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The Early Word on Millie’s

“Happy to have a good fish option in the neighborhood”

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Tierney Plumb is the editor of Eater DC, covering all things food and drink around the nation's capital.

A slice of life of on Nantucket Island landed in the District earlier this month with the arrival of Millie’s.

Restaurateur Bo Blair, proprietor of the Georgetown Events family of restaurants (Bayou, Due South, Jetties, Smith Point, Surfside), opened the flagship Millie’s in Massachusetts back in 2010.

The second locale boasts a 130-seat patio with another 130 seats inside, providing ample room for a sea of customers.

Chef David Scribner retained various dishes from the original location but also carved out space for new additions, including: yellowfin tuna poke, grilled baby squid, smoked bluefish, and crab fried rice.

Read on to hear what customers are saying, just a few weeks in:

The Lunch News: Yelper Noah N. says, “Even though they just opened this week, lunch was executed flawlessly. I had the shrimp quesadilla....AMAZING! My wife had a salad and was raving about how fresh the ingredients were.” [Yelp]

The Soaring Space News: Noah N. adds: “The ceilings are high, so it opens up the room. Plenty of natural light, & they have garage door windows, in the bar area, which they open up on a nice day.” [Yelp]

The Scrumptious Scallops News: Yelper J R. dug the scallops. “They were cooked just the way I like my scallops. Very reminiscent of the Nova Scotia style of scallops.” [Yelp]

The New Kid on the Block News: Yelper Steve K. says, “This place has local hangout written all over it: the outdoor patio was the perfect place to enjoy our beers as we waited for our table.” And Facebooker Jani Drohan is “happy to have a good fish option in the neighborhood. Quality seafood, definitely still in shakedown mode service wise but they are trying.” Instagrammer @adammkay had “brunch and peek a boo at our new neighborhood hangout.” [Yelp, Facebook, Instagram]

The Overall News: Facebooker Louise Feldman says, “Over all we loved the place, the vibe, the staff, the food was fresh and inventive and served quickly but we never felt rushed even though it was brunch and they were very busy.” [Facebook]


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