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“A Disappointing Second Visit”
Review of Millwrights

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Ranked #2 of 54 Restaurants in Simsbury
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$50
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Waterfall Way
Description: With its unique setting perched atop a waterfall in Simsbury, Connecticut, Millwright's invites guests to dine in the 17th century mill with acclaimed Chef Tyler Anderson and his staff. Featuring daily-chosen farm ingredients, the freshest and most select product, proprietary cocktails, and exciting wine menu, Millwright's offers a new experience to the Farmington Valley dining scene. Our staff eagerly awaits your next visit...
Reviewed 20 February 2018

This was our second visit to Millwrights and this time was to celebrate Valentines Day. Our first visit was an excellent experience, this time, not quite as good. They had a pre-fixe 4 course Valentines Day menu which was limited in choices which we never understand. The dinner started with 2 offerings for the table that were on the menu, a cheese puff (gougeres) and a beausoleil oyster. Even though I informed our server of my shellfish allergy, they still brought one cheese puff & one oyster. No accommodation was made to substitute the oyster with something else. For our first courses we had the crab "johnny cake" which was excellent and the foie gras, also excellent. For our second courses we had the haddock & the lentil dumplings, both very good. Our main courses were the NY Strip steak and the guinea hen. Sadly, the steak was overcooked and had to be sent back & re-done. On return, it was cooked properly however, the quality of the steak itself was not as expected and we have had much better steak elsewhere at less cost. The guinea hen was very good. Overall, we felt that they were not at their best this evening and hope that it was just an off night!

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1  Thank Mark S
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

Never really wowed at Millrights but it is local and my girlfriends and I wanted to meet for dinner. There were 3 of us. 2 of us ordered cosmos - my glass came half full for some reason. Wings and oysters as our appetizers were great but entrees were unremarkable. My two friends ordered the salmon which were both overcooked. I ordered a burger - would have liked the steak frites but not for $31...we had fun and the server was very nice.

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2  Thank Jiggy29
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Typical friend picked the restaurant no expectations. Wow! food and service were great. We had the tasting menu. Server made a mistake (we had asked to omit foil gras ) immediately brought substitutes and complimentary glasses of wine was gracious and lovely acknowledged the error. Very accommodating one of our group is no dairy, no gluten and no meat some fish ok - very difficult in the best circumstances but to work it into a tasting men is a challenge. Waitstaff/kitchen could not have been better in addressing limitations. Definitely try the duck appetizer and oysters. Swordfish and quail also excellent

Thank SaS02110
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

My husband and I came in for the first time recently for dinner. The restaurant was beautiful with a quaint and elegant atmosphere. The service was impeccable, our waiter was very attentive. He helped guide us on the menu and we were both very happy with our selections. The food was unique and extremely tasty! We will be bringing our family back very soon!

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Thank TeresaD3120
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Reviewed 20 January 2018

This restaurant has a wonderful setting alongside a waterfall....housed in what was originally a 1600's lumber mill and later on a grist mill.
Food was excellent from the presentation to the quality and uniqueness.
Wait staff very attentive and pricing was moderate and reasonable

New York strip was tender and flavorful...short ribs superb

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Thank Mark D
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