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“Wonderful thanksgiving dinner” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Waterwheel Restaurant

Waterwheel Restaurant
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: The Inn at Gristmill Square showcases regional American farm-to-table cuisine in the Waterwheel Restaurant. Our menu changes with the seasons to guarantee the freshest most authentic flavors. Freshly prepared ingredients from local and regional growers fill the menu, offering guests an exceptional dining experience. Beyond the menu, guests will enjoy a romantic, intimate atmosphere inside our renovated Mill.
Sydney, Australia
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Wonderful thanksgiving dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013 via mobile

My family and I enjoyed a fantastic Thanksgiving dinner here. Everyone ordered something different and no one was disappointed. Great food, excellent service - highly recommended.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank ald78
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GristmillSquare, Owner at Waterwheel Restaurant, responded to this review, January 4, 2014
Thank you; we appreciate you taking a moment to share your feedback. We are so happy to learn that you enjoyed your dining experience. Thanksgiving is such a great holiday to dine with us and enjoy a special prix fixe menu. We hope to have the pleasure of your company again soon. Best, John and Kate Loeffler
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Boston, Massachusetts
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44 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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“Quite possibly my favorite dining experience ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Combine off-the-beaten-path charm, delicious food, interesting menu and delightful service, and you get my perfect restaurant. To be clear, the food is delicious, but may not be considered to the standards of some celebrity chef. But in terms of the overall experience I highly recommend this restaurant.
We were guests at the nearby Homestead resort. This is a great evening for those looking to explore off the resort property.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank poorfarm153
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GristmillSquare, Owner at Waterwheel Restaurant, responded to this review, January 4, 2014
Thank you; we appreciate you taking a moment to share your feedback. What high praise, "perfect restaurant"! We are so happy to learn that you enjoyed your dining experience. We hope to have the pleasure of your company again soon. Best, John and Kate Loeffler
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Visit the wine cellar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

One of the staff at homestead suggested this restaurant. It is hard to find in the dark, it is not on the main road. We arrived without a reservation, it is best to book as it is busy and not very big. Our greeting was good and we got the only empty table. The food and service were very good, but I most enjoyed the wine. They have a small wine list, it o.k., but they invite you to visit the cellar! DO SO. The cellar is a sub basement in the centre of the restaurant and accessed by just a few steps. You need at least ten minutes to do it justice. It is a mixture of alladin's cave and a small rabbit warren! We found a fairly local white, it was tasty, not over priced and quickly chilled, but not in that order.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Rowland W
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GristmillSquare, Owner at Waterwheel Restaurant, responded to this review, January 4, 2014
Thank you; we appreciate you taking a moment to share your feedback. We are so happy to learn that you enjoyed your dining experience. The wine cellar is fantastic and we are glad to know to you took the time to take it all in. We hope to have the pleasure of your company again soon. Best, John and Kate Loeffler
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“the best prepared food in the area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Well put together menu with good selections. The best chef the Warm Springs and Hot Spring area.Wine selection can be very unusal, you may go into the cellar and select your bottle.(the price is on the bottom of the bottla) Decor is fun, this is an old grist mill. The owner is available to explain the menu and wine service.Not to be missed for dinner.

Visited September 2013
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Thank FFVaforever
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GristmillSquare, Owner at Waterwheel Restaurant, responded to this review, January 4, 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are so pleased to learn that you had a nice time dining with us. We are passionate about food and wine and it is nice when guests recognize that. If we can ever assist in making your future dining experience more enjoyable please do not hesitate to ask. All the best, John and Kate
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Nottingham
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Quirky salad”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We had some fantastic meals at the Waterwheel Restaurant. The menu is limited, however everything we had during our three nights at Gristmill Square was delicious. We loved the quirky salad course which was served prior to the main course. I really must try doing that at home ...

Visited October 2013
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GristmillSquare, Owner at Waterwheel Restaurant, responded to this review, January 4, 2014
Thank you; we appreciate you taking a moment to share your feedback. We are so happy to learn that you enjoyed your dining experience. That salad gets the most feedback. The presentation is not what you'd expect. So glad that you enjoyed it and we hope you've since tried it at home. We hope to have the pleasure of your company again soon. Best, John and Kate Loeffler
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