Miller Tavern

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Seafood

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Located in the heart of Hogg's Hollow at York Mills and Yonge, Toronto's famous Jolly Miller has been reborn as the Miller Tavern, complete with an Oyster Lounge, casual fine dining and one of the city's largest outdoor patios. We also offer outdoor dining on our glass enclosed, heated veranda year-round. The Miller Tavern offers "serious seafood - superb steaks - sophisticated spirits" in a casual, comfortable environment.
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4.0based on recent ratings
3.9
food
4.2
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4.1
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3.7
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J
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience1

i always look forward to eating at the miller. Our server was terrific, understanding we were having a business conversation, and not rushing us. Food was very good! However the music noise level was way too high, we couldn't have a comfortable conversation. We asked the server to turn it down, and she did, but not enough. Music at high volume seems unavoidable in restaurants, and for that reason, we try to have conversations and meetings away from these venues. It really was entirely too loud. Perhaps you can reconsider the reasons for having such high volume, and lower it for more repeat customer visits.

SC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Not a lot of choice for food and a bit expensive for what it offers. Otherwise the food was well prepared and the service very good.

OT
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the environment and the food. Definitely a place to visit again in the future.

e
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a lovely place to spend Valentine’s Day! Will be back!

SD
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service was very nice!!!! Very relaxin experience and would go back in a heartbeat

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Lunch - seafood offerings were fantastic and the service was perfect.

S
Toronto
26 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Appetizers were good, main and dessert were mediocre. Very friendly service, but long periods of waiting between courses

h
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We've been to this restaurant many times--but this was the first time in about 6 months. the menu has changed dramatically---and from our standpoint, they have taken many of our favorites off the menu and substituted some items that we rarely would eat at a restaurant--eg. Lamb Shank, for one.

we still like the ambience, service, etc.---but would hope that the menu changes again for our next visit and adds back some of the discontinued options

FL
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Used to be our popular hangout place but service keeps declining yesterdays visit really prompt me writing this review ,no manager any where around slow service our waitress was bartending and tending our table each time she came by our table was 15 minutes dessert came in 20 minutes after it was ordered and no apology until it was brought to her attention the lack of service

SD
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jeff our sever was outstanding. Friendly, engaged and efficient. I had the evening special Prime Rib dinner. Extremely tender and flavourful. The dinner included a Yorkshire Pudding but no gravy. That would be a miss. The horseradish could also be a little hotter, it had very little bite.

The calamari appetizer was properly cooked and very tasty.

The other guests in our party thoroughly enjoyed their meal as well.

All in all a very enjoyable experience.

P
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice Sunday brunch.

C
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service and server ! Food was delicious hit the spot

JA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The service was slow and very unfriendly, wait staff were not helpful in identifying gluten/dairy free items. Sandy to be specific.
Menu was limited and didn't offer much for those with gluten or dairy restrictions.
Two other tables were having cell phone conversations using their speakers while they ate so the rest of us were able to hear every detail - whether we wanted to our not.
The toast was dry and cold.
Coffee was warm, not hot.
Manager was indifferent.

B
Phoenix
55 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service by Craig

S
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Menu is not Plant Base friendly at all

S
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

What a disappointment! We were frequent customers when we lived closer. And we had a wonderful dinner as early as last summer on the lovely patio when we took overseas guests to the Miller Tavern. This past week, we suggested meeting another couple for dinner there. After our meal, they said they were "definitely underwhelmed." I had to apologize for suggesting th place. My husband and I were shocked how much it had changed for the worse. First, our waiter insisted that there was a cherry hidden among the ice cubes in my (watery!) Manhattan cocktail. I had to prove that there wasn't by stirring my fork around the glass. He then brought me two cherries. I was craving steak frites, but now it's only available at lunch. The menu is much smaller and less interesting. We split a very ordinary Caesar salad. My husband's $24 hamburger was the size of a slider and he said the chips were not as good as in the past. My Cornish hen and mashed potato was bland without the sauce it was supposed to come with. The waiter told the kitchen to leave it off because I'd said that I have gluten intolerance. But he should have told me there was gluten in that sauce before I ordered it. I might have chosen something else. I'd read the place was closed for renovations in the fall, but apart from a few missing pictures on the wall, it looked the same. When I mentioned that to the young man at the front desk, he said just the kitchen was renovated. He also said one of the owners had retired and the other had hired a management company to run the place - and, apparently, to make cuts in order to maximize profits. He actually told me the prices had gone down. I saw no evidence of that, compared with our dinner last summer. When I asked him how I could complain to management about no steak frites at dinner, he said, "I'm management." He told me to write a review on OpenTable. Well, here I am. Unless it goes back to being as good as it used to be, we won't be back.

