The Mill On The River

★★★☆☆
  • 989 Ellington Rd

    South Windsor, CT 06074

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  • 860-289-7929

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Not very impressive service, almost rude. Very noisy atmosphere. There are many places to go that will serve and treat you better. Will not recommend to any one.

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★★★★★

Not very impressive service, almost rude. Very noisy atmosphere. There are many places to go that will serve and treat you better. Will not recommend to any one.

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We are just over the moon with happiness so far with selecting the Mill for our september wedding. From the first phone call Amanda was prompt to respond, flexible with menu/times/guest counts, and has given us a calm and focused feeling

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★★★★★

We are just over the moon with happiness so far with selecting the Mill for our september wedding. From the first phone call Amanda was prompt to respond, flexible with menu/times/guest counts, and has given us a calm and focused feeling

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Calling it a "mill" is apt; it is a wedding mill. As the wedding coordinator told me, they do weddings here every weekend. The result: you are not special to them and they will not work hard or be flexible at all. There are 10 other

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★★★★★

Calling it a "mill" is apt; it is a wedding mill. As the wedding coordinator told me, they do weddings here every weekend. The result: you are not special to them and they will not work hard or be flexible at all. There are 10 other

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I've been eating here about once a year for the last 5 years or so. Then when I was getting married, there was only one place to look. The Mill was amazing. The best venue, well priced receptions. The best part was that the cake was included. They have their own pastry chef that makes them. It was sooo good. Compliments from all of our guests. The fish, the chicken, then prime rib, sooo good. I love good food, and this place continues to surprise me with how good it is. Don't go anywhere else for dinner. This will be our permanent anniversary dinner establishment. Thanks to you, Mill on the River and their wedding coordinator Laura Coviello, for making our dreams come true!

Food: 5 Stars, amazing
Ambiance: 5 Stars, amazing
Service: 5 Stars, AMAZING!!!

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★★★★★

I've been eating here about once a year for the last 5 years or so. Then when I was getting married, there was only one place to look. The Mill was amazing. The best venue, well priced receptions. The best part was that the cake was included. They have their own pastry chef that makes them. It was sooo good. Compliments from all of our guests. The fish, the chicken, then prime rib, sooo good. I love good food, and this place continues to surprise me with how good it is. Don't go anywhere else for dinner. This will be our permanent anniversary dinner establishment. Thanks to you, Mill on the River and their wedding coordinator Laura Coviello, for making our dreams come true!

Food: 5 Stars, amazing
Ambiance: 5 Stars, amazing
Service: 5 Stars, AMAZING!!!

Pros: Amazing selection with unbelievable taste!

Cons: Absolutely nothing!

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I happened apon The Mill on the River this Sunday after seeing a show in Hartford. This was my first time here and what a beautiful restaurant this is. From the covered bridge over looking the waterfall to the grand lobby and NY City style dining room, this place is top notch.

My boyfriend and I went to the bar to have a drink before dinner. The bar has a great view overlooking the water. We had frozen grape martini's which were a real treat!

After cocktials the hostess brought us to a seat by the window where we could see the waterfall. Our waitress Joan was exceptional! She was very warm and knowledgeable, she was attentive with out rushing us. Joan steared us toward their signature dish Redfish Nouvelle. It was delicious and she even recommened a great wine to pair with dinner.

We don't normally have dessert but Joan talked us into sharing a creme brulee and we decided to have cappucinos.

I'm so glad we drove past The Mill on the River, we will be back again very soon!

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★★★★★

I happened apon The Mill on the River this Sunday after seeing a show in Hartford. This was my first time here and what a beautiful restaurant this is. From the covered bridge over looking the waterfall to the grand lobby and NY City style dining room, this place is top notch.

My boyfriend and I went to the bar to have a drink before dinner. The bar has a great view overlooking the water. We had frozen grape martini's which were a real treat!

After cocktials the hostess brought us to a seat by the window where we could see the waterfall. Our waitress Joan was exceptional! She was very warm and knowledgeable, she was attentive with out rushing us. Joan steared us toward their signature dish Redfish Nouvelle. It was delicious and she even recommened a great wine to pair with dinner.

We don't normally have dessert but Joan talked us into sharing a creme brulee and we decided to have cappucinos.

I'm so glad we drove past The Mill on the River, we will be back again very soon!

