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The Milling Room features American Cuisine prepared by Chef Scott Bryan, served in a Tavern-like atmosphere, in the heart of the Upper West Side.


The Milling Room opened in November 2014 and occupies the space which was originally built in 1890 as the luxurious Endicott Hotel. When the original hotel opened, it was described as "in all respects, the finest and best appointed in this part of the city." Designed by Edward Angell, who also designed several other prominent buildings on the Upper West Side, and build by Charles A. Fuller, the hotel was crafted of Pompeian brick and terracotta, including a glass-roofed Palm Room where today in its place is The Milling Room. The building sits between 81st and 82nd St. on Columbus Avenue, diagonal from the American Museum of Natural History.

Executive Chef Scott Bryan, formerly of Veritas, serves what Zagat describes as a

"well-curated New American menu with flair is matched by a gorgeous dining room at this sprawling Upper Westsider; the welcoming vibe spills over to the big bar where delicious cocktails help keep things lively."

Described by Anthony Bourdain as "a cult figure among cooks," Bryan features elevated yet casual fare like wild mushroom risotto and a grilled Berkshire pork chop. The Huffington Post pegs the rustic neighborhood spot as a "destination for those who know [Chef Scott Bryan] is one of the city’s chefs who will always deliver big flavors at reasonable prices."


Location & Phone

446 Columbus Avenue
Between 81st and 82nd
New York, NY 10024



Dining Room

Monday-Thursday: 5:30PM to 10:00PM | Friday-Saturday: 5:30PM to 10:30PM | Sunday: 5:30PM to 9:30PM

Tavern Bar

Sunday-Thursday: 5:00PM to 11:00PM | Friday-Saturday: 5:00PM to 11:30PM

Happy Hour from 5:00PM to 7:00PM Monday-Sunday, available in the Tavern only.

We will not be serving Happy Hour on Wednesday, November 22nd.


We will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd, 2017 and Monday, December 25th, 2017.


Getting Here

MTA Subway Lines B/C - 81st St. - Museum of Natural History

MTA Subway Line 1 - 79th St. 


Although we are not open for lunch, we have partnered with Spacious, offering our restaurant as a co-working space during the day time for those looking to escape their home office or coffee shops. For further information regarding membership or daily rates, visit their website at


Due to close proximity to a number of performance venues, The Milling Room is an excellent choice for dinner before going to the theatre. We recommend guests join us at or before 6:30PM to best accommodate most timing limitations. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us directly.



Happy Hour at The Tavern: Specialty Cocktails $7 | Wines by the Glass $7 | Beer $5

Happy Hour Specials Only Available In The Tavern

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Culinary Images: Christine DiPasquale Photography

Ambiance Images: Maggie Marguerite Studio