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“Average at best”

The Millbrook Tavern & Grille The Bethel Inn Resort
Ranked #18 of 35 Restaurants in Bethel
Price range: $5 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The Millbrook Tavern & Grille, downstairs at The Bethel Inn Resort, offers a casual atmosphere for lunch and dinner with its rustic bar, open Terrace and outdoor patio seating overlooking the golf course. The menu includes extensive pub food offerings including outstanding burgers and wings along with entrees ranging from fish and chips to Maine Lobster and New York sirloins. There's sports on the wide screen TV's and a family friendly, welcoming atmosphere with a pool table, game room and live music on weekends. Comfortable, casual and family friendly. Located at The Bethel Inn Resort in the heart of historic Bethel, Maine.
Westford
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Average at best”
Reviewed August 31, 2012

We dined here on a slow Saturday night. Given that the hotel was not even close to capacity, a slow night in the restaurant was likely expected. Our server could not have been less attentive. After being sat by the hostess out on the porch as we requested we waited for a while before our server came over to take our order. What? No drink to start, no water, no reading of the nightly specials? Okay, no problem. I ordered the hotel special "Roast Prime Rib of Beef Au jus *
A Bethel Inn classic! Our all natural Black Angus beef is slow roasted and served traditionally
seasoned on or off the bone, or an end cut when available, with Au jus and baked potato" There was no offer of an end cut, but that's okay, I would not have opted for it. I did expect to see some of the "au jus," though none was to be found anywhere on the plate. That is not the fault of the server, but the expediter if they have one, the chef if they do not. The beef was cooked perfectly and tasted great even without the sauce. I would have like both the meat and the potato to have reached the table hot, or at least warm, but that was not the case. Had the server came back to check on us any time during the meal, I could have asked her about the au jus, the reason the meal was cold, why we not offered a second beverage(mine was soda water.) The loud, boring table of five next to us and the fact that a deuce was put next to us on the other side with about 10 open tables on the porch was unpleasant but bearable. I love the Inn, but i suggest eating elsewhere when in town.

  • Visited August 2012
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California
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158 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Food OK; service not”
Reviewed August 21, 2012

We ate dinner here one night in Bethel. The menu looked interesting.

The food was OK, nothing special, and the portions were fairly large. However, we had serious problems with the service.

1. The hostess asked whether we were staying at the hotel; when we told her we weren't, she led us to a table near the kitchen door. Not an auspicious beginning.
2. The table wasn't serviced by one of the waitresses, but by the bartender. A really bad arrangement. It wasn't him; he was friendly and pleasant, but the bartender shouldn't have to take care of a table as well; he had a lot of other work to do.
3. The table was situated close to the kitchen so the busboy/busgirl, who were watching the main dining are, weren't watching us.

Would not eat there again.

  • Visited August 2012
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Georgetown, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great staff”
Reviewed August 12, 2012

Have stayed three times,always in summer or fall seasons; golf is the reason. My wife and I always stop in to visit and be served by Lance, who is the main reason we eat at The Millbrook. His friendliness and hospitality are second to none; he even went out of his way & made me a non alcoholic drink that was not on the menu. Thankyou from "The Dude & The Dudette"

  • Visited September 2011
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Staff is great, food is average.”
Reviewed July 23, 2012

Liked the outdoor seating and views of the mountains and golf course. Disliked the surcharges for extra tortilla chips and the quality of food was disappointing.

Visited July 2012
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Belfast, Maine
Level 5 Contributor
89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Good food, a bit pricey”
Reviewed May 11, 2012

The Tavern serves much the same menu as the main dining room at the Bethel Inn, but in a less formal surrounding. The food is good and there is plenty of variety for everyone, but prices are a bit high for eating in a Pub. Service has been attentive as well.

Visited June 2011
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