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Sat in the bar area for dinner Sunday evening and started with a bottle of wine. After our waitress (not friendly, very condensendingly phony) gives us the bottle, she told us to hurry up because the kitchen was closing in 20 minutes.. We placed our order and got our food, and asked for some sour cream for the quesadeas...and was told the kitchen was locked shut. Im glad the company I was with was awesome to make up for the service shortcommings.
Waitress never came buy to see how our meal was.
After reading some of the other review I have a feeling the managers / owners have the same attitude as this waitress.

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★☆☆☆☆

Sat in the bar area for dinner Sunday evening and started with a bottle of wine. After our waitress (not friendly, very condensendingly phony) gives us the bottle, she told us to hurry up because the kitchen was closing in 20 minutes.. We placed our order and got our food, and asked for some sour cream for the quesadeas...and was told the kitchen was locked shut. Im glad the company I was with was awesome to make up for the service shortcommings.
Waitress never came buy to see how our meal was.
After reading some of the other review I have a feeling the managers / owners have the same attitude as this waitress.

Pros: food

Cons: service

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I recently had my wedding at the Mill on the River, I can not tell you what a wonderful experience it was. From the time I booked over a year ago our wedding coordinator Laura was absolutely wonderful. She made our wedding absolutely perfect. She attended to our every needs, going above what we expected from her.
We can recommend the Mill on the River to anyone who want's to have there wedding there. Five Stars to the Mll on the River!!!!!! Ask for the best, Ask for Laura!
A Happy Bride & Groom

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★★★★★

I recently had my wedding at the Mill on the River, I can not tell you what a wonderful experience it was. From the time I booked over a year ago our wedding coordinator Laura was absolutely wonderful. She made our wedding absolutely perfect. She attended to our every needs, going above what we expected from her.
We can recommend the Mill on the River to anyone who want's to have there wedding there. Five Stars to the Mll on the River!!!!!! Ask for the best, Ask for Laura!
A Happy Bride & Groom

Pros: best place to have a wedding

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I recently attended a wedding at the Mill and I couldn't believe how RUDE the managers were! The wedding cake started falling over and I complained to a waitstaff because I couldn't find a manager. Then a manager finds me and asks where the bride and groom are and complains that they are out taking pictures! I asked her about the cake and she rolled her eyes at me and walked away!

The event managers are so unprofessional! There was a wedding right before the one I attended and they left the table clothes on from the previous wedding! They just put napkins on top. I looked under the napkins- EWWW!!! We also told them that we would be providing our own chair covers and decorations and when we got there we found that not only had they let guests in before we got there, but they left the previous weddings decorations up! This was after they tried to charge the bride and extra $3.50 per chair cover, so we bought our own for cheaper!

The food was alright. Definitely not 4 star quality though. Their salads were wilted. The wedding cake they made was made from store bought boxed cake mixes and frosting. Disgusting. I was thoroughly disappointed. Not only was the cake unappetizing but it was UGLY.

The bartender was fabulous though. So I guess that was a saving grace. Though they don't serve frozen drinks like strawberry daiquiris.

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★☆☆☆☆

I recently attended a wedding at the Mill and I couldn't believe how RUDE the managers were! The wedding cake started falling over and I complained to a waitstaff because I couldn't find a manager. Then a manager finds me and asks where the bride and groom are and complains that they are out taking pictures! I asked her about the cake and she rolled her eyes at me and walked away!

The event managers are so unprofessional! There was a wedding right before the one I attended and they left the table clothes on from the previous wedding! They just put napkins on top. I looked under the napkins- EWWW!!! We also told them that we would be providing our own chair covers and decorations and when we got there we found that not only had they let guests in before we got there, but they left the previous weddings decorations up! This was after they tried to charge the bride and extra $3.50 per chair cover, so we bought our own for cheaper!

The food was alright. Definitely not 4 star quality though. Their salads were wilted. The wedding cake they made was made from store bought boxed cake mixes and frosting. Disgusting. I was thoroughly disappointed. Not only was the cake unappetizing but it was UGLY.

The bartender was fabulous though. So I guess that was a saving grace. Though they don't serve frozen drinks like strawberry daiquiris.

Pros: Beautiful Setting, Food is OKAY,

Cons: Staff are rude, bad parking, Poor Quality of Pastry

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My family and I have celebrated Thanksgiving, Mother's Day, and just recently, my sister's 27th birthday at the Mill on the River, coming for brunch each time. Of the three visits, I've had one decent experience with the waitstaff. The other two visits were less than satisfactory and a bit uncomfortable to say the least. My first bad experience was with a waiter who immediately said there would be no substitutes, that what was on the menu was all you could order...no exceptions. I found this a bit frustrating since I follow a strict bodybuilding diet, as does my boyfriend. After working up the nerve to see if we could make some changes, the waiter agreed and reluctantly took our orders, leaving us feeling burdensome. My most recent experience was with a waitress who was taking our drink orders. After ratting off a list to me, I told her no thanks, that I was on a diet. She replied, "So just the water? Is that on your diet?" She walked off and looked back with an uncomfortable stare. At that point I wanted to go home. In the future I will ask my mom to go elsewhere for our celebrations.

