millieac2s opened itsac2 doors in Richmond in May of1989, in a then-desolate industrial part of town near Shockoe Bottom. The neighborhood, known as ... More
millieac2s opened itsac2 doors in Richmond in May of1989, in a then-desolate industrial part of town near Shockoe Bottom. The neighborhood, known as Church Hill, is rich in history (the site of St. Johnac2s Church, Out Front of Millies Dinerwhere Patrick Henry gave his famous acoeGive me liberty or give me deathac speech) and punctuated with historic houses and renovated tobacco factory warehouses that are now luxury apartments. Millieac2s is also close to the downtown business district, the James River and Richmondac2s River District area. For decades the building sat vacant until re-opening as Millieac2s in 1989. Despite the doubling of itsac2 size with an addition in 1991, Millieac2s is still an intimate restaurant with only forty four seats, a small bar and patio. Donac2t be fooled by the unassuming exterior of this 1940ac(2)s era diner-esque building-upon entering your senses will be aroused by the sight of hard-working chefs working wonders in a tiny open kitchen, a sizzling grill, and a color drenched cozy atmosphere.
this place is amazing ! the service is not super-friendly, but that's only because they are so busy ! it is very efficient, though, and the food is outstanding. i definitely recommend this place for brunch since the dishes served are both unusual and delectable.
Millie's is best decribed as a yuppie diner. The food is fresh and delicious, the menu changes, the environment is warm and welcoming and the little juke boxes on the tables really work! I recommend it highly to anyone visiting Richmond! It's close to St. John's church/Poe Muesum, and the Holocaust Museum in the Church Hill/Shockoe Bottom area of town.
that I just don't understand. My 2 visits have not impressed me, and yet Millie's is legendary. That IT factor it posseses will get me back there at least one more time. Be prepared to wait and good luck getting a table. It's always that crowded.