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“Wonderful view and, oh, those crab cakes!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Mill Pond House

Mill Pond House
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Ranked #1 of 12 Restaurants in Centerport
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$50
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Brunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Centershore Road
Description: Elegant locale for steaks, sushi & weekend brunch, with patio & seasonal tiki bar overlooking pond.
New York City, New York
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Wonderful view and, oh, those crab cakes!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2014

Northshore Long Island restaurant which sits on a serene pond. Fantastic view. Many choices on their prix fixe luncheon menu. Some of the best crab cakes we've ever had - loads of crab. Salmon with horseradish and dill also very good. Everyone in our party of five was very pleased. Very good service.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank momspot
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New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Ruined My Birthday Dinner”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

This year I had a very special birthday. To celebrate, I wanted to go to the Mill Pond which has mediocre food, but a beautiful view. I made reservations several days in advance, and specifically asked for a table for two outside. I was told it would not be a problem. When I arrived, the hostess checked me in, but someone, whom I assume was the manager or owner, grabbed the menus from her and sat us at an inside table with no view.

When I told the person that I had reservations for an outside table, he told me it was "first come first serve" and a "45 minute wait." But isn't making a reservation requesting an outside table in advance the definition of "first come first serve"?

In addition, their food is a typical Long Island disaster. The menu is too long and overpriced and ranges from penne a la vodka, to sushi rolls, to a tiki bar outside. In addition, they have this grotesque North Shore habit of parking the most expensive and high end cars in front of the restaurant. Why? To prove rich people go there?

There is no doubt it's a nice view, but the service SUCKS and the food SUCKS. So, why go? Thye're expensive, too. Save your money and time and go anywhere else.

  • Visited August 2014
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Chapel Hill, NC
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Beautiful Location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

We had dinner with 2 couples while visiting Long Island. The Mill Pond House was a recommendation from one of the couples. It's right on the water and in the summer you have a wonderful view of the sunset. Everyone enjoyed their meals. The wait staff was friendly and attentive to our requests. A definite place to visit again.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank LucyLuChapelHill_NC
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Long Island City, New York
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“LOVE”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

There is not an item on the menu I have ever had that wasn't at least a 9 out of 10. fish, meat, pasta, salads, sushi. This is 1 establishment that can really do it ALL and well. I must mention the atmosphere here is one of my favorites. The servers/staff are OUTSTANDING

Visited July 2014
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Thank Valerie D
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Smithtown, New York
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“Wonderful party!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014

Had a family party in the upstairs room. Beautiful water views and décor. The service was beyond impressive; very attentive staff. The food was incredible; best penne ala vodka I ever ate and the veal marsala was amazing, Easy 5 stars!

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Emerald818
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