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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In response to Olivia Manger Hazard. Yes I did arrive early because of a tight schedule and we were allowed to enter the restaurant early. You mentioned that we were offered drinks while we waited. They were not free drinks and you did move the...table .There is a draft from the back room that isn’t heated, and there was an elderly lady in our party ..The service part of this restaurant is great , the food was not. I don’t appreciate your reference that is was looking for monetary reimbursement. I didn’t want to complain about the food but after contemplating I did. Yes you could have sent complimentary certificates for 2 dinners , instead you choose deflect and blame me for not mentioning the overcooked food . I might have dined again at this restaurant even purchased a bottle of overpriced wine but your attitude as a manager is unprofessional.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed October 7, 2022 via mobile

The Cider Mill hits on all cylinders. From opening greeting, atmosphere, menu selection, specials, drink options, wait staff, food quality and presentation. Definitely a Wow!

Date of visit: October 2022
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Teresa, General Manager at The Cider Mill, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2022

We truly appreciate your kind words and your support. Thanks for the love.

Reviewed September 7, 2022 via mobile

Just had the catfish dinner and it was amazing. My wife had a wonderful, fresh salad. Everything is perfect here. Staff, service, atmosphere, drinks, food are all 5 star. Why would we go anywhere else?

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 3, 2022 via mobile

I ordered the sword fish special. I am a senior athlete known for my fitness and performance. So thrilled to have such a beautifully prepared dish with fresh green beans and a healthy grain. Nothing smothered in butter and a nice portion- not huge -...I had enough left over for a light lunch. Nicely priced and the best dinner out I have had in ages. We dined on the patio - a beautiful summers eve. Thank you to the Cider Mill team.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Teresa, Owner at The Cider Mill, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2022

Mary, We're so glad you enjoyed your experience. Thank you for your visit and for your kind words. We look forward to serving you again.

Reviewed August 9, 2022

Online reservation didn't have option to take our name. Wine list is lacking any choices. Deviled eggs had no taste, even with the unnecessary bacon bits and burnt cheese crisp. Boneless pork loin was cut too thick for the rest of the plate. Substituted fries...for the sweet potato "smash" it is served with. The veg was mushy (zucchini mix.) The salmon farfalle was drowning in too much sauce. The salmon was crumbled so small it got lost as did the vegetables. Much too rich a sauce for the quantity. The creme brulee was a good size serving and the one good item of the meal. The overall menu has no sense of direction. We will not be back.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 15, 2022 via mobile

We visited the Cider Mill a third time for our anniversary last week. We sat outside on their new patio. Service was great & our meals, Roasted Salmon & the Crispy Tofu Stir-fry were delicious. With side salads, one beer & 4 glasses of house...wine & one dessert the total was just over $100. They even gave us a complimentary split of champagne as my wife mentioned our anniversary when asking for a patio table while making the reservation! Class.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 24, 2022

Did not offer white zinfandel or Stella beer. Service was terrible, asked for ice with water and it never came. Took exactly one hour for the entree to arrive - We opted for a Caesar salad instead of an appetizer - good thing or else...our dinner would have taken 2 hours. We saw other tables wait for the food to arrive as well. Food was plentiful but not spectacular for the price. It was quite noticeable the staff was inexperienced and that management did not know how to handle large parties of 6 or 8 efficiently.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 20, 2022 via mobile

Food was prepared deliciously and presented well. Creative drinks and selected variety in wine list. Outdoor atmosphere was inviting. Service was lacking and inattentive for amount spent which left us disappointed.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 1, 2022

