DINING DIARY | THE MILLING ROOM / by Brackett Bilodeau

Image courtesy of The Milling Room

Image courtesy of The Milling Room

There’s never been a better reason to head north. The latest addition to the Upper West Side’s dining roster brings casual yet carefully curated American fare to the heart of the neighborhood in an airy, rustic setting with a kitchen helmed by chef and partner Scott Bryan. The Milling Room’s muted tones and suspended wood beams give an intimate feel to the high-ceilinged dining room, complete with a wood-burning oven and railway-esque skylights. Luxury Attaché menu favorites include a grilled octopus charred to perfection atop a smoky eggplant purée to start, followed by a wild mushroom risotto and grilled skirt steak in a green peppercorn jus...be sure to save room for the flourless chocolate cake or a post-dinner cocktail from mixologist Jess Kanter-Kowal’s classic-meets-modern selection. Contact your Attaché for reservations.

The Milling Room
446 Columbus Avenue between 81st and 82nd Streets