Mill's Tavern

4.6
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1503 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Taverns have had a constant important presence in American life since the late 1600's. Many of them, which were attached to inns, were opened as resting places for travelers needing a place to stop, relax and fortify themselves. Of course the local residents frequented the taverns too, purchasing drinks and meals as well as participating in lively conversations. Taverns were the focal point for neighbors to come together, exchange news, talk of politics, and share in the general feeling of conviviality. Taverns were firmly established as gathering places for the light hearted socializing, serious talk, and of course, a
hearty meal accompanied by a tasty libation or two.
In this American tradition, we at Mill’s Tavern welcome you with genuine enthusiasm. Our staff is warm, friendly, caring, and knowledgeable. So please come, relax, visit with friends and family. You will leave refreshed and nourished, body and soul.

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3 Course Late Spring Prix Fixe Menu

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$39.95 per order

Starting Jun 17, 2020·Sun 16:00-20:00, Mon-Thu 17:00-20:30

Enjoy an appetizer, entree and dessert for just $39.95!

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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.2
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Their Covid protocols were on point and made me feel secure about dining there. The waitstaff was highly attentive and the food was excellently prepared and presented. I appreciate the extra details they provided to make my birthday so special. Thank you for a highly enjoyable experience.

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JonathanB
New England
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my first time going ever and it was great! Staff was attentive, restaurant was quiet...That could have been bc of COVID restrictions (quiet) but overall, it was a spectacular meal and I would absolutely go again!

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DavidM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best meals we have had. Nice Job on the Anniversary "STUFF"!!!!
Service was great. Chef Ed visit table as well as GM Kate.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lynn is the absolute best. She always makes our experience absolutely special!

Mill's Tavern
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for your kind words! We are very lucky to have Lynne here at Mill's, she truly goes above and beyond to insure our guests' happiness. Best Regards, Molly Kate McKeen Assistant Manager

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vipPKDIII
Jacksonville
16 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Relaxing venue – exceptional menu – superb food quality – remarkable service – outstanding value. Will definitely be back!

Mill's Tavern
Responded 7 days ago

Hello, What a lovely review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your evening with us here at Mill's Tavern. We always strive for excellence and it makes us so happy when our guests not only notice but also show their appreciation. We look forward to your next visit! Thank you, Molly Kate McKeen Assistant Manager

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vipRIFoodie
New England
10 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was incredible per usual, I’ve been a fan of this place for years and they never disappoint. One of the best restaurants in Providence and that’s saying a lot considering how many good places there are in that city! Go, you will not regret it.

Mill's Tavern
Responded 5 days ago

Hello, Thank you so much for your kind words and five star review! We are thrilled to hear that you think so highly of us. Please come back and visit us the next time you're out in Providence, we're looking forward to it! Best Regards, Molly Kate McKeen Assistant Manager

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vipTonyG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went above and beyond during tough times to be customer focused. This place is flat out awesome!

Mill's Tavern
Responded on 23 June 2020

Hi Tony, Thank you for noticing all of the hard work our staff has been putting in during these trying times of Covid-19. Making sure that our guests feel safe and happy dining with us is at the top of our priorities! We look forward to serving you again in the future! Thank you, Molly Kate McKeen Assistant Manager

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BigEd
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb food and staff. Has to be one of Providence's best restaurant...easily.

Mill's Tavern
Responded on 23 June 2020

Hi Ed, Thank you for your wonderful review and kind words! We are so glad you enjoyed your meal with us and look forward to the next time you visit! Thank you, Molly Kate McKeen Assistant Manager

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vipJenniferA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beyond my expectations!

Mill's Tavern
Responded on 23 June 2020

Hi Jennifer, We are thrilled to hear that your visit was beyond your expectations! We always strive for excellence here at Mill's Tavern and hope you will keep us in mind for the future! Thank you, Molly Kate McKeen Assistant Manager

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wedding Anniversary

Mill's Tavern
Responded on 11 June 2020

We are so happy you chose to celebrate your anniversary with us at Mill's Tavern. We hope you will keep us in mind for all of your future special occasions. Thank You, Molly McKeen Assistant Manager

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DGERARD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food as usual. The only thing that keeps me from giving Mills Tavern a perfect score is the value. I've always felt it is slightly over priced. Totally different vibe with the Covid 19 restrictions. Pre Covid this place is usually crowded and bustling, during Covid, it was like eating in a library. Food and service never disappoint. After being locked down for 80 plus days, I was happy to pay a little extra to take my wife and daughter to fine "breakout" dinner. Steaks cooked to perfection.

