The Mill at Spring Lake Heights
A Spring Lake, NJ Restaurant Review
The Mill at Spring Lake Heights
Old Mill Road
Spring Lake Heights, NJ
Fare: Classic American
Price: Moderate - Expensive
Note: Four star Rating System from no stars = poor to Four stars = Best in Class
Attractive ambiance with scenic lake side views
Service tends to be inconsistent
Value: Very Good
Noise Level: Moderate
Dress: Upscale Casual
Recommended For: Diners who enjoy well prepared food, fine dining amenities with attractive old world ambiance.
Not Recommended For: Diners who prefer a more casual dining menu in a less formal setting, or for diners looking for a chic, trendy decor with a young crowd
Recommended dishes: When available, The Mill's Crab cakes with corn and tomato Sauté, garlic wilted spinach and citrus crab spiced aioli; and The Center Cut Berkshire Pork Chop with bacon, cheddar and scallion grits, a vegetable, apple and caramelized onion port wine reduction: and The Dry Aged New York Strip with garlic and herb rubbed, potato au gratin, a vegetable and The Mill's steak sauce.
Liquor: Full Bar service. Good selection of reasonably priced wines and specialty cocktails.
The Mill is an ideal place to celebrate a special occasion, or for a cozy romantic dinner.
The ambiance is elegant with a lakeside view from the bar and the main dining room, setting this place apart from many of the other restaurants in the Spring Lake area. During the warmer months, there is outdoor dining on the deck with a scenic lake side view.
The Mill is widely known as a banquet facility for weddings, corporate events, special events and shows ---- as well as having an exceptional Sunday buffet brunch.
The restaurant and bar crowd tend to be an older 50+ crowd.
The menu is reasonably priced with well prepared classic American cuisine featuring prime aged steaks and fresh seafood. They offer a choice of a la carte or a prix fixe three course menu.
The service is friendly and generally responsive.
The interior is attractive with white linen tables and booths in the main dining room spaced apart for quiet conversation. Large windows provide a scenic view of the lake.
The bar area is large in an attractive setting with a view of the lake and soft live jazz playing in the background.
The Mill's Happy Hour is a lively bar scene with discounted drinks and a discounted bar menu on Tuesday through Sunday from 4-7pm, Fridays 4pm - 8pm,
In addition to their restaurant seatings, they have full special event schedule of wine dinners, music, and dancing in their banquet rooms.
The Mill is open:
For Lunch: Tuesday thru Saturday, Noon – 4pm
For Dinner: Tuesday thru Sunday at 4pm
For Sunday Brunch: 11am-3pm
Closed on Mondays
For Easter and Mothers Day, they offer a special Sunday Brunch Buffet in their picturesque Water view Room. This is good place for a family brunch with kids. They offer a good variety of brunch selections for kids and the price is very reasonable.
Open Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & New Years Eve
(updated: January, 2015)
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