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★☆☆☆☆

My family and I have celebrated Thanksgiving, Mother's Day, and just recently, my sister's 27th birthday at the Mill on the River, coming for brunch each time. Of the three visits, I've had one decent experience with the waitstaff. The other two visits were less than satisfactory and a bit uncomfortable to say the least. My first bad experience was with a waiter who immediately said there would be no substitutes, that what was on the menu was all you could order...no exceptions. I found this a bit frustrating since I follow a strict bodybuilding diet, as does my boyfriend. After working up the nerve to see if we could make some changes, the waiter agreed and reluctantly took our orders, leaving us feeling burdensome. My most recent experience was with a waitress who was taking our drink orders. After ratting off a list to me, I told her no thanks, that I was on a diet. She replied, "So just the water? Is that on your diet?" She walked off and looked back with an uncomfortable stare. At that point I wanted to go home. In the future I will ask my mom to go elsewhere for our celebrations.

Cons: Rude, uninviting waitstaff. Snobbish feel.

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I've been a regular customer at the Mill on the River for about 20 years.

I ordered the special which I looked forward to eating, but because I filled up on Appetizers/Salad I was too full for my expensive ($23.00) special entree.

When I arrived home I noticed my take out bag was very light, to my surprise; majority of my meal was gone (i.e. Lobster and Salmon)

When I called the waitress was indifferent (although she callously admitted to the error) and the manager was UN-APOLOGETIC.

IT WILL BE A COLD DAY ON THE EQUATOR BEFORE I EAT THERE AGAIN!

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★☆☆☆☆

I've been a regular customer at the Mill on the River for about 20 years.

I ordered the special which I looked forward to eating, but because I filled up on Appetizers/Salad I was too full for my expensive ($23.00) special entree.

When I arrived home I noticed my take out bag was very light, to my surprise; majority of my meal was gone (i.e. Lobster and Salmon)

When I called the waitress was indifferent (although she callously admitted to the error) and the manager was UN-APOLOGETIC.

IT WILL BE A COLD DAY ON THE EQUATOR BEFORE I EAT THERE AGAIN!

Pros: Good Food

Cons: Odious Service

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My S.O. and I went to MOTR for New Yrs Eve this year. We made reservations for 5p and were seated on time when we arrived. The atmosphere is warm and cozy with the fireplace adding a lovely ambiance.

Our waitress was very attentive (and perhaps a little too much so at times). It was a bit odd that she only spoke to me when asking how the food was (ignoring my man). Not sure what that was about. At any rate... We ordered two cocktails to start and our soup and salad arrived very quickly thereafter. We had barely finished these itmes when our entrees arrived. I had the gorgonzola pork chop (huge chop dressed beautifully) which came with a delicious cranberry 'glaze', whipped yukon gold potatoes (a bit on the small side portion-wise) and wilted spinach sauteed with garlic. The meal was mouth-watering and cooked to perfection. My S.O. had the salmon with the whipped potatoes (again, too small of a portion) and green beans with carrots. He was happy with his meal as well. When our waitress saw we had finished our entree she quickly returned to inquire if we would like coffee or tea and/or dessert. She brought the menus back so we could browse the desserts, which she noted was made fresh daily by their pastry chef. I opted for the tiramisu and my S.O. had the cheesecake. I have to say that the tiramisu was THE BEST I've ever had, including that which I've had at Italian restaraunts and bakeries! It is beautifully plated and melts in your mouth. Absolutely excellent dessert.

When all was said and done with had completed our entire meal and were out the door in one-hour. I must admit we felt a bit rushed in that respect but the overall experience was very good. Food was excellent, atmosphere was lovely, staff were a bit over gratuitous at times but professional and polished. I kind of wish we had lingered longer but we intend to return and will do that next time. Suffice to say we were literally stuffed and quite happy with our dining experience at the MOTR.

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★★★★☆

My S.O. and I went to MOTR for New Yrs Eve this year. We made reservations for 5p and were seated on time when we arrived. The atmosphere is warm and cozy with the fireplace adding a lovely ambiance.

