About James at the Mill Restaurant
James at the Mill offers an exciting mix of traditional and contemporary American flavors. Chef Miles James' groundbreaking restaurant offers Ozark Plateau Cuisine that shares the haute couture of Guy Savoy's French bistro cooking, as well as drawing from the Manhattan energy and style of David Burke, tailored to the rhythm of Northwest Arkansas. The restaurant constitutes a seminal work of the renowned architect, James Lambeth, with all of the award-winning flair and style of influences from Rome, Paris, London, and Miami -- striking contemporary design, with tall ceilings, flowing waters, and calming views. Join us at the bar or table, and experience an evening to remember.
Springdale, AR 72762
American, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pmClosed on major holidays
Johnson Exit #69 off of Interstate 540
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
James at the Mill Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
We arrived early for our reservation and ...
We arrived early for our reservation and they were able to accommodate us but probably in the least desirable area of the restaurant. There were not a lot of tables in this area so it seemed like it was put together at the last minute due to overflow. However, the food and service were wonderful. We will come back, but probably request an area other than where we were sat.
My wife and I took our 12 year anniversa ...
My wife and I took our 12 year anniversary date to James at the Mill on recommendations from friends. I really loved the soft lighting, quiet surroundings and great music. It was quite cold in the dining room, however. Surprisingly, the menu was very limited - we expected to find some great appetizers, and there just weren't many appealing options. The wait staff was very friendly and accommodating. Without trying to be critical, the wait for our food was very long despite being one of only a handful (3-4) tables in the entire restaurant. My wife ordered grilled chicken and risotto - the risotto was still crunchy (our waiter substituted a side of grilled veggies that were very good at no charge). The chicken was delicious though - perfectly cooked. I ordered the salmon dish, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Overall, the food was good, but nothing that knocked my socks off - high quality food at about the price you would expect to pay. It was a pleasant experience, but I don't think we'll make the drive down from Bentonville again.
For such a beautiful over-the-top restau ...
For such a beautiful over-the-top restaurant the service was strictly second rate. Inattentive staff let emptied plates sit on the tables, empty wine glasses were never refilled from the bottle, interminable times between each course as we waited for some sort of attention. A very ambitious menu albeit limited entrees. Menu prices were comparable to any restaurant of this quality and the broad wine list was very reasonably priced.
I had a great experience dining at James ...
I had a great experience dining at James at the Mill. I loved their tea selection and although their menu was on the smaller side, there was a variety of food I think anyone could enjoy. the ribs were outstanding and the goat cheese salad so tasty. I also had the miso glazed sea bass which was on the smaller side but extremely tasty. the chicken with Brussels and sausage was was a great value and me and my boyfriend thoroughly enjoyed everything we tried their. I would dining here for any special occasion or date. service was exceptional as well.
Creative menu with local Arkansas flavor ...
Creative menu with local Arkansas flavor. Loved the duck breast with fig and Arkansas bacon jam! Kitchen was open to substituting items on the menu. It was disappointing that the signature burger was "unavailable" on a Saturday night!
Unfortunately the 1st 3 things we tried ...
Unfortunately the 1st 3 things we tried to order they were out of. We should have left at that point. Our server seemed to know very little, although was nice enough. Just expected better based on prior experience.
Sheer perfection-loved it so! European ...
Sheer perfection-loved it so! European classic elegance with total warmth and ultimate comfort . This radiated not just within the décor and ambiance , but the congenial and fabulous staff as well. Staff overall was so well trained and just naturally personable- truly amazing. Food not to be believed-must experience-5 star perfection. We will return just for the entire experience and we will gladly travel 3,000 miles for it -I think that says it all!
Great Service, without constantly bother ...
Great Service, without constantly bothering us. Very different menu than your everyday restaurant, but limited. All the food was excellent, and wines paired well. I would not recommend for children palate. If you want a special evening with some elegance without being stuffy this is the place. I will have to say the décor is very dated, actually even the bathroom cabinets are dated. This restaurant could use a facelift and I believe it would be a more desirable dining destination. We will go again for a special occasion, too pricey for every month. All in all I would recommend.
Restaurant was everything we hoped for a ...
Restaurant was everything we hoped for and more! Beautiful inside, quiet, and plenty of space. The drinks were delicious and a large amount of wine to choose from. The food was incredible. I had the beef and it was literally melting in my mouth. My date had the chicken and sausage which was cooked perfectly.
We will definitely be back for a special occasion! Had a great time!
James at the Mill, while lodging at the ...
James at the Mill, while lodging at the Inn, is one of our long-time favorite combos. The food is excellent, as is the service, a good wine list, with interest from the chef, which shows. They have a tasting menu with wines, but you may order single plates from that menu, also. Beautiful architecture, some table over look the old, restored mill/hotel. Prices are not outrageous. It is one of our favorites, and we plan many returnes.
It was my wife's birthday and she wanted ...
