Best New Restaurant in Florida
Best Restaurant in St. Petersburg
2015 Best Chef Ted Dorsey
2018 Certificate of Excellence
USA Today says The Mill is a must-try in St. Petersburg When The Mill Opened in the heart of St Petersburg, Fla., in the summer of 2015, it was an instant hit. With charcuterie boards, that’s sure to have what you’re craving and creative southern-influenced dishes like Florida fish wings and smoke braised boar ribs, it’s hard to go wrong.
I came here SUPER spontaneously while on a trip to Central Florida… I had some time to drive and the yelp reviews were practically unanimous! If you were visiting St. Petersburg and only had time for one meal, you can’t do much better than The Mill.
To start, the service is excellent and I highly recommend sitting outside if you can. It amps the ambiance up by 10x.
Here’s my rundown:
Mill Old Fashioned does NOT disappoint. I never would have thought to use chocolate bitters, but it provides the perfect backdrop to the Demerara & the bourbon.
Watermelon Bruschetta — whaaa you say? How could such disparate flavors live in harmony? Well let me tell you, there is something special about sitting on the street of St. Pete and noshing down on sweet watermelon, honey crystals, salty feta cheese, and feeling the ocean breeze carry the music to you from down the street. Definitely can’t go wrong with this and there’s a reason the waiter said they never take it off their menu!
To close I had the Southern Belle salad, which is accurately described as an entree. The hot fried chicken with the honey dressing was a perfect foil to the watermelon bruschetta… I wanted to eat it all it was so good! Glad they have to go boxes
Super glad I checked this place out, and looking forward to helping others discover it!
I went to The Mill on a recommendation from a local theater company. I’m not from the St. Pete area and, as a foodie, I was hesitant to go on a blind suggestion from a stranger. I could not have been happier with the choice! The rum braised lamb belly was out of this world! It was followed by short ribs (!!!!) and ancient world couscous. For dessert, I indulged in the honey-black pepper cheesecake with local honeycomb and bee pollen brittle. There are no words to describe such incredible food. Last night’s meal was one of the best I’ve ever had. Bravo to The Mill and continued success to you!
Saint Petersburg, FL Impressed. Very very impressed. The brunch made us happy, but the dinner absolutely kills. So in love with The Mill and Chef Ted Dorsey and Ryan Pines right now. We want lamb shank pot pie at every meal. visit Tasting Tampa
Jim is the BOMB.COM! He was a very attentive server who took his time explaining the menu and features and offered up great suggestions. We started with the corn fritters which were awesome! We then moved to the braised pork belly with sweet butternut squash and some of the best collard greens I’ve ever had. We ended with the meatloaf with broccoli and potatoes- all very delicious. Our favorite was the pork belly! Will definitely be going back here soon.
I can’t get enough, recommend you to all of my clients. It’s always amazing every time! Great experience to bring your friends and people from out of town, a unique menu, I’ve expanded my tastes thanks to your delicious cuisine and would have never tried any of it anywhere else. Everything is cooked to perfection and I now love rabbit, frog legs, quail, venison, and lamb shank! Thank you!!