Our waitress was very attentive (and perhaps a little too much so at times). It was a bit odd that she only spoke to me when asking how the food was (ignoring my man). Not sure what that was about. At any rate... We ordered two cocktails to start and our soup and salad arrived very quickly thereafter. We had barely finished these itmes when our entrees arrived. I had the gorgonzola pork chop (huge chop dressed beautifully) which came with a delicious cranberry 'glaze', whipped yukon gold potatoes (a bit on the small side portion-wise) and wilted spinach sauteed with garlic. The meal was mouth-watering and cooked to perfection. My S.O. had the salmon with the whipped potatoes (again, too small of a portion) and green beans with carrots. He was happy with his meal as well. When our waitress saw we had finished our entree she quickly returned to inquire if we would like coffee or tea and/or dessert. She brought the menus back so we could browse the desserts, which she noted was made fresh daily by their pastry chef. I opted for the tiramisu and my S.O. had the cheesecake. I have to say that the tiramisu was THE BEST I've ever had, including that which I've had at Italian restaraunts and bakeries! It is beautifully plated and melts in your mouth. Absolutely excellent dessert.

When all was said and done with had completed our entire meal and were out the door in one-hour. I must admit we felt a bit rushed in that respect but the overall experience was very good. Food was excellent, atmosphere was lovely, staff were a bit over gratuitous at times but professional and polished. I kind of wish we had lingered longer but we intend to return and will do that next time. Suffice to say we were literally stuffed and quite happy with our dining experience at the MOTR.

Pros: Excellent food and atmosphere

Cons: A bit pricey for some items

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I'd like to Thank the Management and Staff for making my wedding so special at the Mill. From the moment I got out of the limo each and all of the staff treated me with royalty. Everything was just perfect. The room was set up gorgeous. Everything fell into place really nice. Till the moment I left everything ran very smooth. The service was excellent and the food was wonderful. If you are looking into having your wedding here I personally would highly reccommend speaking with Laura Coviello the Manager who made our wedding just perfect. She meets with you and wonderfully arranges your special day. Thank You all again, The Owner, Laura, all wait staff, and kitchen. I will never forget my special Wedding at the Mill. :)

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★★★★★

I'd like to Thank the Management and Staff for making my wedding so special at the Mill. From the moment I got out of the limo each and all of the staff treated me with royalty. Everything was just perfect. The room was set up gorgeous. Everything fell into place really nice. Till the moment I left everything ran very smooth. The service was excellent and the food was wonderful. If you are looking into having your wedding here I personally would highly reccommend speaking with Laura Coviello the Manager who made our wedding just perfect. She meets with you and wonderfully arranges your special day. Thank You all again, The Owner, Laura, all wait staff, and kitchen. I will never forget my special Wedding at the Mill. :)

Pros: Excellent staff, great food, nice setting

Cons: None

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I JUST WANTED TO SHARE MY EXPERIENCE, I TOOK MY FAMILY TO THE MILL ON THE RIVER, PARKING WAS PERFECT, WHAT GREAT PLACE, RIGHT FROM ENTERING THE COVERED BRIDGE, THE RIVER BELOW WAS JUST BEAUTIFUL. WE WERE WELCOMED BY THE OWNER AND THE WAITRESS THAT SAT US INFRONT OF THE FIREPLACE. WE INSTANTLY HAD 3 WAITRESSES FILLING OUR WATERS PUTTING BREAD ON THE TABLE AND ANOTHER TAKING OUR DRINK ORDER. EVERYTHING WAS SO NICE. tHE FOOD CAME OUT AND WAS JUST PERFECT. I JUST WOULD LIKE TO SAY THANK YOU TO ALL THE STAFF AND I WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE OWNER FOR SHOWING US THE NEW BAR. THANK YOU AGAIN..WE WILL BE BACK. M. PATRICK

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★★★★★

I JUST WANTED TO SHARE MY EXPERIENCE, I TOOK MY FAMILY TO THE MILL ON THE RIVER, PARKING WAS PERFECT, WHAT GREAT PLACE, RIGHT FROM ENTERING THE COVERED BRIDGE, THE RIVER BELOW WAS JUST BEAUTIFUL. WE WERE WELCOMED BY THE OWNER AND THE WAITRESS THAT SAT US INFRONT OF THE FIREPLACE. WE INSTANTLY HAD 3 WAITRESSES FILLING OUR WATERS PUTTING BREAD ON THE TABLE AND ANOTHER TAKING OUR DRINK ORDER. EVERYTHING WAS SO NICE. tHE FOOD CAME OUT AND WAS JUST PERFECT. I JUST WOULD LIKE TO SAY THANK YOU TO ALL THE STAFF AND I WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE OWNER FOR SHOWING US THE NEW BAR. THANK YOU AGAIN..WE WILL BE BACK. M. PATRICK

Pros: EXCELLENT SERVICE & FOOD

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Beautiful setting, romantic. Menu is mediocre; price are high, bathrooms a wreck! Staff is friendly and helpful. Menu isn't what it use to be and should be reviewed for new dishes and better cooking.