TH
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Ordered food around 7:15. We were told an hour later that our order was lost by the kitchen so we needed to reorder. Our food came after 9.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Good food. Way too fast.

DA
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waitress was very calm and made recommendation when it was necessary

LC
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Some dishes were good others were just okay.
Coconut dessert seemed to be missing the coconut. Sticky toffee and chocolate molten dessert were good.
Fish and chips was okay, needed a better batter.
Server was attentive and helpful

LT
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

2 salads, 2 coffee and 1 gingerale, over $70. Cannot hold business lunches here going forward as prices are too high

TI
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had a very good experience! Was impressed with the food!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience2

A pub good at tgat level

JA
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We were at Miller's for brunch yesterday. We were disappointed that the upstairs was closed as we feel it is a nicer place to sit. We found the downstairs very dark. My order was described as yogurt with granola, preserved fruit and maple syrup. I requested no maple syrup and they forgot which made the dish too sweet. When I asked the waitress where the fruit was, she told me the kitchen put prunes in it. There were only 3 prunes and were tasteless - not a good choice for this dish (berries would be a much better choice) The whole thing came across as overly sweet vanilla yogurt with some crunchy oatmeal on top. The rest of our party felt their meals were acceptable but nothing they couldn't have ordered elsewhere for less money. All in all not a great experience and we will not be coming back.

RL
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with family, we all love this place. Amazing food and ambience! Highly recommended.

VL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Ok service but the place is poorly lit...it could have a better tasting food.

CG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We were a party of 6 celebrating the birthdays of my adult daughter and son. The service was good and the server appropriately attentive. Menu choices have been peered down and at first glance you want to check for more options. Yet everyone was quickly able to find something on the menu and enjoyed their choices. The calamari and crab cake appetizers were good, as were the cocktails ordered. The Cornish Hen, fish & chips and burger mains were tasty.
The only real down-side was that we were seated downstairs which we all found to be very draughty and chilly.

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The best mussel I have had in a long time. Just like the ones in La Boqueria , Barcelona. Plump and juicy - cooked just right.

YL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The medium-well steak was overdone unfortunately, though everything else was very tasty

J
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

New Years Eve. We all but one had the lobster. There were 5 of us who had the lobster & everyone enjoyed it!! Service as always, was great!

SW
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Enjoyed the live band and food was excellent! Would recommend the Chop salad

B
Phoenix
56 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Liz was outstanding. Great food.

OT
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Not as high end as we were expecting.

B
Phoenix
56 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service by Craig. Happy with his recommendation!
The fish and the side dishes were delicious!!

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food, good service.

KR
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My steak arrived well done even though I asked for the steak medium rare. The mistake was acknowledged and I eventually received a steak medium rare. However, not a great way to celebrate my 50th birthday.

Secondly, Aris and I are regulars at the Miller. However, we are tremendously disappointed that the cheese plate was removed from the menu. It was the main reason (along with the extensive wine list) we would go to The Miller. Without the cheese plate option, we will be going to The Miller less frequently. Just wanted to register our disappointment. I understand new owners-smaller menu but you have lost some ‘regulars’ in the process.

Lastly, Monica is our favourite server. She is very knowledgeable about the menu (and the cheese!) and if we do make reservations again, it’s will be because of Monica.
Sincerely,
Keri Rickwood-Zakinthinos

GM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I’ve never been disappointed with meeting friends at Miller Tavern. Conveniently located (near both the 401 for guests from away, & near the TTC Yonge subway line) it is one of my favourite places to meet. The food selection is superb, whether for weekend brunch or dinners, as is the beverage menu. Highly recommended!

S
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Wonderful ambiance and good service but the food was disappointing. Plates filled with potatoes, poor presentation. Not the usual quality we knew under previous ownership

AT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

There was little to no music on the patio section. Other than that, service and food is great.

MW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good neighbourhood location. 2 of us had the burger and were very disappointed, the other one had the Cornish hen and enjoyed it.
Service and staff were very friendly and efficient

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