

The food is always excellent and service beyond great. Atmosphere is the best

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 13, 2015

Always a pleasure

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memories (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 8, 2015

Excellent atmosphere, perfect spot for a wedding or romantic dinner. Staff attentive and friendly. Food was fantastic and we were treated to a special anniversary toast and dessert. Could not have asked for a better way to celebrate our 25th at the same place we had our reception in 1990.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 6, 2015

The fixed price menu offered lots of choices. We enjoyed our dinners immensely.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 6, 2015

This place never disappoints! We got married here in April (amazing) and this is our go to date night dinner. Yesterday was our first brunch experience, and it was awesome! Jordan, our server always remembers us when we come in and always makes excellent recommendations from wine to food. We love The Mill On the River!!!

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CHIP (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on September 4, 2015

Mill on the River was a last minute choice for the four of us , but we are so glad we made it! We were seated at a lovely window side table, ordered a delicious cheese platter to share and were allowed to enjoy our wine and conversation instead of being rushed to order dinner. Our waitress was friendly and informative. Our dinners were all delicious and reasonably priced. We even get to watch a wedding on the back lawn. Can't say enough about this place...we will definitely be back.

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