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★★☆☆☆

Beautiful setting, romantic. Menu is mediocre; price are high, bathrooms a wreck! Staff is friendly and helpful. Menu isn't what it use to be and should be reviewed for new dishes and better cooking.

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We arrived for Sunday brunch with party of ten promptly at the time we had reserved and re-confirmed. "Table will be ready shortly." Fifteen minutes later the table was indeed ready, and the three young ladies at the reception desk promptly gave our table away to a party of five who'd just walked in. These babes were stumbling over themselves and had No Clue: They did not suggest we move into the bar to wait; did not point out the appetizer buffet was available; mis-estimated time for next table. Hostesses with no hospitality! The manager stepped in and "suggested" they help get our table ready. We finally sat down 40 minutes after our reservation time. That said, the brunch menu was nicely varied. the food was good, prices reasonable, promptly served. I'd go there again (but I'll hope that the, like, airheads at the reception desk, like, went back to their junior-high homeroom.).

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★★★☆☆

We arrived for Sunday brunch with party of ten promptly at the time we had reserved and re-confirmed. "Table will be ready shortly." Fifteen minutes later the table was indeed ready, and the three young ladies at the reception desk promptly gave our table away to a party of five who'd just walked in. These babes were stumbling over themselves and had No Clue: They did not suggest we move into the bar to wait; did not point out the appetizer buffet was available; mis-estimated time for next table. Hostesses with no hospitality! The manager stepped in and "suggested" they help get our table ready. We finally sat down 40 minutes after our reservation time. That said, the brunch menu was nicely varied. the food was good, prices reasonable, promptly served. I'd go there again (but I'll hope that the, like, airheads at the reception desk, like, went back to their junior-high homeroom.).

Pros: Tasty fare, well-served and reasonably priced.

Cons: Reception desk is not to be trusted. Hover, else they'll give your table away.

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At first I was taken aback by the beautfil venue. That was until I got out of my car and smelled the odoriforous "river." If someone told me that the septic drained into the river directly I would have believed them! I went in and they have a lovely bar, however, the rest of the decor is stuck in limbo between the 70's with hideous retro light fixtures to the modern 21st century with the art work above the fireplace. I looked over the extensive menu and narrowed down my selection to a seafood entree that server assured me was fantastic. She was a nice girl, but was slow with bring out our food. Upon arrival of my dinner I sent it back because the fish was cold. I then received back an entree that was pipping hot in the middle like it had been microwaved and the same sides were sloppily scraped onto the new plate. The fish must have been on its way out, because it was overpoweringly fishy. Maybe that is why it was on the special and the server was pushing it so hard. The server never came over again to see how everything was, but when she came back for our plates i let her know. She had a "to bad for you attitude," and took our plates. I ordered dessert which tasted like it was left in an open refridgerator for a long period of time. All I can say is I came to the Mill on the River hungry and left without an apetite.

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★☆☆☆☆

At first I was taken aback by the beautfil venue. That was until I got out of my car and smelled the odoriforous "river." If someone told me that the septic drained into the river directly I would have believed them! I went in and they have a lovely bar, however, the rest of the decor is stuck in limbo between the 70's with hideous retro light fixtures to the modern 21st century with the art work above the fireplace. I looked over the extensive menu and narrowed down my selection to a seafood entree that server assured me was fantastic. She was a nice girl, but was slow with bring out our food. Upon arrival of my dinner I sent it back because the fish was cold. I then received back an entree that was pipping hot in the middle like it had been microwaved and the same sides were sloppily scraped onto the new plate. The fish must have been on its way out, because it was overpoweringly fishy. Maybe that is why it was on the special and the server was pushing it so hard. The server never came over again to see how everything was, but when she came back for our plates i let her know. She had a "to bad for you attitude," and took our plates. I ordered dessert which tasted like it was left in an open refridgerator for a long period of time. All I can say is I came to the Mill on the River hungry and left without an apetite.