Mill's Tavern
Responded on 11 June 2020

Hello, Thank you for your wonderful review of our food and service. We always strive for excellence here at Mill's Tavern. Covid-19 has certainly put a damper on the hustle and bustle of restaurants but we are grateful that you felt comfortable dining with us during these trying times. We have been very working hard to keep everyone safe and healthy and hope to be open at full capacity soon. Thank you, Molly Kate McKeen Assistant Manager

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great time

Mill's Tavern
Responded on 11 June 2020

We are so happy to hear you had a great time with us. We always do our best to make sure all of our guests enjoy their experience. Please come visit us again soon! Thank you, Molly Kate McKeen

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vipJulieT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always the food at Mill’s Tavern was outstanding. My filet was perfectly cooked and the side of mashed potatoes was delicious. My partner thoroughly enjoyed his short ribs and the side slaw was excellent. We also enjoyed an artful lemon cheesecake dessert that was the perfect ending to a perfect meal.

With respect to Covid-19 protocols, the restaurant has removed tables and the staff is masked. Due to fewer tables in the restaurant, it actually created a more intimate dining experience. I felt extremely comfortable dining here and will return again soon.

Mill's Tavern
Responded on 10 June 2020

Hi Julie, We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed a delicious meal with us here at Mill's Tavern. We take pride in the presentation of our food, and couldn't agree more that our pastry chef's desserts are works of art! We are taking all of the new guidelines and protocol surrounding COVID-19 very seriously and it means a lot to know our staff's extra efforts have not gone unnoticed by our valued guests. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Thank you, Molly McKeen Assistant Manager

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vipsjstadt5
New England
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner and service were fantastic! We went for the re-opening after the quarantine. The staff employed all the appropriate safety measures and turned out their typical high level of service and stellar food and cocktails.

Mill's Tavern
Responded on 10 June 2020

Hello, We are so glad you decided to join us for dinner during the first few days of re-opening post quarantine! We are committed to making each experience special for all of our guests and our staff has been working diligently to follow all of the new guidelines and standards we have implemented to keep everyone safe and healthy. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again soon. Thank you, Molly McKeen Assistant Manager

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vipMaryanne
New England
19 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is our go to restaurant for date night. My wife had beef over pasta and I had the duck- my favorite! Our waitress Lynne was terrific and helped us with our choices while being very professional and friendly. Looking forward to going back soon

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vipKimberlyD
New England
144 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first visit to Mills Tavern. What a great find we loved it. The atmosphere and decor are delightful. Our server Lynn was AMAZING. She was lovely and knowledgeable and made our dining experience over the top. Her recommendations were spot on. My husband had the venison which he said was the best her ever had. My son thoroughly enjoyed his filet and while I had kept it light my caesar salad and shrimp cocktail were perfect. We look forward to going back.

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vipKatrinaA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Food was excellent but we waited over an hour for it and the restaurant was not busy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mills is always a 10

Mill's Tavern
Responded on 10 March 2020

hello , it's always a pleasure serving you. Thanks so much for your positive feedback and good vibes. we're happy you're happy enough to share your thoughts with the community , and we look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Colby Soares Restaurant Manager Mills Tavern Providence RI 02903 401 272-3331

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vipMaryanne
New England
20 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our group was large, 12 people but the service was great and the food was delicious- as usual. We have been coming to Mills for years when our convention is in town and Lynne always takes very good care of us. She is professional and friendly and we love to see her every year. We will be back!

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vipFREDA
New England
28 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hadn't been in years and am not sure why. Decided to revisit and noticed their weekday Prix Fixe 3 course dinner at $34.95. Invited a friend and we greatly enjoyed. I did ask for a
table by the bar window as the music level was a bit high. I think they accommodated my request. The restaurant filled up so the music became background.