It was my wife's birthday and she wanted to try the Chef's Tasting Menu. What a great choice that was not to mention a fantastic experience. I highly recommend the tasting menu with the wine added in. $100 per person and you will get to experience the restaurant for a longer time than usual and well worth it. Also, my wife has an auto immune disease called Celiac and the staff was very caring in serving gluten free only products to her side of the table. There are sever al restaurants in the Northwest Arkansas Area that we are not allowed to enjoy due to her disease. James at the Mill is in our Top 5 list for a Gluten Free Menu. Thank you for a wonderful experience and great food.
My sister and I were visiting my son's f ...
My sister and I were visiting my son's family in Fayetteville and staying at James at the Inn. My husband and I always try to stay at the Inn when we are in town as we love the atmosphere and the service is always top notch! As a special "sister night out" we dined at the Mill and it was fabulous! The service was wonderful and the food was prepared and presented in such an excellent way! We enjoyed our meal so much and I know my husband and I will be up in the early Spring and will definitely dine here! Thank you for a wonderful experience!
Always reliable, excellent epicurean pre ...
Always reliable, excellent epicurean preparation that is the very BEST in the Fayetteville area! The set menu for a home game weekend was fantastic. Never felt limited and the preparation was fantastic. There are bargains on the Wine List if you're willing to get exotic. Service is attentive and efficient while being unobtrusive, with plenty of local charm. For those wanting to dine, not just eat, this is your choice.
Expensive and overrated would describe t ...
Expensive and overrated would describe this restaurant. Caesar salads had a dressing that was not very flavorful. The lamb was good, but it was served with too many potatoes. The rabbit was good, but it was wrapped with bacon, and it ended up being too much bacon. With three cocktails, and a glass of Pinot noir, the bill came to $160. We didn't really feel like we got our money's worth. We expected excellent, but it wasn't. Our server hardly showed up, and we actually had to ask another server to bring us a round of drinks.
We had reservations for 6. We were seate ...
We had reservations for 6. We were seated promptly. Food was excellent and properly cooked. We did not wait long for our food. The cowboy ribeye had more fat on it than I normally like but it tasted great . Our only minor complaint was that our server was also serving another table of 6 next to us and they were getting more attention than our table. It took awhile to get her attention to get the check. But overall a very good experience and we will return for the excellent food!
My group of five enjoyed a delightful di ...
My group of five enjoyed a delightful dining experience at James at the Mill. On a busy football weekend, we had excellent dishes, especially the grilled tenderloin with its amazing red wine sauce and the salmon served on leeks. Our drinks from the bar and wine served at the table were refreshing and satisfying. The service was attentive, but not intrusive, and our friendly waitperson exhibited a sense of pride in her job while tending our table. We are anxious to return and once again end our meal with a variety of the heavenly desserts.
We were very disappointed with this rest ...
We were very disappointed with this restaurant. It had come recommended because of their good reviews from years past. I found the place noisy, I had to send my dinner back ( was not
charged for it) and overall it was not good experience . It was also difficult to find. Signage was poor.
We had friends in town for the Alabama / ...
We had friends in town for the Alabama / Arkansas game and had a great time at James at the Mill. It's nice to enjoy great food and wine in a beautiful atmosphere a little off the beaten path-- a nice change from the Dickson Street crowd. Chef Miles came to our table to introduce himself to our out of town guests and make sure everything was great. Everyone in our group loved their meal--were still raving about it on Sunday!
Food was wonderful with the exception of ...
Food was wonderful with the exception of the strawberry shortcake. It was very dry. The noise level is somewhat high for an intimate dining experience. The service was OK, but not necessarily on par with the food. Not exceptional.
This restaurant was a let down. It was ...
This restaurant was a let down. It was an old mill that has been decorated in a very spartan, modern way with wooden based chairs (no padding) and mostly all white, sterile decor. It was the noisiest restaurant we have ever patronized. It was unpleasant. The food was very, very mediocre. It tasted like an untrained cook was trying out a complex recipe that did not get properly executed. We would not go back or recommend it.
This was our first time dining here and ...
This was our first time dining here and had a great experience. The staff were nice and attentive and the ambiance was very nice. The restaurant wasn't crowded during our visit and it was quiet and we had a nice view of the mill. The food was good--small portions but creative and tasty. Our dessert selection was just ok, but others looked good. All in all, good experience and we will go back when in town.
Overall it was a average experience. Se ...
Overall it was a average experience. Service was VERY slow (nearly 45 minutes from ordering the entree until it arrived) even though we like slow service. And entrees ordered were not available and our reservation was not late. Prices for higher end entrees are not in line with overall menu. Wine selection is top notch. We ordered a sale wine (2013 Syrah) that was charged at full price on bill. Although the price was adjusted after pointing that out, it is disappointing that your system did not catch it. Suspicious!! With all said, we will be back because the restaurant is unique and charming. One final comment. Your online menu and prices are well out of date. Our friends actually wanted items that were not offered and the prices are misleading online.
Have been in Fayetteville, AR for one ye ...
Have been in Fayetteville, AR for one year from 28 yrs in Providence, RI. This meal was fantastic !! From the soup through the dessert! This place rivals any restaurant in RI or Ma !! Will return soon!!
The combinations of flavors were outstanding!!!
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