My daughter and I sent to the Cider Mill before going to the Landmark Theater to see Cats -- so we were there earlier in the evening. The service was outstanding, and the food was excellent. We shared the deviled egg appetizer which was really...great. The filling was the best I've ever had in a deviled egg, and the seasoning and lox made it all the better. My daughter had the sirloin, with potatoes and green beans and said it was really good, cooked to an excellent medium well. For dinner, I had the oysters and lamp chop lollipops -- outstanding! The only downside was in what I guess would be called, atmosphere. The main dining room was not full, but they seated us in a back room where the only other people were doing a wedding tasting. They were loud, obnoxious, whiny, ass*&^%. We couldn't hear one another talk because they were so deafening with their meeting with their booming voiced wedding planner, who had an extremely loud and obnoxious demeanor. We now know every detail of a wedding we will never get to go to! Service and food were great. Not sure worth the price paid based on the rest of the experience, but... also not sure it was something the Cider Mill could have controlled.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 29, 2022

Our party of four enjoyed dinner at The Cider Mill in late April. Three of us had the spring risotto with cod. Excellent. My husband had 2 appetizers instead of an entree: salmon sliders and lamb lollipops. Everything was delicious and nicely presented. Service was...attentive and professional. Our server, Rebecca, was very knowledgable about both the food and drinks menu. (It is frustrating to ask a server their opinion about a dish, wine, or drink and have them say they haven't tasted it.) Rebecca enhanced our dining experience. The Cider Mill accepts reservations, and you can make them online. Very easy.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 18, 2022 via mobile

Excellent meal, great atmosphere. I can’t believe I haven’t visited earlier (I live less than 10 mins away). We had the prime rib and the sirloin. Both were outstanding and cooked exactly to our specifications. And the sides? While many restaurants treat the sides as...an afterthought, the sides here were stellar. Nicely seasoned mashed potatoes. Fresh green beans and asparagus. Honestly - it shows an attention to detail. I wish I had had room for dessert. They were house made and sounded wonderful.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 1, 2022

We booked our online reservation 2 weeks ahead and it was well worth the wait. Our server Ashley, was friendly and attentive. The entrees were both 10's. One was the thick pork chop with mashed potatoes and homemade apple sauce, which tasted like apple pie....The other was the veal short rib with mashed potatoes. The veal melted with a fork cut. Outstanding dishes! Finished off the evening splitting the night's special of a cookie crust and fruit, the Perfect ending. Make sure you book on-line ahead. Yes, like most restaurants today, there is a transaction fee for credit cards, so bring cash.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed November 6, 2021 via mobile

The Cider mill is a unique restaurant with options that you don’t see in most places. The menus appeared to be seasonal, with ingredients associated with the season. The bread was excellent and we tried artichoke hearts baked in some kind of barbecue sauce. I...had the pork chops with apples, flavorful mashed potatoes and asparagus (excellent). The Prime Rib was the only thing that wasn’t cooked well. Actually, the steak was cooked TOO well. The Pumpkin Chicken Alfredo was really good as well. The service was pretty decent, the meals themselves took a little longer then we would have liked, but not unreasonable. I would come again!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed May 2, 2021 via mobile

I completely agree with the previous reviewer. Having had the benefit of reading their review, I planned accordingly and brought cash. The dinner was pleasant enough but it is really is infuriating that there is no mention of the cash prices listed until in very...small print on the check they tell you there will be a surcharge for using a credit card. Transparency is critical in earning trust. Make note on the website so that diners can stop and get cash and highlight this on the menu as it may affect their decisions. Given that credit card use for dining out and most other things is commonplace and not the exception it would be far better to reward the customer for using cash than penalizing for using what they are conditioned to use. Shame, shame. I wonder how much more theft by employees and short tips this may cause in the long run. Or maybe, rather, the customers just don’t care.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed April 9, 2021

I realize a lot of restaurants are adding surcharges these days due to the pandemic however reputable establishments advertise/notify the customer of the surcharges ahead of time and not as a surprise, hidden charge that comes unannounced with the check at the end of the...meal. Very disappointing. The food itself was just average, those of us who ordered steaks found the cuts of meats were not superior ones and the food in general was bland and not well seasoned. On the plus side the restaurants was set up to comfortably accommodate social distancing and the portions were large. Better than fast food but if you're looking for a special sit down meal this is not the place.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5