We started with perfectly made cocktails done exactly as ordered. I chose the seasonal greens and Swordfish unspicy. My guest had the Caesar salad and Fillet Mignon. All courses exceptional and the portions not so overwhelming that we looked forward to our desserts. Again exceptional. Mine was a bread pudding with reminded me of a gourmet slice of French Toast. It was served with a side of whipped cream. My had the dark chocolate mousse. The perfect ending to a superb dinner. They also had a reasonably priced wine list. Our server suggested the Malbec which was excellent.
Again, if there were only one thing I'd like to see differently is the music being scaled back just a bit.

All in all a gem of a restaurant.

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PK123456
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed it very much! We were a group of eight, and the service was attentive, and the food was excellent. Nice variety of flavors, and the ambiance was comfortably refined.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The front of the house was super accommodating. It was early and we asked to be moved twice and they made us feel fine about that. The wait staff was friendly and attentive. The drinks were good, the wine list good with a nice selection of half bottles and various wine flights. Overall an excellent experience.

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johnb
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mill's may be our dining group's favorite destination. The food is always excellent and the service is outstanding. Special thanks to our server, Phil, for enhancing what was already a fantastic dining experience. We will return Soon!

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Nathan
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience5

Not worth the money we paid
Asked for 1800 gave me patron without asking
Food was good
But didn’t live up to the hype

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing professional delicious

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vipFrantzG
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had an excellent dining experience. The service and the food were well done.

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vipFoodops
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

Waiter was unattentive and not very friendly. Bartender couldn’t seem to get the drinks right. Returned 3 out of 4 yet charged for 2 on final bill. We will NOT be returning for another visit.

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CassandraT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Awesome food. Great ambiance and staff is helpful.

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ethelsneighbor
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another stellar meal at Mill's Tavern! Hands down, my favorite restaurant in the area!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Mill’s rarely disappoints. The short rib is the best around, the pumpkin risotto was excellent, and the desserts recommendation was perfect. However, the $36 Alaskan King Crab didn’t live up to expectations and neither did the tiger shrimp. Both were a little mealy. The PEI mussels though were perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Day after Valentine’s Day - Married 10 yrs

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vipJamesW
New England
53 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our server was very good and helpful with some questions we had. The food was excellent. The wine list could offer some more choices. The drinks, in general, took awhile to arrive after they were ordered but it was quite busy so, I imagine, the bar must have been rocking.
This spot is a favorite of ours and continues to be. I like the new valet system with texting to retrieve the car.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My boyfriend and I had such a wonderful night here! It was the day after Valentine’s Day and there was still rose petals placed on the table. We sat at a row of tables by the bar which were very close together. This can sometimes be a little uncomfortable but the ambiance of the restaurant made up for it! There were candles everywhere which was very cozy and romantic. I wish I remembered our servers name, but he was excellent! Had great recommendations and was very attentive.
Will definitely return!

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Sharon
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We been to Mills many times but this time there was a few things that were not up to there standards
I will be back I think it was because it was Valentines weekend

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gregc
New England
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience2

Tiny tables.. everyone right on top of each other.. front door always open.. our whole section was absolutely freezing.. everyone kept their winter coats on... awful Valentine dinner..next year- definitely someplace else

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EricaT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always delicious, but extra special on Valentine’s Day. Special menu included yummy broken heart martini. Cauliflower bisque was amazing with pickled cauliflower and pecorino garnish. All food was spectacular. Mills is pricey but perfect for a special occasion, we’ve been many times and have always been thrilled with our selections. The ambiance and service is top notch without being stuffy.

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KathleenP
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome experience, food, service and atmosphere is wonderful. Has been our go to for Valentine's Day for 5yrs now. Special time with a special guy! Thank you!

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JohnB
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

food was good, not great. Calamari came with a spinach salad with no dressing Rack of lanb was good but could have been seasoned better.

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FooBar
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mills Tavern is one of the most underrated restaurants in Providence. It's on par with any other restaurant in the city. The only reason I went with four stars for the value is because you get what you pay for. It's not cheap, but it's great food and great service. The location is also great as you don't have to fight your way around Federal Hill. Skip all that and just head down to Main St.

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EKII
New England
13 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

The price to value relationship is grossly disproportionate. It was the most expensive dining experience we have ever had, and the food quality was standard to just ok. The service by Sam was great, otherwise we probably won’t be going back.

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