Pros: Pretty venue if you can not smell

Cons: Food, service, decor

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I recently had my wedding at the Mill on the river. The food was exceptional and so was the service. However, I should have been put off from booking my wedding there when I first went in to meet with the banquet coordinator. I sat in the lobby for almost an hour waiting for her. Another young girl told me she was just finalizing some other work, but I could see her talking to the other manager. I walked by the office to use the bathroom and at one point she was gossiping about the staff. I was really put off about the whole experience, but I couldn't pass up having my wedding at such a beautiful location. It came time for the big day and I was very excited. It was a beatiful Saturday morning this summer and perfect wether. When I arrived I wanted to wait some where so my groom would not see me before the wedding. I was told I could not go downstairs due to the set up crew or wait in the office. because it wolud be too chaotic. Needless to say I wound up waiting outside in the summer heat where 90% of my make up sweat off and I looked awful. It was nice though a server came outside and offered me a beverage. I never saw the blonde manager again until moments before I walked the aisle. She then evaporated again and reappered literally seconds before I had to be introduced. It was horrible. There was only one other function at the same time and it wasn't a wedding, so I'm not sure what she was doing. Maybe she was gossiping again. All in all I would avoid ever having a function there or speaking with their management. They are rude and aren't there for the customers. Food is outstanding and the service was great too.

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★☆☆☆☆

I recently had my wedding at the Mill on the river. The food was exceptional and so was the service. However, I should have been put off from booking my wedding there when I first went in to meet with the banquet coordinator. I sat in the lobby for almost an hour waiting for her. Another young girl told me she was just finalizing some other work, but I could see her talking to the other manager. I walked by the office to use the bathroom and at one point she was gossiping about the staff. I was really put off about the whole experience, but I couldn't pass up having my wedding at such a beautiful location. It came time for the big day and I was very excited. It was a beatiful Saturday morning this summer and perfect wether. When I arrived I wanted to wait some where so my groom would not see me before the wedding. I was told I could not go downstairs due to the set up crew or wait in the office. because it wolud be too chaotic. Needless to say I wound up waiting outside in the summer heat where 90% of my make up sweat off and I looked awful. It was nice though a server came outside and offered me a beverage. I never saw the blonde manager again until moments before I walked the aisle. She then evaporated again and reappered literally seconds before I had to be introduced. It was horrible. There was only one other function at the same time and it wasn't a wedding, so I'm not sure what she was doing. Maybe she was gossiping again. All in all I would avoid ever having a function there or speaking with their management. They are rude and aren't there for the customers. Food is outstanding and the service was great too.

Pros: food and service. beautiful venue

Cons: management. Rude and nonprofessional

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Had my wedding at the Mill very recently and had a few not so good experiences with the Banquet Mgrs. They are very lucky that the guests had a great time and the food was excellent. When we were considering
having the reception at the Mill the banquet mgrs. could not be more attentive to us but once we paid them the final payment they dissapeared. I was under the impression that it was there job to oversee the wedding when the guests came in and tell them where to wait, make sure the chairs outside were cleaned off before the quests arrived etc... Well my husband to be was wiping off chairs before the ceremony and directing the guests where to go. Our flowers were not where they should have been, my family had to put out the favors (that's there job). The first time I saw either of the mgrs. was right before I walked down the aisle, we didn't need them then, too little too late. And don't even get me started about the rehersal. Also, one of the mgrs. said that we could change our outside wedding to inside 2 hours before the ceremony. I called well before that 2 hour window was up and the other mgr. said that we had to have a 24 hour notice ( I have witnesses).
Overall the wedding was a great success because of the food and the open bar and my guests were very understanding about the outside wedding but that's not the point. So if you pick the Mill for some sort of function you need to keep a close watch on the Banquet Mgrs. and make sure they stay on task.

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★★★☆☆

Had my wedding at the Mill very recently and had a few not so good experiences with the Banquet Mgrs. They are very lucky that the guests had a great time and the food was excellent. When we were considering
having the reception at the Mill the banquet mgrs. could not be more attentive to us but once we paid them the final payment they dissapeared. I was under the impression that it was there job to oversee the wedding when the guests came in and tell them where to wait, make sure the chairs outside were cleaned off before the quests arrived etc... Well my husband to be was wiping off chairs before the ceremony and directing the guests where to go. Our flowers were not where they should have been, my family had to put out the favors (that's there job). The first time I saw either of the mgrs. was right before I walked down the aisle, we didn't need them then, too little too late. And don't even get me started about the rehersal. Also, one of the mgrs. said that we could change our outside wedding to inside 2 hours before the ceremony. I called well before that 2 hour window was up and the other mgr. said that we had to have a 24 hour notice ( I have witnesses).
Overall the wedding was a great success because of the food and the open bar and my guests were very understanding about the outside wedding but that's not the point. So if you pick the Mill for some sort of function you need to keep a close watch on the Banquet Mgrs. and make sure they stay on task.

