Inn at Millrace Pond, Hope, NJ:
A Restaurant Review

Inn at Millrace Pond, Hope, NJ
Inn at Millrace Pond
313 Hope-Johnsonburg Road
Hope, NJ

Restaurant Highlights

Fare:   American

Price:  Moderate - Expensive

Food Quality:  2 Stars

Service:  1 1/2 Stars

Decor:  3 Stars

Overall Rating:  2 Stars

Note:  Four star Rating System from 1/2 Star = poor to Four stars = Best in Class

The ambiance is historic and romantic

Uses fresh farm to table products.

Value:  Excellent

Noise Level:  Moderate - Loud (when music is playing)

Dress:  casual

Recommended For:  Diners who enjoy traditional American food served in a rural, historic setting.

Not Recommended For: Diners who prefer more eclectic food with fine dining amenities.

Recommended dishes:  When available, The Grilled New York Strip Steak with Hen of the Woods, Roasted Shallot, Tuscan Kale, Fingerling Hash, and Peppercorn Demi: The Shrimp Pappardelle with Green Asparagus, Cured Tomatoes, Black Olives, Mint Pesto, and Pecorino Romano, and The Rye Crusted Tuna with Soba Noodles, Green Onion, and Shitake Dashi

Liquor:  Full service bar with a good wine selection

Restaurant Review

The Inn at Millrace Pond is a lovely romantic restaurant located in a bed and breakfast converted from a Moravian village gristmill, circa 1770.

The seasonally changing menu is created with fresh farm to table produce, seafood is sustainable and fresh shell eggs from local and cage free chickens. 

The kitchen is run by Executive Chef Stefan Sabo. Chef Sabo received his formal culinary traing in Europe at the Bergius Berufsfach Schule. He later honed his culinary skills at The Mohawk House in Sparta, NJ, The Bernards Inn in Bernardsville, NJ and the Renaissance in Albany, NY prior to coming to the The Inn at Millrace Pond.

The decor has a historic country feeling with a large stone wall, exposed posts and beams, and candlelit tables. Check out the tavern in the basement it is charming with a large walk-in fireplace, grain chute, and trimmings and memorabilia covering the tavern's history as a working mill. There is also a huge wine cellar located adjacent to the tavern.
This is an ideal place for couples looking to get away for a weekend to a romantic bed & Breakfast without having to venture away for fine dining.

While the wait staff service is very friendly, they can improve on being more attentive. The kitchen tends to be slow in delivering meals.

The Inn also offers an extensive wine list with over 90 bottles and 15 wines by the glass.

The Inn at Millrace Pond is open Thursday through Saturday: for Lunch, 11:30 AM – 4:00 PM, Dinner, 5:00 – 9:00 PM,
Sundays for Lunch, 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM, and Dinner: 4:00 - 8:00 PM

They are open for winter Holidays and are child friendly with a children's menu.

(updated: October, 2018)

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