Beer at Mill St. Brewpub
Mill St. Brewpub
Mill St. Brewpub
Mill St. Brewpub
Mill St. Brewpub
Mill St. Brewpub
Mill St. Brewpub
Mill St. Brewpub
Mill St. Brewpub
Mill St. Brewpub
Mill St. Brewpub
Beer at Mill St. Brewpub
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2012 Feb 6
I went here for lunch last Monday. I had the piggy flatbread, while my friend had the duck and cranberry sandwich. Our meals were between $14 and $16 plus tax, which I consider to be on the higher end for lunch, and it was only ok. I found the in-house bbq sauce on the flatbread to be a touch too sweet and the flatbread itself to be a bit hard. Service was good though - friendly and our water glasses were filled often. Though I imagine I'll end up meeting friends on the patio for drinks at some point in the summer, I won't be going for the food or the athmosphere indoors, which I found to be a bit sterile and sports bar-ish, despite the lovely brickwork, etc.

2012 Feb 4
Good luck getting a table last night we went for an early dinner at 5:15pm and were told it was an hour and forty five minute wait. We just left. Wow have we been starved so long for good pub food that this is what is has come to? At the hostess station I could see an abundance of those little buzzers with red lights just waiting to be handed out to unsuspecting diners in the never ending search for good grub and beer. Think we will wait for the shine to dull a bit before heading out here again:(

2012 Feb 2
schnicken Mill Street Brew Pub is in fact based in Toronto but they recently opened a brew pub in Ottawa. It is located on Wellington just west of the Supreme Courthouse where The Mill restaurant used to be. I tried clicking on the website link above and got a message to the effect that the link is broken. This one should work: www.millstreetbrewery.com It seems to give the Ottawa address only.

2012 Feb 2
I just checked the website and the location tab above and it notes that this place is in Toronto?

What made me check is the 5 a 7 comment. I have yet to see a 5 a 7 in Ottawa?

Can someone please clarify as I'd love to go here and try that flight!

2012 Jan 30
Had a great experience here on a Sunday afternoon. Service was good, the food was great (a very interesting menu for a "pub") and the drinks, well, they were Mill St. brews, of course. So they were good.
I had the Brewmaster's mussels, which had diced pork belly in the sauce. It was served with some nice bread. As for drinks, I had Organic and Paradise Pale Ale, which I loved.
AND, you can buy those big jugs in the gift shop.

In the summer, this will be my haunt.

2012 Jan 29
I'm not much for pubs but while driving by the Mill St Brewpub we decided on a whim to stop in and check out their beer, which led to a late day snack of nachos. The atmosphere was a little too corporate and sterile for my taste, but a lot of money has been put into this location. They've certainly done a really beautiful (and costly) job of renovating the building, and it offers some very impressive water views that will appeal to both locals as well as doing brisk business with the tourist trade. As a local I think it's an excellent addition to the city, and I'm glad that someone with money has invested in a building and location that sat empty for far too long.

Staff were plentiful, inexperienced and friendly, clearly still trying to get a handle on their new jobs. Lots of smiles all around, and an eager to please attitude. We sat in the bar area and there seemed to be some confusion as to who was supposed to be serving which area, so there we did a lot of waving staff down and each time they were happy to assist.

Menu was typical pub fare but with many items prepared with beer which kinda reminded me of Beer Bistro in Toronto, but this was definitely more like The Keg with great beer. That said, if my nachos were any indication of the kitchen's standards, I would rather eat at The Keg.

While there was nothing really wrong with the nachos, there was nothing really great about them either, and at first glance + taste I found them to be very dry and barren. It wasn't until we worked our way through the top layer of tortilla chips that we found the hidden stash of chips loaded with salsa, olives, jalapenos and melting cheese. By this point, however, it was somewhat moot as the chips buried beneath were quite soggy and cold. Now I know that good things come to those who wait, but in a plate of nachos that's not actually a good thing.