Pros: the food and the surroundings

Cons: If you don't mind the invisible Banquet Mgrs. have your wedding there, the food and the wedding menu is great and a great value.

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Pros - Beautiful Landscapes, Great Food!

Cons- Bad Service, Staff has bad attitudes

My mother had her wedding at The Mill on the River in 2008. From the very first meeting with the coordinator - who was 15 minutes late - had an attitude problem. We continued to plan the wedding with them because the landsacping is beautiful! The coordinating staff could use more experience in planning and coordinating weddings. The coordinators didnt even show up to the rehersal that they had us do in windy/rainy 45degree weather.

The coordinators are not attentive to the needs of the customer, they didnt lay out any "game plan" for when the bride and her attendants arrived. They were allowing guests to go into the reception room before the reception began- we feel they should have been directed to go to the bar or the gazebo. However, during pictures they did bring us our drinks! The waitstaff was quick to bring out the courses, and quick to take them away too - pretty much the second you put your fork down. However the food was excellent!

If you plan on having a wedding here, make sure you have plenty of friends to help you set up decorations because they don't , and you can only decorate 1hour before the ceremony start time. Keep an eye on any thing the staff throws out, because they just might throw out the wedding bands (which happened).
Make sure you are strong willed when working with the coordinators!

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Pros - Beautiful Landscapes, Great Food!

Cons- Bad Service, Staff has bad attitudes

My mother had her wedding at The Mill on the River in 2008. From the very first meeting with the coordinator - who was 15 minutes late - had an attitude problem. We continued to plan the wedding with them because the landsacping is beautiful! The coordinating staff could use more experience in planning and coordinating weddings. The coordinators didnt even show up to the rehersal that they had us do in windy/rainy 45degree weather.

The coordinators are not attentive to the needs of the customer, they didnt lay out any "game plan" for when the bride and her attendants arrived. They were allowing guests to go into the reception room before the reception began- we feel they should have been directed to go to the bar or the gazebo. However, during pictures they did bring us our drinks! The waitstaff was quick to bring out the courses, and quick to take them away too - pretty much the second you put your fork down. However the food was excellent!

If you plan on having a wedding here, make sure you have plenty of friends to help you set up decorations because they don't , and you can only decorate 1hour before the ceremony start time. Keep an eye on any thing the staff throws out, because they just might throw out the wedding bands (which happened).
Make sure you are strong willed when working with the coordinators!

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We lost our table on a prior visit because we were 5 mins. late and there is no grace period for reservations. This time our party of 7 was early. After a 20-minute wait, while several parties came and went, we observed a suitable empty table, but were told it was for a party of 11 who were scheduled at the same time we were and were now 20 minutes late! Wouldn't they have lost the table by being late? They must have been very important people to have a table held for them well beyond their reservation time. The front desk personnel were not friendly or accommodating in any way. They didn't seem to care that they were permanently losing 7 locals. We had dinner at another restaurant where we had excellent food and friendly service.

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We lost our table on a prior visit because we were 5 mins. late and there is no grace period for reservations. This time our party of 7 was early. After a 20-minute wait, while several parties came and went, we observed a suitable empty table, but were told it was for a party of 11 who were scheduled at the same time we were and were now 20 minutes late! Wouldn't they have lost the table by being late? They must have been very important people to have a table held for them well beyond their reservation time. The front desk personnel were not friendly or accommodating in any way. They didn't seem to care that they were permanently losing 7 locals. We had dinner at another restaurant where we had excellent food and friendly service.

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Nice location on the Podunk River. Walk thru a covered bridge to get in. The food was OK at a recent dinner meeting. There was nothing outstanding about the Baked Stuffed Scrod. Bathrooms could have been cleaner.

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Nice location on the Podunk River. Walk thru a covered bridge to get in. The food was OK at a recent dinner meeting. There was nothing outstanding about the Baked Stuffed Scrod. Bathrooms could have been cleaner.

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The Mill on the River is very expensive for what you get... the service is not good, the food is mediocre and the bathrooms were a mess. It is pretty but nice ambience doesn't help. I will not go back.

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The Mill on the River is very expensive for what you get... the service is not good, the food is mediocre and the bathrooms were a mess. It is pretty but nice ambience doesn't help. I will not go back.

