The Milling Room

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1574 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Top tags:
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
The Milling Room features seasonal locally-sourced American cuisine served in a skylit dining room and lively tavern-inspired bar in the heart of the Upper West Side.
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.4
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4.7
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4.0
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Birthday - we brought a cake and they served it to us which very nice!

AH
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always good food and fun

JH
New England
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely room, lovely food and and a friendly well informed very helpful waiter.

HL
Ottawa
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Highly recommend!!

B
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Very pretty restaurant located on Columbus Avenue. When you walk into the dining room there are skylights which add a most beautiful light to the double vault high ceilings. It's a very striking atmosphere. We went for my friend's birthday. I had the escarole caesar salad to start. The leaves were crisp and fresh. They made their own homemade flat-cracker like croutons which were very tasty. Then I had the salmon which was cooked perfectly. For dessert I had the chocolate mouse which comes with a combination of light and dark chocolate, sprinkled with crunchy gold candy drops and raspberries. My friend that the linguine vongole in white clam sauce which she said was so-so. It looked like a small portion of pasta with big clams ontop of it. The bread on the table had a wonderful crust. I would recommend it for the ambiance. The sun set while we were there and the room became dark with candlelight. Very nice for a special occasion.

FB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Terrible service. We had to beg for our waitress to take our order for drinks, for food, for dessert - there for three hours. Would not go back.

TF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We came here for brunch and it was surprisingly empty! We started with the slab of bacon which may have been the highlight of the meal. It had this tangy, spicy barbecue sauce on top which was great! The rest of the meal was your standard brunch fare. Solid, but not particularly memorable.

The interior was well lit and spacious, and because it wasn't terribly crowded it was not nearly as loud as other bars! Service was great.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is our favorite restaurant in the neighborhood and the new chef is doing a great job!

D
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience

MZ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was absolutely fantastic and the food was thoughtful and delicious

F
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Very nice place with a beautiful indoor atmosphere, but does it have to be so ice cold, it ruined unfortunately the overall experience! Nice food and good service.

AR
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, service and atmosphere. What else could anyone want?

F
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and service were spectacular! Everything we had was excellent - the tomato heirloom salad, the yellow tomato soup, the corn risotto, the cacio pepe and the side of carrots we shared. The space itself is beautiful as well. Will DEFINITELY be going back!

JA
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great, unexpected atmosphere. Large, interesting room but not too loud. Food was very good. Dinner felt special and festive. Would go again definitely.

O
Minneapolis
27 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

This is a lovely restaurant, especially during the day when you can view the light through the glass in the ceiling. Also, nice bar area -especially when they open windows on sidewalk. Service in bar area was good.

Server at table seemed disinterested, and didn’t explain any specials if there were any. Two of us ordered the pasta not knowing one of the adjectives meant it had clams. In her defense we were engaged in much conversation, but little attempt made to engage with us when she had our attention. Food was okay. Caesar salad had gigantic leaves, and chocolate cake was not memorable. I’m sure we’ll go back b/c this is usually a great place.

LS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The milling room is where my boyfriend took me on our first date so it’s become a very special place for us. As usually save it for special occasions but felt like going “just because” this week and as always everything was perfect. The service, the ambiance, the caring staff all make for a great dining experience. Couldn’t recommend more!

BH
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Friendly atmosphere, polished and friendly service.

JN
Raleigh
42 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything about the Milling Room is a pleasurable experience! Delicious food; knowledgeable and attentive server, nice ambiance in the dining room. Truly excellent in all respects!

LB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Can’t wait to come back!

B
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Will definitely be back! Delicious food. Beautiful space.

FK
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great find for an early weekend brunch. Loved the space and the proximity to my home!

JH
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Sophisticated well prepared starters and entrees. Very attractive space. A bit noisy though and the tables a bit close together. Good makes it worth it.

NE
San Antonio
47 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food, beverages, service, space, bar, all first class. We had an accident with a mostly full glass of red wine. Several staff jumped in with soda water, towels, etc. AND they refilled that glass, a nice cab, on the house. Nice evening!

m
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

First visit to the dining room following a few occasions at the bar. Excellent atmosphere , high quality food and every intention to return .

MC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

Great ambiance and food. Service

JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We've already recommended the Milling Room to friends.

KO
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The Milling Room is our new go-to for family dinners as their food is always consistent and the service impeccable (Vanessa was our waitress the last few times there and was amazing every time). Would highly recommend!

ST
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good food and fun with friends!

v
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Gorgeous and tasteful yellow tomato soup and delicious red snapper with kholrabi had a wonderful meal and service

AK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was phenomenal this visit! The best we have ever had there, and it's always been good. With their Tuesday corkage-free policy, it makes for an amazing and affordable dinner.

BV
Miami
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

We had reservations on a Sunday at 8:45 pm and we felt very rushed to order our food because they said the kitchen was closing soon I don’t remember the time they said. I imagined relaxing and enjoying a slow meal with delicious food. It was not the experience I had hoped for and the food was not was I envisioned unfortunately. If they don’t want diners there that late they should not let you make a reservation at that time. It’s an expensive restaurant so I expected better.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Meeting my sons girlfriend for the first time

DH
New York Area
95 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our first time here. Absolutely loved it! Food, service, ambiance—just wonderful! The space is gorgeous! So convenient to Central Park. Try the dumplings. They were outrageous! Chocolate torte dessert to die for too! Highly recommend The Milling Room!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful!

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LV
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The room was freezing, we asked about the temperature but they said they have no AC which felt that was not the case as the air was blowing down in where we were seated and it was very hot and humid outside...

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Dinner before Shakespeare in the Park. Very nice priced fixed menu for bargain of $50 for three course.

e
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant is much more than a "Neighborhood gem"
It is a wonderful restaurant with a great bar; excellent cocktails and bar food as well as a very impressive menu. It is one of my most favorite places to eat on the UWS

JR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

As always, excellent food & service in a beautiful dining hall. Took advantage of their Tuesday night waived corkage fee which was a lot of fun too!

s
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Nice but overpriced

k
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Bland food, rude service

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