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Permanently Closed - James at the Mill Restaurant

360 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Closed on major holidays
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Phone number
(479) 443-1400
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Miles James
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Cross street
Johnson Exit #69 off of Interstate 540
Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.3  based on all time ratings
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on July 27, 2017

I took my husband there for his birthday, and we did the tasting menu with the wine pairings--that allowed us to get a feel for the chef and restaurant and eliminated the need for us to make any other choices. ;) Everything was good--though we were stuffed by the end. It was pricey, but enjoyable.

vegetarian (Sacramento)
3.0  Dined on July 25, 2017

Beautiful decor. Service was complicated. Different servers did different things. Food was well prepared. Even their bread was artistically served. Worth going just for the decor

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on July 21, 2017

Expensive...ordered a salad and the pork chop...i was still hungry...suggest a little less foo -foo and make the portions a little bigger

OpenTable Diner (Fayetteville)
5.0  Dined on July 15, 2017

The service and atmosphere are some of the best we've experienced. The food....words won't do it justice. The homemade tomato fettuccine with corn cream, asparagus, oven-dried tomato and hickory grilled shrimp was amazing....the shrimp had a nice hickory flavor and all of the flavors blended to make a delicious entree. My husband had the tenderloin and although it was slightly over cooked every bite was eaten. We splurged and had the flourless chocolate cake for dessert and we weren't sorry. It was delicious!

OpenTable Diner (Fayetteville)
5.0  Dined on July 13, 2017

We had an amazing Anniversary dinner. Our waitress was very Good!

OpenTable Diner (Fayetteville)
5.0  Dined on July 11, 2017

I've been to JOM a couple of times , and I've yet to be disappointed. My wife and I went for my birthday this occasion , and we both had the Chefs Tasting menu. Everything was perfect. The dishes and their ingredients were well thought through , as were the wine pairings. We had Rabbit , Yellowfin Tuna, Duck , Lamb, and a Chocolate Brûlée . Wu did to the Chef for the meal , but the service was just as amazing. We will be back sooner than later.

OpenTable Diner (Fayetteville)
5.0  Dined on July 8, 2017

My husband and I discovered this gem 6 years ago and have come for our January Birthdays every year. This year I celebrated a friends July Birthday and as usual the food was excellent, the service great attentive without being intrusive. It is a wonderful place to dine.

OpenTable Diner (Fayetteville)
5.0  Dined on July 6, 2017

The waitress, Melody, was fantastic! Though the food was very good, I have always felt it's priced a little higher than it should be. I would come here more often, if it was 15-20% lower in price, but that's just my opinion. It was my daughters 21st Birthday, and they were very accommodating not only to her special occasion, but to my daughters food allergies. Again, other than the price, it was an excellent meal and service that was outstanding.

vipchap621 (Tulsa)
3.0  Dined on July 5, 2017

As usual, excellent food, great service, good wine list. The aural ambiance was annoying this time. 1. There was a constant mechanical sound, like a vent motor (approx. F#) that was loud enough to equal the background music, the two ended up mixing into a wall of sound that made it difficult to hear my wife, just across from me. The diners also seemed louder than usual.
The dining area is uncomfortably narrow and long. Our table made my chair far enough into the passageway that I was frequently brushed by diners and servers.
Always ask for a table on the rail of the dining balcony. (The big lower level is apparently only used for special dinners?)
The best dish was the appetizer, "corn bread with foie gras and mushrooms." Tasty mushrooms, but the foie gras coating inside the copious corn bread was too thin.
My pricey sea bass serving was about 2.5" X 4" X .75", but perfectly prepared. The Brussel sprouts on the side were tough.
The sorbet dessert was excellent, generous, and had a fine variety of tastes.
James remains one of the best restaurants in the area - we'll return as often as possible.

OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
3.0  Dined on July 1, 2017

Not impressed. For the price I did not think it was worth it.

vipMJamesG (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on June 24, 2017

Our experience was excellent. Classy, upscale dining experience without being too stuffy. Our server was terrific - always attentive and friendly without smothering us. Our entre was tasty and unique. The wine list was sufficient and the dessert menu decadent. We will be back.

vipStosh52 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on June 10, 2017

Miles always over delivers on quality and taste. Service and atmosphere are top notch.

OpenTable Diner (Springfield)
4.0  Dined on June 10, 2017

Very good experience. I had the tasting menu with wine pairings, which was a lot of fun and a lot of food! The bacon on my rabbit dish was very undercooked. My husband enjoyed the Asian ribs appetizer and the chicken and risotto dish. He loved the ribs but the chicken did not stand out much. We had a very good server.

vipmemphismimi (Memphis)
5.0  Dined on June 8, 2017

Great food!

OpenTable Diner (Fayetteville)
4.0  Dined on June 8, 2017

This is my third time here and, as always, the food was superb! While I was not impressed with the particular server we had, previous visits were good.
If I had to have a complaint, it might be the lengthy wait for food. Although it's inconvenient to sit in a restaurant 2 hours, mostly waiting, it does give one some idle time to enjoy conversation with their dinner partner(s).
I'd recommend the restaurant and look forward to my next visit.

Myitalian (Fayetteville)
5.0  Dined on May 27, 2017

Great spot to relax and visit with special friends and adult family. Cocktails are excellent as is the wine list and menu . Appetizers and entrée's are impeccably prepared.
Servers are effecient and engaging........

vipkdlos (Little Rock)
4.0  Dined on May 24, 2017

Really good food. All ways has good food. Great decor.

OpenTable Diner (Fayetteville)
4.0  Dined on May 19, 2017

They are very creative with their food and presentation and sometimes get carried away. I ordered salmon and expected a quality piece of fish, expertly cooked for the price ($27 I think). It was a small thin piece of fish, dry and over cooked. The plated vegetables were unimpressive. However, a friend ordered pork-chops and said they were delicious. I'll try those next time. The strawberry shortcake was wonderful, but others were unimpressed with the lemon tart. It just depends upon what you order. Better to keep it simple and don't order for the artfulness. It won't taste as good as they think it looks. The ambiance is phenomenal. James at the Mill is one of Fayetteville's premier restaurants. I just wish they'd do a better job in cooking the ingredients right than trying to be artsy on the plate.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on May 18, 2017

Chef James is world class and so is his restaurant. The food is out of this world and something you would expect to find in New York or Chicago at 3 times the price. Highly recommend!!!

OpenTable Diner (Fayetteville)
4.0  Dined on May 16, 2017

Celebrating the engagement of our daughter.