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beautiful resturant. very nice brunches and dinner is one for you and a partner to enjoy. they also do banquets and weddings. staff is friendly and resturant setting is very invitting

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beautiful resturant. very nice brunches and dinner is one for you and a partner to enjoy. they also do banquets and weddings. staff is friendly and resturant setting is very invitting

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My girlfriend and I went to the Mill on the River and thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Approaching the restaurant through the kissing bridge set the tone fot the rest of the evening. It is a very unique setting. The food was fantastic. We started with the crab cakes which were the best we ever had. For entrees we had the pecan crusted salmon and the chicken cordon bleu. Both were out of this world. I would recommend the Mill to anyone looking for a restaurant that is reasonable priced, romantic and has fantastic food. Overall we loved everything about it.

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My girlfriend and I went to the Mill on the River and thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Approaching the restaurant through the kissing bridge set the tone fot the rest of the evening. It is a very unique setting. The food was fantastic. We started with the crab cakes which were the best we ever had. For entrees we had the pecan crusted salmon and the chicken cordon bleu. Both were out of this world. I would recommend the Mill to anyone looking for a restaurant that is reasonable priced, romantic and has fantastic food. Overall we loved everything about it.

Pros: Kissing Bridge, River, Food, Price, Great Service, Easy parking

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I went for dinner at Mill on the River in August '05. The food was delicious -- I had filet mignon with shrimp and the best tomato salad ever. My boyfriend and I chose this restaurant because it was rated "most romantic." However, we were seated in the middle of the room -- no view, and we kinda felt out in the open -- it was not intimate or romantic at all. Not to mention, they have a beautiful deck overlooking the water, but you can't eat out there. I was disappointed with the atmosphere, though the food was good. For romance, you probably could find better.

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I went for dinner at Mill on the River in August '05. The food was delicious -- I had filet mignon with shrimp and the best tomato salad ever. My boyfriend and I chose this restaurant because it was rated "most romantic." However, we were seated in the middle of the room -- no view, and we kinda felt out in the open -- it was not intimate or romantic at all. Not to mention, they have a beautiful deck overlooking the water, but you can't eat out there. I was disappointed with the atmosphere, though the food was good. For romance, you probably could find better.

Pros: Good food

Cons: Kind of a hike from the Hartford area, wasn't as romantic as promised

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I took a group of 8 there for business dinner. Unfortunately, we arrived during daylight, so they got to see the "river" Several of them joked about the sewage, so we sat inside, away from the windows. Service was prompt and done with a pretty smile --- food was average. One of the guests had issues with the martini, but that was corrected by ordering another one. Would recommend as barely above average overall

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I took a group of 8 there for business dinner. Unfortunately, we arrived during daylight, so they got to see the "river" Several of them joked about the sewage, so we sat inside, away from the windows. Service was prompt and done with a pretty smile --- food was average. One of the guests had issues with the martini, but that was corrected by ordering another one. Would recommend as barely above average overall

Pros: Good Parking, Waitress, Unique

Cons: Food not special, price

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Great food, atmosphere and service. Very romantic place, great for any/special occasion. Good size portions and reasonable prices.

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★★★★★

Great food, atmosphere and service. Very romantic place, great for any/special occasion. Good size portions and reasonable prices.

Pros: food, romantic, view

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If you are looking for a beautiful restaurant with fabulous food, then you need to go here. I am never disappointed.

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If you are looking for a beautiful restaurant with fabulous food, then you need to go here. I am never disappointed.

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Mill on the River has an excellent lunch menu yet is moderately priced. Great for business lunches yet dynamic enough to cater a wedding. Extremly romantic dinners in a rustic old mill.

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Mill on the River has an excellent lunch menu yet is moderately priced. Great for business lunches yet dynamic enough to cater a wedding. Extremly romantic dinners in a rustic old mill.

Pros: Rustic & Romantic, Moderate Priced

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Beautiful scenery, romantic dining experience. Great food that doesn't break the bank. Service is prompt and courteous.

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Beautiful scenery, romantic dining experience. Great food that doesn't break the bank. Service is prompt and courteous.

Pros: ambiance, scenery, food

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Beautiful Decore - Excellent Ambiance - 4 Star Calibur Cuizine - all this with a view to behold.
Loved everything from appitizer's to fabulous coffee and dessert's - Worth a drive from anywhere.

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Beautiful Decore - Excellent Ambiance - 4 Star Calibur Cuizine - all this with a view to behold.
Loved everything from appitizer's to fabulous coffee and dessert's - Worth a drive from anywhere.

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Nestled on the picturesque banks of the Podunk River in South Windsor, The Mill on the River is a quiet, cozy spot that takes ample advantage of its setting's inherent romance: the tables are impressively set, the lighting is…

 

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