On the flip side, our flight of beer was delicious and very well priced at $7.22 for four 6oz samples: an Irish Red (exclusive to Ottawa), a Vanilla Porter, a Pilsner and the Helles Bock. As I mentioned, I don't typically spend money at pubs but the location and beer alone may be enough to bring me back once the weather warms up.

2012 Jan 28
I agree with Triple D. This will be my new pub spot! Great beer ( tried the Frambozen and the Irish one) and fresh and tasty food (tried the Carnitas, French onion soup and Piggy Flatbread). The flatbread is the best in Ottawa. So food is better than BDT, beer is comparable and service is friendly.

Going for brunch tomorrow. Will report back aftterwards.

2012 Jan 27
Wow just back from an amazing time at the grand opening of the Brew Pub. Lucky enough to be a fringe invitee, this feast of delicious beer and top notch pub grub left me staggering. Not being overly familiar with Mill St brews, I was tantalized by the fair sized list of tasty-sounding offerings before finally settling on the Belgian wit, which was very good, and the vanilla porter which was outstanding- amazing flavours of vanilla, chocolate, coffee. Meanwhile the food on offer was incredible. The wings here are large, juicy, meaty, and saucy while retaining some crisp. Tourtiere was as described below - delish. The ribs were A1, tender, meaty with a very nice taste of woodsmoke. Apparently these guys have their own smoker. Other perfect apps we could not deny included the fish n chips and the pulled pork tacos. Service was excellent and they've done a great job on renovating the building. I'll be back often, and for lunch too as this place is somehow a 5 minute walk from my office. They also do weekend brunch.

2012 Jan 27
Love this new pub...BDT was my pub for good beer but now this place will certainly be my new spot for 5 a 7. Good selection of beers and the price is very good, lower than BDT. A big plus isthe food is awesome and different from regular pubs. We had Jerk spice bbq wings which were very good and the carnitas were super fresh and flavourful.

The Portage Ale beer brewed in Ottawa was really good and the Stout also. They have Vanilla beer and Rasberry beer. You can have the ''Flight'' which comes with 4 beers of either 6oz or 8 oz.

The staff is very nice and welcoming and bilingual for most part.

I will definitely be back.

BTW, 3 patios will be open this summer including one beside the water and 2 of each side of the building. they also have a place to purchase their beer.


2012 Jan 26
We took advantage of the restaurant being open a few days ahead of the grand opening and headed over there for lunch. We went expecting things to be a little rough around the egdes but everything was great. The service was excellent and even though there was a slight mix up with one of our sides (which they credited us for), the food was delicious.

I tried the IPA and while I did find it a little light, it too was delicious. They have a retail store and I picked up a growler of their Portage Ale. They were also selling growlers of another brew specific to the Ottawa market as well clothing and other items.

Great location, tasty food, good beer. I'll definitely be back.


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2015 Aug 18
I was here last Saturday afternoon for a legalnomads.com meet and greet. It was a fun gathering, with lots of Jodi's family, friends, and followers/fans/foodies.

First visit to Mill St. It's a beautiful location with lots of covered parking. A few weddings came in while we were there.

It was my first time having Tankhouse Ale in draught form and it's pretty good! I also enjoyed the super refreshing Lemon Tea Beer (pic). Around $7 for a pint.. pretty normal.

2012 May 15
Valley Irish Red rocks my socks. It's a very smooth red with a hint of maple, dee-lish!

2012 Jan 26
Lots of pub brewed beers to try. You can also buy growlers in their retail store.




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2012 Jan 26
The Tourtiere was awesome. Moist, tasty and rich. I don't recall ever having Tourtiere before so I can't comment on authenticity, but I would definitely recommend it.




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2013 Apr 1
A pile of us went for a lunch on Thursday and it went very well. I had the corn and chipotle soup with the jerk chicken and mango flatbread. It was not bad. A little better than I'd expect to get at a chain restaurant, so I wasn't disappointed. I really wanted to see what the spent grain flatbread was. It was very moist, even after baking, which I liked.