Millwright’s Tavern

Millwright’s Tavern

Millwright’s Tavern in Simsbury offers a quaint atmosphere, renowned for a New England-style colonial tavern.  Set above a waterfall in a 17th century gristmill, it is more than just a place to enjoy a burger and a beer.  The upscale tavern is cozy and casual and features a gourmet experience of New England inspired cuisine – definitely not your typical pub food.

We chose to eat at Millwright’s before heading to The Bushnell to see The Book of Mormon’s play.  It was our second time eating here.  I reviewed the Tavern for the Valley Press right after it first opened.  Each time, I’ve had an outstanding experience – both service and food!

The tavern menu offers a range of exciting choices, highlighting fresh ingredients.  Our group decided to begin with the johnnycake meal biscuits and a series of appetizers.

My husband and I shared the Arancini, which are fried rice balls with sausage and parmesan with a smoked tomato aioli.

Arancini appetizer

Arancini appetizer


For my entrée, I chose the roast cauliflower “steak.”  It was served with quinoa, turnip and black currant puree.  The flavor was amazing and I enjoyed every bite!

Roast cauliflower "steak"

Roast cauliflower “steak”

My husband chose the fish and chips, which was a hearty portion — enough for two.

Despite our full bellies, we opted to share a dessert.  We chose the caramel bar.  It’s a combination of milk chocolate with crushed pretzels and peanuts with a side of house-made milk sorbet.  The presentation was as wonderful as was every bite.

Caramel bar

Caramel bar

Chef Tyler Anderson, owner and executive chef at Millwrights, creates unique food at Millwright’s Tavern that is truly a delicious culinary experience!


Have you dined at Millwright’s restaurant or tavern?

Did you know that Chef Tyler Anderson was a season two winner of Food Network’s “Chopped” challenge television show?

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